Photo of Alex Subbaraman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 55417, MN
Alex Subbaraman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55417  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I understand that finding a therapist can feel unsafe for many and am committed to creating an inquisitive & affirming therapeutic space. I enjoy working with people who may be navigating transitions, exploring their identities, and looking to understand themselves. I am a biracial (South Indian/white) woman and my parents moved to the US in the late 80's. I often work with individuals who are Asian, multiracial, queer, and/or first generation on resolving dilemmas unique to experiences such as assimilation, isolation, identity formation, and more.
I understand that finding a therapist can feel unsafe for many and am committed to creating an inquisitive & affirming therapeutic space. I enjoy working with people who may be navigating transitions, exploring their identities, and looking to understand themselves. I am a biracial (South Indian/white) woman and my parents moved to the US in the late 80's. I often work with individuals who are Asian, multiracial, queer, and/or first generation on resolving dilemmas unique to experiences such as assimilation, isolation, identity formation, and more.
(612) 429-4715 View (612) 429-4715
Photo of Shaida Vafaei, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in 55417, MN
Shaida Vafaei
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55417
New location in Minneapolis! I believe the road to healing begins with a therapeutic relationship based on acceptance, trust, and unconditional positive regard. Using person centered approaches, I guide clients towards exploring strengths and values to help frame their thoughts, emotions, and experiences in a way that focuses on their proven resilience and empowers clients to live their most authentic lives. My greatest reward as a therapist is witnessing the courage and vulnerability clients demonstrate in taking steps to transform their lives by using healthy coping mechanisms, new forms of communication, and CBT skills.
New location in Minneapolis! I believe the road to healing begins with a therapeutic relationship based on acceptance, trust, and unconditional positive regard. Using person centered approaches, I guide clients towards exploring strengths and values to help frame their thoughts, emotions, and experiences in a way that focuses on their proven resilience and empowers clients to live their most authentic lives. My greatest reward as a therapist is witnessing the courage and vulnerability clients demonstrate in taking steps to transform their lives by using healthy coping mechanisms, new forms of communication, and CBT skills.
(952) 992-0365 View (952) 992-0365
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Katie Reger
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55417
I evaluate children and teens who may have learning difficulties, problems focusing, general school problems, mood or anxiety-related concerns, or peer issues. These struggles could impact many aspects of their life and their ability to thrive in their environment. Even if you feel you know your child very well, sometimes it is unclear why they are having such a hard time. Parents who bring their children to my practice are seeking guidance for how to best understand their difficulties and for recommendations for how they can help their child succeed.
I evaluate children and teens who may have learning difficulties, problems focusing, general school problems, mood or anxiety-related concerns, or peer issues. These struggles could impact many aspects of their life and their ability to thrive in their environment. Even if you feel you know your child very well, sometimes it is unclear why they are having such a hard time. Parents who bring their children to my practice are seeking guidance for how to best understand their difficulties and for recommendations for how they can help their child succeed.
(651) 689-3293 View (651) 689-3293
Photo of Todd Mehlhoff, Psychologist in 55417, MN
Todd Mehlhoff
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55417
Are you feeling overwhelmed with life? Do you struggle to get through your day? My emphasis is on helping you to identify problem areas in your life and come up with practical solutions to help overcome internal and/or external hurdles. I believe one of the most important factors in meeting your goals is for us to establish an open and trusting relationship. I will listen to your description of the reality you experience and facilitate defining your goals for therapy.
Are you feeling overwhelmed with life? Do you struggle to get through your day? My emphasis is on helping you to identify problem areas in your life and come up with practical solutions to help overcome internal and/or external hurdles. I believe one of the most important factors in meeting your goals is for us to establish an open and trusting relationship. I will listen to your description of the reality you experience and facilitate defining your goals for therapy.
(612) 875-8380 View (612) 875-8380
Photo of Naomi J. Schwenke, Marriage & Family Therapist in 55417, MN
Naomi J. Schwenke
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55417
Have you tried talk therapy in the past or are you looking for a new innovative approach to traditional talk therapy? How do you feel toward your life? You may be good at keeping up appearances on the outside, but on the inside, you may be struggling with parts of yourself that are feeling overwhelmed, angry, impulsive, lost, sad, lonely, stressed, burnt out or stuck and reactive to people or situations. I help people learn how to calm their nervous system, heal their stories, and lead with awareness.
Have you tried talk therapy in the past or are you looking for a new innovative approach to traditional talk therapy? How do you feel toward your life? You may be good at keeping up appearances on the outside, but on the inside, you may be struggling with parts of yourself that are feeling overwhelmed, angry, impulsive, lost, sad, lonely, stressed, burnt out or stuck and reactive to people or situations. I help people learn how to calm their nervous system, heal their stories, and lead with awareness.
(612) 223-7768 View (612) 223-7768
Photo of Rachel Voit, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 55417, MN
Rachel Voit
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55417
I provide individual, family, sibling-based and group therapy for children, pre-teens, teens, young adults, and families. I use nature-based interventions and adventure therapy techniques in my practice. I've worked with people ages 5 and up who struggle with anxiety, trauma, depression, behavioral challenges, relational strain, school-related difficulties, identity issues and life transitions.
I provide individual, family, sibling-based and group therapy for children, pre-teens, teens, young adults, and families. I use nature-based interventions and adventure therapy techniques in my practice. I've worked with people ages 5 and up who struggle with anxiety, trauma, depression, behavioral challenges, relational strain, school-related difficulties, identity issues and life transitions.
(612) 887-9326 View (612) 887-9326
Photo of Lyndsey Fraser, Marriage & Family Therapist in 55417, MN
Lyndsey Fraser
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CST
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55417
Illuminate your path, Awaken your life! Who you are at your core matters and deserves to be seen by the world. I am driven by a desire to make a difference in the lives of others and to positively impact the world. I actively seek to live a life guided by a sense of purpose and meaning. My goal is to help you do the same with a highly personalized approach that addresses your needs and meets your criteria for personal success. This includes finding and solidifying the essential relationships in your life! I also utilize the Enneagram in my practice as a way to help you have more generosity for yourself and other in your life.
Illuminate your path, Awaken your life! Who you are at your core matters and deserves to be seen by the world. I am driven by a desire to make a difference in the lives of others and to positively impact the world. I actively seek to live a life guided by a sense of purpose and meaning. My goal is to help you do the same with a highly personalized approach that addresses your needs and meets your criteria for personal success. This includes finding and solidifying the essential relationships in your life! I also utilize the Enneagram in my practice as a way to help you have more generosity for yourself and other in your life.
(651) 433-6342 View (651) 433-6342
Photo of Marco Murrieta, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 55417, MN
Marco Murrieta
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55417
I welcome you if you are new to therapy or have a history of benefiting from it. I make it a priority that you feel safe to proceed in therapy at a pace that works for you. Life brings us frequent changes and I hope to guide you through these expected and unexpected adjustments while reminding you to Love Yourz. Me encantaría conocerlo/a si nunca ha tenido terapia or si ya tiene experiencia. Para mi, es muy importante que usted se sienta segura y cómoda en nuestra terapia. La vida nos trae muchos cambios y espero guiarlo/a con estos ajustes esperados e inesperados.
I welcome you if you are new to therapy or have a history of benefiting from it. I make it a priority that you feel safe to proceed in therapy at a pace that works for you. Life brings us frequent changes and I hope to guide you through these expected and unexpected adjustments while reminding you to Love Yourz. Me encantaría conocerlo/a si nunca ha tenido terapia or si ya tiene experiencia. Para mi, es muy importante que usted se sienta segura y cómoda en nuestra terapia. La vida nos trae muchos cambios y espero guiarlo/a con estos ajustes esperados e inesperados.
(612) 294-7135 View (612) 294-7135
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Xavier Schmitz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55417
Waitlist for new clients
Whether you’re a nature lover or nature avoider, love to move your body or can’t stand to break a sweat, this therapy is for you. With today’s stressors, we all need nature more than ever. Take your therapy outdoors and gain the benefits of moving your eyes off the screen, engaging your senses, and really feeling your body in nature...all while addressing your personal goals.
Whether you’re a nature lover or nature avoider, love to move your body or can’t stand to break a sweat, this therapy is for you. With today’s stressors, we all need nature more than ever. Take your therapy outdoors and gain the benefits of moving your eyes off the screen, engaging your senses, and really feeling your body in nature...all while addressing your personal goals.
(651) 333-8206 View (651) 333-8206
Photo of Marly Thorson, Counselor in 55417, MN
Marly Thorson
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55417
I am passionate about helping women cope with everyday stress caused by a variety of sources. If you’re feeling overwhelmed and don’t know where to start, I can help. I believe in helping women achieve a positive relationship with themselves so they feel whole, heard, and happy in life. Some of the issues and life areas I can help you resolve include going through divorce/relationship ending, eating disorders, sexual assault/trauma, work life balance, professional development, depression and anxiety, as well as other mood disorders, sensory processing disorders (including highly sensitive individuals), life transitions, grief/loss.
I am passionate about helping women cope with everyday stress caused by a variety of sources. If you’re feeling overwhelmed and don’t know where to start, I can help. I believe in helping women achieve a positive relationship with themselves so they feel whole, heard, and happy in life. Some of the issues and life areas I can help you resolve include going through divorce/relationship ending, eating disorders, sexual assault/trauma, work life balance, professional development, depression and anxiety, as well as other mood disorders, sensory processing disorders (including highly sensitive individuals), life transitions, grief/loss.
(952) 234-6531 View (952) 234-6531
Photo of Bruce Kohlhase, Psychologist in 55417, MN
Bruce Kohlhase
Psychologist, MA, LP
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55417
Creating a comfortable, individualized treatment relationship within the context of a secure and relaxed environment is a primary therapy goal for serving all age groups. Diverse backgrounds, life experiences and orientations are all welcome and respected. I draw from a wide variety of treatment approaches to adapt to your personal situation. Emotions, thought, behavior, your life history and relationship experience are all given careful consideration. Humor, warmth, encouragement, knowledge and skill in treatment techniques can all play a role in the support provided as you work on improving and changing your life.
Creating a comfortable, individualized treatment relationship within the context of a secure and relaxed environment is a primary therapy goal for serving all age groups. Diverse backgrounds, life experiences and orientations are all welcome and respected. I draw from a wide variety of treatment approaches to adapt to your personal situation. Emotions, thought, behavior, your life history and relationship experience are all given careful consideration. Humor, warmth, encouragement, knowledge and skill in treatment techniques can all play a role in the support provided as you work on improving and changing your life.
(612) 255-6791 View (612) 255-6791
Photo of Laura J Johnson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 55417, MN
Laura J Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, CHTP, RYT-200
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55417  (Online Only)
With compassion and an open heart and mind, I invite you on a journey of self-discovery and healing. Using a holistic approach to wellness, we will assess all areas of your life - mind, body, heart, spirit - and determine if these feel integrated and fulfilling and reflect your true nature. While exploring, honoring, and releasing patterns that no longer serve and treating unresolved trauma, you will naturally reconnect with your true self and life will begin to unfold in the most beautiful ways.
With compassion and an open heart and mind, I invite you on a journey of self-discovery and healing. Using a holistic approach to wellness, we will assess all areas of your life - mind, body, heart, spirit - and determine if these feel integrated and fulfilling and reflect your true nature. While exploring, honoring, and releasing patterns that no longer serve and treating unresolved trauma, you will naturally reconnect with your true self and life will begin to unfold in the most beautiful ways.
(612) 260-1891 View (612) 260-1891
Photo of Jade Erickson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 55417, MN
Jade Erickson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55417
Waitlist for new clients
Jade loves working with people who are struggling with anxiety, trauma, fear around death and dying, and specifically specializes in supporting people who are moving through traumatic forms of grief. She will strive to help you heal trauma, integrate losses, amplify joy in moments of despair, and work to uncover ways to honor the life lived. Jade also enjoys working with deconstructing (and possibly reconstructing) faith or spirituality. Jade supports all religions, no religion, and spiritual-but-not-religious.
Jade loves working with people who are struggling with anxiety, trauma, fear around death and dying, and specifically specializes in supporting people who are moving through traumatic forms of grief. She will strive to help you heal trauma, integrate losses, amplify joy in moments of despair, and work to uncover ways to honor the life lived. Jade also enjoys working with deconstructing (and possibly reconstructing) faith or spirituality. Jade supports all religions, no religion, and spiritual-but-not-religious.
(612) 979-1877 View (612) 979-1877
Photo of Claire Blaze, Pre-Licensed Professional in 55417, MN
Claire Blaze
Pre-Licensed Professional, LGSW
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55417  (Online Only)
Immediate openings for new clients. Life's challenges can feel overwhelming at times. But developing a deeper understanding of ourselves can enable us to heal and grow in ways that we never thought possible. I believe that we can learn a lot about ourselves when we have the opportunity to explore and attune to our own emotions within the context of a supportive and meaningful relationship with a therapist. My aim is to earn the trust of my client and help them open up and explore their deepest thoughts and feelings in a way that provokes self-knowledge, enables healing, and inspires growth.
Immediate openings for new clients. Life's challenges can feel overwhelming at times. But developing a deeper understanding of ourselves can enable us to heal and grow in ways that we never thought possible. I believe that we can learn a lot about ourselves when we have the opportunity to explore and attune to our own emotions within the context of a supportive and meaningful relationship with a therapist. My aim is to earn the trust of my client and help them open up and explore their deepest thoughts and feelings in a way that provokes self-knowledge, enables healing, and inspires growth.
(612) 682-2124 View (612) 682-2124
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Paradigm Psychotherapy, PLLC
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55417  (Online Only)
Holly McKinley, PsyD is a licensed clinical psychologist who utilizes evidence-based principles to help people feel effective in managing their mental health and build a life congruent with their values and goals. Dr. McKinley primarily utilizes cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness-based therapies to build treatments tailored to each person’s needs. She specializes in treatment of serious mental health conditions, including psychosis spectrum disorders, mood disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, and personality disorders. In addition, she specializes in providing gender-affirming care to TGD individuals.
Holly McKinley, PsyD is a licensed clinical psychologist who utilizes evidence-based principles to help people feel effective in managing their mental health and build a life congruent with their values and goals. Dr. McKinley primarily utilizes cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness-based therapies to build treatments tailored to each person’s needs. She specializes in treatment of serious mental health conditions, including psychosis spectrum disorders, mood disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, and personality disorders. In addition, she specializes in providing gender-affirming care to TGD individuals.
(612) 887-9454 View (612) 887-9454
Photo of Corey Busch, Marriage & Family Therapist in 55417, MN
Corey Busch
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55417
Waitlist for new clients
I imagine many things in your life are going well, but there are a certain things you think, feel, or do that you just wish you didn't think, feel or do. Maybe you get anxious or angry when you feel criticized. Maybe you shut down and lose motivation when faced with a difficult task. Or maybe it's something else and it's getting in the way of you being yourself, and feeling comfortable at home, at school, or at work. You've tried lots of ways to manage your these thoughts or feelings, but they don't seem to calm down. It's like something takes over, filling you with anxiety, sadness, fear, anger or something else.
I imagine many things in your life are going well, but there are a certain things you think, feel, or do that you just wish you didn't think, feel or do. Maybe you get anxious or angry when you feel criticized. Maybe you shut down and lose motivation when faced with a difficult task. Or maybe it's something else and it's getting in the way of you being yourself, and feeling comfortable at home, at school, or at work. You've tried lots of ways to manage your these thoughts or feelings, but they don't seem to calm down. It's like something takes over, filling you with anxiety, sadness, fear, anger or something else.
(612) 351-6174 View (612) 351-6174
Photo of Minneapolis Nature-Based Therapy, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 55417, MN
Minneapolis Nature-Based Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55417
Waitlist for new clients
Taking therapy outside into nature allows access to powerful resources to help you address your goals, increase emotional and physical well-being and promote healing and resilience. In this practice my colleagues and I meet outside year-round in the South Minneapolis area, walking along the creek or river, sitting under a favorite pine tree or on a bench by the lake, with the option of telehealth when the weather is unsafe or just too cold. My style is supportive, warm, playful and experiential. We can address attachment difficulties, emotional and behavioral regulation, stress, anxiety, depression, grief and trauma.
Taking therapy outside into nature allows access to powerful resources to help you address your goals, increase emotional and physical well-being and promote healing and resilience. In this practice my colleagues and I meet outside year-round in the South Minneapolis area, walking along the creek or river, sitting under a favorite pine tree or on a bench by the lake, with the option of telehealth when the weather is unsafe or just too cold. My style is supportive, warm, playful and experiential. We can address attachment difficulties, emotional and behavioral regulation, stress, anxiety, depression, grief and trauma.
(612) 351-3207 View (612) 351-3207
Photo of Amanda Wulke, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 55417, MN
Amanda Wulke
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55417
I enjoy working with individuals of all ages, as well as families. I strive to create a therapeutic space that is open, affirming, and without judgement. Together we will work as a team to explore areas for reflection, healing, and growth. I work with individuals to assist in the areas of depression, anxiety, trauma, self-image, relationships, life transitions, and stress. I utilize the tools of trauma-informed care, self-compassion, Dialectical Informed Behavioral Therapy, and ART to assist clients with these challenges. Additional approaches are integrated into sessions to best meet each client’s individual needs.
I enjoy working with individuals of all ages, as well as families. I strive to create a therapeutic space that is open, affirming, and without judgement. Together we will work as a team to explore areas for reflection, healing, and growth. I work with individuals to assist in the areas of depression, anxiety, trauma, self-image, relationships, life transitions, and stress. I utilize the tools of trauma-informed care, self-compassion, Dialectical Informed Behavioral Therapy, and ART to assist clients with these challenges. Additional approaches are integrated into sessions to best meet each client’s individual needs.
(763) 325-4229 View (763) 325-4229
Photo of Rachel Larson, Marriage & Family Therapist in 55417, MN
Rachel Larson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55417
Another night, the same old fight. You know you're both smart people – why can’t we seem to figure out how to have a constructive conversation with each other on the things that matter? On the outside, it seems like you have the perfect life and relationship. People would be surprised if they knew the truth. When one or both of your buttons are pushed, things go off the rails. You know you love each other deeply and both want a solid and healthy relationship – but when these conflicts happen, you feel so disconnected and hopeless that you question whether you’ll ever be able to truly resolve things and find a deep connection again.
Another night, the same old fight. You know you're both smart people – why can’t we seem to figure out how to have a constructive conversation with each other on the things that matter? On the outside, it seems like you have the perfect life and relationship. People would be surprised if they knew the truth. When one or both of your buttons are pushed, things go off the rails. You know you love each other deeply and both want a solid and healthy relationship – but when these conflicts happen, you feel so disconnected and hopeless that you question whether you’ll ever be able to truly resolve things and find a deep connection again.
(763) 600-7411 View (763) 600-7411
Photo of Angela K. Saeger, Marriage & Family Therapist in 55417, MN
Angela K. Saeger
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55417
I believe that life can become overwhelming at times but that change is obtainable. I work in a collaborative format to help clients work towards improving daily life. I work with clients on a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, grief, marital discord, and child behavioral issues.
I believe that life can become overwhelming at times but that change is obtainable. I work in a collaborative format to help clients work towards improving daily life. I work with clients on a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, grief, marital discord, and child behavioral issues.
(612) 255-4253 View (612) 255-4253

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 55417

50+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in 55417 who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
90% Depression
86% Relationship Issues
81% Self Esteem
73% Trauma and PTSD
69% Stress
68% Grief

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

85% BlueCross and BlueShield
72% UCare
72% HealthPartners of MN and WI

How Therapists in 55417 see their clients

87% In Person and Online
13% Online Only

Gender breakdown

89% Female
11% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 55417?

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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.