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Lauren Hostetler-Dulik
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80222
Welcome! Is your mood preventing you from living the life you desire? Are you struggling with the stress and anxiety due to a life transition? Are you overwhelmed with parenting? Is your child acting out at home or at school? Have you been impacted by trauma? If so, you have come to the right place!
Welcome! Is your mood preventing you from living the life you desire? Are you struggling with the stress and anxiety due to a life transition? Are you overwhelmed with parenting? Is your child acting out at home or at school? Have you been impacted by trauma? If so, you have come to the right place!
(720) 438-4026 View (720) 438-4026
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Kelsey Corken
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80222  (Online Only)
You're not sure when it started, or why, but something feels off. You feel the pressure building as you try to balance the things that take your time and energy in life. You want to feel lively, humorous, joyful, motivated, confident, and light, but it doesn't feel available to you. Maybe you've learned to approach life with grit and determination, appearing solid and self-sufficient on the outside, but feeling unfulfilled, unsupported, and disconnected in the inside. Well, all of that sounds hard, and I'm SO proud for you to take time for yourself to see if things can be different and better for you.
You're not sure when it started, or why, but something feels off. You feel the pressure building as you try to balance the things that take your time and energy in life. You want to feel lively, humorous, joyful, motivated, confident, and light, but it doesn't feel available to you. Maybe you've learned to approach life with grit and determination, appearing solid and self-sufficient on the outside, but feeling unfulfilled, unsupported, and disconnected in the inside. Well, all of that sounds hard, and I'm SO proud for you to take time for yourself to see if things can be different and better for you.
(303) 622-3374 View (303) 622-3374
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Dr. Tamara L Pryor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSW, PhD, FAED
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80222
I have over 40 years of paid counseling, research, program development and administrative oversight in a variety of settings including inpatient psychiatric care, substance use, eating disorders, and dual diagnosis units, and a partial hospitalization program for treatment of eating disorders for the past 18 years as the Executive Director of Clinical and Research. I also spent 20 years at the Univ. of KS School of Medicine in the department of psychiatry supervising residents, PhD interns and Fellows. I now want to focus on training, case consultation and supervision.
I have over 40 years of paid counseling, research, program development and administrative oversight in a variety of settings including inpatient psychiatric care, substance use, eating disorders, and dual diagnosis units, and a partial hospitalization program for treatment of eating disorders for the past 18 years as the Executive Director of Clinical and Research. I also spent 20 years at the Univ. of KS School of Medicine in the department of psychiatry supervising residents, PhD interns and Fellows. I now want to focus on training, case consultation and supervision.
(720) 706-5716 View (720) 706-5716
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Jordan Ferrari
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80222  (Online Only)
Mind Warrior Therapy. I have a huge passion working with clients battling substance use and mental health concerns. I enjoy working with a wide variety of clientele from adolescents to adults. Individuals who often feel misunderstood in order to help improve self-esteem, explore the pacts of trauma, maneuver relationships, and move forward with less weight on their shoulders. My goal is to provide a space which promotes growth and brings the feeling you are not alone. I am joining you on your journey and not here to judge you.
Mind Warrior Therapy. I have a huge passion working with clients battling substance use and mental health concerns. I enjoy working with a wide variety of clientele from adolescents to adults. Individuals who often feel misunderstood in order to help improve self-esteem, explore the pacts of trauma, maneuver relationships, and move forward with less weight on their shoulders. My goal is to provide a space which promotes growth and brings the feeling you are not alone. I am joining you on your journey and not here to judge you.
(303) 500-8765 View (303) 500-8765
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Andy Archer
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80222  (Online Only)
Do you ever feel lost, overwhelmed, anxious...maybe even hopeless? It happens to everyone at times. And it can be hard to outthink our problems and face them on our own. My approach to counseling prioritizes a focus on connection, collaboration, and authenticity. You are the expert on your own life, and together we will work to better understand the struggles you face, the life you want to live, and the steps to take to get there.
Do you ever feel lost, overwhelmed, anxious...maybe even hopeless? It happens to everyone at times. And it can be hard to outthink our problems and face them on our own. My approach to counseling prioritizes a focus on connection, collaboration, and authenticity. You are the expert on your own life, and together we will work to better understand the struggles you face, the life you want to live, and the steps to take to get there.
(303) 529-4554 View (303) 529-4554
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Faith Voss
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80222
My practice draws upon the concept of the lotus flower, which blooms out of muddy water. Although life brings unexpected difficulties and challenging experiences, I believe any individual can grow and develop practical skills to manage their mental health. Everyone is capable of change and growth, no matter their past or current circumstances. My desire is to help each client heal, grow, and learn skills to manage their wellbeing.
My practice draws upon the concept of the lotus flower, which blooms out of muddy water. Although life brings unexpected difficulties and challenging experiences, I believe any individual can grow and develop practical skills to manage their mental health. Everyone is capable of change and growth, no matter their past or current circumstances. My desire is to help each client heal, grow, and learn skills to manage their wellbeing.
(720) 263-2346 View (720) 263-2346
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Caroline Neumann
Psychologist, PsyD, MFT
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80222
The various pressures of society today are ripe for the onset of eating disorders, low self-esteem, relational conflict, depression and anxiety. We all need a listening ear and a willing person to help navigate these pressures and the ebbs and flows of life. Whether you are seeking a helping hand during an unforeseen storm or you are in a season of reflection, I am here to walk alongside you with compassion and curiosity in hopes that you will soon recognize, value, and celebrate your own inner strength.
The various pressures of society today are ripe for the onset of eating disorders, low self-esteem, relational conflict, depression and anxiety. We all need a listening ear and a willing person to help navigate these pressures and the ebbs and flows of life. Whether you are seeking a helping hand during an unforeseen storm or you are in a season of reflection, I am here to walk alongside you with compassion and curiosity in hopes that you will soon recognize, value, and celebrate your own inner strength.
(303) 536-6029 View (303) 536-6029
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Lauren Hamilton
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80222
Do you ever feel stuck, as if there are barriers in life that you just can't seem to overcome? Sometimes it can feel like there are endless roadblocks, whether that be navigating difficulties in our daily routines, moving through big life transitions, or the same overwhelming thoughts and feelings coming up again and again. These feelings can impact our ability to have meaningful relationships, and it can be difficult to identify the source of the struggle or understand why it feels this way, especially when we are feeling overwhelmed and are trying to work through it alone.
Do you ever feel stuck, as if there are barriers in life that you just can't seem to overcome? Sometimes it can feel like there are endless roadblocks, whether that be navigating difficulties in our daily routines, moving through big life transitions, or the same overwhelming thoughts and feelings coming up again and again. These feelings can impact our ability to have meaningful relationships, and it can be difficult to identify the source of the struggle or understand why it feels this way, especially when we are feeling overwhelmed and are trying to work through it alone.
(720) 707-2910 View (720) 707-2910
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Counseling Colorado, PLLC
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MA, LPC, LAC, NCC
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80222
Are you living the life you want? Recovery is a choice and I am here to help. Getting help is not a sign of weakness; it is the empowerment of one's internal strength. I have a passion for creating a therapeutic alliance with clients to help them achieve their goals and to become their best self. Utilizing evidence based therapies, I am able to peel back the layers and get to the heart of one's core issues, resulting in healing. Choosing to seek professional help is a big decision and choosing the right counselor is essential to achieving success."
Are you living the life you want? Recovery is a choice and I am here to help. Getting help is not a sign of weakness; it is the empowerment of one's internal strength. I have a passion for creating a therapeutic alliance with clients to help them achieve their goals and to become their best self. Utilizing evidence based therapies, I am able to peel back the layers and get to the heart of one's core issues, resulting in healing. Choosing to seek professional help is a big decision and choosing the right counselor is essential to achieving success."
(720) 548-1604 View (720) 548-1604
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William J Strong
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80222
I am a Solution Focused Therapist who has a private practice in the Denver Area. I work with children, teenagers, couples and individual adults. I believe in a solution focused which is designed to assist the client in meeting their goals quicker than traditional therapy. Feel free to give me a call so we can discuss your goals and how working together can create the shifts you've been trying to achieve.
I am a Solution Focused Therapist who has a private practice in the Denver Area. I work with children, teenagers, couples and individual adults. I believe in a solution focused which is designed to assist the client in meeting their goals quicker than traditional therapy. Feel free to give me a call so we can discuss your goals and how working together can create the shifts you've been trying to achieve.
(303) 569-4348 View (303) 569-4348
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Sarah Lucas
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, PMH-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80222
Welcome - I'm here to support you! In our sessions together, you'll be able to openly express your feelings, discover your strengths, and relate to your struggles in a whole new way. My style is warm, empowering, and practical. I want you to be able to walk out of each session feeling heard, supported, and equipped to handle the challenges life throws at you. I am a perinatal mental health specialist (PMH-C) and am passionate about working with individuals with prenatal and postpartum anxiety and prenatal and postpartum depression. I also enjoy helping clients who are encountering fertility challenges.
Welcome - I'm here to support you! In our sessions together, you'll be able to openly express your feelings, discover your strengths, and relate to your struggles in a whole new way. My style is warm, empowering, and practical. I want you to be able to walk out of each session feeling heard, supported, and equipped to handle the challenges life throws at you. I am a perinatal mental health specialist (PMH-C) and am passionate about working with individuals with prenatal and postpartum anxiety and prenatal and postpartum depression. I also enjoy helping clients who are encountering fertility challenges.
(720) 770-2069 View (720) 770-2069
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UpliftME Attachment-Based Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80222
You may be someone who always feels alone in a crowd, or someone who feels like you try so hard to connect to others but never actually experience a feeling of connectedness. Life has been full of relationships and daily demands. The people you have in your life need a lot from you but they never really give back the way you need. Actually, you’re not sure you’ve ever gotten what you need and it feels awful. And now, now you are a partner and you don’t know how to make your relationship work. Or, you are parent, and your kids are draining everything you have to give. It feels hopeless, frustrating, and lonely.
You may be someone who always feels alone in a crowd, or someone who feels like you try so hard to connect to others but never actually experience a feeling of connectedness. Life has been full of relationships and daily demands. The people you have in your life need a lot from you but they never really give back the way you need. Actually, you’re not sure you’ve ever gotten what you need and it feels awful. And now, now you are a partner and you don’t know how to make your relationship work. Or, you are parent, and your kids are draining everything you have to give. It feels hopeless, frustrating, and lonely.
(720) 741-7121 View (720) 741-7121
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Deborah Kay Thompson
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT, CAC, III
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80222
The issues which I enjoy working with the most are those related to relationships and family dynamics. One of the areas of most interest to me is working with individuals who are coming out of a relationship with a partner who had narcissistic personality traits. I became licensed as a marriage and family therapist in 1998 and have worked as a family therapist in substance abuse treatment programs, residential treatment programs for children and adolescents, and residential treatment programs for women. I also work with many individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorders, and trauma.
The issues which I enjoy working with the most are those related to relationships and family dynamics. One of the areas of most interest to me is working with individuals who are coming out of a relationship with a partner who had narcissistic personality traits. I became licensed as a marriage and family therapist in 1998 and have worked as a family therapist in substance abuse treatment programs, residential treatment programs for children and adolescents, and residential treatment programs for women. I also work with many individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorders, and trauma.
(303) 536-3443 View (303) 536-3443
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Ana Paula Castro-Papa
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80222  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Ana Paula and I am a Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) which focuses on individual issues and behaviors as they come up in family and relationships. I focus on systemic relationships in order to understand how nonfunctional behaviors start and how to replace these with healthy relationships. I focus on individual therapy, while also seeing how these fit into families and relationships. My therapy focuses on managing some more intense issues such as depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, self-harm, attachment issues and how they keep coming up in your daily life, and substance abuse issues.
Hello, my name is Ana Paula and I am a Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) which focuses on individual issues and behaviors as they come up in family and relationships. I focus on systemic relationships in order to understand how nonfunctional behaviors start and how to replace these with healthy relationships. I focus on individual therapy, while also seeing how these fit into families and relationships. My therapy focuses on managing some more intense issues such as depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, self-harm, attachment issues and how they keep coming up in your daily life, and substance abuse issues.
(720) 928-2779 View (720) 928-2779
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Alejandro (Alex) Castro Croy
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MA, LAC, LPC, EMDR-C, CHT
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80222
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in working with diverse clients who struggle with trauma, addiction, anger and anxiety. . My experience working with various clients that want to process trauma and addiction from a Jungian/Depth psychology perspective. Incorporate somatic, art, music, and experiential interventions that promote trauma healing and recovery. Aside from individual level interventions, I also offer EMDR consultation and training to empower other clinicians that desire apply these interventions with clients.
I specialize in working with diverse clients who struggle with trauma, addiction, anger and anxiety. . My experience working with various clients that want to process trauma and addiction from a Jungian/Depth psychology perspective. Incorporate somatic, art, music, and experiential interventions that promote trauma healing and recovery. Aside from individual level interventions, I also offer EMDR consultation and training to empower other clinicians that desire apply these interventions with clients.
(720) 594-6746 View (720) 594-6746
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Susan Kirshenbaum Silver
Psychologist, PhD, LLC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80222
My straight-forward approach, coupled with gentle humor and empathy, helps my clients learn to broaden their sense of self and develop meaningful relationships. I am committed to helping clients identify their strengths, values and dreams in order to live a purposeful life. I work with clients to minimize self-criticism so that they can begin to think about themselves in a new light and create new possibilities.
My straight-forward approach, coupled with gentle humor and empathy, helps my clients learn to broaden their sense of self and develop meaningful relationships. I am committed to helping clients identify their strengths, values and dreams in order to live a purposeful life. I work with clients to minimize self-criticism so that they can begin to think about themselves in a new light and create new possibilities.
(303) 900-7320 View (303) 900-7320
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Renee Shannon Hickey
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80222
Renee Shannon, MA, LPC, specializes in life transitions, anxiety, grief and trauma. Renee has been in private practice as a life coach and meditation/mindfulness teacher for over 20 years. Renee incorporates a holistic approach to her treatment of her clients. She takes her extensive background in self-development, her corporate training as an executive in the IT field, and her training as a life-coach and teacher into her assessments and treatments of her clients. She is comfortable working with individuals from all stages of life, also including children, families and couples.
Renee Shannon, MA, LPC, specializes in life transitions, anxiety, grief and trauma. Renee has been in private practice as a life coach and meditation/mindfulness teacher for over 20 years. Renee incorporates a holistic approach to her treatment of her clients. She takes her extensive background in self-development, her corporate training as an executive in the IT field, and her training as a life-coach and teacher into her assessments and treatments of her clients. She is comfortable working with individuals from all stages of life, also including children, families and couples.
(720) 734-1412 View (720) 734-1412
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Sarah Lukens
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80222
Accepting New Clients. I provide individual and couples therapy, and specialize in treating anxiety, relationship difficulties, trauma, and depression. I am committed to creating a therapeutic space that fosters bravery and invites people to reveal their authentic selves. Because I believe that therapy is most beneficial when it is lively and collaborative, I use a direct and open manner in treatment. I will work with you to create a therapy that is effective for you as an individual. I am licensed in Massachusetts and Colorado; at this time, I offer in-person therapy in Colorado and telehealth for clients in both states.
Accepting New Clients. I provide individual and couples therapy, and specialize in treating anxiety, relationship difficulties, trauma, and depression. I am committed to creating a therapeutic space that fosters bravery and invites people to reveal their authentic selves. Because I believe that therapy is most beneficial when it is lively and collaborative, I use a direct and open manner in treatment. I will work with you to create a therapy that is effective for you as an individual. I am licensed in Massachusetts and Colorado; at this time, I offer in-person therapy in Colorado and telehealth for clients in both states.
(720) 573-0415 View (720) 573-0415
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Kim McManus
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CHC, CPT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80222  (Online Only)
Kim McManus is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Health Coach, and Certified Personal Trainer with over twenty five years of experience. Kim enjoys working with adult individuals and couples using an integrative approach which focuses on assessing the client's situation from a holistic approach and then providing evidenced based interventions that will work best for each client based on their individual needs and preferences. She specializes in mood and anxiety disorders, relationship issues, personal wellness, addictions, self-esteem, occupational stressors, and challenges related to life transitions.
Kim McManus is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Health Coach, and Certified Personal Trainer with over twenty five years of experience. Kim enjoys working with adult individuals and couples using an integrative approach which focuses on assessing the client's situation from a holistic approach and then providing evidenced based interventions that will work best for each client based on their individual needs and preferences. She specializes in mood and anxiety disorders, relationship issues, personal wellness, addictions, self-esteem, occupational stressors, and challenges related to life transitions.
(720) 547-8220 View (720) 547-8220
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Petersen Family Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80222
If you've ever asked the question, "“What do we do with our family member whose drug use and drinking is out of control?” you are not alone. I started The Chronic Hope Institute with the intention of offering my answer to that question—one I get almost every day. You have a much greater chance for success if the whole family, not just the addict, is engaged in recovery. My plan is quick and to the point so we can triage the immediate problem. Then, only once we put the initial fire out, would we spend more time addressing the bigger issues.
If you've ever asked the question, "“What do we do with our family member whose drug use and drinking is out of control?” you are not alone. I started The Chronic Hope Institute with the intention of offering my answer to that question—one I get almost every day. You have a much greater chance for success if the whole family, not just the addict, is engaged in recovery. My plan is quick and to the point so we can triage the immediate problem. Then, only once we put the initial fire out, would we spend more time addressing the bigger issues.
(720) 907-1182 View (720) 907-1182

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 80222

300+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 80222 who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
90% Depression
79% Relationship Issues
74% Trauma and PTSD
73% Self Esteem
63% Grief
63% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Aetna
55% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
49% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 80222 see their clients

83% In Person and Online
17% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 80222?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.