Therapists in Greenwood Village, CO

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Figurin It Out Counseling and Consulting PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Greenwood Village, CO 80111  (Online Only)
Hidden deep inside of you, you already possess the compass that will guide you to your truth. I believe you have this inner knowledge. Wisdom is knowing WHAT to do with your inner knowledge, WHEN to use it, and HOW to implement it. Welcome to a sacred space where you can blend your curiosities and knowledge into wisdom. I can help guide you using a customized approach that draws on proven science but is not limited by it. I owe my peace and breakthroughs to resources that have taught me resilience, whether it was coaching at CU, running marathons, or traveling the world.
Hidden deep inside of you, you already possess the compass that will guide you to your truth. I believe you have this inner knowledge. Wisdom is knowing WHAT to do with your inner knowledge, WHEN to use it, and HOW to implement it. Welcome to a sacred space where you can blend your curiosities and knowledge into wisdom. I can help guide you using a customized approach that draws on proven science but is not limited by it. I owe my peace and breakthroughs to resources that have taught me resilience, whether it was coaching at CU, running marathons, or traveling the world.
(303) 529-7051 View (303) 529-7051
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Evan Talkington
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Evan brings her authentic self, along with some sarcastic humor, to each session. In working with her you will feel both supported and therapeutically challenged. She considers herself to be an honest and straight-forward person, which is reflected in her style as a therapist. Evan has experience in a variety of issues and illnesses, though her work has largely been focused on addictions, depression and mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and trauma. She also has a passion for helping individuals navigate their relationships and improve communication skills.
Evan brings her authentic self, along with some sarcastic humor, to each session. In working with her you will feel both supported and therapeutically challenged. She considers herself to be an honest and straight-forward person, which is reflected in her style as a therapist. Evan has experience in a variety of issues and illnesses, though her work has largely been focused on addictions, depression and mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and trauma. She also has a passion for helping individuals navigate their relationships and improve communication skills.
(720) 279-7423 View (720) 279-7423
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Meredith DuBose
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Welcome! I am here to help you work through life's tough transitions and emotional difficulties. I provide an approach based in acceptance, but I also find it important to be direct and give concrete solutions and responses to my clients. I use many different treatment modalities, dependent on what best fits you and your needs. I have specialized training in cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, and trauma-informed care. Helping people through life's challenges and transitions is my passion.
Welcome! I am here to help you work through life's tough transitions and emotional difficulties. I provide an approach based in acceptance, but I also find it important to be direct and give concrete solutions and responses to my clients. I use many different treatment modalities, dependent on what best fits you and your needs. I have specialized training in cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, and trauma-informed care. Helping people through life's challenges and transitions is my passion.
(720) 703-9912 View (720) 703-9912
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Kristin Figueroa
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
If you are struggling to recover from anxiety, depression, trauma, or low self-esteem, or a parent to a child/teen with these issues, then I am here to help! These challenges can be exhausting and difficult to navigate on your own, and they can impact not only yourself but your relationships as well. Our thoughts and emotions can impact many aspects of our lives, and at times we cannot even recognize or understand where they are coming from.
If you are struggling to recover from anxiety, depression, trauma, or low self-esteem, or a parent to a child/teen with these issues, then I am here to help! These challenges can be exhausting and difficult to navigate on your own, and they can impact not only yourself but your relationships as well. Our thoughts and emotions can impact many aspects of our lives, and at times we cannot even recognize or understand where they are coming from.
(720) 815-4270 View (720) 815-4270
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Patty Kozma
Marriage and Family Therapist Candidate, MFTC, MA
Verified Verified
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
With an approach of empathy and compassion, I work with individuals and couples to provide strategic and experiential solutions to the struggle that has brought you in.  I will listen to understand and we will work together in a safe and open space.  I hope to strengthen what's already inside of you and help you develop a greater self-awareness. I bring years of life experience to this work. Please know that you are not alone and that - with gratitude and optimism - there is hope to renew your heart and re-establish the important relationships in your life, including the one with yourself.
With an approach of empathy and compassion, I work with individuals and couples to provide strategic and experiential solutions to the struggle that has brought you in.  I will listen to understand and we will work together in a safe and open space.  I hope to strengthen what's already inside of you and help you develop a greater self-awareness. I bring years of life experience to this work. Please know that you are not alone and that - with gratitude and optimism - there is hope to renew your heart and re-establish the important relationships in your life, including the one with yourself.
(720) 613-2471 View (720) 613-2471
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Audrey Fisher
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPCC, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Therapy can be transformative and a life-changing experience for you and your relationships. I use a supportive approach to facilitate new awareness, insights, and personal growth while rewiring your brain and nervous system. I work to provide you with a space where you feel understood, safe and can begin to heal and grow. We will unpack your core beliefs, values, and explore your sense of self-worth. Although the past has influenced our present, it need not dictate our future. Together we will develop a personalized approach to achieve your wellness goals.
Therapy can be transformative and a life-changing experience for you and your relationships. I use a supportive approach to facilitate new awareness, insights, and personal growth while rewiring your brain and nervous system. I work to provide you with a space where you feel understood, safe and can begin to heal and grow. We will unpack your core beliefs, values, and explore your sense of self-worth. Although the past has influenced our present, it need not dictate our future. Together we will develop a personalized approach to achieve your wellness goals.
(720) 515-5587 View (720) 515-5587
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Natalie Stevenson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CCTP, C-PD
Verified Verified
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
I see a client as a caterpillar in a cocoon, searching to find themselves, growing within, wanting to break free, cracking the shell, spreading their wings, and taking flight into enlightment. It is an honor and privilege to be a part of my client's journey through the therapeutic process. When a client commit's themselves to being vulnerable and exploring new and heathier ways to function, they can experience transformation of self. Each person is a unique individual who possesses the ability to discover their true self that is capable of love, peace, and success.
I see a client as a caterpillar in a cocoon, searching to find themselves, growing within, wanting to break free, cracking the shell, spreading their wings, and taking flight into enlightment. It is an honor and privilege to be a part of my client's journey through the therapeutic process. When a client commit's themselves to being vulnerable and exploring new and heathier ways to function, they can experience transformation of self. Each person is a unique individual who possesses the ability to discover their true self that is capable of love, peace, and success.
(720) 637-2713 View (720) 637-2713
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Allie Alexander
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified Verified
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Unconditional positive regard, non-judgement, and a strengths-based focus are crucial in developing a strong and trusting therapeutic relationship. I am proud to be able to support clients in identifying and fostering their unique strengths to help them overcome their barriers. I believe that each individual is the best expert on themselves; I am here to partner with and empower you to discover answers that will help you live the life you want.
Unconditional positive regard, non-judgement, and a strengths-based focus are crucial in developing a strong and trusting therapeutic relationship. I am proud to be able to support clients in identifying and fostering their unique strengths to help them overcome their barriers. I believe that each individual is the best expert on themselves; I am here to partner with and empower you to discover answers that will help you live the life you want.
(720) 776-5775 View (720) 776-5775
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April Cordova-Williams
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, PMH-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Throughout my training as a therapist there were two phrases that impacted my understanding of the therapy process: "You are the expert on the process and your client is the expert on their story, pain, thoughts, and feelings" & "The client is the key to their own success." With these two phrases I continuously reminded myself that I'm responsible for guiding my clients in the direction(s) that are beneficiary and to collaborate with them throughout the therapeutic process. My training was specifically geared toward individual counseling and addressing various challenges that can occur throughout life.
Throughout my training as a therapist there were two phrases that impacted my understanding of the therapy process: "You are the expert on the process and your client is the expert on their story, pain, thoughts, and feelings" & "The client is the key to their own success." With these two phrases I continuously reminded myself that I'm responsible for guiding my clients in the direction(s) that are beneficiary and to collaborate with them throughout the therapeutic process. My training was specifically geared toward individual counseling and addressing various challenges that can occur throughout life.
(720) 580-6849 x1002 View (720) 580-6849 x1002
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Laurie Selleck
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Seeking comfort in your own skin? Do you know you could do better but something gets in the way? Tired of struggling with feeling overwhelmed, bored, anxious, exhausted or depressed? My approach is real and pragmatic, interactive and collaborative. With warmth, humor and acceptance I endeavor to be supportive and challenging in helping you explore and express who you are and what you want from the inside out. Awareness, acceptance, and action are key in the process of growth and moving you toward what is most important and meaningful to you.
Seeking comfort in your own skin? Do you know you could do better but something gets in the way? Tired of struggling with feeling overwhelmed, bored, anxious, exhausted or depressed? My approach is real and pragmatic, interactive and collaborative. With warmth, humor and acceptance I endeavor to be supportive and challenging in helping you explore and express who you are and what you want from the inside out. Awareness, acceptance, and action are key in the process of growth and moving you toward what is most important and meaningful to you.
(303) 408-7127 View (303) 408-7127
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Jessica Burchinal
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Greenwood Village, CO 80111  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I'm a therapist with Centus Counseling, a top-tier provider of behavioral health services in the metro-Denver area. I hold a Master's Degree in Counseling. I work with people from all stages of life to help them improve self-awareness, draw on their personal strengths, develop new skills, and aid in creating positive change. Together, we can start the work towards a deeper understanding of self, the environment around us, and how to align the two together. Allow me to help bring you towards a greater sense of hope and peace.
I'm a therapist with Centus Counseling, a top-tier provider of behavioral health services in the metro-Denver area. I hold a Master's Degree in Counseling. I work with people from all stages of life to help them improve self-awareness, draw on their personal strengths, develop new skills, and aid in creating positive change. Together, we can start the work towards a deeper understanding of self, the environment around us, and how to align the two together. Allow me to help bring you towards a greater sense of hope and peace.
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Amy Knight
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Greenwood Village, CO 80111  (Online Only)
Not many people can say, without a doubt, they know exactly where they are supposed to be. I am lucky enough to be one of the few. My place is walking through the fire with trauma survivors, sitting with people in their deepest pain, and if nothing more, holding space for anything that may come.
Not many people can say, without a doubt, they know exactly where they are supposed to be. I am lucky enough to be one of the few. My place is walking through the fire with trauma survivors, sitting with people in their deepest pain, and if nothing more, holding space for anything that may come.
(720) 605-3860 View (720) 605-3860
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Jenna Kerstein Smith
MSW, PLLC
Verified Verified
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
I have been a practicing psychotherapist for the past 15 years. I have served the Denver community and surrounding areas in schools as well as in private practice. I specialize in working with teens, college age and young adults experiencing anxiety, grief, depression, divorce, trauma and life transitions.
I have been a practicing psychotherapist for the past 15 years. I have served the Denver community and surrounding areas in schools as well as in private practice. I specialize in working with teens, college age and young adults experiencing anxiety, grief, depression, divorce, trauma and life transitions.
(303) 951-4832 View (303) 951-4832
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Yaffa Goldbaum
Counselor, MS, LPC, RYT, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
My aim is for you to discover preferred ways of orienting and moving through your life. My intention is to be an active partner with you to reduce distress, cultivate a healthy mind, body, spirit connection, and develop the capacity to meaningfully engage in here-and-now life and relationships. My focus is to build upon your individual strengths, enhance self-care efforts, and enrich any resources and supports already in place. I view the therapeutic relationship as central to the treatment process.
My aim is for you to discover preferred ways of orienting and moving through your life. My intention is to be an active partner with you to reduce distress, cultivate a healthy mind, body, spirit connection, and develop the capacity to meaningfully engage in here-and-now life and relationships. My focus is to build upon your individual strengths, enhance self-care efforts, and enrich any resources and supports already in place. I view the therapeutic relationship as central to the treatment process.
(720) 815-4216 View (720) 815-4216
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Azenay Tell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Have you ever wished you could just re-write your story? Maybe someone has spoken something over you that you still just can't shake. Narratives can stick with us for a while and sometimes we don't even know we are holding on to specific narratives. I aim to help my clients deconstruct years of generational trauma, academic experiences, oppression, systemic injustices, and much more. I aim to help create a safe and affirming space for diverse identities and experiences. Your story is your story. You deserve to be heard and I want to hear you.
Have you ever wished you could just re-write your story? Maybe someone has spoken something over you that you still just can't shake. Narratives can stick with us for a while and sometimes we don't even know we are holding on to specific narratives. I aim to help my clients deconstruct years of generational trauma, academic experiences, oppression, systemic injustices, and much more. I aim to help create a safe and affirming space for diverse identities and experiences. Your story is your story. You deserve to be heard and I want to hear you.
(303) 622-3858 View (303) 622-3858
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Kyungah Kim
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Greenwood Village, CO 80111  (Online Only)
You struggle with the sense of not being good enough, the relentless anxiety and worries, low mood, feeling alone and lonely, and not belong. You suffer from the imposter syndrome, experience guilt when it wasn't your fault, and end up feeling resentment after constantly serving others' needs. You often make decisions based on fear and sometimes the voice of self-doubt blocks you from pursuing the life you want. You would like to feel happy and content in life, build self-confidence, stop worrying too much, enjoy relationships, and shake off the thought you should be doing more.
You struggle with the sense of not being good enough, the relentless anxiety and worries, low mood, feeling alone and lonely, and not belong. You suffer from the imposter syndrome, experience guilt when it wasn't your fault, and end up feeling resentment after constantly serving others' needs. You often make decisions based on fear and sometimes the voice of self-doubt blocks you from pursuing the life you want. You would like to feel happy and content in life, build self-confidence, stop worrying too much, enjoy relationships, and shake off the thought you should be doing more.
(720) 548-2771 View (720) 548-2771
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Jea Theis Therapy LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Accepting new clients. "Your present circumstances do not determine where you will go, they merely determine where you have been " - Nido Qubein. I am so glad you are here. I believe in a strengths-based approach that honors the experiences and unique aspects of you and I have a passion for collaborating with clients for successful outcomes.
Accepting new clients. "Your present circumstances do not determine where you will go, they merely determine where you have been " - Nido Qubein. I am so glad you are here. I believe in a strengths-based approach that honors the experiences and unique aspects of you and I have a passion for collaborating with clients for successful outcomes.
(866) 885-2375 View (866) 885-2375
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Carol Ann Watson
Psychologist, EdD, MA, CCHt, MAC, CCJS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Psychological Testing, Behavior, Parenting Education, and Suicide Prevention Specialist.The children & adults that meet with me will be seeking treatment for behavioral issues and/or depression/anxiety that may manifest in suicidal ideation/self harm. Diagnosed with learning disabilities, ADHD, or autism They often are not performing up to potential in a school or work setting and may or may not be having behavioral problems at school/ home. They are having problems communicating with parents and teachers regarding wants and needs or difficult communications with partners or their children. Poor choices have led to their problems with authority, trouble with law, etc.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Psychological Testing, Behavior, Parenting Education, and Suicide Prevention Specialist.The children & adults that meet with me will be seeking treatment for behavioral issues and/or depression/anxiety that may manifest in suicidal ideation/self harm. Diagnosed with learning disabilities, ADHD, or autism They often are not performing up to potential in a school or work setting and may or may not be having behavioral problems at school/ home. They are having problems communicating with parents and teachers regarding wants and needs or difficult communications with partners or their children. Poor choices have led to their problems with authority, trouble with law, etc.
(303) 888-3205 View (303) 888-3205
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Sarah Senst
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LPCS
Verified Verified
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
NOW with offices in the DTC and Ft. Collins. I hear clients say they feel "stuck", "unsure", "confused", "anxious" and/or "afraid". Many of them don’t feel very good about themselves. This can cause problems in their relationships, on their job, not feeling motivated or becoming unable to take joy in everyday activities. My clients typically want to make it through a day without anxiety, to not feel so sad everyday and to feel confident! I understand these experiences and have had many of them in my past. With an excellent therapist and fantastic coaches along the way, I’ve learned, healed and grown. And you can to!
NOW with offices in the DTC and Ft. Collins. I hear clients say they feel "stuck", "unsure", "confused", "anxious" and/or "afraid". Many of them don’t feel very good about themselves. This can cause problems in their relationships, on their job, not feeling motivated or becoming unable to take joy in everyday activities. My clients typically want to make it through a day without anxiety, to not feel so sad everyday and to feel confident! I understand these experiences and have had many of them in my past. With an excellent therapist and fantastic coaches along the way, I’ve learned, healed and grown. And you can to!
(720) 605-5551 View (720) 605-5551
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Sophia Graves
Licensed Social Worker, LSW
Verified Verified
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Sophia is a Colorado native, who has received her masters degree from the University of Denver in Social Work with a concentration in mental health and a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Colorado State University. Her style is structured to be strength-based. She seeks to provide a safe, trusting, and collaborative relationship with all clients. Sophia recognizes the value of a judgment free therapeutic relationship. In Sophia's therapeutic practice she utilizes the evidence-based treatment modalities of Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing.
Sophia is a Colorado native, who has received her masters degree from the University of Denver in Social Work with a concentration in mental health and a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Colorado State University. Her style is structured to be strength-based. She seeks to provide a safe, trusting, and collaborative relationship with all clients. Sophia recognizes the value of a judgment free therapeutic relationship. In Sophia's therapeutic practice she utilizes the evidence-based treatment modalities of Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing.
(720) 815-9434 View (720) 815-9434

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Number of Therapists in Greenwood Village, CO

300+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Greenwood Village, CO who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
87% Depression
79% Relationship Issues
75% Self Esteem
74% Trauma and PTSD
70% Coping Skills
67% Grief

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

69% Aetna
61% Cigna and Evernorth
61% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Greenwood Village, CO see their clients

82% In Person and Online
18% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Greenwood Village?

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.