Therapists in 80904

Photo of Elise A Miller, Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate in 80904, CO
Elise A Miller
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, MA , LPCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Hi! I'm Elise. I utilize a unique & integrative approach to counseling, incorporating an experiential mind/body/spirit approach, somatic modalities, movement, & eco therapy into our sessions to help you reach your goals and deepen your connection to yourself. All of our work takes place within a neurobiological and attachment theory lens. I mainly work folks healing from trauma, anxiety and depression. Healing looks unique for each of us and I will meet you where you are on your journey. I believe the medicine is in the moment & when we feel safe in relationship, and we are curious, present, and compassionate, healing can happen.
Hi! I'm Elise. I utilize a unique & integrative approach to counseling, incorporating an experiential mind/body/spirit approach, somatic modalities, movement, & eco therapy into our sessions to help you reach your goals and deepen your connection to yourself. All of our work takes place within a neurobiological and attachment theory lens. I mainly work folks healing from trauma, anxiety and depression. Healing looks unique for each of us and I will meet you where you are on your journey. I believe the medicine is in the moment & when we feel safe in relationship, and we are curious, present, and compassionate, healing can happen.
(719) 626-9614 View (719) 626-9614
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Markus Moeder-Chandler
Counselor, EdD, NCC, BCC
Verified Verified
Colorado Springs, CO 80904  (Online Only)
Seeking counseling or coaching takes courage and opens the door to personal growth, fulfillment, and happiness. My goal as a counselor and coach is to create an environment and supportive conditons for my clients to learn about themselves and grow towards their personal goals. Finding a counselor and coach you "click" with is important, and a first step in achieving your therapeutic goals. To help potential clients in this initial step, I am happy to offer a free 15 minute phone consultation.
Seeking counseling or coaching takes courage and opens the door to personal growth, fulfillment, and happiness. My goal as a counselor and coach is to create an environment and supportive conditons for my clients to learn about themselves and grow towards their personal goals. Finding a counselor and coach you "click" with is important, and a first step in achieving your therapeutic goals. To help potential clients in this initial step, I am happy to offer a free 15 minute phone consultation.
(719) 625-8949 View (719) 625-8949
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Jody Kocsis
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
I welcome you. I also welcome the messy, sad, confused, anxious feelings that may have overwhelmed you in daily life. I offer a safe, open-hearted space where we work together to increase feelings of contentment and connection. Using evidenced-based interventions and empathic listening, I specialize in working with people who want to transform and resolve trauma and stress-related symptoms. Change is not a straight line; it requires support and practical tools. Building awareness, healthy coping skills, and distress tolerance makes it possible to get through the hard times with self-acceptance and compassion.
I welcome you. I also welcome the messy, sad, confused, anxious feelings that may have overwhelmed you in daily life. I offer a safe, open-hearted space where we work together to increase feelings of contentment and connection. Using evidenced-based interventions and empathic listening, I specialize in working with people who want to transform and resolve trauma and stress-related symptoms. Change is not a straight line; it requires support and practical tools. Building awareness, healthy coping skills, and distress tolerance makes it possible to get through the hard times with self-acceptance and compassion.
(719) 223-3329 View (719) 223-3329
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Lindsey A Carnick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Colorado Springs, CO 80904  (Online Only)
It all started with you coming home late for dinner. It was the sort of thing that wouldn’t have even registered as more than a brief annoyance in the past. But, these days, anger and hostility are always ready to boil over at the slightest provocation. And all you can do is watch as this minor argument snowballs into a referendum on your entire marriage. You try so hard to make your partner happy, but it feels like all your effort goes unnoticed. Meanwhile, they feel like you break commitments to them and don’t follow through. You both want this relationship to work but are at an impasse. If only there were some way forward.
It all started with you coming home late for dinner. It was the sort of thing that wouldn’t have even registered as more than a brief annoyance in the past. But, these days, anger and hostility are always ready to boil over at the slightest provocation. And all you can do is watch as this minor argument snowballs into a referendum on your entire marriage. You try so hard to make your partner happy, but it feels like all your effort goes unnoticed. Meanwhile, they feel like you break commitments to them and don’t follow through. You both want this relationship to work but are at an impasse. If only there were some way forward.
(719) 733-9840 View (719) 733-9840
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Joshua Timmons
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, MFTC
Verified Verified
Do you feel disconnected from your loved ones? Do you wonder if you are parenting "the right way"? Does every conversation seem to devolve into conflict? If so, you aren't alone. Families and couples everywhere struggle with these same issues. As a specialist in relationship counseling, my focus in family and couples therapy is to help you discover the emotional gaps between you and your loved ones and build lasting bridges of understanding and empathy for each other. Through this process, you will learn how to repair emotional wounds and find happiness in your relationships.
Do you feel disconnected from your loved ones? Do you wonder if you are parenting "the right way"? Does every conversation seem to devolve into conflict? If so, you aren't alone. Families and couples everywhere struggle with these same issues. As a specialist in relationship counseling, my focus in family and couples therapy is to help you discover the emotional gaps between you and your loved ones and build lasting bridges of understanding and empathy for each other. Through this process, you will learn how to repair emotional wounds and find happiness in your relationships.
(719) 662-3634 View (719) 662-3634
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Scott DeWalt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waitlist for new clients
Finding the right therapist is no different than finding the perfect dentist, doctor, or other medical professional. In many ways, it may even be more important to you. Your therapist may know more about you than any other person in your life. I take this responsibility very seriously. I realize that you are trusting me with one of your most precious assets, your mental health. There have been times in my life that I have needed the assistance of a good therapist, and I understand how important it is to you.
Finding the right therapist is no different than finding the perfect dentist, doctor, or other medical professional. In many ways, it may even be more important to you. Your therapist may know more about you than any other person in your life. I take this responsibility very seriously. I realize that you are trusting me with one of your most precious assets, your mental health. There have been times in my life that I have needed the assistance of a good therapist, and I understand how important it is to you.
(719) 249-6728 View (719) 249-6728
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Psychotherapy With an Edge
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Colorado Springs, CO 80904  (Online Only)
Are you anxious or depressed? Struggling with grief, loss, abuse, or stress? Experiencing relationship problems? Needing to set healthier life boundaries but not sure how? In a challenging life transition? Seeking a professional, trained, knowledgeable, and experienced perspective to help you gain insight or find solutions? Are you a military veteran suffering from PTSD, suicidal thinking, or related issues? I provide a safe, professional, confidential, and therapeutic environment in which to explore these and other mental health concerns. I'm also a Marine Corps veteran who understands the unique challenges veterans can face.
Are you anxious or depressed? Struggling with grief, loss, abuse, or stress? Experiencing relationship problems? Needing to set healthier life boundaries but not sure how? In a challenging life transition? Seeking a professional, trained, knowledgeable, and experienced perspective to help you gain insight or find solutions? Are you a military veteran suffering from PTSD, suicidal thinking, or related issues? I provide a safe, professional, confidential, and therapeutic environment in which to explore these and other mental health concerns. I'm also a Marine Corps veteran who understands the unique challenges veterans can face.
(719) 285-7846 View (719) 285-7846
Photo of Marie Button, Pre-Licensed Professional in 80904, CO
Marie Button
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
Colorado Springs, CO 80904  (Online Only)
I have experience as a provider within in-patient psychiatric care and emergency department crisis evaluation, and I utilize my skills from these environments in my clinical work. I enjoy working with clients who are seeking help with anxiety and/or depressive symptoms, especially women who are in the perinatal period (infertility issues, pregnancy, postpartum). Clients who want to better their life through self-compassion work would be a great fit as well. I like to provide client-centered therapy, so if you are looking for a therapist who will empower you to work towards your goals, I'm your gal.
I have experience as a provider within in-patient psychiatric care and emergency department crisis evaluation, and I utilize my skills from these environments in my clinical work. I enjoy working with clients who are seeking help with anxiety and/or depressive symptoms, especially women who are in the perinatal period (infertility issues, pregnancy, postpartum). Clients who want to better their life through self-compassion work would be a great fit as well. I like to provide client-centered therapy, so if you are looking for a therapist who will empower you to work towards your goals, I'm your gal.
(719) 602-1587 View (719) 602-1587
Photo of Joanne Louise Allen, Licensed Professional Counselor in 80904, CO
Joanne Louise Allen
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, EMDR, NADA, DBT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
I am a licensed professional counselor with a masters in counseling psychology. I have been working with individuals of all ages for 25 years. I believe that everyone deserves to feel good about themselves and live a life of meaning and purpose. I will spend time listening to you and will learn what is important to you. I will work with you to help you create the life that you want to live. You will learn how the relationships and choices you make influence your ability to live a life that fulfills you. We will create a trusting, authentic working relationship that will allow you to discuss all of the factors holding you back.
I am a licensed professional counselor with a masters in counseling psychology. I have been working with individuals of all ages for 25 years. I believe that everyone deserves to feel good about themselves and live a life of meaning and purpose. I will spend time listening to you and will learn what is important to you. I will work with you to help you create the life that you want to live. You will learn how the relationships and choices you make influence your ability to live a life that fulfills you. We will create a trusting, authentic working relationship that will allow you to discuss all of the factors holding you back.
(719) 249-7576 View (719) 249-7576
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Vernon Dale Salter
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
I know that your pain and trauma make you feel lost and small. That the conflict relationally is exhausting. You want the hurt replaced by healing, and the feeling of being lost by knowing you have a place and are grounded. Let’s go there!
I know that your pain and trauma make you feel lost and small. That the conflict relationally is exhausting. You want the hurt replaced by healing, and the feeling of being lost by knowing you have a place and are grounded. Let’s go there!
(719) 752-8114 View (719) 752-8114
Photo of Anna Nicol, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 80904, CO
Anna Nicol
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CNT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Not accepting new clients
If you ever find yourself struggling with anxiety around food, exercise or body image, I can help you navigate your experiences and offer a path forward. It can be difficult to decipher all the information out there and the underlying emotions and thoughts that it brings. I will meet you where you are, helping you to find your innate strengths and abilities and provide a nonjudgmental space to explore any issues that may be present, including anxiety, depression, disordered eating behaviors, excessive exercise and trauma.
If you ever find yourself struggling with anxiety around food, exercise or body image, I can help you navigate your experiences and offer a path forward. It can be difficult to decipher all the information out there and the underlying emotions and thoughts that it brings. I will meet you where you are, helping you to find your innate strengths and abilities and provide a nonjudgmental space to explore any issues that may be present, including anxiety, depression, disordered eating behaviors, excessive exercise and trauma.
(719) 982-2138 View (719) 982-2138
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Taylor Klock
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
You are incredibly brave. By seeking counseling you are choosing to fearlessly evolve and cultivate an authentic existence, despite hardships. Together let's work through past traumas and abandonment wounds, build secure attachments, learn tools for emotional awareness, practice mindfulness skills for coping with anxieties, and assist you in becoming aligned with the authentic you - your truest self. It is when we get stuck in uncomfortable yet familiar patterns that mental chaos arises. Let's deepen your relationship with you - so that the magnificence of who you are is never dimmed again.
You are incredibly brave. By seeking counseling you are choosing to fearlessly evolve and cultivate an authentic existence, despite hardships. Together let's work through past traumas and abandonment wounds, build secure attachments, learn tools for emotional awareness, practice mindfulness skills for coping with anxieties, and assist you in becoming aligned with the authentic you - your truest self. It is when we get stuck in uncomfortable yet familiar patterns that mental chaos arises. Let's deepen your relationship with you - so that the magnificence of who you are is never dimmed again.
(719) 751-5452 View (719) 751-5452
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A'nna Jurich
Counselor, MS, LCPC, LPC, CRADC
Verified Verified
Colorado Springs, CO 80904  (Online Only)
I love helping people overcome struggles so that they can fully enjoy life as it is meant to be! Things happen, and sometimes even our best efforts aren’t enough to change behavior patterns or to let go of events, losses, or fears. Everyone can heal and change. I will listen to your unique story and help guide you to freedom from your struggles.
I love helping people overcome struggles so that they can fully enjoy life as it is meant to be! Things happen, and sometimes even our best efforts aren’t enough to change behavior patterns or to let go of events, losses, or fears. Everyone can heal and change. I will listen to your unique story and help guide you to freedom from your struggles.
(719) 624-0843 View (719) 624-0843
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Cynthia Crawford
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
As a psychotherapist with over 20 years of experience, I have the expertise to treat a wide range of mental health needs. I believe the therapeutic relationship should be a collaborative approach to assist in self discovery and self understanding. I offer various tools and resources that support my client's goals. I work to help my client's clarify their needs and develop the awareness and skills to manage, relieve or eliminate intrusive symptoms. I value the experience of being present in order to help my client's uncover their own inner wisdom, strengths and insights that lead to restoring balance, healing and self-empowerment.
As a psychotherapist with over 20 years of experience, I have the expertise to treat a wide range of mental health needs. I believe the therapeutic relationship should be a collaborative approach to assist in self discovery and self understanding. I offer various tools and resources that support my client's goals. I work to help my client's clarify their needs and develop the awareness and skills to manage, relieve or eliminate intrusive symptoms. I value the experience of being present in order to help my client's uncover their own inner wisdom, strengths and insights that lead to restoring balance, healing and self-empowerment.
(719) 423-6886 View (719) 423-6886
Photo of Ann-Marie Manning, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 80904, CO
Ann-Marie Manning
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I believe it is important to find the right therapist so you feel like you can be yourself and talk about the challenges you are facing. An essential part of my practice is to build rapport with my clients, so they feel comfortable talking about their problems and the hurtful issues they’ve experienced. I have enjoyed assisting individuals from multiple cultural, educational, gender, spirituality, and socioeconomic backgrounds who have experienced challenges with trauma, grief, anxiety, social identities, life transitions, sleep disturbances, mental health, health issues, adult children of alcoholics/addicts, & DV survivors.
I believe it is important to find the right therapist so you feel like you can be yourself and talk about the challenges you are facing. An essential part of my practice is to build rapport with my clients, so they feel comfortable talking about their problems and the hurtful issues they’ve experienced. I have enjoyed assisting individuals from multiple cultural, educational, gender, spirituality, and socioeconomic backgrounds who have experienced challenges with trauma, grief, anxiety, social identities, life transitions, sleep disturbances, mental health, health issues, adult children of alcoholics/addicts, & DV survivors.
(719) 581-5490 View (719) 581-5490
Photo of Carol Starr Carpenter, Licensed Professional Counselor in 80904, CO
Carol Starr Carpenter
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I have over twenty years of experience working with adults, adolescents, children, couples and families. I have specialized training in multiple areas and in many modalities of treatment. I work with many individuals who are struggling to manage anxiety and depression as they adjust to life changes. My overall philosophy on mental health focuses on total wellness.
I have over twenty years of experience working with adults, adolescents, children, couples and families. I have specialized training in multiple areas and in many modalities of treatment. I work with many individuals who are struggling to manage anxiety and depression as they adjust to life changes. My overall philosophy on mental health focuses on total wellness.
(719) 452-8545 View (719) 452-8545
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Marlene Schafer
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LAC, MAC, SAP, DVFOL
Verified Verified
Seeking help is not easy. It takes courage to step out and be vulnerable and I want to commend you for taking this first step. I understand - life can be messy, hard, painful, and complicated, but I want you to know, there is hope - and help is available. Do you struggle with finding purpose in life? Do you struggle with depression, anxiety, life stressors or addiction? Is your marriage having problems? You don’t have to face these challenges alone. I would be honored to walk alongside you during this season. I promise to listen, offer support, guidance, and tools to help you navigate through this season of life.
Seeking help is not easy. It takes courage to step out and be vulnerable and I want to commend you for taking this first step. I understand - life can be messy, hard, painful, and complicated, but I want you to know, there is hope - and help is available. Do you struggle with finding purpose in life? Do you struggle with depression, anxiety, life stressors or addiction? Is your marriage having problems? You don’t have to face these challenges alone. I would be honored to walk alongside you during this season. I promise to listen, offer support, guidance, and tools to help you navigate through this season of life.
(970) 536-5364 View (970) 536-5364
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Amanda Sundeen
Counselor, MS, LPC, LAC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Everyone seeks out counseling for different reasons. Perhaps they have anxiety, an addiction, or problems in an intimate relationship. Some folks are looking for assistance as they learn what effective communication and healthy boundaries look like. Others have a desire to heal deep emotional wounds from the past and learn how to let go. Everyone has a different story; whether we're processing or problem-solving, I'm in your corner.
Everyone seeks out counseling for different reasons. Perhaps they have anxiety, an addiction, or problems in an intimate relationship. Some folks are looking for assistance as they learn what effective communication and healthy boundaries look like. Others have a desire to heal deep emotional wounds from the past and learn how to let go. Everyone has a different story; whether we're processing or problem-solving, I'm in your corner.
(719) 283-3225 View (719) 283-3225
Photo of Katie Maguire, Licensed Professional Counselor in 80904, CO
Katie Maguire
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
We all have our own negative stories that we tell or have about ourselves. You come to counseling to learn how to sit in joy and happiness. You don't come to counseling to learn about how to be depressed, anxious, or how to talk about yourself in a negative way. I value the therapeutic relationship, and together we will build a safe place, as I believe this is one of the key components to become the best version of yourself. In our time together, my goal and my hope is to assist you to re-author your story and learn how to sit in happiness versus the negative messages you tell yourself.
We all have our own negative stories that we tell or have about ourselves. You come to counseling to learn how to sit in joy and happiness. You don't come to counseling to learn about how to be depressed, anxious, or how to talk about yourself in a negative way. I value the therapeutic relationship, and together we will build a safe place, as I believe this is one of the key components to become the best version of yourself. In our time together, my goal and my hope is to assist you to re-author your story and learn how to sit in happiness versus the negative messages you tell yourself.
(719) 316-3845 View (719) 316-3845
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Laura Barney
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Colorado Springs, CO 80904  (Online Only)
Welcome! I hope this profile helps you understand my approach to therapy a bit better. I am passionate about helping people discover their potential for growth and healing. At different times in our lives we may feel overwhelmed, stressed, or anxious and unsure of what to do next. Maybe there is a past or recent event impacting your life or you are going through a life transition. You might find yourself saying 'I don't want to feel this way anymore' or 'I just want to feel better'.
Welcome! I hope this profile helps you understand my approach to therapy a bit better. I am passionate about helping people discover their potential for growth and healing. At different times in our lives we may feel overwhelmed, stressed, or anxious and unsure of what to do next. Maybe there is a past or recent event impacting your life or you are going through a life transition. You might find yourself saying 'I don't want to feel this way anymore' or 'I just want to feel better'.
(719) 292-3791 View (719) 292-3791

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 80904

100+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in 80904 who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
90% Depression
81% Trauma and PTSD
80% Relationship Issues
74% Self Esteem
73% Coping Skills
72% Grief

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

74% Cigna and Evernorth
66% Aetna
64% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 80904 see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
14% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 80904?

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

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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

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

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

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

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

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

What type of therapy is right for me?

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

How much does therapy cost?

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

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

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

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

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

Is online therapy a good option?

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

Are therapy sessions confidential?

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