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Maya Joseph-Brooks
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Forest Park, IL 60130
I am a relational therapist who works with individuals, couples, and families. I create a warm and accepting space for you to share your issues and help develop a vision of your desired outcome with a plan for how to achieve it. I help identify what's getting in the way of you having the life you want and provide support as you experiment with making changes as you are ready. I focus on behavioral changes first and move to insight and family of origin work as needed. Feel free to call me to discuss your needs (708) 808-3654.
I am a relational therapist who works with individuals, couples, and families. I create a warm and accepting space for you to share your issues and help develop a vision of your desired outcome with a plan for how to achieve it. I help identify what's getting in the way of you having the life you want and provide support as you experiment with making changes as you are ready. I focus on behavioral changes first and move to insight and family of origin work as needed. Feel free to call me to discuss your needs (708) 808-3654.
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Jamie L. Hayden, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Forest Park, IL 60130  (Online Only)
I believe it is a privilege to be involved during challenging times. I anticipate learning and growing as a result of working alongside you. I consider myself a guide; I provide a compassionate environment that fosters open communication. We focus on increasing self understanding which is paramount in manufacturing peace within our unique and complex environments. My therapeutic design is to focus on strengths and goals, while sifting through the many layers that make us who we are today. Together we’ll uncover practical strategies for emotional and mental wellness.
I believe it is a privilege to be involved during challenging times. I anticipate learning and growing as a result of working alongside you. I consider myself a guide; I provide a compassionate environment that fosters open communication. We focus on increasing self understanding which is paramount in manufacturing peace within our unique and complex environments. My therapeutic design is to focus on strengths and goals, while sifting through the many layers that make us who we are today. Together we’ll uncover practical strategies for emotional and mental wellness.
(630) 948-8627 View (630) 948-8627
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Suzanne Muirheid
Counselor, LCPC, CADC, CCTP-II
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Forest Park, IL 60130
Seeking a therapist is a positive step in your pursuit to feel better. As a trauma-informed therapist, I understand that trauma does not discriminate and may present in several different forms. Research has shown that both “big T” (a single, terrible event) and “little t” trauma (daily stressors) can block the brain’s ability to process distressing events and have a profoundly negative impact on emotional, psychological, physical and spiritual well-being. Both of these types of traumas can lead to depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, addiction, phobias, relationship issues, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or more.
Seeking a therapist is a positive step in your pursuit to feel better. As a trauma-informed therapist, I understand that trauma does not discriminate and may present in several different forms. Research has shown that both “big T” (a single, terrible event) and “little t” trauma (daily stressors) can block the brain’s ability to process distressing events and have a profoundly negative impact on emotional, psychological, physical and spiritual well-being. Both of these types of traumas can lead to depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, addiction, phobias, relationship issues, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or more.
(773) 234-0423 View (773) 234-0423
Photo of Carolina Kuhl, Licensed Social Worker in 60130, IL
Carolina Kuhl
Licensed Social Worker, LSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Forest Park, IL 60130
The thought of starting therapy can be overwhelming, but I appreciate you for making the effort to figure out what's best for you! It's never late to start watering the wilted parts of yourself you've forgotten about. Sometimes you may need more guidance, a fresh perspective, or a chisme break. Whatever it is, we can sort through life's uncertainties together. As a multicultural queer Latina, I believe access and representation in therapy for the Latine community is crucial in eliminating mental health stigma. Aquí puedes tomar su tiempo, you can take your time here and find the pilas or batteries our people keep asking us to get.
The thought of starting therapy can be overwhelming, but I appreciate you for making the effort to figure out what's best for you! It's never late to start watering the wilted parts of yourself you've forgotten about. Sometimes you may need more guidance, a fresh perspective, or a chisme break. Whatever it is, we can sort through life's uncertainties together. As a multicultural queer Latina, I believe access and representation in therapy for the Latine community is crucial in eliminating mental health stigma. Aquí puedes tomar su tiempo, you can take your time here and find the pilas or batteries our people keep asking us to get.
(872) 250-2426 x34 View (872) 250-2426 x34
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Brittany Yelnick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Forest Park, IL 60130  (Online Only)
Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based out of Illinois. I have experience working with individuals who face challenges with their mental health for the past 10 years. I enjoy serving a diverse range of clients and tailoring my expertise to address individual needs and challenges.
Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based out of Illinois. I have experience working with individuals who face challenges with their mental health for the past 10 years. I enjoy serving a diverse range of clients and tailoring my expertise to address individual needs and challenges.
(708) 316-9167 View (708) 316-9167
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Therese M. Fitzpatrick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Forest Park, IL 60130
Participation in mental health counseling is one of the greatest gifts a person can give himself or herself, at anytime, but especially during times of stress. The opportunity to meet with a therapist and explore troubling issues in a safe, compassionate, and nonjudgemental environment is an immediate stress reliever. The support and encouragement that I can provide will assist you with learning new strategies to cope with what is troubling you in your life.
Participation in mental health counseling is one of the greatest gifts a person can give himself or herself, at anytime, but especially during times of stress. The opportunity to meet with a therapist and explore troubling issues in a safe, compassionate, and nonjudgemental environment is an immediate stress reliever. The support and encouragement that I can provide will assist you with learning new strategies to cope with what is troubling you in your life.
(708) 572-7399 View (708) 572-7399
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Shirley Khong
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Forest Park, IL 60130  (Online Only)
I came into the field of therapy because I have always been curious to how and what makes a relationship (romantic, friendship, or family) healthy and successful. Throughout my professional career I have worked with children, adolescents, adults, and families. It’s been a joy for me to empower my clients to develop and become more aware of their triggers, needs, and wants. In every client interaction, I learn the things that you need help with and we work together to put your story together in a meaningful way.
I came into the field of therapy because I have always been curious to how and what makes a relationship (romantic, friendship, or family) healthy and successful. Throughout my professional career I have worked with children, adolescents, adults, and families. It’s been a joy for me to empower my clients to develop and become more aware of their triggers, needs, and wants. In every client interaction, I learn the things that you need help with and we work together to put your story together in a meaningful way.
(708) 729-9559 View (708) 729-9559
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Alif Muhammad
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Forest Park, IL 60130
Our journey in life can sometimes burn us out and make us feel hollow. It can leave us wondering about our worth and purpose in life. That's why it's so important to find a therapist who will always respect you and guide you back to the person you truly are.
Our journey in life can sometimes burn us out and make us feel hollow. It can leave us wondering about our worth and purpose in life. That's why it's so important to find a therapist who will always respect you and guide you back to the person you truly are.
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Nicole Sonnefeldt
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Forest Park, IL 60130
Waitlist for new clients
I enjoy providing therapy for adults and couples, including LGBTQ+ and non-monogamous couples. I am poly, sex work, and kink - allied and -informed. I identify as a feminist trauma-informed therapist and am EMDR Trained, although I integrate many modalities depending on each client's unique personality and needs. I am a Gottman Level 1 Certified Couple's Therapist and utilize what I learn while working with couples to help individuals experiencing relational issues. My experience includes working with people with anxiety disorders, PTSD/complex PTSD, workplace issues and discrimination, spiritual concerns, and relationship issues.
I enjoy providing therapy for adults and couples, including LGBTQ+ and non-monogamous couples. I am poly, sex work, and kink - allied and -informed. I identify as a feminist trauma-informed therapist and am EMDR Trained, although I integrate many modalities depending on each client's unique personality and needs. I am a Gottman Level 1 Certified Couple's Therapist and utilize what I learn while working with couples to help individuals experiencing relational issues. My experience includes working with people with anxiety disorders, PTSD/complex PTSD, workplace issues and discrimination, spiritual concerns, and relationship issues.
(708) 726-4742 View (708) 726-4742
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Susannah Weinberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Forest Park, IL 60130
I believe that it takes a lot of strength and courage to ask for help. If you are ready to take the next steps to improve your quality of life, please reach out to me to schedule a free 15-minute consultation to see if I’m the right clinician to support you on your journey. I am a solution focused therapist and use a strength-based approach in my practice. While I believe that processing past trauma and experiences can be an important part of recovery, I am here to meet you where you are right now to help focus on your goals for the future.
I believe that it takes a lot of strength and courage to ask for help. If you are ready to take the next steps to improve your quality of life, please reach out to me to schedule a free 15-minute consultation to see if I’m the right clinician to support you on your journey. I am a solution focused therapist and use a strength-based approach in my practice. While I believe that processing past trauma and experiences can be an important part of recovery, I am here to meet you where you are right now to help focus on your goals for the future.
(708) 740-2746 View (708) 740-2746
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David Walker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Forest Park, IL 60130  (Online Only)
Looking for a warm, safe and accepting space to process your life experiences and develop a plan to achieve your desired outcomes? My name is David Walker and I am an experienced Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). When engaging in the therapy relationship, my work has been grounded in supporting Black, Indigenous, and people of color, the LGBTQIA+ community, and other intersecting identities. I have worked in addressing concerns related to: discrimination from the criminal justice system, racial and societal injustices, anger, substance use, trauma, self-image and self-esteem, changes in life, relationship concerns, & healing.
Looking for a warm, safe and accepting space to process your life experiences and develop a plan to achieve your desired outcomes? My name is David Walker and I am an experienced Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). When engaging in the therapy relationship, my work has been grounded in supporting Black, Indigenous, and people of color, the LGBTQIA+ community, and other intersecting identities. I have worked in addressing concerns related to: discrimination from the criminal justice system, racial and societal injustices, anger, substance use, trauma, self-image and self-esteem, changes in life, relationship concerns, & healing.
(708) 315-6731 View (708) 315-6731
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Jacquelyn (Jacqui) Weiner-O'Shea
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPC, CGCS-CA, NCC
Verified Verified
Forest Park, IL 60130  (Online Only)
Hello, I appreciate you wanting to find out more about me, and how I might be able to help you. I respect that you can speak for yourself and I understand the impact of trauma. I believe that the strength of the family unit is key to each member thriving. You may need to be heard, repair relationships, heal from being hurt and hurting others, or explore new ways of communicating. Facing fears and difficult decisions takes courage. Building better communication and stronger relationships takes time and effort. So, where to start? We can meet, and then you can decide if you feel comfortable with me.
Hello, I appreciate you wanting to find out more about me, and how I might be able to help you. I respect that you can speak for yourself and I understand the impact of trauma. I believe that the strength of the family unit is key to each member thriving. You may need to be heard, repair relationships, heal from being hurt and hurting others, or explore new ways of communicating. Facing fears and difficult decisions takes courage. Building better communication and stronger relationships takes time and effort. So, where to start? We can meet, and then you can decide if you feel comfortable with me.
(708) 249-3835 View (708) 249-3835
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Winona Desarmes
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, ALMFT
Verified Verified
Forest Park, IL 60130
Winona Desarmes is an Associate Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Illinois. She has a Master's of Science in Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy. Winona is experienced in working with a range of issues including mental health disorders, substance use, family concerns, autism spectrum disorders, grief, trauma, and couple's conflicts. She specializes in working with families and couples. Winona is trained in Cognitive Behavior, Dialectical Behavior, Solution Focused, Structural and Systematic therapy. Before LifeStance, Winona was working in a program for substance abuse as a couple and family therapist.
Winona Desarmes is an Associate Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Illinois. She has a Master's of Science in Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy. Winona is experienced in working with a range of issues including mental health disorders, substance use, family concerns, autism spectrum disorders, grief, trauma, and couple's conflicts. She specializes in working with families and couples. Winona is trained in Cognitive Behavior, Dialectical Behavior, Solution Focused, Structural and Systematic therapy. Before LifeStance, Winona was working in a program for substance abuse as a couple and family therapist.
(708) 627-9463 View (708) 627-9463
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Jessica Carufel
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LCPC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Forest Park, IL 60130
Trauma can make you feel like someone has robbed you of your innocence, purpose, sense of belonging, your voice, and ability to feel safe in your own body. You might be searching for a sense of control, but feeling completely powerless. You escape into activities or relationships in order to feel anything at all and other times to make the feelings stop all together. You may have developed parts of yourself in order to survive, but what would life look like if you could shed old scripts and truly live a life that’s worth living?
Trauma can make you feel like someone has robbed you of your innocence, purpose, sense of belonging, your voice, and ability to feel safe in your own body. You might be searching for a sense of control, but feeling completely powerless. You escape into activities or relationships in order to feel anything at all and other times to make the feelings stop all together. You may have developed parts of yourself in order to survive, but what would life look like if you could shed old scripts and truly live a life that’s worth living?
(708) 438-5857 View (708) 438-5857
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Anna Katarina Berin
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Forest Park, IL 60130
Katarina Berin, LPC, believes that change starts with reciprocity and respect in the therapy relationship. She encourages self-expression, affirmation, feedback, learning, and self-awareness to help clients set goals and make new behaviors possible. Katarina earned a graduate degree in community counseling from Loyola University Chicago. She works with clients age 7 to 76 and, while delighted by all life stages, has a special place in her heart for adolescents and young adults. Katarina helps individuals facing various challenges learn to live with energy, flexibility, and peace.
Katarina Berin, LPC, believes that change starts with reciprocity and respect in the therapy relationship. She encourages self-expression, affirmation, feedback, learning, and self-awareness to help clients set goals and make new behaviors possible. Katarina earned a graduate degree in community counseling from Loyola University Chicago. She works with clients age 7 to 76 and, while delighted by all life stages, has a special place in her heart for adolescents and young adults. Katarina helps individuals facing various challenges learn to live with energy, flexibility, and peace.
(708) 725-1209 View (708) 725-1209
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Trenae Bates
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Forest Park, IL 60130
Trenae Bates is an experienced licensed clinical social worker with several years of experience in the mental health field. Trenae has a relaxed , nonjudgmental therapeutic style that she utilizes with all of her clients. Trenae has experience treating a variety of mental health struggles such as depression, anger management, suicidal ideation, trauma, anxiety and more. Trenae approaches each client's situation differently but thoroughly. Trenae provides a listening ear, practical support, and an individualized treatment approach to tackle the concerns of the client.
Trenae Bates is an experienced licensed clinical social worker with several years of experience in the mental health field. Trenae has a relaxed , nonjudgmental therapeutic style that she utilizes with all of her clients. Trenae has experience treating a variety of mental health struggles such as depression, anger management, suicidal ideation, trauma, anxiety and more. Trenae approaches each client's situation differently but thoroughly. Trenae provides a listening ear, practical support, and an individualized treatment approach to tackle the concerns of the client.
(708) 787-4814 View (708) 787-4814
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Cindy Gradle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Forest Park, IL 60130
I am an experienced psychotherapist and I work with clients from diverse backgrounds. I have extensive experience working with clients who are adult children of alcoholics and helping clients who have suffered a loss(es) and seek bereavement counseling. I also work with adults and youths who have both depression and anxiety, including panic attacks and phobias. I offer specific strategies to combat anxiety and panic attacks. My particular expertise has been working with parents and their children. Other areas of practice are sexual abuse and domestic violence.
I am an experienced psychotherapist and I work with clients from diverse backgrounds. I have extensive experience working with clients who are adult children of alcoholics and helping clients who have suffered a loss(es) and seek bereavement counseling. I also work with adults and youths who have both depression and anxiety, including panic attacks and phobias. I offer specific strategies to combat anxiety and panic attacks. My particular expertise has been working with parents and their children. Other areas of practice are sexual abuse and domestic violence.
(708) 998-4609 View (708) 998-4609
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Erika Figgers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Forest Park, IL 60130
Erika Figgers is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois who has been practicing since 2013. She has a Masters of Social Work from Indiana University. Erika has experience working with individuals impacted by mental health, trauma, substance abuse, HIV, grief/loss, and homelessness. She is passionate about her work because she feels everyone has the capacity to learn, change, and create a better quality of life. Erika approaches her clients with holistic counseling to look at all areas of their life to create strategies to meet their needs.
Erika Figgers is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois who has been practicing since 2013. She has a Masters of Social Work from Indiana University. Erika has experience working with individuals impacted by mental health, trauma, substance abuse, HIV, grief/loss, and homelessness. She is passionate about her work because she feels everyone has the capacity to learn, change, and create a better quality of life. Erika approaches her clients with holistic counseling to look at all areas of their life to create strategies to meet their needs.
(708) 401-9091 View (708) 401-9091
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Jennifer Zerfowski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Forest Park, IL 60130
My approach to therapy is not always your traditional approach. I utilize many evidence-based therapy modalities while also making our time together interesting and fun. Many times deep healing work can occur without even realizing it. You may find yourself feeling an array of emotions from crying to laughing as we work together. I believe that there is deep healing power in laughter.
My approach to therapy is not always your traditional approach. I utilize many evidence-based therapy modalities while also making our time together interesting and fun. Many times deep healing work can occur without even realizing it. You may find yourself feeling an array of emotions from crying to laughing as we work together. I believe that there is deep healing power in laughter.
(708) 419-4738 View (708) 419-4738
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Deborah L Borman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, JD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Forest Park, IL 60130
Waitlist for new clients
Adult life is complex, full of many responsibilities and accompanying stressors. Difficulties balancing work and home, communicating with others, tensions between relationships and personal goals and achievements. These complex feelings can lead to anxiety, depression, and feeling overwhelmed. I work with adults in all career settings and relationships, as well as with young adults transitioning from adolescence to college and navigating steep life changes. Together we will examine your early life experiences for insight into who you are and to shape your personal values toward realizing contentment.
Adult life is complex, full of many responsibilities and accompanying stressors. Difficulties balancing work and home, communicating with others, tensions between relationships and personal goals and achievements. These complex feelings can lead to anxiety, depression, and feeling overwhelmed. I work with adults in all career settings and relationships, as well as with young adults transitioning from adolescence to college and navigating steep life changes. Together we will examine your early life experiences for insight into who you are and to shape your personal values toward realizing contentment.
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Number of Therapists in 60130

80+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 60130 who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
95% Depression
80% Relationship Issues
73% Trauma and PTSD
69% Grief
64% Coping Skills
62% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

91% BlueCross and BlueShield
56% Aetna
56% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 60130 see their clients

83% In Person and Online
17% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
18% Male
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How can I find a therapist in 60130?

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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.