Therapists in 80220

Photo of Kathy Hawkins, Licensed Professional Counselor in 80220, CO
Kathy Hawkins
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LAC, ACS, ADS
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80220
Your stomach's in knots.Your heart races. Everything feels surreal. Stress and anxiety have a nasty way of hijacking your body and holding you hostage. Some days it's all you can do to not curl up in a ball and call in sick. It's exhausting trying to pretend everything's okay when actually, you're always on edge and about to lose it. What's even worse is when no one understands. They tell you to "get over it", "just relax", or "it's all in your head". It's enough to make you want to scream.
Your stomach's in knots.Your heart races. Everything feels surreal. Stress and anxiety have a nasty way of hijacking your body and holding you hostage. Some days it's all you can do to not curl up in a ball and call in sick. It's exhausting trying to pretend everything's okay when actually, you're always on edge and about to lose it. What's even worse is when no one understands. They tell you to "get over it", "just relax", or "it's all in your head". It's enough to make you want to scream.
(720) 897-0708 View (720) 897-0708
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Rohini Gupta
Psychologist, PsyD, MSW
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80220
I create a warm, nurturing and supportive environment where you can feel comfortable to be yourself and learn more about who you are, identify what you want, and take steps toward achieving your personal goals. In my work, I use an integrative approach to therapy. This allows me to be flexible in meeting your needs. I believe that many factors influence who we are and how we engage with the world. Our pasts are important and I work collaboratively with you to understand those influences and utilize strategies to help you move toward the life you want to live.
I create a warm, nurturing and supportive environment where you can feel comfortable to be yourself and learn more about who you are, identify what you want, and take steps toward achieving your personal goals. In my work, I use an integrative approach to therapy. This allows me to be flexible in meeting your needs. I believe that many factors influence who we are and how we engage with the world. Our pasts are important and I work collaboratively with you to understand those influences and utilize strategies to help you move toward the life you want to live.
(720) 207-9698 View (720) 207-9698
Photo of Katie Yant, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 80220, CO
Katie Yant
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80220
Its never-ending: the constant battle in you head of what you ate, how much you ate, what you have to do because you ate, and whether that was okay to eat or not. You tell yourself that once you get to that number, that size, that feeling in your body, things will finally be okay. You can’t just stop, and why would you? When your mind quiets down all you can think about is how you have failed, how lost you feel, and how disconnected you are.
Its never-ending: the constant battle in you head of what you ate, how much you ate, what you have to do because you ate, and whether that was okay to eat or not. You tell yourself that once you get to that number, that size, that feeling in your body, things will finally be okay. You can’t just stop, and why would you? When your mind quiets down all you can think about is how you have failed, how lost you feel, and how disconnected you are.
(970) 533-3135 View (970) 533-3135
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Kuumba Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80220  (Online Only)
My ideal client is an ambitious entrepreneur who recognizes the challenges they face: a lack of guidance and fear of failure and rejection. Despite these obstacles, they possess a desire for financial freedom and building generational wealth. They are aware of their knowledge gaps and seek opportunities to bridge them. Striving for a balanced work-life equilibrium, they aim to succeed in their ventures and nurturing personal well-being. By understanding and addressing these needs, we aim to empower them to navigate the entrepreneurial landscape with confidence and resilience, ultimately achieving their goals of sustainable success
My ideal client is an ambitious entrepreneur who recognizes the challenges they face: a lack of guidance and fear of failure and rejection. Despite these obstacles, they possess a desire for financial freedom and building generational wealth. They are aware of their knowledge gaps and seek opportunities to bridge them. Striving for a balanced work-life equilibrium, they aim to succeed in their ventures and nurturing personal well-being. By understanding and addressing these needs, we aim to empower them to navigate the entrepreneurial landscape with confidence and resilience, ultimately achieving their goals of sustainable success
(303) 500-3950 View (303) 500-3950
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Allison Cohan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80220
My approach to therapy allows clients the emotional space to examine situations without identifying as the problem themselves. It creates key exploratory distance between self and guilt or shame allowing for curiosity rather than judgment. I strive to elicit an experience that is empowering and illuminating. This is useful if you are seeking resources as a member of a couple or family where fear of blame is a common threat. The parents of my adolescent and young adult clients are relieved to work with someone who sees their unique loved one rather than diagnostics or labels.
My approach to therapy allows clients the emotional space to examine situations without identifying as the problem themselves. It creates key exploratory distance between self and guilt or shame allowing for curiosity rather than judgment. I strive to elicit an experience that is empowering and illuminating. This is useful if you are seeking resources as a member of a couple or family where fear of blame is a common threat. The parents of my adolescent and young adult clients are relieved to work with someone who sees their unique loved one rather than diagnostics or labels.
(860) 339-0601 View (860) 339-0601
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Kelsey Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80220  (Online Only)
We all face major challenges and painful experiences throughout our lives, and it is often difficult to ask for support or know where to begin. I am here to provide you a safe space to share your experience without judgement. We will work together to develop skills and strategies to move you toward the life that is most meaningful and true for you.
We all face major challenges and painful experiences throughout our lives, and it is often difficult to ask for support or know where to begin. I am here to provide you a safe space to share your experience without judgement. We will work together to develop skills and strategies to move you toward the life that is most meaningful and true for you.
(720) 738-5126 View (720) 738-5126
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Katherine O'Sullivan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CEDS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80220  (Online Only)
It's always something - amiright? These days it feels like you are just trying to keep your head above water. For those of us that expect ourselves to try to do it all combined with society's expectation that it look easy - there is no harder task. I provide my clients with a variety of approaches, systems and resources to be able to not just "seem" to be doing fine, but to actually feel like they are doing well! I specialize in treatment of child/adolescents and adults with eating disorder, anxiety struggles and life transitions. I am also a skilled family therapist that can offer support to entire family units.
It's always something - amiright? These days it feels like you are just trying to keep your head above water. For those of us that expect ourselves to try to do it all combined with society's expectation that it look easy - there is no harder task. I provide my clients with a variety of approaches, systems and resources to be able to not just "seem" to be doing fine, but to actually feel like they are doing well! I specialize in treatment of child/adolescents and adults with eating disorder, anxiety struggles and life transitions. I am also a skilled family therapist that can offer support to entire family units.
(720) 809-8865 View (720) 809-8865
Photo of Alisha Bashaw, Licensed Professional Counselor in 80220, CO
Alisha Bashaw
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80220
I see life as a story, and we hold the pens to our next steps. Some chapters of our stories are wonderful, some are difficult, and all of them combine to make us who we are. I believe that everyone has much to tell, and I am passionate about helping people live the lives they desire while holding space for mystery and wonder as each person’s path unfolds. I often use Narrative Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) , Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Internal Family Systems (IFS), and Existential approaches in session, and believe in addressing wellness holistically.
I see life as a story, and we hold the pens to our next steps. Some chapters of our stories are wonderful, some are difficult, and all of them combine to make us who we are. I believe that everyone has much to tell, and I am passionate about helping people live the lives they desire while holding space for mystery and wonder as each person’s path unfolds. I often use Narrative Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) , Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Internal Family Systems (IFS), and Existential approaches in session, and believe in addressing wellness holistically.
(844) 483-3913 View (844) 483-3913
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Noreen Zaman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80220
My love of therapy is rooted in the opportunity to witness and facilitate change. Perhaps you already know what in your life you'd like to change. Perhaps you are simply aware that you're not where you would like to be. Or perhaps you've had an experience you'd like to understand and get some clarity around. Therapy is a powerful and important pathway to achieving change, improving insight, and living a happier, more fulfilling, meaningful life.
My love of therapy is rooted in the opportunity to witness and facilitate change. Perhaps you already know what in your life you'd like to change. Perhaps you are simply aware that you're not where you would like to be. Or perhaps you've had an experience you'd like to understand and get some clarity around. Therapy is a powerful and important pathway to achieving change, improving insight, and living a happier, more fulfilling, meaningful life.
(720) 709-1351 View (720) 709-1351
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Christine Moor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, RN
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80220
Not accepting new clients
People decide to begin therapy because they are experiencing psychological distress and they desire wellbeing. It takes a great deal of courage and determination to choose this healing approach and to fulfill such a tender and deep longing within oneself. On top of making a commitment to your self, the decision to go forward is like standing at a crossroads in ones life. Such an experience is filled with mixed emotions and potential! I begin the process of therapy by developing a therapeutic relationship with my clients that is built on trust and safety.
People decide to begin therapy because they are experiencing psychological distress and they desire wellbeing. It takes a great deal of courage and determination to choose this healing approach and to fulfill such a tender and deep longing within oneself. On top of making a commitment to your self, the decision to go forward is like standing at a crossroads in ones life. Such an experience is filled with mixed emotions and potential! I begin the process of therapy by developing a therapeutic relationship with my clients that is built on trust and safety.
(720) 702-1953 View (720) 702-1953
Photo of Kelly Wiepking, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 80220, CO
Kelly Wiepking
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80220
Are your emotions feeling out of your control? Are you struggling to feel contentment and enjoyment? Are you wanting to change personal or generational patterns of coping? The answers to these questions can affect how you feel about yourself resulting in symptoms of anxiety, PTSD and depression. I help my clients understand what is causing their distress or stagnation so they can discover healing and more flexibility in the present. This process help free my clients from the constraints that keep them stuck. If you feel ready to find more answers for yourself, I am here to help you explore in a safe, supportive and inclusive space.
Are your emotions feeling out of your control? Are you struggling to feel contentment and enjoyment? Are you wanting to change personal or generational patterns of coping? The answers to these questions can affect how you feel about yourself resulting in symptoms of anxiety, PTSD and depression. I help my clients understand what is causing their distress or stagnation so they can discover healing and more flexibility in the present. This process help free my clients from the constraints that keep them stuck. If you feel ready to find more answers for yourself, I am here to help you explore in a safe, supportive and inclusive space.
(720) 907-8977 View (720) 907-8977
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Stephen W. Mitchell Phd
Marriage & Family Therapist, MDiv, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80220  (Online Only)
I have a wide range of experience working with individuals and couples. I primarily focus on helping clients understand how experiences in their life have influenced their beliefs, behaviors, emotions and relationships. I think this helps clients understand what action they need to take to feel connected to themselves and others. If I can be helpful in deepening your relationships with others and self please give me a call.
I have a wide range of experience working with individuals and couples. I primarily focus on helping clients understand how experiences in their life have influenced their beliefs, behaviors, emotions and relationships. I think this helps clients understand what action they need to take to feel connected to themselves and others. If I can be helpful in deepening your relationships with others and self please give me a call.
(720) 502-1366 View (720) 502-1366
Photo of Dawn Leopardi, Licensed Professional Counselor in 80220, CO
Dawn Leopardi
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80220
There is a brilliance in each of us that can guide us through the dark. My work with clients facilitates the process of discovering that brilliance, tapping into their own innate strengths and wisdoms, and provides space to unfold into a life that is gratifying, meaningful, and authentic. I approach my work with clients with empathy, compassion, and non-judgment.
There is a brilliance in each of us that can guide us through the dark. My work with clients facilitates the process of discovering that brilliance, tapping into their own innate strengths and wisdoms, and provides space to unfold into a life that is gratifying, meaningful, and authentic. I approach my work with clients with empathy, compassion, and non-judgment.
(720) 699-7162 View (720) 699-7162
Photo of Daniel S Schoenwald, Psychologist in 80220, CO
Daniel S Schoenwald
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80220
My successful clients are active psychotherapy participants who are dedicated and motivated for change. Introspective, he/she thinks about therapy outside of the office and attempts to use the knowledge and insight gained to improve relationships, goals, and life satisfaction. At times, psychotherapy requires difficult work from both the therapist and client, and the outcome is predicated by the mutual effort vested in the therapeutic process.
My successful clients are active psychotherapy participants who are dedicated and motivated for change. Introspective, he/she thinks about therapy outside of the office and attempts to use the knowledge and insight gained to improve relationships, goals, and life satisfaction. At times, psychotherapy requires difficult work from both the therapist and client, and the outcome is predicated by the mutual effort vested in the therapeutic process.
(720) 606-2578 View (720) 606-2578
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Lorin Terrell
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80220  (Online Only)
Hello! My name is Lorin Terrell and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Colorado. I treat all clinical issues, using a collaborative and client centered approach. I also practice from a trauma and culturally responsive lens, meaning your personal experiences are validated and included in any therapeutic work we do together. My approach to providing therapy services is first and foremost, client centered. My clients are the experts on their unique experiences and circumstances, I am simply the guide to get them where they want to be.
Hello! My name is Lorin Terrell and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Colorado. I treat all clinical issues, using a collaborative and client centered approach. I also practice from a trauma and culturally responsive lens, meaning your personal experiences are validated and included in any therapeutic work we do together. My approach to providing therapy services is first and foremost, client centered. My clients are the experts on their unique experiences and circumstances, I am simply the guide to get them where they want to be.
(970) 517-2757 View (970) 517-2757
Photo of Alyssa Oland, Psychologist in 80220, CO
Alyssa Oland
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80220
I have 19 yrs experience treating a range of conditions and concerns, including difficulty coping with medical conditions, adherence issues with medical recommendations, difficulty adjusting to medical and/or psychiatric diagnoses, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, grief and loss, behavioral challenges in children, ADHD, parenting challenges and stress, co-parenting issues, transitioning from youth to adulthood, academic and job stress, life stress, obsessive compulsive disorder, eating disorders, marital issues, and trauma. I also have experience conducting psychological testing for diagnostic clarification and treatment planning.
I have 19 yrs experience treating a range of conditions and concerns, including difficulty coping with medical conditions, adherence issues with medical recommendations, difficulty adjusting to medical and/or psychiatric diagnoses, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, grief and loss, behavioral challenges in children, ADHD, parenting challenges and stress, co-parenting issues, transitioning from youth to adulthood, academic and job stress, life stress, obsessive compulsive disorder, eating disorders, marital issues, and trauma. I also have experience conducting psychological testing for diagnostic clarification and treatment planning.
(720) 702-1693 x711 View (720) 702-1693 x711
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Renee Rivera
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CST
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80220
Not accepting new clients
Tired of feeling disconnected, sick of the repetitive arguments, or upset because your love life has fizzled? If you feel at a loss about what to do, I could help. I provide counseling to individuals and couples dealing with relationship problems, and specialize in intimacy issues. I particularly like working with middle aged and older adults, or interracial/intercultural couples of any age. Your marriage may be reeling from an affair; a past divorce may be impacting your readiness to date again; the aging process may have begun to change your body and your libido -- but you can find your way again with the right support.
Tired of feeling disconnected, sick of the repetitive arguments, or upset because your love life has fizzled? If you feel at a loss about what to do, I could help. I provide counseling to individuals and couples dealing with relationship problems, and specialize in intimacy issues. I particularly like working with middle aged and older adults, or interracial/intercultural couples of any age. Your marriage may be reeling from an affair; a past divorce may be impacting your readiness to date again; the aging process may have begun to change your body and your libido -- but you can find your way again with the right support.
(720) 710-1860 View (720) 710-1860
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Hope Roberts
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80220  (Online Only)
I'm honored to be considered as you start your therapeutic journey! I have 8 years of experience helping people work towards overcoming a multitude of challenges, but I primarily specialize in working with clients through life transitions, increasing self-esteem and decreasing anxious symptoms. Though I primarily work with adults, I am passionate and open to working with children, teens and young adults who have the capacity to engage in therapy through a virtual setting. Our work together will focus on building resilience, enhancing your self-esteem, and equipping you with practical tools to navigate change.
I'm honored to be considered as you start your therapeutic journey! I have 8 years of experience helping people work towards overcoming a multitude of challenges, but I primarily specialize in working with clients through life transitions, increasing self-esteem and decreasing anxious symptoms. Though I primarily work with adults, I am passionate and open to working with children, teens and young adults who have the capacity to engage in therapy through a virtual setting. Our work together will focus on building resilience, enhancing your self-esteem, and equipping you with practical tools to navigate change.
(720) 815-9412 View (720) 815-9412
Photo of Juliane Honeywell Haburchak, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 80220, CO
Juliane Honeywell Haburchak
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80220
I am a Licensed Clinician, EMDR trained, with over 30 years of experience with combat veterans, survivors of military sexual trauma and civilians from all walks of life. I also specialize in childhood trauma, anxiety, depression as well as bereavement/grief. I have worked with veterans from WW II and Vietnam to those who have returned from Iraq and Afghanistan. I have a good sense of military culture; I have learned from the veterans. If you would like to work with an experienced, skilled clinician who can assist you in reaching your goals and letting go of the things that no longer serve you, please contact me.
I am a Licensed Clinician, EMDR trained, with over 30 years of experience with combat veterans, survivors of military sexual trauma and civilians from all walks of life. I also specialize in childhood trauma, anxiety, depression as well as bereavement/grief. I have worked with veterans from WW II and Vietnam to those who have returned from Iraq and Afghanistan. I have a good sense of military culture; I have learned from the veterans. If you would like to work with an experienced, skilled clinician who can assist you in reaching your goals and letting go of the things that no longer serve you, please contact me.
(720) 702-1302 View (720) 702-1302
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Kayleigh Boveri
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80220  (Online Only)
Hello! I'm Kayleigh, and I'm dedicated to helping you navigate life's challenges with practical solutions and a down-to-earth approach. I believe in starting fresh and tackling issues head-on, whether they're related to relationships, ongoing personal growth, communication, or overcoming trauma. I'm here to provide a supportive and open-minded space where we can dig deep into your experiences and everyday events, working together to address your concerns and achieve your goals. With a compassionate and non-judgmental approach, I am here to support you every step of the way as you uncover new insights & discover your true potential.
Hello! I'm Kayleigh, and I'm dedicated to helping you navigate life's challenges with practical solutions and a down-to-earth approach. I believe in starting fresh and tackling issues head-on, whether they're related to relationships, ongoing personal growth, communication, or overcoming trauma. I'm here to provide a supportive and open-minded space where we can dig deep into your experiences and everyday events, working together to address your concerns and achieve your goals. With a compassionate and non-judgmental approach, I am here to support you every step of the way as you uncover new insights & discover your true potential.
(720) 740-4971 View (720) 740-4971

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 80220

200+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 80220 who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
86% Depression
85% Relationship Issues
82% Self Esteem
76% Trauma and PTSD
70% Coping Skills
70% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

66% Aetna
55% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
53% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 80220 see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
14% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 80220?

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.