Therapists in Lakewood, CO

Photo of Autumn Mooney, Licensed Professional Counselor in Lakewood, CO
Autumn Mooney
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LAC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakewood, CO 80226  (Online Only)
Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Addictions Counselor. I am an EMDR Certified Therapist based in the Denver area within a virtual individual outpatient setting. As an EMDR Consultant in Training, I have extensively worked to help support others in the healthcare profession by providing this community individual therapy or individual and group EMDR consultation. I am also passionate about providing gender affirming care and culturally relevant treatment in my practice.
Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Addictions Counselor. I am an EMDR Certified Therapist based in the Denver area within a virtual individual outpatient setting. As an EMDR Consultant in Training, I have extensively worked to help support others in the healthcare profession by providing this community individual therapy or individual and group EMDR consultation. I am also passionate about providing gender affirming care and culturally relevant treatment in my practice.
(720) 438-4376 View (720) 438-4376
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Katie Clark
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LAC, MS, MFTC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakewood, CO 80215
Schedule instantly through my website in my bio! Katie is a Washington State native, born and raised. Her husband's military career brought her to Colorado. During her time in Colorado she completed her bachelor's and master's degree in psychology, completed an addiction counseling program, and earned her trauma professional certification. Katie is currently finishing her second master's degree at Northcentral University in Marriage and Family Therapy. Katie specializes in addiction and trauma and working with individuals, couples, and families to seek greater health and wellbeing.
Schedule instantly through my website in my bio! Katie is a Washington State native, born and raised. Her husband's military career brought her to Colorado. During her time in Colorado she completed her bachelor's and master's degree in psychology, completed an addiction counseling program, and earned her trauma professional certification. Katie is currently finishing her second master's degree at Northcentral University in Marriage and Family Therapy. Katie specializes in addiction and trauma and working with individuals, couples, and families to seek greater health and wellbeing.
(720) 796-4709 View (720) 796-4709
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Giovani D Casseus
Counselor, MS/Eds, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakewood, CO 80232
I welcome all people who are interested in making improvements in their lives into the counseling space. Just as issues do not discriminate, I believe that my help should not either, nor have bounds. I pride myself in exercising every possible ounce of willpower I have to walk alongside clients in their growth process and help bring them towards the change they would like to see for themselves. Because the nature of hardship varies from person to person, my counseling approaches and enthusiasm are just as flexible to meet the unique concerns of the humans in front of me. You deserve to have someone care about who you are; I will.
I welcome all people who are interested in making improvements in their lives into the counseling space. Just as issues do not discriminate, I believe that my help should not either, nor have bounds. I pride myself in exercising every possible ounce of willpower I have to walk alongside clients in their growth process and help bring them towards the change they would like to see for themselves. Because the nature of hardship varies from person to person, my counseling approaches and enthusiasm are just as flexible to meet the unique concerns of the humans in front of me. You deserve to have someone care about who you are; I will.
(720) 893-9634 View (720) 893-9634
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Kelly Lemos
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakewood, CO 80228  (Online Only)
My name is Kelly Lemos, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the State of Colorado and a nationally certified counselor (NCC) through the National Board of Certified Counselors. I received a Master’s Degree in Counseling from University of Colorado Denver in 2015, which also gave me the opportunity to work in a mental health clinical setting. This particular position has helped me become specialized in supporting children and adolescents with academics, motivation, behaviors, identity exploration, goals, and the other themes that often surface while growing up.
My name is Kelly Lemos, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the State of Colorado and a nationally certified counselor (NCC) through the National Board of Certified Counselors. I received a Master’s Degree in Counseling from University of Colorado Denver in 2015, which also gave me the opportunity to work in a mental health clinical setting. This particular position has helped me become specialized in supporting children and adolescents with academics, motivation, behaviors, identity exploration, goals, and the other themes that often surface while growing up.
(855) 909-9671 View (855) 909-9671
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Jackie Harrell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RYT
Verified Verified
Lakewood, CO 80215
I help women who are anxious and second-guessing themselves to gain clarity, feel sure of themselves, and get what they want. You may be struggling to juggle priorities that all seem important. Maybe you're feeling pressure from your colleagues or life partner to do even more and this makes you question your choices, leaving you feeling nervous and tapped out. This may have left you feeling pulled in all different directions and not feeling like your normal self. Your work with me will help you to not feel derailed by stress, to feel more in control, and you can navigate everyday life.
I help women who are anxious and second-guessing themselves to gain clarity, feel sure of themselves, and get what they want. You may be struggling to juggle priorities that all seem important. Maybe you're feeling pressure from your colleagues or life partner to do even more and this makes you question your choices, leaving you feeling nervous and tapped out. This may have left you feeling pulled in all different directions and not feeling like your normal self. Your work with me will help you to not feel derailed by stress, to feel more in control, and you can navigate everyday life.
(720) 477-6866 View (720) 477-6866
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Diane Eberle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACS
Verified Verified
Lakewood, CO 80226  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Having worked for many years in hospice and palliative care, I am constantly amazed at the strength and resilience that people have - especially when facing difficult life situations. I have a strong desire to continue working with people who are facing grief and loss issues, serious illness, anxiety, stress and trauma. My goal is to partner with you during your life's challenges and to help you to find your strength and resilience to cope, heal and live fully.
Having worked for many years in hospice and palliative care, I am constantly amazed at the strength and resilience that people have - especially when facing difficult life situations. I have a strong desire to continue working with people who are facing grief and loss issues, serious illness, anxiety, stress and trauma. My goal is to partner with you during your life's challenges and to help you to find your strength and resilience to cope, heal and live fully.
(720) 414-6903 View (720) 414-6903
Photo of Cathleen Charlow, Licensed Professional Counselor in Lakewood, CO
Cathleen Charlow
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Lakewood, CO 80226
Cathleen believes that therapy is a journey of working together through providing a warm and empowering space. Together with Cathleen, you'll explore the present and past to discover the messages behind your feelings and behaviors to work towards a place of self-compassion and healing. Cathleen works with a variety of needs including trauma, anxiety, depression, shame, and maladaptive behaviors.
Cathleen believes that therapy is a journey of working together through providing a warm and empowering space. Together with Cathleen, you'll explore the present and past to discover the messages behind your feelings and behaviors to work towards a place of self-compassion and healing. Cathleen works with a variety of needs including trauma, anxiety, depression, shame, and maladaptive behaviors.
(720) 790-3246 View (720) 790-3246
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Celina Fernández-Ayala
Pre-Licensed Professional, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakewood, CO 80401  (Online Only)
My passion lies in fostering a supportive and non-judgmental space for clients to embark on their journey of growth and healing. Working with adults of all ages and middle school students has been particularly rewarding, allowing me to tailor my approach to the unique needs of diverse age groups. As a bilingual practitioner, I am equipped to engage with clients in their preferred language, facilitating effective communication and a deeper connection. My commitment to cultural competency and social justice ensures that my practice is inclusive and affirming for individuals from diverse backgrounds.
My passion lies in fostering a supportive and non-judgmental space for clients to embark on their journey of growth and healing. Working with adults of all ages and middle school students has been particularly rewarding, allowing me to tailor my approach to the unique needs of diverse age groups. As a bilingual practitioner, I am equipped to engage with clients in their preferred language, facilitating effective communication and a deeper connection. My commitment to cultural competency and social justice ensures that my practice is inclusive and affirming for individuals from diverse backgrounds.
(720) 707-3925 View (720) 707-3925
Photo of Colin David Runge, Licensed Professional Counselor in Lakewood, CO
Colin David Runge
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LAC, MA
Verified Verified
Lakewood, CO 80228  (Online Only)
"I am someone who genuinely cares about my clients and am involved in this work because I want to be there for you. I'd like to congratulate you already on taking the first step in therapy." Colin advocates a well-rounded lifestyle as a professional counselor and in his personal life, and believes that overcoming any life problem requires a lifestyle change. Colin has a wide range of mental health competencies, and uses empirically based - or scientifically proven - methods. Hours are set to most convenience his client's and only a limited number of clients are accepted at one time in order to commit to their progress.
"I am someone who genuinely cares about my clients and am involved in this work because I want to be there for you. I'd like to congratulate you already on taking the first step in therapy." Colin advocates a well-rounded lifestyle as a professional counselor and in his personal life, and believes that overcoming any life problem requires a lifestyle change. Colin has a wide range of mental health competencies, and uses empirically based - or scientifically proven - methods. Hours are set to most convenience his client's and only a limited number of clients are accepted at one time in order to commit to their progress.
(303) 276-3052 View (303) 276-3052
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Academy for Visual Achievement
OD, FCOVD, OEP
Not Verified Not Verified
Lakewood, CO 80228
Our office strives to help each individual use their visual system (not just their eyes) to gather and process information quicker, more efficiently, with less energy. Our office sees children who have been labelled, adults with head injuries and anyone who wants to perform better. Better performance in the Therapy Room should lead to better performance in the real world.
Our office strives to help each individual use their visual system (not just their eyes) to gather and process information quicker, more efficiently, with less energy. Our office sees children who have been labelled, adults with head injuries and anyone who wants to perform better. Better performance in the Therapy Room should lead to better performance in the real world.
(720) 548-2053 View (720) 548-2053
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Intima Couples and Sex Therapy PLLC
Counselor, MA, LPCC, NCC
Verified Verified
Lakewood, CO 80232
My ideal clients are those who are facing relationship and/or sexual and sexuality dilemmas. Often, they struggle to find access to a service provider that can empathize with their lived experiences and who they can trust. I'm able to support LGBTQ people, women, disabled folks, and people of color, among other marginalized communities by providing a culturally affirming and empathetic space. Individuals I work with are looking to achieve healthy intimacy through compassion and self-acceptance.
My ideal clients are those who are facing relationship and/or sexual and sexuality dilemmas. Often, they struggle to find access to a service provider that can empathize with their lived experiences and who they can trust. I'm able to support LGBTQ people, women, disabled folks, and people of color, among other marginalized communities by providing a culturally affirming and empathetic space. Individuals I work with are looking to achieve healthy intimacy through compassion and self-acceptance.
(720) 696-9428 View (720) 696-9428
Photo of Leigh Tatum, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Lakewood, CO
Leigh Tatum
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakewood, CO 80215
Schedule through my website instantly > website link in my bio! Leigh has worked with diverse populations across the lifespan within non-profit outpatient medical and mental health clinics. She utilizes a client-centered, strengths-based approach and believes in the resilience and capabilities within each person. She focuses on concerns with depression, anxiety, sexual or gender identity, grief and loss, self-esteem, spirituality, and navigating life’s many transitions.
Schedule through my website instantly > website link in my bio! Leigh has worked with diverse populations across the lifespan within non-profit outpatient medical and mental health clinics. She utilizes a client-centered, strengths-based approach and believes in the resilience and capabilities within each person. She focuses on concerns with depression, anxiety, sexual or gender identity, grief and loss, self-esteem, spirituality, and navigating life’s many transitions.
(720) 782-5816 View (720) 782-5816
Photo of Kathleen Widlund, Licensed Professional Counselor in Lakewood, CO
Kathleen Widlund
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakewood, CO 80215
I work with adults, adolescents, and couples struggling with a range of issues including depression, anxiety, bipolar, grief, loss, and relationship challenges. I am available Monday through Friday daytime hours with some evening sessions. I offer in-person sessions from my Lakewood office, as well as teletherapy sessions. I draw from cognitive behavioral therapies, psychodynamic, and client centered approaches to support clients.
I work with adults, adolescents, and couples struggling with a range of issues including depression, anxiety, bipolar, grief, loss, and relationship challenges. I am available Monday through Friday daytime hours with some evening sessions. I offer in-person sessions from my Lakewood office, as well as teletherapy sessions. I draw from cognitive behavioral therapies, psychodynamic, and client centered approaches to support clients.
(720) 664-9239 View (720) 664-9239
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Joel Evan Howard
LPC Intern, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lakewood, CO 80232
Do you feel like you're somehow missing it? Life can be burdensome and confusing. There is hope of something more. One of my favorite quotes goes something like this: realizing where you are is meant to give you hope of where you get to go, not shame of where you are. There is hope in healing. Whether you struggle from trauma, depression, anxiety, or something you don't know how to put a name on, there is hope for you.
Do you feel like you're somehow missing it? Life can be burdensome and confusing. There is hope of something more. One of my favorite quotes goes something like this: realizing where you are is meant to give you hope of where you get to go, not shame of where you are. There is hope in healing. Whether you struggle from trauma, depression, anxiety, or something you don't know how to put a name on, there is hope for you.
(720) 790-3010 View (720) 790-3010
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Samantha Cardona
Counselor, MA, LPCC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakewood, CO 80215
Schedule now through my website in my bio! I understand that if you’re reading this, it is because you’ve reached a point where you’re overwhelmed, maybe unhappy, processing change, or looking to elevate yourself, and know deep in your gut something needs to change. With that said, I want to make finding a therapist as stress-free as possible while giving you enough information to decide if I am the right therapist for you. I offer a 15-minute consult where you can share what you’re looking for.
Schedule now through my website in my bio! I understand that if you’re reading this, it is because you’ve reached a point where you’re overwhelmed, maybe unhappy, processing change, or looking to elevate yourself, and know deep in your gut something needs to change. With that said, I want to make finding a therapist as stress-free as possible while giving you enough information to decide if I am the right therapist for you. I offer a 15-minute consult where you can share what you’re looking for.
(720) 410-5691 View (720) 410-5691
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Abby Moll (E-M-D-R Trained)
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakewood, CO 80215
Schedule through my website! > Abby is a Licensed Professional Counselor at Higher Sights Counseling. She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Central Florida and Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Rollins College. Abby also has a certificate from Rollins College in College and University Counseling. Abby has experience working with adolescents, young adults, and adults who struggle with a variety of presenting challenges such as: anxiety, depression, relational issues, self-esteem, disordered eating, identity and more identity exploration, substance use and anger management.
Schedule through my website! > Abby is a Licensed Professional Counselor at Higher Sights Counseling. She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Central Florida and Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Rollins College. Abby also has a certificate from Rollins College in College and University Counseling. Abby has experience working with adolescents, young adults, and adults who struggle with a variety of presenting challenges such as: anxiety, depression, relational issues, self-esteem, disordered eating, identity and more identity exploration, substance use and anger management.
(720) 821-1349 View (720) 821-1349
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Taylor Kucensky
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, MA, LPCC, LCPC-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakewood, CO 80214
I work in the states of Colorado (CO) and Montana (MT) passionately working with teens and adults with anxiety, OCD, Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRB's), and depression find ways to manage their symptoms and live the life they wish to pursue. Being a human is hard. I know you are nervous or self-conscious and I believe in providing you with autonomy and being present for your needs. You don't have to do it alone. I encourage you to advocate for yourself in and outside of our therapeutic relationship. This helps you maintain and continue to build improvement on your progress in our sessions.
I work in the states of Colorado (CO) and Montana (MT) passionately working with teens and adults with anxiety, OCD, Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRB's), and depression find ways to manage their symptoms and live the life they wish to pursue. Being a human is hard. I know you are nervous or self-conscious and I believe in providing you with autonomy and being present for your needs. You don't have to do it alone. I encourage you to advocate for yourself in and outside of our therapeutic relationship. This helps you maintain and continue to build improvement on your progress in our sessions.
(720) 513-4405 View (720) 513-4405
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R. Dean Gallamore
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate
Verified Verified
Lakewood, CO 80226
How we experience mental health concerns is reliant on several variables. One of the ones that is our overall health. Have we been diagnosed with a chronic or terminal illness? It is not just how we “feel” about our illness; it is also how our body is reacting to our illness or healing. Another variable is family history and dynamics. What has been our family history with both mental and physical health? What is my role with my family? These are only a few examples of topics to consider. Lastly, another variable is my perception of self. It is not a question of how I see my behavior, but it is a matter of what is my “why” in life.
How we experience mental health concerns is reliant on several variables. One of the ones that is our overall health. Have we been diagnosed with a chronic or terminal illness? It is not just how we “feel” about our illness; it is also how our body is reacting to our illness or healing. Another variable is family history and dynamics. What has been our family history with both mental and physical health? What is my role with my family? These are only a few examples of topics to consider. Lastly, another variable is my perception of self. It is not a question of how I see my behavior, but it is a matter of what is my “why” in life.
(303) 835-9823 View (303) 835-9823
Photo of Cassidy Keenan, Pre-Licensed Professional in Lakewood, CO
Cassidy Keenan
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, LCDC, LMFT-A, MFTC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lakewood, CO 80214
Therapy can be used to find a new path through some of our greatest struggles, enhance use of the tools around & within us, and reflect when things are going well. I am passionate about supporting individuals, families, and couples through the unexpected challenges that accompany the human experience. I aim to provide a compassionate, and supportive environment to walk with clients through issues related to self-worth, attachment styles, anxiety, depression, grief, and conflict in relationships. I hope to empower you in your journey to feeling confident, secure and at peace within yourself & your significant relationships.
Therapy can be used to find a new path through some of our greatest struggles, enhance use of the tools around & within us, and reflect when things are going well. I am passionate about supporting individuals, families, and couples through the unexpected challenges that accompany the human experience. I aim to provide a compassionate, and supportive environment to walk with clients through issues related to self-worth, attachment styles, anxiety, depression, grief, and conflict in relationships. I hope to empower you in your journey to feeling confident, secure and at peace within yourself & your significant relationships.
(303) 625-6487 View (303) 625-6487
Photo of Alison Cotter, Licensed Professional Counselor in Lakewood, CO
Alison Cotter
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
11 Endorsed
Lakewood, CO 80235
When Alison is in the room, you know that you are in a safe and sacred space; a place where you can celebrate and honor your experiences of being deeply human. Therapy is, simply put, an intuitive space for Alison. She knows how to take clients to a depth of knowledge and awareness and hold them there in compassion. As she does this, her clients discover their own inner wisdom. Alison has a love in helping you to find clarity in what you are wanting and the empowerment you need to grow. She understands that you are wanting change, but don’t yet know how to bring it about or quite where to start.
When Alison is in the room, you know that you are in a safe and sacred space; a place where you can celebrate and honor your experiences of being deeply human. Therapy is, simply put, an intuitive space for Alison. She knows how to take clients to a depth of knowledge and awareness and hold them there in compassion. As she does this, her clients discover their own inner wisdom. Alison has a love in helping you to find clarity in what you are wanting and the empowerment you need to grow. She understands that you are wanting change, but don’t yet know how to bring it about or quite where to start.
(720) 640-4869 x701 View (720) 640-4869 x701

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
78% Self Esteem
77% Relationship Issues
73% Stress
71% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

78% Aetna
72% Cigna and Evernorth
72% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Lakewood, CO see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% 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.