Therapists in 60089

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Gina Mandell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
With over 20 years of clinical experience, my practice is currently focused on working with older adolescents and adults struggling with a wide variety of issues such as anxiety, depressed mood, life transitions and life stressors, family and relationship issues, and more. My passion lies in understanding the complexities of the human mind and helping individuals navigate their emotional struggles. I am committed to providing compassionate and effective care within a supportive environment. My goal is to assist clients in making connections leading to improved outlook, reduced stress and achieving balance.
With over 20 years of clinical experience, my practice is currently focused on working with older adolescents and adults struggling with a wide variety of issues such as anxiety, depressed mood, life transitions and life stressors, family and relationship issues, and more. My passion lies in understanding the complexities of the human mind and helping individuals navigate their emotional struggles. I am committed to providing compassionate and effective care within a supportive environment. My goal is to assist clients in making connections leading to improved outlook, reduced stress and achieving balance.
(847) 447-2798 View (847) 447-2798
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Allison Bisher-Fry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
Sometimes it is hard to ask for help. During our lives, we all reach the point where the stress becomes too much. One way to address that is by finding a supportive person to help. I aim to be that supportive person for you. I have been working with children ranging from 7-17, parents, adults, and families since 2007. I have taken time to raise my own children. I recognize the stress of balancing family, work, and personal lives. It is my goal to help you develop your strengths and coping skills to navigate life when it feels like too much. I have experience in helping families navigate difficult parent/child interactions.
Sometimes it is hard to ask for help. During our lives, we all reach the point where the stress becomes too much. One way to address that is by finding a supportive person to help. I aim to be that supportive person for you. I have been working with children ranging from 7-17, parents, adults, and families since 2007. I have taken time to raise my own children. I recognize the stress of balancing family, work, and personal lives. It is my goal to help you develop your strengths and coping skills to navigate life when it feels like too much. I have experience in helping families navigate difficult parent/child interactions.
(224) 676-9800 x28 View (224) 676-9800 x28
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Jessica Thrall
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over fifteen years experience working with children and adolescents (6-18), young adults, and families struggling with a variety of emotional and behavioral issues including anxiety, depression, ADHD, anger, stress, self-esteem, school struggles, trauma, grief, and family conflict. I enjoy partnering with parents and families to provide the tools and support to improve parent-child interactions and communication as well as strengthen family relationships. I am committed to helping young people understand why they are struggling and learn how to express themselves more effectively.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over fifteen years experience working with children and adolescents (6-18), young adults, and families struggling with a variety of emotional and behavioral issues including anxiety, depression, ADHD, anger, stress, self-esteem, school struggles, trauma, grief, and family conflict. I enjoy partnering with parents and families to provide the tools and support to improve parent-child interactions and communication as well as strengthen family relationships. I am committed to helping young people understand why they are struggling and learn how to express themselves more effectively.
(847) 793-1097 View (847) 793-1097
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Shayna Friedman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ALMFT
Verified
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
Hello! I work from a solution-focused, strengths-based, collaborative therapeutic approach. My approach involves setting clear goals at the beginning of treatment, and helping you find the solutions that work best to create the positive change that you want to see in your life. As a counselor, my mission is to implement a comfortable space, support, strength, and guidance for individuals, couples, and families to process through emotions and foster growth, as well as advocating for and providing a voice for children. I believe that through fostering support, empowerment and healing, the life you want to live is always possible.
Hello! I work from a solution-focused, strengths-based, collaborative therapeutic approach. My approach involves setting clear goals at the beginning of treatment, and helping you find the solutions that work best to create the positive change that you want to see in your life. As a counselor, my mission is to implement a comfortable space, support, strength, and guidance for individuals, couples, and families to process through emotions and foster growth, as well as advocating for and providing a voice for children. I believe that through fostering support, empowerment and healing, the life you want to live is always possible.
(847) 321-7561 View (847) 321-7561
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Ann Choh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
Not accepting new clients
As a therapist, it is my passion to engage with individuals and couples in their personal journeys. I aim to support them in finding their voice and strength, ultimately achieving deeper understanding and freedom to fulfill their greatest potential. I offer a trusting and safe environment where I apply a holistic approach to help my clients move towards a healthy and fulfilling life. Through empathy and trust, I deliver client-centered counseling to address depression, anxiety, grief, conflict, life transitions, and issues with self-esteem, gender, and cultural identity.
As a therapist, it is my passion to engage with individuals and couples in their personal journeys. I aim to support them in finding their voice and strength, ultimately achieving deeper understanding and freedom to fulfill their greatest potential. I offer a trusting and safe environment where I apply a holistic approach to help my clients move towards a healthy and fulfilling life. Through empathy and trust, I deliver client-centered counseling to address depression, anxiety, grief, conflict, life transitions, and issues with self-esteem, gender, and cultural identity.
(847) 750-5964 View (847) 750-5964
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Samantha Parker
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
Samantha completed her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Capella University. She has experience working with individuals dealing with numerous psychological illnesses. She has spent the last twenty-two years working at Catholic Charities Older Adult Services in Chicago. Samantha also has experience providing individual, group, couples and family therapy in a private practice setting. She strives to help clients overcome emotional challenges by utilizing evidence-based therapies that are tailored to meet clients’ in individual needs.
Samantha completed her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Capella University. She has experience working with individuals dealing with numerous psychological illnesses. She has spent the last twenty-two years working at Catholic Charities Older Adult Services in Chicago. Samantha also has experience providing individual, group, couples and family therapy in a private practice setting. She strives to help clients overcome emotional challenges by utilizing evidence-based therapies that are tailored to meet clients’ in individual needs.
(847) 503-9740 View (847) 503-9740
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Charissa Simon-Wright
Pre-Licensed Professional, CADC, CODP-I, CTP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
Charissa Simon-Wright earned her MS in Psychology with a Specialization in Addictions from Perdue University. Charissa is currently a doctoral student enrolled at Walden University in pursuit of her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Health Psychology. Charissa has also obtained certifications as a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC), a Co-Occurring Disorder Professional (CODP-I), and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP).
Charissa Simon-Wright earned her MS in Psychology with a Specialization in Addictions from Perdue University. Charissa is currently a doctoral student enrolled at Walden University in pursuit of her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Health Psychology. Charissa has also obtained certifications as a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC), a Co-Occurring Disorder Professional (CODP-I), and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP).
(847) 960-3858 View (847) 960-3858
Pauline Bazianos Gubbins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PMH-C
Verified
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
When you call me, it is the beginning of a collaborative process where we explore how to get you feeling more capable and hopeful to face life's challenges. I support new and not so new parents who are facing the transitions to parenthood. I have also helped many face infertility, grieve the loss of a pregnancy as well as face the many challenges that come with having a traumatic birth or special needs child. I am well versed in the adoption process and supporting the needs of adoptive families. I counsel adults to face the challenges of work, marriage, divorce and parenting that can trigger feelings of depression and anxiety.
When you call me, it is the beginning of a collaborative process where we explore how to get you feeling more capable and hopeful to face life's challenges. I support new and not so new parents who are facing the transitions to parenthood. I have also helped many face infertility, grieve the loss of a pregnancy as well as face the many challenges that come with having a traumatic birth or special needs child. I am well versed in the adoption process and supporting the needs of adoptive families. I counsel adults to face the challenges of work, marriage, divorce and parenting that can trigger feelings of depression and anxiety.
(847) 920-7424 View (847) 920-7424
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Anna M Adams
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
Hello and thank you for taking a moment to read my bio. Finding a therapist can be an overwhelming task. Your courage to seek help for yourself or a loved one is the first step to achieving well-being and mental health. I have a compassionate, empathic, respectful, and empowering approach to treatment. Every person I work with has strengths that we build on to help overcome the struggles in their life. Applying Cognitive Behavioral Therapy interventions, I use a collaborative approach with my client to develop an individualized treatment plan and focus on understanding the client's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in multiple situations.
Hello and thank you for taking a moment to read my bio. Finding a therapist can be an overwhelming task. Your courage to seek help for yourself or a loved one is the first step to achieving well-being and mental health. I have a compassionate, empathic, respectful, and empowering approach to treatment. Every person I work with has strengths that we build on to help overcome the struggles in their life. Applying Cognitive Behavioral Therapy interventions, I use a collaborative approach with my client to develop an individualized treatment plan and focus on understanding the client's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in multiple situations.
(847) 584-1597 View (847) 584-1597
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Julie Spokane
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW
Verified
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
Not accepting new clients
I am a therapist with over twenty years experience. I believe that all of us seek resolution or peace from our daily struggles; whether that be with our relationships or with work. My belief is that therapy can be an arena for change in order to achieve higher levels of personal satisfaction with life. The key to any therapeutic relationship is trust. Trust needs to be present between both the client and the therapist. My therapeutic style is warm, empathic but direct. I believe these attributes are vital to the therapeutic process.
I am a therapist with over twenty years experience. I believe that all of us seek resolution or peace from our daily struggles; whether that be with our relationships or with work. My belief is that therapy can be an arena for change in order to achieve higher levels of personal satisfaction with life. The key to any therapeutic relationship is trust. Trust needs to be present between both the client and the therapist. My therapeutic style is warm, empathic but direct. I believe these attributes are vital to the therapeutic process.
(847) 847-4497 x135 View (847) 847-4497 x135
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Maggie E Dunne
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
One of my greatest joys, is helping individuals, couples and families learn to manage the various, yet often unavoidable, stresses of life. Our days are packed with work, school, family, and relationships. We come home depleted and then it starts all over again the next day. Feelings of anxiety, panic, depression, anger, and/or lack of motivation, are inevitable. So it grieves my heart when clients ask what's wrong with them. So while we may need to "power through" certain situations, I help my clients develop strategies that are tailor made to their circumstances and personality, to successfully complete the marathon of life.
One of my greatest joys, is helping individuals, couples and families learn to manage the various, yet often unavoidable, stresses of life. Our days are packed with work, school, family, and relationships. We come home depleted and then it starts all over again the next day. Feelings of anxiety, panic, depression, anger, and/or lack of motivation, are inevitable. So it grieves my heart when clients ask what's wrong with them. So while we may need to "power through" certain situations, I help my clients develop strategies that are tailor made to their circumstances and personality, to successfully complete the marathon of life.
(847) 793-1144 View (847) 793-1144
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Sonya Kontorovich
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
Feeling overwhelmed, anxious, sad, frustrated and uncertain are common human experiences that can leave you disconnected from your best self. I help my clients bridge the gap between where they ARE and where they WANT TO BE by understanding their priorities through a collaborative identification of barriers, fears and hopes. We then design a treatment plan to develop insight about how internal thoughts and belief systems have evolved from unique life experiences and how they influence current interactions and behaviors. Effective strategies to cope with limitations are built upon a foundation of self-awareness.
Feeling overwhelmed, anxious, sad, frustrated and uncertain are common human experiences that can leave you disconnected from your best self. I help my clients bridge the gap between where they ARE and where they WANT TO BE by understanding their priorities through a collaborative identification of barriers, fears and hopes. We then design a treatment plan to develop insight about how internal thoughts and belief systems have evolved from unique life experiences and how they influence current interactions and behaviors. Effective strategies to cope with limitations are built upon a foundation of self-awareness.
(847) 973-7321 View (847) 973-7321
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Megan Medina
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
I love working with teens and adults with ADHD and neurodivergence. If you’ve ever felt different, or that you don’t fit in…you fit here. I tend to lean towards a more accessible, easy-going approach when helping clients work towards goals important to their journey. I find that bringing humor to the session lends to a more comfortable therapeutic environment. While identifying goals can often be challenging, My aim is to help clients identify strengths and learn the skills needed to make positive changes in their lives.
I love working with teens and adults with ADHD and neurodivergence. If you’ve ever felt different, or that you don’t fit in…you fit here. I tend to lean towards a more accessible, easy-going approach when helping clients work towards goals important to their journey. I find that bringing humor to the session lends to a more comfortable therapeutic environment. While identifying goals can often be challenging, My aim is to help clients identify strengths and learn the skills needed to make positive changes in their lives.
(224) 676-9800 x25 View (224) 676-9800 x25
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Angelique Chen
Psychologist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089  (Online Only)
I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) providing psychotherapy, consultation, and supervision services. I work with teenagers, children, adults, and couples struggling with a variety of issues, relationship challenges, changes, and transitions throughout the life cycle.
I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) providing psychotherapy, consultation, and supervision services. I work with teenagers, children, adults, and couples struggling with a variety of issues, relationship challenges, changes, and transitions throughout the life cycle.
(708) 381-2863 View (708) 381-2863
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Kristin Moorhouse
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
Hi! I am Kristin. I assist clients with identifying blocks that keep them stuck personally, relationally, and/or professionally. By developing a solid relationship with clients and using effective interventions, I help clients experience healing, growth, movement, and empowerment. I look forward to working with you!
Hi! I am Kristin. I assist clients with identifying blocks that keep them stuck personally, relationally, and/or professionally. By developing a solid relationship with clients and using effective interventions, I help clients experience healing, growth, movement, and empowerment. I look forward to working with you!
(779) 223-1091 View (779) 223-1091
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Derek Conn
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
Every goal starts somewhere. I'm looking to collaborate with you to form an individualized, goal-oriented treatment plan to help you get from where you are to where you want to be. I incorporate appropriate, empirically supported treatments to help you understand yourself and situation more fully. I want to provide you with skill sets to achieve your current goals, and also to empower you in future life challenges.
Every goal starts somewhere. I'm looking to collaborate with you to form an individualized, goal-oriented treatment plan to help you get from where you are to where you want to be. I incorporate appropriate, empirically supported treatments to help you understand yourself and situation more fully. I want to provide you with skill sets to achieve your current goals, and also to empower you in future life challenges.
(847) 595-5012 View (847) 595-5012
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Rebecca Welles
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC, CRC
Verified
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
Rebecca is a graduate of Adler University Chicago. In addition to being a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, she is also a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. Rebecca views the therapeutic process as a holistic experience and is constantly inspired by the courage of the clients she works with. Rebecca has extensive experience working as a Personal Trainer with a specialization in disability, illness, disease and health related issues. Therefore, she strongly believes in the mind-body connection and that change is possible in any situation. Rebecca is also working towards her certification in EMDR and Equine Therapy.
Rebecca is a graduate of Adler University Chicago. In addition to being a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, she is also a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. Rebecca views the therapeutic process as a holistic experience and is constantly inspired by the courage of the clients she works with. Rebecca has extensive experience working as a Personal Trainer with a specialization in disability, illness, disease and health related issues. Therefore, she strongly believes in the mind-body connection and that change is possible in any situation. Rebecca is also working towards her certification in EMDR and Equine Therapy.
(708) 578-5127 View (708) 578-5127
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Jennifer Goss
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, CCTP, CGP, CFRC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089  (Online Only)
I'm here for you in a crisis or a tough life transition. Is your child or adolescent struggling at home, with friends or at school? Is your child held back by anxiety, phobias, ADHD, impulse control, bullying, friendship issues, divorce, suicidal thoughts, a traumatic event or memories, PTSD, or challenges with their relationships at home? Are you struggling with adjusting to college life? Or do you find you and your partner are in need of support? If so, I can help!
I'm here for you in a crisis or a tough life transition. Is your child or adolescent struggling at home, with friends or at school? Is your child held back by anxiety, phobias, ADHD, impulse control, bullying, friendship issues, divorce, suicidal thoughts, a traumatic event or memories, PTSD, or challenges with their relationships at home? Are you struggling with adjusting to college life? Or do you find you and your partner are in need of support? If so, I can help!
(224) 628-7088 View (224) 628-7088
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Abby Watel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW
Verified
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
I am a seasoned therapist with 25+ years of experience working in community mental health, hospital, child welfare, and private practice settings; I have both direct practice and supervisory experience. I currently enjoy dividing my caseload between working with children, adolescents, parents and families and working with individual adults and couples. I believe in helping people of all ages to continue learning and developing throughout their lives. I use play therapy with young children; I use behavioral and solution focused treatment with all clients.; for adults and adolescents more insight oriented approaches are available.
I am a seasoned therapist with 25+ years of experience working in community mental health, hospital, child welfare, and private practice settings; I have both direct practice and supervisory experience. I currently enjoy dividing my caseload between working with children, adolescents, parents and families and working with individual adults and couples. I believe in helping people of all ages to continue learning and developing throughout their lives. I use play therapy with young children; I use behavioral and solution focused treatment with all clients.; for adults and adolescents more insight oriented approaches are available.
(847) 920-7810 x134 View (847) 920-7810 x134
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Great Lakes Psychology Group - Buffalo Grove
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
The GLPG support staff will personally match you with a best-fit therapist who accepts your insurance and is available to see you online or in person at a time that works for you. The GLPG provider network comprises doctoral and master’s level psychologists, marriage and family therapists, professional counselors, and social workers. Benefits include online and in-person therapy options, night and weekend availability, and most insurance plans accepted. Additionally, our knowledgeable and helpful support staff are available to answer your questions or help with anything you might need at any point along the therapy journey.
The GLPG support staff will personally match you with a best-fit therapist who accepts your insurance and is available to see you online or in person at a time that works for you. The GLPG provider network comprises doctoral and master’s level psychologists, marriage and family therapists, professional counselors, and social workers. Benefits include online and in-person therapy options, night and weekend availability, and most insurance plans accepted. Additionally, our knowledgeable and helpful support staff are available to answer your questions or help with anything you might need at any point along the therapy journey.
(630) 426-7930 View (630) 426-7930

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Number of Therapists in 60089

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 60089 who prioritize treating:

98% Anxiety
95% Depression
87% Self Esteem
86% Relationship Issues
79% Coping Skills
78% Stress
71% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

96% BlueCross and BlueShield
60% Aetna
57% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 60089 see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
19% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 60089?

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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.