Therapists in Fort Collins, CO

Photo of Michelle Jacoby, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Fort Collins, CO
Michelle Jacoby
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified
Fort Collins, CO 80525  (Online Only)
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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Jennifer Roberts
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Not accepting new clients
Thank you for your interest. At this time I am not able to add new clients. You are busy, and successful in your career. You've worked hard to achieve. And -though difficult to admit - you are struggling with keeping all the balls in the air. Whether it is an acute issue, or a longstanding difficulty, you will feel my well honed skills as we navigate forward. You don't have to suffer alone anymore, or feel like you have to settle for less. When you come to me you can be assured that our focus and attention is on you and your goals.
Thank you for your interest. At this time I am not able to add new clients. You are busy, and successful in your career. You've worked hard to achieve. And -though difficult to admit - you are struggling with keeping all the balls in the air. Whether it is an acute issue, or a longstanding difficulty, you will feel my well honed skills as we navigate forward. You don't have to suffer alone anymore, or feel like you have to settle for less. When you come to me you can be assured that our focus and attention is on you and your goals.
(970) 469-7965 View (970) 469-7965
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Shar Alsum
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Fort Collins, CO 80524  (Online Only)
Discovering the story of your heart and listening to the telling of your story is my passion. My goal is to provide a safe healing space for you in a caring and inviting environment. I have often found that it is in this safe place that my client is able to share the difficult pieces of his or her story for the first time. As we work together we will discover hope, healing, and freedom from deep emotional wounds both past and present.
Discovering the story of your heart and listening to the telling of your story is my passion. My goal is to provide a safe healing space for you in a caring and inviting environment. I have often found that it is in this safe place that my client is able to share the difficult pieces of his or her story for the first time. As we work together we will discover hope, healing, and freedom from deep emotional wounds both past and present.
(970) 533-6208 View (970) 533-6208
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Noel H Peercy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CACIII, CHT
Verified
Fort Collins, CO 80521
Welcome to Mind-Over-Matters, LLC counseling, I'm Noel. If you feel like you need change, feel 'off', and are interested in really having someone listen and connect with you, you've reached the right therapist. Let me help you share your story, explore the details, and help you reframe your experiences in ways that will help you achieve your goals, including: autoimmune symptom management, depression and anxiety disorders, trauma, and overcoming addiction. My approach is warm and kind, with just the right amount of humor to help you feel at home. Get movement, growth, and healing in ways that you can experience right away.
Welcome to Mind-Over-Matters, LLC counseling, I'm Noel. If you feel like you need change, feel 'off', and are interested in really having someone listen and connect with you, you've reached the right therapist. Let me help you share your story, explore the details, and help you reframe your experiences in ways that will help you achieve your goals, including: autoimmune symptom management, depression and anxiety disorders, trauma, and overcoming addiction. My approach is warm and kind, with just the right amount of humor to help you feel at home. Get movement, growth, and healing in ways that you can experience right away.
(970) 517-3218 View (970) 517-3218
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Susannah Turner
Psychologist, MS, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Collins, CO 80526
The foundation of this work, from my perspective, is co-creating a place of safety within our relationship where you can feel seen, heard, and understood. From this base, I tailor my approach to each client, teaching skills or using a variety of interventions to help increase well-being, process trauma, facilitate emotion and nervous system regulation, explore and bolster boundaries, support connection to self and others, and help you reach your goals.
The foundation of this work, from my perspective, is co-creating a place of safety within our relationship where you can feel seen, heard, and understood. From this base, I tailor my approach to each client, teaching skills or using a variety of interventions to help increase well-being, process trauma, facilitate emotion and nervous system regulation, explore and bolster boundaries, support connection to self and others, and help you reach your goals.
(970) 710-3354 View (970) 710-3354
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Dr. Rachel Duda
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Collins, CO 80524
I provide individual psychotherapy for late adolescents and adults presenting with a wide range of clinical presentations and backgrounds. I practice from an integrative lens utilizing a variety of theoretical perspectives, with the goals of fostering a collaborative and authentic therapeutic environment to meet the individual needs of my clients. I have more specialized experience with anxiety disorders, depression, relationship issues, life transitions, family of origin concerns, college mental health, and trauma/PTSD.
I provide individual psychotherapy for late adolescents and adults presenting with a wide range of clinical presentations and backgrounds. I practice from an integrative lens utilizing a variety of theoretical perspectives, with the goals of fostering a collaborative and authentic therapeutic environment to meet the individual needs of my clients. I have more specialized experience with anxiety disorders, depression, relationship issues, life transitions, family of origin concerns, college mental health, and trauma/PTSD.
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Aspen Virginia Dellutri
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Collins, CO 80526
Waitlist for new clients
What if we as people (and all of our parts) are intrinsically good? What if even our suffering has something kind and wise that it’s trying to say, and all we have to do is listen? With this notion that we could “become friends” with the pain in our hearts and minds and access this intrinsic goodness, I aim to empower my clients to embrace their tenderness and to discover the beauty and brilliance of their authentic selves.
What if we as people (and all of our parts) are intrinsically good? What if even our suffering has something kind and wise that it’s trying to say, and all we have to do is listen? With this notion that we could “become friends” with the pain in our hearts and minds and access this intrinsic goodness, I aim to empower my clients to embrace their tenderness and to discover the beauty and brilliance of their authentic selves.
(970) 716-7445 View (970) 716-7445
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Alex Murray
Licensed Social Worker, MSW, LSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Hello, My name is Alex Murray! I am a Licensed Social Worker in Colorado and hold a Masters of Social Work from Colorado State University. Over the past decade, I have dedicated my efforts to serving adults, adolescents, and families within the Northern Colorado Community. My professional journey has included impactful roles in diverse settings, including residential treatment, the Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice system, and supporting children with problem sexual behaviors.
Hello, My name is Alex Murray! I am a Licensed Social Worker in Colorado and hold a Masters of Social Work from Colorado State University. Over the past decade, I have dedicated my efforts to serving adults, adolescents, and families within the Northern Colorado Community. My professional journey has included impactful roles in diverse settings, including residential treatment, the Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice system, and supporting children with problem sexual behaviors.
(970) 514-5063 View (970) 514-5063
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Brittany Pivik
Counselor, MS, LPCC, NCC
Verified
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Things often happen in life that are out of our control, so having a space where you can safely share those experiences and feelings, tell your story to be heard, and get the support you need to overcome those hard times. For children this can be even hard because they often do not understand what happened to them, they just know they feel different and now respond differently. Children need someone who can meet them where they are and help them regain confidence and find ways to cope with and make sense of the trauma they experienced. Children, like others, want to be heard and validated in their experiences and feelings.
Things often happen in life that are out of our control, so having a space where you can safely share those experiences and feelings, tell your story to be heard, and get the support you need to overcome those hard times. For children this can be even hard because they often do not understand what happened to them, they just know they feel different and now respond differently. Children need someone who can meet them where they are and help them regain confidence and find ways to cope with and make sense of the trauma they experienced. Children, like others, want to be heard and validated in their experiences and feelings.
(970) 341-2452 View (970) 341-2452
Photo of Linsey Norton, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Fort Collins, CO
Linsey Norton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Fort Collins, CO 80521
Linsey offers compassionate understanding, warm support and an accepting presence. She understands every person needs help at some point in their lives, whether you're feeling overwhelmed by life as a whole, or by one part that's throwing the rest out of balance. While working with Linsey, you'll learn skills to help cope with whatever life brings your way. With deep care and great empathy, she'll support you in overcoming depression, anxiety, insecurities, chronic health issues, relationship struggles, archaic family roles, setting appropriate boundaries, and more.
Linsey offers compassionate understanding, warm support and an accepting presence. She understands every person needs help at some point in their lives, whether you're feeling overwhelmed by life as a whole, or by one part that's throwing the rest out of balance. While working with Linsey, you'll learn skills to help cope with whatever life brings your way. With deep care and great empathy, she'll support you in overcoming depression, anxiety, insecurities, chronic health issues, relationship struggles, archaic family roles, setting appropriate boundaries, and more.
(970) 676-3537 View (970) 676-3537
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Dr. Jennie Jergerian
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Fort Collins, CO 80521
Everyone has the capacity to change and grow given the space to breathe. There is an art and science to the practice of psychology. Mostly, there is hope. I warmly invite you to have me support you on your healing journey. We all have struggles that are typically met with the desire for a better, brighter way of life. It may feel impossible to change. But it is never too late. Try a new perspective, challenge yourself to different ways of relating and behaving. Often the gentle guidance of a therapist is helpful along a wellness journey. I am delighted by the opportunity to be that person for you.
Everyone has the capacity to change and grow given the space to breathe. There is an art and science to the practice of psychology. Mostly, there is hope. I warmly invite you to have me support you on your healing journey. We all have struggles that are typically met with the desire for a better, brighter way of life. It may feel impossible to change. But it is never too late. Try a new perspective, challenge yourself to different ways of relating and behaving. Often the gentle guidance of a therapist is helpful along a wellness journey. I am delighted by the opportunity to be that person for you.
(970) 436-5796 View (970) 436-5796
Photo of Colleen Nelson, Licensed Professional Counselor in Fort Collins, CO
Colleen Nelson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, EMDR
Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Welcome! I'm Colleen Nelson, MA, LPC, EMDR - a Colorado Licensed Professional Counselor and mother of two. With a decade in practice and experience at Children's Hospital, I specialize in adolescent challenges like school refusal, anxiety, and tech dependency, using direct therapy and somatic techniques for emotional and behavioral growth. Trained in EMDR and experienced in various issues, I aim for family healing. Understanding the need for a supportive environment, I strive to meet adolescents where they are, fostering open communication and growth. Let's embark on a journey to unlock potential and foster well-being together.
Welcome! I'm Colleen Nelson, MA, LPC, EMDR - a Colorado Licensed Professional Counselor and mother of two. With a decade in practice and experience at Children's Hospital, I specialize in adolescent challenges like school refusal, anxiety, and tech dependency, using direct therapy and somatic techniques for emotional and behavioral growth. Trained in EMDR and experienced in various issues, I aim for family healing. Understanding the need for a supportive environment, I strive to meet adolescents where they are, fostering open communication and growth. Let's embark on a journey to unlock potential and foster well-being together.
(970) 364-1855 View (970) 364-1855
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Linda Talarico
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Linda Talarico is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been practicing since 1991. The first 25 years of practice was in Valhalla, New York. She graduated from Fordham University. Linda's approach is relational, warm and unassuming. I can offer you a variety of practical strategies to overcome the challenges being faced, or help you to find your way and voice. I have a few specialties as well: loss, bereavement, family estrangement, trauma, life transitions, parenting and concerns with the 60+ community.
Linda Talarico is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been practicing since 1991. The first 25 years of practice was in Valhalla, New York. She graduated from Fordham University. Linda's approach is relational, warm and unassuming. I can offer you a variety of practical strategies to overcome the challenges being faced, or help you to find your way and voice. I have a few specialties as well: loss, bereavement, family estrangement, trauma, life transitions, parenting and concerns with the 60+ community.
(970) 972-0872 View (970) 972-0872
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Carol K Boxley (Kutchukian)
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Collins, CO 80526
Psychotherapy for adult women, couples and adolescents. Having practiced psychology for over 20 years I have a warm interactive style of therapy. My goal is to help you overcome difficulties in your life and to help you have more satisfying relationships. We do this in the context of honesty and kindness. I use different therapeutic styles (cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, behavioral) depending on what works best for you. I am experienced with all of these modalities. Certainly, it is a privilege for me to help people get to the other side of the difficulties that life offers us all.
Psychotherapy for adult women, couples and adolescents. Having practiced psychology for over 20 years I have a warm interactive style of therapy. My goal is to help you overcome difficulties in your life and to help you have more satisfying relationships. We do this in the context of honesty and kindness. I use different therapeutic styles (cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, behavioral) depending on what works best for you. I am experienced with all of these modalities. Certainly, it is a privilege for me to help people get to the other side of the difficulties that life offers us all.
(970) 306-4143 View (970) 306-4143
Photo of Lynsey Crevier, Pre-Licensed Professional in Fort Collins, CO
Lynsey Crevier
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, LPCC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Collins, CO 80525
My work is based on my passionate belief that we are created for deep and abiding relationships with one another. To be in relationship means to be authentic and be seen for who you are without fear of judgment. It is only within this type of environment that healing can flourish. Exposing brokenness enables me to tenderly walk alongside my clients in order to illicit redemptive restoration in their lives. Joining with clients on their journeys is an honor and privilege that is not taken lightly. Treatment is always tailored to the uniqueness of clients' struggles and strengths, being informed by evidenced based practices.
My work is based on my passionate belief that we are created for deep and abiding relationships with one another. To be in relationship means to be authentic and be seen for who you are without fear of judgment. It is only within this type of environment that healing can flourish. Exposing brokenness enables me to tenderly walk alongside my clients in order to illicit redemptive restoration in their lives. Joining with clients on their journeys is an honor and privilege that is not taken lightly. Treatment is always tailored to the uniqueness of clients' struggles and strengths, being informed by evidenced based practices.
(970) 507-4505 x708 View (970) 507-4505 x708
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Aspen Therapy and Wellness - Jennifer Borland
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Collins, CO 80524
I am currently booked and not accepting new clients however, Ashlyn Doty at Aspen Therapy and Wellness has both evening and daytime availability currently; you can search for her by searching for Aspen Therapy and Wellness.
I am currently booked and not accepting new clients however, Ashlyn Doty at Aspen Therapy and Wellness has both evening and daytime availability currently; you can search for her by searching for Aspen Therapy and Wellness.
(970) 294-7831 View (970) 294-7831
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Stacey Fitzpatrick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Fort Collins, CO 80521  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Life can be strange and extraordinary with unforeseeable change and loss. I believe that people are doing their best within this context to manage stress, persevere through uncertainty, and build resilience. I join with my clients in this process by exploring thoughts, emotions, and values as well as engaging them in psychoeducation, self-discovery, and skill development. I believe that humor holds a healthy place in the healing process and I deeply appreciate the ideocracies, absurdity, and beauty inherent in the human experience. Let's get existential together!
Life can be strange and extraordinary with unforeseeable change and loss. I believe that people are doing their best within this context to manage stress, persevere through uncertainty, and build resilience. I join with my clients in this process by exploring thoughts, emotions, and values as well as engaging them in psychoeducation, self-discovery, and skill development. I believe that humor holds a healthy place in the healing process and I deeply appreciate the ideocracies, absurdity, and beauty inherent in the human experience. Let's get existential together!
(970) 649-4632 View (970) 649-4632
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Center for Family & Couple Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified
7 Endorsed
Fort Collins, CO 80521
Since 1991 our therapists have provided therapy to a diverse population of clients. We use evidence-based therapies to treat a wide range of individual, couple, and family issues. Our fees are on a sliding scale ranging from $25-$85. Our therapy is brief, strengths-based, and solution-focused. When you call, we will conduct a brief phone intake and schedule your first appointment. Morning, afternoon, and evening sessions are available for your convenience. We welcome all clients regardless of race, gender, class, sexual orientation, ethnicity, age, ability, family form, relational status, religion or presenting problem.
Since 1991 our therapists have provided therapy to a diverse population of clients. We use evidence-based therapies to treat a wide range of individual, couple, and family issues. Our fees are on a sliding scale ranging from $25-$85. Our therapy is brief, strengths-based, and solution-focused. When you call, we will conduct a brief phone intake and schedule your first appointment. Morning, afternoon, and evening sessions are available for your convenience. We welcome all clients regardless of race, gender, class, sexual orientation, ethnicity, age, ability, family form, relational status, religion or presenting problem.
(970) 986-4013 View (970) 986-4013
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Max Joseph Goldsmith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Collins, CO 80525  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I'm glad you're here. I love getting to know new people. Whether you're on a journey to change your life, heal from your upbringing, grow into a new relationship, or recover from trauma, I am here to support you, grow with you, listen to you, and challenge you to be your truest self. Irvin D. Yalom - existential psychotherapist, psychiatrist, and clinical educator - listed four existential "ultimate concerns" that all living humans contend with - death, meaninglessness, isolation, and freedom. I will practice psychotherapy for anyone who wants to join me as a fellow traveler seeking to fulfill their ultimate concerns.
I'm glad you're here. I love getting to know new people. Whether you're on a journey to change your life, heal from your upbringing, grow into a new relationship, or recover from trauma, I am here to support you, grow with you, listen to you, and challenge you to be your truest self. Irvin D. Yalom - existential psychotherapist, psychiatrist, and clinical educator - listed four existential "ultimate concerns" that all living humans contend with - death, meaninglessness, isolation, and freedom. I will practice psychotherapy for anyone who wants to join me as a fellow traveler seeking to fulfill their ultimate concerns.
(970) 829-1290 View (970) 829-1290
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Ryann Barrier
Counselor, MS, LPCC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Collins, CO 80526
Welcome! I am a LPCC that specializes in work with children, adolescents and adults who are experiencing a wide array of concerns related to relationships, emotional regulation or life transitions. For many, seeking out counseling can be a scary and intimidating first step towards change. As a counselor, my first goal is to create a trusting, therapeutic relationship in the counseling room, and to use this relationship as an agent for change. In session, I'll help uncover patterns in your life that no longer serve you and help you find new ways of being in the world.
Welcome! I am a LPCC that specializes in work with children, adolescents and adults who are experiencing a wide array of concerns related to relationships, emotional regulation or life transitions. For many, seeking out counseling can be a scary and intimidating first step towards change. As a counselor, my first goal is to create a trusting, therapeutic relationship in the counseling room, and to use this relationship as an agent for change. In session, I'll help uncover patterns in your life that no longer serve you and help you find new ways of being in the world.
(970) 540-4323 View (970) 540-4323

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Number of Therapists in Fort Collins, CO

1,000+

Average cost per session

$138

Therapists in Fort Collins, CO who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
87% Depression
80% Relationship Issues
78% Trauma and PTSD
76% Self Esteem
67% Stress
67% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Aetna
75% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
72% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Fort Collins, CO see their clients

76% In Person and Online
24% 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.