Photo of Emily Buffington, Pre-Licensed Professional in 80525, CO
Emily Buffington
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Does your heart hurt and feel that joy is hard to find? Does chronic fear, doubt, and worry leave you discouraged? When you feel overwhelmed and discouraged, it can be hard to see a light at the end of the tunnel. I have a deep belief in the resilience and strength of the human soul to overcome difficult circumstances, heavy sorrows, and relentless fears. Whatever your current worries or heartache are, there is always hope and potential for growth. Bring your concerns into the non-judgmental environment of counseling and together we can gently walk through your places of pain, towards healing.
Does your heart hurt and feel that joy is hard to find? Does chronic fear, doubt, and worry leave you discouraged? When you feel overwhelmed and discouraged, it can be hard to see a light at the end of the tunnel. I have a deep belief in the resilience and strength of the human soul to overcome difficult circumstances, heavy sorrows, and relentless fears. Whatever your current worries or heartache are, there is always hope and potential for growth. Bring your concerns into the non-judgmental environment of counseling and together we can gently walk through your places of pain, towards healing.
(970) 551-3630 View (970) 551-3630
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Rebecca Klinger, PhD, LLC
Psychologist, PhD, EMDR II
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Not accepting new clients
Hello! My name is Rebecca Klinger (Becky), and I am a licensed psychologist in Colorado. I am very excited to offer therapy services to you. If I could sum up my therapeutic approach in one word it would be authenticity. I strive to create a safe, accepting atmosphere where you can feel supported to understand and express your true, authentic self along with feeling challenged to grow. I believe in a delicate balance of support and challenge, and I will work with you to help you fully be your true, authentic self.
Hello! My name is Rebecca Klinger (Becky), and I am a licensed psychologist in Colorado. I am very excited to offer therapy services to you. If I could sum up my therapeutic approach in one word it would be authenticity. I strive to create a safe, accepting atmosphere where you can feel supported to understand and express your true, authentic self along with feeling challenged to grow. I believe in a delicate balance of support and challenge, and I will work with you to help you fully be your true, authentic self.
(970) 445-1197 View (970) 445-1197
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Tasha Steinbach
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CAS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Not accepting new clients
I have been helping clients work through their anxiety for many years through the use different modalities including CBT and DBT. New coping skills can help reduce anxiety and help you feel functional in everyday life. Grief is another area I'm passionate about. Grief comes in many different forms; divorce, loss of a relationship, loss of a loved one, a job, and/or making a huge life transition. I hope to give the support you need to work through this difficult time. I also have worked in substance use for many years and feel that I have a non-judgmental and supportive approach to help you through your recovery.
I have been helping clients work through their anxiety for many years through the use different modalities including CBT and DBT. New coping skills can help reduce anxiety and help you feel functional in everyday life. Grief is another area I'm passionate about. Grief comes in many different forms; divorce, loss of a relationship, loss of a loved one, a job, and/or making a huge life transition. I hope to give the support you need to work through this difficult time. I also have worked in substance use for many years and feel that I have a non-judgmental and supportive approach to help you through your recovery.
(970) 426-0545 View (970) 426-0545
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Jenna Grace Rushton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Life is complex, and each of us carries a unique story that shapes who we are today. I believe that everyone is doing their best with what they have, and sometimes, we need a helping hand to navigate the challenges we face. As a licensed clinical social worker with years of experience, I specialize in helping adolescents and adults overcome a wide range of issues, including trauma, attachment struggles, substance use, and various emotional difficulties. My approach is rooted in authenticity, understanding, and a commitment to your personal growth and wellbeing. I approach every client with deep empathy and non-judgment.
Life is complex, and each of us carries a unique story that shapes who we are today. I believe that everyone is doing their best with what they have, and sometimes, we need a helping hand to navigate the challenges we face. As a licensed clinical social worker with years of experience, I specialize in helping adolescents and adults overcome a wide range of issues, including trauma, attachment struggles, substance use, and various emotional difficulties. My approach is rooted in authenticity, understanding, and a commitment to your personal growth and wellbeing. I approach every client with deep empathy and non-judgment.
(970) 575-5640 View (970) 575-5640
Photo of Linda T Baum, Psychologist in 80525, CO
Linda T Baum
Psychologist, EdD
Verified Verified
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Hi, I would love to assist you in working through the challenges you are experiencing in your life. I have worked with clients for more than 25 years, providing individual and couples counseling through a collaborative, therapeutic process. I am also a trained mediator. Together, we will work to remove the barriers that keep you from being happy, relaxed and fulfilled, so that you can reach your highest purpose in life. Call today, and see if I am the best match for your needs.
Hi, I would love to assist you in working through the challenges you are experiencing in your life. I have worked with clients for more than 25 years, providing individual and couples counseling through a collaborative, therapeutic process. I am also a trained mediator. Together, we will work to remove the barriers that keep you from being happy, relaxed and fulfilled, so that you can reach your highest purpose in life. Call today, and see if I am the best match for your needs.
(970) 315-3186 View (970) 315-3186
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Julien Faure
Marriage & Family Therapist, JD, LLM, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Collins, CO 80525
“I always worry about something”… “Why do I keep getting into that kind of relationship?”… “That’s when I had my first panic attack”… “I just want to lie in bed all day”… “If I gain weight, no one will want me”… “Food is my drug”… I have heard these things throughout my career, and if you recognize yourself in any of these, I’ll be glad to help you.
“I always worry about something”… “Why do I keep getting into that kind of relationship?”… “That’s when I had my first panic attack”… “I just want to lie in bed all day”… “If I gain weight, no one will want me”… “Food is my drug”… I have heard these things throughout my career, and if you recognize yourself in any of these, I’ll be glad to help you.
(970) 235-1577 View (970) 235-1577
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Susan Bolint
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA Ed, LMFT, LAC
Verified Verified
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Life is hard. You might be struggling with depression, anxiety, relationships, PTSD or just the everyday life stressors of maintaining a work life balance. I'm here not only to offer you hope, but I can teach you how to tap into your own ability to heal. We are all born with a core essence of goodness; our true Self. When we learn how to nurture our innate qualities of compassion, confidence, clarity, curiosity, courage, creativity, connectedness and calm, it is then when we can truly heal. You may have lost some of these qualities of Self along the way, but I can help you rediscover them through my client centered approach.
Life is hard. You might be struggling with depression, anxiety, relationships, PTSD or just the everyday life stressors of maintaining a work life balance. I'm here not only to offer you hope, but I can teach you how to tap into your own ability to heal. We are all born with a core essence of goodness; our true Self. When we learn how to nurture our innate qualities of compassion, confidence, clarity, curiosity, courage, creativity, connectedness and calm, it is then when we can truly heal. You may have lost some of these qualities of Self along the way, but I can help you rediscover them through my client centered approach.
(970) 829-8804 View (970) 829-8804
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Barbara M. Howes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Barbara Howes is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Colorado who has been practicing since 1995. She has a Master's in Social Work (clinical concentration) from Western Michigan University and a PhD in Interdisciplinary Health Sciences from Western Michigan University. Barbara's philosophy is to meet people where they are in their journey and walk alongside them. She provides evidence-based individual treatment.
Barbara Howes is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Colorado who has been practicing since 1995. She has a Master's in Social Work (clinical concentration) from Western Michigan University and a PhD in Interdisciplinary Health Sciences from Western Michigan University. Barbara's philosophy is to meet people where they are in their journey and walk alongside them. She provides evidence-based individual treatment.
(970) 465-5203 View (970) 465-5203
Photo of Kelly Sonnenfeld, Psychologist in 80525, CO
Kelly Sonnenfeld
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Not accepting new clients
I help people who have tried lots of things to feel better, but are still having trouble making changes. If you struggle with any of the following, I can help: feeling like your emotions overwhelm you, frequent ups and downs in your relationships, problems with anger, addictive or compulsive behavior, self-harm, feelings of hopelessness or depression, and the after-effects of trauma. These struggles do not have to be a part of your life forever. I provide compassionate and effective therapy that will help you learn new skills and launch you in the direction you want to be moving.
I help people who have tried lots of things to feel better, but are still having trouble making changes. If you struggle with any of the following, I can help: feeling like your emotions overwhelm you, frequent ups and downs in your relationships, problems with anger, addictive or compulsive behavior, self-harm, feelings of hopelessness or depression, and the after-effects of trauma. These struggles do not have to be a part of your life forever. I provide compassionate and effective therapy that will help you learn new skills and launch you in the direction you want to be moving.
(970) 672-1942 View (970) 672-1942
Photo of Madeline Florez-Ramirez (Hicks), Licensed Professional Counselor in 80525, CO
Madeline Florez-Ramirez (Hicks)
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Come as you are and we will work together to find balance, heal, and make the desired changes in a judgement-free environment.
Come as you are and we will work together to find balance, heal, and make the desired changes in a judgement-free environment.
(970) 465-5603 View (970) 465-5603
Photo of Casey Knight, Licensed Professional Counselor in 80525, CO
Casey Knight
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA
Verified Verified
Fort Collins, CO 80525
The difficulties and challenges in life can repeat again and again like waves crashing against your life. Let us assist in moving away from those days of old and towards healing. Take a chance on an adventure that can start building a life and legacy that fits your true and authentic self. This version has vitality, stability, serenity, renewal, is moving on towards healing and growth. Take this path, the less taken path, to unlock and establish this version, this legacy you are seeking, whatever that looks like. Start by taking the first step today, with great courage, to reach for this new you.
The difficulties and challenges in life can repeat again and again like waves crashing against your life. Let us assist in moving away from those days of old and towards healing. Take a chance on an adventure that can start building a life and legacy that fits your true and authentic self. This version has vitality, stability, serenity, renewal, is moving on towards healing and growth. Take this path, the less taken path, to unlock and establish this version, this legacy you are seeking, whatever that looks like. Start by taking the first step today, with great courage, to reach for this new you.
(970) 528-4230 View (970) 528-4230
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Jennifer Meyer Counseling LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Waitlist for new clients
Starting the counseling process can feel daunting, but I make it easy. I'm warm & supportive (but direct), nonjudgmental, funny, and REAL. I work hard to help you heal yourself & your relationships. If life feels overwhelming, you're struggling in relationships, or you need direction, I would love to work with you. I'll learn about you & your needs, and tailor my approach to your preferences and personality. Ultimately, I support clients to find healthier, more honest & direct ways to relate to themselves, their partners, and the world.
Starting the counseling process can feel daunting, but I make it easy. I'm warm & supportive (but direct), nonjudgmental, funny, and REAL. I work hard to help you heal yourself & your relationships. If life feels overwhelming, you're struggling in relationships, or you need direction, I would love to work with you. I'll learn about you & your needs, and tailor my approach to your preferences and personality. Ultimately, I support clients to find healthier, more honest & direct ways to relate to themselves, their partners, and the world.
(970) 463-8901 View (970) 463-8901
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Margot Allen
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MFTC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Not accepting new clients
Do you struggle to connect with your partner or yourself? Would you like help making sense of trauma you experienced and the impact it has on your life? I believe that by exploring how our past experiences influence our current behavior, thoughts, and feelings, we can find authenticity in ourselves and our relationships. I am honored to help my couples, individuals, and family clients heal from and find understanding in their past experiences to make room for their future. I do this through helping my clients examine what patterns in their current thoughts, feelings, and behavior are not serving them or their relationships.
Do you struggle to connect with your partner or yourself? Would you like help making sense of trauma you experienced and the impact it has on your life? I believe that by exploring how our past experiences influence our current behavior, thoughts, and feelings, we can find authenticity in ourselves and our relationships. I am honored to help my couples, individuals, and family clients heal from and find understanding in their past experiences to make room for their future. I do this through helping my clients examine what patterns in their current thoughts, feelings, and behavior are not serving them or their relationships.
(970) 489-4641 View (970) 489-4641
Photo of Kelly McDonnell in 80525, CO
Kelly McDonnell
SWC, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Collins, CO 80525
I have a passion for working with adults and teens who struggle with depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, self-harm, relational stress, the daily stressors of life, and those who have experienced trauma.
I have a passion for working with adults and teens who struggle with depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, self-harm, relational stress, the daily stressors of life, and those who have experienced trauma.
(970) 425-1900 View (970) 425-1900
Photo of Mattie Graber, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 80525, CO
Mattie Graber
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Mattie Graber is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Colorado who has been practicing since 2021. She obtained her Master's degree in Social Work from Indiana University and her Bachelor's of Science in Recreational Therapy from Indiana University. Mattie helps clients address mental and behavioral health issues such as anxiety, mood, trauma, and personality disorders. She uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Mattie approaches clients from a strengths-based perspective, allowing clients to be involved fully in their treatment.
Mattie Graber is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Colorado who has been practicing since 2021. She obtained her Master's degree in Social Work from Indiana University and her Bachelor's of Science in Recreational Therapy from Indiana University. Mattie helps clients address mental and behavioral health issues such as anxiety, mood, trauma, and personality disorders. She uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Mattie approaches clients from a strengths-based perspective, allowing clients to be involved fully in their treatment.
(970) 572-4389 View (970) 572-4389
Photo of Suzanne Leslie Moorehouse, Licensed Professional Counselor in 80525, CO
Suzanne Leslie Moorehouse
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, EMDR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Hello! My name is Suzanne and I have been working with clients for over 30 years, facilitating self exploration skills, passion in life, and building self esteem! We will address thoughts and feelings; some of which may be faulty and were formed from early childhood. We will learn how our reactions can be based on "learned intuitive behaviors," which then cause "fight, flight, and freeze responses." We will develop positive skills to conquer these reactions, for a healthy sense of self confidence, happiness, and personal strength. It's time to love yourself and live to your fullest potential, happy and passionate about life!
Hello! My name is Suzanne and I have been working with clients for over 30 years, facilitating self exploration skills, passion in life, and building self esteem! We will address thoughts and feelings; some of which may be faulty and were formed from early childhood. We will learn how our reactions can be based on "learned intuitive behaviors," which then cause "fight, flight, and freeze responses." We will develop positive skills to conquer these reactions, for a healthy sense of self confidence, happiness, and personal strength. It's time to love yourself and live to your fullest potential, happy and passionate about life!
(970) 510-7655 View (970) 510-7655
Photo of Darren Knight-Baughman, Licensed Professional Counselor in 80525, CO
Darren Knight-Baughman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MDiv, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Fort Collins, CO 80525
You are not alone. Whatever it is that you are going through, you don't have to go through it alone. My name is Darren, and it is my greatest joy to journey with people and to help them find the personal wellness and wholeness they desire. Compassion is at the center of my work with clients and past clients routinely comment on the compassionate care they receive from me. I have great respect for the individuality of each client and personalize my approach to each client's needs and goals. It is my desire to provide counseling that makes a real impact on people's lives. I look forward to connecting with you.
You are not alone. Whatever it is that you are going through, you don't have to go through it alone. My name is Darren, and it is my greatest joy to journey with people and to help them find the personal wellness and wholeness they desire. Compassion is at the center of my work with clients and past clients routinely comment on the compassionate care they receive from me. I have great respect for the individuality of each client and personalize my approach to each client's needs and goals. It is my desire to provide counseling that makes a real impact on people's lives. I look forward to connecting with you.
(970) 585-8857 View (970) 585-8857
Photo of Blakely Sjostedt Williams, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 80525, CO
Blakely Sjostedt Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Fort Collins, CO 80525
In order to heal, I believe we need a nonjudgmental space to look at the hard stuff that's not working, recognize how it has worked in the past, and identify changes. My role is to encourage and empower you to make these meaningful changes in your life so you can move from surviving to thriving. If you’re a dog person, Luna, my cattle dog mix can join your sessions as she is undergoing animal assisted therapy training. Luna welcomes everyone with enthusiastic tail wags!
In order to heal, I believe we need a nonjudgmental space to look at the hard stuff that's not working, recognize how it has worked in the past, and identify changes. My role is to encourage and empower you to make these meaningful changes in your life so you can move from surviving to thriving. If you’re a dog person, Luna, my cattle dog mix can join your sessions as she is undergoing animal assisted therapy training. Luna welcomes everyone with enthusiastic tail wags!
(970) 236-7857 View (970) 236-7857
Photo of Lisa Cline, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 80525, CO
Lisa Cline
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Collins, CO 80525
As we approach the holiday season, many people will experience a stark realization of family conflict, loneliness or stressful demands. I am happy to have the availability to support you in coping and moving beyond coping, towards reclaiming your sense of groundedness during this time. I work with teens, families and adults in making sense of painful experiences and moving beyond suffering into more joyful living. I am well versed in treating concerns such as loneliness, perfectionism, poor self esteem, conflictual relationships, and compulsive behaviors (suicidal behaviors, self harm, eating disordered behavior, substance misuse).
As we approach the holiday season, many people will experience a stark realization of family conflict, loneliness or stressful demands. I am happy to have the availability to support you in coping and moving beyond coping, towards reclaiming your sense of groundedness during this time. I work with teens, families and adults in making sense of painful experiences and moving beyond suffering into more joyful living. I am well versed in treating concerns such as loneliness, perfectionism, poor self esteem, conflictual relationships, and compulsive behaviors (suicidal behaviors, self harm, eating disordered behavior, substance misuse).
(970) 458-7883 View (970) 458-7883
Photo of Jesse Liu, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 80525, CO
Jesse Liu
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fort Collins, CO 80525  (Online Only)
Have you struggled with feeling out of place? Feeling lost or overwhelmed with your day-to-day? Never feeling like your trauma or past adverse experiences lets you breathe? I would love the opportunity to chat and work with anyone that is ready to address traumas, pain, or suffering they're currently experiencing. I believe that everyone deserves to thrive, but sometimes we need some support and help getting there. I have particular interest in helping with navigating masculinity, intersectionality, identify development, self-worth, and distress tolerance.
Have you struggled with feeling out of place? Feeling lost or overwhelmed with your day-to-day? Never feeling like your trauma or past adverse experiences lets you breathe? I would love the opportunity to chat and work with anyone that is ready to address traumas, pain, or suffering they're currently experiencing. I believe that everyone deserves to thrive, but sometimes we need some support and help getting there. I have particular interest in helping with navigating masculinity, intersectionality, identify development, self-worth, and distress tolerance.
(970) 517-3877 View (970) 517-3877

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 80525

400+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in 80525 who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
89% Depression
78% Relationship Issues
78% Trauma and PTSD
75% Self Esteem
67% Grief
67% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

84% Aetna
80% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
77% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 80525 see their clients

83% In Person and Online
17% Online Only

Gender breakdown

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

How can I find a therapist in 80525?

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.