Therapists in Boulder, CO

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Photo of Dr. Vanessa Kelly, Psychologist in Boulder, CO
Dr. Vanessa Kelly
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Boulder, CO 80302
I know that therapy requires the right fit for clients to make progress. I believe in finding that fit, which is why I will provide a client with a free thirty-minute consultation. That will give us both time to see if I am the right person to help you and your needs, and for you to ask any questions about my treatment approach. I have over thirty years of experience in Colorado and in California, teaching in a medical school, and supervising mental health trainees and practicing clinicians. I love this work, and look forward to working with you.
I know that therapy requires the right fit for clients to make progress. I believe in finding that fit, which is why I will provide a client with a free thirty-minute consultation. That will give us both time to see if I am the right person to help you and your needs, and for you to ask any questions about my treatment approach. I have over thirty years of experience in Colorado and in California, teaching in a medical school, and supervising mental health trainees and practicing clinicians. I love this work, and look forward to working with you.
(720) 706-2587 View (720) 706-2587
Photo of Dylan Rivard, Licensed Professional Counselor in Boulder, CO
Dylan Rivard
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Boulder, CO 80301
If you feel overwhelmed by the state of the world, and find yourself thinking "A cloud of worry and criticism seems to follow me wherever I go. I have a decent job, most of my problems seem small compared to others, and yet that doesn't change the fact that most days I want to give up. My free time is a minefield of avoidance, distraction, and overwhelm. The things I really want to do with my life feel far away, and mustering the motivation to do something about it can feel impossible. I'm terrified that my whole life will be one long, crushing disappointment. Why does it have to be so hard?" I can help. We can do this together.
If you feel overwhelmed by the state of the world, and find yourself thinking "A cloud of worry and criticism seems to follow me wherever I go. I have a decent job, most of my problems seem small compared to others, and yet that doesn't change the fact that most days I want to give up. My free time is a minefield of avoidance, distraction, and overwhelm. The things I really want to do with my life feel far away, and mustering the motivation to do something about it can feel impossible. I'm terrified that my whole life will be one long, crushing disappointment. Why does it have to be so hard?" I can help. We can do this together.
(720) 891-4783 View (720) 891-4783
Photo of Annemarie Prairie, Licensed Professional Counselor in Boulder, CO
Annemarie Prairie
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LAC, CRNC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Boulder, CO 80305
You come home from work and can't unwind - the stress of your day is keeping your thoughts churning and your anxiety up. You’re regularly on edge and binge-watching Netflix & drinking wine is not really working. It’s hard for you to enjoy your kids and partner because the anxious thoughts overrun you. It’s difficult to say no to co-workers and friends because you don’t want to let anyone down, but you’re exhausted. The to-do list keeps getting longer and there’s no real time for you – the life you thought you’d be living seems just out of your grasp.
You come home from work and can't unwind - the stress of your day is keeping your thoughts churning and your anxiety up. You’re regularly on edge and binge-watching Netflix & drinking wine is not really working. It’s hard for you to enjoy your kids and partner because the anxious thoughts overrun you. It’s difficult to say no to co-workers and friends because you don’t want to let anyone down, but you’re exhausted. The to-do list keeps getting longer and there’s no real time for you – the life you thought you’d be living seems just out of your grasp.
(303) 586-3561 View (303) 586-3561
Photo of Rachael Cruze, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Boulder, CO
Rachael Cruze
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Boulder, CO 80301
I'm an LCSW passionate about helping people navigate the challenges of anxiety, depression, trauma, low self-esteem, grief, and perfectionism. In my practice, I create a safe, supportive space where you can shed layers of burden and embrace your personal growth. I recognize that each individual's path is unique. I strive to understand your specific experiences and how they shape your present struggles. Whether you're grappling with intrusive thoughts, overwhelming sadness, or the echoes of past trauma, I'll walk alongside you with empathy and guidance.
I'm an LCSW passionate about helping people navigate the challenges of anxiety, depression, trauma, low self-esteem, grief, and perfectionism. In my practice, I create a safe, supportive space where you can shed layers of burden and embrace your personal growth. I recognize that each individual's path is unique. I strive to understand your specific experiences and how they shape your present struggles. Whether you're grappling with intrusive thoughts, overwhelming sadness, or the echoes of past trauma, I'll walk alongside you with empathy and guidance.
(720) 802-4839 View (720) 802-4839
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Dr. Jennifer Abbott
Psychologist, PhD, LAC, EMDR, DBT
Verified Verified
Boulder, CO 80302
Hope is not something that everyone has, but it is something everyone deserves. I work successfully with adolescents and adults to overcome difficult problems including addiction, substance abuse, trauma, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), relationship problems, and overwhelming emotions. My expertise in both psychotherapy and addictions counseling allows me to help people resolve compounding problems though an integrative and effective approach. My passion is working with complex trauma, extremely intense emotions, and addiction. I am committed to helping you feel better, uncover your potential, and achieve meaningful goals.
Hope is not something that everyone has, but it is something everyone deserves. I work successfully with adolescents and adults to overcome difficult problems including addiction, substance abuse, trauma, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), relationship problems, and overwhelming emotions. My expertise in both psychotherapy and addictions counseling allows me to help people resolve compounding problems though an integrative and effective approach. My passion is working with complex trauma, extremely intense emotions, and addiction. I am committed to helping you feel better, uncover your potential, and achieve meaningful goals.
(720) 613-5495 View (720) 613-5495
Photo of Stephanie Small, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Boulder, CO
Stephanie Small
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CNE, CMHN
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Boulder, CO 80301
Have you "been there, done that" with talk therapy? Obtained the insight, but can't seem to change the actual feelings and behaviors? I teach my clients the embodied, emotional skills that revolutionized healing for myself and hundreds of my own clients during my 20+ years as a therapist. I have worked with many clients who have had years or decades of therapy and who say that this work has been by far the most effective they have experienced. I collaborate best with sensitive rebels and high achievers craving more connection, sovereignty, and life force.
Have you "been there, done that" with talk therapy? Obtained the insight, but can't seem to change the actual feelings and behaviors? I teach my clients the embodied, emotional skills that revolutionized healing for myself and hundreds of my own clients during my 20+ years as a therapist. I have worked with many clients who have had years or decades of therapy and who say that this work has been by far the most effective they have experienced. I collaborate best with sensitive rebels and high achievers craving more connection, sovereignty, and life force.
(720) 807-8034 View (720) 807-8034
Photo of Christin P Bellian, Marriage & Family Therapist in Boulder, CO
Christin P Bellian
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Boulder, CO 80302
I will help you gain a more profound understanding of your experience, a deeper connection with self and others, and a recognition of your individual and relational values and beliefs. I will guide you toward greater self-worth so you can ask for and have the rich life and meaningful relationships you want and deserve. I work with all kinds of clients in all kinds of configurations. I meet with individuals, couples, and families, and I like to work with clients across time. I will offer you support as your life unfolds.
I will help you gain a more profound understanding of your experience, a deeper connection with self and others, and a recognition of your individual and relational values and beliefs. I will guide you toward greater self-worth so you can ask for and have the rich life and meaningful relationships you want and deserve. I work with all kinds of clients in all kinds of configurations. I meet with individuals, couples, and families, and I like to work with clients across time. I will offer you support as your life unfolds.
(720) 702-1549 View (720) 702-1549
Photo of Eve Ellis, Licensed Professional Counselor in Boulder, CO
Eve Ellis
Licensed Professional Counselor, BA, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Boulder, CO 80303
Not accepting new clients
I specialize in working with children, teenagers and families. I have advanced training in Play Therapy, Equine Therapy and Wilderness Therapy. A lot of children can struggle with experiences in life. Sometimes something specific happens and your child might need support expressing themselves appropriately. Other times your child might struggle with more general behavioral issues. Needing help is normal and I have helped many children and teens move through difficult experiences and behaviors to a place of stability and balance.
I specialize in working with children, teenagers and families. I have advanced training in Play Therapy, Equine Therapy and Wilderness Therapy. A lot of children can struggle with experiences in life. Sometimes something specific happens and your child might need support expressing themselves appropriately. Other times your child might struggle with more general behavioral issues. Needing help is normal and I have helped many children and teens move through difficult experiences and behaviors to a place of stability and balance.
(303) 502-9384 View (303) 502-9384
Photo of Dr. Lauren Golia, Licensed Professional Counselor in Boulder, CO
Dr. Lauren Golia
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD
Verified Verified
Boulder, CO 80306  (Online Only)
It takes courage to ask for help. You may be seeking help for anxiety or depression. You may be experiencing conflicts in your relationships or stress from your job. Perhaps you feel stuck, disconnected, that something is missing in your life, or you're having difficulty with a transition of some kind. Psychotherapy is both a challenging and rewarding process. With a collaborative approach that combines insight-oriented and goal-directed interventions, I work with you to help you move towards a stronger, healthier sense of self and face challenges in a new, more thoughtful way.
It takes courage to ask for help. You may be seeking help for anxiety or depression. You may be experiencing conflicts in your relationships or stress from your job. Perhaps you feel stuck, disconnected, that something is missing in your life, or you're having difficulty with a transition of some kind. Psychotherapy is both a challenging and rewarding process. With a collaborative approach that combines insight-oriented and goal-directed interventions, I work with you to help you move towards a stronger, healthier sense of self and face challenges in a new, more thoughtful way.
(970) 458-7290 View (970) 458-7290
Photo of Dr. Lynda Mathis, Clinical Psychologist, Psychologist in Boulder, CO
Dr. Lynda Mathis, Clinical Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boulder, CO 80303
Times are tough right now, and you might be feeling overwhelmed with anxiety, sadness, and loneliness. Some days it's hard to even get started at all. Or maybe you feel disconnected from your partner, like they don't understand you or care, and you wonder if you'll ever feel love again. You might be trying hard to forgive your partner for having an affair, but you just can't, and you're afraid you won't ever get past it. You do not have to struggle alone, and together we can work toward getting you or your relationship to a better place.
Times are tough right now, and you might be feeling overwhelmed with anxiety, sadness, and loneliness. Some days it's hard to even get started at all. Or maybe you feel disconnected from your partner, like they don't understand you or care, and you wonder if you'll ever feel love again. You might be trying hard to forgive your partner for having an affair, but you just can't, and you're afraid you won't ever get past it. You do not have to struggle alone, and together we can work toward getting you or your relationship to a better place.
(720) 740-4480 View (720) 740-4480
Photo of Jeb Bennett LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Boulder, CO
Jeb Bennett LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CAC II
Verified Verified
Boulder, CO 80304  (Online Only)
Everywhere you look, you get nothing but misunderstanding. You have drifted farther away from your best life and the way things used to be or the way you feel they should be. Parts of yourself are always on guard and prevent you from connections that make life worthwhile. The joy you once felt is a distant memory. Things have happened to you that were not your fault and it just doesn't seem fair. Negative behaviors that you can't control are leading to issues at work, in your main relationships, and other friendships. Your self esteem keeps going downhill, the destructive behaviors continue to rise, and the best part of you is lost.
Everywhere you look, you get nothing but misunderstanding. You have drifted farther away from your best life and the way things used to be or the way you feel they should be. Parts of yourself are always on guard and prevent you from connections that make life worthwhile. The joy you once felt is a distant memory. Things have happened to you that were not your fault and it just doesn't seem fair. Negative behaviors that you can't control are leading to issues at work, in your main relationships, and other friendships. Your self esteem keeps going downhill, the destructive behaviors continue to rise, and the best part of you is lost.
(303) 622-3345 View (303) 622-3345
Photo of Tobias Gale, Licensed Professional Counselor in Boulder, CO
Tobias Gale
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boulder, CO 80301  (Online Only)
The symptoms that have us seek out professional help are often rooted in trauma—experiences in our lives that told us we were unlovable, not “good enough”, or “bad”; that change how we feel about ourselves and how we show up in the world. The challenges that so many of us face today, be it anxiety or chronic stress, depression, substance abuse, or relationship issues, can frequently be traced back to these experiences. As a psychotherapist specializing in mindfulness-based counseling, gestalt therapy and Inner Child Work, I will help you to uncover the heart of your issues, reclaim what was lost, and revive your joy for life.
The symptoms that have us seek out professional help are often rooted in trauma—experiences in our lives that told us we were unlovable, not “good enough”, or “bad”; that change how we feel about ourselves and how we show up in the world. The challenges that so many of us face today, be it anxiety or chronic stress, depression, substance abuse, or relationship issues, can frequently be traced back to these experiences. As a psychotherapist specializing in mindfulness-based counseling, gestalt therapy and Inner Child Work, I will help you to uncover the heart of your issues, reclaim what was lost, and revive your joy for life.
(720) 807-7432 View (720) 807-7432
Photo of Joe Soma, Licensed Professional Counselor in Boulder, CO
Joe Soma
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boulder, CO 80304
Thank you for your interest. I tend to work with people in a manner that focuses on strengths, on the inherent wisdom of your system. No matter what the stuck spot, there is something trying to get worked out through the, for example, arguments, depression, anxiety, drug use... there is some aspect of Self that is doing its best to show up. In our work together, we will relieve the pain and struggle of the unhealthy strategy that is not working, while simultaneously working on creating the patterns for a new way to interface with the world.
Thank you for your interest. I tend to work with people in a manner that focuses on strengths, on the inherent wisdom of your system. No matter what the stuck spot, there is something trying to get worked out through the, for example, arguments, depression, anxiety, drug use... there is some aspect of Self that is doing its best to show up. In our work together, we will relieve the pain and struggle of the unhealthy strategy that is not working, while simultaneously working on creating the patterns for a new way to interface with the world.
(720) 613-6126 View (720) 613-6126
Photo of Abigail Robinson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Boulder, CO
Abigail Robinson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Boulder, CO 80301
Are you fed up with feeling stuck? Tired of feeling miserable or unsatisfied? Has your partner finally agreed to couples counseling? Are your parents or teenager driving you nuts? The thought of talking to stranger about your problems can be intimidating, so call me or e-mail me just to see if we're comfortable with each other. If we are, then schedule an appointment. I can help you get unstuck.
Are you fed up with feeling stuck? Tired of feeling miserable or unsatisfied? Has your partner finally agreed to couples counseling? Are your parents or teenager driving you nuts? The thought of talking to stranger about your problems can be intimidating, so call me or e-mail me just to see if we're comfortable with each other. If we are, then schedule an appointment. I can help you get unstuck.
(720) 722-6513 View (720) 722-6513
Photo of Jamie Lococo, Marriage and Family Therapist Candidate in Boulder, CO
Jamie Lococo
Marriage and Family Therapist Candidate, MA, MFT-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boulder, CO 80303
I am so glad you are here. It is incredibly brave to take this step toward connecting with others in a way that will inevitably ask a lot of you. Therapy requires you to be raw and vulnerable. I believe in creating a space that allows for the comfortable and uncomfortable parts of processing, leading to personal and mutual growth. Maybe we’ll work in the expansive outdoors or an inviting indoor space. Imagine a space that is warm, open-minded, and open-hearted and can support all that you bring. I create a space that honors social, cultural, economic, and spiritual differences and similarities.
I am so glad you are here. It is incredibly brave to take this step toward connecting with others in a way that will inevitably ask a lot of you. Therapy requires you to be raw and vulnerable. I believe in creating a space that allows for the comfortable and uncomfortable parts of processing, leading to personal and mutual growth. Maybe we’ll work in the expansive outdoors or an inviting indoor space. Imagine a space that is warm, open-minded, and open-hearted and can support all that you bring. I create a space that honors social, cultural, economic, and spiritual differences and similarities.
(720) 782-5991 View (720) 782-5991
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Humanistic Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boulder, CO 80305
Not accepting new clients
My clients realize that their experience(s) of trauma are impacting their lives in negative ways; Trauma shows up differently for different people, for example through struggles with their intimate partner or family, deep feelings of "being wounded", or persistent anxiety and nightmares. Sometimes it shows up in the body through unexplained medical conditions or physical pain. For most trauma survivors, it creates a deep disconnect from being able to live your best life.
My clients realize that their experience(s) of trauma are impacting their lives in negative ways; Trauma shows up differently for different people, for example through struggles with their intimate partner or family, deep feelings of "being wounded", or persistent anxiety and nightmares. Sometimes it shows up in the body through unexplained medical conditions or physical pain. For most trauma survivors, it creates a deep disconnect from being able to live your best life.
(720) 796-4913 View (720) 796-4913
Photo of Meagan Whitney, Licensed Professional Counselor in Boulder, CO
Meagan Whitney
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Boulder, CO 80302
Deciding to begin counseling can be intimidating! Maybe you've been thinking about going to therapy for a long time, or maybe something happened to you that you need space to process, with some guidance. I enjoy working with clients who are experiencing difficult life transitions, mood and anxiety disorders, and those who aren't quite sure what category they would fall into. Regardless, our job together once you walk into the room is to figure out how I can best help. It's okay if you don't know what that looks like, yet. That's part of my job!
Deciding to begin counseling can be intimidating! Maybe you've been thinking about going to therapy for a long time, or maybe something happened to you that you need space to process, with some guidance. I enjoy working with clients who are experiencing difficult life transitions, mood and anxiety disorders, and those who aren't quite sure what category they would fall into. Regardless, our job together once you walk into the room is to figure out how I can best help. It's okay if you don't know what that looks like, yet. That's part of my job!
(720) 897-0519 View (720) 897-0519
Photo of Laura Leathers, Licensed Professional Counselor in Boulder, CO
Laura Leathers
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, RYT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Boulder, CO 80301  (Online Only)
Get back to feeling good. I can help. I work with students, professionals, athletes, and others who expect a lot from themselves. Anxiety, depression, change, and loss, can all be profoundly lonely experiences. Together, we’ll identify what needs to shift so that you can get back to enjoying your life and functioning at your best.
Get back to feeling good. I can help. I work with students, professionals, athletes, and others who expect a lot from themselves. Anxiety, depression, change, and loss, can all be profoundly lonely experiences. Together, we’ll identify what needs to shift so that you can get back to enjoying your life and functioning at your best.
(720) 571-7350 View (720) 571-7350
Photo of Stephen W. Koelemay, Psychologist in Boulder, CO
Stephen W. Koelemay
Psychologist
Verified Verified
12 Endorsed
Boulder, CO 80302
I'm a clinical psychologist providing individual therapy for adults and adolescents. If you're here, then you're probably looking for a change. Life can be unpredictable, complicated, and demanding. Low self-esteem, unpleasant moods, challenging relationships, and academic/professional stressors can be difficult to navigate alone. Together we can determine what a change may look like for you and develop strategies for moving towards that change. I view therapy as a collaborative process -- a joint effort towards feeling more connected, satisfied, and adaptable. I work with professionals, students, artists, musicians, parents, and many other individuals.
I'm a clinical psychologist providing individual therapy for adults and adolescents. If you're here, then you're probably looking for a change. Life can be unpredictable, complicated, and demanding. Low self-esteem, unpleasant moods, challenging relationships, and academic/professional stressors can be difficult to navigate alone. Together we can determine what a change may look like for you and develop strategies for moving towards that change. I view therapy as a collaborative process -- a joint effort towards feeling more connected, satisfied, and adaptable. I work with professionals, students, artists, musicians, parents, and many other individuals.
(720) 336-7903 View (720) 336-7903
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Therapy for the Brave
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Boulder, CO 80304
(Please call or text me directly at 720-771-6653 as the number provided here does not seem to work and the voicemails are garbled... ) As a therapist, I offer a lot of feedback while respecting your views and goals. I have no hidden agenda, what you see is what you get. My job is to empower you to find your way through stuck places and to accompany you on your path of self-discovery. I was born and raised in Europe, so it gives me the benefit of having a multi-cultural perspective on life which I believe can enrich one's exploration.
(Please call or text me directly at 720-771-6653 as the number provided here does not seem to work and the voicemails are garbled... ) As a therapist, I offer a lot of feedback while respecting your views and goals. I have no hidden agenda, what you see is what you get. My job is to empower you to find your way through stuck places and to accompany you on your path of self-discovery. I was born and raised in Europe, so it gives me the benefit of having a multi-cultural perspective on life which I believe can enrich one's exploration.
(720) 640-8959 View (720) 640-8959

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Boulder, CO

1,000+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Boulder, CO who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
86% Depression
83% Relationship Issues
79% Self Esteem
77% Trauma and PTSD
70% Stress
70% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

70% Aetna
61% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
58% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Boulder, CO see their clients

70% In Person and Online
30% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
22% Male
3% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Boulder?

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.