Therapists in Boulder, CO

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Lily Wilhelm
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Boulder, CO 80301  (Online Only)
I specialize in the treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and Eating Disorders (ED), working with patients who range in symptom severity and are looking for effective treatment to learn how to manage their concerns. I take a compassionate and gentle approach to exposure based therapies such as ERP. With a commitment to providing the utmost care, I integrate best practices into personalized treatment for adolescents, teens, and adults. Using understanding and empathy, my aim is to gently guide you to find the courage to confront your fears and discomfort, paving the way towards a life of fulfillment and peace.
I specialize in the treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and Eating Disorders (ED), working with patients who range in symptom severity and are looking for effective treatment to learn how to manage their concerns. I take a compassionate and gentle approach to exposure based therapies such as ERP. With a commitment to providing the utmost care, I integrate best practices into personalized treatment for adolescents, teens, and adults. Using understanding and empathy, my aim is to gently guide you to find the courage to confront your fears and discomfort, paving the way towards a life of fulfillment and peace.
(970) 736-3288 View (970) 736-3288
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Brianna Roggow
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Boulder, CO 80301  (Online Only)
Childhood, teen years and young adult years are full of confusion, exploration and growth. Rather it be struggling with friendships, managing emotions, depression or anxiety symptoms or something unknown these things add extra stressors in this journey, sometimes challenging certain aspects or everything at once. This is where therapy can play a supportive role in exploring these challenges and discovering together what can be most supportive to help you or your child reach their goals and true potential.
Childhood, teen years and young adult years are full of confusion, exploration and growth. Rather it be struggling with friendships, managing emotions, depression or anxiety symptoms or something unknown these things add extra stressors in this journey, sometimes challenging certain aspects or everything at once. This is where therapy can play a supportive role in exploring these challenges and discovering together what can be most supportive to help you or your child reach their goals and true potential.
(720) 806-6242 View (720) 806-6242
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Cristina Arias
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Boulder, CO 80302  (Online Only)
I offer a unique and dynamic approach to psychotherapy. I work with healing and alchemizing trauma, anxiety, depression, loss and life transitions. I specialize in working with people ready to take the deep dive to create healing and changes that lead to feelings and experiences of vitality, enjoyment, self love and clarity.
I offer a unique and dynamic approach to psychotherapy. I work with healing and alchemizing trauma, anxiety, depression, loss and life transitions. I specialize in working with people ready to take the deep dive to create healing and changes that lead to feelings and experiences of vitality, enjoyment, self love and clarity.
(720) 897-0514 View (720) 897-0514
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Dan Riggan
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Boulder, CO 80303
Having challenges in your relationship(s)? If so, then I welcome you to the most common challenge of Being Human. I will help you to dissect the roots of your emotional struggles, relational patterns, and early family experiences in order for you to break free of the burdens you have carried for years that do not work in your life or relationships anymore. I enjoy working with adults and couples who face challenges with partnership, parenting issues and divorce. I also enjoy supporting all people realize their full potential and what is holding them back.
Having challenges in your relationship(s)? If so, then I welcome you to the most common challenge of Being Human. I will help you to dissect the roots of your emotional struggles, relational patterns, and early family experiences in order for you to break free of the burdens you have carried for years that do not work in your life or relationships anymore. I enjoy working with adults and couples who face challenges with partnership, parenting issues and divorce. I also enjoy supporting all people realize their full potential and what is holding them back.
(303) 578-3501 View (303) 578-3501
Photo of Karen Michelson, MS, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Karen Michelson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boulder, CO 80301
Are you and your partner feeling disconnected and lonely in your relationship? Do you long for greater emotional and physical intimacy but just can't seem to find your way back to each other? Do you get caught in the same argument over and over that leaves you both feeling hurt, angry, and alone? I can work with you to identify that negative cycle you get stuck in and put a stop to it. Working together, we can heal wounds and resentments, and restore trust and warmth, so that you both feel loved and cherished.
Are you and your partner feeling disconnected and lonely in your relationship? Do you long for greater emotional and physical intimacy but just can't seem to find your way back to each other? Do you get caught in the same argument over and over that leaves you both feeling hurt, angry, and alone? I can work with you to identify that negative cycle you get stuck in and put a stop to it. Working together, we can heal wounds and resentments, and restore trust and warmth, so that you both feel loved and cherished.
(720) 772-1233 View (720) 772-1233
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Timothy Anspach - Sincere Path Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Boulder, CO 80304
Sincere Path Counseling grew out of my desire to help folks heal, become more fully themselves & offer their unique goodness to the world. My approach, cultivated over the course of 20 years, is founded on genuine relationship, mindfulness, & compassion. If you find yourself in a major life transition, are coming to terms with a major mental health diagnosis or crisis of identity, are struggling with stress, loneliness, anxiety, shame, or identify as a highly sensitive person I can be of help. I also love to support seekers, activists, healers & care givers in using their service in the world as a path toward love & transformation.
Sincere Path Counseling grew out of my desire to help folks heal, become more fully themselves & offer their unique goodness to the world. My approach, cultivated over the course of 20 years, is founded on genuine relationship, mindfulness, & compassion. If you find yourself in a major life transition, are coming to terms with a major mental health diagnosis or crisis of identity, are struggling with stress, loneliness, anxiety, shame, or identify as a highly sensitive person I can be of help. I also love to support seekers, activists, healers & care givers in using their service in the world as a path toward love & transformation.
(720) 282-0616 View (720) 282-0616
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Linell Juliet Psychotherapist
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
Boulder, CO 80304
I was given an incredible opportunity in the early 1970's to work in the field of sexual health and psychotherapy. This is all truly my lifetime passion and commitment. After 40+ years of practice, I am so fortunate that I remain always fascinated & passionate by psychology, people & issues uniquely revolving around sexual health. I love movement & supporting my clients' internal power to change. I work with couples as well as individuals, specializing in intimacy & communication skills. I specialize in working with older couples and individuals.
I was given an incredible opportunity in the early 1970's to work in the field of sexual health and psychotherapy. This is all truly my lifetime passion and commitment. After 40+ years of practice, I am so fortunate that I remain always fascinated & passionate by psychology, people & issues uniquely revolving around sexual health. I love movement & supporting my clients' internal power to change. I work with couples as well as individuals, specializing in intimacy & communication skills. I specialize in working with older couples and individuals.
(720) 697-2570 View (720) 697-2570
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Yadira (Yadi) Y Cook
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, LPCC, CRC, ADS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boulder, CO 80301
My passion is to empower individuals to wellness by reconnecting with different parts of yourself that have been injured, left behind, or forgotten. I have worked in the mental health field in three states for a total of 20 years. I work through a trauma informed approach, culturally responsive and intersectional lens . Each individual has a unique set of experiences regardless of background. My goal is to understand your needs and help you improve life how you desire. I work with individuals of all ages professional women/moms and families of all backgrounds (not limited to immigrants & bicultural/biracial).
My passion is to empower individuals to wellness by reconnecting with different parts of yourself that have been injured, left behind, or forgotten. I have worked in the mental health field in three states for a total of 20 years. I work through a trauma informed approach, culturally responsive and intersectional lens . Each individual has a unique set of experiences regardless of background. My goal is to understand your needs and help you improve life how you desire. I work with individuals of all ages professional women/moms and families of all backgrounds (not limited to immigrants & bicultural/biracial).
(720) 664-9614 View (720) 664-9614
Photo of Anthony Riske, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Anthony Riske
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Boulder, CO 80305  (Online Only)
As a dedicated therapist, my focus is on guiding individuals, couples, families, and communities through life's transitions towards peace and fulfillment. I specialize in group therapy and communal identities, fostering connections within communities. Using narrative and relational therapy, I empower clients to shape their stories, promoting resilience and healing. Whether it's personal challenges, fostering healthy relationships, or supporting community transformations, I provide a nurturing space for growth and self-discovery within the fabric of community.
As a dedicated therapist, my focus is on guiding individuals, couples, families, and communities through life's transitions towards peace and fulfillment. I specialize in group therapy and communal identities, fostering connections within communities. Using narrative and relational therapy, I empower clients to shape their stories, promoting resilience and healing. Whether it's personal challenges, fostering healthy relationships, or supporting community transformations, I provide a nurturing space for growth and self-discovery within the fabric of community.
(720) 807-4419 View (720) 807-4419
Photo of Ted Wynfield, MA, LPC, NCC, MFTC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Ted Wynfield
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, MFTC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Boulder, CO 80302
It's hard to anticipate the depths of emotion that emerge when you and perhaps a partner decide to explore consensual non-monogamy. What begins as an earnest curiosity can turn quickly into a whirlwind of confusion and insecurity. Jealousy may creep in unexpectedly, casting shadows of doubt over a once-solid foundation. It’s easy to start questioning your worth, your place in the newfound dynamic. At its worst, it becomes a vicious cycle between the desire for freedom and the fear of losing it all. If you feel lost, struggling to reconcile your heart's conflicting desires then you’re in the right place.
It's hard to anticipate the depths of emotion that emerge when you and perhaps a partner decide to explore consensual non-monogamy. What begins as an earnest curiosity can turn quickly into a whirlwind of confusion and insecurity. Jealousy may creep in unexpectedly, casting shadows of doubt over a once-solid foundation. It’s easy to start questioning your worth, your place in the newfound dynamic. At its worst, it becomes a vicious cycle between the desire for freedom and the fear of losing it all. If you feel lost, struggling to reconcile your heart's conflicting desires then you’re in the right place.
(970) 884-3348 View (970) 884-3348
Photo of Loretta A Miller, MA, LPC, LAC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Loretta A Miller
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LAC
Verified 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 Shannon Huntsberry, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Shannon Huntsberry
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boulder, CO 80305  (Online Only)
I provide therapy and coaching for neurologically diverse adults and teens who may at times feel challenged, confused or exhausted by the social world. I enjoy helping clients to interpret the 'invisible' rules of social relationships, and to problem-solve practical challenges they may face at home, work, or school. I use EMDR therapy frequently for improving self-regulation, and for processing trauma or other past experiences that may be interfering with clients' daily life. I also provide consultation to parents and caregivers of individuals who are working on social cognition issues.
I provide therapy and coaching for neurologically diverse adults and teens who may at times feel challenged, confused or exhausted by the social world. I enjoy helping clients to interpret the 'invisible' rules of social relationships, and to problem-solve practical challenges they may face at home, work, or school. I use EMDR therapy frequently for improving self-regulation, and for processing trauma or other past experiences that may be interfering with clients' daily life. I also provide consultation to parents and caregivers of individuals who are working on social cognition issues.
(720) 709-1870 View (720) 709-1870
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Melanie K Young
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Boulder, CO 80302
Not accepting new clients
Are you looking for a warm, supportive, and confidential environment responsive to your unique needs and therapeutic goals? I can help you understand old maladaptive patterns and create new positive ways of connecting in the world. My goal is to assist you in discovering your own answers to your questions. I use an integrative approach which can include cognitive techniques as well as working with relationships patterns. It can be helpful to come at one's issues from many angles and to work with mind, body and spirit. The focus can include increasing effective coping strategies, strengthening internal resources, and becoming more empowered.
Are you looking for a warm, supportive, and confidential environment responsive to your unique needs and therapeutic goals? I can help you understand old maladaptive patterns and create new positive ways of connecting in the world. My goal is to assist you in discovering your own answers to your questions. I use an integrative approach which can include cognitive techniques as well as working with relationships patterns. It can be helpful to come at one's issues from many angles and to work with mind, body and spirit. The focus can include increasing effective coping strategies, strengthening internal resources, and becoming more empowered.
(303) 816-3219 View (303) 816-3219
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Anne Giles
LPC Intern
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boulder, CO 80303
I work with clients grappling with the aftermath of a traumatic event, experiencing overwhelming anxiety that disrupts their daily lives, or struggling with strained relationships. I support clients to find inner peace, regain a sense of control over their emotions, and rebuild healthy connections with others, ultimately aiming to reclaim their quality of life and well-being.
I work with clients grappling with the aftermath of a traumatic event, experiencing overwhelming anxiety that disrupts their daily lives, or struggling with strained relationships. I support clients to find inner peace, regain a sense of control over their emotions, and rebuild healthy connections with others, ultimately aiming to reclaim their quality of life and well-being.
(720) 706-9452 View (720) 706-9452
Photo of Gillian Pierce, NLC, MA, MPA, Registered Psychotherapist
Gillian Pierce
Registered Psychotherapist, NLC, MA, MPA
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Boulder, CO 80304
Welcome! Learning to be in loving relationship with ourselves and others is the greatest gift one can offer the world. When we heal ourselves through improved self-love and self-esteem we are able to cultivate healthier relationships and life gets better. I specialize in relationship issues, especially our most vital relationship, the one with ourselves. I support clients through life-transitions, learning relationship tools, pre-marital counseling, infidelity, divorce, self-esteem, anxiety, co-dependence versus interdependence, boundaries, and addiction issues to name a few. I am PACT Level II certified.
Welcome! Learning to be in loving relationship with ourselves and others is the greatest gift one can offer the world. When we heal ourselves through improved self-love and self-esteem we are able to cultivate healthier relationships and life gets better. I specialize in relationship issues, especially our most vital relationship, the one with ourselves. I support clients through life-transitions, learning relationship tools, pre-marital counseling, infidelity, divorce, self-esteem, anxiety, co-dependence versus interdependence, boundaries, and addiction issues to name a few. I am PACT Level II certified.
(720) 712-3393 View (720) 712-3393
Photo of Alison Dearborn Somatic Psychotherapy, MA, LPC, SEP, IFS-Inf, Licensed Professional Counselor
Alison Dearborn Somatic Psychotherapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, SEP, IFS-Inf
Verified Verified
Boulder, CO 80302
Adverse or traumatic experiences can be stored in our bodies and in our unconscious/subconscious minds, driving our behaviors and affecting our natural impulses that allow us to thrive. My clients seek freedom from out-dated mental and bodily reactions derived from these past experiences and/or traumatic events. They want their choice restored when making decisions, for cultivating and sustaining relationships, and in creating a meaningful life.
Adverse or traumatic experiences can be stored in our bodies and in our unconscious/subconscious minds, driving our behaviors and affecting our natural impulses that allow us to thrive. My clients seek freedom from out-dated mental and bodily reactions derived from these past experiences and/or traumatic events. They want their choice restored when making decisions, for cultivating and sustaining relationships, and in creating a meaningful life.
(720) 702-1275 View (720) 702-1275
Photo of Alice DiTullio, MA, LPC, SEP, Licensed Professional Counselor
Alice DiTullio
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, SEP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Boulder, CO 80301
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, or healing from a past or present painful situation or trauma? With non-judgmental, compassionate presence, I offer the collaborative support needed for you to carefully work through these challenges, experience deep level change and live a more satisfying life. My therapeutic approach is focused on supporting your strengths and developing the inner resources you need to cultivate your innate capacity to heal. As a committed Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) in Boulder, CO, your health and healing is my number one priority.
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, or healing from a past or present painful situation or trauma? With non-judgmental, compassionate presence, I offer the collaborative support needed for you to carefully work through these challenges, experience deep level change and live a more satisfying life. My therapeutic approach is focused on supporting your strengths and developing the inner resources you need to cultivate your innate capacity to heal. As a committed Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) in Boulder, CO, your health and healing is my number one priority.
(720) 897-5816 View (720) 897-5816
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Darleen Gegich, LPC
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Boulder, CO 80302
My goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation, improve your relationship, or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you . As a certified Imago Relationship therapist, I offer services for couples, individuals, parents, and families.
My goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation, improve your relationship, or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you . As a certified Imago Relationship therapist, I offer services for couples, individuals, parents, and families.
(720) 515-4711 View (720) 515-4711
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Anna Constancia
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Boulder, CO 80303
Anna will welcome you into a welcoming environment where you'll feel safe expressing your concerns. She is a genuine, understanding, knowledgeable, and accepting therapist. You can develop a therapeutic relationship with her that fosters growth, positive change, and life skills to give you the confidence and ability to live the best quality of life possible for yourself. Anna's experience with clients across the life span (age 2+) has offered a meaningful opportunity to witness how our experiences create the foundations from which we form our self-image, relationships, beliefs, and outlook on life.
Anna will welcome you into a welcoming environment where you'll feel safe expressing your concerns. She is a genuine, understanding, knowledgeable, and accepting therapist. You can develop a therapeutic relationship with her that fosters growth, positive change, and life skills to give you the confidence and ability to live the best quality of life possible for yourself. Anna's experience with clients across the life span (age 2+) has offered a meaningful opportunity to witness how our experiences create the foundations from which we form our self-image, relationships, beliefs, and outlook on life.
(720) 712-2283 View (720) 712-2283
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Gavin Parks
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, MA, LPCC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boulder, CO 80303
I utilize an integrative counseling approach that includes aspects of Solution Focused Brief Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. With a strong belief that not “one size fits all,” I am able to meet you where you are at. I am excited to join the clinician team at Kairos Wellness Collective and to widen my treatment scope in working with individuals with OCD. I am particularly interested in empowering clients to talk back to their negative thoughts, and establish a strong positive self-regard. I am passionate about helping clients take the reins of their own healing.
I utilize an integrative counseling approach that includes aspects of Solution Focused Brief Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. With a strong belief that not “one size fits all,” I am able to meet you where you are at. I am excited to join the clinician team at Kairos Wellness Collective and to widen my treatment scope in working with individuals with OCD. I am particularly interested in empowering clients to talk back to their negative thoughts, and establish a strong positive self-regard. I am passionate about helping clients take the reins of their own healing.
(720) 734-1408 View (720) 734-1408

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
76% Trauma and PTSD
70% Stress
70% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

71% Aetna
60% 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.