Therapists in Saint Louis County, MN

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Photo of Peter J Kroll, Marriage & Family Therapist in Saint Louis County, MN
Peter J Kroll
Marriage & Family Therapist, MSE, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hermantown, MN 55811
My main inspiration comes from working with clients to create change and overall live a more effective life. I believe it is imperative to treat all areas of who we are as a person. I address mental health concerns but also I address physical and spiritual health. Often one or all of these areas are deficient for an individual leading to an overall decrease in wellness. Clinically my approach is from a cognitive behavioral and dialectical behavioral therapy perspective. From these frameworks we can identify maladaptive behavior cycles and change them to skillful approaches bringing progression in your life.
My main inspiration comes from working with clients to create change and overall live a more effective life. I believe it is imperative to treat all areas of who we are as a person. I address mental health concerns but also I address physical and spiritual health. Often one or all of these areas are deficient for an individual leading to an overall decrease in wellness. Clinically my approach is from a cognitive behavioral and dialectical behavioral therapy perspective. From these frameworks we can identify maladaptive behavior cycles and change them to skillful approaches bringing progression in your life.
(218) 514-6312 View (218) 514-6312
Photo of Jac Brown, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Saint Louis County, MN
Jac Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LGSW
Verified Verified
Duluth, MN 55802
Jac works from a trauma informed, harm reduction focused lens with careful care to support clients in finding their own path towards healing. Her 10+ years of social work experience allows her to bring empathy, authenticity and humor to her work. She believes in a holistic and collaborative approach, supporting clients to integrate and connect their minds, bodies and spirits.
Jac works from a trauma informed, harm reduction focused lens with careful care to support clients in finding their own path towards healing. Her 10+ years of social work experience allows her to bring empathy, authenticity and humor to her work. She believes in a holistic and collaborative approach, supporting clients to integrate and connect their minds, bodies and spirits.
(218) 416-7399 View (218) 416-7399
Photo of Jennifer Elmberg, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Saint Louis County, MN
Jennifer Elmberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Virginia, MN 55792
As a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), I am deeply committed to supporting individuals and couples on their journey towards healing and self-discovery. I work with individuals aged 13 and older who struggle with symptoms related to unresolved trauma, anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, and OCD. I create a safe and compassionate space where individuals can explore their innermost thoughts and emotions. My goal is to empower clients to tap into their inner resilience and cultivate a sense of wholeness.
As a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), I am deeply committed to supporting individuals and couples on their journey towards healing and self-discovery. I work with individuals aged 13 and older who struggle with symptoms related to unresolved trauma, anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, and OCD. I create a safe and compassionate space where individuals can explore their innermost thoughts and emotions. My goal is to empower clients to tap into their inner resilience and cultivate a sense of wholeness.
(218) 392-1606 View (218) 392-1606
Photo of Jared Krichbaum, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Saint Louis County, MN
Jared Krichbaum
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Duluth, MN 55812  (Online Only)
Therapy should be a comfortable space where clients can explore problems, understand themselves and their experiences, and make necessary changes to build more fulfilling and authentic lives. Much of my work has been focused on serving Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, LGBTQ2+, and working-class people struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, loss, discrimination, relationships, identity, transitioning, disability, work, and family. My goal is to promote self-determination and work collaboratively with clients so they feel deeply understood, connected, and more empowered to move toward genuine healing and growth.
Therapy should be a comfortable space where clients can explore problems, understand themselves and their experiences, and make necessary changes to build more fulfilling and authentic lives. Much of my work has been focused on serving Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, LGBTQ2+, and working-class people struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, loss, discrimination, relationships, identity, transitioning, disability, work, and family. My goal is to promote self-determination and work collaboratively with clients so they feel deeply understood, connected, and more empowered to move toward genuine healing and growth.
(218) 227-2545 View (218) 227-2545
Photo of Illumé North, Licensed Professional Counselor in Saint Louis County, MN
Illumé North
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSW, LPCC, PsyD
Verified Verified
Duluth, MN 55802
Illumé North is a mental health center dedicated to preventing sexual abuse, increasing awareness of sexual health, and healing the effects of sexual trauma. Located in Duluth, Minnesota, and offering services in both Minnesota and Wisconsin, our experienced team offers psychotherapy and assessment services throughout the state, with a focus on sexual concerns and disorders as well as harmful sexual behavior. We are proud to offer sexual health treatment and assessment services to remote locations through telehealth, allowing for increased access to care and for expanded community safety.
Illumé North is a mental health center dedicated to preventing sexual abuse, increasing awareness of sexual health, and healing the effects of sexual trauma. Located in Duluth, Minnesota, and offering services in both Minnesota and Wisconsin, our experienced team offers psychotherapy and assessment services throughout the state, with a focus on sexual concerns and disorders as well as harmful sexual behavior. We are proud to offer sexual health treatment and assessment services to remote locations through telehealth, allowing for increased access to care and for expanded community safety.
(218) 522-4469 View (218) 522-4469
Photo of Renee Burns, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Saint Louis County, MN
Renee Burns
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, PMH-C, CCTP
Verified Verified
Duluth, MN 55804
Hello there. My therapeutic approach is guided by over 15 years of work in a variety of health settings including, but not limited to, hospitals, schools, not-for-profits, and wilderness-based programs. I specialize in trauma, anxiety/depression, ADHD, and perinatal mental health. Whether supporting people through difficult life transitions, processing family struggles, or offering parenting support, my practice is deeply rooted in a mindfulness-based, client-centered and integrative approach. I know how strong the healing power of the client-therapist relationship can be if it is grounded in mutuality and respect.
Hello there. My therapeutic approach is guided by over 15 years of work in a variety of health settings including, but not limited to, hospitals, schools, not-for-profits, and wilderness-based programs. I specialize in trauma, anxiety/depression, ADHD, and perinatal mental health. Whether supporting people through difficult life transitions, processing family struggles, or offering parenting support, my practice is deeply rooted in a mindfulness-based, client-centered and integrative approach. I know how strong the healing power of the client-therapist relationship can be if it is grounded in mutuality and respect.
(218) 215-1115 View (218) 215-1115
Photo of Maria (Vlach) Dunblazier, Licensed Professional Counselor in Saint Louis County, MN
Maria (Vlach) Dunblazier
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPCC, LADC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Duluth, MN 55802  (Online Only)
You want to feel confident, but down inside you are struggling to calm insecurities and self-talk. You may be fed up with the constant overthinking, feeling like you are not good enough or that you just can’t let things go. You might even remember a time things didn’t feel this way. But one thing is for sure: you’re ready for some relief. You’re ready to understand why this is happening. You are ready to feel at ease and satisfied with your life. Most of all, you’re ready to feel confident and happy with yourself.
You want to feel confident, but down inside you are struggling to calm insecurities and self-talk. You may be fed up with the constant overthinking, feeling like you are not good enough or that you just can’t let things go. You might even remember a time things didn’t feel this way. But one thing is for sure: you’re ready for some relief. You’re ready to understand why this is happening. You are ready to feel at ease and satisfied with your life. Most of all, you’re ready to feel confident and happy with yourself.
(507) 203-2883 View (507) 203-2883
Lisa Fedora
Psychologist, MA, LP
Verified Verified
Duluth, MN 55802
I went into counseling with the relatively young mindset of a simple desire to help people. This started in third grade, when I was curious about what motivated people's behaviors and emotions. I am now a clinician with over 20 years experience in the world of mental health, trying to help people simply feel better as all of us journey through life. I sincerely enjoy connecting and working with people in order to find solutions to issues, relationships, or situations that are life-interfering.
I went into counseling with the relatively young mindset of a simple desire to help people. This started in third grade, when I was curious about what motivated people's behaviors and emotions. I am now a clinician with over 20 years experience in the world of mental health, trying to help people simply feel better as all of us journey through life. I sincerely enjoy connecting and working with people in order to find solutions to issues, relationships, or situations that are life-interfering.
(218) 228-6328 View (218) 228-6328
Photo of Makenna Kullman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Saint Louis County, MN
Makenna Kullman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LGSW
Verified Verified
Duluth, MN 55811
Makenna works alongside her clients with openness, curiosity, and compassion. She is a Certified Grief Professional who primarily works with teens (14+) and young adults who are experiencing grief, anxiety, depression, life changes, trauma, and low self-esteem. She strives to support her clients in their healing journey by helping them build emotional awareness, learn adaptive coping skills, and develop self-compassion. The modalities she utilizes are influenced by Narrative Therapy, Polyvagal Theory, Internal Family Systems, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.
Makenna works alongside her clients with openness, curiosity, and compassion. She is a Certified Grief Professional who primarily works with teens (14+) and young adults who are experiencing grief, anxiety, depression, life changes, trauma, and low self-esteem. She strives to support her clients in their healing journey by helping them build emotional awareness, learn adaptive coping skills, and develop self-compassion. The modalities she utilizes are influenced by Narrative Therapy, Polyvagal Theory, Internal Family Systems, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.
(218) 427-4436 View (218) 427-4436
Photo of Conor Lund, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Saint Louis County, MN
Conor Lund
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC, ATR-P
Verified Verified
Duluth, MN 55811
I work with clients by offering psychotherapy integrated with art-making and/or evidence-based practices (CBT, DBT, Solution Focused, Narrative Therapy, and Mindfulness). Together, we creatively explore your feelings, thoughts, relationships, and set goals. Treatment can address: anxiety, depression, grief, PTSD, relationships, or other stress-related issues. Past traumas and adverse events create negative self-beliefs that are maladaptive and impact each of us presently. Through a non-judgmental and compassionate lens, I hope to work with you and begin the process of healing creatively.
I work with clients by offering psychotherapy integrated with art-making and/or evidence-based practices (CBT, DBT, Solution Focused, Narrative Therapy, and Mindfulness). Together, we creatively explore your feelings, thoughts, relationships, and set goals. Treatment can address: anxiety, depression, grief, PTSD, relationships, or other stress-related issues. Past traumas and adverse events create negative self-beliefs that are maladaptive and impact each of us presently. Through a non-judgmental and compassionate lens, I hope to work with you and begin the process of healing creatively.
(218) 452-5247 View (218) 452-5247
Photo of Michele Flatau, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Saint Louis County, MN
Michele Flatau
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Duluth, MN 55804
Throughout our lifetimes, we experience the world, delightful and painful, through our senses. Stress and trauma become stuck in our minds and bodies. A tough protective skin forms that keeps out pain, but also blocks joy. By slowing down and involving our bodies in the work of therapy, the dynamic display of our emotions finds resonance and calming, the mind and body unwind, and insight naturally arises about ourselves, relationships, and experiences. By including body, mind, and spirit, we tend the whole person. By partnering with the natural world, we invite resources that comfort, guide, and inspire us.
Throughout our lifetimes, we experience the world, delightful and painful, through our senses. Stress and trauma become stuck in our minds and bodies. A tough protective skin forms that keeps out pain, but also blocks joy. By slowing down and involving our bodies in the work of therapy, the dynamic display of our emotions finds resonance and calming, the mind and body unwind, and insight naturally arises about ourselves, relationships, and experiences. By including body, mind, and spirit, we tend the whole person. By partnering with the natural world, we invite resources that comfort, guide, and inspire us.
(218) 366-8249 View (218) 366-8249
Photo of Mark Odland, Marriage & Family Therapist in Saint Louis County, MN
Mark Odland
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, MDiv, EMDR
Verified Verified
Duluth, MN 55802
My name is Mark Odland, and I specialize in EMDR therapy, marriage counseling, addiction, men’s issues, and faith-based counseling for those that desire it. In my 15+ years as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified EMDR Therapist I’ve had the privilege to train over 1,000 therapists, help over 1,000 clients, and provide over 15,000 therapy sessions. While I work with clients of all backgrounds, I have a heart for helping business leaders, physicians, fellow therapists, and other professional men. When not working, I’m practicing jiu jitsu, surfing, drawing, writing books, and enjoying nature with my wife and 4 kids.
My name is Mark Odland, and I specialize in EMDR therapy, marriage counseling, addiction, men’s issues, and faith-based counseling for those that desire it. In my 15+ years as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified EMDR Therapist I’ve had the privilege to train over 1,000 therapists, help over 1,000 clients, and provide over 15,000 therapy sessions. While I work with clients of all backgrounds, I have a heart for helping business leaders, physicians, fellow therapists, and other professional men. When not working, I’m practicing jiu jitsu, surfing, drawing, writing books, and enjoying nature with my wife and 4 kids.
(218) 250-6505 View (218) 250-6505
Photo of Cheryl Ann Champion, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Saint Louis County, MN
Cheryl Ann Champion
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Duluth, MN 55802
I have many years of experience in human services; including the fields of mental health, social services, education, medicine and crisis intervention. I have worked with a variety of populations; urban and rural, racial and ethnic, cultural and religious, age and socio economic level. I have done counseling with children, adolescents, families and individuals. I have skills in crisis intervention, diagnosis and assessment, short term counseling, and group work. I have worked in the areas of sexual and domestic violence, serious and persistent mental illness, chronic pain and disease issues. I help clients adjust and cope with life changing events.
I have many years of experience in human services; including the fields of mental health, social services, education, medicine and crisis intervention. I have worked with a variety of populations; urban and rural, racial and ethnic, cultural and religious, age and socio economic level. I have done counseling with children, adolescents, families and individuals. I have skills in crisis intervention, diagnosis and assessment, short term counseling, and group work. I have worked in the areas of sexual and domestic violence, serious and persistent mental illness, chronic pain and disease issues. I help clients adjust and cope with life changing events.
(218) 316-6458 View (218) 316-6458
Glenn Tobey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Duluth, MN 55802
I am a Licensed Psychotherapist (LICSW) in private practice in Duluth, MN, focusing on trauma, depression, anxiety, shame, stress and other relationship concerns. I have a wide range of skills, which have been nurtured from my involvements in community health activities, and tasks requiring a more collaborative way of thinking and feeling. I also study, teach and practice Spring Forest Qigong, which has given me a holistic perspective on health and well-being that is quite profound. I work with individuals and couples. I conduct groups with a focus on physical and emotional health and longevity.
I am a Licensed Psychotherapist (LICSW) in private practice in Duluth, MN, focusing on trauma, depression, anxiety, shame, stress and other relationship concerns. I have a wide range of skills, which have been nurtured from my involvements in community health activities, and tasks requiring a more collaborative way of thinking and feeling. I also study, teach and practice Spring Forest Qigong, which has given me a holistic perspective on health and well-being that is quite profound. I work with individuals and couples. I conduct groups with a focus on physical and emotional health and longevity.
(218) 740-4389 View (218) 740-4389
Photo of Ashley DeMars, Counselor in Saint Louis County, MN
Ashley DeMars
Counselor, MSEd, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Duluth, MN 55802
My passion is working with teens and young adults who experience anxiety, depression, and other major life changes. It can be hard in this ever changing world to have a place to feel heard and supported. My intent is to help build that bridge for people to have a safe and secure place to feel heard and supported when things in life feel challenging and alone. I want to be with you in the journey of self-growth and help challenge life's ever changing difficulties. I look forward to sharing this powerful experience with you and joining in your process of self-growth and discovery.
My passion is working with teens and young adults who experience anxiety, depression, and other major life changes. It can be hard in this ever changing world to have a place to feel heard and supported. My intent is to help build that bridge for people to have a safe and secure place to feel heard and supported when things in life feel challenging and alone. I want to be with you in the journey of self-growth and help challenge life's ever changing difficulties. I look forward to sharing this powerful experience with you and joining in your process of self-growth and discovery.
(218) 276-8600 View (218) 276-8600
Photo of Leah Louise Witt, Psychologist in Saint Louis County, MN
Leah Louise Witt
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
Verified Verified
Duluth, MN 55802
Hello and welcome! I am happy you're here. Choosing a therapist is a highly personal decision and I'm hoping that I can help ease this burden. I'd love to connect and discuss your goals to determine if my specialty training in clinical, rehabilitation, and assessment psychology are compatible with your needs.
Hello and welcome! I am happy you're here. Choosing a therapist is a highly personal decision and I'm hoping that I can help ease this burden. I'd love to connect and discuss your goals to determine if my specialty training in clinical, rehabilitation, and assessment psychology are compatible with your needs.
(218) 306-7997 View (218) 306-7997
Photo of Zoe Bertz, Pre-Licensed Professional in Saint Louis County, MN
Zoe Bertz
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Duluth, MN 55802
Hi! My name is Zoё. I am a pre-licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. Life is filled with challenges and you don't have to go it alone. When we work together, you can expect a safe place where you will be heard and validated, a place where you are comfortable exploring your strengths, building resilience, becoming empowered, and finding balance. I believe healing happens in safe spaces. I also understand that people are more than the problems they are experiencing. I support and guide individuals, couples, families, and adolescents who are navigating life’s challenges.
Hi! My name is Zoё. I am a pre-licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. Life is filled with challenges and you don't have to go it alone. When we work together, you can expect a safe place where you will be heard and validated, a place where you are comfortable exploring your strengths, building resilience, becoming empowered, and finding balance. I believe healing happens in safe spaces. I also understand that people are more than the problems they are experiencing. I support and guide individuals, couples, families, and adolescents who are navigating life’s challenges.
(218) 514-6557 View (218) 514-6557
Photo of Debbie L Davis, Counselor in Saint Louis County, MN
Debbie L Davis
Counselor, MSEd, LPCC
Verified Verified
Duluth, MN 55811
In my practice, I want to provide a safe and supportive space where individuals can be open in their efforts to make the changes they are seeking. Together we will look at your strengths and goals. I have 30 years of experience working with grief and loss. My other areas of focus are anxiety, stress management, depression, self-esteem and transitional changes in life. My approaches in therapy are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Client-Centered, Mindfulness, Solution-focused and Narrative. Outside of therapy, I enjoy hiking, walking, hanging at my cabin, reading, art and hanging with my Golden Retrievers, Emma and Mollie.
In my practice, I want to provide a safe and supportive space where individuals can be open in their efforts to make the changes they are seeking. Together we will look at your strengths and goals. I have 30 years of experience working with grief and loss. My other areas of focus are anxiety, stress management, depression, self-esteem and transitional changes in life. My approaches in therapy are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Client-Centered, Mindfulness, Solution-focused and Narrative. Outside of therapy, I enjoy hiking, walking, hanging at my cabin, reading, art and hanging with my Golden Retrievers, Emma and Mollie.
(218) 219-9598 View (218) 219-9598
Photo of Sheri Johnson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Saint Louis County, MN
Sheri Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Duluth, MN 55807  (Online Only)
Whew, starting therapy is a big step. Grab your coffee, tea, or water and settle in, we got this! I work with men and women ages 30+ who want to change unhelpful patterns and learn more about themselves and how they operate in the world. I enjoy working with parents, artists, writers, musicians, tech and science people, and story-tellers. Feel a little skeptical about the usefulness of therapy? That's all right - we can work through it! Struggling in relationships? If you replay conversations in your head and wish it had gone better, I want to deconstruct it with you and prepare for the next opportunity.
Whew, starting therapy is a big step. Grab your coffee, tea, or water and settle in, we got this! I work with men and women ages 30+ who want to change unhelpful patterns and learn more about themselves and how they operate in the world. I enjoy working with parents, artists, writers, musicians, tech and science people, and story-tellers. Feel a little skeptical about the usefulness of therapy? That's all right - we can work through it! Struggling in relationships? If you replay conversations in your head and wish it had gone better, I want to deconstruct it with you and prepare for the next opportunity.
(218) 395-5820 View (218) 395-5820
Photo of Amy Brooks, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Saint Louis County, MN
Amy Brooks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, RYT200
Verified Verified
Duluth, MN 55806
Relationships are a vital part of all life. We learn about ourselves, others, & the world around us through our relationships. Trauma, oppression, abuse, emotional wounds, grief/loss, & many other challenges can be overwhelming, create disconnection, & leave us feeling hopeless. Under certain conditions (much like composting) those challenges can offer us a place from where we can learn, heal, & grow. This process is not linear and is unique to each of us. I'm dedicated to creatively collaborating with you to bring more ease and authenticity into your life & relationships.
Relationships are a vital part of all life. We learn about ourselves, others, & the world around us through our relationships. Trauma, oppression, abuse, emotional wounds, grief/loss, & many other challenges can be overwhelming, create disconnection, & leave us feeling hopeless. Under certain conditions (much like composting) those challenges can offer us a place from where we can learn, heal, & grow. This process is not linear and is unique to each of us. I'm dedicated to creatively collaborating with you to bring more ease and authenticity into your life & relationships.
(218) 203-3757 View (218) 203-3757

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Number of Therapists in Saint Louis County, MN

100+

Average cost per session

$160

Therapists in Saint Louis County, MN who prioritize treating:

89% Anxiety
81% Depression
75% Trauma and PTSD
71% Self Esteem
70% Relationship Issues
70% Stress
64% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% BlueCross and BlueShield
73% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
71% UCare

How Therapists in Saint Louis County, MN see their clients

70% In Person and Online
30% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
15% Male
4% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Saint Louis 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.