Therapists in Northwest, Denver, CO

Photo of Sarah Wilson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Northwest, Denver, CO
Sarah Wilson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Northwest, Denver, CO 80211
Is that painful experience or worry stuck on repeat in your mind? Maybe it was a scary incident, negative comment, embarrassing moment or even a sports injury. Or maybe you're nervous AF about exams, public speaking, or playing in your game. Regardless, you're tired of it bothering you so much. And you're fed up with your fear preventing you from doing what you really want to do. But you're ready to feel calm again. You're ready to perform well and stop questioning your self-worth. And most of all, you want to reclaim joy, move forward with confidence & feel like yourself again. I want to help you get there.
Is that painful experience or worry stuck on repeat in your mind? Maybe it was a scary incident, negative comment, embarrassing moment or even a sports injury. Or maybe you're nervous AF about exams, public speaking, or playing in your game. Regardless, you're tired of it bothering you so much. And you're fed up with your fear preventing you from doing what you really want to do. But you're ready to feel calm again. You're ready to perform well and stop questioning your self-worth. And most of all, you want to reclaim joy, move forward with confidence & feel like yourself again. I want to help you get there.
(720) 790-5652 View (720) 790-5652
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Don Emmerich
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Northwest, Denver, CO 80212
Waitlist for new clients
Therapy can be a waste of time. You can sit down on someone’s couch, spend fifty minutes venting, and walk away feeling a little lighter but knowing that nothing has really changed. It doesn’t have to be that way. Maybe you’re feeling misunderstood, directionless, or hopeless. Maybe you can’t stop feeling certain feelings or thinking certain thoughts. Whatever your story, the right therapeutic relationship can facilitate meaningful change.
Therapy can be a waste of time. You can sit down on someone’s couch, spend fifty minutes venting, and walk away feeling a little lighter but knowing that nothing has really changed. It doesn’t have to be that way. Maybe you’re feeling misunderstood, directionless, or hopeless. Maybe you can’t stop feeling certain feelings or thinking certain thoughts. Whatever your story, the right therapeutic relationship can facilitate meaningful change.
(720) 796-7537 View (720) 796-7537
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Hannah Svedlow
MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Northwest, Denver, CO 80212
I understand the vulnerability it requires to reach out for help and applaud you for taking this first step. I have the great honor of supporting my clients as they navigate life's various challenges and celebrate them in their achievements. My hope is to create an environment where clients feel comfortable, supported, and heard as we explore areas such as trauma, anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationship difficulties and other concerns. Client goals can be as unique as they are, and my clients often see themselves deepening relationships, reducing feelings of distress, and gaining a better understanding of themselves.
I understand the vulnerability it requires to reach out for help and applaud you for taking this first step. I have the great honor of supporting my clients as they navigate life's various challenges and celebrate them in their achievements. My hope is to create an environment where clients feel comfortable, supported, and heard as we explore areas such as trauma, anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationship difficulties and other concerns. Client goals can be as unique as they are, and my clients often see themselves deepening relationships, reducing feelings of distress, and gaining a better understanding of themselves.
(970) 517-4877 View (970) 517-4877
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Jordan Gorrell- Accepting New Clients
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ACS
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Northwest, Denver, CO 80211
We all long for happiness, purpose, meaning, and community, but few of us believe we deserve it. We hide parts of ourselves out of fear of rejection and go through the world not feeling seen. In our work together, we will discover the patterns, beliefs, and experiences that prevent you from creating the future and relationships you want. I work with adolescents (10 years old to 12 years old), teens, adults, and couples.
We all long for happiness, purpose, meaning, and community, but few of us believe we deserve it. We hide parts of ourselves out of fear of rejection and go through the world not feeling seen. In our work together, we will discover the patterns, beliefs, and experiences that prevent you from creating the future and relationships you want. I work with adolescents (10 years old to 12 years old), teens, adults, and couples.
(720) 605-5335 View (720) 605-5335
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Tiffany Nichols
Clinical Social Work Candidate, MSW, SWC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Northwest, Denver, CO 80211  (Online Only)
Life can be hard, riddled with challenges and nobody should have to go through challenging times alone. Everyone deserves a safe and non judgmental space to explore complex emotions and feelings. I help my clients get in touch with themselves so they have a deeper understanding of their internal experience & how this has shaped patterns and behaviors. A deeper awareness of ourselves helps to improve many aspects of our lives. I am here to walk alongside you as your teammate as we work toward your goals. I am excited to get to know you and work with you!
Life can be hard, riddled with challenges and nobody should have to go through challenging times alone. Everyone deserves a safe and non judgmental space to explore complex emotions and feelings. I help my clients get in touch with themselves so they have a deeper understanding of their internal experience & how this has shaped patterns and behaviors. A deeper awareness of ourselves helps to improve many aspects of our lives. I am here to walk alongside you as your teammate as we work toward your goals. I am excited to get to know you and work with you!
(720) 730-7573 View (720) 730-7573
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Sharon F. Hester
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Northwest, Denver, CO 80211
Hello there! I am a queer human and therapist. It is an honor to be a part of and to work with Queer communities. Be it anxiety, depression, or life transitions such as gender exploration, work-life balance, or achievement pressure, I am here to help. Therapy offers a space for deeper examination and reflection, as well as growth and healing. You can rediscover joy too. Together, we will creatively explore how to step out of your comfort zone, while also taking good care of yourself. Choosing to change is scary, and worth it. You’re not in this alone.
Hello there! I am a queer human and therapist. It is an honor to be a part of and to work with Queer communities. Be it anxiety, depression, or life transitions such as gender exploration, work-life balance, or achievement pressure, I am here to help. Therapy offers a space for deeper examination and reflection, as well as growth and healing. You can rediscover joy too. Together, we will creatively explore how to step out of your comfort zone, while also taking good care of yourself. Choosing to change is scary, and worth it. You’re not in this alone.
(720) 713-3559 View (720) 713-3559
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Kristine Sims
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Northwest, Denver, CO 80211  (Online Only)
Book online today at freeyourselfdenver.com! No need to call or email. As a therapist, I help people find a way to thrive in life; not just survive. I love helping people make lemonade with the lemons life has thrown at them. I create a confidential, judgment-free space where clients can be vulnerable and open to talk about life stressors and difficulties. I work with my clients to craft a space where they can grow and learn tools and skills to incorporate into their lives over the long term; to help navigate life challenges and transitions.
Book online today at freeyourselfdenver.com! No need to call or email. As a therapist, I help people find a way to thrive in life; not just survive. I love helping people make lemonade with the lemons life has thrown at them. I create a confidential, judgment-free space where clients can be vulnerable and open to talk about life stressors and difficulties. I work with my clients to craft a space where they can grow and learn tools and skills to incorporate into their lives over the long term; to help navigate life challenges and transitions.
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Kelcie Scarlett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Northwest, Denver, CO 80211
Hi! If you feel like we may be a good fit, please reach out! I offer a free consultation to help you decide if you would like to engage in services moving forward with me.
Hi! If you feel like we may be a good fit, please reach out! I offer a free consultation to help you decide if you would like to engage in services moving forward with me.
(720) 764-5905 View (720) 764-5905
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Connie Luce
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Northwest, Denver, CO 80211
I believe counseling provides a safe space to work through challenges, facilitate healing and promote growth. There are times when we experience trauma, life transitions, loss, and have difficulty coping. I will support you in living a more harmonious, self-aware and satisfying life. Healing begins with awareness of your thoughts, feelings and emotions and healing is possible in the context of safe and supportive relationships. It is my intention to create an environment that is empathetic and compassionate as you work through challenges now, but also to teach you ways to work with difficult thoughts and feelings in your future.
I believe counseling provides a safe space to work through challenges, facilitate healing and promote growth. There are times when we experience trauma, life transitions, loss, and have difficulty coping. I will support you in living a more harmonious, self-aware and satisfying life. Healing begins with awareness of your thoughts, feelings and emotions and healing is possible in the context of safe and supportive relationships. It is my intention to create an environment that is empathetic and compassionate as you work through challenges now, but also to teach you ways to work with difficult thoughts and feelings in your future.
(970) 237-3634 View (970) 237-3634
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Julie Griffin
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Northwest, Denver, CO 80212
Are you struggling in your relationships? Are you seeking to feel accepted and like you belong? Relationships can feel stressful at times and they often highlight what we need from others. We may not always recognize what we need or know how to communicate it directly, but we are always striving to feel connected with others. When we do not feel heard or understood by someone we care about we often act out in anger or frustration to increase the chances of someone paying attention, and we can often feel guilt or regret for what we have said or done to the people we love. If you feel lonely, anxious, or depressed, you are not alone.
Are you struggling in your relationships? Are you seeking to feel accepted and like you belong? Relationships can feel stressful at times and they often highlight what we need from others. We may not always recognize what we need or know how to communicate it directly, but we are always striving to feel connected with others. When we do not feel heard or understood by someone we care about we often act out in anger or frustration to increase the chances of someone paying attention, and we can often feel guilt or regret for what we have said or done to the people we love. If you feel lonely, anxious, or depressed, you are not alone.
(720) 893-9533 View (720) 893-9533
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Katy Cole DiSalle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RYT, EMDR
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Northwest, Denver, CO 80214
Not accepting new clients
From the outside it looks like you have a happy, fulfilling life, but this isn't the full story. Loneliness, stress, debilitating worry, difficulty sleeping, and strained relationships are all common symptoms of clients that chose to seek treatment with me. I specialize in working with older children, teenagers, and young adults, who struggle with traumatic memories, anxiety, depression, self-harm, and low self-esteem. If you or your child/teen are ready to begin your healing journey and want to start feeling better, contact me today.
From the outside it looks like you have a happy, fulfilling life, but this isn't the full story. Loneliness, stress, debilitating worry, difficulty sleeping, and strained relationships are all common symptoms of clients that chose to seek treatment with me. I specialize in working with older children, teenagers, and young adults, who struggle with traumatic memories, anxiety, depression, self-harm, and low self-esteem. If you or your child/teen are ready to begin your healing journey and want to start feeling better, contact me today.
(720) 605-0690 View (720) 605-0690
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Amy Hoch
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Northwest, Denver, CO 80211  (Online Only)
Let’s face it, this life can be bizarre and difficult! We were just dropped into it without a reliable map, and it can be incredibly confusing and overwhelming to navigate! My goal as a therapist is to provide a space of warmth and openness in order to work collaboratively to help you create the life you want for yourself.
Let’s face it, this life can be bizarre and difficult! We were just dropped into it without a reliable map, and it can be incredibly confusing and overwhelming to navigate! My goal as a therapist is to provide a space of warmth and openness in order to work collaboratively to help you create the life you want for yourself.
(720) 594-2528 View (720) 594-2528
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Dr. Chelse Song
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Northwest, Denver, CO 80211
Welcome! I'm Dr. Chelse Song (they/she), and I specialize in: LGBTQIA mental health (including transgender healthcare through all stages of transition), Intimate Partner Violence/relationship abuse; Trauma and PTSD; coping with chronic illness, disability, and chronic pain; Religious trauma & spiritual abuse; and concerns around neurodiversity (Autism, ADHD, LD, dyslexia). My "ideal" client wants to be heard, to have a therapist who "gets it" and doesn't pathologize them or force them into a box. Now offering online scheduling on my website: anewsong.clientsecure.me
Welcome! I'm Dr. Chelse Song (they/she), and I specialize in: LGBTQIA mental health (including transgender healthcare through all stages of transition), Intimate Partner Violence/relationship abuse; Trauma and PTSD; coping with chronic illness, disability, and chronic pain; Religious trauma & spiritual abuse; and concerns around neurodiversity (Autism, ADHD, LD, dyslexia). My "ideal" client wants to be heard, to have a therapist who "gets it" and doesn't pathologize them or force them into a box. Now offering online scheduling on my website: anewsong.clientsecure.me
(720) 743-3646 View (720) 743-3646
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Caley Braun
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Northwest, Denver, CO 80211
Trauma and stress shape the way we relate to ourselves, others, and the world, creating patterns of protection that hold us back from living the lives we long for. I see therapy as a collaborative exploration that nurtures connection, invites curiosity, and ultimately leads to inner and outer harmony. I believe the foundation of any healing process is a safe and authentic relationship where all parts of you feel seen and heard. This dynamic fosters the shared connection needed to tune in to difficult emotions and sensations at the right pace for your system and reshape the way you connect with yourself, others, and the world.
Trauma and stress shape the way we relate to ourselves, others, and the world, creating patterns of protection that hold us back from living the lives we long for. I see therapy as a collaborative exploration that nurtures connection, invites curiosity, and ultimately leads to inner and outer harmony. I believe the foundation of any healing process is a safe and authentic relationship where all parts of you feel seen and heard. This dynamic fosters the shared connection needed to tune in to difficult emotions and sensations at the right pace for your system and reshape the way you connect with yourself, others, and the world.
(720) 419-1829 View (720) 419-1829
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Mount Saint Vincent
MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Northwest, Denver, CO 80211
Mount Saint Vincent has been helping children and families in the Denver area for over 135 years. Let us help you and your child with our Pediatric Behavioral Health services: Outpatient Therapy, In-Home Therapy and Day Treatment. Our Masters level clinicians offer evidenced based counseling modalities specific to client needs, including: Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Play Therapy, Trauma Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Mount Saint Vincent has been helping children and families in the Denver area for over 135 years. Let us help you and your child with our Pediatric Behavioral Health services: Outpatient Therapy, In-Home Therapy and Day Treatment. Our Masters level clinicians offer evidenced based counseling modalities specific to client needs, including: Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Play Therapy, Trauma Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
(720) 640-8471 View (720) 640-8471
Photo of Michelle Fagan, Licensed Professional Counselor in Northwest, Denver, CO
Michelle Fagan
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA , LPC , EMDR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Northwest, Denver, CO 80211
Waitlist for new clients
Do you feel stuck in an endless cycle of perfectionism and people-pleasing? Do you find you can’t get away from your own inner criticism, no matter what you do? Perhaps you’ve experienced anxiety from a young age and struggle to find relationships where you feel valued. When you’ve lived a certain way for so long, it can feel like change is impossible. But there’s a part of you that is a rebel, a cycle-breaker. It envisions a life filled with confidence, self-worth, and trusting healthy relationships. My goal is to help you bring this vision to life.
Do you feel stuck in an endless cycle of perfectionism and people-pleasing? Do you find you can’t get away from your own inner criticism, no matter what you do? Perhaps you’ve experienced anxiety from a young age and struggle to find relationships where you feel valued. When you’ve lived a certain way for so long, it can feel like change is impossible. But there’s a part of you that is a rebel, a cycle-breaker. It envisions a life filled with confidence, self-worth, and trusting healthy relationships. My goal is to help you bring this vision to life.
(720) 706-1169 View (720) 706-1169
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Whitney Sweet
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Northwest, Denver, CO 80211  (Online Only)
My practice and process are centered around the idea that everyone has struggles, and no one's struggles are greater than anyone else's. I often work with people who are struggling with depression, anxiety, grief, family dynamics, and PTSD. Thank you for considering me as a therapist with whom you may want to work. Starting therapy can be scary, but I have seen the benefits of it for countless people. Be proud of yourself for seeking guidance in a difficult time.
My practice and process are centered around the idea that everyone has struggles, and no one's struggles are greater than anyone else's. I often work with people who are struggling with depression, anxiety, grief, family dynamics, and PTSD. Thank you for considering me as a therapist with whom you may want to work. Starting therapy can be scary, but I have seen the benefits of it for countless people. Be proud of yourself for seeking guidance in a difficult time.
(720) 575-2416 View (720) 575-2416
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Serotiny Counseling
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Northwest, Denver, CO 80211  (Online Only)
Hello! My name is Luna (she/her). I bring a gender-affirmative approach to my work with gender-diverse, transgender, and non-binary adults. I intend to help you find your voice, honor who you are, embrace the dynamic parts of you, and build bridges of connection towards those you love. I love to support parents in their gender-acceptance journey to be the support that their gender-diverse children (of any age) need. My clients want to make peace with their bodies, learn how to speak to themselves kindly, improve communication with others, free themselves from toxic cultural messages, and live their unique path of life.
Hello! My name is Luna (she/her). I bring a gender-affirmative approach to my work with gender-diverse, transgender, and non-binary adults. I intend to help you find your voice, honor who you are, embrace the dynamic parts of you, and build bridges of connection towards those you love. I love to support parents in their gender-acceptance journey to be the support that their gender-diverse children (of any age) need. My clients want to make peace with their bodies, learn how to speak to themselves kindly, improve communication with others, free themselves from toxic cultural messages, and live their unique path of life.
(720) 868-9785 View (720) 868-9785
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Denver Wellness Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Northwest, Denver, CO 80211
Denver Wellness Counseling is accepting new EMDR clients. We work collaboratively with each client to help them heal from emotional wounds, engage more fully in the present, and work towards building a brighter future. We specialize in treating those who are struggling with trauma, complex-trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, relationship/family problems, and overall life stress. Our approach assists clients in managing present day symptoms, earning secure attachment, and healing emotional wounds through EMDR treatment.
Denver Wellness Counseling is accepting new EMDR clients. We work collaboratively with each client to help them heal from emotional wounds, engage more fully in the present, and work towards building a brighter future. We specialize in treating those who are struggling with trauma, complex-trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, relationship/family problems, and overall life stress. Our approach assists clients in managing present day symptoms, earning secure attachment, and healing emotional wounds through EMDR treatment.
(720) 740-0512 View (720) 740-0512
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Ryan J Misegadis
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Northwest, Denver, CO 80211  (Online Only)
Sometimes things happen, and we are forced to deal with things we never thought we could. At my core I identify as a trauma therapist, my goal for my clients is to find the root of what prevents us from living and being our most authentic selves. When we survive hardship our body holds on to tools that got us through even if they no longer serve us. Sometimes they are perfect for the situation, other times they can make things worse. Together we will slow things down enough to find what works best for you and change reactions to responses.
Sometimes things happen, and we are forced to deal with things we never thought we could. At my core I identify as a trauma therapist, my goal for my clients is to find the root of what prevents us from living and being our most authentic selves. When we survive hardship our body holds on to tools that got us through even if they no longer serve us. Sometimes they are perfect for the situation, other times they can make things worse. Together we will slow things down enough to find what works best for you and change reactions to responses.
(720) 594-5816 View (720) 594-5816

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Number of Therapists in Northwest, Denver, CO

600+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Northwest, Denver, CO who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
88% Depression
84% Relationship Issues
80% Self Esteem
76% Trauma and PTSD
75% Stress
74% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

73% Aetna
65% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
58% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Northwest, Denver, CO see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
16% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Northwest, 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.

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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.