Therapists in Thornton, CO

Photo of Dianne Cutshaw, Licensed Professional Counselor in Thornton, CO
Dianne Cutshaw
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Thornton, CO 80241
Not accepting new clients
If you view counseling as scary and intimidating, you are not alone. Just the first step of reaching out to a counselor takes tremendous courage. My first goal is to provide a safe environment where you can begin to sort out issues and concerns that may be keeping you feeling stuck with no energy and no hope. My approach to counseling blends my education and experience in a genuine, compassionate setting. I use an individualized, eclectic approach to develop a collaborative relationship where you will be encouraged to experience and express your thoughts, feelings, beliefs, worries, concerns, and fears.
If you view counseling as scary and intimidating, you are not alone. Just the first step of reaching out to a counselor takes tremendous courage. My first goal is to provide a safe environment where you can begin to sort out issues and concerns that may be keeping you feeling stuck with no energy and no hope. My approach to counseling blends my education and experience in a genuine, compassionate setting. I use an individualized, eclectic approach to develop a collaborative relationship where you will be encouraged to experience and express your thoughts, feelings, beliefs, worries, concerns, and fears.
(720) 627-6898 View (720) 627-6898
Photo of Cheryl Rugg, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Thornton, CO
Cheryl Rugg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Thornton, CO 80229
Cheryl Rugg brings over 30 years of experience to her collaborative and client centered approach to working with clients. She graduated from the School of Social Work, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She works with clients who experience problems with depression, anxiety, obsessions and compulsions, trauma, and grief. Cheryl works with clients from the age of 16 through adulthood. Cheyrl pariticulary enjoys assisting clients as they find their way through life transitions. Cheryl's approach is one of working with the client to define the problem and identify solutions that are grounded in outcome research.
Cheryl Rugg brings over 30 years of experience to her collaborative and client centered approach to working with clients. She graduated from the School of Social Work, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She works with clients who experience problems with depression, anxiety, obsessions and compulsions, trauma, and grief. Cheryl works with clients from the age of 16 through adulthood. Cheyrl pariticulary enjoys assisting clients as they find their way through life transitions. Cheryl's approach is one of working with the client to define the problem and identify solutions that are grounded in outcome research.
(720) 802-3618 View (720) 802-3618
Photo of Martina Mettes-Petrie, Marriage & Family Therapist in Thornton, CO
Martina Mettes-Petrie
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA,, LMFT
Verified Verified
Thornton, CO 80241
You have been struggling in your relationship or with yourself. No matter where you are in your journey, no matter how many times you have tried to change the course and the outcome, it is never too late to start working on different outcomes. It is never too late to change deeply engrained patterns, beliefs, thoughts and behaviors that have stood in between you and where you want to be. Whether in your career, relationships or, yourself. Therapy can help you understand yourself, what drives you, and what impedes your progress. Let me support and guide you toward who and where you want to be.
You have been struggling in your relationship or with yourself. No matter where you are in your journey, no matter how many times you have tried to change the course and the outcome, it is never too late to start working on different outcomes. It is never too late to change deeply engrained patterns, beliefs, thoughts and behaviors that have stood in between you and where you want to be. Whether in your career, relationships or, yourself. Therapy can help you understand yourself, what drives you, and what impedes your progress. Let me support and guide you toward who and where you want to be.
(720) 730-2219 View (720) 730-2219
Photo of Barbara Tyndall McCubbin, Licensed Professional Counselor in Thornton, CO
Barbara Tyndall McCubbin
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Thornton, CO 80241
The healthiest people are the ones that choose to work on themselves, so congratulations on your first courageous investigating step to find a therapist!
The healthiest people are the ones that choose to work on themselves, so congratulations on your first courageous investigating step to find a therapist!
(720) 445-8015 View (720) 445-8015
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Noel Fayth McKillip
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, MA, LPCC, LCDC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Thornton, CO 80229
Waitlist for new clients
I am a compassionate, research-driven counseling candidate with therapeutic experience in trauma, substance abuse, family counseling, and child and adolescent development. My occupational journey began as an elementary school teacher; my therapeutic journey began in forensic counseling, working with adults on probation. There, I discovered an intimate link between childhood maladjustment and the development of thoughts and behaviors that dramatically increase the likelihood of incarceration and poor health outcomes.
I am a compassionate, research-driven counseling candidate with therapeutic experience in trauma, substance abuse, family counseling, and child and adolescent development. My occupational journey began as an elementary school teacher; my therapeutic journey began in forensic counseling, working with adults on probation. There, I discovered an intimate link between childhood maladjustment and the development of thoughts and behaviors that dramatically increase the likelihood of incarceration and poor health outcomes.
(720) 743-5187 View (720) 743-5187
Photo of Jenna Newton, Licensed Professional Counselor in Thornton, CO
Jenna Newton
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Thornton, CO 80233  (Online Only)
In a world that often applauds achievement, people navigating the realms of high-functioning success may find themselves grappling with the silent struggles of anxiety, perfectionism, depression, self-esteem and relationship difficulties. It might appear like you have it all together but what people can't see are the internal battles, unpleasant emotions and exhaustion you feel. You force yourself to push past and suppress these experiences, only for it to return again and again. If you want to feel empowered, more knowledgable and live a truly fulfilling life beneath the layers of accomplishment, please keep reading.
In a world that often applauds achievement, people navigating the realms of high-functioning success may find themselves grappling with the silent struggles of anxiety, perfectionism, depression, self-esteem and relationship difficulties. It might appear like you have it all together but what people can't see are the internal battles, unpleasant emotions and exhaustion you feel. You force yourself to push past and suppress these experiences, only for it to return again and again. If you want to feel empowered, more knowledgable and live a truly fulfilling life beneath the layers of accomplishment, please keep reading.
(720) 893-9074 View (720) 893-9074
Photo of Vivian Ann Davis, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Thornton, CO
Vivian Ann Davis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CACII
Verified Verified
Thornton, CO 80229
Do you struggle with depression, anxiety, grief, anger? Does it feel like you can't control what's happening? Abuse/trauma can cause people to do things they never thought possible. I believe every person wakes up in the morning trying to do the best they can. Anger, Depression, Anxiety, Panic can take over a person's life. No one wants to yell at the kids, husbands/wives, friends.Are you afraid of your drinking or drug use? Are you afraid you will hurt yourself or someone else? People use drugs, alcohol, shopping, gambling to manage anxiety, or depression or to manage unresolved grief.
Do you struggle with depression, anxiety, grief, anger? Does it feel like you can't control what's happening? Abuse/trauma can cause people to do things they never thought possible. I believe every person wakes up in the morning trying to do the best they can. Anger, Depression, Anxiety, Panic can take over a person's life. No one wants to yell at the kids, husbands/wives, friends.Are you afraid of your drinking or drug use? Are you afraid you will hurt yourself or someone else? People use drugs, alcohol, shopping, gambling to manage anxiety, or depression or to manage unresolved grief.
(720) 288-0931 View (720) 288-0931
Photo of Alyssa Landry, Counselor in Thornton, CO
Alyssa Landry
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Thornton, CO 80229
Alyssa Landry is a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate and National Certified Counselor in Colorado who has been practicing since 2020. She has a BA in Psychology from The University of Texas at San Antonio and an MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Adams State University. From a young age, Alyssa always had a passion for helping others. That passion has evolved over the years into her current work as a sex and relationship therapist! She sees the beauty of sexual diversity and the human being in front of her, not a label or diagnosis. She not only accepts all, she embraces all.
Alyssa Landry is a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate and National Certified Counselor in Colorado who has been practicing since 2020. She has a BA in Psychology from The University of Texas at San Antonio and an MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Adams State University. From a young age, Alyssa always had a passion for helping others. That passion has evolved over the years into her current work as a sex and relationship therapist! She sees the beauty of sexual diversity and the human being in front of her, not a label or diagnosis. She not only accepts all, she embraces all.
(720) 740-1684 View (720) 740-1684
Photo of Cindy Wander, Licensed Professional Counselor in Thornton, CO
Cindy Wander
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MS, LPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
Thornton, CO 80229
When a relationship is strained, it can seem like there is no way to make things better. Fortunately, there is hope. Relationships can be healed. Are you ready to deepen or salvage an intimate relationship? Do you want to form a more meaningful bond with your child/teen? Are you interested in exploring your own identity? Then we might be a good match for therapy. I believe authenticity is the key to living and loving in healthful ways. Since my style is both relational and systemic, I will be genuine in our sessions and invite you to be authentic too.
When a relationship is strained, it can seem like there is no way to make things better. Fortunately, there is hope. Relationships can be healed. Are you ready to deepen or salvage an intimate relationship? Do you want to form a more meaningful bond with your child/teen? Are you interested in exploring your own identity? Then we might be a good match for therapy. I believe authenticity is the key to living and loving in healthful ways. Since my style is both relational and systemic, I will be genuine in our sessions and invite you to be authentic too.
(720) 343-6040 View (720) 343-6040
Photo of Brandy Martin, Licensed Professional Counselor in Thornton, CO
Brandy Martin
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CFN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Thornton, CO 80602
I provide a holistic approach to treating anxiety and/or depression. Being a licensed counselor and a certified functional nutritionist gives me a unique approach to mental health. There are many different reasons you may be feeling down and/or anxious. Let’s get to the root cause of your symptoms so you can heal and enjoy your life again.
I provide a holistic approach to treating anxiety and/or depression. Being a licensed counselor and a certified functional nutritionist gives me a unique approach to mental health. There are many different reasons you may be feeling down and/or anxious. Let’s get to the root cause of your symptoms so you can heal and enjoy your life again.
(720) 613-2848 View (720) 613-2848
Photo of Allison G Griffin, Licensed Professional Counselor in Thornton, CO
Allison G Griffin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Thornton, CO 80241
There are times when we can feel anxious, depressed, stuck or lost in our personal lives, our relationships, or our careers. The answers you seek are within you and I can help you gain clarity and self understanding that will allow you to overcome obstacles and change long-standing thought and behavioral patterns that no longer serve you. I can support you in building your self esteem, improving relationships, overcoming anxiety and depression and managing life obstacles and transitions that can seem overwhelming. Together we can find solutions and discover and build on your strengths so you can live a truly fulfilled life.
There are times when we can feel anxious, depressed, stuck or lost in our personal lives, our relationships, or our careers. The answers you seek are within you and I can help you gain clarity and self understanding that will allow you to overcome obstacles and change long-standing thought and behavioral patterns that no longer serve you. I can support you in building your self esteem, improving relationships, overcoming anxiety and depression and managing life obstacles and transitions that can seem overwhelming. Together we can find solutions and discover and build on your strengths so you can live a truly fulfilled life.
(720) 924-4863 View (720) 924-4863
Photo of Erika Del Moral Perez, Counselor in Thornton, CO
Erika Del Moral Perez
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Thornton, CO 80229
Erika Del Moral Perez is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Colorado who has been practicing since 2023. Erika makes a great effort to create a warm, nonjudgmental space to help clients feel seen and understood. She utilizes a collaborative approach that emphasizes the client's strengths and values to foster empowerment and lead them toward a more meaningful way of interacting with the world, themselves, and others. Erika believes in adapting her approach to address the different needs clients may bring to the therapeutic space.
Erika Del Moral Perez is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Colorado who has been practicing since 2023. Erika makes a great effort to create a warm, nonjudgmental space to help clients feel seen and understood. She utilizes a collaborative approach that emphasizes the client's strengths and values to foster empowerment and lead them toward a more meaningful way of interacting with the world, themselves, and others. Erika believes in adapting her approach to address the different needs clients may bring to the therapeutic space.
(720) 764-9363 View (720) 764-9363
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Stephanie Rudell-Scrimo
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, LAC
Verified Verified
Thornton, CO 80602
Not accepting new clients
My overall goal and passion as a counselor is to provide non-judgmental support for my clients and their goals for counseling. Firstly, I strive to be an advocate for my clients, while engaging a focused and productive therapy process. I provide, and encourage, healthy boundaries and respect. I believe everyone is the authority of their own lives; my role is to provide a safe place for openness, some reflection and education. Also, I utilize mindfulness and other self-supporting tools (as appropriate). My practice is in Thornton. Please note that I do not accept insurance/medicaid/medicare.
My overall goal and passion as a counselor is to provide non-judgmental support for my clients and their goals for counseling. Firstly, I strive to be an advocate for my clients, while engaging a focused and productive therapy process. I provide, and encourage, healthy boundaries and respect. I believe everyone is the authority of their own lives; my role is to provide a safe place for openness, some reflection and education. Also, I utilize mindfulness and other self-supporting tools (as appropriate). My practice is in Thornton. Please note that I do not accept insurance/medicaid/medicare.
(720) 506-5951 View (720) 506-5951
Photo of Samantha Gardiner, Licensed Professional Counselor in Thornton, CO
Samantha Gardiner
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Thornton, CO 80602  (Online Only)
Supporting and coaching individuals who seek personal growth and addressing ongoing challenges in their lives. My approach to therapy offers clients a supportive space to authentically assess and explore life circumstances and building positive change. I take a client-centered approach that gives you the opportunity to take an active role in your journey. My goals are to assist you in establishing a strong foundation to overcome and even embrace adversity. I look forward to establishing a collaborative relationship to support you in your goals.
Supporting and coaching individuals who seek personal growth and addressing ongoing challenges in their lives. My approach to therapy offers clients a supportive space to authentically assess and explore life circumstances and building positive change. I take a client-centered approach that gives you the opportunity to take an active role in your journey. My goals are to assist you in establishing a strong foundation to overcome and even embrace adversity. I look forward to establishing a collaborative relationship to support you in your goals.
(720) 802-4970 View (720) 802-4970
Photo of Wendi Hoag, Licensed Professional Counselor in Thornton, CO
Wendi Hoag
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LAC
Verified Verified
Thornton, CO 80229
My view of human nature is one full of strength and resiliency. We all have the desire to live healthy and productive lives, but at times we face the challenges of unexpected life events, loss, and stressors. This is where a positive, validating and accepting relationship with your counselor becomes invaluable. Counseling provides a client dedicated time focused on present day issues as well as past experiences still impacting overall wellbeing. Empowerment, believing in yourself and learning how to like, love and accept your whole person is my goal as your therapist.
My view of human nature is one full of strength and resiliency. We all have the desire to live healthy and productive lives, but at times we face the challenges of unexpected life events, loss, and stressors. This is where a positive, validating and accepting relationship with your counselor becomes invaluable. Counseling provides a client dedicated time focused on present day issues as well as past experiences still impacting overall wellbeing. Empowerment, believing in yourself and learning how to like, love and accept your whole person is my goal as your therapist.
(720) 784-5398 View (720) 784-5398
Photo of Jeff Paulez - Wander Haven Psychology, Psychologist in Thornton, CO
Jeff Paulez - Wander Haven Psychology
Psychologist, PhD, PSYPACT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Thornton, CO 80233  (Online Only)
Feeling stressed, anxious, unsure of yourself? Experienced trauma and don't know how to heal and move forward? Struggling with finding relationships that feel good and meaningful? I help individuals and couples/relationships feel seen, safe, and understood while healing and gaining emotional skills for navigating our often isolating, unsafe, and stressful world. We'll compassionately explore your story, identities, values, and ways of surviving and coping to figure out what's working and what you want to change. Being human is messy. You don't have to do this alone. I'd love to connect.
Feeling stressed, anxious, unsure of yourself? Experienced trauma and don't know how to heal and move forward? Struggling with finding relationships that feel good and meaningful? I help individuals and couples/relationships feel seen, safe, and understood while healing and gaining emotional skills for navigating our often isolating, unsafe, and stressful world. We'll compassionately explore your story, identities, values, and ways of surviving and coping to figure out what's working and what you want to change. Being human is messy. You don't have to do this alone. I'd love to connect.
(720) 619-6875 View (720) 619-6875
Photo of Tess Rose, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Thornton, CO
Tess Rose
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Thornton, CO 80233
I want to know what being human means to you, and want to help you find a sense of wholeness and power in your mind, your body, and your spirit. I want to know what your inner and outer worlds look like and be curious about how they impact you. Coming into therapy, you might feel disconnected, like you're going through the motions, or like there are parts of you that are not within your control. You might hope to heal from deep distress and finally connect to a life worth living. Whatever type of distress you're experiencing, in our work together we can build awareness of how it takes shape and what is needed to transform it.
I want to know what being human means to you, and want to help you find a sense of wholeness and power in your mind, your body, and your spirit. I want to know what your inner and outer worlds look like and be curious about how they impact you. Coming into therapy, you might feel disconnected, like you're going through the motions, or like there are parts of you that are not within your control. You might hope to heal from deep distress and finally connect to a life worth living. Whatever type of distress you're experiencing, in our work together we can build awareness of how it takes shape and what is needed to transform it.
(720) 727-6909 View (720) 727-6909
Photo of Roni Ruiz, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Thornton, CO
Roni Ruiz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Thornton, CO 80233  (Online Only)
Are you going through a change in your life? Do you feel overwhelmed with life, navigating relationships with others, and/or managing emotions? Is stress, depression, or anxiety getting the best of you? You want someone to listen but you feel invalidated by others. You want to build tools to support yourself but don't know where to start. Or you are just seeking general support. I can support! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Colorado. I specialize in trauma, stress and emotional regulation. I support youth, adults, couples (monogamous, polygamous, LGBTQ+).
Are you going through a change in your life? Do you feel overwhelmed with life, navigating relationships with others, and/or managing emotions? Is stress, depression, or anxiety getting the best of you? You want someone to listen but you feel invalidated by others. You want to build tools to support yourself but don't know where to start. Or you are just seeking general support. I can support! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Colorado. I specialize in trauma, stress and emotional regulation. I support youth, adults, couples (monogamous, polygamous, LGBTQ+).
(720) 507-9952 View (720) 507-9952
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Allied Counseling Services, PLLC
Counselor, MA, LPC, BCPCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Thornton, CO 80233
There must be a better way! You’re feeling so overwhelmed that you’re wondering if you can keep doing this day after day. At this point, the feelings of anxiety from handling stress, finding balance, recognizing a sense of self, and setting boundaries are overwhelming. The culmination of your feelings begins to lead you to question your abilities and stir up the belief that something has to change because there must be a better way!
There must be a better way! You’re feeling so overwhelmed that you’re wondering if you can keep doing this day after day. At this point, the feelings of anxiety from handling stress, finding balance, recognizing a sense of self, and setting boundaries are overwhelming. The culmination of your feelings begins to lead you to question your abilities and stir up the belief that something has to change because there must be a better way!
(720) 358-4483 View (720) 358-4483
Photo of Kaitlyn Whittinghill, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Thornton, CO
Kaitlyn Whittinghill
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Thornton, CO 80602
Struggling with Anxiety or Depression can be overwhelming to say the least. It can often feel isolating and debilitating. In our work together we will focus on creating a greater mind-body connection to increase self-awareness and your ability to incorporate effective coping skills. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, as well as a Yoga Instructor and my passion is health and wellness. I enjoy using a mindful and holistic approach to address clients' current concerns.
Struggling with Anxiety or Depression can be overwhelming to say the least. It can often feel isolating and debilitating. In our work together we will focus on creating a greater mind-body connection to increase self-awareness and your ability to incorporate effective coping skills. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, as well as a Yoga Instructor and my passion is health and wellness. I enjoy using a mindful and holistic approach to address clients' current concerns.
(720) 619-6560 View (720) 619-6560

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Thornton, CO

100+

Average cost per session

$135

Therapists in Thornton, CO who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
87% Depression
81% Trauma and PTSD
77% Relationship Issues
76% Self Esteem
69% Grief
68% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

74% Aetna
70% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
68% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Thornton, CO see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
15% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Thornton?

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.