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Tyler Atkinson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Lakewood, CO 80215
Waitlist for new clients
Hello there, how's your search for a therapist going? It can be difficult to find someone who understands and appreciates all of the parts that make you, you. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a passion for guiding others in unlocking their full potential. I approach the therapeutic relationship with genuine intrigue and compassion, as I believe empathy & curiosity are two of the most important human values and essential for an effective therapeutic experience. Through balancing creativity with evidenced-based practices, our collaboration will create sustainable & meaningful progress in becoming the person you wish to be.
Hello there, how's your search for a therapist going? It can be difficult to find someone who understands and appreciates all of the parts that make you, you. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a passion for guiding others in unlocking their full potential. I approach the therapeutic relationship with genuine intrigue and compassion, as I believe empathy & curiosity are two of the most important human values and essential for an effective therapeutic experience. Through balancing creativity with evidenced-based practices, our collaboration will create sustainable & meaningful progress in becoming the person you wish to be.
(720) 730-4256 View (720) 730-4256
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Theresa Workheiser
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, MS, LPCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lakewood, CO 80215
Schedule now through my website in my bio! Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself” (Rumi). As a trauma survivor on a personal healing journey, I learned how to help others simultaneously. Healing was hard work, but finding the right therapist was a huge piece of the puzzle. Traditional therapy fails so many trauma survivors. I aim to go beyond talk therapy to find the right modality for each unique client. It is a passion of mine to work with clients who face problems of trauma, stress, coping with depression, and anxiety such as military veterans, and survivors of abuse.
Schedule now through my website in my bio! Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself” (Rumi). As a trauma survivor on a personal healing journey, I learned how to help others simultaneously. Healing was hard work, but finding the right therapist was a huge piece of the puzzle. Traditional therapy fails so many trauma survivors. I aim to go beyond talk therapy to find the right modality for each unique client. It is a passion of mine to work with clients who face problems of trauma, stress, coping with depression, and anxiety such as military veterans, and survivors of abuse.
(720) 637-1008 View (720) 637-1008
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Lindsey Miller (Now Accepting New Clients!)
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakewood, CO 80215
Schedule now through the website link in my bio! Lindsey completed her BA in Psychology from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). During her undergrad she competed for the NCAA swim team, was co-president of Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and coached a local competitive club swimming team. She continued her education at Colorado Christian University where she received a Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She has a variety of experience working with all ages from young children to adults. She specializes in life transitions, fear, anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, and grief and loss.
Schedule now through the website link in my bio! Lindsey completed her BA in Psychology from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). During her undergrad she competed for the NCAA swim team, was co-president of Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and coached a local competitive club swimming team. She continued her education at Colorado Christian University where she received a Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She has a variety of experience working with all ages from young children to adults. She specializes in life transitions, fear, anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, and grief and loss.
(720) 696-9402 View (720) 696-9402
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Eileen Pfefferle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Lakewood, CO 80215  (Online Only)
You want to feel like you've got it together but too often you're caught up in waves of self-criticism, anxiety, loneliness, and frustration. You swing between feeling too much and feeling numb. You're good at analyzing what's wrong but you feel stuck. It's hard to feel joy and satisfaction and you want more. You want to trust yourself, let go of what others might think, actually let some people in, and discover what you’re capable of. You want to invest your energy in things and people that help you feel whole and alive.
You want to feel like you've got it together but too often you're caught up in waves of self-criticism, anxiety, loneliness, and frustration. You swing between feeling too much and feeling numb. You're good at analyzing what's wrong but you feel stuck. It's hard to feel joy and satisfaction and you want more. You want to trust yourself, let go of what others might think, actually let some people in, and discover what you’re capable of. You want to invest your energy in things and people that help you feel whole and alive.
(720) 679-1149 View (720) 679-1149
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Lisa Madsen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lakewood, CO 80215  (Online Only)
Change is hard for most of us, especially when dealing with transitions (think birth, death, relationships, jobs, moving, illness, coming out, etc). Few humans navigate these with ease. Many people benefit from help at these times. I act as a guide on your journey to help make the changes more manageable. My goal is to help you through challenges and set you free. I do not believe most people need to be in therapy long term. I look forward to meeting you. I have been in therapy off and on throughout my life so realize it can be hard to ask for help. I'm glad you are here. Please reach out, you have nothing to lose.
Change is hard for most of us, especially when dealing with transitions (think birth, death, relationships, jobs, moving, illness, coming out, etc). Few humans navigate these with ease. Many people benefit from help at these times. I act as a guide on your journey to help make the changes more manageable. My goal is to help you through challenges and set you free. I do not believe most people need to be in therapy long term. I look forward to meeting you. I have been in therapy off and on throughout my life so realize it can be hard to ask for help. I'm glad you are here. Please reach out, you have nothing to lose.
(720) 702-8647 View (720) 702-8647
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Higher Sights - Therapy, EMDR & Med Management
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LPC, MFT, LAC, PMHNP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lakewood, CO 80215  (Online Only)
Accepting New Clients! Immediate openings > book instantly through our website in bio! We understand that being stuck and feeling like everything you have tried has left you hopeless is one of the most painful experiences. We help our clients feel empowered by helping them to see their own strengths and by teaching them new research-based tools to help focus and guide them for lasting change. We believe that therapy is a starting point to healing and changing patterns that have not been working. We work to help each unique client develop a new way to feel confident in approaching life matter what comes their way.
Accepting New Clients! Immediate openings > book instantly through our website in bio! We understand that being stuck and feeling like everything you have tried has left you hopeless is one of the most painful experiences. We help our clients feel empowered by helping them to see their own strengths and by teaching them new research-based tools to help focus and guide them for lasting change. We believe that therapy is a starting point to healing and changing patterns that have not been working. We work to help each unique client develop a new way to feel confident in approaching life matter what comes their way.
(720) 706-2972 View (720) 706-2972
Photo of Bradley Bemis, Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate in 80215, CO
Bradley Bemis
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, NCC, LPCC, ADDC, CTP, CAIP
Verified Verified
Lakewood, CO 80215
Welcome – and thank you for your interest in the possibility of working together. Choosing to work with a new therapist is a deeply personal and sometimes difficult decision; especially when considering the balance of vulnerability and trust that's typically required to make progress toward your mental health goals. My approach is highly relational, empathetic, compassionate, and collaborative - all of which are essential traits when working with adults and teens (age 18+) who are focused on overcoming anxiety, depression, addiction, and trauma; along with a handful of common co-occurring concerns.
Welcome – and thank you for your interest in the possibility of working together. Choosing to work with a new therapist is a deeply personal and sometimes difficult decision; especially when considering the balance of vulnerability and trust that's typically required to make progress toward your mental health goals. My approach is highly relational, empathetic, compassionate, and collaborative - all of which are essential traits when working with adults and teens (age 18+) who are focused on overcoming anxiety, depression, addiction, and trauma; along with a handful of common co-occurring concerns.
(720) 734-7148 View (720) 734-7148
Photo of Jackie Harrell, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 80215, CO
Jackie Harrell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RYT
Verified Verified
Lakewood, CO 80215
Are you struggling with feeling anxious or coping with everyday life? You may feel pulled in different directions, struggling to juggle priorities that all seem important. Maybe you're feeling pressure from your colleagues or family and this makes you question your choices and feeling nervous. This can leave you feeling pulled in different directions. I can help you so you are not feeling derailed by stress, know what you want, and you can navigate everyday life. When we work together, you’ll discover what's really important to you and work on your ability to follow your priorities so you can live life with more ease.
Are you struggling with feeling anxious or coping with everyday life? You may feel pulled in different directions, struggling to juggle priorities that all seem important. Maybe you're feeling pressure from your colleagues or family and this makes you question your choices and feeling nervous. This can leave you feeling pulled in different directions. I can help you so you are not feeling derailed by stress, know what you want, and you can navigate everyday life. When we work together, you’ll discover what's really important to you and work on your ability to follow your priorities so you can live life with more ease.
(720) 728-0234 View (720) 728-0234
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Finding Hiawatha Animal Assisted Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Lakewood, CO 80215
Waitlist for new clients
We provide equine and animal-assisted psychotherapy for individuals, couples, parents, and groups of all ages. Animal interactive sessions offer an experiential approach that goes beyond traditional talk therapy to help restore balance in people’s lives. Animal-assisted psychotherapy helps alleviate a variety of mental health issues that include abuse, trauma, Foster/Adoption issues, PTSD, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, socialization issues, and communication problems.
We provide equine and animal-assisted psychotherapy for individuals, couples, parents, and groups of all ages. Animal interactive sessions offer an experiential approach that goes beyond traditional talk therapy to help restore balance in people’s lives. Animal-assisted psychotherapy helps alleviate a variety of mental health issues that include abuse, trauma, Foster/Adoption issues, PTSD, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, socialization issues, and communication problems.
(720) 707-3701 View (720) 707-3701
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Higher Sights - Therapy, EMDR & Med Management
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LPC, LAC, PMHP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakewood, CO 80215
Accepting New Clients! Immediate openings, book instantly through our website! At We understand that being stuck and feeling like everything you have tried has left you hopeless is one of the most painful experiences. We help our clients feel empowered by helping them to see their own strengths and by teaching them new research-based tools to help focus and guide them for lasting change. We believe that therapy is a starting point to healing and changing patterns that have not been working. We work to help each unique client develop a new way to feel confident in approaching life matter what comes their way.
Accepting New Clients! Immediate openings, book instantly through our website! At We understand that being stuck and feeling like everything you have tried has left you hopeless is one of the most painful experiences. We help our clients feel empowered by helping them to see their own strengths and by teaching them new research-based tools to help focus and guide them for lasting change. We believe that therapy is a starting point to healing and changing patterns that have not been working. We work to help each unique client develop a new way to feel confident in approaching life matter what comes their way.
(720) 650-2525 View (720) 650-2525
Photo of Jessica Rangel, Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate in 80215, CO
Jessica Rangel
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate , MA, LPCC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakewood, CO 80215
Schedule instantly through my website link in my bio! Jessica is passionate about helping others find clarity in their relationships with themselves, their communities, and their world. She has worked with people across the lifespan in a variety of therapeutic settings including residential treatment, community mental health, and transitional housing. Her draw towards nature led her into the field of wilderness and outdoor-based therapy where she gained a passion for sustainable life skills, experiential therapy, and the healing power of sharing our stories with others.
Schedule instantly through my website link in my bio! Jessica is passionate about helping others find clarity in their relationships with themselves, their communities, and their world. She has worked with people across the lifespan in a variety of therapeutic settings including residential treatment, community mental health, and transitional housing. Her draw towards nature led her into the field of wilderness and outdoor-based therapy where she gained a passion for sustainable life skills, experiential therapy, and the healing power of sharing our stories with others.
(720) 743-5528 View (720) 743-5528
Photo of Lisa Elsey, Licensed Professional Counselor in 80215, CO
Lisa Elsey
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA LPC
Verified Verified
Lakewood, CO 80215
Waitlist for new clients
Those that need help with anxiety, depression, grief/loss, relationships issues, family problems such as adoption, marriage, blended families, and parenting issues are all welcome.
Those that need help with anxiety, depression, grief/loss, relationships issues, family problems such as adoption, marriage, blended families, and parenting issues are all welcome.
(720) 669-7038 View (720) 669-7038
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Wild Hearted Healing
MA, LPC, LAC
Verified Verified
Lakewood, CO 80215
Maybe this is your first time in therapy, and you don't know what to expect. Or maybe you've tried many times, but it feels like nothing has worked. Either way, I think I have something unique to offer you. I use both nature and technology to enhance the effectiveness of therapy. This combination yields positive results in many different areas including ADHD, PTSD, depression, anxiety, dissociation, anger management, self-esteem, and more.
Maybe this is your first time in therapy, and you don't know what to expect. Or maybe you've tried many times, but it feels like nothing has worked. Either way, I think I have something unique to offer you. I use both nature and technology to enhance the effectiveness of therapy. This combination yields positive results in many different areas including ADHD, PTSD, depression, anxiety, dissociation, anger management, self-esteem, and more.
(720) 358-8759 View (720) 358-8759
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Gwynaedd Howdyshell (Emdr Trained)
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakewood, CO 80215
Schedule now through my website in my bio! My name is Gwynaedd ('Gwin-ed') Howdyshell, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate (LPCC) with a Master's degree in counselor education, specializing in clinical mental health counseling from Adams State University. My dedication to my clients' well-being, coupled with genuine empathy, provides a safe and non-judgmental space for you to explore your emotions and experiences. I wholeheartedly believe that every person's story is unique, which is why I tailor my therapeutic approach to meet your individual needs.
Schedule now through my website in my bio! My name is Gwynaedd ('Gwin-ed') Howdyshell, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate (LPCC) with a Master's degree in counselor education, specializing in clinical mental health counseling from Adams State University. My dedication to my clients' well-being, coupled with genuine empathy, provides a safe and non-judgmental space for you to explore your emotions and experiences. I wholeheartedly believe that every person's story is unique, which is why I tailor my therapeutic approach to meet your individual needs.
(720) 523-0145 View (720) 523-0145
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Higher Sights - Medication, Therapy, EMDR
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCSW, LPC, LAC, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Lakewood, CO 80215
Accepting New Clients! Schedule a free consultation instantly through our website in bio! We understand that being stuck and feeling like everything you have tried has left you hopeless is one of the most painful experiences. We help our clients feel empowered by helping them to see their own strengths and by teaching them new research-based tools to help focus and guide them for lasting change. We believe that therapy is a starting point to healing and changing patterns that have not been working. We work to help each unique client develop a new way to feel confident in approaching life matter what comes their way.
Accepting New Clients! Schedule a free consultation instantly through our website in bio! We understand that being stuck and feeling like everything you have tried has left you hopeless is one of the most painful experiences. We help our clients feel empowered by helping them to see their own strengths and by teaching them new research-based tools to help focus and guide them for lasting change. We believe that therapy is a starting point to healing and changing patterns that have not been working. We work to help each unique client develop a new way to feel confident in approaching life matter what comes their way.
(720) 804-0217 View (720) 804-0217
Photo of Jessica Ham (E-M-D-R Trained) Now Accepting New Clients!, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 80215, CO
Jessica Ham (E-M-D-R Trained) Now Accepting New Clients!
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakewood, CO 80215
Schedule instantly through my website link in my bio! Hi, my name is Jessica and I am a Licensed Social Worker in the states of Colorado and Ohio. I specialize in Trauma/Complex Trauma using EMDR, Ego States (inner child work) and complementary modalities to address those life events that take up unwanted space in your mind, preventing you from living your best life. Trauma can have a lasting impact on our mental and emotional well-being, making it difficult to move forward and find peace.
Schedule instantly through my website link in my bio! Hi, my name is Jessica and I am a Licensed Social Worker in the states of Colorado and Ohio. I specialize in Trauma/Complex Trauma using EMDR, Ego States (inner child work) and complementary modalities to address those life events that take up unwanted space in your mind, preventing you from living your best life. Trauma can have a lasting impact on our mental and emotional well-being, making it difficult to move forward and find peace.
(720) 637-2961 View (720) 637-2961
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Jackie Harrell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RYT
Verified Verified
Lakewood, CO 80215
I help women who are anxious and second-guessing themselves to gain clarity, feel sure of themselves, and get what they want. You may be struggling to juggle priorities that all seem important. Maybe you're feeling pressure from your colleagues or life partner to do even more and this makes you question your choices, leaving you feeling nervous and tapped out. This may have left you feeling pulled in all different directions and not feeling like your normal self. Your work with me will help you to not feel derailed by stress, to feel more in control, and you can navigate everyday life.
I help women who are anxious and second-guessing themselves to gain clarity, feel sure of themselves, and get what they want. You may be struggling to juggle priorities that all seem important. Maybe you're feeling pressure from your colleagues or life partner to do even more and this makes you question your choices, leaving you feeling nervous and tapped out. This may have left you feeling pulled in all different directions and not feeling like your normal self. Your work with me will help you to not feel derailed by stress, to feel more in control, and you can navigate everyday life.
(720) 477-6866 View (720) 477-6866
Photo of Olivia Incardona, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 80215, CO
Olivia Incardona
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakewood, CO 80215
Schedule now through my website in my bio! Olivia Incardona (she/her) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Illinois and her Master of Social Work from the University of Denver. Olivia is a trauma-informed therapist with a focus on empowering clients through a holistic, strengths-based approach. Olivia offers an innovative approach to treatment that prioritizes the interconnectedness of mind and body in order to optimize health and well-being.
Schedule now through my website in my bio! Olivia Incardona (she/her) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Illinois and her Master of Social Work from the University of Denver. Olivia is a trauma-informed therapist with a focus on empowering clients through a holistic, strengths-based approach. Olivia offers an innovative approach to treatment that prioritizes the interconnectedness of mind and body in order to optimize health and well-being.
(720) 501-6007 View (720) 501-6007
Photo of Frank Tenorio in 80215, CO
Frank Tenorio
MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakewood, CO 80215
Schedule a free consultation instantly through my website in my bio! Hello, I'm Frank! I believe we all have something unique to offer the world and adversity alone should not stop us from pursuing our fullest potential. When we’re stuck in defense patterns, compassion and creativity go offline. Left unexamined, this can become our normal way of being. Which can kinda work… until it doesn’t. And when the wheels fall off, we’re often faced with another moment of crisis. Having a trusted and skilled therapist can support your mind and body’s ability to rebound from a traumatic experience and create a new way forward.
Schedule a free consultation instantly through my website in my bio! Hello, I'm Frank! I believe we all have something unique to offer the world and adversity alone should not stop us from pursuing our fullest potential. When we’re stuck in defense patterns, compassion and creativity go offline. Left unexamined, this can become our normal way of being. Which can kinda work… until it doesn’t. And when the wheels fall off, we’re often faced with another moment of crisis. Having a trusted and skilled therapist can support your mind and body’s ability to rebound from a traumatic experience and create a new way forward.
(720) 821-1337 View (720) 821-1337
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Higher Sights - Therapy, EMDR, & Med Management
Counselor, MSW, MA, LCSW, LPC, LAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakewood, CO 80215
Accepting New Clients! Immediate openings, book instantly through our website link in bio! At We understand that being stuck and feeling like everything you have tried has left you hopeless is one of the most painful experiences. We help our clients feel empowered by helping them to see their own strengths and by teaching them new research-based tools to help focus and guide them for lasting change. We believe that therapy is a starting point to healing and changing patterns that have not been working. We work to help each unique client develop a new way to feel confident in approaching life matter what comes their way.
Accepting New Clients! Immediate openings, book instantly through our website link in bio! At We understand that being stuck and feeling like everything you have tried has left you hopeless is one of the most painful experiences. We help our clients feel empowered by helping them to see their own strengths and by teaching them new research-based tools to help focus and guide them for lasting change. We believe that therapy is a starting point to healing and changing patterns that have not been working. We work to help each unique client develop a new way to feel confident in approaching life matter what comes their way.
(720) 796-4704 View (720) 796-4704

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 80215

100+

Average cost per session

$130

Therapists in 80215 who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
94% Depression
86% Trauma and PTSD
86% Self Esteem
84% Relationship Issues
80% Coping Skills
77% Grief

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

85% Aetna
81% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
79% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 80215 see their clients

91% In Person and Online
9% Online Only

Gender breakdown

87% Female
12% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 80215?

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.