Therapists in Fort Collins, CO

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Laura Garrett
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, CAS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Collins, CO 80524  (Online Only)
Are you being adversely affected by everyday life stress? In today's fast-paced, high demand society, with little time for self-care, you may feel anxious and/or depressed. You may have challenges in relationships, or be dealing with substance use and possibly abuse. If you can relate to any of the above, then you have come to the right place. Here at Bridgeways Counseling, you will experience a highly qualified, respectful and supportive therapist who offers a compassionate, solution-focused and direct approach in helping you reach your therapeutic goals.
Are you being adversely affected by everyday life stress? In today's fast-paced, high demand society, with little time for self-care, you may feel anxious and/or depressed. You may have challenges in relationships, or be dealing with substance use and possibly abuse. If you can relate to any of the above, then you have come to the right place. Here at Bridgeways Counseling, you will experience a highly qualified, respectful and supportive therapist who offers a compassionate, solution-focused and direct approach in helping you reach your therapeutic goals.
(970) 239-1908 View (970) 239-1908
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Kelly Elise Ulmer
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CEDS-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Collins, CO 80526
Hi! I’m Kelly, a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Eating Disorder Specialist - Supervisor, Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, and the founder of Bloom Counseling & Nutrition. With a foundation in Health at Every Size (HAES) principles, I provide trauma-informed therapy for individuals seeking eating disorder treatment and/or holistic health support.​ Entering therapy requires great courage. My intention is to support you in your journey of making peace with food, body, movement, and self as you learn to trust your inherent body wisdom through attunement and somatic connection.
Hi! I’m Kelly, a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Eating Disorder Specialist - Supervisor, Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, and the founder of Bloom Counseling & Nutrition. With a foundation in Health at Every Size (HAES) principles, I provide trauma-informed therapy for individuals seeking eating disorder treatment and/or holistic health support.​ Entering therapy requires great courage. My intention is to support you in your journey of making peace with food, body, movement, and self as you learn to trust your inherent body wisdom through attunement and somatic connection.
(970) 432-4035 View (970) 432-4035
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Mary Haas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fort Collins, CO 80525  (Online Only)
Sometimes our inner world seems chaotic and stressful. Sometimes we feel like we're going through life surrounded by a fog and can’t see a way out. Sometimes we experience something so significant that our life is turned upside down and we have a hard time coping. Regardless of what you are experiencing right now, it does not reflect anything about your worth and you do not have to navigate it alone. My goal as a therapist is to provide opportunities for you to work through the challenges of life while reconnecting with your authentic self and embracing your inner-knowing.
Sometimes our inner world seems chaotic and stressful. Sometimes we feel like we're going through life surrounded by a fog and can’t see a way out. Sometimes we experience something so significant that our life is turned upside down and we have a hard time coping. Regardless of what you are experiencing right now, it does not reflect anything about your worth and you do not have to navigate it alone. My goal as a therapist is to provide opportunities for you to work through the challenges of life while reconnecting with your authentic self and embracing your inner-knowing.
(970) 825-0996 View (970) 825-0996
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Koen Pull
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Koen Pull believes that we all possess the strength to overcome such difficulties and to grow towards the prosperity and happiness we all deserve. By providing a compassionate and supportive environment, Koen aspires to nurture his client’s growth process and assist them in achieving their full potential regardless of where they are in their journey through life. He utilizes a variety of techniques to help foster a path of restoration for his clients while providing guidance, empowerment, and understanding.
Koen Pull believes that we all possess the strength to overcome such difficulties and to grow towards the prosperity and happiness we all deserve. By providing a compassionate and supportive environment, Koen aspires to nurture his client’s growth process and assist them in achieving their full potential regardless of where they are in their journey through life. He utilizes a variety of techniques to help foster a path of restoration for his clients while providing guidance, empowerment, and understanding.
(970) 499-7829 View (970) 499-7829
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Grace Kackstaetter
Marriage and Family Therapist Candidate, MA, MFTC
Verified Verified
Fort Collins, CO 80526
I love the imagery of a phoenix. Sometimes in life, it feels like we are burning up due to circumstances beyond our control. What we are left with is a pile of ashes. But from those ashes, I believe we all have the power to change and grow into these beautiful creatures, free to make our lives what we want them to be. My goal is to work with and stand by you through whatever the flames and ashes of your life are, and to help empower you as you learn and grow into your own version of a phoenix, whatever that looks like for you.
I love the imagery of a phoenix. Sometimes in life, it feels like we are burning up due to circumstances beyond our control. What we are left with is a pile of ashes. But from those ashes, I believe we all have the power to change and grow into these beautiful creatures, free to make our lives what we want them to be. My goal is to work with and stand by you through whatever the flames and ashes of your life are, and to help empower you as you learn and grow into your own version of a phoenix, whatever that looks like for you.
(970) 279-1354 View (970) 279-1354
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Emma MacKenzie
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Fort Collins, CO 80526
I am not currently taking any reunification cases at this time. You did it. Just by taking the first step to look up a therapist you have started your journey towards healing. I take a relational perspective in therapy and don't believe in defining someone by their symptoms. However, these symptoms such as anxiety, depression, or anger can get in the way of what we want to be able to accomplish in our lives and make even the happy elements harder to enjoy. I can help provide a space to understand these difficult emotions that hang over you so you can accomplish your goals, whatever they may be.
I am not currently taking any reunification cases at this time. You did it. Just by taking the first step to look up a therapist you have started your journey towards healing. I take a relational perspective in therapy and don't believe in defining someone by their symptoms. However, these symptoms such as anxiety, depression, or anger can get in the way of what we want to be able to accomplish in our lives and make even the happy elements harder to enjoy. I can help provide a space to understand these difficult emotions that hang over you so you can accomplish your goals, whatever they may be.
(970) 500-8313 View (970) 500-8313
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John R Kinnaird
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EMDR II, CHT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Collins, CO 80521
Waitlist for new clients
For 30 years I have partnered with clients to reach their goals and create lasting change in their life. My clients develop a compassionate understanding of themselves that fosters confidence, emotional strength, meaningful connections and tangible results. I work with trauma, PTSD, relationship conflicts including narcissistic abuse, anxiety, and addiction recovery.
For 30 years I have partnered with clients to reach their goals and create lasting change in their life. My clients develop a compassionate understanding of themselves that fosters confidence, emotional strength, meaningful connections and tangible results. I work with trauma, PTSD, relationship conflicts including narcissistic abuse, anxiety, and addiction recovery.
(970) 999-1165 View (970) 999-1165
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Patrick LaCount
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Fort Collins, CO 80521
Want practical recommendations to improve your life, reach your goals, and be your best self? Are you struggling with how to manage a transition in your life, your mood, attention, or time? I help individuals struggling with executive functioning and ADHD gain insight and build a personalized toolkit of skills that are aligned with their goals. I have worked with people struggling with self-regulation, organization, time management, and planning for over 10 years. We will work together to help you gain insight, identify your strengths, and build a personalized toolkit of skills that promote success.
Want practical recommendations to improve your life, reach your goals, and be your best self? Are you struggling with how to manage a transition in your life, your mood, attention, or time? I help individuals struggling with executive functioning and ADHD gain insight and build a personalized toolkit of skills that are aligned with their goals. I have worked with people struggling with self-regulation, organization, time management, and planning for over 10 years. We will work together to help you gain insight, identify your strengths, and build a personalized toolkit of skills that promote success.
(970) 610-1162 View (970) 610-1162
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Savannah Fleck
LPC Intern
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Living in a state of mind with revolving thoughts of sadness, fear, trauma, or even grief can make it extremely difficult to have hope for any circumstance. Happiness can start to feel like a façade. Day to day activities start to feel meaningless, and motivation for anything seems like it’s disintegrating. I would like to guide you out of the darkness to a space where you can grow. You are not meant to live in the shadows. I am here to help you cultivate a mental environment capable of prosperity. There is power in who you are, and we can embark on this journey together. I encourage you to reach out to me today!
Living in a state of mind with revolving thoughts of sadness, fear, trauma, or even grief can make it extremely difficult to have hope for any circumstance. Happiness can start to feel like a façade. Day to day activities start to feel meaningless, and motivation for anything seems like it’s disintegrating. I would like to guide you out of the darkness to a space where you can grow. You are not meant to live in the shadows. I am here to help you cultivate a mental environment capable of prosperity. There is power in who you are, and we can embark on this journey together. I encourage you to reach out to me today!
(970) 500-3439 View (970) 500-3439
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Patrice A. Quadrel, LMFT, CACIII
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CACIII
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Collins, CO 80525  (Online Only)
Have you ever thought of your Entire Life as being a web of relationships? I do. I see your life as having 4 Key Areas of Relationship: 1) With your SELF, 2) With OTHERS, 3) With local Community and the World, 4) And possibly, With Substances, or other Vices. When any 1 or more of these is stressful or out of balance, symptoms occur or worsen. Uncomfortable feelings of transition/change, anxiety, depression, grief, loss, internal or external conflict, feeling hopeless or stuck or angry, or alone, without support or solutions. The list goes on. It is my Mission to help you to feel rapid relief and to facilitate healing/change.
Have you ever thought of your Entire Life as being a web of relationships? I do. I see your life as having 4 Key Areas of Relationship: 1) With your SELF, 2) With OTHERS, 3) With local Community and the World, 4) And possibly, With Substances, or other Vices. When any 1 or more of these is stressful or out of balance, symptoms occur or worsen. Uncomfortable feelings of transition/change, anxiety, depression, grief, loss, internal or external conflict, feeling hopeless or stuck or angry, or alone, without support or solutions. The list goes on. It is my Mission to help you to feel rapid relief and to facilitate healing/change.
(970) 387-4259 View (970) 387-4259
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Melanie Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, MS, LPCC, RYT
Verified Verified
Fort Collins, CO 80526  (Online Only)
Evening appointments available. I work with adolescents and adults that struggle with issues that include depression, anxiety, anger, self-worth, and family conflict. If you're struggling with where you fit into this world while looking to better your present and future, I will help you build a path for growth and progress forward. If you or your adolescent child find yourselves struggling to find your footing in this world and feel the weight and the pressure of it all, I am here to meet you exactly where you are at this point in your life and help collaborate on finding a new freer, healthier path.
Evening appointments available. I work with adolescents and adults that struggle with issues that include depression, anxiety, anger, self-worth, and family conflict. If you're struggling with where you fit into this world while looking to better your present and future, I will help you build a path for growth and progress forward. If you or your adolescent child find yourselves struggling to find your footing in this world and feel the weight and the pressure of it all, I am here to meet you exactly where you are at this point in your life and help collaborate on finding a new freer, healthier path.
(970) 251-7383 View (970) 251-7383
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Michelle Jacoby
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Fort Collins, CO 80525  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Talking about sex, relationships, and intimacy can be incredibly difficult. Throughout our lives many of us have been confronted with fear and shame-based messages, inaccurate and harmful information, and often problematic ideas regarding sexuality. These experiences can leave us feeling confused or ashamed, ultimately impacting our ability to tap into our full and authentic selves. Exploring these issues in a therapeutic setting with a trained, sex-positive therapist can be life-changing. A sex-positive framework means that I affirm all consensual sexual activity (or lack of sexual activity) as positive, healthy, and pleasurable.
Talking about sex, relationships, and intimacy can be incredibly difficult. Throughout our lives many of us have been confronted with fear and shame-based messages, inaccurate and harmful information, and often problematic ideas regarding sexuality. These experiences can leave us feeling confused or ashamed, ultimately impacting our ability to tap into our full and authentic selves. Exploring these issues in a therapeutic setting with a trained, sex-positive therapist can be life-changing. A sex-positive framework means that I affirm all consensual sexual activity (or lack of sexual activity) as positive, healthy, and pleasurable.
(970) 423-7015 View (970) 423-7015
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Mary Bittle
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Fort Collins, CO 80526
Not accepting new clients
I am passionate about helping individuals, couples, and families find solutions, formulate plans and live healthier lives that are evident of healing from anxious thoughts,paralyzing and demeaning emotions, and ineffective behaviors. I believe that clients suffer from a sense of loss of physical or mental health, of desired relationships, quality of life due to unexpected traumas, and material supports. In offering my skills as a psychotherapist, I am honored to facilitate a journey toward a healing and healthier approach to life for those persons who, having unrealized strengths, seek my help.
I am passionate about helping individuals, couples, and families find solutions, formulate plans and live healthier lives that are evident of healing from anxious thoughts,paralyzing and demeaning emotions, and ineffective behaviors. I believe that clients suffer from a sense of loss of physical or mental health, of desired relationships, quality of life due to unexpected traumas, and material supports. In offering my skills as a psychotherapist, I am honored to facilitate a journey toward a healing and healthier approach to life for those persons who, having unrealized strengths, seek my help.
(972) 916-9186 View (972) 916-9186
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Vendegna Counseling LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Fort Collins, CO 80521  (Online Only)
This is my WY Telehealth profile! Everyone needs a place to talk things through. Whether it’s figuring out how to manage anxiety or depression, deciding whether or not to make a life-changing decision, or dealing with challenging relationships, I make it a goal to provide a judgement-free place to process some of life’s most difficult moments. Learning to ask important questions and take into consideration the factors that are impacting your daily life is a primary focus. I want you to walk away from each session learning a little more about yourself and your world.
This is my WY Telehealth profile! Everyone needs a place to talk things through. Whether it’s figuring out how to manage anxiety or depression, deciding whether or not to make a life-changing decision, or dealing with challenging relationships, I make it a goal to provide a judgement-free place to process some of life’s most difficult moments. Learning to ask important questions and take into consideration the factors that are impacting your daily life is a primary focus. I want you to walk away from each session learning a little more about yourself and your world.
(970) 442-9928 View (970) 442-9928
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Vanessa Robertson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Collins, CO 80526
I am passionate about helping people of all ages recover from trauma. The effects of trauma run the gamut from creating simple anxiety disorders to complex dissociative disorders. Whatever you may be experiencing, I am happy to sit in that space with you and help you figure out how to work through it.
I am passionate about helping people of all ages recover from trauma. The effects of trauma run the gamut from creating simple anxiety disorders to complex dissociative disorders. Whatever you may be experiencing, I am happy to sit in that space with you and help you figure out how to work through it.
(970) 710-3722 x919717 View (970) 710-3722 x919717
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Beth O'Brien
Psychologist, PhD, PACT, CERT, Couple, Consult
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Collins, CO 80521  (Online Only)
Note:I am seeing couples on Tuesdays/Wednesdays. Do you want to be in a happier, healthier, more secure relationship? As a Psychologist and PACT Certified Couple Therapist, I help partners develop a safe, loving, connected relationship. My work with couples is attachment based, assisting couples with communication, creating trust and deepening emotional and physical intimacy. My counseling approach is active and warm, based on best practices and over 25 years of clinical experience. I also specialize in trauma and I am certified in EMDR. My training as a yoga teacher brings a mindfulness based approach to my work.
Note:I am seeing couples on Tuesdays/Wednesdays. Do you want to be in a happier, healthier, more secure relationship? As a Psychologist and PACT Certified Couple Therapist, I help partners develop a safe, loving, connected relationship. My work with couples is attachment based, assisting couples with communication, creating trust and deepening emotional and physical intimacy. My counseling approach is active and warm, based on best practices and over 25 years of clinical experience. I also specialize in trauma and I am certified in EMDR. My training as a yoga teacher brings a mindfulness based approach to my work.
(970) 458-4403 View (970) 458-4403
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Liz Merrill
MM
Verified Verified
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Divorce/ high conflict relationships/ narcissistic abuse/ conflict coach /mediator If you are in a high conflict relationship and want to get out, you've come to the right place. My focus is on helping men and women develop the skills and strategies they need to disengage, deescalate, and move on with their lives. Endless conflict, "word salad" arguments, gaslighting, love bombing, walking on eggshells...these are all signs of emotional abuse and it can be so hard to move on from that. But that doesn’t mean empowering solutions aren’t waiting for you at the other end of it: I’ll walk that path to empowerment and freedom with you .
Divorce/ high conflict relationships/ narcissistic abuse/ conflict coach /mediator If you are in a high conflict relationship and want to get out, you've come to the right place. My focus is on helping men and women develop the skills and strategies they need to disengage, deescalate, and move on with their lives. Endless conflict, "word salad" arguments, gaslighting, love bombing, walking on eggshells...these are all signs of emotional abuse and it can be so hard to move on from that. But that doesn’t mean empowering solutions aren’t waiting for you at the other end of it: I’ll walk that path to empowerment and freedom with you .
(970) 355-3224 View (970) 355-3224
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Kristen McPherson Ward
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fort Collins, CO 80521
Waitlist for new clients
Thank you for the opportunity to share my counseling practice with you. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and work with people of all ages, utilizing a variety of therapeutic techniques. I believe that our relationship and the trust between us is vital to a successful partnership. I want to help you reach your goals and utilize our time together in a way that encourages your growth and supports you in this process. My office is located in Old Town Fort Collins, across from the CSU campus. Please feel free to give me a call, so I can answer any questions you may have.
Thank you for the opportunity to share my counseling practice with you. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and work with people of all ages, utilizing a variety of therapeutic techniques. I believe that our relationship and the trust between us is vital to a successful partnership. I want to help you reach your goals and utilize our time together in a way that encourages your growth and supports you in this process. My office is located in Old Town Fort Collins, across from the CSU campus. Please feel free to give me a call, so I can answer any questions you may have.
(970) 281-4255 View (970) 281-4255
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Lisa Cline
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Collins, CO 80525
I specialize in helping teens and adults to move beyond pain & suffering and into the life they want to live...to have more joyful living! I am well versed in supporting folx experiencing multiple concerns such as debilitating loneliness, perfectionism, conflictual relationships, poor self-esteem, school/work difficulties, and compulsive behaviors (cutting, substance misuse, disordered eating, suicidal ideation, etc.). Together we work to understand emotional experiences (panic, depression, numbness, etc.) and the impact of life’s traumatic and painful events on your daily life. Empowering you is my passion! I also work with family
I specialize in helping teens and adults to move beyond pain & suffering and into the life they want to live...to have more joyful living! I am well versed in supporting folx experiencing multiple concerns such as debilitating loneliness, perfectionism, conflictual relationships, poor self-esteem, school/work difficulties, and compulsive behaviors (cutting, substance misuse, disordered eating, suicidal ideation, etc.). Together we work to understand emotional experiences (panic, depression, numbness, etc.) and the impact of life’s traumatic and painful events on your daily life. Empowering you is my passion! I also work with family
(970) 458-7883 View (970) 458-7883
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Rachel Jasper
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fort Collins, CO 80526  (Online Only)
I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) with over 8 years of experience in the field of mental health. I specialize in working with children and adolescents, specifically around anxiety and trauma. I work from a strengths-based, solution-focused perspective and I believe in taking a collaborative approach to helping clients reach their goals. My hope is that through therapy my clients are able to build coping skills and self-awareness, while working through the complexities of life. I am passionate about my work in the mental health field and look forward to working with you!
I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) with over 8 years of experience in the field of mental health. I specialize in working with children and adolescents, specifically around anxiety and trauma. I work from a strengths-based, solution-focused perspective and I believe in taking a collaborative approach to helping clients reach their goals. My hope is that through therapy my clients are able to build coping skills and self-awareness, while working through the complexities of life. I am passionate about my work in the mental health field and look forward to working with you!
(970) 533-2513 View (970) 533-2513

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Number of Therapists in Fort Collins, CO

1,000+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in Fort Collins, CO who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
87% Depression
79% Relationship Issues
78% Trauma and PTSD
76% Self Esteem
67% Stress
67% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% Aetna
75% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
73% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Fort Collins, CO see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
22% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Fort Collins?

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.