Therapists in Fruita, CO

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Dawn Glenn
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fruita, CO 81521
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who works with children, adolescents, couples, individuals and families. We have all experienced difficult times in our life. Are you or your teen struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, school or work? I work with clients to identify strengths which can help lead healthier and happier lives. Every person and family is unique. I believe the therapy process needs to adapt to fit every client. Working together we can move forward on a path toward self-awareness, joy and a fulfilling life.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who works with children, adolescents, couples, individuals and families. We have all experienced difficult times in our life. Are you or your teen struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, school or work? I work with clients to identify strengths which can help lead healthier and happier lives. Every person and family is unique. I believe the therapy process needs to adapt to fit every client. Working together we can move forward on a path toward self-awareness, joy and a fulfilling life.
(970) 315-9011 View (970) 315-9011
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Caroline Dohm
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fruita, CO 81521
My goal is to create a safe, supportive environment in which together we will take a look at what is going on that has you deciding to seek counseling now. You and I will view your behavior (thoughts, emotions, actions/inaction) with compassion, as they have served an underlying purpose for you. There are straightforward tools available to help you create new ways of interacting with your self and world. I look forward to working with you.
My goal is to create a safe, supportive environment in which together we will take a look at what is going on that has you deciding to seek counseling now. You and I will view your behavior (thoughts, emotions, actions/inaction) with compassion, as they have served an underlying purpose for you. There are straightforward tools available to help you create new ways of interacting with your self and world. I look forward to working with you.
(970) 241-1913 View (970) 241-1913
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Bethany Kiser
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Fruita, CO 81521
Hello there! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over ten years of experience. My main areas of specialty are treating children, trauma and parenting. I have certifications in Child Parent Psychotherapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Circle of Security Parenting. Both Child Parent Psychotherapy and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy are top rated evidence based treatments for children who have experienced trauma. Trauma could include many things such as child abuse or neglect, death of a parent, witnessing domestic violence or any number of other scary events that can occur for children.
Hello there! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over ten years of experience. My main areas of specialty are treating children, trauma and parenting. I have certifications in Child Parent Psychotherapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Circle of Security Parenting. Both Child Parent Psychotherapy and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy are top rated evidence based treatments for children who have experienced trauma. Trauma could include many things such as child abuse or neglect, death of a parent, witnessing domestic violence or any number of other scary events that can occur for children.
(970) 296-8291 View (970) 296-8291
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Katie Larson - Couples Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, Art
Verified Verified
Fruita, CO 81521  (Online Only)
I specialize in couples therapy, and breaking negative patterns. ALL couples, and individuals, can get stuck in negative patterns. Our good intentions can get lost in our reactive behaviors. I can help you get unstuck and feel connected again. You don't have to feel so alone!
I specialize in couples therapy, and breaking negative patterns. ALL couples, and individuals, can get stuck in negative patterns. Our good intentions can get lost in our reactive behaviors. I can help you get unstuck and feel connected again. You don't have to feel so alone!
(720) 924-4959 View (720) 924-4959
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Kim A Nuzzo
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CAC, III
Verified Verified
Fruita, CO 81521
I have worked for the last 30 years in the addiction treatment field, with addicts and family members. For the last eight years I have specialized in treating Sexual Addiction: internet pornography, sexual compulsivity, intimacy anorexia, infidelity.
I have worked for the last 30 years in the addiction treatment field, with addicts and family members. For the last eight years I have specialized in treating Sexual Addiction: internet pornography, sexual compulsivity, intimacy anorexia, infidelity.
(970) 355-3103 View (970) 355-3103
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High Desert Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Fruita, CO 81521
My name is Mary Sanchez and I have 30 years of experience working with diverse populations. I specialize in working with women and teen girls who have experienced trauma, anxiety or are struggling with life transition. I use EMDR, hypnotherapy, mindfulness and DBT skills to assist people in creating their best life. I think outside the box and use nature, drumming, spirituality as resources for clients healing journey. I will honor your path and meet you where you are at to assist you in forward movement. I welcome dreamers, rebels, misfits and creators. LGBTQIA friendly. Poly, BDSM, alternative lifestyle educated.
My name is Mary Sanchez and I have 30 years of experience working with diverse populations. I specialize in working with women and teen girls who have experienced trauma, anxiety or are struggling with life transition. I use EMDR, hypnotherapy, mindfulness and DBT skills to assist people in creating their best life. I think outside the box and use nature, drumming, spirituality as resources for clients healing journey. I will honor your path and meet you where you are at to assist you in forward movement. I welcome dreamers, rebels, misfits and creators. LGBTQIA friendly. Poly, BDSM, alternative lifestyle educated.
(970) 548-9313 View (970) 548-9313
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Barbara Kinkelaar
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LAC, SAP
Verified Verified
Fruita, CO 81521  (Online Only)
I am an experienced Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Addiction Counselor. Currently I am working telehealth only using the Zoom format. Due to reduced office costs, I am able to offer sessions reasonably priced at $75. I work with the male and female adult population, primarily on an individual basis. I also work with couples in certain situations. In general, I believe couples are better served meeting with a therapist in person. I will be happy to meet with you briefly in consultation, usually 15 or 20 minutes by phone or zoom to discuss your needs and answer any questions.
I am an experienced Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Addiction Counselor. Currently I am working telehealth only using the Zoom format. Due to reduced office costs, I am able to offer sessions reasonably priced at $75. I work with the male and female adult population, primarily on an individual basis. I also work with couples in certain situations. In general, I believe couples are better served meeting with a therapist in person. I will be happy to meet with you briefly in consultation, usually 15 or 20 minutes by phone or zoom to discuss your needs and answer any questions.
(970) 633-3610 View (970) 633-3610
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Rachele Marlette
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fruita, CO 81521  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
You are doing the best you can but life has thrown you a few loops and you are looking for new ways to manage these issues. You are ready to make positive changes and live your best life. And you are in the right place! Welcome to therapy! You are taking one of the most positive steps forward to achieving mental health. Whether you struggle with a trauma history, depression, anxiety, or relationship issues, I'm here for you.
You are doing the best you can but life has thrown you a few loops and you are looking for new ways to manage these issues. You are ready to make positive changes and live your best life. And you are in the right place! Welcome to therapy! You are taking one of the most positive steps forward to achieving mental health. Whether you struggle with a trauma history, depression, anxiety, or relationship issues, I'm here for you.
(970) 372-5355 View (970) 372-5355
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Dennis M Phelps
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Fruita, CO 81521
I feel that it is vitally important to increase the awareness of our thoughts. Moreover, to question our thoughts. Most of our thoughts are inaccurate, and when believed, can cause a great deal of unnecessary unhappiness. Our journey to fully understanding our purpose and value in life requires a commitment to building patience, acceptance and self-awareness, to include the awareness of our thoughts.
I feel that it is vitally important to increase the awareness of our thoughts. Moreover, to question our thoughts. Most of our thoughts are inaccurate, and when believed, can cause a great deal of unnecessary unhappiness. Our journey to fully understanding our purpose and value in life requires a commitment to building patience, acceptance and self-awareness, to include the awareness of our thoughts.
(970) 715-8830 View (970) 715-8830
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Amber Pitts
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fruita, CO 81521
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and have worked in the mental health field for over 10 years. Working in a variety of settings; including inpatient/residential treatment for eating disorders, community mental health and with students at CMU; has enabled me to gather a wide range of experience and knowledge. My clinical interests include working with adolescents and adults to overcome eating disorders, depression, anxiety, PTSD symptoms and relationship problems.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and have worked in the mental health field for over 10 years. Working in a variety of settings; including inpatient/residential treatment for eating disorders, community mental health and with students at CMU; has enabled me to gather a wide range of experience and knowledge. My clinical interests include working with adolescents and adults to overcome eating disorders, depression, anxiety, PTSD symptoms and relationship problems.
(970) 329-8727 View (970) 329-8727
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Kristine M Ducote
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Fruita, CO 81521
Kristine offers individual therapy/general counseling in a safe, accepting and non-judgmental environment, regardless of race, color, sexual orientation or identity, and faith. Living with chronic self doubt, anxiety, depression, or other challenges can be miserable. Are you ready to break free and live your best life? Come learn how! Kristine has past lived experience with depression, anxiety/panic attacks, and bipolar disorder. So while she doesn't know your exact experience, you will be working with someone who "gets it" and can relate. Kristine would love to walk beside you on your journey to wellness!
Kristine offers individual therapy/general counseling in a safe, accepting and non-judgmental environment, regardless of race, color, sexual orientation or identity, and faith. Living with chronic self doubt, anxiety, depression, or other challenges can be miserable. Are you ready to break free and live your best life? Come learn how! Kristine has past lived experience with depression, anxiety/panic attacks, and bipolar disorder. So while she doesn't know your exact experience, you will be working with someone who "gets it" and can relate. Kristine would love to walk beside you on your journey to wellness!
(970) 251-8833 View (970) 251-8833
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Alexzis Vazquez
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fruita, CO 81521
Waitlist for new clients
I work with individuals, couples, and families with attachment concerns and complex Trauma histories using EMDR, IFS, and Polyvagal Theory. I am sex-positive and welcoming to LGBTQIA+ clients. I feel confident working with individuals who, are or already have, deconstructed their faith/religion. When I meet with you, you can expect to have a conversation - one where you are heard, empathized with, and challenged. The therapeutic relationship is just that, a relationship. I will spend time getting to know you and helping you determine exactly what your goals are for this service before diving in.
I work with individuals, couples, and families with attachment concerns and complex Trauma histories using EMDR, IFS, and Polyvagal Theory. I am sex-positive and welcoming to LGBTQIA+ clients. I feel confident working with individuals who, are or already have, deconstructed their faith/religion. When I meet with you, you can expect to have a conversation - one where you are heard, empathized with, and challenged. The therapeutic relationship is just that, a relationship. I will spend time getting to know you and helping you determine exactly what your goals are for this service before diving in.
(970) 676-2398 View (970) 676-2398
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Dd Love
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MFTC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Fruita, CO 81521
Are you considering trying therapy for the first time, but are not sure if it is right for you? Actually, that makes sense! It is difficult to find a therapist that is a good fit. Sometimes it is difficult to figure out what you even want support with, or would like to work on. I work with a wide variety of clients because I know that client/therapist fit is the number one predictor in whether or not therapy will be effective for you. I work with a wide variety of approaches because I know that no single type of therapy is right for everyone.
Are you considering trying therapy for the first time, but are not sure if it is right for you? Actually, that makes sense! It is difficult to find a therapist that is a good fit. Sometimes it is difficult to figure out what you even want support with, or would like to work on. I work with a wide variety of clients because I know that client/therapist fit is the number one predictor in whether or not therapy will be effective for you. I work with a wide variety of approaches because I know that no single type of therapy is right for everyone.
(970) 431-7952 View (970) 431-7952
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Gaylene Ludwig
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fruita, CO 81521
Notable moments in our lives reveal to us how we feel about ourselves and the lives we are living. Feeling stuck can be one of those revealing moments and while you might be unsure why you even feel this way, this can motivate making those needed changes even while feeling unsure where to start. As a professional eager to hear your story and encourage you in your healthy changes, I am here to work with you in a compassionate, empathetic fashion.
Notable moments in our lives reveal to us how we feel about ourselves and the lives we are living. Feeling stuck can be one of those revealing moments and while you might be unsure why you even feel this way, this can motivate making those needed changes even while feeling unsure where to start. As a professional eager to hear your story and encourage you in your healthy changes, I am here to work with you in a compassionate, empathetic fashion.
(970) 822-0792 View (970) 822-0792
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Ashley Carter
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Fruita, CO 81521
I love couples work! To me, there is no greater fulfillment than helping two individuals reignite what was lost, and create new behaviors that have the ability to create a whole new relationship that both individuals may have lost hope for. Alternatively, couples counseling may also look like learning how to say goodbye, and doing so in the most productive and least painful way possible. The most painful option is to stay stagnant in an unhealthy relationship, having the same conflicts time and time again, and endlessly searching for an answer that isn’t appearing. You and your partner do not have to navigate these waters alone.
I love couples work! To me, there is no greater fulfillment than helping two individuals reignite what was lost, and create new behaviors that have the ability to create a whole new relationship that both individuals may have lost hope for. Alternatively, couples counseling may also look like learning how to say goodbye, and doing so in the most productive and least painful way possible. The most painful option is to stay stagnant in an unhealthy relationship, having the same conflicts time and time again, and endlessly searching for an answer that isn’t appearing. You and your partner do not have to navigate these waters alone.
(970) 289-5114 View (970) 289-5114
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Ryan Jones
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Fruita, CO 81521
What is not making a change really costing you? Maybe happiness, personal growth, career progression, great relationships, control over your emotions and life. Your life is so valuable and you deserve to get the most out of it. You're ability to change is possible when you work consistently with the right strategy and mindset. Some of our greatest strengths come from our biggest challenges. I help clients work through anxiety, depression, relationship struggles and a variety of other mental health issues using science based practices. Video sessions or in-person sessions available.
What is not making a change really costing you? Maybe happiness, personal growth, career progression, great relationships, control over your emotions and life. Your life is so valuable and you deserve to get the most out of it. You're ability to change is possible when you work consistently with the right strategy and mindset. Some of our greatest strengths come from our biggest challenges. I help clients work through anxiety, depression, relationship struggles and a variety of other mental health issues using science based practices. Video sessions or in-person sessions available.
(970) 517-2579 View (970) 517-2579
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Live In Freedom
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Fruita, CO 81521
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS and I accept medicaid Navigating through life can sometimes feel overwhelming. Life can kick us in the gut and making it hard to catch our breath. Sometimes feelings are overwhelming without a reason. Reaching out for help seems like one more thing. It sometimes feels like you are shattered into a billion pieces. I get it, we've all been there. I work mostly with teens, having been a troubled and angry depressed teen myself. I have seen people take the broken pieces of their lives and create beauty. I can walk with you on that journey to healing.
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS and I accept medicaid Navigating through life can sometimes feel overwhelming. Life can kick us in the gut and making it hard to catch our breath. Sometimes feelings are overwhelming without a reason. Reaching out for help seems like one more thing. It sometimes feels like you are shattered into a billion pieces. I get it, we've all been there. I work mostly with teens, having been a troubled and angry depressed teen myself. I have seen people take the broken pieces of their lives and create beauty. I can walk with you on that journey to healing.
(970) 465-8752 View (970) 465-8752
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Monument Christian Counseling, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Fruita, CO 81521
Everyone has unique contextual factors that contributes to their life story.  Your story matters! I consider it an honor and privilege to enter into your story with you.  I provide individual counseling for adolescents, young adults, and adults.  I also provide family counseling. My areas of focus are depression, anxiety, and trauma work.  I combine person-centered, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and narrative therapy with spiritual interventions to meet your needs, but your goals will direct our therapeutic process.  We can partner together to explore your story and help you achieve your own vision of wellness.
Everyone has unique contextual factors that contributes to their life story.  Your story matters! I consider it an honor and privilege to enter into your story with you.  I provide individual counseling for adolescents, young adults, and adults.  I also provide family counseling. My areas of focus are depression, anxiety, and trauma work.  I combine person-centered, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and narrative therapy with spiritual interventions to meet your needs, but your goals will direct our therapeutic process.  We can partner together to explore your story and help you achieve your own vision of wellness.
(970) 251-8588 View (970) 251-8588
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Angie Leonhard
LPC Intern
Verified Verified
Fruita, CO 81521
I am passionate about supporting people to connect with a greater sense of possibility and empowerment in their lives. By doing the hard but important work of confronting and shifting limiting beliefs, exploring family and relationship dynamics, and re-processing trauma in a safe and supported space, it is possible to achieve robust mental well-being and be able to experience joy and fulfillment again. I will support you in uncovering what is keeping you feeling stuck, overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, and chronically stressed and teach you healthy and adaptive ways of managing challenging emotions and experiences.
I am passionate about supporting people to connect with a greater sense of possibility and empowerment in their lives. By doing the hard but important work of confronting and shifting limiting beliefs, exploring family and relationship dynamics, and re-processing trauma in a safe and supported space, it is possible to achieve robust mental well-being and be able to experience joy and fulfillment again. I will support you in uncovering what is keeping you feeling stuck, overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, and chronically stressed and teach you healthy and adaptive ways of managing challenging emotions and experiences.
(970) 438-2240 View (970) 438-2240
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Marina J Palmer
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, EMDR, NCC, BCC
Verified Verified
Fruita, CO 81521
Life has many ups and downs. Some are more challenging than others. Gaining a sense of what is happening, realizing you are not alone, and recognizing that present circumstances don't define your future will lead to positive change. Learning how to manage challenging emotions, developing resilience, and building on strengths can make a difference in how we cope with life transitions and promote self-discovery.  I would like to support you in your healing journey while emphasizing growth and helping you reach your desired goals. Dare to dream and expand your vision of what is possible.
Life has many ups and downs. Some are more challenging than others. Gaining a sense of what is happening, realizing you are not alone, and recognizing that present circumstances don't define your future will lead to positive change. Learning how to manage challenging emotions, developing resilience, and building on strengths can make a difference in how we cope with life transitions and promote self-discovery.  I would like to support you in your healing journey while emphasizing growth and helping you reach your desired goals. Dare to dream and expand your vision of what is possible.
(719) 781-3107 View (719) 781-3107

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Number of Therapists in Fruita, CO

20+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Fruita, CO who prioritize treating:

88% Anxiety
84% Depression
84% Trauma and PTSD
76% Relationship Issues
72% Self Esteem
72% Stress
68% Grief

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% Medicaid
72% Aetna
72% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Fruita, CO see their clients

88% In Person and Online
12% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
12% Male
4% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Fruita?

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.