Therapists in Arvada, CO

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Laura Womack
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Arvada, CO 80002
Waitlist for new clients
I work to empower individuals as they find their way through life's challenges. I strive to create a space that is accepting, nonjudgmental, and authentic where individuals feel open to share the pain, confusion and frustrations they are facing. The process of building connection, validating clients experiences while exploring different perspectives, and working to find practical tools that the client can use to navigate the obstacles in their lives. Through our work together I hope that clients feel enabled to become empowered, open, and confident in their own abilities and strengths.
I work to empower individuals as they find their way through life's challenges. I strive to create a space that is accepting, nonjudgmental, and authentic where individuals feel open to share the pain, confusion and frustrations they are facing. The process of building connection, validating clients experiences while exploring different perspectives, and working to find practical tools that the client can use to navigate the obstacles in their lives. Through our work together I hope that clients feel enabled to become empowered, open, and confident in their own abilities and strengths.
(720) 650-2226 View (720) 650-2226
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Silver Linings Mental Health
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Arvada, CO 80004  (Online Only)
Hello, I am Sara D. Martin. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who enjoys working with children, families, and adults. As a counselor, my client’s individuality is important to me. I always strive to use an eclectic approach to use evidence-based therapy interventions tailored to help my clients reach their treatment goals. I create a safe, collaborative, and trusting environment for my clients to process and explore how to make lasting, positive changes in their lives.
Hello, I am Sara D. Martin. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who enjoys working with children, families, and adults. As a counselor, my client’s individuality is important to me. I always strive to use an eclectic approach to use evidence-based therapy interventions tailored to help my clients reach their treatment goals. I create a safe, collaborative, and trusting environment for my clients to process and explore how to make lasting, positive changes in their lives.
(720) 802-4778 View (720) 802-4778
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Balanced Pathways Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Arvada, CO 80003  (Online Only)
As a committed Marriage and Family Therapist, I hold a deep commitment to assisting individuals, couples, and families in successfully navigating the intricate dynamics of their relationships. My professional path has been fueled by a sincere conviction in the transformative potential of interpersonal bonds and their profound influence on our emotional equilibrium.
As a committed Marriage and Family Therapist, I hold a deep commitment to assisting individuals, couples, and families in successfully navigating the intricate dynamics of their relationships. My professional path has been fueled by a sincere conviction in the transformative potential of interpersonal bonds and their profound influence on our emotional equilibrium.
(720) 797-7813 View (720) 797-7813
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Carol O'Dowd
MDiv, MPA, MI, CAS, NLC
Verified Verified
Arvada, CO 80005
Are you dealing with trauma, anxiety, addiction, stress, grief, or loss? Do you want peace of mind and to enjoy success? I help individuals realign with their integrity and strength to make the changes they want. Using Eastern and Western techniques I help clients 're-story' traumas and anxieties that allow them to achieve their goals. As an ordained Buddhist priest and former Chaplain, I also offer spiritual counseling. My experience training/counseling prisoners in the United States and Indonesia taught me how often we imprison ourselves with our own emotions.
Are you dealing with trauma, anxiety, addiction, stress, grief, or loss? Do you want peace of mind and to enjoy success? I help individuals realign with their integrity and strength to make the changes they want. Using Eastern and Western techniques I help clients 're-story' traumas and anxieties that allow them to achieve their goals. As an ordained Buddhist priest and former Chaplain, I also offer spiritual counseling. My experience training/counseling prisoners in the United States and Indonesia taught me how often we imprison ourselves with our own emotions.
(720) 442-7535 View (720) 442-7535
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Alpine Lakes Holistic Counseling & Wellness Ctr
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, LPCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Arvada, CO 80002
Welcome to Alpine Lakes Holistic Counseling & Wellness Center! If you are struggling to find joy in life, feeling stuck, often in toxic or unhealthy relationships, and/or experiencing depression, or anxiety. You may still be impacted by a traumatic event that happened years ago. Using evidenced based approaches including EMDR, ACT, Mindfulness and somatic modalities fused with holistic approaches such as yoga, mindfulness, essential oils, etc., we offer a unique blend of trauma-focused holistic outpatient counseling for adolescents, women, and men experiencing a range of symptoms due to difficult experiences, trauma and/or loss.
Welcome to Alpine Lakes Holistic Counseling & Wellness Center! If you are struggling to find joy in life, feeling stuck, often in toxic or unhealthy relationships, and/or experiencing depression, or anxiety. You may still be impacted by a traumatic event that happened years ago. Using evidenced based approaches including EMDR, ACT, Mindfulness and somatic modalities fused with holistic approaches such as yoga, mindfulness, essential oils, etc., we offer a unique blend of trauma-focused holistic outpatient counseling for adolescents, women, and men experiencing a range of symptoms due to difficult experiences, trauma and/or loss.
(720) 594-7155 View (720) 594-7155
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Mandi Amato
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Arvada, CO 80004
Passionate about supporting children and teens facing challenges such as worry, anxiety, peer difficulties, academic struggles, low self-esteem, and the impact of parental divorce. I provide empathetic counseling, fostering resilience, coping skills, and a safe space for growth. With a focus on mental well-being, I empower young minds to navigate life's hurdles, promoting emotional health and positive relationships.
Passionate about supporting children and teens facing challenges such as worry, anxiety, peer difficulties, academic struggles, low self-esteem, and the impact of parental divorce. I provide empathetic counseling, fostering resilience, coping skills, and a safe space for growth. With a focus on mental well-being, I empower young minds to navigate life's hurdles, promoting emotional health and positive relationships.
(720) 706-1287 View (720) 706-1287
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Jared Anderson
Marriage and Family Therapist Candidate, MFTC, MA
Verified Verified
Arvada, CO 80003
Specializing in couples, men, or those in a faith crisis. I offer hope for relationship struggles like communication, conflict, finances, and infidelity. I've successfully guided couples from the brink of divorce to thriving relationships. For men navigating cultural shifts, I provide support to overcome challenges tied to evolving norms. Additionally, I assist individuals facing a faith crisis, offering understanding and guidance. Passionate about fostering growth and resilience, I'm dedicated to helping you strengthen relationships, navigate modern masculinity, and find resolution amid a faith crisis.
Specializing in couples, men, or those in a faith crisis. I offer hope for relationship struggles like communication, conflict, finances, and infidelity. I've successfully guided couples from the brink of divorce to thriving relationships. For men navigating cultural shifts, I provide support to overcome challenges tied to evolving norms. Additionally, I assist individuals facing a faith crisis, offering understanding and guidance. Passionate about fostering growth and resilience, I'm dedicated to helping you strengthen relationships, navigate modern masculinity, and find resolution amid a faith crisis.
(720) 770-8541 View (720) 770-8541
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Scott F Olds
Unlicensed Psychotherapist, HST
Verified Verified
Arvada, CO 80004
I provide Individual counseling and couples counseling in Arvada, Colorado (West Denver.) I particularly enjoy working with Highly Sensitive People (HSPs). Specialties include improving communication skills with couples and working with trauma, anxiety, depression, illness, and grief. I use EMDR for treating grief and trauma.
I provide Individual counseling and couples counseling in Arvada, Colorado (West Denver.) I particularly enjoy working with Highly Sensitive People (HSPs). Specialties include improving communication skills with couples and working with trauma, anxiety, depression, illness, and grief. I use EMDR for treating grief and trauma.
(720) 897-3719 View (720) 897-3719
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Jenna Caldwell
Marriage and Family Therapist Candidate, MFT-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Arvada, CO 80002
Self-Esteem & Anxiety Individual Therapy. Couple and Relationship Therapy. Parent-Child Relationship Therapy. I work with couples who desire to cultivate a deeper connection, intimacy, and trust. In our sessions, we will work together to uncover and address troublesome patterns blocking you and your partner from connection and healing. I also help parents & children strengthen their relationships and create healthier family dynamics through bridging communication gaps, nurturing mutual understanding, and creating a more supportive space.
Self-Esteem & Anxiety Individual Therapy. Couple and Relationship Therapy. Parent-Child Relationship Therapy. I work with couples who desire to cultivate a deeper connection, intimacy, and trust. In our sessions, we will work together to uncover and address troublesome patterns blocking you and your partner from connection and healing. I also help parents & children strengthen their relationships and create healthier family dynamics through bridging communication gaps, nurturing mutual understanding, and creating a more supportive space.
(720) 815-9724 View (720) 815-9724
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Scarlett Betters
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Arvada, CO 80004  (Online Only)
As a therapist, my role is to guide you to achieving your personal treatment goals to live a happy & fulfilling life. I specialize in trauma and use EMDR therapy for treatment. I also have experience working with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, life changes & transitions such as divorce, school/job changes, relocations, & friendship/relationship challenges. I meet you where you are in your journey & determine the therapeutic modality after getting to know you & your needs. I have been a Psychotherapist for over 15 years & am passionate about helping people reach their full potential in life!
As a therapist, my role is to guide you to achieving your personal treatment goals to live a happy & fulfilling life. I specialize in trauma and use EMDR therapy for treatment. I also have experience working with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, life changes & transitions such as divorce, school/job changes, relocations, & friendship/relationship challenges. I meet you where you are in your journey & determine the therapeutic modality after getting to know you & your needs. I have been a Psychotherapist for over 15 years & am passionate about helping people reach their full potential in life!
(720) 740-8625 View (720) 740-8625
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Katie Hyzy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Arvada, CO 80002
Welcome! If you're feeling stuck and unsure of what's holding you back, struggling to find meaning or purpose in your life, finding yourself in unfulfilling relationship after unfulfilling relationship, or moving through a major life transition, I'm here for you. As your therapist, I provide a safe and deeply compassionate container where you can begin to explore, expand and truly heal. Let's embark on a transformative journey together, working towards a life filled with purpose, meaningful connections, and self-acceptance. Your path to a more fulfilling life begins right here.
Welcome! If you're feeling stuck and unsure of what's holding you back, struggling to find meaning or purpose in your life, finding yourself in unfulfilling relationship after unfulfilling relationship, or moving through a major life transition, I'm here for you. As your therapist, I provide a safe and deeply compassionate container where you can begin to explore, expand and truly heal. Let's embark on a transformative journey together, working towards a life filled with purpose, meaningful connections, and self-acceptance. Your path to a more fulfilling life begins right here.
(720) 893-3318 View (720) 893-3318
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Sarah Murray
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BA, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Arvada, CO 80002
Currently accepting new clients for ketamine therapy and EMDR and now IN network with Kaiser! If you've done therapy before but you want access to your subconscious to deepen your self understanding, then I can be your guide. By using psychedelic therapy with ketamine or EMDR we use all sources of deep inner wisdom to undo the things that aren't working anymore and strengthen the things that are! Sometimes talking just isn't going to cut it, and our own language and societal norms can be self limiting factors. We can cut through that in a safe way together to help you flourish in your unique humanness.
Currently accepting new clients for ketamine therapy and EMDR and now IN network with Kaiser! If you've done therapy before but you want access to your subconscious to deepen your self understanding, then I can be your guide. By using psychedelic therapy with ketamine or EMDR we use all sources of deep inner wisdom to undo the things that aren't working anymore and strengthen the things that are! Sometimes talking just isn't going to cut it, and our own language and societal norms can be self limiting factors. We can cut through that in a safe way together to help you flourish in your unique humanness.
(720) 506-2239 View (720) 506-2239
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Kate J Heit
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Arvada, CO 80003
There are times in life when difficulties feel insurmountable, and all you really need is to be heard. Sometimes the complexities of contemporary living present problems that get in the way of who and how we want to be. I can help you understand the obstacles that are undermining your happiness, and to trust again in your own intuition to discover the strengths that are already there within you. While we can't change situations of the past or the family's we were born into, there is potential here for you to better understand how your past experiences and/or current challenges are interfering with your ability to enjoy life fully.
There are times in life when difficulties feel insurmountable, and all you really need is to be heard. Sometimes the complexities of contemporary living present problems that get in the way of who and how we want to be. I can help you understand the obstacles that are undermining your happiness, and to trust again in your own intuition to discover the strengths that are already there within you. While we can't change situations of the past or the family's we were born into, there is potential here for you to better understand how your past experiences and/or current challenges are interfering with your ability to enjoy life fully.
(720) 821-6967 View (720) 821-6967
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Ashley Patel
Licensed Social Worker, LSW
Verified Verified
Arvada, CO 80002
Hello my name is Ashley Patel, LSW. I am a psychotherapist with iSeek Counseling. Feeling stuck and not sure why? If you are an adult having difficulty with managing stressors, making progress towards your goals, or feeling maybe overwhelmed, anxious or depressed then I would love to help guide you towards discovering what is blocking you from where you want to be. My clinical focus is working with adults (age 18 and older) experiencing anxiety, depression, life transitions and self-esteem.
Hello my name is Ashley Patel, LSW. I am a psychotherapist with iSeek Counseling. Feeling stuck and not sure why? If you are an adult having difficulty with managing stressors, making progress towards your goals, or feeling maybe overwhelmed, anxious or depressed then I would love to help guide you towards discovering what is blocking you from where you want to be. My clinical focus is working with adults (age 18 and older) experiencing anxiety, depression, life transitions and self-esteem.
(888) 901-5874 View (888) 901-5874
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Laura Burton
Counselor
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Arvada, CO 80003
Life can present us with challenges and experiences that leave us feeling overwhelmed, anxious, and at times, stuck in our pain. As a trauma therapist, my mission is to provide a safe, non-judgmental space for you to heal, grow, and thrive. I believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship, and I'm here to walk this journey with you. I believe in making connections between the past and current circumstances and symptoms. We'll work together to explore your past, understand your present, and create a brighter future.
Life can present us with challenges and experiences that leave us feeling overwhelmed, anxious, and at times, stuck in our pain. As a trauma therapist, my mission is to provide a safe, non-judgmental space for you to heal, grow, and thrive. I believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship, and I'm here to walk this journey with you. I believe in making connections between the past and current circumstances and symptoms. We'll work together to explore your past, understand your present, and create a brighter future.
(720) 650-7351 View (720) 650-7351
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Jenny Bierman
Counselor, LPCC, EMDR
Verified Verified
Arvada, CO 80002
Welcome! I specialize in working with adult females who are struggling with depression, anxiety, unresolved trauma, grief, and addictive patterns. I also provide counseling for teen females who are struggling with anxiety, depression, life transitions, or identity development. My goal is build trust and create safety to foster the change we are working towards. You might be feeling anxious or depressed, or working to cope with trauma you have experienced. I use therapy techniques including EMDR to help you connect with your authentic self and create a more balanced life.
Welcome! I specialize in working with adult females who are struggling with depression, anxiety, unresolved trauma, grief, and addictive patterns. I also provide counseling for teen females who are struggling with anxiety, depression, life transitions, or identity development. My goal is build trust and create safety to foster the change we are working towards. You might be feeling anxious or depressed, or working to cope with trauma you have experienced. I use therapy techniques including EMDR to help you connect with your authentic self and create a more balanced life.
(719) 581-5652 View (719) 581-5652
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Zoe Denver Nelson
Licensed Professional Counselor, BS, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Arvada, CO 80004
There has to be more to Mental Care than crisis management, disorders, illnesses, or diagnosis labeling. We are proactive in the maintenance of our bodies, yet, we neglect the "main computer" the mind, the psyche, the CORE of us. We, at CORE, believe in working hard - Mental Health Boot Camp - if you get the drift. Compassion is abundant at CORE but not in the form of soft talk. You are doing hard work and we take it serious. As a team we will discover those aspects of "self" that make us all so amazing. We will walk together sharing life's stories and how they do or do not define who you are at our CORE.
There has to be more to Mental Care than crisis management, disorders, illnesses, or diagnosis labeling. We are proactive in the maintenance of our bodies, yet, we neglect the "main computer" the mind, the psyche, the CORE of us. We, at CORE, believe in working hard - Mental Health Boot Camp - if you get the drift. Compassion is abundant at CORE but not in the form of soft talk. You are doing hard work and we take it serious. As a team we will discover those aspects of "self" that make us all so amazing. We will walk together sharing life's stories and how they do or do not define who you are at our CORE.
(844) 205-6244 View (844) 205-6244
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Liz Delaney
Marriage and Family Therapist Candidate, MA, MFTC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Arvada, CO 80002
Do you find it challenging to prioritize your own needs? Are you exhausted by turbulent relationships? Do you struggle with a loss of a sense of self that affects your day to day life? One thing is certain: you're ready to prioritize your needs and make time for yourself. Together, we will work to enhance your connections with both yourself and others. As a late diagnosed neurodivergent therapist, I derive great joy from assisting others in gaining a deeper understanding of themselves and their needs.
Do you find it challenging to prioritize your own needs? Are you exhausted by turbulent relationships? Do you struggle with a loss of a sense of self that affects your day to day life? One thing is certain: you're ready to prioritize your needs and make time for yourself. Together, we will work to enhance your connections with both yourself and others. As a late diagnosed neurodivergent therapist, I derive great joy from assisting others in gaining a deeper understanding of themselves and their needs.
(720) 637-5497 View (720) 637-5497
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Julie Bonnell
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LAC
Verified Verified
Arvada, CO 80003  (Online Only)
Most of my clients live in fear around how much food they eat or do not eat. Their relationship with food has evolved into one of pain and hiding versus pleasure and health. I use a Gestalt approach which gives voice to a person's conflicting two parts: the part wanting to hold onto the eating disorder and its benefits, and the part wanting to let go for permanent growth and healing. Clients ultimately can reach a place where they discover choice, freedom and inner peace.
Most of my clients live in fear around how much food they eat or do not eat. Their relationship with food has evolved into one of pain and hiding versus pleasure and health. I use a Gestalt approach which gives voice to a person's conflicting two parts: the part wanting to hold onto the eating disorder and its benefits, and the part wanting to let go for permanent growth and healing. Clients ultimately can reach a place where they discover choice, freedom and inner peace.
(303) 622-5966 View (303) 622-5966
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Pauly Munn, EMDR Therapist
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, LPCC, NCC, EMDR
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Arvada, CO 80007
Welcome to my office, would you like some tea? Feel free to make yourself comfortable, and start wherever you'd like. As your individual & couples counselor, I am here to delve into the depths of your unique experience. My goal is to provide a safe space where you feel comfortable and confident exploring your inner-self, nurturing your relationships, expanding your deepest curiosities, and healing any emotional wounds along the way. Therapy doesn't always have to be scary or painful, so take a moment to bring attention to your breath, and when you feel ready, shoot me a e-mail to see how I can help.
Welcome to my office, would you like some tea? Feel free to make yourself comfortable, and start wherever you'd like. As your individual & couples counselor, I am here to delve into the depths of your unique experience. My goal is to provide a safe space where you feel comfortable and confident exploring your inner-self, nurturing your relationships, expanding your deepest curiosities, and healing any emotional wounds along the way. Therapy doesn't always have to be scary or painful, so take a moment to bring attention to your breath, and when you feel ready, shoot me a e-mail to see how I can help.
(720) 802-2765 View (720) 802-2765

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Arvada, CO

400+

Average cost per session

$143

Therapists in Arvada, CO who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
84% Depression
76% Relationship Issues
74% Self Esteem
72% Trauma and PTSD
71% Stress
68% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

78% Aetna
65% Cigna and Evernorth
61% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Arvada, CO see their clients

77% In Person and Online
23% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
16% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Arvada?

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.