Therapists in Colorado

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Photo of Jeff Adams, Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado
Jeff Adams
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LAC, EMDR
Verified Verified
Littleton, CO 80122
You've heard the saying "everything happens for a reason". I believe this can be true, but there are also many occurrences in our lives that don't always make sense, even if we can still derive some sort of meaning from them. On more of a personal level, I believe our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are happening for a reason and I seek to help you find those answers. Oftentimes, these reasons are connected to past experiences, whether that be from your childhood or other significant moments in time. And depending on how you experienced that event, your perceptions about yourself, others, and the world have been impacted.
You've heard the saying "everything happens for a reason". I believe this can be true, but there are also many occurrences in our lives that don't always make sense, even if we can still derive some sort of meaning from them. On more of a personal level, I believe our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are happening for a reason and I seek to help you find those answers. Oftentimes, these reasons are connected to past experiences, whether that be from your childhood or other significant moments in time. And depending on how you experienced that event, your perceptions about yourself, others, and the world have been impacted.
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Photo of Harmon Hanson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Colorado
Harmon Hanson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Littleton, CO 80120
I work with adolescents and adults that struggle with a number of issues that include depression, anxiety, self-worth issues, and family conflict to name a few. I have a great deal of experience working with male adolescents, but I am not limited to this population and have had success working with adults of all kinds. A young adult struggling with where they fit into this world, an adult who is still processing though their past while looking to better their present and future, or just someone that is ready to open up and learn about themselves, I am here to process it all with you and collaborate on the growth and progress ahead.
I work with adolescents and adults that struggle with a number of issues that include depression, anxiety, self-worth issues, and family conflict to name a few. I have a great deal of experience working with male adolescents, but I am not limited to this population and have had success working with adults of all kinds. A young adult struggling with where they fit into this world, an adult who is still processing though their past while looking to better their present and future, or just someone that is ready to open up and learn about themselves, I am here to process it all with you and collaborate on the growth and progress ahead.
(720) 571-1804 View (720) 571-1804
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Fran Becker
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD
Verified Verified
Few things are harder for a parent than to see their child struggle and not be able to help. If you’re reading this, you’ve probably been struggling yourself, with feelings like frustration, helplessness, loneliness, and anger.
Few things are harder for a parent than to see their child struggle and not be able to help. If you’re reading this, you’ve probably been struggling yourself, with feelings like frustration, helplessness, loneliness, and anger.
(720) 740-5867 View (720) 740-5867
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Dana Warren
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Littleton, CO 80123
Dana Warren is a Licensed Professional Counselor with experience helping clients of all ages with their mental health. She is passionate about addressing her client’s unique challenges and building a therapeutic relationship that allows them to thrive. Dana specializes in anxiety, depression, behavior change, anger management, relationship issues, family conflict, career development, sexualized behavior, and sexual issues. Dana did her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Adams State University.
Dana Warren is a Licensed Professional Counselor with experience helping clients of all ages with their mental health. She is passionate about addressing her client’s unique challenges and building a therapeutic relationship that allows them to thrive. Dana specializes in anxiety, depression, behavior change, anger management, relationship issues, family conflict, career development, sexualized behavior, and sexual issues. Dana did her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Adams State University.
(720) 864-1583 View (720) 864-1583
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Ares Minks
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Colorado Springs, CO 80921  (Online Only)
Couples: Are you feeling stuck in cycles of arguing or mistrust, longing for understanding and connection? You want to transform conflict into collaboration with mutual respect and deep emotional intimacy. Anxiety: Your life is a daily challenge overshadowed by fear. You desire to understand its roots and interrupt the pattern to experience lasting calm. In both cases, you seek more than temporary fixes; you’re looking for transformative changes that create ownership and empowerment. I can guide you in harmonizing these aspects of your life, offering solutions that cater to both profound relationship growth and personal peace.
Couples: Are you feeling stuck in cycles of arguing or mistrust, longing for understanding and connection? You want to transform conflict into collaboration with mutual respect and deep emotional intimacy. Anxiety: Your life is a daily challenge overshadowed by fear. You desire to understand its roots and interrupt the pattern to experience lasting calm. In both cases, you seek more than temporary fixes; you’re looking for transformative changes that create ownership and empowerment. I can guide you in harmonizing these aspects of your life, offering solutions that cater to both profound relationship growth and personal peace.
(719) 417-9352 View (719) 417-9352
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Robyn Towler
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, CACREP, NCC, LPC, EMDR
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Thornton, CO 80221  (Online Only)
What are clients looking for in a therapist? Providing an empathetic ear, human connection, understanding, and acceptance without condition is a good start. Life can be challenging, demanding, and overwhelming at times. Without established goals and direction, life can seem unbearable. This may be you. Why not take that step to have your needs met?
What are clients looking for in a therapist? Providing an empathetic ear, human connection, understanding, and acceptance without condition is a good start. Life can be challenging, demanding, and overwhelming at times. Without established goals and direction, life can seem unbearable. This may be you. Why not take that step to have your needs met?
(970) 238-2886 View (970) 238-2886
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Georgia Allred
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MAEd, TIC-C, EMDR-T
Verified Verified
Not accepting new clients
Navigating change can be frustrating and scary. I offer a safe, non-judgmental environment to discuss life transitions including: conflict, job adjustments, medical concerns, and grief and trauma. My goal is to help clients decrease suffering through a strong therapeutic relationship. I came to the mental health field to support children and families with neurodevelopment differences, i.e. Aspergers, ADHD, Learning Differences. Since then my work has evolved to understand how trauma impacts individual perspectives. I utilize an eclectic range of techniques to give clients a different way to understand their "truth".
Navigating change can be frustrating and scary. I offer a safe, non-judgmental environment to discuss life transitions including: conflict, job adjustments, medical concerns, and grief and trauma. My goal is to help clients decrease suffering through a strong therapeutic relationship. I came to the mental health field to support children and families with neurodevelopment differences, i.e. Aspergers, ADHD, Learning Differences. Since then my work has evolved to understand how trauma impacts individual perspectives. I utilize an eclectic range of techniques to give clients a different way to understand their "truth".
(719) 639-2903 View (719) 639-2903
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Kathy Hawkins
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LAC, ACS, ADS
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80220
Not accepting new clients
Your stomach's in knots.Your heart races. Everything feels surreal. Stress and anxiety have a nasty way of hijacking your body and holding you hostage. Some days it's all you can do to not curl up in a ball and call in sick. It's exhausting trying to pretend everything's okay when actually, you're always on edge and about to lose it. What's even worse is when no one understands. They tell you to "get over it", "just relax", or "it's all in your head". It's enough to make you want to scream.
Your stomach's in knots.Your heart races. Everything feels surreal. Stress and anxiety have a nasty way of hijacking your body and holding you hostage. Some days it's all you can do to not curl up in a ball and call in sick. It's exhausting trying to pretend everything's okay when actually, you're always on edge and about to lose it. What's even worse is when no one understands. They tell you to "get over it", "just relax", or "it's all in your head". It's enough to make you want to scream.
(720) 897-0708 View (720) 897-0708
Photo of Gail Robin Marcus, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Colorado
Gail Robin Marcus
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Boulder, CO 80301
Not accepting new clients
I have extensive experience helping people who are challenged with medical, physical, emotional and sexual trauma. Clients have reported that my direct, clear, empathetic approach helped them . One client said " I found every session meaningful and valuable. Gail is a real person, her personality and sense of humor create an environment of comfort and ease. She provided a deep compassion and a non judgmental perspective, yet challenged me, creating a rich therapeutic relationship. Gail embodies the true meaning of an excellent therapist; she is compassionate, kind, and has a wealth of knowledge, skills and tools to aide in the process of self-awareness and growth".
I have extensive experience helping people who are challenged with medical, physical, emotional and sexual trauma. Clients have reported that my direct, clear, empathetic approach helped them . One client said " I found every session meaningful and valuable. Gail is a real person, her personality and sense of humor create an environment of comfort and ease. She provided a deep compassion and a non judgmental perspective, yet challenged me, creating a rich therapeutic relationship. Gail embodies the true meaning of an excellent therapist; she is compassionate, kind, and has a wealth of knowledge, skills and tools to aide in the process of self-awareness and growth".
(303) 532-4247 View (303) 532-4247
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Liz Cabaniss
LPC Intern
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Arvada, CO 80002
Sometimes we need someone to help us work our way through the messy realities of life. Grief and loss, life transitions, complex / confusing family dynamics - working through life's obstacles is not an easy task. Understanding our lives and our ways of being can be a challenging endeavor, and I value the opportunity to explore the tangled tapestry with you, and try to tease out the individual threads..
Sometimes we need someone to help us work our way through the messy realities of life. Grief and loss, life transitions, complex / confusing family dynamics - working through life's obstacles is not an easy task. Understanding our lives and our ways of being can be a challenging endeavor, and I value the opportunity to explore the tangled tapestry with you, and try to tease out the individual threads..
(720) 961-2046 View (720) 961-2046
Photo of Abbey Gesing, Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado
Abbey Gesing
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80203
If you're tired of constantly feeling like you need to regain control of your life, I get it. It's common to channel anxiety and stress into productivity, controlling food and criticism for our bodies. We know shame is not a sustainable motivator for change, yet so often it's the tool we come back to time and time again. I enjoy helping clients unpack internalized shame to explore what is holding them back from a more fulfilling life.
If you're tired of constantly feeling like you need to regain control of your life, I get it. It's common to channel anxiety and stress into productivity, controlling food and criticism for our bodies. We know shame is not a sustainable motivator for change, yet so often it's the tool we come back to time and time again. I enjoy helping clients unpack internalized shame to explore what is holding them back from a more fulfilling life.
(720) 740-8641 View (720) 740-8641
Photo of Ann Weatherby, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Colorado
Ann Weatherby
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Aurora, CO 80013  (Online Only)
Do you ever feel like you spiral over random thoughts that seem to get out of control? Perhaps it feels like your insecurities are getting in the way of you enjoying life? Do you often wonder if things from your childhood are affecting the way you're living your life? Is the anxiety, over-thinking, and constant thoughts getting to you? If so, you are not alone. Anxiety is one of the most common disorders in the US. And different life experiences, such as childhood trauma, can make anxiety worse. Not addressing your anxiety and/or trauma can make your life get smaller and smaller. Life does not have to be this hard. There is hope!
Do you ever feel like you spiral over random thoughts that seem to get out of control? Perhaps it feels like your insecurities are getting in the way of you enjoying life? Do you often wonder if things from your childhood are affecting the way you're living your life? Is the anxiety, over-thinking, and constant thoughts getting to you? If so, you are not alone. Anxiety is one of the most common disorders in the US. And different life experiences, such as childhood trauma, can make anxiety worse. Not addressing your anxiety and/or trauma can make your life get smaller and smaller. Life does not have to be this hard. There is hope!
(720) 790-5667 View (720) 790-5667
Photo of Caitlin Opland, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Colorado
Caitlin Opland
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Littleton, CO 80123  (Online Only)
Caitlin Opland is a compassionate and empathetic Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 8 years of experience dedicated to helping individuals overcome mental health challenges. With a background at a community hospital, Caitlin has developed a deep understanding of mental health issues and the importance of providing non-judgmental care. Specializing in anxiety, depression, substance use, grief, stress, and work/life balance, Caitlin prioritizes a person-centered and strengths-based approach in her practice. She believes in creating a safe and supportive environment where clients feel respected, valued, and understood.
Caitlin Opland is a compassionate and empathetic Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 8 years of experience dedicated to helping individuals overcome mental health challenges. With a background at a community hospital, Caitlin has developed a deep understanding of mental health issues and the importance of providing non-judgmental care. Specializing in anxiety, depression, substance use, grief, stress, and work/life balance, Caitlin prioritizes a person-centered and strengths-based approach in her practice. She believes in creating a safe and supportive environment where clients feel respected, valued, and understood.
(720) 571-4685 View (720) 571-4685
Photo of Tricia Mettler, Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado
Tricia Mettler
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Arvada, CO 80002
Emotions impact and affect the body causing us to hold them on a physical level. I work with the mind-body connection, utilizing mindfulness techniques, Neurofeedback/EEG Biofeedback, EMDR, breath work, and meditation, viewing the body as a whole to address trauma, depression, anxiety, and life transitions. As a somatic therapist, I combine these techniques to help clients become aware of trauma stored in the body, and work to resolve the trauma and empower the client. I engage the wisdom of the body to heal trauma, depression and anxiety, and move through life transitions by unifying the mind-body connection.
Emotions impact and affect the body causing us to hold them on a physical level. I work with the mind-body connection, utilizing mindfulness techniques, Neurofeedback/EEG Biofeedback, EMDR, breath work, and meditation, viewing the body as a whole to address trauma, depression, anxiety, and life transitions. As a somatic therapist, I combine these techniques to help clients become aware of trauma stored in the body, and work to resolve the trauma and empower the client. I engage the wisdom of the body to heal trauma, depression and anxiety, and move through life transitions by unifying the mind-body connection.
(720) 619-6524 View (720) 619-6524
Photo of Emily J. Balch, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Colorado
Emily J. Balch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Conifer, CO 80433
Waitlist for new clients
Therapy is a place to explore thoughts, feelings, past and current experiences that are impacting your life, build skills, and to be heard. Together we will identify what is important to you and direct our conversations to help you get “unstuck from the muck.” I focus my practice on youth and young adults, many whom have experienced trauma, depression, anxiety, social pressures, strained relationships, adjustment difficulties, divorced or separated parents, behavior and learning needs, have been in foster care or adopted. I am an LGBTQ+ inclusive care provider. I have experience with resistant youth and those who are self-motivated.
Therapy is a place to explore thoughts, feelings, past and current experiences that are impacting your life, build skills, and to be heard. Together we will identify what is important to you and direct our conversations to help you get “unstuck from the muck.” I focus my practice on youth and young adults, many whom have experienced trauma, depression, anxiety, social pressures, strained relationships, adjustment difficulties, divorced or separated parents, behavior and learning needs, have been in foster care or adopted. I am an LGBTQ+ inclusive care provider. I have experience with resistant youth and those who are self-motivated.
(720) 679-6385 View (720) 679-6385
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Alexandra Martin
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPCC
Verified Verified
Fort Collins, CO 80524
When you're in session with Alex you'll feel heard, understood, and unconditionally accepted. Alex hopes to build a strong therapeutic relationship that allows you to be vulnerable and honest while exploring your emotions and experiences. Your unique identities and experiences will be met with empathy and support without judgment. Alex will work with you to collaboratively develop a plan designed for healing and growth. Alex supports clients during a variety of life challenges, including depression, anxiety, women's issues, relational issues, LGBTQIA+ concerns, body image issues, grief, and loss.
When you're in session with Alex you'll feel heard, understood, and unconditionally accepted. Alex hopes to build a strong therapeutic relationship that allows you to be vulnerable and honest while exploring your emotions and experiences. Your unique identities and experiences will be met with empathy and support without judgment. Alex will work with you to collaboratively develop a plan designed for healing and growth. Alex supports clients during a variety of life challenges, including depression, anxiety, women's issues, relational issues, LGBTQIA+ concerns, body image issues, grief, and loss.
(970) 500-3242 View (970) 500-3242
Photo of Adam Arsenault, Psychologist in Colorado
Adam Arsenault
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Aurora, CO 80013  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am a Licensed Psychologist in the states of Tennessee and Colorado; and I now also have a tele-health credential to practice remotely with people in many states throughout the country (please see below for more information). I obtained my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology in 2004 from Skidmore College. I earned a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology in 2008 at Pacific University’s School of Professional Psychology. I completed my Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology in 2016 at William James College in Newton, MA. My primary specialties in intervention are in treating trauma, depression, and anxiety.
I am a Licensed Psychologist in the states of Tennessee and Colorado; and I now also have a tele-health credential to practice remotely with people in many states throughout the country (please see below for more information). I obtained my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology in 2004 from Skidmore College. I earned a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology in 2008 at Pacific University’s School of Professional Psychology. I completed my Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology in 2016 at William James College in Newton, MA. My primary specialties in intervention are in treating trauma, depression, and anxiety.
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Wild Joy Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMHC, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80211
Do you feel stuck? Do you feel lonely and ready for healthier relationships? Do you find yourself fantasizing about a different life? Do you spend more days than not, feeling anxious or sad? Do you feel dissatisfied in your relationships? Have you experienced something hard or traumatic, and ready to feel relief? Do you feel ready for change, and just need help with where to start? I'm here to help create a safe space for you to take the first step towards relief and change. Reach out to set up your free 15 min consultation!
Do you feel stuck? Do you feel lonely and ready for healthier relationships? Do you find yourself fantasizing about a different life? Do you spend more days than not, feeling anxious or sad? Do you feel dissatisfied in your relationships? Have you experienced something hard or traumatic, and ready to feel relief? Do you feel ready for change, and just need help with where to start? I'm here to help create a safe space for you to take the first step towards relief and change. Reach out to set up your free 15 min consultation!
(720) 743-6336 View (720) 743-6336
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Elisabeth Cross
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Lone Tree, CO 80124
Hello, I am so glad you are here. I work with individual adults, facing various life situations and challenges including anxiety and depression, grief and loss, relationship struggles, trauma, life transitions, spirituality, codependency, and divorce recovery. I have more than 10 years of experience in mental health counseling. My passion is helping clients discover truth, and experience healing and transformation.
Hello, I am so glad you are here. I work with individual adults, facing various life situations and challenges including anxiety and depression, grief and loss, relationship struggles, trauma, life transitions, spirituality, codependency, and divorce recovery. I have more than 10 years of experience in mental health counseling. My passion is helping clients discover truth, and experience healing and transformation.
(720) 712-3123 View (720) 712-3123
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Alexzis Vazquez (Fka Angele)
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waitlist for new clients
I work with individuals, couples, and families with attachment concerns and complex Trauma histories using EMDR, IFS, and Polyvagal Theory. I am sex-positive and welcoming to LGBTQIA+ clients. I feel confident working with individuals who, are or already have, deconstructed their faith/religion. When I meet with you, you can expect to have a conversation - one where you are heard, empathized with, and challenged. The therapeutic relationship is just that, a relationship. I will spend time getting to know you and helping you determine exactly what your goals are for this service before diving in.
I work with individuals, couples, and families with attachment concerns and complex Trauma histories using EMDR, IFS, and Polyvagal Theory. I am sex-positive and welcoming to LGBTQIA+ clients. I feel confident working with individuals who, are or already have, deconstructed their faith/religion. When I meet with you, you can expect to have a conversation - one where you are heard, empathized with, and challenged. The therapeutic relationship is just that, a relationship. I will spend time getting to know you and helping you determine exactly what your goals are for this service before diving in.
(970) 676-2398 View (970) 676-2398

How does your Therapist compare?

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in Colorado who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
86% Depression
77% Relationship Issues
75% Trauma and PTSD
74% Self Esteem
68% Stress
65% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

74% Aetna
67% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
66% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Colorado see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Colorado?

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.