Therapists in Longmont, CO

Photo of Scott Best, Licensed Professional Counselor in Longmont, CO
Scott Best
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CAS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Longmont, CO 80503
Life is a difficult and confusing journey for all of us at times. Occasionally, we get "stuck" along the way. Do you sometimes feel anxious, depressed, angry or afraid and believe that no one seems to understand or listen to you? Are you all alone? If you feel this way and are ready for change, I can help you find satisfying and lasting solutions which will bring calmness and joy into your life. I provide individual, couples, and family therapy to adolescents, adults, and seniors. Together we will develop a specific treatment to help you achieve the life you desire.
Life is a difficult and confusing journey for all of us at times. Occasionally, we get "stuck" along the way. Do you sometimes feel anxious, depressed, angry or afraid and believe that no one seems to understand or listen to you? Are you all alone? If you feel this way and are ready for change, I can help you find satisfying and lasting solutions which will bring calmness and joy into your life. I provide individual, couples, and family therapy to adolescents, adults, and seniors. Together we will develop a specific treatment to help you achieve the life you desire.
(720) 288-0990 View (720) 288-0990
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Kevin Fisher
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Longmont, CO 80501  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Telehealth/virtual appointments only. I am a provider of professional counseling services in Longmont and throughout Colorado, utilizing EMDR therapy and traditional psychotherapy to help with whatever you choose to work on (trauma, PTSD, divorce, relationship issues, substance abuse/dependency, life changes/transitions, depression, anxiety, childhood issues, etc.). I began my clinical work at Austin Recovery, working with individuals facing addiction and the many issues underlying addictive behaviors. With this work, I developed a strong interest in helping individuals deal with past traumatic experiences and negative life events.
Telehealth/virtual appointments only. I am a provider of professional counseling services in Longmont and throughout Colorado, utilizing EMDR therapy and traditional psychotherapy to help with whatever you choose to work on (trauma, PTSD, divorce, relationship issues, substance abuse/dependency, life changes/transitions, depression, anxiety, childhood issues, etc.). I began my clinical work at Austin Recovery, working with individuals facing addiction and the many issues underlying addictive behaviors. With this work, I developed a strong interest in helping individuals deal with past traumatic experiences and negative life events.
(303) 630-9063 View (303) 630-9063
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Michael Asa Da
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA
Verified
Longmont, CO 80503
I can help you transmute the immense power of your story into positive change in your life. Many psychological, emotional, and spiritual problems boil down to conflicts between our inner world (our goals, desires, loves, aversions, spiritual realizations) and our outer world (demands of family, relationships, career, money, social groups). It's natural to internalize the outer world and externalize the inner world, but that's also the source of many of our troubles. I offer careful, authoritative, compassionate guidance to help you sort this out and right the ship for a healthy, sane, awakened life.
I can help you transmute the immense power of your story into positive change in your life. Many psychological, emotional, and spiritual problems boil down to conflicts between our inner world (our goals, desires, loves, aversions, spiritual realizations) and our outer world (demands of family, relationships, career, money, social groups). It's natural to internalize the outer world and externalize the inner world, but that's also the source of many of our troubles. I offer careful, authoritative, compassionate guidance to help you sort this out and right the ship for a healthy, sane, awakened life.
(720) 897-5130 View (720) 897-5130
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Crystal Creek Counseling -Taylor Yingling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Longmont, CO 80501
Hi, I'm Taylor! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and working towards becoming a Registered Play Therapist. I am the Clinical Director of the Longmont Branch of CCC and would love to help you find a therapist on our team who fits your child/teen's needs. I am passionate about helping clients create change in their lives and fostering resilience in our community. Our favorite clients are children, adolescents, and families who are wanting to heal from trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, and more. Please note - we have hired another therapist for our team and have openings!
Hi, I'm Taylor! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and working towards becoming a Registered Play Therapist. I am the Clinical Director of the Longmont Branch of CCC and would love to help you find a therapist on our team who fits your child/teen's needs. I am passionate about helping clients create change in their lives and fostering resilience in our community. Our favorite clients are children, adolescents, and families who are wanting to heal from trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, and more. Please note - we have hired another therapist for our team and have openings!
(720) 797-7826 View (720) 797-7826
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Marissa Brun
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Longmont, CO 80501
Feeling stuck, alone, and wondering if you will ever feel good enough? Lately you find that you are comparing yourself to others all the time and you feel disconnected from the accomplished, empathetic, and heart driven woman that others see you as. You notice patterns of the past continue to come back to haunt you and you're exhausted trying to break free from the cycle of self-doubt and anxiety that holds you hostage. Life feels especially heavy lately, and it’s getting hard to hold it all together. It’s common to struggle with self-confidence and not seeing the true light you have to offer, but it doesn’t have to be this way.
Feeling stuck, alone, and wondering if you will ever feel good enough? Lately you find that you are comparing yourself to others all the time and you feel disconnected from the accomplished, empathetic, and heart driven woman that others see you as. You notice patterns of the past continue to come back to haunt you and you're exhausted trying to break free from the cycle of self-doubt and anxiety that holds you hostage. Life feels especially heavy lately, and it’s getting hard to hold it all together. It’s common to struggle with self-confidence and not seeing the true light you have to offer, but it doesn’t have to be this way.
(303) 529-9347 View (303) 529-9347
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Karen Eiffert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Longmont, CO 80501
There is great opportunity for growth in life's challenges. Whether you are struggling with past trauma, relationship issues, life transitions or anxiety/depression, my goal is to help you find a strong trust and confidence in yourself and your inner wisdom. Blending traditional and non-traditional approaches to growth and change, we work to identify and shed thoughts, beliefs and actions that are no longer working, and to find new and effective ways to approach old problems.
There is great opportunity for growth in life's challenges. Whether you are struggling with past trauma, relationship issues, life transitions or anxiety/depression, my goal is to help you find a strong trust and confidence in yourself and your inner wisdom. Blending traditional and non-traditional approaches to growth and change, we work to identify and shed thoughts, beliefs and actions that are no longer working, and to find new and effective ways to approach old problems.
(303) 943-1976 View (303) 943-1976
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Eve Penberthy Counseling
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, LPCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Longmont, CO 80503
Together we will work with practical, present-moment somatic techniques for accessing and integrating experiences of grief, trauma, and relationship. My approach is collaborative, client-centered and incorporates diverse routes to healing. Drawing from a relational lens, I support clients to come into deeper contact with themselves, their grief, their sense of connection and meaning, and a sense of possibility. I have a background in movement-based rites of passage work as a SomaSource Practitioner, I am an Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist, and I have worked closely with individuals in transitions of birth, death, and illness.
Together we will work with practical, present-moment somatic techniques for accessing and integrating experiences of grief, trauma, and relationship. My approach is collaborative, client-centered and incorporates diverse routes to healing. Drawing from a relational lens, I support clients to come into deeper contact with themselves, their grief, their sense of connection and meaning, and a sense of possibility. I have a background in movement-based rites of passage work as a SomaSource Practitioner, I am an Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist, and I have worked closely with individuals in transitions of birth, death, and illness.
(720) 903-3170 View (720) 903-3170
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Lexi Chatara-Middleton
Registered Psychotherapist, LPC, R-DMT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Longmont, CO 80501
My passion is supporting parents who have experienced difficult births. Bringing another life into this world is an important and challenging experience. Whether you are the individual who gave birth or a witness, there can be immediate and/or lasting waves of physical and emotional difficulties that may effect your life. These paths are unique to each of us because every birth is important and impactful. My work is to listen and journey with you as you explore your birth story and the impacts it has had on your life. Although this is an area of focus, I work with adolescents and adults needing support in other areas of life.
My passion is supporting parents who have experienced difficult births. Bringing another life into this world is an important and challenging experience. Whether you are the individual who gave birth or a witness, there can be immediate and/or lasting waves of physical and emotional difficulties that may effect your life. These paths are unique to each of us because every birth is important and impactful. My work is to listen and journey with you as you explore your birth story and the impacts it has had on your life. Although this is an area of focus, I work with adolescents and adults needing support in other areas of life.
(720) 608-4374 View (720) 608-4374
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Katrina Austin
Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Longmont, CO 80501
Reaching out for help is daunting. Not knowing if you’re going to find someone who fits what you need. Not knowing what the therapy process is like. Not knowing what to say or do. Not knowing how long this journey will take. I get it. It can be overwhelming and takes a lot just to make a phone call. But rest assured that I am here to help guide you through the process, help you get through the pain, and out on the other side.
Reaching out for help is daunting. Not knowing if you’re going to find someone who fits what you need. Not knowing what the therapy process is like. Not knowing what to say or do. Not knowing how long this journey will take. I get it. It can be overwhelming and takes a lot just to make a phone call. But rest assured that I am here to help guide you through the process, help you get through the pain, and out on the other side.
(720) 961-2335 View (720) 961-2335
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Mariah Hofmeister
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Longmont, CO 80501  (Online Only)
Hello! Did you just have a baby, or have a toddler or preschooler at home and feel totally overwhelmed and/or anxious? Is being a parent a lot harder than you expected? I agree, it is the hardest thing I've ever done! I love supporting parents. I have experience and a huge passion for working with postpartum parents as well as those with young children (biological, foster, and adoptive). I work with trauma, anxiety, depression, and a variety of parenting challenges. I have training and experience in maternal mental health, somatic therapy, attachment, trauma, mind-body connections, nature, play, and cognitive/behavior therapies.
Hello! Did you just have a baby, or have a toddler or preschooler at home and feel totally overwhelmed and/or anxious? Is being a parent a lot harder than you expected? I agree, it is the hardest thing I've ever done! I love supporting parents. I have experience and a huge passion for working with postpartum parents as well as those with young children (biological, foster, and adoptive). I work with trauma, anxiety, depression, and a variety of parenting challenges. I have training and experience in maternal mental health, somatic therapy, attachment, trauma, mind-body connections, nature, play, and cognitive/behavior therapies.
(720) 307-8363 View (720) 307-8363
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Lara Cladny
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified
Longmont, CO 80501
One’s mental health journey is like spelunking- the exploration of caves. Sometimes we find ourselves in the dark depths of suffering, be it through trauma, shame, depression, grief, or just this whole being alive thing. Healing our psychological pain is like finding our way out of the caves. It can be a beautiful, rewarding journey, but it can often lead us to feel lost, scared, and hopeless. Finding our way back to the light is possible, and so often, it is within the journey itself that we find our way out of the darkness. It can be difficult to navigate the depths alone, and I fiercely believe as humans, we're not meant to.
One’s mental health journey is like spelunking- the exploration of caves. Sometimes we find ourselves in the dark depths of suffering, be it through trauma, shame, depression, grief, or just this whole being alive thing. Healing our psychological pain is like finding our way out of the caves. It can be a beautiful, rewarding journey, but it can often lead us to feel lost, scared, and hopeless. Finding our way back to the light is possible, and so often, it is within the journey itself that we find our way out of the darkness. It can be difficult to navigate the depths alone, and I fiercely believe as humans, we're not meant to.
(720) 571-8664 View (720) 571-8664
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Lisa Hassin
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Longmont, CO 80501
I have 30 years of experience treating adults and families. I use an authentic and compassionate approach, celebrating diversity and differences. My modalities include EMDR, CBT, DBT, nonviolent communication, nature, spirituality, art, play and mindfulness. I specialize in trauma, family change, depression, personal growth, addiction recovery and anxiety.
I have 30 years of experience treating adults and families. I use an authentic and compassionate approach, celebrating diversity and differences. My modalities include EMDR, CBT, DBT, nonviolent communication, nature, spirituality, art, play and mindfulness. I specialize in trauma, family change, depression, personal growth, addiction recovery and anxiety.
(720) 619-2931 View (720) 619-2931
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Jenna Drennen
Counselor, LPCC, LAC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Longmont, CO 80501
Hi, I'm Jenna, a Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) and Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate (LPCC) in Colorado. I earned my master's degree in Addiction Psychology from Colorado State University. Before joining Mindfully, I gained valuable experience in community mental health and residential treatment settings. My passion lies in guiding adolescents and adults on their wellness journeys, helping them take transformative steps toward healing, embodiment, and self-leadership.
Hi, I'm Jenna, a Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) and Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate (LPCC) in Colorado. I earned my master's degree in Addiction Psychology from Colorado State University. Before joining Mindfully, I gained valuable experience in community mental health and residential treatment settings. My passion lies in guiding adolescents and adults on their wellness journeys, helping them take transformative steps toward healing, embodiment, and self-leadership.
(720) 770-5068 View (720) 770-5068
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Jackie Ashley
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, BC-DMT, ACS, ESMHL
Verified
2 Endorsed
Longmont, CO 80504
My approach to health and well-being is rooted in the belief that we have within us the capacity to live satisfying, engaged and meaningful lives. But often we find ourselves in unhealthy and isolating patterns, resulting in anxiety, depression, addictions, and conflictual relationship with those we love and work with. I help people get to the core root of what is holding them back and transform limiting patterns so they can live a happy, healthy life. My style is direct, supportive and creative, integrating the healing power of humor, horses and the great outdoors!
My approach to health and well-being is rooted in the belief that we have within us the capacity to live satisfying, engaged and meaningful lives. But often we find ourselves in unhealthy and isolating patterns, resulting in anxiety, depression, addictions, and conflictual relationship with those we love and work with. I help people get to the core root of what is holding them back and transform limiting patterns so they can live a happy, healthy life. My style is direct, supportive and creative, integrating the healing power of humor, horses and the great outdoors!
(720) 697-2421 View (720) 697-2421
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SoulMa Wellness & SoulMa Spiritual Foundation,
Counselor, LMHC, ATR-P, LMT, PHD(c), CCHT
Verified
Longmont, CO 80504
Are you feeling numb, lost, deep sadness, abandoned, a blocked heart, or stuck in stagnation like an invisible string holding you back? I can help you access your inner healer to: Let go, build inner strength & self-love, Make clear decisions, Change the programming, Awake, Rise-up, & Reclaim yourself, Heal childhood trauma & unresolved emotional issues So that you can remember your Soul's purpose, express your full potential, & reclaim your authentic voice to Be bold, Be brave, Be fearless and take courageous action to finally feel true JOY! I am a Spiritual Counselor and am operating under the Spiritual Exemption clause in Co.
Are you feeling numb, lost, deep sadness, abandoned, a blocked heart, or stuck in stagnation like an invisible string holding you back? I can help you access your inner healer to: Let go, build inner strength & self-love, Make clear decisions, Change the programming, Awake, Rise-up, & Reclaim yourself, Heal childhood trauma & unresolved emotional issues So that you can remember your Soul's purpose, express your full potential, & reclaim your authentic voice to Be bold, Be brave, Be fearless and take courageous action to finally feel true JOY! I am a Spiritual Counselor and am operating under the Spiritual Exemption clause in Co.
(720) 804-0402 View (720) 804-0402
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Amber Adams
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LAC, CPTT
Verified
20 Endorsed
Longmont, CO 80501  (Online Only)
We are living in strange times, and I know you've been through a lot lately. Whether you're feeling lonely, despairing, struggling to find your purpose, or realizing that you've been coping with the help of substances, there is hope. We can work together to make this time an opportunity for growth and meaningful change. I am dedicated to supporting my clients through emotional distress, and helping them discover internal strengths and resources to live the truest versions of themselves. Please note: I see clients online only.
We are living in strange times, and I know you've been through a lot lately. Whether you're feeling lonely, despairing, struggling to find your purpose, or realizing that you've been coping with the help of substances, there is hope. We can work together to make this time an opportunity for growth and meaningful change. I am dedicated to supporting my clients through emotional distress, and helping them discover internal strengths and resources to live the truest versions of themselves. Please note: I see clients online only.
(720) 571-7516 View (720) 571-7516
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Zachary M Kruger
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Longmont, CO 80501
Not accepting new clients
At one point or another, we discover that life is full of ups and downs.  The bad news is that no matter how hard we try to hold on to the good times and avoid the bad times, both seem to eventually dissolve into the other.  The good news is that this isn't a problem and doesn't need to be feared.  Successful therapy helps clients learn to understand how our lives flow, clarifies the confusion that comes when things feel particularly stuck and unsettled, and helps to draw out the wisdom of our mind, body, and spirit.
At one point or another, we discover that life is full of ups and downs.  The bad news is that no matter how hard we try to hold on to the good times and avoid the bad times, both seem to eventually dissolve into the other.  The good news is that this isn't a problem and doesn't need to be feared.  Successful therapy helps clients learn to understand how our lives flow, clarifies the confusion that comes when things feel particularly stuck and unsettled, and helps to draw out the wisdom of our mind, body, and spirit.
(720) 548-1583 View (720) 548-1583
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KidStuff Child and Family Counseling, PC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMFT, LCSW
Verified
Longmont, CO 80501
KidStuff Child & Family Counseling, P.C. specializes in helping kids, families and adults navigate life's challenges and improve overall wellness. LifeStuff, HardStuff, AdultStuff: whatever your reasons for seeking therapy, our therapists will collaborate with you to create a therapeutic experience to meet your needs. Our therapists are open and welcoming while supporting clients through their healing process. If you have Medicaid health insurance, commercial insurance, or are looking for a reasonably affordable cash-pay option, we have options for in-office and telehealth services.
KidStuff Child & Family Counseling, P.C. specializes in helping kids, families and adults navigate life's challenges and improve overall wellness. LifeStuff, HardStuff, AdultStuff: whatever your reasons for seeking therapy, our therapists will collaborate with you to create a therapeutic experience to meet your needs. Our therapists are open and welcoming while supporting clients through their healing process. If you have Medicaid health insurance, commercial insurance, or are looking for a reasonably affordable cash-pay option, we have options for in-office and telehealth services.
(720) 597-7989 View (720) 597-7989
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Kate Kendrick
MA
Verified
3 Endorsed
Longmont, CO 80503
Are you in turmoil or stressed about a relationship? Do you and your partner argue a lot or avoid talking about the things that really matter? Is worry, anxiety or depression preventing you from enjoying your life? If you long to relax into being yourself, to speak your truth and to create loving, safe and authentic relationships, I would like to help.
Are you in turmoil or stressed about a relationship? Do you and your partner argue a lot or avoid talking about the things that really matter? Is worry, anxiety or depression preventing you from enjoying your life? If you long to relax into being yourself, to speak your truth and to create loving, safe and authentic relationships, I would like to help.
(720) 636-9170 View (720) 636-9170
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Vicki Ruscitti
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LAC
Verified
Longmont, CO 80503
Vicki Ruscitti is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Addictions Counselor, who has been practicing since 2015. She graduated from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley with a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Vicki believes in a holistic treatment approach to address healing and recovery. She utilizes EMDR and mindfulness along with other treatment approaches that best fit each individuals' unique needs. She is also bilingual (Spanish) and bicultural and is passionate about addressing generational and cultural issues.
Vicki Ruscitti is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Addictions Counselor, who has been practicing since 2015. She graduated from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley with a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Vicki believes in a holistic treatment approach to address healing and recovery. She utilizes EMDR and mindfulness along with other treatment approaches that best fit each individuals' unique needs. She is also bilingual (Spanish) and bicultural and is passionate about addressing generational and cultural issues.
(720) 594-7298 View (720) 594-7298

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Number of Therapists in Longmont, CO

500+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Longmont, CO who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
87% Depression
80% Relationship Issues
79% Trauma and PTSD
78% Self Esteem
71% Grief
68% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

68% Aetna
66% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
61% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Longmont, CO see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

74% Female
23% Male
3% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Longmont?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.