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Tari N Mack
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Evanston, IL 60203  (Online Only)
My style is relational and humanistic and my goal is to help each client tap into and achieve his/her true potential. I work interactively with clients to help foster clarity about what is truly desired and help to identify and modify problematic patterns and themes that stand in the way of increased self, life and relationship satisfaction. Growth, change and helping clients move toward their own vision of peace, fulfillment and happiness is always the goal. I take a holistic approach to psychological wellness and honor the client's work life, family traditions, sexual orientation, cultural & spiritual beliefs.
My style is relational and humanistic and my goal is to help each client tap into and achieve his/her true potential. I work interactively with clients to help foster clarity about what is truly desired and help to identify and modify problematic patterns and themes that stand in the way of increased self, life and relationship satisfaction. Growth, change and helping clients move toward their own vision of peace, fulfillment and happiness is always the goal. I take a holistic approach to psychological wellness and honor the client's work life, family traditions, sexual orientation, cultural & spiritual beliefs.
(224) 269-8701 View (224) 269-8701
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Jodi Smith Cohen
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Evanston, IL 60203  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Many of us seek therapy when we are unhappy in our relationships or when we feel lonely. Sometimes, it is the relationship that we have with ourselves that concerns us. Therapy provides an opportunity for us to understand ourselves within the context of a relationship designed for self exploration. Sometimes individual therapy is appropriate. Other times, therapy is more helpful when our partners or other family members join us.
Many of us seek therapy when we are unhappy in our relationships or when we feel lonely. Sometimes, it is the relationship that we have with ourselves that concerns us. Therapy provides an opportunity for us to understand ourselves within the context of a relationship designed for self exploration. Sometimes individual therapy is appropriate. Other times, therapy is more helpful when our partners or other family members join us.
(847) 780-7543 View (847) 780-7543
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Michael England
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Evanston, IL 60203  (Online Only)
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with many years of experience dealing with a variety of personal, relational, and performance difficulties in both outpatient and inpatient settings. This depth and breadth of experience provides an excellent background for the short-term solution-focused counseling that is needed and wanted today. My work at various clinics with a variety of patients and problems has allowed me to develop skills that enhance both time-limited and, if necessary, extended psychotherapy treatment.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with many years of experience dealing with a variety of personal, relational, and performance difficulties in both outpatient and inpatient settings. This depth and breadth of experience provides an excellent background for the short-term solution-focused counseling that is needed and wanted today. My work at various clinics with a variety of patients and problems has allowed me to develop skills that enhance both time-limited and, if necessary, extended psychotherapy treatment.
(847) 629-4714 View (847) 629-4714
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Julie Scher
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Evanston, IL 60203
Waitlist for new clients
I am a relational therapist working with individuals, couples, and those in non-traditional relationships. Seeking support from psychotherapy is a sign of inner strength and hope, even when it feels as if ones world has turned inside-out. Life rarely allows any of us a free pass; births and deaths, personal crises, relationship troubles, childhood trauma, etc. may meet any one of us head-on at sometime during our lives. Seeking help from psychotherapy is a worthwhile path to take when ways of coping no longer seem effective. I nurture the possibility of deeper understanding and self-knowledge by creatively engaging the whole person.
I am a relational therapist working with individuals, couples, and those in non-traditional relationships. Seeking support from psychotherapy is a sign of inner strength and hope, even when it feels as if ones world has turned inside-out. Life rarely allows any of us a free pass; births and deaths, personal crises, relationship troubles, childhood trauma, etc. may meet any one of us head-on at sometime during our lives. Seeking help from psychotherapy is a worthwhile path to take when ways of coping no longer seem effective. I nurture the possibility of deeper understanding and self-knowledge by creatively engaging the whole person.
(847) 607-1297 View (847) 607-1297
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Meira Katzoff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Evanston, IL 60203  (Online Only)
I am an individual and couples therapist in Skokie. I have worked extensively with adult clients suffering from anxiety, OCD, panic disorder, depression, and relationship issues. I have also worked with families in distress and children experiencing difficulties at home and in school. I am certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and take the time to form unique, quality relationships with each and every client.
I am an individual and couples therapist in Skokie. I have worked extensively with adult clients suffering from anxiety, OCD, panic disorder, depression, and relationship issues. I have also worked with families in distress and children experiencing difficulties at home and in school. I am certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and take the time to form unique, quality relationships with each and every client.
(414) 877-1556 View (414) 877-1556
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Sophia L. Biesanz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Evanston, IL 60203
Not accepting new clients
Many of us often struggle to overcome difficult experiences and the challenges of life, but it is important to know that you are not alone. I am dedicated to creating a safe, nurturing space where we can work together to explore issues and move forward with new, more adaptive coping skills. My goal as a therapist is to provide each client with compassionate psychotherapy that leads to satisfying changes, restoring balance, and living a more meaningful life.
Many of us often struggle to overcome difficult experiences and the challenges of life, but it is important to know that you are not alone. I am dedicated to creating a safe, nurturing space where we can work together to explore issues and move forward with new, more adaptive coping skills. My goal as a therapist is to provide each client with compassionate psychotherapy that leads to satisfying changes, restoring balance, and living a more meaningful life.
(630) 590-0596 View (630) 590-0596
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Nadia Greenspan
Counselor, LCPC, NCC, CGP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Evanston, IL 60203
When I was looking for my first therapist, I wanted someone older and smarter to tell me what to do, how to take the pain away. Twenty five years and six therapists later, I want a Sherpa - someone who's been where I have yet to go to show me that it's possible. I've already lived through several lifetimes. I've sat through the havoc of a divorce and the shame of causing pain to my children, the confusion of starting anew, the anxiety of dating, the elation of a new love and a crushing heartbreak of a betrayal. The agonizing loneliness of falling asleep in an empty bed and the complete inability to get up the next morning.
When I was looking for my first therapist, I wanted someone older and smarter to tell me what to do, how to take the pain away. Twenty five years and six therapists later, I want a Sherpa - someone who's been where I have yet to go to show me that it's possible. I've already lived through several lifetimes. I've sat through the havoc of a divorce and the shame of causing pain to my children, the confusion of starting anew, the anxiety of dating, the elation of a new love and a crushing heartbreak of a betrayal. The agonizing loneliness of falling asleep in an empty bed and the complete inability to get up the next morning.
(847) 865-9311 View (847) 865-9311
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Natalia Yangarber
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Evanston, IL 60203
You may be coping with a recent crisis or struggling with a longstanding sense of stuckness. You may have tried different resources but are still feeling lonely and frustrated. As a psychologist and psychoanalyst, I aim to help you connect your current struggles to the larger context of your life's story. I offer perspectives that allow clients to understand what may appear to be irrational or maladaptive behaviors or feelings. Creating new meaning out of past challenges is an important part of therapy. We will identify patterns that in the past
You may be coping with a recent crisis or struggling with a longstanding sense of stuckness. You may have tried different resources but are still feeling lonely and frustrated. As a psychologist and psychoanalyst, I aim to help you connect your current struggles to the larger context of your life's story. I offer perspectives that allow clients to understand what may appear to be irrational or maladaptive behaviors or feelings. Creating new meaning out of past challenges is an important part of therapy. We will identify patterns that in the past
(630) 849-8276 View (630) 849-8276
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Jean Y Lee
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Evanston, IL 60203
Not accepting new clients
I find the most satisfaction working with those struggling with relationships - relationships with others as well your relationship with yourself. This struggle might express itself as feelings of emptiness, sadness, loneliness, disconnection, fear or anxiety, confusion, or meaninglessness. You might feel like you are floating through life without a map or destination. Alternatively, you might feel stuck or frozen within yourself. My goal is to work with you to help you define and understand these feelings, create the links and meanings of them, and ultimately to get you back moving on your life's roadmap.
I find the most satisfaction working with those struggling with relationships - relationships with others as well your relationship with yourself. This struggle might express itself as feelings of emptiness, sadness, loneliness, disconnection, fear or anxiety, confusion, or meaninglessness. You might feel like you are floating through life without a map or destination. Alternatively, you might feel stuck or frozen within yourself. My goal is to work with you to help you define and understand these feelings, create the links and meanings of them, and ultimately to get you back moving on your life's roadmap.
(847) 416-0255 View (847) 416-0255
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Max N Beshers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Evanston, IL 60203
Not accepting new clients
Closed to new referrals at this time. In my 10 years of practice as a psychotherapist, I have worked with people facing many struggles, including surviving past trauma and abuse, feeling suicidal, and severe/chronic mental illness. As a member of the LGBTQ community, I have worked with many people who identify as LGBTQ, and have supported people through coming out, gender transition, and accessing gender-affirming health care. As a white therapist, when working with BIPOC clients, I use the frameworks of anti-racism and cultural humility, and strive to make space for exploring the impacts of racism and racial differences.
Closed to new referrals at this time. In my 10 years of practice as a psychotherapist, I have worked with people facing many struggles, including surviving past trauma and abuse, feeling suicidal, and severe/chronic mental illness. As a member of the LGBTQ community, I have worked with many people who identify as LGBTQ, and have supported people through coming out, gender transition, and accessing gender-affirming health care. As a white therapist, when working with BIPOC clients, I use the frameworks of anti-racism and cultural humility, and strive to make space for exploring the impacts of racism and racial differences.
(217) 472-4109 View (217) 472-4109
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Nehama Morton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Evanston, IL 60203
Accepting new clients after September 1st - I have 30+ years of clinical experience with children, adults, and families from diverse populations and backgrounds. My holistic approach has developed from years of partnering with clients to tailor therapy to each client's needs. My practice is full of passion, dedication, and a non-judgmental attitude, which breeds an honest and effective environment for my clients.
Accepting new clients after September 1st - I have 30+ years of clinical experience with children, adults, and families from diverse populations and backgrounds. My holistic approach has developed from years of partnering with clients to tailor therapy to each client's needs. My practice is full of passion, dedication, and a non-judgmental attitude, which breeds an honest and effective environment for my clients.
(847) 893-0972 View (847) 893-0972
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Mirel Castle
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Evanston, IL 60203
Each individual's journey is unique. My approach to psychotherapy is relational and supportive so people can embrace their personal story in a caring and respectful manner. Together, we can work towards identifying strengths, creating greater self-awareness, increasing fulfillment and understanding thoughts, feelings and relationships. I have experience working with children, adolescents and adults with various concerns in individual, group and family settings, as well as providing neurofeedback therapy and conducting neuropsychological assessments.
Each individual's journey is unique. My approach to psychotherapy is relational and supportive so people can embrace their personal story in a caring and respectful manner. Together, we can work towards identifying strengths, creating greater self-awareness, increasing fulfillment and understanding thoughts, feelings and relationships. I have experience working with children, adolescents and adults with various concerns in individual, group and family settings, as well as providing neurofeedback therapy and conducting neuropsychological assessments.
(773) 492-6871 View (773) 492-6871
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Amy Derringer Chandler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Evanston, IL 60203
I am a relational psychotherapist specializing in the areas of trauma, childhood abuse and neglect, grief, loss, depression, anxiety, and relationship challenges. I believe in the ways authentic connection, reflective insight, social justice, and empathic accountability for self and others can be transformative. Acknowledging historical and systemic oppression, I help individuals to gain insight around the ways communities, contexts and relationships injure, support and/or sustain them. My work is about helping individuals cope more effectively, affirm their identities, sustain healthy relationships, and cultivate life meaning.
I am a relational psychotherapist specializing in the areas of trauma, childhood abuse and neglect, grief, loss, depression, anxiety, and relationship challenges. I believe in the ways authentic connection, reflective insight, social justice, and empathic accountability for self and others can be transformative. Acknowledging historical and systemic oppression, I help individuals to gain insight around the ways communities, contexts and relationships injure, support and/or sustain them. My work is about helping individuals cope more effectively, affirm their identities, sustain healthy relationships, and cultivate life meaning.
(847) 475-7003 x30 View (847) 475-7003 x30
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Jodi Novick Okner LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Evanston, IL 60203  (Online Only)
Hello and thank you for taking the time to read my profile. It would be an honor to get to know you. I see myself as a coach working with you to reduce anxiety. Our work together will help you identify the unique patterns of communication specific to you and your family. You will start to make sense of how these patterns permeate every aspect of your life in all significant relationships. Do these patterns help you function more effectively or keep you stuck? Five years ago I took the plunge and opened my own clinical practice. I am passionate and committed to my clients as they share, in confidence, the stories of their lives.
Hello and thank you for taking the time to read my profile. It would be an honor to get to know you. I see myself as a coach working with you to reduce anxiety. Our work together will help you identify the unique patterns of communication specific to you and your family. You will start to make sense of how these patterns permeate every aspect of your life in all significant relationships. Do these patterns help you function more effectively or keep you stuck? Five years ago I took the plunge and opened my own clinical practice. I am passionate and committed to my clients as they share, in confidence, the stories of their lives.
(224) 279-6518 View (224) 279-6518
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Muriel R Patay
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DMin, LCSW
Verified Verified
Evanston, IL 60203
To "know thyself" - to wake up to yourself, is the most worthy of quests. I work with mind, body, and spirit to bring you back to yourself. The body never lies. When we tune into the body we find our own truth, wisdom, and guidance. This happens when we calm down, relax, and pay attention. There are often emotions or experiences that have waited years to be acknowledged and expressed. It doesn't work to close the door on the past. Until we review, process, and open to healing we tend to re-capitulate the events in our past.
To "know thyself" - to wake up to yourself, is the most worthy of quests. I work with mind, body, and spirit to bring you back to yourself. The body never lies. When we tune into the body we find our own truth, wisdom, and guidance. This happens when we calm down, relax, and pay attention. There are often emotions or experiences that have waited years to be acknowledged and expressed. It doesn't work to close the door on the past. Until we review, process, and open to healing we tend to re-capitulate the events in our past.
(847) 906-2055 View (847) 906-2055
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Ann B Tharayil
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Evanston, IL 60203
Maybe you are reading this because you want something to change in your life. It’s a daring step to reach out to a stranger and trust them. I know therapy can help. It has helped me in my life, and it has helped many of my clients over the years. I offer free consultations with clients before we begin because a good fit is important. Although I have worked in agencies, hospitals and group practices, I think some of my best training has come from navigating a 24 year marriage, raising kids, and launching them into adulthood. I enjoy helping people work through anxiety and depression and get their life back.
Maybe you are reading this because you want something to change in your life. It’s a daring step to reach out to a stranger and trust them. I know therapy can help. It has helped me in my life, and it has helped many of my clients over the years. I offer free consultations with clients before we begin because a good fit is important. Although I have worked in agencies, hospitals and group practices, I think some of my best training has come from navigating a 24 year marriage, raising kids, and launching them into adulthood. I enjoy helping people work through anxiety and depression and get their life back.
(847) 807-1510 View (847) 807-1510
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Tamara Claman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Evanston, IL 60203
As a therapist, I aim to develop a strong and positive working relationship with my clients. My clinical approach is collaborative, active, respectful and genuine. I strive to create a warm therapeutic atmosphere where you will feel understood and comfortable exploring your concerns openly and effectively. As a licensed clinical psychologist with over 20 years of experience, my practice draws on insight-oriented, cognitive-behavioral and solutions-based approaches as well as other well established therapy models. In addition to depression, anxiety and relationship/interpersonal concerns, I specialize in addressing life transitions, identity development, self-esteem, resilience after setback, work/study impasses and career concerns.
As a therapist, I aim to develop a strong and positive working relationship with my clients. My clinical approach is collaborative, active, respectful and genuine. I strive to create a warm therapeutic atmosphere where you will feel understood and comfortable exploring your concerns openly and effectively. As a licensed clinical psychologist with over 20 years of experience, my practice draws on insight-oriented, cognitive-behavioral and solutions-based approaches as well as other well established therapy models. In addition to depression, anxiety and relationship/interpersonal concerns, I specialize in addressing life transitions, identity development, self-esteem, resilience after setback, work/study impasses and career concerns.
(847) 737-3018 View (847) 737-3018
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Shruti Patel
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Evanston, IL 60203  (Online Only)
I believe therapy has a power to HEAL, enhance growth, and obtain inner peace. As a psychotherapist, I strive to empower my clients by building on their own strengths and encouraging insight within a nurturing environment. Together we can identify goals to facilitate growth and healing. My specialties include trauma therapy, domestic violence/sexual assault counseling, substance abuse, and empowerment training. I am experienced in working with clients struggling with trauma, depression, anxiety, self-esteem/body image concerns, women's issues, relationship concerns, and troubles with adjustment and life transitions.
I believe therapy has a power to HEAL, enhance growth, and obtain inner peace. As a psychotherapist, I strive to empower my clients by building on their own strengths and encouraging insight within a nurturing environment. Together we can identify goals to facilitate growth and healing. My specialties include trauma therapy, domestic violence/sexual assault counseling, substance abuse, and empowerment training. I am experienced in working with clients struggling with trauma, depression, anxiety, self-esteem/body image concerns, women's issues, relationship concerns, and troubles with adjustment and life transitions.
(847) 457-0203 View (847) 457-0203
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Alan M Levin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, JD, MA, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Evanston, IL 60203
As a therapist who was a lawyer for over 30 years, I am uniquely positioned to work with lawyers and other men and women in high stress occupations, dealing with issues of anxiety, self-esteem, depression, work life balance, relational challenges, occupational dissatisfaction, and difficulties accessing, expressing and regulating emotion. I work with individuals, couples and groups. Although my practice is not limited to lawyers, a significant percentage of my private practice clients are attorneys. You can learn more about me from our websites at CareForLawyers.com and EvanstonTherapy.com.
As a therapist who was a lawyer for over 30 years, I am uniquely positioned to work with lawyers and other men and women in high stress occupations, dealing with issues of anxiety, self-esteem, depression, work life balance, relational challenges, occupational dissatisfaction, and difficulties accessing, expressing and regulating emotion. I work with individuals, couples and groups. Although my practice is not limited to lawyers, a significant percentage of my private practice clients are attorneys. You can learn more about me from our websites at CareForLawyers.com and EvanstonTherapy.com.
(847) 906-2057 View (847) 906-2057
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Jamie Bolo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Evanston, IL 60203
Jamie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in the treatment of depression, anxiety, and substance abuse. Jamie believes in developing a trusting, supportive relationship with his clients, understanding that the decision to address one's issues can be both frightening and overwhelming. He believes that contentment in life is attainable, and will commit to walking with the client as they face fear, challenges and change. Jamie uses cognitive behavioral techniques and mindfulness approaches, as well as offering a variety of recovery models to facilitate his client's personal growth. Jamie earned his MSW from the University of Maryland.
Jamie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in the treatment of depression, anxiety, and substance abuse. Jamie believes in developing a trusting, supportive relationship with his clients, understanding that the decision to address one's issues can be both frightening and overwhelming. He believes that contentment in life is attainable, and will commit to walking with the client as they face fear, challenges and change. Jamie uses cognitive behavioral techniques and mindfulness approaches, as well as offering a variety of recovery models to facilitate his client's personal growth. Jamie earned his MSW from the University of Maryland.
(773) 918-2182 View (773) 918-2182
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Number of Therapists in 60203

50+

Average cost per session

$155

Therapists in 60203 who prioritize treating:

88% Anxiety
78% Relationship Issues
78% Depression
71% Self Esteem
65% Trauma and PTSD
57% Grief
55% Women's Issues

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

95% BlueCross and BlueShield
61% Aetna
61% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 60203 see their clients

79% In Person and Online
21% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
17% Male
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How can I find a therapist in 60203?

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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.