Therapists in Fargo, ND

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Tarah Cavett
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPCC-S
Verified
1 Endorsed
Fargo, ND 58104
Everyone deserves a trustworthy and inclusive environment for personal exploration. Respect, compassion, and acceptance is at the heart of care you will experience working together.
Everyone deserves a trustworthy and inclusive environment for personal exploration. Respect, compassion, and acceptance is at the heart of care you will experience working together.
(701) 436-9957 View (701) 436-9957
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Chad Joseph Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Verified
Fargo, ND 58104
My name is Chad Brown and I would really like to help you. I am a licensed clinical social worker with 20 plus years of experience working with individuals of all ages, treating a wide range of mental health concerns with expertise in working with Anxiety Disorders, including Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Depression, Adjustment to Life Stressors, Self-esteem Issues, Grief and Loss, Anger, and ADHD. I do have a special interest and experience working with Self-Injury, Suicidal Ideation and Behaviors.
My name is Chad Brown and I would really like to help you. I am a licensed clinical social worker with 20 plus years of experience working with individuals of all ages, treating a wide range of mental health concerns with expertise in working with Anxiety Disorders, including Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Depression, Adjustment to Life Stressors, Self-esteem Issues, Grief and Loss, Anger, and ADHD. I do have a special interest and experience working with Self-Injury, Suicidal Ideation and Behaviors.
(701) 248-7586 View (701) 248-7586
Photo of Renae M Reinardy, Psychologist in Fargo, ND
Renae M Reinardy
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Fargo, ND 58103
The Lakeside Center for Behavioral Change provides empirically validated, effective treatment to children, adolescents and adults who suffer from OCD, trichotillomania, tic disorders, hoarding, stress, phobias, anxiety, and related conditions. The Center provides individual, group and family treatment in a professional, welcoming atmosphere. Dr. Reinardy is the Founder of the Lakeside Center and has given hundreds of presentations locally and nationally. The Center's mission is to provide effective therapeutic services to clients and offer training and consultation to other mental health providers.
The Lakeside Center for Behavioral Change provides empirically validated, effective treatment to children, adolescents and adults who suffer from OCD, trichotillomania, tic disorders, hoarding, stress, phobias, anxiety, and related conditions. The Center provides individual, group and family treatment in a professional, welcoming atmosphere. Dr. Reinardy is the Founder of the Lakeside Center and has given hundreds of presentations locally and nationally. The Center's mission is to provide effective therapeutic services to clients and offer training and consultation to other mental health providers.
(701) 552-6284 View (701) 552-6284
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Trista Schon
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPCC
Verified
Fargo, ND 58103
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) licensed in the state of North Dakota. I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from North Dakota State University and a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from University of Mary. I utilize many different therapy modalities and techniques which are tailored to each individual person’s needs. I work primarily with adults focusing on depression, anxiety and panic disorders, trauma, PTSD, and I utilize EMDR. I am LGBTQIA+ affirmative, and I specialize in working with people who are queer, trans, or questioning gender identity.
I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) licensed in the state of North Dakota. I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from North Dakota State University and a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from University of Mary. I utilize many different therapy modalities and techniques which are tailored to each individual person’s needs. I work primarily with adults focusing on depression, anxiety and panic disorders, trauma, PTSD, and I utilize EMDR. I am LGBTQIA+ affirmative, and I specialize in working with people who are queer, trans, or questioning gender identity.
(701) 401-7141 View (701) 401-7141
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Brian K. Moe
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified
Fargo, ND 58103
Today is your day! This is your time to make the changes you've been putting off! You've been fighting...wrestling. It's time to take control. Whether you're dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma-related anxiety or grief, low self-esteem, or domestic violence/abuse or relationship issues, now is the time to apply pressure to those areas of your life that are keeping you from achieving success and fulfillment.
Today is your day! This is your time to make the changes you've been putting off! You've been fighting...wrestling. It's time to take control. Whether you're dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma-related anxiety or grief, low self-esteem, or domestic violence/abuse or relationship issues, now is the time to apply pressure to those areas of your life that are keeping you from achieving success and fulfillment.
(701) 484-6137 View (701) 484-6137
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Sheryl (Sherree) Foye
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Fargo, ND 58104
You are only as happy as your unhappiest child. If your child's anxiety, ADHD, or disruptive behaviors are causing your family unnecessary stress, I can help. In working with me, you and your child will build skills and learn specific tools to manage these symptoms through a variety of techniques including mindfulness practices, cognitive-behavioral therapy, social thinking strategies, and/or Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). At this time, I am offering in-person sessions and teletherapy (e.g., HIPPA-compliant video conferencing) in North Dakota, and teletherapy exclusively to Massachusetts residents.
You are only as happy as your unhappiest child. If your child's anxiety, ADHD, or disruptive behaviors are causing your family unnecessary stress, I can help. In working with me, you and your child will build skills and learn specific tools to manage these symptoms through a variety of techniques including mindfulness practices, cognitive-behavioral therapy, social thinking strategies, and/or Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). At this time, I am offering in-person sessions and teletherapy (e.g., HIPPA-compliant video conferencing) in North Dakota, and teletherapy exclusively to Massachusetts residents.
(701) 503-4507 View (701) 503-4507
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Sydney Glende
Counselor, LBSW, MS, LPCC, LPC
Verified
Fargo, ND 58103
Waitlist for new clients
I have experience working with people from all walks of life. I enjoy working with adults and couples, typically with issues of anxiety, depression, communication, life transitions, personal growth, relational conflict, self-esteem, sexual difficulties, societal oppression/equity, and trauma. I work with individuals of all backgrounds, abilities, am LGBTQIA+ affirming, am culturally competent and keep up to date (and then some) with all required continuing education credits.
I have experience working with people from all walks of life. I enjoy working with adults and couples, typically with issues of anxiety, depression, communication, life transitions, personal growth, relational conflict, self-esteem, sexual difficulties, societal oppression/equity, and trauma. I work with individuals of all backgrounds, abilities, am LGBTQIA+ affirming, am culturally competent and keep up to date (and then some) with all required continuing education credits.
(701) 380-3814 View (701) 380-3814
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Racheal Stroh - Dakota Family Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Fargo, ND 58104
I provide therapy for children and adults aged 5-65. I use a combination of mindfulness, CBT, DBT, ACT, and person-centered therapy in my work, but ultimately I believe in letting my clients be the driver of their therapy. I want to help people learn the skills to make their lives a little easier and to help them get rid of the weight they are carrying on their shoulders.
I provide therapy for children and adults aged 5-65. I use a combination of mindfulness, CBT, DBT, ACT, and person-centered therapy in my work, but ultimately I believe in letting my clients be the driver of their therapy. I want to help people learn the skills to make their lives a little easier and to help them get rid of the weight they are carrying on their shoulders.
(701) 401-5913 View (701) 401-5913
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Dawn Lesley Groslie
Counselor, MS, LPCC
Verified
Fargo, ND 58104
I understand how it can be difficult to reach out for help especially when you may be feeling sad, anxious, and overwhelmed. I understand that it is hard to trust someone and express your doubts and fears. Let me help you. I believe that life is too short to think of therapy as just hard work. Challenging? Yes. Laughter? Yes. Compassion? Yes. Therapy is about knowing that you want to reach the goal of feeling better about yourself, your relationships, your life.
I understand how it can be difficult to reach out for help especially when you may be feeling sad, anxious, and overwhelmed. I understand that it is hard to trust someone and express your doubts and fears. Let me help you. I believe that life is too short to think of therapy as just hard work. Challenging? Yes. Laughter? Yes. Compassion? Yes. Therapy is about knowing that you want to reach the goal of feeling better about yourself, your relationships, your life.
(701) 291-7946 View (701) 291-7946
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Pfeifer Counseling Services
Counselor, MS, LPCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Fargo, ND 58104
If I were a baker or a mechanic, then who I am as a person wouldn't matter, as long as the donuts are good or your car gets fixed. However, with counseling, how you feel about your counselor matters significantly. Being a good fit is a necessity. I hope that this brief narrative gives you an idea of what working with me might look like so that you can make an informed decision if I'd be an appropriate fit for what you need. I value the science behind what we feel and why we feel it. I value humor. I value unconditional regard for those I serve. These are integral to my work.
If I were a baker or a mechanic, then who I am as a person wouldn't matter, as long as the donuts are good or your car gets fixed. However, with counseling, how you feel about your counselor matters significantly. Being a good fit is a necessity. I hope that this brief narrative gives you an idea of what working with me might look like so that you can make an informed decision if I'd be an appropriate fit for what you need. I value the science behind what we feel and why we feel it. I value humor. I value unconditional regard for those I serve. These are integral to my work.
(701) 253-1297 View (701) 253-1297
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Lisa M Fry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Fargo, ND 58103  (Online Only)
I am pleased you have chosen to review my page. I have over 27 years of clinical experience working with children, teens and adults with an array of mental health conditions and life circumstances. I specialize in treating depression, anxiety, disruptive behavior and problems with adjusting to difficult life situations. I support wellness consisting of life balance, healthy choices, stress reduction and behaviors that promote this lifestyle. I see my client's as unique and deserve personalized treatment. Our relationship is the most important part of the therapy experience so it is essential to feel a positive connection.
I am pleased you have chosen to review my page. I have over 27 years of clinical experience working with children, teens and adults with an array of mental health conditions and life circumstances. I specialize in treating depression, anxiety, disruptive behavior and problems with adjusting to difficult life situations. I support wellness consisting of life balance, healthy choices, stress reduction and behaviors that promote this lifestyle. I see my client's as unique and deserve personalized treatment. Our relationship is the most important part of the therapy experience so it is essential to feel a positive connection.
(701) 380-3144 View (701) 380-3144
Photo of Emily Althoff, Licensed Professional Counselor in Fargo, ND
Emily Althoff
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS/MPA, LPCC-S, LMAC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Fargo, ND 58103
Waitlist for new clients
You can see your relationship with your significant other declining and you've tried everything. At your worst, you have fights that last for days on end without any sort of resolution. At your best, you seem to just be roommates and lacking any emotional and/or physical intimacy that you once connected on. You know that this relationship should be your priority, but how are you supposed to do that while you're juggling a full-time job, being the leader of your household, and raising up your children? You simply can't think too much about how overwhelmed you are or you find yourself crying and feeling hopeless.
You can see your relationship with your significant other declining and you've tried everything. At your worst, you have fights that last for days on end without any sort of resolution. At your best, you seem to just be roommates and lacking any emotional and/or physical intimacy that you once connected on. You know that this relationship should be your priority, but how are you supposed to do that while you're juggling a full-time job, being the leader of your household, and raising up your children? You simply can't think too much about how overwhelmed you are or you find yourself crying and feeling hopeless.
(701) 253-1656 View (701) 253-1656
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Amy Neuheisel
Pre-Licensed Professional, LAPC
Verified
Fargo, ND 58103
Just because you carry it well doesn’t mean it’s not heavy. If you are strong for others all the time, chances are you don’t have time to care for yourself. Let me provide you with a space and time where you are the priority. Where there are no risks of disappointing or upsetting me. Think of me like a conflict-free crash test dummy for your emotions. I’m not scared to sit with you in whatever it is that makes up your perfect storm. My purpose is to have your back and help you gain new perspective as you move into the future, not to judge how you’ve chosen to survive in the past.
Just because you carry it well doesn’t mean it’s not heavy. If you are strong for others all the time, chances are you don’t have time to care for yourself. Let me provide you with a space and time where you are the priority. Where there are no risks of disappointing or upsetting me. Think of me like a conflict-free crash test dummy for your emotions. I’m not scared to sit with you in whatever it is that makes up your perfect storm. My purpose is to have your back and help you gain new perspective as you move into the future, not to judge how you’ve chosen to survive in the past.
(701) 436-2545 View (701) 436-2545
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Heather Guttormson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Fargo, ND 58102
If you or your partner are considering divorce, Discernment Counseling is designed for you. It is a chance to slow down, take a breath, and look at the options for your marriage. We won't fix the issues in your marriage, we will figure out what those issues are and if they are solvable. The goal is for you to gain clarity and confidence about a direction, based on a deeper understanding of your relationship and its possibilities for the future. There are no good guys or bad guys. You will come in as a couple but the most important work occurs in the one-to-one conversations with me.
If you or your partner are considering divorce, Discernment Counseling is designed for you. It is a chance to slow down, take a breath, and look at the options for your marriage. We won't fix the issues in your marriage, we will figure out what those issues are and if they are solvable. The goal is for you to gain clarity and confidence about a direction, based on a deeper understanding of your relationship and its possibilities for the future. There are no good guys or bad guys. You will come in as a couple but the most important work occurs in the one-to-one conversations with me.
(701) 436-1801 View (701) 436-1801
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Lindsay Franke
Counselor, MS, LAPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Fargo, ND 58103
Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “We gain strength, courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face.” Maybe you are struggling with the day-to-day stressors we face. Or maybe there are conflicts in your relationships. Possibly, you are looking for help wrestling with chronic pain or illness. Let me help you find your strength, courage, and confidence. I provide a safe, comfortable space for individuals to share, heal, and encourage you to become your best self.
Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “We gain strength, courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face.” Maybe you are struggling with the day-to-day stressors we face. Or maybe there are conflicts in your relationships. Possibly, you are looking for help wrestling with chronic pain or illness. Let me help you find your strength, courage, and confidence. I provide a safe, comfortable space for individuals to share, heal, and encourage you to become your best self.
(701) 419-6879 View (701) 419-6879
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Raising Hope
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified
Fargo, ND 58104
Erin obtained her master’s degree in counseling, and her bachelor’s degree in Rehabilitation and Human Services from the University of North Dakota. Erin enjoys working with childern, adults and families. Erin is a strength based counselor, who helps clients recognize the strengths they have within themselves. Erin will help clients learn and implement skills to help manage anxiety, emotions, life changes, trauma and difficulties they may be facing.
Erin obtained her master’s degree in counseling, and her bachelor’s degree in Rehabilitation and Human Services from the University of North Dakota. Erin enjoys working with childern, adults and families. Erin is a strength based counselor, who helps clients recognize the strengths they have within themselves. Erin will help clients learn and implement skills to help manage anxiety, emotions, life changes, trauma and difficulties they may be facing.
(701) 557-8797 View (701) 557-8797
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Jesse Lamm - Dakota Family Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Fargo, ND 58104  (Online Only)
I provide therapy for adolescents and adults ages 16-40. I believe in meeting clients where they are and guiding them as they work toward their individual goals and needs. I am very open to processing anything that a client brings to our time together and exploring underlying issues related to trauma. I work with clients to discover the root of their symptoms and identify how those symptoms are impacting their life and daily functioning. I also help clients discover useful coping skills to further promote their ability to cope and improve daily functioning.
I provide therapy for adolescents and adults ages 16-40. I believe in meeting clients where they are and guiding them as they work toward their individual goals and needs. I am very open to processing anything that a client brings to our time together and exploring underlying issues related to trauma. I work with clients to discover the root of their symptoms and identify how those symptoms are impacting their life and daily functioning. I also help clients discover useful coping skills to further promote their ability to cope and improve daily functioning.
(701) 436-2640 View (701) 436-2640
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Katie Prochniak
Counselor, LPCC
Verified
Fargo, ND 58103
Katie works with a variety of mental health concerns while specializing in relational issues, identity exploration, body image concerns, and complex trauma/PTSD with an emphasis on domestic and sexual violence. She uses an array of evidence-based approaches including Relational-Cultural Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She is LGBTQIA+ affirming and works with adults.
Katie works with a variety of mental health concerns while specializing in relational issues, identity exploration, body image concerns, and complex trauma/PTSD with an emphasis on domestic and sexual violence. She uses an array of evidence-based approaches including Relational-Cultural Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She is LGBTQIA+ affirming and works with adults.
(701) 543-6035 View (701) 543-6035
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Joely Davidson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC-S
Verified
1 Endorsed
Fargo, ND 58103
Joely Davidson is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who has experience working with individuals of all ages. Are you feeling overwhelmed, stuck, dysregulated and unsure how to begin the process of therapy? I believe therapy is not a one size fits all approach when working with individuals and their families. Therapy needs to be tailored based on each persons current needs and challenges.
Joely Davidson is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who has experience working with individuals of all ages. Are you feeling overwhelmed, stuck, dysregulated and unsure how to begin the process of therapy? I believe therapy is not a one size fits all approach when working with individuals and their families. Therapy needs to be tailored based on each persons current needs and challenges.
(701) 401-3531 View (701) 401-3531
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Katrina Grove
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSW
Verified
Fargo, ND 58103
This isn’t what you were expecting. You didn’t anticipate you would feel this way. You thought everything was going fine! Now here you are hitting snooze, cancelling plans, and feeling mentally drained. Imagine experiencing less anxiety, greater self-esteem, stronger relationships, stress relief, and resolution from emotional wounds! Working together, let's remove the obstacles that block you from living your ideal life. Some of the most significant, life-changing moments are jumpstarted in the course of a conversation. Feeling heard and respected opens the door to possibilities! You deserve to feel confident in your decisions.
This isn’t what you were expecting. You didn’t anticipate you would feel this way. You thought everything was going fine! Now here you are hitting snooze, cancelling plans, and feeling mentally drained. Imagine experiencing less anxiety, greater self-esteem, stronger relationships, stress relief, and resolution from emotional wounds! Working together, let's remove the obstacles that block you from living your ideal life. Some of the most significant, life-changing moments are jumpstarted in the course of a conversation. Feeling heard and respected opens the door to possibilities! You deserve to feel confident in your decisions.
(701) 380-8018 View (701) 380-8018

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Number of Therapists in Fargo, ND

100+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in Fargo, ND who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
89% Depression
78% Relationship Issues
78% Stress
77% Self Esteem
75% Coping Skills
72% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

91% BlueCross and BlueShield
84% Sanford Health Plan
54% Medicaid

How Therapists in Fargo, ND see their clients

86% In Person and Online
14% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Fargo?

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.