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Photo of Katrina Whitehead, Counselor in 80234, CO
Katrina Whitehead
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Northglenn, CO 80234
Trapped inside a life of depression and anxiety that doesn’t seem to have any escape? You find that your energy and motivation for life has diminished. You feel isolated and alone even though you have family and friends close to you. The voice you thought you had seems as though no one really hears it. You feel as though you are being ignored. Wanting to emerge from this life of torment as an empowered hopeful person is now your priority. The question is, where do you start in order to achieve this feat?
Trapped inside a life of depression and anxiety that doesn’t seem to have any escape? You find that your energy and motivation for life has diminished. You feel isolated and alone even though you have family and friends close to you. The voice you thought you had seems as though no one really hears it. You feel as though you are being ignored. Wanting to emerge from this life of torment as an empowered hopeful person is now your priority. The question is, where do you start in order to achieve this feat?
(720) 605-4626 View (720) 605-4626
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Jennifer Stancer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Northglenn, CO 80234
You have within you, right now, everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you. Whether you have experienced small setbacks or major traumas, you are influenced by memories and past experiences, and this can impact your current self. I believe in creating a safe therapeutic environment in which clients can be vulnerable enough to explore what is within themselves.
You have within you, right now, everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you. Whether you have experienced small setbacks or major traumas, you are influenced by memories and past experiences, and this can impact your current self. I believe in creating a safe therapeutic environment in which clients can be vulnerable enough to explore what is within themselves.
(720) 792-6915 View (720) 792-6915
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Mataele Counseling Services
Clinical Social Work Candidate, SWC
Verified
Northglenn, CO 80234
Aloha! My name is George Mataele and I enjoy connecting with individuals, families, marriages, couples and adolescents who struggle with everyday life functions. The client/s may have a deeply traumatic past and may struggle with Anxiety, Depression, Suicide, Bipolar DO etc. I love to work with clients who desire to improve, manage and control their mental health well being. Their goals would be to remove barriers that exist within themselves that perpetuate these struggles. My client will be open to exploring their own journey of self to find connection and wholeness.
Aloha! My name is George Mataele and I enjoy connecting with individuals, families, marriages, couples and adolescents who struggle with everyday life functions. The client/s may have a deeply traumatic past and may struggle with Anxiety, Depression, Suicide, Bipolar DO etc. I love to work with clients who desire to improve, manage and control their mental health well being. Their goals would be to remove barriers that exist within themselves that perpetuate these struggles. My client will be open to exploring their own journey of self to find connection and wholeness.
(720) 310-1171 View (720) 310-1171
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Scott Banks
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LAC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Northglenn, CO 80234  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Virtual sessions only starting 7/1/2023. I believe that at times, all of us in life struggle with difficult emotions that negatively impact our jobs, relationships, and daily activities. Often, we are too involved in the necessity of “getting through it,” that we don’t realize there is a better way. I specialize in treating phase of life challenges and men's issues. If you or a loved one want to explore how treatment can help, or you need help encouraging a loved one to explore treatment, please reach out. I pride myself on providing a safe, judgement free zone for all issues and want to help guide you through this area of life.
Virtual sessions only starting 7/1/2023. I believe that at times, all of us in life struggle with difficult emotions that negatively impact our jobs, relationships, and daily activities. Often, we are too involved in the necessity of “getting through it,” that we don’t realize there is a better way. I specialize in treating phase of life challenges and men's issues. If you or a loved one want to explore how treatment can help, or you need help encouraging a loved one to explore treatment, please reach out. I pride myself on providing a safe, judgement free zone for all issues and want to help guide you through this area of life.
(833) 759-8872 View (833) 759-8872
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Elsie Gaw
Licensed Social Worker, MSW, LSW
Verified
Westminster, CO 80234
Elsie is excited to work with all ages, meeting each client where they are to prioritize the needs and goals most important to them. Elsie focuses on building a foundational relationship with each client based on trust and alliance, and sees that relationship as paramount to your experience in therapy. She understands that life is complex, and is passionate about helping clients to process their unique experiences, exploring their pasts, presents, and futures together.
Elsie is excited to work with all ages, meeting each client where they are to prioritize the needs and goals most important to them. Elsie focuses on building a foundational relationship with each client based on trust and alliance, and sees that relationship as paramount to your experience in therapy. She understands that life is complex, and is passionate about helping clients to process their unique experiences, exploring their pasts, presents, and futures together.
(720) 458-0642 View (720) 458-0642
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Mary Ann Scarpino Therapist
PMH-NP, ADHD, CCSP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Northglenn, CO 80234  (Online Only)
If you are an adult who's life may be affected by the symptoms of ADHD, are newly diagnosed or who would like diagnostic clarification, I would like to offer you the opportunity to enhance the chance of achieving success in your home, work and personal life through ADHD therapy. Whether you take medication to treat ADHD or not, non-medication therapy can increase your chances of success in the areas of your life most affected by ADHD that may not be addressed by medication alone. I will assess executive function (EF) skills and work with your strengths in this area to help you overcome your executive function challenges.
If you are an adult who's life may be affected by the symptoms of ADHD, are newly diagnosed or who would like diagnostic clarification, I would like to offer you the opportunity to enhance the chance of achieving success in your home, work and personal life through ADHD therapy. Whether you take medication to treat ADHD or not, non-medication therapy can increase your chances of success in the areas of your life most affected by ADHD that may not be addressed by medication alone. I will assess executive function (EF) skills and work with your strengths in this area to help you overcome your executive function challenges.
(720) 637-3131 x15 View (720) 637-3131 x15
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Courtney Russell
Counselor, LPCC
Verified
Westminster, CO 80234
I focus on anxiety, mindfulness, depression, relationship issues, ADHD, and intergenerational/familial trauma. My specialization focuses on Trauma-Informed Practices and the treatment of Trauma-Focused disorders. While I recognize that being in relationship with ourselves, or with others might feel draining or challenging, it certainly doesn’t have to remain that way.
I focus on anxiety, mindfulness, depression, relationship issues, ADHD, and intergenerational/familial trauma. My specialization focuses on Trauma-Informed Practices and the treatment of Trauma-Focused disorders. While I recognize that being in relationship with ourselves, or with others might feel draining or challenging, it certainly doesn’t have to remain that way.
(720) 740-8479 View (720) 740-8479
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Christine Thorp
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate , LPCC
Verified
Northglenn, CO 80234  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Hello! My name is Christine Thorp and I am a LPCC in Colorado. I received my MA degree from Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado and previously graduated with my Bachelors degree at Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri. This education has given me the knowledge and ability to implement different treatment interventions along side traditional therapy. I have worked with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, and behavioral issues. I have also worked with families experiencing separation, trauma, and attachment disruptions.
Hello! My name is Christine Thorp and I am a LPCC in Colorado. I received my MA degree from Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado and previously graduated with my Bachelors degree at Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri. This education has given me the knowledge and ability to implement different treatment interventions along side traditional therapy. I have worked with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, and behavioral issues. I have also worked with families experiencing separation, trauma, and attachment disruptions.
(303) 647-5963 View (303) 647-5963
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Perla Alvarado
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
Northglenn, CO 80234
Not accepting new clients
BILINGUAL (SPANISH/ENGLISH) : Hello, my name is Perla Alvarado and I specialize in Trauma, Christian Counseling, Stress, and Self-Esteem related issues. I have worked in clinical settings for various years, allowing me to have experience in residential 24-hour care, private practice, and hospital settings. I believe that these clinical experiences have allowed me to be better equipped to help my clients. As a first generation immigrant, I have first-hand knowledge in Hispanic Cultural Issues and Immigration Trauma. My goal is that you will feel heard, validated and empowered in our sessions.
BILINGUAL (SPANISH/ENGLISH) : Hello, my name is Perla Alvarado and I specialize in Trauma, Christian Counseling, Stress, and Self-Esteem related issues. I have worked in clinical settings for various years, allowing me to have experience in residential 24-hour care, private practice, and hospital settings. I believe that these clinical experiences have allowed me to be better equipped to help my clients. As a first generation immigrant, I have first-hand knowledge in Hispanic Cultural Issues and Immigration Trauma. My goal is that you will feel heard, validated and empowered in our sessions.
(720) 438-4245 View (720) 438-4245
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Addison Hadley
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, LPC
Verified
Westminster, CO 80234
I believe everyone has the right to wellbeing, success, and happiness, with the innate power to achieve them. My counseling is collaborative, supportive, and warm, providing a safe space for exploring emotions, thoughts, and behaviors, and creating a roadmap to the life you deserve. I'm trained in various approaches, including somatic therapies, mindfulness, and traditional modalities like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. In sessions, we might use art therapy, roleplaying, or meditation.
I believe everyone has the right to wellbeing, success, and happiness, with the innate power to achieve them. My counseling is collaborative, supportive, and warm, providing a safe space for exploring emotions, thoughts, and behaviors, and creating a roadmap to the life you deserve. I'm trained in various approaches, including somatic therapies, mindfulness, and traditional modalities like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. In sessions, we might use art therapy, roleplaying, or meditation.
(720) 802-3052 View (720) 802-3052
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Elizabeth Baney
Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Westminster, CO 80234
To me, being a therapist is allowing the individual to be their true authentic self and to help guide them to reach their full potential. I have found in my time of being a therapist that each individual has the capacity and the tools already within them to lead to self- actualization. My role is to help guide individuals to reach their full potential self. Each time I sit with a client, I feel honored that they have allowed me to come along on their journey and that they are sharing with me sides to them that they may not share with anyone else.
To me, being a therapist is allowing the individual to be their true authentic self and to help guide them to reach their full potential. I have found in my time of being a therapist that each individual has the capacity and the tools already within them to lead to self- actualization. My role is to help guide individuals to reach their full potential self. Each time I sit with a client, I feel honored that they have allowed me to come along on their journey and that they are sharing with me sides to them that they may not share with anyone else.
(720) 928-9547 View (720) 928-9547
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Jean M Becker
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CAS-II, CCC
Verified
Westminster, CO 80234
I am providing a mix of online sessions and in person sessions and I am excited to get to know you. If you are reading this, you are probably feeling stressed out and overwhelmed. You probably already know that this level of stress can have a huge impact on your overall wellbeing. It can impact your job, family, and your health. The part you may not know is that a few sessions can often help.
I am providing a mix of online sessions and in person sessions and I am excited to get to know you. If you are reading this, you are probably feeling stressed out and overwhelmed. You probably already know that this level of stress can have a huge impact on your overall wellbeing. It can impact your job, family, and your health. The part you may not know is that a few sessions can often help.
(720) 580-4109 View (720) 580-4109
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Lisa Ramsey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Westminster, CO 80234
People seek therapy for a number of reasons. Whatever the reason I am dedicated to helping them see and reach their best selves. I have been working as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for the past 30 years and am committed to providing a non judgmental and safe environment where my clients are supported and accepted through the process of growth and change. I am here to provide each client with insight and interventions tailored to their needs.
People seek therapy for a number of reasons. Whatever the reason I am dedicated to helping them see and reach their best selves. I have been working as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for the past 30 years and am committed to providing a non judgmental and safe environment where my clients are supported and accepted through the process of growth and change. I am here to provide each client with insight and interventions tailored to their needs.
(720) 513-3973 View (720) 513-3973
Photo of Jennifer Nakata, Licensed Professional Counselor in 80234, CO
Jennifer Nakata
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Westminster, CO 80234
Many of my clients say they feel stuck. Others say they are lacking inspiration, are tired of pervasive anxiety, sadness, stress and guilt; they just want peace. As an experienced Licensed Professional Counselor, I compassionately, yet directly support my Adult clients by looking at choices, thought patterns, strengths and weaknesses, while also identifying new coping tools. I have extensive experience in complex family dynamics as well as ADHD. All these factors inevitably influence our sense of self-worth & how we show up in relationships. I'd love to help untangle and demystify why we KNOW better, but struggle to DO better.
Many of my clients say they feel stuck. Others say they are lacking inspiration, are tired of pervasive anxiety, sadness, stress and guilt; they just want peace. As an experienced Licensed Professional Counselor, I compassionately, yet directly support my Adult clients by looking at choices, thought patterns, strengths and weaknesses, while also identifying new coping tools. I have extensive experience in complex family dynamics as well as ADHD. All these factors inevitably influence our sense of self-worth & how we show up in relationships. I'd love to help untangle and demystify why we KNOW better, but struggle to DO better.
(303) 963-9382 View (303) 963-9382
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Stephanie Topol
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified
Westminster, CO 80234
I am a licensed professional counselor candidate (LPCC) who helps children, individuals, couples, and families work through challenging events, assisting them to thrive. Creating a non-judgmental, safe, positive, compassionate, and supportive environment is one of my ultimate goals. I have experience in helping individuals and families manage anxiety, depression, health & eating issues, loss of a loved one, addictions, life transitions, divorce, deployments, and much more. I have worked with both children and adults diagnosed with ADHD and Autism, as well as helped their families through challenging times.
I am a licensed professional counselor candidate (LPCC) who helps children, individuals, couples, and families work through challenging events, assisting them to thrive. Creating a non-judgmental, safe, positive, compassionate, and supportive environment is one of my ultimate goals. I have experience in helping individuals and families manage anxiety, depression, health & eating issues, loss of a loved one, addictions, life transitions, divorce, deployments, and much more. I have worked with both children and adults diagnosed with ADHD and Autism, as well as helped their families through challenging times.
(720) 702-9461 View (720) 702-9461
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Valerie J Shinbaum, MS, LPC, MAC, NCC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, MAC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Northglenn, CO 80234
As a practicing psychotherapist since 1992, I have the honor of assisting clients with the emotional issues that create obstacles and/or roadblocks in all areas of their lives. My compassionate and caring approach is solution-focused and action-oriented, and I believe all clients have the capacity for change within themselves. Clients willing to engage in the emotion and thought based therapeutic process of correcting their actions toward more positive behavior changes achieve the desired outcome of eliminating those life obstacles and roadblocks, resulting in the ultimate therapy goal - better and greater happiness!
As a practicing psychotherapist since 1992, I have the honor of assisting clients with the emotional issues that create obstacles and/or roadblocks in all areas of their lives. My compassionate and caring approach is solution-focused and action-oriented, and I believe all clients have the capacity for change within themselves. Clients willing to engage in the emotion and thought based therapeutic process of correcting their actions toward more positive behavior changes achieve the desired outcome of eliminating those life obstacles and roadblocks, resulting in the ultimate therapy goal - better and greater happiness!
(720) 513-1911 View (720) 513-1911
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Lynn A Norton
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CACII
Verified
Westminster, CO 80234  (Online Only)
Most clients seek therapy due to mental health struggles such as depression, anxiety, or adjustment disorders that many times come from having a difficult childhood or trauma. In addition, increased stressors due to finances, workplace difficulties, parenting and/or issues within their families can lead to resentments, anger, and sleepless nights. For some, this can lead to emotional withdrawal and using substances to cope with life. Clients are looking for different ways to cope and to find peace and happiness within themselves and for those they love.
Most clients seek therapy due to mental health struggles such as depression, anxiety, or adjustment disorders that many times come from having a difficult childhood or trauma. In addition, increased stressors due to finances, workplace difficulties, parenting and/or issues within their families can lead to resentments, anger, and sleepless nights. For some, this can lead to emotional withdrawal and using substances to cope with life. Clients are looking for different ways to cope and to find peace and happiness within themselves and for those they love.
(720) 903-3356 View (720) 903-3356
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Bruce Heany
Licensed Professional Counselor, DMin, LPC
Verified
Northglenn, CO 80234
As a therapist I seek to assist people in discovering the patterns in their life that are problematic, and work with each person in the process of gaining freedom from these obstacles. I believe each person has a purpose for their life, and as they gain greater freedom, they step into more joy, fullness and satisfaction. These patterns and obstacles are often difficult for a person to recognize, and even more problematic to overcome without help. With over 15 years experience, I have the tools and experience to assist you in stepping into a better and more satisfying life.
As a therapist I seek to assist people in discovering the patterns in their life that are problematic, and work with each person in the process of gaining freedom from these obstacles. I believe each person has a purpose for their life, and as they gain greater freedom, they step into more joy, fullness and satisfaction. These patterns and obstacles are often difficult for a person to recognize, and even more problematic to overcome without help. With over 15 years experience, I have the tools and experience to assist you in stepping into a better and more satisfying life.
(720) 606-2657 View (720) 606-2657
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Aimee Clark
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Northglenn, CO 80234
I bring two decades of experience as a licensed clinical social worker. I specialize in supporting both adults and teenagers through the intricate journey of complex trauma, ADHD, depression and anxiety. My approach is supportive, solution focused and strength based in combination with some cognitive behavioral therapy. Together, we can uncover paths to healing and renewed hope.
I bring two decades of experience as a licensed clinical social worker. I specialize in supporting both adults and teenagers through the intricate journey of complex trauma, ADHD, depression and anxiety. My approach is supportive, solution focused and strength based in combination with some cognitive behavioral therapy. Together, we can uncover paths to healing and renewed hope.
(303) 569-8211 View (303) 569-8211
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Megan Amery Aliffi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, AASW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Northglenn, CO 80234
Megan Aliffi is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Animal Assisted Therapist. Ms. Aliffi has been practicing evidence-based individual, family and group therapy as well as diagnostic assessment since 2015. Ms. Aliffi provides a unique focus on strength-based interventions to make therapy enjoyable as well as highly effective. Specific interventions include: CBT, DBT, Trauma Focused-CBT, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Exposure Response Prevention, CBIT and Parent Management Training. She maintains extensive experience in crisis-intervention, OCD, mood disorders and PTSD.
Megan Aliffi is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Animal Assisted Therapist. Ms. Aliffi has been practicing evidence-based individual, family and group therapy as well as diagnostic assessment since 2015. Ms. Aliffi provides a unique focus on strength-based interventions to make therapy enjoyable as well as highly effective. Specific interventions include: CBT, DBT, Trauma Focused-CBT, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Exposure Response Prevention, CBIT and Parent Management Training. She maintains extensive experience in crisis-intervention, OCD, mood disorders and PTSD.
(970) 398-3639 View (970) 398-3639

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Number of Therapists in 80234

100+

Average cost per session

$135

Therapists in 80234 who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
85% Depression
77% Trauma and PTSD
76% Relationship Issues
75% Self Esteem
71% Coping Skills
67% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

66% Cigna and Evernorth
64% Aetna
64% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 80234 see their clients

85% In Person and Online
15% Online Only

Gender breakdown

89% Female
10% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 80234?

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.