Therapists in Ramsey County, MN

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Photo of Mark Wick, Pre-Licensed Professional in Ramsey County, MN
Mark Wick
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Saint Paul, MN 55116
Welcome! It takes courage to seek support and take the first step towards healing and personal growth. I want you to know that you are not alone on this journey, and together we can navigate the challenges you are facing. As a dedicated and compassionate therapist, I believe in building a collaborative relationship with my clients. I value your unique experiences, perspectives, and strength, and aim to create a safe and non-judgmental space where we can work together to achieve your goals.
Welcome! It takes courage to seek support and take the first step towards healing and personal growth. I want you to know that you are not alone on this journey, and together we can navigate the challenges you are facing. As a dedicated and compassionate therapist, I believe in building a collaborative relationship with my clients. I value your unique experiences, perspectives, and strength, and aim to create a safe and non-judgmental space where we can work together to achieve your goals.
(651) 376-3567 View (651) 376-3567
Photo of Anna Crosby, Marriage & Family Therapist Intern in Ramsey County, MN
Anna Crosby
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Paul, MN 55105
Are you sick of only talking about logistics in your relationship? Do you long for moments of fun and connection? I am an attachment-oriented therapist who sees couples who are ready to find each other again. We can work together to increase communication, look into your shared needs and dreams, and plan for how to meet them as a team. We can talk through value differences and how to make space for each other even when you don’t see eye to eye. As a student intern I am supported by my supervisor, allowing double the insight for your care!
Are you sick of only talking about logistics in your relationship? Do you long for moments of fun and connection? I am an attachment-oriented therapist who sees couples who are ready to find each other again. We can work together to increase communication, look into your shared needs and dreams, and plan for how to meet them as a team. We can talk through value differences and how to make space for each other even when you don’t see eye to eye. As a student intern I am supported by my supervisor, allowing double the insight for your care!
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Photo of Emily Selbitschka, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Ramsey County, MN
Emily Selbitschka
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LGSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Little Canada, MN 55117  (Online Only)
I strive to create a space where individuals feel comfortable and supported. I do this by utilizing a non-judgmental approach, and by allowing individuals to feel heard and validated. I am kind, caring, compassionate, and will work hard to build a strong therapeutic alliance with the individuals that I serve. I am passionate about helping others through their traumatic experiences, and have worked with many different modalities of therapy that include but aren't limited to; CBT, DBT, and Trauma Focused-CBT. I approach all clients and people that I serve with a person-centered, trauma informed, and strengths-based perspective.
I strive to create a space where individuals feel comfortable and supported. I do this by utilizing a non-judgmental approach, and by allowing individuals to feel heard and validated. I am kind, caring, compassionate, and will work hard to build a strong therapeutic alliance with the individuals that I serve. I am passionate about helping others through their traumatic experiences, and have worked with many different modalities of therapy that include but aren't limited to; CBT, DBT, and Trauma Focused-CBT. I approach all clients and people that I serve with a person-centered, trauma informed, and strengths-based perspective.
(651) 565-6583 View (651) 565-6583
Photo of Inez Bersie-Mize, Marriage & Family Therapist in Ramsey County, MN
Inez Bersie-Mize
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Saint Paul, MN 55104
Waitlist for new clients
**Currently not accepting new clients** I believe that therapy is a joint venture between the client and therapist. It is a way to learn about how each construct the meaning that forms our lives and our feelings and to take responsibility for constructing them to be what we wish. My role as therapist is to correct, understand, empathize, suggest and confront. Therapy can be in turn difficult, fun, painful, confusing, boring, upsetting and once in a while transcending. Because the construction of meaning in our lives is active, I am not a passive listener but an active participant in the process of relationship and change.
**Currently not accepting new clients** I believe that therapy is a joint venture between the client and therapist. It is a way to learn about how each construct the meaning that forms our lives and our feelings and to take responsibility for constructing them to be what we wish. My role as therapist is to correct, understand, empathize, suggest and confront. Therapy can be in turn difficult, fun, painful, confusing, boring, upsetting and once in a while transcending. Because the construction of meaning in our lives is active, I am not a passive listener but an active participant in the process of relationship and change.
(651) 413-9094 View (651) 413-9094
Photo of Michael M Thomas, Marriage & Family Therapist in Ramsey County, MN
Michael M Thomas
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Roseville, MN 55113
Whether you've got general marital stress, are dealing with infidelity, high conflict, sense of despair, or have something external creating marital stress, I'm here to help. My role is to help put the pieces back together. Even if your partner won't join you.
Whether you've got general marital stress, are dealing with infidelity, high conflict, sense of despair, or have something external creating marital stress, I'm here to help. My role is to help put the pieces back together. Even if your partner won't join you.
(612) 223-6438 View (612) 223-6438
Photo of Carmen Kirchhoff, Counselor in Ramsey County, MN
Carmen Kirchhoff
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Saint Paul, MN 55102
Note: (I don't currently have availability, but please feel free to reach out to be added to my waiting list!) I believe that providing a collaborative, calm, non-judgmental, and empathic environment is key to encouraging healing and growth. My aim is to help guide clients through choices that move them toward living a more valued life. Having worked in the advertising & marketing fields for many years, I'm intimately familiar with the fast-paced and performance-demanding environment that many of us are faced with in modern society and strive to find ways to bring a sense of calm to everyday life.
Note: (I don't currently have availability, but please feel free to reach out to be added to my waiting list!) I believe that providing a collaborative, calm, non-judgmental, and empathic environment is key to encouraging healing and growth. My aim is to help guide clients through choices that move them toward living a more valued life. Having worked in the advertising & marketing fields for many years, I'm intimately familiar with the fast-paced and performance-demanding environment that many of us are faced with in modern society and strive to find ways to bring a sense of calm to everyday life.
(612) 712-4641 View (612) 712-4641
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Mariah Lord
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LAMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Saint Paul, MN 55114
Not accepting new clients
Whether this is the first time you're embarking on your therapy journey, or you're revisiting the search for a therapist who truly sees and understands you, this process can be so overwhelming. But you're taking this leap into therapy for a reason. Maybe you're feeling disconnected with yourself or those around you and you're ready to reimagine what your life could look like. Maybe you're ready to take the courageous step to begin healing from past emotional wounds that have been keeping you from living in the present. Maybe the weight of the world and its systemic injustices feels inescapable.
Whether this is the first time you're embarking on your therapy journey, or you're revisiting the search for a therapist who truly sees and understands you, this process can be so overwhelming. But you're taking this leap into therapy for a reason. Maybe you're feeling disconnected with yourself or those around you and you're ready to reimagine what your life could look like. Maybe you're ready to take the courageous step to begin healing from past emotional wounds that have been keeping you from living in the present. Maybe the weight of the world and its systemic injustices feels inescapable.
(651) 615-3320 View (651) 615-3320
Photo of Casey Rae Blum, Pre-Licensed Professional in Ramsey County, MN
Casey Rae Blum
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, LADC, MHP
Verified Verified
Saint Paul, MN 55102  (Online Only)
Deciding to make changes in your life can often be overwhelming. Uncertainty and self-doubt can make a path forward seem impossible. Through our work together, I can assist you in identifying the changes you would like to enact in your own life and help establish how to get there. If you find yourself feeling stuck in emotional pain or problems, therapy can be a catalyst for change you seek.Learning how to manage stress more effectively gives us access to new opportunities. I utilize both EMDR and ART therapies as a way to manage a variety of mental health conditions, including trauma, addiction, depression, grief and anxiety.
Deciding to make changes in your life can often be overwhelming. Uncertainty and self-doubt can make a path forward seem impossible. Through our work together, I can assist you in identifying the changes you would like to enact in your own life and help establish how to get there. If you find yourself feeling stuck in emotional pain or problems, therapy can be a catalyst for change you seek.Learning how to manage stress more effectively gives us access to new opportunities. I utilize both EMDR and ART therapies as a way to manage a variety of mental health conditions, including trauma, addiction, depression, grief and anxiety.
(651) 412-1612 View (651) 412-1612
Photo of Kelly Ann Pieper, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Ramsey County, MN
Kelly Ann Pieper
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, IMH-E®
Verified Verified
Saint Paul, MN 55106
I am an outpatient therapist and clinical supervisor with more than 10 years of experience in providing services to children and families. I have specific specialties in early childhood mental health and permanency/adoption concerns. I am trained in Trauma Informed Child Parent Psychotherapy (TI- CPP) for children under 6 and completed the Permanency and Adoption Competency program through the UMN in early 2015. My approach integrates a broad spectrum of modalities based on the child’s development, age, needs, presenting concerns. I believe strongly in the need to integrate family and work to involve caregivers at every step.
I am an outpatient therapist and clinical supervisor with more than 10 years of experience in providing services to children and families. I have specific specialties in early childhood mental health and permanency/adoption concerns. I am trained in Trauma Informed Child Parent Psychotherapy (TI- CPP) for children under 6 and completed the Permanency and Adoption Competency program through the UMN in early 2015. My approach integrates a broad spectrum of modalities based on the child’s development, age, needs, presenting concerns. I believe strongly in the need to integrate family and work to involve caregivers at every step.
(651) 374-9220 View (651) 374-9220
Photo of Seynab Hussein, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Ramsey County, MN
Seynab Hussein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LGSW
Verified Verified
Saint Paul, MN 55117
I enjoy working with kids 3 and older and adults struggling with a variety of issues. Common issues kids have who come to therapy are: developmental issues, barriers to emotional expression, behavioral or communication issues at school, transitions, parenting relationships, peer relationships and family changes. Adults come in to address anxiety, depression, relationship issues, stress and trauma. My goal as a mental health therapist is to prioritize collaboration by providing guidance and support in a safe environment. I have been trained to do assessments for children 0-5 years old (DC 0-5 assessment).
I enjoy working with kids 3 and older and adults struggling with a variety of issues. Common issues kids have who come to therapy are: developmental issues, barriers to emotional expression, behavioral or communication issues at school, transitions, parenting relationships, peer relationships and family changes. Adults come in to address anxiety, depression, relationship issues, stress and trauma. My goal as a mental health therapist is to prioritize collaboration by providing guidance and support in a safe environment. I have been trained to do assessments for children 0-5 years old (DC 0-5 assessment).
(651) 615-3083 View (651) 615-3083
Photo of Down to Earth Therapy, Marriage & Family Therapist in Ramsey County, MN
Down to Earth Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Saint Paul, MN 55105
We have current openings! Our therapists see children as young as 3 and adults as old as one can be. We are a group of therapists who value authenticity, social justice, and relationships. At Down to Earth Therapy we are committed to not only listening, but to actively partnering with you and helping you make the changes you, your partnership, and/or your family desire. We celebrate clients of all class, sexuality, ethnicity, race, gender identity, and spiritual belief. We work with people ages 3-100.
We have current openings! Our therapists see children as young as 3 and adults as old as one can be. We are a group of therapists who value authenticity, social justice, and relationships. At Down to Earth Therapy we are committed to not only listening, but to actively partnering with you and helping you make the changes you, your partnership, and/or your family desire. We celebrate clients of all class, sexuality, ethnicity, race, gender identity, and spiritual belief. We work with people ages 3-100.
(651) 376-2749 View (651) 376-2749
Photo of Jean L Fagerstrom, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Ramsey County, MN
Jean L Fagerstrom
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Roseville, MN 55113
Not accepting new clients
I work with clients with a variety of life issues including stress, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, life transitions, relationship issues, chemical abuse, and understanding serious mental illness. My goal is to create a safe environment where you can sort out your own thoughts, feelings, experiences and behavioral patterns, understand yourself better and find more freedom and ease in the way you live. My goal is to help you remember your strengths, honor your own nature and find ways to be your best self in the midst of an unpredictable and demanding world.
I work with clients with a variety of life issues including stress, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, life transitions, relationship issues, chemical abuse, and understanding serious mental illness. My goal is to create a safe environment where you can sort out your own thoughts, feelings, experiences and behavioral patterns, understand yourself better and find more freedom and ease in the way you live. My goal is to help you remember your strengths, honor your own nature and find ways to be your best self in the midst of an unpredictable and demanding world.
(612) 712-2874 View (612) 712-2874
Photo of Kate Lehmann, Drug & Alcohol Counselor in Ramsey County, MN
Kate Lehmann
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MA, LADC, SAP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Paul, MN 55114
Not accepting new clients
I offer resources and counseling for substance use concerns including chemical dependency assessments, individual counseling, and assistance for friends and families dealing with the consequences of addiction. My services are available from initial assessment to recovery support following treatment. As an independent practitioner, I am able to provide options and referrals based solely on meeting your needs. I collaborate with you to find the best path forward - blending my expertise with your courage and desire to make changes in your life.
I offer resources and counseling for substance use concerns including chemical dependency assessments, individual counseling, and assistance for friends and families dealing with the consequences of addiction. My services are available from initial assessment to recovery support following treatment. As an independent practitioner, I am able to provide options and referrals based solely on meeting your needs. I collaborate with you to find the best path forward - blending my expertise with your courage and desire to make changes in your life.
(612) 306-4778 View (612) 306-4778
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Britni A Kelley: Adults
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Saint Paul, MN 55114
I especially enjoy working with motivated clients wanting to develop a greater understanding of where they have come from and heal from their past traumas. Those struggling with a dysregulated nervous system, anxious, or simply stuck are a delight for me to walk along side. I have a strong passion for working with individuals/couples who have endured difficult experiences in their younger years and need some help with healing. Highly relational and compassionate, I prioritize relationship and trauma interventions in the midst of healing wounds. Licensed in Minnesota (in person/virtual)& Iowa! Virtual visits only for Iowa residents.
I especially enjoy working with motivated clients wanting to develop a greater understanding of where they have come from and heal from their past traumas. Those struggling with a dysregulated nervous system, anxious, or simply stuck are a delight for me to walk along side. I have a strong passion for working with individuals/couples who have endured difficult experiences in their younger years and need some help with healing. Highly relational and compassionate, I prioritize relationship and trauma interventions in the midst of healing wounds. Licensed in Minnesota (in person/virtual)& Iowa! Virtual visits only for Iowa residents.
(612) 324-3142 View (612) 324-3142
Photo of Amy M. Joyce, Marriage & Family Therapist in Ramsey County, MN
Amy M. Joyce
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Saint Paul, MN 55104
Welcome to a place of support for those relationships most important to you. I offer therapy in a relational context which explores the interconnectedness between self and others. I believe this is vital to well living. When relationships are out of balance, disconnectedness can occur. By creating awareness, empowerment can be found and utilized for change. I invite you to better navigate yourself and your relations!
Welcome to a place of support for those relationships most important to you. I offer therapy in a relational context which explores the interconnectedness between self and others. I believe this is vital to well living. When relationships are out of balance, disconnectedness can occur. By creating awareness, empowerment can be found and utilized for change. I invite you to better navigate yourself and your relations!
(612) 564-4332 View (612) 564-4332
Photo of Whitney Bergstresser, Drug & Alcohol Counselor in Ramsey County, MN
Whitney Bergstresser
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LADC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
New Brighton, MN 55112
Through personal experience during my time in the military as well as occupational experience working within the chemical dependency field I have seen first hand the curveballs that life can throw at us sometimes. But the beauty is that you don’t have to walk through these experiences alone. Some of the biggest signs of true strength come from embracing our vulnerability and reaching out to ask for help. I embrace empathy, curiosity and humor when working with clients. I work with adolescents (15+) and adults. My areas of interest include working with individuals struggling with addiction, anxiety, depression, and trauma.
Through personal experience during my time in the military as well as occupational experience working within the chemical dependency field I have seen first hand the curveballs that life can throw at us sometimes. But the beauty is that you don’t have to walk through these experiences alone. Some of the biggest signs of true strength come from embracing our vulnerability and reaching out to ask for help. I embrace empathy, curiosity and humor when working with clients. I work with adolescents (15+) and adults. My areas of interest include working with individuals struggling with addiction, anxiety, depression, and trauma.
(651) 661-3382 View (651) 661-3382
Photo of Shannon L Richmond, Counselor in Ramsey County, MN
Shannon L Richmond
Counselor, MA, LPCC, RPT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Roseville, MN 55113
Not accepting new clients
April 2024: no openings. I work with children, teens and young adults who are coping with anxiety, depression and trauma. I use a variety of therapeutic methods in sessions. I like to guide my clients to dig deep to find the underlying reason(s) for the symptoms. Whether you are looking for short term therapy to learn to cope skills, or long term therapy to overcome your symptoms. I can help you on your healing journey.
April 2024: no openings. I work with children, teens and young adults who are coping with anxiety, depression and trauma. I use a variety of therapeutic methods in sessions. I like to guide my clients to dig deep to find the underlying reason(s) for the symptoms. Whether you are looking for short term therapy to learn to cope skills, or long term therapy to overcome your symptoms. I can help you on your healing journey.
(651) 376-3297 x1 View (651) 376-3297 x1
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Nicholas William Vorpahl
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
My ideal client is someone that has an idea of their goals and what they would like to pursue in therapy, but needs the extra insight and encouragement to clarify those goals or to take the first steps in accomplishing them. They may be struggling with mood issues, have trouble controlling their thoughts, or be dealing with difficult or contentious relationships. They are in need of someone to listen to them, to provide empathy and validation, and then to help guide them along the path they have chosen to make the changes they wish to see in their life.
My ideal client is someone that has an idea of their goals and what they would like to pursue in therapy, but needs the extra insight and encouragement to clarify those goals or to take the first steps in accomplishing them. They may be struggling with mood issues, have trouble controlling their thoughts, or be dealing with difficult or contentious relationships. They are in need of someone to listen to them, to provide empathy and validation, and then to help guide them along the path they have chosen to make the changes they wish to see in their life.
(651) 318-4665 View (651) 318-4665
Photo of Vicenta del Carmen Valero, Counselor in Ramsey County, MN
Vicenta del Carmen Valero
Counselor, MA, LPCC, LADC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Saint Paul, MN 55102
Trabajo con individuos de color y personas GLBTQ que buscan ayuda con identidad étnica/racial, trauma racial, trauma sexual or fisico, y salud química. El racismo, la opresión, el género, la sexualidad, el envejecimiento, la clase social, y la pobreza pueden afectar nuestro bienestar y salud fisica y mental o nos causan el desarrollar creencias de quien somos que nos impiden vivir nuestra mejor vida. Aprovechando de su conocimientos y sabiduría interna, le proporciono un espacio seguro donde el enfoque de nuestros esfuerzos se centra en la recuperación emocional y el alcanzar paz en su vida.
Trabajo con individuos de color y personas GLBTQ que buscan ayuda con identidad étnica/racial, trauma racial, trauma sexual or fisico, y salud química. El racismo, la opresión, el género, la sexualidad, el envejecimiento, la clase social, y la pobreza pueden afectar nuestro bienestar y salud fisica y mental o nos causan el desarrollar creencias de quien somos que nos impiden vivir nuestra mejor vida. Aprovechando de su conocimientos y sabiduría interna, le proporciono un espacio seguro donde el enfoque de nuestros esfuerzos se centra en la recuperación emocional y el alcanzar paz en su vida.
(763) 325-1612 View (763) 325-1612
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Mary Kay Elizabeth Voight-Moller
Psychologist, MS, MN-LP
Verified Verified
Saint Paul, MN 55102
My office is a warm and comforting place for you to tell your story, deal with life's stressors, treat depression and anxiety, work on healthy relationships, or heal old wounds. I provide a more holistic perspective in my appraoch to therapy, looking at the total needs you might have to best help you to heal and grow. It is very important to me that you feel heard and well cared for in your therapy process. We will work together to help you to make changes and to feel stronger.
My office is a warm and comforting place for you to tell your story, deal with life's stressors, treat depression and anxiety, work on healthy relationships, or heal old wounds. I provide a more holistic perspective in my appraoch to therapy, looking at the total needs you might have to best help you to heal and grow. It is very important to me that you feel heard and well cared for in your therapy process. We will work together to help you to make changes and to feel stronger.
(651) 760-0673 View (651) 760-0673

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Number of Therapists in Ramsey County, MN

1,000+

Average cost per session

$165

Therapists in Ramsey County, MN who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
89% Depression
80% Relationship Issues
76% Self Esteem
75% Trauma and PTSD
68% Stress
67% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

85% BlueCross and BlueShield
74% UCare
70% HealthPartners of MN and WI

How Therapists in Ramsey County, MN see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
21% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Ramsey County?

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.