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About Us

At Find A Therapist, our mission is to help you find the help you need. Whether you’re looking for a cognitive-behavioral therapist, a relationship counselor, or sessions with a psychologist, our goal is to assist you in finding the right person to help out.

First established in 1996, Find A Therapist has evolved significantly over the previous two decades. It first started as a directory of in-person therapists, with professionals able to create listings on the site. Now, we focus on explaining different types of therapy, and showing everyday people how to find a counselor who offers each type of counseling service.

We also focus heavily on virtual counseling services. The COVID-19 pandemic has shown has accessible and effective online therapy can be, especially for those who feel more comfortable getting help over the internet.

To help people find the right therapist, we are constantly publishing guides on different types of therapy, and where to find a professional therapist. In each guide, we also explain how to find the right person to help, given your specific needs

There are two core pillars to our philosophy in helping people find a therapist:

  1. Finding a qualified therapist. This means connecting you with someone who will understand your problem, and has the relevant skills, expertise, and qualifications to help improve your mental health.
  2. Finding an accessible therapist. Your counselor must also be someone who is accessible to you, otherwise your interactions are much less likely to be successful. This could mean finding someone who speaks your language, or someone who understands your cultural background. It could also mean using an online therapy solution, if you prefer to speak to someone over the internet.

Our Team

Leila Khurshid, PharmD, BCPS

Leila Khurshid, a Clinical Pharmacist in Denver, Colorado, holds a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS) certification and earned her Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) from Regis University.

Her career encompasses diverse practice areas, emphasizing cardiology, oncology, special populations, and academia. Beyond her clinical responsibilities, she provides consulting and medical writing/editing services, with a commitment to enhancing public access to medical information.

Joyce Ghiraw, ACT-CBT

Joyce Ghiraw is a certified therapist specializing in Gestalt Therapy and ACT-CBT. With extensive experience in various mental health settings, including work with eating disorders and addiction, she offers individual and group sessions in London.

Her background as a former corporate lawyer equips her to address stress and resilience effectively. Joyce is dedicated to helping individuals become more authentic and provides psycho-educational resources to support mental well-being.

Danielle Ellis, LMFT

Danielle is a telehealth therapist specializing in adults dealing with grief, loss, burnout, and ADHD.

With an IFS level 1 certification and SFBT certification, she has been actively providing therapy to clients since 2018. Danielle holds a Masters’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and has been fully licensed since 2022.

Bahadir Bozoglan, PsyD

Bahadir is a Systemic Psychotherapist and Supervisor specializing in Family and Couple therapy.

With a Ph.D. in Psychological Counseling and over thirteen years of experience, he focuses on a wide range of issues, including family dynamics, marital conflicts, couple therapy, and individual concerns such as anxiety and depression. Bahadir has also contributed to research on topics like Internet addiction.

Patroklos Theocharis, MD

Patroklos specializes in Mental Health, Psychiatry, and medical research.

He holds an MD and an MS in Medical Research Methodology from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH). With experience in the Greek Military School and Thessaloniki Police Headquarters, he’s now a Psychiatry Resident at General Hospital Papageorgiou.

Sarah Branigan, LMFT

Sarah is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy Associate with expertise in Systemic therapy, couples therapy, codependence, and relationships.

With three years of experience, she has supported couples and individuals in navigating relational challenges. Sarah’s educational background includes a Masters of Marriage and Family Therapy. Additionally, she has collaborated on writing projects, including the development of the State of Self Love Report with

Eileen Conroy, MSc

Mental health writer and advocate with a decade of therapy and counseling experience, specializing in sexual assault counseling and 

Applied Behavior Analysis therapy. Based in New York, USA, Eileen holds a BSc in Communication and an MSc in Educational Psychology.

Inez Van Roy, MSc

Registered psychologist from Belgium, specializing in burnout, depression, and anxiety support for expats, repats, and their families. 

With a background in clinical psychology, Inez worked as a neuropsychologist at a national multiple sclerosis care center before transitioning to online practice.

Nela Trninić, M.Psych

Nela Trninić is a mental health writer from Croatia with a Master’s degree in Psychology. 

Her expertise lies in clinical psychology, focusing on anxiety, depression, and OCD using cognitive behavioral therapy and Gestalt therapy. She’s also assisted individuals dealing with bipolar disorder, paranoid schizophrenia, and borderline personality disorder.

Dr. Teresita Rios

Dr. Teresita Simonne Rios is a physician from Colombia living in Germany. With expertise in General Medicine, Surgery, and a Master’s in Neuroscience, she’s dedicated to understanding and treating mental health disorders, particularly depression and anxiety. 

Known for her commitment and passion for learning, Dr. Rios advocates for holistic healthcare.

Richard Shrubb

Richard Shrubb is an accomplished health and social affairs writer in West Dorset, specializing in mental health. He’s authored two books and previously worked as a national newspaper journalist. 

He draws from personal experiences, including overcoming a severe breakdown and being recently diagnosed with autism, to bring empathy to his work.

Ruth Holla, MPH

Ruth Holla is a dedicated Malawian Public Health Specialist with extensive experience in nursing, research, and public health. Her work centers on improving well-being, with a focus on mental health advocacy.

In her roles as a Nursing Officer, Research Registered Nurse, and Public Health Specialist, she provides compassionate patient care, conducts groundbreaking mental health studies, and coordinates programs targeting vulnerable populations to reduce disparities.

Dr. Irfan Siddique

Practicing doctor from Pakistan with an MBBS degree, specializing in clinical mental health. 

Extensive experience in individual, couple, and group therapy. Currently serving as Deputy Medical Superintendent at Children’s Hospital, Faisalabad.

Eliana Galindo

Eliana Galindo is a dedicated psychologist from Colombia with experience in child development, clinical psychology, and rehabilitation psychology. 

She has made transformative contributions in these fields, creating nurturing environments for children, supporting individuals with mental health challenges, and advocating for compassionate well-being.