Therapists in Lakewood, CO

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Olivia Incardona (Accepting New Clients!)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakewood, CO 80215
Schedule now through my website in my bio! Olivia Incardona (she/her) is a Licensed Social Worker who obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Illinois and her Master of Social Work from the University of Denver. Olivia is a trauma-informed therapist with a focus on empowering clients through a holistic, strengths-based approach. Olivia offers an innovative approach to treatment that prioritizes the interconnectedness of mind and body in order to optimize health and well-being.
Schedule now through my website in my bio! Olivia Incardona (she/her) is a Licensed Social Worker who obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Illinois and her Master of Social Work from the University of Denver. Olivia is a trauma-informed therapist with a focus on empowering clients through a holistic, strengths-based approach. Olivia offers an innovative approach to treatment that prioritizes the interconnectedness of mind and body in order to optimize health and well-being.
(720) 501-6007 View (720) 501-6007
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Kenna Brauchler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakewood, CO 80235
Welcome to a nurturing space where healing and growth flourish. Kenna's expertise lies in working with trauma and attachment; she also supports clients with challenges related to parenting, depression, anxiety, and life transitions. Utilizing an eclectic approach, Kenna draws from various modalities to tailor treatment to clients' unique needs. Kenna is EMDR-trained and also incorporates attachment-focused interventions, parts work, and more to create a holistic and effective therapeutic experience.
Welcome to a nurturing space where healing and growth flourish. Kenna's expertise lies in working with trauma and attachment; she also supports clients with challenges related to parenting, depression, anxiety, and life transitions. Utilizing an eclectic approach, Kenna draws from various modalities to tailor treatment to clients' unique needs. Kenna is EMDR-trained and also incorporates attachment-focused interventions, parts work, and more to create a holistic and effective therapeutic experience.
(720) 679-5142 View (720) 679-5142
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CAConsulting/Colorado Addictions Consulting
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, BS, ICADC, NCAC II, CAS
Verified
Lakewood, CO 80227
Beth has been a certified Addictions Counselor for over 27 years and has spent most of her career working with at risk adolescent substance use. She effectively applies her vast experience to those who struggle with drug and alcohol use in the adult community as well. Compassion, integrity, respect, and honesty are at the root of the work she does. Beth skillfully aids her clients in recognizing events, behaviors, and beliefs that trigger substance use and collaborates with them to discover alternative actions that produce healthier, more supportive, and increased positive outcomes.
Beth has been a certified Addictions Counselor for over 27 years and has spent most of her career working with at risk adolescent substance use. She effectively applies her vast experience to those who struggle with drug and alcohol use in the adult community as well. Compassion, integrity, respect, and honesty are at the root of the work she does. Beth skillfully aids her clients in recognizing events, behaviors, and beliefs that trigger substance use and collaborates with them to discover alternative actions that produce healthier, more supportive, and increased positive outcomes.
(720) 307-3811 View (720) 307-3811
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Mindful Healing
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Lakewood, CO 80123  (Online Only)
As a passionate advocate, and natural problem solver, my commitment and compassion can help you to gain the understanding and experience needed to promote change, healing, growth, harmony and peace in your life and the world around you. By helping empower you through challenges, I can help you create dynamic positive change in your life. I employ a holistic approach enabling clients to address core issues, and affect positive healing. Let's raise your vibration!
As a passionate advocate, and natural problem solver, my commitment and compassion can help you to gain the understanding and experience needed to promote change, healing, growth, harmony and peace in your life and the world around you. By helping empower you through challenges, I can help you create dynamic positive change in your life. I employ a holistic approach enabling clients to address core issues, and affect positive healing. Let's raise your vibration!
(720) 902-9372 View (720) 902-9372
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TRS Neurofeedback
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, BCN, QEEG-D
Verified
2 Endorsed
Lakewood, CO 80228
I have been doing Neurofeedback since 2004 & have been board certified in Neurofeedback since March of 2006. I have been teaching the BCIA certification course in Neurofeedback since 2016 and developed my own certification course in 2021. We tend to get 95% great results for symptoms of ADHD, anxiety, depression and sleep issues. We provide an insurance receipt for services and most clients are able to get reimbursement. We strive to make this exceptional treatment affordable to the average family by offering low cost packages.
I have been doing Neurofeedback since 2004 & have been board certified in Neurofeedback since March of 2006. I have been teaching the BCIA certification course in Neurofeedback since 2016 and developed my own certification course in 2021. We tend to get 95% great results for symptoms of ADHD, anxiety, depression and sleep issues. We provide an insurance receipt for services and most clients are able to get reimbursement. We strive to make this exceptional treatment affordable to the average family by offering low cost packages.
(720) 753-5672 View (720) 753-5672
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Colorado Mental Health Services
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified
Lakewood, CO 80215
At Colorado Mental Health Services- Powered By Red Rock Recovery Center, our Intensive Outpatient Program provides a high level of care while allowing individuals to continue with their daily responsibilities. Our program offers a flexible schedule that allows individuals to receive the treatment they need without disrupting their work or family life. Our IOP combines individual therapy, group therapy, and psychiatric services to provide a comprehensive approach to mental health treatment, addressing both personal and social factors that may contribute to mental health conditions
At Colorado Mental Health Services- Powered By Red Rock Recovery Center, our Intensive Outpatient Program provides a high level of care while allowing individuals to continue with their daily responsibilities. Our program offers a flexible schedule that allows individuals to receive the treatment they need without disrupting their work or family life. Our IOP combines individual therapy, group therapy, and psychiatric services to provide a comprehensive approach to mental health treatment, addressing both personal and social factors that may contribute to mental health conditions
(720) 809-8768 x1 View (720) 809-8768 x1
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Shari Johansson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, BCN, QEEG-D
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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Julieta Vargas (Spanish-Speaking)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, SWC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakewood, CO 80215
Schedule now through my website in my bio! Hello and bienvenidos! I am a bilingual and bi-literate Mexican American Latina. I am also the daughter of immigrant parents. My experience has consisted of working with diverse families and individuals who have survived a traumatic event. I am particularly skilled in working with the Latinx community while offering a culturally competent approach. I primarily work with young/individual adults. As a social worker, I have worked in schools, non-profit organizations, and community mental health center.
Schedule now through my website in my bio! Hello and bienvenidos! I am a bilingual and bi-literate Mexican American Latina. I am also the daughter of immigrant parents. My experience has consisted of working with diverse families and individuals who have survived a traumatic event. I am particularly skilled in working with the Latinx community while offering a culturally competent approach. I primarily work with young/individual adults. As a social worker, I have worked in schools, non-profit organizations, and community mental health center.
(720) 802-3231 View (720) 802-3231
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Alisha Hendrix
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakewood, CO 80215
Schedule now through my website in my bio! A therapeutic relationship is truly one of a kind. I strive to create a collaborative environment where my clients can explore their internal world with grace. I am not the expert on the lives of my clients nor do I expect them to have all the answers regarding why they do the things they do, what function certain behaviors serve, or identify what an emotional consequence resulted from any number of situations. I strive to promote self-care, self-compassion, and a sense of curiosity. I am a trauma therapist and have adopted a rather broad definition of trauma.
Schedule now through my website in my bio! A therapeutic relationship is truly one of a kind. I strive to create a collaborative environment where my clients can explore their internal world with grace. I am not the expert on the lives of my clients nor do I expect them to have all the answers regarding why they do the things they do, what function certain behaviors serve, or identify what an emotional consequence resulted from any number of situations. I strive to promote self-care, self-compassion, and a sense of curiosity. I am a trauma therapist and have adopted a rather broad definition of trauma.
(720) 706-7811 View (720) 706-7811
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Brenna Mack
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakewood, CO 80232
When navigating life itself feels daunting, I recognize that embarking on the counseling journey can feel equally so. When you feel lost, stuck, anxious, alone, or exhausted – and you’re just trying to figure out how you can make it through – it takes a tremendous amount of courage to reach out for help. Knowing this, I want to honor your efforts and provide you with a supportive environment to pursue both resolution and healing.
When navigating life itself feels daunting, I recognize that embarking on the counseling journey can feel equally so. When you feel lost, stuck, anxious, alone, or exhausted – and you’re just trying to figure out how you can make it through – it takes a tremendous amount of courage to reach out for help. Knowing this, I want to honor your efforts and provide you with a supportive environment to pursue both resolution and healing.
(720) 726-1338 View (720) 726-1338
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Delia Berinde - Looking Forward Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC, EMDR, CMIP
Verified
5 Endorsed
Lakewood, CO 80226
Waitlist for new clients
I’d love to talk to you about what meaningful and long lasting fulfillment looks like. I believe that we have the innate resiliency to forge change for deeper meaning and joy. In my practice, I offer a safe and holistic space for all working through challenges so that you can find freedom from past patterns and habits that are getting in the way of what you really want: a greater sense of connection, more loving relationships, deeper contentment, happiness and joy. I am also a certified sound healer and offer intensive sound healing experiences, or 10-15 minute experiences as part of the beginning or end of sessions.
I’d love to talk to you about what meaningful and long lasting fulfillment looks like. I believe that we have the innate resiliency to forge change for deeper meaning and joy. In my practice, I offer a safe and holistic space for all working through challenges so that you can find freedom from past patterns and habits that are getting in the way of what you really want: a greater sense of connection, more loving relationships, deeper contentment, happiness and joy. I am also a certified sound healer and offer intensive sound healing experiences, or 10-15 minute experiences as part of the beginning or end of sessions.
(720) 640-9065 View (720) 640-9065
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Carol Prue
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Lakewood, CO 80226  (Online Only)
Are you experiencing pain and anxiety from your past, or from recent trauma? Is it affecting your emotions, daily life, and relationships? Are you looking for relief from this? I would like to help you overcome the effects of trauma. I have 22 years' experience providing individual and group counseling to adults 18 y.o. and older. I am EMDR Certified and have been a trauma specific therapist since 12/2014. Also, I have provided LPC Clinical Supervision for candidates working on obtaining their LPC license.
Are you experiencing pain and anxiety from your past, or from recent trauma? Is it affecting your emotions, daily life, and relationships? Are you looking for relief from this? I would like to help you overcome the effects of trauma. I have 22 years' experience providing individual and group counseling to adults 18 y.o. and older. I am EMDR Certified and have been a trauma specific therapist since 12/2014. Also, I have provided LPC Clinical Supervision for candidates working on obtaining their LPC license.
(720) 702-4312 View (720) 702-4312
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Turqoyz Rogahn
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LAC, MD
Verified
Lakewood, CO 80235
Turqoyz Rogahn is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado who has been practicing since 2015. She has a Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling, Couples and Family Therapy from the University of Northern Colorado. There comes a time in many of our lives where we can no longer hold in the struggles of life anymore and we finally hit our breaking point. Turqoyz is here to help guide you through that moment in time and come out stronger on the other side. Whether you are dealing with trauma, depression, anxiety, suicidality, relationship struggles, addiction or struggling with your gender identity or sexuality you are not alone.
Turqoyz Rogahn is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado who has been practicing since 2015. She has a Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling, Couples and Family Therapy from the University of Northern Colorado. There comes a time in many of our lives where we can no longer hold in the struggles of life anymore and we finally hit our breaking point. Turqoyz is here to help guide you through that moment in time and come out stronger on the other side. Whether you are dealing with trauma, depression, anxiety, suicidality, relationship struggles, addiction or struggling with your gender identity or sexuality you are not alone.
(720) 608-4081 View (720) 608-4081
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Amy Hill
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CCATP
Verified
4 Endorsed
Lakewood, CO 80215
You may be ready for a change and to shift the direction of your journey. I will travel by your side on this journey of discovery to your heartfelt self and recovery from what life has served you up thus far. We'll find ways to loosen the grip of troubling unhelpful thoughts, patterns and beliefs. You’ll learn to manage stress, anxiety, depression, your inner critic and the effects of trauma. You'll be able to shift painful thought habits and soothe your racing nervous system creating harmony from discord. We’ll focus on symptom relief and on gaining deeper self understanding and healing wounds in a safe, nurturing place for growth.
You may be ready for a change and to shift the direction of your journey. I will travel by your side on this journey of discovery to your heartfelt self and recovery from what life has served you up thus far. We'll find ways to loosen the grip of troubling unhelpful thoughts, patterns and beliefs. You’ll learn to manage stress, anxiety, depression, your inner critic and the effects of trauma. You'll be able to shift painful thought habits and soothe your racing nervous system creating harmony from discord. We’ll focus on symptom relief and on gaining deeper self understanding and healing wounds in a safe, nurturing place for growth.
(720) 608-2561 View (720) 608-2561
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Amanda Edmiston
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Lakewood, CO 80226
Amanda Edmiston is a Licensed Social Worker with 7 years of experience working with chronic illness, depression, anxiety, LGBTQ+ issues, grief, life changes, and crisis intervention. Amanda works closely with adults and older adults using person-centered, solution-focused, and cognitive behavioral therapies, serving patients ages 15 and up. Amanda's experience in the medical industry assists her in providing a holistic approach to care; she has thrived working with patients from a wide range of cultural backgrounds.
Amanda Edmiston is a Licensed Social Worker with 7 years of experience working with chronic illness, depression, anxiety, LGBTQ+ issues, grief, life changes, and crisis intervention. Amanda works closely with adults and older adults using person-centered, solution-focused, and cognitive behavioral therapies, serving patients ages 15 and up. Amanda's experience in the medical industry assists her in providing a holistic approach to care; she has thrived working with patients from a wide range of cultural backgrounds.
(720) 637-4956 View (720) 637-4956
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Jessica Rangel
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate , MA, LPCC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakewood, CO 80215
Now Accepting New Clients > Schedule instantly through my website link in my bio! Jessica is passionate about helping others find clarity in their relationships with themselves, their communities, and their world. She has worked with people across the lifespan in a variety of therapeutic settings including residential treatment, community mental health, and transitional housing. Her draw towards nature led her into the field of wilderness and outdoor-based therapy where she gained a passion for sustainable life skills, experiential therapy, and the healing power of sharing our stories with others.
Now Accepting New Clients > Schedule instantly through my website link in my bio! Jessica is passionate about helping others find clarity in their relationships with themselves, their communities, and their world. She has worked with people across the lifespan in a variety of therapeutic settings including residential treatment, community mental health, and transitional housing. Her draw towards nature led her into the field of wilderness and outdoor-based therapy where she gained a passion for sustainable life skills, experiential therapy, and the healing power of sharing our stories with others.
(720) 580-5507 View (720) 580-5507
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Jenny Bridges
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Lakewood, CO 80226
Overcome stress, improve relationships, and achieve your goals! Together we will build on your strengths and identify new, more effective strategies so that you can move past recent and/or past negative experiences and difficulties. In addition to more traditional Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, I offer cutting edge therapies such as EMDR, Brainspotting, and Energy Therapies, which can provide rapid relief from distress and can result in lasting change. Contact me if you would like to improve your life and get past struggles that are limiting you.
Overcome stress, improve relationships, and achieve your goals! Together we will build on your strengths and identify new, more effective strategies so that you can move past recent and/or past negative experiences and difficulties. In addition to more traditional Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, I offer cutting edge therapies such as EMDR, Brainspotting, and Energy Therapies, which can provide rapid relief from distress and can result in lasting change. Contact me if you would like to improve your life and get past struggles that are limiting you.
(720) 288-0936 View (720) 288-0936
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Darby Kolo
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Lakewood, CO 80401
Change is not linear. I have come to understand the numerous challenges in life that can make you feel as if you have gone nowhere. The anxiety that sets in is alarming and the depression that may later consume you feels debilitating. However, I have also come to understand the impact that we have on our own suffering: how we often jump to "I can't" instead of "I can try." We have all found ourselves deep in self-doubt, feeling stuck in the symptoms of depression and anxiety. Are you looking for a chance to see how change and success can become more linear overtime? My approach can help you get there.
Change is not linear. I have come to understand the numerous challenges in life that can make you feel as if you have gone nowhere. The anxiety that sets in is alarming and the depression that may later consume you feels debilitating. However, I have also come to understand the impact that we have on our own suffering: how we often jump to "I can't" instead of "I can try." We have all found ourselves deep in self-doubt, feeling stuck in the symptoms of depression and anxiety. Are you looking for a chance to see how change and success can become more linear overtime? My approach can help you get there.
(720) 704-1647 View (720) 704-1647
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Wholly You Human Growth and Development, LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Lakewood, CO 80226
Adult individuals, male, female and non-binary who are seeking meaning in his, her, they or their life. An individual that is likely to feel that they have put themselves on a intended path and have kept to it but something doesn't feel right. This person is experiencing unexplained discontent, accentuated with expressions of anxiety and or depression that have prompted the decision to see a therapist. This person or people (in the case of couples) is/are seeking to understand the meaning of this internal expression in their life. I can also assist individuals seeking to integrate a plant medicine enhanced journey into daily life.
Adult individuals, male, female and non-binary who are seeking meaning in his, her, they or their life. An individual that is likely to feel that they have put themselves on a intended path and have kept to it but something doesn't feel right. This person is experiencing unexplained discontent, accentuated with expressions of anxiety and or depression that have prompted the decision to see a therapist. This person or people (in the case of couples) is/are seeking to understand the meaning of this internal expression in their life. I can also assist individuals seeking to integrate a plant medicine enhanced journey into daily life.
(720) 310-1487 View (720) 310-1487
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Sean Doyle
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Lakewood, CO 80228
Trusting a therapist with thoughts and emotions we aren't comfortable facing ourselves can seem embarrassing and perhaps even terrifying. Therapy is a difficult process and I work to face those challenges with my clients head on. My mission is to help empower my clients to create positive life changes. I have been called blunt and no nonsense by my clients. Clients also say I have a calm demeanor that provides a balance to this approach. One client described my therapy style as putting puzzle pieces together to gain a clear picture of their thoughts and emotions.
Trusting a therapist with thoughts and emotions we aren't comfortable facing ourselves can seem embarrassing and perhaps even terrifying. Therapy is a difficult process and I work to face those challenges with my clients head on. My mission is to help empower my clients to create positive life changes. I have been called blunt and no nonsense by my clients. Clients also say I have a calm demeanor that provides a balance to this approach. One client described my therapy style as putting puzzle pieces together to gain a clear picture of their thoughts and emotions.
(720) 605-4762 View (720) 605-4762

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Number of Therapists in Lakewood, CO

700+

Average cost per session

$136

Therapists in Lakewood, CO who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
89% Depression
79% Trauma and PTSD
78% Relationship Issues
78% Self Esteem
74% Stress
71% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

76% Aetna
71% Cigna and Evernorth
71% 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.