Therapists in Uptown, Minneapolis, MN

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Emma Thompson
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, LMFT-I
Verified Verified
Uptown, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Waitlist for new clients
Hi, I'm Emma (she/they)! I'm a strong believer that our bodies hold inherent wisdom and that they are trustworthy. I also believe that the stories we tell ourselves shape our realities, and that therapy is a unique and powerful exploration of those stories. I dream of co-creating a therapeutic environment where you can take up space, breathe a sigh of relief, and be courageous in your exploration of yourself. I resonate with therapy frameworks found in Narrative Therapy and Internal Family Systems, with a foundation in embodiment, somatics, and the impacts of our developmental experiences.
Hi, I'm Emma (she/they)! I'm a strong believer that our bodies hold inherent wisdom and that they are trustworthy. I also believe that the stories we tell ourselves shape our realities, and that therapy is a unique and powerful exploration of those stories. I dream of co-creating a therapeutic environment where you can take up space, breathe a sigh of relief, and be courageous in your exploration of yourself. I resonate with therapy frameworks found in Narrative Therapy and Internal Family Systems, with a foundation in embodiment, somatics, and the impacts of our developmental experiences.
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Photo of Tasha Novotny, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Uptown, Minneapolis, MN
Tasha Novotny
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Uptown, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Life can be wonderful, exciting and full of joy! However, sometimes the continued stress and challenges of today's world have made it difficult for individuals and couples to find time to be loving, compassionate, and kind to themselves and others. Clients often come to me feeling overwhelmed, stressed, and exhausted. They are looking for support as they re-engage in loving themselves and growing their capacity for self-compassion and care. Many individuals I see are hoping to relieve and manage symptoms of anxiety, depression, and apathy. I help guide clients as they reflect and identify areas for growth and change.
Life can be wonderful, exciting and full of joy! However, sometimes the continued stress and challenges of today's world have made it difficult for individuals and couples to find time to be loving, compassionate, and kind to themselves and others. Clients often come to me feeling overwhelmed, stressed, and exhausted. They are looking for support as they re-engage in loving themselves and growing their capacity for self-compassion and care. Many individuals I see are hoping to relieve and manage symptoms of anxiety, depression, and apathy. I help guide clients as they reflect and identify areas for growth and change.
(612) 682-2392 View (612) 682-2392
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David Hein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DMA, LICSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Uptown, Minneapolis, MN 55408
My goal is to help you bridge the gap between the person you are now, and the person you want to be. My collaborative approach with individuals and couples strives to understand where we come from, why we do what we do, where we are going, and how we can get there. Through our work together, we can explore what gives you a personal sense of meaning and purpose in the world, and how you can make lasting change in your life.
My goal is to help you bridge the gap between the person you are now, and the person you want to be. My collaborative approach with individuals and couples strives to understand where we come from, why we do what we do, where we are going, and how we can get there. Through our work together, we can explore what gives you a personal sense of meaning and purpose in the world, and how you can make lasting change in your life.
(952) 209-7232 View (952) 209-7232
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Karen Elizabeth Pieper
Counselor, MA , LPC
Verified Verified
Uptown, Minneapolis, MN 55408  (Online Only)
I provide individual and couples psychotherapy to a variety of clients. I am particularly interested in working with people going through life transitions including divorce, break-ups, job loss, career exploration and grief. Through deep listening and curiosity, I create a safe space to openly examine and gain insight into their challenges, helping them to relieve stress and achieve a sense of wellbeing. Using strategies from narrative, solution-focused, cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness therapies, my sessions are an opportunity to nurture my clients' positive personal growth and change.
I provide individual and couples psychotherapy to a variety of clients. I am particularly interested in working with people going through life transitions including divorce, break-ups, job loss, career exploration and grief. Through deep listening and curiosity, I create a safe space to openly examine and gain insight into their challenges, helping them to relieve stress and achieve a sense of wellbeing. Using strategies from narrative, solution-focused, cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness therapies, my sessions are an opportunity to nurture my clients' positive personal growth and change.
(612) 324-0267 View (612) 324-0267
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Dr. Courtney Padjen
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Uptown, 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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Stacy Rankin Greco
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Uptown, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Through the process of psychotherapy, I work together with my clients to help them: develop a better understanding of their histories, triggers and patterns in order to get unstuck and create new endings to old stories; build coping skills and capacity for resiliency in order to face stressors and fears that are blocking growth; learn to live authentically in order to create a life congruent with what matters to them. I feel passionate about my work. I always hope to help people realize their worth and competency so they can feel empowered to take charge of their lives and live with more purpose and fulfillment.
Through the process of psychotherapy, I work together with my clients to help them: develop a better understanding of their histories, triggers and patterns in order to get unstuck and create new endings to old stories; build coping skills and capacity for resiliency in order to face stressors and fears that are blocking growth; learn to live authentically in order to create a life congruent with what matters to them. I feel passionate about my work. I always hope to help people realize their worth and competency so they can feel empowered to take charge of their lives and live with more purpose and fulfillment.
(612) 294-8651 View (612) 294-8651
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Cathy Johnston
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CST
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Uptown, Minneapolis, MN 55408
I'm a licensed MFT and AASECT certified Sex Therapist, located in Minnesota and Arizona. I'll help you find grounded, positive approaches to shift your situation. Whether you're dealing with relationship frustrations or personal issues, it's difficult to wonder if things can get better - and to think you should be able to figure it out on your own. If fights with your partner go nowhere, your sex life is disappointing (or non-existent), you suffer with anxiety or depression, or you or your partner struggle with out of control sexual behavior or drug/alcohol use, I can help. I am engaged and active in sessions.
I'm a licensed MFT and AASECT certified Sex Therapist, located in Minnesota and Arizona. I'll help you find grounded, positive approaches to shift your situation. Whether you're dealing with relationship frustrations or personal issues, it's difficult to wonder if things can get better - and to think you should be able to figure it out on your own. If fights with your partner go nowhere, your sex life is disappointing (or non-existent), you suffer with anxiety or depression, or you or your partner struggle with out of control sexual behavior or drug/alcohol use, I can help. I am engaged and active in sessions.
(612) 425-1880 View (612) 425-1880
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Eric Murtha
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Uptown, 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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Chelsea Wagner Psychoanalysis
LICSW, MSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Uptown, Minneapolis, MN 55408
If you are reading this, you may be seeking help because, despite life appearing good on the outside, you may be struggling to set boundaries, assert yourself, and develop a strong sense of self. I specialize in working with trauma survivors who are healing from people-pleasing and co-dependency. As a compassionate psychoanalyst with over ten years of experience, I offer intensive psychotherapy to provide the care, support, and understanding necessary for patients to move forward. Let's work together to foster healing, growth, and the development of a more empowered and authentic life.
If you are reading this, you may be seeking help because, despite life appearing good on the outside, you may be struggling to set boundaries, assert yourself, and develop a strong sense of self. I specialize in working with trauma survivors who are healing from people-pleasing and co-dependency. As a compassionate psychoanalyst with over ten years of experience, I offer intensive psychotherapy to provide the care, support, and understanding necessary for patients to move forward. Let's work together to foster healing, growth, and the development of a more empowered and authentic life.
(763) 225-2669 View (763) 225-2669
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Michelle L O'Connell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Uptown, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Not accepting new clients
Compassion Heals, LLC. Everyone has mental health and it is important to take care of it. Happiness is not unlimited; however it can feel far away if you're struggling with anxiety, depression, history of trauma/chronic stress, etc. I use a strength based, relational approach for growth and am a strong believer in empowering individuals to take control of their own health & wellness and create the roots for recovery.
Compassion Heals, LLC. Everyone has mental health and it is important to take care of it. Happiness is not unlimited; however it can feel far away if you're struggling with anxiety, depression, history of trauma/chronic stress, etc. I use a strength based, relational approach for growth and am a strong believer in empowering individuals to take control of their own health & wellness and create the roots for recovery.
(612) 429-4159 View (612) 429-4159
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Solstice Therapy and Wellness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Uptown, 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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Margo Fritz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LGSW
Verified Verified
Uptown, Minneapolis, MN 55408
I work with thoughtful people (maybe even "overthinkers") who are looking to more deeply understand themselves and their place in the world. If you choose to work with me, you can expect to collaboratively build a caring relationship in which you can explore your internal experience and develop more compassionate ways of relating to yourself and the world around you. My approach to healing is gentle and curious and I prioritize slow, long-lasting growth and change. I aim to support you in finding ease and glimmers of joy in your daily life, while navigating the challenges we often face as we move through the world.
I work with thoughtful people (maybe even "overthinkers") who are looking to more deeply understand themselves and their place in the world. If you choose to work with me, you can expect to collaboratively build a caring relationship in which you can explore your internal experience and develop more compassionate ways of relating to yourself and the world around you. My approach to healing is gentle and curious and I prioritize slow, long-lasting growth and change. I aim to support you in finding ease and glimmers of joy in your daily life, while navigating the challenges we often face as we move through the world.
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Caroline Schultz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Uptown, Minneapolis, MN 55408
I am passionate about supporting individuals and couples to live their lives fully and in balance. I work with a variety of clients on abundance of issues. Whether you are a couple who has relationship or parenting issues, or an individual dealing with retirement, loss or job transitions, I am there with you on that journey too. I also have experience and passion working with clients who are suffering cognitive changes. I strongly believe that they deserve to get the support as well as their caregiver to live a vibrant and full life.
I am passionate about supporting individuals and couples to live their lives fully and in balance. I work with a variety of clients on abundance of issues. Whether you are a couple who has relationship or parenting issues, or an individual dealing with retirement, loss or job transitions, I am there with you on that journey too. I also have experience and passion working with clients who are suffering cognitive changes. I strongly believe that they deserve to get the support as well as their caregiver to live a vibrant and full life.
(612) 261-1410 View (612) 261-1410
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Ryanne T Mellick
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Uptown, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Are you a parent struggling to connect with your child? Do you have a teenager dealing with mental health symptoms, difficult peer relationships, or poor decision making? Is your young child struggling with big feeings and behaviors? Would you like being in nature and walking while you talk? I know these situations and how overwhelming and scary they can be and feel. You don't have to do it alone. I will walk alongside you or your child as we navigate these difficult situations together..
Are you a parent struggling to connect with your child? Do you have a teenager dealing with mental health symptoms, difficult peer relationships, or poor decision making? Is your young child struggling with big feeings and behaviors? Would you like being in nature and walking while you talk? I know these situations and how overwhelming and scary they can be and feel. You don't have to do it alone. I will walk alongside you or your child as we navigate these difficult situations together..
(952) 243-3238 View (952) 243-3238
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Dr. Todd J. Lukens
Psychologist, PsyD, LP, MA, MS
Verified Verified
Uptown, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Are you a teenager or young adult struggling to find your path in life? Are you still figuring out who you are and what you want out of life? You are not alone. Adolescence is a time of incredible transition and identity formation, and can be stressful and confusing. Despite how challenging this time is and that fact that our frontal lobe has not fully developed, we are asked to make some of the most important decisions of our lives (academic, occupational, relational, vocational). Adolescence and young adults often struggle with anxiety, depression, past trauma, substance use, and identity formation.
Are you a teenager or young adult struggling to find your path in life? Are you still figuring out who you are and what you want out of life? You are not alone. Adolescence is a time of incredible transition and identity formation, and can be stressful and confusing. Despite how challenging this time is and that fact that our frontal lobe has not fully developed, we are asked to make some of the most important decisions of our lives (academic, occupational, relational, vocational). Adolescence and young adults often struggle with anxiety, depression, past trauma, substance use, and identity formation.
(612) 887-3273 View (612) 887-3273
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Chad Bolstrom
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Uptown, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Do you feel like you have limited choices and options in your life? Have you lost your balance? In my work, I have the privilege to help others explore the choices obscured to them that are often close at hand. Through a combination of talk and experiential approach we will work through multiple dimensions of mind-body to rediscover the well-being innate within you.
Do you feel like you have limited choices and options in your life? Have you lost your balance? In my work, I have the privilege to help others explore the choices obscured to them that are often close at hand. Through a combination of talk and experiential approach we will work through multiple dimensions of mind-body to rediscover the well-being innate within you.
(612) 223-7460 View (612) 223-7460
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Travis Taylor
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Uptown, Minneapolis, MN 55401  (Online Only)
You just don’t know what to do. Feeling stuck and struggling to make a decision. No matter what you do it’s never enough. Overwhelmed and frustrated, the fear of doing the wrong thing is paralyzing. Everything is on the line and you need help figuring things out. Exhausted from the worrying, tired of the feelings of sadness, preventing you from thriving. You are ready for relief, you are ready for help.
You just don’t know what to do. Feeling stuck and struggling to make a decision. No matter what you do it’s never enough. Overwhelmed and frustrated, the fear of doing the wrong thing is paralyzing. Everything is on the line and you need help figuring things out. Exhausted from the worrying, tired of the feelings of sadness, preventing you from thriving. You are ready for relief, you are ready for help.
(612) 429-4730 View (612) 429-4730
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Kimberly Brady
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LP, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Uptown, 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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Mark Halley
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
Verified Verified
Uptown, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Are you not living your life the way you would like to? Is your interpersonal life not what you'd like it to be? Are you unsatisfied in your partner relationship in particular? I believe I can help. As an individual therapist, my goal is to create a safe, trusting, respectful, and nonjudgmental environment in which we can engage in a process of collaborative reflection aimed at helping you become more connected with all parts of your self. In this process, we can work together to understand how and why you relate as you do with yourself and others.
Are you not living your life the way you would like to? Is your interpersonal life not what you'd like it to be? Are you unsatisfied in your partner relationship in particular? I believe I can help. As an individual therapist, my goal is to create a safe, trusting, respectful, and nonjudgmental environment in which we can engage in a process of collaborative reflection aimed at helping you become more connected with all parts of your self. In this process, we can work together to understand how and why you relate as you do with yourself and others.
(651) 347-1323 View (651) 347-1323
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Sound Mind Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MPH, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Uptown, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Does this vibe with you? I’m constantly overthinking every little thing and forgetting everything. I’m interested in discovering non-monogamy and I need help figuring out what I want. I’m trying to make what feels like a bazillion (yes this is an actual word) decisions every day, while trying to keep everyone else’s needs in mind. I am an overly emotional unemotional clingy but distant private person who likes to overshare at any moment and I’m lonely but also its way to peopley to go outside. If this is you then let's talk!
Does this vibe with you? I’m constantly overthinking every little thing and forgetting everything. I’m interested in discovering non-monogamy and I need help figuring out what I want. I’m trying to make what feels like a bazillion (yes this is an actual word) decisions every day, while trying to keep everyone else’s needs in mind. I am an overly emotional unemotional clingy but distant private person who likes to overshare at any moment and I’m lonely but also its way to peopley to go outside. If this is you then let's talk!
(612) 712-6232 View (612) 712-6232

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Number of Therapists in Uptown, Minneapolis, MN

200+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in Uptown, Minneapolis, MN who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
92% Depression
84% Relationship Issues
78% Self Esteem
77% Trauma and PTSD
69% Grief
67% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

90% BlueCross and BlueShield
74% UCare
72% HealthPartners of MN and WI

How Therapists in Uptown, Minneapolis, MN see their clients

83% In Person and Online
17% Online Only

Gender breakdown

69% Female
27% Male
4% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Uptown, 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.