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Dr. Brecke Counseling Group
DMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
Eagan, MN 55123
Welcome! Please visit our webpage for the best details about our clinic. www.breckecounseling.com. The clinic is offering tele-therapy and in-office visits. We have clinicians that specialize in nearly all mental health concerns and conditions. All of the clinicians are fully licensed with many years of experience. Clients tell us all the time how thankful they are that they found us because we make them feel comfortable, but also do a good job of challenging them to meet their goals. Our clinic shares space with a massage clinic adding to the physical wellness of your overall health goals.
Welcome! Please visit our webpage for the best details about our clinic. www.breckecounseling.com. The clinic is offering tele-therapy and in-office visits. We have clinicians that specialize in nearly all mental health concerns and conditions. All of the clinicians are fully licensed with many years of experience. Clients tell us all the time how thankful they are that they found us because we make them feel comfortable, but also do a good job of challenging them to meet their goals. Our clinic shares space with a massage clinic adding to the physical wellness of your overall health goals.
(651) 371-9533 View (651) 371-9533
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Jennifer Miller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Eagan, MN 55123
I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) that has experience working with children, adolescents and adults. I take a person-centered relational approach enhancing client strengths and empowering them through collaboration.
I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) that has experience working with children, adolescents and adults. I take a person-centered relational approach enhancing client strengths and empowering them through collaboration.
(952) 522-7253 View (952) 522-7253
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Dr Brecke Counseling Group
Counselor, DMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Eagan, MN 55123
Welcome to Dr Brecke Counseling Group! Please check out the most detailed info on our website at www.breckecounseling.com. We are all fully licensed clinicians with a variety of specialties to meet most mental health needs. We treat adolescents, adults, couples and families. The clinic is offering tele-therapy and in-office visits with afternoon and evenings available. We are a unique as we are owner operated and offer a personal, attentive experience from the first click on our "apppointment request" botton. The phone is not answered due to high number of unsolicited sales calls. Please click on our website link to get started.
Welcome to Dr Brecke Counseling Group! Please check out the most detailed info on our website at www.breckecounseling.com. We are all fully licensed clinicians with a variety of specialties to meet most mental health needs. We treat adolescents, adults, couples and families. The clinic is offering tele-therapy and in-office visits with afternoon and evenings available. We are a unique as we are owner operated and offer a personal, attentive experience from the first click on our "apppointment request" botton. The phone is not answered due to high number of unsolicited sales calls. Please click on our website link to get started.
(651) 409-9887 View (651) 409-9887
Maureen A James
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CEAP
Verified Verified
Eagan, MN 55123
I specialize in Short Term Problem Resolution for Adults ages 18+. My approach is Integrative, utilizing 20+ years of experience in the field of Mental and Behavioral Health. I partner with Clients for clinical assessment, diagnosis and therapeutic processing to achieve their highest level of functioning with themselves and with others. In that regard I often utilize a coaching style that incorporates a strong values orientation and educational component.
I specialize in Short Term Problem Resolution for Adults ages 18+. My approach is Integrative, utilizing 20+ years of experience in the field of Mental and Behavioral Health. I partner with Clients for clinical assessment, diagnosis and therapeutic processing to achieve their highest level of functioning with themselves and with others. In that regard I often utilize a coaching style that incorporates a strong values orientation and educational component.
(612) 260-8801 View (612) 260-8801
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Dr Brecke Counseling Group - Cicely Matz LPCC
Counselor, LPCC, MA, NCC
Verified Verified
Eagan, MN 55123
Over the years I have been in practice I have found that client’s often come to therapy because, simply put, they need real feedback. One of my biggest goals as a therapist is to offer clients information and a clinically informed perspective that goes beyond what they can google on their own. One comment I have received more than any other in my career is that client’s are appreciative that I offer a genuinely alternative perspective rather than only asking questions. I have had the privilege of working with many people from many backgrounds and because of this often I am able to offer a very versatile perspective to clients.
Over the years I have been in practice I have found that client’s often come to therapy because, simply put, they need real feedback. One of my biggest goals as a therapist is to offer clients information and a clinically informed perspective that goes beyond what they can google on their own. One comment I have received more than any other in my career is that client’s are appreciative that I offer a genuinely alternative perspective rather than only asking questions. I have had the privilege of working with many people from many backgrounds and because of this often I am able to offer a very versatile perspective to clients.
(952) 522-4853 View (952) 522-4853
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Amy Fish
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Eagan, MN 55123
Amy believes that healthcare is a human right. While trained as a generalist to treat a wide variety of mental health diagnoses. Most of her experience is in trauma, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, and life transition concerns among just a few. Her interests include how cultural and familial background impact our identity, worldview, and daily experiences. Amy has been working most recently on improving awareness to the effects of historical trauma in Native American communities and hopes to bring her integration of traditional perspectives of healing and formal Westernized training to your healing journey.
Amy believes that healthcare is a human right. While trained as a generalist to treat a wide variety of mental health diagnoses. Most of her experience is in trauma, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, and life transition concerns among just a few. Her interests include how cultural and familial background impact our identity, worldview, and daily experiences. Amy has been working most recently on improving awareness to the effects of historical trauma in Native American communities and hopes to bring her integration of traditional perspectives of healing and formal Westernized training to your healing journey.
(952) 900-4761 View (952) 900-4761
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Elise Keller
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Eagan, MN 55123
I believe in a relational approach to empower an individual to take back their life. I am here to walk WITH you in your journey. I believe that a whole-person approach, encompassing the mind, body and spirit will create an experience for individuals to grow and find their inner-self. I love helping people achieve what they didn't believe was possible within themselves. I strive to create a relaxed, open and light-hearted environment while working through life's obstacles. I am a Christian based counselor that is passionate about incorporating faith in sessions upon request.
I believe in a relational approach to empower an individual to take back their life. I am here to walk WITH you in your journey. I believe that a whole-person approach, encompassing the mind, body and spirit will create an experience for individuals to grow and find their inner-self. I love helping people achieve what they didn't believe was possible within themselves. I strive to create a relaxed, open and light-hearted environment while working through life's obstacles. I am a Christian based counselor that is passionate about incorporating faith in sessions upon request.
(952) 592-1091 View (952) 592-1091
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Dr. Lisa Possis
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Saint Paul, MN 55123  (Online Only)
Life can be so tough and overwhelming—and we all struggle at times. It’s easy to get depressed, stressed, or worried. I love helping patients work through the challenges they face- whether they are dealing with a loss or a health issue, feeling overwhelmed or stuck, or stressed out by work or by a relationship. I have expertise in treating depression, anxiety (Social Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, OCD, Trichotillomania), grief and PTSD.
Life can be so tough and overwhelming—and we all struggle at times. It’s easy to get depressed, stressed, or worried. I love helping patients work through the challenges they face- whether they are dealing with a loss or a health issue, feeling overwhelmed or stuck, or stressed out by work or by a relationship. I have expertise in treating depression, anxiety (Social Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, OCD, Trichotillomania), grief and PTSD.
(952) 260-2438 View (952) 260-2438
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Leslie K. Adair
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified Verified
Eagan, MN 55123
Not accepting new clients
My passion is helping people to create and live their best life. I believe that values, acceptance, compassion, and forgiveness are the keys to leading a meaningful life while managing life’s curveballs. While I will approach our work together with genuine care and unconditional acceptance, I also believe that being able to explore a different way of seeing things is helpful. My own life experiences help me to relate to people at all life stages including early adulthood, parenting, divorce and starting over and the changes associated with transition to retirement. Together we can utilize your strengths to find your best self.
My passion is helping people to create and live their best life. I believe that values, acceptance, compassion, and forgiveness are the keys to leading a meaningful life while managing life’s curveballs. While I will approach our work together with genuine care and unconditional acceptance, I also believe that being able to explore a different way of seeing things is helpful. My own life experiences help me to relate to people at all life stages including early adulthood, parenting, divorce and starting over and the changes associated with transition to retirement. Together we can utilize your strengths to find your best self.
(952) 900-2838 View (952) 900-2838
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Alison Mellin
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified Verified
Eagan, MN 55123
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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Briana Bauleke
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Eagan, MN 55123
Do you feel stuck in the same pattern of conflict and wish for better communication with the important people in your life? Do you want to deepen connection with yourself and others? Do you need to find ways to set boundaries with those around you? A supportive, collaborative, and safe therapeutic relationship can help you work through all of the above, and more.
Do you feel stuck in the same pattern of conflict and wish for better communication with the important people in your life? Do you want to deepen connection with yourself and others? Do you need to find ways to set boundaries with those around you? A supportive, collaborative, and safe therapeutic relationship can help you work through all of the above, and more.
(651) 564-8021 View (651) 564-8021
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Aurora Psychological Services
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Eagan, MN 55123
Aurora recognizes the important roles that relationships, experiences, and beliefs play in our daily lives. Our family and childhood influence our personal development; however, they are not the only determinants of who we become. We are not static beings but live in a state of constant flux, continuing to grow and having the capacity to choose change. Sometimes, changes may feel unwanted, scary or overwhelming. We may struggle in adjusting to them, or feel stuck in old patterns of responding that no longer work for us. Aurora adopts a client-centered approach and values all aspects of a person's physical, mental, and social world.
Aurora recognizes the important roles that relationships, experiences, and beliefs play in our daily lives. Our family and childhood influence our personal development; however, they are not the only determinants of who we become. We are not static beings but live in a state of constant flux, continuing to grow and having the capacity to choose change. Sometimes, changes may feel unwanted, scary or overwhelming. We may struggle in adjusting to them, or feel stuck in old patterns of responding that no longer work for us. Aurora adopts a client-centered approach and values all aspects of a person's physical, mental, and social world.
(651) 419-3971 View (651) 419-3971
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Hans C Skulstad
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Eagan, MN 55123
Waitlist for new clients
Hans received his master's degree in counseling Psychology and a Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of St. Thomas and is a licensed marriage and family therapist. He sees his work with influenced by his ten plus years of experience as a professional and his life experience as a son, father, brother, teammate, hockey coach, friend, and uncle of three nieces and five nephews. He provides therapy to assist clients with a large range of therapeutic issues. He specializes in helping all people excel in all areas of life.
Hans received his master's degree in counseling Psychology and a Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of St. Thomas and is a licensed marriage and family therapist. He sees his work with influenced by his ten plus years of experience as a professional and his life experience as a son, father, brother, teammate, hockey coach, friend, and uncle of three nieces and five nephews. He provides therapy to assist clients with a large range of therapeutic issues. He specializes in helping all people excel in all areas of life.
(763) 575-7522 View (763) 575-7522
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Alana Noffsinger
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Eagan, MN 55123
Currently, I am not adding new clients to my caseload. Initiating a therapeutic relationship can feel like an intimidating process for many people who are seeking mental health services, so I strive to establish a relaxed and supportive environment for all clients. This allows clients to work toward their own therapeutic goals in a manner and pace that makes sense for them. I utilize a combination of warmth, humor, compassion, curiosity and education to make therapy an opportunity to explore feelings, personal identities, and to better understand and strengthen their relationships in a safe and collaborative manner.
Currently, I am not adding new clients to my caseload. Initiating a therapeutic relationship can feel like an intimidating process for many people who are seeking mental health services, so I strive to establish a relaxed and supportive environment for all clients. This allows clients to work toward their own therapeutic goals in a manner and pace that makes sense for them. I utilize a combination of warmth, humor, compassion, curiosity and education to make therapy an opportunity to explore feelings, personal identities, and to better understand and strengthen their relationships in a safe and collaborative manner.
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Leslie Levine Adler
Psychologist, PhD, LP, EMDR, Consult
Verified Verified
Eagan, MN 55123  (Online Only)
I am semi-retired, currently taking a few clients short-term on teletherapy, that is up to 8 sessions. Sessions are self-pay. For clients dealing with an acute situation or a past recent trauma, this can work very well. In our initial conversation, we will discuss whether short-term therapy would be appropriate for you. I use primarily EMDR and trauma informed therapy. In addition, I apply a strength-based model rooted in attachment theory and lessons learned from mindfulness, CBT and ACT. These are all therapies to empower the individual to cope with symptoms without being defined by them.
I am semi-retired, currently taking a few clients short-term on teletherapy, that is up to 8 sessions. Sessions are self-pay. For clients dealing with an acute situation or a past recent trauma, this can work very well. In our initial conversation, we will discuss whether short-term therapy would be appropriate for you. I use primarily EMDR and trauma informed therapy. In addition, I apply a strength-based model rooted in attachment theory and lessons learned from mindfulness, CBT and ACT. These are all therapies to empower the individual to cope with symptoms without being defined by them.
(952) 592-8047 View (952) 592-8047
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Diane R Grinnell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MEdS, LICSW, LSP, LSSW
Verified Verified
Eagan, MN 55123
I am an Educational Psychologist who has 30 years of experience in clinical, hospital, and school settings. My specialty areas include children, adolescents, and adults. Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, Marriage and Family Therapy. Specific areas I treat include mood disorders, anxiety disorders, PTSD, Post concussion symptoms, Adjustment Disorders, eating disorders, Bipolar Affective Disorders, Autism Spectrum and Sensory Integration Disorders, learning disorders, and chronic mental health issues. I use DBT, CBT, Behavioral Therapies, Expanded Mindfulness strategies. I am also a certified pastor.
I am an Educational Psychologist who has 30 years of experience in clinical, hospital, and school settings. My specialty areas include children, adolescents, and adults. Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, Marriage and Family Therapy. Specific areas I treat include mood disorders, anxiety disorders, PTSD, Post concussion symptoms, Adjustment Disorders, eating disorders, Bipolar Affective Disorders, Autism Spectrum and Sensory Integration Disorders, learning disorders, and chronic mental health issues. I use DBT, CBT, Behavioral Therapies, Expanded Mindfulness strategies. I am also a certified pastor.
(651) 504-0109 View (651) 504-0109
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Bruce Nelson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Eagan, MN 55123
Over the course of over twenty years as a practicing psychologist, my compassion for the challenges and complexities of life has deepened, and I appreciate the fears associated with change. My approach to therapy emphasizes meeting people where they are at and creating a collaborative treatment plan. Alongside an orientation of optimism and resilience, I stress new-skill development and the incorporation of personal strengths.
Over the course of over twenty years as a practicing psychologist, my compassion for the challenges and complexities of life has deepened, and I appreciate the fears associated with change. My approach to therapy emphasizes meeting people where they are at and creating a collaborative treatment plan. Alongside an orientation of optimism and resilience, I stress new-skill development and the incorporation of personal strengths.
(952) 373-0505 View (952) 373-0505
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Carrie K. Wolfson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Eagan, MN 55123
Waitlist for new clients
Working with children/youth who have social and emotional deficits is my passion. As a systems therapist I am committed to assisting each child/youth while also working with the family to handle difficulties that come with having a child with unique needs. My clients may have autism, ADHD, anxiety, depression, or other mood/impulse control concerns which cause behavioral and relationship difficulties. Treatment plans are based on concepts of "Social Thinking" as well as behavioral and play-based interventions, CBT and Family Therapy approaches to maximize the learning and retention of skills across multiple settings.
Working with children/youth who have social and emotional deficits is my passion. As a systems therapist I am committed to assisting each child/youth while also working with the family to handle difficulties that come with having a child with unique needs. My clients may have autism, ADHD, anxiety, depression, or other mood/impulse control concerns which cause behavioral and relationship difficulties. Treatment plans are based on concepts of "Social Thinking" as well as behavioral and play-based interventions, CBT and Family Therapy approaches to maximize the learning and retention of skills across multiple settings.
(612) 326-3882 View (612) 326-3882
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Jill LeBlond
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Eagan, MN 55123
Spring is here - it's time to take action. Aren't you tired of being miserable, depressed, sad, anxious, or just simply being unhappy with your life? Let this be your season to change and learn how to be happy and content and stop sabotaging your life. How about learning to do things differently so that you just don't keep creating the same dynamics. I am a down-to-earth, straight-forward psychologist. I am well versed in treating a wide variety of disorders and mental health issues and I am comfortable working with individuals from a variety of professions.
Spring is here - it's time to take action. Aren't you tired of being miserable, depressed, sad, anxious, or just simply being unhappy with your life? Let this be your season to change and learn how to be happy and content and stop sabotaging your life. How about learning to do things differently so that you just don't keep creating the same dynamics. I am a down-to-earth, straight-forward psychologist. I am well versed in treating a wide variety of disorders and mental health issues and I am comfortable working with individuals from a variety of professions.
(651) 583-8226 View (651) 583-8226
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Annie E Emanuel
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
Verified Verified
Eagan, MN 55123
Each of us experience times in our lives in which our problems seem overwhelming. We may become stuck in the same patterns of dealing with challenges. By working collaboratively with clients through therapy or psychological assessment, my goal is to help each of my clients become "unstuck" and create positive change. Therapeutic relationships built on trust & respect are imperative to the success of any therapeutic intervention. I strive to create a warm & safe environment in which client's can feel more comfortable telling their stories & exploring the issues for which they are seeking support.
Each of us experience times in our lives in which our problems seem overwhelming. We may become stuck in the same patterns of dealing with challenges. By working collaboratively with clients through therapy or psychological assessment, my goal is to help each of my clients become "unstuck" and create positive change. Therapeutic relationships built on trust & respect are imperative to the success of any therapeutic intervention. I strive to create a warm & safe environment in which client's can feel more comfortable telling their stories & exploring the issues for which they are seeking support.
(651) 401-8737 View (651) 401-8737

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 55123

30+

Average cost per session

$160

Therapists in 55123 who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
88% Depression
82% Coping Skills
82% Self Esteem
73% Relationship Issues
70% Grief
70% Parenting

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

96% BlueCross and BlueShield
85% Aetna
81% HealthPartners of MN and WI

How Therapists in 55123 see their clients

91% In Person and Online
9% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 55123?

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.