Therapists in Boulder, CO

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Photo of Andrew Bunin, Counselor in Boulder, CO
Andrew Bunin
Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Boulder, CO 80301
I provide effective, supportive counseling services for adults, individually and in couples, assisting clients with a range of life issues, including: relationships; communication; grief and loss; trauma; life adjustments and transitions; depression; anxiety; substance abuse and addictions; and stress and anger management. My goals are to support clients in developing self-awareness; building interpersonal skills; resolving past trauma; promoting effective decision-making and problem-solving; deepening emotional and psychological wellbeing; achieving personal balance and improving overall quality-of-life. I welcome your inquiries about my work and the opportunity to discuss how I can be of service.
I provide effective, supportive counseling services for adults, individually and in couples, assisting clients with a range of life issues, including: relationships; communication; grief and loss; trauma; life adjustments and transitions; depression; anxiety; substance abuse and addictions; and stress and anger management. My goals are to support clients in developing self-awareness; building interpersonal skills; resolving past trauma; promoting effective decision-making and problem-solving; deepening emotional and psychological wellbeing; achieving personal balance and improving overall quality-of-life. I welcome your inquiries about my work and the opportunity to discuss how I can be of service.
(303) 900-7402 View (303) 900-7402
Photo of Dr. Lynda Mathis, Clinical Psychologist, Psychologist in Boulder, CO
Dr. Lynda Mathis, Clinical Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boulder, CO 80303
Times are tough right now, and you might be feeling overwhelmed with anxiety, sadness, and loneliness. Some days it's hard to even get started at all. Or maybe you feel disconnected from your partner, like they don't understand you or care, and you wonder if you'll ever feel love again. You might be trying hard to forgive your partner for having an affair, but you just can't, and you're afraid you won't ever get past it. You do not have to struggle alone, and together we can work toward getting you or your relationship to a better place.
Times are tough right now, and you might be feeling overwhelmed with anxiety, sadness, and loneliness. Some days it's hard to even get started at all. Or maybe you feel disconnected from your partner, like they don't understand you or care, and you wonder if you'll ever feel love again. You might be trying hard to forgive your partner for having an affair, but you just can't, and you're afraid you won't ever get past it. You do not have to struggle alone, and together we can work toward getting you or your relationship to a better place.
(720) 740-4480 View (720) 740-4480
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Bella Ouaknine
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Boulder, CO 80303
Are you feeling stuck or struggling? Are you experiencing relationship difficulties or feeling disconnected from your partner? Are you stressed out or sad to the point that you can't live the life you want? Perhaps you are feeling unsure how to help yourself or your family cope during this difficult time. I am glad you found your way here! I specialize in helping individuals, couples, and families work through the challenges that are interfering with their quality of life.
Are you feeling stuck or struggling? Are you experiencing relationship difficulties or feeling disconnected from your partner? Are you stressed out or sad to the point that you can't live the life you want? Perhaps you are feeling unsure how to help yourself or your family cope during this difficult time. I am glad you found your way here! I specialize in helping individuals, couples, and families work through the challenges that are interfering with their quality of life.
(720) 358-2917 View (720) 358-2917
Photo of Manuel Gómez, Licensed Professional Counselor in Boulder, CO
Manuel Gómez
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Boulder, CO 80301
I see the process of therapy as a connection between experts: You are the expert in your life, and I am the expert in the process of guiding people deepen their connection with themselves, and what is most important to them. Together we will develop a profound understanding of your current circumstances by studying the obstacles you have encountered on your path. We will capitalize on your personal qualities and use this information to clarify and delineate achievable goals that are relevant to you. The result of this process is that you will feel more in control, comfortable, and fulfilled in your life.
I see the process of therapy as a connection between experts: You are the expert in your life, and I am the expert in the process of guiding people deepen their connection with themselves, and what is most important to them. Together we will develop a profound understanding of your current circumstances by studying the obstacles you have encountered on your path. We will capitalize on your personal qualities and use this information to clarify and delineate achievable goals that are relevant to you. The result of this process is that you will feel more in control, comfortable, and fulfilled in your life.
(303) 952-1156 View (303) 952-1156
Photo of Tasha Medley, Licensed Professional Counselor in Boulder, CO
Tasha Medley
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Boulder, CO 80301
Are you worried that your preschooler's abrupt mood swings will be a problem when she enters kindergarten? Is your third grader easily frustrated, teary and self-deprecating over an inability to get things right? Are you discouraged because of your fourth grader's consistently angry and disrespectful behavior? Raising a child with difficult behaviors can be exhausting. . . As a play therapist and parent resource, I help parents have more harmonious and enjoyable relationships with their children.
Are you worried that your preschooler's abrupt mood swings will be a problem when she enters kindergarten? Is your third grader easily frustrated, teary and self-deprecating over an inability to get things right? Are you discouraged because of your fourth grader's consistently angry and disrespectful behavior? Raising a child with difficult behaviors can be exhausting. . . As a play therapist and parent resource, I help parents have more harmonious and enjoyable relationships with their children.
(720) 288-0959 View (720) 288-0959
Photo of Mila Long: Recovery Quest Counseling, Drug & Alcohol Counselor in Boulder, CO
Mila Long: Recovery Quest Counseling
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CAS, BST, DBTC, RP, ADS
Verified Verified
Boulder, CO 80302
I am a passionate person in recovery committed to creating health & wellness for individuals & families. As a licensed Substance Abuse Counselor, Trauma Therapist, Wellness Consultant, Family Specialist, Acupuncturist & Energy Healer, I use my expertise & personal experience to create a comfortable space to process what can be the uncomfortable parts of life. I am trained thoroughly in brain chemistry & the nervous systems, & I am passionate about empowering people to both understand & recreate their physiological responses. I also use holistic approaches to heal the mind & body simultaneously - I’m here to support your journey!
I am a passionate person in recovery committed to creating health & wellness for individuals & families. As a licensed Substance Abuse Counselor, Trauma Therapist, Wellness Consultant, Family Specialist, Acupuncturist & Energy Healer, I use my expertise & personal experience to create a comfortable space to process what can be the uncomfortable parts of life. I am trained thoroughly in brain chemistry & the nervous systems, & I am passionate about empowering people to both understand & recreate their physiological responses. I also use holistic approaches to heal the mind & body simultaneously - I’m here to support your journey!
(970) 598-0752 View (970) 598-0752
Photo of Patti Ashley, Licensed Professional Counselor in Boulder, CO
Patti Ashley
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
Boulder, CO 80302
Are anxious or depressed? Are you feeling overwhelmed and exhausted with parenting and family life? Have you experienced a loss of some kind? A loved one, a job, a home, your health, or any other loss. Telling your story can help you move through the pain and suffering to get to the other side.
Are anxious or depressed? Are you feeling overwhelmed and exhausted with parenting and family life? Have you experienced a loss of some kind? A loved one, a job, a home, your health, or any other loss. Telling your story can help you move through the pain and suffering to get to the other side.
(720) 307-1256 View (720) 307-1256
Photo of Neil J Rosen, Psychologist in Boulder, CO
Neil J Rosen
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Boulder, CO 80301
Self-defeating patterns, anxiety, bad moods, low self-esteem, compulsions, avoidance, inhibition, relationship problems at home, work or school or parenting dilemmas often respond to professional help. I work with all sorts of people including students, professionals, executives, academics, artists, writers, engineers, entrepreneurs, tradespeople and craftspeople, I'm interested in helping people learn about how they think, feel and understand themselves and others in order to develop more flexible responses.
Self-defeating patterns, anxiety, bad moods, low self-esteem, compulsions, avoidance, inhibition, relationship problems at home, work or school or parenting dilemmas often respond to professional help. I work with all sorts of people including students, professionals, executives, academics, artists, writers, engineers, entrepreneurs, tradespeople and craftspeople, I'm interested in helping people learn about how they think, feel and understand themselves and others in order to develop more flexible responses.
(720) 386-4744 View (720) 386-4744
Photo of Emily Fried, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Boulder, CO
Emily Fried
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSEd, CLC, IMHM-C, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Boulder, CO 80301
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with extensive experience specializing in infant and early childhood mental health and development, and perinatal mental health. I specialize in providing attachment-based child-parent interventions for infants, toddlers, and young children (birth – 6 years). I work with families to navigate challenges in behavior, mental health and development, while supporting emotion regulation, healthy attachment, reflection, and strengthening parent-child relationships. My approach is eclectic and tailored to each individual family, stemming from psychodynamic and evidence-based therapies.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with extensive experience specializing in infant and early childhood mental health and development, and perinatal mental health. I specialize in providing attachment-based child-parent interventions for infants, toddlers, and young children (birth – 6 years). I work with families to navigate challenges in behavior, mental health and development, while supporting emotion regulation, healthy attachment, reflection, and strengthening parent-child relationships. My approach is eclectic and tailored to each individual family, stemming from psychodynamic and evidence-based therapies.
(720) 928-3866 View (720) 928-3866
Photo of Megan Best, Licensed Professional Counselor in Boulder, CO
Megan Best
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boulder, CO 80301
You may vacillate between highly anxious and just going through the motions: numb, disconnected, checked out. You feel overwhelmed with your daily life- tense, tight, constricted. Some days, even though you are trying your best, you blow up at the drop of a hat. Things that used to be easy make you feel anxious and fearful. You may feel like you are at the bottom of a well. Whether you know how you ended up here, or if you feel confused and uncertain, therapy can open doors to new ways of being that help you to feel like yourself again.
You may vacillate between highly anxious and just going through the motions: numb, disconnected, checked out. You feel overwhelmed with your daily life- tense, tight, constricted. Some days, even though you are trying your best, you blow up at the drop of a hat. Things that used to be easy make you feel anxious and fearful. You may feel like you are at the bottom of a well. Whether you know how you ended up here, or if you feel confused and uncertain, therapy can open doors to new ways of being that help you to feel like yourself again.
(720) 743-5603 View (720) 743-5603
Photo of Celia Bockhoff, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Boulder, CO
Celia Bockhoff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, SEP, ACSW
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Boulder, CO 80304
We are living in a time of uncertainty, and for many, fear is a part of our every day lives. The healing and answers we seek go beyond band-aid approaches or comforting words. To heal our wounds, and live with the realities of life's unpredictability, we need all of us. And you need all of you, together, and whole. As you access a visceral awareness of your body and listen to your intuitive heart, your healing begins. Tapping into your mind’s creativity to unearth internal wisdom and external resources, all your parts together can mend traumatic injuries and weave together a new path.
We are living in a time of uncertainty, and for many, fear is a part of our every day lives. The healing and answers we seek go beyond band-aid approaches or comforting words. To heal our wounds, and live with the realities of life's unpredictability, we need all of us. And you need all of you, together, and whole. As you access a visceral awareness of your body and listen to your intuitive heart, your healing begins. Tapping into your mind’s creativity to unearth internal wisdom and external resources, all your parts together can mend traumatic injuries and weave together a new path.
(720) 722-2741 View (720) 722-2741
Photo of Anne Shaul, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Boulder, CO
Anne Shaul
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Boulder, CO 80303
nne offers you a warm, trusting, empathic, and nurturing space where you can receive mental health support. She understands it takes an enormous amount of courage and energy to reach out for help. She’ll guide you to move toward a deeper level of conscious understanding about the emotional and behavioral symptoms you’re experiencing that leave you feeling stuck. She’ll help you achieve the outcomes you want so you can live your best life. Anne can assist people with many challenges, including symptoms of depression, postpartum depression, anxiety, PTSD, recovering/healing from Narcissistic Abuse, Attachment, Relational, Mood.
nne offers you a warm, trusting, empathic, and nurturing space where you can receive mental health support. She understands it takes an enormous amount of courage and energy to reach out for help. She’ll guide you to move toward a deeper level of conscious understanding about the emotional and behavioral symptoms you’re experiencing that leave you feeling stuck. She’ll help you achieve the outcomes you want so you can live your best life. Anne can assist people with many challenges, including symptoms of depression, postpartum depression, anxiety, PTSD, recovering/healing from Narcissistic Abuse, Attachment, Relational, Mood.
(720) 928-2423 View (720) 928-2423
Photo of August Elizabeth Perez, Licensed Professional Counselor in Boulder, CO
August Elizabeth Perez
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Boulder, CO 80305  (Online Only)
Are you finding yourself stuck in the same old patterns of relationship and you can't seem to get out of them? Are you desiring a deeper connection with both yourself and others? I support individuals, couples, and people in all types of configurations of connections to heal relationship wounding, attachment trauma, and the symptoms of anxiety and depression that stem from the pain that is often experienced in relationship. Healthy, empowering, and growth-producing relationships are possible. Are you ready?
Are you finding yourself stuck in the same old patterns of relationship and you can't seem to get out of them? Are you desiring a deeper connection with both yourself and others? I support individuals, couples, and people in all types of configurations of connections to heal relationship wounding, attachment trauma, and the symptoms of anxiety and depression that stem from the pain that is often experienced in relationship. Healthy, empowering, and growth-producing relationships are possible. Are you ready?
(720) 790-5013 View (720) 790-5013
Photo of Rosa Dinelli, Registered Psychotherapist in Boulder, CO
Rosa Dinelli
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Boulder, CO 80302
A healthy and connected relationship lays the foundation for a vibrant and meaningful life. If issues with conflict, parenting, infidelity, money, housework or past hurts are clouding your marriage, couples therapy will offer you more clarity and compassion for yourself and part. In individual therapy, I can support you in self discovery, unwinding harmful patterns, and processing trauma. Inviting and integrating all parts of your experience increases presence and availability for your family, work and relationships.
A healthy and connected relationship lays the foundation for a vibrant and meaningful life. If issues with conflict, parenting, infidelity, money, housework or past hurts are clouding your marriage, couples therapy will offer you more clarity and compassion for yourself and part. In individual therapy, I can support you in self discovery, unwinding harmful patterns, and processing trauma. Inviting and integrating all parts of your experience increases presence and availability for your family, work and relationships.
(720) 664-6927 View (720) 664-6927
Photo of Eliza Kingsford, Licensed Professional Counselor in Boulder, CO
Eliza Kingsford
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Boulder, CO 80305
I help clients stop hating their bodies and guide them to a permanent peaceful relationship with food. If you are struggling with food and body image issues, I have been helping clients find a state of peace and ease around food for over 18 years.
I help clients stop hating their bodies and guide them to a permanent peaceful relationship with food. If you are struggling with food and body image issues, I have been helping clients find a state of peace and ease around food for over 18 years.
(720) 669-6766 View (720) 669-6766
Photo of Kate Thompson: Individuals, Couples and Groups, Unlicensed Psychotherapist in Boulder, CO
Kate Thompson: Individuals, Couples and Groups
Unlicensed Psychotherapist, MA, CJT, BACP
Verified Verified
Boulder, CO 80301
I work with individuals and couples offering existential therapy to help you to live more fully and find new ways to face your predicaments, paradoxes and conflicts. Together we can explore your life and relationships to discover ways in which you can live more authentically, in alignment with your values. I trained and worked in England before moving to Boulder in 2010. I have over 20 years experience as a therapist; I bring that with me as I meet each new individual or couple. I will help you describe, clarify and unravel your relationship to the world, your self and other people. We do not have to start with your childhood.
I work with individuals and couples offering existential therapy to help you to live more fully and find new ways to face your predicaments, paradoxes and conflicts. Together we can explore your life and relationships to discover ways in which you can live more authentically, in alignment with your values. I trained and worked in England before moving to Boulder in 2010. I have over 20 years experience as a therapist; I bring that with me as I meet each new individual or couple. I will help you describe, clarify and unravel your relationship to the world, your self and other people. We do not have to start with your childhood.
(303) 732-6823 View (303) 732-6823
Photo of Robin Rose Temple, Registered Psychotherapist in Boulder, CO
Robin Rose Temple
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boulder, CO 80301
Waitlist for new clients
Your relationship needs to change. But you’re at a loss for how to actually make that happen. Between balancing work, life, and parenting, there’s barely any time for healthy communication, much less nourishing time together. In order to keep the peace, you give up on some of your important needs. And then, distance sets in. If this is your experience right now, you are not alone! We all need support to navigate the challenges couples are dealing with today. There’s more stress and higher expectations than ever on our relationships. Yet there are simple, powerful practices that build intimacy and connection in a hurry (and that are
Your relationship needs to change. But you’re at a loss for how to actually make that happen. Between balancing work, life, and parenting, there’s barely any time for healthy communication, much less nourishing time together. In order to keep the peace, you give up on some of your important needs. And then, distance sets in. If this is your experience right now, you are not alone! We all need support to navigate the challenges couples are dealing with today. There’s more stress and higher expectations than ever on our relationships. Yet there are simple, powerful practices that build intimacy and connection in a hurry (and that are
(720) 897-5187 View (720) 897-5187
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Wisdom Embodied
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, LPCC, PhD(c)
Verified Verified
Boulder, CO 80301
Welcome to our therapy practice, where healing and growth are not just words but our guiding principles. We're not your typical therapists—we're real people, ready to embark on a journey of self-discovery and transformation with you. Picture this: a space where laughter and learning go hand in hand, where every session is tailored to fit your unique needs like a glove. We're here to listen, support, and yes, challenge you every step of the way. Because growth happens when we step out of our comfort zones, right?
Welcome to our therapy practice, where healing and growth are not just words but our guiding principles. We're not your typical therapists—we're real people, ready to embark on a journey of self-discovery and transformation with you. Picture this: a space where laughter and learning go hand in hand, where every session is tailored to fit your unique needs like a glove. We're here to listen, support, and yes, challenge you every step of the way. Because growth happens when we step out of our comfort zones, right?
(720) 706-3298 View (720) 706-3298
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Charlotte Lovejoy
LPC Intern
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boulder, CO 80304  (Online Only)
I am a Master's student at Naropa University, graduating in May 2024 with a degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a concentration in Transpersonal Art Therapy. As a psychotherapy intern, I want to work with you to discover what healing modalities you respond best to, according to your values and beliefs. I have experience working with children, adolescents, and adults affected by depression, anxiety, trauma, sexual abuse, adoption and foster care, and life transitions, and I warmly welcome individuals coming from all backgrounds and intersections of identity.
I am a Master's student at Naropa University, graduating in May 2024 with a degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a concentration in Transpersonal Art Therapy. As a psychotherapy intern, I want to work with you to discover what healing modalities you respond best to, according to your values and beliefs. I have experience working with children, adolescents, and adults affected by depression, anxiety, trauma, sexual abuse, adoption and foster care, and life transitions, and I warmly welcome individuals coming from all backgrounds and intersections of identity.
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Laura Wilkes
Counselor, MA
Verified Verified
Boulder, CO 80303
The Vine Therapy was founded as a center for healing, growth and transition for older adolescents and adult individuals. My approach is integrative, as I feel every person has different needs and modalities that will be effective for them. I do not believe that therapy has to be an unenjoyable experience, in fact it can be quite the opposite. I have been treating eating disorders and the wide variety of the struggles that accompany them for many years, and also have a focus on working with college students on the challenges they face. See more at my website, vinetherapyboulder.com
The Vine Therapy was founded as a center for healing, growth and transition for older adolescents and adult individuals. My approach is integrative, as I feel every person has different needs and modalities that will be effective for them. I do not believe that therapy has to be an unenjoyable experience, in fact it can be quite the opposite. I have been treating eating disorders and the wide variety of the struggles that accompany them for many years, and also have a focus on working with college students on the challenges they face. See more at my website, vinetherapyboulder.com
(303) 963-9226 View (303) 963-9226

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
85% 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

70% Aetna
61% 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.