Therapists in Downtown, Minneapolis, MN

Photo of Caitlin Spies, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Downtown, Minneapolis, MN
Caitlin Spies
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Downtown, Minneapolis, MN 55402
People often seek psychotherapy when they have had experiences that are painful and difficult to understand or talk about with even the closest people in their lives. In these times, many people find it helpful to have a trusting, compassionate, and confidential professional relationship where they can work things through. Talking through our experiences and feelings has the power to heal and to make deep, long-lasting change. I am committed to fostering a safe and comfortable context to help my clients do the important work of understanding the most troubling parts of their lives and relationships.
People often seek psychotherapy when they have had experiences that are painful and difficult to understand or talk about with even the closest people in their lives. In these times, many people find it helpful to have a trusting, compassionate, and confidential professional relationship where they can work things through. Talking through our experiences and feelings has the power to heal and to make deep, long-lasting change. I am committed to fostering a safe and comfortable context to help my clients do the important work of understanding the most troubling parts of their lives and relationships.
(612) 255-1476 View (612) 255-1476
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Elise Davidson
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Downtown, 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
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Reviving Roots Therapy and Wellness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LGSW
Verified Verified
Downtown, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Life is full of ongoing changes. I am Azania (she/her), an LGSW that uses Black-Centered care to support clients in therapy. I specialize in working with BIPOC, queer & trans/non-binary individuals who are adults (18+) that are navigating intergenerational/historical traumas, sexual violence, are first-generation, artists, entrepreneurship, and career development. I integrate my professional training and therapeutic skills with my lived experience as a pansexual-identified person with ADD/ADHD, anxiety, depression, and who is mixed race Black/Singaporean Eurasian person.
Life is full of ongoing changes. I am Azania (she/her), an LGSW that uses Black-Centered care to support clients in therapy. I specialize in working with BIPOC, queer & trans/non-binary individuals who are adults (18+) that are navigating intergenerational/historical traumas, sexual violence, are first-generation, artists, entrepreneurship, and career development. I integrate my professional training and therapeutic skills with my lived experience as a pansexual-identified person with ADD/ADHD, anxiety, depression, and who is mixed race Black/Singaporean Eurasian person.
(612) 887-8859 View (612) 887-8859
Photo of Robert L Reis II, Psychologist in Downtown, Minneapolis, MN
Robert L Reis II
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified Verified
Downtown, Minneapolis, MN 55402
Waitlist for new clients
I can help you deal with your pain, celebrate your joys, and manage the day to day. I believe that we are partners in the counseling process, and together we can figure out what works best for you. Some special interest areas include working with life transitions and adjustment, exploring values and identity, working with depression and anxiety, working with individuals that identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender, and working with men. Please contact me to discuss how I can help you meet your goals.
I can help you deal with your pain, celebrate your joys, and manage the day to day. I believe that we are partners in the counseling process, and together we can figure out what works best for you. Some special interest areas include working with life transitions and adjustment, exploring values and identity, working with depression and anxiety, working with individuals that identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender, and working with men. Please contact me to discuss how I can help you meet your goals.
(612) 255-6618 View (612) 255-6618
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Anna Goldsmith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Waitlist for new clients
I am passionate about helping adults & couples navigate mental health concerns and life stressors including family dynamics, co-parenting, sexual health, intimacy, self-worth, and attachment. I work with couples to build communication skills and bring true intentions to light and with individuals seeking to learn more about their pasts and futures.
I am passionate about helping adults & couples navigate mental health concerns and life stressors including family dynamics, co-parenting, sexual health, intimacy, self-worth, and attachment. I work with couples to build communication skills and bring true intentions to light and with individuals seeking to learn more about their pasts and futures.
(612) 712-1889 View (612) 712-1889
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Samuel Vagac
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Downtown, Minneapolis, MN 55403
As a mental health practitioner, I intentionally prioritize creating a safe environment to process your past and present challenges. I am passionate about empowering individuals, partners, and families to realize their true strength within themselves at their own pace. We all are a part of differing systems that affect our overall well-being. As your therapist, it is my role to support you in deciding how you want to show up and participate in those systems in a healthier way.
As a mental health practitioner, I intentionally prioritize creating a safe environment to process your past and present challenges. I am passionate about empowering individuals, partners, and families to realize their true strength within themselves at their own pace. We all are a part of differing systems that affect our overall well-being. As your therapist, it is my role to support you in deciding how you want to show up and participate in those systems in a healthier way.
(612) 662-6526 View (612) 662-6526
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Rhiannon Arkala
LPC Intern
Verified Verified
Downtown, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Waitlist for new clients
It's not easy to form genuine connections these days. It's especially challenging if you are from a marginalized community. My passion is working with teens and young adults who are experiencing challenges with work and/or school stress, friendships, or life transitions. As a queer counselor, I enjoy working with members of the LGBTQIA+ community. Clients that work with me develop strong coping skills, gain self-acceptance, and are able to grow their social support system.
It's not easy to form genuine connections these days. It's especially challenging if you are from a marginalized community. My passion is working with teens and young adults who are experiencing challenges with work and/or school stress, friendships, or life transitions. As a queer counselor, I enjoy working with members of the LGBTQIA+ community. Clients that work with me develop strong coping skills, gain self-acceptance, and are able to grow their social support system.
(612) 712-5202 View (612) 712-5202
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Julie A. Kaufman
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Downtown, Minneapolis, MN 55401  (Online Only)
I am dedicated to helping others re-experience themselves. While we all experience struggles, there are times when managing them can be more difficult. Feelings of vulnerability, shame, and fear can easily become chains that hold us down. We begin to give away our power by allowing others to decide how we experience ourselves, our relationships, and our lives. We use food, emotions, behaviors, alcohol, and drugs hoping to protect ourselves. In these attempts we surrender even more power. The energy we once used to live in love, abundance, and wellness is no longer available: as a limited resource, it's now all used up.
I am dedicated to helping others re-experience themselves. While we all experience struggles, there are times when managing them can be more difficult. Feelings of vulnerability, shame, and fear can easily become chains that hold us down. We begin to give away our power by allowing others to decide how we experience ourselves, our relationships, and our lives. We use food, emotions, behaviors, alcohol, and drugs hoping to protect ourselves. In these attempts we surrender even more power. The energy we once used to live in love, abundance, and wellness is no longer available: as a limited resource, it's now all used up.
(651) 433-6074 View (651) 433-6074
Photo of Allison July, Pre-Licensed Professional in Downtown, Minneapolis, MN
Allison July
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Minneapolis, MN 55403
I specialize in LGBTQ+, Trauma, Divorce/Family Estrangement, Mood Disorders, and Couples Counseling.
I specialize in LGBTQ+, Trauma, Divorce/Family Estrangement, Mood Disorders, and Couples Counseling.
(651) 505-5592 View (651) 505-5592
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Roger Pollock
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LISW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Minneapolis, MN 55402
Waitlist for new clients
My mission is to genuinely share myself with others so that we can reach higher levels of understanding and experience acceptance, commitment, and hope. We are doing the best we can, with what we have, in this moment and we can do better, being more motivated to change. With a dialectical perspective, drawing from the principles of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), I focus on helping my clients achieve their goals and create a life worth living.In my work, I connect with adolescents, families, and young adults, offering a radically genuine relationship that helps them discover that hope and recovery are possible.
My mission is to genuinely share myself with others so that we can reach higher levels of understanding and experience acceptance, commitment, and hope. We are doing the best we can, with what we have, in this moment and we can do better, being more motivated to change. With a dialectical perspective, drawing from the principles of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), I focus on helping my clients achieve their goals and create a life worth living.In my work, I connect with adolescents, families, and young adults, offering a radically genuine relationship that helps them discover that hope and recovery are possible.
(612) 662-5680 View (612) 662-5680
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Tito Oca Catuncan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Minneapolis, MN 55415
Do you feel alone in your struggles, whether those are battling depression or anxiety, exploring sexuality, navigating cultural generational divides in your family, avoiding burnout, or how to survive/thrive amidst racism, sexism, queerphobia, transphobia, and other isms? I work with clients to create a safer and more affirming space to explore their identities, navigate complex relationships, and address the effects of systemic oppression, discrimination, and trauma on mental health.
Do you feel alone in your struggles, whether those are battling depression or anxiety, exploring sexuality, navigating cultural generational divides in your family, avoiding burnout, or how to survive/thrive amidst racism, sexism, queerphobia, transphobia, and other isms? I work with clients to create a safer and more affirming space to explore their identities, navigate complex relationships, and address the effects of systemic oppression, discrimination, and trauma on mental health.
(612) 255-6685 View (612) 255-6685
Photo of Nancy J Arikian, Psychologist in Downtown, Minneapolis, MN
Nancy J Arikian
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified Verified
Downtown, Minneapolis, MN 55403
I am passionate about helping people find and build on their inner strengths and learn new skills in order to feel more at ease emotionally and create a more satisfying life. I listen deeply to help people explore their strengths and also obstacles to creating the life they want. I enjoy helping people with a variety of problems including anxiety, depressed mood, relationship struggles, insomnia, and health problems including Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
I am passionate about helping people find and build on their inner strengths and learn new skills in order to feel more at ease emotionally and create a more satisfying life. I listen deeply to help people explore their strengths and also obstacles to creating the life they want. I enjoy helping people with a variety of problems including anxiety, depressed mood, relationship struggles, insomnia, and health problems including Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
(612) 354-8114 View (612) 354-8114
Photo of Lora Rodriguez, Marriage & Family Therapist in Downtown, Minneapolis, MN
Lora Rodriguez
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Minneapolis, MN 55401
Hi! I am the owner of Kos Counseling, and have been working in the mental health field for 19 years with an emphasis on serving LGBTQ and BIPOC folks. I see clients of all ages, but focus on working with young adults and teens. I help people to learn to cope with anxiety, depression, trauma, and other symptoms while also getting more connected to themselves. I also help people navigate difficult relationships (family, friends, partners) in more productive ways. Sessions with me are filled with compassion, openness, realistic optimism, and a mix of sitting with the hardest emotions while also creating space to laugh.
Hi! I am the owner of Kos Counseling, and have been working in the mental health field for 19 years with an emphasis on serving LGBTQ and BIPOC folks. I see clients of all ages, but focus on working with young adults and teens. I help people to learn to cope with anxiety, depression, trauma, and other symptoms while also getting more connected to themselves. I also help people navigate difficult relationships (family, friends, partners) in more productive ways. Sessions with me are filled with compassion, openness, realistic optimism, and a mix of sitting with the hardest emotions while also creating space to laugh.
(952) 230-0069 View (952) 230-0069
Photo of Luke Yost, Pre-Licensed Professional in Downtown, Minneapolis, MN
Luke Yost
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Minneapolis, MN 55401
A client who is facing any life transition, whether it be parenting, identity concerns, career concerns, new relationships, or relationship milestones, growing into adulthood, or gender identity. Client's needs could be based on these life transitions, and also the surrounding symptoms concerning mood, anxiety, stress, and conflict. Client's hope to better themselves in their own growth in identity, stress management, relationships, career, family, and life. Client's also hope to understand symptomatic features and shape that understanding into values and committed driven action.
A client who is facing any life transition, whether it be parenting, identity concerns, career concerns, new relationships, or relationship milestones, growing into adulthood, or gender identity. Client's needs could be based on these life transitions, and also the surrounding symptoms concerning mood, anxiety, stress, and conflict. Client's hope to better themselves in their own growth in identity, stress management, relationships, career, family, and life. Client's also hope to understand symptomatic features and shape that understanding into values and committed driven action.
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Photo of Lee Start, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Downtown, Minneapolis, MN
Lee Start
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, LADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Minneapolis, MN 55415
Waitlist for new clients
I am dually licensed as a licensed clinical social worker and an alcohol and drug counselor which I practice from a harm reduction approach. I have experience with group and individual therapy specific to religious trauma, adverse religious experiences, and faith transitions, and my goal is to support those in the LGBTQIA+ community in navigating the impacts on identity at that intersection. My passion for this work is driven by my identity as a genderqueer human, and both my personal and professional experience in this area.
I am dually licensed as a licensed clinical social worker and an alcohol and drug counselor which I practice from a harm reduction approach. I have experience with group and individual therapy specific to religious trauma, adverse religious experiences, and faith transitions, and my goal is to support those in the LGBTQIA+ community in navigating the impacts on identity at that intersection. My passion for this work is driven by my identity as a genderqueer human, and both my personal and professional experience in this area.
(612) 445-3657 View (612) 445-3657
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Ginny Aumann
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Downtown, Minneapolis, MN 55415  (Online Only)
My therapy style is relational and casual. I like to use humor and aim to be collaborative—if there’s something I can do or learn about to better help you, I want to hear it. Likewise, we all make mistakes, including therapists, so I strive to talk those through with you and help build a stronger therapeutic relationship. I hope to challenge the client/therapist power dynamic, meaning you are the expert on your life and our sessions should be guided by what you want and need. I love working with folks on exploring aspects of their identity and discussing ways oppressive systems show up in our lives.
My therapy style is relational and casual. I like to use humor and aim to be collaborative—if there’s something I can do or learn about to better help you, I want to hear it. Likewise, we all make mistakes, including therapists, so I strive to talk those through with you and help build a stronger therapeutic relationship. I hope to challenge the client/therapist power dynamic, meaning you are the expert on your life and our sessions should be guided by what you want and need. I love working with folks on exploring aspects of their identity and discussing ways oppressive systems show up in our lives.
(612) 999-2702 View (612) 999-2702
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Teia Kopari
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LGSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Minneapolis, MN 55401
Waitlist for new clients
I enjoy working with individuals experiencing life adjustments, anxiety, depression, and trauma, couples struggling with communication, infidelity, disconnection in the relationship, sexual concerns, divorce or separation, and other life events. I have a special interest in working with women in areas of self-esteem, assertiveness, sexual wellbeing, perfectionism, and co-dependency.
I enjoy working with individuals experiencing life adjustments, anxiety, depression, and trauma, couples struggling with communication, infidelity, disconnection in the relationship, sexual concerns, divorce or separation, and other life events. I have a special interest in working with women in areas of self-esteem, assertiveness, sexual wellbeing, perfectionism, and co-dependency.
(763) 878-6473 View (763) 878-6473
Photo of Chad T. Allen, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Downtown, Minneapolis, MN
Chad T. Allen
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Minneapolis, MN 55402
I believe the problems we experience in living are woven into the fabric of our lives and rooted in enduring patterns of thinking, feeling, and relating to others. These problems develop in relationship to others over the course of our lives. And it is in relationship—a relationship in which the attentive presence of another is truly and deeply felt—that these problems can be healed. In an atmosphere of curiosity and acceptance, we will work together to deepen your awareness and understanding of your needs, desires, and patterns of relating so you may experience greater freedom and fulfillment in your life.
I believe the problems we experience in living are woven into the fabric of our lives and rooted in enduring patterns of thinking, feeling, and relating to others. These problems develop in relationship to others over the course of our lives. And it is in relationship—a relationship in which the attentive presence of another is truly and deeply felt—that these problems can be healed. In an atmosphere of curiosity and acceptance, we will work together to deepen your awareness and understanding of your needs, desires, and patterns of relating so you may experience greater freedom and fulfillment in your life.
(612) 424-3315 View (612) 424-3315
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Elaine J Moore
Psychologist, MA, LP
Verified Verified
Downtown, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Not accepting new clients
As a licensed psychologist I have over 25 years working with couples, families, children, adolescents and individuals. I specialize in anxiety disorders, depression and trauma. I furthermore have extensive experience working with chronic illnesses including MS, Lupus, Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, COPD, diabetes and Lyme disease. I love working with couples, with complex issues. I value working with DEI concerns for BIPOC people. My work is client centered with a focus on the client's strengths and competencies in the world. My approach is creative and intuitive, with a strong foundation in scientific theory.
As a licensed psychologist I have over 25 years working with couples, families, children, adolescents and individuals. I specialize in anxiety disorders, depression and trauma. I furthermore have extensive experience working with chronic illnesses including MS, Lupus, Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, COPD, diabetes and Lyme disease. I love working with couples, with complex issues. I value working with DEI concerns for BIPOC people. My work is client centered with a focus on the client's strengths and competencies in the world. My approach is creative and intuitive, with a strong foundation in scientific theory.
(612) 294-8370 View (612) 294-8370
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Daniel Hoffman
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Downtown, Minneapolis, MN 55401
I am always fascinated by the infinite variety of ways people can get themselves in and out of trouble. I work with adults to overcome roadblocks, better understand themselves, and otherwise self-actualize. My clinical interests include depression, anxiety, anger, trauma, self-esteem, unwanted substance and behavioral patterns, lifespan growth, among others. I value empowerment highly in the therapeutic process and work well with motivated clients.
I am always fascinated by the infinite variety of ways people can get themselves in and out of trouble. I work with adults to overcome roadblocks, better understand themselves, and otherwise self-actualize. My clinical interests include depression, anxiety, anger, trauma, self-esteem, unwanted substance and behavioral patterns, lifespan growth, among others. I value empowerment highly in the therapeutic process and work well with motivated clients.
(763) 314-4587 View (763) 314-4587

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Number of Therapists in Downtown, Minneapolis, MN

400+

Average cost per session

$160

Therapists in Downtown, Minneapolis, MN who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
89% Depression
80% Relationship Issues
78% Self Esteem
71% Trauma and PTSD
70% Coping Skills
68% Stress

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

81% BlueCross and BlueShield
66% Aetna
66% UCare

How Therapists in Downtown, Minneapolis, MN see their clients

68% In Person and Online
32% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
21% Male
4% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Downtown, 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.