Therapists in Cook County, MN

Photo of Roberta Sorenson, MS, LPCC, Counselor
Roberta Sorenson
Counselor, MS, LPCC
Verified Verified
Grand Marais, MN 55604
Do you find it difficult to be kind to yourself? Do you feel as if your creativity is stifled? Do your relationships feel unmanageable? Perhaps you have been told you are too sensitive or that you think too much. You don't need to keep it inside. I know how important it is to feel seen and heard without judgement. I am good at identifying hidden strengths... strengths you may discount due to self-criticism and emotional pain. We can work together to help you love yourself so that you may be able to fully experience the love of others, accomplish the things you hope to accomplish, and gain a more positive perspective on your life.
Do you find it difficult to be kind to yourself? Do you feel as if your creativity is stifled? Do your relationships feel unmanageable? Perhaps you have been told you are too sensitive or that you think too much. You don't need to keep it inside. I know how important it is to feel seen and heard without judgement. I am good at identifying hidden strengths... strengths you may discount due to self-criticism and emotional pain. We can work together to help you love yourself so that you may be able to fully experience the love of others, accomplish the things you hope to accomplish, and gain a more positive perspective on your life.
(218) 276-5532 View (218) 276-5532
Photo of Michelle M Petz, MSW, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Michelle M Petz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Grand Marais, MN 55604
Michelle is a compassionate, empathetic, and down to earth therapist who believes in working holistically with clients. She will join you in your life journey where you are at and work hard to establish a collaborative, therapeutic relationship to work towards the changes you are hoping to make. People are complex beings and often need help and support as they develop self understanding, make sense of their life experiences, and strive for positive change. Michelle has a passion for working with new / expecting parents adjusting to their roles and/or suffering from perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, infertility issues or loss.
Michelle is a compassionate, empathetic, and down to earth therapist who believes in working holistically with clients. She will join you in your life journey where you are at and work hard to establish a collaborative, therapeutic relationship to work towards the changes you are hoping to make. People are complex beings and often need help and support as they develop self understanding, make sense of their life experiences, and strive for positive change. Michelle has a passion for working with new / expecting parents adjusting to their roles and/or suffering from perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, infertility issues or loss.
(651) 371-8716 View (651) 371-8716
Photo of Nancy Van Dyken, MSEd, LP, LICSW, Psychologist
Nancy Van Dyken
Psychologist, MSEd, LP, LICSW
Verified Verified
Grand Marais, MN 55604
Most of us are seeking some kind of peace in our lives. At times our lives feel off track. We feel stuck, and hungry for things to be different. I will teach you skills and tools to make the needed changes to create the life you want. I give homework at the end of every session to help change the patterns in life that aren't working. These tools will assist you in reconnecting with your own wisdom, and in guiding you to your own answers. It’s possible to live a life of peace and joy. Since COVID many clients have discovered Telemedicine is a very convient way to engage in therapy without having to leave work or home.
Most of us are seeking some kind of peace in our lives. At times our lives feel off track. We feel stuck, and hungry for things to be different. I will teach you skills and tools to make the needed changes to create the life you want. I give homework at the end of every session to help change the patterns in life that aren't working. These tools will assist you in reconnecting with your own wisdom, and in guiding you to your own answers. It’s possible to live a life of peace and joy. Since COVID many clients have discovered Telemedicine is a very convient way to engage in therapy without having to leave work or home.
(952) 260-8105 View (952) 260-8105
Photo of Savannah Johnson, MA, LAMFT, Pre-Licensed Professional
Savannah Johnson
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, LAMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grand Marais, MN 55604
Our journey through life can be difficult and scary. As a therapist and as a human being, I want you to feel welcomed, safe, and heard. I value the importance of creating a non-judgemental, open space where everyone can share their vulnerabilities, struggles, resiliency, and stories. Everyone has their own unique story. Our stories are what makes us who we are. You are truly the expert of your own life, and I will walk alongside you, listen with empathy, and meet you where you are at. You do not have to face it alone.
Our journey through life can be difficult and scary. As a therapist and as a human being, I want you to feel welcomed, safe, and heard. I value the importance of creating a non-judgemental, open space where everyone can share their vulnerabilities, struggles, resiliency, and stories. Everyone has their own unique story. Our stories are what makes us who we are. You are truly the expert of your own life, and I will walk alongside you, listen with empathy, and meet you where you are at. You do not have to face it alone.
(218) 379-4024 View (218) 379-4024
Photo of Ashley Belanger - Up North Therapy, MA, LPCC, QSP, Licensed Professional Counselor
Up North Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPCC, QSP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grand Marais, MN 55604
I enjoy helping people and meeting people where they are at in the mental health journey. I specialize in areas of anxiety, depression career & money, past trauma and Autism spectrum disorder. Whatever you need, my intention is that you reach your goals as quickly as possible. I am a Licensed Clinical Counselor, MS/BA in Clinical Psychology and trained in serving the youngest of children. Our offices are located in Duluth, Two Habors. We also offer school based or home base services in Silver Bay and Grand Marais.
I enjoy helping people and meeting people where they are at in the mental health journey. I specialize in areas of anxiety, depression career & money, past trauma and Autism spectrum disorder. Whatever you need, my intention is that you reach your goals as quickly as possible. I am a Licensed Clinical Counselor, MS/BA in Clinical Psychology and trained in serving the youngest of children. Our offices are located in Duluth, Two Habors. We also offer school based or home base services in Silver Bay and Grand Marais.
(218) 396-2165 View (218) 396-2165
Photo of Ashley Kalina, LMFT, LMHC, LPCC, Marriage & Family Therapist
Ashley Kalina
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LMHC, LPCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Grand Marais, MN 55604
I work with individuals to address sexual health related issues that may be getting in the way of a healthy and satisfying sex life. I help couples and individuals to improve overall sexual health and connectedness, while also working to improve overall relationship satisfaction and communication. Issues may include: sexual pain, desire discrepancies, orgasm problems, discomfort with your body image, sexual boredom, etc. I recognize that change can be difficult and seek to provide the support you need to achieve your goals by listening to you, helping to identify the outcome you desire, and motivating you to reach your goals.
I work with individuals to address sexual health related issues that may be getting in the way of a healthy and satisfying sex life. I help couples and individuals to improve overall sexual health and connectedness, while also working to improve overall relationship satisfaction and communication. Issues may include: sexual pain, desire discrepancies, orgasm problems, discomfort with your body image, sexual boredom, etc. I recognize that change can be difficult and seek to provide the support you need to achieve your goals by listening to you, helping to identify the outcome you desire, and motivating you to reach your goals.
(218) 276-4053 View (218) 276-4053

Online Therapists

Photo of Christy Schick, MSW, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Christy Schick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Duluth, MN 55804  (Online Only)
I value offering a safe, supportive, inclusive space for when you instinctively feel exploring change is important. Together we will increase your resiliency, explore the relationships and experiences you want in life, building on your unique personality and strengths to achieve what you most desire. I have 20 years of experience working with people with various needs. I offer a range of approaches to assist you in moving through challenging life conditions towards finding more ease in life. I focus on relationship difficulties, life transitions, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, PTSD, trauma, addictions and helping you integrate spirituality.
I value offering a safe, supportive, inclusive space for when you instinctively feel exploring change is important. Together we will increase your resiliency, explore the relationships and experiences you want in life, building on your unique personality and strengths to achieve what you most desire. I have 20 years of experience working with people with various needs. I offer a range of approaches to assist you in moving through challenging life conditions towards finding more ease in life. I focus on relationship difficulties, life transitions, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, PTSD, trauma, addictions and helping you integrate spirituality.
(612) 999-2267 View (612) 999-2267
Photo of Rachel G Ashford, MSW, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Rachel G Ashford
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Duluth, MN 55804
I love working with teens and adults who are looking to make positive changes in their lives and are ready to heal from a variety of issues, including trauma exposure, PTSD, depression, anxiety, or family and relational issues. I think the relationship between therapist and client is the basis for healing and progress in therapy.
I love working with teens and adults who are looking to make positive changes in their lives and are ready to heal from a variety of issues, including trauma exposure, PTSD, depression, anxiety, or family and relational issues. I think the relationship between therapist and client is the basis for healing and progress in therapy.
(218) 228-3140 View (218) 228-3140
Photo of Kristen Hale, LPCC, LADC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Kristen Hale
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC, LADC
Verified Verified
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Are you longing to live into the version of yourself you know you can be but feel totally lost in how to get there? Feeling pretty deflated by the weirdness of life and need some support in getting through it? A lot of us live with negative narratives that keep us trapped and living way below our potential. We can get stuck in faulty scripts that are reinforced by others, our experiences, and our beliefs about ourselves in the world. But what if you could change the script and live a more purposeful life? What if you could tell a new, updated story of who you are and what you're capable of? It's totally possible.
Are you longing to live into the version of yourself you know you can be but feel totally lost in how to get there? Feeling pretty deflated by the weirdness of life and need some support in getting through it? A lot of us live with negative narratives that keep us trapped and living way below our potential. We can get stuck in faulty scripts that are reinforced by others, our experiences, and our beliefs about ourselves in the world. But what if you could change the script and live a more purposeful life? What if you could tell a new, updated story of who you are and what you're capable of? It's totally possible.
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Photo of Michele Flatau, MSW, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Michele Flatau
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Duluth, MN 55804
Our minds and bodies are the sacred lands of our experiences, containing forests of stories, shifting winds, rivers of emotions, and fields of sensations, ranging from painful to pleasureful. When the landscape is disturbed by stress and trauma, the ecosystem shifts out of balance toward pain. By skillfully bringing mind and body together, with the heart of altruistic intention to improve our lives for ourselves and others, we gain capacity to navigate with clarity, calm inner storms, heal rifts, and drink from the waters of fresh perceptions. Through deep listening, movement, attention, and imagination, insight dawns.
Our minds and bodies are the sacred lands of our experiences, containing forests of stories, shifting winds, rivers of emotions, and fields of sensations, ranging from painful to pleasureful. When the landscape is disturbed by stress and trauma, the ecosystem shifts out of balance toward pain. By skillfully bringing mind and body together, with the heart of altruistic intention to improve our lives for ourselves and others, we gain capacity to navigate with clarity, calm inner storms, heal rifts, and drink from the waters of fresh perceptions. Through deep listening, movement, attention, and imagination, insight dawns.
(218) 366-8249 View (218) 366-8249
Photo of Jamy Rae Stanczyk, MA, LMFT
Jamy Rae Stanczyk
MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Two Harbors, MN 55616  (Online Only)
I really love helping people learn to practice new ways of thinking and being in the world and in their relationships. Our need to stay busy in our minds and in our bodies in order to escape difficult feelings creates depression and anxiety and keeps us from healing. I help people slow down and learn how to make a genuine connection to their inner world and begin a journey of healing and hope.
I really love helping people learn to practice new ways of thinking and being in the world and in their relationships. Our need to stay busy in our minds and in our bodies in order to escape difficult feelings creates depression and anxiety and keeps us from healing. I help people slow down and learn how to make a genuine connection to their inner world and begin a journey of healing and hope.
(612) 223-7410 View (612) 223-7410
Photo of Alexis Jacobson, MSW, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Alexis Jacobson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Two Harbors, MN 55616
Hello! I am so glad you are here. I am extremely passionate about work related to grief and loss, chronic and terminal illness, and trauma. In addition, entering the field with over ten years of direct work experience in healthcare, end-of-life care, and emergency services, I am committed to supporting first responders (dispatchers, EMS, fire, law enforcement, rescue), healthcare personnel, last responders (funeral directors, medical examiners, morticians), and their family members.
Hello! I am so glad you are here. I am extremely passionate about work related to grief and loss, chronic and terminal illness, and trauma. In addition, entering the field with over ten years of direct work experience in healthcare, end-of-life care, and emergency services, I am committed to supporting first responders (dispatchers, EMS, fire, law enforcement, rescue), healthcare personnel, last responders (funeral directors, medical examiners, morticians), and their family members.
(218) 514-5323 View (218) 514-5323
Photo of Renee Burns, MSW, LICSW, PMH-C, CCTP, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Renee Burns
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, PMH-C, CCTP
Verified Verified
Duluth, MN 55804
Hello there. My therapeutic approach is guided by over 15 years of work in a variety of health settings including, but not limited to, hospitals, schools, not-for-profits, and wilderness-based programs. I specialize in trauma, anxiety/depression, ADHD, and perinatal mental health. Whether supporting people through difficult life transitions, processing family struggles, or offering parenting support, my practice is deeply rooted in a mindfulness-based, client-centered and integrative approach. I know how strong the healing power of the client-therapist relationship can be if it is grounded in mutuality and respect.
Hello there. My therapeutic approach is guided by over 15 years of work in a variety of health settings including, but not limited to, hospitals, schools, not-for-profits, and wilderness-based programs. I specialize in trauma, anxiety/depression, ADHD, and perinatal mental health. Whether supporting people through difficult life transitions, processing family struggles, or offering parenting support, my practice is deeply rooted in a mindfulness-based, client-centered and integrative approach. I know how strong the healing power of the client-therapist relationship can be if it is grounded in mutuality and respect.
(218) 215-1115 View (218) 215-1115
Photo of Rachel Kremer, MSW, LICSW, RYT200, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Rachel Kremer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, RYT200
Verified Verified
Duluth, MN 55804
Whatever experiences life has brought our way, we continue towards wholeness and healing. Our inner drive is towards wholeness. Within a trusting therapeutic relationship we can nurture the part of us that allows us to heal, make better decisions and achieve the goals we desire. I really believe in the power that we all have to heal, make sense of our lives, and move towards the kind of life we would like.
Whatever experiences life has brought our way, we continue towards wholeness and healing. Our inner drive is towards wholeness. Within a trusting therapeutic relationship we can nurture the part of us that allows us to heal, make better decisions and achieve the goals we desire. I really believe in the power that we all have to heal, make sense of our lives, and move towards the kind of life we would like.
(612) 445-2537 View (612) 445-2537
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Everyday Wellbeing Occupational Therapy, LLC
Occupational Therapist, OTR/L
Verified Verified
Virginia, MN 55792  (Online Only)
Are you feeling overwhelmed with the daily demands of life? Do you feel like there has to be a better way to manage all of the things you need to get done in a day? Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, motivation, stress management, or in recovery and working to improve your health? My clients are identifying what health means to them, and creating a life that represents their priorities.
Are you feeling overwhelmed with the daily demands of life? Do you feel like there has to be a better way to manage all of the things you need to get done in a day? Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, motivation, stress management, or in recovery and working to improve your health? My clients are identifying what health means to them, and creating a life that represents their priorities.
(218) 658-7044 View (218) 658-7044
Photo of Adriana Quadhamer, MSE, Pre-Licensed Professional
Adriana Quadhamer
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSE
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Two Harbors, MN 55616
Committing to time for your mental health or that of your family is a big step that shows strength and the beginning of a wonderful journey to change. I understand that it can be vulnerable and scary, which is why we will work at your pace and find solutions that make sense to you. This is YOUR journey, and I am along for the ride as a supportive guide, whether it is for you, your child, or your family. I chose to seek a career in mental health after 10 years of experience in the education field. Children and families need therapists who understand them and can help manage the ups and downs of changes in their lives.
Committing to time for your mental health or that of your family is a big step that shows strength and the beginning of a wonderful journey to change. I understand that it can be vulnerable and scary, which is why we will work at your pace and find solutions that make sense to you. This is YOUR journey, and I am along for the ride as a supportive guide, whether it is for you, your child, or your family. I chose to seek a career in mental health after 10 years of experience in the education field. Children and families need therapists who understand them and can help manage the ups and downs of changes in their lives.
(218) 514-6484 View (218) 514-6484
Photo of Melissa L Pederson, MA, LADC, CS, Drug & Alcohol Counselor
Melissa L Pederson
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MA, LADC, CS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Two Harbors, MN 55616
Immediate openings. Telehealth an option. Flexible schedule. Evening appointments. I like to help you feel empowered. I help you identify your goals and your needs. I want to help you move forward with your life and become the person you want to be. I will help you manage your symptoms, overcome your barriers to success, focus on the positive and learn to neutralize or manage the negative. I can help you to change problematic behaviors and thought patterns, improve communication skills, socialization skills, substance use disorder skills/recovery skills. I can help you figure out why you do what you do.
Immediate openings. Telehealth an option. Flexible schedule. Evening appointments. I like to help you feel empowered. I help you identify your goals and your needs. I want to help you move forward with your life and become the person you want to be. I will help you manage your symptoms, overcome your barriers to success, focus on the positive and learn to neutralize or manage the negative. I can help you to change problematic behaviors and thought patterns, improve communication skills, socialization skills, substance use disorder skills/recovery skills. I can help you figure out why you do what you do.
(218) 514-6808 View (218) 514-6808
Photo of Molly Josefson, BA, Pre-Licensed Professional
Molly Josefson
Pre-Licensed Professional, BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Two Harbors, MN 55616
I look forward to working with clients who are feeling stuck, have a sense of stagnation in their lives, have been unable to make change, or adjust to transitions. This could be in the context of relationships, family, career, or inner life. Therapy is a place where together we can explore a client's personal values, uncover barriers to growth, identify patterns of thought and behavior that the client was previously unaware of, and improve quality of life. In therapy, we will work towards increased knowledge of self, personal growth, resiliency, identity, courage, and self-determination.
I look forward to working with clients who are feeling stuck, have a sense of stagnation in their lives, have been unable to make change, or adjust to transitions. This could be in the context of relationships, family, career, or inner life. Therapy is a place where together we can explore a client's personal values, uncover barriers to growth, identify patterns of thought and behavior that the client was previously unaware of, and improve quality of life. In therapy, we will work towards increased knowledge of self, personal growth, resiliency, identity, courage, and self-determination.
(218) 413-2625 View (218) 413-2625
Photo of Chelsea Leutgeb, MSW, LGSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Chelsea Leutgeb
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LGSW
Verified Verified
Duluth, MN 55804
Throughout my career I have prioritized a person centered approach with a focus on promoting resilience, empowering people, and fostering a positive and inclusive therapeutic environment. I truly believe in the power of building strong therapeutic alliances and creating space for individuals to explore their emotions and navigate life's complexities. I have worked with all ages, while more recently primarily late teen years through late adulthood, and I have a passion for working with people who identify as female and folks within the LGBTQ+ community. I value non judgmental care and open communication as well as body positivity.
Throughout my career I have prioritized a person centered approach with a focus on promoting resilience, empowering people, and fostering a positive and inclusive therapeutic environment. I truly believe in the power of building strong therapeutic alliances and creating space for individuals to explore their emotions and navigate life's complexities. I have worked with all ages, while more recently primarily late teen years through late adulthood, and I have a passion for working with people who identify as female and folks within the LGBTQ+ community. I value non judgmental care and open communication as well as body positivity.
(218) 276-6293 View (218) 276-6293
Photo of Laura Halvorsen Fregard, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Laura Halvorsen Fregard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Duluth, MN 55804
I am a Christian therapist, and see mental health from a holistic framework that incorporates both emotional and spiritual wellbeing. I work with adults and adolescents who are grieving, healing from trauma and PTSD, going through role transitions, and trying to understand how they can find fulfillment through value-based living. I also work with those dealing with anxiety, social phobias, depression, spiritual trauma, and bipolar disorder.
I am a Christian therapist, and see mental health from a holistic framework that incorporates both emotional and spiritual wellbeing. I work with adults and adolescents who are grieving, healing from trauma and PTSD, going through role transitions, and trying to understand how they can find fulfillment through value-based living. I also work with those dealing with anxiety, social phobias, depression, spiritual trauma, and bipolar disorder.
(218) 748-1517 View (218) 748-1517

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Number of Therapists in Cook County, MN

< 10

Therapists in Cook County, MN who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
83% Anxiety
83% Women's Issues
83% Stress
67% Depression
67% Trauma and PTSD
67% Divorce

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
100% UCare
100% HealthPartners of MN and WI

How Therapists in Cook County, MN see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Cook County?

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.