Therapists in Manitou Springs, CO

Photo of Richard Sanderson, Registered Psychotherapist in Manitou Springs, CO
Richard Sanderson
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified
Manitou Springs, CO 80829
In this age of narcissism and self-discovery, many are feeling isolated and alienated from others, causing us to reassess our relationships and personal choices. Many are disillusioned, anxious and depressed due to unwanted life experiences that threaten our sense of security and block our path to happiness. During this time of cultural and personal insecurity, some seek a space for guided reflection, discovery and contemplation of possibilities previously unconsidered. I provide services that promote healthy outcomes and empower clients to make authentic, self-directed changes that align with personal needs, values and aspirations.
In this age of narcissism and self-discovery, many are feeling isolated and alienated from others, causing us to reassess our relationships and personal choices. Many are disillusioned, anxious and depressed due to unwanted life experiences that threaten our sense of security and block our path to happiness. During this time of cultural and personal insecurity, some seek a space for guided reflection, discovery and contemplation of possibilities previously unconsidered. I provide services that promote healthy outcomes and empower clients to make authentic, self-directed changes that align with personal needs, values and aspirations.
(719) 212-2065 View (719) 212-2065
Photo of Dana Mortensen, Licensed Professional Counselor in Manitou Springs, CO
Dana Mortensen
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA, BFA, LEED AP
Verified
Manitou Springs, CO 80829  (Online Only)
Counseling gives you an opportunity to express yourself with an enlightened witness: an ethical professional who listens carefully, and with acceptance and positive regard, and with the intention of promoting your wellbeing through insights, associations, and skills building. Ideal clients are those who want to understand what lies beneath symptoms of anxiety, depression, or other mental health diagnoses to examine your personal triggers for nervous system dysregulation. The source of your angst may include past trauma, neurodevelopmental disorders (Autism, ADHD, etc.) or physical health conditions, and often, all three.
Counseling gives you an opportunity to express yourself with an enlightened witness: an ethical professional who listens carefully, and with acceptance and positive regard, and with the intention of promoting your wellbeing through insights, associations, and skills building. Ideal clients are those who want to understand what lies beneath symptoms of anxiety, depression, or other mental health diagnoses to examine your personal triggers for nervous system dysregulation. The source of your angst may include past trauma, neurodevelopmental disorders (Autism, ADHD, etc.) or physical health conditions, and often, all three.
(719) 749-7155 View (719) 749-7155
Photo of Roxanne Upshaw Phd, Licensed Professional Counselor in Manitou Springs, CO
Roxanne Upshaw Phd
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified
Manitou Springs, CO 80829  (Online Only)
"Life is about balance". As a therapist with 30 years experience I can help you achieve balance in your life, provide guidance with difficult life situations, and assist with managing symptoms. I work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues providing services that span from therapy for anxiety and depression, couples counseling, and beyond. In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each of my clients individual needs to help attain the personal growth and life balance they're striving for. ***I WORK REMOTELY VIA ZOOM, FACETIME, OR TELE-SESSION***
"Life is about balance". As a therapist with 30 years experience I can help you achieve balance in your life, provide guidance with difficult life situations, and assist with managing symptoms. I work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues providing services that span from therapy for anxiety and depression, couples counseling, and beyond. In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each of my clients individual needs to help attain the personal growth and life balance they're striving for. ***I WORK REMOTELY VIA ZOOM, FACETIME, OR TELE-SESSION***
(719) 838-5918 View (719) 838-5918
Photo of Bill Wysong, Licensed Professional Counselor in Manitou Springs, CO
Bill Wysong
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, EMDR, II, TEP
Verified
Manitou Springs, CO 80829
Have I ever been in therapy? Yes, and it was life-changing. My personal therapy inspired me to leave my previous profession as an architect and become a therapist to provide healing to others. My goal is to create a place of trust where you can share your life's stories, remove the blocks keeping you from a better life, help you find balance, and eliminate the swings from highs to lows. I believe we can work together to discover the source of your conflict, find your strength and understanding to resolve problems, and allow you to move toward new positive actions.
Have I ever been in therapy? Yes, and it was life-changing. My personal therapy inspired me to leave my previous profession as an architect and become a therapist to provide healing to others. My goal is to create a place of trust where you can share your life's stories, remove the blocks keeping you from a better life, help you find balance, and eliminate the swings from highs to lows. I believe we can work together to discover the source of your conflict, find your strength and understanding to resolve problems, and allow you to move toward new positive actions.
(719) 626-4087 View (719) 626-4087
Photo of Gustav William Moen, Registered Psychotherapist in Manitou Springs, CO
Gustav William Moen
Registered Psychotherapist, SSP, TICP, CI
Verified
Manitou Springs, CO 80829
My clients seek my assistance with anger, rage, addiction - behavioral and chemical, sleeping disorders, inability to focus, digestion or gut issues, shortness of breath, compromised immune system, brittle bones and cartilage, trouble with direction, trouble with relation to time, memory issues, fear, sadness, depression, defensive behavior, relationship problems, coordination or dexterity, loss of taste and/or smell, trouble feeling present, auditory hypersensitivity, anti-social behavior, Autism Spectrum Disorder, trauma, stress, shock, lack of purpose, guilt, jealousy, inflammation issues, obesity, perfectionism, and much more.
My clients seek my assistance with anger, rage, addiction - behavioral and chemical, sleeping disorders, inability to focus, digestion or gut issues, shortness of breath, compromised immune system, brittle bones and cartilage, trouble with direction, trouble with relation to time, memory issues, fear, sadness, depression, defensive behavior, relationship problems, coordination or dexterity, loss of taste and/or smell, trouble feeling present, auditory hypersensitivity, anti-social behavior, Autism Spectrum Disorder, trauma, stress, shock, lack of purpose, guilt, jealousy, inflammation issues, obesity, perfectionism, and much more.
(719) 416-4479 View (719) 416-4479
Photo of Christina Osborne, Licensed Professional Counselor in Manitou Springs, CO
Christina Osborne
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Manitou Springs, CO 80829  (Online Only)
You are different kind of woman. One who experiences things that other women don't. You know what it’s like to be unseen, ignored, and cast aside; to be bullied, teased, tormented, neglected and abused. You suffer in ways that you’ve come to accept as normal – feelings of worthlessness, emptiness, meaninglessness, hatred and rage, with thoughts and actions that match those feelings. And you're smart enough to see that it's not your fault, that you live inside of society that doesn't value you. But you still don't know how to make things better.
You are different kind of woman. One who experiences things that other women don't. You know what it’s like to be unseen, ignored, and cast aside; to be bullied, teased, tormented, neglected and abused. You suffer in ways that you’ve come to accept as normal – feelings of worthlessness, emptiness, meaninglessness, hatred and rage, with thoughts and actions that match those feelings. And you're smart enough to see that it's not your fault, that you live inside of society that doesn't value you. But you still don't know how to make things better.
(720) 806-9145 View (720) 806-9145
Photo of Beverly Gardner, Licensed Professional Counselor in Manitou Springs, CO
Beverly Gardner
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Manitou Springs, CO 80829
Not accepting new clients
I want to assist you in becoming the person you'd like to be -- I believe in exploration of choices, the ability to grow, healing, recovery and change that comes because of action. In therapy, I take a holistic approach, meaning involving the mind and body. What can we identify that has prevented you from achieving your goals, whatever they may be? Everyone has strength areas. I want to recognize those with you and identify areas where growth would be beneficial to you. There's no time like the present to begin developing new skills and feeling better!
I want to assist you in becoming the person you'd like to be -- I believe in exploration of choices, the ability to grow, healing, recovery and change that comes because of action. In therapy, I take a holistic approach, meaning involving the mind and body. What can we identify that has prevented you from achieving your goals, whatever they may be? Everyone has strength areas. I want to recognize those with you and identify areas where growth would be beneficial to you. There's no time like the present to begin developing new skills and feeling better!
(719) 694-2989 View (719) 694-2989
Photo of Tracy Jones Kinsley, Licensed Professional Counselor in Manitou Springs, CO
Tracy Jones Kinsley
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CAS, LLC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Manitou Springs, CO 80829
Not accepting new clients
Sometimes we need a little extra help in life. As a therapist, I want to assist my clients to be the best version of themself. I believe in helping my clients find accountability and learn what they can and cannot control. I provide a supportive environment for my clients to find solutions to life's issues. No issue is viewed as being too big or small.
Sometimes we need a little extra help in life. As a therapist, I want to assist my clients to be the best version of themself. I believe in helping my clients find accountability and learn what they can and cannot control. I provide a supportive environment for my clients to find solutions to life's issues. No issue is viewed as being too big or small.
(719) 722-3637 View (719) 722-3637
Photo of Jo Ann Zepp, LPC, PLLC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Manitou Springs, CO
Jo Ann Zepp, LPC, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, RN, LPC, CACIII
Verified
Manitou Springs, CO 80829
"It's never too late to become who you were meant to be." T.S. Eliot. What are your words, your stories? What or who in your life would you like to be different? What's in the way of you living in the "more" of your life? It's my privilege to work with amazing people who have experienced relational issues, family struggles, betrayal, abuse, broken hearts, shattered dreams, unexpected loss, trauma and brokenness. For some it's hope deferred. Are you one who has lost your way and forgotten who you are? Let's talk. There's hope.
"It's never too late to become who you were meant to be." T.S. Eliot. What are your words, your stories? What or who in your life would you like to be different? What's in the way of you living in the "more" of your life? It's my privilege to work with amazing people who have experienced relational issues, family struggles, betrayal, abuse, broken hearts, shattered dreams, unexpected loss, trauma and brokenness. For some it's hope deferred. Are you one who has lost your way and forgotten who you are? Let's talk. There's hope.
(719) 387-0019 View (719) 387-0019
Photo of Jon B Cleckler, Licensed Professional Counselor in Manitou Springs, CO
Jon B Cleckler
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CACI
Verified
Manitou Springs, CO 80829
My primary focus is to guide others through change, whether unavoidable or chosen. I have a wealth of experience with ADHD, autism spectrum, anxiety, deprresion, trauma and grief. The goal is to propel you on a path to a far better place. A place with increased control and direction. Please feel free to reach out in a difficult time or when you know it is time to move forward. I encourage a direct and focused path to help people learn and apply lifelong skills to address learning issues, issues and mood issues. I am a coach and a therapist on a quest to get you to that better place.
My primary focus is to guide others through change, whether unavoidable or chosen. I have a wealth of experience with ADHD, autism spectrum, anxiety, deprresion, trauma and grief. The goal is to propel you on a path to a far better place. A place with increased control and direction. Please feel free to reach out in a difficult time or when you know it is time to move forward. I encourage a direct and focused path to help people learn and apply lifelong skills to address learning issues, issues and mood issues. I am a coach and a therapist on a quest to get you to that better place.
(719) 428-4408 View (719) 428-4408
Photo of Somatic Solutions at Body-Based Mindfulness Center, Licensed Professional Counselor in Manitou Springs, CO
Somatic Solutions at Body-Based Mindfulness Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Manitou Springs, CO 80829
**OUR THERAPISTS ARE NOW ACCEPTING MEDICAID, CIGNA, AND VICTIMS COMP** Somatic Solutions is partnering with The Body-Based Mindfulness Center. What makes our therapists different is their training in various mindfulness and somatic practices including Organic Intelligence, IFS, yoga, energy psychology, and other out of the box modalities aimed at honoring the healing capacity of your body, mind, and spirit to assist you in getting to the root cause of your problem so that you do more than understand those problems -- you transform them!
**OUR THERAPISTS ARE NOW ACCEPTING MEDICAID, CIGNA, AND VICTIMS COMP** Somatic Solutions is partnering with The Body-Based Mindfulness Center. What makes our therapists different is their training in various mindfulness and somatic practices including Organic Intelligence, IFS, yoga, energy psychology, and other out of the box modalities aimed at honoring the healing capacity of your body, mind, and spirit to assist you in getting to the root cause of your problem so that you do more than understand those problems -- you transform them!
(719) 298-3172 View (719) 298-3172
Photo of Becca Boone Counseling, Counselor in Manitou Springs, CO
Becca Boone Counseling
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Manitou Springs, CO 80829
Not accepting new clients
When you suffer a traumatic event, your entire world changes. This can cause fractured relationships, thoughts of suicide, self-sabotaging behaviors, problems with concentration, and feelings of anger, depression, and emptiness. Do you feel alone, disconnected or unusually angry and/or depressed? Do you question how you will make it through another day? The counseling relationship provides a safe and supportive environment to explore personal relationships, build self-esteem, reduce stress and anxiety, address maladaptive behaviors and heal from traumatic experiences.
When you suffer a traumatic event, your entire world changes. This can cause fractured relationships, thoughts of suicide, self-sabotaging behaviors, problems with concentration, and feelings of anger, depression, and emptiness. Do you feel alone, disconnected or unusually angry and/or depressed? Do you question how you will make it through another day? The counseling relationship provides a safe and supportive environment to explore personal relationships, build self-esteem, reduce stress and anxiety, address maladaptive behaviors and heal from traumatic experiences.
(719) 569-4953 View (719) 569-4953
Photo of Diane Chew, Psychologist in Manitou Springs, CO
Diane Chew
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Manitou Springs, CO 80829  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Hi, if you are someone who feels stuck, overwhelmed, or controlled by your own emotions or behavioral reactions, or perhaps trapped within the confines of meaning you've internalized about yourself, others and this world, I want to help you. I am a clinical psychologist who loves working with people from all walks of life. I embrace diversity and welcome anyone, regardless of race, spirituality or sexual/gender identity. I hope to create a genuine therapeutic relationship within which we can begin the process of deep healing where all parts of you (no matter how hidden) feel welcome and free to have a voice, exist & be witnessed.
Hi, if you are someone who feels stuck, overwhelmed, or controlled by your own emotions or behavioral reactions, or perhaps trapped within the confines of meaning you've internalized about yourself, others and this world, I want to help you. I am a clinical psychologist who loves working with people from all walks of life. I embrace diversity and welcome anyone, regardless of race, spirituality or sexual/gender identity. I hope to create a genuine therapeutic relationship within which we can begin the process of deep healing where all parts of you (no matter how hidden) feel welcome and free to have a voice, exist & be witnessed.
(719) 225-4098 View (719) 225-4098
Photo of Scott McFadden, Licensed Professional Counselor in Manitou Springs, CO
Scott McFadden
Licensed Professional Counselor, MRC-CD, LPC, LAC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Manitou Springs, CO 80829
My primary interest is to be a catalyst for positive change in your life and to help you work through the individual challenges that keep you from experiencing the kind of life you desire and deserve. Empowering you to work toward the dreams and goals that are important to you is my intention. I have experience and training in working with addictions, depression, anxiety, men's issues, trauma, and helping individuals build relationship skills and enhancing their self-esteem. Whenever possible, I like to help you early-on to assist you in establishing your vision for the future, then we will work together in making that a reality.
My primary interest is to be a catalyst for positive change in your life and to help you work through the individual challenges that keep you from experiencing the kind of life you desire and deserve. Empowering you to work toward the dreams and goals that are important to you is my intention. I have experience and training in working with addictions, depression, anxiety, men's issues, trauma, and helping individuals build relationship skills and enhancing their self-esteem. Whenever possible, I like to help you early-on to assist you in establishing your vision for the future, then we will work together in making that a reality.
(719) 259-0493 View (719) 259-0493
Photo of Louis Hoffman, Psychologist in Manitou Springs, CO
Louis Hoffman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Manitou Springs, CO 80829
The relationship between client and therapist is essential to successful therapy. I seek to establish an empathetic, trusting relationship with clients, which provides the context for a deeper understanding of oneself and the difficulties bringing them to therapy. From this relational foundation, I work collaboratively with clients to find solutions to their problems.
The relationship between client and therapist is essential to successful therapy. I seek to establish an empathetic, trusting relationship with clients, which provides the context for a deeper understanding of oneself and the difficulties bringing them to therapy. From this relational foundation, I work collaboratively with clients to find solutions to their problems.
(719) 344-2172 View (719) 344-2172
Photo of Charles H. Browning, Ph.D., Marriage & Family Therapist in Manitou Springs, CO
Charles H. Browning, Ph.D.
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified
1 Endorsed
Manitou Springs, CO 80829  (Online Only)
MEET Dr. Browning – your trusted Catalyst for Transformation. Tired of feeling overwhelmed? Discouraged? Dr. Browning can equip and empower you with proven and practical tools for getting rapid and lasting change. Through his Mindset-Reset Therapy methods, discover fresh new perspectives to help you overcome painful struggles, difficult conflicts, and negativity. Nurture important relationships as you rewrite your story. You can trust his over 40 years of expertise in mental health transformation. Embrace healing now, regain control, and step into new levels of peace. With Dr. Browning’s help, you CAN start over! You’ll see . . .
MEET Dr. Browning – your trusted Catalyst for Transformation. Tired of feeling overwhelmed? Discouraged? Dr. Browning can equip and empower you with proven and practical tools for getting rapid and lasting change. Through his Mindset-Reset Therapy methods, discover fresh new perspectives to help you overcome painful struggles, difficult conflicts, and negativity. Nurture important relationships as you rewrite your story. You can trust his over 40 years of expertise in mental health transformation. Embrace healing now, regain control, and step into new levels of peace. With Dr. Browning’s help, you CAN start over! You’ll see . . .
(719) 888-3467 View (719) 888-3467
Photo of Melissa Bannerot, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Manitou Springs, CO
Melissa Bannerot
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, EMDR, AEDP, YTT-200
Verified
6 Endorsed
Manitou Springs, CO 80829
A recent client told me “It's so validating and refreshing to be able to do therapy in a way that actually works for me after spending so many years in cognitive behavioral modalities that did very little for my trauma.” So many clients share the feeling of “undoing aloneness” in our sessions. This undoing of aloneness has helped clients reconcile and unburden themselves of trauma as well as feel thankful for being able to learn how to listen to their heart and their heart’s certainty of their worthiness. Our relationship has helped them to create a healing and grounding relationship with themselves...listening to their hearts.
A recent client told me “It's so validating and refreshing to be able to do therapy in a way that actually works for me after spending so many years in cognitive behavioral modalities that did very little for my trauma.” So many clients share the feeling of “undoing aloneness” in our sessions. This undoing of aloneness has helped clients reconcile and unburden themselves of trauma as well as feel thankful for being able to learn how to listen to their heart and their heart’s certainty of their worthiness. Our relationship has helped them to create a healing and grounding relationship with themselves...listening to their hearts.
(719) 694-2388 View (719) 694-2388
Photo of Tammy M Pitt, Marriage & Family Therapist in Manitou Springs, CO
Tammy M Pitt
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Manitou Springs, CO 80829
My passion is to come along side individuals, couples and families to walk the journey of healing, change, recovery, and be present with and actively listen to them in the moment. I truly believe that each one of us has everything we need within us to make desired change. I do realize from my own journey that life can have many twists and turns, obstacles, hurtles and unexpected difficulties. My goal is to make an environment for you to feel comfortable and safe; enabling you to be willing to try to seek support.
My passion is to come along side individuals, couples and families to walk the journey of healing, change, recovery, and be present with and actively listen to them in the moment. I truly believe that each one of us has everything we need within us to make desired change. I do realize from my own journey that life can have many twists and turns, obstacles, hurtles and unexpected difficulties. My goal is to make an environment for you to feel comfortable and safe; enabling you to be willing to try to seek support.
(719) 354-2180 View (719) 354-2180
Photo of Andrew Van Dyke, Licensed Professional Counselor in Manitou Springs, CO
Andrew Van Dyke
Licensed Professional Counselor, PsyD, LPC, CGP
Verified
Manitou Springs, CO 80829
My role is to create a safe enough environment for you to be your authentic self, first in therapy and then showing up authentically with those around you. Because no person is an island and most interact with others everyday, therapy can help you transition out of social awkwardness and isolation into enriched and fulfilling interpersonal relationships. I have been promoting mental health professionally since 1998. I value ethical conduct, accessible pricing, effective interventions, and practical methods in psychotherapy practice. Please only email or call me but do not go to my website and book an appointment!
My role is to create a safe enough environment for you to be your authentic self, first in therapy and then showing up authentically with those around you. Because no person is an island and most interact with others everyday, therapy can help you transition out of social awkwardness and isolation into enriched and fulfilling interpersonal relationships. I have been promoting mental health professionally since 1998. I value ethical conduct, accessible pricing, effective interventions, and practical methods in psychotherapy practice. Please only email or call me but do not go to my website and book an appointment!
(719) 428-3386 View (719) 428-3386
Photo of Denice Maiden, Licensed Professional Counselor in Manitou Springs, CO
Denice Maiden
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Manitou Springs, CO 80829
Denice Maiden is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Certified Addiction Specialist with over 10 years of experience in behavioral health, providing assessment, crisis stabilization, and therapeutic care to individuals seeking help with depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, women’s issues, and life stressors; and to couples who are experiencing communication and other relationship challenges. Denice is compassionate, dedicated, and results-driven. She is passionate about enriching clients’ lives and invested in their journey toward living successful and mentally healthy lives.
Denice Maiden is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Certified Addiction Specialist with over 10 years of experience in behavioral health, providing assessment, crisis stabilization, and therapeutic care to individuals seeking help with depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, women’s issues, and life stressors; and to couples who are experiencing communication and other relationship challenges. Denice is compassionate, dedicated, and results-driven. She is passionate about enriching clients’ lives and invested in their journey toward living successful and mentally healthy lives.
(719) 626-8949 View (719) 626-8949

See more therapy options for Manitou Springs

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Manitou Springs, CO

40+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Manitou Springs, CO who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
93% Depression
87% Relationship Issues
87% Trauma and PTSD
87% Self Esteem
76% Grief
70% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

66% Aetna
59% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
56% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Manitou Springs, CO see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Manitou Springs?

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.