Therapists in 55104

Photo of Michelle Linnihan, Psychologist in 55104, MN
Michelle Linnihan
Psychologist, MA, LP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Paul, MN 55104  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I have had the privilege of getting to know and connect with people from every walk of life for almost 20 years. These experiences have helped me to understand that we all have so much in common as humans trying to navigate and accept the struggles we all have. I value all that I have learned from my clients, and hopefully helped them to find a level of peace in their lives. Using a variety of techniques, such as DBT and mindfulness with adults, couples and teens, I work to help individuals come to understand life choices.
I have had the privilege of getting to know and connect with people from every walk of life for almost 20 years. These experiences have helped me to understand that we all have so much in common as humans trying to navigate and accept the struggles we all have. I value all that I have learned from my clients, and hopefully helped them to find a level of peace in their lives. Using a variety of techniques, such as DBT and mindfulness with adults, couples and teens, I work to help individuals come to understand life choices.
(651) 571-4133 View (651) 571-4133
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Julia Hutchinson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Saint Paul, MN 55104
I specialize in providing individual, couples and family therapy to young and emerging adults (18-35+ years old), though I work with adults along the age spectrum (18+). My work focuses on anxiety and stress management, communication skills, personal identity, relationship building, sexuality, life transitions, traumatic experiences, and goal setting. I bring in an understanding of the somatic (body based) experience and the relationship between the mind and body in our health and healing. I am a gender affirming, sex /sexuality positive, body positive provider who uses a variety of client centered approaches in my work.
I specialize in providing individual, couples and family therapy to young and emerging adults (18-35+ years old), though I work with adults along the age spectrum (18+). My work focuses on anxiety and stress management, communication skills, personal identity, relationship building, sexuality, life transitions, traumatic experiences, and goal setting. I bring in an understanding of the somatic (body based) experience and the relationship between the mind and body in our health and healing. I am a gender affirming, sex /sexuality positive, body positive provider who uses a variety of client centered approaches in my work.
(651) 565-6370 View (651) 565-6370
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Alyssa Perau
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, LMFT-I
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Paul, MN 55104
Hey there, my name is Alyssa and I use she/they pronouns. I am a queer, neurodivergent marriage and family therapy intern. While my specialty is with couples, families, and groups, I also love working with individuals. I connect with clients through humor, playfulness, and art-making, which I believe can help work through challenges that life can throw at us. In my opinion, art therapy is not about making profound art but is a tool to help process feelings and discover something new.
Hey there, my name is Alyssa and I use she/they pronouns. I am a queer, neurodivergent marriage and family therapy intern. While my specialty is with couples, families, and groups, I also love working with individuals. I connect with clients through humor, playfulness, and art-making, which I believe can help work through challenges that life can throw at us. In my opinion, art therapy is not about making profound art but is a tool to help process feelings and discover something new.
(651) 615-3520 x159 View (651) 615-3520 x159
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Wayside Recovery Center
MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Saint Paul, MN 55104
For over 65 years, Wayside Recovery Center has improved the lives of more than 32,000 women and 6,100 children impacted by trauma and substance use disorder. Our therapists consist of LPCCs and LMFTs who have experience working with a wide range of disorders and life situations. We provide individual, couples and family therapy. Potential clients do not need to have a substance use disorder to receive therapy services from Wayside. We support clients in various stages of change and meet them where they are at. Unlike our MI/CD treatment centers, our mental health services are not gender specific. All are welcome!
For over 65 years, Wayside Recovery Center has improved the lives of more than 32,000 women and 6,100 children impacted by trauma and substance use disorder. Our therapists consist of LPCCs and LMFTs who have experience working with a wide range of disorders and life situations. We provide individual, couples and family therapy. Potential clients do not need to have a substance use disorder to receive therapy services from Wayside. We support clients in various stages of change and meet them where they are at. Unlike our MI/CD treatment centers, our mental health services are not gender specific. All are welcome!
(651) 615-3125 View (651) 615-3125
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Dionne M Blood
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Saint Paul, MN 55104
Have you tried therapy before just haven't "clicked" with the provider or felt like you don't get anywhere new? Many of my clients describe past experiences the same way. Therapy can be different. I have a gentle yet straight-forward approach that allows us focus on what is not working for you in your life. Whether you are going through a big life transition, relationship difficulties, divorce, parenting issues, or just not happy with life; therapy can help. Together, we ill work to find new ways to cope and adjust to the challenges of life.
Have you tried therapy before just haven't "clicked" with the provider or felt like you don't get anywhere new? Many of my clients describe past experiences the same way. Therapy can be different. I have a gentle yet straight-forward approach that allows us focus on what is not working for you in your life. Whether you are going through a big life transition, relationship difficulties, divorce, parenting issues, or just not happy with life; therapy can help. Together, we ill work to find new ways to cope and adjust to the challenges of life.
(651) 302-7896 View (651) 302-7896
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Bea Natalie Vue-Benson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MDiv
Verified Verified
Saint Paul, MN 55104
Not accepting new clients
You are not alone. I am here for you wherever you are in your journey of life...struggling with depression, anxiety or past trauma...learning new skills...changing old behaviors...exploring your personal/cultural/racial/sexual identity...having relational problems...dealing with a serious physical illness...grieving losses...seeking the meaning/purpose of life...wondering if God exists at all. I invite you to experience a respectful, compassionate, and trusting therapeutic environment supporting your efforts to take responsibility for your life, face change, grow courage, and cultivate hope. You can do this. I am here for you.
You are not alone. I am here for you wherever you are in your journey of life...struggling with depression, anxiety or past trauma...learning new skills...changing old behaviors...exploring your personal/cultural/racial/sexual identity...having relational problems...dealing with a serious physical illness...grieving losses...seeking the meaning/purpose of life...wondering if God exists at all. I invite you to experience a respectful, compassionate, and trusting therapeutic environment supporting your efforts to take responsibility for your life, face change, grow courage, and cultivate hope. You can do this. I am here for you.
(651) 504-3381 View (651) 504-3381
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Lisa Eimers
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Saint Paul, MN 55104
I am a licensed professional counselor specializing in trauma, perinatal mental health, and attachment issues. I work with acute and complex traumas, with the understanding trauma is truly in the eye of the beholder. Trauma can be overwhelming. We can find ourselves stuck in the same patterns. Sometimes we may even feel trapped in our own bodies or frozen in fear. Bad memories can refuse to shrink or fade. You may find yourself coping in ways that just make things worse. I have worked with individuals who have childhood abuse/neglect, sexual assault, medical trauma, trauma from being a first responder, and traumatic loss.
I am a licensed professional counselor specializing in trauma, perinatal mental health, and attachment issues. I work with acute and complex traumas, with the understanding trauma is truly in the eye of the beholder. Trauma can be overwhelming. We can find ourselves stuck in the same patterns. Sometimes we may even feel trapped in our own bodies or frozen in fear. Bad memories can refuse to shrink or fade. You may find yourself coping in ways that just make things worse. I have worked with individuals who have childhood abuse/neglect, sexual assault, medical trauma, trauma from being a first responder, and traumatic loss.
(612) 682-1757 View (612) 682-1757
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Hope & Healing For Life
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Paul, MN 55104
I believe in encouraging clients to find their inner strength, resilience, and confidence. My approach to therapy includes offering hope and the skills to overcome struggles, no matter how difficult they might seem. Engaging in therapy will work to develop your own strengths and allow you to feel more comfortable in your own skin, leading to a greater sense of vitality and peace of mind. When you are ready to open yourself to these changes, don't wait. Call me today. I currently have openings in my schedule for day appointments and can get an appointment setup quickly.
I believe in encouraging clients to find their inner strength, resilience, and confidence. My approach to therapy includes offering hope and the skills to overcome struggles, no matter how difficult they might seem. Engaging in therapy will work to develop your own strengths and allow you to feel more comfortable in your own skin, leading to a greater sense of vitality and peace of mind. When you are ready to open yourself to these changes, don't wait. Call me today. I currently have openings in my schedule for day appointments and can get an appointment setup quickly.
(612) 217-4994 View (612) 217-4994
Photo of Sarah Johnston, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 55104, MN
Sarah Johnston
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Saint Paul, MN 55104
I love working with clients who are interested in developing a therapeutic relationship to improve their mental health symptoms. Clients who are insightful and reflective, but are also really wanting to feel better. There is so much that can be done to improve symptoms related to trauma, anxiety, and depression.
I love working with clients who are interested in developing a therapeutic relationship to improve their mental health symptoms. Clients who are insightful and reflective, but are also really wanting to feel better. There is so much that can be done to improve symptoms related to trauma, anxiety, and depression.
(612) 284-0532 View (612) 284-0532
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Salina M Renninger
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified Verified
Saint Paul, MN 55104
Not accepting new clients
I work with a variety of concerns related to finding one's way through life. Effective therapeutic relationships are where mutually agreed upon goals are worked toward. Research suggests that utilizing treatment approaches that are consistent with personal beliefs is effective. Thus, I gather information about what you think you need and determine whether I can offer appropriate care. If necessary, I will provide a referral to a more appropriate provider or to supplementary care. I see clients on Tuesdays and am a full time faculty member at the U. of St. Thomas.
I work with a variety of concerns related to finding one's way through life. Effective therapeutic relationships are where mutually agreed upon goals are worked toward. Research suggests that utilizing treatment approaches that are consistent with personal beliefs is effective. Thus, I gather information about what you think you need and determine whether I can offer appropriate care. If necessary, I will provide a referral to a more appropriate provider or to supplementary care. I see clients on Tuesdays and am a full time faculty member at the U. of St. Thomas.
(651) 571-4020 View (651) 571-4020
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Roberta Sorenson
Counselor, MS, LPCC
Verified Verified
Saint Paul, MN 55104
Do you find it difficult to be kind to yourself? Do you feel as if your creativity is stifled? Do your relationships feel unmanageable? Perhaps you have been told you are too sensitive or that you think too much. You don't need to keep it inside. I know how important it is to feel seen and heard without judgement. I am good at identifying hidden strengths... strengths you may discount due to self-criticism and emotional pain. We can work together to help you love yourself so that you may be able to fully experience the love of others, accomplish the things you hope to accomplish, and gain a more positive perspective on your life.
Do you find it difficult to be kind to yourself? Do you feel as if your creativity is stifled? Do your relationships feel unmanageable? Perhaps you have been told you are too sensitive or that you think too much. You don't need to keep it inside. I know how important it is to feel seen and heard without judgement. I am good at identifying hidden strengths... strengths you may discount due to self-criticism and emotional pain. We can work together to help you love yourself so that you may be able to fully experience the love of others, accomplish the things you hope to accomplish, and gain a more positive perspective on your life.
(218) 276-5532 View (218) 276-5532
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Paul Strickland
Psychologist, MA, LP
Verified Verified
Saint Paul, MN 55104
I have been a licensed psychologist for over twenty years. In addition, I've worked as a career counselor for over thirty. I specialize in the areas of life and work transitions, career development and change, and related challenges. Most people seek counseling around the issue of change. Sometimes it's a desire to discover or move toward a specific or general destination. Or, it can be about dealing with unexpected changes that have occurred and now have to be dealt with. My goal is to respectfully assist the people I work with deal with those changes.
I have been a licensed psychologist for over twenty years. In addition, I've worked as a career counselor for over thirty. I specialize in the areas of life and work transitions, career development and change, and related challenges. Most people seek counseling around the issue of change. Sometimes it's a desire to discover or move toward a specific or general destination. Or, it can be about dealing with unexpected changes that have occurred and now have to be dealt with. My goal is to respectfully assist the people I work with deal with those changes.
(651) 964-6160 View (651) 964-6160
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Alison Mellin
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified Verified
Saint Paul, MN 55104
Not accepting new clients
Therapy provides the time and space to reflect and gain insight into past and present experiences, thoughts, and feelings. In my practice I create a warm and accepting environment where people feel safe and supported expressing and exploring their emotions, telling their stories, and growing personally and emotionally. Using an integrated approach based on the specific needs of each person, the focus is building upon existing strengths and adding new coping skills while reducing distress.
Therapy provides the time and space to reflect and gain insight into past and present experiences, thoughts, and feelings. In my practice I create a warm and accepting environment where people feel safe and supported expressing and exploring their emotions, telling their stories, and growing personally and emotionally. Using an integrated approach based on the specific needs of each person, the focus is building upon existing strengths and adding new coping skills while reducing distress.
(651) 321-2896 View (651) 321-2896
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Brenden Ormsby
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LGSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Paul, MN 55104
Waitlist for new clients
If you have struggled to find effective therapy and regulate your emotions I may be the therapist for you. I have a strong passion for intersectionality, trauma, minority experience, and people underserved or poorly served by our mental health systems. I am most interested working with folks at one of the intersections of LGBTQIA+ identity, neurodivergence, and trauma providing respectful, culturally humble and non-judgmental care.
If you have struggled to find effective therapy and regulate your emotions I may be the therapist for you. I have a strong passion for intersectionality, trauma, minority experience, and people underserved or poorly served by our mental health systems. I am most interested working with folks at one of the intersections of LGBTQIA+ identity, neurodivergence, and trauma providing respectful, culturally humble and non-judgmental care.
(651) 419-5298 View (651) 419-5298
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Amy Pierce
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Paul, MN 55104
Not accepting new clients
*** Currently Full *** I provide affirming, collaborative psychotherapy for individuals and couples. Taking a compassionate and mindful approach, I work with clients experiencing an array of emotional and relational issues including: sexuality and intimacy; identity struggles; self destructive patterns; life transitions; anger and violence; addiction and impulsivity; anxiety and depression; and the effects of abuse and trauma. I enjoy working with people to create new solutions and stories for their lives. My clients find me to be warm, honest, engaged, curious, playful, non-judgmental, and intuitive.
*** Currently Full *** I provide affirming, collaborative psychotherapy for individuals and couples. Taking a compassionate and mindful approach, I work with clients experiencing an array of emotional and relational issues including: sexuality and intimacy; identity struggles; self destructive patterns; life transitions; anger and violence; addiction and impulsivity; anxiety and depression; and the effects of abuse and trauma. I enjoy working with people to create new solutions and stories for their lives. My clients find me to be warm, honest, engaged, curious, playful, non-judgmental, and intuitive.
(651) 400-7105 View (651) 400-7105
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Michael J Miller
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
Verified Verified
Saint Paul, MN 55104
Hi, I'm a clinical psychologist and have spent the last 22 years providing DBT in the Twin Cities community; first during my doctoral internship, then for 15 years at the University of Minnesota Psychiatry Department, and now in my private practice. I have been trained in multiple variations of DBT by recognized experts in DBT. I specialize in working with individuals who have a history of trauma and offer prolonged exposure as a treatment for PTSD. My training and experience have prepared me for helping individuals with a history of or actively struggling with suicidal thoughts and ideation.
Hi, I'm a clinical psychologist and have spent the last 22 years providing DBT in the Twin Cities community; first during my doctoral internship, then for 15 years at the University of Minnesota Psychiatry Department, and now in my private practice. I have been trained in multiple variations of DBT by recognized experts in DBT. I specialize in working with individuals who have a history of trauma and offer prolonged exposure as a treatment for PTSD. My training and experience have prepared me for helping individuals with a history of or actively struggling with suicidal thoughts and ideation.
(651) 661-1808 View (651) 661-1808
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Kahle Randall
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, CCTP, CIEC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Paul, MN 55104  (Online Only)
I am passionate about working with clients who want to stop dieting and break the disordered eating cycle. As a certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, I help adults learn to feel at peace around food and heal from negative body image. I operate from a Health at Every Size and multicultural lens to help you feel safe in your body, mind, and heart in the present moment. You have the internal knowing of yourself. I hope that during our work together I can help you feel safe in your body, find acceptance, and feel empowered with skills to live with grace, joy, and confidence.
I am passionate about working with clients who want to stop dieting and break the disordered eating cycle. As a certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, I help adults learn to feel at peace around food and heal from negative body image. I operate from a Health at Every Size and multicultural lens to help you feel safe in your body, mind, and heart in the present moment. You have the internal knowing of yourself. I hope that during our work together I can help you feel safe in your body, find acceptance, and feel empowered with skills to live with grace, joy, and confidence.
(651) 615-3136 View (651) 615-3136
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Thyra A Fossum
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified Verified
Saint Paul, MN 55104
I believe that a trusting and supportive relationship is the basis for meaningful and effective therapy. Earning your trust is deeply important to me. I will work with you to develop tools and strategies to face challenges and to develop your strengths, self-understanding, personal growth, and healing.
I believe that a trusting and supportive relationship is the basis for meaningful and effective therapy. Earning your trust is deeply important to me. I will work with you to develop tools and strategies to face challenges and to develop your strengths, self-understanding, personal growth, and healing.
(612) 229-8198 View (612) 229-8198
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Sarah L Hart
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified Verified
Saint Paul, MN 55104
Using a warm, casual, active style, I help clients who are struggling with a wide variety of issues find their own way toward growth and health. In a world that typically looks at the surface, I will work with you to look at the deeper parts of yourself and your life so that you can make lasting change that moves you toward your goals. Although our past experiences have helped us shape who we are, they do not need to hold us captive; I help you focus on what is working now and how we can make it better. I primarily work from a somatic lens, helping you tune into your body's wisdom and healing.
Using a warm, casual, active style, I help clients who are struggling with a wide variety of issues find their own way toward growth and health. In a world that typically looks at the surface, I will work with you to look at the deeper parts of yourself and your life so that you can make lasting change that moves you toward your goals. Although our past experiences have helped us shape who we are, they do not need to hold us captive; I help you focus on what is working now and how we can make it better. I primarily work from a somatic lens, helping you tune into your body's wisdom and healing.
(612) 802-9164 View (612) 802-9164
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Rebecca Rathjen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Saint Paul, MN 55104
Sometimes we need a little extra support. Maybe you feel like something just isn’t quite right, but you’re not sure what it is. Maybe you know what is causing some difficulty, like a big change, a loss, being hurt in a relationship, or trauma. Or maybe you have been feeling a lot of anxiety or stress lately. Life can bring challenges. In our work together I will help you uncover your strengths and capacity to heal.
Sometimes we need a little extra support. Maybe you feel like something just isn’t quite right, but you’re not sure what it is. Maybe you know what is causing some difficulty, like a big change, a loss, being hurt in a relationship, or trauma. Or maybe you have been feeling a lot of anxiety or stress lately. Life can bring challenges. In our work together I will help you uncover your strengths and capacity to heal.
(651) 433-6411 x704 View (651) 433-6411 x704

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 55104

200+

Average cost per session

$170

Therapists in 55104 who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
93% Depression
83% Relationship Issues
82% Trauma and PTSD
81% Self Esteem
73% Stress
71% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

88% BlueCross and BlueShield
77% UCare
71% HealthPartners of MN and WI

How Therapists in 55104 see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
19% Male
5% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 55104?

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.

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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.