Therapists in Lakewood, CO

Photo of Yazmine Greco in Lakewood, CO
Yazmine Greco
MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakewood, CO 80215
Schedule now through my website in my bio! Yazmine Moore (she/her/hers) obtained her Master of Social Work from the University of Denver, with a concentration in Mental Health. She holds a certificate in Trauma from the University of Denver and utilizes a trauma-informed approach when working with clients. Yazmine is also an Adult Associate Level Treatment Provider with the Colorado Sex Offender Management Board (SOMB) and specializes in providing therapeutic treatment and intervention for individuals struggling with sexual behaviors, sexual disorders and sexual offending, while utilizing a victim-centered approach.
Schedule now through my website in my bio! Yazmine Moore (she/her/hers) obtained her Master of Social Work from the University of Denver, with a concentration in Mental Health. She holds a certificate in Trauma from the University of Denver and utilizes a trauma-informed approach when working with clients. Yazmine is also an Adult Associate Level Treatment Provider with the Colorado Sex Offender Management Board (SOMB) and specializes in providing therapeutic treatment and intervention for individuals struggling with sexual behaviors, sexual disorders and sexual offending, while utilizing a victim-centered approach.
(720) 707-2852 View (720) 707-2852
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Moriah LaRocque
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakewood, CO 80228  (Online Only)
Feeling overwhelmed by the constant barrage of thoughts and worries? Struggling to focus amidst the chaos of everyday life? You're not alone. The weight of ADHD and anxiety can feel insurmountable, but there is hope. In a world that often feels too fast-paced and demanding, it's easy to feel like you're drowning in a sea of distractions and stressors. But amidst the noise, there's a path to peace and clarity. Whether it's the constant worry that keeps you up at night or the inability to stay on task despite your best efforts, together, we can navigate through the fog, uncovering the tools and strategies you need to thrive.
Feeling overwhelmed by the constant barrage of thoughts and worries? Struggling to focus amidst the chaos of everyday life? You're not alone. The weight of ADHD and anxiety can feel insurmountable, but there is hope. In a world that often feels too fast-paced and demanding, it's easy to feel like you're drowning in a sea of distractions and stressors. But amidst the noise, there's a path to peace and clarity. Whether it's the constant worry that keeps you up at night or the inability to stay on task despite your best efforts, together, we can navigate through the fog, uncovering the tools and strategies you need to thrive.
(720) 928-5960 View (720) 928-5960
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Higher Sights Counseling (Accepting New Clients!)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakewood, CO 80215
We Are Accepting New Clients! Immediate Openings at Our Practice > Book through website in bio! Are you stuck? Do you feel like you have tried multiple approaches, yet your life is not where you want it to be? Are you and your partner struggling to communicate and considering separation, or has there been a betrayal? Imagine what it would feel like to not worry. To make choices that leave you feeling happy and confident. To have the relationship you dreamed of having. I can help you change the patterns in your life that leave you feeling lost and alone. A better, happier life starts now.
We Are Accepting New Clients! Immediate Openings at Our Practice > Book through website in bio! Are you stuck? Do you feel like you have tried multiple approaches, yet your life is not where you want it to be? Are you and your partner struggling to communicate and considering separation, or has there been a betrayal? Imagine what it would feel like to not worry. To make choices that leave you feeling happy and confident. To have the relationship you dreamed of having. I can help you change the patterns in your life that leave you feeling lost and alone. A better, happier life starts now.
(720) 340-5881 View (720) 340-5881
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Dr. Z Psychology | Ivori Zvorsky, PhD
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lakewood, CO 80226  (Online Only)
Hi there, I’m Dr. Z., a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in helping people through the reproductive journey. I’m here for the ups, the downs, the unsures, and the “who knows”. My goal is to help people navigate the challenges that come with this process. This means helping you navigate pregnancy loss, abortion, infertility, birthing trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship stress, and the many other challenges that can arise from conception through parenthood.
Hi there, I’m Dr. Z., a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in helping people through the reproductive journey. I’m here for the ups, the downs, the unsures, and the “who knows”. My goal is to help people navigate the challenges that come with this process. This means helping you navigate pregnancy loss, abortion, infertility, birthing trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship stress, and the many other challenges that can arise from conception through parenthood.
(720) 807-8799 View (720) 807-8799
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Rachel Kohl
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Lakewood, CO 80226
Not accepting new clients
I provide non-judgmental support and specialize in the treatment of anxiety and depression in the aftermath of stressful situations. Whether this was growing up in a dysfunctional home environment or experiencing unique traumatic events, I want to help you reach your goals. If you've ever felt like your emotions control you or that you act like a different person in different situations, I am here for you. Through using evidence-based techniques such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), I can help.
I provide non-judgmental support and specialize in the treatment of anxiety and depression in the aftermath of stressful situations. Whether this was growing up in a dysfunctional home environment or experiencing unique traumatic events, I want to help you reach your goals. If you've ever felt like your emotions control you or that you act like a different person in different situations, I am here for you. Through using evidence-based techniques such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), I can help.
(720) 295-0168 View (720) 295-0168
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Alicia Sherlock
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakewood, CO 80401
Waitlist for new clients
Hi, I am Alicia! I believe that clients are the experts in their own lives and that therapy should be a collaborative, empowering experience. Everyone has their own unique story as well as their own strengths that they possess. My goal is to meet you where you are at in your journey and to create a safe, nonjudgemental space where you feel free to explore and work on your goals.
Hi, I am Alicia! I believe that clients are the experts in their own lives and that therapy should be a collaborative, empowering experience. Everyone has their own unique story as well as their own strengths that they possess. My goal is to meet you where you are at in your journey and to create a safe, nonjudgemental space where you feel free to explore and work on your goals.
(720) 513-1164 View (720) 513-1164
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Andrea Rosenstein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CCTP II
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lakewood, CO 80226
Has it been hard to feel like yourself for a while? Constantly overhauled by the shadows of your past, the shame you can't shake off, or that critical inner voice that's always telling you you're not good enough? I get it. I've been there too. Good news is, healing is possible. Learn to be fully present and comfortable in who you are. Break free from unhealthy patterns and inner turmoil, whether it's feeling numb and disconnected, or panicked and fearful. I help people struggling with trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, shame, body dissatisfaction, and insecurity to feel more connected and confident in themselves.
Has it been hard to feel like yourself for a while? Constantly overhauled by the shadows of your past, the shame you can't shake off, or that critical inner voice that's always telling you you're not good enough? I get it. I've been there too. Good news is, healing is possible. Learn to be fully present and comfortable in who you are. Break free from unhealthy patterns and inner turmoil, whether it's feeling numb and disconnected, or panicked and fearful. I help people struggling with trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, shame, body dissatisfaction, and insecurity to feel more connected and confident in themselves.
(303) 622-0246 View (303) 622-0246
Photo of Shari Johansson, Licensed Professional Counselor in Lakewood, CO
Shari Johansson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, BCN, QEEG-D
Verified Verified
Lakewood, CO 80235
SHARI JOHANSSON, M.A., LPC, NCC, BCN & QEEG-D is a Licensed Professional Counselor in practice since 1993. I am dedicated to encouraging women and men to live fully by design in meaningful relationships with self, God and others. I also enjoy providing workshops, seminars, and group therapy on a number of relational topics. Specialized areas include but are not limited to marriage, family, parenting, adoption, attachment, grief and loss, sexual abuse, depression anxiety, panic, ADHD, anger, spiritual issues, non-chemical addictions, eating disorders, identity issues, self-esteem, and all things relational. Telephone: 303-249-3622
SHARI JOHANSSON, M.A., LPC, NCC, BCN & QEEG-D is a Licensed Professional Counselor in practice since 1993. I am dedicated to encouraging women and men to live fully by design in meaningful relationships with self, God and others. I also enjoy providing workshops, seminars, and group therapy on a number of relational topics. Specialized areas include but are not limited to marriage, family, parenting, adoption, attachment, grief and loss, sexual abuse, depression anxiety, panic, ADHD, anger, spiritual issues, non-chemical addictions, eating disorders, identity issues, self-esteem, and all things relational. Telephone: 303-249-3622
(720) 619-2421 View (720) 619-2421
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Dr. Samantha Awalt
PhD, MA
Verified Verified
Lakewood, CO 80228
Do you feel held back by past trauma or unresolved experiences manifesting as anxiety, depression, or relationship issues? You're seeking deeper insight into how your past shapes your present and are eager to break free from destructive patterns. Committed to transformation and authenticity, you value a supportive environment for exploration and healing, aiming for a healthier, more fulfilling life. Let's work together to uncover and address the roots of your challenges, fostering personal growth and stronger relationships.
Do you feel held back by past trauma or unresolved experiences manifesting as anxiety, depression, or relationship issues? You're seeking deeper insight into how your past shapes your present and are eager to break free from destructive patterns. Committed to transformation and authenticity, you value a supportive environment for exploration and healing, aiming for a healthier, more fulfilling life. Let's work together to uncover and address the roots of your challenges, fostering personal growth and stronger relationships.
(720) 712-2695 View (720) 712-2695
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Eric Tulga
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakewood, CO 80235
Schedule now through my website in my bio! I am a Counselor in Lakewood, Colorado. My goal is to help you not just get through life but live fulfilling and meaningful lives. I have worked with individuals from all walks of life, including adolescents, adults, and couples. Therapy is not easy, and it can be challenging to explain your feelings and experiences to someone who doesn't know you well. I believe there are many reasons we struggle with mental health issues or addiction. Therefore, my approach is tailored to your needs to work toward the best possible outcome.
Schedule now through my website in my bio! I am a Counselor in Lakewood, Colorado. My goal is to help you not just get through life but live fulfilling and meaningful lives. I have worked with individuals from all walks of life, including adolescents, adults, and couples. Therapy is not easy, and it can be challenging to explain your feelings and experiences to someone who doesn't know you well. I believe there are many reasons we struggle with mental health issues or addiction. Therefore, my approach is tailored to your needs to work toward the best possible outcome.
(720) 459-4069 View (720) 459-4069
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Brooks Canaday (O-C-D Specialist)
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Lakewood, CO 80215
Schedule now through my website in my bio! Are you overwhelmed by disturbing intrusive thoughts that seem too terrible to talk about? Do you ever feel powerless to stop looking at pornography? Or are you a man grappling with how to live more authentically in an increasingly complex world? If you identify with any of these struggles, please know that you are not alone and that you can find your way to greater well-being. Opening up about things that you might feel ashamed of or distressed by can be scary, but I believe these struggles deserve to be understood with deep compassion and that facing them head-on is the way forward.
Schedule now through my website in my bio! Are you overwhelmed by disturbing intrusive thoughts that seem too terrible to talk about? Do you ever feel powerless to stop looking at pornography? Or are you a man grappling with how to live more authentically in an increasingly complex world? If you identify with any of these struggles, please know that you are not alone and that you can find your way to greater well-being. Opening up about things that you might feel ashamed of or distressed by can be scary, but I believe these struggles deserve to be understood with deep compassion and that facing them head-on is the way forward.
(720) 794-5326 View (720) 794-5326
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Tracy Bloom
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Lakewood, CO 80228
Not accepting new clients
With my vast experience working with many different ages and populations I am able to identify a person’s needs and work with them in the change process by offering encouragement and without judgement. I help clients with relationship issues, life transitions, conflict resolution, grief / loss, personal growth, and life management issues such as difficulty coping, anxiety, depression, pre-marital, marital, divorce recovery, self-esteem, stress management, work/life balance, boundaries, and assertiveness skills. I enjoy working with all age groups from 10-100.
With my vast experience working with many different ages and populations I am able to identify a person’s needs and work with them in the change process by offering encouragement and without judgement. I help clients with relationship issues, life transitions, conflict resolution, grief / loss, personal growth, and life management issues such as difficulty coping, anxiety, depression, pre-marital, marital, divorce recovery, self-esteem, stress management, work/life balance, boundaries, and assertiveness skills. I enjoy working with all age groups from 10-100.
(720) 764-9373 View (720) 764-9373
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Kristen Tandy
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, LPCC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakewood, CO 80235
Relationships are an essential and critical part of the human experience. I specialize in working with all types of couples and individuals working on relationships, and I relish in the fact that I get to help couples with things like greater intimacy, stronger communication, and a true sense of partnership. Couples or relationship-oriented therapy, like any therapy, takes work, and I’m grateful to be part of that process for so many.
Relationships are an essential and critical part of the human experience. I specialize in working with all types of couples and individuals working on relationships, and I relish in the fact that I get to help couples with things like greater intimacy, stronger communication, and a true sense of partnership. Couples or relationship-oriented therapy, like any therapy, takes work, and I’m grateful to be part of that process for so many.
(720) 605-7589 x4 View (720) 605-7589 x4
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Katie Fosselius
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LAC
Verified Verified
Lakewood, CO 80235
Katie Fosselius is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Colorado who has been practicing since 2001. She has a Master of Social Work and a Master of Theology. Katie is a person-centered, strengths based psychodynamic therapist with a flair for the somatic! What does that really mean? That she is here to focus on you. Katie is a curious soul and hopes to invite you to become curious about what your mind and body are communicating to you through the truth telling of your lived experience. She believes you are the expert of your life and is here to partner with you to take a safe and healthy dive into what is and isn't working.
Katie Fosselius is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Colorado who has been practicing since 2001. She has a Master of Social Work and a Master of Theology. Katie is a person-centered, strengths based psychodynamic therapist with a flair for the somatic! What does that really mean? That she is here to focus on you. Katie is a curious soul and hopes to invite you to become curious about what your mind and body are communicating to you through the truth telling of your lived experience. She believes you are the expert of your life and is here to partner with you to take a safe and healthy dive into what is and isn't working.
(720) 815-9073 View (720) 815-9073
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Jennifer Head
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakewood, CO 80214  (Online Only)
I serve the states of: Colorado, Montana, and Kansas. When struggling with anxiety or stress small tasks, feel like mountains. Activities that used to bring you joy have become similar to your list of chores. A strong support system is crucial, people that care about your well-being and want to see you reach your goals. Therapy can be a powerful addition to your life. It provides a safe space for conversations to flow, in turn promoting validation, skill-building, goal-realization, and emotional-processing. Therapy has the ability to open the door for countless interpersonal and intrapersonal growth opportunities.
I serve the states of: Colorado, Montana, and Kansas. When struggling with anxiety or stress small tasks, feel like mountains. Activities that used to bring you joy have become similar to your list of chores. A strong support system is crucial, people that care about your well-being and want to see you reach your goals. Therapy can be a powerful addition to your life. It provides a safe space for conversations to flow, in turn promoting validation, skill-building, goal-realization, and emotional-processing. Therapy has the ability to open the door for countless interpersonal and intrapersonal growth opportunities.
(720) 702-4945 View (720) 702-4945
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All Seasons Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, EMDR
Verified Verified
Lakewood, CO 80226
Not accepting new clients
If you're feeling overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, or any other emotion that you don't desire to have in your life, or facing other challenges you're having difficulty getting through, there is hope! We will work together on your journey of healing, growth, and change! I welcome and honor the responsibility each client entrusts with me in aiding him or her into personal awareness, and through the journey of change. I embrace and celebrate each person's uniqueness, including cultural background, spiritual beliefs, and worldviews. Along with talk therapy, I specialize in EMDR Therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing).
If you're feeling overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, or any other emotion that you don't desire to have in your life, or facing other challenges you're having difficulty getting through, there is hope! We will work together on your journey of healing, growth, and change! I welcome and honor the responsibility each client entrusts with me in aiding him or her into personal awareness, and through the journey of change. I embrace and celebrate each person's uniqueness, including cultural background, spiritual beliefs, and worldviews. Along with talk therapy, I specialize in EMDR Therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing).
(303) 625-6852 View (303) 625-6852
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Sarah Marie LHeureux LLC
Counselor, LPC-CO, LCPC-IL, ATR, MAAT, RMT
Verified Verified
Lakewood, CO 80215
Waitlist for new clients
Have you ever struggled to talk about the tough shit? Do you want to understand how your past experiences created your current behaviors and emotions, and how to shift out of them? You can improve your life, and make lasting changes that begin at a place of awareness. I practice using a mixture of modalities including EMDR, CBT, DBT, MI, Attachment Theory, parts work, and expressive therapies​. We all have experienced big or small traumas in our lives that are influenced by our environments, family dynamics, cultural backgrounds, sexual orientation and life experiences.
Have you ever struggled to talk about the tough shit? Do you want to understand how your past experiences created your current behaviors and emotions, and how to shift out of them? You can improve your life, and make lasting changes that begin at a place of awareness. I practice using a mixture of modalities including EMDR, CBT, DBT, MI, Attachment Theory, parts work, and expressive therapies​. We all have experienced big or small traumas in our lives that are influenced by our environments, family dynamics, cultural backgrounds, sexual orientation and life experiences.
(303) 529-6570 View (303) 529-6570
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Lia Sedgeley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MAC, CAS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakewood, CO 80226
Living life can be challenging. It's my goal to offer a safe place for individuals to focus on healing, revitalizing, and becoming aware of our inner strengths for personal growth. Depression, anxiety, and uncertainty are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions we can experience. Together, we can join to reclaim the motivation, views, and joy you once had.
Living life can be challenging. It's my goal to offer a safe place for individuals to focus on healing, revitalizing, and becoming aware of our inner strengths for personal growth. Depression, anxiety, and uncertainty are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions we can experience. Together, we can join to reclaim the motivation, views, and joy you once had.
(303) 816-3881 View (303) 816-3881
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Sara Pixton
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakewood, CO 80232
I believe in people. We are resilient. With connection and support, we can heal, change, and grow. My core values are connection and compassion, and I believe that healing happens when we connect with others who see us in our wholeness and listen compassionately. I continue to experience this healing myself, and offering it to others is my life’s work. Before becoming a therapist, I worked as a birth doula. I was drawn to the doula profession after my own journey through infertility, traumatic birth, and postpartum depression. I am currently a master’s degree candidate for clinical social work.
I believe in people. We are resilient. With connection and support, we can heal, change, and grow. My core values are connection and compassion, and I believe that healing happens when we connect with others who see us in our wholeness and listen compassionately. I continue to experience this healing myself, and offering it to others is my life’s work. Before becoming a therapist, I worked as a birth doula. I was drawn to the doula profession after my own journey through infertility, traumatic birth, and postpartum depression. I am currently a master’s degree candidate for clinical social work.
(303) 622-0470 View (303) 622-0470
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Rachel Cole
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate , MA
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Lakewood, CO 80215
Rachel gently navigates the challenges of anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, adjustment issues, couples, individual counseling, existential challenges, grief and loss, spiritual journeys, creative and artistic blocks to name a few. A large portion of her clientele suffer with all levels of trauma from childhood to abuse to PTSD and complex trauma. A few of the modalities she uses are Mindfulness, Trauma Treatment, Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), Cognitive (CBT), Emotion focused, Humanistic, existential, addiction, integrative and holistic.Rachel earned her Psy.D/ABD in clinical psychology from UIU.
Rachel gently navigates the challenges of anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, adjustment issues, couples, individual counseling, existential challenges, grief and loss, spiritual journeys, creative and artistic blocks to name a few. A large portion of her clientele suffer with all levels of trauma from childhood to abuse to PTSD and complex trauma. A few of the modalities she uses are Mindfulness, Trauma Treatment, Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), Cognitive (CBT), Emotion focused, Humanistic, existential, addiction, integrative and holistic.Rachel earned her Psy.D/ABD in clinical psychology from UIU.
(720) 893-8569 View (720) 893-8569

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Lakewood, CO

700+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in Lakewood, CO who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
88% Depression
79% Trauma and PTSD
77% Relationship Issues
77% Self Esteem
73% Stress
71% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

79% Aetna
73% Cigna and Evernorth
72% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Lakewood, CO see their clients

79% In Person and Online
21% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
18% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Lakewood?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.