Therapists in Boulder, CO

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Photo of Loretta A Miller, Licensed Professional Counselor in Boulder, CO
Loretta A Miller
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LAC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Boulder, CO 80303
Feeling overwhelmed? Not like yourself? Having a hard time finding your joy or your ease? Find solace in psychotherapy. Together, we will unveil the strength within you and unravel the emotional grips that cause you to suffer. Take the first step towards peace and nurture your mental health. You're not alone. We will think about things together, and pave a path to serenity and self-discovery. Reaching out is the first step towards an emotionally lighter future. You deserve peace of mind. Start your journey to inner understanding and clarity with Loretta.
Feeling overwhelmed? Not like yourself? Having a hard time finding your joy or your ease? Find solace in psychotherapy. Together, we will unveil the strength within you and unravel the emotional grips that cause you to suffer. Take the first step towards peace and nurture your mental health. You're not alone. We will think about things together, and pave a path to serenity and self-discovery. Reaching out is the first step towards an emotionally lighter future. You deserve peace of mind. Start your journey to inner understanding and clarity with Loretta.
(720) 310-6255 View (720) 310-6255
Photo of Pamela Sica MA, LPC, ATR-BC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Boulder, CO
Pamela Sica MA, LPC, ATR-BC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ATR-BC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Boulder, CO 80305
The decision to seek therapy takes courage and a commitment to befriending yourself. I specialize in working with issues including PTSD/trauma, eating disorders, body image, anxiety, depression, self-harm, sexual abuse, grief and loss, divorce, major life transitions, personal growth, and the integration of spirituality through the body-mind connection, dreamwork, and creativity. I am dedicated to the healing and empowerment of girls and women who want to develop their self-acceptance and transform their current experiences into living a more authentic life.
The decision to seek therapy takes courage and a commitment to befriending yourself. I specialize in working with issues including PTSD/trauma, eating disorders, body image, anxiety, depression, self-harm, sexual abuse, grief and loss, divorce, major life transitions, personal growth, and the integration of spirituality through the body-mind connection, dreamwork, and creativity. I am dedicated to the healing and empowerment of girls and women who want to develop their self-acceptance and transform their current experiences into living a more authentic life.
(303) 586-3604 View (303) 586-3604
Susan Nofziger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Boulder, CO 80305  (Online Only)
Struggling with your relationship, loss of a loved one, job difficulties, poor self esteem? Sometimes no matter what you've tried you find yourself repeating old patterns, feeling stuck. There is help. We'll start wherever you are on your life's journey. We'll talk about your situation, your goals. With warmth and compassion, I'll offer practical solutions, support, guidance, problem solving, self understanding and self discovery. People report relief after just a few sessions.
Struggling with your relationship, loss of a loved one, job difficulties, poor self esteem? Sometimes no matter what you've tried you find yourself repeating old patterns, feeling stuck. There is help. We'll start wherever you are on your life's journey. We'll talk about your situation, your goals. With warmth and compassion, I'll offer practical solutions, support, guidance, problem solving, self understanding and self discovery. People report relief after just a few sessions.
(720) 288-0968 View (720) 288-0968
Photo of Joy Redstone, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Boulder, CO
Joy Redstone
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CAC III
Verified
1 Endorsed
Boulder, CO 80303
Not accepting new clients
I love working with people that are ready to explore change. Everyone gets stuck from time to time. Coming to terms with loss and pain is never easy. Loss can come in the form of actual bereavement or in through accepting difficult events or even a difficult diagnosis, If you would like to try to address your reaction to trauma, loss, or even addictive relationships to substances and activities, I would love to work with you. I have comfort and familiarity in working with bipolar disorder, ADHD, PTSD and anxiety. I hope to work with people who are seeking their highest expression of selfhood and are willing to look inside.
I love working with people that are ready to explore change. Everyone gets stuck from time to time. Coming to terms with loss and pain is never easy. Loss can come in the form of actual bereavement or in through accepting difficult events or even a difficult diagnosis, If you would like to try to address your reaction to trauma, loss, or even addictive relationships to substances and activities, I would love to work with you. I have comfort and familiarity in working with bipolar disorder, ADHD, PTSD and anxiety. I hope to work with people who are seeking their highest expression of selfhood and are willing to look inside.
(720) 806-6803 View (720) 806-6803
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Family and Elder Counseling Services
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, LPCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Boulder, CO 80302
At Family and Elder Counseling Services by Windhorse Elder Care, we offer compassionate support through mindfulness-based individual and group therapy. We specialize in working with elders, their caregivers, and family members in their homes or assisted living facilities, in nature, and online. We empower you to navigate the complexities of transitioning into assisted living, cope with terminal diagnoses, find balance in caregiving, process grief and loss, and embrace the aging or dying process with grace and dignity.
At Family and Elder Counseling Services by Windhorse Elder Care, we offer compassionate support through mindfulness-based individual and group therapy. We specialize in working with elders, their caregivers, and family members in their homes or assisted living facilities, in nature, and online. We empower you to navigate the complexities of transitioning into assisted living, cope with terminal diagnoses, find balance in caregiving, process grief and loss, and embrace the aging or dying process with grace and dignity.
(720) 797-6494 View (720) 797-6494
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Ashley Seeger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Boulder, CO 80303
**I am taking new online clients* Hello - I help women break free from manipulative relationships. We can feel so trapped by toxic coaches, bosses, partners and family members. Many times these people appear to be great, fantastic people and the toxicity is hidden so we feel at fault; we end up feeling crazy. You are going to learn to recognize your own needs and feelings. You will see what behaviors are OK and which ones are abusive. You will forgive yourself for your choices and participation. And you will see that you are not crazy. Your inner voice is correct; your compass points to true North; you will find a way forward.
**I am taking new online clients* Hello - I help women break free from manipulative relationships. We can feel so trapped by toxic coaches, bosses, partners and family members. Many times these people appear to be great, fantastic people and the toxicity is hidden so we feel at fault; we end up feeling crazy. You are going to learn to recognize your own needs and feelings. You will see what behaviors are OK and which ones are abusive. You will forgive yourself for your choices and participation. And you will see that you are not crazy. Your inner voice is correct; your compass points to true North; you will find a way forward.
(720) 408-7110 View (720) 408-7110
Photo of Susan Butler, Licensed Professional Counselor in Boulder, CO
Susan Butler
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Boulder, CO 80301
When our lives become challenging, having an objective and caring 'other' to talk with can alleviate or decrease symptoms. Depression and anxiety are so common in our society and culture. Trauma is something people are experiencing more and more. I would love to connect with you and assist you in/on your journey. I offer just simple, psycho dynamic, mindfulness therapy that supports your examination into your past and present.
When our lives become challenging, having an objective and caring 'other' to talk with can alleviate or decrease symptoms. Depression and anxiety are so common in our society and culture. Trauma is something people are experiencing more and more. I would love to connect with you and assist you in/on your journey. I offer just simple, psycho dynamic, mindfulness therapy that supports your examination into your past and present.
(720) 640-9084 View (720) 640-9084
Photo of James Jahmaya Kessler, Licensed Professional Counselor in Boulder, CO
James Jahmaya Kessler
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified
Boulder, CO 80301
Ever feel like there is more to this life than the one you've been living? As someone who has felt the gravity and darkness of untapped potential I know what's it's like to be living a life we don't love. The clues are within the depression and/or anxiety - these are our body's brilliantly sane ways of saying "pay attention!" Anyone can have a life that is full of passion, richness, purpose, and they feel joyfully proud to be living. It will take vulnerability, bravery, sacrifices, and perhaps some help to get this life that you love. I'd be deeply honored to be the gentle and firm guide you need to help you create this life.
Ever feel like there is more to this life than the one you've been living? As someone who has felt the gravity and darkness of untapped potential I know what's it's like to be living a life we don't love. The clues are within the depression and/or anxiety - these are our body's brilliantly sane ways of saying "pay attention!" Anyone can have a life that is full of passion, richness, purpose, and they feel joyfully proud to be living. It will take vulnerability, bravery, sacrifices, and perhaps some help to get this life that you love. I'd be deeply honored to be the gentle and firm guide you need to help you create this life.
(720) 669-7721 View (720) 669-7721
Photo of Zoe Vlastos, Counselor in Boulder, CO
Zoe Vlastos
Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Boulder, CO 80303
I support the process of connecting to your own inner light, even when you cannot see it yourself. If you find yourself blocked from your own inner-wisdom and light, I’m here to help. Perhaps you find yourself overwhelmed by trauma, grief, hurt, or other challenging life experiences. Perhaps you find your blocks manifesting as depression, anxiety, disordered eating, body image struggles, disconnection from others and yourself, or relationship issues. Perhaps you find yourself asking, “Isn’t life supposed to be more beautiful and free than this?”
I support the process of connecting to your own inner light, even when you cannot see it yourself. If you find yourself blocked from your own inner-wisdom and light, I’m here to help. Perhaps you find yourself overwhelmed by trauma, grief, hurt, or other challenging life experiences. Perhaps you find your blocks manifesting as depression, anxiety, disordered eating, body image struggles, disconnection from others and yourself, or relationship issues. Perhaps you find yourself asking, “Isn’t life supposed to be more beautiful and free than this?”
(303) 529-8153 View (303) 529-8153
Photo of Cristina A Scatigno, Psychologist in Boulder, CO
Cristina A Scatigno
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Boulder, CO 80304
Are you suffering from uncomfortable anxiety and find that ways you try to control your thoughts and feelings or avoiding triggers is making things worse? I can help you learn to face your feelings and get enjoyment out of your life. I specialize in anxiety treatment for children, teens, college students, and adults. Some examples of commonly treated conditions include health anxiety, test anxiety, social anxiety, separation anxiety, and generalized worries. I have helped individuals of all ages recover from these challenges using a kind, caring, individualized approach that will challenge and support your growth and help you feel more brave and confident.
Are you suffering from uncomfortable anxiety and find that ways you try to control your thoughts and feelings or avoiding triggers is making things worse? I can help you learn to face your feelings and get enjoyment out of your life. I specialize in anxiety treatment for children, teens, college students, and adults. Some examples of commonly treated conditions include health anxiety, test anxiety, social anxiety, separation anxiety, and generalized worries. I have helped individuals of all ages recover from these challenges using a kind, caring, individualized approach that will challenge and support your growth and help you feel more brave and confident.
(303) 747-4014 View (303) 747-4014
Photo of Julia Kuczkowski, Licensed Professional Counselor in Boulder, CO
Julia Kuczkowski
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
Boulder, CO 80302  (Online Only)
Adjusting to new changes, or healing after a difficult experience can be exhausting and terrifying. When these changes or difficult experiences happen, they often leave us feeling fragile, wounded, angry, or out of place. Many people begin experience anxiety, depression, questioning their self-worth, trouble managing emotions, substance dependence, or difficulty with relationships. If you are experience any of these symptoms, please know that you are not alone, and that healing is possible.
Adjusting to new changes, or healing after a difficult experience can be exhausting and terrifying. When these changes or difficult experiences happen, they often leave us feeling fragile, wounded, angry, or out of place. Many people begin experience anxiety, depression, questioning their self-worth, trouble managing emotions, substance dependence, or difficulty with relationships. If you are experience any of these symptoms, please know that you are not alone, and that healing is possible.
(720) 797-5843 View (720) 797-5843
Photo of Michael Gay, Registered Psychotherapist in Boulder, CO
Michael Gay
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified
Boulder, CO 80304
I support clients using experiential and somatic approaches to mobilize root emotional content that cannot be accessed or moved through traditional talk therapy. I have substantial experience in working with trauma, grief, and depression. I work with men's issues and facilitate workshops and retreats. I have also worked as a therapist in addiction treatment and recovery. I began working in the field of therapy and counseling in 2006 as a Wilderness Therapy guide for teens and young adults doing intensive healing and transformation work in a group setting.
I support clients using experiential and somatic approaches to mobilize root emotional content that cannot be accessed or moved through traditional talk therapy. I have substantial experience in working with trauma, grief, and depression. I work with men's issues and facilitate workshops and retreats. I have also worked as a therapist in addiction treatment and recovery. I began working in the field of therapy and counseling in 2006 as a Wilderness Therapy guide for teens and young adults doing intensive healing and transformation work in a group setting.
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Photo of Mary Nicoll, Licensed Professional Counselor in Boulder, CO
Mary Nicoll
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Boulder, CO 80302  (Online Only)
If you're here, you're ready. This is your life and it's precious. If you're tired of feeling trapped in story, lonely, reactive, helpless or out of balance, that is a message that change is already happening. So let's work together to look at what growth you'd like to invite in: perhaps a softening in one area, a stronger boundary in another. Let's discover a new version of strength and health that you already possess. My role, and honor, is to walk by your side in the ceremonial process of claiming your life.
If you're here, you're ready. This is your life and it's precious. If you're tired of feeling trapped in story, lonely, reactive, helpless or out of balance, that is a message that change is already happening. So let's work together to look at what growth you'd like to invite in: perhaps a softening in one area, a stronger boundary in another. Let's discover a new version of strength and health that you already possess. My role, and honor, is to walk by your side in the ceremonial process of claiming your life.
(720) 730-5233 View (720) 730-5233
Photo of Joseph S Klein, Licensed Professional Counselor in Boulder, CO
Joseph S Klein
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Boulder, CO 80301
I am an “Internal Family Systems” informed practitioner. I work with clients to discover more compassionate ways of thinking about themselves and to stop blaming themselves or others. Awareness, compassion for self and other, and support are the keys to facilitate these changes.
I am an “Internal Family Systems” informed practitioner. I work with clients to discover more compassionate ways of thinking about themselves and to stop blaming themselves or others. Awareness, compassion for self and other, and support are the keys to facilitate these changes.
(303) 875-1824 View (303) 875-1824
Photo of Lane Taplin, Licensed Professional Counselor in Boulder, CO
Lane Taplin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ATR
Verified
1 Endorsed
Boulder, CO 80302
Not accepting new clients
Every person has the capacity to heal, grow, and feel fully alive, even amidst deep unrest. This includes you! I offer trauma-informed psychotherapy and Art Therapy with a foundation in Social Justice Counseling to support you in reconnecting with yourself, coping with current life stressors, and healing and integrating traumas and challenges that have left you feeling disconnected, stuck, and lost. Through genuine warmth, compassion, and ease, I am skilled at offering a stable ground that supports you in building upon the strengths you already possess and developing skills to move past your barriers.
Every person has the capacity to heal, grow, and feel fully alive, even amidst deep unrest. This includes you! I offer trauma-informed psychotherapy and Art Therapy with a foundation in Social Justice Counseling to support you in reconnecting with yourself, coping with current life stressors, and healing and integrating traumas and challenges that have left you feeling disconnected, stuck, and lost. Through genuine warmth, compassion, and ease, I am skilled at offering a stable ground that supports you in building upon the strengths you already possess and developing skills to move past your barriers.
(720) 730-2685 View (720) 730-2685
Photo of April Pojman, Counselor in Boulder, CO
April Pojman
Counselor, MA, MS, LPC, CHT
Verified
8 Endorsed
Boulder, CO 80304
Waitlist for new clients
**Practice full** Does this sound like you: “Even though I’ve worked towards change, I keep finding myself back in similar experiences and relationships. I'm tired of this knot in my stomach with the thoughts that don't stop, Although I can usually figure things out on my own, that isn't working this time. Sometimes I worry that maybe there's something wrong with me. I see some patterns in myself and over the years I’ve gained tools that help, but they don’t seem to reach the underlying issues. I want to take advantage of my clarity to make lasting changes; I know that I could feel more alive, connected and joyful."
**Practice full** Does this sound like you: “Even though I’ve worked towards change, I keep finding myself back in similar experiences and relationships. I'm tired of this knot in my stomach with the thoughts that don't stop, Although I can usually figure things out on my own, that isn't working this time. Sometimes I worry that maybe there's something wrong with me. I see some patterns in myself and over the years I’ve gained tools that help, but they don’t seem to reach the underlying issues. I want to take advantage of my clarity to make lasting changes; I know that I could feel more alive, connected and joyful."
(303) 502-9407 View (303) 502-9407
Photo of Tracy Kenline, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Boulder, CO
Tracy Kenline
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Boulder, CO 80304  (Online Only)
Would you like support, guidance, insight and tools to help you upgrade your life? Do you have life questions that swirl around in your head that you would like help answering? Do you feel "too sensitive" or "too emotional?" Are you looking to move from feeling like you are settling for a mediocre life to realizing your potential? Let's get to work while others are taking it easy! Join me as I help you build a life that reflects your dreams and potential!
Would you like support, guidance, insight and tools to help you upgrade your life? Do you have life questions that swirl around in your head that you would like help answering? Do you feel "too sensitive" or "too emotional?" Are you looking to move from feeling like you are settling for a mediocre life to realizing your potential? Let's get to work while others are taking it easy! Join me as I help you build a life that reflects your dreams and potential!
(720) 924-3915 View (720) 924-3915
Photo of Liz Zhou, Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate in Boulder, CO
Liz Zhou
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, LPCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Boulder, CO 80301  (Online Only)
Are you a highly sensitive person who is feeling overwhelmed & uncomfortable in your own skin? You’ve always felt a bit different from others. In order to fit in, you’ve learned to mask your true self — your deepest emotions and thoughts, your natural ways of speaking and moving. You’re so used to the mask, you’re not sure who the real you is. After being told many times that you’re “too sensitive,” you don't know how to trust yourself; you tend to dismiss your own needs. There are painful experiences that you know you need to process. You’re ready to heal - truly heal - and live a more empowered life. I would like to support you.
Are you a highly sensitive person who is feeling overwhelmed & uncomfortable in your own skin? You’ve always felt a bit different from others. In order to fit in, you’ve learned to mask your true self — your deepest emotions and thoughts, your natural ways of speaking and moving. You’re so used to the mask, you’re not sure who the real you is. After being told many times that you’re “too sensitive,” you don't know how to trust yourself; you tend to dismiss your own needs. There are painful experiences that you know you need to process. You’re ready to heal - truly heal - and live a more empowered life. I would like to support you.
(720) 575-3241 View (720) 575-3241
Photo of Suzanne Conversano, Licensed Professional Counselor in Boulder, CO
Suzanne Conversano
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified
Boulder, CO 80301
What is getting in the way of me feeling healthy and living my potential? How can I make decisions that lead to a contented and meaningful life? Why do I feel depressed? What is all this anxiety about? What can I do to feel better now? Stepping on the path of self-reflection, can show us how our behaviors, thoughts and beliefs contribute to unfulfilled potential. Together we will look at patterns, concerns and goals, so you can learn new coping skills to feel better. I offer individual sessions to adult and older adults. Art therapy groups are offered for older adolescents and young adults.
What is getting in the way of me feeling healthy and living my potential? How can I make decisions that lead to a contented and meaningful life? Why do I feel depressed? What is all this anxiety about? What can I do to feel better now? Stepping on the path of self-reflection, can show us how our behaviors, thoughts and beliefs contribute to unfulfilled potential. Together we will look at patterns, concerns and goals, so you can learn new coping skills to feel better. I offer individual sessions to adult and older adults. Art therapy groups are offered for older adolescents and young adults.
(720) 728-0560 View (720) 728-0560
Photo of S. Courtney Hunter, Clinical Social Work Candidate in Boulder, CO
S. Courtney Hunter
Clinical Social Work Candidate, SWC, MSW, MHOD
Verified
Boulder, CO 80302
Today's professionals are often challenged by the myth of perfectionism, 24/7 work schedules, and having a side hustle. All to frequent, people are wiped out by balancing a fulltime job, family commitments, and escalating economic demands. In the midst of this doing, many have stretched themselves emotionally, psychologically, and physically without adequately supporting their own need for restoration. In fact, without mental wellbeing, healthy coping mechanisms, rest, and healing practices; our minds and bodies experience exhaustion. This type of mental and physical fatigue can lead to increased stress, anxiety, and burnout.
Today's professionals are often challenged by the myth of perfectionism, 24/7 work schedules, and having a side hustle. All to frequent, people are wiped out by balancing a fulltime job, family commitments, and escalating economic demands. In the midst of this doing, many have stretched themselves emotionally, psychologically, and physically without adequately supporting their own need for restoration. In fact, without mental wellbeing, healthy coping mechanisms, rest, and healing practices; our minds and bodies experience exhaustion. This type of mental and physical fatigue can lead to increased stress, anxiety, and burnout.
(720) 262-2340 View (720) 262-2340

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Number of Therapists in Boulder, CO

1,000+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Boulder, CO who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
85% 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.