Therapists in Denver, CO

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Aware Psychotherapy and Integrative Coaching
Registered Psychotherapist, MTS, PhD
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80203  (Online Only)
If you're affected by stress, anxiety, or issues in interpersonal relationships, I’m here to help. I specialize in holistic transformation through compassion-based psychotherapy and coaching and strive to create an open, collaborative, space for my clients. I have extensive experience helping people to enhance relationships, recover from breakups and divorce, and in nurturing self-esteem and transforming codependency. I also work with couples to improve communication and enhance intimacy. I'm dedicated to helping people cultivate the self-awarenss and self-care that leads to a more fulfilling and purpose-driven life.
If you're affected by stress, anxiety, or issues in interpersonal relationships, I’m here to help. I specialize in holistic transformation through compassion-based psychotherapy and coaching and strive to create an open, collaborative, space for my clients. I have extensive experience helping people to enhance relationships, recover from breakups and divorce, and in nurturing self-esteem and transforming codependency. I also work with couples to improve communication and enhance intimacy. I'm dedicated to helping people cultivate the self-awarenss and self-care that leads to a more fulfilling and purpose-driven life.
(720) 687-3892 View (720) 687-3892
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Lynn Rosdal
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80246
I have worked in the field of psychology for 40 years and I appreciate the courage it takes to make that initial call for help. Patients tell me they feel understood and are surprised to discover that our sessions are often filled with as much laughter as tears. I'm proud of my reputation for quickly connecting, assessing issues and working together to find resolutions.
I have worked in the field of psychology for 40 years and I appreciate the courage it takes to make that initial call for help. Patients tell me they feel understood and are surprised to discover that our sessions are often filled with as much laughter as tears. I'm proud of my reputation for quickly connecting, assessing issues and working together to find resolutions.
(303) 694-9236 View (303) 694-9236
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Tanner Straight
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80203
Helping to improve relationships, sex, intimacy, sexuality and gender identity to enhance quality of life. I strive to create a safe and accepting space to explore and discover an authentic lifestyle within these aspects of life. Through a sex positive approach, the goal is to reduce shame and enhance authenticity. Beginning with the exploration with relationship to self, my clients are able to enhance their relationships with others. Challenging the messages, beliefs and values family and societal has created allows for clients to learn and create their own narrative for the life that aligns with them.
Helping to improve relationships, sex, intimacy, sexuality and gender identity to enhance quality of life. I strive to create a safe and accepting space to explore and discover an authentic lifestyle within these aspects of life. Through a sex positive approach, the goal is to reduce shame and enhance authenticity. Beginning with the exploration with relationship to self, my clients are able to enhance their relationships with others. Challenging the messages, beliefs and values family and societal has created allows for clients to learn and create their own narrative for the life that aligns with them.
(720) 790-5459 View (720) 790-5459
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Jenna Livesay
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80203
Are you ready to make some changes? You're feeling stuck in your life, job, or relationships but can't quite figure out how to make the necessary changes. Perhaps you're overwhelmed or burnt out, feeling depleted, or unsatisfied. Have you struggled to find a therapist who can really help get to the root of what's going on so that you can actually make changes? I can help. Together, we'll work on strengthening your emotional well being, improving your interpersonal relationships, and gaining awareness of your reactions and triggers so that you can feel more confident in your role, in your relationships, and in your life.
Are you ready to make some changes? You're feeling stuck in your life, job, or relationships but can't quite figure out how to make the necessary changes. Perhaps you're overwhelmed or burnt out, feeling depleted, or unsatisfied. Have you struggled to find a therapist who can really help get to the root of what's going on so that you can actually make changes? I can help. Together, we'll work on strengthening your emotional well being, improving your interpersonal relationships, and gaining awareness of your reactions and triggers so that you can feel more confident in your role, in your relationships, and in your life.
(720) 459-4786 View (720) 459-4786
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Jamee Leichtle
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LPCC, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80202  (Online Only)
I am a passionate therapist committed to collaborating with you to heal past hurts, increase resilience & instill hope. I am an advocate for bold self-expression and speaking freely about what hurts. I offer my non-judgmental presence with the intent to help cultivate a safe space where you can show up authentically, clarify your goals, develop new skills & take initiative in your healing. As you reconnect with your wisdom within, I will apply my clinical expertise & provide unconditional support of your unique process.
I am a passionate therapist committed to collaborating with you to heal past hurts, increase resilience & instill hope. I am an advocate for bold self-expression and speaking freely about what hurts. I offer my non-judgmental presence with the intent to help cultivate a safe space where you can show up authentically, clarify your goals, develop new skills & take initiative in your healing. As you reconnect with your wisdom within, I will apply my clinical expertise & provide unconditional support of your unique process.
(720) 784-6231 View (720) 784-6231
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Kristin Rainey
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80203
Healing from grief and trauma is not a straight or simple journey, and I acknowledge the courage it takes for my clients to confront what can be painful. If you're motivated for positive change in your life, we can work through feelings of anxiety, stress, overwhelm, sadness and loneliness. In our sessions, you'll be able to explore and process your past and present experiences, and I will provide compassion, understanding, and insight in a nurturing, non-judgmental space. We will determine what can be controlled and what can benefit from your acceptance. I believe you can find clarity and more peace on this journey.
Healing from grief and trauma is not a straight or simple journey, and I acknowledge the courage it takes for my clients to confront what can be painful. If you're motivated for positive change in your life, we can work through feelings of anxiety, stress, overwhelm, sadness and loneliness. In our sessions, you'll be able to explore and process your past and present experiences, and I will provide compassion, understanding, and insight in a nurturing, non-judgmental space. We will determine what can be controlled and what can benefit from your acceptance. I believe you can find clarity and more peace on this journey.
(720) 477-4799 View (720) 477-4799
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Alicia Borley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80246  (Online Only)
Every phase of life offers challenges, uncertainties, and opportunities for growth. I empower my clients to make the changes they feel they can't. I take a holistic approach, incorporating the person and their environment in healing. I know how vital it is to meet you where you are in life, and will help you build your resilience from within through a person-centered approach. You may often feel alone, but I provide a safe space to walk with you through life’s obstacles. I use a variety of modalities, a strengths-based approach, and a trauma-informed lens to tailor your treatment.
Every phase of life offers challenges, uncertainties, and opportunities for growth. I empower my clients to make the changes they feel they can't. I take a holistic approach, incorporating the person and their environment in healing. I know how vital it is to meet you where you are in life, and will help you build your resilience from within through a person-centered approach. You may often feel alone, but I provide a safe space to walk with you through life’s obstacles. I use a variety of modalities, a strengths-based approach, and a trauma-informed lens to tailor your treatment.
(720) 449-2055 View (720) 449-2055
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Debora Fernandes
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80203
Not accepting new clients
Have you ever felt alone, tokenized, or shamed for being "different"? After so many of these experiences, you start shaming yourself and doubting your worth. Shame is sneaky and it can cause destruction within ourselves. You may not fully believe that you’re lovable, but you want to get there one day. There are many societal forces that keep us from connecting with our inner selves and the world around us. I’m passionate about equipping folks with the tools to navigate racial trauma and the effects of colonialism. I can support you to embrace self-love & confidence by encouraging connection with your authentic self.
Have you ever felt alone, tokenized, or shamed for being "different"? After so many of these experiences, you start shaming yourself and doubting your worth. Shame is sneaky and it can cause destruction within ourselves. You may not fully believe that you’re lovable, but you want to get there one day. There are many societal forces that keep us from connecting with our inner selves and the world around us. I’m passionate about equipping folks with the tools to navigate racial trauma and the effects of colonialism. I can support you to embrace self-love & confidence by encouraging connection with your authentic self.
(720) 802-5466 View (720) 802-5466
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Holly O'Dell-Schlenz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SEP
Verified Verified
11 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80211
I believe that you have the strength to move beyond your pain, into a space of authentic and lasting life fulfillment. I am here to help you tap into this strength. We often get stuck in our minds and disconnect from our bodies, preventing us from accessing the body’s wisdom, intuition, and resilience. Through uniting the mind and the body, you are able to transcend your struggles and embrace the present moment, cultivating a deep connection to your life. Together, we will work to connect to the body’s consciousness, enabling you to move past negative beliefs and patterns while illuminating the empowered essence of who you are.
I believe that you have the strength to move beyond your pain, into a space of authentic and lasting life fulfillment. I am here to help you tap into this strength. We often get stuck in our minds and disconnect from our bodies, preventing us from accessing the body’s wisdom, intuition, and resilience. Through uniting the mind and the body, you are able to transcend your struggles and embrace the present moment, cultivating a deep connection to your life. Together, we will work to connect to the body’s consciousness, enabling you to move past negative beliefs and patterns while illuminating the empowered essence of who you are.
(720) 902-8518 View (720) 902-8518
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Kristen Beau Howard
Registered Psychotherapist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80210
If you are ready to rekindle the fire between you and your partner, or... If you are ready to whittle the last chips of wood to reveal the masterpiece of you, then you are in the right place. The relationship between client and therapist is important. I work to meet clients where they are, paying special attention to creativity and positive human potential. I seek to uncover and establish an empathic, trusting, and comprehensive relationship with each of my clients providing the context for understanding the challenges and difficulties that brings them into therapy.
If you are ready to rekindle the fire between you and your partner, or... If you are ready to whittle the last chips of wood to reveal the masterpiece of you, then you are in the right place. The relationship between client and therapist is important. I work to meet clients where they are, paying special attention to creativity and positive human potential. I seek to uncover and establish an empathic, trusting, and comprehensive relationship with each of my clients providing the context for understanding the challenges and difficulties that brings them into therapy.
(970) 306-4206 View (970) 306-4206
Photo of Toni Moran, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Toni Moran
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80206
I want to help you create a happier life! Together we can navigate the feelings and emotions (anxiety, depression, fear) that have been weighing on you, and release past experiences that have accumulated over time. We will build new thought patterns through self-awareness practices so you can show up consistently, with yourself and others. I will provide tools that support you in feeling more fulfilled and physically at ease. My goal is to help you make sense of why you feel the way you do. In doing so, we will bring deeper meaning and connection to your life. Therapy is a healthy place to begin building the life you want!
I want to help you create a happier life! Together we can navigate the feelings and emotions (anxiety, depression, fear) that have been weighing on you, and release past experiences that have accumulated over time. We will build new thought patterns through self-awareness practices so you can show up consistently, with yourself and others. I will provide tools that support you in feeling more fulfilled and physically at ease. My goal is to help you make sense of why you feel the way you do. In doing so, we will bring deeper meaning and connection to your life. Therapy is a healthy place to begin building the life you want!
(720) 605-6960 View (720) 605-6960
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Seren Waldman Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80210
My practice serves adolescents, families and individuals. In particular, I understand the issues and challenges faced by adolescents and young adults in this world. In session I take an active and positive approach. My goal is to facilitate healing in a way that helps my clients find ways to function well in their lives. Additionally, I am here to support parents in their parenting journey and to support adolescents and young adults as they grow, develop, and face life's challenges.
My practice serves adolescents, families and individuals. In particular, I understand the issues and challenges faced by adolescents and young adults in this world. In session I take an active and positive approach. My goal is to facilitate healing in a way that helps my clients find ways to function well in their lives. Additionally, I am here to support parents in their parenting journey and to support adolescents and young adults as they grow, develop, and face life's challenges.
(720) 410-5684 View (720) 410-5684
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Selena Vigue
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MFTC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80211
Feeling disconnected and tired of having the same conversations with your partner over and over without reaching a resolution can be taxing on your relationship. I help couples who would like to transform their communication skills, resolve conflicts, and feel connected to their partner again. I also work with individuals who are looking for a safe place to process and heal their pain from past trauma and relationships, that want to move forward feeling confident and empowered, but are unsure where to start.
Feeling disconnected and tired of having the same conversations with your partner over and over without reaching a resolution can be taxing on your relationship. I help couples who would like to transform their communication skills, resolve conflicts, and feel connected to their partner again. I also work with individuals who are looking for a safe place to process and heal their pain from past trauma and relationships, that want to move forward feeling confident and empowered, but are unsure where to start.
(720) 445-8507 View (720) 445-8507
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Meridith Marshall
Marriage and Family Therapist Candidate, LMFTC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80222
Meridith uses Emotionally Focused Therapy with her clients to better understand how emotions are influencing the decision-making process in relationships and family systems. She enjoys working with individuals, couples, families, and business partners struggling with anxiety, ADHD, trauma, and relationship challenges. You’ll find her approach is solution-oriented, which is why she likes to begin new client engagements by discussing and defining the outcomes to be worked toward in therapy. She uses a multicultural lens in her practice to create space for cultural influences and perspectives that have shaped her clients’ lives.
Meridith uses Emotionally Focused Therapy with her clients to better understand how emotions are influencing the decision-making process in relationships and family systems. She enjoys working with individuals, couples, families, and business partners struggling with anxiety, ADHD, trauma, and relationship challenges. You’ll find her approach is solution-oriented, which is why she likes to begin new client engagements by discussing and defining the outcomes to be worked toward in therapy. She uses a multicultural lens in her practice to create space for cultural influences and perspectives that have shaped her clients’ lives.
(720) 802-0829 View (720) 802-0829
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Daniel Cotton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80222
I provide counseling that centers on supporting a healthy means of helping clients on an individual, marital, and family level. Emotional responses to life stress often derail and distract us from adjusting and maintaining good health. In facing challenges it's important to take care of yourself and those you love by getting the support and help you need. I enjoy working with clients of all ages to address both individual and relationship issues.
I provide counseling that centers on supporting a healthy means of helping clients on an individual, marital, and family level. Emotional responses to life stress often derail and distract us from adjusting and maintaining good health. In facing challenges it's important to take care of yourself and those you love by getting the support and help you need. I enjoy working with clients of all ages to address both individual and relationship issues.
(720) 702-4466 View (720) 702-4466
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Michael Thomas
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80246  (Online Only)
I work with adults who are seeking a space to unpack, share and process their unique worlds. With a client-centered approach, I can offer cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and other solution-focused modalities to help you get the most out of therapy. Together we can explore ways to identify and manage emotions, reduce stress, and explore areas of growth and opportunity. I have an extensive background in grief, anxiety and depression, including helping clients explore and improve communication ruptures with partners, friends and family systems.
I work with adults who are seeking a space to unpack, share and process their unique worlds. With a client-centered approach, I can offer cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and other solution-focused modalities to help you get the most out of therapy. Together we can explore ways to identify and manage emotions, reduce stress, and explore areas of growth and opportunity. I have an extensive background in grief, anxiety and depression, including helping clients explore and improve communication ruptures with partners, friends and family systems.
(720) 743-5793 View (720) 743-5793
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Ginny Swem
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, CH, NLC
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80202  (Online Only)
Does your happiness and self-worth yo-yo up and down depending on the current circumstances of your life? When something which you have no control over goes wrong, do you tend to blame yourself even when you know, logically, that it isn't your fault? The pain of low self-esteem and perfectionism can be hard to live with and sometimes hard to escape from. I love to work with people to improve their feelings of self-worth and lessen the pull of perfectionism.
Does your happiness and self-worth yo-yo up and down depending on the current circumstances of your life? When something which you have no control over goes wrong, do you tend to blame yourself even when you know, logically, that it isn't your fault? The pain of low self-esteem and perfectionism can be hard to live with and sometimes hard to escape from. I love to work with people to improve their feelings of self-worth and lessen the pull of perfectionism.
(303) 747-4763 View (303) 747-4763
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Ashley Silver
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80210
Would you like to experience a space where you can feel safe, accepted, and encouraged to share and discover your authentic self? Would you like help processing thoughts and feelings, discovering your inner resources, and developing a deeper understanding into your relationship patterns? I would be honored to support you in your counseling journey. I am committed to holding a safe space for you to heal and I aim to advocate for you and your personal development. It gives me great joy to work with couples, adult individuals and groups, and offer my clients ethical and evidence-based practices rooted in CBT and psychodynamic therapy.
Would you like to experience a space where you can feel safe, accepted, and encouraged to share and discover your authentic self? Would you like help processing thoughts and feelings, discovering your inner resources, and developing a deeper understanding into your relationship patterns? I would be honored to support you in your counseling journey. I am committed to holding a safe space for you to heal and I aim to advocate for you and your personal development. It gives me great joy to work with couples, adult individuals and groups, and offer my clients ethical and evidence-based practices rooted in CBT and psychodynamic therapy.
(720) 513-1677 View (720) 513-1677
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Jordan Lidstrom
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80206
Jordan Lidstrom is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado who has been practicing since 2018. Jordan is a therapist who values being genuine, compassionate, and supportive to help create a space for clients to share their thoughts and feelings, while also providing unique perspectives to help challenge and motivate them to live the most fulfilling life possible. She works collaboratively with clients to identify therapy goals and make the most successful and sustainable change possible. She respects the autonomy and individuality of every person and incorporates their unique strengths into the healing process.
Jordan Lidstrom is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado who has been practicing since 2018. Jordan is a therapist who values being genuine, compassionate, and supportive to help create a space for clients to share their thoughts and feelings, while also providing unique perspectives to help challenge and motivate them to live the most fulfilling life possible. She works collaboratively with clients to identify therapy goals and make the most successful and sustainable change possible. She respects the autonomy and individuality of every person and incorporates their unique strengths into the healing process.
(720) 735-2813 View (720) 735-2813
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Joshua McElroy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80202  (Online Only)
Please see my website for more information and to schedule an appointment with me. Hi there! I am Joshua, a nationally certified licensed professional counselor who adores meeting new people! I truly love my job, and hope that this reflects in our sessions. Formerly from the Southern US (Mississippi), I now reside in Denver, Colorado.
Please see my website for more information and to schedule an appointment with me. Hi there! I am Joshua, a nationally certified licensed professional counselor who adores meeting new people! I truly love my job, and hope that this reflects in our sessions. Formerly from the Southern US (Mississippi), I now reside in Denver, Colorado.
(720) 815-3806 View (720) 815-3806

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Denver, CO

3,000+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Denver, CO who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
86% Depression
78% Relationship Issues
75% Trauma and PTSD
74% Self Esteem
71% Stress
68% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

76% Aetna
68% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
64% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Denver, CO see their clients

63% In Person and Online
37% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
19% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Denver?

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.