Therapists in Colorado Springs, CO

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Shannon E Nopper
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LAC, NCC
Verified Verified
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
Not accepting new clients
I believe in utilizing a strengths-based approach to help my clients in becoming the best versions of themselves. This involves a variety of techniques in individual therapy sessions. I have a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Northern Colorado. I have been working in the field since 2008 and have experience providing groups in addition to individual counseling. I currently offer individual counseling focused on trauma and co-occurring disorders, including substance abuse issues.
I believe in utilizing a strengths-based approach to help my clients in becoming the best versions of themselves. This involves a variety of techniques in individual therapy sessions. I have a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Northern Colorado. I have been working in the field since 2008 and have experience providing groups in addition to individual counseling. I currently offer individual counseling focused on trauma and co-occurring disorders, including substance abuse issues.
(719) 355-8264 View (719) 355-8264
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Kodie Donaldson
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW, SWC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
You are pushing through every day, holding on to the last thread of hope that you have. You feel unworthy, unloved, unseen, and unheard. Even when the person you love most is around you, you still feel alone. You isolate yourself in times of stress and try to find resolve in your isolation, but you end up feeling even more lonely. You try to find distractions to keep your thoughts from building, but the distractions don't work. Things keep building up under the surface and the pressure almost feels like it is too much. You feel like you are about to break. Are you ready to make a change and allow yourself the peace that you deserve?
You are pushing through every day, holding on to the last thread of hope that you have. You feel unworthy, unloved, unseen, and unheard. Even when the person you love most is around you, you still feel alone. You isolate yourself in times of stress and try to find resolve in your isolation, but you end up feeling even more lonely. You try to find distractions to keep your thoughts from building, but the distractions don't work. Things keep building up under the surface and the pressure almost feels like it is too much. You feel like you are about to break. Are you ready to make a change and allow yourself the peace that you deserve?
(719) 454-8126 View (719) 454-8126
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New Hope Rising
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MDiv
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Colorado Springs, CO 80906  (Online Only)
Do you feel angry all the time and aren't sure why? Are you having recurring nightmares? Intrusive memories and thoughts? Do you avoid activities and places because they remind you of a painful experience? Has it been months or years and you are not getting any better? We chose to serve our country with a career in the military. We trained to be strong. What happens when, despite our best efforts, we are injured? At times we need professional guidance to maximize our recovery. I am a combat veteran, military spouse and mother.
Do you feel angry all the time and aren't sure why? Are you having recurring nightmares? Intrusive memories and thoughts? Do you avoid activities and places because they remind you of a painful experience? Has it been months or years and you are not getting any better? We chose to serve our country with a career in the military. We trained to be strong. What happens when, despite our best efforts, we are injured? At times we need professional guidance to maximize our recovery. I am a combat veteran, military spouse and mother.
(719) 631-2618 View (719) 631-2618
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Renee Brown
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Accepting new clients! Are you feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, or simply burnt out? Whether it's from work pressures, relationship challenges, parenting stress, past traumas, or simply trying to keep your head above water in this chaotic world, you don't have to navigate this journey alone. I specialize in guiding individuals through the process of healing and renewal. You know there's more to you than meets the eye, but finding your place in the world feels daunting. It may feel like there is no time to find yourself amidst the chaos of your world. Now is the time to make time for you again.
Accepting new clients! Are you feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, or simply burnt out? Whether it's from work pressures, relationship challenges, parenting stress, past traumas, or simply trying to keep your head above water in this chaotic world, you don't have to navigate this journey alone. I specialize in guiding individuals through the process of healing and renewal. You know there's more to you than meets the eye, but finding your place in the world feels daunting. It may feel like there is no time to find yourself amidst the chaos of your world. Now is the time to make time for you again.
(719) 631-1604 View (719) 631-1604
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Pinwheel Psychological Services, PLLC
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
11 Endorsed
Colorado Springs, CO 80907  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Is your child struggling to cope with social and personal stresses, such as friendships, self-esteem, anxiety, or depression? My name is Dr. Jennifer Hill, and I specialize in helping children and teens not only understand and overcome areas of difficulty, but also identify, celebrate, and build upon areas of strength, creativity, and individuality. My goal is to empower children and teens to take control over their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, so they can be successful at home, at school, and in life.
Is your child struggling to cope with social and personal stresses, such as friendships, self-esteem, anxiety, or depression? My name is Dr. Jennifer Hill, and I specialize in helping children and teens not only understand and overcome areas of difficulty, but also identify, celebrate, and build upon areas of strength, creativity, and individuality. My goal is to empower children and teens to take control over their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, so they can be successful at home, at school, and in life.
(719) 888-2807 View (719) 888-2807
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Stephen Schlatter
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Colorado Springs, CO 80908  (Online Only)
Being a human is not easy! Whether you're feeling stuck, anxious, depressed, uncertain, struggling, unfulfilled, lost, or broken, I am here to support you on your unique journey. The therapy relationship is a place where you are accepted exactly as you are, so together we can find ways to nurture your inner sources of healing and growth. My goal is to support your ability to increase self-awareness and compassion in order to shift your habitual ways of thinking, feeling, behaving, and relating, so we can discover the tools and insights to help you live a life that feels meaningful to you. Inner and outer change are possible!
Being a human is not easy! Whether you're feeling stuck, anxious, depressed, uncertain, struggling, unfulfilled, lost, or broken, I am here to support you on your unique journey. The therapy relationship is a place where you are accepted exactly as you are, so together we can find ways to nurture your inner sources of healing and growth. My goal is to support your ability to increase self-awareness and compassion in order to shift your habitual ways of thinking, feeling, behaving, and relating, so we can discover the tools and insights to help you live a life that feels meaningful to you. Inner and outer change are possible!
(719) 735-8214 View (719) 735-8214
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Lisa Buckman
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, MBA, MA, LPCC, NCE
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
The one thing we all have in common is that none of us gets through this life unscathed and we all seek to reduce our anxiety and depression and want to win our battle with things like PTSD and trauma. As a counselor, I believe YOU are the expert in your life and want to ensure I create a safe, judgment free space where you can be your authentic self and pursue your therapy goals at a pace that is comfortable for you. I am informed and trained to work with Complex PTSD, Internal Family Systems, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Emotionally Focused Therapy.
The one thing we all have in common is that none of us gets through this life unscathed and we all seek to reduce our anxiety and depression and want to win our battle with things like PTSD and trauma. As a counselor, I believe YOU are the expert in your life and want to ensure I create a safe, judgment free space where you can be your authentic self and pursue your therapy goals at a pace that is comfortable for you. I am informed and trained to work with Complex PTSD, Internal Family Systems, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Emotionally Focused Therapy.
(719) 417-8338 View (719) 417-8338
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Jennifer Harmon
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
Life is hard, but there is always a way out of the darkness. I believe in meeting my clients where they are in life. When working with me you will find genuineness, empathy, and unconditional support. Together we will work through your journey by creating a safe place for you to share your thoughts and feelings. Trust the process!
Life is hard, but there is always a way out of the darkness. I believe in meeting my clients where they are in life. When working with me you will find genuineness, empathy, and unconditional support. Together we will work through your journey by creating a safe place for you to share your thoughts and feelings. Trust the process!
(719) 387-4196 View (719) 387-4196
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Jada Hendrickson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LAC, BCN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
Let’s face it, asking for help can be a scary process and is one that takes courage and bravery. For that reason, I am glad you are here! I am also here to tell you that you are not alone and healing is possible!   My passion lies in helping people engage in deep and meaningful healing by becoming more connected to their inner selves, as they learn to process and regulate difficult emotions. I utilize a trauma-informed, wholeness model of therapy by focusing on calming both the mind and the body through the use of somatic, attachment, and IFS techniques.
Let’s face it, asking for help can be a scary process and is one that takes courage and bravery. For that reason, I am glad you are here! I am also here to tell you that you are not alone and healing is possible!   My passion lies in helping people engage in deep and meaningful healing by becoming more connected to their inner selves, as they learn to process and regulate difficult emotions. I utilize a trauma-informed, wholeness model of therapy by focusing on calming both the mind and the body through the use of somatic, attachment, and IFS techniques.
(719) 581-8628 View (719) 581-8628
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Centro de Consejeria International
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, SRT, ST, MHC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
My name is Danisa Suarez y soy BILINGUAL!!! Español/English - Feeling alone? Confused about who you are? Struggling with sexual issues? Victim of adultery? Depressed, anxious, or in a bad relationship? I've worked with women & couples for over 14 years. Let me help you with your intimacy & sexual problems. A trained professional can make a difference. Flexible hours. I do sessions in person & over the phone.
My name is Danisa Suarez y soy BILINGUAL!!! Español/English - Feeling alone? Confused about who you are? Struggling with sexual issues? Victim of adultery? Depressed, anxious, or in a bad relationship? I've worked with women & couples for over 14 years. Let me help you with your intimacy & sexual problems. A trained professional can make a difference. Flexible hours. I do sessions in person & over the phone.
(719) 695-4235 View (719) 695-4235
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Joshua Timmons
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, MFTC
Verified Verified
Colorado Springs, CO 80904
Do you feel disconnected from your loved ones? Do you wonder if you are parenting "the right way"? Does every conversation seem to devolve into conflict? If so, you aren't alone. Families and couples everywhere struggle with these same issues. As a specialist in relationship counseling, my focus in family and couples therapy is to help you discover the emotional gaps between you and your loved ones and build lasting bridges of understanding and empathy for each other. Through this process, you will learn how to repair emotional wounds and find happiness in your relationships.
Do you feel disconnected from your loved ones? Do you wonder if you are parenting "the right way"? Does every conversation seem to devolve into conflict? If so, you aren't alone. Families and couples everywhere struggle with these same issues. As a specialist in relationship counseling, my focus in family and couples therapy is to help you discover the emotional gaps between you and your loved ones and build lasting bridges of understanding and empathy for each other. Through this process, you will learn how to repair emotional wounds and find happiness in your relationships.
(719) 662-3634 View (719) 662-3634
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The Racho Group
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified Verified
Colorado Springs, CO 80919
The Racho Group is an upscale private practice in COS. From our stunning suite of offices, we provide high-quality psychotherapy and EMDR services to adults, couples, and adolescents, as well as Veterans and First Responders. Our orientation and practice aim to address more than symptoms to create lasting, substantive changes. We help patients experience a more fulfilled, authentic, and meaningful life by assisting them in acquiring greater self-awareness and insight, resolving intrapsychic and interpersonal conflicts, and integrating all aspects of their personality.
The Racho Group is an upscale private practice in COS. From our stunning suite of offices, we provide high-quality psychotherapy and EMDR services to adults, couples, and adolescents, as well as Veterans and First Responders. Our orientation and practice aim to address more than symptoms to create lasting, substantive changes. We help patients experience a more fulfilled, authentic, and meaningful life by assisting them in acquiring greater self-awareness and insight, resolving intrapsychic and interpersonal conflicts, and integrating all aspects of their personality.
(719) 568-9223 View (719) 568-9223
Photo of Carolye Asfahl, MA, LPCC, NCC, Counselor
Carolye Asfahl
Counselor, MA, LPCC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
Feeling lost in transition, in an identity crisis, or disconnected from loved ones? Through a genuine, therapeutic relationship, I support you as you navigate through these stressful times to find yourself and reconnect with others. We have all experienced trauma and loss and can benefit from a brave space to heal. I provide a warm, accepting, and secure space for you to explore the different parts of yourself to bring more harmony within. With many years of coaching professionals and competitive athletes, I can help you (re)define yourself. Together, we will collaborate on approaches that work best for your unique needs.
Feeling lost in transition, in an identity crisis, or disconnected from loved ones? Through a genuine, therapeutic relationship, I support you as you navigate through these stressful times to find yourself and reconnect with others. We have all experienced trauma and loss and can benefit from a brave space to heal. I provide a warm, accepting, and secure space for you to explore the different parts of yourself to bring more harmony within. With many years of coaching professionals and competitive athletes, I can help you (re)define yourself. Together, we will collaborate on approaches that work best for your unique needs.
(719) 292-3412 View (719) 292-3412
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Nicole Longhofer
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
Waitlist for new clients
Therapy can be challenging at first but can lead to a meaningful experience. I help individuals explore and find meaning, acceptance, and growth while they heal. I am passionate about empowering individuals to overcome challenges such as anxiety, depression, self-esteem, parenting difficulties, and relationship issues. As a mother of four, my life experience has led to a passion for guiding women to embrace their authentic selves. I offer personalized support to women navigating difficult relationships, single parenthood, and the demands of multiple roles
Therapy can be challenging at first but can lead to a meaningful experience. I help individuals explore and find meaning, acceptance, and growth while they heal. I am passionate about empowering individuals to overcome challenges such as anxiety, depression, self-esteem, parenting difficulties, and relationship issues. As a mother of four, my life experience has led to a passion for guiding women to embrace their authentic selves. I offer personalized support to women navigating difficult relationships, single parenthood, and the demands of multiple roles
(719) 759-8968 View (719) 759-8968
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Shaina Crisp
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Colorado Springs, CO 80905  (Online Only)
Shaina specializes in aiding LGBTQIA+ individuals with spiritual trauma healing. Clients address issues like sexual abuse, grief, and childhood trauma, seeking to embrace authentic gender and sexuality. Shaina welcomes those intrigued by kink, BDSM, and ethical non-monogamy, creating a calm and open-minded space for them to express truths and harmonize relationships. Her eclectic, person-centered approach, influenced by Internal Family Systems (IFS), dismantles pathologizing views.
Shaina specializes in aiding LGBTQIA+ individuals with spiritual trauma healing. Clients address issues like sexual abuse, grief, and childhood trauma, seeking to embrace authentic gender and sexuality. Shaina welcomes those intrigued by kink, BDSM, and ethical non-monogamy, creating a calm and open-minded space for them to express truths and harmonize relationships. Her eclectic, person-centered approach, influenced by Internal Family Systems (IFS), dismantles pathologizing views.
(786) 998-6295 View (786) 998-6295
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Victoria Lehman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Colorado Springs, CO 80907  (Online Only)
There are an infinite number of ways to live life happily and successfully. I love people and our collective diversity. If your life is not what you want it to be or if you are longing for internal growth, we can explore the life and the person you want to be, your way, together in an environment free of judgement and full of warmth and compassion. I enjoy working with people of all races, cultures, spiritual beliefs, and gender preferences to achieve relief from life's distress, depression, anxiety, and past trauma with it's accompanying grief and loss.
There are an infinite number of ways to live life happily and successfully. I love people and our collective diversity. If your life is not what you want it to be or if you are longing for internal growth, we can explore the life and the person you want to be, your way, together in an environment free of judgement and full of warmth and compassion. I enjoy working with people of all races, cultures, spiritual beliefs, and gender preferences to achieve relief from life's distress, depression, anxiety, and past trauma with it's accompanying grief and loss.
(719) 733-9687 View (719) 733-9687
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Iris (Tun) Cartwright
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, EMDR
Verified Verified
Colorado Springs, CO 80921  (Online Only)
Life is full of inevitable difficulties, and how you approach them matters. In sessions, I work to provide a supportive environment where you can feel safe to untangle your thoughts and feelings. As I work alongside you, I aim to use feedback, honesty, compassion, empathy, and humor to help you find healing and a better understanding of yourself. I apply my cultural background, education, and experiences with trauma-informed care to create my own unique philosophy in helping others; the main pillar of that philosophy being self-awareness.
Life is full of inevitable difficulties, and how you approach them matters. In sessions, I work to provide a supportive environment where you can feel safe to untangle your thoughts and feelings. As I work alongside you, I aim to use feedback, honesty, compassion, empathy, and humor to help you find healing and a better understanding of yourself. I apply my cultural background, education, and experiences with trauma-informed care to create my own unique philosophy in helping others; the main pillar of that philosophy being self-awareness.
(719) 394-9691 View (719) 394-9691
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Melton Counseling LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
I am a licensed Professional Counselor with over 19 years experience. Over the years I have had the opportunity to work with clients with many challenges. I know how quickly things can happen and forever change our lives. If you have decided that now is the time to reach out and let a professional come into your life I would be happy to be that person to help you along your journey. I offer initial assessments to give us the opportunity to get acquainted.
I am a licensed Professional Counselor with over 19 years experience. Over the years I have had the opportunity to work with clients with many challenges. I know how quickly things can happen and forever change our lives. If you have decided that now is the time to reach out and let a professional come into your life I would be happy to be that person to help you along your journey. I offer initial assessments to give us the opportunity to get acquainted.
(719) 387-4808 View (719) 387-4808
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Anna Nicol
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CNT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Colorado Springs, CO 80904
If you ever find yourself struggling with anxiety around food, exercise or body image, I can help you navigate your experiences and offer a path forward. It can be difficult to decipher all the information out there and the underlying emotions and thoughts that it brings. I will meet you where you are, helping you to find your innate strengths and abilities and provide a nonjudgmental space to explore any issues that may be present, including anxiety, depression, disordered eating behaviors, excessive exercise and trauma.
If you ever find yourself struggling with anxiety around food, exercise or body image, I can help you navigate your experiences and offer a path forward. It can be difficult to decipher all the information out there and the underlying emotions and thoughts that it brings. I will meet you where you are, helping you to find your innate strengths and abilities and provide a nonjudgmental space to explore any issues that may be present, including anxiety, depression, disordered eating behaviors, excessive exercise and trauma.
(719) 982-2138 View (719) 982-2138
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Inspired Spiritual Awakenings, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CIGT
Verified Verified
Colorado Springs, CO 80910
Coming from a traumatic background I've had to do a great deal of my own healing. Starting the healing journey was a very difficult process, however, in identifying a great support system and seeking therapeutic services on my own I was able to experience tremendous growth and change. You are not alone and it is possible to experience healthy change and heal old wounds. I am eclectic in my therapeutic approach and use a blend of Cognitive Behavioral, Motivational Interviewing, EMDR, Play Therapy Techniques, Integrative Gestalt Therapy, Trauma-Focused CBT, and psycho-education to individuals ages two and up.
Coming from a traumatic background I've had to do a great deal of my own healing. Starting the healing journey was a very difficult process, however, in identifying a great support system and seeking therapeutic services on my own I was able to experience tremendous growth and change. You are not alone and it is possible to experience healthy change and heal old wounds. I am eclectic in my therapeutic approach and use a blend of Cognitive Behavioral, Motivational Interviewing, EMDR, Play Therapy Techniques, Integrative Gestalt Therapy, Trauma-Focused CBT, and psycho-education to individuals ages two and up.
(719) 316-3759 View (719) 316-3759
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Number of Therapists in Colorado Springs, CO

1,000+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Colorado Springs, CO who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
87% Depression
77% Trauma and PTSD
71% Relationship Issues
70% Self Esteem
68% Stress
66% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Aetna
74% Cigna and Evernorth
73% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Colorado Springs, CO see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Colorado Springs?

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.