Therapists in Kiowa, CO

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Londa K Paulson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Kiowa, CO 80117  (Online Only)
My style is collaborative, empathetic, strength based and education oriented to help you over come life's hard challenges. My goal is to help you through self discovery, to gain a deeper understanding of personal challenges and to develop a set of skills to overcome those challenges in order to live a life full of meaning and satisfaction.
My style is collaborative, empathetic, strength based and education oriented to help you over come life's hard challenges. My goal is to help you through self discovery, to gain a deeper understanding of personal challenges and to develop a set of skills to overcome those challenges in order to live a life full of meaning and satisfaction.
(720) 735-3014 View (720) 735-3014

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Ruth Shoemaker
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Elizabeth, CO 80107  (Online Only)
When you meet with Ruth, you can expect to feel comfortable, empathy toward your issue(s), not judged, soothed by humor, and treated as an equal. You'll be heard and offered suggestions to help you address your challenges. Ruth's clients can overcome debilitating emotions, relational issues, life struggles such as past traumatic experiences, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and more. She uses active listening and offers empowering tools to overcome negative thoughts and feelings that limit their daily lives. Modalities she draws from include EMDR, DBT, DBT, mindfulness, biofeedback, and stress management training.
When you meet with Ruth, you can expect to feel comfortable, empathy toward your issue(s), not judged, soothed by humor, and treated as an equal. You'll be heard and offered suggestions to help you address your challenges. Ruth's clients can overcome debilitating emotions, relational issues, life struggles such as past traumatic experiences, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and more. She uses active listening and offers empowering tools to overcome negative thoughts and feelings that limit their daily lives. Modalities she draws from include EMDR, DBT, DBT, mindfulness, biofeedback, and stress management training.
(303) 586-7596 View (303) 586-7596
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Ashley Wiggins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Elizabeth, CO 80107
When you enter into a session with Ashley, you'll experience a strong sense of empathy, compassion, and genuineness. You'll feel comfortable sharing your story with her in the non-judgmental and open-minded space she provides. You'll receive honest, supportive guidance when she asks the tough questions you might be afraid to ask yourself. You'll be met where you're at and allowed to come to your own conclusions about the concerns that brings you to therapy. Ashley's clients can overcome many issues, including trauma, depression, anxiety, relationships, parenting, anger, self-esteem, and adjustment.
When you enter into a session with Ashley, you'll experience a strong sense of empathy, compassion, and genuineness. You'll feel comfortable sharing your story with her in the non-judgmental and open-minded space she provides. You'll receive honest, supportive guidance when she asks the tough questions you might be afraid to ask yourself. You'll be met where you're at and allowed to come to your own conclusions about the concerns that brings you to therapy. Ashley's clients can overcome many issues, including trauma, depression, anxiety, relationships, parenting, anger, self-esteem, and adjustment.
(720) 741-6910 View (720) 741-6910
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Jeff Kendig
Licensed Professional Counselor, M A, L P C
Verified Verified
Elizabeth, CO 80107  (Online Only)
All change involves loss. All loss involves change. Even those changes we choose, can be challenging and maybe painful. Yet in nearly all situations, we have the power to choose how we respond. “Every choice we make takes us closer to or further from where we want to be.” Whether the choice has to do with some exciting possibility or tragedy and trauma from illness, death, assault or a failing relationship, it’s all about our choices. Helping people decide where they want to be, and evaluating whether their choices take them closer to or further from that destination, is what my practice is about.
All change involves loss. All loss involves change. Even those changes we choose, can be challenging and maybe painful. Yet in nearly all situations, we have the power to choose how we respond. “Every choice we make takes us closer to or further from where we want to be.” Whether the choice has to do with some exciting possibility or tragedy and trauma from illness, death, assault or a failing relationship, it’s all about our choices. Helping people decide where they want to be, and evaluating whether their choices take them closer to or further from that destination, is what my practice is about.
(720) 330-4595 View (720) 330-4595
Photo of Cheryl Prevot, MSSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Cheryl Prevot
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Elizabeth, CO 80107
I am dedicated to helping both adults and children to reach their best adaptive functioning when facing issues of emotional distress. I assist my clients in gaining an understanding of one's underlying conflicts through cognitive and psychoanalytical therapy. Promoting healthier personal relationships, increased self esteem, and better coping skills for my clients is my goal.
I am dedicated to helping both adults and children to reach their best adaptive functioning when facing issues of emotional distress. I assist my clients in gaining an understanding of one's underlying conflicts through cognitive and psychoanalytical therapy. Promoting healthier personal relationships, increased self esteem, and better coping skills for my clients is my goal.
(720) 414-6198 View (720) 414-6198
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Desiree Nunez
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPCC
Verified Verified
Elizabeth, CO 80107
Dez is a mental health therapist, who has been practicing since 2021. She graduated from New Mexico State University with a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Dez utilizes a variety of treatment approaches, including Narrative Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Geek Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. At the base of each modality is the intention of applying a person-centered and holistic approach tailored to suit each client's therapy goals.
Dez is a mental health therapist, who has been practicing since 2021. She graduated from New Mexico State University with a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Dez utilizes a variety of treatment approaches, including Narrative Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Geek Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. At the base of each modality is the intention of applying a person-centered and holistic approach tailored to suit each client's therapy goals.
(720) 927-9625 View (720) 927-9625
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Brynn Jollay
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Elizabeth, CO 80107
Brynn Jollay is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been practicing since 2009. She graduated from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH with a Master's in Social Work. Brynn believes in addressing the whole person. She helps clients age 13 years and beyond learn to live a more balanced life, full of gratitude and contentment. Her main areas of focus include mood disorders, adolescent care and self-esteem. In her spare time, Brynn enjoys reading, traveling and cooking for her two young children.
Brynn Jollay is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been practicing since 2009. She graduated from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH with a Master's in Social Work. Brynn believes in addressing the whole person. She helps clients age 13 years and beyond learn to live a more balanced life, full of gratitude and contentment. Her main areas of focus include mood disorders, adolescent care and self-esteem. In her spare time, Brynn enjoys reading, traveling and cooking for her two young children.
(720) 802-2183 View (720) 802-2183
Photo of Nakoma Garcia, MS, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Nakoma Garcia
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Elizabeth, CO 80107
Are you longing for a sense of peace? Have your thoughts become so overwhelming that it is affecting your sleep and productivity? Do you feel like you just are not your best self? We live in a stressful world, it is not surprising we struggle with finding peace, feeling anxious, depressed or confused. You may feel unmotivated or struggle to accomplish goals. Did you know that healing requires a Body/Mind/Spirit connection? Healing is possible! I would love to be your guide on the journey to find your best self in a healthy and safe space.
Are you longing for a sense of peace? Have your thoughts become so overwhelming that it is affecting your sleep and productivity? Do you feel like you just are not your best self? We live in a stressful world, it is not surprising we struggle with finding peace, feeling anxious, depressed or confused. You may feel unmotivated or struggle to accomplish goals. Did you know that healing requires a Body/Mind/Spirit connection? Healing is possible! I would love to be your guide on the journey to find your best self in a healthy and safe space.
(720) 868-9328 View (720) 868-9328
Photo of Alyssa Bostwick, MA, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Alyssa Bostwick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified Verified
Elizabeth, CO 80107  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Hi! I am a Christian Counselor who works with you to create an integrative and best fit approach for you. I use a variety of approaches to make sure the way that I am working targets your needs best. I so enjoy working collaboratively with my clients, and I am always learning something new and will always empower you with what I've learned about how we're designed and created to heal and connect. Although every session and client is different, there are usually times we will talk about childhood, emotions, embodied spirituality, and how we connect with others and what might be in our way. Looking forward to talking with you.
Hi! I am a Christian Counselor who works with you to create an integrative and best fit approach for you. I use a variety of approaches to make sure the way that I am working targets your needs best. I so enjoy working collaboratively with my clients, and I am always learning something new and will always empower you with what I've learned about how we're designed and created to heal and connect. Although every session and client is different, there are usually times we will talk about childhood, emotions, embodied spirituality, and how we connect with others and what might be in our way. Looking forward to talking with you.
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Photo of Dallas J Chismar, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Dallas J Chismar
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Elizabeth, CO 80107
Waitlist for new clients
My goal as a clinician is to help guide my clients on their own healing journeys toward self-exploration and acceptance. My practice is open to adults, adolescents, and couples. I have experience working with victims and perpetrators of domestic violence, self-esteem, addiction, personality disorders, trauma disorders, depression, and anxiety.
My goal as a clinician is to help guide my clients on their own healing journeys toward self-exploration and acceptance. My practice is open to adults, adolescents, and couples. I have experience working with victims and perpetrators of domestic violence, self-esteem, addiction, personality disorders, trauma disorders, depression, and anxiety.
(720) 927-9063 View (720) 927-9063
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Canna O'Carroll
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, CCTP, LPC
Verified Verified
Elizabeth, CO 80107  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I have a passion for creating a non-judgmental safe space where people feel comfortable, supported, accepted and validated. It is my goal to meet you where you are and work collaboratively with you, to help you take positive life-changing steps towards a life worth living. I am also here to support you on your journey to finding your true authentic seIf, helping you move from surviving to thriving.
I have a passion for creating a non-judgmental safe space where people feel comfortable, supported, accepted and validated. It is my goal to meet you where you are and work collaboratively with you, to help you take positive life-changing steps towards a life worth living. I am also here to support you on your journey to finding your true authentic seIf, helping you move from surviving to thriving.
(720) 807-7219 View (720) 807-7219
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Tara Lyn Schmidt
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Elizabeth, CO 80107
I have such a strong passion for what I do! It is an honor for me to work in this field where I can join with people in their life's journey. It is my goal to help people discover their many strengths and resolve past and present issues so they can live true and experience life to the fullest. I have a unique ability to meet and accept people where they are and strongly believe in the strength of the human soul to overcome and thrive!
I have such a strong passion for what I do! It is an honor for me to work in this field where I can join with people in their life's journey. It is my goal to help people discover their many strengths and resolve past and present issues so they can live true and experience life to the fullest. I have a unique ability to meet and accept people where they are and strongly believe in the strength of the human soul to overcome and thrive!
(833) 638-6679 View (833) 638-6679
Photo of Jessie Wright, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Jessie Wright
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Elizabeth, CO 80107  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I have clinical experience counseling adults and adolescents, and in facilitating groups. My training includes providing strengths-based, trauma-informed psychotherapy to clients with a wide range of backgrounds, diagnoses, and treatment goals with a particular passion and specialty for trauma healing. My goal is always to guide my clients toward what they want to achieve. I believe that we are all experts of ourselves so my role is to guide you toward healing while honoring your personal values!
I have clinical experience counseling adults and adolescents, and in facilitating groups. My training includes providing strengths-based, trauma-informed psychotherapy to clients with a wide range of backgrounds, diagnoses, and treatment goals with a particular passion and specialty for trauma healing. My goal is always to guide my clients toward what they want to achieve. I believe that we are all experts of ourselves so my role is to guide you toward healing while honoring your personal values!
(720) 613-9797 View (720) 613-9797
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Growing in Him Christian Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Elizabeth, CO 80107
At Growing in Him, we bring professional care, empathy, and healing to children, teens, and adults by using the love of Jesus and a Christian therapeutic approach to offer support for life's greatest challenges. We have a team of professionals ready to help you work through trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, anger, and many other life situations. We understand talking with someone about personal issues can be overwhelming and scary. We are here to listen and guide you through difficult times without judgement.
At Growing in Him, we bring professional care, empathy, and healing to children, teens, and adults by using the love of Jesus and a Christian therapeutic approach to offer support for life's greatest challenges. We have a team of professionals ready to help you work through trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, anger, and many other life situations. We understand talking with someone about personal issues can be overwhelming and scary. We are here to listen and guide you through difficult times without judgement.
(720) 704-4218 View (720) 704-4218
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Michelle Lynn Shewmake
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, MS, ADDC
Verified Verified
Elizabeth, CO 80107
My passion is helping your child, tween or teen use their strengths to work through problems that are preventing them from being their best selves. I am available for youth facing a variety of issues, including bullying, family issues (ie, sibling issues, divorce, blended families, domestic violence), mental health conditions (ADHD, depression, anxiety, mood dysregulation, self-harm, suicidality), trauma, grief, substance abuse/use, peer/relational issues, or academic struggles. Further, Michelle is an ally to LGBTQ+ and gender-diverse youth. Learn more about Michelle at www.bluefeathercounselor.com
My passion is helping your child, tween or teen use their strengths to work through problems that are preventing them from being their best selves. I am available for youth facing a variety of issues, including bullying, family issues (ie, sibling issues, divorce, blended families, domestic violence), mental health conditions (ADHD, depression, anxiety, mood dysregulation, self-harm, suicidality), trauma, grief, substance abuse/use, peer/relational issues, or academic struggles. Further, Michelle is an ally to LGBTQ+ and gender-diverse youth. Learn more about Michelle at www.bluefeathercounselor.com
(720) 730-4868 View (720) 730-4868
Photo of Lee Dudley, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Lee Dudley
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Elizabeth, CO 80107
Not accepting new clients
Lee Dudley has 20years of experience and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She has extensive experience with trauma and attachment and specializes in working with adults in transitions of marriage/betrayal/divorce/and co-parenting. Lee focuses on helping women and men find health and happiness as they navigate the difficulties that life throws in their way. She incorporates a powerful blend of wisdom, practical skills, hope, and humor in therapy. Lee is a trauma specialist and uses EMDR in the office setting.
Lee Dudley has 20years of experience and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She has extensive experience with trauma and attachment and specializes in working with adults in transitions of marriage/betrayal/divorce/and co-parenting. Lee focuses on helping women and men find health and happiness as they navigate the difficulties that life throws in their way. She incorporates a powerful blend of wisdom, practical skills, hope, and humor in therapy. Lee is a trauma specialist and uses EMDR in the office setting.
(720) 466-7108 View (720) 466-7108
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Julie Uhernik
Licensed Professional Counselor, RN, LPC, NCC, HNB-BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Elizabeth, CO 80107
As a Counselor, I provide a warm and supportive environment for you when you take steps toward a more fulfilling life in your health, your relationships, your outlook.As a Registered Nurse, I bring medical knowledge and a healing approach.In combination, I can help you to move towards wholeness, an integration of the emotional, physical, relational and spiritual.
As a Counselor, I provide a warm and supportive environment for you when you take steps toward a more fulfilling life in your health, your relationships, your outlook.As a Registered Nurse, I bring medical knowledge and a healing approach.In combination, I can help you to move towards wholeness, an integration of the emotional, physical, relational and spiritual.
(720) 316-1899 View (720) 316-1899
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Revelations In Nature Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Elizabeth, CO 80107
Who is Nature Therapy for? - Anyone seeking Mental Health Therapy - Children, Adolescents, Adults and the Elderly - Men, Women, Couples - Recovering Patients and those with Chronic Health Conditions - Nature Lovers and Nature Novices - Those looking for a different Mental Health Therapy experience Nature Therapy uses nature-based approaches to healing and the types of interventions used are varied and many. At RNT it can be traditional talk therapy in the office, it may involve making bush-craft projects while talking, walking the paths, sitting on a bench outside, hiking, fishing or playing in the creek.
Who is Nature Therapy for? - Anyone seeking Mental Health Therapy - Children, Adolescents, Adults and the Elderly - Men, Women, Couples - Recovering Patients and those with Chronic Health Conditions - Nature Lovers and Nature Novices - Those looking for a different Mental Health Therapy experience Nature Therapy uses nature-based approaches to healing and the types of interventions used are varied and many. At RNT it can be traditional talk therapy in the office, it may involve making bush-craft projects while talking, walking the paths, sitting on a bench outside, hiking, fishing or playing in the creek.
(833) 944-0556 View (833) 944-0556
Photo of Melanie Sweet, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Melanie Sweet
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Elizabeth, CO 80107
Melanie Sweet is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has been practicing since 2017. Melanie has been working in the mental health field for over 20 years. Melanie graduated from the University of Southern Maine in 2006 with her BS in Social and Behavioral Services and then in 2015 from Southern New Hampshire University with her MS in Community Mental Health. Melanie believes in using components of multiple modalities in therapy (including but not limited to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy).
Melanie Sweet is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has been practicing since 2017. Melanie has been working in the mental health field for over 20 years. Melanie graduated from the University of Southern Maine in 2006 with her BS in Social and Behavioral Services and then in 2015 from Southern New Hampshire University with her MS in Community Mental Health. Melanie believes in using components of multiple modalities in therapy (including but not limited to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy).
(720) 730-5025 View (720) 730-5025
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Eddie Eccker
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Elizabeth, CO 80107
Marriage Counseling? I specialize in helping relationships re-develop trust, intimacy, and greater communication. Whether you are an individual, a couple (married or not), near divorce, or simply desire greater levels of intimacy in your relationships give me a call. I am passionate about helping you develop the relationships you were supposed to have. My style of counseling is direct, collaborative, and usually accompanied by laughter. Location: Monday & Wednesday in Centennial - Tuesdays & Thursdays in Castle Rock
Marriage Counseling? I specialize in helping relationships re-develop trust, intimacy, and greater communication. Whether you are an individual, a couple (married or not), near divorce, or simply desire greater levels of intimacy in your relationships give me a call. I am passionate about helping you develop the relationships you were supposed to have. My style of counseling is direct, collaborative, and usually accompanied by laughter. Location: Monday & Wednesday in Centennial - Tuesdays & Thursdays in Castle Rock
(720) 608-2617 View (720) 608-2617

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Number of Therapists in Kiowa, CO

< 10

Therapists in Kiowa, CO who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Child
100% Chronic Pain
100% Life Coaching
100% Grief
100% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% Kaiser (Out-of-Network)
100% Medicaid

How Therapists in Kiowa, CO see their clients

100% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Kiowa?

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.