Therapists in Maplewood, MN

Photo of Dan Hinderaker, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Maplewood, MN
Dan Hinderaker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Maplewood, MN 55109
Hello! As a psychotherapist, I will strive to connect with you, support you, and help you identify and achieve your goals. Therapy can be as simple as learning new tools, or it can be a more complex and deeper process. For example, anxiety and depression can be indicators of deeper wounds or that a person has gone off course in some way. In either case, working with me is a dance between treating problems and building on strengths. Whatever the nature of your therapy, I believe everyone has the power to heal, grow, and reach their full potential emotionally, intellectually and physically.
Hello! As a psychotherapist, I will strive to connect with you, support you, and help you identify and achieve your goals. Therapy can be as simple as learning new tools, or it can be a more complex and deeper process. For example, anxiety and depression can be indicators of deeper wounds or that a person has gone off course in some way. In either case, working with me is a dance between treating problems and building on strengths. Whatever the nature of your therapy, I believe everyone has the power to heal, grow, and reach their full potential emotionally, intellectually and physically.
(651) 571-4841 View (651) 571-4841
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Drakirah Deichert
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
Maplewood, MN 55109
Not accepting new clients
You are so much more than the boxes society has tried to fit you in. You deserve to be seen and heard without judgement. Making the choice to begin your healing journey is not an easy one, and I want you to know that you can do this, and you will do this. I want to provide you with a safe, sex/kink positive, and racial trauma informed space to walk alongside you on this journey, where you will feel accepted, validated, and seen. My work is centered around the power of community, self-love, and justice. I am passionate about working with persons throughout the life span who self-locate within the BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ communities.
You are so much more than the boxes society has tried to fit you in. You deserve to be seen and heard without judgement. Making the choice to begin your healing journey is not an easy one, and I want you to know that you can do this, and you will do this. I want to provide you with a safe, sex/kink positive, and racial trauma informed space to walk alongside you on this journey, where you will feel accepted, validated, and seen. My work is centered around the power of community, self-love, and justice. I am passionate about working with persons throughout the life span who self-locate within the BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ communities.
(651) 505-8624 View (651) 505-8624
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Nicole Ward
Psychologist, LP
Verified
Maplewood, MN 55109
Clinical psychologist, Dr. Nicole Ward, provides psychological evaluations at our Maplewood and Hudson clinics. As a licensed psychologist in Minnesota and Wisconsin, Dr. Ward brings a warm and relational demeanor to her work providing psychological evaluations to her clients. She earned her bachelor's degree in child psychology from the University of Minnesota, followed by a Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and her Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology-both from Minnesota School of Professional Psychology, Argosy University-Twin Cities.
Clinical psychologist, Dr. Nicole Ward, provides psychological evaluations at our Maplewood and Hudson clinics. As a licensed psychologist in Minnesota and Wisconsin, Dr. Ward brings a warm and relational demeanor to her work providing psychological evaluations to her clients. She earned her bachelor's degree in child psychology from the University of Minnesota, followed by a Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and her Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology-both from Minnesota School of Professional Psychology, Argosy University-Twin Cities.
(651) 867-6924 View (651) 867-6924
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Jc Chipeco
Counselor, LPCC
Verified
Maplewood, MN 55109  (Online Only)
I've been honored to meet with clients from all corners - those who are experiencing depression, anxiety, (hearing) voices, trauma symptoms, chemical health conditions, homelessness, and the brave ones who simply want to feel better about themselves and change the world for the better. So if you are a person experiencing homelessness or chemical health concerns, if you are an an immigrant who feels lonely and isolated and lost, or if you are simply a human being trying to make sense of yourself and what is happening in the world and your place in it, please reach out to me.
I've been honored to meet with clients from all corners - those who are experiencing depression, anxiety, (hearing) voices, trauma symptoms, chemical health conditions, homelessness, and the brave ones who simply want to feel better about themselves and change the world for the better. So if you are a person experiencing homelessness or chemical health concerns, if you are an an immigrant who feels lonely and isolated and lost, or if you are simply a human being trying to make sense of yourself and what is happening in the world and your place in it, please reach out to me.
(651) 661-4291 View (651) 661-4291
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Thomas E Kelly
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
Verified
Maplewood, MN 55109
I am a Licensed Psychologist and Licensed Professional Counselor with 37 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. My training and practice developmental path as a Clinical Psychologist has evolved in some very distinct and unique directions over the course of my career, much like the many unique developmental paths – sometime divergent, sometimes related, always connected - of the individuals I have had the privilege to serve. I especially enjoy working with individuals navigating life transition circumstances filled with both challenges and opportunities - whether a child, teen, or adult.
I am a Licensed Psychologist and Licensed Professional Counselor with 37 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. My training and practice developmental path as a Clinical Psychologist has evolved in some very distinct and unique directions over the course of my career, much like the many unique developmental paths – sometime divergent, sometimes related, always connected - of the individuals I have had the privilege to serve. I especially enjoy working with individuals navigating life transition circumstances filled with both challenges and opportunities - whether a child, teen, or adult.
(651) 427-1643 View (651) 427-1643
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Clayton D Sankey LICSW LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, BCD
Verified
Maplewood, MN 55109
Waitlist for new clients
Throughout my career the hallmark of my practice has been that I work with difficult and complex issues. I am currently helping people ranging in age from ten to 80 years old. My strengths are discernment, empathy and responsiveness and my treatment is based on whole life developmental theories and strength focused crisis management. I specialize in treating oppositional, defiant kids and their families, and adults facing overwhelming emotional conflict and relational situations. If you wish, I will work closely with your family physician, psychiatrist, school personnel, minister, or family members.
Throughout my career the hallmark of my practice has been that I work with difficult and complex issues. I am currently helping people ranging in age from ten to 80 years old. My strengths are discernment, empathy and responsiveness and my treatment is based on whole life developmental theories and strength focused crisis management. I specialize in treating oppositional, defiant kids and their families, and adults facing overwhelming emotional conflict and relational situations. If you wish, I will work closely with your family physician, psychiatrist, school personnel, minister, or family members.
(651) 252-1950 View (651) 252-1950
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Jessica Mcintosh
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW, LGSW
Verified
Maplewood, MN 55109
Currently accepting clients. Our mental health wellness is easier to manage on some days vs other days we may be overcome by certain thoughts, emotions, past trauma experiences, as well as interpersonal relationship conflicts. During our partnership, I will provide a safe space for you to process your concerns, to empathize and validate your experiences. We will work together to cultivate the necessary skills and support you need to manage some of the areas of concern you have. The strengths within you that are seen, and unseen are important to acknowledge as we continue to work toward your goals throughout our sessions.
Currently accepting clients. Our mental health wellness is easier to manage on some days vs other days we may be overcome by certain thoughts, emotions, past trauma experiences, as well as interpersonal relationship conflicts. During our partnership, I will provide a safe space for you to process your concerns, to empathize and validate your experiences. We will work together to cultivate the necessary skills and support you need to manage some of the areas of concern you have. The strengths within you that are seen, and unseen are important to acknowledge as we continue to work toward your goals throughout our sessions.
(612) 261-0346 View (612) 261-0346
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Elizabeth Crubaugh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Maplewood, MN 55109
Liz completed her Master of Social Work at Augsburg University. She is licensed through the state of Minnesota as a licensed independent clinical social worker and a school social worker. Liz feels strongly about working with youth and young adults and has over ten years experience in doing so in a variety of different settings. She utilizes a person-centered approach to therapy, incorporating Narrative Therapy techniques, a strengths-based perspective, and consideration of the whole person (bio-psycho-social-spiritual-historical).
Liz completed her Master of Social Work at Augsburg University. She is licensed through the state of Minnesota as a licensed independent clinical social worker and a school social worker. Liz feels strongly about working with youth and young adults and has over ten years experience in doing so in a variety of different settings. She utilizes a person-centered approach to therapy, incorporating Narrative Therapy techniques, a strengths-based perspective, and consideration of the whole person (bio-psycho-social-spiritual-historical).
(651) 412-4586 View (651) 412-4586
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Christine Johnson
Counselor, LPCC, LADC
Verified
Maplewood, MN 55109
Christine is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor at Maplewood Psychology who enjoys working with children over 8, adolescents, and adults. She has a passion for working with co-occurring disorders. Christine also has experience in working with anxiety, depression, trauma, attachment disorders, and life transitions. She is currently licensed as an LADC and an LPCC.
Christine is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor at Maplewood Psychology who enjoys working with children over 8, adolescents, and adults. She has a passion for working with co-occurring disorders. Christine also has experience in working with anxiety, depression, trauma, attachment disorders, and life transitions. She is currently licensed as an LADC and an LPCC.
(651) 237-7944 View (651) 237-7944
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Emily Bade
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
Maplewood, MN 55117
Most of us experience barriers at one time or another, be it trauma, loss, depression, anxiety, or another challenge. Therapy is a place to unpack our experiences, understand the meaning we’ve made, heal and grow. I see myself as a partner and guide in helping clients improve their lives and overcome challenges. I practice from a systems and attachment perspective, believing that we are interconnected with those around us, and impacted by greater societal forces daily. I believe we are all seeking connection, to be known, to be loved and understood.
Most of us experience barriers at one time or another, be it trauma, loss, depression, anxiety, or another challenge. Therapy is a place to unpack our experiences, understand the meaning we’ve made, heal and grow. I see myself as a partner and guide in helping clients improve their lives and overcome challenges. I practice from a systems and attachment perspective, believing that we are interconnected with those around us, and impacted by greater societal forces daily. I believe we are all seeking connection, to be known, to be loved and understood.
(651) 615-3367 View (651) 615-3367
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Gao C Vang
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Maplewood, MN 55109
Gao is a bilingual (English/Hmong) psychotherapist serving individuals suffering from trauma, SPMI, chemical dependency, depression, anxiety, and life transitions. Her professional experiences include 10+ years working with individuals in their home, consultation, inpatient care, crisis, and clinic/outpatient settings. She distills knowledge in county court systems via CPS and Civil Commitments: MI/CD/DD and Guardianship. She has seen the significance therapy has in providing individuals and families the opportunity to heal as self-identity blooms. Her commitment is to support you to become a better you.
Gao is a bilingual (English/Hmong) psychotherapist serving individuals suffering from trauma, SPMI, chemical dependency, depression, anxiety, and life transitions. Her professional experiences include 10+ years working with individuals in their home, consultation, inpatient care, crisis, and clinic/outpatient settings. She distills knowledge in county court systems via CPS and Civil Commitments: MI/CD/DD and Guardianship. She has seen the significance therapy has in providing individuals and families the opportunity to heal as self-identity blooms. Her commitment is to support you to become a better you.
(651) 349-6732 View (651) 349-6732
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Drew Nelson
Counselor, LPCC
Verified
Maplewood, MN 55109
Drew is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor. He graduated from Saint Mary's University of Minnesota with a Master of Arts Degree in Counseling and Psychological Services, and a Graduate Certificate in Addiction Studies. Drew uses an integrative style drawing from cognitive-behavioral therapy, solution-focused and strengths-based techniques, as well as existential approaches to facilitate growth within his clients.
Drew is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor. He graduated from Saint Mary's University of Minnesota with a Master of Arts Degree in Counseling and Psychological Services, and a Graduate Certificate in Addiction Studies. Drew uses an integrative style drawing from cognitive-behavioral therapy, solution-focused and strengths-based techniques, as well as existential approaches to facilitate growth within his clients.
(651) 800-9699 View (651) 800-9699
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Curt Folkestad
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Maplewood, MN 55109
Curt completed his Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Saint Mary's University, and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist through the state of Minnesota. He enjoys working with children, adolescents, and adults individually or in a family setting. Curt has experience working with individuals and families in many settings including community, school, home, and outpatient services. He has also received additional training and is certified in providing Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).
Curt completed his Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Saint Mary's University, and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist through the state of Minnesota. He enjoys working with children, adolescents, and adults individually or in a family setting. Curt has experience working with individuals and families in many settings including community, school, home, and outpatient services. He has also received additional training and is certified in providing Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).
(651) 538-2436 View (651) 538-2436
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Antonio Brown
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern
Verified
1 Endorsed
Maplewood, MN 55109
I am here to tell you that seeking help and guidance regarding your mental and emotional health is okay. As a Bi-Racial Black and Mexican, Heterosexual, male, who grew up in a multicultural home, I understand the many barriers and stigmas associated with seeking mental health treatment. I had to challenge many of those cultural barriers, giving me a unique life experience and the ability to offer insight and perspective to those facing similar circumstances.
I am here to tell you that seeking help and guidance regarding your mental and emotional health is okay. As a Bi-Racial Black and Mexican, Heterosexual, male, who grew up in a multicultural home, I understand the many barriers and stigmas associated with seeking mental health treatment. I had to challenge many of those cultural barriers, giving me a unique life experience and the ability to offer insight and perspective to those facing similar circumstances.
(651) 615-2952 View (651) 615-2952
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Laura Wagner
Counselor, LPCC
Verified
Maplewood, MN 55109
Laura is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of Minnesota. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from University of Wisconsin La Crosse, as well as a Master of Arts in Counseling and Psychological Services from Saint Mary's University of Minnesota. Laura enjoys working with adults and adolescents. She has experience working in a state certified DBT program in an intensive outpatient setting as well as residential treatment for eating disorders. Laura brings a humanistic and person-centered approach to her practice. Laura is also trained in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) to treat PTSD and phobias.
Laura is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of Minnesota. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from University of Wisconsin La Crosse, as well as a Master of Arts in Counseling and Psychological Services from Saint Mary's University of Minnesota. Laura enjoys working with adults and adolescents. She has experience working in a state certified DBT program in an intensive outpatient setting as well as residential treatment for eating disorders. Laura brings a humanistic and person-centered approach to her practice. Laura is also trained in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) to treat PTSD and phobias.
(651) 376-2981 View (651) 376-2981
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Tim Scott
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
Maplewood, MN 55109
My name is Tim Scott and I'm the co-founder of NorthEast Counseling in Maplewood, Mn. I'm experienced, empathetic, and committed to your well-being. When you're facing an emotional hurdle - grief, loneliness, fear or anxiety it can be paralyzing. Many people have the sense that they're not good enough, are undeserving of happiness or are unlovable. You deserve to have a fulfilling life. Therapy is a process and the outcome is dependent on a collaborative effort between both the client and therapist. Reaching your potential emotionally, physically and intellectually is possible, and I can help.
My name is Tim Scott and I'm the co-founder of NorthEast Counseling in Maplewood, Mn. I'm experienced, empathetic, and committed to your well-being. When you're facing an emotional hurdle - grief, loneliness, fear or anxiety it can be paralyzing. Many people have the sense that they're not good enough, are undeserving of happiness or are unlovable. You deserve to have a fulfilling life. Therapy is a process and the outcome is dependent on a collaborative effort between both the client and therapist. Reaching your potential emotionally, physically and intellectually is possible, and I can help.
(651) 565-7309 View (651) 565-7309
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Nicole Young
Counselor, LPCC, CEAP
Verified
Maplewood, MN 55109
My approach is collaborative and supportive, using a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy, mindful self-acceptance, dialectical behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and trauma informed therapy practices.
My approach is collaborative and supportive, using a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy, mindful self-acceptance, dialectical behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and trauma informed therapy practices.
(651) 378-0012 View (651) 378-0012
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Ryan K Rowlson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Maplewood, MN 55109  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I work with my clients to create the necessary tools to manage major life transitions, fears, trauma, difficult relationships with family, friends, and/or job stress. I help my clients heal from distressing events and circumstances like parent-child relationship issues, recent or long term medical diagnosis, terminal medical diagnoses as well as children and adults who have experienced trauma. Whether it is a child with behavioral issues, a family member(s) dealing with a mental health issue, a couple wanting pre-marital counseling, or a family trying to manage a major medical issue I would like to help.
I work with my clients to create the necessary tools to manage major life transitions, fears, trauma, difficult relationships with family, friends, and/or job stress. I help my clients heal from distressing events and circumstances like parent-child relationship issues, recent or long term medical diagnosis, terminal medical diagnoses as well as children and adults who have experienced trauma. Whether it is a child with behavioral issues, a family member(s) dealing with a mental health issue, a couple wanting pre-marital counseling, or a family trying to manage a major medical issue I would like to help.
(651) 401-8858 View (651) 401-8858
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Abigayle McClendon
LPC Intern
Verified
1 Endorsed
Maplewood, MN 55109
My name is Abigayle. I am a queer, fat, non-binary, bi-racial therapist interested in co-creating an environment for you to explore what it means to live as your most authentic self. I believe strongly in creating a judgement-free space for you to examine long-held belief systems that have impacted how you move through the world. I tend to operate within narrative, emotion-focused, and mindfulness therapeutic approaches. My goal is to create an holistic environment where you are able to be authentically curious about where thoughts and beliefs come from in a nonjudgmental and trauma-informed way.
My name is Abigayle. I am a queer, fat, non-binary, bi-racial therapist interested in co-creating an environment for you to explore what it means to live as your most authentic self. I believe strongly in creating a judgement-free space for you to examine long-held belief systems that have impacted how you move through the world. I tend to operate within narrative, emotion-focused, and mindfulness therapeutic approaches. My goal is to create an holistic environment where you are able to be authentically curious about where thoughts and beliefs come from in a nonjudgmental and trauma-informed way.
(651) 424-0864 View (651) 424-0864
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William Wright
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Maplewood, MN 55109
Bill Wright is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, who has been practicing since 2013. He received his Master of Arts Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the Adler Graduate School in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 2010. As a husband, father and grandfather he brings many important life experiences to his work with individuals, couples, parents and families, helping them resolve difficulties and build more satisfying relationships in their everyday lives. In his spare time, Bill enjoys reading, water sports, and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Bill Wright is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, who has been practicing since 2013. He received his Master of Arts Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the Adler Graduate School in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 2010. As a husband, father and grandfather he brings many important life experiences to his work with individuals, couples, parents and families, helping them resolve difficulties and build more satisfying relationships in their everyday lives. In his spare time, Bill enjoys reading, water sports, and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
(651) 877-8124 View (651) 877-8124

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Number of Therapists in Maplewood, MN

60+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in Maplewood, MN who prioritize treating:

92% Depression
92% Anxiety
77% Trauma and PTSD
62% Relationship Issues
62% Self Esteem
60% Coping Skills
60% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

97% BlueCross and BlueShield
93% HealthPartners of MN and WI
87% UCare

How Therapists in Maplewood, MN see their clients

87% In Person and Online
13% Online Only

Gender breakdown

70% Female
29% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Maplewood?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.