Center for Collaborative Counseling & Psychiatry
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Algonquin, IL 60102
At the Center for Collaborative Counseling and Psychiatry, our experts provide you, your child and family with comprehensive resources, support, and relief. We take a holistic approach to treatment and treat you as a whole and unique person and not just a list of symptoms. We provide evaluations, assessments, medication management, therapy and the skilled support and guidance of highly qualified professionals who will work collaboratively with you to create a treatment plan that best addresses your specific needs and therapy goals. And, our staff works together as a cohesive team to provide you with the best possible care every step of the way.
At the Center for Collaborative Counseling and Psychiatry, our experts provide you, your child and family with comprehensive resources, support, and relief. We take a holistic approach to treatment and treat you as a whole and unique person and not just a list of symptoms. We provide evaluations, assessments, medication management, therapy and the skilled support and guidance of highly qualified professionals who will work collaboratively with you to create a treatment plan that best addresses your specific needs and therapy goals. And, our staff works together as a cohesive team to provide you with the best possible care every step of the way.
(847) 737-8865 View (847) 737-8865
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Amy Nolan, MS, LMFT (ProActive Behavioral Services
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Algonquin, IL 60102
Not accepting new clients
At any time in our lives, we may experience distance between where we are and where we'd like to be. Obstacles can sometimes stand in our way, and prevent us from achieving and living the life that we long for. I work with individuals and couples in a collaborative process to explore these obstacles, and to challenge old patterns and beliefs that may no longer be necessary, while finding new ways of thinking and living. With much compassion and understanding, I work with clients to facilitate healing and growth, grounded in a desire to empower others to achieve their goals, and to be brave, while deeply-rooted in hope.
At any time in our lives, we may experience distance between where we are and where we'd like to be. Obstacles can sometimes stand in our way, and prevent us from achieving and living the life that we long for. I work with individuals and couples in a collaborative process to explore these obstacles, and to challenge old patterns and beliefs that may no longer be necessary, while finding new ways of thinking and living. With much compassion and understanding, I work with clients to facilitate healing and growth, grounded in a desire to empower others to achieve their goals, and to be brave, while deeply-rooted in hope.
(224) 333-1052 View (224) 333-1052
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ProActive Behavioral Services - Dr Todd R Lendvay
Psychologist, PsyD, LCPC, CCJS, MAC, AMS
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Algonquin, IL 60102
There are times when our life, or the lives of family members are no longer as enjoyable as planned. Sadness, arguments, anxiety, and substance use often occur when we experience ourselves going into a direction we don't like. During these challenges, the core of disagreements may simply be a different viewpoint on how a person should live and think. When your challenges become chronic, despite efforts to change, its time to involve professionals. When your way of thinking/behaving no longer progress you towards your goals....it may be time to make the call you frequently thought of making.
There are times when our life, or the lives of family members are no longer as enjoyable as planned. Sadness, arguments, anxiety, and substance use often occur when we experience ourselves going into a direction we don't like. During these challenges, the core of disagreements may simply be a different viewpoint on how a person should live and think. When your challenges become chronic, despite efforts to change, its time to involve professionals. When your way of thinking/behaving no longer progress you towards your goals....it may be time to make the call you frequently thought of making.
(847) 997-2037 View (847) 997-2037
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Brittany Pettiford
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Algonquin, IL 60102  (Online Only)
My approach with clients usually ranges between goal-oriented and psychodynamic. We can address specific areas of improvement non-judgmentally. We can explore early childhood experiences or address traumatic events and how to move forward while challenging negative thoughts and beliefs along the way. With the treatment centered around the client’s needs, I also acknowledge intersections between race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, and other cultural aspects of the client.
My approach with clients usually ranges between goal-oriented and psychodynamic. We can address specific areas of improvement non-judgmentally. We can explore early childhood experiences or address traumatic events and how to move forward while challenging negative thoughts and beliefs along the way. With the treatment centered around the client’s needs, I also acknowledge intersections between race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, and other cultural aspects of the client.
(847) 485-1944 View (847) 485-1944
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Sheri Bland
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Algonquin, IL 60102
Not accepting new clients
Sessions can be telehealth or in-person. Sheri is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 30 years of counseling experience with adults and young adults. She is passionate about helping people realize their obstacles, then equipping them with new insight and behavior to overcome them. Sheri offers practical tools for change that quickly bring the individual to thrive& enjoy life again. Specialties include mood issues, depression, anxiety, relationships and handling life stresses. She offers Body/mind techniques such as EMDR, Brainspotting and EFT tapping. Please call/email.
Sessions can be telehealth or in-person. Sheri is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 30 years of counseling experience with adults and young adults. She is passionate about helping people realize their obstacles, then equipping them with new insight and behavior to overcome them. Sheri offers practical tools for change that quickly bring the individual to thrive& enjoy life again. Specialties include mood issues, depression, anxiety, relationships and handling life stresses. She offers Body/mind techniques such as EMDR, Brainspotting and EFT tapping. Please call/email.
(815) 313-4124 View (815) 313-4124
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Martin Montoya
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Algonquin, IL 60102
At times we find ourselves experiencing problems and difficulties. We may respond in ways to barely get by and keep moving forward. Sometimes we struggle to feel a sense of belonging or feel consumed with negative thoughts and emotions. Maybe it’s our past that is keeping us from being in the present moment or it’s adding to our overall stress. In therapy, we can identify new ways to cope with difficulties and other life struggles that may be hurting our overall health or relationships.
At times we find ourselves experiencing problems and difficulties. We may respond in ways to barely get by and keep moving forward. Sometimes we struggle to feel a sense of belonging or feel consumed with negative thoughts and emotions. Maybe it’s our past that is keeping us from being in the present moment or it’s adding to our overall stress. In therapy, we can identify new ways to cope with difficulties and other life struggles that may be hurting our overall health or relationships.
(708) 419-3917 View (708) 419-3917
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Claire Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Algonquin, IL 60102
Are you feeling that your marriage could use a makeover? Concerned about the lack of intimacy in the relationship? Couples will be able to learn how to establish a solid friendship by creating love maps, increasing the fondness and admiration and creating more emotional connection. Another key will be how to deal with conflict, so issues can be dealt with instead of letting them get buried Many different tools will be used to get the same old argument into a different experience and hopefully a different ending. I am a certified Gottman therapist, having trained in Seattle with John and Julie Gottman. (Gottman.com) .
Are you feeling that your marriage could use a makeover? Concerned about the lack of intimacy in the relationship? Couples will be able to learn how to establish a solid friendship by creating love maps, increasing the fondness and admiration and creating more emotional connection. Another key will be how to deal with conflict, so issues can be dealt with instead of letting them get buried Many different tools will be used to get the same old argument into a different experience and hopefully a different ending. I am a certified Gottman therapist, having trained in Seattle with John and Julie Gottman. (Gottman.com) .
(815) 290-0908 View (815) 290-0908
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EPP Advisory Group (Cathryn Perfetti PHD, LCPC)
Counselor, PhD, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Algonquin, IL 60102
EMPOWERMENT. PURPOSE. PEACE. My ideal client is one that is at least 15 years of age that is ready to make changes in their life in order to maximize their quality of life, personal enjoyment, and find peace. I am here to help you discover your true self and embrace your "New Normal". The utilization of various assessments allows you and I to partner in the development of a customized treatment plan. I am now offering a telehealth/online option using encrypted video conferencing.
EMPOWERMENT. PURPOSE. PEACE. My ideal client is one that is at least 15 years of age that is ready to make changes in their life in order to maximize their quality of life, personal enjoyment, and find peace. I am here to help you discover your true self and embrace your "New Normal". The utilization of various assessments allows you and I to partner in the development of a customized treatment plan. I am now offering a telehealth/online option using encrypted video conferencing.
(847) 512-8396 View (847) 512-8396
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Center for Collaborative Counseling & Psychiatry
Counselor, MA, EdS, EdD
Not Verified Not Verified
Algonquin, IL 60102
I have been working in the field of mental health for over 25 years. I have experience in many different settings, including hospitals, residential facilities, schools, and private practice. I have experience treating clients of all ages, though I specialize in working with adolescents and adults with various concerns or struggles.
I have been working in the field of mental health for over 25 years. I have experience in many different settings, including hospitals, residential facilities, schools, and private practice. I have experience treating clients of all ages, though I specialize in working with adolescents and adults with various concerns or struggles.
(847) 607-6710 View (847) 607-6710
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ProActive Behavioral Services (Brigid Woods)
Counselor, LCPC, CWP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Algonquin, IL 60102
What if you could master your thoughts and fears and live a life that energizes you and doesn't leave you feeling stuck in the same rut day in and day out? What would that feel like for you? If you are feeling anxious, depressed, overly stressed and ready to take action to change your life then together we can come up with a plan that is designed to help you overcome those obstacles in life that are currently holding you back from fully enjoying your life.
What if you could master your thoughts and fears and live a life that energizes you and doesn't leave you feeling stuck in the same rut day in and day out? What would that feel like for you? If you are feeling anxious, depressed, overly stressed and ready to take action to change your life then together we can come up with a plan that is designed to help you overcome those obstacles in life that are currently holding you back from fully enjoying your life.
(847) 767-2065 View (847) 767-2065
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Amy M Wilhelmi
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, AT, EMDR
Verified Verified
Algonquin, IL 60102
Welcome to the transformative journey of emotional connection and healing in your relationship or future relationships. I'm Amy Wilhelmi, and I am an Emotionally Focused Couples, Family, and Individual Therapist. I also do EMDR and am Trauma and Attachment informed. I want to extend a warm and empathetic welcome to you and your partner as we embark on a path toward fostering deeper emotional bonds, understanding, and intimacy within your relationships.
Welcome to the transformative journey of emotional connection and healing in your relationship or future relationships. I'm Amy Wilhelmi, and I am an Emotionally Focused Couples, Family, and Individual Therapist. I also do EMDR and am Trauma and Attachment informed. I want to extend a warm and empathetic welcome to you and your partner as we embark on a path toward fostering deeper emotional bonds, understanding, and intimacy within your relationships.
(847) 750-3666 View (847) 750-3666
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Alexandra Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Algonquin, IL 60102  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in the states of IL & CA who specializes in working with pregnant & postpartum moms and families, Highly Sensitive Persons (HSPs), and sexual assault survivors. I also have experience helping clients with premarital and marital problems (e.g., communication and trust issues, helping partners connect deeper with one another), blended family issues, challenges in pregnancy & postpartum (including perinatal anxiety and depression), grief and loss, various life transitions, trauma, anxiety, panic attacks, and depression.
I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in the states of IL & CA who specializes in working with pregnant & postpartum moms and families, Highly Sensitive Persons (HSPs), and sexual assault survivors. I also have experience helping clients with premarital and marital problems (e.g., communication and trust issues, helping partners connect deeper with one another), blended family issues, challenges in pregnancy & postpartum (including perinatal anxiety and depression), grief and loss, various life transitions, trauma, anxiety, panic attacks, and depression.
(847) 961-4086 View (847) 961-4086
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Brianna Kassel
Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Algonquin, IL 60102
Therapy is a big step for everyone and I am happy to be considered in the start of your therapy journey! I approach therapy with the mindset that the client is in charge of their therapy and the direction that it goes in, as you are the expert on yourself. I am a passenger on your journey of self-discovery and recovery, helping to guide and give assistance when necessary. My goal is to provide a safe and comfortable space for my clients to work through their life stressors and traumas. Together, we will work together to develop a treatment plan that will help reduce and manage symptoms. I am prepared to help you take the next step!
Therapy is a big step for everyone and I am happy to be considered in the start of your therapy journey! I approach therapy with the mindset that the client is in charge of their therapy and the direction that it goes in, as you are the expert on yourself. I am a passenger on your journey of self-discovery and recovery, helping to guide and give assistance when necessary. My goal is to provide a safe and comfortable space for my clients to work through their life stressors and traumas. Together, we will work together to develop a treatment plan that will help reduce and manage symptoms. I am prepared to help you take the next step!
(847) 916-0539 x102 View (847) 916-0539 x102
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Megan Rosecrans
Psychologist, PsyD, LCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Algonquin, IL 60102
Depression, anxiety, grief/loss, ADHD, and relationship problems are just some of the many reasons people seek out therapy. You may want to learn ways to feel better and reduce uncomfortable emotions, or you may want to just talk through difficult times. I strive to create a safe place and work collaboratively towards your goals. I focus on creating goals, solutions, process one's past and life circumstances, and teach skills and strategies that will reduce uncomfortable and unpleasant emotions. I provide hypnotherapy and biofeedback for pain management and anxiety/panic as added tools to reduce physcial and emotional discomfort.
Depression, anxiety, grief/loss, ADHD, and relationship problems are just some of the many reasons people seek out therapy. You may want to learn ways to feel better and reduce uncomfortable emotions, or you may want to just talk through difficult times. I strive to create a safe place and work collaboratively towards your goals. I focus on creating goals, solutions, process one's past and life circumstances, and teach skills and strategies that will reduce uncomfortable and unpleasant emotions. I provide hypnotherapy and biofeedback for pain management and anxiety/panic as added tools to reduce physcial and emotional discomfort.
(331) 256-1835 x101 View (331) 256-1835 x101
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Dr. Suzy Wise
Counselor, PhD, LPC(IL), NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Algonquin, IL 60102  (Online Only)
In therapy, my ideal client seeks a safe haven for authentic, nonjudgmental, open dialogue. Together, we co-create an an environment of trust, warmth, and compassion where you can freely share your struggles, experiences, and personality. I believe that a counselor's greatest contribution is to see you as the expert of your own life and to companion you as you navigate it. My aim is to empower you on that journey, offering guidance to overcome obstacles hindering your path to fulfillment, uncovering the tools necessary to achieve your goals. and navigating life's challenges as they arise.
In therapy, my ideal client seeks a safe haven for authentic, nonjudgmental, open dialogue. Together, we co-create an an environment of trust, warmth, and compassion where you can freely share your struggles, experiences, and personality. I believe that a counselor's greatest contribution is to see you as the expert of your own life and to companion you as you navigate it. My aim is to empower you on that journey, offering guidance to overcome obstacles hindering your path to fulfillment, uncovering the tools necessary to achieve your goals. and navigating life's challenges as they arise.
(847) 558-7238 View (847) 558-7238
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ProActive Behavioral Services (Torrey Dunk, LCPC)
Counselor, MA, NCC, LCPC
Verified Verified
Algonquin, IL 60102
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) with 18 years experience working with children, tweens, teens, adolescents, young adults and their families. We can all agree that at every age and stage of life we encounter hurdles. As we attempt to negotiate these hurdles they may bring about anxiety, depression, anger, academic and other school-related struggles, emotional struggles, trauma, eating disorders, self-harm (cutting), grief, executive functioning difficulties and self-esteem issues. As we address and manage these conditions we find ourselves, often times, needing help to do so.
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) with 18 years experience working with children, tweens, teens, adolescents, young adults and their families. We can all agree that at every age and stage of life we encounter hurdles. As we attempt to negotiate these hurdles they may bring about anxiety, depression, anger, academic and other school-related struggles, emotional struggles, trauma, eating disorders, self-harm (cutting), grief, executive functioning difficulties and self-esteem issues. As we address and manage these conditions we find ourselves, often times, needing help to do so.
(630) 697-9695 View (630) 697-9695
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Josh Symbal
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSEd, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Algonquin, IL 60102
Everyone has goals and dreams that they hope to achieve in life but all too often we are faced with barriers that keep us from living up to our true potential. When these barriers have become too much for you to handle, that is when counseling comes into play. My goal is to help you discover the tools that will allow you to get back on track to achieving whatever your dreams are.
Everyone has goals and dreams that they hope to achieve in life but all too often we are faced with barriers that keep us from living up to our true potential. When these barriers have become too much for you to handle, that is when counseling comes into play. My goal is to help you discover the tools that will allow you to get back on track to achieving whatever your dreams are.
(815) 516-5001 View (815) 516-5001
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Nicole Kioussis
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Algonquin, IL 60102
I specialize in working with clients managing depression, anxiety, relationship conflicts, self-esteem issues, codependency, grief, fear, loneliness and adjustments to the events of life. Having clients share their story with me is an honor that I do not take lightly. I focus on hearing the stories of my clients and really seeing what they are going through, helping them to carry the challenges they face so that they feel less alone. I believe that conversations can truly be the catalyst for major change, and a trusting relationship with an objective therapist can make a huge impact.
I specialize in working with clients managing depression, anxiety, relationship conflicts, self-esteem issues, codependency, grief, fear, loneliness and adjustments to the events of life. Having clients share their story with me is an honor that I do not take lightly. I focus on hearing the stories of my clients and really seeing what they are going through, helping them to carry the challenges they face so that they feel less alone. I believe that conversations can truly be the catalyst for major change, and a trusting relationship with an objective therapist can make a huge impact.
(847) 232-8230 View (847) 232-8230
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Ben Gesing
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Algonquin, IL 60102
I work collaboratively with my clients to expand their insight into all the relevant factors and/or influences that are keeping them from reaching their full potential. These factors often include, but are not limited to; the identified stressor(s) that brought them into therapy; the effectiveness (or lack of effectiveness) of their current coping strategies; the influence past experiences and physical discomfort can have on their decision making and behavior; and increasing his or her awareness of their individual strengths and weakness. Simply put, I systematically help my clients make appropriate changes needed to meet their identified treatment goals.
I work collaboratively with my clients to expand their insight into all the relevant factors and/or influences that are keeping them from reaching their full potential. These factors often include, but are not limited to; the identified stressor(s) that brought them into therapy; the effectiveness (or lack of effectiveness) of their current coping strategies; the influence past experiences and physical discomfort can have on their decision making and behavior; and increasing his or her awareness of their individual strengths and weakness. Simply put, I systematically help my clients make appropriate changes needed to meet their identified treatment goals.
(815) 317-4213 View (815) 317-4213
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Shelby Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MS
Verified Verified
Algonquin, IL 60102
Life can be an overwhelming and a confusing puzzle at times. Therapy allows you to take the time to carefully pick up those pieces and create a life that you can be at peace with. My therapeutic style is one that balances real connection with honest conversations. I collaborate with clients to create a judgement free space that will also challenge you directly to reach the goals you want to achieve. Together, we can find the right tools to help you cope with stress and navigate relationship dynamics. By exploring patterns and learning new skills in therapy, you can gain a renewed sense of confidence and strength.
Life can be an overwhelming and a confusing puzzle at times. Therapy allows you to take the time to carefully pick up those pieces and create a life that you can be at peace with. My therapeutic style is one that balances real connection with honest conversations. I collaborate with clients to create a judgement free space that will also challenge you directly to reach the goals you want to achieve. Together, we can find the right tools to help you cope with stress and navigate relationship dynamics. By exploring patterns and learning new skills in therapy, you can gain a renewed sense of confidence and strength.
(847) 242-2460 View (847) 242-2460

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 60102

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 60102 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
93% Depression
77% Self Esteem
76% Relationship Issues
76% Coping Skills
70% Grief
69% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

98% BlueCross and BlueShield
70% Aetna
54% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 60102 see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 60102?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.