Therapists in 60061

Photo of Shalini Varma M. D. Psychiatry in 60061, IL
Shalini Varma M. D. Psychiatry
MD, BD Cert, NBPAS, ABPN
Verified
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
ACCEPTING PEOPLE OF ALL AGES WITHIN ONE WEEK! Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, Autism, School and Work Accommodations, Difficulty sleeping, Addictions & Medication. Evening appointments are available. Care provided by me, a Physician, a Double Board Certified MD Psychiatrist may be a more effective approach for you. I am structured and organized with treatment. I also provide neuropsychological and psychological TESTING. I am available for urgent needs. Work together to decrease struggling. US born and educated at Rutgers Medical School & completed Psychiatry Residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital.
ACCEPTING PEOPLE OF ALL AGES WITHIN ONE WEEK! Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, Autism, School and Work Accommodations, Difficulty sleeping, Addictions & Medication. Evening appointments are available. Care provided by me, a Physician, a Double Board Certified MD Psychiatrist may be a more effective approach for you. I am structured and organized with treatment. I also provide neuropsychological and psychological TESTING. I am available for urgent needs. Work together to decrease struggling. US born and educated at Rutgers Medical School & completed Psychiatry Residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital.
(847) 393-4392 View (847) 393-4392
Photo of Andres Misquez, Pre-Licensed Professional in 60061, IL
Andres Misquez
Pre-Licensed Professional, LCSW
Verified
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
Engaging in counseling is courageous. It means you are brave to not only acknowledge that life is not going the way you would hope, but you are also brave to seek help to steer the ship of your life. My goal during our time together is to give you the confidence to steer your own ship. You will feel heard, safe, and supported with me. It is important to me to learn about you your goals, your dreams, your interests, and your experiences. You are unique. In knowing you, I can know how to help you steer your ship. We'll work together on sharpening your strengths and strategize how to overcome shortcomings.
Engaging in counseling is courageous. It means you are brave to not only acknowledge that life is not going the way you would hope, but you are also brave to seek help to steer the ship of your life. My goal during our time together is to give you the confidence to steer your own ship. You will feel heard, safe, and supported with me. It is important to me to learn about you your goals, your dreams, your interests, and your experiences. You are unique. In knowing you, I can know how to help you steer your ship. We'll work together on sharpening your strengths and strategize how to overcome shortcomings.
(224) 352-0158 View (224) 352-0158
Photo of Matthew Marder, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 60061, IL
Matthew Marder, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCM
Verified
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
I am ready, willing, and able to provide a safe space to anyone in need of emotional support. You may have gone through a loss, or simply are experiencing difficulty in whatever life has thrown at you recently. No matter your situation, I am available to listen, and help you succeed and improve you, your relationship, or your family life.
I am ready, willing, and able to provide a safe space to anyone in need of emotional support. You may have gone through a loss, or simply are experiencing difficulty in whatever life has thrown at you recently. No matter your situation, I am available to listen, and help you succeed and improve you, your relationship, or your family life.
(847) 512-3923 View (847) 512-3923
Photo of Agnieszka Krzeminska, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in 60061, IL
Agnieszka Krzeminska
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, NCC, CCMHC, RYT
Verified
Vernon Hills, IL 60061  (Online Only)
Through authentic and transparent collaboration, Agnes empowers the individual and promotes mental wellness through empathy and evidence-based strategies. She practices DBT-informed therapy and psychodynamic therapy using humanistic and trauma-informed lenses to tie her practice together. In addition, Agnes uses mindfulness, yoga, nature, and art therapy to help the individual heal and discover more about themselves. She guides the individual to uncover and uproot, sometimes unconscious, issues stemming from past experiences and conditioning that inform limiting beliefs and thought patterns that are causing dysfunction/discomfort.
Through authentic and transparent collaboration, Agnes empowers the individual and promotes mental wellness through empathy and evidence-based strategies. She practices DBT-informed therapy and psychodynamic therapy using humanistic and trauma-informed lenses to tie her practice together. In addition, Agnes uses mindfulness, yoga, nature, and art therapy to help the individual heal and discover more about themselves. She guides the individual to uncover and uproot, sometimes unconscious, issues stemming from past experiences and conditioning that inform limiting beliefs and thought patterns that are causing dysfunction/discomfort.
(224) 505-2522 View (224) 505-2522
Photo of Mark Branson, Licensed Social Worker in 60061, IL
Mark Branson
Licensed Social Worker, LSW
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
Mark Branson is a Licensed Social Worker in Illinois. He has a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Iowa and an MSW from Aurora University. Mark offers a person-centered approach that incorporates cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy to help people who experience challenges ranging from anxiety to depression to daily stressors that are interfering with their happiness and the actualization of their potential. Mark utilizes a variety of modalities to help people struggling with a great number of mental health challenges, including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, and addictions.
Mark Branson is a Licensed Social Worker in Illinois. He has a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Iowa and an MSW from Aurora University. Mark offers a person-centered approach that incorporates cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy to help people who experience challenges ranging from anxiety to depression to daily stressors that are interfering with their happiness and the actualization of their potential. Mark utilizes a variety of modalities to help people struggling with a great number of mental health challenges, including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, and addictions.
(847) 380-8573 View (847) 380-8573
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Terre Cohen Tripoli
MA, LCPC, LPCC, LPC
Verified
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
Terre has expertise in depression, chronic thought and mood disorders and relationship issues; regardless of how that relationship is defined. Dysfunctional thoughts and emotions destroy us and those around us. Let her help you, through new thoughts and ideas, finally move towards a life that works for you rather than against you. Her practice is inspiring, motivational and directive when needed. She believes that we are all one and share in common the challenges of living life on life's terms; while still understanding that each of us brings our unique expression of these challenges into the session.
Terre has expertise in depression, chronic thought and mood disorders and relationship issues; regardless of how that relationship is defined. Dysfunctional thoughts and emotions destroy us and those around us. Let her help you, through new thoughts and ideas, finally move towards a life that works for you rather than against you. Her practice is inspiring, motivational and directive when needed. She believes that we are all one and share in common the challenges of living life on life's terms; while still understanding that each of us brings our unique expression of these challenges into the session.
(847) 908-3219 View (847) 908-3219
Photo of Heather Rosenberg, Licensed Professional Counselor in 60061, IL
Heather Rosenberg
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
We all long for hope, healing, and relief, and they can be hard to find alone. If you are here, it probably means you want life to feel better and I can understand that desire. So often, we just want our relationships to change, to experience less stress and anxiousness, to be less troubled by painful memories, and to feel better about ourselves. Sometimes all we need is a safe and comfortable space to be heard and understood and sometimes we need direction, clarity and new skills. The goal is to find the combination of factors that can bring healing for you.
We all long for hope, healing, and relief, and they can be hard to find alone. If you are here, it probably means you want life to feel better and I can understand that desire. So often, we just want our relationships to change, to experience less stress and anxiousness, to be less troubled by painful memories, and to feel better about ourselves. Sometimes all we need is a safe and comfortable space to be heard and understood and sometimes we need direction, clarity and new skills. The goal is to find the combination of factors that can bring healing for you.
(847) 278-9465 View (847) 278-9465
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Rick Egbert
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
You deserve a life of hope and healing! If you're here, it's probably because you or someone you care about is being weighed down by life. Conflict in relationships, transitions in life, trauma, and everyday stress can chip away at our joy and vitality. Trust me - it doesn't have to be this way. Yes, counseling is hard work. Making that first, courageous step of getting started can be intimidating. I'll do everything I can to make you feel heard, seen, and accepted. I want you to have a safe, comfortable, and healing environment as we journey together.
You deserve a life of hope and healing! If you're here, it's probably because you or someone you care about is being weighed down by life. Conflict in relationships, transitions in life, trauma, and everyday stress can chip away at our joy and vitality. Trust me - it doesn't have to be this way. Yes, counseling is hard work. Making that first, courageous step of getting started can be intimidating. I'll do everything I can to make you feel heard, seen, and accepted. I want you to have a safe, comfortable, and healing environment as we journey together.
(847) 241-1129 View (847) 241-1129
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Beth M Croley
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Vernon Hills, IL 60061  (Online Only)
Everyone has a story. Our lives have many twists and turns that can take away a person's sense of peace and joy. I'd love to hear your story and help you on a path of your best life. I've been a therapist for twenty six years. I treat depression, anxiety, issues of loss, caregivers of those with special needs, sexual abuse and trauma work. I truly love what I do and the courageous people I meet along the way. When I'm not in a therapeutic setting, I enjoy trying new experiences, being creative, and laughing at pet videos.
Everyone has a story. Our lives have many twists and turns that can take away a person's sense of peace and joy. I'd love to hear your story and help you on a path of your best life. I've been a therapist for twenty six years. I treat depression, anxiety, issues of loss, caregivers of those with special needs, sexual abuse and trauma work. I truly love what I do and the courageous people I meet along the way. When I'm not in a therapeutic setting, I enjoy trying new experiences, being creative, and laughing at pet videos.
(847) 474-9487 View (847) 474-9487
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Michael Wilson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
I am Licensed Professional Counselor and a retired Military Veteran. While serving in the military, my experiences of working with other counseling military professionals and their families set the foundation for my future in the counseling profession as a civilian. Since my retirement from the Military, I have worked as a civil servant to the State of Illinois with the Department of Family Services, connecting families and communities to much needed services. My wealth of knowledge in the community mental health field continues to serve the people of my community that I strive diligently to support.
I am Licensed Professional Counselor and a retired Military Veteran. While serving in the military, my experiences of working with other counseling military professionals and their families set the foundation for my future in the counseling profession as a civilian. Since my retirement from the Military, I have worked as a civil servant to the State of Illinois with the Department of Family Services, connecting families and communities to much needed services. My wealth of knowledge in the community mental health field continues to serve the people of my community that I strive diligently to support.
(847) 649-6029 View (847) 649-6029
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David Gray
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
6 Endorsed
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
Are you in a place where you have done all you can, but are still unable to make the necessary positive changes you would like? Often times you may feel as if you have done everything possible, but change is still out of reach. I am a firm believer in the thought that all the skills necessary for change already lie within you, but could use the help of another to bring forth that change. By working together I believe that I can help you to acknowledge your dominate positive attributes in order to facilitate that much needed change.
Are you in a place where you have done all you can, but are still unable to make the necessary positive changes you would like? Often times you may feel as if you have done everything possible, but change is still out of reach. I am a firm believer in the thought that all the skills necessary for change already lie within you, but could use the help of another to bring forth that change. By working together I believe that I can help you to acknowledge your dominate positive attributes in order to facilitate that much needed change.
(224) 701-3058 View (224) 701-3058
Photo of Monika Shiba, Psychologist in 60061, IL
Monika Shiba
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
Not accepting new clients
As humans, we always contemplate the "what ifs" in life. What if I could be happier? What if my fears no longer held me back? What if things could be different? Those "what ifs" signify our desire for change. Alone such a task may seem daunting and impossible. However, with the right support system and resources in place, one can start to take the necessary steps towards realizing the life you have always wanted. Allow me to guide you on this courageous journey of personal growth, providing you with the insight and tools essential to your empowerment and commitment to change.
As humans, we always contemplate the "what ifs" in life. What if I could be happier? What if my fears no longer held me back? What if things could be different? Those "what ifs" signify our desire for change. Alone such a task may seem daunting and impossible. However, with the right support system and resources in place, one can start to take the necessary steps towards realizing the life you have always wanted. Allow me to guide you on this courageous journey of personal growth, providing you with the insight and tools essential to your empowerment and commitment to change.
(773) 309-4972 View (773) 309-4972
Photo of Ryan Finley, Licensed Psychoanalyst in 60061, IL
Ryan Finley
Licensed Psychoanalyst, LCPC
Verified
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
I have worked in mental health since 2015. Specialize in Geek Therapy, Therapeautic Tabletop Role-Playing Games, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. I mainly work adults and have spent a lot of time working with autism, developmental disabilities, depression, anxiety, obsessive complusive disorder, and schizophrenia. At home I enjoy playing role-playing games, watching geeky stuff, and spending time with dog.
I have worked in mental health since 2015. Specialize in Geek Therapy, Therapeautic Tabletop Role-Playing Games, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. I mainly work adults and have spent a lot of time working with autism, developmental disabilities, depression, anxiety, obsessive complusive disorder, and schizophrenia. At home I enjoy playing role-playing games, watching geeky stuff, and spending time with dog.
(847) 654-9726 View (847) 654-9726
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Jenny Jiang
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
Chances are you have thought about counseling for a while... I’m glad you are here! I firmly believe in the transformative power of genuine human connection. It is my commitment to help my clients gain fresh perspectives, foster positive changes, and lead more congruent lives. I came from China to America to pursue advanced education. My ability to communicate in both English and Mandarin (中文) enables me to serve a diverse clientele effectively.
Chances are you have thought about counseling for a while... I’m glad you are here! I firmly believe in the transformative power of genuine human connection. It is my commitment to help my clients gain fresh perspectives, foster positive changes, and lead more congruent lives. I came from China to America to pursue advanced education. My ability to communicate in both English and Mandarin (中文) enables me to serve a diverse clientele effectively.
(847) 565-1762 View (847) 565-1762
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Kathryn Cervantes
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CADC
Verified
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
Let me first tell you how proud I am of you! Looking for a therapist is hard. It is hard whether your favorite therapist retired or this is your first Google search for a therapist. I am humbled daily that people trust me and let me into their lives. I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) which allows me to work with any age group. I am also certified in addiction treatment. In addition to my continuing education classes, I am a Gottman-trained therapist. I like to keep my practice diverse; this helps keep me learning, growing, and thinking along with my clients.
Let me first tell you how proud I am of you! Looking for a therapist is hard. It is hard whether your favorite therapist retired or this is your first Google search for a therapist. I am humbled daily that people trust me and let me into their lives. I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) which allows me to work with any age group. I am also certified in addiction treatment. In addition to my continuing education classes, I am a Gottman-trained therapist. I like to keep my practice diverse; this helps keep me learning, growing, and thinking along with my clients.
(224) 507-6403 View (224) 507-6403
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Sherry Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
I am a supportive and empathic therapist who cares deeply about individuals feeling better. Life can be extremely challenging and stressful. My goal is to offer guidance to help you or a family member through these difficult times with loving, nurturing care and support. I am a seasoned clinical social worker with more than forty years of experience. I worked at Stevenson High School as the Social Work Coordinator for eighteen years and recently as the Director for Clinical Services at a therapeutic day school.
I am a supportive and empathic therapist who cares deeply about individuals feeling better. Life can be extremely challenging and stressful. My goal is to offer guidance to help you or a family member through these difficult times with loving, nurturing care and support. I am a seasoned clinical social worker with more than forty years of experience. I worked at Stevenson High School as the Social Work Coordinator for eighteen years and recently as the Director for Clinical Services at a therapeutic day school.
(847) 851-4771 View (847) 851-4771
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Alexander Kiseloff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S, LCSW
Verified
4 Endorsed
Vernon Hills, IL 60061  (Online Only)
Free 15 minute consultation. Specialization: Anxiety, Depression, Substance Abuse, PTSD. My name is Alex and I am a master's level clinician and owner of BON VIE THERAPY. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and other forms of therapies aimed at helping individuals struggling with substance abuse, anxiety, depression, trauma and other issues. A graduate of the Ohio State University, I have experience working with clients in an inpatient treatment setting as well as in my outpatient private practice where I see a lot of my patients. More information at bonvietherapy.com
Free 15 minute consultation. Specialization: Anxiety, Depression, Substance Abuse, PTSD. My name is Alex and I am a master's level clinician and owner of BON VIE THERAPY. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and other forms of therapies aimed at helping individuals struggling with substance abuse, anxiety, depression, trauma and other issues. A graduate of the Ohio State University, I have experience working with clients in an inpatient treatment setting as well as in my outpatient private practice where I see a lot of my patients. More information at bonvietherapy.com
(312) 535-8301 View (312) 535-8301
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Paige Swan
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPC
Verified
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
Paige Swan is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Illinois. When life feels overwhelming talking with the right person can help. Paige Swan is here to work with you in hopes of providing long-lasting solutions for a better quality of life. She strives to provide a warm, comfortable, non-judgmental environment where you can express your whole self. Through collaboration you will work together to create a wellness plan that is right for you. These practices can help provide a happier and healthier lifestyle. Paige uniquely offers a safe space and personalized tools to help individuals and families reach their personal goals.
Paige Swan is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Illinois. When life feels overwhelming talking with the right person can help. Paige Swan is here to work with you in hopes of providing long-lasting solutions for a better quality of life. She strives to provide a warm, comfortable, non-judgmental environment where you can express your whole self. Through collaboration you will work together to create a wellness plan that is right for you. These practices can help provide a happier and healthier lifestyle. Paige uniquely offers a safe space and personalized tools to help individuals and families reach their personal goals.
(224) 267-2294 View (224) 267-2294
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Catherine A Corbett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LLC
Verified
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
When you feel that something in your life needs to change, getting started can seem overwhelming. I help people identify their strengths and explore solutions in a safe, non-judgmental atmosphere. My style is interactive and conversational: it's important that clients feel accepted and free to speak openly. Over the years, I have learned that the human spirit is an amazing and resilient force. We all have the capacity to make creative changes that are unique to each of us. I enjoy seeing clients regain confidence in their ability to make good decisions during challenging periods in their lives.
When you feel that something in your life needs to change, getting started can seem overwhelming. I help people identify their strengths and explore solutions in a safe, non-judgmental atmosphere. My style is interactive and conversational: it's important that clients feel accepted and free to speak openly. Over the years, I have learned that the human spirit is an amazing and resilient force. We all have the capacity to make creative changes that are unique to each of us. I enjoy seeing clients regain confidence in their ability to make good decisions during challenging periods in their lives.
(847) 416-1124 View (847) 416-1124
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China Oughton
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MSMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
Not accepting new clients
China Oughton is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She completed her Masters of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy at The Family Institute at Northwestern University. She acquired a diverse range of clinical experience through training at The Family Institute's Bette D. Harris Family and Child Clinic and the Parents In Charge (PIC) Clinic located in Chicago, IL. She has experience in crisis and family intervention within therapeutic day school settings and is a trauma-informed and EMDR trained therapist. She has completed trainings and is experienced with reunification and court-ordered family therapy.
China Oughton is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She completed her Masters of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy at The Family Institute at Northwestern University. She acquired a diverse range of clinical experience through training at The Family Institute's Bette D. Harris Family and Child Clinic and the Parents In Charge (PIC) Clinic located in Chicago, IL. She has experience in crisis and family intervention within therapeutic day school settings and is a trauma-informed and EMDR trained therapist. She has completed trainings and is experienced with reunification and court-ordered family therapy.
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Number of Therapists in 60061

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 60061 who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
93% Depression
77% Relationship Issues
73% Self Esteem
69% Coping Skills
68% Grief
63% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

93% BlueCross and BlueShield
58% Aetna
46% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 60061 see their clients

89% In Person and Online
11% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
23% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 60061?

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.