Therapists in Buffalo, MN

Photo of Kelly Hildre, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Buffalo, MN
Kelly Hildre
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Buffalo, MN 55313
Waitlist for new clients
I come into this work with a dozen years of experience working in mental health and social services in Central MN with people of all ages. Though my expertise is in Trauma and Neuropsychology, I'm here to support my client's through whatever reality they're facing. A self proclaimed "outside the box" therapist, I apply a variety of therapeutic approaches to meet my client's unique needs. I genuinely believe that with the right information and support, anyone can change their life - so my style often reflects a teaching style where I can translate centuries of data into practical tools that you can use to create the change you seek.
I come into this work with a dozen years of experience working in mental health and social services in Central MN with people of all ages. Though my expertise is in Trauma and Neuropsychology, I'm here to support my client's through whatever reality they're facing. A self proclaimed "outside the box" therapist, I apply a variety of therapeutic approaches to meet my client's unique needs. I genuinely believe that with the right information and support, anyone can change their life - so my style often reflects a teaching style where I can translate centuries of data into practical tools that you can use to create the change you seek.
(763) 343-7317 View (763) 343-7317
Photo of Brett Nikula, Marriage & Family Therapist in Buffalo, MN
Brett Nikula
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Buffalo, MN 55313
Healing hard relationships is both my passion and a privilege. No one taught you the skills you need to have a successful relationship, and it can be challenging to find support when it feels too personal to go to friends or family. Seeking professional help is the best option, and I am ready to help you heal the hurt you have experienced in your relationships. You know you need, and want more out of your relationship, and it's not too late. At Pivotal Approach Therapy, I have specialized training to help couples learn the crucial relationship and communication skills so their connection can bring happiness and last a lifetime.
Healing hard relationships is both my passion and a privilege. No one taught you the skills you need to have a successful relationship, and it can be challenging to find support when it feels too personal to go to friends or family. Seeking professional help is the best option, and I am ready to help you heal the hurt you have experienced in your relationships. You know you need, and want more out of your relationship, and it's not too late. At Pivotal Approach Therapy, I have specialized training to help couples learn the crucial relationship and communication skills so their connection can bring happiness and last a lifetime.
(763) 324-9302 View (763) 324-9302
Photo of Serenity Mental Health Services, Counselor in Buffalo, MN
Serenity Mental Health Services
Counselor, MS, NCC, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Buffalo, MN 55313
At Serenity Mental Health Services, we enjoy working with individuals from all walks of life. We are passionate about what we do, and feel great joy when we see individuals make positive changes towards their recovery goals. We have experience in treating many diagnoses, utilizing several different treatment modalities. We work with individuals, families, couples, and groups. We also offer ARMHS, and CTSS!
At Serenity Mental Health Services, we enjoy working with individuals from all walks of life. We are passionate about what we do, and feel great joy when we see individuals make positive changes towards their recovery goals. We have experience in treating many diagnoses, utilizing several different treatment modalities. We work with individuals, families, couples, and groups. We also offer ARMHS, and CTSS!
(320) 313-1384 View (320) 313-1384
Photo of Christine Junod, Marriage & Family Therapist in Buffalo, MN
Christine Junod
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Buffalo, MN 55313
Waitlist for new clients
My clients have experienced Big T or little t traumas, or they're anxious and overthinking. My clients have been harmed by past relationships or experiences and often don't feel "heard" by the significant people in their lives. Some clients need help identifying and processing long-held feelings, some need someone to come alongside and help them navigate a tough time in life. My clients don't want to feel alone anymore. They want to move ahead and replace their burdens with hope.
My clients have experienced Big T or little t traumas, or they're anxious and overthinking. My clients have been harmed by past relationships or experiences and often don't feel "heard" by the significant people in their lives. Some clients need help identifying and processing long-held feelings, some need someone to come alongside and help them navigate a tough time in life. My clients don't want to feel alone anymore. They want to move ahead and replace their burdens with hope.
(320) 337-1394 View (320) 337-1394
Photo of Tanya Freedland, Licensed Professional Counselor in Buffalo, MN
Tanya Freedland
Licensed Professional Counselor, MPS, LPCC, LADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Buffalo, MN 55313
Hi my name is Tanya Freedland and I am Licensed as a Clinical Counselor and an Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I am also the founder of the ARCS Institute that provides personality-driven individual therapy. As a recovery-oriented therapist, I believe that everyone has their own path to recovery and there is no "right" way to heal from mental ill health and substance use problems. I rely on cutting-edge research to enhance our work together and utilize a non 12-step, personality-driven approach that incorporates evidence based skills and strategies.
Hi my name is Tanya Freedland and I am Licensed as a Clinical Counselor and an Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I am also the founder of the ARCS Institute that provides personality-driven individual therapy. As a recovery-oriented therapist, I believe that everyone has their own path to recovery and there is no "right" way to heal from mental ill health and substance use problems. I rely on cutting-edge research to enhance our work together and utilize a non 12-step, personality-driven approach that incorporates evidence based skills and strategies.
(320) 853-1953 View (320) 853-1953
Photo of Johanna Schultz, Pre-Licensed Professional in Buffalo, MN
Johanna Schultz
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
Buffalo, MN 55313
Waitlist for new clients
I have experience and enjoy working with individuals across the lifespan. I believe in the inherent value, purpose, and dignity of each person and that through therapy, individuals can develop or re-establish this believe about themselves. I am here to actively and non-judgmentally listen to your story and work collaboratively to build upon your internal strengths and reaching your goals. I desire to create a space that is safe and supportive where you feel comfortable expressing yourself, your concerns, and aspirations.
I have experience and enjoy working with individuals across the lifespan. I believe in the inherent value, purpose, and dignity of each person and that through therapy, individuals can develop or re-establish this believe about themselves. I am here to actively and non-judgmentally listen to your story and work collaboratively to build upon your internal strengths and reaching your goals. I desire to create a space that is safe and supportive where you feel comfortable expressing yourself, your concerns, and aspirations.
(320) 322-6799 View (320) 322-6799
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Stephanie M Van Beek
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Buffalo, MN 55313
I have come to discover that everyone has the power within themselves to experience well-being. I believe a strong therapeutic relationship that consists of empathy, congruence, and an unconditional positive regard is central to helping people on their journey toward well-being. Understanding ourselves, our history, our feelings, and how this fits into the world around us is a lifelong adventure. This excursion leads to deeper insight about ourselves and our place in this world and is an important component of well-being.
I have come to discover that everyone has the power within themselves to experience well-being. I believe a strong therapeutic relationship that consists of empathy, congruence, and an unconditional positive regard is central to helping people on their journey toward well-being. Understanding ourselves, our history, our feelings, and how this fits into the world around us is a lifelong adventure. This excursion leads to deeper insight about ourselves and our place in this world and is an important component of well-being.
(763) 373-7540 View (763) 373-7540
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Karen M. Kahler
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Buffalo, MN 55313
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist who utilizes empathy, kindness, active listening, respect and systemic approach with clients to build a trusting relationship. Within this relationship is where clients are able to find their center, rise to the challenges they are facing, work on and achieve their goals, and find a sense of balance. I believe we all need connection, compassion, and encouragement to grow. I offer both in person and virtual sessions. Let me know how I can be of support for you.
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist who utilizes empathy, kindness, active listening, respect and systemic approach with clients to build a trusting relationship. Within this relationship is where clients are able to find their center, rise to the challenges they are facing, work on and achieve their goals, and find a sense of balance. I believe we all need connection, compassion, and encouragement to grow. I offer both in person and virtual sessions. Let me know how I can be of support for you.
(952) 649-5379 View (952) 649-5379
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Kathleen Massmann
Counselor, LPCC, MS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Buffalo, MN 55313
"A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step" Throughout the past ten years, I have been working with adolescents and adults in a variety of setting. I believe in the personal power that each individual has and their ability to make positive life changes Helping people find that power and clarity is my primary focus while working with each client.
"A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step" Throughout the past ten years, I have been working with adolescents and adults in a variety of setting. I believe in the personal power that each individual has and their ability to make positive life changes Helping people find that power and clarity is my primary focus while working with each client.
(763) 273-5847 View (763) 273-5847
Photo of Andria Botzet, Marriage & Family Therapist in Buffalo, MN
Andria Botzet
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Buffalo, MN 55313  (Online Only)
Relationships can be so stressful. Finding common ground on parenting or values/beliefs at times feels impossible. A negative spiral begins where you don’t talk as much…you shut down, you yell, or maybe you just give up and walk away. You might begin to feel anxious or depressed and don’t know what else you can do to make this better for you and your family. Learning to communicate effectively and finding balance in your relationship can take work. I can help you and/or your partner learn how to improve communication, balance home/work responsibilities, and strengthen parenting strategies.
Relationships can be so stressful. Finding common ground on parenting or values/beliefs at times feels impossible. A negative spiral begins where you don’t talk as much…you shut down, you yell, or maybe you just give up and walk away. You might begin to feel anxious or depressed and don’t know what else you can do to make this better for you and your family. Learning to communicate effectively and finding balance in your relationship can take work. I can help you and/or your partner learn how to improve communication, balance home/work responsibilities, and strengthen parenting strategies.
(612) 326-9575 View (612) 326-9575
Photo of Brandy Brown, Marriage & Family Therapist in Buffalo, MN
Brandy Brown
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Buffalo, MN 55313  (Online Only)
How do you want to feel? How do you get there? Whether you're hoping to minimize anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, desire to explore and improve your past or current relationship patterns, need assistance navigating a perinatal mood or anxiety disorder during or after pregnancy, I offer you support, help and guidance in going from where you are to how you want to feel. I am a LBGTQ affirmative and supportive to all. Please note I offer virtual appointments only.
How do you want to feel? How do you get there? Whether you're hoping to minimize anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, desire to explore and improve your past or current relationship patterns, need assistance navigating a perinatal mood or anxiety disorder during or after pregnancy, I offer you support, help and guidance in going from where you are to how you want to feel. I am a LBGTQ affirmative and supportive to all. Please note I offer virtual appointments only.
(320) 347-3435 View (320) 347-3435
Photo of Janell J Riley, Counselor in Buffalo, MN
Janell J Riley
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Buffalo, MN 55313  (Online Only)
I believe that walking with someone, wherever they are, is the primary focus in my practice. My experience includes working with teens, young adults and, and individuals who are experiencing issues including anxiety, adjustment issues, bipolar, depression, sexual identity, and PTSD. I am a Registered Parent Educator for Circle of Security International, which provides education for parents to help them build healthy attachments with their children. I have a special interest in helping teenage girls and women who are struggling with issues in their lives and incorporating faith into therapy (only when requested).
I believe that walking with someone, wherever they are, is the primary focus in my practice. My experience includes working with teens, young adults and, and individuals who are experiencing issues including anxiety, adjustment issues, bipolar, depression, sexual identity, and PTSD. I am a Registered Parent Educator for Circle of Security International, which provides education for parents to help them build healthy attachments with their children. I have a special interest in helping teenage girls and women who are struggling with issues in their lives and incorporating faith into therapy (only when requested).
(763) 225-2916 View (763) 225-2916
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Dan Schmoyer
Counselor, MEd, MA, LSC, LPCC
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Buffalo, MN 55313
*** We offer online/telehealth counseling sessions! If you are looking for someone who is compassionate yet honest enough to provide direction, advice, and guidance than give us a call. We also specialize in working with teenagers/young adults as they navigate life. Women's issues are an area of passion for some of our staff too. We base our counsel on a Christian worldview and have helped people from all walks of life find meaning, hope, and restoration through their struggle. Check out our website for more information and to watch a short video about our clinic.
*** We offer online/telehealth counseling sessions! If you are looking for someone who is compassionate yet honest enough to provide direction, advice, and guidance than give us a call. We also specialize in working with teenagers/young adults as they navigate life. Women's issues are an area of passion for some of our staff too. We base our counsel on a Christian worldview and have helped people from all walks of life find meaning, hope, and restoration through their struggle. Check out our website for more information and to watch a short video about our clinic.
(763) 280-7963 View (763) 280-7963
Photo of Ashley Walters, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Buffalo, MN
Ashley Walters
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Buffalo, MN 55313  (Online Only)
Partnering with the right therapist for the support and encouragement you need, can make all the difference when trying to navigate life's challenges. My primary goal is to work alongside you to help you feel in control of your life and make changes that bring you closer to your goals. If you are struggling with symptoms of depression, anxiety or are experiencing relationship stressors, with my straight forward approach I can help you explore ways of managing symptoms and resolving the issues in a non-judgmental and comfortable space.
Partnering with the right therapist for the support and encouragement you need, can make all the difference when trying to navigate life's challenges. My primary goal is to work alongside you to help you feel in control of your life and make changes that bring you closer to your goals. If you are struggling with symptoms of depression, anxiety or are experiencing relationship stressors, with my straight forward approach I can help you explore ways of managing symptoms and resolving the issues in a non-judgmental and comfortable space.
(763) 225-1374 View (763) 225-1374
Photo of Christina Muraski, Marriage & Family Therapist in Buffalo, MN
Christina Muraski
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, RPT
Verified Verified
Buffalo, MN 55313
Not accepting new clients
Christina specializes in working in early childhood mental health and sees young children from birth and up to age 6 and works closely with their caregivers providing parenting skills and focusing on strengthening relationships. Christina is a Registered Play Therapist and sees children up to the age of 12. Christina believes that play therapy offers a way to empower children and provides a space for them to heal from traumatic experiences, express their emotions in productive ways, and feel encouraged to move beyond their difficult situations, and all through their natural language which is PLAY.
Christina specializes in working in early childhood mental health and sees young children from birth and up to age 6 and works closely with their caregivers providing parenting skills and focusing on strengthening relationships. Christina is a Registered Play Therapist and sees children up to the age of 12. Christina believes that play therapy offers a way to empower children and provides a space for them to heal from traumatic experiences, express their emotions in productive ways, and feel encouraged to move beyond their difficult situations, and all through their natural language which is PLAY.
(320) 347-3759 View (320) 347-3759
Photo of Barb Suick, Marriage & Family Therapist in Buffalo, MN
Barb Suick
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Buffalo, MN 55313
I enjoy working with individuals and couples seeking to build and sustain healthy relationships. I use a strengths-based approach that helps clients gather the resources within to work toward positive change. I believe we all need a little help now and then for life's curveballs and challenges and I am passionate about helping others feel empowered to better themselves and their quality of life. I am an EMDR trained therapist for work with trauma and pain. I work with the Veterans Resilience Project to treat veterans with PTSD. I have daytime openings for new in-person clients in Annandale, MN.
I enjoy working with individuals and couples seeking to build and sustain healthy relationships. I use a strengths-based approach that helps clients gather the resources within to work toward positive change. I believe we all need a little help now and then for life's curveballs and challenges and I am passionate about helping others feel empowered to better themselves and their quality of life. I am an EMDR trained therapist for work with trauma and pain. I work with the Veterans Resilience Project to treat veterans with PTSD. I have daytime openings for new in-person clients in Annandale, MN.
(320) 334-5111 View (320) 334-5111
Photo of Deanne Shaw, Marriage & Family Therapist in Buffalo, MN
Deanne Shaw
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Buffalo, MN 55313  (Online Only)
We live in a multi stress world and sometimes we need extra support. I provide couples, individual, and family therapy for adolescents and adults. I am a compassionate therapist who values the therapeutic connection. I am passionate about working with adolescence who have emotional/behavioral difficulties. I have years of experience assisting individuals, couples and families working through their life challenges. My experience includes (but is not limited to) mood disorders, trauma recovery, survivors of abuse, women's issues, parent-child conflict(s), marital issues, and transitional/adjustment issues.
We live in a multi stress world and sometimes we need extra support. I provide couples, individual, and family therapy for adolescents and adults. I am a compassionate therapist who values the therapeutic connection. I am passionate about working with adolescence who have emotional/behavioral difficulties. I have years of experience assisting individuals, couples and families working through their life challenges. My experience includes (but is not limited to) mood disorders, trauma recovery, survivors of abuse, women's issues, parent-child conflict(s), marital issues, and transitional/adjustment issues.
(612) 324-5154 View (612) 324-5154
Photo of Carissa Quigley, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Buffalo, MN
Carissa Quigley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Buffalo, MN 55313  (Online Only)
Carissa is very positive, and very relaxed. She’s not one to rush, or push. Working with her is like taking a long walk with a friend in a state park: your making movement at a chill pace. Carissa is a gifted and talented therapist and has a very calming and centering vibe about her. She is the type of person that is up for talking about, addressing, or accomplishing just about anything. She’s “go with the flow” in all the best ways. This is what makes her such a perfect fit for teens and young adults as she goes at their pace.
Carissa is very positive, and very relaxed. She’s not one to rush, or push. Working with her is like taking a long walk with a friend in a state park: your making movement at a chill pace. Carissa is a gifted and talented therapist and has a very calming and centering vibe about her. She is the type of person that is up for talking about, addressing, or accomplishing just about anything. She’s “go with the flow” in all the best ways. This is what makes her such a perfect fit for teens and young adults as she goes at their pace.
(952) 800-3234 View (952) 800-3234
Photo of Melissa A. Raatz, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Buffalo, MN
Melissa A. Raatz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, CHT, ART, CCTP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Buffalo, MN 55313
I believe all clients hold the key to their own success and can be guided to that end in a safe, trusting, honest environment. Building relationship and skills for growth, understanding and healing are among my goals in therapy. My personal journey through adoption, trauma, abuse, raising a child with mental health concerns, spiritual enlightenment, natural mental health, divorce, and remarriage have become the gifts I share though therapy. I believe the keys essential to reaching any goal lies within each of us believing in ourselves and knowing that someone also believes in us.
I believe all clients hold the key to their own success and can be guided to that end in a safe, trusting, honest environment. Building relationship and skills for growth, understanding and healing are among my goals in therapy. My personal journey through adoption, trauma, abuse, raising a child with mental health concerns, spiritual enlightenment, natural mental health, divorce, and remarriage have become the gifts I share though therapy. I believe the keys essential to reaching any goal lies within each of us believing in ourselves and knowing that someone also believes in us.
(763) 401-7618 View (763) 401-7618
Photo of Nicole Otis, Marriage & Family Therapist in Buffalo, MN
Nicole Otis
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CSAT
Verified Verified
Buffalo, MN 55313  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with sexual compulsivity, unwanted sexual behaviors or betrayal trauma? If you or your partner are struggling with these specific issues, let me guide you and your relationship towards healing and freedom. 
I am a trained (CSAT) Certified Sex Addiction Therapist and certified Brainspotting therapist. I am passionate about helping individuals and couples affected by sex and porn compulsivity, and betrayal trauma, including sexting, prostitution, emotional affairs, and physical affairs, as well as anxiety, depression, grief and loss, and life transitions.
Are you struggling with sexual compulsivity, unwanted sexual behaviors or betrayal trauma? If you or your partner are struggling with these specific issues, let me guide you and your relationship towards healing and freedom. 
I am a trained (CSAT) Certified Sex Addiction Therapist and certified Brainspotting therapist. I am passionate about helping individuals and couples affected by sex and porn compulsivity, and betrayal trauma, including sexting, prostitution, emotional affairs, and physical affairs, as well as anxiety, depression, grief and loss, and life transitions.
(320) 446-3615 View (320) 446-3615

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Number of Therapists in Buffalo, MN

20+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Buffalo, MN who prioritize treating:

86% Relationship Issues
86% Depression
86% Anxiety
73% Trauma and PTSD
73% Family Conflict
68% Self Esteem
68% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

94% BlueCross and BlueShield
94% HealthPartners of MN and WI
81% Medica

How Therapists in Buffalo, MN see their clients

64% In Person and Online
36% Online Only

Gender breakdown

95% Female
5% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Buffalo?

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.