Therapists in Colorado

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Photo of Francisca Mix, Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado
Francisca Mix
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ACS, BC-DMT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Littleton, CO 80127  (Online Only)
A person’s vitality and life fulfillment can be enhanced through a warm and collaborative therapeutic relationship that enables healing, growth, and change to occur. Being a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist (BC-DMT) specializing in trauma, interpersonal dynamics, addiction, and general mental health for 20 years, I believe that much of our experiences are informed by our past, that our relationships are central to our well being, and that learning to acknowledge and accept all aspects of ourselves creates the potential to reach desired growth and life fulfillment.
A person’s vitality and life fulfillment can be enhanced through a warm and collaborative therapeutic relationship that enables healing, growth, and change to occur. Being a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist (BC-DMT) specializing in trauma, interpersonal dynamics, addiction, and general mental health for 20 years, I believe that much of our experiences are informed by our past, that our relationships are central to our well being, and that learning to acknowledge and accept all aspects of ourselves creates the potential to reach desired growth and life fulfillment.
(720) 458-9370 View (720) 458-9370
Photo of Tasha Steinbach, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Colorado
Tasha Steinbach
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CAS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Not accepting new clients
I have been helping clients work through their anxiety for many years through the use different modalities including CBT and DBT. New coping skills can help reduce anxiety and help you feel functional in everyday life. Grief is another area I'm passionate about. Grief comes in many different forms; divorce, loss of a relationship, loss of a loved one, a job, and/or making a huge life transition. I hope to give the support you need to work through this difficult time. I also have worked in substance use for many years and feel that I have a non-judgmental and supportive approach to help you through your recovery.
I have been helping clients work through their anxiety for many years through the use different modalities including CBT and DBT. New coping skills can help reduce anxiety and help you feel functional in everyday life. Grief is another area I'm passionate about. Grief comes in many different forms; divorce, loss of a relationship, loss of a loved one, a job, and/or making a huge life transition. I hope to give the support you need to work through this difficult time. I also have worked in substance use for many years and feel that I have a non-judgmental and supportive approach to help you through your recovery.
(970) 426-0545 View (970) 426-0545
Photo of Dr. Michal (Miki) Fire, Psychologist in Colorado
Dr. Michal (Miki) Fire
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Boulder, CO 80304
Not accepting new clients
Inner exploration is one of the most extraordinary journeys one can undertake; a journey that requires enormous courage and curiosity to explore the unknown. It is with sensitivity and kindness that I join you in this work. The desire to seek therapy is often catalyzed by suffering or discord in our lives; a sense that something is out of alignment. As a result we feel anxiety, depression, grief, challenges in relationships, even crisis. Among other issues, I work with individual adults, couples and adolescents exploring issues related to life transitions, trauma, grief (death, dying, bereavement), relationships, and spiritual emergence/y.
Inner exploration is one of the most extraordinary journeys one can undertake; a journey that requires enormous courage and curiosity to explore the unknown. It is with sensitivity and kindness that I join you in this work. The desire to seek therapy is often catalyzed by suffering or discord in our lives; a sense that something is out of alignment. As a result we feel anxiety, depression, grief, challenges in relationships, even crisis. Among other issues, I work with individual adults, couples and adolescents exploring issues related to life transitions, trauma, grief (death, dying, bereavement), relationships, and spiritual emergence/y.
(720) 807-4640 View (720) 807-4640
Photo of Allison Brannon, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Colorado
Allison Brannon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80210
Let me guess....you're here because something isn't going the way you hoped, or maybe life is ambiguous and it feels like a lot to handle on your own. Take a deep breath, and allow me the privilege of being curious with you while we figure it out. Sometimes life hits us with a brick. Don't lose faith. I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and therapist for more than 15 years. We are the experts on ourselves, but we forget about this when life takes an unexpected turn. There is nothing wrong with you that what's right with you cannot fix. Let's start putting the puzzle pieces together in a different way.
Let me guess....you're here because something isn't going the way you hoped, or maybe life is ambiguous and it feels like a lot to handle on your own. Take a deep breath, and allow me the privilege of being curious with you while we figure it out. Sometimes life hits us with a brick. Don't lose faith. I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and therapist for more than 15 years. We are the experts on ourselves, but we forget about this when life takes an unexpected turn. There is nothing wrong with you that what's right with you cannot fix. Let's start putting the puzzle pieces together in a different way.
(720) 637-2556 View (720) 637-2556
Photo of Mackenzie Howshar, Marriage & Family Therapist in Colorado
Mackenzie Howshar
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, PACT-I, CAAP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Are you feeling stuck, disconnected, depressed, anxious, or overwhelmed in life or with your relationships? Are you having trouble knowing and communicating your thoughts and feelings to your partner? Whether you find yourself facing a dilemma or wanting more out of life, navigating these moments becomes easier when we understand and deepen our relationships with our selves, our emotional experiences, and with others. Through person-centered and experiential interventions, I can help you move into a place of safety, confidence, and healing so that you can feel like yourself again and be present for yourself and with loved ones.
Are you feeling stuck, disconnected, depressed, anxious, or overwhelmed in life or with your relationships? Are you having trouble knowing and communicating your thoughts and feelings to your partner? Whether you find yourself facing a dilemma or wanting more out of life, navigating these moments becomes easier when we understand and deepen our relationships with our selves, our emotional experiences, and with others. Through person-centered and experiential interventions, I can help you move into a place of safety, confidence, and healing so that you can feel like yourself again and be present for yourself and with loved ones.
(970) 315-6733 View (970) 315-6733
Photo of Jean Ellen Renshaw Fritzler, Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado
Jean Ellen Renshaw Fritzler
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Fort Morgan, CO 80701  (Online Only)
I care about people and wants to be part of helping them make positive changes in their lives. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, previously a school counselor. I also counsel individuals, adolescents, and children who are facing challenges. My clients select long term and short term goals which are measurable. As sessions progress, clients are empowered to make the needed changes to live productively.
I care about people and wants to be part of helping them make positive changes in their lives. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, previously a school counselor. I also counsel individuals, adolescents, and children who are facing challenges. My clients select long term and short term goals which are measurable. As sessions progress, clients are empowered to make the needed changes to live productively.
(970) 463-7783 View (970) 463-7783
Photo of Peaceful Journies Counseling and Supervision, Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado
Peaceful Journies Counseling and Supervision
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, PMH-C, MHA
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Littleton, CO 80120  (Online Only)
My career began working in the community mental health which allowed me to gain vast experience&knowledge of various therapy skills&tools.My passion is helping women of all identities transition into their idea of motherhood gracefully.I am certified in treating disorders associated with the pregnancy/postpartum period, Personality Disorders, mood disorders, parenting concerns, life stressors, & women’s health concerns. I enjoy working with women of all ages&identities facing difficult life transitions. Now offering clinical supervision for LPC and LPCC in Colorado.
My career began working in the community mental health which allowed me to gain vast experience&knowledge of various therapy skills&tools.My passion is helping women of all identities transition into their idea of motherhood gracefully.I am certified in treating disorders associated with the pregnancy/postpartum period, Personality Disorders, mood disorders, parenting concerns, life stressors, & women’s health concerns. I enjoy working with women of all ages&identities facing difficult life transitions. Now offering clinical supervision for LPC and LPCC in Colorado.
(970) 235-9019 View (970) 235-9019
Photo of Brynn Jollay, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Colorado
Brynn Jollay
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Parker, CO 80138
Brynn Jollay is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been practicing since 2009. She graduated from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH with a Master's in Social Work. Brynn believes in addressing the whole person. She helps clients age 13 years and beyond learn to live a more balanced life, full of gratitude and contentment. Her main areas of focus include mood disorders, adolescent care and self-esteem. In her spare time, Brynn enjoys reading, traveling and cooking for her two young children.
Brynn Jollay is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been practicing since 2009. She graduated from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH with a Master's in Social Work. Brynn believes in addressing the whole person. She helps clients age 13 years and beyond learn to live a more balanced life, full of gratitude and contentment. Her main areas of focus include mood disorders, adolescent care and self-esteem. In her spare time, Brynn enjoys reading, traveling and cooking for her two young children.
(720) 802-2183 View (720) 802-2183
Photo of Danielle Bravo, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Colorado
Danielle Bravo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Westminster, CO 80021  (Online Only)
Are you feeling overwhelmed in your life or struggling to find your purpose? Are you having a difficult time healing from past experiences? Many of us face difficulties that can lead to anxiety, overwhelm, and a sense of doubt about ourselves and our future. You don't have to face these challenges alone. In our sessions together, we will concentrate on building your skills and resilience so you can tackle life's obstacles with confidence. Our goal is to work collaboratively to help you experience relief and find self-assurance in your life.
Are you feeling overwhelmed in your life or struggling to find your purpose? Are you having a difficult time healing from past experiences? Many of us face difficulties that can lead to anxiety, overwhelm, and a sense of doubt about ourselves and our future. You don't have to face these challenges alone. In our sessions together, we will concentrate on building your skills and resilience so you can tackle life's obstacles with confidence. Our goal is to work collaboratively to help you experience relief and find self-assurance in your life.
(720) 804-0527 View (720) 804-0527
Photo of Janae Heaney, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Colorado
Janae Heaney
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80209  (Online Only)
There are many components that make up each and every one of us. I believe that by recognizing and addressing mental, physical, social, and spiritual health, one can move towards a whole and healthy life. I have a passion for helping my clients learn new skills, build healthy habits and relationships, and follow their values. Together we develop a space for self-reflection, growth as a unique individual, and build lasting and sustainable changes that will help you live a value-centered life. I utilize techniques and perspectives such as Humanistic, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Mindfulness.
There are many components that make up each and every one of us. I believe that by recognizing and addressing mental, physical, social, and spiritual health, one can move towards a whole and healthy life. I have a passion for helping my clients learn new skills, build healthy habits and relationships, and follow their values. Together we develop a space for self-reflection, growth as a unique individual, and build lasting and sustainable changes that will help you live a value-centered life. I utilize techniques and perspectives such as Humanistic, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Mindfulness.
(248) 247-7914 View (248) 247-7914
Photo of Marina J Palmer, Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado
Marina J Palmer
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, EMDR, NCC, BCC
Verified Verified
Life has many ups and downs. Some are more challenging than others. Gaining a sense of what is happening, realizing you are not alone, and recognizing that present circumstances don't define your future will lead to positive change. Learning how to manage challenging emotions, developing resilience, and building on strengths can make a difference in how we cope with life transitions and promote self-discovery.  I would like to support you in your healing journey while emphasizing growth and helping you reach your desired goals. Dare to dream and expand your vision of what is possible.
Life has many ups and downs. Some are more challenging than others. Gaining a sense of what is happening, realizing you are not alone, and recognizing that present circumstances don't define your future will lead to positive change. Learning how to manage challenging emotions, developing resilience, and building on strengths can make a difference in how we cope with life transitions and promote self-discovery.  I would like to support you in your healing journey while emphasizing growth and helping you reach your desired goals. Dare to dream and expand your vision of what is possible.
(719) 781-3107 View (719) 781-3107
Photo of Sarah Van Norden, Pre-Licensed Professional in Colorado
Sarah Van Norden
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPC
Verified Verified
Loveland, CO 80538
Sarah Van Norden is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Candidate with a Master's in Science for Professional Counseling from Grand Canyon University. In addition to her two years of professional work, Sarah has an extensive history of engaging in the mental health field through providing advocacy and social awareness, as well as experience supporting family members struggling with chronic mental illness. Sarah operates from a compassionate, trauma-informed approach primarily utilizing Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
Sarah Van Norden is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Candidate with a Master's in Science for Professional Counseling from Grand Canyon University. In addition to her two years of professional work, Sarah has an extensive history of engaging in the mental health field through providing advocacy and social awareness, as well as experience supporting family members struggling with chronic mental illness. Sarah operates from a compassionate, trauma-informed approach primarily utilizing Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
(970) 436-8878 View (970) 436-8878
Photo of Emily Richter, Psychologist in Colorado
Emily Richter
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified Verified
Fort Collins, CO 80524
As a psychologist, I assist clients in working through many difficult life events, mental health disorders, and general day to day struggles. I primarily focus on adults and adolescents with a variety of concerns including adjustment issues, depression and anxiety, trauma, eating disorders, OCD, gender/sexuality issues, and couples/marital issues. I am experienced and trained in several specific psychological modalities including CBT, DBT, interpersonal process therapy, psychodynamic therapy, psychodramatic techniques, and EMDR. My clients enjoy my sense of humor, authenticity, and passion for my work.
As a psychologist, I assist clients in working through many difficult life events, mental health disorders, and general day to day struggles. I primarily focus on adults and adolescents with a variety of concerns including adjustment issues, depression and anxiety, trauma, eating disorders, OCD, gender/sexuality issues, and couples/marital issues. I am experienced and trained in several specific psychological modalities including CBT, DBT, interpersonal process therapy, psychodynamic therapy, psychodramatic techniques, and EMDR. My clients enjoy my sense of humor, authenticity, and passion for my work.
(970) 517-2850 x970581 View (970) 517-2850 x970581
Photo of Caitlyn Dorsey, Drug & Alcohol Counselor in Colorado
Caitlyn Dorsey
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CAS, NLP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Castle Rock, CO 80109  (Online Only)
My role is to be here to support you and know it is not easy to ask for help from a stranger. I strive to make counseling a safe space to express yourself as you are and share your challenges as well as goals! My approach is grounded in meeting you where you are at and believe humor, compassion, as well as listening go a long way. I also understand we all have multiple parts of our identities and roles to navigate so I will take a holistic view to navigating the challenges you are facing. In addition, I have specialized training in Marriage, Couples, and Family counseling so if you need support with relationships, let's dive in.
My role is to be here to support you and know it is not easy to ask for help from a stranger. I strive to make counseling a safe space to express yourself as you are and share your challenges as well as goals! My approach is grounded in meeting you where you are at and believe humor, compassion, as well as listening go a long way. I also understand we all have multiple parts of our identities and roles to navigate so I will take a holistic view to navigating the challenges you are facing. In addition, I have specialized training in Marriage, Couples, and Family counseling so if you need support with relationships, let's dive in.
(720) 408-7925 View (720) 408-7925
Photo of Shawntel Tucker, Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado
Shawntel Tucker
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
It is my goal to help you set achievable goals, to find inner strength, and to overcome daily hurdles while working towards internal improvement and serenity. I work with individuals, couples, and families, in a encouraging and supportive manner, to assist with internal and relational conflicts, as well as co- parenting matters, and divorce issues. By looking at things from a different perspective, and helping you to trust that you know what you need, I will help you to setting and achieving your goals.
It is my goal to help you set achievable goals, to find inner strength, and to overcome daily hurdles while working towards internal improvement and serenity. I work with individuals, couples, and families, in a encouraging and supportive manner, to assist with internal and relational conflicts, as well as co- parenting matters, and divorce issues. By looking at things from a different perspective, and helping you to trust that you know what you need, I will help you to setting and achieving your goals.
(719) 497-0714 x13 View (719) 497-0714 x13
Photo of Whitney Kearney, Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado
Whitney Kearney
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lone Tree, CO 80124
Waitlist for new clients
Are you currently struggling with disordered eating or negative body image and looking to find relief? Through a collaborative treatment approach that offers a combination of somatic and cognitive tools, we will work to individualize our approach to target YOUR goals of therapy.
Are you currently struggling with disordered eating or negative body image and looking to find relief? Through a collaborative treatment approach that offers a combination of somatic and cognitive tools, we will work to individualize our approach to target YOUR goals of therapy.
(720) 664-8701 View (720) 664-8701
Photo of Kylie G Gerber, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Colorado
Kylie G Gerber
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Littleton, CO 80121  (Online Only)
I typically work with Christian men and women who are ready to make positive changes in their lives, and who are on their way to becoming who God intended them to be. My faith as a Christian is important to me, and I am excited to support you as a mind, body, and soul! I am ready to help you regardless of your worldview, and find that our beliefs impact our decisions and growth. I walk with people through stress and anxiety, family conflicts, trauma, depression, foster care and adoption, fertility challenges, parenting, and overall coping with stress! Let's get to work and let's get on our way to feeling better!
I typically work with Christian men and women who are ready to make positive changes in their lives, and who are on their way to becoming who God intended them to be. My faith as a Christian is important to me, and I am excited to support you as a mind, body, and soul! I am ready to help you regardless of your worldview, and find that our beliefs impact our decisions and growth. I walk with people through stress and anxiety, family conflicts, trauma, depression, foster care and adoption, fertility challenges, parenting, and overall coping with stress! Let's get to work and let's get on our way to feeling better!
(720) 790-7842 View (720) 790-7842
Photo of Lindsey Shearer, Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado
Lindsey Shearer
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80210
My role as a therapist is to help my clients peel back the layers of what is occurring in their life and help them work towards achieving their goals. Counseling helps us understand more effective ways to communicate, how to relate to the world around us, and how to give life a sense of meaning. It helps us identify areas that may be holding us back from our best self. I would like to learn more about how we can work through life's challenges together.
My role as a therapist is to help my clients peel back the layers of what is occurring in their life and help them work towards achieving their goals. Counseling helps us understand more effective ways to communicate, how to relate to the world around us, and how to give life a sense of meaning. It helps us identify areas that may be holding us back from our best self. I would like to learn more about how we can work through life's challenges together.
(720) 571-8687 View (720) 571-8687
Photo of Sharon Wharton, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Colorado
Sharon Wharton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80246  (Online Only)
I specialize in helping people through difficult times, whether due to a loss, a life transition. or to challenging circumstances. It is in these times that we feel most afraid, lost, and unsure of the way forward. ​ It is all too common that we cope with adversity by being hard on ourselves, withdrawing in shame, or disconnecting from what nourishes us. ​ I will help you find the tools and skills within yourself to move forward and create a life in which you feel more connected to yourself and to others. ​
I specialize in helping people through difficult times, whether due to a loss, a life transition. or to challenging circumstances. It is in these times that we feel most afraid, lost, and unsure of the way forward. ​ It is all too common that we cope with adversity by being hard on ourselves, withdrawing in shame, or disconnecting from what nourishes us. ​ I will help you find the tools and skills within yourself to move forward and create a life in which you feel more connected to yourself and to others. ​
(720) 745-6774 View (720) 745-6774
Photo of Emily Leslie, Counselor in Colorado
Emily Leslie
Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Grand Junction, CO 81504  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Counseling offers the opportunity to pause and approach life with intentionality. Our time together will invite you into a nonjudgmental space to be seen, heard, and encouraged on your journey. I specialize in helping Christian clients understand themselves, their world, and God in a way that cultivates wholehearted living. I apply evidence-based therapeutic techniques in the context of the Christian worldview to help you move toward holistic health.
Counseling offers the opportunity to pause and approach life with intentionality. Our time together will invite you into a nonjudgmental space to be seen, heard, and encouraged on your journey. I specialize in helping Christian clients understand themselves, their world, and God in a way that cultivates wholehearted living. I apply evidence-based therapeutic techniques in the context of the Christian worldview to help you move toward holistic health.
(207) 506-2552 View (207) 506-2552

How does your Therapist compare?

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in Colorado who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
86% Depression
76% Relationship Issues
75% Trauma and PTSD
73% Self Esteem
68% Stress
64% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Aetna
68% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
66% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Colorado see their clients

73% In Person and Online
27% 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.