Therapists in Burnsville, MN

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Jim Anderson
Psychologist, MS, LP
Verified Verified
Burnsville, MN 55337
I've been working with children since 1991, mostly at the elementary and preschool age level. In the 90's I developed a passion for play therapy and began my own training and experience. Twenty years later I have my ideal space at Cashman Center where I provide play therapy every day, addressing everything from anxiety to trauma to attachment, teaching new skills including assertiveness, self-advocacy, and emotional independence, and consulting with families. With over twenty years of experience doing assessments in the schools, I continue to do assessments for learning styles, behavior and mood dysregulation, autism, and ADHD.
I've been working with children since 1991, mostly at the elementary and preschool age level. In the 90's I developed a passion for play therapy and began my own training and experience. Twenty years later I have my ideal space at Cashman Center where I provide play therapy every day, addressing everything from anxiety to trauma to attachment, teaching new skills including assertiveness, self-advocacy, and emotional independence, and consulting with families. With over twenty years of experience doing assessments in the schools, I continue to do assessments for learning styles, behavior and mood dysregulation, autism, and ADHD.
(952) 260-0311 View (952) 260-0311
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Sarah Dube
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LGSW
Verified Verified
Burnsville, MN 55337  (Online Only)
I believe that my role as your therapist is to listen, support, and guide you as you learn to trust yourself again and find new ways of being in the world. I work with folks dealing with concerns related to anxiety, depression, life transitions (due to divorce, job changes, grief/loss), relationship/family stress, job coaching/vocation discernment, moral injury & job burnout, religion/spirituality, religion/spirituality deconstruction or disillusionment, and religious abuse/trauma.
I believe that my role as your therapist is to listen, support, and guide you as you learn to trust yourself again and find new ways of being in the world. I work with folks dealing with concerns related to anxiety, depression, life transitions (due to divorce, job changes, grief/loss), relationship/family stress, job coaching/vocation discernment, moral injury & job burnout, religion/spirituality, religion/spirituality deconstruction or disillusionment, and religious abuse/trauma.
(952) 592-3372 View (952) 592-3372
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Timothy L Panula
Counselor, MDiv, MSEd, LPCC
Verified Verified
Burnsville, MN 55337
“I’ve experienced many things throughout my lifetime that have contributed to me having the background and insight that is essential in providing compassion, care and understanding for couples and individuals who are struggling. Of all the various vocations that I've had, I feel most rewarded personally as a counselor.” Tim & Kathy have been married nearly 44 years. TIM’S PERSONAL MISSION STATEMENT "My desire is to provide Christ – centered soul care by coming along side individuals and couples to bring help and support; to encourage faith, hope and wellness physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually."
“I’ve experienced many things throughout my lifetime that have contributed to me having the background and insight that is essential in providing compassion, care and understanding for couples and individuals who are struggling. Of all the various vocations that I've had, I feel most rewarded personally as a counselor.” Tim & Kathy have been married nearly 44 years. TIM’S PERSONAL MISSION STATEMENT "My desire is to provide Christ – centered soul care by coming along side individuals and couples to bring help and support; to encourage faith, hope and wellness physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually."
(651) 370-9438 View (651) 370-9438
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Lindsey Hanson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LADC, LPCC
Verified Verified
Burnsville, MN 55337
Waitlist for new clients
Everyone deserves to enjoy life and build the life you want. Are you struggling with worry, adjustment to a new season of life, relationship issues, divorce, parenting, trauma, or just need to process through some things? I have been practicing since 2013. I am trained in DBT, EMDR, perinatal/postpartum issues, chemical addiction and more. I offer Chemical Health Assessments and Individual Therapy. Visit my website for more information.
Everyone deserves to enjoy life and build the life you want. Are you struggling with worry, adjustment to a new season of life, relationship issues, divorce, parenting, trauma, or just need to process through some things? I have been practicing since 2013. I am trained in DBT, EMDR, perinatal/postpartum issues, chemical addiction and more. I offer Chemical Health Assessments and Individual Therapy. Visit my website for more information.
(952) 243-3263 View (952) 243-3263
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Sam Secord
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LAMFT, LADC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Burnsville, MN 55337
Waitlist for new clients
My background includes working with couples, families, and individuals suffering from anxiety, depression, trauma-related disorders, and substance abuse. I will work with anyone looking to make a change in their life or better adapt to their current situation. I have clinical experience working with adolescents, couples, adults, and leading substance use groups. I love working with a diverse range of ages, genders, and backgrounds.
My background includes working with couples, families, and individuals suffering from anxiety, depression, trauma-related disorders, and substance abuse. I will work with anyone looking to make a change in their life or better adapt to their current situation. I have clinical experience working with adolescents, couples, adults, and leading substance use groups. I love working with a diverse range of ages, genders, and backgrounds.
(952) 260-2566 View (952) 260-2566
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Keith Narr, LADC
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MPS , LADC, MBA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Burnsville, MN 55337
I'm a Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Counselor in Private Practice who specifically addresses healing from substance use disorder through assessment, treatment planning, goal setting and implementing actions toward biological, psychological and sociological health. Evidence shows that SUD is as manageable as any other chronic disease when there's a plan in place - and the actions in support of that plan are working. Let me help you on your journey to recovery and a better life.
I'm a Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Counselor in Private Practice who specifically addresses healing from substance use disorder through assessment, treatment planning, goal setting and implementing actions toward biological, psychological and sociological health. Evidence shows that SUD is as manageable as any other chronic disease when there's a plan in place - and the actions in support of that plan are working. Let me help you on your journey to recovery and a better life.
(952) 592-3116 View (952) 592-3116
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Sheila J. Marker
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Burnsville, MN 55337
My passion is to come along side of you in your struggles, offering hope and encouragement that you can find healing and wholeness in your life. My commitment is to provide an environment that is supportive and safe. We will journey together to find the pathway to a new life; a life filled with meaning, purpose and fulfillment.
My passion is to come along side of you in your struggles, offering hope and encouragement that you can find healing and wholeness in your life. My commitment is to provide an environment that is supportive and safe. We will journey together to find the pathway to a new life; a life filled with meaning, purpose and fulfillment.
(952) 260-5239 View (952) 260-5239
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Angela Hoch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Burnsville, MN 55337
I believe therapy can create positive change in anyones life. It is important to carve out time in our busy world to explore ones sense of self and work towards bettering our lives. As a therapist I provide a supportive, honest and compassionate space. I focus on client-centered counseling and I believe everyone can change and has the ability to build a happy, healthy, full life. I have experience in: Substance abuse, AA, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, loss, mood disorders, bipolar, schizophrenia, PTSD, and self harm.
I believe therapy can create positive change in anyones life. It is important to carve out time in our busy world to explore ones sense of self and work towards bettering our lives. As a therapist I provide a supportive, honest and compassionate space. I focus on client-centered counseling and I believe everyone can change and has the ability to build a happy, healthy, full life. I have experience in: Substance abuse, AA, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, loss, mood disorders, bipolar, schizophrenia, PTSD, and self harm.
(612) 431-8804 View (612) 431-8804
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Mary E. Woodward
Psychologist, MA, LP, CST
Verified Verified
Burnsville, MN 55337  (Online Only)
If you are seeking specialized help with a sexual problem for yourself or for your relationship, you have come to the right place. Common concerns include low/high sexual desire, problems with erections, ejaculation, painful sex, and sexual addiction. LGBT clients are a regular and welcome part of Mary's practice, though most clients identify as straight. Mary E. Woodward, MA, LP, CST is a Psychologist and AASECT Certified Sex Therapist with over 28 years of experience in general therapy as well as sex and couples therapy. She has had therapy experience in medical settings, crisis centers, mental health clinics and in
If you are seeking specialized help with a sexual problem for yourself or for your relationship, you have come to the right place. Common concerns include low/high sexual desire, problems with erections, ejaculation, painful sex, and sexual addiction. LGBT clients are a regular and welcome part of Mary's practice, though most clients identify as straight. Mary E. Woodward, MA, LP, CST is a Psychologist and AASECT Certified Sex Therapist with over 28 years of experience in general therapy as well as sex and couples therapy. She has had therapy experience in medical settings, crisis centers, mental health clinics and in
(651) 314-1261 View (651) 314-1261
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Heather Heide
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CSAT
Verified Verified
Burnsville, MN 55337
Waitlist for new clients
Relationships are the guiding forces in our lives for connection and where we learn to create meaning. I have built my practice exploring the unique needs of people struggling with the complexities of trauma and addictions. I have learned to understand the nuances and struggles that couples and families face in the discovery process of addictions as well as the daily impacts of living with secrets. Moving beyond secrets can be a difficult, but I can help guide you through it in an efficient and thoughtful manner. I believe change is collaborative process where trust, laughter, and safety are essential to the therapeutic journey.
Relationships are the guiding forces in our lives for connection and where we learn to create meaning. I have built my practice exploring the unique needs of people struggling with the complexities of trauma and addictions. I have learned to understand the nuances and struggles that couples and families face in the discovery process of addictions as well as the daily impacts of living with secrets. Moving beyond secrets can be a difficult, but I can help guide you through it in an efficient and thoughtful manner. I believe change is collaborative process where trust, laughter, and safety are essential to the therapeutic journey.
(952) 260-9331 View (952) 260-9331
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Kathy L Heuser
Counselor, PsyD, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Burnsville, MN 55337
Are you feeling stuck? Overwhelmed? Perhaps in the grips of anxiety, depression, a troubled relationship, grief, or other issues that threaten your ability to feel your best? As a skilled integrative therapist, I first focus on getting to know you and listening carefully for the desired changes. You and I will then create a way of working together that is designed to help you get back to feeling well. As we are all individuals, I will propose a plan that honors your unique style and issues and at the same time, offer treatments that are effective, ethical, and gentle.
Are you feeling stuck? Overwhelmed? Perhaps in the grips of anxiety, depression, a troubled relationship, grief, or other issues that threaten your ability to feel your best? As a skilled integrative therapist, I first focus on getting to know you and listening carefully for the desired changes. You and I will then create a way of working together that is designed to help you get back to feeling well. As we are all individuals, I will propose a plan that honors your unique style and issues and at the same time, offer treatments that are effective, ethical, and gentle.
(612) 208-8152 View (612) 208-8152
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Molly Shields-Englin
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LAMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Burnsville, MN 55306
Taking the initial step in your healing journey can be challenging, especially when the path ahead is unclear. Maybe you need someone to walk that path with you, and I would be honored to be that person. I am a faith-based psychotherapist who enjoys working with adolescent and adult individuals, couples, and families. Whether you are processing past trauma, navigating current relationships, or ready to learn new skills to be your best self, I am here to help.
Taking the initial step in your healing journey can be challenging, especially when the path ahead is unclear. Maybe you need someone to walk that path with you, and I would be honored to be that person. I am a faith-based psychotherapist who enjoys working with adolescent and adult individuals, couples, and families. Whether you are processing past trauma, navigating current relationships, or ready to learn new skills to be your best self, I am here to help.
(952) 295-3981 View (952) 295-3981
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Donna L Martin-Wallace
Counselor, LPCC, LADC, ADCR-MN
Verified Verified
Burnsville, MN 55337  (Online Only)
Too many therapists to choose from? Let me help you decide if I'm the right one for you! Dealing with the aftershocks of traumatic experience? I'm a qualified Accelerated Resolution Therapist. Struggling with a life in sobriety? I'm a seasoned addiction counselor - ready to equip you towards staying sober while digging into the root reasons beneath the problem. Struggling with troublesome lifelong issues and longing for change? My Adlerian depth psychotherapy training is a great place to start. Looking for someone who uses a body/mind/spirit perspective? That's me, I'm a holistic psychotherapist!
Too many therapists to choose from? Let me help you decide if I'm the right one for you! Dealing with the aftershocks of traumatic experience? I'm a qualified Accelerated Resolution Therapist. Struggling with a life in sobriety? I'm a seasoned addiction counselor - ready to equip you towards staying sober while digging into the root reasons beneath the problem. Struggling with troublesome lifelong issues and longing for change? My Adlerian depth psychotherapy training is a great place to start. Looking for someone who uses a body/mind/spirit perspective? That's me, I'm a holistic psychotherapist!
(952) 679-2167 View (952) 679-2167
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Eastern Psychological Services
Psychologist, MA, LP
Verified Verified
Burnsville, MN 55306  (Online Only)
I am Joseph Yiu Lee. In my forty years of practice, I have aided clients in slowing down obtrusive thoughts, helping them find time to breathe, working through trauma, and restoring quality sleep.
I am Joseph Yiu Lee. In my forty years of practice, I have aided clients in slowing down obtrusive thoughts, helping them find time to breathe, working through trauma, and restoring quality sleep.
(651) 371-9521 View (651) 371-9521
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Rachel Nester
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MS, LPCC, NCC, RPT, IMH-E®
Verified Verified
Burnsville, MN 55337
Hi! My name is Rachel and I'm the owner of Nesting Connections, LLC. My ideal client would be children between the ages of birth to 18, caregivers, or teachers seeking reflective consultation. Reasons caregivers have requested my services include: anxiety, depression, hoarding, excessive lying, attachment concerns, selective mutism, defiance, suicidal ideation, self-harming, bullying, social skills, foster care/adoption, truancy, grief, family discord, developmental concerns, and most frequently-trauma. I also enjoy providing prenatal therapy to process bonding with baby.
Hi! My name is Rachel and I'm the owner of Nesting Connections, LLC. My ideal client would be children between the ages of birth to 18, caregivers, or teachers seeking reflective consultation. Reasons caregivers have requested my services include: anxiety, depression, hoarding, excessive lying, attachment concerns, selective mutism, defiance, suicidal ideation, self-harming, bullying, social skills, foster care/adoption, truancy, grief, family discord, developmental concerns, and most frequently-trauma. I also enjoy providing prenatal therapy to process bonding with baby.
(952) 260-3195 View (952) 260-3195
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Hope Tree Therapy and Wellness, PLLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Burnsville, MN 55306
Feeling hopeless, disconnected, and disengaged from your life or partner? If you are seeking life-work-spirit-soul balance, want to improve relationships, and/or explore your personal growth journey, I can help you communicate better, understand yourself and your emotions more clearly, and avoid confusing and negative assumptions. My mission at Hope Tree Therapy and Wellness is to provide couples and individuals with comprehensive and person-centered therapy tailored to the client’s needs and meet the client where they are at in all aspects of wellness: Physical, Financial, Intellectual, Emotional, Social, and Spiritual.
Feeling hopeless, disconnected, and disengaged from your life or partner? If you are seeking life-work-spirit-soul balance, want to improve relationships, and/or explore your personal growth journey, I can help you communicate better, understand yourself and your emotions more clearly, and avoid confusing and negative assumptions. My mission at Hope Tree Therapy and Wellness is to provide couples and individuals with comprehensive and person-centered therapy tailored to the client’s needs and meet the client where they are at in all aspects of wellness: Physical, Financial, Intellectual, Emotional, Social, and Spiritual.
(952) 977-8175 View (952) 977-8175
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Tim Ruden
Counselor, PhD, MDiv, LPCC
Verified Verified
Burnsville, MN 55337  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
As a Christian psychotherapist, I have a passion for the health of relationships. If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship problems or other concerns, my goal is to provide a safe and caring place for respect, understanding and true change to occur. Proven psychological methods are carefully used in a manner consistent with Christian values and truths to provide you with the experience of lasting change and personal growth. With over 68,000 hours of counseling experience I will provide the help you need, or I will help you find the assistance you need.
As a Christian psychotherapist, I have a passion for the health of relationships. If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship problems or other concerns, my goal is to provide a safe and caring place for respect, understanding and true change to occur. Proven psychological methods are carefully used in a manner consistent with Christian values and truths to provide you with the experience of lasting change and personal growth. With over 68,000 hours of counseling experience I will provide the help you need, or I will help you find the assistance you need.
(651) 301-8801 View (651) 301-8801
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Heidi McNulty
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Burnsville, MN 55337
The mission for healing at Inner Light Counseling is to help individuals feel reconnected to their core selves and their inner wisdom. Therapy at Inner Light Counseling can help if: it seems like your emotions or emotional responses are ruling your life and relationships rather than you leading the direction of your life; symptoms of PTSD, depression, or anxiety are making it challenging to live the life that you want; it feels like your inner voice is your worst critic, or, it feels like that voice is drowned out by critical messages you received from others on life’s journey. We can work together to help your inner wisdom lead.
The mission for healing at Inner Light Counseling is to help individuals feel reconnected to their core selves and their inner wisdom. Therapy at Inner Light Counseling can help if: it seems like your emotions or emotional responses are ruling your life and relationships rather than you leading the direction of your life; symptoms of PTSD, depression, or anxiety are making it challenging to live the life that you want; it feels like your inner voice is your worst critic, or, it feels like that voice is drowned out by critical messages you received from others on life’s journey. We can work together to help your inner wisdom lead.
(952) 900-5875 View (952) 900-5875
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Riley McCann
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Burnsville, MN 55337
Hi there! I'm Riley, a mental health therapist specializing in anxiety, depression, and life transitions. Let's tackle these challenges together - you're not alone. I'm here to listen without judgment, and it's okay to feel overwhelmed sometimes. As a former teacher, I can help you explore educational and career options, find your path, and overcome burnout. Together, we'll learn new ways to handle life's ups and downs. My approach blends mind & body techniques, empowering you to conquer anything that comes your way. I've also been trained in Brainspotting I & II for trauma.
Hi there! I'm Riley, a mental health therapist specializing in anxiety, depression, and life transitions. Let's tackle these challenges together - you're not alone. I'm here to listen without judgment, and it's okay to feel overwhelmed sometimes. As a former teacher, I can help you explore educational and career options, find your path, and overcome burnout. Together, we'll learn new ways to handle life's ups and downs. My approach blends mind & body techniques, empowering you to conquer anything that comes your way. I've also been trained in Brainspotting I & II for trauma.
(952) 260-3815 View (952) 260-3815
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Carrie K. Wolfson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Burnsville, MN 55337
Waitlist for new clients
Working with children/youth who have social and emotional deficits is my passion. As a systems therapist I am committed to assisting each child/youth while also working with the family to handle difficulties that come with having a child with unique needs. My clients may have autism, ADHD, anxiety, depression, or other mood/impulse control concerns which cause behavioral and relationship difficulties. Treatment plans are based on concepts of "Social Thinking" as well as behavioral and play-based interventions, CBT and Family Therapy approaches to maximize the learning and retention of skills across multiple settings.
Working with children/youth who have social and emotional deficits is my passion. As a systems therapist I am committed to assisting each child/youth while also working with the family to handle difficulties that come with having a child with unique needs. My clients may have autism, ADHD, anxiety, depression, or other mood/impulse control concerns which cause behavioral and relationship difficulties. Treatment plans are based on concepts of "Social Thinking" as well as behavioral and play-based interventions, CBT and Family Therapy approaches to maximize the learning and retention of skills across multiple settings.
(612) 326-3882 View (612) 326-3882

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Burnsville, MN

100+

Average cost per session

$160

Therapists in Burnsville, MN who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
91% Depression
84% Relationship Issues
80% Self Esteem
74% Trauma and PTSD
72% Coping Skills
70% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

87% BlueCross and BlueShield
71% Aetna
71% UCare

How Therapists in Burnsville, MN see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

74% Female
25% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Burnsville?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.