Therapists in Fort Collins, CO

Photo of Wojtek Seweryn, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Fort Collins, CO
Wojtek Seweryn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fort Collins, CO 80525
One must imagine Sisyphus happy. " "” Albert Camus Has life become too much to bear? What is your purpose? Do you have meaning in life? Shall we explore together? My name is Wojtek Seweryn and am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over a decade of clinical experience. Without answers to some of these most pressing questions we turn our creative energy into depression, neurosis, anxiety, and obsession.
One must imagine Sisyphus happy. " "” Albert Camus Has life become too much to bear? What is your purpose? Do you have meaning in life? Shall we explore together? My name is Wojtek Seweryn and am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over a decade of clinical experience. Without answers to some of these most pressing questions we turn our creative energy into depression, neurosis, anxiety, and obsession.
(970) 373-2186 View (970) 373-2186
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Kate French
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, Somatic, PACT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Not accepting new clients
Are you longing for a deeper connection with your partner or spouse? Do small conflicts escalate into major arguments (or periods of no communication) that leave you both hurt and frustrated? Or, perhaps you have tried talk therapy in the past and want to try a different, body-based somatic approach to bring healing to past traumas and create shifts in the way you view and live your life today.
Are you longing for a deeper connection with your partner or spouse? Do small conflicts escalate into major arguments (or periods of no communication) that leave you both hurt and frustrated? Or, perhaps you have tried talk therapy in the past and want to try a different, body-based somatic approach to bring healing to past traumas and create shifts in the way you view and live your life today.
(970) 410-3675 View (970) 410-3675
Photo of Ann Duval Couples and EMDR Therapist, Pre-Licensed Professional in Fort Collins, CO
Ann Duval Couples and EMDR Therapist
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Fort Collins, CO 80526
If trying to communicate with your partner leaves you feeling frustrated and the emotional connection you crave seems out of reach, let me be your guide. I specialize in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and can help you explore and comprehend the negative patterns in your relationship. Through this process, we can identify each of your unmet needs and establish a comfortable, secure space in which you and your partner can trust and confide in each other. Strengthening the bond between you two will allow you to approach old issues with renewed warmth and compassion. Let's collaborate to transform your relationship for the better.
If trying to communicate with your partner leaves you feeling frustrated and the emotional connection you crave seems out of reach, let me be your guide. I specialize in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and can help you explore and comprehend the negative patterns in your relationship. Through this process, we can identify each of your unmet needs and establish a comfortable, secure space in which you and your partner can trust and confide in each other. Strengthening the bond between you two will allow you to approach old issues with renewed warmth and compassion. Let's collaborate to transform your relationship for the better.
(970) 394-3697 View (970) 394-3697
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Nikki Kasparovics Higgins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fort Collins, CO 80526
Hi, I'm Nikki and I'm so glad that you're here. I work with adults and teens and specialize in grief, women's issues, relationship issues, and support professional/graduate students. I also see clients who are struggling with anxiety, depression, life transitions, and a variety of other issues. I provide therapy with a trauma-informed lens and focus on a client-centered, strengths-based, and somatic approach. I apply Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Narrative practices as well.
Hi, I'm Nikki and I'm so glad that you're here. I work with adults and teens and specialize in grief, women's issues, relationship issues, and support professional/graduate students. I also see clients who are struggling with anxiety, depression, life transitions, and a variety of other issues. I provide therapy with a trauma-informed lens and focus on a client-centered, strengths-based, and somatic approach. I apply Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Narrative practices as well.
(970) 540-5695 View (970) 540-5695
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Kimberly DeJong
Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Fort Collins, CO 80524
I primarily work with women identifying clients who experience symptoms of anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss. They are interested in skillfully rebuilding a sense of purpose, identity, emotional regulation, self-confidence and self-compassion in many areas of their lives with in a warm and supportive therapeutic space.
I primarily work with women identifying clients who experience symptoms of anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss. They are interested in skillfully rebuilding a sense of purpose, identity, emotional regulation, self-confidence and self-compassion in many areas of their lives with in a warm and supportive therapeutic space.
(970) 660-3652 View (970) 660-3652
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August Alvarado
Psychologist, PhD, LP, NCSP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Collins, CO 80525
“I hate school. I have no friends. My parents don’t get me. I’m always in trouble. I can’t do anything right. Life just sucks.” Every morning you put on a mask just to get through your day. No one understands what you are going through, and you feel alone in the world. Maybe you can’t remember the last time you truly felt happy or yourself. Or, something bad happened, and your memories continue to hold you captive. You want to feel better, but you’re scared to let someone into the dark places. Parents, you see your child’s pain and all you want for them is to be happy. You want your care-free kid back.
“I hate school. I have no friends. My parents don’t get me. I’m always in trouble. I can’t do anything right. Life just sucks.” Every morning you put on a mask just to get through your day. No one understands what you are going through, and you feel alone in the world. Maybe you can’t remember the last time you truly felt happy or yourself. Or, something bad happened, and your memories continue to hold you captive. You want to feel better, but you’re scared to let someone into the dark places. Parents, you see your child’s pain and all you want for them is to be happy. You want your care-free kid back.
(970) 444-1040 View (970) 444-1040
Photo of Couples and Child Therapist Kristen Goltz, MS,MFTC, Marriage and Family Therapist Candidate in Fort Collins, CO
Couples and Child Therapist Kristen Goltz, MS,MFTC
Marriage and Family Therapist Candidate, MS, MFTC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Collins, CO 80526
I specialize in couples therapy, healing trauma, and child/play therapy. In couples therapy, we will break the pattern that is keeping you and your partner from connecting in the ways that you deeply long for. In this process, you and your partner will gain empathy and an intimate understanding of one another and your most vulnerable emotions. You can expect to improve your communication and intimacy and form a new pattern of relating that fosters a secure, safe, and satisfying bond. It is so rewarding to help couples build intimacy, communicate better, heal trust, and thrive- reach out to me to begin this work together.
I specialize in couples therapy, healing trauma, and child/play therapy. In couples therapy, we will break the pattern that is keeping you and your partner from connecting in the ways that you deeply long for. In this process, you and your partner will gain empathy and an intimate understanding of one another and your most vulnerable emotions. You can expect to improve your communication and intimacy and form a new pattern of relating that fosters a secure, safe, and satisfying bond. It is so rewarding to help couples build intimacy, communicate better, heal trust, and thrive- reach out to me to begin this work together.
(970) 427-2953 View (970) 427-2953
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Tricia Noelle Fadness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LAC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Tricia bases her work in Pia Mellody's approach with relationships and codependency. She is experienced with individuals who are experiencing distress and shame because of addiction, codependency, and difficult relationships. Tricia is an interactive, solution-focused therapist. She has learned through her own experiences how important it is to have someone hear clients' stories as they navigate how to effectively address personal life challenges. Tricia works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.
Tricia bases her work in Pia Mellody's approach with relationships and codependency. She is experienced with individuals who are experiencing distress and shame because of addiction, codependency, and difficult relationships. Tricia is an interactive, solution-focused therapist. She has learned through her own experiences how important it is to have someone hear clients' stories as they navigate how to effectively address personal life challenges. Tricia works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.
(970) 323-2496 View (970) 323-2496
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Aaron Schuler
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Collins, CO 80526
Hey there! I'm looking forward to meeting you and being a part of your journey. Life's twists and turns can be tough to navigate alone, and I'd love to be there to help you find healing in a safe and authentic way. I work with individuals aged 16 and older, as well as couples. Whether you're struggling with the complexities of life, relationship issues, or just need someone to talk to, I'm here to support you.
Hey there! I'm looking forward to meeting you and being a part of your journey. Life's twists and turns can be tough to navigate alone, and I'd love to be there to help you find healing in a safe and authentic way. I work with individuals aged 16 and older, as well as couples. Whether you're struggling with the complexities of life, relationship issues, or just need someone to talk to, I'm here to support you.
(970) 788-2418 View (970) 788-2418
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Amanda Hofbauer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
11 Endorsed
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Currently accepting new clients for in-person sessions in Fort Collins. My goal: to provide a safe relationship where you can face your difficulties in order to restore your connection to yourself and others. I am present with you in the messiness of life, while also providing you with new tools when possible. I work with individuals around pregnancy/postpartum, trauma (dangerous childhoods, sexual assault, etc), grief/loss, infertility, relationship patterns, emotions, identity, and deconstructing faith beliefs. I also help couples who have a respectful, loving relationship but are going through a difficult circumstance/transition.
Currently accepting new clients for in-person sessions in Fort Collins. My goal: to provide a safe relationship where you can face your difficulties in order to restore your connection to yourself and others. I am present with you in the messiness of life, while also providing you with new tools when possible. I work with individuals around pregnancy/postpartum, trauma (dangerous childhoods, sexual assault, etc), grief/loss, infertility, relationship patterns, emotions, identity, and deconstructing faith beliefs. I also help couples who have a respectful, loving relationship but are going through a difficult circumstance/transition.
(970) 463-7805 View (970) 463-7805
Photo of Sarah L. Vendegna, Licensed Professional Counselor in Fort Collins, CO
Sarah L. Vendegna
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Fort Collins, CO 80521
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.
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) 440-7966 View (970) 440-7966
Photo of Amanda Maguire, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Fort Collins, CO
Amanda Maguire
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CCTP
Verified Verified
Fort Collins, CO 80524
In today's fast paced world, individuals are expected to do more in the same amount of time. As a result, we are engaging in less self-care and over time chronic levels of stress can result in increased periods of anxiety, depression, and even chronic illness. My passion is to provide support to those facing emotional dysregulation and/or chronic illness. Because the mind-body connection is so powerful, I believe in a holistic path to healing; a path where the mind, body and spirit is embraced in the work that we will do together. I primarily use a combination of mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, and somatic approaches.
In today's fast paced world, individuals are expected to do more in the same amount of time. As a result, we are engaging in less self-care and over time chronic levels of stress can result in increased periods of anxiety, depression, and even chronic illness. My passion is to provide support to those facing emotional dysregulation and/or chronic illness. Because the mind-body connection is so powerful, I believe in a holistic path to healing; a path where the mind, body and spirit is embraced in the work that we will do together. I primarily use a combination of mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, and somatic approaches.
(970) 404-4852 View (970) 404-4852
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Lisa Wallace
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Life can be complicated for different reasons. Sometimes more support can help. At any age, life can be overwhelming, negative behaviors can persist, relationships trapped in hurtful patterns, or inner worlds caught in negative thinking which stretch our coping, and cause stress. In all this WE WANT TO FEEL BETTER! Counseling offers a private, confidential space to get help. It is an honor to listen and join in your life story. I work with adults/couples/families/teens and children, listening to your goals to bring balance, health, wellness, peace and more happiness.
Life can be complicated for different reasons. Sometimes more support can help. At any age, life can be overwhelming, negative behaviors can persist, relationships trapped in hurtful patterns, or inner worlds caught in negative thinking which stretch our coping, and cause stress. In all this WE WANT TO FEEL BETTER! Counseling offers a private, confidential space to get help. It is an honor to listen and join in your life story. I work with adults/couples/families/teens and children, listening to your goals to bring balance, health, wellness, peace and more happiness.
(970) 237-6166 View (970) 237-6166
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Varsha Swamy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Collins, CO 80526  (Online Only)
I genuinely believe that no matter what you’ve gone through, you have immense potential to thrive. Through our sessions, I help clients identify the parts of themselves that have mastered the art of distraction, denial and destruction. However insight into an issue is only one part of the process. I partner with my clients to empower them with the tools they need to challenge unwanted patterns, to overcome dips in confidence and to show up as their most authentic selves in every space and relationship they occupy.
I genuinely believe that no matter what you’ve gone through, you have immense potential to thrive. Through our sessions, I help clients identify the parts of themselves that have mastered the art of distraction, denial and destruction. However insight into an issue is only one part of the process. I partner with my clients to empower them with the tools they need to challenge unwanted patterns, to overcome dips in confidence and to show up as their most authentic selves in every space and relationship they occupy.
(970) 239-8166 View (970) 239-8166
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Heather Parker
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Collins, CO 80525
You are doing the right thing by reaching out, its courageous! You have likely been doing the best you can - but it feels like nothing is working. At times we need a fresh perspective to help us through. A non involved person to vent to, discuss the things we've been feeling, and navigate the discomfort. Counseling is a powerful next step. Together we will find what your looking for.
You are doing the right thing by reaching out, its courageous! You have likely been doing the best you can - but it feels like nothing is working. At times we need a fresh perspective to help us through. A non involved person to vent to, discuss the things we've been feeling, and navigate the discomfort. Counseling is a powerful next step. Together we will find what your looking for.
(970) 671-7723 View (970) 671-7723
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Maureen Mckinney Selvig
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Fort Collins, CO 80521
Are you looking for help in working through challenging issues, but unsure where to start and how to find the right therapist? I believe very strongly in finding the right fit and if that turns out to not be me, I will assist you in finding that fit with someone else. I have worked as a psychotherapist for over 30 years. I have experience working with children, adolescents and adults in outpatient and inpatient settings. I work with varying levels and types of mental health issues (including depression, anxiety, self esteem, sexuality, behavioral, ADHD) thorough individual, couples and family therapy. Thank you for visiting my page.
Are you looking for help in working through challenging issues, but unsure where to start and how to find the right therapist? I believe very strongly in finding the right fit and if that turns out to not be me, I will assist you in finding that fit with someone else. I have worked as a psychotherapist for over 30 years. I have experience working with children, adolescents and adults in outpatient and inpatient settings. I work with varying levels and types of mental health issues (including depression, anxiety, self esteem, sexuality, behavioral, ADHD) thorough individual, couples and family therapy. Thank you for visiting my page.
(970) 825-0252 View (970) 825-0252
Photo of Alison Shimoda, Pre-Licensed Professional in Fort Collins, CO
Alison Shimoda
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Collins, CO 80526
“I feel lost and alone.” “No one truly understands me.” “There is a disconnect between who I am and who I want to be.” These thoughts and feelings may seem overwhelming, but there is hope. Each of us has a unique story with a collection of experiences, emotions, and identities. Even though we face challenges in our lives, we don’t have to feel stuck forever. I believe everyone is capable of growth, finding meaning in their life, and becoming more aligned with who they want to be. In therapy, I prioritize using a person-centered approach by listening deeply to my clients and their story to better understand their unique goals.
“I feel lost and alone.” “No one truly understands me.” “There is a disconnect between who I am and who I want to be.” These thoughts and feelings may seem overwhelming, but there is hope. Each of us has a unique story with a collection of experiences, emotions, and identities. Even though we face challenges in our lives, we don’t have to feel stuck forever. I believe everyone is capable of growth, finding meaning in their life, and becoming more aligned with who they want to be. In therapy, I prioritize using a person-centered approach by listening deeply to my clients and their story to better understand their unique goals.
(970) 610-0180 View (970) 610-0180
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Joy M. Gribble
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, DMin, MA
Verified Verified
Fort Collins, CO 80524
As a practitioner, I use many modalities to help find and maximize internal joy. The path to that joy can be murky and heavy. Old, buried wounds often need to resurface and be acknowledged. It is my passion to walk the winding journey with women, help to peel back the layers, and unveil the strong, wild woman within. Besides my therapy license, I also have a doctorate in the Ministry of Engaged Wisdom where I studied cosmology, native traditions, consciousness, meditation, archetypes, Eastern religions, and the enneagram personality typing, and I like to bring whatever feels relevant for the client into my practice.
As a practitioner, I use many modalities to help find and maximize internal joy. The path to that joy can be murky and heavy. Old, buried wounds often need to resurface and be acknowledged. It is my passion to walk the winding journey with women, help to peel back the layers, and unveil the strong, wild woman within. Besides my therapy license, I also have a doctorate in the Ministry of Engaged Wisdom where I studied cosmology, native traditions, consciousness, meditation, archetypes, Eastern religions, and the enneagram personality typing, and I like to bring whatever feels relevant for the client into my practice.
(970) 695-0783 View (970) 695-0783
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Mental Health Y Vida Sana
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Collins, CO 80524  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Hola y welcome- Natalie specializes in working with BIPOC, young adults (15+), college students, undocumented/immigrant individuals, and therapy first-timers. As a proud Latina and first-generation American, Natalie understands the complexities of navigating different cultures, languages, and identities. The goal is to help you embrace your heritage while integrating it into your journey toward self-acceptance and resilience. With a deep understanding of the immigrant experience, I provide a culturally sensitive perspective to better serve your needs
Hola y welcome- Natalie specializes in working with BIPOC, young adults (15+), college students, undocumented/immigrant individuals, and therapy first-timers. As a proud Latina and first-generation American, Natalie understands the complexities of navigating different cultures, languages, and identities. The goal is to help you embrace your heritage while integrating it into your journey toward self-acceptance and resilience. With a deep understanding of the immigrant experience, I provide a culturally sensitive perspective to better serve your needs
(970) 695-9473 View (970) 695-9473
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Lily Mathison
Psychologist, PSY
Verified Verified
Fort Collins, CO 80521
Dr. Lily Mathison, PhD Dr. Lily Mathison is a Psychologist in Arizona who has been practicing since 2021. She has a PhD in Counseling Psychology from Iowa State University, a Masters in Psychology from Iowa State University, and a Bachelor's from University of Southern California. Dr. Mathison's therapy practice includes individual psychotherapy with adults who present with a variety of concerns such as trauma, anxiety, depression, and social difficulties. She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) for the treatment of trauma.
Dr. Lily Mathison, PhD Dr. Lily Mathison is a Psychologist in Arizona who has been practicing since 2021. She has a PhD in Counseling Psychology from Iowa State University, a Masters in Psychology from Iowa State University, and a Bachelor's from University of Southern California. Dr. Mathison's therapy practice includes individual psychotherapy with adults who present with a variety of concerns such as trauma, anxiety, depression, and social difficulties. She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) for the treatment of trauma.
(970) 463-7486 View (970) 463-7486

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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

82% Aetna
75% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
73% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Fort Collins, CO see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% 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.