Therapists in Colorado Springs, CO

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Roots to Ground Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
Roots to Ground Counseling is an all inclusive therapy practice. We specialize in the LGBTQ+ population however we love everyone. We work with depression, anxiety, grief, couples, and families.
Roots to Ground Counseling is an all inclusive therapy practice. We specialize in the LGBTQ+ population however we love everyone. We work with depression, anxiety, grief, couples, and families.
(719) 624-8547 View (719) 624-8547
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Jordan Hall
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
At Rock Your Family, my team and I specialize in helping individuals, couples, and families work through challenging issues in their communication and in their interpersonal dynamics. We also are dedicated to helping our clients overcome major issues such as: infidelity, domestic violence, past traumas, abuse, addictions, etc. We have a caring and professional team of licensed and certified counselors that specialize in emotional issues, relationship problems, and clinical disorders.
At Rock Your Family, my team and I specialize in helping individuals, couples, and families work through challenging issues in their communication and in their interpersonal dynamics. We also are dedicated to helping our clients overcome major issues such as: infidelity, domestic violence, past traumas, abuse, addictions, etc. We have a caring and professional team of licensed and certified counselors that specialize in emotional issues, relationship problems, and clinical disorders.
(719) 416-4327 View (719) 416-4327
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Martin Baker
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Colorado Springs, CO 80920  (Online Only)
Is there something missing in your job? Are your relationships stressful? Does it feel like your life is not the right fit for you? Martin Baker, Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado Springs, frequently hears these “out-of-balance” statements from his patients. He’s here to help you find your genuine self, make positive connections with loved ones, and live a life that’s suited for you. Martin is a strong advocate for finding comfort with yourself, significant others, and careers, especially during life transitions. Having started his own career as a PricewaterhouseCoopers employee, he spent more hours traveling and working.
Is there something missing in your job? Are your relationships stressful? Does it feel like your life is not the right fit for you? Martin Baker, Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado Springs, frequently hears these “out-of-balance” statements from his patients. He’s here to help you find your genuine self, make positive connections with loved ones, and live a life that’s suited for you. Martin is a strong advocate for finding comfort with yourself, significant others, and careers, especially during life transitions. Having started his own career as a PricewaterhouseCoopers employee, he spent more hours traveling and working.
(719) 212-1482 View (719) 212-1482
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Melinda Kay
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
Waitlist for new clients
If you are looking for hope and transformation from someone unbiased and genuine, with a lot of real life experience, contact me for a free phone consultation so we can see if my therapy style is a good fit for you. I use a holistic, eclectic, somatic, and mindful approach to mental health and I am trained in several modern modalities that help to improve quality of life and overall well-being. I am experienced in working with early life and adult trauma, stress and anxiety, depression, adverse behaviors, and with parents who are looking for more skills to create stronger and happier family relationships. I work with age 18 and up.
If you are looking for hope and transformation from someone unbiased and genuine, with a lot of real life experience, contact me for a free phone consultation so we can see if my therapy style is a good fit for you. I use a holistic, eclectic, somatic, and mindful approach to mental health and I am trained in several modern modalities that help to improve quality of life and overall well-being. I am experienced in working with early life and adult trauma, stress and anxiety, depression, adverse behaviors, and with parents who are looking for more skills to create stronger and happier family relationships. I work with age 18 and up.
(719) 423-6439 View (719) 423-6439
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Web of Life Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, RN, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Colorado Springs, CO 80922  (Online Only)
Do you wonder if the toxic or merry-go-round relationship you are/were in is/was abusive, you've come to the right place. Psychological and emotional abuse is confusing! Does it seem you have a different relationship in front of others compared to when you are alone? Has it become your job to keep up appearances, but behind closed doors, your partner is unwilling or unable to make meaningful changes to improve the relationship? Perhaps you have had a relationship like this and need to heal from the damage it caused. There is hope and it is never too late to live the life you were meant to!
Do you wonder if the toxic or merry-go-round relationship you are/were in is/was abusive, you've come to the right place. Psychological and emotional abuse is confusing! Does it seem you have a different relationship in front of others compared to when you are alone? Has it become your job to keep up appearances, but behind closed doors, your partner is unwilling or unable to make meaningful changes to improve the relationship? Perhaps you have had a relationship like this and need to heal from the damage it caused. There is hope and it is never too late to live the life you were meant to!
(719) 735-5697 View (719) 735-5697
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Jose (Joey) Tapia
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, RPT, CRC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
Sometimes life can get pretty tricky and have us feeling stuck, unsure, and discouraged. The therapeutic journey involves taking courageous steps in order to move forward, gain self-acceptance, and reconnect with yourself in new ways. I believe that you are the expert of your own life, thus my goal in counseling is to provide you with a safe, nonjudgmental environment where you feel free to explore.
Sometimes life can get pretty tricky and have us feeling stuck, unsure, and discouraged. The therapeutic journey involves taking courageous steps in order to move forward, gain self-acceptance, and reconnect with yourself in new ways. I believe that you are the expert of your own life, thus my goal in counseling is to provide you with a safe, nonjudgmental environment where you feel free to explore.
(719) 413-6776 View (719) 413-6776
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Michelle Lynn Vrooman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
I have been a therapist for 25 years and love what I do! I am a strengths based therapist and believe in my client's ability to make positive changes in their lives. I provide Psychotherapy to treat depression and anxiety through coping skills, life coaching, and addressing relationship concerns. I also provide trauma treatment through EMDR. EMDR is a powerful intervention and I have seen first hand how it changes people's lives. My hope is help people become free from the burdens of the past and become their true selves. Please contact me via email as it is the most efficient way for me to get back to you. Thanks
I have been a therapist for 25 years and love what I do! I am a strengths based therapist and believe in my client's ability to make positive changes in their lives. I provide Psychotherapy to treat depression and anxiety through coping skills, life coaching, and addressing relationship concerns. I also provide trauma treatment through EMDR. EMDR is a powerful intervention and I have seen first hand how it changes people's lives. My hope is help people become free from the burdens of the past and become their true selves. Please contact me via email as it is the most efficient way for me to get back to you. Thanks
(719) 387-4752 View (719) 387-4752
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Amy Reid
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Colorado Springs, CO 80920  (Online Only)
Amy Reid is a Licensed Professional Counselor with 14+ years of experience in counseling and over 25 years of experience in the mental health and human services fields. She has experience in child welfare, residential treatment, substance abuse treatment, juvenile detention, school settings. She is passionate about helping each individual and family in overcoming the challenging situations they are experiencing to live a more empowered, balanced, and fulfilling life. Amy specializes in relationship issues, depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, child development issues, life transitions, ADHD, phobias, and stress.
Amy Reid is a Licensed Professional Counselor with 14+ years of experience in counseling and over 25 years of experience in the mental health and human services fields. She has experience in child welfare, residential treatment, substance abuse treatment, juvenile detention, school settings. She is passionate about helping each individual and family in overcoming the challenging situations they are experiencing to live a more empowered, balanced, and fulfilling life. Amy specializes in relationship issues, depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, child development issues, life transitions, ADHD, phobias, and stress.
(719) 631-1757 View (719) 631-1757
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Summer Gerdis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, SWC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Colorado Springs, CO 80910
I am passionate about working with individuals struggling with the curveballs life is throwing your way. My goal is to empower you to find balance in your life, joy in your relationships and compassion for yourself. I use a cognitive behavioral/strengths based/mindfulness approach to help you develop new ways of coping with stress and negative self-talk.
I am passionate about working with individuals struggling with the curveballs life is throwing your way. My goal is to empower you to find balance in your life, joy in your relationships and compassion for yourself. I use a cognitive behavioral/strengths based/mindfulness approach to help you develop new ways of coping with stress and negative self-talk.
(719) 824-1627 View (719) 824-1627
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J Walter McClung
Counselor, LPCC, NCC
Verified Verified
Colorado Springs, CO 80921
Everyone has a story: how we live within our stories affects the people we are and who we are in the process of becoming. Our stories are about the things we’ve done and the things that have been done to us. We’ve hurt people and been hurt by people. We all have parts of our stories we wish we could change, erase or do over. We’ve listened to, believed and internalized things we or other people have said about us with profound impact. I believe in listening and working within your story to help and I would be honored if you chose to share your story with me.
Everyone has a story: how we live within our stories affects the people we are and who we are in the process of becoming. Our stories are about the things we’ve done and the things that have been done to us. We’ve hurt people and been hurt by people. We all have parts of our stories we wish we could change, erase or do over. We’ve listened to, believed and internalized things we or other people have said about us with profound impact. I believe in listening and working within your story to help and I would be honored if you chose to share your story with me.
(970) 458-4464 View (970) 458-4464
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Colorado Springs Hypnosis Ltd.
Registered Psychotherapist, CHT
Verified Verified
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
We help people change the way they act, think and feel about difficulties they experience in everyday life. The majority of our clients come to see us for our smoking cessation program, that comes with lifetime support. We also help people with a variety of problems such as; phobia release, weight control, skill improvement, habit changes and relaxation sessions. Many people seek us out because they want to make a change NOW. Of course, every problem can't just vanish one session. On the other hand, in one to five sessions, we often help them get where they want, or at least on the path to getting it independently.
We help people change the way they act, think and feel about difficulties they experience in everyday life. The majority of our clients come to see us for our smoking cessation program, that comes with lifetime support. We also help people with a variety of problems such as; phobia release, weight control, skill improvement, habit changes and relaxation sessions. Many people seek us out because they want to make a change NOW. Of course, every problem can't just vanish one session. On the other hand, in one to five sessions, we often help them get where they want, or at least on the path to getting it independently.
(719) 387-7224 View (719) 387-7224
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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
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Chelsea Schor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Ever since high school, Chelsea has been passionate about facilitating the healing power of creative expression via art therapy. Art therapy is a mental health profession in which the creative process is used as the avenue for the client and the art therapist to build a therapeutic relationship. Through art therapy, the client can express themselves and gain new insight about the self and their place in the world. Chelsea has interned at a school, residential treatment facility, and Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and has worked in community mental health with an intensive outpatient/rehabilitation program, and private practice.
Ever since high school, Chelsea has been passionate about facilitating the healing power of creative expression via art therapy. Art therapy is a mental health profession in which the creative process is used as the avenue for the client and the art therapist to build a therapeutic relationship. Through art therapy, the client can express themselves and gain new insight about the self and their place in the world. Chelsea has interned at a school, residential treatment facility, and Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and has worked in community mental health with an intensive outpatient/rehabilitation program, and private practice.
(719) 223-3624 View (719) 223-3624
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Daryk Scott
Counselor, LPCC, NCC
Verified Verified
Colorado Springs, CO 80921
Choosing to change—to rekindle passion and purpose—with the help of a therapist is hard work. So, thank you for being here; let’s see if I might be a good fit. My goal is to share skills and to help process whatever is keeping you from experiencing a sense of wholeness that connection to your passions and purposes brings. While I see people of all ages, I tend to work with teenagers and adults and with those experiencing grief, suffering from trauma, or facing existential/identity turmoil. Outside of counseling, I am a bookworm with a particular taste for sci-fi or philosophy, and I delight in restoring vintage or antique items.
Choosing to change—to rekindle passion and purpose—with the help of a therapist is hard work. So, thank you for being here; let’s see if I might be a good fit. My goal is to share skills and to help process whatever is keeping you from experiencing a sense of wholeness that connection to your passions and purposes brings. While I see people of all ages, I tend to work with teenagers and adults and with those experiencing grief, suffering from trauma, or facing existential/identity turmoil. Outside of counseling, I am a bookworm with a particular taste for sci-fi or philosophy, and I delight in restoring vintage or antique items.
(719) 212-9487 View (719) 212-9487
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Mark Stonger
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Colorado Springs, CO 80920  (Online Only)
Dr. Mark Stonger is a Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist (LCP) with over 10 years of experience treating a variety of concerns in adults. He specializes in depression, anxiety, trauma, and general concerns with life and the future. Mark used his clinical expertise in the Air Force, where he served as a clinical psychologist for four years. Mark has also worked as a GS and contractor for the Army and the Space Force, making him an expert in veteran/military affairs. The clients that have the best experiences with him are those who are open to seeing themselves and their relationship to the world differently.
Dr. Mark Stonger is a Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist (LCP) with over 10 years of experience treating a variety of concerns in adults. He specializes in depression, anxiety, trauma, and general concerns with life and the future. Mark used his clinical expertise in the Air Force, where he served as a clinical psychologist for four years. Mark has also worked as a GS and contractor for the Army and the Space Force, making him an expert in veteran/military affairs. The clients that have the best experiences with him are those who are open to seeing themselves and their relationship to the world differently.
(719) 581-6379 View (719) 581-6379
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Sara Velez
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
The path to wellness includes many approaches to healing. You may need an open space for your frustrations to be heard or a neutral place to share your news and discuss treatment options. Perhaps these issues even lead you to question the meaning of life, your Spirituality, or your Religious background. My office is a peaceful place to address those concerns, to connect within, and to guide you on your journey to make meaning, no matter what your background is.
The path to wellness includes many approaches to healing. You may need an open space for your frustrations to be heard or a neutral place to share your news and discuss treatment options. Perhaps these issues even lead you to question the meaning of life, your Spirituality, or your Religious background. My office is a peaceful place to address those concerns, to connect within, and to guide you on your journey to make meaning, no matter what your background is.
(719) 530-7557 View (719) 530-7557
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Shirley Rudd
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Colorado Springs, CO 80911  (Online Only)
Life can be difficult to balance. Whether your situation is a single event or chronic or a single event, I will be an empathetic, non-judgmental therapist to create a safe environment for you to share your story. No matter your stressors, needs, or goals, I am ready and willing to walk alongside you. I enjoy working with individuals motivated to gain skills to improve themselves as a whole person. Together, we will explore who you are, what life experiences made you that way, and your needs on your journey to rebuilding balance.
Life can be difficult to balance. Whether your situation is a single event or chronic or a single event, I will be an empathetic, non-judgmental therapist to create a safe environment for you to share your story. No matter your stressors, needs, or goals, I am ready and willing to walk alongside you. I enjoy working with individuals motivated to gain skills to improve themselves as a whole person. Together, we will explore who you are, what life experiences made you that way, and your needs on your journey to rebuilding balance.
(719) 748-6557 View (719) 748-6557
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Neuro Hope Psychotherapy & Neurofeedback
Psychologist, PsyD, BCN, QEEG-D
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
Many times it takes a lot of courage to reach out and ask for help. When working with people, I work hard to listen to the specific concerns and issues that are important to you as the unique individual that you are. You are a product of your life history and your perspective is integral in the process of achieving a lasting positive change. Often times the issues that people describe are only part of the problem. I can help you gain insight so that you can work towards the goals that you desire.
Many times it takes a lot of courage to reach out and ask for help. When working with people, I work hard to listen to the specific concerns and issues that are important to you as the unique individual that you are. You are a product of your life history and your perspective is integral in the process of achieving a lasting positive change. Often times the issues that people describe are only part of the problem. I can help you gain insight so that you can work towards the goals that you desire.
(719) 266-2854 View (719) 266-2854
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Skye Levy - Dillabaugh Counseling Group
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Colorado Springs, CO 80919  (Online Only)
I work with young adults (18+) and mid-life adults who struggle with a variety of issues, from feeling depressed and/or anxious, like things are harder than they should be, to dealing with the stress that comes during a life transition, whether it’s entering or leaving a relationship, a job, or a home. You can live with more resiliency, self-expression, and clarity if you can be in a better relationship with yourself and those around you. I can also help you explore how the beliefs and messages you were raised with are impacting your life now and help you imagine and create new patterns that serve you better.
I work with young adults (18+) and mid-life adults who struggle with a variety of issues, from feeling depressed and/or anxious, like things are harder than they should be, to dealing with the stress that comes during a life transition, whether it’s entering or leaving a relationship, a job, or a home. You can live with more resiliency, self-expression, and clarity if you can be in a better relationship with yourself and those around you. I can also help you explore how the beliefs and messages you were raised with are impacting your life now and help you imagine and create new patterns that serve you better.
(719) 399-4827 View (719) 399-4827
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Joeli Brill
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Colorado Springs, CO 80921  (Online Only)
Life is hard. We are all fighting our own unique battles. Sometimes these battles are within ourselves, in our relationships with loved ones or with daily challenges that life presents.
Life is hard. We are all fighting our own unique battles. Sometimes these battles are within ourselves, in our relationships with loved ones or with daily challenges that life presents.
(719) 212-2908 View (719) 212-2908

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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.

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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.