Therapists in Fargo, ND

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John Perez
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC-S, CCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Fargo, ND 58104
Around 40% of the effectiveness of therapy is your relationship with your therapist! The next 30% is your own coping skill set. I pride myself in being a down to earth, relatable counselor, and I enjoy collaborating with my clients for their mental health care! With 18 years of well-rounded experience in the field, I use a combination of theories and techniques to first build a trusting and empowering relationship and then work together to reduce the suffering that comes from mental health issues or life's stressors. I believe clients are looking for connection and for a counselor they can relate to, to help with their problems!
Around 40% of the effectiveness of therapy is your relationship with your therapist! The next 30% is your own coping skill set. I pride myself in being a down to earth, relatable counselor, and I enjoy collaborating with my clients for their mental health care! With 18 years of well-rounded experience in the field, I use a combination of theories and techniques to first build a trusting and empowering relationship and then work together to reduce the suffering that comes from mental health issues or life's stressors. I believe clients are looking for connection and for a counselor they can relate to, to help with their problems!
(701) 561-0783 View (701) 561-0783
Photo of Gail L. Nelson, Licensed Professional Counselor in Fargo, ND
Gail L. Nelson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MEd
Verified Verified
Fargo, ND 58103
I help couples in conflict and those who want to develop their relationship into a stronger alliance. Conflict affects us all in many ways. Mostly, I work with individuals, couples and groups to understand the impact of confusion, upset and misunderstanding on our relationships. Sometimes depression and anxiety are overwhelming and that causes lots of problems in our ability to make our life work. I hear from clients that they felt better after our session because they were able to talk through a problem and understand the situation better.
I help couples in conflict and those who want to develop their relationship into a stronger alliance. Conflict affects us all in many ways. Mostly, I work with individuals, couples and groups to understand the impact of confusion, upset and misunderstanding on our relationships. Sometimes depression and anxiety are overwhelming and that causes lots of problems in our ability to make our life work. I hear from clients that they felt better after our session because they were able to talk through a problem and understand the situation better.
(701) 353-2209 View (701) 353-2209
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Christy Rae Wilkie - Dakota Family Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fargo, ND 58104
I provide therapy for children, adolescents, and young adults who have complex behavioral health issues. I combine my extensive clinical expertise with my belief in kids, and have a unique ability to find and develop their strengths. I work hard to be an ideal therapist for the clients I am working with and doing what is best to fit their needs. I typically provide cognitive behavioral therapy augmented with motivational interviewing and psychoeducation, but I am trained in other modalities as well.
I provide therapy for children, adolescents, and young adults who have complex behavioral health issues. I combine my extensive clinical expertise with my belief in kids, and have a unique ability to find and develop their strengths. I work hard to be an ideal therapist for the clients I am working with and doing what is best to fit their needs. I typically provide cognitive behavioral therapy augmented with motivational interviewing and psychoeducation, but I am trained in other modalities as well.
(701) 599-4940 View (701) 599-4940
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Sheryl (Sherree) Foye
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified 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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Angela M Cavett
Psychologist, PhD, LP, RPT-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fargo, ND 58103
My life-long passion is to help children, adolescents, and families heal. I work with children with a range of presenting concerns including attachment, behavior, mood and anxiety. I provide evidence-based treatments within a caring, trusting therapeutic relationship. I enjoy working with children that are considered "complex" including those who have had early developmental trauma and those who have behavioral difficulties that cause significant challenges. Helping parents to become more attuned and connected allows for healing across generations.
My life-long passion is to help children, adolescents, and families heal. I work with children with a range of presenting concerns including attachment, behavior, mood and anxiety. I provide evidence-based treatments within a caring, trusting therapeutic relationship. I enjoy working with children that are considered "complex" including those who have had early developmental trauma and those who have behavioral difficulties that cause significant challenges. Helping parents to become more attuned and connected allows for healing across generations.
(701) 419-6692 View (701) 419-6692
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Austen McFarren
Counselor, MS, ND LPCC, MN LPCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Fargo, ND 58104
Whether you were born with a genetic condition, or have had an injury in the last year, living with a disability that causes ongoing pain can seem hopeless. If your pain is impacting your relationships with family and friends, you're not alone. If your conditions interfere with your ability to do ever day tasks, you are worthy. If the quality of your life feels at the mercy of others, you can experience stability. If you are looking for someone who has experienced a similar path and has found a life worth living, start your therapy journey now.
Whether you were born with a genetic condition, or have had an injury in the last year, living with a disability that causes ongoing pain can seem hopeless. If your pain is impacting your relationships with family and friends, you're not alone. If your conditions interfere with your ability to do ever day tasks, you are worthy. If the quality of your life feels at the mercy of others, you can experience stability. If you are looking for someone who has experienced a similar path and has found a life worth living, start your therapy journey now.
(701) 394-5814 View (701) 394-5814
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Renae M Reinardy
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified 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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James D Cronin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Fargo, ND 58103
Hello, I’m James Cronin. I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in North Dakota and Minnesota. More importantly, I’m in the business of helping people! For over 20 years I have worked passionately with individuals, couples and families to improve quality of life, reduce stress and navigate relationships. I believe every person is important! I believe people are capable of exploring life experiences to discover how their strengths can open doors to amazing opportunities for growth. If you are ready to start the journey of improving relationships and understanding yourself more completely don't hesitate to contact me.
Hello, I’m James Cronin. I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in North Dakota and Minnesota. More importantly, I’m in the business of helping people! For over 20 years I have worked passionately with individuals, couples and families to improve quality of life, reduce stress and navigate relationships. I believe every person is important! I believe people are capable of exploring life experiences to discover how their strengths can open doors to amazing opportunities for growth. If you are ready to start the journey of improving relationships and understanding yourself more completely don't hesitate to contact me.
(701) 809-9121 View (701) 809-9121
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Dr. Jessica Jones
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Not Verified Not Verified
Fargo, ND 58104
I enjoy working with women experiencing mood and anxiety disorders, including trauma-related disorders, and women experiencing emotional health concerns in the context of chronic health conditions. I am also a strong advocate for those experiencing neurodiversity (ADHD and/or Autism Spectrum Disorder). I specialize in helping individuals identify the specific nature of their concerns, including differential diagnostic assessment and inclusion of psychological testing, if appropriate. Clearly identifying these concerns leads to improved outcomes, helping individuals grow in a way that is meaningful to them.
I enjoy working with women experiencing mood and anxiety disorders, including trauma-related disorders, and women experiencing emotional health concerns in the context of chronic health conditions. I am also a strong advocate for those experiencing neurodiversity (ADHD and/or Autism Spectrum Disorder). I specialize in helping individuals identify the specific nature of their concerns, including differential diagnostic assessment and inclusion of psychological testing, if appropriate. Clearly identifying these concerns leads to improved outcomes, helping individuals grow in a way that is meaningful to them.
(701) 639-2604 View (701) 639-2604
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Danielle Lindberg (Vaughn)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fargo, ND 58103
I’m glad that you’re here! My name is Danielle (she/her) and I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in North Dakota and a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in Minnesota. I have experience working within a variety of settings and with a variety of presenting concerns. I enjoy working with individuals who are struggling with depression, anxiety, life transitions, interpersonal concerns, trauma, and historically oppressed identities. My ideal client is someone who is motivated to explore the ways in which their past and current experiences may be affecting their relationships and overall mental health.
I’m glad that you’re here! My name is Danielle (she/her) and I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in North Dakota and a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in Minnesota. I have experience working within a variety of settings and with a variety of presenting concerns. I enjoy working with individuals who are struggling with depression, anxiety, life transitions, interpersonal concerns, trauma, and historically oppressed identities. My ideal client is someone who is motivated to explore the ways in which their past and current experiences may be affecting their relationships and overall mental health.
(701) 712-6560 View (701) 712-6560
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Jennifer J Schumacher
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW ND, LICSWmn
Verified Verified
Fargo, ND 58103
Hello, I am excited to work with you and walk on your journey towards positive mental health. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Dakota and Licensed Independent Social Worker in Minnesota.
Hello, I am excited to work with you and walk on your journey towards positive mental health. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Dakota and Licensed Independent Social Worker in Minnesota.
(701) 253-1486 View (701) 253-1486
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Tracey Werner-Wilson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MSW, LMFT
Verified Verified
Fargo, ND 58102
Individuals who call me say they are exhausted, discouraged, and dissatisfied with life. Old thoughts and behaviors continue to negatively impact who they are, what they want to accomplish, and their relationships. They have lost the meaning and magic of life. Couples who call me say they've drifted apart, feel more like roommates, and affection has stopped. Ineffective patterns of communication prevent them from reaching to each other. The magic in their relationship has died and the dance has ended. Healthy relationships, whether with yourself or others, are key to a happy, satisfying, life and keeping the magic going.
Individuals who call me say they are exhausted, discouraged, and dissatisfied with life. Old thoughts and behaviors continue to negatively impact who they are, what they want to accomplish, and their relationships. They have lost the meaning and magic of life. Couples who call me say they've drifted apart, feel more like roommates, and affection has stopped. Ineffective patterns of communication prevent them from reaching to each other. The magic in their relationship has died and the dance has ended. Healthy relationships, whether with yourself or others, are key to a happy, satisfying, life and keeping the magic going.
(701) 695-4782 View (701) 695-4782
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Farryn Helm
Counselor, MS, LPCC, RPT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fargo, ND 58103
I'm a licensed counselor and Registered Play Therapist, and I'm thrilled to connect with you. Whether you're a child, adolescent, or young adult, I'm here to support you on your journey. Using evidence-based therapies like CBT, TF-CBT, and Play Therapy, I tailor my approach to suit your specific needs. I'm a firm believer in the power of the person-centered approach, meaning I meet you where you're at in life, ready to provide the support, hope, and healing you deserve. At heart, I believe in creating a safe and trusting environment where you can freely share your unique story.
I'm a licensed counselor and Registered Play Therapist, and I'm thrilled to connect with you. Whether you're a child, adolescent, or young adult, I'm here to support you on your journey. Using evidence-based therapies like CBT, TF-CBT, and Play Therapy, I tailor my approach to suit your specific needs. I'm a firm believer in the power of the person-centered approach, meaning I meet you where you're at in life, ready to provide the support, hope, and healing you deserve. At heart, I believe in creating a safe and trusting environment where you can freely share your unique story.
(701) 380-8424 View (701) 380-8424
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Jessica Mertz - Dakota Family Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, LCSW, RPT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fargo, ND 58104
I have extensive experience working with early developmental trauma, difficulties with parent-child attachment, anxiety, significant life changes, and mood disorders. I am a Registered Play Therapist and trained in Family Attachment Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and EMDR with a focus on kids. My goal is that you feel listened to and we find the most effective way to help your family. Whether that's by developing new parenting strategies, improving the parent-child relationship, or individual sessions where I meet with your child, we will figure out what's best for you.
I have extensive experience working with early developmental trauma, difficulties with parent-child attachment, anxiety, significant life changes, and mood disorders. I am a Registered Play Therapist and trained in Family Attachment Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and EMDR with a focus on kids. My goal is that you feel listened to and we find the most effective way to help your family. Whether that's by developing new parenting strategies, improving the parent-child relationship, or individual sessions where I meet with your child, we will figure out what's best for you.
(701) 503-4601 View (701) 503-4601
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Maronda Robertson
Counselor, LPCC, LAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fargo, ND 58103
Fear can stop us from living our best lives, and our fears can be difficult and painful. My approach to therapy is to walk with people in a safe place, so they can better understand what is getting in the way of their happiness.
Fear can stop us from living our best lives, and our fears can be difficult and painful. My approach to therapy is to walk with people in a safe place, so they can better understand what is getting in the way of their happiness.
(701) 599-3568 View (701) 599-3568
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Sarah Berger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fargo, ND 58103
Hello! I am Sarah Berger a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who is dedicated, and compassionate therapist committed to supporting you on your path to emotional well-being and personal growth. I have had the privilege of guiding individuals through various challenges for over 20 years, helping each of them discover their inner strength and resilience. I have worked with people of all ages ranging from children to the elderly, with more focus devoted to those in their late teens to those in mid-life stage.
Hello! I am Sarah Berger a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who is dedicated, and compassionate therapist committed to supporting you on your path to emotional well-being and personal growth. I have had the privilege of guiding individuals through various challenges for over 20 years, helping each of them discover their inner strength and resilience. I have worked with people of all ages ranging from children to the elderly, with more focus devoted to those in their late teens to those in mid-life stage.
(701) 353-8822 View (701) 353-8822
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Emily Althoff
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS/MPA, LPCC-S, LMAC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Fargo, ND 58104
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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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Chad Joseph Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Verified 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
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Denage Sauve
Counselor, MEd, LPCC
Verified Verified
Fargo, ND 58103
I believe each individual has their own story to embrace, and that by having the right therapeutic support and understanding, an empowered and fulfilled lifestyle can be achieved. I view change and personal growth as an ever-evolving process, and believe that when we begin to understand ourselves and our emotional experiences, true wellness and meaningful change can emerge. I greatly value connecting with each of my clients, and strive to elicit strength, compassion, and healing in our work together.
I believe each individual has their own story to embrace, and that by having the right therapeutic support and understanding, an empowered and fulfilled lifestyle can be achieved. I view change and personal growth as an ever-evolving process, and believe that when we begin to understand ourselves and our emotional experiences, true wellness and meaningful change can emerge. I greatly value connecting with each of my clients, and strive to elicit strength, compassion, and healing in our work together.
(701) 599-3976 View (701) 599-3976
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Shanti Wellness, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LICSW, CIMHP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fargo, ND 58104
Welcome to the next chapter in your personal story! Reaching out for help can be scary, hard and overwhelming so congrats on taking this step to take care of You. My name is Melissa Shigematsu and I work with my clients to develop a plan based on their goals incorporating both eastern and western interventions. For example, we may utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) or Eye Movement Desensitization Therapy (EMDR) coupled with yoga or mindfulness techniques, and may also explore the connection between mood and food. If this sounds good to you, take the next step and we can work together to move you from surviving to thriving!
Welcome to the next chapter in your personal story! Reaching out for help can be scary, hard and overwhelming so congrats on taking this step to take care of You. My name is Melissa Shigematsu and I work with my clients to develop a plan based on their goals incorporating both eastern and western interventions. For example, we may utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) or Eye Movement Desensitization Therapy (EMDR) coupled with yoga or mindfulness techniques, and may also explore the connection between mood and food. If this sounds good to you, take the next step and we can work together to move you from surviving to thriving!
(701) 419-0122 View (701) 419-0122

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How does your Therapist compare?

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% Self Esteem
78% Stress
75% Coping Skills
73% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

90% BlueCross and BlueShield
85% Sanford Health Plan
56% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

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.

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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.