Therapists in Lowry Hill East, Minneapolis, MN

Photo of Ben Snyder, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Lowry Hill East, Minneapolis, MN
Ben Snyder
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, MSW, LICSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lowry Hill East, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Relationships require continued trust, communication, and deep awareness of each other’s worlds. I work with couples, including polyamorous, non-monogamous, kinky, etc., to build connection, trust, and intimacy in their relationships. I also help partners learn to manage conflict more effectively. I help partners find ways to communicate about difficult and sensitive issues. This is important when partners struggle to connect around each other's unique sexual wants and needs. These conversations need an atmosphere of trust, acceptance, and non-judgment, as partners learn to validate and respond to each other's sexual selves.
Relationships require continued trust, communication, and deep awareness of each other’s worlds. I work with couples, including polyamorous, non-monogamous, kinky, etc., to build connection, trust, and intimacy in their relationships. I also help partners learn to manage conflict more effectively. I help partners find ways to communicate about difficult and sensitive issues. This is important when partners struggle to connect around each other's unique sexual wants and needs. These conversations need an atmosphere of trust, acceptance, and non-judgment, as partners learn to validate and respond to each other's sexual selves.
(651) 349-6027 View (651) 349-6027
Photo of Devin Bard, Licensed Professional Counselor in Lowry Hill East, Minneapolis, MN
Devin Bard
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lowry Hill East, 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
Photo of Sherry Merriam, Counselor in Lowry Hill East, Minneapolis, MN
Sherry Merriam
Counselor, MA, LPCC, TCHI
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Lowry Hill East, Minneapolis, MN 55408
You're sure the average therapist can't handle or accept you, because that's what you get everywhere else you go. School, work, almost everywhere, it's been an uphill struggle to fit in and feel understood -- IF you even bother anymore. If you DO find YOUR people, YOUR tribe, you spend the whole time secretly terrified they'll figure out you're not good enough and kick you out. You've been burned a few too many times, which just reinforces your belief that you'll never belong. All that rejection and pain sits in your body and spirit, grinding you down every day. But there's still part of you that believes you can find your place.
You're sure the average therapist can't handle or accept you, because that's what you get everywhere else you go. School, work, almost everywhere, it's been an uphill struggle to fit in and feel understood -- IF you even bother anymore. If you DO find YOUR people, YOUR tribe, you spend the whole time secretly terrified they'll figure out you're not good enough and kick you out. You've been burned a few too many times, which just reinforces your belief that you'll never belong. All that rejection and pain sits in your body and spirit, grinding you down every day. But there's still part of you that believes you can find your place.
(612) 473-3190 View (612) 473-3190
Photo of Kimberly Brady, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Lowry Hill East, Minneapolis, MN
Kimberly Brady
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LP, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lowry Hill East, Minneapolis, MN 55408
A collaborative perspective is important. That's why working together toward developing a good rapport and trust is needed in therapy. My style and approach includes warmth, sensitivity, honesty and humor, laughing is healing. Change comes with being understood, listened to and feeling comfortable. Healing starts with courage and wisdom and coming to therapy is a big step. Everyone's journey to healing is different, therefore I do my best to tailor treatment to fit your needs. Therapy works best when it engages the whole person, body, mind, emotions and spirit to assist in reaching the best outcome. Looking forward to meeting you.
A collaborative perspective is important. That's why working together toward developing a good rapport and trust is needed in therapy. My style and approach includes warmth, sensitivity, honesty and humor, laughing is healing. Change comes with being understood, listened to and feeling comfortable. Healing starts with courage and wisdom and coming to therapy is a big step. Everyone's journey to healing is different, therefore I do my best to tailor treatment to fit your needs. Therapy works best when it engages the whole person, body, mind, emotions and spirit to assist in reaching the best outcome. Looking forward to meeting you.
(651) 333-7873 View (651) 333-7873
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Todd Davenport
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lowry Hill East, Minneapolis, MN 55408  (Online Only)
Life changes are inevitable. Perhaps the path you are following no longer feels right. Sometimes unexpected changes happen that push us to reconsider the way we live our lives. This may include redefining your identity, changing your employment or relationship status, coming out, or adapting to retirement and aging. Maybe you are looking for a new direction and are not sure which way to go or how to take those next steps. I support individuals throughout the change process – those feeling stuck, embarking on a new endeavor, and those who have made changes in their lives and are dealing with unexpected challenges.
Life changes are inevitable. Perhaps the path you are following no longer feels right. Sometimes unexpected changes happen that push us to reconsider the way we live our lives. This may include redefining your identity, changing your employment or relationship status, coming out, or adapting to retirement and aging. Maybe you are looking for a new direction and are not sure which way to go or how to take those next steps. I support individuals throughout the change process – those feeling stuck, embarking on a new endeavor, and those who have made changes in their lives and are dealing with unexpected challenges.
(612) 230-8199 View (612) 230-8199
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Eric Murtha
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Lowry Hill East, Minneapolis, MN 55408
I’m Eric Murtha, an integrative psychotherapist, licensed to practice in Minnesota. During my years in practice, I have developed an understanding and appreciation of the uniqueness of each individual and family that I have helped. I believe that we all develop patterns regarding how we think, deal with emotions, and relate to the people in our lives. Often these patterns have served us in the past. However, during times of stress, loss, or traumatic experience, these patterns may be unhelpful, and we can feel stuck. This is when therapy can make a big difference in feeling better and help us live more effectively.
I’m Eric Murtha, an integrative psychotherapist, licensed to practice in Minnesota. During my years in practice, I have developed an understanding and appreciation of the uniqueness of each individual and family that I have helped. I believe that we all develop patterns regarding how we think, deal with emotions, and relate to the people in our lives. Often these patterns have served us in the past. However, during times of stress, loss, or traumatic experience, these patterns may be unhelpful, and we can feel stuck. This is when therapy can make a big difference in feeling better and help us live more effectively.
(612) 400-8464 View (612) 400-8464
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Solstice Therapy and Wellness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lowry Hill East, Minneapolis, MN 55408
We have current availability - email us to schedule a consultation call! If you are feeling overwhelmed, anxious or depressed, we are here to support you. Therapists at Solstice Therapy and Wellness will hold space, and collaborate with you to work towards meaningful change, improved self-care, healthy relationships, valued living, and more joy.
We have current availability - email us to schedule a consultation call! If you are feeling overwhelmed, anxious or depressed, we are here to support you. Therapists at Solstice Therapy and Wellness will hold space, and collaborate with you to work towards meaningful change, improved self-care, healthy relationships, valued living, and more joy.
(612) 482-2115 View (612) 482-2115
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Rachel Levine
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lowry Hill East, Minneapolis, MN 55408  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (Minnesota, Illinois & Massachusetts) and hold a certificate in Alcohol and Drug Counseling. I offer clinical services to individuals, couples and families as well as clinical supervision to therapists. My training and who I am is heavily influenced by the LGBTQ+ community and my practice is open and affirming to any identity or relationship however defined. At this time, all sessions are provided via telehealth.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (Minnesota, Illinois & Massachusetts) and hold a certificate in Alcohol and Drug Counseling. I offer clinical services to individuals, couples and families as well as clinical supervision to therapists. My training and who I am is heavily influenced by the LGBTQ+ community and my practice is open and affirming to any identity or relationship however defined. At this time, all sessions are provided via telehealth.
(651) 314-4248 View (651) 314-4248
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Elizabeth Douglas
Counselor, MA, LADC, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lowry Hill East, Minneapolis, MN 55408  (Online Only)
I believe that YOU are the best expert of you! I enjoy working with adults on the Autism Spectrum, have ADD, or Neurodivergent. I have focused my training in mental health on PTSD, Gender Affirming Care for Folx in transition or those who are exploring their gender. I have a long history of working with those who have substance use & addiction, and those who've experienced trauma and abuse (physical, sexual, emotional, and neglect). Plus, I add a touch of fun and offer unique services like Reiki and EcoTherapy. Please reach out to me at my website or email me to schedule a Free 15 min consult with me.
I believe that YOU are the best expert of you! I enjoy working with adults on the Autism Spectrum, have ADD, or Neurodivergent. I have focused my training in mental health on PTSD, Gender Affirming Care for Folx in transition or those who are exploring their gender. I have a long history of working with those who have substance use & addiction, and those who've experienced trauma and abuse (physical, sexual, emotional, and neglect). Plus, I add a touch of fun and offer unique services like Reiki and EcoTherapy. Please reach out to me at my website or email me to schedule a Free 15 min consult with me.
(763) 363-3679 View (763) 363-3679
Photo of Tom Glaser, Psychologist in Lowry Hill East, Minneapolis, MN
Tom Glaser
Psychologist, MS, LP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lowry Hill East, Minneapolis, MN 55408
I BELIEVE: 1) It is in the context of relationship that we make the deepest change. 2) We grow and excel in an environment with just the right amount of support & challenge. 3) We must feel understood--by ourselves, yes, and often by another--before we can make change. 4) Engaging in our passions make us come alive. These four core beliefs guide my work as a psychologist, life coach, author, radio host, and performer. Working collaboratively and fostering safe spaces, together we can increase awareness and create experiences that allow our best selves to emerge.
I BELIEVE: 1) It is in the context of relationship that we make the deepest change. 2) We grow and excel in an environment with just the right amount of support & challenge. 3) We must feel understood--by ourselves, yes, and often by another--before we can make change. 4) Engaging in our passions make us come alive. These four core beliefs guide my work as a psychologist, life coach, author, radio host, and performer. Working collaboratively and fostering safe spaces, together we can increase awareness and create experiences that allow our best selves to emerge.
(612) 564-4289 View (612) 564-4289
Photo of Katharine Simpson, Pre-Licensed Professional in Lowry Hill East, Minneapolis, MN
Katharine Simpson
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lowry Hill East, Minneapolis, MN 55405
Waitlist for new clients
I work primarily with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship distress, obsessive compulsive disorder, and life transitions. My number one goal in therapy is to understand you as best I can, and to help you do the same. Individuals who have some amount of curiosity about themselves and who are willing to self-reflect will do well in this type of therapy. My practice is informed by psychodynamic, relational, and person-centered approaches to therapy. The first step is to build a trusting relationship with you so that you can feel comfortable expressing all the different parts of you.
I work primarily with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship distress, obsessive compulsive disorder, and life transitions. My number one goal in therapy is to understand you as best I can, and to help you do the same. Individuals who have some amount of curiosity about themselves and who are willing to self-reflect will do well in this type of therapy. My practice is informed by psychodynamic, relational, and person-centered approaches to therapy. The first step is to build a trusting relationship with you so that you can feel comfortable expressing all the different parts of you.
(612) 482-7065 View (612) 482-7065
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Vaughn Maree Powell
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lowry Hill East, Minneapolis, MN 55405
Waitlist for new clients
I work with individuals who seek to better understand themselves and how they interact with the world. My job is to build meaningful connections with my clients so that I can identify relational patterns that contribute to depression and anxiety, guilt, overwhelm and shame. I have learned that how we chose to relate to caregivers in childhood influences how we create and maintain relationships in adulthood. I help clients become aware of the cycle that is being unconsciously repeated so that they can eventually exercise choice to change.
I work with individuals who seek to better understand themselves and how they interact with the world. My job is to build meaningful connections with my clients so that I can identify relational patterns that contribute to depression and anxiety, guilt, overwhelm and shame. I have learned that how we chose to relate to caregivers in childhood influences how we create and maintain relationships in adulthood. I help clients become aware of the cycle that is being unconsciously repeated so that they can eventually exercise choice to change.
(612) 429-4734 View (612) 429-4734
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Core Psychotherapy
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
11 Endorsed
Lowry Hill East, Minneapolis, MN 55405
We have multiple talented clinicians. Our approach to therapy is informed primarily by psychodynamic principles. The emphasis is on creating a safe, supportive environment in which to explore and develop insights into underlying feelings and thoughts. Together we will uncover deeply held assumptions that, although may have been useful at one time, today reinforce ways of coping in the world that are no longer effective or relevant.
We have multiple talented clinicians. Our approach to therapy is informed primarily by psychodynamic principles. The emphasis is on creating a safe, supportive environment in which to explore and develop insights into underlying feelings and thoughts. Together we will uncover deeply held assumptions that, although may have been useful at one time, today reinforce ways of coping in the world that are no longer effective or relevant.
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Geekery and Growth
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPCC
Verified Verified
Lowry Hill East, Minneapolis, MN 55408  (Online Only)
At Geekery and Growth I focus on working with fellow adult geeks, nerds, and misfits. As a gay geek myself, I enjoy working with the LGBTQIA2S communities, and find that there is a significant overlap between the geek and queer communities. I am also passionate about helping people who are trauma survivors learn how to build or rebuild a life that reflects who they are and what they want. Because I focus on working with adults, I currently only offer evening appointments, and because I offer appointments via telehealth, you can do therapy anywhere you have privacy and an internet connection so it is easier to fit it in your life.
At Geekery and Growth I focus on working with fellow adult geeks, nerds, and misfits. As a gay geek myself, I enjoy working with the LGBTQIA2S communities, and find that there is a significant overlap between the geek and queer communities. I am also passionate about helping people who are trauma survivors learn how to build or rebuild a life that reflects who they are and what they want. Because I focus on working with adults, I currently only offer evening appointments, and because I offer appointments via telehealth, you can do therapy anywhere you have privacy and an internet connection so it is easier to fit it in your life.
(612) 315-6582 View (612) 315-6582
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Joseph Van Dorf
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Lowry Hill East, Minneapolis, MN 55405
Waitlist for new clients
I work with adults facing a variety of challenges who desire to make meaningful changes in the ways they understand and work with emotions, thoughts, behaviors, and relationships. I draw from psychodynamic and existential perspectives and use an empathic, relationship-based approach to tailor our therapy process to your unique needs, circumstances, and goals. By looking together intensively at the historic roots of problems, insights can develop into ways that old solutions get perpetuated in the present and new possibilities for more satisfying ways of being can emerge.
I work with adults facing a variety of challenges who desire to make meaningful changes in the ways they understand and work with emotions, thoughts, behaviors, and relationships. I draw from psychodynamic and existential perspectives and use an empathic, relationship-based approach to tailor our therapy process to your unique needs, circumstances, and goals. By looking together intensively at the historic roots of problems, insights can develop into ways that old solutions get perpetuated in the present and new possibilities for more satisfying ways of being can emerge.
(612) 425-2859 View (612) 425-2859
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Walk With Me Counseling, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lowry Hill East, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Walkwithmecounseling.org - - - - - - - - - - - Are you thinking about seeing a therapist, but worried it might be too ...scary ...difficult ...boring, or the therapist too rigid or pushy? Or maybe it's just the idea of always being stuck sitting in an office that's stopped you? ​Then you may have found your way to the right place! ​​​​​ I've always been pretty laid back, and it’s not hard for me to find humor in a situation and make space for the healing aspects of laughter. I've found that this can help to create a safe and relaxed space and sometimes make working through struggles feel a bit more like....a curious adventure.
Walkwithmecounseling.org - - - - - - - - - - - Are you thinking about seeing a therapist, but worried it might be too ...scary ...difficult ...boring, or the therapist too rigid or pushy? Or maybe it's just the idea of always being stuck sitting in an office that's stopped you? ​Then you may have found your way to the right place! ​​​​​ I've always been pretty laid back, and it’s not hard for me to find humor in a situation and make space for the healing aspects of laughter. I've found that this can help to create a safe and relaxed space and sometimes make working through struggles feel a bit more like....a curious adventure.
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Laura Olson
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lowry Hill East, Minneapolis, MN 55405
Waitlist for new clients
I would be honored to partner with you in a warm, welcoming, and non-judgmental space so that we can work together toward your goals. These might include quieting the critical mind, recognizing and adapting patterns that bring you pain, decreasing anxiety, or healing relationships with the self or others. Within each of us there is a healed and healing self we can call upon in times of suffering. Sometimes this part of ourselves has been buried under layers of fear and pain. Finding and trusting this self is the work of therapy.
I would be honored to partner with you in a warm, welcoming, and non-judgmental space so that we can work together toward your goals. These might include quieting the critical mind, recognizing and adapting patterns that bring you pain, decreasing anxiety, or healing relationships with the self or others. Within each of us there is a healed and healing self we can call upon in times of suffering. Sometimes this part of ourselves has been buried under layers of fear and pain. Finding and trusting this self is the work of therapy.
(612) 503-5884 View (612) 503-5884
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Ari Webster
Pre-Licensed Professional, MPS, LADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lowry Hill East, Minneapolis, MN 55405
I provide a non-judgmental space to honor our past, process our feelings, and look at relationship patterns to gain new understandings and sources of motivation. My practice is trauma informed and I value the importance of recognizing systemic realties that affect our mental health and lived experiences. I believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship and strive to provide a genuine, calm, and warm environment to contain our work.
I provide a non-judgmental space to honor our past, process our feelings, and look at relationship patterns to gain new understandings and sources of motivation. My practice is trauma informed and I value the importance of recognizing systemic realties that affect our mental health and lived experiences. I believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship and strive to provide a genuine, calm, and warm environment to contain our work.
(612) 778-3367 x108 View (612) 778-3367 x108
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Heather Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lowry Hill East, Minneapolis, MN 55403
So often in life we think the key to finding happiness exists in something outside of ourselves. We change jobs, partners, friends and cities only to find ourselves exactly as we were, living with the same problems and patterns, and ultimately in the same self-imposed prisons. As children, we intuitively develop adaptive solutions to maladaptive situations that enable us to protect our hearts and minds. Unbeknownst to our consciousness, these self-deceptions no longer protect us, but in fact compromise our capacity for growth.
So often in life we think the key to finding happiness exists in something outside of ourselves. We change jobs, partners, friends and cities only to find ourselves exactly as we were, living with the same problems and patterns, and ultimately in the same self-imposed prisons. As children, we intuitively develop adaptive solutions to maladaptive situations that enable us to protect our hearts and minds. Unbeknownst to our consciousness, these self-deceptions no longer protect us, but in fact compromise our capacity for growth.
(612) 223-7680 View (612) 223-7680
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Dr. Courtney Padjen
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Lowry Hill East, Minneapolis, MN 55408  (Online Only)
I am passionate about working with clients with non-traditional relationship structures or sexual interests (i.e. BDSM/kink, fetish, polyamorous, etc). I also enjoy helping clients discover where their sexual passions lie so they can have a more fulfilling sex life. I enjoy working with any sexual concern you may have including: Mismatched desire with your partner, low desire, sexual pain, sexual trauma, sexual dysfunctions, infidelity, etc. I welcome clients from all walks of life including those struggling with problematic sexual behavior ("sex addiction") and sex workers.
I am passionate about working with clients with non-traditional relationship structures or sexual interests (i.e. BDSM/kink, fetish, polyamorous, etc). I also enjoy helping clients discover where their sexual passions lie so they can have a more fulfilling sex life. I enjoy working with any sexual concern you may have including: Mismatched desire with your partner, low desire, sexual pain, sexual trauma, sexual dysfunctions, infidelity, etc. I welcome clients from all walks of life including those struggling with problematic sexual behavior ("sex addiction") and sex workers.
(651) 369-7602 View (651) 369-7602

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Number of Therapists in Lowry Hill East, Minneapolis, MN

100+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in Lowry Hill East, Minneapolis, MN who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
93% Depression
81% Relationship Issues
79% Self Esteem
75% Trauma and PTSD
71% Grief
68% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

92% BlueCross and BlueShield
79% UCare
74% HealthPartners of MN and WI

How Therapists in Lowry Hill East, Minneapolis, MN see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

71% Female
26% Male
3% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Lowry Hill East, 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.

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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.