Therapists in Duluth, MN

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Andrea Ellen Mousel
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
Duluth, MN 55812
Andrea Mousel has a Master’s degree in psychotherapy and counseling from Adler Graduate School. She is licensed as a mental health professional in the state of Minnesota as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (license number 2013). She completed over 90 hours of clinical hypnosis through the Minnesota Society of Clinical Hypnosis and is trained in EMDR I and II. She is also certified in the State of Minnesota as a gambling treatment provider. Andrea Mousel has been in private practice since 2010 and has over 13 years' experience.
Andrea Mousel has a Master’s degree in psychotherapy and counseling from Adler Graduate School. She is licensed as a mental health professional in the state of Minnesota as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (license number 2013). She completed over 90 hours of clinical hypnosis through the Minnesota Society of Clinical Hypnosis and is trained in EMDR I and II. She is also certified in the State of Minnesota as a gambling treatment provider. Andrea Mousel has been in private practice since 2010 and has over 13 years' experience.
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Sarah Cheney
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Duluth, MN 55802  (Online Only)
We all want a life of peace and ease; however, life includes challenges and struggles with painful experiences. Fortunately, modern, science-based mental health interventions help people reduce suffering and live life with more meaning and engagement with the world. I can help you identify personal values, develop unique strengths, build coping skills, and experiment with behavior changes. Our work together will help connect you with who and what you most care about and help you build a fulfilling and active life.
We all want a life of peace and ease; however, life includes challenges and struggles with painful experiences. Fortunately, modern, science-based mental health interventions help people reduce suffering and live life with more meaning and engagement with the world. I can help you identify personal values, develop unique strengths, build coping skills, and experiment with behavior changes. Our work together will help connect you with who and what you most care about and help you build a fulfilling and active life.
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Rylee Pumper
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Duluth, MN 55811
Whether the stress you hold has been with you for a short time or your whole lifetime, I am here to work with you to untangle all it has left in its wake; you don't have to do it alone. I have a casual and non judgmental approach that is strengths-based and I focus on empowering individuals to use self compassion and allow imperfection in their unique journey toward sustainable change.
Whether the stress you hold has been with you for a short time or your whole lifetime, I am here to work with you to untangle all it has left in its wake; you don't have to do it alone. I have a casual and non judgmental approach that is strengths-based and I focus on empowering individuals to use self compassion and allow imperfection in their unique journey toward sustainable change.
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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.
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Natalie Ryan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Duluth, MN 55802
My name is Natalie Ryan, and I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LISCW). I continue to be amazed by the strength and resilience individuals show when they come to therapy. Many individuals I meet are going through the hardest transitions of their lives and I am honored to be a part of their journey. I believe everyone deserves a safe space to explore their thoughts, feelings, frustrations, and curiosities. I tell everyone when we first meet that I have no hidden agenda; together we will develop a treatment plan that is right for you and assess this regularly to ensure your needs are met.
My name is Natalie Ryan, and I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LISCW). I continue to be amazed by the strength and resilience individuals show when they come to therapy. Many individuals I meet are going through the hardest transitions of their lives and I am honored to be a part of their journey. I believe everyone deserves a safe space to explore their thoughts, feelings, frustrations, and curiosities. I tell everyone when we first meet that I have no hidden agenda; together we will develop a treatment plan that is right for you and assess this regularly to ensure your needs are met.
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Grace Pegel
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
Duluth, MN 55802
Waitlist for new clients
As a therapist, I believe in meeting people where they are at and that you, the individual, are the expert on your life. I tailor my practice to what your individual goals and needs are by considering all parts of who you are, including your strengths, and not only the struggles you face. Throughout my work, I hope to foster a space in which we can communicate openly about what is working and what may not. I look forward to collaborating together and getting to know you better, as this journey will be a team effort between the two of us.
As a therapist, I believe in meeting people where they are at and that you, the individual, are the expert on your life. I tailor my practice to what your individual goals and needs are by considering all parts of who you are, including your strengths, and not only the struggles you face. Throughout my work, I hope to foster a space in which we can communicate openly about what is working and what may not. I look forward to collaborating together and getting to know you better, as this journey will be a team effort between the two of us.
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Ashley DeMars
Counselor, MSEd, LPCC
Verified Verified
Duluth, MN 55802
My passion is working with teens and young adults who experience anxiety, depression, and other major life changes. It can be hard in this ever changing world to have a place to feel heard and supported. My intent is to help build that bridge for people to have a safe and secure place to feel heard and supported when things in life feel challenging and alone. I want to be with you in the journey of self-growth and help challenge life's ever changing difficulties. I look forward to sharing this powerful experience with you and joining in your process of self-growth and discovery.
My passion is working with teens and young adults who experience anxiety, depression, and other major life changes. It can be hard in this ever changing world to have a place to feel heard and supported. My intent is to help build that bridge for people to have a safe and secure place to feel heard and supported when things in life feel challenging and alone. I want to be with you in the journey of self-growth and help challenge life's ever changing difficulties. I look forward to sharing this powerful experience with you and joining in your process of self-growth and discovery.
(218) 276-8600 View (218) 276-8600
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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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Jennifer N White
Psychologist, MA, LP, LADC
Verified Verified
Duluth, MN 55804
My preference is to work with the adult population. I work well with trauma recovery for both victims and offenders. I am well versed in working with addictions issues. I believe that each individual has the resources they need to cope with the issues of their life and be the person they would like to be, stored within them. At times it is difficult to assess these resources when needed or desired. Come learn how to access your inner resources.
My preference is to work with the adult population. I work well with trauma recovery for both victims and offenders. I am well versed in working with addictions issues. I believe that each individual has the resources they need to cope with the issues of their life and be the person they would like to be, stored within them. At times it is difficult to assess these resources when needed or desired. Come learn how to access your inner resources.
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Roni Horak
Counselor, LPCC, MSEd
Verified Verified
Duluth, MN 55811
Providing a safe and therapeutic environment for people to explore options for a happy and healthier life for themselves and the people they love is the cornerstone of my approach to therapy. I strive to provide quality services for people of all ages, groups, and family units that embrace a solution-focused model. With an extensive professional background working with children and families as a therapist and manager of the Adult, Children, Family, and Respite services, my experience has equipped many different approaches to your therapeutic process. Experiential and innovative forms of therapy including Equine Assisted Therapy.
Providing a safe and therapeutic environment for people to explore options for a happy and healthier life for themselves and the people they love is the cornerstone of my approach to therapy. I strive to provide quality services for people of all ages, groups, and family units that embrace a solution-focused model. With an extensive professional background working with children and families as a therapist and manager of the Adult, Children, Family, and Respite services, my experience has equipped many different approaches to your therapeutic process. Experiential and innovative forms of therapy including Equine Assisted Therapy.
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Eve-Lynn Fellersen
Counselor, MSEd, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Duluth, MN 55802
My name is Eve and I am a licensed therapist (LPCC) in Minnesota and Wisconsin. In today’s world, many of us can often feel alone, isolated, and overwhelmed. It takes courage and strength to reach out for support and connection. I am here to support you in navigating challenging times. You can expect an authentic safe space to feel heard, validated, and understood. I have worked with clients in a wide range of concerns and enjoy working with individuals, couples and families.
My name is Eve and I am a licensed therapist (LPCC) in Minnesota and Wisconsin. In today’s world, many of us can often feel alone, isolated, and overwhelmed. It takes courage and strength to reach out for support and connection. I am here to support you in navigating challenging times. You can expect an authentic safe space to feel heard, validated, and understood. I have worked with clients in a wide range of concerns and enjoy working with individuals, couples and families.
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Jared Krichbaum
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Duluth, MN 55812  (Online Only)
Therapy should be a comfortable space where clients can explore problems, understand themselves and their experiences, and make necessary changes to build more fulfilling and authentic lives. Much of my work has been focused on serving Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, LGBTQ2+, and working-class people struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, loss, discrimination, relationships, identity, transitioning, disability, work, and family. My goal is to promote self-determination and work collaboratively with clients so they feel deeply understood, connected, and more empowered to move toward genuine healing and growth.
Therapy should be a comfortable space where clients can explore problems, understand themselves and their experiences, and make necessary changes to build more fulfilling and authentic lives. Much of my work has been focused on serving Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, LGBTQ2+, and working-class people struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, loss, discrimination, relationships, identity, transitioning, disability, work, and family. My goal is to promote self-determination and work collaboratively with clients so they feel deeply understood, connected, and more empowered to move toward genuine healing and growth.
(218) 227-2545 View (218) 227-2545
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Katelyn M Maciej
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MA, LADC, LPCC
Verified Verified
Duluth, MN 55802
Not accepting new clients
"Life is a Journey Not a Destination, and it all Begins with One Single Step" I work from a client centered approach focusing on strengths, goals, wellness, and overall wellbeing. I aim to connect with clients through a warm, calm, compassionate demeanor, in a safe supportive environment. I received a masters level degree from Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School. My focus since 2015 has been working with adults struggling with Substance Use Disorders. A bulk of my experience has been working with adult males, however I also work with women, and family members of those with addiction.
"Life is a Journey Not a Destination, and it all Begins with One Single Step" I work from a client centered approach focusing on strengths, goals, wellness, and overall wellbeing. I aim to connect with clients through a warm, calm, compassionate demeanor, in a safe supportive environment. I received a masters level degree from Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School. My focus since 2015 has been working with adults struggling with Substance Use Disorders. A bulk of my experience has been working with adult males, however I also work with women, and family members of those with addiction.
(218) 967-3046 View (218) 967-3046
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Makenna Kullman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LGSW
Verified Verified
Duluth, MN 55811
Makenna works alongside her clients with openness, curiosity, and compassion. She is a Certified Grief Professional who primarily works with teens (14+) and young adults who are experiencing grief, anxiety, depression, life changes, trauma, and low self-esteem. She strives to support her clients in their healing journey by helping them build emotional awareness, learn adaptive coping skills, and develop self-compassion. The modalities she utilizes are influenced by Narrative Therapy, Polyvagal Theory, Internal Family Systems, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.
Makenna works alongside her clients with openness, curiosity, and compassion. She is a Certified Grief Professional who primarily works with teens (14+) and young adults who are experiencing grief, anxiety, depression, life changes, trauma, and low self-esteem. She strives to support her clients in their healing journey by helping them build emotional awareness, learn adaptive coping skills, and develop self-compassion. The modalities she utilizes are influenced by Narrative Therapy, Polyvagal Theory, Internal Family Systems, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.
(218) 427-4436 View (218) 427-4436
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Pam Baillie-Johnson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, SEP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Duluth, MN 55811
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in working with individuals who have experienced complex trauma. My approach to psychotherapy is collaborative and non-pathologizing. Clients often find me because of my experience as a Certified Internal Family Systems Therapist or Certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner. I use experiential models that take us beyond traditional talk therapy by slowing down, connecting with what is happening on the inside, offer healing to the wounded parts, and connecting with inner resources. Client’s often report an increase sense of self-compassion, calmness, clarity & confidence in themselves.
I specialize in working with individuals who have experienced complex trauma. My approach to psychotherapy is collaborative and non-pathologizing. Clients often find me because of my experience as a Certified Internal Family Systems Therapist or Certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner. I use experiential models that take us beyond traditional talk therapy by slowing down, connecting with what is happening on the inside, offer healing to the wounded parts, and connecting with inner resources. Client’s often report an increase sense of self-compassion, calmness, clarity & confidence in themselves.
(218) 304-7223 View (218) 304-7223
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Mary Morehouse
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Duluth, MN 55802
Waitlist for new clients
I am a psychotherapist who specializes in working with adolescents, young adults, and adults. I am unapologetically optimistic and truly believe that there is unlimited potential with individuals when it is properly discovered and nurtured. My experience at Amberwing and DBT allows me to help transition after treatment to ensure positive long-term results. I also specialize in transition from Essentia IOP, Adult Partial and Inpatient for both adolescents and adults. I work from a strengths based perspective and believe that the relationship with the client is the most important part of the journey to healing.
I am a psychotherapist who specializes in working with adolescents, young adults, and adults. I am unapologetically optimistic and truly believe that there is unlimited potential with individuals when it is properly discovered and nurtured. My experience at Amberwing and DBT allows me to help transition after treatment to ensure positive long-term results. I also specialize in transition from Essentia IOP, Adult Partial and Inpatient for both adolescents and adults. I work from a strengths based perspective and believe that the relationship with the client is the most important part of the journey to healing.
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Erin Casanova
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Duluth, MN 55802  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome! Beginning your therapeutic journey might feel overwhelming, but know that you're not alone—I'm here to support you. With a compassionate approach and a focus on building trust and mutual respect, I hope to create a collaborative therapeutic relationship while emphasizing your unique strengths to foster empowerment. My clinical experience and passion are focused on women's mental health challenges, spanning from interpersonal trauma to concerns such as self-esteem, identity, body image, anxiety, depression, and grief. I'm dedicated to helping you navigate your challenges with care and understanding.
Hello and welcome! Beginning your therapeutic journey might feel overwhelming, but know that you're not alone—I'm here to support you. With a compassionate approach and a focus on building trust and mutual respect, I hope to create a collaborative therapeutic relationship while emphasizing your unique strengths to foster empowerment. My clinical experience and passion are focused on women's mental health challenges, spanning from interpersonal trauma to concerns such as self-esteem, identity, body image, anxiety, depression, and grief. I'm dedicated to helping you navigate your challenges with care and understanding.
(218) 606-1797 View (218) 606-1797
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Katie Erickson
Counselor, MA, LPCC, NBCC
Verified Verified
Duluth, MN 55802
"Tomorrow, you promise yourself, will be different, yet, tomorrow is too often a repetition of today." James T. Mccay. Research has repeatedly shown that the single largest factor impacting treatment outcomes is not a provider's treatment methodology or theoretical orientation, but rather the quality of a client's relationship with their individual provider. Consequently I work with each client to design a carefully researched yet highly customized program that fits their unique needs. I am able to form a realistic plan for improving their life situation that brings about improvement in their symptoms quickly.
"Tomorrow, you promise yourself, will be different, yet, tomorrow is too often a repetition of today." James T. Mccay. Research has repeatedly shown that the single largest factor impacting treatment outcomes is not a provider's treatment methodology or theoretical orientation, but rather the quality of a client's relationship with their individual provider. Consequently I work with each client to design a carefully researched yet highly customized program that fits their unique needs. I am able to form a realistic plan for improving their life situation that brings about improvement in their symptoms quickly.
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Essentia Health SMMC Grief Support Services
MA, LP
Verified Verified
Duluth, MN 55805
Since 1985, St Mary's Grief Support Services has provided a safe place for grieving youth and adults of all ages to heal. Because each individual's response to loss is unique, we offer an umbrella of resources to choose from. Seeking support can make the difference between grieving in isolation and thriving. Our mission is to facilitate healthy grieving and offer specialized therapy and support for those impacted by serious illness, caregiving, or the death of a family member, friend, or pet. Free grief literature is also available on our website.
Since 1985, St Mary's Grief Support Services has provided a safe place for grieving youth and adults of all ages to heal. Because each individual's response to loss is unique, we offer an umbrella of resources to choose from. Seeking support can make the difference between grieving in isolation and thriving. Our mission is to facilitate healthy grieving and offer specialized therapy and support for those impacted by serious illness, caregiving, or the death of a family member, friend, or pet. Free grief literature is also available on our website.
(218) 585-3177 View (218) 585-3177
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Illumé North
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSW, LPCC, PsyD
Verified Verified
Duluth, MN 55802
Illumé North is a mental health center dedicated to preventing sexual abuse, increasing awareness of sexual health, and healing the effects of sexual trauma. Located in Duluth, Minnesota, and offering services in both Minnesota and Wisconsin, our experienced team offers psychotherapy and assessment services throughout the state, with a focus on sexual concerns and disorders as well as harmful sexual behavior. We are proud to offer sexual health treatment and assessment services to remote locations through telehealth, allowing for increased access to care and for expanded community safety.
Illumé North is a mental health center dedicated to preventing sexual abuse, increasing awareness of sexual health, and healing the effects of sexual trauma. Located in Duluth, Minnesota, and offering services in both Minnesota and Wisconsin, our experienced team offers psychotherapy and assessment services throughout the state, with a focus on sexual concerns and disorders as well as harmful sexual behavior. We are proud to offer sexual health treatment and assessment services to remote locations through telehealth, allowing for increased access to care and for expanded community safety.
(218) 522-4469 View (218) 522-4469

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Duluth, MN

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Duluth, MN who prioritize treating:

89% Anxiety
81% Depression
77% Trauma and PTSD
71% Self Esteem
70% Relationship Issues
70% Stress
66% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

81% BlueCross and BlueShield
75% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
69% UCare

How Therapists in Duluth, MN see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
14% Male
3% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Duluth?

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.