Therapists in Wayzata, MN

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Billy Graczyk
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MPS, LPCC, LADC
Verified Verified
Wayzata, MN 55391
Making the decision to make a change and begin therapy is often filled with various emotions ranging from excitement and joy to fear and anxiety. In addition, navigating which therapist to choose in a fallen world can be confusing and frustrating. Like you, I faced adversity in my life and decided to make a change. By God's love and grace, I have been able to heal from my past, make changes, and live a life filled with meaning and purpose in serving Jesus. I believe you can not give what you do not have. For this reason, I am here to be a vessel for God to work. My hope is God will do for you what he has done for me.
Making the decision to make a change and begin therapy is often filled with various emotions ranging from excitement and joy to fear and anxiety. In addition, navigating which therapist to choose in a fallen world can be confusing and frustrating. Like you, I faced adversity in my life and decided to make a change. By God's love and grace, I have been able to heal from my past, make changes, and live a life filled with meaning and purpose in serving Jesus. I believe you can not give what you do not have. For this reason, I am here to be a vessel for God to work. My hope is God will do for you what he has done for me.
(763) 335-1420 View (763) 335-1420
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Sarah Frankfurt
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wayzata, MN 55391
Do any of the following resonate with you? Resentment is eating away at your joy in life. You are avoiding things. You feel lonely, even when you are with others. You appear to have it all together, but inside you feel raw. Feeling stuck at work, unhappy in relationships, preoccupied, pressured to perform. Everyone keeps talking about 'boundaries' but you're not sure how to create them without feeling guilty. You are an intelligent, caring, and determined person. You want to grow and improve but you're slipping into old patterns. You want to feel present in the moment instead of thinking about what's next.
Do any of the following resonate with you? Resentment is eating away at your joy in life. You are avoiding things. You feel lonely, even when you are with others. You appear to have it all together, but inside you feel raw. Feeling stuck at work, unhappy in relationships, preoccupied, pressured to perform. Everyone keeps talking about 'boundaries' but you're not sure how to create them without feeling guilty. You are an intelligent, caring, and determined person. You want to grow and improve but you're slipping into old patterns. You want to feel present in the moment instead of thinking about what's next.
(612) 662-4305 View (612) 662-4305
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Emma Trittin
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MA, LADC
Verified Verified
Wayzata, MN 55391
I believe that through the difficulties in our lives, it takes immense courage to reach out for help and take your life back. Whether it be anxiety, depression, substance use, self-worth, stress or more, I love working with adults and teens on reaching their goals. I take a person-centered, curious and warm approach to therapy, and have a passion for helping clients find their way back to their true selves. I enjoy creating a safe space where clients can explore the challenges in their life, and gain insight into the values they would like to live by, which will allow them to feel more connected to themselves and others.
I believe that through the difficulties in our lives, it takes immense courage to reach out for help and take your life back. Whether it be anxiety, depression, substance use, self-worth, stress or more, I love working with adults and teens on reaching their goals. I take a person-centered, curious and warm approach to therapy, and have a passion for helping clients find their way back to their true selves. I enjoy creating a safe space where clients can explore the challenges in their life, and gain insight into the values they would like to live by, which will allow them to feel more connected to themselves and others.
(763) 343-7090 View (763) 343-7090
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Cynthia J Haakana
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified Verified
Wayzata, MN 55391  (Online Only)
The therapy process is personal in nature, therefore, I believe that it is very important for anyone who is seeking therapy find the right therapist for them. In my practice I rely on several theoretical approaches such as: interpersonal psychology, psychodynamics, cognitive-behavioral, and family systems. My eclectic approach develops a comprehensive and personal approach built on my premise: how we feel, think, and act is because of genetics, upbringing, and life experiences.
The therapy process is personal in nature, therefore, I believe that it is very important for anyone who is seeking therapy find the right therapist for them. In my practice I rely on several theoretical approaches such as: interpersonal psychology, psychodynamics, cognitive-behavioral, and family systems. My eclectic approach develops a comprehensive and personal approach built on my premise: how we feel, think, and act is because of genetics, upbringing, and life experiences.
(952) 260-6118 View (952) 260-6118
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Kaytie Kocon
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Wayzata, MN 55391
Life is not easy, but you also do not have to do it alone. If you're an adolescent navigating the complexities of growing up or someone in transition facing new challenges, let's embark on a journey of self-discovery and growth together. In therapy with me, we'll create a safe space where you can explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences. We will collaborate and move towards understanding your unique strengths, coping mechanisms, and goals. My approach is client-centered, your needs and preferences guide our sessions. Whether you're seeking support for mental health concerns or simply need someone to talk, I am here for you.
Life is not easy, but you also do not have to do it alone. If you're an adolescent navigating the complexities of growing up or someone in transition facing new challenges, let's embark on a journey of self-discovery and growth together. In therapy with me, we'll create a safe space where you can explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences. We will collaborate and move towards understanding your unique strengths, coping mechanisms, and goals. My approach is client-centered, your needs and preferences guide our sessions. Whether you're seeking support for mental health concerns or simply need someone to talk, I am here for you.
(763) 363-4579 View (763) 363-4579
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Caryn Brakenridge
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Wayzata, MN 55391
My goal is to empower clients to create their own pathways to positive change and success. Using a strength-based and healing-centered approach, I work side-by-side with clients to address mental health symptoms, build hope, increase confidence, gain insight, find solutions, improve relationships and navigate life transitions. Most importantly, I strive to create a warm, inviting and inclusive environment where feeling seen, heard and understood is the best medicine for the soul. I offer traditional talk therapy, equine-assisted/nature-based therapy, and telehealth options.
My goal is to empower clients to create their own pathways to positive change and success. Using a strength-based and healing-centered approach, I work side-by-side with clients to address mental health symptoms, build hope, increase confidence, gain insight, find solutions, improve relationships and navigate life transitions. Most importantly, I strive to create a warm, inviting and inclusive environment where feeling seen, heard and understood is the best medicine for the soul. I offer traditional talk therapy, equine-assisted/nature-based therapy, and telehealth options.
(952) 260-5924 View (952) 260-5924
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Courtney Latham
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Wayzata, MN 55391  (Online Only)
Are you feeling isolated and alone, despite being in a relationship and having friends? When you look back on past relationships, do you see a pattern of tumultuous, toxic or one-sided relationships? Maybe these relationships are even causing feelings of depression or anxiety. I'm here to help you work through these feelings and help you deepen your connections with others. Through therapy we can help you set and follow-through with boundaries, increase self-esteem, develop better communication skills, ease your anxiety and depression symptoms, and increase your satisfaction in relationships with loved ones.
Are you feeling isolated and alone, despite being in a relationship and having friends? When you look back on past relationships, do you see a pattern of tumultuous, toxic or one-sided relationships? Maybe these relationships are even causing feelings of depression or anxiety. I'm here to help you work through these feelings and help you deepen your connections with others. Through therapy we can help you set and follow-through with boundaries, increase self-esteem, develop better communication skills, ease your anxiety and depression symptoms, and increase your satisfaction in relationships with loved ones.
(651) 237-7919 View (651) 237-7919
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Brooke Carlson
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Wayzata, MN 55391
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome! I'm a licensed professional clinical counselor who independently contracts at Wholehearted Healing LLC. I work with those that have eating disorders, disordered eating, body image concerns, anxiety, depression and life changes. I typically work with ages 14 years old and up and welcome anyone and everyone in session to be their authentic selves without any judgment. I’m passionate about helping people make positive changes to live their best life for the present moment and for the future.
Welcome! I'm a licensed professional clinical counselor who independently contracts at Wholehearted Healing LLC. I work with those that have eating disorders, disordered eating, body image concerns, anxiety, depression and life changes. I typically work with ages 14 years old and up and welcome anyone and everyone in session to be their authentic selves without any judgment. I’m passionate about helping people make positive changes to live their best life for the present moment and for the future.
(763) 363-4054 View (763) 363-4054
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Bill Caperton
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified Verified
Wayzata, MN 55391  (Online Only)
As a Counseling Psychologist and psychoanalytic psychotherapist, I specialize in helping creative individuals and men overcome challenges and reach their full potential. With extensive experience working with artists, writers, actors, musicians, and men around issues of fatherhood, masculinity, and relationships, I provide a safe and supportive environment for personal growth.
As a Counseling Psychologist and psychoanalytic psychotherapist, I specialize in helping creative individuals and men overcome challenges and reach their full potential. With extensive experience working with artists, writers, actors, musicians, and men around issues of fatherhood, masculinity, and relationships, I provide a safe and supportive environment for personal growth.
(213) 414-7453 View (213) 414-7453
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Kerin Logstrom
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Wayzata, MN 55391
I believe that the key to a successful therapeutic experience is the strength and quality of the relationship between the client and the therapist. Building trust and rapport is where we start. My experience as a psychotherapist has affirmed my belief that each of us has a great capacity to change and grow. I specialize in working with clients to process emotional pain that has resulted from different stressors that occur through the life cycle. Developing one's emotional awareness can result in more intimate, loving relationships.
I believe that the key to a successful therapeutic experience is the strength and quality of the relationship between the client and the therapist. Building trust and rapport is where we start. My experience as a psychotherapist has affirmed my belief that each of us has a great capacity to change and grow. I specialize in working with clients to process emotional pain that has resulted from different stressors that occur through the life cycle. Developing one's emotional awareness can result in more intimate, loving relationships.
(612) 354-8932 View (612) 354-8932
Photo of Susan Sirianni (Formerly Lessley), MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Susan Sirianni (Formerly Lessley)
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Wayzata, MN 55391
You have taken a uncomfortable step to look for help with the painful issues in your life. Good For You! You may be wondering if you have the strength or the courage to look at these issues, or if you even want to get help. It helps to have guidance, a witness, and support to help you in your journey. I believe I can help you by offering these things as you walk this path to explore your life. It is important to find the right counselor. I offer a complimentary 30-minute consultation!
You have taken a uncomfortable step to look for help with the painful issues in your life. Good For You! You may be wondering if you have the strength or the courage to look at these issues, or if you even want to get help. It helps to have guidance, a witness, and support to help you in your journey. I believe I can help you by offering these things as you walk this path to explore your life. It is important to find the right counselor. I offer a complimentary 30-minute consultation!
(651) 252-4978 View (651) 252-4978
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Megan Callahan
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Wayzata, MN 55391
Starting counseling is a great choice when you feel stressed, down, anxious, overwhelmed, or frustrated. You deserve to feel excited about your life! In therapy, I work with clients to help them learn new ways of handling stress and emotions, managing difficult changes, and working toward lasting growth. I am eclectic in my approach to therapy, blending humanistic, cognitive-behavioral, and emotion-focused techniques. Therapy is not one-size-fits-all!
Starting counseling is a great choice when you feel stressed, down, anxious, overwhelmed, or frustrated. You deserve to feel excited about your life! In therapy, I work with clients to help them learn new ways of handling stress and emotions, managing difficult changes, and working toward lasting growth. I am eclectic in my approach to therapy, blending humanistic, cognitive-behavioral, and emotion-focused techniques. Therapy is not one-size-fits-all!
(763) 363-1870 View (763) 363-1870
Photo of Melissa Patterson, MA, LPCC, LADC, LSC
Melissa Patterson
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC, LADC, LSC
Verified Verified
Wayzata, MN 55391
SPECIALIZING IN YOUTH AND FAMILIES DEALING WITH ADDICTION! Transitions in life are a very vulnerable time where we have the potential to struggle and get stuck in our thoughts and relationships. Let me partner with you or your child to develop more beneficial thoughts that empower changes that create deeper connections. I work with youth experiencing trauma and social issues learn how to build connections with themselves and others. Through this process I will also use CBT, Mindfulness, Strength based, and Motivational interviewing to develop a healthier mind and body.
SPECIALIZING IN YOUTH AND FAMILIES DEALING WITH ADDICTION! Transitions in life are a very vulnerable time where we have the potential to struggle and get stuck in our thoughts and relationships. Let me partner with you or your child to develop more beneficial thoughts that empower changes that create deeper connections. I work with youth experiencing trauma and social issues learn how to build connections with themselves and others. Through this process I will also use CBT, Mindfulness, Strength based, and Motivational interviewing to develop a healthier mind and body.
(833) 744-1379 View (833) 744-1379
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Courtney Hartnek
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LGSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Wayzata, MN 55391
I assist clients in building a nurturing relationship with their innermost selves. My therapeutic approach with those that I work with is relationship based. Together, we work on discovering your therapy goals and incrementally move towards those goals in a sustainable way.
I assist clients in building a nurturing relationship with their innermost selves. My therapeutic approach with those that I work with is relationship based. Together, we work on discovering your therapy goals and incrementally move towards those goals in a sustainable way.
(763) 710-3665 x1 View (763) 710-3665 x1
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Michaele N Paoli
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, RYT
Verified Verified
Wayzata, MN 55391
Not accepting new clients
Locate the wisdom within you, find peace in your life, relationships and surroundings despite difficulties or crisis. Find acceptance that will allow you to move through life more easily and more joyfully. If you are dealing with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, stress related issues or chronic pain and illness, together we can find tools to help.
Locate the wisdom within you, find peace in your life, relationships and surroundings despite difficulties or crisis. Find acceptance that will allow you to move through life more easily and more joyfully. If you are dealing with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, stress related issues or chronic pain and illness, together we can find tools to help.
(612) 255-9647 View (612) 255-9647
Photo of Chip Neuenschwander, MA, Pre-Licensed Professional
Chip Neuenschwander
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wayzata, MN 55391
I support individuals and couples, empowering them with skills they can use immediately to meet life's challenges. Many clients try to resolve their problems, but they get stuck. Individuals may feel trapped in a discouraging place with anxieties and unhelpful thoughts that won't let go. In relationships, many of os us try to share and connect, but find ourselves trapped in a circular loop that pulls us into a downward spiral of attack and withdrawal. I help clients recognize the patterns that can be so damaging. And couples benefit when they begin to hear the hidden needs for connection from their partners.
I support individuals and couples, empowering them with skills they can use immediately to meet life's challenges. Many clients try to resolve their problems, but they get stuck. Individuals may feel trapped in a discouraging place with anxieties and unhelpful thoughts that won't let go. In relationships, many of os us try to share and connect, but find ourselves trapped in a circular loop that pulls us into a downward spiral of attack and withdrawal. I help clients recognize the patterns that can be so damaging. And couples benefit when they begin to hear the hidden needs for connection from their partners.
(763) 347-2733 View (763) 347-2733
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Sydney Craig
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, MFT, RYT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Wayzata, MN 55391
I provide therapy to individuals, couples, and families with concerns relating to mental health and relationships. I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, and relational stressors. As a certified yoga instructor, I strive to incorporate mindfulness-based practices with clients. I view change and personal growth as an ever-evolving process, and believe that when we begin to understand ourselves and our emotional experiences, meaningful change can emerge.
I provide therapy to individuals, couples, and families with concerns relating to mental health and relationships. I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, and relational stressors. As a certified yoga instructor, I strive to incorporate mindfulness-based practices with clients. I view change and personal growth as an ever-evolving process, and believe that when we begin to understand ourselves and our emotional experiences, meaningful change can emerge.
(763) 402-9919 View (763) 402-9919
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Diane Foy
Psychologist, MEd, LP
Verified Verified
Wayzata, MN 55391
Waitlist for new clients
I offer a strength based, caring approach to creating change. I treat each person with respect and dignity. Decades of experience and intensive trainings ground my clinical work in evidenced based practices. I work with individuals, couples and families to identify core issues, negotiate conflicts, enhance coping skills and create behavior change. My work with couples and families encourages and teaches healthy communication skills and enhances attachment. I have Gottman Method and Emotionally Focussed Couples training. I work with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, effects of trauma and relationship issues.
I offer a strength based, caring approach to creating change. I treat each person with respect and dignity. Decades of experience and intensive trainings ground my clinical work in evidenced based practices. I work with individuals, couples and families to identify core issues, negotiate conflicts, enhance coping skills and create behavior change. My work with couples and families encourages and teaches healthy communication skills and enhances attachment. I have Gottman Method and Emotionally Focussed Couples training. I work with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, effects of trauma and relationship issues.
(651) 968-1983 View (651) 968-1983
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Mark J Moller
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wayzata, MN 55391
HOPE amid challenges. You've come here looking for hope and have taken the first step toward making changes in your life. I believe you possess a powerful innate source of strength and resilience. This resilience enables you to grow beyond where you are today, heal relationships and change the quality and path of your life. I work with individuals who are bright, motivated people facing challenges with stress, anxiety, depression or dissatisfaction in their relationships. I also work with couples who recognize their relationship deserves more time and attention and who are motivated to seek change.
HOPE amid challenges. You've come here looking for hope and have taken the first step toward making changes in your life. I believe you possess a powerful innate source of strength and resilience. This resilience enables you to grow beyond where you are today, heal relationships and change the quality and path of your life. I work with individuals who are bright, motivated people facing challenges with stress, anxiety, depression or dissatisfaction in their relationships. I also work with couples who recognize their relationship deserves more time and attention and who are motivated to seek change.
(612) 223-7709 View (612) 223-7709
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Stacy Bednar | Psychotherapist |Coach| Supervisor
Counselor, MA, LPCC, CUG, CCUG
Verified Verified
Wayzata, MN 55391
Waitlist for new clients
Anxiety is a life-sucker and can be extremely crippling. It can interfere with your ability to stay present, be productive, maintain relationships, and can rob you of happiness. Maybe you've become homebound, can't go to sleep without checking off a list of items over and over or get so caught up in your thinking that you feel paralyzed to make any decisions. Perhaps your anxiety is compounded with ADHD and life seems like a true slog to get anything accomplished. You’ve seen therapists, but with each failed intervention attempt, you only become more certain that it’s hopeless. You cannot give up, there's another way forward.
Anxiety is a life-sucker and can be extremely crippling. It can interfere with your ability to stay present, be productive, maintain relationships, and can rob you of happiness. Maybe you've become homebound, can't go to sleep without checking off a list of items over and over or get so caught up in your thinking that you feel paralyzed to make any decisions. Perhaps your anxiety is compounded with ADHD and life seems like a true slog to get anything accomplished. You’ve seen therapists, but with each failed intervention attempt, you only become more certain that it’s hopeless. You cannot give up, there's another way forward.
(763) 230-0045 View (763) 230-0045
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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Wayzata, MN

100+

Average cost per session

$170

Therapists in Wayzata, MN who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
90% Depression
81% Relationship Issues
81% Self Esteem
72% Coping Skills
67% Stress
66% Grief

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

85% BlueCross and BlueShield
63% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
60% Aetna

How Therapists in Wayzata, MN see their clients

77% In Person and Online
23% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Wayzata?

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.