Therapists in Minneapolis, MN

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Center for Psychological Growth and Resilience
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55410
Hello! We're Dennis, Maddy, Matt, and Korey. We believe that while life is hard, every human being has the potential to surmount stress and strain. Whether you're experiencing burnout, depression, anxiety, chronic pain, chronic illness, cancer, trauma, relationships issues, professional issues, or other concerns, our goal is to help you find meaning, self-respect, growth, and resilience. We're passionate about helping you increase your ability to weather and recover from difficult moments in the future. We'll do this by leveraging your strengths and building your coping skills to help you manage stress and create the life you want.
Hello! We're Dennis, Maddy, Matt, and Korey. We believe that while life is hard, every human being has the potential to surmount stress and strain. Whether you're experiencing burnout, depression, anxiety, chronic pain, chronic illness, cancer, trauma, relationships issues, professional issues, or other concerns, our goal is to help you find meaning, self-respect, growth, and resilience. We're passionate about helping you increase your ability to weather and recover from difficult moments in the future. We'll do this by leveraging your strengths and building your coping skills to help you manage stress and create the life you want.
(952) 222-8162 View (952) 222-8162
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Emily Charakas
Pre-Licensed Professional, BA
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55428
This world, this life, is pretty absurd when we think about it. We're on a giant rock floating in the vast universe, not knowing why we're here and how to navigate it all. I want to be there for people trying to find a way to forge their path through life and find some joy, contentment, humor, and purpose along the way. I work with individuals and couples who are seeking out therapy to work on finding relief from relationship stress, depression, anxiety, and/or trauma, whether it's linked to past experiences or because of current stressors in their lives.
This world, this life, is pretty absurd when we think about it. We're on a giant rock floating in the vast universe, not knowing why we're here and how to navigate it all. I want to be there for people trying to find a way to forge their path through life and find some joy, contentment, humor, and purpose along the way. I work with individuals and couples who are seeking out therapy to work on finding relief from relationship stress, depression, anxiety, and/or trauma, whether it's linked to past experiences or because of current stressors in their lives.
(763) 401-6311 View (763) 401-6311
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Sarah Lazarewicz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55418
I believe therapy can be a space to try on new ways of thinking and being, building insight and self-awareness so you can overcome blocks to creating the life you deeply desire. You can expect me to work hard to understand you and your history, offering an equal mix of nurturing, education and clear sighted perspective. We’ll work together to chart a vision for the road ahead, noting areas for growth, needed skills, and current strengths and resources. In session, and in life, my style is informal, warm, playful and compassionate. I bring a body-positive, sex-positive, feminist and anti-oppressive lens to my work.
I believe therapy can be a space to try on new ways of thinking and being, building insight and self-awareness so you can overcome blocks to creating the life you deeply desire. You can expect me to work hard to understand you and your history, offering an equal mix of nurturing, education and clear sighted perspective. We’ll work together to chart a vision for the road ahead, noting areas for growth, needed skills, and current strengths and resources. In session, and in life, my style is informal, warm, playful and compassionate. I bring a body-positive, sex-positive, feminist and anti-oppressive lens to my work.
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Faryal Khan
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55415  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
"I am not crazy," is the first thing many hear when thinking of mental health. Mental health is less about being crazy and more about over all well-being. Research shows that expressing ourselves can lead to positive change and better understanding of ourselves. During our journey together, I respect my clients by bringing in a culturally informed and non-judgmental lens, utilizing personal, religious/spiritual, and/or cultural strengths approach to healing. Together we will work on listening to our bodies and minds, integrating both in ways that bring positivity and restoration to ourselves and our relationships.
"I am not crazy," is the first thing many hear when thinking of mental health. Mental health is less about being crazy and more about over all well-being. Research shows that expressing ourselves can lead to positive change and better understanding of ourselves. During our journey together, I respect my clients by bringing in a culturally informed and non-judgmental lens, utilizing personal, religious/spiritual, and/or cultural strengths approach to healing. Together we will work on listening to our bodies and minds, integrating both in ways that bring positivity and restoration to ourselves and our relationships.
(763) 265-6102 View (763) 265-6102
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Devin Bard
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55408
Satisfying relationships, personal fulfillment, and vocational flourishing are essential components to a joyful life. Insecurity, self-doubt, anxiety and avoidance often stand between us and all of the above. Depending on who you are, being in therapy might be a practical and strategic process, for others a deeply emotional and interpersonal one. As I enjoy working with clients from all walks of life, I take a flexible and curious approach to attend to my clients' specific needs in the therapy process. Ultimately, my goal as a therapist is to support you in caring for yourself more deeply and personally in all aspects of life.
Satisfying relationships, personal fulfillment, and vocational flourishing are essential components to a joyful life. Insecurity, self-doubt, anxiety and avoidance often stand between us and all of the above. Depending on who you are, being in therapy might be a practical and strategic process, for others a deeply emotional and interpersonal one. As I enjoy working with clients from all walks of life, I take a flexible and curious approach to attend to my clients' specific needs in the therapy process. Ultimately, my goal as a therapist is to support you in caring for yourself more deeply and personally in all aspects of life.
(612) 662-4644 View (612) 662-4644
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Alex Subbaraman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55417  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I understand that finding a therapist can feel unsafe for many and am committed to creating an inquisitive & affirming therapeutic space. I enjoy working with people who may be navigating transitions, exploring their identities, and looking to understand themselves. I am a biracial (South Indian/white) woman and my parents moved to the US in the late 80's. I often work with individuals who are Asian, multiracial, queer, and/or first generation on resolving dilemmas unique to experiences such as assimilation, isolation, identity formation, and more.
I understand that finding a therapist can feel unsafe for many and am committed to creating an inquisitive & affirming therapeutic space. I enjoy working with people who may be navigating transitions, exploring their identities, and looking to understand themselves. I am a biracial (South Indian/white) woman and my parents moved to the US in the late 80's. I often work with individuals who are Asian, multiracial, queer, and/or first generation on resolving dilemmas unique to experiences such as assimilation, isolation, identity formation, and more.
(612) 429-4715 View (612) 429-4715
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Izaak Davison-Kerwood
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Waitlist for new clients
Everyone struggles with patterns, things we become "stuck" on. I work to help my clients identify what these are and what contributes to them. During this process, we work through the memories, thoughts, and behaviors that maintain these patterns. Many of our challenges start from us trying to help ourselves, whether it be coping with something or problem-solving. So, addressing these reasons is essential to treatment, and I take a strength and values-based approach. With additional training in art therapy, we also may use expressive art techniques.
Everyone struggles with patterns, things we become "stuck" on. I work to help my clients identify what these are and what contributes to them. During this process, we work through the memories, thoughts, and behaviors that maintain these patterns. Many of our challenges start from us trying to help ourselves, whether it be coping with something or problem-solving. So, addressing these reasons is essential to treatment, and I take a strength and values-based approach. With additional training in art therapy, we also may use expressive art techniques.
(612) 439-7302 View (612) 439-7302
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Katelyn Rising
Pre-Licensed Professional, MPS, LADC
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55407  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I work with individuals who are 16 + years old and are motivated to engage in therapy. I value the therapeutic relationship. I view therapy as the two of us working together as a team to reach your goals. I use a person center, strengths based approach and value using many different modalities to fit a person's needs. I primarily work with individuals who are seeking help related to depression, anxiety, grief and loss counseling, life transition situations, chemical dependency issues, family member of someone struggling with chemical dependency, maintenance care for psychosis/psychotic spectrum disorders and panic disorders.
I work with individuals who are 16 + years old and are motivated to engage in therapy. I value the therapeutic relationship. I view therapy as the two of us working together as a team to reach your goals. I use a person center, strengths based approach and value using many different modalities to fit a person's needs. I primarily work with individuals who are seeking help related to depression, anxiety, grief and loss counseling, life transition situations, chemical dependency issues, family member of someone struggling with chemical dependency, maintenance care for psychosis/psychotic spectrum disorders and panic disorders.
(612) 712-5420 View (612) 712-5420
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Emily Steece
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55416
I believe that everyone is the expert on themselves, but at times this expertise can be difficult to harness due to the curveballs life often throws our way. My approach is empathetic, flexible, non-judgmental with a dash of humor, and some occasional colorful language. I can also be very direct when needed. Utilizing both trauma-informed and attachment-based perspectives, I will collaborate with you on discovering that expertise. I am passionate about diversity and inclusion which allows me to honor the unique needs of everyone who grants me the privilege of joining them on their journey.
I believe that everyone is the expert on themselves, but at times this expertise can be difficult to harness due to the curveballs life often throws our way. My approach is empathetic, flexible, non-judgmental with a dash of humor, and some occasional colorful language. I can also be very direct when needed. Utilizing both trauma-informed and attachment-based perspectives, I will collaborate with you on discovering that expertise. I am passionate about diversity and inclusion which allows me to honor the unique needs of everyone who grants me the privilege of joining them on their journey.
(763) 265-6228 View (763) 265-6228
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Kaycie Dale
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55405
Let me help you on your path to healing. We often repeat the same patterns without knowing why or understanding how to break free of these unhealthy cycles. By working together with my clients, we can begin to recognize these patterns and get to the underlying root of where and how they might have developed. This process helps to give my clients better clarity and insight of their own emotional experience, inner world, and behaviors. Let's connect today!
Let me help you on your path to healing. We often repeat the same patterns without knowing why or understanding how to break free of these unhealthy cycles. By working together with my clients, we can begin to recognize these patterns and get to the underlying root of where and how they might have developed. This process helps to give my clients better clarity and insight of their own emotional experience, inner world, and behaviors. Let's connect today!
(651) 369-7609 View (651) 369-7609
Photo of Jennifer Holloway, MA, LPCC
Jennifer Holloway
MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55406  (Online Only)
June 2024: Accepting new clients! I recognize that not all people looking for therapy are sure that the traditional idea of therapy is a good fit for them. Whether it's due to an unsuccessful attempt to engage in therapy in the past or a hesitancy to pursue therapy for the first time, I hope to offer people an option to engage in therapy in a way that results in increase confidence and resilience in a short period of time and/or sessions.
June 2024: Accepting new clients! I recognize that not all people looking for therapy are sure that the traditional idea of therapy is a good fit for them. Whether it's due to an unsuccessful attempt to engage in therapy in the past or a hesitancy to pursue therapy for the first time, I hope to offer people an option to engage in therapy in a way that results in increase confidence and resilience in a short period of time and/or sessions.
(612) 662-5129 View (612) 662-5129
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Elise Davidson
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55415  (Online Only)
I specialize in serving adults age 18+ with with anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and depression. My philosophy is that our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are all connected, and these inform how we experience the world. I utilize evidence-based therapies such as CBT and ERP (exposure & response prevention) to help you challenge beliefs that are keeping you stuck or unsatisfied with life. When working together, I would first focus on building a connection with you. Then together, we would collaboratively navigate through the web of your mental health symptoms.
I specialize in serving adults age 18+ with with anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and depression. My philosophy is that our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are all connected, and these inform how we experience the world. I utilize evidence-based therapies such as CBT and ERP (exposure & response prevention) to help you challenge beliefs that are keeping you stuck or unsatisfied with life. When working together, I would first focus on building a connection with you. Then together, we would collaboratively navigate through the web of your mental health symptoms.
(612) 361-4735 View (612) 361-4735
Photo of Madelyn Steen, MS, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Madelyn Steen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55423
Do you feel isolated, anxious, or depressed? Do you have relationship challenges? If so, I can help quickly with proven treatments that get to the root cause and then resolve it. Painful memories and events from the past don't have to overwhelm you or limit your future. I work with individuals to heal from these difficult experiences. I can help you develop healthy boundaries and build trust in order to improve your relationships and really connect with others.
Do you feel isolated, anxious, or depressed? Do you have relationship challenges? If so, I can help quickly with proven treatments that get to the root cause and then resolve it. Painful memories and events from the past don't have to overwhelm you or limit your future. I work with individuals to heal from these difficult experiences. I can help you develop healthy boundaries and build trust in order to improve your relationships and really connect with others.
(612) 351-6287 View (612) 351-6287
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Sam L Atkins
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Hello and welcome! My name is Sam (they/them), and I am so happy you're here. As a queer and non-binary identified provider, I honor how painstakingly difficult it is to exist under oppressive systems, let alone thrive. It can be isolating and scary to navigate this world alone, and I do not think you should have to. Drawing on humanistic and person-centered models of care, I aim to create a non-judgmental and empathetic space where you can bravely define what being your best self means to you. As an artist, I understand creativity's healing, grounding nature and provide art supplies for client use in sessions.
Hello and welcome! My name is Sam (they/them), and I am so happy you're here. As a queer and non-binary identified provider, I honor how painstakingly difficult it is to exist under oppressive systems, let alone thrive. It can be isolating and scary to navigate this world alone, and I do not think you should have to. Drawing on humanistic and person-centered models of care, I aim to create a non-judgmental and empathetic space where you can bravely define what being your best self means to you. As an artist, I understand creativity's healing, grounding nature and provide art supplies for client use in sessions.
(612) 682-2909 x36 View (612) 682-2909 x36
Photo of Katie Eisold, MA, CCLS, Pre-Licensed Professional
Katie Eisold
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, CCLS
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55435
I enjoy working with individual adults, teens, and children (10+) with a variety of mental health concerns. I have significant experience working with people coping with grief and loss. Through supporting hundreds of individuals and families mourning a death, I recognize how unique grief is to each one of us. I work to normalize and validate the diversity of one's grief experiences to promote hope and healing.
I enjoy working with individual adults, teens, and children (10+) with a variety of mental health concerns. I have significant experience working with people coping with grief and loss. Through supporting hundreds of individuals and families mourning a death, I recognize how unique grief is to each one of us. I work to normalize and validate the diversity of one's grief experiences to promote hope and healing.
(952) 234-6310 View (952) 234-6310
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Robyn K Gunderson
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55419
Not accepting new clients
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Stuck in the same old rut? Have you been to therapy before but your symptoms keep returning? Do you feel like you have succeeded in some areas of your life, but something inside just isn’t right? Are you asking yourself those big questions, like what is the meaning of my life? Struggles like this often prompt us to move toward self-discovery. In a warm and authentic atmosphere, we converse about you. Understanding yourself can not only help alleviate symptoms, but can help you come to terms with the issues underlying them, and in time, help you live your life more fully.
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Stuck in the same old rut? Have you been to therapy before but your symptoms keep returning? Do you feel like you have succeeded in some areas of your life, but something inside just isn’t right? Are you asking yourself those big questions, like what is the meaning of my life? Struggles like this often prompt us to move toward self-discovery. In a warm and authentic atmosphere, we converse about you. Understanding yourself can not only help alleviate symptoms, but can help you come to terms with the issues underlying them, and in time, help you live your life more fully.
(507) 574-4563 View (507) 574-4563
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Christine Mia Kerno
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55408  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I specialize in trauma focused EMDR and Adaptive Internal Relations (AIR Network), substance use issues, and the care and treatment of the LGBTQIA community including transgender folk. As a male to female transgender person and a mental health professional I provide culturally specific services to the LGBTQIA community. I am an expert in the care and treatment of people living with or at high risk for HIV.
I specialize in trauma focused EMDR and Adaptive Internal Relations (AIR Network), substance use issues, and the care and treatment of the LGBTQIA community including transgender folk. As a male to female transgender person and a mental health professional I provide culturally specific services to the LGBTQIA community. I am an expert in the care and treatment of people living with or at high risk for HIV.
(612) 261-0871 View (612) 261-0871
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Michael Kinzer
Marriage & Family Therapist, JD, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55416
Not accepting new clients
My therapy style is engaged and proactive. Clients repeatedly tell me they feel safe and accepted in therapy to explore their issues, whatever they happen to be. I ask questions and make frequent observations to help clients (1) increase self-awareness and become more comfortable with themselves and their feelings, (2) to make better choices, (3) toward greater satisfaction in their lives and relationships. My unique history helps me understand and relate to the many struggles clients face, without judgment. For more information about me and my style of therapy, please visit my website: www.jupitercenter.com.
My therapy style is engaged and proactive. Clients repeatedly tell me they feel safe and accepted in therapy to explore their issues, whatever they happen to be. I ask questions and make frequent observations to help clients (1) increase self-awareness and become more comfortable with themselves and their feelings, (2) to make better choices, (3) toward greater satisfaction in their lives and relationships. My unique history helps me understand and relate to the many struggles clients face, without judgment. For more information about me and my style of therapy, please visit my website: www.jupitercenter.com.
(612) 234-5976 View (612) 234-5976
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Samantha Schwarz
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55403
I believe that every individual/relationship is unique and I will collaborate with you to customize your therapy experience to fit your needs. I approach therapy with a calm and inviting presence to support open and direct conversation that explores all aspects of relationships and life. I believe in a holistic approach to one’s well-being and I consider the mind-body connection in my approach.
I believe that every individual/relationship is unique and I will collaborate with you to customize your therapy experience to fit your needs. I approach therapy with a calm and inviting presence to support open and direct conversation that explores all aspects of relationships and life. I believe in a holistic approach to one’s well-being and I consider the mind-body connection in my approach.
(612) 887-2961 x719 View (612) 887-2961 x719
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Frances Lee Mican
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CSW
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55412  (Online Only)
Do you have trouble understanding what you’re feeling, or why you’re feeling it? Maybe you find yourself asking “does that make sense?”, unsure whether your thoughts are coming across how you want them to. Or you tend to be really hard on yourself, with a running narrative of “I’m the worst!”. Perhaps you’re scared to get things wrong, and feel unable to trust yourself to know what you want, let alone how to get there. This might come from being told how you think doesn't make sense, past mistakes, or being told to deny your own perceptions. You want to feel more at ease, confident, and relaxed. If this describes you, I can help!
Do you have trouble understanding what you’re feeling, or why you’re feeling it? Maybe you find yourself asking “does that make sense?”, unsure whether your thoughts are coming across how you want them to. Or you tend to be really hard on yourself, with a running narrative of “I’m the worst!”. Perhaps you’re scared to get things wrong, and feel unable to trust yourself to know what you want, let alone how to get there. This might come from being told how you think doesn't make sense, past mistakes, or being told to deny your own perceptions. You want to feel more at ease, confident, and relaxed. If this describes you, I can help!
(763) 878-6821 View (763) 878-6821
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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Minneapolis, MN

1,000+

Average cost per session

$170

Therapists in Minneapolis, MN who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
88% Depression
79% Relationship Issues
76% Self Esteem
74% Trauma and PTSD
68% Stress
63% Grief

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% BlueCross and BlueShield
70% UCare
68% Aetna

How Therapists in Minneapolis, MN see their clients

73% In Person and Online
27% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
21% Male
3% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Minneapolis?

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.