Therapists in Bismarck, ND

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Melissa R Holen
Counselor, MS, LAPC
Verified Verified
Bismarck, ND 58504
Melissa works with children ages 8-12 and adults navigating stage of life changes, everyday stresses (parenting, financial, career, relationships, etc.), depression, and anxiety. She also has an interest in working with those processing their grief, whether that be from the passing of a loved one, divorce, an absent parent, or any other issue in life that results in grieving. Melissa works from a person-centered approach combined with cognitive behavior therapy and believes there is always room for hope and improvement within one’s life.
Melissa works with children ages 8-12 and adults navigating stage of life changes, everyday stresses (parenting, financial, career, relationships, etc.), depression, and anxiety. She also has an interest in working with those processing their grief, whether that be from the passing of a loved one, divorce, an absent parent, or any other issue in life that results in grieving. Melissa works from a person-centered approach combined with cognitive behavior therapy and believes there is always room for hope and improvement within one’s life.
(701) 501-6946 View (701) 501-6946
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Healthy Minds
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Bismarck, ND 58501
Hi, my name is Jen, LMSW. I like to integrate several different evidence-based treatment modalities into my therapy sessions including but not limited to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectic Behavioral therapy, Acceptance and Commitment therapy, and EMDR Trauma therapy. At this time, I am accepting new patients age 14+.I do have special interest and expertise with individuals whose mental health is affected by a medical condition.
Hi, my name is Jen, LMSW. I like to integrate several different evidence-based treatment modalities into my therapy sessions including but not limited to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectic Behavioral therapy, Acceptance and Commitment therapy, and EMDR Trauma therapy. At this time, I am accepting new patients age 14+.I do have special interest and expertise with individuals whose mental health is affected by a medical condition.
(701) 419-6904 View (701) 419-6904
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Summit Counseling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LCAC, Pastor
Verified Verified
Bismarck, ND 58501
Waitlist for new clients
Hello, my name is Brenda Owen. I am the Executive Director and a Therapist at Summit Counseling Services. Summit Counseling Services has offices in 3 cities in Western ND. Summit Counseling is a Not for Profit Agency. We provide both Mental Health and Addiction Services. We have therapists that specialize in many areas not limited to the following, Trauma, Children's Issues, Relationship Counseling, Depression, Anxiety, Domestic Violence, and more.
Hello, my name is Brenda Owen. I am the Executive Director and a Therapist at Summit Counseling Services. Summit Counseling Services has offices in 3 cities in Western ND. Summit Counseling is a Not for Profit Agency. We provide both Mental Health and Addiction Services. We have therapists that specialize in many areas not limited to the following, Trauma, Children's Issues, Relationship Counseling, Depression, Anxiety, Domestic Violence, and more.
(701) 214-6454 View (701) 214-6454
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Greg Molinaro
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Bismarck, ND 58501
I am a full-time Conventional and Christian Counselor in Bismarck working with individuals and couples. I help individuals from ages 21 and older who are going through Anxiety, Depression, overcoming Trauma and PTSD, or struggling with Life Changes and Challenges. I enjoy helping couples strengthen their relationships or restoring broken or struggling relationships.
I am a full-time Conventional and Christian Counselor in Bismarck working with individuals and couples. I help individuals from ages 21 and older who are going through Anxiety, Depression, overcoming Trauma and PTSD, or struggling with Life Changes and Challenges. I enjoy helping couples strengthen their relationships or restoring broken or struggling relationships.
(701) 380-5065 View (701) 380-5065
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Dan Foster
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bismarck, ND 58501
Dan has a strong passion for working with children (7 years and older), families, and adults. He believes that individuals struggling, both adults and children, are most often extraordinary survivors of difficult life circumstances and that the therapist’s job is often to discover and build on strengths. Dan’s favorite quote is, "Children want to do well and will if they have the necessary skills to meet the demands of the environment they find themselves in." – Dr. Ross Green
Dan has a strong passion for working with children (7 years and older), families, and adults. He believes that individuals struggling, both adults and children, are most often extraordinary survivors of difficult life circumstances and that the therapist’s job is often to discover and build on strengths. Dan’s favorite quote is, "Children want to do well and will if they have the necessary skills to meet the demands of the environment they find themselves in." – Dr. Ross Green
(701) 409-2984 View (701) 409-2984
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Christen Kroom-Jackosky
Counselor, MS, LAPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bismarck, ND 58504
As an integrative therapist, I pride myself in tailoring various therapeutic approaches to suit your unique needs. My areas of interest include working with teen and adult clients experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, and phobias. My goal is to provide a supportive and collaborative environment that facilitates comfortability and growth in my clients. I enjoy using humor and empathy to build relationships with my clients.
As an integrative therapist, I pride myself in tailoring various therapeutic approaches to suit your unique needs. My areas of interest include working with teen and adult clients experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, and phobias. My goal is to provide a supportive and collaborative environment that facilitates comfortability and growth in my clients. I enjoy using humor and empathy to build relationships with my clients.
(701) 587-9647 View (701) 587-9647
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Sara Knudson
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Bismarck, ND 58501
Hello! I have a passion for working with individuals from age ten through late adulthood. I have experience working with individuals who may be struggling with infertility, adjusting to life after baby, trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, OCD and other life transitions you may be experiencing.
Hello! I have a passion for working with individuals from age ten through late adulthood. I have experience working with individuals who may be struggling with infertility, adjusting to life after baby, trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, OCD and other life transitions you may be experiencing.
(701) 695-4664 View (701) 695-4664
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Casey Schaff
Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bismarck, ND 58504
I look forward to working with adults and teens who feel life is out of their control or who struggle with allowing themselves to be in the present moment. Anxiety and depression can draw our minds towards the past and the future. This makes it difficult for us to appreciate what surrounds us. Additionally, adult and teen athletes and musicians struggling with performance issues can feel overlooked by others. Common issues I have found include eating disorders, body image issues, struggles with personal identity, and more.
I look forward to working with adults and teens who feel life is out of their control or who struggle with allowing themselves to be in the present moment. Anxiety and depression can draw our minds towards the past and the future. This makes it difficult for us to appreciate what surrounds us. Additionally, adult and teen athletes and musicians struggling with performance issues can feel overlooked by others. Common issues I have found include eating disorders, body image issues, struggles with personal identity, and more.
(701) 937-2142 View (701) 937-2142
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We Thrive Counseling PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Bismarck, ND 58503
Hi there! Throughout my career, I have had the privilege of working with a diverse array of clients in various clinical settings, including home, schools, and private practice. I have gained valuable experience in providing care to individuals across all age groups, from young children to older adults. However, my particular passion lies in working with children aged 3 to 18, as I find great fulfillment in assisting them in navigating their unique challenges. I am deeply committed to creating a safe and supportive environment for each of my young clients, where they feel empowered to explore their thoughts and feelings.
Hi there! Throughout my career, I have had the privilege of working with a diverse array of clients in various clinical settings, including home, schools, and private practice. I have gained valuable experience in providing care to individuals across all age groups, from young children to older adults. However, my particular passion lies in working with children aged 3 to 18, as I find great fulfillment in assisting them in navigating their unique challenges. I am deeply committed to creating a safe and supportive environment for each of my young clients, where they feel empowered to explore their thoughts and feelings.
(701) 407-8520 View (701) 407-8520
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Emily Clayton
Counselor, LAPC
Verified Verified
Bismarck, ND 58501
Emily Clayton is a compassionate Licensed Associate Professional Counselor (LAPC) with Center Counseling. Emily is offering counseling services for individual clients ages 7 and older. She has experience with individuals from adolescence into young adulthood. Emily has a sensitive nature and brings a calm presence to her sessions with her clients. She has a natural ability to create a warm and inviting atmosphere where clients feel safe to explore things they may be struggling with.
Emily Clayton is a compassionate Licensed Associate Professional Counselor (LAPC) with Center Counseling. Emily is offering counseling services for individual clients ages 7 and older. She has experience with individuals from adolescence into young adulthood. Emily has a sensitive nature and brings a calm presence to her sessions with her clients. She has a natural ability to create a warm and inviting atmosphere where clients feel safe to explore things they may be struggling with.
(701) 658-6799 View (701) 658-6799
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Sarah Olsen-Petrick
Counselor, MS, LAPC
Verified Verified
Bismarck, ND 58504
I am passionate about helping people achieve a state of mental and emotional wellness and realizing their full potential. I believe that curiosity, compassion, and forgiveness towards self and others form the ideal environment to begin healing. I prefer an integrative approach, meaning I choose theories and techniques based on the client's needs. I counsel individuals ages 15 and up, as well as couples.
I am passionate about helping people achieve a state of mental and emotional wellness and realizing their full potential. I believe that curiosity, compassion, and forgiveness towards self and others form the ideal environment to begin healing. I prefer an integrative approach, meaning I choose theories and techniques based on the client's needs. I counsel individuals ages 15 and up, as well as couples.
(701) 248-7095 View (701) 248-7095
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Allana Danduran Psychotherapy Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bismarck, ND 58503
I specialize in psychotherapy for children, adolescents and young adults ranging in age from 9 to 25 years. You may be looking for therapy for yourself, your child or for your family and if so you have come to the right place. My philosophy to therapy is that goals are met and behavior change is created through the combination of an open and honest relationship with your therapist, development of new skills and increased insight into problems. I work hard to create an environment where clients can feel safe, have the ability to be open and honest and feel supported while they work through what is often a difficult part of life.
I specialize in psychotherapy for children, adolescents and young adults ranging in age from 9 to 25 years. You may be looking for therapy for yourself, your child or for your family and if so you have come to the right place. My philosophy to therapy is that goals are met and behavior change is created through the combination of an open and honest relationship with your therapist, development of new skills and increased insight into problems. I work hard to create an environment where clients can feel safe, have the ability to be open and honest and feel supported while they work through what is often a difficult part of life.
(701) 205-0783 View (701) 205-0783
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Christina Striegel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Bismarck, ND 58501
I am experienced in working with individuals ages 18 and up and couples. I have experience working with those struggling with stress management, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, domestic violence, sexual assault, and other emotional difficulties. I take a collaborative approach to help those I work with accomplish their goals.
I am experienced in working with individuals ages 18 and up and couples. I have experience working with those struggling with stress management, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, domestic violence, sexual assault, and other emotional difficulties. I take a collaborative approach to help those I work with accomplish their goals.
(701) 557-0371 View (701) 557-0371
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Courtney Jo Burgad-Wifall
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMAC, LICSW
Verified Verified
Bismarck, ND 58501
Let’s face it, life can be challenging at times, and you do not have to go through it alone. If you are reading this, you are already taking the first steps to a better tomorrow. I am here to help you navigate whatever challenges you are facing. Therapy is a collaborative and creative approach that offers self-reflection and self-discovery. My passion is to help empower people to assert control over their mental health, cultivate your strengths, relieve emotional distress and suffering, and to make space for your thoughts, feelings, and experiences.
Let’s face it, life can be challenging at times, and you do not have to go through it alone. If you are reading this, you are already taking the first steps to a better tomorrow. I am here to help you navigate whatever challenges you are facing. Therapy is a collaborative and creative approach that offers self-reflection and self-discovery. My passion is to help empower people to assert control over their mental health, cultivate your strengths, relieve emotional distress and suffering, and to make space for your thoughts, feelings, and experiences.
(701) 699-4984 View (701) 699-4984
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Michelle L Zimney
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Bismarck, ND 58501
Michelle Zimney; MS, LPC is experienced working with children, adolescents, and families who have experienced trauma. Michelle is trained/certified in several evidenced-based treatment modalities such as Parent Child Interactive Therapy (PCIT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT- Tapping), and Reunification & Family Therapy. Prior to working as a clinical therapist, Michelle was a child and family advocate. Michelle is passionate about her work with families; helping them to overcome adverse life experiences.
Michelle Zimney; MS, LPC is experienced working with children, adolescents, and families who have experienced trauma. Michelle is trained/certified in several evidenced-based treatment modalities such as Parent Child Interactive Therapy (PCIT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT- Tapping), and Reunification & Family Therapy. Prior to working as a clinical therapist, Michelle was a child and family advocate. Michelle is passionate about her work with families; helping them to overcome adverse life experiences.
(701) 401-5203 View (701) 401-5203
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Patty Hulm
Counselor, MS, LPCC
Verified Verified
Bismarck, ND 58504
I work with adults and adolescents who are dealing with depression and anxiety along with other emotional and relationship difficulties. I am trained in EMDR therapy. I make sure my clients are both validated and challenged when we are working together. Additionally, I have a passion for working with women who are on their way to becoming mothers. Whether it be struggles with infertility, pregnancy loss or emotional struggles that begin after the baby is born, I work with women or couples to better cope with these issues.
I work with adults and adolescents who are dealing with depression and anxiety along with other emotional and relationship difficulties. I am trained in EMDR therapy. I make sure my clients are both validated and challenged when we are working together. Additionally, I have a passion for working with women who are on their way to becoming mothers. Whether it be struggles with infertility, pregnancy loss or emotional struggles that begin after the baby is born, I work with women or couples to better cope with these issues.
(701) 369-4833 View (701) 369-4833
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Seth Johnson
Counselor, LPC, LPCC
Verified Verified
Bismarck, ND 58504
I have years of experience working with children, teens, and adults on their journey to mental wellness. I offer services to help with depression, anxiety, and trauma. Most of my professional career has been spent working with children, adolescents, teens, and young adults. Additionally, I am passionate about helping the LGBTQIA+ community and strive to assist them in the struggles that they are faced with on an every day basis.
I have years of experience working with children, teens, and adults on their journey to mental wellness. I offer services to help with depression, anxiety, and trauma. Most of my professional career has been spent working with children, adolescents, teens, and young adults. Additionally, I am passionate about helping the LGBTQIA+ community and strive to assist them in the struggles that they are faced with on an every day basis.
(701) 695-4354 View (701) 695-4354
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Monique Pederson
Counselor, MS, LPCC
Verified Verified
Bismarck, ND 58504
Monique works with adults and adolescents. She is experienced in working with individual and couple counseling to address the stress of anxiety, depression, and relationship issues. She is focused on empowerment with her clients to help them overcome personal obstacles, and to improve their daily lives. Monique is passionate about engaging people in the process of positive change and strives to help individuals achieve their personal life goals. She utilizes person centered and cognitive behavioral approaches in her practice.
Monique works with adults and adolescents. She is experienced in working with individual and couple counseling to address the stress of anxiety, depression, and relationship issues. She is focused on empowerment with her clients to help them overcome personal obstacles, and to improve their daily lives. Monique is passionate about engaging people in the process of positive change and strives to help individuals achieve their personal life goals. She utilizes person centered and cognitive behavioral approaches in her practice.
(701) 253-1612 View (701) 253-1612
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Emma Pelach
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Bismarck, ND 58503
Emma Pelach is a clinical mental health therapist at Empowered Mental Health PLLC. She has a passion for helping individuals navigate stress and transition, anxiety, depression, ADHD, and trauma. Emma provides personalized care to individuals of all ages and particularly enjoys working with teenagers, young adults, couples, and families. Emma utilizes a variety of evidence-based techniques, including person-centered, cognitive behavioral therapy, and strengths-based approaches.
Emma Pelach is a clinical mental health therapist at Empowered Mental Health PLLC. She has a passion for helping individuals navigate stress and transition, anxiety, depression, ADHD, and trauma. Emma provides personalized care to individuals of all ages and particularly enjoys working with teenagers, young adults, couples, and families. Emma utilizes a variety of evidence-based techniques, including person-centered, cognitive behavioral therapy, and strengths-based approaches.
(701) 969-1432 View (701) 969-1432
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Christina Michaelson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPCC
Verified Verified
Bismarck, ND 58504
I have experience working with adults, couples, adolescents, and children. I also specialize in the areas of domestic violence, military, children and families, anxiety, and depression. I utilize a variety of techniques such as motivational interviewing, strengths based, cognitive behavioral therapy, and person-centered approach.
I have experience working with adults, couples, adolescents, and children. I also specialize in the areas of domestic violence, military, children and families, anxiety, and depression. I utilize a variety of techniques such as motivational interviewing, strengths based, cognitive behavioral therapy, and person-centered approach.
(701) 253-1847 View (701) 253-1847
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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Bismarck, ND

70+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Bismarck, ND who prioritize treating:

84% Anxiety
79% Depression
76% Coping Skills
74% Self Esteem
72% Relationship Issues
71% Stress
64% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

97% BlueCross and BlueShield
89% Sanford Health Plan
67% Medicaid

How Therapists in Bismarck, ND see their clients

79% In Person and Online
21% Online Only

Gender breakdown

87% Female
13% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Bismarck?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.