Therapists in Colorado Springs, CO

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Photo of Cassie Salinas, Marriage & Family Therapist in Colorado Springs, CO
Cassie Salinas
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
Navigating this life and our intimate/family relationships is not always easy. In fact, there are times when we all need someone to share the burden of understanding and working through relational conflict, difficult emotions, and past trauma in a productive and fruitful way. I work with individuals, couples, and families, with the understanding that each person is an expert of their own life and that I am a partner on this journey. I am dedicated to helping my clients realize their full potential in every area of their life and relationships in any way that I can.
Navigating this life and our intimate/family relationships is not always easy. In fact, there are times when we all need someone to share the burden of understanding and working through relational conflict, difficult emotions, and past trauma in a productive and fruitful way. I work with individuals, couples, and families, with the understanding that each person is an expert of their own life and that I am a partner on this journey. I am dedicated to helping my clients realize their full potential in every area of their life and relationships in any way that I can.
(719) 694-5929 View (719) 694-5929
Photo of Tracy Rothmund, Pre-Licensed Professional in Colorado Springs, CO
Tracy Rothmund
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Colorado Springs, CO 80921
Life can be challenging, and relationships may become strained, but hope exists. I am passionate about helping people discover solutions to their problems that work practically. Through a trauma-informed lens, I seek practices that identify causes of and lessen the impact of stress on the nervous system and restore positive relationships. My goal is to meet people where they are and guide them as they tap into their innate potential. I will personalize therapy to meet your individual needs and help you cultivate peace.
Life can be challenging, and relationships may become strained, but hope exists. I am passionate about helping people discover solutions to their problems that work practically. Through a trauma-informed lens, I seek practices that identify causes of and lessen the impact of stress on the nervous system and restore positive relationships. My goal is to meet people where they are and guide them as they tap into their innate potential. I will personalize therapy to meet your individual needs and help you cultivate peace.
(719) 625-2553 View (719) 625-2553
Photo of Joshua LeVay, Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado Springs, CO
Joshua LeVay
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
Waitlist for new clients
Joshua’s training and experience are well suited for helping people who may be experiencing anxiety, depression, grief, and difficult life transitions. He’s a trauma informed therapist with extensive education and experience working with post-traumatic stress. As a military retiree, Joshua's special interest populations are Veterans and First-Responders.
Joshua’s training and experience are well suited for helping people who may be experiencing anxiety, depression, grief, and difficult life transitions. He’s a trauma informed therapist with extensive education and experience working with post-traumatic stress. As a military retiree, Joshua's special interest populations are Veterans and First-Responders.
(719) 356-3902 View (719) 356-3902
Photo of Coi Foster, Pre-Licensed Professional in Colorado Springs, CO
Coi Foster
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified Verified
Colorado Springs, CO 80925
I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and the Strength-Based Approach to assist in your healing journey. Through CBT, I can help you identify and challenge negative thought patterns and behaviors that contribute to your distress, empowering you to develop healthier coping strategies and enhance your overall well-being by focusing on connections between thoughts, emotions, and actions. I also integrate the Strength-Based Approach to emphasize and build on your strengths and resources. Embracing your abilities, skills, and resilience fosters empowerment and self-efficacy.
I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and the Strength-Based Approach to assist in your healing journey. Through CBT, I can help you identify and challenge negative thought patterns and behaviors that contribute to your distress, empowering you to develop healthier coping strategies and enhance your overall well-being by focusing on connections between thoughts, emotions, and actions. I also integrate the Strength-Based Approach to emphasize and build on your strengths and resources. Embracing your abilities, skills, and resilience fosters empowerment and self-efficacy.
(719) 419-9356 View (719) 419-9356
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Angel Luis Perez
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MA, ADDC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
Not accepting new clients
I’m  committed to helping marriages, families , and individuals learn how to build healthier relationships. My work focuses on targeting ineffective behaviors, habits, and beliefs around relationships through a cognitive behavioral approach mixed with emotionally-focused therapy. I believe in taking a collaborative approach to helping clients reach their goals. I can also provide faith-based counseling upon request. I would love to come along side of you and your family. There is hope!
I’m  committed to helping marriages, families , and individuals learn how to build healthier relationships. My work focuses on targeting ineffective behaviors, habits, and beliefs around relationships through a cognitive behavioral approach mixed with emotionally-focused therapy. I believe in taking a collaborative approach to helping clients reach their goals. I can also provide faith-based counseling upon request. I would love to come along side of you and your family. There is hope!
(719) 259-0358 View (719) 259-0358
Photo of Nichole Bomar, Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate in Colorado Springs, CO
Nichole Bomar
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
Our life’s journey begins the moment our heart begins to beat. Our path is marked by significant people and experiences impacting our attachment, mindset, and worldview. Some are positive and some are painful, both leaving a lasting impression that reflect in our identity, self-esteem, and sense of purpose. I seek to walk alongside my clients as they find meaning in those relationships and experiences. I am considerate of the story my clients have to tell and offer a compassionate space to meet them where they are, and offer an authentic therapeutic relationship.
Our life’s journey begins the moment our heart begins to beat. Our path is marked by significant people and experiences impacting our attachment, mindset, and worldview. Some are positive and some are painful, both leaving a lasting impression that reflect in our identity, self-esteem, and sense of purpose. I seek to walk alongside my clients as they find meaning in those relationships and experiences. I am considerate of the story my clients have to tell and offer a compassionate space to meet them where they are, and offer an authentic therapeutic relationship.
(719) 631-2720 View (719) 631-2720
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Jaelyn Aragon
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Sometimes life can be challenging, and sometimes we need support with those challenges. Life is a multidimensional experience, and I am committed to helping people process those experiences. I strive to support individuals with concerns related to life transitions, anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, and addiction. I believe everyone has the capacity for growth when they have access to the resources to do do.
Sometimes life can be challenging, and sometimes we need support with those challenges. Life is a multidimensional experience, and I am committed to helping people process those experiences. I strive to support individuals with concerns related to life transitions, anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, and addiction. I believe everyone has the capacity for growth when they have access to the resources to do do.
(719) 652-5977 x3467 View (719) 652-5977 x3467
Photo of Alicia Hawker, Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado Springs, CO
Alicia Hawker
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
Not accepting new clients
The therapeutic relationship has the potential to provide healing and support while offering a hopeful perspective to navigate difficulties and hurtful circumstances. I want to be invited into my clients' lives--to be given the privilege to experience their dreams and fears, joys and sorrows, triumphs and disappointments. I strive to provide a welcoming space for people to explore and make meaning of their relationships and experiences. Clients are given the freedom and safety to change themselves and their outlooks. I am trained in EMDR and feel comfortable working with clients with histories of abuse through a trauma lens.
The therapeutic relationship has the potential to provide healing and support while offering a hopeful perspective to navigate difficulties and hurtful circumstances. I want to be invited into my clients' lives--to be given the privilege to experience their dreams and fears, joys and sorrows, triumphs and disappointments. I strive to provide a welcoming space for people to explore and make meaning of their relationships and experiences. Clients are given the freedom and safety to change themselves and their outlooks. I am trained in EMDR and feel comfortable working with clients with histories of abuse through a trauma lens.
(719) 387-8137 View (719) 387-8137
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New Beginnings Therapy & Healing, Inc
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, Owner
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
HAVE YOU, arrived at that point where YOU are sick and tired of being sick and tired? Making that life changing decision to step out and seek counseling can be challenging, however, I am here to reassure you that it's a step towards a better version of you. I have10 years' experience walking alongside, supporting, and guiding individuals, families, and adolescents. The approach that I found instrumental in the process of change is Cognitive Behavior Therapy; an evidenced based style suitable to help my clients struggling with depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, suicide, trauma, anxiety, mental health or spiritual concerns.
HAVE YOU, arrived at that point where YOU are sick and tired of being sick and tired? Making that life changing decision to step out and seek counseling can be challenging, however, I am here to reassure you that it's a step towards a better version of you. I have10 years' experience walking alongside, supporting, and guiding individuals, families, and adolescents. The approach that I found instrumental in the process of change is Cognitive Behavior Therapy; an evidenced based style suitable to help my clients struggling with depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, suicide, trauma, anxiety, mental health or spiritual concerns.
(719) 259-0672 View (719) 259-0672
Photo of Psychotherapy With an Edge, Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado Springs, CO
Psychotherapy With an Edge
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Colorado Springs, CO 80904  (Online Only)
Are you anxious or depressed? Struggling with grief, loss, abuse, or stress? Experiencing relationship problems? Needing to set healthier life boundaries but not sure how? In a challenging life transition? Seeking a professional, trained, knowledgeable, and experienced perspective to help you gain insight or find solutions? Are you a military veteran suffering from PTSD, suicidal thinking, or related issues? I provide a safe, professional, confidential, and therapeutic environment in which to explore these and other mental health concerns. I'm also a Marine Corps veteran who understands the unique challenges veterans can face.
Are you anxious or depressed? Struggling with grief, loss, abuse, or stress? Experiencing relationship problems? Needing to set healthier life boundaries but not sure how? In a challenging life transition? Seeking a professional, trained, knowledgeable, and experienced perspective to help you gain insight or find solutions? Are you a military veteran suffering from PTSD, suicidal thinking, or related issues? I provide a safe, professional, confidential, and therapeutic environment in which to explore these and other mental health concerns. I'm also a Marine Corps veteran who understands the unique challenges veterans can face.
(719) 285-7846 View (719) 285-7846
Photo of The Patterson Center for Resiliency LLC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Colorado Springs, CO
The Patterson Center for Resiliency LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
At The Patterson Center for Resiliency, we believe that nobody gets out of this life for free. All people are capable of rising from the ashes when given the right tools and support to do so. We are here to walk alongside you on your healing journey. You deserve a safe, caring, and non-judgmental place to become your best self. We treat both children (7+) and adults, individuals and families. We are LGTBQIA+ affirming. We use a strengths-based approach, believing that all people have inherent positive qualities and that all people are doing the best they can with the tools and understanding that they have.
At The Patterson Center for Resiliency, we believe that nobody gets out of this life for free. All people are capable of rising from the ashes when given the right tools and support to do so. We are here to walk alongside you on your healing journey. You deserve a safe, caring, and non-judgmental place to become your best self. We treat both children (7+) and adults, individuals and families. We are LGTBQIA+ affirming. We use a strengths-based approach, believing that all people have inherent positive qualities and that all people are doing the best they can with the tools and understanding that they have.
(719) 215-9110 View (719) 215-9110
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Heather Houston
MA, NCC, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
My deepest desire is for every child to feel known, heard, and loved. I want each individual to wholeheartedly believe that their story matters - from the big experiences of life to the little, ordinary moments. My hope is that through our work together, children can discover their immense worth as individuals, each unique in the strengths they bring to our world. Witnessing children find their voice and discover their passions is what inspires me to do this work every day! I truly love waking alongside children as they uncover the hurts and difficulties keeping them from living their life and story to the fullest.
My deepest desire is for every child to feel known, heard, and loved. I want each individual to wholeheartedly believe that their story matters - from the big experiences of life to the little, ordinary moments. My hope is that through our work together, children can discover their immense worth as individuals, each unique in the strengths they bring to our world. Witnessing children find their voice and discover their passions is what inspires me to do this work every day! I truly love waking alongside children as they uncover the hurts and difficulties keeping them from living their life and story to the fullest.
(720) 664-5992 View (720) 664-5992
Photo of Kenneth D Allred, Psychologist in Colorado Springs, CO
Kenneth D Allred
Psychologist, PhD, PC
Verified Verified
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
We all live through stress and trauma that can set us up to work against our self - stress from recent events or stress from an old wound in our heart that never healed. We can develop habits in our behavior and thinking, bad habits that add to our stress and emotional turmoil.
We all live through stress and trauma that can set us up to work against our self - stress from recent events or stress from an old wound in our heart that never healed. We can develop habits in our behavior and thinking, bad habits that add to our stress and emotional turmoil.
(719) 359-8084 View (719) 359-8084
Photo of Aaron James Henderson, Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado Springs, CO
Aaron James Henderson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
Aaron is completed his PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision, from the University of Northern Colorado. Aaron holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Counseling. In addition to counseling, Aaron is a teacher, coach, public speaker, and researcher. He enjoys attending conferences and taking part in experiential learning activities that focus on various aspects of social justice.
Aaron is completed his PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision, from the University of Northern Colorado. Aaron holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Counseling. In addition to counseling, Aaron is a teacher, coach, public speaker, and researcher. He enjoys attending conferences and taking part in experiential learning activities that focus on various aspects of social justice.
(719) 888-3485 View (719) 888-3485
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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
Kristin Bothwell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Colorado Springs, CO 80916  (Online Only)
Nice to meet you! My name is Kristin, I have practiced for nearly 15 years as a Licensed Clinical Social worker on the east coast, west coast and in right in the middle of the country. I have expertise and advanced training working with several populations including people with significant trauma (combat, first-responder, sexual, childhood), grief and loss, identity issues (adoptees, imposter-syndrome, low self-esteem) and couples and relationship problems.
Nice to meet you! My name is Kristin, I have practiced for nearly 15 years as a Licensed Clinical Social worker on the east coast, west coast and in right in the middle of the country. I have expertise and advanced training working with several populations including people with significant trauma (combat, first-responder, sexual, childhood), grief and loss, identity issues (adoptees, imposter-syndrome, low self-esteem) and couples and relationship problems.
(719) 733-9788 View (719) 733-9788
Photo of Sarah Roberts, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Colorado Springs, CO
Sarah Roberts
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LISW-CP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
My clients are often struggling with life changes such as career moves, marriage, divorce, major lifestyle shifts, or relocation. Clients may also be those who have experienced a recent traumatic event or are ready to work through an event from many years ago. They’re frequently navigating the challenges of family building – pregnancy, fertility treatments, adoption, perinatal mood disorders, and traumatic births. My passion is to see individuals foster and build upon their inner strength and overcome incredible obstacles.
My clients are often struggling with life changes such as career moves, marriage, divorce, major lifestyle shifts, or relocation. Clients may also be those who have experienced a recent traumatic event or are ready to work through an event from many years ago. They’re frequently navigating the challenges of family building – pregnancy, fertility treatments, adoption, perinatal mood disorders, and traumatic births. My passion is to see individuals foster and build upon their inner strength and overcome incredible obstacles.
(719) 735-5634 View (719) 735-5634
Photo of Jeanne M Wickham, Counselor in Colorado Springs, CO
Jeanne M Wickham
Counselor, LPC, LAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
Are you struggling to find meaning, purpose, or healing in your life? Has something happened you need to resolve? Looking for better ways to cope or have the things you have been doing stopped working? Struggling with addiction, depression, or anxiety? Life's challenges often times require fresh eyes and genuine support untethered by judgment or relationship complications. Let's walk shoulder to shoulder through this together to find gentle resolution of trauma, PTSD, or grief. I work with adult men and women to find emotional regulation and balance to live their best lives and find peace.
Are you struggling to find meaning, purpose, or healing in your life? Has something happened you need to resolve? Looking for better ways to cope or have the things you have been doing stopped working? Struggling with addiction, depression, or anxiety? Life's challenges often times require fresh eyes and genuine support untethered by judgment or relationship complications. Let's walk shoulder to shoulder through this together to find gentle resolution of trauma, PTSD, or grief. I work with adult men and women to find emotional regulation and balance to live their best lives and find peace.
(719) 581-3126 View (719) 581-3126
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Taylor Arnett
Counselor, MA, LPCC, NCC, ITSCO, LLC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Colorado Springs, CO 80919
Waitlist for new clients
The decision to come to therapy is courageous, vulnerable, and a huge step towards change. Taylor (she/her) tailors her work with clients to the individual because she believes that no one knows you or your story better than yourself. Taylor prioritizes establishing a safe, non-judgmental, and collaborative relationship with her clients, as she believes that genuine relationships and connections can cultivate growth and healing. She approaches all her clients with cultural sensitivity, inclusivity, and systemic awareness. She aims to work in collaboration, so clients can identify what goals you would like to work toward.
The decision to come to therapy is courageous, vulnerable, and a huge step towards change. Taylor (she/her) tailors her work with clients to the individual because she believes that no one knows you or your story better than yourself. Taylor prioritizes establishing a safe, non-judgmental, and collaborative relationship with her clients, as she believes that genuine relationships and connections can cultivate growth and healing. She approaches all her clients with cultural sensitivity, inclusivity, and systemic awareness. She aims to work in collaboration, so clients can identify what goals you would like to work toward.
(719) 824-1597 x714 View (719) 824-1597 x714
Photo of Roy Hill, Psychologist in Colorado Springs, CO
Roy Hill
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Navigating the rivers of life can become rocky. Sometimes we need an objective person to help us through the rough rapids. I can work with you to develop new strategies for success, plot out new courses, and feel better in time. I do so by empowering you with confidence in a safe environment. I have over twenty years of experience working with issues of depression, anxiety, trauma, relationships, family, grief, and finding personal meaning. More specific to me, I have specialties working with spiritual issues. I have written two books on psychology and spirituality.
Navigating the rivers of life can become rocky. Sometimes we need an objective person to help us through the rough rapids. I can work with you to develop new strategies for success, plot out new courses, and feel better in time. I do so by empowering you with confidence in a safe environment. I have over twenty years of experience working with issues of depression, anxiety, trauma, relationships, family, grief, and finding personal meaning. More specific to me, I have specialties working with spiritual issues. I have written two books on psychology and spirituality.
(719) 259-1952 View (719) 259-1952

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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
73% Relationship Issues
71% Self Esteem
68% Stress
67% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

78% Aetna
73% Cigna and Evernorth
72% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Colorado Springs, CO see their clients

68% In Person and Online
32% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
20% 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.