Therapists in 60185

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Wayne/Winfield Area Youth/Family Services (WAYS)
LCPC, LSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
West Chicago, IL 60185
Taking the first step toward change is hard. Whether it is change for yourself, your family, or for your child we are here to support you. Our group of therapy professionals each take their own unique approach to therapy sessions but the main goal is the same: to support individuals in living their best life possible. Each therapy professional strives to truly listen and understand the individual that they are working with in order to provide the best services possible while maintaining a safe and comfortable environment where you will feel heard and supported.
Taking the first step toward change is hard. Whether it is change for yourself, your family, or for your child we are here to support you. Our group of therapy professionals each take their own unique approach to therapy sessions but the main goal is the same: to support individuals in living their best life possible. Each therapy professional strives to truly listen and understand the individual that they are working with in order to provide the best services possible while maintaining a safe and comfortable environment where you will feel heard and supported.
(331) 245-3773 View (331) 245-3773
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GI Psychology
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
West Chicago, IL 60185  (Online Only)
You are the expert in your life; Dr. Wesley and the GI Psychology team is here to support you in accomplishing your goals and resolving your problems. Rather than forcing your goals to fit into specific treatments, our clinicians aid and guide your healing through a combination of treatment models by tailoring them to what you need for success. Your experience and needs are unique; your therapy should be the same. By utilizing evidence based treatments, our clinicians can help you take back control of your thoughts and improve your understanding of how your environment might influence your behavior.
You are the expert in your life; Dr. Wesley and the GI Psychology team is here to support you in accomplishing your goals and resolving your problems. Rather than forcing your goals to fit into specific treatments, our clinicians aid and guide your healing through a combination of treatment models by tailoring them to what you need for success. Your experience and needs are unique; your therapy should be the same. By utilizing evidence based treatments, our clinicians can help you take back control of your thoughts and improve your understanding of how your environment might influence your behavior.
(331) 259-9200 View (331) 259-9200
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Stephanie Sienkiewicz
MSW, LSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
West Chicago, IL 60185
Everyone experiences and sees the world differently which creates each unique individual. Sometimes, what we experience doesn't always line up with how we want our lives to be or how others think it should be. This can lead to different feelings and emotions that can affect the way we live our lives. Anxiety, depression, loss of direction, and low self-esteem can manifest and prevent living life to the fullest. I believe that every person should have the opportunity to live their best life possible. My goal is to provide a safe, warm environment allowing for a positive and empowering experience to build upon skills you already have.
Everyone experiences and sees the world differently which creates each unique individual. Sometimes, what we experience doesn't always line up with how we want our lives to be or how others think it should be. This can lead to different feelings and emotions that can affect the way we live our lives. Anxiety, depression, loss of direction, and low self-esteem can manifest and prevent living life to the fullest. I believe that every person should have the opportunity to live their best life possible. My goal is to provide a safe, warm environment allowing for a positive and empowering experience to build upon skills you already have.
(331) 225-1754 View (331) 225-1754
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Arzygul Orazova
LPC Intern, BA, MHP
Verified
2 Endorsed
West Chicago, IL 60185
I find essential that my clients feel safe and heard. I strive to display empathy and multicultural competency. It is important for me to create a nonjudgmental space for clients to form a collaborative approach to meet each unique individual's needs in therapeutic relationship.
I find essential that my clients feel safe and heard. I strive to display empathy and multicultural competency. It is important for me to create a nonjudgmental space for clients to form a collaborative approach to meet each unique individual's needs in therapeutic relationship.
(331) 256-2735 x125 View (331) 256-2735 x125
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Jan Hammer
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
West Chicago, IL 60185
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with experience providing assessment and therapy services to children, adolescents, young adults, and adults with a wide range of difficulties including ADHD, anxiety, depression, anger management, mood swings, self-injury, grief, low self-esteem, academic under achievement, and parent and child conflict and communication problems, as well as issues related with stressful life transitions and trauma. In addition to a Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology, I have a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and a rich history of working with kids, teenagers, and young adults.
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with experience providing assessment and therapy services to children, adolescents, young adults, and adults with a wide range of difficulties including ADHD, anxiety, depression, anger management, mood swings, self-injury, grief, low self-esteem, academic under achievement, and parent and child conflict and communication problems, as well as issues related with stressful life transitions and trauma. In addition to a Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology, I have a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and a rich history of working with kids, teenagers, and young adults.
(630) 956-8764 View (630) 956-8764
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Sydney Wolf
LPC Intern
Verified
2 Endorsed
West Chicago, IL 60185
As a compassionate therapist dedicated to promoting wellness and fostering positive change, my mission is to create a supportive environment for individuals of all ages. Specializing in working with children and adolescents, I strive to empower them with the tools needed for emotional resilience and personal growth. Through a variety of approaches I aim to instill confidence, nurture strengths, and guide individuals on a journey towards holistic well-being.
As a compassionate therapist dedicated to promoting wellness and fostering positive change, my mission is to create a supportive environment for individuals of all ages. Specializing in working with children and adolescents, I strive to empower them with the tools needed for emotional resilience and personal growth. Through a variety of approaches I aim to instill confidence, nurture strengths, and guide individuals on a journey towards holistic well-being.
(331) 258-5945 View (331) 258-5945
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T. Mark Harwood
Psychologist, MA, MS, PhD
Verified
West Chicago, IL 60185
Stress, constant worries, anxiety, mental exhaustion and depression are just a few of the problems that individuals suffer from in today's society. For those struggling with addictions, substance abuse, and domestic violence, it's often hard to feel hopeful about the future. If you're worried about parenting, divorce, or dysfunctional family matters it's difficult to maintain a healthy outlook. You are not alone and you can get the help you need. Begin taking charge of your life and start to enjoy the things you treasure most.
Stress, constant worries, anxiety, mental exhaustion and depression are just a few of the problems that individuals suffer from in today's society. For those struggling with addictions, substance abuse, and domestic violence, it's often hard to feel hopeful about the future. If you're worried about parenting, divorce, or dysfunctional family matters it's difficult to maintain a healthy outlook. You are not alone and you can get the help you need. Begin taking charge of your life and start to enjoy the things you treasure most.
(630) 520-0685 View (630) 520-0685
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Elizabeth Cortez
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
1 Endorsed
West Chicago, IL 60185
Whether you're seeking support for managing anxiety, overcoming past traumas, improving relationships, or navigating life transitions, I will be there to provide guidance and support. I want to extend a warm welcome to any individuals of Latinx heritage who are considering therapy. I recognize the unique experiences, challenges, and strengths that come with being part of the Latinx community. I am dedicated to creating a culturally sensitive and affirming environment where you can freely explore your thoughts, emotions, and concerns.
Whether you're seeking support for managing anxiety, overcoming past traumas, improving relationships, or navigating life transitions, I will be there to provide guidance and support. I want to extend a warm welcome to any individuals of Latinx heritage who are considering therapy. I recognize the unique experiences, challenges, and strengths that come with being part of the Latinx community. I am dedicated to creating a culturally sensitive and affirming environment where you can freely explore your thoughts, emotions, and concerns.
(630) 593-7975 View (630) 593-7975
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Shannon Dudzienski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
West Chicago, IL 60185
Shannon Dudzienski is a Licensed Social Worker in Illinois with 4 years of experience. She received her Associate of Arts from then College of DuPage, and then transferred to Northern Illinois University to obtain her Bachelor in Psychology, followed by her Master in Social Work. Shannon believes in a strength-based and client-centered approach. She provides support, validation, a welcoming environment, and meets clients where they are at. Her treatment philosophy includes using interventions such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, art therapy, and play therapy.
Shannon Dudzienski is a Licensed Social Worker in Illinois with 4 years of experience. She received her Associate of Arts from then College of DuPage, and then transferred to Northern Illinois University to obtain her Bachelor in Psychology, followed by her Master in Social Work. Shannon believes in a strength-based and client-centered approach. She provides support, validation, a welcoming environment, and meets clients where they are at. Her treatment philosophy includes using interventions such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, art therapy, and play therapy.
(331) 259-8743 View (331) 259-8743
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Sharon Kim
Pre-Licensed Professional, LCPC
Verified
West Chicago, IL 60185
Sharon is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois and a Nationally Certified Counselor. She received her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Wheaton College and her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at University of Illinois at Chicago. Sharon's counseling experience includes work with children, adolescents, young adults, and adults in various professional and volunteer settings. She has a wide range of experience from working in therapeutic day schools, inpatient addictions counseling to navigating cross-cultural challenges and life transitions.
Sharon is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois and a Nationally Certified Counselor. She received her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Wheaton College and her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at University of Illinois at Chicago. Sharon's counseling experience includes work with children, adolescents, young adults, and adults in various professional and volunteer settings. She has a wide range of experience from working in therapeutic day schools, inpatient addictions counseling to navigating cross-cultural challenges and life transitions.
(331) 246-0346 View (331) 246-0346
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Nora Ochoa
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified
West Chicago, IL 60185
Nora Ochoa, LCPC, focuses on fostering a nurturing environment during sessions where clients can feel safe. She works in a variety of areas and populations, and incorporates exceptional clinical techniques to promote positive change. Nora earned a BA from University of Illinois at Chicago and an MA from National Louis University. For over a decade, Nora has worked in IOP, office, residential, and home-based services. She also has extensive experience working with foster families, adoptive families, and families involved with DCFS.
Nora Ochoa, LCPC, focuses on fostering a nurturing environment during sessions where clients can feel safe. She works in a variety of areas and populations, and incorporates exceptional clinical techniques to promote positive change. Nora earned a BA from University of Illinois at Chicago and an MA from National Louis University. For over a decade, Nora has worked in IOP, office, residential, and home-based services. She also has extensive experience working with foster families, adoptive families, and families involved with DCFS.
(331) 246-0622 View (331) 246-0622
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Kyla Donovan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
West Chicago, IL 60185
Kyla Donovan believes in taking a holistic mind/body/spirit approach when it comes to treating mental health and focuses on creating greater harmony between these aspects of an individual's life. Each client is unique and special, and there is no "one size fits all" approach to therapy. Kyla takes each individual's life circumstances into consideration and tailors her technique to them so as to provide the best possible care for all of her clients. Kyla always strives to create a safe environment in which to foster trust and build rapport. Kyla listens non-judgmentally and accepts you for who you are.
Kyla Donovan believes in taking a holistic mind/body/spirit approach when it comes to treating mental health and focuses on creating greater harmony between these aspects of an individual's life. Each client is unique and special, and there is no "one size fits all" approach to therapy. Kyla takes each individual's life circumstances into consideration and tailors her technique to them so as to provide the best possible care for all of her clients. Kyla always strives to create a safe environment in which to foster trust and build rapport. Kyla listens non-judgmentally and accepts you for who you are.
(331) 241-6594 View (331) 241-6594
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Miyuki Hwang
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
West Chicago, IL 60185
Miyuki Hwang is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Illinois. She has a B.A. in Education from International Christian University and an M.A. in Christian Formation and Ministry and an M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Wheaton College Graduate School. Miyuki is originally from Japan and was in church and parachurch ministry for nearly 10 years in Japan prior to coming to the U.S. to study. After graduating from the counseling program, she was a member care counselor for missionaries.
Miyuki Hwang is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Illinois. She has a B.A. in Education from International Christian University and an M.A. in Christian Formation and Ministry and an M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Wheaton College Graduate School. Miyuki is originally from Japan and was in church and parachurch ministry for nearly 10 years in Japan prior to coming to the U.S. to study. After graduating from the counseling program, she was a member care counselor for missionaries.
(331) 209-6582 View (331) 209-6582
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Brittany Heard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
West Chicago, IL 60185
Brittany Heard, a Licensed Social Worker in Illinois, is dedicated to guiding individuals on their path to recovery and healing. With an MSW in Social Work and a B.A. in Sociology, she brings a profound understanding of the complexities of human behavior to her practice. Brittany's expertise extends to a range of specialties, including adoption and foster care, providing support to individuals navigating the intricacies of DCFS and court-involved treatment. She's particularly skilled in addressing substance use disorders, helping individuals on the journey to sobriety.
Brittany Heard, a Licensed Social Worker in Illinois, is dedicated to guiding individuals on their path to recovery and healing. With an MSW in Social Work and a B.A. in Sociology, she brings a profound understanding of the complexities of human behavior to her practice. Brittany's expertise extends to a range of specialties, including adoption and foster care, providing support to individuals navigating the intricacies of DCFS and court-involved treatment. She's particularly skilled in addressing substance use disorders, helping individuals on the journey to sobriety.
(331) 259-8343 View (331) 259-8343
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Sukhi Sandhu
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
West Chicago, IL 60185
Sukhi Sandhu is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Illinois who has been practicing since 2019. Her educational background includes an MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign. Sukhi helps adults, adolescents, and families to find healthy perceptions of themselves and strengthen their relationships so they can know themselves as peaceful, complete, whole, and safe. Sukhi is aware a single approach is not right for every individual, so she has been trained in a range of modalities, including Trauma-focused CBT, Play therapy, EMDR, and parent coaching.
Sukhi Sandhu is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Illinois who has been practicing since 2019. Her educational background includes an MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign. Sukhi helps adults, adolescents, and families to find healthy perceptions of themselves and strengthen their relationships so they can know themselves as peaceful, complete, whole, and safe. Sukhi is aware a single approach is not right for every individual, so she has been trained in a range of modalities, including Trauma-focused CBT, Play therapy, EMDR, and parent coaching.
(331) 246-1193 View (331) 246-1193
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Barbara Giordan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
West Chicago, IL 60185
Barb Giordan, MSW, LCSW, is gentle, compassionate and open. Her life is shaped by a passion to help others, and she is honored and privileged to listen to people's stories and come along side those who are suffering. Barb received an MSW from the University of Connecticut and a BA from Fairfield University. With over 20 years experience in the mental health field, Barb worked in an inpatient hospital, a day school program, and several private practice settings, including a Christian counseling center.
Barb Giordan, MSW, LCSW, is gentle, compassionate and open. Her life is shaped by a passion to help others, and she is honored and privileged to listen to people's stories and come along side those who are suffering. Barb received an MSW from the University of Connecticut and a BA from Fairfield University. With over 20 years experience in the mental health field, Barb worked in an inpatient hospital, a day school program, and several private practice settings, including a Christian counseling center.
(331) 244-5225 View (331) 244-5225
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Kristen A Jacobs
Pre-Licensed Professional, LSW
Verified
West Chicago, IL 60185
Kristen A. Jacobs is a Licensed Social Worker in Illinois who has been practicing since 2009. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Northern Illinois University and a Master of Social Work from Aurora University. Kristen creates a safe and supportive space for the client, in which she utilizes individualized, strength-based treatment approaches and evidence-based modalities with a concentration on education, validation, acceptance, self-efficacy, and symptom management.
Kristen A. Jacobs is a Licensed Social Worker in Illinois who has been practicing since 2009. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Northern Illinois University and a Master of Social Work from Aurora University. Kristen creates a safe and supportive space for the client, in which she utilizes individualized, strength-based treatment approaches and evidence-based modalities with a concentration on education, validation, acceptance, self-efficacy, and symptom management.
(331) 271-1124 View (331) 271-1124
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Barbara Giordan
Pre-Licensed Professional, LCSW
Verified
West Chicago, IL 60185
Barbara Giordan, MSW, LCSW, is gentle, and compassionate. Her life is shaped by a passion to help others, and she is honored and privileged to listen to people's stories and come along side those who are coping with life's stressors and mental health issues. Barbara received an MSW from the University of Connecticut and a BA from Fairfield University. With over 20 years of experience in the mental health field, Barbara worked in an inpatient hospital, a day school program, and several private practice settings, including a Christian counseling center.
Barbara Giordan, MSW, LCSW, is gentle, and compassionate. Her life is shaped by a passion to help others, and she is honored and privileged to listen to people's stories and come along side those who are coping with life's stressors and mental health issues. Barbara received an MSW from the University of Connecticut and a BA from Fairfield University. With over 20 years of experience in the mental health field, Barbara worked in an inpatient hospital, a day school program, and several private practice settings, including a Christian counseling center.
(331) 246-0400 View (331) 246-0400
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Stephanie Key
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
West Chicago, IL 60185
Steph Key is a Licensed Master Social Worker in Illinois who has been practicing since 2022. Steph's approach is person centered with an emphasis on mindfulness, play, and community care from a trauma informed perspective. They utilize CBT, narrative, mindfulness, DBT, and play therapy. Steph is currently working on developing a combination of play and narrative therapeutic models for adults through creativity and creative writing. They firmly believe that clients are the experts, and they are students on a journey together.
Steph Key is a Licensed Master Social Worker in Illinois who has been practicing since 2022. Steph's approach is person centered with an emphasis on mindfulness, play, and community care from a trauma informed perspective. They utilize CBT, narrative, mindfulness, DBT, and play therapy. Steph is currently working on developing a combination of play and narrative therapeutic models for adults through creativity and creative writing. They firmly believe that clients are the experts, and they are students on a journey together.
(331) 244-7690 View (331) 244-7690
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Linda Cunningham
Counselor, LCPC
West Chicago, IL 60185
Linda K Cunningham is a licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois who has been in the mental health field since 2003. Linda's focus in therapy is on individuality. You are unique and the therapeutic process should absolutely celebrate that uniqueness. Well-being isn't only about decreasing existing struggles; it should also build on your current strengths and develop new ones to help create the future you desire.
Linda K Cunningham is a licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois who has been in the mental health field since 2003. Linda's focus in therapy is on individuality. You are unique and the therapeutic process should absolutely celebrate that uniqueness. Well-being isn't only about decreasing existing struggles; it should also build on your current strengths and develop new ones to help create the future you desire.
(331) 216-1321 View (331) 216-1321

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Number of Therapists in 60185

40+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 60185 who prioritize treating:

93% Depression
91% Anxiety
68% Life Transitions
66% Trauma and PTSD
64% Grief
64% Women's Issues
61% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

6 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
77% Aetna
72% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 60185 see their clients

91% In Person and Online
9% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
12% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 60185?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What type of therapy is right for me?

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

How much does therapy cost?

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

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

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

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

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

Is online therapy a good option?

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

Are therapy sessions confidential?

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