Therapists in 55391

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Kyle Marie Hood
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Wayzata, MN 55391
Waitlist for new clients
It is my goal to always maintain a non-judgemental, compassionate and safe place for clients to experience therapy. I look forward to the opportunity to help those who want to work toward a life and relationships that are worthwhile. My purpose as your therapist is to guide you towards realizing the goals you set forth for therapy. I will use my years of experience and continuous training to make sure we are using the most effective therapy specifically for your needs. We will work at a pace that is right for you.
It is my goal to always maintain a non-judgemental, compassionate and safe place for clients to experience therapy. I look forward to the opportunity to help those who want to work toward a life and relationships that are worthwhile. My purpose as your therapist is to guide you towards realizing the goals you set forth for therapy. I will use my years of experience and continuous training to make sure we are using the most effective therapy specifically for your needs. We will work at a pace that is right for you.
(763) 575-8721 View (763) 575-8721
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Wayzata Bay Wellness
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
Verified Verified
Wayzata, MN 55391
I focus on the unique challenges of those in high-pressure careers. The intensity of these jobs often leads to relationship problems, anxiety about performance, stress, exhaustion, and burnout, resulting in a shrinking support network and frustrated partners. That’s why I also focus on the families of such individuals.
I focus on the unique challenges of those in high-pressure careers. The intensity of these jobs often leads to relationship problems, anxiety about performance, stress, exhaustion, and burnout, resulting in a shrinking support network and frustrated partners. That’s why I also focus on the families of such individuals.
(320) 314-5470 View (320) 314-5470
Photo of Mark J Moller, Licensed Professional Counselor in 55391, MN
Mark J Moller
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wayzata, MN 55391
HOPE amid challenges. You've come here looking for hope and have taken the first step toward making changes in your life. I believe you possess a powerful innate source of strength and resilience. This resilience enables you to grow beyond where you are today, heal relationships and change the quality and path of your life. I work with individuals who are bright, motivated people facing challenges with stress, anxiety, depression or dissatisfaction in their relationships. I also work with couples who recognize their relationship deserves more time and attention and who are motivated to seek change.
HOPE amid challenges. You've come here looking for hope and have taken the first step toward making changes in your life. I believe you possess a powerful innate source of strength and resilience. This resilience enables you to grow beyond where you are today, heal relationships and change the quality and path of your life. I work with individuals who are bright, motivated people facing challenges with stress, anxiety, depression or dissatisfaction in their relationships. I also work with couples who recognize their relationship deserves more time and attention and who are motivated to seek change.
(612) 223-7709 View (612) 223-7709
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Emma Nadler
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Wayzata, MN 55391  (Online Only)
I offer warmth, humor, authentic feedback, along with a deep respect for the people with whom I work. My focus is on hearing what people want in their lives--including their biggest dreams--and then helping them develop the skills and confidence to go for it. I create a supportive place to work through emotions, identify strengths, expand coping strategies, and find meaning in life's challenges. I also help couples cultivate deeper levels of connection and shift unhelpful patterns. I love witnessing clients enjoying their relationships more fully- including partnerships, family, friendships and community ties.
I offer warmth, humor, authentic feedback, along with a deep respect for the people with whom I work. My focus is on hearing what people want in their lives--including their biggest dreams--and then helping them develop the skills and confidence to go for it. I create a supportive place to work through emotions, identify strengths, expand coping strategies, and find meaning in life's challenges. I also help couples cultivate deeper levels of connection and shift unhelpful patterns. I love witnessing clients enjoying their relationships more fully- including partnerships, family, friendships and community ties.
(952) 260-3313 View (952) 260-3313
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Kerin Logstrom
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Wayzata, MN 55391
I believe that the key to a successful therapeutic experience is the strength and quality of the relationship between the client and the therapist. Building trust and rapport is where we start. My experience as a psychotherapist has affirmed my belief that each of us has a great capacity to change and grow. I specialize in working with clients to process emotional pain that has resulted from different stressors that occur through the life cycle. Developing one's emotional awareness can result in more intimate, loving relationships.
I believe that the key to a successful therapeutic experience is the strength and quality of the relationship between the client and the therapist. Building trust and rapport is where we start. My experience as a psychotherapist has affirmed my belief that each of us has a great capacity to change and grow. I specialize in working with clients to process emotional pain that has resulted from different stressors that occur through the life cycle. Developing one's emotional awareness can result in more intimate, loving relationships.
(612) 354-8932 View (612) 354-8932
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Lisa Scholder
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
Verified Verified
Wayzata, MN 55391  (Online Only)
Having over 25 years of clinical experience, I provide professional and compassionate psychotherapy services to individuals and couples struggling with a wide range of challenges. Whole Wellness Psychology also offers medical trauma recovery and medical advocacy services for medical staff, parents, and survivors of medical trauma. I utilize a holistic view of clients, meaning I focus on whole mind and body wellness. Creating a partnership with my clients is primary before any meaningful work begins. I also offer DBT services, EMDR, a targeted trauma treatment, and am equally affirming to heterosexual and same sex couples.
Having over 25 years of clinical experience, I provide professional and compassionate psychotherapy services to individuals and couples struggling with a wide range of challenges. Whole Wellness Psychology also offers medical trauma recovery and medical advocacy services for medical staff, parents, and survivors of medical trauma. I utilize a holistic view of clients, meaning I focus on whole mind and body wellness. Creating a partnership with my clients is primary before any meaningful work begins. I also offer DBT services, EMDR, a targeted trauma treatment, and am equally affirming to heterosexual and same sex couples.
(612) 979-2809 View (612) 979-2809
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Ina Lasmane
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Wayzata, MN 55391  (Online Only)
I feel passionate about helping people with trauma, anxiety, and depression to feel happiness and joy again. Do you have nightmares and flashbacks? Do you struggle with worry, stress, and panic? Do you experience sadness and isolation? Or are you grieving a loved one? If so, let me help you. You don’t have to do this alone. Together we will work as a team to create a positive change. Mental health professionals, healthcare professionals, first responders, police officers, firefighters, EMTs, paramedics, and other first responders are welcome.
I feel passionate about helping people with trauma, anxiety, and depression to feel happiness and joy again. Do you have nightmares and flashbacks? Do you struggle with worry, stress, and panic? Do you experience sadness and isolation? Or are you grieving a loved one? If so, let me help you. You don’t have to do this alone. Together we will work as a team to create a positive change. Mental health professionals, healthcare professionals, first responders, police officers, firefighters, EMTs, paramedics, and other first responders are welcome.
(612) 559-8704 View (612) 559-8704
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Michaele N Paoli
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, RYT
Verified Verified
Wayzata, MN 55391
Not accepting new clients
Locate the wisdom within you, find peace in your life, relationships and surroundings despite difficulties or crisis. Find acceptance that will allow you to move through life more easily and more joyfully. If you are dealing with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, stress related issues or chronic pain and illness, together we can find tools to help.
Locate the wisdom within you, find peace in your life, relationships and surroundings despite difficulties or crisis. Find acceptance that will allow you to move through life more easily and more joyfully. If you are dealing with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, stress related issues or chronic pain and illness, together we can find tools to help.
(612) 255-9647 View (612) 255-9647
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Mikey Weitekamp
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Wayzata, MN 55391  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Living in this world can be hard, and we all need some help making sense of it from time to time. As a therapist, I hold a space full of humility, humor, and deep, genuine care as you explore your relationship with yourself and with those around you. Using a trauma-informed lens, I will walk beside you as you uncover insight, understanding, and resources that you have had all along. I have a passion for helping clients explore ways that we are impacted by oppressive systems and am LGBTQ+, nonmonogamy, and kind affirming. Above all, I will prioritize being authentic and fully present with you as our conversations unfold.
Living in this world can be hard, and we all need some help making sense of it from time to time. As a therapist, I hold a space full of humility, humor, and deep, genuine care as you explore your relationship with yourself and with those around you. Using a trauma-informed lens, I will walk beside you as you uncover insight, understanding, and resources that you have had all along. I have a passion for helping clients explore ways that we are impacted by oppressive systems and am LGBTQ+, nonmonogamy, and kind affirming. Above all, I will prioritize being authentic and fully present with you as our conversations unfold.
(612) 509-5123 View (612) 509-5123
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Emma Trittin
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MA, LADC
Verified Verified
Wayzata, MN 55391
I believe that through the difficulties in our lives, it takes immense courage to reach out for help and take your life back. Whether it be anxiety, depression, substance use, self-worth, stress or more, I love working with adults and teens on reaching their goals. I take a person-centered, curious and warm approach to therapy, and have a passion for helping clients find their way back to their true selves. I enjoy creating a safe space where clients can explore the challenges in their life, and gain insight into the values they would like to live by, which will allow them to feel more connected to themselves and others.
I believe that through the difficulties in our lives, it takes immense courage to reach out for help and take your life back. Whether it be anxiety, depression, substance use, self-worth, stress or more, I love working with adults and teens on reaching their goals. I take a person-centered, curious and warm approach to therapy, and have a passion for helping clients find their way back to their true selves. I enjoy creating a safe space where clients can explore the challenges in their life, and gain insight into the values they would like to live by, which will allow them to feel more connected to themselves and others.
(763) 343-7090 View (763) 343-7090
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Megan Callahan
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Wayzata, MN 55391
Starting counseling is a great choice when you feel stressed, down, anxious, overwhelmed, or frustrated. You deserve to feel excited about your life! In therapy, I work with clients to help them learn new ways of handling stress and emotions, managing difficult changes, and working toward lasting growth. I am eclectic in my approach to therapy, blending humanistic, cognitive-behavioral, and emotion-focused techniques. Therapy is not one-size-fits-all!
Starting counseling is a great choice when you feel stressed, down, anxious, overwhelmed, or frustrated. You deserve to feel excited about your life! In therapy, I work with clients to help them learn new ways of handling stress and emotions, managing difficult changes, and working toward lasting growth. I am eclectic in my approach to therapy, blending humanistic, cognitive-behavioral, and emotion-focused techniques. Therapy is not one-size-fits-all!
(763) 363-1870 View (763) 363-1870
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Sarah Frankfurt
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wayzata, MN 55391
Do any of the following resonate with you? Resentment is eating away at your joy in life. You are avoiding things. You feel lonely, even when you are with others. You appear to have it all together, but inside you feel raw. Feeling stuck at work, unhappy in relationships, preoccupied, pressured to perform. Everyone keeps talking about 'boundaries' but you're not sure how to create them without feeling guilty. You are an intelligent, caring, and determined person. You want to grow and improve but you're slipping into old patterns. You want to feel present in the moment instead of thinking about what's next.
Do any of the following resonate with you? Resentment is eating away at your joy in life. You are avoiding things. You feel lonely, even when you are with others. You appear to have it all together, but inside you feel raw. Feeling stuck at work, unhappy in relationships, preoccupied, pressured to perform. Everyone keeps talking about 'boundaries' but you're not sure how to create them without feeling guilty. You are an intelligent, caring, and determined person. You want to grow and improve but you're slipping into old patterns. You want to feel present in the moment instead of thinking about what's next.
(612) 662-4305 View (612) 662-4305
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Alex Conroy
Psychologist, PhD, LP, LADC
Verified Verified
Wayzata, MN 55391
Not accepting new clients
I am a licensed psychologist and addictions counselor. My specialty is treating social anxiety, particularly in Autistic adults or those with ADHD or learning disabilities. People with social anxiety suffer from unmanageable levels of tension when interacting with others. Everything that makes life wonderful – friendship, love relationships, academic and career success – can fail to develop because of high levels of social anxiety. Social anxiety often appears with autism and other kinds of neurodivergence, abuse and neglect in childhood, addiction, and depression. I focus my practice on this cluster of issues.
I am a licensed psychologist and addictions counselor. My specialty is treating social anxiety, particularly in Autistic adults or those with ADHD or learning disabilities. People with social anxiety suffer from unmanageable levels of tension when interacting with others. Everything that makes life wonderful – friendship, love relationships, academic and career success – can fail to develop because of high levels of social anxiety. Social anxiety often appears with autism and other kinds of neurodivergence, abuse and neglect in childhood, addiction, and depression. I focus my practice on this cluster of issues.
(651) 237-8426 View (651) 237-8426
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Kaytie Kocon
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Wayzata, MN 55391
Life is not easy, but you also do not have to do it alone. If you're an adolescent navigating the complexities of growing up or someone in transition facing new challenges, let's embark on a journey of self-discovery and growth together. In therapy with me, we'll create a safe space where you can explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences. We will collaborate and move towards understanding your unique strengths, coping mechanisms, and goals. My approach is client-centered, your needs and preferences guide our sessions. Whether you're seeking support for mental health concerns or simply need someone to talk, I am here for you.
Life is not easy, but you also do not have to do it alone. If you're an adolescent navigating the complexities of growing up or someone in transition facing new challenges, let's embark on a journey of self-discovery and growth together. In therapy with me, we'll create a safe space where you can explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences. We will collaborate and move towards understanding your unique strengths, coping mechanisms, and goals. My approach is client-centered, your needs and preferences guide our sessions. Whether you're seeking support for mental health concerns or simply need someone to talk, I am here for you.
(763) 363-4579 View (763) 363-4579
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Vian M Gredvig
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wayzata, MN 55391
Not accepting new clients
Life is a journey and we all come across challenges that can be difficult to go through alone. I have a supportive, collaborative approach and work with you to build on your strengths and increase your coping skills to address the issues you have identified. We will identify goals for therapy to help us stay on track. I provide therapy to individuals, couples, and families. Frequently I use Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Solution Focused therapy, and Mindfulness type skills. I greatly enjoy working with people of all cultures and backgrounds.
Life is a journey and we all come across challenges that can be difficult to go through alone. I have a supportive, collaborative approach and work with you to build on your strengths and increase your coping skills to address the issues you have identified. We will identify goals for therapy to help us stay on track. I provide therapy to individuals, couples, and families. Frequently I use Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Solution Focused therapy, and Mindfulness type skills. I greatly enjoy working with people of all cultures and backgrounds.
(952) 649-6081 View (952) 649-6081
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Josh Meendering
Psychologist, MA, PsyD, LP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wayzata, MN 55391
Some people find themselves feeling stuck with certain thoughts and feelings. Others find themselves repeating behaviors that lead to unproductive and problematic situations in their life. Therapy is a process where these concerns can be discussed and worked through from a nonjudgmental standpoint. My therapeutic approach is to assist you in reaching your personal or relationship goals with more effective ways of being. The adolescents and adults I work with are understood as individuals that have their own unique attitudes, beliefs, and experiences.
Some people find themselves feeling stuck with certain thoughts and feelings. Others find themselves repeating behaviors that lead to unproductive and problematic situations in their life. Therapy is a process where these concerns can be discussed and worked through from a nonjudgmental standpoint. My therapeutic approach is to assist you in reaching your personal or relationship goals with more effective ways of being. The adolescents and adults I work with are understood as individuals that have their own unique attitudes, beliefs, and experiences.
(763) 308-5302 View (763) 308-5302
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Christine Etem Litsey
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA , LPC
Verified Verified
Wayzata, MN 55391
I work with those who have experienced trauma and the troubling symptoms that arise from it. Struggles with relationships, a lack of motivation, and difficulties in navigating daily life can arise when past or present traumatic events get in the way. As a trauma-informed therapist and an EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) clinician, I can help you understand why you may feel hopeless, sad or anxious by gently examining and processing troubling life events together. To begin, I offer a free 30-minute consultation. We’ll talk about what it would be like to work together and determine if we would be a good fit.
I work with those who have experienced trauma and the troubling symptoms that arise from it. Struggles with relationships, a lack of motivation, and difficulties in navigating daily life can arise when past or present traumatic events get in the way. As a trauma-informed therapist and an EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) clinician, I can help you understand why you may feel hopeless, sad or anxious by gently examining and processing troubling life events together. To begin, I offer a free 30-minute consultation. We’ll talk about what it would be like to work together and determine if we would be a good fit.
(612) 445-6452 View (612) 445-6452
Darryl Ross Goetz
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified Verified
Wayzata, MN 55391
Dr. Goetz is dedicated to promoting the Emotional, Psychological, Physical, and Relationship Health of Children, Youth, Adults, Couples, and Families. It is Dr. Goetz' philosophy of therapy to maximize the healthy development of each family member and enhance both individual and family strengths and resiliency.The Core Values of his work include: forming a therapeutic and equal partnership with clients in their quest for emotional and relationship health; and forming a partnership with other health care service providers when they are involved.
Dr. Goetz is dedicated to promoting the Emotional, Psychological, Physical, and Relationship Health of Children, Youth, Adults, Couples, and Families. It is Dr. Goetz' philosophy of therapy to maximize the healthy development of each family member and enhance both individual and family strengths and resiliency.The Core Values of his work include: forming a therapeutic and equal partnership with clients in their quest for emotional and relationship health; and forming a partnership with other health care service providers when they are involved.
(612) 294-8422 View (612) 294-8422
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Abby Swandal
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Wayzata, MN 55391
Now accepting clients with immediate openings in new location. It would be an honor to walk with you on a journey to finding or restoring balance, connection, and authenticity in your life. I love to work collaboratively with the people I see to maximize on strengths and natural resilience that may have been lost or forgotten.
Now accepting clients with immediate openings in new location. It would be an honor to walk with you on a journey to finding or restoring balance, connection, and authenticity in your life. I love to work collaboratively with the people I see to maximize on strengths and natural resilience that may have been lost or forgotten.
(763) 703-6787 View (763) 703-6787
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Trish Fitzgibbons Anderson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wayzata, MN 55391
I work with individuals, couples and families who are interested in improving the quality of their daily life. Often this works includes attention to anxiety and/or depression, relationship challenges, or life transitions. My work is thoughtfully designed for each client and situation. Some clients choose to work on one specific challenge at a time, on an as-needed basis. Others take a broader approach and explore themes that have challenged them over a long period of time.
I work with individuals, couples and families who are interested in improving the quality of their daily life. Often this works includes attention to anxiety and/or depression, relationship challenges, or life transitions. My work is thoughtfully designed for each client and situation. Some clients choose to work on one specific challenge at a time, on an as-needed basis. Others take a broader approach and explore themes that have challenged them over a long period of time.
(952) 479-5206 View (952) 479-5206

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 55391

100+

Average cost per session

$162

Therapists in 55391 who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
90% Depression
81% Relationship Issues
81% Self Esteem
73% Coping Skills
70% Stress
66% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

82% BlueCross and BlueShield
62% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
56% Aetna

How Therapists in 55391 see their clients

77% In Person and Online
23% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 55391?

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.