Therapists in 55433

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Laura deRosier-Moran
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LAMFT
Verified
Coon Rapids, MN 55433
Not accepting new clients
My approach to therapy is warm, relational, and supportive. I practice a blend of trauma-informed and strengths-based approaches, as well as therapeutic interventions based in attachment, collaborative, and systemic models of therapy. I believe you are the expert on yourself and your experiences. My role is to help you figure out what needs to happen to accomplish your goals, whether that means learning new skills to face life’s challenges, navigating relational stress, processing highly stressful or traumatic experiences, or something else entirely. I also believe humor and fun are integral parts of the therapeutic experience.
My approach to therapy is warm, relational, and supportive. I practice a blend of trauma-informed and strengths-based approaches, as well as therapeutic interventions based in attachment, collaborative, and systemic models of therapy. I believe you are the expert on yourself and your experiences. My role is to help you figure out what needs to happen to accomplish your goals, whether that means learning new skills to face life’s challenges, navigating relational stress, processing highly stressful or traumatic experiences, or something else entirely. I also believe humor and fun are integral parts of the therapeutic experience.
(763) 310-8806 View (763) 310-8806
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Jeffrey Brown
Psychologist, MA, LP
Verified
Coon Rapids, MN 55433
My specialties include anxiety, depression, abuse/trauma, behavioral disorders, borderline personality disorder, gambling addiction, hypnotherapy, phobias, sexual identity disorders, chronic illness and schizophrenia.
My specialties include anxiety, depression, abuse/trauma, behavioral disorders, borderline personality disorder, gambling addiction, hypnotherapy, phobias, sexual identity disorders, chronic illness and schizophrenia.
(763) 600-7763 View (763) 600-7763
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Mindful Wellbeing
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, PMH-C, RYT-200
Verified
1 Endorsed
Coon Rapids, MN 55433
Our practice specializes in supporting individuals who are at a crossroads in their lives, in particular as it relates to navigating building a family or experiencing a difficult trauma. We have folks trained in perinatal mental health, EMDR, AIR network and family therapy to support you and your loved ones. We find that there is no greater gift we can give others than to walk along side you in your most difficult moments. We take great pride in providing healing to those struggling with mental health difficulties, big and small.
Our practice specializes in supporting individuals who are at a crossroads in their lives, in particular as it relates to navigating building a family or experiencing a difficult trauma. We have folks trained in perinatal mental health, EMDR, AIR network and family therapy to support you and your loved ones. We find that there is no greater gift we can give others than to walk along side you in your most difficult moments. We take great pride in providing healing to those struggling with mental health difficulties, big and small.
(763) 347-2878 View (763) 347-2878
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Lyssa Oldre
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified
Coon Rapids, MN 55433  (Online Only)
Through a warm, down-to-earth, and collaborative approach, I'll partner with you to achieve your goals for change. With care and compassion, I will work to provide a supportive and safe environment for you to explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and to look at ways to facilitate change to improve your life.
Through a warm, down-to-earth, and collaborative approach, I'll partner with you to achieve your goals for change. With care and compassion, I will work to provide a supportive and safe environment for you to explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and to look at ways to facilitate change to improve your life.
(763) 265-6914 View (763) 265-6914
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Amanda Vestal
Counselor, MPS, LPCC, LADC
Verified
Coon Rapids, MN 55433
Waitlist for new clients
Feeling overwhelmed? Struggling to identify a positive sense of self? You are not alone. Trying to navigate the pressures of the world can be exhausting. I believe in building an authentic and trusting therapeutic relationship, where you’re the expert on your own journey. Working collaboratively with you, I strive to create a safe, non-judgmental environment for you to explore and work towards positive change through patience, authenticity, and humor. My goal is to create a welcoming space for you to explore and work through challenges you've encountered on your personal journey.
Feeling overwhelmed? Struggling to identify a positive sense of self? You are not alone. Trying to navigate the pressures of the world can be exhausting. I believe in building an authentic and trusting therapeutic relationship, where you’re the expert on your own journey. Working collaboratively with you, I strive to create a safe, non-judgmental environment for you to explore and work towards positive change through patience, authenticity, and humor. My goal is to create a welcoming space for you to explore and work through challenges you've encountered on your personal journey.
(763) 247-4650 View (763) 247-4650
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Jessica Morton
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Coon Rapids, MN 55433
I lead couples and families in finding new ways to communicate because every voice within the system has a right to be heard and valued. The therapy process is an exploration of alternative strategies to find what works for you. I don't believe any individual is broken or needs fixing. We all struggle with feeling lost after negative events. It can seem like a situation is hopeless, but I have witnessed clients courageously choosing to forgive, rebuild, and reconnect. Lighted Pathways Therapy LLC guides clients to embrace their inner resilience. Every human struggle makes you braver to face the next challenge with renewed strength.
I lead couples and families in finding new ways to communicate because every voice within the system has a right to be heard and valued. The therapy process is an exploration of alternative strategies to find what works for you. I don't believe any individual is broken or needs fixing. We all struggle with feeling lost after negative events. It can seem like a situation is hopeless, but I have witnessed clients courageously choosing to forgive, rebuild, and reconnect. Lighted Pathways Therapy LLC guides clients to embrace their inner resilience. Every human struggle makes you braver to face the next challenge with renewed strength.
(844) 393-2731 View (844) 393-2731
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Liz Mihalchick
Counselor, MA, LPCC, LADC, LSC
Verified
Coon Rapids, MN 55433
Licensed School Counselor, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor working from an Adlerian framework to offer safe, supportive, challenging of emotional and chemical health concerns for children, teens, and adults in a comfortable, accepting environment.
Licensed School Counselor, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor working from an Adlerian framework to offer safe, supportive, challenging of emotional and chemical health concerns for children, teens, and adults in a comfortable, accepting environment.
(612) 285-3572 View (612) 285-3572
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Jessica Magnuson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Coon Rapids, MN 55433
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in women, mothers, people pleasers, perfectionists and neurodivergent humans. If this is you : you might feel stressed out, burnt out or anxious. You may feel depressed, lonely or isolated. You may be too hard on yourself for not being perfect. You may struggle with low self-esteem or not feeling good enough. You give everything to your family, your job, your partner and have nothing left for you. You are so busy doing all of the things you don't have time to truly take care of yourself. Your tank is empty. You may even wonder how you can keep doing this day after day. This is not how you want your life to be.
I specialize in women, mothers, people pleasers, perfectionists and neurodivergent humans. If this is you : you might feel stressed out, burnt out or anxious. You may feel depressed, lonely or isolated. You may be too hard on yourself for not being perfect. You may struggle with low self-esteem or not feeling good enough. You give everything to your family, your job, your partner and have nothing left for you. You are so busy doing all of the things you don't have time to truly take care of yourself. Your tank is empty. You may even wonder how you can keep doing this day after day. This is not how you want your life to be.
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Lindsay Carik
Pre-Licensed Professional, LSW
Verified
Coon Rapids, MN 55433
I help individuals dealing with grief and loss, those going through infertility, college students with adjustment issues, adults with anxiety, and depression. I am passionate about “helping the helpers” as I know they are often some of the ones who are in need of the most support but are almost always the last people to seek it out. I have personal experience and a passion for navigating different life stages, the journey into motherhood, including the different hardships and pathways that can lead someone to and through being a parent.
I help individuals dealing with grief and loss, those going through infertility, college students with adjustment issues, adults with anxiety, and depression. I am passionate about “helping the helpers” as I know they are often some of the ones who are in need of the most support but are almost always the last people to seek it out. I have personal experience and a passion for navigating different life stages, the journey into motherhood, including the different hardships and pathways that can lead someone to and through being a parent.
(763) 335-1505 View (763) 335-1505
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Alysia Schwartz
Counselor, MA, LADC, LPCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Coon Rapids, MN 55433
I am a strengths based therapist practicing from a social justice, trauma informed, and gender-affirming lens. I believe that building an authentic and trusting therapeutic relationship is the foundation to success in therapy. I provide a non-judgmental environment where clients can feel their story matters. I recognize that therapy is a collaborative process and each individual has a unique set of needs and goals. I am authentic in session and welcome all the feels and cuss words!
I am a strengths based therapist practicing from a social justice, trauma informed, and gender-affirming lens. I believe that building an authentic and trusting therapeutic relationship is the foundation to success in therapy. I provide a non-judgmental environment where clients can feel their story matters. I recognize that therapy is a collaborative process and each individual has a unique set of needs and goals. I am authentic in session and welcome all the feels and cuss words!
(763) 335-1992 View (763) 335-1992
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Sara Najm
Pre-Licensed Professional, MPS, MEd, LADC
Verified
Coon Rapids, MN 55433
Waitlist for new clients
I am a firm believer in the power of relationships, to both hurt and heal. In my work with clients, I let the idea harms inflicted through relationships must be healed through relationships guide my approach. If we work together, expect me to be genuine, direct, and caring. I use empathy, humor, and curiosity to provide a feeling of safety and a secure base for clients to explore. I have experience with co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders and specialize in the areas of: anxiety, life transitions (especially menopause/perimenopause), parenting, and addiction (those who struggle with addiction and their loved ones).
I am a firm believer in the power of relationships, to both hurt and heal. In my work with clients, I let the idea harms inflicted through relationships must be healed through relationships guide my approach. If we work together, expect me to be genuine, direct, and caring. I use empathy, humor, and curiosity to provide a feeling of safety and a secure base for clients to explore. I have experience with co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders and specialize in the areas of: anxiety, life transitions (especially menopause/perimenopause), parenting, and addiction (those who struggle with addiction and their loved ones).
(763) 343-6528 View (763) 343-6528
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Jennifer A Olson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MDiv, LICSW
Verified
4 Endorsed
Coon Rapids, MN 55433
Wise ones have advised, "Know thyself." My work as a therapist is to assist you to do just that...to help you learn about yourself, but to learn with much more compassion and empathy than you've likely allowed yourself before. Whether you are seeking couple's, individual, or family therapy, I will work with you to understand the issues you name more fully. We will then identify resources, strategies, and tools you can use to address and manage those issues more effectively. I utilize psychodynamic, CBT, EMDR, mindfulness-based, and relational approaches, and attempt to offer a holistic perspective.
Wise ones have advised, "Know thyself." My work as a therapist is to assist you to do just that...to help you learn about yourself, but to learn with much more compassion and empathy than you've likely allowed yourself before. Whether you are seeking couple's, individual, or family therapy, I will work with you to understand the issues you name more fully. We will then identify resources, strategies, and tools you can use to address and manage those issues more effectively. I utilize psychodynamic, CBT, EMDR, mindfulness-based, and relational approaches, and attempt to offer a holistic perspective.
(612) 482-2170 View (612) 482-2170
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Kimberly Mensing
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Coon Rapids, MN 55433  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Making the choice to start therapy is a difficult one. You’re here because you are making a brave choice and you’re wanting help to break from that feeling of being stuck in one or more areas of your life. You try and form healthier habits and quit the old ones, but for some reason it is not working. You desire relationships that build you up, but more often than not, you find yourself in unhealthy ones, and are left feeling confused and alone. Parenting, school and life feel overwhelming and you are ready for a long lasting change. Good News, you’ve come to the right place !
Making the choice to start therapy is a difficult one. You’re here because you are making a brave choice and you’re wanting help to break from that feeling of being stuck in one or more areas of your life. You try and form healthier habits and quit the old ones, but for some reason it is not working. You desire relationships that build you up, but more often than not, you find yourself in unhealthy ones, and are left feeling confused and alone. Parenting, school and life feel overwhelming and you are ready for a long lasting change. Good News, you’ve come to the right place !
(763) 284-3906 x1 View (763) 284-3906 x1
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Laurie A Grengs
Psychologist, MA, LP, LICSW
Verified
Coon Rapids, MN 55433
You, the client, are the priority of my psychology practice. I work as a Licensed Psychologist and a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. What your goals and vision are for your life personally and professionally is the focus of your psychotherapy and/or marriage therapy. I will provide a therapeutic environment based on positive regard for you and assist and assess what your wants and needs are psychologically. I am willing, committed, and trained as your psychologist/coach to help empower you in your life choices. I specialize in Couples Counseling, Marriage Therapy, Trauma Therapy, Depression Therapy, and Life Coaching.
You, the client, are the priority of my psychology practice. I work as a Licensed Psychologist and a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. What your goals and vision are for your life personally and professionally is the focus of your psychotherapy and/or marriage therapy. I will provide a therapeutic environment based on positive regard for you and assist and assess what your wants and needs are psychologically. I am willing, committed, and trained as your psychologist/coach to help empower you in your life choices. I specialize in Couples Counseling, Marriage Therapy, Trauma Therapy, Depression Therapy, and Life Coaching.
(763) 250-5380 View (763) 250-5380
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Mackenzie Nolan
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified
Coon Rapids, MN 55433
Welcome to a space where all ages are embraced and supported on their journey to well-being! From kids to teens, adults, individuals, and families, you'll find a warm and open door here. Starting from age 6, I specialize in working collaboratively with families to navigate life's challenges, whether they're routine adjustments or unexpected transitions. Together, we'll tackle conflicts, strengthen bonds, and help you find your path to resilience. My expertise spans a wide range of backgrounds, addressing issues like trauma, mood and behavioral concerns, relational difficulties, and providing valuable parenting support.
Welcome to a space where all ages are embraced and supported on their journey to well-being! From kids to teens, adults, individuals, and families, you'll find a warm and open door here. Starting from age 6, I specialize in working collaboratively with families to navigate life's challenges, whether they're routine adjustments or unexpected transitions. Together, we'll tackle conflicts, strengthen bonds, and help you find your path to resilience. My expertise spans a wide range of backgrounds, addressing issues like trauma, mood and behavioral concerns, relational difficulties, and providing valuable parenting support.
(763) 251-9773 View (763) 251-9773
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Branden Phillips
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Coon Rapids, MN 55433  (Online Only)
I've worked with people of all ages across the lifespan. Throughout my career I have worked with people of all ages managing experiences of depression, anxiety, addiction, technology, trauma, and abuse. I am "geek" and LBGTQ+ friendly and have experience with people from diverse cultural, economic, and ethnic backgrounds. I also have extensive experience working with people and families managing chronic illness, hospice and palliative care, and end of life decisions. With affirmation, practical education, and clinical guidance, I help individuals gain personal insights, nurture relationships, and manage difficulties in their lives.
I've worked with people of all ages across the lifespan. Throughout my career I have worked with people of all ages managing experiences of depression, anxiety, addiction, technology, trauma, and abuse. I am "geek" and LBGTQ+ friendly and have experience with people from diverse cultural, economic, and ethnic backgrounds. I also have extensive experience working with people and families managing chronic illness, hospice and palliative care, and end of life decisions. With affirmation, practical education, and clinical guidance, I help individuals gain personal insights, nurture relationships, and manage difficulties in their lives.
(612) 440-1899 View (612) 440-1899
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Kristine A Blackstone
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Coon Rapids, MN 55433
My main interest is working with teens and adult females to help them feel empowered in their daily lives. My experience is working clients who grew up with alcoholism/addiction in their family of origin, those who struggle with depression and anxiety, substance abuse, trauma, infertility, grief, posttraumatic stress disorder, self harm and eating disorders.
My main interest is working with teens and adult females to help them feel empowered in their daily lives. My experience is working clients who grew up with alcoholism/addiction in their family of origin, those who struggle with depression and anxiety, substance abuse, trauma, infertility, grief, posttraumatic stress disorder, self harm and eating disorders.
(763) 600-7992 View (763) 600-7992
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Vayda Mental Health Collaborative
Psychologist
Verified
Coon Rapids, MN 55433
Immediate openings (virtual and in-person therapy)! We invite women & families of all kinds and sizes as we partner with you in growth + healing. Providers are VMHC are uniquely specialized to empower individuals seeking support for anxiety, sexuality, self-identity and self-acceptance, a traumatic childhood or event, perfectionism and burn-out, parenting stress, heartache associated with infertility, pregnancy complications/loss, impact of birth trauma, or postpartum challenges, autism, ADHD, and/or depression. Let's connect!
Immediate openings (virtual and in-person therapy)! We invite women & families of all kinds and sizes as we partner with you in growth + healing. Providers are VMHC are uniquely specialized to empower individuals seeking support for anxiety, sexuality, self-identity and self-acceptance, a traumatic childhood or event, perfectionism and burn-out, parenting stress, heartache associated with infertility, pregnancy complications/loss, impact of birth trauma, or postpartum challenges, autism, ADHD, and/or depression. Let's connect!
(651) 504-8884 View (651) 504-8884
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Alise Novak
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Coon Rapids, MN 55433
We all encounter hardships and struggles at various times in our lives. I deliver assessment and therapy services to children, adults, and families to identify possible mental health concerns and promote understanding and healing across the lifespan. I value taking the time to develop a meaningful therapeutic relationships with my clients. I will join you and your family to discover insight, acceptance, and balance. It is my sincere hope that during our work together you experience flexibility, warmth, and compassion in order to overcome obstacles that may interfere with the overall health and well-being of you and your family.
We all encounter hardships and struggles at various times in our lives. I deliver assessment and therapy services to children, adults, and families to identify possible mental health concerns and promote understanding and healing across the lifespan. I value taking the time to develop a meaningful therapeutic relationships with my clients. I will join you and your family to discover insight, acceptance, and balance. It is my sincere hope that during our work together you experience flexibility, warmth, and compassion in order to overcome obstacles that may interfere with the overall health and well-being of you and your family.
(612) 662-3404 View (612) 662-3404
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Ashley A. Bauch
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPCC, LADC
Verified
Coon Rapids, MN 55433
Not accepting new clients
Hello! I’m a compassionate therapist who believes acceptance and empathy are at the center of every therapeutic relationship. I put an emphasis on creating a warm and supportive environment where clients feel safe sharing their thoughts, feelings, and concerns. One of my biggest goals when working with individuals is to help them feel empowered and confident in their everyday lives.
Hello! I’m a compassionate therapist who believes acceptance and empathy are at the center of every therapeutic relationship. I put an emphasis on creating a warm and supportive environment where clients feel safe sharing their thoughts, feelings, and concerns. One of my biggest goals when working with individuals is to help them feel empowered and confident in their everyday lives.
(612) 324-5418 View (612) 324-5418

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Number of Therapists in 55433

40+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 55433 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
88% Self Esteem
84% Coping Skills
82% Depression
82% Trauma and PTSD
80% Relationship Issues
73% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

90% PreferredOne
87% BlueCross and BlueShield
85% UCare

How Therapists in 55433 see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

92% Female
8% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 55433?

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.