Photo of Lily Maino, Licensed Professional Counselor in 80547, CO
Lily Maino
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Timnath, CO 80547
Waitlist for new clients
I know that choosing a counselor or therapist is a very personal and individual process. With over 10 years of experience working with Children, Adults, Families, and Couples, I have seen my clients make significant changes to improve their lives and the lives of those they love. I feel honored to be a part of and to witness my clients growth and progress. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I believe deeply in the power of counseling and would be happy to meet with you to discuss your specific needs.
I know that choosing a counselor or therapist is a very personal and individual process. With over 10 years of experience working with Children, Adults, Families, and Couples, I have seen my clients make significant changes to improve their lives and the lives of those they love. I feel honored to be a part of and to witness my clients growth and progress. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I believe deeply in the power of counseling and would be happy to meet with you to discuss your specific needs.
(970) 295-4025 View (970) 295-4025
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Stephanie (Booco) Williams
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, LAC, ACS
Verified Verified
Timnath, CO 80547  (Online Only)
Hey, my name is Steph. If you’ve found my page - you’re looking for some who cares about your success as much as you do, someone you feel comfortable with, and someone you can trust to give you the knowledge and tools to take your life and wellness to the next level. In a nutshell, I’m a Colorado native, wife to a marine veteran and firefighter, co-responder, dog mom, and forensic therapist. It’s an honor to accompany someone on their journey to self-growth and it’s an opportunity I don’t take lightly.
Hey, my name is Steph. If you’ve found my page - you’re looking for some who cares about your success as much as you do, someone you feel comfortable with, and someone you can trust to give you the knowledge and tools to take your life and wellness to the next level. In a nutshell, I’m a Colorado native, wife to a marine veteran and firefighter, co-responder, dog mom, and forensic therapist. It’s an honor to accompany someone on their journey to self-growth and it’s an opportunity I don’t take lightly.
(970) 614-4152 View (970) 614-4152
Photo of Michael J. Daine, Psychologist in 80547, CO
Michael J. Daine
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Timnath, CO 80547
Not accepting new clients
I specialize in providing analytical psychotherapy & supervision. My hope is to help you look inward and discover how to live a more meaningful life. Each of us can understand our individuation story, find the courage to go beyond limiting narratives, and make the shift to align with our true self. Using an Analytical Psychology perspective, I offer individual and group psychotherapy, as well as clinical supervision, to facilitate deep transformation that continues long after our work is completed.
I specialize in providing analytical psychotherapy & supervision. My hope is to help you look inward and discover how to live a more meaningful life. Each of us can understand our individuation story, find the courage to go beyond limiting narratives, and make the shift to align with our true self. Using an Analytical Psychology perspective, I offer individual and group psychotherapy, as well as clinical supervision, to facilitate deep transformation that continues long after our work is completed.
(970) 510-0940 View (970) 510-0940
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Jennifer H Hayden
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LAC, NCGC-I
Verified Verified
Timnath, CO 80547  (Online Only)
Life can be very difficult to handle. People can feel uncertain about choices and next steps. Sometimes the past interferes with the present. Depression and anxiety can cause people to know what they want and not find the strength to take the steps to get there. Relationships, jobs, and sexuality issues can be a source of discomfort in this ever-changing world. Medical issues can change life quickly and radically. Substances, like alcohol, and behaviors like gambling, can be difficult to cut down or stop. Being healthy and happy are the main goals often for therapy and that can look very different depending on the person.
Life can be very difficult to handle. People can feel uncertain about choices and next steps. Sometimes the past interferes with the present. Depression and anxiety can cause people to know what they want and not find the strength to take the steps to get there. Relationships, jobs, and sexuality issues can be a source of discomfort in this ever-changing world. Medical issues can change life quickly and radically. Substances, like alcohol, and behaviors like gambling, can be difficult to cut down or stop. Being healthy and happy are the main goals often for therapy and that can look very different depending on the person.
(719) 497-1408 View (719) 497-1408
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Rachel Morici-Leirer
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCPC, CIMHP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Timnath, CO 80547  (Online Only)
EMDR/Trauma Therapy: Are you a sensitive soul or empath perhaps overwhelmed by the stress in our world? I am here to help you find your balance again and offer support and tools to establish a clearer, resilient path moving forward. I will help you re-evaluate your needs from a holistic perspective to feel good again, to find wellness and peace. Different from traditional therapy, I offer guidance that looks at all aspects of health, incorporating both your psychological & physical health/wellness in counseling. This approach means longer term sustained progress.
EMDR/Trauma Therapy: Are you a sensitive soul or empath perhaps overwhelmed by the stress in our world? I am here to help you find your balance again and offer support and tools to establish a clearer, resilient path moving forward. I will help you re-evaluate your needs from a holistic perspective to feel good again, to find wellness and peace. Different from traditional therapy, I offer guidance that looks at all aspects of health, incorporating both your psychological & physical health/wellness in counseling. This approach means longer term sustained progress.
(719) 451-7796 View (719) 451-7796
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Rachel Isenberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW
Verified Verified
Timnath, CO 80547
There are times when the best decision is to seek an outside, unbiased, professional to help renew balance in our lives. I see my role as that of a sounding board for options, with the final decision for action made by the client. Through empathetic questioning, acceptance and reframing we will discover the underlying reason for your current issue. My approach is supportive, with a focus on resolution. It is your time, your agenda. I work with adults and adolescents. I specialize in depression, anxiety, relationships and life transitions, although I work with a wide variety of other issues.
There are times when the best decision is to seek an outside, unbiased, professional to help renew balance in our lives. I see my role as that of a sounding board for options, with the final decision for action made by the client. Through empathetic questioning, acceptance and reframing we will discover the underlying reason for your current issue. My approach is supportive, with a focus on resolution. It is your time, your agenda. I work with adults and adolescents. I specialize in depression, anxiety, relationships and life transitions, although I work with a wide variety of other issues.
(970) 579-0964 View (970) 579-0964
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Ann-Marie Bowman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EMDRII, OSW-C
Verified Verified
Timnath, CO 80547  (Online Only)
My work is dedicated to helping people develop healthy and satisfying lives and relationships. Though it can be difficult to make the decision to begin psychotherapy, I have found that those who have sought my help have achieved valuable results. I offer confidential psychotherapy for individuals, couples and families. I have an expertise of working with clients dealing with issues of depression, anxiety and trauma, along with learning to cope with relationship issues and managing through difficult life transitions. I am committed to helping you receive the services best suited for you.
My work is dedicated to helping people develop healthy and satisfying lives and relationships. Though it can be difficult to make the decision to begin psychotherapy, I have found that those who have sought my help have achieved valuable results. I offer confidential psychotherapy for individuals, couples and families. I have an expertise of working with clients dealing with issues of depression, anxiety and trauma, along with learning to cope with relationship issues and managing through difficult life transitions. I am committed to helping you receive the services best suited for you.
(503) 758-7478 View (503) 758-7478
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Kathryn Price Foster
Marriage & Family Therapist, MDiv, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Timnath, CO 80547
Waitlist for new clients
Choosing a psychotherapist that fits your emotional needs and personal goals is an important decision. I am passionate to assist clients in their journey toward wholeness by utilizing evidence-based techniques including EMDR, IFS, Attachment and Family Systems. I have over 25 years of experience working with families, couples, parents, children, and individuals from diverse backgrounds. Areas of specialty include adoption and foster care, attachment and bonding, parenting, family and developmental transition issues, depression, anxiety, traumatic stress, and issues of faith and spirituality.
Choosing a psychotherapist that fits your emotional needs and personal goals is an important decision. I am passionate to assist clients in their journey toward wholeness by utilizing evidence-based techniques including EMDR, IFS, Attachment and Family Systems. I have over 25 years of experience working with families, couples, parents, children, and individuals from diverse backgrounds. Areas of specialty include adoption and foster care, attachment and bonding, parenting, family and developmental transition issues, depression, anxiety, traumatic stress, and issues of faith and spirituality.
(970) 672-4733 View (970) 672-4733
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Laissa Eschiletti Prati
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Timnath, CO 80547
I am a Licensed Psychologist with a Masters in Social and Institutional Psychology and Doctorate in Psychology from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. I enjoy helping families that are struggling with life challenges, postpartum mood and anxiety disorders, divorce and remarriage, relational issues, domestic violence, sexual abuse, drug dependency and abuse, stress, mood disorders, immigration, multicultural families, professional guidance, school adjustment and bullying.
I am a Licensed Psychologist with a Masters in Social and Institutional Psychology and Doctorate in Psychology from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. I enjoy helping families that are struggling with life challenges, postpartum mood and anxiety disorders, divorce and remarriage, relational issues, domestic violence, sexual abuse, drug dependency and abuse, stress, mood disorders, immigration, multicultural families, professional guidance, school adjustment and bullying.
(970) 223-2256 View (970) 223-2256
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Peter Strebe
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Timnath, CO 80547
Therapy can be initially a very stressful undertaking, that may or should initiate change. I like to look at the positives of change and how that makes a person feel better about themselves and their outlook on life, now and in the future. In my 20 plus years of experience as a therapist I have found that the relationship between the client and therapist is most important for this to occur and for real healing to begin. I feel that my calm and excepting demeanor is a good fit for people to begin this process. It should be noted that I do not do marriage or couples therapy as my colleagues are a better fit and I prefer individuals
Therapy can be initially a very stressful undertaking, that may or should initiate change. I like to look at the positives of change and how that makes a person feel better about themselves and their outlook on life, now and in the future. In my 20 plus years of experience as a therapist I have found that the relationship between the client and therapist is most important for this to occur and for real healing to begin. I feel that my calm and excepting demeanor is a good fit for people to begin this process. It should be noted that I do not do marriage or couples therapy as my colleagues are a better fit and I prefer individuals
(970) 984-8984 View (970) 984-8984
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Bree Emery
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Timnath, CO 80547
Although my experience lends itself to working with many different types of people, I specialize in working with girls and women on women's issues. Issues of specialty include: identity issues, self-mutilation, behavioral issues, sexual assault, trauma, eating disorders, coping skills, anxiety, and depression.
Although my experience lends itself to working with many different types of people, I specialize in working with girls and women on women's issues. Issues of specialty include: identity issues, self-mutilation, behavioral issues, sexual assault, trauma, eating disorders, coping skills, anxiety, and depression.
(970) 300-5138 View (970) 300-5138
Photo of Kenneth Parnell, Psychologist in 80547, CO
Kenneth Parnell
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Timnath, CO 80547
I have extensive experience working with depression, anxiety, ADHD, as well as other disorders. However, I take a relational perspective and don't define people by their symptoms. Stress, anxiety, depression, illness, can get in the way of the relationships we want. Even positive aspects of life, such as parenthood, education, and work can be obstacles to finding and maintaining close connection with others. I can help you learn to communicate more effectively, or get a handle on the anxiety or anger that hangs over everything you want to accomplish.
I have extensive experience working with depression, anxiety, ADHD, as well as other disorders. However, I take a relational perspective and don't define people by their symptoms. Stress, anxiety, depression, illness, can get in the way of the relationships we want. Even positive aspects of life, such as parenthood, education, and work can be obstacles to finding and maintaining close connection with others. I can help you learn to communicate more effectively, or get a handle on the anxiety or anger that hangs over everything you want to accomplish.
(970) 341-2212 View (970) 341-2212
Photo of Carrie Cochran, Trauma & Relationship Therapist, Marriage & Family Therapist in 80547, CO
Carrie Cochran, Trauma & Relationship Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Timnath, CO 80547
Hi, if you are here, you’re likely struggling with something in your life, relationships, overwhelming stress or anxiety, difficulty managing emotions or unresolved issues from your past. Do you find yourself constantly worried and overthinking everything? Are you irritable and feeling guilty about being short with your loved ones. Would you like to be better able to manage your emotions and thoughts and have more awareness and control over your actions and responses? Or maybe you are curious about therapy and want to know if it can help you find more joy, love and peace in your life.
Hi, if you are here, you’re likely struggling with something in your life, relationships, overwhelming stress or anxiety, difficulty managing emotions or unresolved issues from your past. Do you find yourself constantly worried and overthinking everything? Are you irritable and feeling guilty about being short with your loved ones. Would you like to be better able to manage your emotions and thoughts and have more awareness and control over your actions and responses? Or maybe you are curious about therapy and want to know if it can help you find more joy, love and peace in your life.
(808) 725-3121 View (808) 725-3121
Photo of Dominic Joseph Smith, Licensed Professional Counselor in 80547, CO
Dominic Joseph Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, RPT
Verified Verified
Timnath, CO 80547
I have diverse clinical experience with children and their families in community settings, as well as in elementary and pre-school settings. I also have great experience with helping children navigate developmental disabilities, behavioral and mood disorders, divorce, separation, and stepfamily dynamics. I have worked with many children who have been exposed to trauma including, abuse, neglect, and domestic violence. I believe that involving the family, parents, and other primary caregivers in the therapeutic process provides the best possible resolution for the toughest challenges.
I have diverse clinical experience with children and their families in community settings, as well as in elementary and pre-school settings. I also have great experience with helping children navigate developmental disabilities, behavioral and mood disorders, divorce, separation, and stepfamily dynamics. I have worked with many children who have been exposed to trauma including, abuse, neglect, and domestic violence. I believe that involving the family, parents, and other primary caregivers in the therapeutic process provides the best possible resolution for the toughest challenges.
(970) 426-0083 View (970) 426-0083
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Stephanie Weeden
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Timnath, CO 80547  (Online Only)
Life can be full of challenges, difficulties, loss and pain; leaving us feeling alone, lost, or broken. Whether you have experienced a death, are suffering from anxiety, depression, or major life transitions, therapy can be a great way to work through and find helpful ways to cope, heal, and grow. Often times we become so overwhelmed it is hard to find the next step forward; I am here to help you clear the path and to find connection with your true sense of self. Through our work together you will feel empowered, supported, and find fulfillment in your own story.
Life can be full of challenges, difficulties, loss and pain; leaving us feeling alone, lost, or broken. Whether you have experienced a death, are suffering from anxiety, depression, or major life transitions, therapy can be a great way to work through and find helpful ways to cope, heal, and grow. Often times we become so overwhelmed it is hard to find the next step forward; I am here to help you clear the path and to find connection with your true sense of self. Through our work together you will feel empowered, supported, and find fulfillment in your own story.
(844) 783-9620 View (844) 783-9620
Photo of Emily Altman, Licensed Professional Counselor in 80547, CO
Emily Altman
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Timnath, CO 80547
No BS Couples Counseling for Colorado's Business Owners. Therapy at The Couples Workshop is short-term & solutions-focused. I believe problems in life or in your relationship will always happen. Instead of focusing on each problem you are experiencing, let’s work together to develop ways to have better disagreements and to manage that conflict. With your knowledge of what works and hasn’t worked in your relationship, we can create goals that work on effective relationship skills. This is what I consider real solutions for your real life: solutions that help tackle the stresses that will inevitably come.
No BS Couples Counseling for Colorado's Business Owners. Therapy at The Couples Workshop is short-term & solutions-focused. I believe problems in life or in your relationship will always happen. Instead of focusing on each problem you are experiencing, let’s work together to develop ways to have better disagreements and to manage that conflict. With your knowledge of what works and hasn’t worked in your relationship, we can create goals that work on effective relationship skills. This is what I consider real solutions for your real life: solutions that help tackle the stresses that will inevitably come.
(970) 591-7227 View (970) 591-7227
Photo of Sabrena Ness, Counselor in 80547, CO
Sabrena Ness
Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Timnath, CO 80547
Sabrena understands that starting therapy is often a difficult and daunting process, and therefore works to help individuals feel more at ease at the beginning of their journey. She offers an inclusive and safe space for you to collaboratively identify steps toward improving your life. She believes you do not have to take on challenges alone and that therapy is a place where you can find support to help you build the life you want to live.
Sabrena understands that starting therapy is often a difficult and daunting process, and therefore works to help individuals feel more at ease at the beginning of their journey. She offers an inclusive and safe space for you to collaboratively identify steps toward improving your life. She believes you do not have to take on challenges alone and that therapy is a place where you can find support to help you build the life you want to live.
(970) 699-3269 View (970) 699-3269
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Pamela Herrick
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Timnath, CO 80547  (Online Only)
Pamela graduated from Azusa Pacific University in California with a master's degree in Clinical Psychology and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Colorado. She has been working in the Mental Health Field for over 25 years. Pamela is a caring and genuine person. She is committed to helping you overcome faulty beliefs which hinder relationships. She believes each person is unique and with that understanding uses a multi modal therapy approach to counseling.
Pamela graduated from Azusa Pacific University in California with a master's degree in Clinical Psychology and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Colorado. She has been working in the Mental Health Field for over 25 years. Pamela is a caring and genuine person. She is committed to helping you overcome faulty beliefs which hinder relationships. She believes each person is unique and with that understanding uses a multi modal therapy approach to counseling.
(970) 528-4646 View (970) 528-4646
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Brenda Marquardt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Timnath, CO 80547
Brenda Marquardt is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Addiction Counselor and EMDR trained therapist, who has been practicing since 2016. She graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver with a Master of Social Work degree. Brenda is passionate about meeting people where they are through trauma responsive and harm reduction interventions. Brenda can help clients to overcome, stress, anxiety, depression, relational struggles, and to understand how the mind and body are connected.
Brenda Marquardt is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Addiction Counselor and EMDR trained therapist, who has been practicing since 2016. She graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver with a Master of Social Work degree. Brenda is passionate about meeting people where they are through trauma responsive and harm reduction interventions. Brenda can help clients to overcome, stress, anxiety, depression, relational struggles, and to understand how the mind and body are connected.
(970) 425-8674 View (970) 425-8674
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Michele Marostica
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Timnath, CO 80547
Michele works with individuals who are looking to gain insight into themselves and improve their quality of life. She seeks to understand each individual holistically, including their backgrounds and the strengths they already possess to provide an individualized approach. Michele believes that establishing a strong alliance with her clients is essential to getting the most out of therapy and creating lasting change. Through this alliance, she partners with her clients to explore and address thought and behavior patterns that serve as barriers to enjoying life fully.
Michele works with individuals who are looking to gain insight into themselves and improve their quality of life. She seeks to understand each individual holistically, including their backgrounds and the strengths they already possess to provide an individualized approach. Michele believes that establishing a strong alliance with her clients is essential to getting the most out of therapy and creating lasting change. Through this alliance, she partners with her clients to explore and address thought and behavior patterns that serve as barriers to enjoying life fully.
(970) 507-4522 View (970) 507-4522

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 80547

50+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 80547 who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
83% Trauma and PTSD
76% Depression
70% Grief
57% Relationship Issues
48% Life Transitions
46% ADHD

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

81% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
79% Other
77% Aetna

How Therapists in 80547 see their clients

82% In Person and Online
18% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
22% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 80547?

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.