Therapists in Bismarck, ND

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We Thrive Counseling PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Bismarck, ND 58503
Welcome to We Thrive Counseling PLLC, located in the Bismack/Mandan area. We Are a ray of hope, offering mental health counseling services for children, teens, adolescents, and adults. Tori Ngatia, the owner and a mental health therapist, is passionate about understanding the purpose behind every behavior. She empowers each client to develop healthy social and coping skills, paving the way for positive and meaningful relationships with others.
Welcome to We Thrive Counseling PLLC, located in the Bismack/Mandan area. We Are a ray of hope, offering mental health counseling services for children, teens, adolescents, and adults. Tori Ngatia, the owner and a mental health therapist, is passionate about understanding the purpose behind every behavior. She empowers each client to develop healthy social and coping skills, paving the way for positive and meaningful relationships with others.
(701) 407-8520 View (701) 407-8520
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Abigail Landenberger
Counselor, MS, LMAC, LPCC
Verified Verified
Bismarck, ND 58501
Hello! My name is Abby and I am a licensed professional clinical counselor and a licensed master addiction counselor. I am EMDR trained and enjoy helping work through their traumas. I accept clients ages 14 and up. I would love to help you meet your personal mental health goals!
Hello! My name is Abby and I am a licensed professional clinical counselor and a licensed master addiction counselor. I am EMDR trained and enjoy helping work through their traumas. I accept clients ages 14 and up. I would love to help you meet your personal mental health goals!
(701) 414-4548 View (701) 414-4548
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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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Todd M Wahl
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bismarck, ND 58501
The search for a therapist can be a daunting task. Dr. Wahl recognizes this and is intentional about creating a comfortable, compassionate, and confidential setting for therapy. “I get excited to meet with people who have the motivation to participate in the life enhancing path of therapy. I have seen many people grow, heal, improve their ability to love and be loved, find more purpose and meaning, improve their work, and, in general, improve their sense of how to do life well. The first move is to make an appointment so we can get this rolling for you.” – Dr. Wahl
The search for a therapist can be a daunting task. Dr. Wahl recognizes this and is intentional about creating a comfortable, compassionate, and confidential setting for therapy. “I get excited to meet with people who have the motivation to participate in the life enhancing path of therapy. I have seen many people grow, heal, improve their ability to love and be loved, find more purpose and meaning, improve their work, and, in general, improve their sense of how to do life well. The first move is to make an appointment so we can get this rolling for you.” – Dr. Wahl
(701) 401-3429 View (701) 401-3429
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Christina Striegel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Bismarck, ND 58501
Waitlist for new clients
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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Alliance Mediation & Therapy, PC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Bismarck, ND 58504
I am a North Dakota native, worked with children, youth, and adults in a variety of different settings and professional roles since January 1979, and in private practice since January 2010. I will always work with the client to determine the best treatment focus, and method, in an open and collaborative manner. I utilize an eclectic range of therapeutic approaches, including CBT, DBT, Solution & Strengths Based Focused strategies.
I am a North Dakota native, worked with children, youth, and adults in a variety of different settings and professional roles since January 1979, and in private practice since January 2010. I will always work with the client to determine the best treatment focus, and method, in an open and collaborative manner. I utilize an eclectic range of therapeutic approaches, including CBT, DBT, Solution & Strengths Based Focused strategies.
(701) 203-4264 View (701) 203-4264
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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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Keri Milas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Bismarck, ND 58501
Keri offers compassion and empathy to each individual, couple and family she encounters. When counseling adolescents she provides an inviting and warm environment that gives young people the space and courage to express their thoughts and feelings. She believes that every adolescent deserves to live a happy, healthy and fulfilling life. Keri is also passionate about helping couples navigate the complex dynamics of their relationship. Committing to counseling with your partner can provide the support and empowerment you both need - when you need it most. Keri is here to walk alongside you in your healing journey.
Keri offers compassion and empathy to each individual, couple and family she encounters. When counseling adolescents she provides an inviting and warm environment that gives young people the space and courage to express their thoughts and feelings. She believes that every adolescent deserves to live a happy, healthy and fulfilling life. Keri is also passionate about helping couples navigate the complex dynamics of their relationship. Committing to counseling with your partner can provide the support and empowerment you both need - when you need it most. Keri is here to walk alongside you in your healing journey.
(701) 436-2528 View (701) 436-2528
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NuVation Health Services, PC
Counselor, MS, LPCC
Verified Verified
Bismarck, ND 58504
Whether you're struggling with a particular issue, or just can't shake the feeling that there should be more to life, NuVation Health Services can help. The goal is to help provide you with the insights and tools needed to help you move towards a more independent and enjoyable life.
Whether you're struggling with a particular issue, or just can't shake the feeling that there should be more to life, NuVation Health Services can help. The goal is to help provide you with the insights and tools needed to help you move towards a more independent and enjoyable life.
(701) 503-4585 View (701) 503-4585
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Heidi Selby
Counselor, MA, MS, LAPC
Verified Verified
Bismarck, ND 58504
Heidi works with children, adolescents, and adults who are experiencing behavioral health concerns that include depression, anxiety, mood issues, grief, trauma, transitions, and other life stressors. Heidi believes in meeting people where they are emotionally and mentally. She is passionate about empowering individuals to lead a healthy and productive life. Heidi also likes to incorporate play and art therapy.
Heidi works with children, adolescents, and adults who are experiencing behavioral health concerns that include depression, anxiety, mood issues, grief, trauma, transitions, and other life stressors. Heidi believes in meeting people where they are emotionally and mentally. She is passionate about empowering individuals to lead a healthy and productive life. Heidi also likes to incorporate play and art therapy.
(701) 401-9677 View (701) 401-9677
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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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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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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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Jennifer Lefever
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Bismarck, ND 58501  (Online Only)
I believe that every person has the potential within themselves to make the changes they need to live their happiest life. My hope is to create a safe space for you to explore, heal, and tell your story. My goal will always be to work alongside you and help you on your path to get to that place, whatever that may look like for you. I take a humanistic and person-centered approach to therapy, and together we will tailor the therapeutic experience for your individual needs. You are worthy of healing. You deserve time and space to share your experiences, to explore feelings and thoughts in a nurturing, nonjudgmental place.
I believe that every person has the potential within themselves to make the changes they need to live their happiest life. My hope is to create a safe space for you to explore, heal, and tell your story. My goal will always be to work alongside you and help you on your path to get to that place, whatever that may look like for you. I take a humanistic and person-centered approach to therapy, and together we will tailor the therapeutic experience for your individual needs. You are worthy of healing. You deserve time and space to share your experiences, to explore feelings and thoughts in a nurturing, nonjudgmental place.
(701) 291-8890 View (701) 291-8890
Inspired Life Wellness Clinic, PLLC
MBA, MSN, APRN, NP-c
Verified Verified
Bismarck, ND 58503  (Online Only)
I am Christine Aman, NP-c. I have been in healthcare for over 20 years and I have practiced in mental health in both the public and private sector. I am experienced in treating a wide range of mental health issues including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and mood disorders. As a nurse practitioner I am able to both counsel clients in regards to their illness and prescribe medications.
I am Christine Aman, NP-c. I have been in healthcare for over 20 years and I have practiced in mental health in both the public and private sector. I am experienced in treating a wide range of mental health issues including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and mood disorders. As a nurse practitioner I am able to both counsel clients in regards to their illness and prescribe medications.
(701) 205-0649 View (701) 205-0649
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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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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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Hope Schiele
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bismarck, ND 58503
In my early years I was taught to be kind and respectful of others and that carried me through many trials and tribulations. Through my life, I have found a deep desire to be there for the people who feel like no one understands them. I have had the blessing to be a part of many individuals’ lives in deep and meaningful ways and I am sincerely grateful for each one of those experiences. All of this has helped me understand the value in being seen, heard and understood, and I continue to deepen my desire to find new ways of making that happen.
In my early years I was taught to be kind and respectful of others and that carried me through many trials and tribulations. Through my life, I have found a deep desire to be there for the people who feel like no one understands them. I have had the blessing to be a part of many individuals’ lives in deep and meaningful ways and I am sincerely grateful for each one of those experiences. All of this has helped me understand the value in being seen, heard and understood, and I continue to deepen my desire to find new ways of making that happen.
(701) 581-1963 View (701) 581-1963
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Lauren Folmer
Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bismarck, ND 58504  (Online Only)
I utilize cognitive behavioral therapy with a strengths-based, person-centered approach to client relationships. My goal for individuals in therapy is to empower the individual to lead a healthy and productive life through a variety of techniques, depending on their unique goals. I also have a passion for working with youth and young adults and will utilize play therapy with children. I am experienced in working with interpersonal issues, depression, trauma, cognitive delays, anxiety, and behavioral disorders in children and adolescents.
I utilize cognitive behavioral therapy with a strengths-based, person-centered approach to client relationships. My goal for individuals in therapy is to empower the individual to lead a healthy and productive life through a variety of techniques, depending on their unique goals. I also have a passion for working with youth and young adults and will utilize play therapy with children. I am experienced in working with interpersonal issues, depression, trauma, cognitive delays, anxiety, and behavioral disorders in children and adolescents.
(701) 248-8121 View (701) 248-8121
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Jonathan D Rapp
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bismarck, ND 58501  (Online Only)
Dr. Rapp is a licensed clinical psychologist dedicated to helping individuals and couples discover solutions to life's most difficult personal and relational challenges. His genuine compassion and professional expertise create an atmosphere where deep healing and growth can result in a profoundly transformed life. Dr. Rapp helps people with problems such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, and sex addiction. He helps couples build trust, passion, and tenderness in their relationship, often after infidelity, persistent conflict, or simply growing apart has caused one or both partners to become unsatisfied.
Dr. Rapp is a licensed clinical psychologist dedicated to helping individuals and couples discover solutions to life's most difficult personal and relational challenges. His genuine compassion and professional expertise create an atmosphere where deep healing and growth can result in a profoundly transformed life. Dr. Rapp helps people with problems such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, and sex addiction. He helps couples build trust, passion, and tenderness in their relationship, often after infidelity, persistent conflict, or simply growing apart has caused one or both partners to become unsatisfied.
(561) 872-2873 View (561) 872-2873

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Bismarck, ND

70+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Bismarck, ND who prioritize treating:

85% Anxiety
83% Depression
75% Relationship Issues
73% Coping Skills
73% Self Esteem
71% Stress
64% Grief

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

95% BlueCross and BlueShield
92% Sanford Health Plan
68% 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.