Therapists in Rice County, MN

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Photo of Carrie Remmell, PsyD, LP, Psychologist
Carrie Remmell
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Northfield, MN 55057
At some point in life, nearly all of us feel something is out of balance. This can cause significant distress and be emotionally painful. In an atmosphere of acceptance and trust, we'll explore where it hurts, what is out of balance, and the root causes of emotional distress such as anxiety, depression, grief, and suffering. We’ll work together to address your symptoms, gain deeper awareness and understanding about yourself, and find greater meaning in your life. Just as our physical body has an innate propensity towards growth and healing, I believe we have an innate potential towards emotional growth and healing within us as well.
At some point in life, nearly all of us feel something is out of balance. This can cause significant distress and be emotionally painful. In an atmosphere of acceptance and trust, we'll explore where it hurts, what is out of balance, and the root causes of emotional distress such as anxiety, depression, grief, and suffering. We’ll work together to address your symptoms, gain deeper awareness and understanding about yourself, and find greater meaning in your life. Just as our physical body has an innate propensity towards growth and healing, I believe we have an innate potential towards emotional growth and healing within us as well.
(507) 204-9007 View (507) 204-9007
Photo of Kari Prestemon, MSSW, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Kari Prestemon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Northfield, MN 55057
Are you feeling down, anxious, angry or unhappy? My philosophy is that "Life is too short" and for all the bad there is just as much good. Therapy helps one to start finding the good in life and making the necessary changes for that to happen. It is about learning new skills and trying on new ways of living. I feel that as a therapist I become a coach, cheerleader, supporter and confidant. You have already taken the hardest step and that is to admit that there is a problem and to seek help. I look forward to the Journey.
Are you feeling down, anxious, angry or unhappy? My philosophy is that "Life is too short" and for all the bad there is just as much good. Therapy helps one to start finding the good in life and making the necessary changes for that to happen. It is about learning new skills and trying on new ways of living. I feel that as a therapist I become a coach, cheerleader, supporter and confidant. You have already taken the hardest step and that is to admit that there is a problem and to seek help. I look forward to the Journey.
(507) 476-9375 x4 View (507) 476-9375 x4
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Leah Wellstone
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CEDS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Northfield, MN 55057
I've worked in a variety of settings over the years: in schools, community mental health, in home therapy, pregnant and parenting youth programs, grief/hospice, inpatient/residential/outpatient eating disorder treatment and college counseling. In these settings I've been fortunate to work with clients at different stages of life and circumstance. I also consult with parents who are preparing to launch their young adult to college, as this can be a confusing, challenging and emotional time for all. Additionally, I'm certified in Prepare/Enrich, working with engaged and married couples in strengthening their relationship.
I've worked in a variety of settings over the years: in schools, community mental health, in home therapy, pregnant and parenting youth programs, grief/hospice, inpatient/residential/outpatient eating disorder treatment and college counseling. In these settings I've been fortunate to work with clients at different stages of life and circumstance. I also consult with parents who are preparing to launch their young adult to college, as this can be a confusing, challenging and emotional time for all. Additionally, I'm certified in Prepare/Enrich, working with engaged and married couples in strengthening their relationship.
(507) 944-7333 View (507) 944-7333
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Kelly Ann Street
Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Northfield, MN 55057
Waitlist for new clients
I focus on clients navigating a difficult time in their lives, whether that is infertility, infidelity, divorce, or realizing that they have a history of spiritual trauma or sexual abuse to heal from. I have a particular affinity for people who are navigating a Dark Night of the Soul, sometimes thought of as an existential crisis. My ideal client is looking to heal and move through difficult times by exploring deeply into their issues, challenges, and traumas.
I focus on clients navigating a difficult time in their lives, whether that is infertility, infidelity, divorce, or realizing that they have a history of spiritual trauma or sexual abuse to heal from. I have a particular affinity for people who are navigating a Dark Night of the Soul, sometimes thought of as an existential crisis. My ideal client is looking to heal and move through difficult times by exploring deeply into their issues, challenges, and traumas.
(507) 629-1594 View (507) 629-1594
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Center for Healing and Resilience
Psychologist, DMFT, LP, LMFT
Verified Verified
Northfield, MN 55057
You are feeling alone and overwhelmed. You are anxious and the negative thoughts in your head are becoming louder and more difficult to control. Your sleep is poor and when you wake you feel tired already. You want help from a holistic perspective. I will teach you how to manage your mind and your nervous system so that you can function better during the day and sleep well at night. I will help you heal the root causes of your anxiety. Your relationships and your health will improve. A "fresh look" look at your difficulties might bring hope into a situation that you have considered to be hopeless.
You are feeling alone and overwhelmed. You are anxious and the negative thoughts in your head are becoming louder and more difficult to control. Your sleep is poor and when you wake you feel tired already. You want help from a holistic perspective. I will teach you how to manage your mind and your nervous system so that you can function better during the day and sleep well at night. I will help you heal the root causes of your anxiety. Your relationships and your health will improve. A "fresh look" look at your difficulties might bring hope into a situation that you have considered to be hopeless.
(507) 608-5740 View (507) 608-5740
Photo of Sara Smith, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Sara Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Faribault, MN 55021  (Online Only)
During my 10 years in this field, I have learned that I love working with people to improve their relationships with themselves and others. I work with couples who feel disconnected with each other to help them find their way back to their partner. I also help individuals who are in a difficult season of life heal, grow and find their way back to themselves. I seek to balance compassion and empathy with challenging my clients to grow helping them acknowledge the hard truths. I enjoy connecting with my clients in a very real, down-to-earth way and am honored to be invited into their stories.
During my 10 years in this field, I have learned that I love working with people to improve their relationships with themselves and others. I work with couples who feel disconnected with each other to help them find their way back to their partner. I also help individuals who are in a difficult season of life heal, grow and find their way back to themselves. I seek to balance compassion and empathy with challenging my clients to grow helping them acknowledge the hard truths. I enjoy connecting with my clients in a very real, down-to-earth way and am honored to be invited into their stories.
(507) 308-2321 View (507) 308-2321
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Drew Weis
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified Verified
Northfield, MN 55057
We have lots of options working together. If your situation is rough, we can first explore and build your resilience. If your life has changed in a big way, we can clarify your priorities and options. If you seek a big change in your life, we can clarify your motives, obstacles, options and resources. If some core aspect of yourself is changing or you think it needs to change, we can delve deeper into your sense of your self, your path, and your patterns and habits in how you relate with yourself and others and life. Most of my work is with people in midlife, when these many motives for inner work often call for equal attention.
We have lots of options working together. If your situation is rough, we can first explore and build your resilience. If your life has changed in a big way, we can clarify your priorities and options. If you seek a big change in your life, we can clarify your motives, obstacles, options and resources. If some core aspect of yourself is changing or you think it needs to change, we can delve deeper into your sense of your self, your path, and your patterns and habits in how you relate with yourself and others and life. Most of my work is with people in midlife, when these many motives for inner work often call for equal attention.
(507) 204-2235 View (507) 204-2235
Photo of Elsa Kraus, MS, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Elsa Kraus
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Northfield, MN 55057
I have a deep passion for sitting with people during their darkest times to uncover their truths and strengths that lie within. We all need help along our journeys and it takes great courage to reach out. I see safety as key to healing and strive to provide that sense of safety to every client that I work with so that we are able to work towards solutions. Together, we will build more meaning, connection, intimacy, and hope in your life. I affirm the dignity, value, and worth of all clients and promote an atmosphere of openness, security, and respect.
I have a deep passion for sitting with people during their darkest times to uncover their truths and strengths that lie within. We all need help along our journeys and it takes great courage to reach out. I see safety as key to healing and strive to provide that sense of safety to every client that I work with so that we are able to work towards solutions. Together, we will build more meaning, connection, intimacy, and hope in your life. I affirm the dignity, value, and worth of all clients and promote an atmosphere of openness, security, and respect.
(715) 350-6771 View (715) 350-6771
Photo of Katherine Fick, MA, MDiv, Pre-Licensed Professional
Katherine Fick
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, MDiv
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Northfield, MN 55057
I believe therapy can be beneficial for everyone, as we all experience difficulty in life, a need for healing, a desire for wholeness, or just for things to "get better." If you are struggling, be it with grief, relationships, or a sense of stuckness, you don't have to do it alone. I'm happy to be on your life journey with you! I work with adolescents, adults, and children age 10+, as well as couples and families. As a chaplain and pre-licensure marriage and family therapist, I work from a relational and systemic perspective, honoring the spiritual and religious backgrounds of all people as we explore what's meaningful to you.
I believe therapy can be beneficial for everyone, as we all experience difficulty in life, a need for healing, a desire for wholeness, or just for things to "get better." If you are struggling, be it with grief, relationships, or a sense of stuckness, you don't have to do it alone. I'm happy to be on your life journey with you! I work with adolescents, adults, and children age 10+, as well as couples and families. As a chaplain and pre-licensure marriage and family therapist, I work from a relational and systemic perspective, honoring the spiritual and religious backgrounds of all people as we explore what's meaningful to you.
(651) 419-3736 View (651) 419-3736
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The Mood & Sleep Clinic
Psychologist, PsyD, LP, CBSM, DBSM
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Northfield, MN 55057  (Online Only)
Poor sleep and stressed moods are common. Finding effective treatment should not be an added challenge. I specialize in behavioral sleep medicine, psychological trauma, anxiety, and depression. I rely on evidence-based treatments that include CBT-I, CBT, EMDR, and A.R.T. (Accelerated Resolution Therapy) and work collaboratively to help treat and resolve your symptoms.
Poor sleep and stressed moods are common. Finding effective treatment should not be an added challenge. I specialize in behavioral sleep medicine, psychological trauma, anxiety, and depression. I rely on evidence-based treatments that include CBT-I, CBT, EMDR, and A.R.T. (Accelerated Resolution Therapy) and work collaboratively to help treat and resolve your symptoms.
(507) 410-5559 View (507) 410-5559
Photo of Daniel John Dimick, LMFT, MDiv, MA, LP, Psychologist
Daniel John Dimick
Psychologist, LMFT, MDiv, MA, LP
Verified Verified
Northfield, MN 55057
I have over a quarter century of experience in working with individuals, couples, and families. My goals in therapy are: to listen with care and compassion, to help people understand the factors causing stress, and to equip people to make lasting changes. I have extensive experience in working with couples and families.
I have over a quarter century of experience in working with individuals, couples, and families. My goals in therapy are: to listen with care and compassion, to help people understand the factors causing stress, and to equip people to make lasting changes. I have extensive experience in working with couples and families.
(507) 412-5393 View (507) 412-5393
Photo of Paula Noyes, MA, LPCC, Counselor
Paula Noyes
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Northfield, MN 55057
Waitlist for new clients
My practice is devoted to helping people feel calmer, lighter, and more at peace with their emotions. I help people understand themselves better and form more rewarding, less painful relationships with themselves and with others. We do this together within the context of a safe, therapeutic relationship where you can work though difficult feelings and experiences and practice new skills. I have been trained in a variety of approaches and draw upon them based on your specific needs and what I think may be most effective. I welcome ongoing feedback to make sure that our work together remains focused and satisfying.
My practice is devoted to helping people feel calmer, lighter, and more at peace with their emotions. I help people understand themselves better and form more rewarding, less painful relationships with themselves and with others. We do this together within the context of a safe, therapeutic relationship where you can work though difficult feelings and experiences and practice new skills. I have been trained in a variety of approaches and draw upon them based on your specific needs and what I think may be most effective. I welcome ongoing feedback to make sure that our work together remains focused and satisfying.
(507) 570-8969 View (507) 570-8969
Photo of Katie Hughes, MSW, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Katie Hughes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Northfield, MN 55057
You're probably here because something in your life feels off or is no longer working for you. Maybe you've been pushing yourself to excel in every aspect of your life, but it feels like you're running on empty. Or perhaps you're taking care of everyone else, leaving little room for your own happiness. If you're feeling a bit lost right now, trust me, you're not alone, and you don't have to go through it by yourself. Whether you're dealing with depression, anxiety, feeling overwhelmed, or shut down, together we can start carving out a path to a life that feels right for you.
You're probably here because something in your life feels off or is no longer working for you. Maybe you've been pushing yourself to excel in every aspect of your life, but it feels like you're running on empty. Or perhaps you're taking care of everyone else, leaving little room for your own happiness. If you're feeling a bit lost right now, trust me, you're not alone, and you don't have to go through it by yourself. Whether you're dealing with depression, anxiety, feeling overwhelmed, or shut down, together we can start carving out a path to a life that feels right for you.
(507) 585-8292 View (507) 585-8292
Photo of Lisa Malecha, MA, LPCC, LSW
Lisa Malecha
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lonsdale, MN 55046
I seek to find connection, building a relationship with you. I will collaborate with you, listening first for understanding, learning about your values, needs and hopes. My goal is to partner and walk along with you. It is your journey, a unique experience we are navigating toward healing, wellness and/or increased awareness. Number one you will feel heard and all interventions are individualized to you (or your child). I look to understand your daily life and interactions with others learning about your life experience, your journey as we set goals together. I am creative, calm, and patient.
I seek to find connection, building a relationship with you. I will collaborate with you, listening first for understanding, learning about your values, needs and hopes. My goal is to partner and walk along with you. It is your journey, a unique experience we are navigating toward healing, wellness and/or increased awareness. Number one you will feel heard and all interventions are individualized to you (or your child). I look to understand your daily life and interactions with others learning about your life experience, your journey as we set goals together. I am creative, calm, and patient.
(651) 374-9397 View (651) 374-9397
Photo of Nate Page, PhD, LP, CGP, Psychologist
Nate Page
Psychologist, PhD, LP, CGP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Northfield, MN 55057
I specialize in college students struggling with ADHD, anxiety, perfectionism, isolation/loneliness, and/or low self worth. I work best with people that have felt "missed", misjudged, or marginalized and have internalized an unhealthy pattern of self-criticism. Your transformation and healing in therapy will come through consistently and compassionately improving your relationship with yourself. You need to be willing to face all your emotions (yes, even the unpleasant ones), embrace your vulnerability, and reconnect with a strong sense of self worth and belonging.
I specialize in college students struggling with ADHD, anxiety, perfectionism, isolation/loneliness, and/or low self worth. I work best with people that have felt "missed", misjudged, or marginalized and have internalized an unhealthy pattern of self-criticism. Your transformation and healing in therapy will come through consistently and compassionately improving your relationship with yourself. You need to be willing to face all your emotions (yes, even the unpleasant ones), embrace your vulnerability, and reconnect with a strong sense of self worth and belonging.
(507) 223-4785 View (507) 223-4785
Photo of Monique Brown, MA, Pre-Licensed Professional
Monique Brown
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Northfield, MN 55057
Movement is important to me. I believe that when we feel stuck and unfulfilled it can interrupt the way we move through our life. I am passionate about teaching individuals. I strive to cheer you on your path to growth and help you learn how to manage challenging life circumstances through improving relationships by reducing anxiety and stress that comes along with this process. My hope is to be your guide by utilizing evidence-based practices to help you manage challenging life circumstances, reduce anxiety and stress, and accept the past so that it doesn’t continue to influence your future.
Movement is important to me. I believe that when we feel stuck and unfulfilled it can interrupt the way we move through our life. I am passionate about teaching individuals. I strive to cheer you on your path to growth and help you learn how to manage challenging life circumstances through improving relationships by reducing anxiety and stress that comes along with this process. My hope is to be your guide by utilizing evidence-based practices to help you manage challenging life circumstances, reduce anxiety and stress, and accept the past so that it doesn’t continue to influence your future.
(507) 410-4091 View (507) 410-4091
Photo of Dr. Tracy Brottem, PsyD, Pre-Licensed Professional
Dr. Tracy Brottem
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Northfield, MN 55057  (Online Only)
Opening for 1 client (online). I specialize in helping college students who feel they are not “enough” or should be different or perfect. They often feel invisible, unappreciated, and end up in "toxic" relationships. Do you give your kindness and compassion to others but not yourself? If you're willing to feel all the feelings and be vulnerable, you can challenge the "shoulds" in your mind and learn to accept and celebrate your authentic self. You can correct unhealthy relationship patterns (even with yourself), assert good boundaries, and practice self-compassion. Life is hard enough without you being so hard on yourself!
Opening for 1 client (online). I specialize in helping college students who feel they are not “enough” or should be different or perfect. They often feel invisible, unappreciated, and end up in "toxic" relationships. Do you give your kindness and compassion to others but not yourself? If you're willing to feel all the feelings and be vulnerable, you can challenge the "shoulds" in your mind and learn to accept and celebrate your authentic self. You can correct unhealthy relationship patterns (even with yourself), assert good boundaries, and practice self-compassion. Life is hard enough without you being so hard on yourself!
(507) 639-8174 View (507) 639-8174
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Krista M Larson MSW, LICSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Northfield, MN 55057
Not accepting new clients
Greetings! In my work as a psychotherapist, I stand along side individuals who are struggling with anxiety spectrum disorders (including trauma-related disorders), mood disorders, difficulty with regulating emotion and/or tolerating distress, marital or relationship concerns, disordered eating, infertility, and chronic health issues. I believe the therapy relationship is a critical part of healing, which is supported by years of research. You can expect me to work with you in developing approaches to healing that fit your needs, comfort level and strengths.
Greetings! In my work as a psychotherapist, I stand along side individuals who are struggling with anxiety spectrum disorders (including trauma-related disorders), mood disorders, difficulty with regulating emotion and/or tolerating distress, marital or relationship concerns, disordered eating, infertility, and chronic health issues. I believe the therapy relationship is a critical part of healing, which is supported by years of research. You can expect me to work with you in developing approaches to healing that fit your needs, comfort level and strengths.
(507) 205-4986 View (507) 205-4986
Photo of Erin Barnett, MA, LPCC, Counselor
Erin Barnett
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Northfield, MN 55057
Not accepting new clients
I work collaboratively with my clients to define and explore the things they want to change. Most of my clients come to therapy because something in their lives isn't working anymore. They want to let go of old habits and deepen their sense of well-being. I help my clients build skills that create the conditions for growth. These skills, practiced over time, allow my clients to connect more deeply with themselves and others, and move more purposefully into the lives they choose. My goal is to facilitate my clients' movement beyond symptom relief to real and lasting change.
I work collaboratively with my clients to define and explore the things they want to change. Most of my clients come to therapy because something in their lives isn't working anymore. They want to let go of old habits and deepen their sense of well-being. I help my clients build skills that create the conditions for growth. These skills, practiced over time, allow my clients to connect more deeply with themselves and others, and move more purposefully into the lives they choose. My goal is to facilitate my clients' movement beyond symptom relief to real and lasting change.
(507) 800-0016 View (507) 800-0016
Photo of Dana M Houck, EdD, DMin, LPCC, Counselor
Dana M Houck
Counselor, EdD, DMin, LPCC
Verified Verified
Faribault, MN 55021  (Online Only)
"Everyone has a destiny, however, various experiences, perceptions and life events often send us in another direction. Many people become stuck or have difficulty throwing off old thoughts and behaviors. The Psyche brings various symptoms, depression, anxiety, and mood disorders to move us forward. Working through these symptoms leads to a positive outlook on of life. My goal is to help individuals work through the symptoms and build on the strengths and potential within a person. Discovering these gifts can help alleviate negative symptoms and enable you to move into the future with a new awareness and zest for life.
"Everyone has a destiny, however, various experiences, perceptions and life events often send us in another direction. Many people become stuck or have difficulty throwing off old thoughts and behaviors. The Psyche brings various symptoms, depression, anxiety, and mood disorders to move us forward. Working through these symptoms leads to a positive outlook on of life. My goal is to help individuals work through the symptoms and build on the strengths and potential within a person. Discovering these gifts can help alleviate negative symptoms and enable you to move into the future with a new awareness and zest for life.
(507) 774-0935 View (507) 774-0935

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Rice County, MN

40+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Rice County, MN who prioritize treating:

91% Depression
91% Anxiety
78% Relationship Issues
74% Trauma and PTSD
67% Self Esteem
63% Grief
63% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

78% BlueCross and BlueShield
75% HealthPartners of MN and WI
69% Medica

How Therapists in Rice County, MN see their clients

85% In Person and Online
15% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
17% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Rice 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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.