Therapists in Minnetonka, MN

Photo of Barbara Mackintosh, Marriage & Family Therapist in Minnetonka, MN
Barbara Mackintosh
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CST, MA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Minnetonka, MN 55345
Are you longing for more emotional or sexual intimacy in your relationship? Do you find yourself caught in negative interactive patterns and wonder how to change those patterns? Do you feel a loss of connection or attachment with your partner? I will help you figure out the missing pieces of your relationship and help instruct you how to 'ignite intimacy, increase desire, and create a loving, connected and secure relationship." I am a compassionate listener & comfortable discussing difficult issues. I'm a resource that can help you reach your goals w/o judgment or shame. I have 20+ years experience working with couples of all ages
Are you longing for more emotional or sexual intimacy in your relationship? Do you find yourself caught in negative interactive patterns and wonder how to change those patterns? Do you feel a loss of connection or attachment with your partner? I will help you figure out the missing pieces of your relationship and help instruct you how to 'ignite intimacy, increase desire, and create a loving, connected and secure relationship." I am a compassionate listener & comfortable discussing difficult issues. I'm a resource that can help you reach your goals w/o judgment or shame. I have 20+ years experience working with couples of all ages
(612) 223-6392 View (612) 223-6392
Photo of Jill Salo, Licensed Professional Counselor in Minnetonka, MN
Jill Salo
Licensed Professional Counselor, LADC, LPCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Minnetonka, MN 55343
Jill is a compassionate therapist who believes that we are all searching for meaning in our lives. She approaches her work with clients by encouraging them to trust their intuition, explore different ways of finding understanding, and nurture helpful relationships in their lives. She also brings in her calm, laid back personality to help her build authentic connections with her clients. Jill tailors her treatment methods to the unique needs of his clients, always keeping them at the center of the therapeutic work. While Jill is well-versed in a variety of treatment modalities, specializing in complex families, EMDR and AIR Network.
Jill is a compassionate therapist who believes that we are all searching for meaning in our lives. She approaches her work with clients by encouraging them to trust their intuition, explore different ways of finding understanding, and nurture helpful relationships in their lives. She also brings in her calm, laid back personality to help her build authentic connections with her clients. Jill tailors her treatment methods to the unique needs of his clients, always keeping them at the center of the therapeutic work. While Jill is well-versed in a variety of treatment modalities, specializing in complex families, EMDR and AIR Network.
(952) 243-5376 View (952) 243-5376
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Laura Martha Hanley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Minnetonka, MN 55345
I define trauma as "anything too much, too fast, too soon, from which you felt like you had no escape." I partner with individuals processing through trauma. As a therapist with a background in intimate partner violence, family systems, and severe mental illness, I understand how each of these can impact a life today, even though the events may have occurred years ago. Trauma informed care is foremost, and my clients receive empathetic, thoughtful, and warm care rooted in self-empowerment.
I define trauma as "anything too much, too fast, too soon, from which you felt like you had no escape." I partner with individuals processing through trauma. As a therapist with a background in intimate partner violence, family systems, and severe mental illness, I understand how each of these can impact a life today, even though the events may have occurred years ago. Trauma informed care is foremost, and my clients receive empathetic, thoughtful, and warm care rooted in self-empowerment.
(952) 295-4674 View (952) 295-4674
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Lindsey Farmer
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Minnetonka, MN 55345
Not accepting new clients
I believe that everyone has the desire and ability within themselves to heal, learn, and grow. Sometimes life and difficult circumstances get in the way for us to remember this innate ability. I view my role as a therapist as the facilitator in this process. Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, or difficult life transitions, I hope to walk alongside you in your journey of self-discovery.
I believe that everyone has the desire and ability within themselves to heal, learn, and grow. Sometimes life and difficult circumstances get in the way for us to remember this innate ability. I view my role as a therapist as the facilitator in this process. Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, or difficult life transitions, I hope to walk alongside you in your journey of self-discovery.
(952) 209-8611 View (952) 209-8611
Photo of Sonder Behavioral Health & Wellness, Psychologist in Minnetonka, MN
Sonder Behavioral Health & Wellness
Psychologist
Not Verified Not Verified
Minnetonka, MN 55343
We believe emotional wellness matters (a lot), and that everyone has the right to make it a priority. Unfortunately, it’s not always that simple. So many questions can get in the way. Maybe you’ve even asked them yourself: Is this normal? Can talking to someone really help me? What is therapy all about, anyway? What would people say if they knew I was going? How do I find the right therapist? Will I be comfortable there? When will I find the time? Will my insurance pay for this? If this sounds like you, you’re not alone. And we can help. To learn more, visit www.sonderwellness.com
We believe emotional wellness matters (a lot), and that everyone has the right to make it a priority. Unfortunately, it’s not always that simple. So many questions can get in the way. Maybe you’ve even asked them yourself: Is this normal? Can talking to someone really help me? What is therapy all about, anyway? What would people say if they knew I was going? How do I find the right therapist? Will I be comfortable there? When will I find the time? Will my insurance pay for this? If this sounds like you, you’re not alone. And we can help. To learn more, visit www.sonderwellness.com
(952) 260-8673 View (952) 260-8673
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Dr. Tori Zengel Mora
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Minnetonka, MN 55345
Imagine carving away the worries that weigh on you and creating a deeper sense of inner peace. It is time to step into your greatness! We are committed to you living happier and enjoying more meaningful connections. We will help to hold your heart as you encounter new self-discoveries & release the toxicity that is holding you back. We are committed to helping you improve your life dramatically. Together we will focus in on matters that are important to you and work toward meaningful change.
Imagine carving away the worries that weigh on you and creating a deeper sense of inner peace. It is time to step into your greatness! We are committed to you living happier and enjoying more meaningful connections. We will help to hold your heart as you encounter new self-discoveries & release the toxicity that is holding you back. We are committed to helping you improve your life dramatically. Together we will focus in on matters that are important to you and work toward meaningful change.
(763) 878-6711 View (763) 878-6711
Photo of Molly Hilgenberg, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Minnetonka, MN
Molly Hilgenberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Minnetonka, MN 55345  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I approach therapy with empathy, curiosity, and an open heart and mind. I meet people where they are and honor everyone as the experts of their own lives. I am here to provide support and encouragement for anyone who is ready to take the brave step of asking for help. Therapy can vulnerable, but it can also be collaborative, insightful, and a heart opening experience. My priority is to create an environment of safety and inclusivity for marginalized individuals. I provide patients with effective tools on how to trust their own bodies, regulate their nervous systems, and release old beliefs so they can reclaim a life worth living.
I approach therapy with empathy, curiosity, and an open heart and mind. I meet people where they are and honor everyone as the experts of their own lives. I am here to provide support and encouragement for anyone who is ready to take the brave step of asking for help. Therapy can vulnerable, but it can also be collaborative, insightful, and a heart opening experience. My priority is to create an environment of safety and inclusivity for marginalized individuals. I provide patients with effective tools on how to trust their own bodies, regulate their nervous systems, and release old beliefs so they can reclaim a life worth living.
(612) 445-6808 View (612) 445-6808
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Christina L Kress
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Minnetonka, MN 55345
Waitlist for new clients
Are you (or your family) stuck? Have you been trying the same things over and over and nothing is changing? Time to try a more direct approach! I can help. My work with clients is rooted in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). DBT is not for the faint-hearted! It is direct, evidence-based and it works. DBT has been proven useful in treating mood disorders, suicidal ideation, and for change in behavioral patterns such as self-harm, and substance abuse. At Minnetonka Counseling I lead adolescent and family DBT groups, adult DBT groups as well as advance DBT workshops for DBT graduates.
Are you (or your family) stuck? Have you been trying the same things over and over and nothing is changing? Time to try a more direct approach! I can help. My work with clients is rooted in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). DBT is not for the faint-hearted! It is direct, evidence-based and it works. DBT has been proven useful in treating mood disorders, suicidal ideation, and for change in behavioral patterns such as self-harm, and substance abuse. At Minnetonka Counseling I lead adolescent and family DBT groups, adult DBT groups as well as advance DBT workshops for DBT graduates.
(651) 967-8762 View (651) 967-8762
Photo of Debbie Locketz, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Minnetonka, MN
Debbie Locketz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Minnetonka, MN 55345  (Online Only)
Do you feel overwhelmed and nervous about events or decisions you make? Are you someone who works really hard , but still finds yourself struggling, feeling anxious about daily tasks, and often is very hard on yourself. You may not understand why you feel the way you do. You may not even remember a time you didn’t feel like this. Either way, one thing is for sure: you’re ready to make a change . You’re ready to gain deeper insight into yourself and your past experiences. Most of all, you’re ready to start creating new patterns in your life. I want to help you get there.
Do you feel overwhelmed and nervous about events or decisions you make? Are you someone who works really hard , but still finds yourself struggling, feeling anxious about daily tasks, and often is very hard on yourself. You may not understand why you feel the way you do. You may not even remember a time you didn’t feel like this. Either way, one thing is for sure: you’re ready to make a change . You’re ready to gain deeper insight into yourself and your past experiences. Most of all, you’re ready to start creating new patterns in your life. I want to help you get there.
(952) 900-3266 View (952) 900-3266
Photo of John Gunvalson, Licensed Professional Counselor in Minnetonka, MN
John Gunvalson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Minnetonka, MN 55345
How many therapists did your parents have you see as a kid? Has anybody in your life commented on your "adoption issues"? How many times a day do you ask yourself where and how do I fit in? Maybe the mindset you used to help yourself survive childhood is now hindering your growth in adulthood. Why aren't there more therapists who are adoptees? These are some of many questions and issues I hope that we can work on together. I aspire, because I am an adoptee, to have you spend less time explaining what adoption was, and more time working on current issues.
How many therapists did your parents have you see as a kid? Has anybody in your life commented on your "adoption issues"? How many times a day do you ask yourself where and how do I fit in? Maybe the mindset you used to help yourself survive childhood is now hindering your growth in adulthood. Why aren't there more therapists who are adoptees? These are some of many questions and issues I hope that we can work on together. I aspire, because I am an adoptee, to have you spend less time explaining what adoption was, and more time working on current issues.
(763) 343-7531 View (763) 343-7531
Photo of Jill Magnuson, Psychologist in Minnetonka, MN
Jill Magnuson
Psychologist, MA, LP
Verified Verified
Minnetonka, MN 55345
I am an experienced Licensed Psychologist with an extensive background providing counseling services to children, adolescents, adults, and families. My primary specialities include depression, anxiety, trauma, ADHD, oppositional defiant disorder, life transition, relationship issues, and grief and loss. My therapeutic approach is eclectic with a cognitive behavioral and DBT foundation. I am trained in EMDR and Accelerated Resolution Therapy which I use to address a multitude of mental health symptoms in addition to trauma. I continue to be privileged to work with people who seek to improve the quality of their life and find peace, confidence and strength within themselves.
I am an experienced Licensed Psychologist with an extensive background providing counseling services to children, adolescents, adults, and families. My primary specialities include depression, anxiety, trauma, ADHD, oppositional defiant disorder, life transition, relationship issues, and grief and loss. My therapeutic approach is eclectic with a cognitive behavioral and DBT foundation. I am trained in EMDR and Accelerated Resolution Therapy which I use to address a multitude of mental health symptoms in addition to trauma. I continue to be privileged to work with people who seek to improve the quality of their life and find peace, confidence and strength within themselves.
(952) 260-0350 View (952) 260-0350
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Jeff Shively
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Minnetonka, MN 55345  (Online Only)
Clients often decide to meet with a therapist when they have situations in their lives that they cannot seem to work through on their own. Many of them have tried talking to friends or relatives, but still feel stuck. I will help you look at problems in ways which will help you move in a direction that makes sense for you. I work closely with clients to help them resolve their concerns and problems in an environment which is confidential and nonjudgmental. Many of my clients say they begin to feel better after the first session.
Clients often decide to meet with a therapist when they have situations in their lives that they cannot seem to work through on their own. Many of them have tried talking to friends or relatives, but still feel stuck. I will help you look at problems in ways which will help you move in a direction that makes sense for you. I work closely with clients to help them resolve their concerns and problems in an environment which is confidential and nonjudgmental. Many of my clients say they begin to feel better after the first session.
(651) 560-3807 View (651) 560-3807
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Bret P Schneider
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Minnetonka, MN 55345
Are you or someone you care about going through a difficult time? Is your child/adolescent struggling at home or school with emotions, difficult behavior, or attention concerns? Whether you are looking for answers or seeking personal growth, I can help. I am a clinical psychologist who specializes in assessment and therapy with children, adolescents, and adults. My professional approach is one that encourages one's strengths, internal traits, and individual differences that contribute to personal and professional growth and an improved quality of life and understanding.
Are you or someone you care about going through a difficult time? Is your child/adolescent struggling at home or school with emotions, difficult behavior, or attention concerns? Whether you are looking for answers or seeking personal growth, I can help. I am a clinical psychologist who specializes in assessment and therapy with children, adolescents, and adults. My professional approach is one that encourages one's strengths, internal traits, and individual differences that contribute to personal and professional growth and an improved quality of life and understanding.
(952) 260-3810 View (952) 260-3810
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Max Stoltenberg
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Minnetonka, MN 55345
Hello, my name is Max and I have worked as a licensed counselor for the past 20 years. The focus of my work is to help people develop the skills and use the tools they need to overcome anxiety, depression, and trauma. I value helping people befriend their mind and their body. What allows change is space. Space to be. Space to be heard. Space to be free. I use my experience with somatic and parts work to help people make space inside themselves for their thoughts, feelings, and actions. Through these exercises, it allows them to have room for a new chapter of healing.
Hello, my name is Max and I have worked as a licensed counselor for the past 20 years. The focus of my work is to help people develop the skills and use the tools they need to overcome anxiety, depression, and trauma. I value helping people befriend their mind and their body. What allows change is space. Space to be. Space to be heard. Space to be free. I use my experience with somatic and parts work to help people make space inside themselves for their thoughts, feelings, and actions. Through these exercises, it allows them to have room for a new chapter of healing.
(612) 979-1031 View (612) 979-1031
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Megan St Amand
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Minnetonka, MN 55305  (Online Only)
Megan’s ideal client is a child, adolescent, partners, or parent(s) seeking understanding, meaning, and healing in their life and in their relationships. Often, these are clients that have already begun their journey; they’ve read books, taken quizzes, or have completed a workbook and yet, it’s still not working. The ideal client is ready to try something different to reach their potential. Honoring our humanity and the world we live in, I utilize an umbrella approach that begins with a Trauma-Informed and Attachment Lens. Under the umbrella, are approaches used to meet the client where they are at and enable new skills to develop.
Megan’s ideal client is a child, adolescent, partners, or parent(s) seeking understanding, meaning, and healing in their life and in their relationships. Often, these are clients that have already begun their journey; they’ve read books, taken quizzes, or have completed a workbook and yet, it’s still not working. The ideal client is ready to try something different to reach their potential. Honoring our humanity and the world we live in, I utilize an umbrella approach that begins with a Trauma-Informed and Attachment Lens. Under the umbrella, are approaches used to meet the client where they are at and enable new skills to develop.
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Photo of Sarah Evert, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Minnetonka, MN
Sarah Evert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Minnetonka, MN 55305
You're thriving professionally, but do you feel like you’re never good enough? Like you’re lost trying to complete a To-Do list that never ends? You feel stuck in routines that aren’t working for you? And you think through your problems over and over but nothing changes? Sarah (she/her) enjoys working with teens & adults in the Twin Cities, specializing in work with those who identify as Perfectionists and Over-achievers. The clients I enjoy working with the most commonly face the following issues—-high stress environments, self-criticism, feel stuck, experience conflict with loved ones, and struggle to feel like they are enough.
You're thriving professionally, but do you feel like you’re never good enough? Like you’re lost trying to complete a To-Do list that never ends? You feel stuck in routines that aren’t working for you? And you think through your problems over and over but nothing changes? Sarah (she/her) enjoys working with teens & adults in the Twin Cities, specializing in work with those who identify as Perfectionists and Over-achievers. The clients I enjoy working with the most commonly face the following issues—-high stress environments, self-criticism, feel stuck, experience conflict with loved ones, and struggle to feel like they are enough.
(507) 203-2146 View (507) 203-2146
Photo of Tammie Rosenbloom, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Minnetonka, MN
Tammie Rosenbloom
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Minnetonka, MN 55345
Feeling stuck? Looking for a proven way to feel better? I have years of experience working with Adolescents and Adults struggling with Anxiety, Depression, OCD, PTSD, Borderline Personality Disorder,, Eating Disorders and Substance Abuse. LGBTQ Allied. See me if you like a direct straightforward approach. I will hold you accountable in a compassionate caring way. We will break down big problems into manageable parts. You will learn practical, hands on strategies that work even if your life is messy, painful or difficult. I am enthusiastic about my work and there's always room for fun and laughter. I won't let you stay stuck!
Feeling stuck? Looking for a proven way to feel better? I have years of experience working with Adolescents and Adults struggling with Anxiety, Depression, OCD, PTSD, Borderline Personality Disorder,, Eating Disorders and Substance Abuse. LGBTQ Allied. See me if you like a direct straightforward approach. I will hold you accountable in a compassionate caring way. We will break down big problems into manageable parts. You will learn practical, hands on strategies that work even if your life is messy, painful or difficult. I am enthusiastic about my work and there's always room for fun and laughter. I won't let you stay stuck!
(952) 260-1005 View (952) 260-1005
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Ilise Katz
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Minnetonka, MN 55305
Quality of life is determined by balancing life's critical components. Dr.Alfred Adler created Individual Psychology based on these components. Adler developed : OUR LIFE TASKS 1. An adequate sense of self 2. The connection to a significant other. 3. A purpose driven life. 4. Spirituality, a belief in something more than yourself. Dr. Adler believed being unbalanced in any of these areas created uncomfortable thoughts and feelings. A continuation of and consequence of these thoughts and feeling is psychological dysfunction.
Quality of life is determined by balancing life's critical components. Dr.Alfred Adler created Individual Psychology based on these components. Adler developed : OUR LIFE TASKS 1. An adequate sense of self 2. The connection to a significant other. 3. A purpose driven life. 4. Spirituality, a belief in something more than yourself. Dr. Adler believed being unbalanced in any of these areas created uncomfortable thoughts and feelings. A continuation of and consequence of these thoughts and feeling is psychological dysfunction.
(612) 293-0331 View (612) 293-0331
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Tyler Rekowski
Counselor, LPCC, NCC, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Minnetonka, MN 55305  (Online Only)
Have you noticed that you feel as if you have lost yourself to your own emotional reactions? Are you overworking yourself and just can't seem to get a break, where your life is hectic and not manageable? When you wake up in the morning, do you notice that you are hit immediately with feeling overwhelmed, helpless, or even hopeless? And when you think about yourself are you overcome with shame that you just can't “get over it” like there is "something wrong with me"?
Have you noticed that you feel as if you have lost yourself to your own emotional reactions? Are you overworking yourself and just can't seem to get a break, where your life is hectic and not manageable? When you wake up in the morning, do you notice that you are hit immediately with feeling overwhelmed, helpless, or even hopeless? And when you think about yourself are you overcome with shame that you just can't “get over it” like there is "something wrong with me"?
(651) 237-8890 View (651) 237-8890
Photo of Eric Norton, Pre-Licensed Professional in Minnetonka, MN
Eric Norton
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Minnetonka, MN 55305
If you are here, you might see yourself as an individual experiencing anxiety, depression, or trauma. You might be a parent of a child or teen with big emotions. Maybe you are a member of the LGBTQ+ community. All are welcome! As a therapist, I check my ego at the door to bring curiosity and humor to the environment to help you heal. I am a gender, sexuality, and neurodivergent affirmative therapist. I hold an MA in Marriage and Family Therapy from Saint Mary's University of Minnesota. I am supervised by Jody Goldie, LMFT as I head towards a license in Marriage and Family Therapy and a Registered Play Therapist credential.
If you are here, you might see yourself as an individual experiencing anxiety, depression, or trauma. You might be a parent of a child or teen with big emotions. Maybe you are a member of the LGBTQ+ community. All are welcome! As a therapist, I check my ego at the door to bring curiosity and humor to the environment to help you heal. I am a gender, sexuality, and neurodivergent affirmative therapist. I hold an MA in Marriage and Family Therapy from Saint Mary's University of Minnesota. I am supervised by Jody Goldie, LMFT as I head towards a license in Marriage and Family Therapy and a Registered Play Therapist credential.
(952) 260-8743 View (952) 260-8743

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Minnetonka, MN

200+

Average cost per session

$160

Therapists in Minnetonka, MN who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
88% Depression
85% Relationship Issues
79% Self Esteem
73% Trauma and PTSD
70% Grief
69% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% BlueCross and BlueShield
67% Aetna
65% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Minnetonka, MN see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Minnetonka?

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.