Therapists in Payne Phallen, Saint Paul, MN

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Toni Price
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Payne Phallen, Saint Paul, MN 55106  (Online Only)
Are you longing to be heard, seen, and understood? To be more connected to yourself and others? Are you wanting to learn to live in new ways that work better for you and your relationships? You have strengths and I want to help you be more aware of them. In our work together, you can process and heal in a space that’s filled with warmth and empathy, kindness and compassion, non-judgment, encouragement, and gentle challenging. I want to help you increase your awareness around your triggers, identify patterns in your relationships, and help you communicate these in ways that help you connect more with yourself and others.
Are you longing to be heard, seen, and understood? To be more connected to yourself and others? Are you wanting to learn to live in new ways that work better for you and your relationships? You have strengths and I want to help you be more aware of them. In our work together, you can process and heal in a space that’s filled with warmth and empathy, kindness and compassion, non-judgment, encouragement, and gentle challenging. I want to help you increase your awareness around your triggers, identify patterns in your relationships, and help you communicate these in ways that help you connect more with yourself and others.
(651) 369-7689 View (651) 369-7689
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Nicole Bisbee
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Payne Phallen, Saint Paul, MN 55130
First and foremost, Hello! Life can become overwhelming, especially when navigating how we fit into the world. I pride myself on meeting a client where they are at and giving space for autonomy in sessions. I am here to support you in that journey. My focus is to support young adults with an emphasis on people of color, biracial, or apart of the LGBTQIA+ community.
First and foremost, Hello! Life can become overwhelming, especially when navigating how we fit into the world. I pride myself on meeting a client where they are at and giving space for autonomy in sessions. I am here to support you in that journey. My focus is to support young adults with an emphasis on people of color, biracial, or apart of the LGBTQIA+ community.
(651) 650-4115 View (651) 650-4115
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Chris Ochocki
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Payne Phallen, 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
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Allison Guse
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LGSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Payne Phallen, Saint Paul, MN 55130
Life can throw us some serious curveballs! Whether you're wrestling with the daily grind, navigating tricky relationships, or just feeling a bit lost, I'm here to help you unpack it all. Therapy isn't just about deep dives into emotions (although we'll definitely do that); it's also about finding moments to figure out who you really are beneath all the layers and discovering new perspectives. Together, we'll navigate the twists and turns of your journey— because let's be honest, none of us have a map for this wild ride. I utilize the following approaches: person-centered, cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, and solution-focused.
Life can throw us some serious curveballs! Whether you're wrestling with the daily grind, navigating tricky relationships, or just feeling a bit lost, I'm here to help you unpack it all. Therapy isn't just about deep dives into emotions (although we'll definitely do that); it's also about finding moments to figure out who you really are beneath all the layers and discovering new perspectives. Together, we'll navigate the twists and turns of your journey— because let's be honest, none of us have a map for this wild ride. I utilize the following approaches: person-centered, cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, and solution-focused.
(651) 372-2181 x2272 View (651) 372-2181 x2272
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Kristy Dunham
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Payne Phallen, Saint Paul, MN 55103
Many people often feel disconnected or experienced a recent loss or change. I enjoy assisting clients in getting to know themselves better. Other times, Brief counseling (8 sessions or less) can be just as rewarding. It depends on what you are looking for, which is not set in stone! Relationships are hard, therapy is the real safe space to dig deep, evaluate, address the not-so-fun things that brings discomfort or that have been avoided. Therapy is a journey. Each experience is valuable in the big picture.
Many people often feel disconnected or experienced a recent loss or change. I enjoy assisting clients in getting to know themselves better. Other times, Brief counseling (8 sessions or less) can be just as rewarding. It depends on what you are looking for, which is not set in stone! Relationships are hard, therapy is the real safe space to dig deep, evaluate, address the not-so-fun things that brings discomfort or that have been avoided. Therapy is a journey. Each experience is valuable in the big picture.
(952) 522-6650 View (952) 522-6650
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Alissa Peanasky
MSW, LGSW
Verified Verified
Payne Phallen, Saint Paul, MN 55130
Waitlist for new clients
I received my masters in social work from the University of St. Thomas and have spent my career working with youth and adolescent clients. Using an individualized approach, I work with clients with a variety of developmental disabilities and severe and persistent mental illnesses. This includes Autism Spectrum Disorder, mood disorders, and impulse control disorders.
I received my masters in social work from the University of St. Thomas and have spent my career working with youth and adolescent clients. Using an individualized approach, I work with clients with a variety of developmental disabilities and severe and persistent mental illnesses. This includes Autism Spectrum Disorder, mood disorders, and impulse control disorders.
(651) 412-2833 View (651) 412-2833
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Maggie O'Malley
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Payne Phallen, Saint Paul, MN 55106
Not accepting new clients
I specialize in working with anxiety concerns, OCD, generalized anxiety, phobias, and body-focused repetitive behaviors in individual therapy. I am a certified Exposure and Response Prevention Therapist (EX/RP) for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Working with an exposure therapist will help you work through feared situations and thoughts with supportive feedback and skill development. I also offer traditional talk therapy to assist clients in gaining coping skills and processing distress tailored to individual needs using a person-centered, non-judgmental, and present-focused approach to my practice.
I specialize in working with anxiety concerns, OCD, generalized anxiety, phobias, and body-focused repetitive behaviors in individual therapy. I am a certified Exposure and Response Prevention Therapist (EX/RP) for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Working with an exposure therapist will help you work through feared situations and thoughts with supportive feedback and skill development. I also offer traditional talk therapy to assist clients in gaining coping skills and processing distress tailored to individual needs using a person-centered, non-judgmental, and present-focused approach to my practice.
(651) 359-9512 View (651) 359-9512
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Bryanna Garwood
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Payne Phallen, Saint Paul, MN 55130
Adulting is hard, life can be difficult, and the whole thing can be overwhelming. Let's talk about it, let's yell at it, or meditate on it. All of the systems that we are a part of can impact the way we think about ourselves and our ability to connect with others. This can severely impact our mental health and our ability to heal. I am here to help you manage issues related to sexuality, severe and persistent mental illness, sense of self, trauma, loss, and life transitions. Please go to the website link to enter your information if you would like to move forward with sessions.
Adulting is hard, life can be difficult, and the whole thing can be overwhelming. Let's talk about it, let's yell at it, or meditate on it. All of the systems that we are a part of can impact the way we think about ourselves and our ability to connect with others. This can severely impact our mental health and our ability to heal. I am here to help you manage issues related to sexuality, severe and persistent mental illness, sense of self, trauma, loss, and life transitions. Please go to the website link to enter your information if you would like to move forward with sessions.
(507) 338-6260 View (507) 338-6260
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Albert N Brown
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, JD, MA, PCC, LADC
Verified Verified
Payne Phallen, Saint Paul, MN 55101
I have 20 years' combined experience working with culturally, ethnically and generationally diverse clients in therapy, chemical use, restorative justice, and counseling children and families in need. I'm dedicated to enthusiastic, respectful and dynamic interactions as a means of creating and nurturing community interest. As a psychotherapist and LADC, I've worked with adults, adolescents, and families from all walks of life. My goal is to foster well-being in individuals and families. I seek to eliminate the stigma of shame and guilt associated with mental health and substance use, which leads to understanding, respectful conversations that enable healing.
I have 20 years' combined experience working with culturally, ethnically and generationally diverse clients in therapy, chemical use, restorative justice, and counseling children and families in need. I'm dedicated to enthusiastic, respectful and dynamic interactions as a means of creating and nurturing community interest. As a psychotherapist and LADC, I've worked with adults, adolescents, and families from all walks of life. My goal is to foster well-being in individuals and families. I seek to eliminate the stigma of shame and guilt associated with mental health and substance use, which leads to understanding, respectful conversations that enable healing.
(763) 265-7022 View (763) 265-7022
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Monica L. Sowden
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Payne Phallen, Saint Paul, MN 55101
I am not currently taking new clients. In my practice I focus on the importance of the therapeutic relationship as a foundation for understanding how the brain and body interconnect, and respecting the client's own innate capacity to heal. I have experience working with ethnically and socioeconomically diverse individuals with a range of issues, including anxiety, anger, addiction, depression, grief, life transitions, and trauma.
I am not currently taking new clients. In my practice I focus on the importance of the therapeutic relationship as a foundation for understanding how the brain and body interconnect, and respecting the client's own innate capacity to heal. I have experience working with ethnically and socioeconomically diverse individuals with a range of issues, including anxiety, anger, addiction, depression, grief, life transitions, and trauma.
(612) 400-8947 View (612) 400-8947
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Theressa Durenberger
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Payne Phallen, Saint Paul, MN 55106  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Theressa is on maternity leave effective 3/9/23 and not taking any new clients. I bring an authentic, compassionate, straightforward, and collaborative approach to my work with clients. I believe in the power of genuine connection as a strong motivator for change. I aim to provide a trusting and supportive environment, in which clients feel comfortable and cared for no matter the circumstances. I believe offering education and supportive guidance are critical elements of the therapy process. I possess the ability to listen without judgment or blame, and I work hard to create a warm and welcoming environment.
Theressa is on maternity leave effective 3/9/23 and not taking any new clients. I bring an authentic, compassionate, straightforward, and collaborative approach to my work with clients. I believe in the power of genuine connection as a strong motivator for change. I aim to provide a trusting and supportive environment, in which clients feel comfortable and cared for no matter the circumstances. I believe offering education and supportive guidance are critical elements of the therapy process. I possess the ability to listen without judgment or blame, and I work hard to create a warm and welcoming environment.
(612) 400-7403 View (612) 400-7403
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Nancy Lawroski
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified Verified
Payne Phallen, Saint Paul, MN 55101
People come to therapy for many reasons. In the first few sessions, I want to get to know you--what you are struggling with, your hopes and fears for the future, what seems to be getting in the way, what strengths and assets you bring. Together, we arrive at a plan, identifying your goals, sources of distress, and how best to work toward symptom relief and greater satisfaction with life and relationships. My approach integrates several treatment modalities, including psychoanalytic/psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness-based therapies, life-span developmental approaches, attachment theory, family and couples therapy.
People come to therapy for many reasons. In the first few sessions, I want to get to know you--what you are struggling with, your hopes and fears for the future, what seems to be getting in the way, what strengths and assets you bring. Together, we arrive at a plan, identifying your goals, sources of distress, and how best to work toward symptom relief and greater satisfaction with life and relationships. My approach integrates several treatment modalities, including psychoanalytic/psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness-based therapies, life-span developmental approaches, attachment theory, family and couples therapy.
(651) 964-0957 View (651) 964-0957
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Andrea Scharlatt
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Payne Phallen, Saint Paul, MN 55106
It takes great courage to live an authentic life. Vitality is not something that just happens. It is something we each create on our own, through the deliberate expression of our deepest desires, beliefs, values, and personal expressions. Every time you choose your own direction, you become the owner of your existence. Only then are you truly alive. Unfortunately, sometimes, underlying issues with attachment, trauma, family of origin, and low self-esteem keep people from living fulfilling, authentic, and happy lives.
It takes great courage to live an authentic life. Vitality is not something that just happens. It is something we each create on our own, through the deliberate expression of our deepest desires, beliefs, values, and personal expressions. Every time you choose your own direction, you become the owner of your existence. Only then are you truly alive. Unfortunately, sometimes, underlying issues with attachment, trauma, family of origin, and low self-esteem keep people from living fulfilling, authentic, and happy lives.
(651) 409-9818 View (651) 409-9818
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A Way To It Assessment & Consulting, LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LADC, MSE-CC
Verified Verified
Payne Phallen, Saint Paul, MN 55101
I am a dually licensed therapist with over 30 years of experience working with complex individuals and family systems. I specialize in chemical health, mental health, wellness, intervention, and recovery services. I complete a strength-based assessment with emphasis on current functioning and skill building to determine individual and/or family needs in an effort to create a collaborative plan for overall health and recovery. (Please note my email response to inquiries sometimes lands in your junk/spam box!)
I am a dually licensed therapist with over 30 years of experience working with complex individuals and family systems. I specialize in chemical health, mental health, wellness, intervention, and recovery services. I complete a strength-based assessment with emphasis on current functioning and skill building to determine individual and/or family needs in an effort to create a collaborative plan for overall health and recovery. (Please note my email response to inquiries sometimes lands in your junk/spam box!)
(612) 441-5499 View (612) 441-5499
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Brownell Fransen Hilger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Payne Phallen, Saint Paul, MN 55106  (Online Only)
TELEHEALTH provider only currently. People choose to go to therapy for a variety of reasons. Choosing a therapist can be intimidating and difficult. Being able to trust someone with your secrets is key to developing a good therapeutic relationship. I believe that everyone is able to change if they are willing to do the work. I provide a caring, supportive and empowering environment in which to work on the healing process. I approach life from a strengths based perspective and believe in assuming positive intentions.
TELEHEALTH provider only currently. People choose to go to therapy for a variety of reasons. Choosing a therapist can be intimidating and difficult. Being able to trust someone with your secrets is key to developing a good therapeutic relationship. I believe that everyone is able to change if they are willing to do the work. I provide a caring, supportive and empowering environment in which to work on the healing process. I approach life from a strengths based perspective and believe in assuming positive intentions.
(612) 255-4536 View (612) 255-4536
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Rosemary D Kliever
MA
Verified Verified
Payne Phallen, Saint Paul, MN 55101  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Though I enjoy working with a diverse group of clients with many issues such as depression, anxiety, self esteem and "relationship issues with self and others"; I specialize by working with women to help them develop "empowerment tools". I do this to help my clients gain self esteem and a sense of self worth that may have gotten lost along the way through life. I have a strong background with cognitive behavioral therapy. My clients appreciate my "down to earth" colaborative approach to therapy. I have 14 years of experience helping my clients get "reconnected" with their "true self".
Though I enjoy working with a diverse group of clients with many issues such as depression, anxiety, self esteem and "relationship issues with self and others"; I specialize by working with women to help them develop "empowerment tools". I do this to help my clients gain self esteem and a sense of self worth that may have gotten lost along the way through life. I have a strong background with cognitive behavioral therapy. My clients appreciate my "down to earth" colaborative approach to therapy. I have 14 years of experience helping my clients get "reconnected" with their "true self".
(952) 314-3977 View (952) 314-3977
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Jason Walter
Counselor, MA, LPCC, LADC
Verified Verified
Payne Phallen, Saint Paul, MN 55106  (Online Only)
If you’re ready to improve your life, then I am the one to lead you there. Having years of experience as both a client and a clinician, I am very familiar with the process of change and I am well equipped to make it happen. I've helped guide people through issues of simple depression all the way to complex PTSD. I have extensive experience dealing with criminality, all forms of abuse, addiction, and most mental disorders. My blend of psychodynamic education and life experience have suited me well in this field.
If you’re ready to improve your life, then I am the one to lead you there. Having years of experience as both a client and a clinician, I am very familiar with the process of change and I am well equipped to make it happen. I've helped guide people through issues of simple depression all the way to complex PTSD. I have extensive experience dealing with criminality, all forms of abuse, addiction, and most mental disorders. My blend of psychodynamic education and life experience have suited me well in this field.
(612) 562-6766 View (612) 562-6766
David A Dubois
Psychologist, MA, LP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Payne Phallen, Saint Paul, MN 55101
More information at; davidadubois.com I believe that therapy is not an easy process to begin or to say with over time. I have been a therapist for over 20 years and before that worked for 12 years as an alcohol and drug counselor. I work from a cognitive behavioral therapy perspective and believe that people come to therapy because they have tried every solution they know to make there life better. I believe therapy works best in an atmosphere of respect and trust, that people come to therapy because they want to make there life better in some way.
More information at; davidadubois.com I believe that therapy is not an easy process to begin or to say with over time. I have been a therapist for over 20 years and before that worked for 12 years as an alcohol and drug counselor. I work from a cognitive behavioral therapy perspective and believe that people come to therapy because they have tried every solution they know to make there life better. I believe therapy works best in an atmosphere of respect and trust, that people come to therapy because they want to make there life better in some way.
(612) 293-6968 View (612) 293-6968
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Jennifer Karel
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Payne Phallen, Saint Paul, MN 55106
Feel like you are constantly trying to achieve a healthy you, but with frustrating results? Let's get to the bottom of it so you can stop repeating the same unhelpful behaviors and live a healthy, intentional life. I focus on helping my clients achieve both emotional and physical health, as it can be difficult to achieve one without the other. My clients describe me as a straightforward, down to earth therapist. I don't sugar coat things, but rather let's cut out the fluff and get you feeling better physically and emotionally.
Feel like you are constantly trying to achieve a healthy you, but with frustrating results? Let's get to the bottom of it so you can stop repeating the same unhelpful behaviors and live a healthy, intentional life. I focus on helping my clients achieve both emotional and physical health, as it can be difficult to achieve one without the other. My clients describe me as a straightforward, down to earth therapist. I don't sugar coat things, but rather let's cut out the fluff and get you feeling better physically and emotionally.
(651) 565-7120 View (651) 565-7120
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Ann L. P. Steely
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, LADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Payne Phallen, Saint Paul, MN 55101
Waitlist for new clients
My name is Ann L. P. Steely and I am a clinical social worker and owner of Heartland Psychotherapy. I specialize in working with adolescents/adults in individual and family therapy. My focus in therapy is on my relationship with you, understanding what you need as an individual, and using this understanding to help you find insight into how to make the changes you want to make in your life. Psychotherapy is a process of working together towards healing and change. I will help you understand yourself authentically and find greater ease through the exploration of your emotional experience, thoughts, behaviors, and relationships.
My name is Ann L. P. Steely and I am a clinical social worker and owner of Heartland Psychotherapy. I specialize in working with adolescents/adults in individual and family therapy. My focus in therapy is on my relationship with you, understanding what you need as an individual, and using this understanding to help you find insight into how to make the changes you want to make in your life. Psychotherapy is a process of working together towards healing and change. I will help you understand yourself authentically and find greater ease through the exploration of your emotional experience, thoughts, behaviors, and relationships.
(612) 400-8528 View (612) 400-8528
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Number of Therapists in Payne Phallen, Saint Paul, MN

200+

Average cost per session

$160

Therapists in Payne Phallen, Saint Paul, MN who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
86% Depression
74% Relationship Issues
72% Trauma and PTSD
70% Self Esteem
65% Coping Skills
64% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

76% BlueCross and BlueShield
76% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
73% Aetna

How Therapists in Payne Phallen, Saint Paul, MN see their clients

68% In Person and Online
32% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
23% Male
1% Non-Binary
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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.