Therapists in Fort Collins, CO

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Vaunda Pearson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Vaunda Pearson is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida who has been practicing since 2008. She has a Master's of Education from the University of Maryland. Vaunda offers clients acceptance in a warm, caring environment. Her attentive listening skills provide opportunity for safe sharing. Vaunda's trauma-focused approach helps clients identify how past trauma impacts daily life and guides them to develop healthy coping skills while navigating through triggers. She is experienced at helping clients understand and manage mental health diagnoses.
Vaunda Pearson is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida who has been practicing since 2008. She has a Master's of Education from the University of Maryland. Vaunda offers clients acceptance in a warm, caring environment. Her attentive listening skills provide opportunity for safe sharing. Vaunda's trauma-focused approach helps clients identify how past trauma impacts daily life and guides them to develop healthy coping skills while navigating through triggers. She is experienced at helping clients understand and manage mental health diagnoses.
(970) 548-3344 View (970) 548-3344
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Vendegna Counseling LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Fort Collins, CO 80521  (Online Only)
This is my WY Telehealth profile! Everyone needs a place to talk things through. Whether it’s figuring out how to manage anxiety or depression, deciding whether or not to make a life-changing decision, or dealing with challenging relationships, I make it a goal to provide a judgement-free place to process some of life’s most difficult moments. Learning to ask important questions and take into consideration the factors that are impacting your daily life is a primary focus. I want you to walk away from each session learning a little more about yourself and your world.
This is my WY Telehealth profile! Everyone needs a place to talk things through. Whether it’s figuring out how to manage anxiety or depression, deciding whether or not to make a life-changing decision, or dealing with challenging relationships, I make it a goal to provide a judgement-free place to process some of life’s most difficult moments. Learning to ask important questions and take into consideration the factors that are impacting your daily life is a primary focus. I want you to walk away from each session learning a little more about yourself and your world.
(970) 442-9928 View (970) 442-9928
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Amanda Ashcraft
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, RD
Verified
Fort Collins, CO 80525  (Online Only)
Welcome to a transformative journey towards holistic well-being! I'm Amanda, a dedicated LPC and dietitian, specializing in helping individuals like you navigate the complex interplay of body, food, and mental health. I understand the unique challenges you face and am here to guide you. Interested in seeing how nutrition can aid in supporting your mental health? Are you looking to heal your relationship with your food and body while exploring how you got here? I'd love to help.
Welcome to a transformative journey towards holistic well-being! I'm Amanda, a dedicated LPC and dietitian, specializing in helping individuals like you navigate the complex interplay of body, food, and mental health. I understand the unique challenges you face and am here to guide you. Interested in seeing how nutrition can aid in supporting your mental health? Are you looking to heal your relationship with your food and body while exploring how you got here? I'd love to help.
(970) 512-5542 View (970) 512-5542
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Ashley Boynton
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
3 Endorsed
Fort Collins, CO 80524
As a licensed psychologist, I work with clients who seek therapy for a number of different reasons: they might be brought in to therapy by work stress, a recent loss of a relationship, or an ongoing battle with depression or anxiety. Through our work together, I see clients recover from these concerns. And as we continue along in our work, I also see something deeper happen. We peel back layers of the proverbial onion together, and clients come to a greater sense of self-knowledge and fulfillment in their life and their relationships.
As a licensed psychologist, I work with clients who seek therapy for a number of different reasons: they might be brought in to therapy by work stress, a recent loss of a relationship, or an ongoing battle with depression or anxiety. Through our work together, I see clients recover from these concerns. And as we continue along in our work, I also see something deeper happen. We peel back layers of the proverbial onion together, and clients come to a greater sense of self-knowledge and fulfillment in their life and their relationships.
(970) 548-8994 View (970) 548-8994
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Jesselyn DeFilippo
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, LPCC , MA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Hello! I know the process of finding a therapist can be a challenging task, and I wish you well on your search to find the perfect fit - you've already started the most difficult part! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate in the state of Colorado and feel deeply grateful to get to know every one of my clients, hear their unique story, and witness their growth and change. I have expertise working with adults who wish to address a variety of concerns including but not limited to: anxiety, depression, healing from traumatic experiences, and managing their relationship with alcohol/substances.
Hello! I know the process of finding a therapist can be a challenging task, and I wish you well on your search to find the perfect fit - you've already started the most difficult part! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate in the state of Colorado and feel deeply grateful to get to know every one of my clients, hear their unique story, and witness their growth and change. I have expertise working with adults who wish to address a variety of concerns including but not limited to: anxiety, depression, healing from traumatic experiences, and managing their relationship with alcohol/substances.
(970) 591-5818 View (970) 591-5818
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Maddi Jones
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, MEd, EdS, LPCC, NCC, CTP
Verified
4 Endorsed
Fort Collins, CO 80525
"It feels like I keep recycling old patterns, year after year." "My mind feels like it is constantly racing and I can’t seem to relax." "Issues from my past are interfering with my present life." You don't have to continue to live this way. I believe that everyone has the capacity to heal. To choose yourself, by seeking out support, is the first step in living a fulfilling life. I work with individuals and couples to overcome anxiety and depression, trauma and attachment wounds, and negative beliefs about the self, among a variety of other concerns.
"It feels like I keep recycling old patterns, year after year." "My mind feels like it is constantly racing and I can’t seem to relax." "Issues from my past are interfering with my present life." You don't have to continue to live this way. I believe that everyone has the capacity to heal. To choose yourself, by seeking out support, is the first step in living a fulfilling life. I work with individuals and couples to overcome anxiety and depression, trauma and attachment wounds, and negative beliefs about the self, among a variety of other concerns.
(970) 436-8722 View (970) 436-8722
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Laura Molzer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Hello! My name is Laura Molzer, and I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. My passion in life is connecting with people--communicating warmth, understanding, and empathy to them and their life story. I am committed to helping you decrease problematic symptoms and attain a sense of peace and happiness in your life. I am knowledgeable on how trauma affects the brain, and thus, have a strong understanding of why people behave in the ways that they do. I use a centered, non-judgmental approach and will accept you for where you are, at this point in your life.
Hello! My name is Laura Molzer, and I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. My passion in life is connecting with people--communicating warmth, understanding, and empathy to them and their life story. I am committed to helping you decrease problematic symptoms and attain a sense of peace and happiness in your life. I am knowledgeable on how trauma affects the brain, and thus, have a strong understanding of why people behave in the ways that they do. I use a centered, non-judgmental approach and will accept you for where you are, at this point in your life.
(970) 458-4547 x1 View (970) 458-4547 x1
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Allie Quade
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LAC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Waitlist for new clients
If you are looking to improve your relationships and connections with others, develop healthy boundaries and communicate better, I am the right therapist to help. If you have experienced trauma and want to overcome it, I also specialize in helping people work through stuck points of any kind. I am here to help you step into your fullest potential and let go of things that may be holding you back. I also specialize in treating partners and family members of someone with addiction or personality disorders. I can help you understand how to avoid enabling behaviors and codependent tendencies so you can have healthier relationships.
If you are looking to improve your relationships and connections with others, develop healthy boundaries and communicate better, I am the right therapist to help. If you have experienced trauma and want to overcome it, I also specialize in helping people work through stuck points of any kind. I am here to help you step into your fullest potential and let go of things that may be holding you back. I also specialize in treating partners and family members of someone with addiction or personality disorders. I can help you understand how to avoid enabling behaviors and codependent tendencies so you can have healthier relationships.
(970) 436-4354 View (970) 436-4354
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Jewelie Sluzas
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ATR-BC
Verified
Fort Collins, CO 80526
I believe all individuals can make meaningful changes that lead to growth and healing. I currently focus on supporting womxn in finding insight, connection, and inner strength to lead the lives they want. I use an eclectic, person-centered approach that prioritizes authenticity, collaboration, and the therapeutic relationship, which is vital to the process of psychotherapy.
I believe all individuals can make meaningful changes that lead to growth and healing. I currently focus on supporting womxn in finding insight, connection, and inner strength to lead the lives they want. I use an eclectic, person-centered approach that prioritizes authenticity, collaboration, and the therapeutic relationship, which is vital to the process of psychotherapy.
(970) 649-6567 View (970) 649-6567
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Taylor Mackie
Pre-Licensed Professional, LSW
Verified
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Taylor Mackie is a Licensed Social Worker in Colorado who has been practicing since 2020. She earned her Master of Social Work degree from Loyola University Chicago specializing in clinical mental health and substance use disorders. Taylor believes an authentic therapeutic relationship provides the foundation for lasting healing. Her therapeutic style is integrative, person-centered, and trauma informed. With a compassionate, non-judgmental, and collaborative approach, Taylor creates a safe and affirming space for clients to explore and meet their therapeutic goals.
Taylor Mackie is a Licensed Social Worker in Colorado who has been practicing since 2020. She earned her Master of Social Work degree from Loyola University Chicago specializing in clinical mental health and substance use disorders. Taylor believes an authentic therapeutic relationship provides the foundation for lasting healing. Her therapeutic style is integrative, person-centered, and trauma informed. With a compassionate, non-judgmental, and collaborative approach, Taylor creates a safe and affirming space for clients to explore and meet their therapeutic goals.
(970) 659-1531 View (970) 659-1531
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Kaitlyn P
LPC Intern
Verified
Fort Collins, CO 80521
Hey y'all! I am queer, Black/African-American and Native Indigenous a part of the Cheroenhaka (Nottoway) Indian Tribe, neuroqueer (autistic), cis-gender, and currently abled-bodied. I am currently a candidate of a masters program and intern therapist.
Hey y'all! I am queer, Black/African-American and Native Indigenous a part of the Cheroenhaka (Nottoway) Indian Tribe, neuroqueer (autistic), cis-gender, and currently abled-bodied. I am currently a candidate of a masters program and intern therapist.
(970) 427-0940 View (970) 427-0940
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Mary Haas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Fort Collins, CO 80525  (Online Only)
Sometimes our inner world seems chaotic and stressful. Sometimes we feel like we are going through life surrounded by a fog and can’t see a way out. Sometimes we experience something so significant that our life is turned upside down and we have a hard time coping. Regardless of what you are experiencing right now, it does not reflect anything about your worth and you do not have to navigate it alone. My goal as a therapist is to provide opportunities for you to work through the challenges of life while reconnecting with your authentic self and embracing your inner-knowing.
Sometimes our inner world seems chaotic and stressful. Sometimes we feel like we are going through life surrounded by a fog and can’t see a way out. Sometimes we experience something so significant that our life is turned upside down and we have a hard time coping. Regardless of what you are experiencing right now, it does not reflect anything about your worth and you do not have to navigate it alone. My goal as a therapist is to provide opportunities for you to work through the challenges of life while reconnecting with your authentic self and embracing your inner-knowing.
(970) 825-0996 View (970) 825-0996
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Lexi Moles
Licensed Social Worker, MSW, LSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Fort Collins, CO 80526
Come, let's sit and chat where you can be heard and seen. "I am sick and tired of being sick and tired." - (Fannie Lou Hamer) ... "I want to feel like I am enough." ... "I don't have any hope." ... "I don't know what to do to feel better." ... These are just a few things I've heard in my career. If this sounds like you, then I'd be happy to walk alongside you in your journey. There are many injustices, microaggressions, and systemic issues that oppress individuals and families, causing anxiety, trauma, and family conflict. Although this can impact your day-to-day life, there is hope and healing available to you.
Come, let's sit and chat where you can be heard and seen. "I am sick and tired of being sick and tired." - (Fannie Lou Hamer) ... "I want to feel like I am enough." ... "I don't have any hope." ... "I don't know what to do to feel better." ... These are just a few things I've heard in my career. If this sounds like you, then I'd be happy to walk alongside you in your journey. There are many injustices, microaggressions, and systemic issues that oppress individuals and families, causing anxiety, trauma, and family conflict. Although this can impact your day-to-day life, there is hope and healing available to you.
(970) 458-7278 View (970) 458-7278
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Rebecca Waller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Rebecca Castle-Waller is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, who has been practicing since 2019. She graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelors (2018) and Masters (2019) in Social Work. Rebecca entered the helping profession field on a volunteer basis in 2014, beginning with volunteering with survivors of domestic violence, stalking, and sexual assault, then volunteering with individuals experiencing homelessness in 2017. Rebecca completed two international internships with survivors of human trafficking in Thailand (2016) and Ghana (2018).
Rebecca Castle-Waller is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, who has been practicing since 2019. She graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelors (2018) and Masters (2019) in Social Work. Rebecca entered the helping profession field on a volunteer basis in 2014, beginning with volunteering with survivors of domestic violence, stalking, and sexual assault, then volunteering with individuals experiencing homelessness in 2017. Rebecca completed two international internships with survivors of human trafficking in Thailand (2016) and Ghana (2018).
(970) 647-7340 View (970) 647-7340
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Hayden Ahlbrandt
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHCA, NCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Does your kid easily become overwhelmed by big emotions, & does that overwhelm often lead to melt downs? Maybe your kid seems to get stuck in the overwhelm & has a hard time coming out of it, sometimes even derailing the whole day. Is your kid melting down over the most seemingly minor things, when they aren't perfect, or things don't go exactly as planned? Maybe they feel paralyzed by anxiety that is keeping them from doing the things that they like or creating high levels of fear. Whether they are melting down, becoming aggressive, angry, defiant, or avoiding situations/activities due to high levels of anxiety, I'm here to help!
Does your kid easily become overwhelmed by big emotions, & does that overwhelm often lead to melt downs? Maybe your kid seems to get stuck in the overwhelm & has a hard time coming out of it, sometimes even derailing the whole day. Is your kid melting down over the most seemingly minor things, when they aren't perfect, or things don't go exactly as planned? Maybe they feel paralyzed by anxiety that is keeping them from doing the things that they like or creating high levels of fear. Whether they are melting down, becoming aggressive, angry, defiant, or avoiding situations/activities due to high levels of anxiety, I'm here to help!
(970) 432-4488 View (970) 432-4488
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Mallory Hislar
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Fort Collins, CO 80525
If you have ever experienced sexual assault, abuse, the loss of a loved one, or a toxic relationship you are already a survivor. You might feel really lost and alone, but you don't have to be. Oftentimes when people have been through significant traumas they continue through life thinking they will be fine, but they are continuously haunted by anxiety and depression. If you have experienced any of these traumatic situations you likely have also experienced narcissistic abuse within your family. This kind of trauma and abuse can make it difficult to function in healthy relationships as an adult.
If you have ever experienced sexual assault, abuse, the loss of a loved one, or a toxic relationship you are already a survivor. You might feel really lost and alone, but you don't have to be. Oftentimes when people have been through significant traumas they continue through life thinking they will be fine, but they are continuously haunted by anxiety and depression. If you have experienced any of these traumatic situations you likely have also experienced narcissistic abuse within your family. This kind of trauma and abuse can make it difficult to function in healthy relationships as an adult.
(970) 788-2781 View (970) 788-2781
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Nicholas Terry
Licensed Professional Counselor, MCOUN, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Collins, CO 80526
Hello! My name is Nicholas Terry. Thank you for your interest in my practice, Longs Peak Counseling. I am a licensed professional counselor with training in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy and I work with clients to help them feel empowered to take more control of their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. My belief is that we all have a resilient nature and if you are in a safe and empathetic environment, you can heal from mental and emotional distress.
Hello! My name is Nicholas Terry. Thank you for your interest in my practice, Longs Peak Counseling. I am a licensed professional counselor with training in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy and I work with clients to help them feel empowered to take more control of their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. My belief is that we all have a resilient nature and if you are in a safe and empathetic environment, you can heal from mental and emotional distress.
(970) 341-2065 View (970) 341-2065
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Allyson Burns
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPC
Verified
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Allyson welcomes you into a non-judgmental and empathetic therapeutic space. Together with her, you'll process the emotions and painful memories that bring you to counseling. She'll guide you in taking a straightforward approach through the tough stuff, and accent that work with humor when appropriate. Allyson takes a holistic, person-centered, mindfulness-based approach to help her clients process a variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and PTSD. She's trained in the use of Brainspotting, a therapy that helps the individual build mind/body connections to process trauma.
Allyson welcomes you into a non-judgmental and empathetic therapeutic space. Together with her, you'll process the emotions and painful memories that bring you to counseling. She'll guide you in taking a straightforward approach through the tough stuff, and accent that work with humor when appropriate. Allyson takes a holistic, person-centered, mindfulness-based approach to help her clients process a variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and PTSD. She's trained in the use of Brainspotting, a therapy that helps the individual build mind/body connections to process trauma.
(970) 499-5267 View (970) 499-5267
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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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Anne Maxwell
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Fort Collins, CO 80521  (Online Only)
I work with adolescents and adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, panic attacks, and phobias. I have experience working with specific diagnoses including anxiety disorders, depression, panic disorder, ADD/ADHD, and autism. I am certified in treating tech addiction (gaming, social media, video) and promoting digital health in children, adolescents and young adults.
I work with adolescents and adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, panic attacks, and phobias. I have experience working with specific diagnoses including anxiety disorders, depression, panic disorder, ADD/ADHD, and autism. I am certified in treating tech addiction (gaming, social media, video) and promoting digital health in children, adolescents and young adults.
(970) 533-8790 View (970) 533-8790

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Number of Therapists in Fort Collins, CO

1,000+

Average cost per session

$137

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.