Therapists in Boulder, CO

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Photo of Dr. Jennifer Abbott, Psychologist in Boulder, CO
Dr. Jennifer Abbott
Psychologist, PhD, LAC, EMDR, DBT
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. Most people suffer from more than one problem at once. My expertise allows me to help people resolve compounding problems though an integrative and effective approach. My passion is working with complex trauma, 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. Most people suffer from more than one problem at once. My expertise allows me to help people resolve compounding problems though an integrative and effective approach. My passion is working with complex trauma, intense emotions, and addiction. I am committed to helping you feel better, uncover your potential, and achieve meaningful goals.
(720) 613-5394 View (720) 613-5394
Photo of Jeffrey James Howard, Licensed Professional Counselor in Boulder, CO
Jeffrey James Howard
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Boulder, CO 80302
Are you ready to be transformed by this work? Are you ready for deep, lasting change? Do you have a nagging sense that there's more you need to experience & offer? If some or all of these are true of you, we may be a fit. If you're willing to humbly SHOW UP to the work, learn & grow, be accountable, especially when it's hard, let’s talk. I’m a guide, coach, & mentor that helps people like you find their soul's purpose & the work that’s yours to do, while cultivating more aliveness & deep, meaningful connections with those you're closest to & with the natural world. If this feels like you, reach out to me; we've got good work to do.
Are you ready to be transformed by this work? Are you ready for deep, lasting change? Do you have a nagging sense that there's more you need to experience & offer? If some or all of these are true of you, we may be a fit. If you're willing to humbly SHOW UP to the work, learn & grow, be accountable, especially when it's hard, let’s talk. I’m a guide, coach, & mentor that helps people like you find their soul's purpose & the work that’s yours to do, while cultivating more aliveness & deep, meaningful connections with those you're closest to & with the natural world. If this feels like you, reach out to me; we've got good work to do.
(720) 551-7457 View (720) 551-7457
Photo of Uric C. Geer, Licensed Professional Counselor in Boulder, CO
Uric C. Geer
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Boulder, CO 80302
Not accepting new clients
Are you looking for change? Trying to undo barriers to change? I'm passionate about helping client's recover from childhood trauma, move beyond substance addiction, find new ways of relating to themselves and the world, and explore their humanness and spiritual selves as they grow towards fulfilling life-long pursuits or desires. My work with clients is direct and compassionate, oriented towards the relational and existential aspects of Life, and also mindfulness-based. Let's look at and move through the barriers preventing your full engagement in Life and its desirable pursuits. Old stories about self need no longer hold you back.
Are you looking for change? Trying to undo barriers to change? I'm passionate about helping client's recover from childhood trauma, move beyond substance addiction, find new ways of relating to themselves and the world, and explore their humanness and spiritual selves as they grow towards fulfilling life-long pursuits or desires. My work with clients is direct and compassionate, oriented towards the relational and existential aspects of Life, and also mindfulness-based. Let's look at and move through the barriers preventing your full engagement in Life and its desirable pursuits. Old stories about self need no longer hold you back.
(720) 707-2293 View (720) 707-2293
Photo of Johanna Lindau, Licensed Professional Counselor in Boulder, CO
Johanna Lindau
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
6 Endorsed
Boulder, CO 80302
I believe everyone has the ability to live a joyful life, have fulfilling relationships and experience wellness. I work with individuals and couples addressing challenges including: depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship difficulties, grief, disordered eating, low self esteem. I utilize practices of: PACT, mindfulness, somatic/body centered, principles of trauma resolution (neurobiology and polyvagal theory), wilderness/nature therapy, Internal Family Systems (parts work), art therapy and more in our work together.
I believe everyone has the ability to live a joyful life, have fulfilling relationships and experience wellness. I work with individuals and couples addressing challenges including: depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship difficulties, grief, disordered eating, low self esteem. I utilize practices of: PACT, mindfulness, somatic/body centered, principles of trauma resolution (neurobiology and polyvagal theory), wilderness/nature therapy, Internal Family Systems (parts work), art therapy and more in our work together.
(831) 325-0382 View (831) 325-0382
Photo of Silvan Erb-Summers, Licensed Professional Counselor in Boulder, CO
Silvan Erb-Summers
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, R-DMT
Verified
6 Endorsed
Boulder, CO 80305
We'll figure this out together! Get back to baseline and begin to build the life you want to live. I'll help you learn to use your body as a resource for your mind. Beginning with simple breathing techniques & physical movements to aid in emotional management & reduction of stress, anxiety, & depression. For those who are ready, we will do the deeper work of releasing unprocessed emotions & old storylines that may be silently running your life in the background. Thus transforming hardships into wisdom & personal power to propel your life forward in whatever direction you choose.
We'll figure this out together! Get back to baseline and begin to build the life you want to live. I'll help you learn to use your body as a resource for your mind. Beginning with simple breathing techniques & physical movements to aid in emotional management & reduction of stress, anxiety, & depression. For those who are ready, we will do the deeper work of releasing unprocessed emotions & old storylines that may be silently running your life in the background. Thus transforming hardships into wisdom & personal power to propel your life forward in whatever direction you choose.
(720) 897-0912 View (720) 897-0912
Photo of Jordan Urban Paul, Licensed Professional Counselor in Boulder, CO
Jordan Urban Paul
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Boulder, CO 80302
Navigating life is a complex and tumultuous process. Every day, we're tugged in myriad directions, confronted with decisions at every turn that ask us to balance relationships, work, self-care, and personal growth. This constant barrage of "shoulds", responsibilities, and pressures in life creates an unrelenting current of stress and anxiety and leaves us worn thin and wondering, "why is it so hard to feel good?" It's no wonder that we find ourselves grasping at food, alcohol, tv, sex, drugs, and social media to relieve this tension. However, the relief provided by such behaviors is temporary and only exacerbates the problem.
Navigating life is a complex and tumultuous process. Every day, we're tugged in myriad directions, confronted with decisions at every turn that ask us to balance relationships, work, self-care, and personal growth. This constant barrage of "shoulds", responsibilities, and pressures in life creates an unrelenting current of stress and anxiety and leaves us worn thin and wondering, "why is it so hard to feel good?" It's no wonder that we find ourselves grasping at food, alcohol, tv, sex, drugs, and social media to relieve this tension. However, the relief provided by such behaviors is temporary and only exacerbates the problem.
(720) 548-2618 View (720) 548-2618
Photo of Marlena Dougherty, Pre-Licensed Professional in Boulder, CO
Marlena Dougherty
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
1 Endorsed
Boulder, CO 80301  (Online Only)
Hello dear ones, I bring my queer neurodiverse multiracial white appearing compassionate divine self into a therapeutic relationship with you to support your relationships with your unique divine self, parts and aspects of yourself, your kin, and the earth and the cosmos. I am passionate about decolonizing our beings and environments through integration of our deepest wisdom and domains of our life and death and in between. I am a lifetime crafter and mover and welcome recycled multi-media and movement into the therapeutic process.
Hello dear ones, I bring my queer neurodiverse multiracial white appearing compassionate divine self into a therapeutic relationship with you to support your relationships with your unique divine self, parts and aspects of yourself, your kin, and the earth and the cosmos. I am passionate about decolonizing our beings and environments through integration of our deepest wisdom and domains of our life and death and in between. I am a lifetime crafter and mover and welcome recycled multi-media and movement into the therapeutic process.
(720) 706-5606 View (720) 706-5606
Photo of Three Little Birds Therapy PLLC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Boulder, CO
Three Little Birds Therapy PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, SWC, LSW, MSW
Verified
Boulder, CO 80304
Unlock your full potential with our personalized, compassionate, and holistic approach to wellness. Our compassionate team believes in nurturing your mind, body, and spirit. Say goodbye to one-size-fits-all solutions and hello to a tailored path to healing. Let us guide you towards lasting balance and vitality. Embrace a future filled with hope and well-being. Take flight with Three Little Birds Therapy today!
Unlock your full potential with our personalized, compassionate, and holistic approach to wellness. Our compassionate team believes in nurturing your mind, body, and spirit. Say goodbye to one-size-fits-all solutions and hello to a tailored path to healing. Let us guide you towards lasting balance and vitality. Embrace a future filled with hope and well-being. Take flight with Three Little Birds Therapy today!
(720) 782-1975 View (720) 782-1975
Photo of Denise Barnes, Licensed Professional Counselor in Boulder, CO
Denise Barnes
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, REV
Verified
Boulder, CO 80302  (Online Only)
Change can be hard, and therapy helps, and it doesn't have to go on for years. I'll share coping tools to handle stress fast and give you a solid foundation for life's challenges. For patterns that block your happiness, we'll use creative tools that grow your imagination and inner knowing. Clients appreciate how I help them develop their strength and peacefulness. If you've got the urge to grow, or are ready to deal with past trauma, I can help. My clients desire tools for life and are willing to practice them outside of sessions. My Stress to Strength book offers great hacks for life's challenges and setbacks. Visit SoulSavvy.net.
Change can be hard, and therapy helps, and it doesn't have to go on for years. I'll share coping tools to handle stress fast and give you a solid foundation for life's challenges. For patterns that block your happiness, we'll use creative tools that grow your imagination and inner knowing. Clients appreciate how I help them develop their strength and peacefulness. If you've got the urge to grow, or are ready to deal with past trauma, I can help. My clients desire tools for life and are willing to practice them outside of sessions. My Stress to Strength book offers great hacks for life's challenges and setbacks. Visit SoulSavvy.net.
(720) 605-6426 View (720) 605-6426
Photo of Anthony James Cataldi, Licensed Professional Counselor in Boulder, CO
Anthony James Cataldi
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Boulder, CO 80303
I am currently offering Individual, Family, and Group Therapy. My Individual Therapy work focuses on issues such as Depression, Anxiety, Grief, Trauma, Mood Issues, and others. I offer EMDR treatment which is very effective in treating PTSD symptoms and treatment-resistant mood issues. My Group Therapy programs include Wilderness Therapy Programs and, newly introduced groups which focus on RPG (role-playing game)/Game Therapy. My RPG Groups focus on social skills, impulse control, and collaborative story-telling. I am currently accepting new clients for Teen and Adult groups.
I am currently offering Individual, Family, and Group Therapy. My Individual Therapy work focuses on issues such as Depression, Anxiety, Grief, Trauma, Mood Issues, and others. I offer EMDR treatment which is very effective in treating PTSD symptoms and treatment-resistant mood issues. My Group Therapy programs include Wilderness Therapy Programs and, newly introduced groups which focus on RPG (role-playing game)/Game Therapy. My RPG Groups focus on social skills, impulse control, and collaborative story-telling. I am currently accepting new clients for Teen and Adult groups.
(720) 784-5341 View (720) 784-5341
Photo of Stephanie Dueger, Licensed Professional Counselor in Boulder, CO
Stephanie Dueger
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified
Boulder, CO 80303
Relationships create the foundation of our lives throughout our entire existence. In fact, our earliest relationships can impact nearly every future interaction we have. If you have questions, concerns, or curiosities about any of your relationships - with your partner, children, extended family, or friends - working with a therapist specially trained in attachment work can change your life. Finding a therapist who really understands you, and what you are going through, is imperative in attachment work. Find someone who will both deeply support you and gently challenge you when you are on the edge of growth.
Relationships create the foundation of our lives throughout our entire existence. In fact, our earliest relationships can impact nearly every future interaction we have. If you have questions, concerns, or curiosities about any of your relationships - with your partner, children, extended family, or friends - working with a therapist specially trained in attachment work can change your life. Finding a therapist who really understands you, and what you are going through, is imperative in attachment work. Find someone who will both deeply support you and gently challenge you when you are on the edge of growth.
(720) 410-5179 View (720) 410-5179
Photo of Alyssa Mullen, Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate in Boulder, CO
Alyssa Mullen
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, LPCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Boulder, CO 80302
I am a somatic therapist specializing in EMDR and Synergetic Play Therapy. I help children, teens, and adults struggling with overwhelm, burnout, reactivity, anxiety, depression, anger, trauma, and dissociation. My approach involves empowering clients to manage their nervous systems and triggers effectively, to resolve entrenched patterns, and to increase their sense of empowerment and fulfillment.
I am a somatic therapist specializing in EMDR and Synergetic Play Therapy. I help children, teens, and adults struggling with overwhelm, burnout, reactivity, anxiety, depression, anger, trauma, and dissociation. My approach involves empowering clients to manage their nervous systems and triggers effectively, to resolve entrenched patterns, and to increase their sense of empowerment and fulfillment.
(720) 575-5768 View (720) 575-5768
Photo of Xandra Jean Hawes, Licensed Professional Counselor in Boulder, CO
Xandra Jean Hawes
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Boulder, CO 80304
Are you hoping to uncover your inner wisdom and shift your life with the support of wholistic methods intertwined with counseling? If so, I can help you. I help sensitive people heal emotional roadblocks so they can finally trust themselves, understand their purpose and find greater emotional and spiritual freedom. Many of my clients go from surviving to thriving when they learn how to listen to and embody their true selves. If you are tired of the same disappointing cycle, I can help you close this difficult chapter and discover your soul essence, so you can finally feel confident and enlivened as the true author of your own life.
Are you hoping to uncover your inner wisdom and shift your life with the support of wholistic methods intertwined with counseling? If so, I can help you. I help sensitive people heal emotional roadblocks so they can finally trust themselves, understand their purpose and find greater emotional and spiritual freedom. Many of my clients go from surviving to thriving when they learn how to listen to and embody their true selves. If you are tired of the same disappointing cycle, I can help you close this difficult chapter and discover your soul essence, so you can finally feel confident and enlivened as the true author of your own life.
(720) 640-9910 View (720) 640-9910
Photo of Tyler Stephens, Licensed Professional Counselor in Boulder, CO
Tyler Stephens
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Boulder, CO 80303
Tyler Stephens is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado who has been practicing since 2016. He earned his MA in Forensic Psychology from the University of Denver in 2018 and is currently a doctoral candidate in Counseling Psychology. Tyler uses an integrative, client-centered approach to therapy that identifies how past experiences keep us from feeling fulfilled in the present moment. Tyler collaborates with his clients to help them feel empowered to change patterns and live more authentically.
Tyler Stephens is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado who has been practicing since 2016. He earned his MA in Forensic Psychology from the University of Denver in 2018 and is currently a doctoral candidate in Counseling Psychology. Tyler uses an integrative, client-centered approach to therapy that identifies how past experiences keep us from feeling fulfilled in the present moment. Tyler collaborates with his clients to help them feel empowered to change patterns and live more authentically.
(720) 547-9627 View (720) 547-9627
Photo of Maddy King, Counselor in Boulder, CO
Maddy King
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Boulder, CO 80301
How do you respond when life becomes stressful or overwhelming? Do you struggle with reactivity or shutting down? Do you lash out at those closest to you? It can feel impossible to shift our habitual ways of being in the world but I am here to tell you that it is possible! Working with me, I will empower you by focusing on your strengths and encouraging you to trust your inner wisdom so that you can create new, healthier patterns and coping skills. I believe that expanding one’s toolbox of skills is key to increasing self-confidence which can help us feel more comfortable handling what life brings to us.
How do you respond when life becomes stressful or overwhelming? Do you struggle with reactivity or shutting down? Do you lash out at those closest to you? It can feel impossible to shift our habitual ways of being in the world but I am here to tell you that it is possible! Working with me, I will empower you by focusing on your strengths and encouraging you to trust your inner wisdom so that you can create new, healthier patterns and coping skills. I believe that expanding one’s toolbox of skills is key to increasing self-confidence which can help us feel more comfortable handling what life brings to us.
(720) 513-6278 View (720) 513-6278
Photo of Bridget Borsdorf, Licensed Professional Counselor in Boulder, CO
Bridget Borsdorf
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Boulder, CO 80301
Is your kiddo lacking confidence, overwhelmed by their emotions, yet you know deep inside there is a magical human just waiting to be discovered? I work with children who are highly intellectual, empathic, and feeling beings who oftentimes have been targeted by schools, peers, and teachers as being the "problem." The truth is they are not the problem and you know this, but yet their everyday functioning is being hindered. Getting to school or having play dates often seems like more of a challenge for you than the other families you know.
Is your kiddo lacking confidence, overwhelmed by their emotions, yet you know deep inside there is a magical human just waiting to be discovered? I work with children who are highly intellectual, empathic, and feeling beings who oftentimes have been targeted by schools, peers, and teachers as being the "problem." The truth is they are not the problem and you know this, but yet their everyday functioning is being hindered. Getting to school or having play dates often seems like more of a challenge for you than the other families you know.
(720) 928-3830 x704 View (720) 928-3830 x704
Photo of Alexander Goodyear, Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate in Boulder, CO
Alexander Goodyear
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, MA, LPCC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Boulder, CO 80301  (Online Only)
I would like to offer you a genuine connection. One where safety and trust is not only valued, but prioritized as a means to deepen. My approach is first and foremost about fostering the therapeutic relationship itself. My focus is client-centered and rapport-oriented to cultivate a relationship where all of you is welcome. I understand the complexity of feelings and thoughts, and how they may feel overwhelming, uncomfortable, incongruent, challenging, or conflicting. I offer skills and tools to help befriend these parts so they feel more manageable. I believe healing is not linear and am here to support you on your unique journey.
I would like to offer you a genuine connection. One where safety and trust is not only valued, but prioritized as a means to deepen. My approach is first and foremost about fostering the therapeutic relationship itself. My focus is client-centered and rapport-oriented to cultivate a relationship where all of you is welcome. I understand the complexity of feelings and thoughts, and how they may feel overwhelming, uncomfortable, incongruent, challenging, or conflicting. I offer skills and tools to help befriend these parts so they feel more manageable. I believe healing is not linear and am here to support you on your unique journey.
(720) 743-4974 View (720) 743-4974
Photo of Dr. Royce Fitts, Marriage & Family Therapist in Boulder, CO
Dr. Royce Fitts
Marriage & Family Therapist, D Min, LMFT
Verified
Boulder, CO 80302  (Online Only)
Holistic & Spiritual Counseling & Dream Work. Relationship conflicts and pain? Grief and sorrow in your heart? Disturbing, crazy, scary dreams? Anxiety, depression, loneliness, trauma? You don't have to go it alone! You may be emotionally/spiritually exhausted, wounded by rigid religion and fundamentalism. You may carry anguish about your inner self, the awful voices of shame, guilt, helplessness. Our outer world of war, violence, racism, homophobia, environmental destruction is often despairing! Let's work together for your courageous authenticity, to heal your inner and outer worlds, a life filled with healing, meaning and joy.
Holistic & Spiritual Counseling & Dream Work. Relationship conflicts and pain? Grief and sorrow in your heart? Disturbing, crazy, scary dreams? Anxiety, depression, loneliness, trauma? You don't have to go it alone! You may be emotionally/spiritually exhausted, wounded by rigid religion and fundamentalism. You may carry anguish about your inner self, the awful voices of shame, guilt, helplessness. Our outer world of war, violence, racism, homophobia, environmental destruction is often despairing! Let's work together for your courageous authenticity, to heal your inner and outer worlds, a life filled with healing, meaning and joy.
(720) 702-4463 View (720) 702-4463
Photo of Amy Annesley, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Boulder, CO
Amy Annesley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Boulder, CO 80303
Are you ready to transform whatever is coming between you and your ability to embody your truth? Maybe your life looks good from the outside; however, on the inside you might be feeling: disconnected, anxious, depressed, numb or overwhelmed. Perhaps you have been on a healing journey for some time and now realize that you need some support from an expert. I will help you identify and maximize your inner strengths and this will be the foundation for your healing. Let's work together to identify and move beyond whatever limits are holding you back!
Are you ready to transform whatever is coming between you and your ability to embody your truth? Maybe your life looks good from the outside; however, on the inside you might be feeling: disconnected, anxious, depressed, numb or overwhelmed. Perhaps you have been on a healing journey for some time and now realize that you need some support from an expert. I will help you identify and maximize your inner strengths and this will be the foundation for your healing. Let's work together to identify and move beyond whatever limits are holding you back!
(720) 548-2308 View (720) 548-2308
Photo of Lisa A Stegman, Registered Psychotherapist in Boulder, CO
Lisa A Stegman
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, NLC
Verified
Boulder, CO 80301
I am a transpersonal psychotherapist and certified Grief Educator, specializing in grief support, adult growth and development, spiritual and transpersonal issues, midlife crisis, transitions and transformation.
I am a transpersonal psychotherapist and certified Grief Educator, specializing in grief support, adult growth and development, spiritual and transpersonal issues, midlife crisis, transitions and transformation.
(720) 740-0944 View (720) 740-0944

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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
84% Relationship Issues
79% Self Esteem
75% Trauma and PTSD
70% Stress
70% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

69% Aetna
60% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
59% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Boulder, CO see their clients

71% In Person and Online
29% 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.

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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.