Therapists in Colorado Springs, CO

View neighborhoods in Colorado Springs
Photo of Colleen Morrison, Pre-Licensed Professional in Colorado Springs, CO
Colleen Morrison
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Colorado Springs, CO 80919
Are you looking to find your place in the sun? Life is filled with many experiences from good to bad to everything in between. Certain moments of life can be hard to navigate and it can help to have a listening ear. Taking the steps to seek help can feel daunting and overwhelming. I am glad you are taking the first of many steps to work toward the change you want to see. The position that you find yourself in now does not have to be where you find yourself in the future, and I believe counseling can assist you in reaching your goals.
Are you looking to find your place in the sun? Life is filled with many experiences from good to bad to everything in between. Certain moments of life can be hard to navigate and it can help to have a listening ear. Taking the steps to seek help can feel daunting and overwhelming. I am glad you are taking the first of many steps to work toward the change you want to see. The position that you find yourself in now does not have to be where you find yourself in the future, and I believe counseling can assist you in reaching your goals.
(719) 451-7266 View (719) 451-7266
Photo of Caitlin Risk, Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado Springs, CO
Caitlin Risk
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
I work with young women, millennials, teen girls, and young couples. Get support to help build boundaries, work on relationships, learn coping skills to deal with anxiety & stress, talk through life changes & challenges, big decisions, small decisions, or anything else. We can also work on self-esteem, self-image, managing time & sleep, talking through family changes or social struggles. For couples: Move your relationship challenges in a positive & productive way. For career counseling: Maybe you are not fulfilled or have a different dream or have no direction.... career counseling is a process that can help bring clarity.
I work with young women, millennials, teen girls, and young couples. Get support to help build boundaries, work on relationships, learn coping skills to deal with anxiety & stress, talk through life changes & challenges, big decisions, small decisions, or anything else. We can also work on self-esteem, self-image, managing time & sleep, talking through family changes or social struggles. For couples: Move your relationship challenges in a positive & productive way. For career counseling: Maybe you are not fulfilled or have a different dream or have no direction.... career counseling is a process that can help bring clarity.
(719) 224-0432 View (719) 224-0432
Photo of Dayna Webb, Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado Springs, CO
Dayna Webb
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
Life can be hard. Don't struggle alone - I'm here to help! I’ve spent 15 years as a therapist working with young children, parents, families, and those unsure of their parenting future. My specialty is supporting parents (or potential future parents) to process their own childhood and family dynamics, to help them make the best decisions they can for their families. I love working with parents before, during, and after pregnancy, as well as using dyadic therapy for parent/child to process trauma together. Regardless of your parenting status, I can support you individually, or with your child.
Life can be hard. Don't struggle alone - I'm here to help! I’ve spent 15 years as a therapist working with young children, parents, families, and those unsure of their parenting future. My specialty is supporting parents (or potential future parents) to process their own childhood and family dynamics, to help them make the best decisions they can for their families. I love working with parents before, during, and after pregnancy, as well as using dyadic therapy for parent/child to process trauma together. Regardless of your parenting status, I can support you individually, or with your child.
(719) 581-5919 View (719) 581-5919
Photo of Jessica Link, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Colorado Springs, CO
Jessica Link
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Colorado Springs, CO 80907  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I currently have a waitlist and am not accepting new clients. If you are ready to dive deep, explore the depths of all that you are, and are eager to make changes within yourself, then it's time to connect. I am a firm believer that we all have the inner wisdom and ability to do the inner work that will lead us to changing our lives. I am honored to be with you along your journey, providing a space for you to explore who you are on every level. My hope is to have a co-created environment where you feel confident that you will walk away from each session knowing that you are working on the most important topic...You.
I currently have a waitlist and am not accepting new clients. If you are ready to dive deep, explore the depths of all that you are, and are eager to make changes within yourself, then it's time to connect. I am a firm believer that we all have the inner wisdom and ability to do the inner work that will lead us to changing our lives. I am honored to be with you along your journey, providing a space for you to explore who you are on every level. My hope is to have a co-created environment where you feel confident that you will walk away from each session knowing that you are working on the most important topic...You.
(719) 581-6691 View (719) 581-6691
Photo of Chad Summers Online Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado Springs, CO
Chad Summers Online Therapist
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CACREP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Colorado Springs, CO 80927  (Online Only)
Chad Summers here, I have over a decade of experience in the mental health field. With expertise in anxiety, stress-related disorders, depression, and more, I offer a compassionate and evidence-based approach to guide you on your journey towards mental well-being. In addition, I am also experienced in relationship counseling. Through a collaborative and client-centered process, I aim to create a safe and supportive space for you to explore your challenges, gain insights, and develop practical strategies for lasting change. As a dedicated therapist, I draw from a range of therapeutic modalities, tailored to meet your unique needs.
Chad Summers here, I have over a decade of experience in the mental health field. With expertise in anxiety, stress-related disorders, depression, and more, I offer a compassionate and evidence-based approach to guide you on your journey towards mental well-being. In addition, I am also experienced in relationship counseling. Through a collaborative and client-centered process, I aim to create a safe and supportive space for you to explore your challenges, gain insights, and develop practical strategies for lasting change. As a dedicated therapist, I draw from a range of therapeutic modalities, tailored to meet your unique needs.
(719) 356-2991 View (719) 356-2991
Photo of Carley Westerson, Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado Springs, CO
Carley Westerson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
Waitlist for new clients
Are you feeling generally dissatisfied in life right now? You've navigated your way through some anxiety and depression over the years but now you feel stuck...maybe a bit burnt-out. You want life to FEEL good again and you're ready for some real lasting change. You have some awareness of why you're feeling the way you are, but something doesn't quite add up. Some familiar struggles might include perfectionism, being/feeling present, anxiety, confidence, people pleasing, relationships/relationship satisfaction, comparison to others, work-life balance/dissatisfaction with work/lack of clarity about work, fatigue and motivation.
Are you feeling generally dissatisfied in life right now? You've navigated your way through some anxiety and depression over the years but now you feel stuck...maybe a bit burnt-out. You want life to FEEL good again and you're ready for some real lasting change. You have some awareness of why you're feeling the way you are, but something doesn't quite add up. Some familiar struggles might include perfectionism, being/feeling present, anxiety, confidence, people pleasing, relationships/relationship satisfaction, comparison to others, work-life balance/dissatisfaction with work/lack of clarity about work, fatigue and motivation.
(720) 573-1881 View (720) 573-1881
Photo of Marissa Foster, Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado Springs, CO
Marissa Foster
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Colorado Springs, CO 80918  (Online Only)
It is my passion to partner with people as they share their story. My hope is to offer compassionate and perceptive support to my clients. Seeking support takes courage and having support through challenges or traumatic experiences provides perspective, encouragement and hope that can have a remarkable impact on how you overcome those experiences. Life is a journey and it is my goal to equip and inspire with an infusion of hope to heal the pain and wounds of life.
It is my passion to partner with people as they share their story. My hope is to offer compassionate and perceptive support to my clients. Seeking support takes courage and having support through challenges or traumatic experiences provides perspective, encouragement and hope that can have a remarkable impact on how you overcome those experiences. Life is a journey and it is my goal to equip and inspire with an infusion of hope to heal the pain and wounds of life.
(719) 249-7328 View (719) 249-7328
Photo of Bryan Matson, Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado Springs, CO
Bryan Matson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
Bryan Matson, LPC Bryan Matson is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado who has been practicing since 2020. He has a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from California University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Pennsylvania State University. Bryan is a trained EMDR therapist with a passion for helping individuals who have experienced trauma. Over the years, he has worked with people from various backgrounds and cultures and is committed to creating a safe and non-judgmental space for his clients to explore their experiences and heal.
Bryan Matson, LPC Bryan Matson is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado who has been practicing since 2020. He has a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from California University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Pennsylvania State University. Bryan is a trained EMDR therapist with a passion for helping individuals who have experienced trauma. Over the years, he has worked with people from various backgrounds and cultures and is committed to creating a safe and non-judgmental space for his clients to explore their experiences and heal.
(719) 224-9538 View (719) 224-9538
Photo of Jason Arkeden, Pre-Licensed Professional in Colorado Springs, CO
Jason Arkeden
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPCC
Verified Verified
Colorado Springs, CO 80920  (Online Only)
Are you feeling out of place? Are past or current traumas making you feel stuck? Does it feel like no one else can relate? Jason Arkeden, Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, wants to connect with you. Having experienced his own mental health concerns and struggled to find the right help, he’s ready to be your support. Jason’s skilled in helping his clients transform maladaptive coping skills into new, healthy ways of thinking. He recognizes that trauma and life experiences may necessitate coping mechanisms designed for survival, but if these tools are no longer serving you, he can help you change your patterns.
Are you feeling out of place? Are past or current traumas making you feel stuck? Does it feel like no one else can relate? Jason Arkeden, Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, wants to connect with you. Having experienced his own mental health concerns and struggled to find the right help, he’s ready to be your support. Jason’s skilled in helping his clients transform maladaptive coping skills into new, healthy ways of thinking. He recognizes that trauma and life experiences may necessitate coping mechanisms designed for survival, but if these tools are no longer serving you, he can help you change your patterns.
(719) 938-1345 View (719) 938-1345
Photo of Dr. Cara Bussell, Psychologist in Colorado Springs, CO
Dr. Cara Bussell
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Colorado Springs, CO 80904  (Online Only)
I am a PsyPact clinician and have immediate telehealth openings for clients who reside in the following states: AL, AZ, AR, CO, CNMI, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, ME, MD, MI, MN, MO, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NC, ND, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WV, WI, and WY.
I am a PsyPact clinician and have immediate telehealth openings for clients who reside in the following states: AL, AZ, AR, CO, CNMI, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, ME, MD, MI, MN, MO, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NC, ND, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WV, WI, and WY.
(719) 624-0347 View (719) 624-0347
Photo of Sabrina Ramos, Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate in Colorado Springs, CO
Sabrina Ramos
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Colorado Springs, CO 80919  (Online Only)
I am so glad that you are here. I welcome you on this journey of self-discovery and renewal. It is easy to see that we all live in a different world today that brings so much uncertainty. We're finding that the strategies we once employed to help us cope, simply do not work like they used to. As a result, we feel overly stressed, burnt-out, and overwhelmed with the complexities that life can bring. Left unchecked, we get stuck in overthinking about the future, hold resentments that lead to frequent conflict in our relationships, start to dissociate when we're supposed to be working, and eventually every part of us shuts down.
I am so glad that you are here. I welcome you on this journey of self-discovery and renewal. It is easy to see that we all live in a different world today that brings so much uncertainty. We're finding that the strategies we once employed to help us cope, simply do not work like they used to. As a result, we feel overly stressed, burnt-out, and overwhelmed with the complexities that life can bring. Left unchecked, we get stuck in overthinking about the future, hold resentments that lead to frequent conflict in our relationships, start to dissociate when we're supposed to be working, and eventually every part of us shuts down.
(719) 824-1633 View (719) 824-1633
Photo of Nicole Pomroy (River Of Life Counseling), Pre-Licensed Professional in Colorado Springs, CO
Nicole Pomroy (River Of Life Counseling)
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
As an art therapist and sex therapist in training, I see our work together as sacred, deeply rooted in trust and respect. The therapy I offer is creative arts-based, person-centered, trauma-informed, feminist-relational, and sex-positive. My role as a therapist is not to provide you with answers, rather, I will walk alongside you as you carve your path of healing, explore your truths, and deepen your relationship with self and others. I strive to provide a safe space for you to process and to just be yourself on this process.
As an art therapist and sex therapist in training, I see our work together as sacred, deeply rooted in trust and respect. The therapy I offer is creative arts-based, person-centered, trauma-informed, feminist-relational, and sex-positive. My role as a therapist is not to provide you with answers, rather, I will walk alongside you as you carve your path of healing, explore your truths, and deepen your relationship with self and others. I strive to provide a safe space for you to process and to just be yourself on this process.
(719) 624-4366 View (719) 624-4366
Photo of Dana Faler, Marriage & Family Therapist in Colorado Springs, CO
Dana Faler
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA MFT, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Colorado Springs, CO 80924
The relationships in our lives are often the most important thing to us and when they aren't going well it's easy to feel stuck. Stuck fighting over the same things, stuck feeling like your needs aren't being met, and stuck feeling lonely and depressed. This can leave us feeling overwhelmed and longing for connection. When life and our relationships get difficult to manage that's when therapy can help.
The relationships in our lives are often the most important thing to us and when they aren't going well it's easy to feel stuck. Stuck fighting over the same things, stuck feeling like your needs aren't being met, and stuck feeling lonely and depressed. This can leave us feeling overwhelmed and longing for connection. When life and our relationships get difficult to manage that's when therapy can help.
(719) 496-8266 View (719) 496-8266
Photo of Metanoia Counseling and Consulting, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Colorado Springs, CO
Metanoia Counseling and Consulting
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
Are you struggling with a loss of abilities due to Chronic Illness or Medical Crisis? Do you feel Isolated, Anxious and/or Depressed? I'm confident that together we can work to help equip you with the necessary tools to help you face and overcome these challenges. Whether you're struggling with life transitions, Grief or Loss of independence, of abilities, depression, Stress or caregiver burnout, it is important that you know you are not alone in this journey.
Are you struggling with a loss of abilities due to Chronic Illness or Medical Crisis? Do you feel Isolated, Anxious and/or Depressed? I'm confident that together we can work to help equip you with the necessary tools to help you face and overcome these challenges. Whether you're struggling with life transitions, Grief or Loss of independence, of abilities, depression, Stress or caregiver burnout, it is important that you know you are not alone in this journey.
(719) 428-0447 View (719) 428-0447
Photo of Summit Psychological Assessment & Consultation, Psychologist in Colorado Springs, CO
Summit Psychological Assessment & Consultation
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
We provide Neuroeducational testing services addressing autism, learning disabilities, etc. Our philosophy is to rule out differential diagnoses, identify an individual’s strengths and areas of need and consult with parents to help them best advocate for their child. We provide families with Individualized Support Plans that are developed through meaningful and targeted assessment and consultation. All psychologists at Summit are dual-licensed clinical psychologists and school psychologists who specialize in evaluating and supporting children and young people.
We provide Neuroeducational testing services addressing autism, learning disabilities, etc. Our philosophy is to rule out differential diagnoses, identify an individual’s strengths and areas of need and consult with parents to help them best advocate for their child. We provide families with Individualized Support Plans that are developed through meaningful and targeted assessment and consultation. All psychologists at Summit are dual-licensed clinical psychologists and school psychologists who specialize in evaluating and supporting children and young people.
(719) 323-6379 View (719) 323-6379
Photo of Jeff D Farmer, Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado Springs, CO
Jeff D Farmer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
I specialize in working with anxiety, depression and other aftereffects of trauma and abuse (such as PTSD, uncontrolled anger or addiction). I use powerful somatic methods (including EMDR) to help you work through/resolve thoughts, emotions and physical reactions. I particularly welcome military veterans, first responders, and those abused as children. Many people suffering from ongoing effects of trauma just want to know how to cope. But often more is available than just coping, sometimes much more. Healing is possible. Your body (including your mind) is always trying to heal. I would be honored to participate in this with you.
I specialize in working with anxiety, depression and other aftereffects of trauma and abuse (such as PTSD, uncontrolled anger or addiction). I use powerful somatic methods (including EMDR) to help you work through/resolve thoughts, emotions and physical reactions. I particularly welcome military veterans, first responders, and those abused as children. Many people suffering from ongoing effects of trauma just want to know how to cope. But often more is available than just coping, sometimes much more. Healing is possible. Your body (including your mind) is always trying to heal. I would be honored to participate in this with you.
(719) 722-2766 View (719) 722-2766
Photo of La Tasha Bruner-Hill in Colorado Springs, CO
La Tasha Bruner-Hill
DNP, FNP-C, CMDP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Colorado Springs, CO 80910
My name is Dr. La Tasha Bruner-Hill, I am a certified Family Nurse Practitioner and a Certified Mood Disorder Professional (CMDP). I know and have experienced providers who have not listened to my concerns and treated me like a number. You are more than a number or diagnosis, you MATTER! I believe in treating the whole person, both physical and mental health. I am passionate about creating health equity for the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) and underserved populations. My approach to care is listening to you, understanding your mental and physical health care needs, and partnering with you to achieve your goals.
My name is Dr. La Tasha Bruner-Hill, I am a certified Family Nurse Practitioner and a Certified Mood Disorder Professional (CMDP). I know and have experienced providers who have not listened to my concerns and treated me like a number. You are more than a number or diagnosis, you MATTER! I believe in treating the whole person, both physical and mental health. I am passionate about creating health equity for the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) and underserved populations. My approach to care is listening to you, understanding your mental and physical health care needs, and partnering with you to achieve your goals.
(719) 224-0054 View (719) 224-0054
Photo of Lelieth Thompson, Psychologist in Colorado Springs, CO
Lelieth Thompson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Colorado Springs, CO 80918  (Online Only)
Not accepting clients at this time- Do you feel like you’ve had a hard time coping with the stressors of your personal journey through life? We all often struggle with finding effective ways to cope with our challenges and at times we utilize ineffective ways because it’s what worked. My goal for clients is to provide an open, non judgmental place for individuals to reflect, meditate, refocus, reframe, and be intentional in their steps toward progress. I use an integrative approach to care which often include use of CBT, DBT, ACT, CPT, Heartmath (Biofeedback), Adlerian Therapy, Brainspotting (Phase 1 Trained).
Not accepting clients at this time- Do you feel like you’ve had a hard time coping with the stressors of your personal journey through life? We all often struggle with finding effective ways to cope with our challenges and at times we utilize ineffective ways because it’s what worked. My goal for clients is to provide an open, non judgmental place for individuals to reflect, meditate, refocus, reframe, and be intentional in their steps toward progress. I use an integrative approach to care which often include use of CBT, DBT, ACT, CPT, Heartmath (Biofeedback), Adlerian Therapy, Brainspotting (Phase 1 Trained).
(719) 299-3430 View (719) 299-3430
Photo of Emily Thompson, Pre-Licensed Professional in Colorado Springs, CO
Emily Thompson
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
In my 10 years in the field, I have been fortunate enough to work with a variety of ages, populations and in many different settings (inpatient, in-home, in-school, outpatient, crisis response). Using both evidenced and experiential-based treatment, I utilize a person-centered approach in our work together. This basically means we’ll always work together to utilize what techniques benefit you the most in your healing.
In my 10 years in the field, I have been fortunate enough to work with a variety of ages, populations and in many different settings (inpatient, in-home, in-school, outpatient, crisis response). Using both evidenced and experiential-based treatment, I utilize a person-centered approach in our work together. This basically means we’ll always work together to utilize what techniques benefit you the most in your healing.
(720) 410-6104 View (720) 410-6104
Photo of Janice Van Anrooy, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado Springs, CO
Janice Van Anrooy, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
I love working with individuals, families and couples to help them achieve health and well being. I have been in Colorado as a licensed therapist for over 32 years. The main issues that I work with are Depression, Anxiety, Mood disorders, Relationship Issues, PTSD, Adolescent Issues, Health and Wellness, Life Coaching and Eating Disorders (and Disordered Eating). Although I have worked with many issues, I specialize in the treatment of Eating Disorders and Disordered Eating. The populations I work with are adolescents through adults. Greta, my therapy dog, joins us in sessions.
I love working with individuals, families and couples to help them achieve health and well being. I have been in Colorado as a licensed therapist for over 32 years. The main issues that I work with are Depression, Anxiety, Mood disorders, Relationship Issues, PTSD, Adolescent Issues, Health and Wellness, Life Coaching and Eating Disorders (and Disordered Eating). Although I have worked with many issues, I specialize in the treatment of Eating Disorders and Disordered Eating. The populations I work with are adolescents through adults. Greta, my therapy dog, joins us in sessions.
(719) 354-2765 View (719) 354-2765

See more therapy options for Colorado Springs

How does your Therapist compare?

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
74% Relationship Issues
72% Self Esteem
68% Coping Skills
67% Stress

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

78% Aetna
73% Cigna and Evernorth
70% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Colorado Springs, CO see their clients

69% In Person and Online
31% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
21% 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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.