Therapists in Boulder County, CO

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Photo of Donalee Brown, Psychologist in Boulder County, CO
Donalee Brown
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Lafayette, CO 80026
Seeking therapy is not always an easy decision and I welcome the decision of my clients to pursue change, greater life satisfaction and resolution of troublesome behaviors or relationships. Each client is unique and brings their own story. As a psychologist I try to help them find meaningful change leading to a more satisfactory life. My clinical focus is interpersonal trauma which includes sexual abuse, PTSD, and relationship issues. I also work with anxiety, life transitions, and attachment issues.
Seeking therapy is not always an easy decision and I welcome the decision of my clients to pursue change, greater life satisfaction and resolution of troublesome behaviors or relationships. Each client is unique and brings their own story. As a psychologist I try to help them find meaningful change leading to a more satisfactory life. My clinical focus is interpersonal trauma which includes sexual abuse, PTSD, and relationship issues. I also work with anxiety, life transitions, and attachment issues.
(720) 784-6318 View (720) 784-6318
Photo of Meghan Mulcrone, LCSW, Mountain Pass Therapy PLLC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Boulder County, CO
Meghan Mulcrone, LCSW, Mountain Pass Therapy PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Boulder, CO 80304  (Online Only)
During our session, you will be welcomed with genuine compassion, a sense of humor, and a supportive non-judgmental environment. We will work together to discover your strengths, and to overcome obstacles and barriers that are standing in your way. Whether you are going through a transition, burdened with anxiety, depression, trauma, family, relationship, work conflict, or parenting stressors, I understand what it feels like to struggle and use creative individualized methods to help you navigate through tough times to foster your own resilience and help you thrive.
During our session, you will be welcomed with genuine compassion, a sense of humor, and a supportive non-judgmental environment. We will work together to discover your strengths, and to overcome obstacles and barriers that are standing in your way. Whether you are going through a transition, burdened with anxiety, depression, trauma, family, relationship, work conflict, or parenting stressors, I understand what it feels like to struggle and use creative individualized methods to help you navigate through tough times to foster your own resilience and help you thrive.
(720) 784-5707 View (720) 784-5707
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Holly Barnes
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, CCHT
Verified
Lafayette, CO 80026  (Online Only)
Are you wanting to make a change in your life? Do you find yourself feeling stuck and in the 'same old' loop? Procrastinating? Unmotivated? Playing small? Not doing what you need to do/would like to do but don't get why, or know what to do? If the answer is yes, I can help. I believe personal change is absolutely possible and I would love to help you achieve the change(s) you are seeking while also enjoying the process.
Are you wanting to make a change in your life? Do you find yourself feeling stuck and in the 'same old' loop? Procrastinating? Unmotivated? Playing small? Not doing what you need to do/would like to do but don't get why, or know what to do? If the answer is yes, I can help. I believe personal change is absolutely possible and I would love to help you achieve the change(s) you are seeking while also enjoying the process.
(303) 963-9189 View (303) 963-9189
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Elizabeth Stahl
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Boulder, CO 80302
Do you feel like you are stuck in a movie that you never even wanted to see? Or one you did not plan for? Life is either unpredictable or too predictable. Maybe you are tired of the reruns. The same feelings, same situations or way too familiar relationships that need something different to happen. Therapy highlights the tensions that are holding you back, causing discomfort and/ or frustration. I help people move forward, find the routes out, through and interesting places to explore along the way.
Do you feel like you are stuck in a movie that you never even wanted to see? Or one you did not plan for? Life is either unpredictable or too predictable. Maybe you are tired of the reruns. The same feelings, same situations or way too familiar relationships that need something different to happen. Therapy highlights the tensions that are holding you back, causing discomfort and/ or frustration. I help people move forward, find the routes out, through and interesting places to explore along the way.
(646) 798-9724 View (646) 798-9724
Photo of Catherine Weldon, Licensed Professional Counselor in Boulder County, CO
Catherine Weldon
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Boulder, CO 80305  (Online Only)
My clients are generally students (GED to PhD) who wish to maximize their academic experience so they may boldly go where their heart takes them with confidence and enthusiasm. Students and researchers often struggle with mental health and academic performance in isolation - rarely reaching out for support. I help students identify and work through their challenges, build strategies for success, find their path, and thrive!
My clients are generally students (GED to PhD) who wish to maximize their academic experience so they may boldly go where their heart takes them with confidence and enthusiasm. Students and researchers often struggle with mental health and academic performance in isolation - rarely reaching out for support. I help students identify and work through their challenges, build strategies for success, find their path, and thrive!
(720) 615-0766 View (720) 615-0766
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Dr. Royce Fitts
Marriage & Family Therapist, D Min, LMFT
Verified
Boulder, CO 80302  (Online Only)
Holistic & Spiritual Counseling & Dream Work. Relationship conflicts and pain? Grief and sorrow in your heart? Disturbing, crazy, scary dreams? Anxiety, depression, loneliness, trauma? You don't have to go it alone! You may be emotionally/spiritually exhausted, wounded by rigid religion and fundamentalism. You may carry anguish about your inner self, the awful voices of shame, guilt, helplessness. Our outer world of war, violence, racism, homophobia, environmental destruction is often despairing! Let's work together for your courageous authenticity, to heal your inner and outer worlds, a life filled with healing, meaning and joy.
Holistic & Spiritual Counseling & Dream Work. Relationship conflicts and pain? Grief and sorrow in your heart? Disturbing, crazy, scary dreams? Anxiety, depression, loneliness, trauma? You don't have to go it alone! You may be emotionally/spiritually exhausted, wounded by rigid religion and fundamentalism. You may carry anguish about your inner self, the awful voices of shame, guilt, helplessness. Our outer world of war, violence, racism, homophobia, environmental destruction is often despairing! Let's work together for your courageous authenticity, to heal your inner and outer worlds, a life filled with healing, meaning and joy.
(720) 702-4463 View (720) 702-4463
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Las Lobas del Corazón
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Boulder, CO 80301  (Online Only)
Are you seeing your potential, while hiding in your den, afraid to come out? Holding back when you know you should speak your truth? Reeling, drooping, withering; feeling cut off from your life force? Being simultaneously fired up and burnt out by your life’s mission? Sensitive rebels, struggling misfits, activists, artists, mystics, badasses, and folks who want to go deeper than the typical talk therapy: we see you. We're here to support you.
Are you seeing your potential, while hiding in your den, afraid to come out? Holding back when you know you should speak your truth? Reeling, drooping, withering; feeling cut off from your life force? Being simultaneously fired up and burnt out by your life’s mission? Sensitive rebels, struggling misfits, activists, artists, mystics, badasses, and folks who want to go deeper than the typical talk therapy: we see you. We're here to support you.
(720) 776-8545 View (720) 776-8545
Photo of Benjamin White, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Boulder County, CO
Benjamin White
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CGP
Verified
Lafayette, CO 80026
My clients are often looking for something beyond skills, strategies and a diagnosis. I work best with people who are looking to really sort out what's going on in their lives, and who are interested in potent and lasting change. I also work specifically with people who are increasingly concerned about environmental issues or experience climate anxiety, grief or other feelings associated with environmental issues. As an avid outdoorsman and a Cross Country Ski instructor on weekends, I also frequently work with individuals from the climbing, skiing, mountaineering and other outdoor recreation communities.
My clients are often looking for something beyond skills, strategies and a diagnosis. I work best with people who are looking to really sort out what's going on in their lives, and who are interested in potent and lasting change. I also work specifically with people who are increasingly concerned about environmental issues or experience climate anxiety, grief or other feelings associated with environmental issues. As an avid outdoorsman and a Cross Country Ski instructor on weekends, I also frequently work with individuals from the climbing, skiing, mountaineering and other outdoor recreation communities.
(970) 409-1284 View (970) 409-1284
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Christina S Swift
Licensed Professional Counselor, CACII
Verified
Boulder, CO 80302
"Without therapists, we are very unreliable narrators of our own stories" (Russian Doll, 2019). In it's simplest form this is the goal for talk-therapy: sharing your life and having someone listen who might even be skilled enough to help narrate your very own unique story. As a clinician, my goal is to walk alongside you and support you to remove self, familial and societal limitations that are preventing you from living an effective and fulfilled life. My approach blends both Western and Eastern Psychology; I integrate mindfulness and meditation into my sessions.
"Without therapists, we are very unreliable narrators of our own stories" (Russian Doll, 2019). In it's simplest form this is the goal for talk-therapy: sharing your life and having someone listen who might even be skilled enough to help narrate your very own unique story. As a clinician, my goal is to walk alongside you and support you to remove self, familial and societal limitations that are preventing you from living an effective and fulfilled life. My approach blends both Western and Eastern Psychology; I integrate mindfulness and meditation into my sessions.
(720) 897-0740 View (720) 897-0740
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Healthy Healing Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Lafayette, CO 80026
I see individuals, families, and couples. I have a humanistic approach and use techniques from several modalities but a strong focus in Emotion-Focused Therapy. I'm here to help unlock the skills you have within yourself to live your most happy and meaningful life.
I see individuals, families, and couples. I have a humanistic approach and use techniques from several modalities but a strong focus in Emotion-Focused Therapy. I'm here to help unlock the skills you have within yourself to live your most happy and meaningful life.
(720) 637-1121 View (720) 637-1121
Photo of Ashley Rebecca Mills, Registered Psychotherapist in Boulder County, CO
Ashley Rebecca Mills
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, LPC, SPT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Lafayette, CO 80026
I specialize in helping highly emotional, sensitive children & overwhelmed parents navigate daily challenges, transitions and big life events. Many parents experience overwhelm & can feel stuck when their children are anxious, displaying out of control behaviors or regressing in their development. I collaborate with parents to cultivate healing through increasing awareness of their children's emotions & behaviors to co-create age and developmentally appropriate tools for emotional regulation, that help resolve emotional conflict & restore balance to the family unit. I also provide 1:1 parent coaching, individual & family therapy.
I specialize in helping highly emotional, sensitive children & overwhelmed parents navigate daily challenges, transitions and big life events. Many parents experience overwhelm & can feel stuck when their children are anxious, displaying out of control behaviors or regressing in their development. I collaborate with parents to cultivate healing through increasing awareness of their children's emotions & behaviors to co-create age and developmentally appropriate tools for emotional regulation, that help resolve emotional conflict & restore balance to the family unit. I also provide 1:1 parent coaching, individual & family therapy.
(720) 897-5234 View (720) 897-5234
Photo of Jackie Batterman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Boulder County, CO
Jackie Batterman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Longmont, CO 80501
Jackie Batterman is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Colorado who has been practicing since 2017. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work and a Master's Degree in Social Work. Jackie will actively listen to the client's needs and help empower them to become the best versions of themselves by working with them to change their thought patterns as well as perceptions. She also educates and guides them on the use of coping skills to help reduce their overall symptoms so they can enjoy and live their best lives.
Jackie Batterman is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Colorado who has been practicing since 2017. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work and a Master's Degree in Social Work. Jackie will actively listen to the client's needs and help empower them to become the best versions of themselves by working with them to change their thought patterns as well as perceptions. She also educates and guides them on the use of coping skills to help reduce their overall symptoms so they can enjoy and live their best lives.
(720) 410-9080 View (720) 410-9080
Photo of Maximiliano Nealon, Licensed Professional Counselor in Boulder County, CO
Maximiliano Nealon
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Longmont, CO 80503  (Online Only)
My ideal client is struggling with depression, anxiety, stress, self-esteem issues, or grief. They are interested in learning about themselves and cultivating healthy coping strategies to deal with the challenges of our modern world. They understand that we all have the opportunity to continue growing and they want to live a more free, and self-expressed life.
My ideal client is struggling with depression, anxiety, stress, self-esteem issues, or grief. They are interested in learning about themselves and cultivating healthy coping strategies to deal with the challenges of our modern world. They understand that we all have the opportunity to continue growing and they want to live a more free, and self-expressed life.
(720) 738-5251 View (720) 738-5251
Photo of Matthew Clausen, Counselor in Boulder County, CO
Matthew Clausen
Counselor, MFTC, LPCC, MA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Boulder, CO 80305
Finding a good therapist is hard! That's why I always return calls and emails. If you decide I'm not a great fit for you, that's OK – I'll work with you to find someone who is. Maybe you're feeling stuck right now with relationship issues or parenting struggles. Maybe you're looking for therapy related to anxiety, depression, trauma, ADHD, or other mental health topics. Let's talk. We'll work together using evidence-based, proven practices that help you live the more fulfilling, secure life that seems so hard to reach right now. We'll build a calm, secure space to work through and resolve those deeper issues. Because therapy works.
Finding a good therapist is hard! That's why I always return calls and emails. If you decide I'm not a great fit for you, that's OK – I'll work with you to find someone who is. Maybe you're feeling stuck right now with relationship issues or parenting struggles. Maybe you're looking for therapy related to anxiety, depression, trauma, ADHD, or other mental health topics. Let's talk. We'll work together using evidence-based, proven practices that help you live the more fulfilling, secure life that seems so hard to reach right now. We'll build a calm, secure space to work through and resolve those deeper issues. Because therapy works.
(303) 529-2832 View (303) 529-2832
Photo of Meghan Roche, Psychologist in Boulder County, CO
Meghan Roche
Psychologist, PhD, CCTP
Verified
Louisville, CO 80027  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with adults seeking to heal from relational wounds (divorce, betrayal, abandonment, family of origin trauma, abusive or problematic romantic relationships). My therapeutic philosophy is to increase awareness of your pain points, address them collaboratively, and empower you to move toward healing and resolution through engaged and active treatment. Across my decade experience, I have worked with clients to courageously address what they have been through to get to where they dream of being- a fulfilled, connected, rich, and dynamic life. I have seen genuine healing and believe in what yours can bring you!
I specialize in working with adults seeking to heal from relational wounds (divorce, betrayal, abandonment, family of origin trauma, abusive or problematic romantic relationships). My therapeutic philosophy is to increase awareness of your pain points, address them collaboratively, and empower you to move toward healing and resolution through engaged and active treatment. Across my decade experience, I have worked with clients to courageously address what they have been through to get to where they dream of being- a fulfilled, connected, rich, and dynamic life. I have seen genuine healing and believe in what yours can bring you!
(720) 782-0602 View (720) 782-0602
Photo of Holly Jensen Widmar, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Boulder County, CO
Holly Jensen Widmar
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Louisville, CO 80027
I admire people who consider going to counseling. It can be a difficult decision, and often, it is made during a vulnerable time in one's life or relationship. Then it is even more challenging to find a good therapist who will meet your needs. While I am an excellent therapist, I may not be right for everyone. It is a priority for me to help you find the therapist that is right for you, therefore I provide referrals to other qualified therapists, should I not meet your needs.
I admire people who consider going to counseling. It can be a difficult decision, and often, it is made during a vulnerable time in one's life or relationship. Then it is even more challenging to find a good therapist who will meet your needs. While I am an excellent therapist, I may not be right for everyone. It is a priority for me to help you find the therapist that is right for you, therefore I provide referrals to other qualified therapists, should I not meet your needs.
(303) 803-5853 View (303) 803-5853
Photo of Kristine (Lorefice) Segal, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Boulder County, CO
Kristine (Lorefice) Segal
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW, MSW, RP, MS, BA
Verified
Boulder, CO 80302
Not accepting new clients
I work with teens, adults, couples & families with Asperger's Syndrome & Autism Spectrum Disorder. My specialties include ASD gender dysphoria & neurodiverse+neurotypical "mixed" marriages. I also work with neurotypical clients with mental health, relationship, social, gender, sexuality & academic struggles. I received my MSW from Columbia University's School of Social Work & my B.A. from Davidson College. I attended NYC's Asperger Center for Education. I run therapeutic wilderness camps & programs in San Francisco & NYC, working along top experts in ASD. Recently, I worked as a therapist at the Temple Grandin School for 3 years.
I work with teens, adults, couples & families with Asperger's Syndrome & Autism Spectrum Disorder. My specialties include ASD gender dysphoria & neurodiverse+neurotypical "mixed" marriages. I also work with neurotypical clients with mental health, relationship, social, gender, sexuality & academic struggles. I received my MSW from Columbia University's School of Social Work & my B.A. from Davidson College. I attended NYC's Asperger Center for Education. I run therapeutic wilderness camps & programs in San Francisco & NYC, working along top experts in ASD. Recently, I worked as a therapist at the Temple Grandin School for 3 years.
(203) 408-6140 View (203) 408-6140
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Zachary Peterson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Longmont, CO 80501  (Online Only)
My name is Zack Peterson, I am License Clinical Social Worker with a passion for helping individuals navigate life's challenges, self Image,and managing trauma. Over the years, I specialize in anxiety, depression, PTSD, impulsive behaviors, family issues, and teens. My therapeutic approach is based techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with accepting your full intersectionality and meeting you were you are from a trauma informed care perspective. I believe in creating a brave and non-judgmental space where you can explore your thoughts and emotions. I believe in the power of being yourself regardless
My name is Zack Peterson, I am License Clinical Social Worker with a passion for helping individuals navigate life's challenges, self Image,and managing trauma. Over the years, I specialize in anxiety, depression, PTSD, impulsive behaviors, family issues, and teens. My therapeutic approach is based techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with accepting your full intersectionality and meeting you were you are from a trauma informed care perspective. I believe in creating a brave and non-judgmental space where you can explore your thoughts and emotions. I believe in the power of being yourself regardless
(303) 847-0947 View (303) 847-0947
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Katy Lundy
Marriage and Family Therapist Candidate, MA, MFTC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Boulder, CO 80303
Do you just feel stuck and unsure how to move forward? Are you desiring more from your life and relationships? Are you longing for a deeper connection with yourself or with a partner? Do you struggle to communicate your wants and needs to your partner? Has sex become more of a struggle than a pleasure? Do these questions feel familiar? If so, you are not alone. I’ll be happy to help you uncover authenticity, transform painful patterns, and create a life that is aligned with your highest values and deepest desires. I aim to provide clients a course of therapy that is tailored to best suit your unique needs.
Do you just feel stuck and unsure how to move forward? Are you desiring more from your life and relationships? Are you longing for a deeper connection with yourself or with a partner? Do you struggle to communicate your wants and needs to your partner? Has sex become more of a struggle than a pleasure? Do these questions feel familiar? If so, you are not alone. I’ll be happy to help you uncover authenticity, transform painful patterns, and create a life that is aligned with your highest values and deepest desires. I aim to provide clients a course of therapy that is tailored to best suit your unique needs.
(970) 538-9956 View (970) 538-9956
Photo of Shannon Lamb, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Boulder County, CO
Shannon Lamb
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
5 Endorsed
Lafayette, CO 80026
You've probably discovered that life has presented you with a myriad of curve balls. Perhaps traumas from your past are lurking beneath the surface, waiting to be unveiled. Maybe you even notice your body sending you signals that something "feels off", or feel stuck in unhealthy relationship patterns and crave to break free. Waking up to our realities is a vulnerable and brave act, which can oftentimes feel frightening. I hold space for all of these experiences. Through trauma-informed psychotherapy and somatic (body-based) interventions, we will safely enter into a deep healing process for lasting change together.
You've probably discovered that life has presented you with a myriad of curve balls. Perhaps traumas from your past are lurking beneath the surface, waiting to be unveiled. Maybe you even notice your body sending you signals that something "feels off", or feel stuck in unhealthy relationship patterns and crave to break free. Waking up to our realities is a vulnerable and brave act, which can oftentimes feel frightening. I hold space for all of these experiences. Through trauma-informed psychotherapy and somatic (body-based) interventions, we will safely enter into a deep healing process for lasting change together.
(720) 459-5431 View (720) 459-5431

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Number of Therapists in Boulder County, CO

2,000+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Boulder County, CO who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
86% Depression
82% Relationship Issues
78% Self Esteem
76% Trauma and PTSD
70% Stress
69% Grief

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

69% Aetna
61% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
60% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Boulder County, CO see their clients

73% In Person and Online
27% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
21% Male
3% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Boulder County?

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.