Therapists in Fort Collins, CO

Photo of Chelsea Twiss, Psychologist in Fort Collins, CO
Chelsea Twiss
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Fort Collins, CO 80521
I work from a relationally-based, multi-faceted, systemic approach to counseling that considers each individual's lived experience and environment as key contributing factors to overall wellness. I believe a therapeutic approach that balances acceptance, validation, and challenge is growth-producing. I have worked with a broad range of clients with various presenting concerns. Some of my specialty areas of emphasis include; sex therapy, women's health, gender identity, relationship concerns, substance use, chronic pain, and family of origin trauma. I am also experienced in psychological testing with an emphasis on ADHD assessment.
I work from a relationally-based, multi-faceted, systemic approach to counseling that considers each individual's lived experience and environment as key contributing factors to overall wellness. I believe a therapeutic approach that balances acceptance, validation, and challenge is growth-producing. I have worked with a broad range of clients with various presenting concerns. Some of my specialty areas of emphasis include; sex therapy, women's health, gender identity, relationship concerns, substance use, chronic pain, and family of origin trauma. I am also experienced in psychological testing with an emphasis on ADHD assessment.
(970) 528-4117 View (970) 528-4117
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Gena duBois Hepworth
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Collins, CO 80526
Welcome to wholeness. I work with adults in recovery from trauma, eating disorders, anxiety and depression. Have you lost your hunger cues from restricting; in a binge-purge cycle or unable to stop the compulsive part of you from working off every calorie? I believe you can halt those emotional roller coasters. I create a space that is open, non-judgmental, accepting and compassionate. Stop ruminating on those past pain. Let's find a thimble full of courage to begin counseling. I would love the opportunity to help your reduce your fears and embrace bravery.
Welcome to wholeness. I work with adults in recovery from trauma, eating disorders, anxiety and depression. Have you lost your hunger cues from restricting; in a binge-purge cycle or unable to stop the compulsive part of you from working off every calorie? I believe you can halt those emotional roller coasters. I create a space that is open, non-judgmental, accepting and compassionate. Stop ruminating on those past pain. Let's find a thimble full of courage to begin counseling. I would love the opportunity to help your reduce your fears and embrace bravery.
(970) 465-8841 View (970) 465-8841
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Kristen Goltz
Marriage and Family Therapist Candidate, MS, MFTC
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 isolated from connecting with one another in the ways that you deeply desire. 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 within a new pattern of relating that fosters a secure, safe, and satisfying bond. I love couples work because it is so rewarding to help couples build intimacy, communicate better, heal trust, and thrive.
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 isolated from connecting with one another in the ways that you deeply desire. 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 within a new pattern of relating that fosters a secure, safe, and satisfying bond. I love couples work because it is so rewarding to help couples build intimacy, communicate better, heal trust, and thrive.
(970) 427-2953 View (970) 427-2953
Photo of Josh Joseph, Licensed Professional Counselor in Fort Collins, CO
Josh Joseph
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Josh Joseph is a holistic practitioner and believes in each individual's ability to heal their lives. He is a Master of Sciences graduate, Licensed Professional Counselor, Life & Career Coach, Hypnotherapist, NLP Master Practitioner, Reiki Master Practitioner, husband, father of twins, gardener, hiker, and an owner of one loving dog and one playful cat. He believes in meeting his clients where they are in the present moment, while using a variety of tools and expertise in order to help them create new approaches to moving forward.
Josh Joseph is a holistic practitioner and believes in each individual's ability to heal their lives. He is a Master of Sciences graduate, Licensed Professional Counselor, Life & Career Coach, Hypnotherapist, NLP Master Practitioner, Reiki Master Practitioner, husband, father of twins, gardener, hiker, and an owner of one loving dog and one playful cat. He believes in meeting his clients where they are in the present moment, while using a variety of tools and expertise in order to help them create new approaches to moving forward.
(970) 645-3763 View (970) 645-3763
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Dana Duet-Champagne
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, NCC, LPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Fort Collins, CO 80526
When circumstances in life have made you feel like the worst version of yourself, I provide a warm, nurturing and non-judgemental refuge that allows you the space to reconnect with your "best self". We will work as a team through trauma and obstacles that are preventing you from moving forward. I am certified in EMDR therapy which provides a deeper layer of work than traditional talk therapy alone can provide. I am also a certified TRE (Tension and Trauma Release Exercise) practitioner. TRE is a somatic therapy that works with the body to release neuromuscular tension patterns. Feel free to call me or email me with questions.
When circumstances in life have made you feel like the worst version of yourself, I provide a warm, nurturing and non-judgemental refuge that allows you the space to reconnect with your "best self". We will work as a team through trauma and obstacles that are preventing you from moving forward. I am certified in EMDR therapy which provides a deeper layer of work than traditional talk therapy alone can provide. I am also a certified TRE (Tension and Trauma Release Exercise) practitioner. TRE is a somatic therapy that works with the body to release neuromuscular tension patterns. Feel free to call me or email me with questions.
(970) 236-4780 View (970) 236-4780
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Linda T Baum
Psychologist, EdD
Verified
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Hi, I would love to assist you in working through the challenges you are experiencing in your life. I have worked with clients for more than 25 years, providing individual and couples counseling through a collaborative, therapeutic process. I am also a trained mediator. Together, we will work to remove the barriers that keep you from being happy, relaxed and fulfilled, so that you can reach your highest purpose in life. Call today, and see if I am the best match for your needs.
Hi, I would love to assist you in working through the challenges you are experiencing in your life. I have worked with clients for more than 25 years, providing individual and couples counseling through a collaborative, therapeutic process. I am also a trained mediator. Together, we will work to remove the barriers that keep you from being happy, relaxed and fulfilled, so that you can reach your highest purpose in life. Call today, and see if I am the best match for your needs.
(970) 315-3186 View (970) 315-3186
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Mark Richard Cunningham
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, CST
Verified
5 Endorsed
Fort Collins, CO 80526
I love supporting men to evolve as lovers through exploring their family environment and healing past trauma, guilt, shame or anything else that is holding them back from the authenticity and intimacy they seek in all their relationships. I love supporting relationships and all the forms of loving from monogamy(ish), nonmonogamy, kinky, BDSM and LGBTQIA folks. Clients love seeking me out for my direct & supportive interventions and resources to support them to evolve in and between our sessions. I support clients to move into greater self-love, & boundaries, & to explore hard conversations while staying protected and connected.
I love supporting men to evolve as lovers through exploring their family environment and healing past trauma, guilt, shame or anything else that is holding them back from the authenticity and intimacy they seek in all their relationships. I love supporting relationships and all the forms of loving from monogamy(ish), nonmonogamy, kinky, BDSM and LGBTQIA folks. Clients love seeking me out for my direct & supportive interventions and resources to support them to evolve in and between our sessions. I support clients to move into greater self-love, & boundaries, & to explore hard conversations while staying protected and connected.
(970) 710-3696 View (970) 710-3696
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Dylan Beach
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Fort Collins, CO 80521
With acceptance and sincerity, Dylan invites you into a secure and welcoming environment where you can experience collaboration, trust, and growth. You'll feel heard and cared for as you work towards healing. You'll be empowered with tools and insights that promote coping and relief of everyday life stressors, as well as longstanding psychological distress. When appropriate, you'll enjoy a fair share of laughter to accompany difficult sessions and breakthroughs.
With acceptance and sincerity, Dylan invites you into a secure and welcoming environment where you can experience collaboration, trust, and growth. You'll feel heard and cared for as you work towards healing. You'll be empowered with tools and insights that promote coping and relief of everyday life stressors, as well as longstanding psychological distress. When appropriate, you'll enjoy a fair share of laughter to accompany difficult sessions and breakthroughs.
(970) 594-7822 View (970) 594-7822
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Annah Schnaitter
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, EMDR II
Verified
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Waitlist for new clients
I believe everyone has within them the ability to be who they truly want to be. The world we live in makes being that person difficult at times because you are not often given a chance to focus on yourself and openly discuss the challenges you face. I think if you are afforded the opportunity to be empowered and given the time to channel your energy into what is important, tremendous growth can be made.
I believe everyone has within them the ability to be who they truly want to be. The world we live in makes being that person difficult at times because you are not often given a chance to focus on yourself and openly discuss the challenges you face. I think if you are afforded the opportunity to be empowered and given the time to channel your energy into what is important, tremendous growth can be made.
(970) 300-5180 View (970) 300-5180
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Ann L. Mayes
Counselor, MA, Psych
Verified
2 Endorsed
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Waitlist for new clients
Have you had one of those times in your life when you feel a massive wave is about to take you under? You are not alone. It is part of our human experience. We can literally feel at times that we are gasping for relief. We call the wave by many names: depression, loneliness, anxiety, anger, fear, conflict, grief, and many others. Whatever its identity, the need for being heard, gathering our strength, learning to cope and applying self-care can be very significant to our lives. Our journeys inward can frequently offer self-discovery and hope, resolution, healing and peace.
Have you had one of those times in your life when you feel a massive wave is about to take you under? You are not alone. It is part of our human experience. We can literally feel at times that we are gasping for relief. We call the wave by many names: depression, loneliness, anxiety, anger, fear, conflict, grief, and many others. Whatever its identity, the need for being heard, gathering our strength, learning to cope and applying self-care can be very significant to our lives. Our journeys inward can frequently offer self-discovery and hope, resolution, healing and peace.
(970) 423-2848 View (970) 423-2848
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Jordan Knight
LPC Intern
Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Does getting out of your bed to start the day feel daunting? Do you toss and turn at night worrying about the future or what other people think of you? Do you wish the constant negative thoughts would disappear? If this sounds familiar, you do not have to face these burdens alone. I am here to support you and walk with you through challenging times. Finding happiness and peace in life is possible! Together, we can tap into your strengths and find the answers to make your life more fulfilling.
Does getting out of your bed to start the day feel daunting? Do you toss and turn at night worrying about the future or what other people think of you? Do you wish the constant negative thoughts would disappear? If this sounds familiar, you do not have to face these burdens alone. I am here to support you and walk with you through challenging times. Finding happiness and peace in life is possible! Together, we can tap into your strengths and find the answers to make your life more fulfilling.
(970) 964-6603 View (970) 964-6603
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Jessica Kuhn
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
6 Endorsed
Fort Collins, CO 80521
Are you in a toxic relationship or wondering if your relationship is healthy? Are you experiencing the aftermath of a traumatic experience? Maybe you simply wish you had someone to talk to who is impartial and non-judgmental. Therapy is about finding the right "fit" with a therapist, and I pride myself in creating a comfortable environment in which to foster growth. Sometimes all we need is to have a place to talk things out before we can move forward and feel better.
Are you in a toxic relationship or wondering if your relationship is healthy? Are you experiencing the aftermath of a traumatic experience? Maybe you simply wish you had someone to talk to who is impartial and non-judgmental. Therapy is about finding the right "fit" with a therapist, and I pride myself in creating a comfortable environment in which to foster growth. Sometimes all we need is to have a place to talk things out before we can move forward and feel better.
(970) 315-3227 View (970) 315-3227
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Shelly Annameier
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PACT-II, RYT-200
Verified
6 Endorsed
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Couples often find themselves stuck in old patterns that leave them feeling disconnected and wondering, "How did we get here?" We are each made up of stories/experiences across our lives; I help you and your loved one weave your stories together to find more joy, love, and care from one another. In therapy, you will rebuild your connection by learning how to communicate honestly and effectively, resolve your old problems once and for all, and connect through meaningful moments of mutual understanding. I'll help you find your way back to one another.
Couples often find themselves stuck in old patterns that leave them feeling disconnected and wondering, "How did we get here?" We are each made up of stories/experiences across our lives; I help you and your loved one weave your stories together to find more joy, love, and care from one another. In therapy, you will rebuild your connection by learning how to communicate honestly and effectively, resolve your old problems once and for all, and connect through meaningful moments of mutual understanding. I'll help you find your way back to one another.
(970) 509-5856 View (970) 509-5856
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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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Empathic Insights Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CAT
Verified
Fort Collins, CO 80524
At Empathic Insights Therapy we provide comprehensive mental health therapy for children/teens, adults and couples. Nick's focus is on utilizing DBT therapy to serve the Fort Collins community. At EIT we also utilize evidence-based approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and acceptance and commitment therapy.
At Empathic Insights Therapy we provide comprehensive mental health therapy for children/teens, adults and couples. Nick's focus is on utilizing DBT therapy to serve the Fort Collins community. At EIT we also utilize evidence-based approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and acceptance and commitment therapy.
(970) 614-7483 View (970) 614-7483
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Julie Dominicak
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified
6 Endorsed
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Specializing in Couples, Infertility, IUI/IVF, Pregnancy, Postpartum Depression/Anxiety and Parenting. Hello! I’m Julie and I am a therapist practicing virtually from a tiny office in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. I work with clients across Colorado. I have a warm, non-judgmental, direct style and i genuinely care about all of my clients. Overall, I focus on helping my clients feel supported, explore their emotions, recognize their strengths and learn healthier coping skills. www.bluedoormountaintherapy.com
Specializing in Couples, Infertility, IUI/IVF, Pregnancy, Postpartum Depression/Anxiety and Parenting. Hello! I’m Julie and I am a therapist practicing virtually from a tiny office in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. I work with clients across Colorado. I have a warm, non-judgmental, direct style and i genuinely care about all of my clients. Overall, I focus on helping my clients feel supported, explore their emotions, recognize their strengths and learn healthier coping skills. www.bluedoormountaintherapy.com
(970) 888-6912 View (970) 888-6912
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Susan Drebing
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Are stress, anxiety, or depression turning you into someone you don't recognize anymore? For almost three decades I have been helping adults overcome the challenges keeping them from living with joy and purpose. Whether you are struggling with panic attacks, work pressures, relationship issues, addiction, depression or parenting-the change you desire is possible. I've helped many people, from different walks of life, live more vibrantly-fueled by personal growth and a commitment to well being.
Are stress, anxiety, or depression turning you into someone you don't recognize anymore? For almost three decades I have been helping adults overcome the challenges keeping them from living with joy and purpose. Whether you are struggling with panic attacks, work pressures, relationship issues, addiction, depression or parenting-the change you desire is possible. I've helped many people, from different walks of life, live more vibrantly-fueled by personal growth and a commitment to well being.
(970) 299-8718 View (970) 299-8718
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Polaris Partners Counseling and Consulting, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Currently accepting new telehealth clients, Northern CO, Denver, Western Slope (CCHA, COAccess, RMHP) We at Polaris Partners help people chart a course to their full potential. Our staff has a breadth of training and expertise to help clients navigate life's obstacles and we build strong relationships to reach clients and connect them with sources of support and strength. We strive to be the community's first choice in collaborating with clients and their communities to help clients get their bearings and return to their true path. We look forward to partnering with you in the next steps of your journey toward optimum mental health.
Currently accepting new telehealth clients, Northern CO, Denver, Western Slope (CCHA, COAccess, RMHP) We at Polaris Partners help people chart a course to their full potential. Our staff has a breadth of training and expertise to help clients navigate life's obstacles and we build strong relationships to reach clients and connect them with sources of support and strength. We strive to be the community's first choice in collaborating with clients and their communities to help clients get their bearings and return to their true path. We look forward to partnering with you in the next steps of your journey toward optimum mental health.
(970) 579-4130 View (970) 579-4130
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Peyton Hottle
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Collins, CO 80525
“My partner and I feel worlds apart.” “I am struggling setting boundaries in my relationships.” “I don’t feel like my family is as close as we used to be.” “I’m tired of having the same argument.” I’d love to help you. My name is Peyton and I am passionate about helping people be the best version of themselves and living life with deeper and more meaningful connections.
“My partner and I feel worlds apart.” “I am struggling setting boundaries in my relationships.” “I don’t feel like my family is as close as we used to be.” “I’m tired of having the same argument.” I’d love to help you. My name is Peyton and I am passionate about helping people be the best version of themselves and living life with deeper and more meaningful connections.
(970) 594-9452 View (970) 594-9452
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Kristin Mjelde
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Fort Collins, CO 80526
Not accepting new clients
Hello and welcome! My name is Kristin and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. If you've gotten this far, you have already taken one of the hardest and bravest steps in the therapy process. We all need some form of support at some point in our lives and asking for that support is often the biggest hurdle you will face. I have extensive experience and training in working with trauma through all stages of life but my passion is helping children heal and grow. I am trained in Play Therapy, EMDR, Neurofeedback and sexual abuse treatment and can offer parenting support. Please note I do not currently have after school availability.
Hello and welcome! My name is Kristin and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. If you've gotten this far, you have already taken one of the hardest and bravest steps in the therapy process. We all need some form of support at some point in our lives and asking for that support is often the biggest hurdle you will face. I have extensive experience and training in working with trauma through all stages of life but my passion is helping children heal and grow. I am trained in Play Therapy, EMDR, Neurofeedback and sexual abuse treatment and can offer parenting support. Please note I do not currently have after school availability.
(970) 292-7755 View (970) 292-7755

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Number of Therapists in Fort Collins, CO

1,000+

Average cost per session

$136

Therapists in Fort Collins, CO who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
87% Depression
80% Relationship Issues
78% Trauma and PTSD
75% Self Esteem
67% Stress
67% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Aetna
75% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
71% 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.