Therapists in Central Boulder, Boulder, CO

Photo of Ayla Maduzia, Pre-Licensed Professional in Central Boulder, Boulder, CO
Ayla Maduzia
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Central Boulder, Boulder, CO 80302  (Online Only)
My biggest hope is to help you create a deeper awareness of yourself in order to nurture the relationship within, and with those around you. I view therapy as a collaborative process and relationship. I believe that you are the expert of your own life. I welcome feedback! If you’re ever wondering where we’re going, or what I’m doing - please ask. The therapeutic process should not be a secret, and I’m happy to share information with you along the way.
My biggest hope is to help you create a deeper awareness of yourself in order to nurture the relationship within, and with those around you. I view therapy as a collaborative process and relationship. I believe that you are the expert of your own life. I welcome feedback! If you’re ever wondering where we’re going, or what I’m doing - please ask. The therapeutic process should not be a secret, and I’m happy to share information with you along the way.
(720) 664-5347 View (720) 664-5347
Photo of Becca Tarnowski, Counselor in Central Boulder, Boulder, CO
Becca Tarnowski
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Central Boulder, Boulder, CO 80302  (Online Only)
Your life looks great from the outside. You have a beautiful family, supportive friends, a fulfilling career, and a nice roof over your head. But something is missing. You love your kids so much and feel guilty for wanting more, but you can’t shake this feeling of dissatisfaction. You lay in bed at night, replaying all the life choices that got you to this point. You’ve always worked hard to do the right thing, so where did you go wrong? Or, what if your greatest fear is true, and there’s simply some critical defect in you that prevents you from being happy no matter what you do? You’re out of ideas – it feels so hopeless.
Your life looks great from the outside. You have a beautiful family, supportive friends, a fulfilling career, and a nice roof over your head. But something is missing. You love your kids so much and feel guilty for wanting more, but you can’t shake this feeling of dissatisfaction. You lay in bed at night, replaying all the life choices that got you to this point. You’ve always worked hard to do the right thing, so where did you go wrong? Or, what if your greatest fear is true, and there’s simply some critical defect in you that prevents you from being happy no matter what you do? You’re out of ideas – it feels so hopeless.
(719) 738-8592 View (719) 738-8592
Photo of Joy L Lanzano, Licensed Professional Counselor in Central Boulder, Boulder, CO
Joy L Lanzano
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LAC, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Central Boulder, Boulder, CO 80302
My ideal client is seeking help for trauma, depression, anxiety and relationship issues. I use mindfulness awareness practices, client-centered therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Internal Family Systems (IFS) and Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy (PACT) therapies. I utilize many different therapeutic approaches to tailor what treatment best fits my client's needs. I will work with individuals, families, and couples. My work is also informed by my personal practice in the Diamond Approach to inner work. Please take a look at my website, joylanzano.com
My ideal client is seeking help for trauma, depression, anxiety and relationship issues. I use mindfulness awareness practices, client-centered therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Internal Family Systems (IFS) and Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy (PACT) therapies. I utilize many different therapeutic approaches to tailor what treatment best fits my client's needs. I will work with individuals, families, and couples. My work is also informed by my personal practice in the Diamond Approach to inner work. Please take a look at my website, joylanzano.com
(720) 943-8505 View (720) 943-8505
Photo of Family and Elder Counseling Services, Pre-Licensed Professional in Central Boulder, Boulder, CO
Family and Elder Counseling Services
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Central Boulder, Boulder, CO 80302
At Family and Elder Counseling Services by Windhorse Elder Care, we offer compassionate support through mindfulness-based individual and group therapy. We specialize in working with elders, their caregivers, and family members in their homes or assisted living facilities, in nature, and online. We empower you to navigate the complexities of transitioning into assisted living, cope with terminal diagnoses, find balance in caregiving, process grief & loss, and embrace the aging or dying process with grace and dignity.
At Family and Elder Counseling Services by Windhorse Elder Care, we offer compassionate support through mindfulness-based individual and group therapy. We specialize in working with elders, their caregivers, and family members in their homes or assisted living facilities, in nature, and online. We empower you to navigate the complexities of transitioning into assisted living, cope with terminal diagnoses, find balance in caregiving, process grief & loss, and embrace the aging or dying process with grace and dignity.
(720) 797-6494 View (720) 797-6494
Photo of Adam Hopey, Licensed Professional Counselor in Central Boulder, Boulder, CO
Adam Hopey
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Central Boulder, Boulder, CO 80304
If you've found your way to my page, you're likely looking for a shift in your life, relief, change, something more. I too have been in that place, not satisfied and pained. These times were the greatest access points I've ever had for a change into something better, beyond what I've known. I've been able to capitalize on these moments with help from others and have benefitted greatly. I want to support you in the same way. I want to partner with you during this tender, potent, and valuable time.
If you've found your way to my page, you're likely looking for a shift in your life, relief, change, something more. I too have been in that place, not satisfied and pained. These times were the greatest access points I've ever had for a change into something better, beyond what I've known. I've been able to capitalize on these moments with help from others and have benefitted greatly. I want to support you in the same way. I want to partner with you during this tender, potent, and valuable time.
(720) 713-7518 View (720) 713-7518
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Tranquil Mind Counseling and Wellness Center
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Central Boulder, Boulder, CO 80302  (Online Only)
Are you navigating through anxiety, seeking clarity amidst life's transitions, or striving for deeper personal connections? What drives your quest for growth, and how do you envision your path to well-being? Our journey together focuses on understanding your unique challenges, embracing change, and cultivating resilience. Why choose us? Because we believe in a partnership that empowers you with empathy, insight, and tailored strategies. Together, let's explore your aspirations, tackle your obstacles, and unlock a fulfilling, authentic life. Are you ready to transform your struggles into strengths?
Are you navigating through anxiety, seeking clarity amidst life's transitions, or striving for deeper personal connections? What drives your quest for growth, and how do you envision your path to well-being? Our journey together focuses on understanding your unique challenges, embracing change, and cultivating resilience. Why choose us? Because we believe in a partnership that empowers you with empathy, insight, and tailored strategies. Together, let's explore your aspirations, tackle your obstacles, and unlock a fulfilling, authentic life. Are you ready to transform your struggles into strengths?
(720) 637-5782 View (720) 637-5782
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Michele Gerard
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Central Boulder, Boulder, CO 80302
Feeling more tired than usual, wondering how you are going to make it through the day? Are you frustrated with trying to achieve things you feel you should be able to do, but somehow can’t? Do you have thoughts and feelings of anxiety, anger, betrayal, shame, grief, or humiliation log jammed in your mind? You wish life could be better, but you can’t seem to find the path there on your own, even after doing your best. What if you could clear the log jam? Be kinder to yourself? Feel part of the world?
Feeling more tired than usual, wondering how you are going to make it through the day? Are you frustrated with trying to achieve things you feel you should be able to do, but somehow can’t? Do you have thoughts and feelings of anxiety, anger, betrayal, shame, grief, or humiliation log jammed in your mind? You wish life could be better, but you can’t seem to find the path there on your own, even after doing your best. What if you could clear the log jam? Be kinder to yourself? Feel part of the world?
(720) 410-6215 View (720) 410-6215
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Lauren Lottino
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LGBTQ+
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Central Boulder, Boulder, CO 80301  (Online Only)
Please note as of April 2024 - I'm accepting couples on a limited basis only. Space is open for individuals. I support relationships of all sexuality and gender identities with reclaiming their relationship from painful arguments, disempowering assumptions, and disconnection.
Please note as of April 2024 - I'm accepting couples on a limited basis only. Space is open for individuals. I support relationships of all sexuality and gender identities with reclaiming their relationship from painful arguments, disempowering assumptions, and disconnection.
(720) 807-2765 View (720) 807-2765
Photo of Amy Maxwell, Licensed Professional Counselor in Central Boulder, Boulder, CO
Amy Maxwell
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCAT, ATR-BC, EMDR
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Central Boulder, Boulder, CO 80302  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I work with individuals who are experiencing depression, anxiety, and Complex PTSD, especially those who feel emotionally overwhelmed, have difficulty setting boundaries, feel disconnected from themselves, and struggle with rescuing/fixing others at their expense. I have a passion for working with those struggling with codependency and perfectionism, including patterns of self-abandonment, avoidance, low self-esteem, denial, control, and compliance in relationships. I assist in existential exploration of purpose, meaning, values and identity. I am LGBTQ+ affirming and actively work towards fostering an anti-oppressive lens.
I work with individuals who are experiencing depression, anxiety, and Complex PTSD, especially those who feel emotionally overwhelmed, have difficulty setting boundaries, feel disconnected from themselves, and struggle with rescuing/fixing others at their expense. I have a passion for working with those struggling with codependency and perfectionism, including patterns of self-abandonment, avoidance, low self-esteem, denial, control, and compliance in relationships. I assist in existential exploration of purpose, meaning, values and identity. I am LGBTQ+ affirming and actively work towards fostering an anti-oppressive lens.
(720) 702-8295 View (720) 702-8295
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Deborah Laner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LAC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Central Boulder, Boulder, CO 80304
We begin by exploring how you want your life to be better. You may be looking to restore a vitality or sense of yourself that has gone missing. You may be at the mercy of your emotions, unable to calm yourself or engage your rational thinking and this is wreaking havoc on yourself, your relationships and your work. You need some understanding and skills to bring balance back into your life. You may have a trauma history that is keeping you awake at night and interfering with your ability to function effectively. Your unique circumstances and goals inform the journey ahead.
We begin by exploring how you want your life to be better. You may be looking to restore a vitality or sense of yourself that has gone missing. You may be at the mercy of your emotions, unable to calm yourself or engage your rational thinking and this is wreaking havoc on yourself, your relationships and your work. You need some understanding and skills to bring balance back into your life. You may have a trauma history that is keeping you awake at night and interfering with your ability to function effectively. Your unique circumstances and goals inform the journey ahead.
(720) 633-9158 View (720) 633-9158
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Annep P Maxwell
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Central Boulder, Boulder, CO 80302  (Online Only)
I enjoy working with children,teens and adults with a variety of challenges including depression, anxiety, phobias, panic disorder, ADD/ADHD, and autism spectrum disorder. I am certified to treat children, adolescents and adults with internet addictions (gaming, social media, compulsive information seeking).
I enjoy working with children,teens and adults with a variety of challenges including depression, anxiety, phobias, panic disorder, ADD/ADHD, and autism spectrum disorder. I am certified to treat children, adolescents and adults with internet addictions (gaming, social media, compulsive information seeking).
(720) 868-9092 View (720) 868-9092
Photo of Jessica L Lewis, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Central Boulder, Boulder, CO
Jessica L Lewis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Central Boulder, Boulder, CO 80302  (Online Only)
Transitions are, by their very nature, difficult. Adjusting to any life change requires continued growth, self-development and a balance between one's inner strength and external resources. I assist adults (as well as senior citizens) to create a meaningful existence in the social and environmental contexts of their lives. I use cognitive behavioral methods to help my clients successfully cope with a broad spectrum of stressors and personal life challenges related to major life events--career change, retirement, divorce or the death of a loved one.
Transitions are, by their very nature, difficult. Adjusting to any life change requires continued growth, self-development and a balance between one's inner strength and external resources. I assist adults (as well as senior citizens) to create a meaningful existence in the social and environmental contexts of their lives. I use cognitive behavioral methods to help my clients successfully cope with a broad spectrum of stressors and personal life challenges related to major life events--career change, retirement, divorce or the death of a loved one.
(720) 653-3003 View (720) 653-3003
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Christopher Peraro
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Central Boulder, Boulder, CO 80302
Are you in the throes of a monumental life transition? Are you overcome with challenging emotions that reflect the gravity of the transformation you're in? Whether its a mid-life passage or a career transition that has you gripping for answers, I'm here to support you to move through this transformation with grace and grit.
Are you in the throes of a monumental life transition? Are you overcome with challenging emotions that reflect the gravity of the transformation you're in? Whether its a mid-life passage or a career transition that has you gripping for answers, I'm here to support you to move through this transformation with grace and grit.
(720) 477-4364 View (720) 477-4364
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Sarah Miller
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, NCC, LPC, LAC, LMFT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Central Boulder, Boulder, CO 80302  (Online Only)
I have specialized training to work with both individuals and couples and believe in a collaborative approach to counseling. Although you are the expert on your own life, I will bring my own expertise to shape our work around your goals and needs. My skills and qualifications cover a variety of areas but clients experiencing relational distress, anxiety, difficulty setting boundaries, wanting to work on their relationship with themselves or others, or distress in parenthood may be particularly well suited. I have a passion for helping clients feel more connected, authentic, and engaged in their lives and relationships.
I have specialized training to work with both individuals and couples and believe in a collaborative approach to counseling. Although you are the expert on your own life, I will bring my own expertise to shape our work around your goals and needs. My skills and qualifications cover a variety of areas but clients experiencing relational distress, anxiety, difficulty setting boundaries, wanting to work on their relationship with themselves or others, or distress in parenthood may be particularly well suited. I have a passion for helping clients feel more connected, authentic, and engaged in their lives and relationships.
(719) 452-8630 View (719) 452-8630
Photo of Cindy J Smith, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Central Boulder, Boulder, CO
Cindy J Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Central Boulder, Boulder, CO 80302
The difference between a glass half empty and one half full is a matter of shifting perspective. Sounds simple, but years of trauma, habitual behaviors, and thinking patterns can train our brains to see only what we expect to see. Research has shown that these brain patterns can be shifted at any time in life. New brain based therapies such as brainspotting make this process more accessible, creating shifts in your feeling and thinking states that lead to more balance and emotional well-being. Learning to recognize and listen to your body's innate intelligence is the first step.
The difference between a glass half empty and one half full is a matter of shifting perspective. Sounds simple, but years of trauma, habitual behaviors, and thinking patterns can train our brains to see only what we expect to see. Research has shown that these brain patterns can be shifted at any time in life. New brain based therapies such as brainspotting make this process more accessible, creating shifts in your feeling and thinking states that lead to more balance and emotional well-being. Learning to recognize and listen to your body's innate intelligence is the first step.
(720) 288-0986 View (720) 288-0986
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Collin Tracy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, EMDR
Verified Verified
Central Boulder, Boulder, CO 80302  (Online Only)
About me: I specialize in women's issues, trauma, relationships, anxiety, grief, and life transitions. About you: You are intelligent, sensitive, and high-functioning. You appear to others as though you have it all together, but inside, something's not working. Perhaps this manifests physically, as insomnia or chronic tension. Sometimes it's more internal: anxiety or depression, indecision, heaviness, or an inability to move past a traumatic event. You seek answers to life's biggest questions, but sometimes have trouble hearing your own inner wisdom. You wish to feel more ease, more clarity, more connection, more meaning.
About me: I specialize in women's issues, trauma, relationships, anxiety, grief, and life transitions. About you: You are intelligent, sensitive, and high-functioning. You appear to others as though you have it all together, but inside, something's not working. Perhaps this manifests physically, as insomnia or chronic tension. Sometimes it's more internal: anxiety or depression, indecision, heaviness, or an inability to move past a traumatic event. You seek answers to life's biggest questions, but sometimes have trouble hearing your own inner wisdom. You wish to feel more ease, more clarity, more connection, more meaning.
(720) 954-1793 View (720) 954-1793
Photo of Annamaria B. Boehms, Licensed Professional Counselor in Central Boulder, Boulder, CO
Annamaria B. Boehms
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Central Boulder, Boulder, CO 80304
I specialize in working with tweens and teens, and I also work well with parents, young adults and established adults to provide support for navigating the many life and developmental challenges facing people today. My experience includes college-level teaching, research, and counseling experience in many settings, including family homes, schools and community mental health clinics. I work to create a comfortable, informative and supportive setting, in which you can gain clarity, understanding and confidence in how you want to manage the issues you face in your life.
I specialize in working with tweens and teens, and I also work well with parents, young adults and established adults to provide support for navigating the many life and developmental challenges facing people today. My experience includes college-level teaching, research, and counseling experience in many settings, including family homes, schools and community mental health clinics. I work to create a comfortable, informative and supportive setting, in which you can gain clarity, understanding and confidence in how you want to manage the issues you face in your life.
(720) 580-4363 View (720) 580-4363
Photo of Jake Sivinski, Pre-Licensed Professional in Central Boulder, Boulder, CO
Jake Sivinski
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPCC, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Central Boulder, Boulder, CO 80302
As a psychotherapist I specialize in working with men, athletes, and adolescents as well as people suffering from anxiety, trauma, and depression . I believe that for change to occur, there must be a strong foundation of trust, safety, and openness to experience in the therapeutic relationship. I aim to cultivate healing relationships with my clients in which they can grow from these pillars to experiment with new ways of being. I view change as arising from increased awareness of our physical and emotional experience and I strive to help others develop these areas through the cultivation of mindfulness, authenticity, and openness.
As a psychotherapist I specialize in working with men, athletes, and adolescents as well as people suffering from anxiety, trauma, and depression . I believe that for change to occur, there must be a strong foundation of trust, safety, and openness to experience in the therapeutic relationship. I aim to cultivate healing relationships with my clients in which they can grow from these pillars to experiment with new ways of being. I view change as arising from increased awareness of our physical and emotional experience and I strive to help others develop these areas through the cultivation of mindfulness, authenticity, and openness.
(720) 928-2499 View (720) 928-2499
Photo of Mike Lewis, Licensed Professional Counselor in Central Boulder, Boulder, CO
Mike Lewis
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LAC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Central Boulder, Boulder, CO 80302
You have a calling to know yourself more completely, to make lasting changes in habitual pattens, to engage in the deep healing of unconscious unfinished business, and to integrate awakened insights fully into the body, into relationships, and into your life in the world. We get to know each other to build trust, identify areas for exploration, and then we dive. The therapeutic experience involves transformational epiphanies and the processing of hidden and stuck emotions. I gently challenge my clients to lean into uncomfortable places and build the tolerance for psycho-spiritual unfolding. See my website for more information.
You have a calling to know yourself more completely, to make lasting changes in habitual pattens, to engage in the deep healing of unconscious unfinished business, and to integrate awakened insights fully into the body, into relationships, and into your life in the world. We get to know each other to build trust, identify areas for exploration, and then we dive. The therapeutic experience involves transformational epiphanies and the processing of hidden and stuck emotions. I gently challenge my clients to lean into uncomfortable places and build the tolerance for psycho-spiritual unfolding. See my website for more information.
(720) 802-5511 View (720) 802-5511
Photo of Stephen Rhode, Registered Psychotherapist in Central Boulder, Boulder, CO
Stephen Rhode
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Central Boulder, Boulder, CO 80302
Starting an inner journey on a path to self-healing and understanding can seem like a daunting task. It can be confusing, often goes against logic, and opens us up to the very things that caused us to retreat from a full life in the first place. I understand the trepidation that comes from starting on such a journey and the various obstacles that arise during this exploration. This journey does not have to be taken alone.
Starting an inner journey on a path to self-healing and understanding can seem like a daunting task. It can be confusing, often goes against logic, and opens us up to the very things that caused us to retreat from a full life in the first place. I understand the trepidation that comes from starting on such a journey and the various obstacles that arise during this exploration. This journey does not have to be taken alone.
(720) 513-9772 View (720) 513-9772

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Number of Therapists in Central Boulder, Boulder, CO

600+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Central Boulder, Boulder, CO who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
86% Relationship Issues
85% Depression
78% Self Esteem
77% Trauma and PTSD
70% Life Transitions
68% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

69% Aetna
63% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
56% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Central Boulder, 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 Central Boulder, 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.