Therapists in 55379

BHSI - Shakopee
Marriage & Family Therapist, BHSI
Verified
1 Endorsed
Shakopee, MN 55379
We are a group of psychologists, psychaitrists and marriage-family therapists committed to providing high quality and comprehensive care for adults, adolescents and children. Whether you arrange individualy therapy, family therapy, meetings with a psychaitrist to discuss medication options, or psychological testing to better understand the problem, our fully licensed and credentialed clinicians can coordinate all of these services under one roof. When you visit a BHSI clinic, you can always expect skilled and compassionate treatment and strict confidentiality. For your convenience, we offer flexible appointment scheduling.
We are a group of psychologists, psychaitrists and marriage-family therapists committed to providing high quality and comprehensive care for adults, adolescents and children. Whether you arrange individualy therapy, family therapy, meetings with a psychaitrist to discuss medication options, or psychological testing to better understand the problem, our fully licensed and credentialed clinicians can coordinate all of these services under one roof. When you visit a BHSI clinic, you can always expect skilled and compassionate treatment and strict confidentiality. For your convenience, we offer flexible appointment scheduling.
(651) 760-5834 View (651) 760-5834
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Patti Brown
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CNTP
Verified
Shakopee, MN 55379
IN PERSON OR TELETHERAPY APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE The times are changing and we all need resiliency to get through the current challenges. Stressors are at an all-time high level, leaving many people unprepared for the situations they are experiencing. Under stress, our behavior can fall back to our default settings that were shaped in our early childhood. These patterns may not serve us or our families well. Learning new skills can give us the tools to develop appropriate responses and forge new neuropathways that will enhance the way we connect with the people close to us. Happiness comes from secure connected relationships
IN PERSON OR TELETHERAPY APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE The times are changing and we all need resiliency to get through the current challenges. Stressors are at an all-time high level, leaving many people unprepared for the situations they are experiencing. Under stress, our behavior can fall back to our default settings that were shaped in our early childhood. These patterns may not serve us or our families well. Learning new skills can give us the tools to develop appropriate responses and forge new neuropathways that will enhance the way we connect with the people close to us. Happiness comes from secure connected relationships
(612) 395-4719 View (612) 395-4719
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Lisa Medin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Shakopee, MN 55379
Waitlist for new clients
I work with individuals as they process trauma, depression, and anxiety. I find many clients may also be struggling with boundaries, self-compassion, self-care, emotional regulation, and assertiveness. It’s my hope that counseling will also offer individuals a greater sense of peace and love for themselves.
I work with individuals as they process trauma, depression, and anxiety. I find many clients may also be struggling with boundaries, self-compassion, self-care, emotional regulation, and assertiveness. It’s my hope that counseling will also offer individuals a greater sense of peace and love for themselves.
(952) 592-0659 View (952) 592-0659
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Shelly Hallberg
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Shakopee, MN 55379  (Online Only)
Clients that would want to meet with me are focused on making changes, are ready to address the patterns and beliefs that have contributed to their functioning, are ready to sort through whatever they have been lugging around in their backpack that no longer serves them well, are ready to be on a recovery journey from addiction, are willing to see things differently, want a holistic approach, want someone in their corner, and want to create happiness for themselves and those around them. Those who meet with me understand that everyone has struggles and it is normal to have mixed emotions, anxious feelings, and low moods at times.
Clients that would want to meet with me are focused on making changes, are ready to address the patterns and beliefs that have contributed to their functioning, are ready to sort through whatever they have been lugging around in their backpack that no longer serves them well, are ready to be on a recovery journey from addiction, are willing to see things differently, want a holistic approach, want someone in their corner, and want to create happiness for themselves and those around them. Those who meet with me understand that everyone has struggles and it is normal to have mixed emotions, anxious feelings, and low moods at times.
(952) 900-6989 View (952) 900-6989
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Lisa R Rivers
Psychologist, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Shakopee, MN 55379  (Online Only)
Welcome! I am glad you are here. Sometimes life gets overwhelming. We experience deep hurt, betrayal, and loss. Sometimes, we are tired of feeling stressed, anxious, and depressed. Maybe your relationships are challenging and causing you hurt. Whatever issues you face, I am here to help address what is important to you. As a therapist, I provide a space to help you work through your challenges and make positive changes to your life. I help women identify their strengths and help them find coping skills to make positive changes in their life.
Welcome! I am glad you are here. Sometimes life gets overwhelming. We experience deep hurt, betrayal, and loss. Sometimes, we are tired of feeling stressed, anxious, and depressed. Maybe your relationships are challenging and causing you hurt. Whatever issues you face, I am here to help address what is important to you. As a therapist, I provide a space to help you work through your challenges and make positive changes to your life. I help women identify their strengths and help them find coping skills to make positive changes in their life.
(952) 243-2170 View (952) 243-2170
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Gayle MacBride
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Shakopee, MN 55379  (Online Only)
Ready to rest a little easier? I'm here to help with all of the things that keep you up at night. Trauma, anxiety, insomnia/sleep problems, stress with a partner or work? Ready to find balance in your life, call me! My clients are professionals and parents who are ready to put to bed the things that keep them awake when they should be asleep. We address work-life balance, boundaries, and old patterns, including being everything to everyone. My clients appreciate a practical, honest style that gets them on the right path to feeling better. They want a practical approach to help get results juggling soccer schedules or board members.
Ready to rest a little easier? I'm here to help with all of the things that keep you up at night. Trauma, anxiety, insomnia/sleep problems, stress with a partner or work? Ready to find balance in your life, call me! My clients are professionals and parents who are ready to put to bed the things that keep them awake when they should be asleep. We address work-life balance, boundaries, and old patterns, including being everything to everyone. My clients appreciate a practical, honest style that gets them on the right path to feeling better. They want a practical approach to help get results juggling soccer schedules or board members.
(952) 222-7532 View (952) 222-7532
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Stepping Stones Counseling LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, LADC
Verified
Shakopee, MN 55379
It is important to find the right therapist that you can trust. Congratulations for getting to this point in your life in seeking out the services to assist you in making a positive transition. My name is Cheryl and I am a LICSW and a LADC. Sometimes life hands you difficulties that can be overwhelming. These situations end up causing you to experience anxiety, depression, anger, confusion, fear or frustration. I believe that successful therapy stems from a positive therapeutic relationship. My process stimulates communication in a respectful, supportive and productive manner.
It is important to find the right therapist that you can trust. Congratulations for getting to this point in your life in seeking out the services to assist you in making a positive transition. My name is Cheryl and I am a LICSW and a LADC. Sometimes life hands you difficulties that can be overwhelming. These situations end up causing you to experience anxiety, depression, anger, confusion, fear or frustration. I believe that successful therapy stems from a positive therapeutic relationship. My process stimulates communication in a respectful, supportive and productive manner.
(507) 298-2125 View (507) 298-2125
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Kalee Denise Williams
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Shakopee, MN 55379
LPC/LPCC and LMFT Board Approved Supervisor Nationally Certified in TF/CBT. Specializes diagnosis and treating depression, anxiety, trauma using individual, family and group therapy. Kalee works with adolescents using a trauma-formed approach in a day treatment setting. Experience with adults, adolescents, and children, traumatic events, parenting concerns, diversity/cultural issues, LGBTQ+ population, and personality disorders. Kalee has experience and multiple settings such as adolescent day treatment, adult and adolescent residential treatment running groups, family and individual sessions, and in-home psychotherapy and skills.
LPC/LPCC and LMFT Board Approved Supervisor Nationally Certified in TF/CBT. Specializes diagnosis and treating depression, anxiety, trauma using individual, family and group therapy. Kalee works with adolescents using a trauma-formed approach in a day treatment setting. Experience with adults, adolescents, and children, traumatic events, parenting concerns, diversity/cultural issues, LGBTQ+ population, and personality disorders. Kalee has experience and multiple settings such as adolescent day treatment, adult and adolescent residential treatment running groups, family and individual sessions, and in-home psychotherapy and skills.
(952) 260-8171 View (952) 260-8171
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Bonnie Resnick
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Shakopee, MN 55379  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Every person is valuable and special even though this may be hard to believe due to fear, anxiety or depression. You may be so consumed with worries about your health, money or relationships, that it is difficult for you to feel happy. You may be in so much pain at times that you are waiting for your day to end so you can finally be alone. You don't have to feel this way. Therapy can help.
Every person is valuable and special even though this may be hard to believe due to fear, anxiety or depression. You may be so consumed with worries about your health, money or relationships, that it is difficult for you to feel happy. You may be in so much pain at times that you are waiting for your day to end so you can finally be alone. You don't have to feel this way. Therapy can help.
(651) 213-9939 View (651) 213-9939
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Robyn Alliah. Art Therapy. Licensed Clinical Counselor
Art Therapist, ATR-BC, LPCC
Verified
Shakopee, MN 55379
I would like to help guide you down the pathway of life. Creative interventions can open the conversation and help you understand feelings, emotions, and turn those into a better understanding of yourself. Creativity can help you move towards symptom management, increase your empowerment, your awareness, and your self-esteem.
I would like to help guide you down the pathway of life. Creative interventions can open the conversation and help you understand feelings, emotions, and turn those into a better understanding of yourself. Creativity can help you move towards symptom management, increase your empowerment, your awareness, and your self-esteem.
(952) 592-9404 View (952) 592-9404
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Heather Koster
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
Shakopee, MN 55379
Are you anxious, stressed, struggling with life transitions or "stuck" in a situation you don't know how to change? Then you have already taken the first step in making a positive change for yourself and your family by visiting this website! I work with adults and couples as well as children, teens and their families. As a therapist, I seek to provide a relaxed, nonjudgmental, nurturing environment where you can learn, find insight, solve problems, and develop new ways of thinking and feeling.
Are you anxious, stressed, struggling with life transitions or "stuck" in a situation you don't know how to change? Then you have already taken the first step in making a positive change for yourself and your family by visiting this website! I work with adults and couples as well as children, teens and their families. As a therapist, I seek to provide a relaxed, nonjudgmental, nurturing environment where you can learn, find insight, solve problems, and develop new ways of thinking and feeling.
(952) 314-1907 View (952) 314-1907
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True North Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LSSW, MSW, EMDR, IASIS
Verified
Shakopee, MN 55379
True North is your orientating point. It is your point of discipline. Motivation will fail you every time. Find your discipline and you will find your freedom. I have 8+ years as a therapist specializing in adolescent health, parent coaching and trauma informed therapies for individuals, couples and families; speciality groups include veterans and first responders. Therapy & skills work are vital in both self regulation and self awareness, however holistic/integrative modalities can enhance a strong therapeutic framework. As such, I am also an IASIS provider (Microcurrent Neurofeedback), helpful in balancing your nervous system.
True North is your orientating point. It is your point of discipline. Motivation will fail you every time. Find your discipline and you will find your freedom. I have 8+ years as a therapist specializing in adolescent health, parent coaching and trauma informed therapies for individuals, couples and families; speciality groups include veterans and first responders. Therapy & skills work are vital in both self regulation and self awareness, however holistic/integrative modalities can enhance a strong therapeutic framework. As such, I am also an IASIS provider (Microcurrent Neurofeedback), helpful in balancing your nervous system.
(952) 373-4062 View (952) 373-4062
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Southbridge Counseling Associates
Counselor, MSW, LGSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Shakopee, MN 55379
We are a general mental health clinic specializing in DBT. Clients learn techniques on mindfulness, breathe awareness and visualization to name but a few. We run our DBT Program per Marsha Linehan's model, Including the components of: Skills Training Classes, Coaching Calls, Individual Therapy, Consultation and Up to Date Training. We also provide services one-to-one, addressing anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, grief/loss, life transitions. We work with as couples and families clients as young as 10 and as old as 80+. Currently we are building programming around grief/loss and anxiety.
We are a general mental health clinic specializing in DBT. Clients learn techniques on mindfulness, breathe awareness and visualization to name but a few. We run our DBT Program per Marsha Linehan's model, Including the components of: Skills Training Classes, Coaching Calls, Individual Therapy, Consultation and Up to Date Training. We also provide services one-to-one, addressing anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, grief/loss, life transitions. We work with as couples and families clients as young as 10 and as old as 80+. Currently we are building programming around grief/loss and anxiety.
(952) 236-1743 View (952) 236-1743
Joy Hanson Fischer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Shakopee, MN 55379
I completed a Master's of Social Work degree from the University of St. Thomas and the College of St. Catherine. As part of my education, I interned at a mental health center; providing individual, family and group therapy. I was an elementary school social worker for 8 years and have been working as a therapist for 16 years. I have worked with a variety of concerns and a variety of ages. Including; adjustments, anxiety, depression, life transitions and social concerns. I utilize many modalities of therapy and techniques-all tailored to the specific needs of the client while we build a supportive therapeutic experience.
I completed a Master's of Social Work degree from the University of St. Thomas and the College of St. Catherine. As part of my education, I interned at a mental health center; providing individual, family and group therapy. I was an elementary school social worker for 8 years and have been working as a therapist for 16 years. I have worked with a variety of concerns and a variety of ages. Including; adjustments, anxiety, depression, life transitions and social concerns. I utilize many modalities of therapy and techniques-all tailored to the specific needs of the client while we build a supportive therapeutic experience.
(952) 314-6469 View (952) 314-6469
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Andrea D Shellen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Shakopee, MN 55379  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
What exactly IS trauma? Trauma is any experience that the person deems negative and continues to live in the shadow of the event(s). If you feel trapped, like the trauma is following you, within you, or pops up at random, I can help. I love helping people to get "unstuck," so that they are no longer being controlled by their past traumas. I offer two life-changing therapies, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and ART (Accelerated Resolution Therapy). These therapies help clients transform themselves from symptomatic to symptom-free, giving people a sense of peace, safety and the freedom to truly live life.
What exactly IS trauma? Trauma is any experience that the person deems negative and continues to live in the shadow of the event(s). If you feel trapped, like the trauma is following you, within you, or pops up at random, I can help. I love helping people to get "unstuck," so that they are no longer being controlled by their past traumas. I offer two life-changing therapies, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and ART (Accelerated Resolution Therapy). These therapies help clients transform themselves from symptomatic to symptom-free, giving people a sense of peace, safety and the freedom to truly live life.
(952) 260-8927 View (952) 260-8927
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Victoria Mental Health Services, Ltd.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LICSW
Verified
Shakopee, MN 55379
I am a Master's Level Clinician with more than 20 years experience in Mental Health. I enjoy working with a variety of clients. I particularly enjoy providing services for: Children & Teens, Parenting Issues, Couples/Martial Therapy. I am an EMDRIA certified clinician for Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (E.M.D.R.) I am also a Certified ART - Accelerated Resolution Therapy clinician. If you are wanting more information re: the types of services which I provide, feel free to view my website: www.victoriamentalhealth.com in the Twin Cities area. Thank you for learning more about my services.
I am a Master's Level Clinician with more than 20 years experience in Mental Health. I enjoy working with a variety of clients. I particularly enjoy providing services for: Children & Teens, Parenting Issues, Couples/Martial Therapy. I am an EMDRIA certified clinician for Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (E.M.D.R.) I am also a Certified ART - Accelerated Resolution Therapy clinician. If you are wanting more information re: the types of services which I provide, feel free to view my website: www.victoriamentalhealth.com in the Twin Cities area. Thank you for learning more about my services.
(952) 236-4876 View (952) 236-4876
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Justine A Miller
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Shakopee, MN 55379
Are life's circumstances robbing your peace? I would like to encourage you to reclaim that integral part of yourself. I offer a safe environment where each therapy session will be an opportunity for your voice to be heard. The therapeutic process will include insight thereby working toward changing ineffective patterns hindering your "best life." I work to equip individuals, couples, families and children to communicate their story and explore resolution. I believe in holistic healing of the body, mind, and spirit. I am a faith-based therapist and Christian spirituality may be incorporated as a therapeutic intervention upon request.
Are life's circumstances robbing your peace? I would like to encourage you to reclaim that integral part of yourself. I offer a safe environment where each therapy session will be an opportunity for your voice to be heard. The therapeutic process will include insight thereby working toward changing ineffective patterns hindering your "best life." I work to equip individuals, couples, families and children to communicate their story and explore resolution. I believe in holistic healing of the body, mind, and spirit. I am a faith-based therapist and Christian spirituality may be incorporated as a therapeutic intervention upon request.
(952) 314-9209 View (952) 314-9209
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Katey Lindell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Shakopee, MN 55379
Not accepting new clients
Right now life feels unstable, confusing, and scary! Over the past year, everything you know has changed. As the person who was already exhausted, struggling in relationships, and overwhelmed with the chaos of your own feelings, thoughts, and behaviors these problems have intensified. You feel lost and alone and you cannot do the activities you used to enjoy.
Right now life feels unstable, confusing, and scary! Over the past year, everything you know has changed. As the person who was already exhausted, struggling in relationships, and overwhelmed with the chaos of your own feelings, thoughts, and behaviors these problems have intensified. You feel lost and alone and you cannot do the activities you used to enjoy.
(952) 856-7396 View (952) 856-7396
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Marbigail Therapy Services LLC. (English&Spanish)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Shakopee, MN 55379
Los Servicios estan disponibles en Espanol. El primer paso, ya lo tomo. Llamenos. It is not an easy thing to seek help, and whether you decide to call me or someone else, there is no wrong step in that. I believe the therapeutic relationship is key in treatment. I've had my share of struggles, and believe that life and professional experience has prepared me to provide you with creative and effective therapy. My approach is collaborative and empathic, I encourage trust and therapeutic relationship. I'd like to help you figure this out, achieve your goals, reach a healthier life, emotional stability, and a calm state of mind.
Los Servicios estan disponibles en Espanol. El primer paso, ya lo tomo. Llamenos. It is not an easy thing to seek help, and whether you decide to call me or someone else, there is no wrong step in that. I believe the therapeutic relationship is key in treatment. I've had my share of struggles, and believe that life and professional experience has prepared me to provide you with creative and effective therapy. My approach is collaborative and empathic, I encourage trust and therapeutic relationship. I'd like to help you figure this out, achieve your goals, reach a healthier life, emotional stability, and a calm state of mind.
(612) 260-1813 View (612) 260-1813
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Felicia Kellen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, RYT-200
Verified
Shakopee, MN 55379  (Online Only)
I believe creating a positive therapeutic relationship with the people I work with is done best by provider a relaxed, open, and non-judgmental environment. I make an effort to approach each new relationship with an acute sensitivity and respect of each persons’ unique experience. My goal is to take a collaborative approach with others to ensure that they feel heard, are working towards the goals they have created, and in a way that they feel comfortable.
I believe creating a positive therapeutic relationship with the people I work with is done best by provider a relaxed, open, and non-judgmental environment. I make an effort to approach each new relationship with an acute sensitivity and respect of each persons’ unique experience. My goal is to take a collaborative approach with others to ensure that they feel heard, are working towards the goals they have created, and in a way that they feel comfortable.
(952) 295-3587 View (952) 295-3587

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Number of Therapists in 55379

20+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 55379 who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
88% Depression
80% Relationship Issues
76% Self Esteem
72% Stress
68% Grief
68% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

18 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% BlueCross and BlueShield
82% Aetna
68% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 55379 see their clients

68% In Person and Online
32% Online Only

Gender breakdown

96% Female
4% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 55379?

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.