Therapists in Orono, MN

Photo of Jen Stowe, Marriage & Family Therapist in Orono, MN
Jen Stowe
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, CLC
Verified
Orono, MN 55356
I believe that most destructive beliefs and behaviors are rooted in the less than nurturing events we experience over the course of our life. Welcome to the human condition! Many of us can benefit from learning how to manage our human experience in healthier, constructive ways that promote growth and personal evolution. I believe in utilizing the brain's neuroplasticity and activating our innate capacity to increase and strengthen positive, growth inspiring beliefs and behaviors.
I believe that most destructive beliefs and behaviors are rooted in the less than nurturing events we experience over the course of our life. Welcome to the human condition! Many of us can benefit from learning how to manage our human experience in healthier, constructive ways that promote growth and personal evolution. I believe in utilizing the brain's neuroplasticity and activating our innate capacity to increase and strengthen positive, growth inspiring beliefs and behaviors.
(612) 800-0854 View (612) 800-0854
Photo of Sonja Benson, Psychologist in Orono, MN
Sonja Benson
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Orono, MN 55356
I work with teens and adults struggling with anxiety, work/school and relationship issues. My specialization, however, is in marriage & family therapy using a systems approach and many methods introduced by John Gottman. I'm advanced trained in Discernment counseling as well. Finally, I work on the entire spectrum of relationships from dating to pre-marital to transitions or divorce. I also provide parenting coaching. I am also trained as a divorce mediator and help many people with parenting plans.
I work with teens and adults struggling with anxiety, work/school and relationship issues. My specialization, however, is in marriage & family therapy using a systems approach and many methods introduced by John Gottman. I'm advanced trained in Discernment counseling as well. Finally, I work on the entire spectrum of relationships from dating to pre-marital to transitions or divorce. I also provide parenting coaching. I am also trained as a divorce mediator and help many people with parenting plans.
(952) 373-0563 View (952) 373-0563
Photo of Tasia Cloutier, Counselor in Orono, MN
Tasia Cloutier
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Orono, MN 55356
I work with people from adolescents to older adults. I have experience working with issues such as: depression, anxiety, self-esteem, eating disorders, life stress, parenting, and marital issues. I think the relationship between a therapist and their client is the biggest indicator of success, therefore, I focus on building a strong rapport with my clients, making sure the client knows they are supported and validated. I am here to walk this journey with you, to be a guide and a support. This is your therapy, and so my focus is on what you need and want and not my agenda. I hope that you will feel heard and respected.
I work with people from adolescents to older adults. I have experience working with issues such as: depression, anxiety, self-esteem, eating disorders, life stress, parenting, and marital issues. I think the relationship between a therapist and their client is the biggest indicator of success, therefore, I focus on building a strong rapport with my clients, making sure the client knows they are supported and validated. I am here to walk this journey with you, to be a guide and a support. This is your therapy, and so my focus is on what you need and want and not my agenda. I hope that you will feel heard and respected.
(612) 255-4179 View (612) 255-4179
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Lisa Scholder
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
Verified
Orono, MN 55356  (Online Only)
Having over 25 years of clinical experience, I provide professional and compassionate psychotherapy services to individuals and couples struggling with a wide range of challenges. Whole Wellness Psychology also offers medical trauma recovery and medical advocacy services for medical staff, parents, and survivors of medical trauma. I utilize a holistic view of clients, meaning I focus on whole mind and body wellness. Creating a partnership with my clients is primary before any meaningful work begins. I also offer DBT services, EMDR, a targeted trauma treatment, and am equally affirming to heterosexual and same sex couples.
Having over 25 years of clinical experience, I provide professional and compassionate psychotherapy services to individuals and couples struggling with a wide range of challenges. Whole Wellness Psychology also offers medical trauma recovery and medical advocacy services for medical staff, parents, and survivors of medical trauma. I utilize a holistic view of clients, meaning I focus on whole mind and body wellness. Creating a partnership with my clients is primary before any meaningful work begins. I also offer DBT services, EMDR, a targeted trauma treatment, and am equally affirming to heterosexual and same sex couples.
(612) 979-2809 View (612) 979-2809
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Dr. Jeff J. Rocker
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, PhD, NCC, LPC, LMHC, LCPC
Verified
Orono, MN 55391
With 12 years of experience working with clients going through individual, relationship, and family issues, Celebrity Therapist Dr. Jeff Rocker has provided therapeutic services to clients nationwide. He is Licensed in 22 states and has served clients from all age groups. Over the years, Dr. Jeff has organized lectures and various events in the community, including excursions and retreats for couples to improve their communication and better understand each other. He has experience working with athletes in the NFL, NBA, and MLB. In addition, Dr. Jeff has also worked with clients in the Movie, Music, and Entertainment Industries.
With 12 years of experience working with clients going through individual, relationship, and family issues, Celebrity Therapist Dr. Jeff Rocker has provided therapeutic services to clients nationwide. He is Licensed in 22 states and has served clients from all age groups. Over the years, Dr. Jeff has organized lectures and various events in the community, including excursions and retreats for couples to improve their communication and better understand each other. He has experience working with athletes in the NFL, NBA, and MLB. In addition, Dr. Jeff has also worked with clients in the Movie, Music, and Entertainment Industries.
(612) 482-7630 View (612) 482-7630
Photo of Susan Balto, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Orono, MN
Susan Balto
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LMSW, MPH
Verified
2 Endorsed
Orono, MN 55356
Your reasoning for seeking therapy is specific and unique. My name is Susan and I help my Clients to create a safe place to explore, grow, and better understand their feelings and motivations. Together, we will find new ways to listen deeply and understand the roots of the patterns keeping you stuck, frustrated, or lost. I believe that therapy is a learned skill that we will refine together to come up with a course of therapy that suits your personal values, preferences, and needs.
Your reasoning for seeking therapy is specific and unique. My name is Susan and I help my Clients to create a safe place to explore, grow, and better understand their feelings and motivations. Together, we will find new ways to listen deeply and understand the roots of the patterns keeping you stuck, frustrated, or lost. I believe that therapy is a learned skill that we will refine together to come up with a course of therapy that suits your personal values, preferences, and needs.
(651) 360-2031 View (651) 360-2031
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Justin Bradley Matthews
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
1 Endorsed
Orono, MN 55356
Getting tangled up with anxiety can feel like playing tug-of-war. Worrying, ruminating, and "what if" thoughts take up can take up so much of your time, making it hard to enjoy the things you love. Maybe you've spent your days trying to fix the way you feel through yoga, meditating, exercising, and even traditional talk therapy. But nothing gives you much relief. You are still stuck and wondering how to get out. If you struggle with anxiety, panic, intrusive thoughts, or OCD…. you are not alone. You are not crazy. You can be back to your old self again. Therapy can help you to be present in your every day life.
Getting tangled up with anxiety can feel like playing tug-of-war. Worrying, ruminating, and "what if" thoughts take up can take up so much of your time, making it hard to enjoy the things you love. Maybe you've spent your days trying to fix the way you feel through yoga, meditating, exercising, and even traditional talk therapy. But nothing gives you much relief. You are still stuck and wondering how to get out. If you struggle with anxiety, panic, intrusive thoughts, or OCD…. you are not alone. You are not crazy. You can be back to your old self again. Therapy can help you to be present in your every day life.
(952) 204-5857 View (952) 204-5857
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Jamie Hepner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Orono, MN 55356  (Online Only)
Do you struggle seeing your life returning to how things were before COVID? Do you sense a personal mismatch with post pandemic life that affects your daily living? Do you have challenges with feeling an imbalance that affects your relationships, your career? Do you feel stuck, frustrated or anxious by meeting everyone’s standards of being, while living up to your own? You’re not alone. Now more than ever, people are feeling overwhelmed and uncertain finding their place in this new online, IRL reality.
Do you struggle seeing your life returning to how things were before COVID? Do you sense a personal mismatch with post pandemic life that affects your daily living? Do you have challenges with feeling an imbalance that affects your relationships, your career? Do you feel stuck, frustrated or anxious by meeting everyone’s standards of being, while living up to your own? You’re not alone. Now more than ever, people are feeling overwhelmed and uncertain finding their place in this new online, IRL reality.
(651) 273-0504 View (651) 273-0504
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Lindsay Marcy
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Orono, MN 55391
Are you struggling with fatigue, disrupted eating patterns, or a diminished sex drive? Are your relationships feeling strained, or are you navigating a challenging life transition? Perhaps you're questioning the value of therapy. We will create a space together that slows everything down, leaning into the remarkable tools of curiosity and authenticity. We will parse it all out and build a map through the chaos and exhaustion. We'll create strategies to encourage joy and stability, ultimately seeking peaceful energy and a healthy hunger for life’s experiences.
Are you struggling with fatigue, disrupted eating patterns, or a diminished sex drive? Are your relationships feeling strained, or are you navigating a challenging life transition? Perhaps you're questioning the value of therapy. We will create a space together that slows everything down, leaning into the remarkable tools of curiosity and authenticity. We will parse it all out and build a map through the chaos and exhaustion. We'll create strategies to encourage joy and stability, ultimately seeking peaceful energy and a healthy hunger for life’s experiences.
(651) 412-2922 View (651) 412-2922
Photo of Sarah Frankfurt, Marriage & Family Therapist in Orono, MN
Sarah Frankfurt
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Orono, MN 55356
I have openings for new individuals and couples. Do any of the following resonate with you? You are avoiding things. You feel lonely, even when you are with others. You appear to have it all together, but inside you feel raw. Feeling stuck at work, unhappy in relationships, preoccupied, pressured to perform. Everyone keeps talking about 'boundaries' but you're not sure how to create them without feeling guilty. You are an intelligent, caring, and determined person. You want to grow and improve but you're slipping into old patterns. You want to feel present in the moment instead of thinking about what's next.
I have openings for new individuals and couples. Do any of the following resonate with you? You are avoiding things. You feel lonely, even when you are with others. You appear to have it all together, but inside you feel raw. Feeling stuck at work, unhappy in relationships, preoccupied, pressured to perform. Everyone keeps talking about 'boundaries' but you're not sure how to create them without feeling guilty. You are an intelligent, caring, and determined person. You want to grow and improve but you're slipping into old patterns. You want to feel present in the moment instead of thinking about what's next.
(612) 662-4305 View (612) 662-4305
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Anna Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Orono, MN 55391
Are you a teen or young adult looking for someone to connect to who will listen, empathize, and provide non-judgmental feedback? Are you someone who struggles with emotional expression, anger, and thinks therapy is "not for you"? Are you adjusting to college life and need a bit of support through the transition? Or are you a parent of a teen or young adult concerned about any or all of the above? I can help.
Are you a teen or young adult looking for someone to connect to who will listen, empathize, and provide non-judgmental feedback? Are you someone who struggles with emotional expression, anger, and thinks therapy is "not for you"? Are you adjusting to college life and need a bit of support through the transition? Or are you a parent of a teen or young adult concerned about any or all of the above? I can help.
(763) 363-6891 View (763) 363-6891

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Photo of Sarah Lihrman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Orono, MN
Sarah Lihrman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Wayzata, MN 55391  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome to my page! I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker passionate in supporting individuals on their journey. I utilize a compassionate and person-centered approach, helping individuals navigate the complexities of their unique experiences. I work with each client to address the root causes of issues rather than focusing solely on surface-level symptoms. By exploring the mind, body, and spirit, therapy can promote deeper and more lasting healing. My goal is to create a safe and affirming space where you can explore and process your feelings, fostering healing and empowerment.
Hello and welcome to my page! I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker passionate in supporting individuals on their journey. I utilize a compassionate and person-centered approach, helping individuals navigate the complexities of their unique experiences. I work with each client to address the root causes of issues rather than focusing solely on surface-level symptoms. By exploring the mind, body, and spirit, therapy can promote deeper and more lasting healing. My goal is to create a safe and affirming space where you can explore and process your feelings, fostering healing and empowerment.
(534) 248-4636 View (534) 248-4636
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Melissa Patterson
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC, LADC, LSC
Verified
Wayzata, MN 55391
SPECIALIZING IN YOUTH AND FAMILIES DEALING WITH ADDICTION! Transitions in life are a very vulnerable time where we have the potential to struggle and get stuck in our thoughts and relationships. Let me partner with you or your child to develop more beneficial thoughts that empower changes that create deeper connections. I work with youth experiencing trauma and social issues learn how to build connections with themselves and others. Through this process I will also use CBT, Mindfulness, Strength based, and Motivational interviewing to develop a healthier mind and body.
SPECIALIZING IN YOUTH AND FAMILIES DEALING WITH ADDICTION! Transitions in life are a very vulnerable time where we have the potential to struggle and get stuck in our thoughts and relationships. Let me partner with you or your child to develop more beneficial thoughts that empower changes that create deeper connections. I work with youth experiencing trauma and social issues learn how to build connections with themselves and others. Through this process I will also use CBT, Mindfulness, Strength based, and Motivational interviewing to develop a healthier mind and body.
(833) 744-1379 View (833) 744-1379
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Peg Beattie
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Wayzata, MN 55391
Feeling stressed, ineffective, overwhelmed, or not really sure what is bothering you? Are you wanting to take good care of yourself, and build personal growth? Do you have trauma? I'm an experienced therapist ready to help you sort out the issues, and learn skills to make your life better. People are capable of change. There is hope.
Feeling stressed, ineffective, overwhelmed, or not really sure what is bothering you? Are you wanting to take good care of yourself, and build personal growth? Do you have trauma? I'm an experienced therapist ready to help you sort out the issues, and learn skills to make your life better. People are capable of change. There is hope.
(612) 208-8700 View (612) 208-8700
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Kippie A. Palesch
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Wayzata, MN 55391
RELATIONSHIP SPECIALIST - Ready to heal old wounds and start building healthy connection and interaction? Empowering each of you to gain insight and develop skills, I can help you live more authentically, communicate your needs in ways that are heard, help discover new solutions to old problems and add more joy and intimacy to your lives. I can also help you navigate difficult issues such as emotional and sexual intimacy, infidelity, addiction, parenting conflict, infertility, as well as blending families.
RELATIONSHIP SPECIALIST - Ready to heal old wounds and start building healthy connection and interaction? Empowering each of you to gain insight and develop skills, I can help you live more authentically, communicate your needs in ways that are heard, help discover new solutions to old problems and add more joy and intimacy to your lives. I can also help you navigate difficult issues such as emotional and sexual intimacy, infidelity, addiction, parenting conflict, infertility, as well as blending families.
(952) 479-5967 View (952) 479-5967
Photo of Emilee Rodriguez, Marriage & Family Therapist in Orono, MN
Emilee Rodriguez
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Wayzata, MN 55391  (Online Only)
Therapy: Emilee provides therapy services in Minnesota using video/phone. I come alongside clients looking to understand themselves clearer and have more fulfilling lives and relationships. I use an attachment lens and incorporate mind-body-spirit approaches. Family Coaching: Family coaching can be provided across the United States. Coaching around transitions, improving communication, and problem solving is available. Emilee has 20+ years experience as a parent and over 15 years supporting parents and families. I offer a free 15 minute phone call to see if we are a match.
Therapy: Emilee provides therapy services in Minnesota using video/phone. I come alongside clients looking to understand themselves clearer and have more fulfilling lives and relationships. I use an attachment lens and incorporate mind-body-spirit approaches. Family Coaching: Family coaching can be provided across the United States. Coaching around transitions, improving communication, and problem solving is available. Emilee has 20+ years experience as a parent and over 15 years supporting parents and families. I offer a free 15 minute phone call to see if we are a match.
(952) 679-7350 View (952) 679-7350
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Choices Psychotherapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Wayzata, MN 55391
Choices Psychotherapy offers psychotherapy and psychiatry services for adults and children located throughout the Twin Cities. We're located in St. Louis Park and Chanhassen. Established in 1993 by Susan Davis, LICSW, Choices Psychotherapy has grown into a thriving mental health practice offering a diverse clinical team of Masters & Doctorate level therapists along with Psychiatrists who provide comprehensive therapeutic services for a multitude of concerns to clients from age 5 to senior adults. Two of our psychiatrists specializes in working with children & adolescents while the other three work with adults from age 18.
Choices Psychotherapy offers psychotherapy and psychiatry services for adults and children located throughout the Twin Cities. We're located in St. Louis Park and Chanhassen. Established in 1993 by Susan Davis, LICSW, Choices Psychotherapy has grown into a thriving mental health practice offering a diverse clinical team of Masters & Doctorate level therapists along with Psychiatrists who provide comprehensive therapeutic services for a multitude of concerns to clients from age 5 to senior adults. Two of our psychiatrists specializes in working with children & adolescents while the other three work with adults from age 18.
(952) 314-5535 View (952) 314-5535
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Jeana Wescott
Marriage & Family Therapist, MDiv, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Wayzata, MN 55391
Offering Intensive Couples Therapy Weekends using the Gottman Method Couples Therapy. I help couples find healing, repair past hurts, and learn to communicate and fight better. Connection and communication off? Recently discover your partner had an affair and now you're marriage is in crisis? Going through divorce and finding yourself single again? Like my clients, you deserve to be in a relationship you feel good about. I'm passionate about working with couples and individuals to help you understand your stuck cycles and teach you the skills to get the relationship you desire.
Offering Intensive Couples Therapy Weekends using the Gottman Method Couples Therapy. I help couples find healing, repair past hurts, and learn to communicate and fight better. Connection and communication off? Recently discover your partner had an affair and now you're marriage is in crisis? Going through divorce and finding yourself single again? Like my clients, you deserve to be in a relationship you feel good about. I'm passionate about working with couples and individuals to help you understand your stuck cycles and teach you the skills to get the relationship you desire.
(763) 710-6435 View (763) 710-6435
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Zaynab Alwan
Counselor, MA, CPC
Verified
Wayzata, MN 55391
Now Accepting New Clients! We can either make ourselves miserable or empowered. The amount of work is the same. Through kindness and unconditional positive regard, I help my clients become the person they want to be. I bring a nonjudgmental, collaborative, and creative approach to talk therapy for those who are struggling with emotions, relationships, or trauma. Online therapy is a new option that allows a person to have private mental health services from the convenience of their home. I serve adolescents and adults with a variety of mental health concerns, including relationship and attachment issues.
Now Accepting New Clients! We can either make ourselves miserable or empowered. The amount of work is the same. Through kindness and unconditional positive regard, I help my clients become the person they want to be. I bring a nonjudgmental, collaborative, and creative approach to talk therapy for those who are struggling with emotions, relationships, or trauma. Online therapy is a new option that allows a person to have private mental health services from the convenience of their home. I serve adolescents and adults with a variety of mental health concerns, including relationship and attachment issues.
(702) 747-5896 View (702) 747-5896
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Portage Psychology
Psychologist, PsyD, LP, LPCC, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Deephaven, MN 55391
We provide psychoeducational and neurocognitive assessments for children, adolescents and adults to evaluate cognitive ability, academic achievement, executive functioning, attention, learning, memory, and social/emotional/behavioral issues. We specialize in evaluations for ADHD, Autism, and learning disabilities.
We provide psychoeducational and neurocognitive assessments for children, adolescents and adults to evaluate cognitive ability, academic achievement, executive functioning, attention, learning, memory, and social/emotional/behavioral issues. We specialize in evaluations for ADHD, Autism, and learning disabilities.
(612) 662-7861 View (612) 662-7861

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Orono, MN

10+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in Orono, MN who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
82% Depression
82% Self Esteem
82% Stress
73% Relationship Issues
73% Parenting
73% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
100% HealthPartners of MN and WI
100% Optum

How Therapists in Orono, MN see their clients

82% In Person and Online
18% Online Only

Gender breakdown

73% Female
27% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Orono?

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.