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Perinatal Wellness Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
I am passionate about holding the space for clients to find their path to their best selves. Life can be filled with so many challenges that are unexpected: becoming a parent, experiencing grief or trauma, or having had struggles as a child with your parents. When working with clients, I use the skills and knowledge that I have honed over the last 20 years which enables me to provide a vast toolbox to support the health and wellness of each person. Areas of specialty are birth trauma, perinatal work of all kinds, adjustment, loss, and trauma. I offer EMDR and perinatal consultations to other professionals.
I am passionate about holding the space for clients to find their path to their best selves. Life can be filled with so many challenges that are unexpected: becoming a parent, experiencing grief or trauma, or having had struggles as a child with your parents. When working with clients, I use the skills and knowledge that I have honed over the last 20 years which enables me to provide a vast toolbox to support the health and wellness of each person. Areas of specialty are birth trauma, perinatal work of all kinds, adjustment, loss, and trauma. I offer EMDR and perinatal consultations to other professionals.
(719) 445-6716 x80916 View (719) 445-6716 x80916
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Caleb Abrams
CSAT, CCTP, CLC, MA
Verified Verified
Caleb is Certified in the Treatment of Sexual Addiction, is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, Ordained Minister, Certified Life Coach, with a Masters of Psychology in Counseling and a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology. Caleb specializes in helping men work through sex addiction but provides counseling services for all kinds of addictions. He also works with clients that are struggling with anxiety, addictive behaviors, depression, PTSD, emotional abuse, mental abuse and trauma of various kinds. His passion is to provide a safe space for his clients and to walk hand-in-hand with them, guiding them through the healing process.
Caleb is Certified in the Treatment of Sexual Addiction, is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, Ordained Minister, Certified Life Coach, with a Masters of Psychology in Counseling and a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology. Caleb specializes in helping men work through sex addiction but provides counseling services for all kinds of addictions. He also works with clients that are struggling with anxiety, addictive behaviors, depression, PTSD, emotional abuse, mental abuse and trauma of various kinds. His passion is to provide a safe space for his clients and to walk hand-in-hand with them, guiding them through the healing process.
(720) 706-5055 View (720) 706-5055
Kristin Bothwell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Colorado Springs, CO 80916  (Online Only)
Nice to meet you! My name is Kristin, I have practiced for nearly 15 years as a Licensed Clinical Social worker on the east coast, west coast and in right in the middle of the country. I have expertise and advanced training working with several populations including people with significant trauma (combat, first-responder, sexual, childhood), grief and loss, identity issues (adoptees, imposter-syndrome, low self-esteem) and couples and relationship problems.
Nice to meet you! My name is Kristin, I have practiced for nearly 15 years as a Licensed Clinical Social worker on the east coast, west coast and in right in the middle of the country. I have expertise and advanced training working with several populations including people with significant trauma (combat, first-responder, sexual, childhood), grief and loss, identity issues (adoptees, imposter-syndrome, low self-esteem) and couples and relationship problems.
(719) 733-9788 View (719) 733-9788
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Jameika Matlock
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Colorado Springs, CO 80916  (Online Only)
As a melanated person, I recognize the uniqueness in the Black and Latinx experience as well as the importance of implementing cultural practices to address your well-being. Therefore, I understand your search for mental health services that aim to recognize your unique lived experience. We are often living our lives in survival mode, adapting and assimilating to fit a multitude of spaces where we are seen as the minority. Given the trauma Black and Latinx people experience on a daily, it is easy to feel alone and unheard. I know what it's like to suffer in silence, and I don't want you to know that feeling.
As a melanated person, I recognize the uniqueness in the Black and Latinx experience as well as the importance of implementing cultural practices to address your well-being. Therefore, I understand your search for mental health services that aim to recognize your unique lived experience. We are often living our lives in survival mode, adapting and assimilating to fit a multitude of spaces where we are seen as the minority. Given the trauma Black and Latinx people experience on a daily, it is easy to feel alone and unheard. I know what it's like to suffer in silence, and I don't want you to know that feeling.
(719) 398-7105 View (719) 398-7105
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El Cafecito Counseling, LLC.
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, MA, LPCC, NCC, EMDR, DVOMB
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Mi nombre es Edwin Ruiz. soy un LPCC proveyendo servicios en Colorado Springs. Me da gusto que estes en esta pagina. En ocasiones, la parte más difícil cuando buscamos ayuda es dar el primer paso. El hecho de que estés en esta página haciendo tu propia investigación es algo que en verdad te admiro. Ya sea que estés buscando un terapeuta por primera vez o necesites comenzar de nuevo, me alegro de que estés aquí.
Mi nombre es Edwin Ruiz. soy un LPCC proveyendo servicios en Colorado Springs. Me da gusto que estes en esta pagina. En ocasiones, la parte más difícil cuando buscamos ayuda es dar el primer paso. El hecho de que estés en esta página haciendo tu propia investigación es algo que en verdad te admiro. Ya sea que estés buscando un terapeuta por primera vez o necesites comenzar de nuevo, me alegro de que estés aquí.
(719) 224-9410 View (719) 224-9410
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Bright Space Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CAC III
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
At Bright Space Counseling we offer compassionate care and one of our main goals is to provide a safe place to explore the issues you are facing. We offer services to children, adolescents and adults. Our schedule is flexible; we offer day, evening and Saturday appointments. We would love to talk to you about your current struggles and how we can help you.
At Bright Space Counseling we offer compassionate care and one of our main goals is to provide a safe place to explore the issues you are facing. We offer services to children, adolescents and adults. Our schedule is flexible; we offer day, evening and Saturday appointments. We would love to talk to you about your current struggles and how we can help you.
(719) 316-3853 View (719) 316-3853
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Nicole Jolyn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW, SWC
Verified Verified
Congratulations on courageously taking the first step by investigating counselors. I know it is scary. None of us are perfect, and asking for help is okay. Do you feel like your life is "The Matrix," a hopeless, joyless, purposeless treadmill? Or like "Princess Bride," that "life is pain," and anyone who says differently is selling something? Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? Often, we feel overwhelmed, isolated, discouraged, anxious, depressed, or broken, and we may not know how to find our way through to the other side.
Congratulations on courageously taking the first step by investigating counselors. I know it is scary. None of us are perfect, and asking for help is okay. Do you feel like your life is "The Matrix," a hopeless, joyless, purposeless treadmill? Or like "Princess Bride," that "life is pain," and anyone who says differently is selling something? Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? Often, we feel overwhelmed, isolated, discouraged, anxious, depressed, or broken, and we may not know how to find our way through to the other side.
(719) 738-8463 View (719) 738-8463
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Jennifer Medrano
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MS, LAC
Verified Verified
Colorado Springs, CO 80916  (Online Only)
Navigating through life can begin to feel daunting at times. You may struggle to say "no" to those around you. Being alone may feel frightening and being around others exhausting. You may drift through the days constantly pushing the little voice that says "I'm not okay" to the side, so your loved ones won't worry. You may feel you don't really belong anywhere. Sometimes the only option to cope with the emotions may be running away whether that's scrolling through social media or overindulging. You may want to feel better, but you don't know where to start. Reaching out is the first step towards healthy living and healing.
Navigating through life can begin to feel daunting at times. You may struggle to say "no" to those around you. Being alone may feel frightening and being around others exhausting. You may drift through the days constantly pushing the little voice that says "I'm not okay" to the side, so your loved ones won't worry. You may feel you don't really belong anywhere. Sometimes the only option to cope with the emotions may be running away whether that's scrolling through social media or overindulging. You may want to feel better, but you don't know where to start. Reaching out is the first step towards healthy living and healing.
(719) 882-1542 View (719) 882-1542
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Bright Space counseling
Clinical Social Work Candidate, DHS, MSW, SWC
Verified Verified
My ideal client is seeking personal growth and self-discovery. They are driven to overcome challenges, gain clarity, and make positive changes in their life. They may be struggling with issues such as anxiety, low self-esteem, or difficulty managing relationships. Their primary goal is to attain emotional well-being, find meaning and purpose, and cultivate a fulfilling life. They are motivated to achieve these goals because they desire a sense of fulfillment, happiness, and a greater understanding of themselves and their place in the world.
My ideal client is seeking personal growth and self-discovery. They are driven to overcome challenges, gain clarity, and make positive changes in their life. They may be struggling with issues such as anxiety, low self-esteem, or difficulty managing relationships. Their primary goal is to attain emotional well-being, find meaning and purpose, and cultivate a fulfilling life. They are motivated to achieve these goals because they desire a sense of fulfillment, happiness, and a greater understanding of themselves and their place in the world.
(719) 215-8989 View (719) 215-8989
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Reynel Mirabal
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Rey Mirabal is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 8 years of experience specializing in trauma, child welfare, adoption, depression, anxiety, PTSD, ADD/ADHD, mood disorder, and substance use. Rey uses a client center, empowering therapeutic technique to better help his clients persevere through their many challenges. Rey has an extensive history of working with male survivors of childhood sexual abuse, as well as adoption cases, in which he has assisted his clients to help find the closure they need to move on.
Rey Mirabal is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 8 years of experience specializing in trauma, child welfare, adoption, depression, anxiety, PTSD, ADD/ADHD, mood disorder, and substance use. Rey uses a client center, empowering therapeutic technique to better help his clients persevere through their many challenges. Rey has an extensive history of working with male survivors of childhood sexual abuse, as well as adoption cases, in which he has assisted his clients to help find the closure they need to move on.
(719) 427-6293 View (719) 427-6293
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Allison Shew
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LPC
Verified Verified
Allison Shew is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado who has been practicing since 2002. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Bowling Green State University, a Master of Arts in Community Counseling from the University of Toledo, and a Doctorate of Clinical Psychology from the University of the Rockies. Allison utilizes a strength-based approach with clients to allow them to feel empowered and in charge of their own life.
Allison Shew is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado who has been practicing since 2002. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Bowling Green State University, a Master of Arts in Community Counseling from the University of Toledo, and a Doctorate of Clinical Psychology from the University of the Rockies. Allison utilizes a strength-based approach with clients to allow them to feel empowered and in charge of their own life.
(719) 581-5394 View (719) 581-5394
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Victoria Murray
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
I am a holistic psychotherapist with over 10 years of experience, and my goal is to help you feel worthy and fulfilled. Whether you are experiencing a condition such as anxiety or depression, coping with past trauma, wanting to feel more gratified in your relationships or needing support in managing life stress, I will meet you where you are at to start working towards your goals. I am trained in a variety of therapeutic techniques and practice holistic treatment that focuses on overall wellness of mind and body. I specialize in treating anxiety, building self-worth and self-compassion, and supporting clients in life transitions.
I am a holistic psychotherapist with over 10 years of experience, and my goal is to help you feel worthy and fulfilled. Whether you are experiencing a condition such as anxiety or depression, coping with past trauma, wanting to feel more gratified in your relationships or needing support in managing life stress, I will meet you where you are at to start working towards your goals. I am trained in a variety of therapeutic techniques and practice holistic treatment that focuses on overall wellness of mind and body. I specialize in treating anxiety, building self-worth and self-compassion, and supporting clients in life transitions.
(720) 784-5469 View (720) 784-5469
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Jacqueline Jayde Young
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, RPT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Colorado Springs, CO 80916  (Online Only)
My approach to counseling is through a Person Centered lens, this means I trust you are the expert on yourself and I work to see the world as you view it. By building a strong working relationship it is my goal to help you sort out things that have you feeling off. I plan to help you feel more comfortable with yourself, to help you live your most genuine life. I have a passion working with those struggling with transitions and those who are in need in any manner and at any age. Please feel free to email me or book directly with me on My Website!
My approach to counseling is through a Person Centered lens, this means I trust you are the expert on yourself and I work to see the world as you view it. By building a strong working relationship it is my goal to help you sort out things that have you feeling off. I plan to help you feel more comfortable with yourself, to help you live your most genuine life. I have a passion working with those struggling with transitions and those who are in need in any manner and at any age. Please feel free to email me or book directly with me on My Website!
(682) 305-3862 View (682) 305-3862
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Ashe Taylor
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Ashe Taylor is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Colorado who has been practicing since 2023. Ashe is a counselor focused on building a relationship with the client and creating a relaxed and authentic environment. Their theoretical background is in Existentialism to support the client in connecting with and reaffirming their most authentic self. Ashe also works to remain well-informed on the most up-to-date research on Autism Spectrum Disorder and Attention Deficit disorders.
Ashe Taylor is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Colorado who has been practicing since 2023. Ashe is a counselor focused on building a relationship with the client and creating a relaxed and authentic environment. Their theoretical background is in Existentialism to support the client in connecting with and reaffirming their most authentic self. Ashe also works to remain well-informed on the most up-to-date research on Autism Spectrum Disorder and Attention Deficit disorders.
(719) 356-4331 View (719) 356-4331
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Charis Thompson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Are you ready to start this next part of your healing journey? I believe you have an innate capacity to heal and grow. My role is to create a safe relationship and environment that supports your process. I also happen to be a psychology nerd and will probably introduce different tools or theories for us to explore and see what is helpful for you. Often my work with people focuses on learning to understand and feel emotions, identifying how their past has impacted them, and building stronger relationships (with themselves and with others).
Are you ready to start this next part of your healing journey? I believe you have an innate capacity to heal and grow. My role is to create a safe relationship and environment that supports your process. I also happen to be a psychology nerd and will probably introduce different tools or theories for us to explore and see what is helpful for you. Often my work with people focuses on learning to understand and feel emotions, identifying how their past has impacted them, and building stronger relationships (with themselves and with others).
(719) 735-4971 View (719) 735-4971
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Christina Roig
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Christina Roig is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado who has been practicing since 2017. She has a Masters of Arts in Mental Health Counseling and Wellness from New York University and a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology with a focus on counseling at Carlow University. Christina believes that clients are the foremost experts of their lives and you will work together to establish meaning within that. There are structures within society that impact our mental health, so understanding the client within these contexts, you can work together to create boundaries, understanding and resilience.
Christina Roig is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado who has been practicing since 2017. She has a Masters of Arts in Mental Health Counseling and Wellness from New York University and a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology with a focus on counseling at Carlow University. Christina believes that clients are the foremost experts of their lives and you will work together to establish meaning within that. There are structures within society that impact our mental health, so understanding the client within these contexts, you can work together to create boundaries, understanding and resilience.
(323) 968-6864 View (323) 968-6864
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Lindsay Englund
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Lindsay Englund is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado who has been practicing since 2010. She earned an Undergraduate Degree at Michigan State University and a Graduate School Degree at the University of Hawaii at Hilo. Lindsay's therapeutic philosophy is creating a space to make therapy collaborative and holistic. She believes in letting individual clients set the pace, understanding all good things take time. As a therapist, Lindsay feels her job is to walk beside clients on this journey to work through barriers, and the noise and fogginess life can sometimes present.
Lindsay Englund is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado who has been practicing since 2010. She earned an Undergraduate Degree at Michigan State University and a Graduate School Degree at the University of Hawaii at Hilo. Lindsay's therapeutic philosophy is creating a space to make therapy collaborative and holistic. She believes in letting individual clients set the pace, understanding all good things take time. As a therapist, Lindsay feels her job is to walk beside clients on this journey to work through barriers, and the noise and fogginess life can sometimes present.
(719) 735-8852 View (719) 735-8852
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Craig Anderson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Dr. Craig L. Anderson is a licensed Psychologist in Colorado who specializes in evaluating and testing for various cognitive and psychiatric disorders. He earned his doctorate in clinical psychology at Georgia Southern University and completed his predoctoral internship training at Denver Health Hospital Authority. Furthermore, he received advanced training in neuropsychological evaluations during his informal post-doctoral time at Rocky Mountain Behavioral Medicine under the tutelage of neuropsychologist Dr. Kendra L. Sherwood.
Dr. Craig L. Anderson is a licensed Psychologist in Colorado who specializes in evaluating and testing for various cognitive and psychiatric disorders. He earned his doctorate in clinical psychology at Georgia Southern University and completed his predoctoral internship training at Denver Health Hospital Authority. Furthermore, he received advanced training in neuropsychological evaluations during his informal post-doctoral time at Rocky Mountain Behavioral Medicine under the tutelage of neuropsychologist Dr. Kendra L. Sherwood.
(719) 745-4299 View (719) 745-4299
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Melissa Smart
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Melissa Smart is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado who has been practicing since 2010. She I received her Bachelor's in Science Majoring in Psychology and Minoring in Philosophy from Colorado State University-Pueblo. She also completed her Master's in Counseling with a Specialization in Forensic Psychology from Adler University in Chicago. Melissa provides person-centered and trauma-informed approach to therapy.
Melissa Smart is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado who has been practicing since 2010. She I received her Bachelor's in Science Majoring in Psychology and Minoring in Philosophy from Colorado State University-Pueblo. She also completed her Master's in Counseling with a Specialization in Forensic Psychology from Adler University in Chicago. Melissa provides person-centered and trauma-informed approach to therapy.
(719) 581-8171 View (719) 581-8171
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Desert Streams Counseling, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Deciding whether or not to seek counseling can resemble a root canal I once had - embarrassment about not brushing properly, pain of the procedure, and the cost all made me wonder if it was worth it. Counseling can seem like this. If you're like me, though, you may also feel stuck or hopeless as problems come up again and again. Will anything really change? Life just is not supposed to be like this... Let me say, you are not alone and there is so much hope!
Deciding whether or not to seek counseling can resemble a root canal I once had - embarrassment about not brushing properly, pain of the procedure, and the cost all made me wonder if it was worth it. Counseling can seem like this. If you're like me, though, you may also feel stuck or hopeless as problems come up again and again. Will anything really change? Life just is not supposed to be like this... Let me say, you are not alone and there is so much hope!
(270) 632-6293 View (270) 632-6293

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 80916

40+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in 80916 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
88% Depression
81% Trauma and PTSD
75% Grief
63% Self Esteem
58% Relationship Issues
58% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

78% Cigna and Evernorth
72% Aetna
64% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 80916 see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

74% Female
22% Male
4% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 80916?

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.