Therapists in Saint Paul, MN

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Photo of Tenbit Etafa, Licensed Professional Counselor in Saint Paul, MN
Tenbit Etafa
Licensed Professional Counselor, Tenbit, Etafa, LPCC
Verified
Saint Paul, MN 55116  (Online Only)
I am committed to creating a non-judgmental and compassionate environment where you can feel safe to share your thoughts and emotions. Together, we will work towards developing coping mechanisms and strategies that can help you manage your mental health needs and improve your overall well-being. In therapy, I utilize a combination of evidence-based practices, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Mindfulness techniques. These approaches are tailored to your individual needs and can help you gain insight into your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, as well as develop healthier patterns.
I am committed to creating a non-judgmental and compassionate environment where you can feel safe to share your thoughts and emotions. Together, we will work towards developing coping mechanisms and strategies that can help you manage your mental health needs and improve your overall well-being. In therapy, I utilize a combination of evidence-based practices, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Mindfulness techniques. These approaches are tailored to your individual needs and can help you gain insight into your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, as well as develop healthier patterns.
(612) 261-1251 View (612) 261-1251
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Jessica Haas
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Paul, MN 55105
I strive to create a safe and warm environment where people can feel heard and understood, and I work to find a balance between supporting and accepting people as they are, while challenging them to step out of their comfort zone to make the changes they desire for a better life. I believe that relationships can be an important part of the healing process, whether these are with friends and family or the therapeutic relationship built in sessions. I believe in taking a collaborative approach, utilizing the strengths and insights of each person.
I strive to create a safe and warm environment where people can feel heard and understood, and I work to find a balance between supporting and accepting people as they are, while challenging them to step out of their comfort zone to make the changes they desire for a better life. I believe that relationships can be an important part of the healing process, whether these are with friends and family or the therapeutic relationship built in sessions. I believe in taking a collaborative approach, utilizing the strengths and insights of each person.
(612) 429-4689 View (612) 429-4689
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Jayme Kolbo
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified
5 Endorsed
Saint Paul, MN 55102  (Online Only)
I specialize in treating individuals with OCD, generalized anxiety, specific phobias, hoarding disorder, body-focused repetitive behaviors, and related anxiety disorders. If you are struggling with excessive fear, obsessive and/or intrusive thoughts, compulsive or ritualistic behaviors, chronic feelings of doubt, difficulty tolerating uncertainty, hopelessness, clutter, disorganization, shame, and/or patterns of avoidance that are impacting your life, you are not alone. There is hope and evidence-based therapy available.
I specialize in treating individuals with OCD, generalized anxiety, specific phobias, hoarding disorder, body-focused repetitive behaviors, and related anxiety disorders. If you are struggling with excessive fear, obsessive and/or intrusive thoughts, compulsive or ritualistic behaviors, chronic feelings of doubt, difficulty tolerating uncertainty, hopelessness, clutter, disorganization, shame, and/or patterns of avoidance that are impacting your life, you are not alone. There is hope and evidence-based therapy available.
(612) 234-2205 View (612) 234-2205
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Nandi Magadla
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S
Verified
Saint Paul, MN 55104  (Online Only)
I encourage you to take a deep breath for the fact that you made the brave step of arriving on this platform. My approach to therapy integrates Interpersonal process and intersectional feminist multicultural frameworks. I have observed that the root of a majority of individual concerns derives from their relationship with others as well as their relations to society and their culture. My role as a therapist would be to find collaborative solution based options with my clients for long term and manageable well -being.
I encourage you to take a deep breath for the fact that you made the brave step of arriving on this platform. My approach to therapy integrates Interpersonal process and intersectional feminist multicultural frameworks. I have observed that the root of a majority of individual concerns derives from their relationship with others as well as their relations to society and their culture. My role as a therapist would be to find collaborative solution based options with my clients for long term and manageable well -being.
(651) 410-2871 View (651) 410-2871
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Corey Ennis
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Paul, MN 55116
An individual often seeks counseling to find new ways to grow, overcome barriers, and be successful in their journey to live the life that they want to live. I believe that my clients are amazing people with the ability to make these changes, but sometimes we all could use some help along the way. It is my goal to offer support in all of these areas to help the people that I work with get wherever they want to go on this journey, be an ally to individuals of all groups and worldviews, and be a guide that can empower them to take the next steps.
An individual often seeks counseling to find new ways to grow, overcome barriers, and be successful in their journey to live the life that they want to live. I believe that my clients are amazing people with the ability to make these changes, but sometimes we all could use some help along the way. It is my goal to offer support in all of these areas to help the people that I work with get wherever they want to go on this journey, be an ally to individuals of all groups and worldviews, and be a guide that can empower them to take the next steps.
(651) 615-0936 View (651) 615-0936
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Catherine M Hedberg
Psychologist, MA, LP
Verified
Saint Paul, MN 55114
Fear is the emotion underlying most problems in our lives. We are often the biggest hurdle to reaching our potential. Whether it's fear of success, or performance, stage fright, or fear of becoming more engaged in life and with others, it all connects back to our own beliefs limiting our potential. What we believe about ourselves dictates how successful we are or aren't. Wanting it to be different usually isn't enough. Liberating ourselves from our self-created shackles is the answer, and changing neurocognitive pathways is the key. Life can be very different once this happens.
Fear is the emotion underlying most problems in our lives. We are often the biggest hurdle to reaching our potential. Whether it's fear of success, or performance, stage fright, or fear of becoming more engaged in life and with others, it all connects back to our own beliefs limiting our potential. What we believe about ourselves dictates how successful we are or aren't. Wanting it to be different usually isn't enough. Liberating ourselves from our self-created shackles is the answer, and changing neurocognitive pathways is the key. Life can be very different once this happens.
(651) 314-1639 View (651) 314-1639
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Erin Morgan
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
Saint Paul, MN 55114
Waitlist for new clients
I work with people who want better relationships with others and better relationships with themselves. Couples, families, and individuals I see are bright, curious, motivated people who find their lives disrupted somehow - by the intrusion of traumatic experiences, life transitions, or persistent struggles with mental health that don't resolve on their own. I have a deep understanding of the unique therapy needs of therapists and doctors and their partners and families, and I enjoy working with folks anywhere on the gender and sexuality spectra. I also work with torture and war trauma survivors, refugees, and asylum seekers.
I work with people who want better relationships with others and better relationships with themselves. Couples, families, and individuals I see are bright, curious, motivated people who find their lives disrupted somehow - by the intrusion of traumatic experiences, life transitions, or persistent struggles with mental health that don't resolve on their own. I have a deep understanding of the unique therapy needs of therapists and doctors and their partners and families, and I enjoy working with folks anywhere on the gender and sexuality spectra. I also work with torture and war trauma survivors, refugees, and asylum seekers.
(612) 294-9424 View (612) 294-9424
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Jerry Crimmins
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
Verified
Saint Paul, MN 55114  (Online Only)
Some of us simply communicate and convey our thoughts more effectively in writing. The face to face setting can be overwhelming at times. And some of us have incredibly busy lives that do not lend themselves to weekly in office therapy sessions. Or we need more help taking the skills that we are learning in therapy and applying them effectively outside of the session. And who has not had the experience where something major has happened in their lives, but they have to wait days or a week or more for their next therapy session?
Some of us simply communicate and convey our thoughts more effectively in writing. The face to face setting can be overwhelming at times. And some of us have incredibly busy lives that do not lend themselves to weekly in office therapy sessions. Or we need more help taking the skills that we are learning in therapy and applying them effectively outside of the session. And who has not had the experience where something major has happened in their lives, but they have to wait days or a week or more for their next therapy session?
(651) 412-4521 View (651) 412-4521
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Sanctuary Psychotherapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LP, LMFT
Verified
Saint Paul, MN 55110
Feeling lost and alone, as if no one really understands how overwhelmed and helpless you feel? Do you have a hard time finding solutions to your problems because they seem so much bigger than you? Feeling stuck? At a new life stage and don't know who you are now? It takes courage to reach out for help, and you are already on your way to relief. Because I have been in practice for 30 years, I understand life transitions and the impact they have on our lives. I will partner with you and help you discover who you are now, what you want and how to get it, so you can stop struggling and start thriving. The best is yet to be.....
Feeling lost and alone, as if no one really understands how overwhelmed and helpless you feel? Do you have a hard time finding solutions to your problems because they seem so much bigger than you? Feeling stuck? At a new life stage and don't know who you are now? It takes courage to reach out for help, and you are already on your way to relief. Because I have been in practice for 30 years, I understand life transitions and the impact they have on our lives. I will partner with you and help you discover who you are now, what you want and how to get it, so you can stop struggling and start thriving. The best is yet to be.....
(612) 509-9733 View (612) 509-9733
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Asha Williams
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified
Saint Paul, MN 55105
Not accepting new clients
Life can be overwhelming and sometimes challenging to handle on our own. Often healing is needed to help us navigate the things beyond our control. In therapy, I hope to create a sense of belonging. I believe every life has intrinsic worth and deserves a sense of belonging. Creating a place where this is felt and believed, where one is seen and heard, is a place where healing can begin. I utilize a relational approach in therapy, as I believe an authentic therapeutic relationship between client and therapist is key. I strive to provide a warm space in which clients feel safe, valued, and heard.
Life can be overwhelming and sometimes challenging to handle on our own. Often healing is needed to help us navigate the things beyond our control. In therapy, I hope to create a sense of belonging. I believe every life has intrinsic worth and deserves a sense of belonging. Creating a place where this is felt and believed, where one is seen and heard, is a place where healing can begin. I utilize a relational approach in therapy, as I believe an authentic therapeutic relationship between client and therapist is key. I strive to provide a warm space in which clients feel safe, valued, and heard.
(612) 682-1392 View (612) 682-1392
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Andrew Braum
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Paul, MN 55105
Waitlist for new clients
At times, dealing with emotional and relational challenges and other life stressors can feel frustrating and overwhelming. I will listen to you carefully and work with you to identify those issues clearly, then develop healthier approaches and coping skills to improve your sense of integration and wholeness. I will collaborate with you to create a life with a greater sense of authenticity and fulfillment. Trauma, anxiety, depression, ADHD, bipolar disorder, alcohol and chemical use, co-dependency, relationships, anger, and life transitions are all challenges with which I am able to help you.
At times, dealing with emotional and relational challenges and other life stressors can feel frustrating and overwhelming. I will listen to you carefully and work with you to identify those issues clearly, then develop healthier approaches and coping skills to improve your sense of integration and wholeness. I will collaborate with you to create a life with a greater sense of authenticity and fulfillment. Trauma, anxiety, depression, ADHD, bipolar disorder, alcohol and chemical use, co-dependency, relationships, anger, and life transitions are all challenges with which I am able to help you.
(651) 504-1017 View (651) 504-1017
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Joelle L Kallio
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
Verified
Saint Paul, MN 55116
If you are looking to make a change but are not sure how, therapy can help. Therapy can feel intimidating but it shouldn't be. The process of learning about yourself and evaluating how you think can prove to be a healing one. It also helps you to find ways to cope with the past and to heal from pain related to one's experiences. It's human to get stuck sometimes and it helps to talk things through, to help make sense of it all, and to move toward living a more satisfying life.
If you are looking to make a change but are not sure how, therapy can help. Therapy can feel intimidating but it shouldn't be. The process of learning about yourself and evaluating how you think can prove to be a healing one. It also helps you to find ways to cope with the past and to heal from pain related to one's experiences. It's human to get stuck sometimes and it helps to talk things through, to help make sense of it all, and to move toward living a more satisfying life.
(651) 564-8506 View (651) 564-8506
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Matthew Daniel Long
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPCC, LADC
Verified
Saint Paul, MN 55102
Immediate Openings for general mental health therapy and/or substance use counseling. My area of expertise is in recovery from substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health issues. I believe the reasons for substance use reside in our biological makeup, in our mind processes and in our relationships with others. You are the expert on yourself and I feel that on a journey together, using my clinical expertise, we can better align your behaviors with your values.
Immediate Openings for general mental health therapy and/or substance use counseling. My area of expertise is in recovery from substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health issues. I believe the reasons for substance use reside in our biological makeup, in our mind processes and in our relationships with others. You are the expert on yourself and I feel that on a journey together, using my clinical expertise, we can better align your behaviors with your values.
(651) 419-5767 View (651) 419-5767
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Ives Wittman
MA
1 Endorsed
Saint Paul, MN 55114
Build authentic relationships and satisfying work, expand a sense of inner guidance, and sharpen your purpose. I work with both men and women, however, my work with men has been especially gratifying. My experiences have shown me they are capable, driven, compassionate and focused. They care deeply about their relationships and work and desire self-improvement and expertise in their lives.
Build authentic relationships and satisfying work, expand a sense of inner guidance, and sharpen your purpose. I work with both men and women, however, my work with men has been especially gratifying. My experiences have shown me they are capable, driven, compassionate and focused. They care deeply about their relationships and work and desire self-improvement and expertise in their lives.
(612) 712-3927 View (612) 712-3927
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Alyssa Perau
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, LMFT-I
Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Paul, MN 55104
Hey there, my name is Alyssa and I use she/they pronouns. I am a queer, neurodivergent marriage and family therapy intern. While my specialty is with couples, families, and groups, I also love working with individuals. I connect with clients through humor, playfulness, and art-making, which I believe can help work through challenges that life can throw at us. In my opinion, art therapy is not about making profound art but is a tool to help process feelings and discover something new.
Hey there, my name is Alyssa and I use she/they pronouns. I am a queer, neurodivergent marriage and family therapy intern. While my specialty is with couples, families, and groups, I also love working with individuals. I connect with clients through humor, playfulness, and art-making, which I believe can help work through challenges that life can throw at us. In my opinion, art therapy is not about making profound art but is a tool to help process feelings and discover something new.
(651) 615-3520 x159 View (651) 615-3520 x159
Photo of Evangelina Andrade, Pre-Licensed Professional in Saint Paul, MN
Evangelina Andrade
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Paul, MN 55105
As a therapist, I place tremendous value on building a trusting therapeutic relationship and providing a safe, compassionate, and non-judgmental space where you feel seen, heard, and accepted. You can expect a warm, empowering, creative, patient, and explorative environment. I enjoy working with individuals of all genders, races, and cultural backgrounds from ages 12 and up. I am passionate about helping individuals increase their self-awareness and self-compassion, identify and utilize their strengths, and develop skills to navigate challenges.
As a therapist, I place tremendous value on building a trusting therapeutic relationship and providing a safe, compassionate, and non-judgmental space where you feel seen, heard, and accepted. You can expect a warm, empowering, creative, patient, and explorative environment. I enjoy working with individuals of all genders, races, and cultural backgrounds from ages 12 and up. I am passionate about helping individuals increase their self-awareness and self-compassion, identify and utilize their strengths, and develop skills to navigate challenges.
(651) 478-2327 x105 View (651) 478-2327 x105
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Amal Aden
Pre-Licensed Professional, MPS, LADC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Saint Paul, MN 55114
Embarking on personal growth and healing speaks to your resilience; I'm honored to join your journey. As a clinician, I create a supportive space for exploration, growth, and empowerment. With extensive experience in inpatient and outpatient settings, I embrace a holistic approach, that is aimed toward collaboration. My toolbox includes evidence-based practices to foster self-awareness and equip you with practical skills. I've worked with diverse issues like depression, anxiety, trauma, relational issues, racial trauma, substance use, grief, and school/career/life transitions. I will collaborate with you to overcome any obstacles.
Embarking on personal growth and healing speaks to your resilience; I'm honored to join your journey. As a clinician, I create a supportive space for exploration, growth, and empowerment. With extensive experience in inpatient and outpatient settings, I embrace a holistic approach, that is aimed toward collaboration. My toolbox includes evidence-based practices to foster self-awareness and equip you with practical skills. I've worked with diverse issues like depression, anxiety, trauma, relational issues, racial trauma, substance use, grief, and school/career/life transitions. I will collaborate with you to overcome any obstacles.
(651) 240-2897 View (651) 240-2897
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Brandy Brown
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Paul, MN 55102  (Online Only)
How do you want to feel? How do you get there? Whether you're hoping to minimize anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, desire to explore and improve your past or current relationship patterns, need assistance navigating a perinatal mood or anxiety disorder during or after pregnancy, I offer you support, help and guidance in going from where you are to how you want to feel. I am a LBGTQ affirmative and supportive to all. Please note I offer virtual appointments only.
How do you want to feel? How do you get there? Whether you're hoping to minimize anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, desire to explore and improve your past or current relationship patterns, need assistance navigating a perinatal mood or anxiety disorder during or after pregnancy, I offer you support, help and guidance in going from where you are to how you want to feel. I am a LBGTQ affirmative and supportive to all. Please note I offer virtual appointments only.
(320) 347-3435 View (320) 347-3435
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Chris Ochocki
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified
Saint Paul, MN 55106  (Online Only)
For the past 25 years, I have worked extensively with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression or other complex feelings related to difficult life transitions, relationships, traumas. My overall goal of therapy is simple: to help each client connect with tools and supports that will allow them to live the meaningful life they are striving for. I am humanistic, compassionate, actively engaged and enjoy humor. My goals are to work hard alongside you in creating a life that matches your values, while also creating a safe place for you to explore.
For the past 25 years, I have worked extensively with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression or other complex feelings related to difficult life transitions, relationships, traumas. My overall goal of therapy is simple: to help each client connect with tools and supports that will allow them to live the meaningful life they are striving for. I am humanistic, compassionate, actively engaged and enjoy humor. My goals are to work hard alongside you in creating a life that matches your values, while also creating a safe place for you to explore.
(651) 401-7561 View (651) 401-7561
Photo of Erika Pieniniemi, Counselor in Saint Paul, MN
Erika Pieniniemi
Counselor, MPS, LPCC, LADC
Verified
Saint Paul, MN 55113
My work has been primarily centered around concerns relating to complex trauma, substance use, anxiety, ADHD, and identity concerns. In particular, I have a strong passion for working within the LGBTQIA+ community. As part of my practice, I recognize that our overall health can be impacted by our lived experiences with the broken systems around us, and at times, symptoms can be a direct result from living within these systems. My focus is to help clients gain insight around the impacts that past experiences may have had, address past trauma, recognize one's own strengths, and learn how to navigate through the challenges of life.
My work has been primarily centered around concerns relating to complex trauma, substance use, anxiety, ADHD, and identity concerns. In particular, I have a strong passion for working within the LGBTQIA+ community. As part of my practice, I recognize that our overall health can be impacted by our lived experiences with the broken systems around us, and at times, symptoms can be a direct result from living within these systems. My focus is to help clients gain insight around the impacts that past experiences may have had, address past trauma, recognize one's own strengths, and learn how to navigate through the challenges of life.
(952) 333-4918 View (952) 333-4918

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Number of Therapists in Saint Paul, MN

1,000+

Average cost per session

$160

Therapists in Saint Paul, MN who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
89% Depression
82% Relationship Issues
76% Self Esteem
74% Trauma and PTSD
68% Stress
66% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

85% BlueCross and BlueShield
72% UCare
67% HealthPartners of MN and WI

How Therapists in Saint Paul, MN see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
20% Male
3% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Saint Paul?

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.