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Ashley Plantz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Evanston, IL 60208  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker providing individual therapy for adolescents (16+) and adults of all ages. I utilize an integrative approach to best support clients' needs and therapeutic goals. Some of the concerns I specialize in are depression, anxiety, OCD, self-esteem, life transitions, stress, social anxiety, body-image, trichotillomania/bfrbs. As this list isn’t exhaustive and one's therapeutic needs can be complex, please reach out and we can see if we’re a good fit.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker providing individual therapy for adolescents (16+) and adults of all ages. I utilize an integrative approach to best support clients' needs and therapeutic goals. Some of the concerns I specialize in are depression, anxiety, OCD, self-esteem, life transitions, stress, social anxiety, body-image, trichotillomania/bfrbs. As this list isn’t exhaustive and one's therapeutic needs can be complex, please reach out and we can see if we’re a good fit.
(847) 261-8095 View (847) 261-8095
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Rosemary Magaña
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Evanston, IL 60208  (Online Only)
Rosemary is the founder of Adelante Counseling and Wellness, which provides individual and group therapy, consultation, and wellness workshops. Her work is informed by a strengths-based, social justice, and trauma-informed lens that acknowledges the psychological effects of systemic oppression on individuals and communities. As a therapist she utilizes relational as well as solution focused approached to address client’s symptoms and goals.
Rosemary is the founder of Adelante Counseling and Wellness, which provides individual and group therapy, consultation, and wellness workshops. Her work is informed by a strengths-based, social justice, and trauma-informed lens that acknowledges the psychological effects of systemic oppression on individuals and communities. As a therapist she utilizes relational as well as solution focused approached to address client’s symptoms and goals.
(773) 673-9951 View (773) 673-9951
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Jodie Goldberg Singer
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Evanston, IL 60208
For nearly two decades I have had the honor of supporting individuals on their journey toward healing and growth. I take an active, collaborative, and individualized treatment approach. I work from a trauma-informed lens utilizing insight-oriented, family systems, ego state, and EMDR therapies. I have expertise in depression, anxiety, PTSD, relationship difficulties, and self-identity exploration. I also help people navigate life transitions, such as early adulthood, career choices, grief and loss, and retirement, in addition to other life transitions. I offer hourly sessions, extended sessions for EMDR and am fluent in Spanish.
For nearly two decades I have had the honor of supporting individuals on their journey toward healing and growth. I take an active, collaborative, and individualized treatment approach. I work from a trauma-informed lens utilizing insight-oriented, family systems, ego state, and EMDR therapies. I have expertise in depression, anxiety, PTSD, relationship difficulties, and self-identity exploration. I also help people navigate life transitions, such as early adulthood, career choices, grief and loss, and retirement, in addition to other life transitions. I offer hourly sessions, extended sessions for EMDR and am fluent in Spanish.
(312) 818-3764 View (312) 818-3764
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Crystal Smith
Counselor, LCPC, BC-DMT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Evanston, IL 60208
Seeking support is difficult! Whether you know what you need or are completely unsure of where to begin, I am dedicated to helping you figure it out. We will work together to identify what is not working in your life and create clear and accessible goals. Uncover the best version of yourself!
Seeking support is difficult! Whether you know what you need or are completely unsure of where to begin, I am dedicated to helping you figure it out. We will work together to identify what is not working in your life and create clear and accessible goals. Uncover the best version of yourself!
(847) 320-9991 View (847) 320-9991
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Christine Zerka Yoo
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Evanston, IL 60208
Not accepting new clients
I like to think of therapy as the search for balance in one's life. For many, it begins with seeking greater understanding about one's concerns and situation. With that understanding, a new narrative of life's experiences and meaning can be found. The understanding is the first part of change; the rest (which may sometimes be the longer part) is a process of working with self-compassion towards that balance. Although my undergraduate education was in Creative Writing and Fine Arts at the University of Michigan, the most creative process I've encountered has been psychotherapy.
I like to think of therapy as the search for balance in one's life. For many, it begins with seeking greater understanding about one's concerns and situation. With that understanding, a new narrative of life's experiences and meaning can be found. The understanding is the first part of change; the rest (which may sometimes be the longer part) is a process of working with self-compassion towards that balance. Although my undergraduate education was in Creative Writing and Fine Arts at the University of Michigan, the most creative process I've encountered has been psychotherapy.
(847) 243-6769 View (847) 243-6769
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Julie Friedman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Evanston, IL 60208
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in the treatment of Binge Eating Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, Night Eating Syndrome, Traumatic Stress, PTSD, and Borderline Personality Disorder. I am particularly interested in the relationship between traumatic stress and eating pathology as well as trauma and sleep. I also specialize in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, DBT PE, Exposure and Response Prevention, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Written Exposure Therapy, Prolonged Exposure, and EMDR. I am an Assistant Professor at the Northwestern University Medical School in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in the treatment of Binge Eating Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, Night Eating Syndrome, Traumatic Stress, PTSD, and Borderline Personality Disorder. I am particularly interested in the relationship between traumatic stress and eating pathology as well as trauma and sleep. I also specialize in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, DBT PE, Exposure and Response Prevention, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Written Exposure Therapy, Prolonged Exposure, and EMDR. I am an Assistant Professor at the Northwestern University Medical School in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences.
(312) 625-1619 View (312) 625-1619
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Dr. Jessica Brennan
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Evanston, IL 60208
Dr. Jessica Brennan takes a personalized and holistic approach to psychotherapy. As both a licensed clinical psychologist and certified yoga teacher, she incorporates the needs of the mind, body and emotional self into treatment. Dr. Brennan works with clients to help them identify personal goals, increase insight into problematic behaviors and establish balanced coping skills. She provides support and strategies to increase overall happiness, productivity and life satisfaction.
Dr. Jessica Brennan takes a personalized and holistic approach to psychotherapy. As both a licensed clinical psychologist and certified yoga teacher, she incorporates the needs of the mind, body and emotional self into treatment. Dr. Brennan works with clients to help them identify personal goals, increase insight into problematic behaviors and establish balanced coping skills. She provides support and strategies to increase overall happiness, productivity and life satisfaction.
(630) 474-6217 View (630) 474-6217
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Abbie Kelley
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Evanston, IL 60208
I have over 18 years experience working with clients of all ages. Areas of specialty include: anxiety, complex anxiety, depression, OCD, ADHD, Women's Health, self-esteem, relationships, career and academic exploration, and other stressors. I am passionate about helping women grow and nurture their relationship with themselves, their dynamic identity and their body. I am also passionate about helping parents grow together in their parenting journey and explore how to feel successful while raising children. Many people try to just "get by." I use therapy as a way to help clients thrive and feel successful in the world around them.
I have over 18 years experience working with clients of all ages. Areas of specialty include: anxiety, complex anxiety, depression, OCD, ADHD, Women's Health, self-esteem, relationships, career and academic exploration, and other stressors. I am passionate about helping women grow and nurture their relationship with themselves, their dynamic identity and their body. I am also passionate about helping parents grow together in their parenting journey and explore how to feel successful while raising children. Many people try to just "get by." I use therapy as a way to help clients thrive and feel successful in the world around them.
(312) 651-6959 View (312) 651-6959
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Annie Felice
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Evanston, IL 60208
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), certified IFS therapist (level 3 trained), and certified IFS clinical consultant who provides individual and couples therapy and consultation. I understand that it takes a lot of courage to begin the process of therapy, so I work to create a safe and non-judgmental space for my clients to explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. I appreciate the uniqueness of each client's experience and strive to meet each client where they are at. I collaborate with them to create a treatment approach that is flexible, effective, and aligned with their goals for change and healing.
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), certified IFS therapist (level 3 trained), and certified IFS clinical consultant who provides individual and couples therapy and consultation. I understand that it takes a lot of courage to begin the process of therapy, so I work to create a safe and non-judgmental space for my clients to explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. I appreciate the uniqueness of each client's experience and strive to meet each client where they are at. I collaborate with them to create a treatment approach that is flexible, effective, and aligned with their goals for change and healing.
(224) 344-2466 View (224) 344-2466
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Erin R. Soruco
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Evanston, IL 60208
The path to personal growth is cultivated within the context of kindness, empathy, compassion and respect. I strive to build a therapeutic relationship which allows for exploration of even the most sensitive topics. By taking a non-directive and supportive approach, my goal is learn about you and gently encourage growth based on your unique set of circumstances. I aim to create a space in which you can feel understood, appreciated and learn self-acceptance. Together we will uncover, identify, and maximize your strengths and help you develop an increased sense of self-worth.
The path to personal growth is cultivated within the context of kindness, empathy, compassion and respect. I strive to build a therapeutic relationship which allows for exploration of even the most sensitive topics. By taking a non-directive and supportive approach, my goal is learn about you and gently encourage growth based on your unique set of circumstances. I aim to create a space in which you can feel understood, appreciated and learn self-acceptance. Together we will uncover, identify, and maximize your strengths and help you develop an increased sense of self-worth.
(872) 239-3204 View (872) 239-3204
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Dr. Plamena Daskalova
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Evanston, IL 60208  (Online Only)
Welcome! I specialize in addressing mood concerns (e.g., anxiety, depression), family-of-origin difficulties, and relational traumas. I have over a decade of experience working in different settings, including community and hospital clinics, three university counseling centers, and private practice. I work with individuals and couples across the lifespan, and I have particular expertise in supporting undergraduate and graduate students, as well as early career professionals. Given my research and clinical training in career development, I frequently work with clients navigating work transitions and high-stress occupations.
Welcome! I specialize in addressing mood concerns (e.g., anxiety, depression), family-of-origin difficulties, and relational traumas. I have over a decade of experience working in different settings, including community and hospital clinics, three university counseling centers, and private practice. I work with individuals and couples across the lifespan, and I have particular expertise in supporting undergraduate and graduate students, as well as early career professionals. Given my research and clinical training in career development, I frequently work with clients navigating work transitions and high-stress occupations.
(312) 872-8164 View (312) 872-8164
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Martin Hogan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Evanston, IL 60208  (Online Only)
Hi! I'm a therapist and clinical social worker with several years of experience. I am non-binary and speak English and Spanish. Sex-positive and experienced with ENM & polyamory. I provide individual therapy virtually via video sessions, and can see clients in Illinois. I have worked with all kinds of clients and diagnoses, including anxiety, depression, ADHD, bipolar disorder, PTSD, BPD, psychosis, and substance use concerns. I would be excited to work with you!
Hi! I'm a therapist and clinical social worker with several years of experience. I am non-binary and speak English and Spanish. Sex-positive and experienced with ENM & polyamory. I provide individual therapy virtually via video sessions, and can see clients in Illinois. I have worked with all kinds of clients and diagnoses, including anxiety, depression, ADHD, bipolar disorder, PTSD, BPD, psychosis, and substance use concerns. I would be excited to work with you!
(773) 694-4387 View (773) 694-4387
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Dr. Claire Mc Grotty (Openshaw)
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Evanston, IL 60208
I believe that therapy is an opportunity for growth and healing. I offer a safe, responsive environment that builds on the coping methods, survival strategies, and the inner wisdom that you have already implemented in your life. My practice centers anti-oppressive practices, acknowledging that our intersecting identities impact the way we view ourselves, others, and the world. I place an emphasis on assisting people in advocating for themselves, which sometimes comes in the shape of creating healthier boundaries or learning how to better communicate your needs. We all deserve to move through life being loved for who we are.
I believe that therapy is an opportunity for growth and healing. I offer a safe, responsive environment that builds on the coping methods, survival strategies, and the inner wisdom that you have already implemented in your life. My practice centers anti-oppressive practices, acknowledging that our intersecting identities impact the way we view ourselves, others, and the world. I place an emphasis on assisting people in advocating for themselves, which sometimes comes in the shape of creating healthier boundaries or learning how to better communicate your needs. We all deserve to move through life being loved for who we are.
(312) 940-8510 View (312) 940-8510
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Kaitlyn Folkes
Pre-Licensed Professional, BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Evanston, IL 60208
I help people struggling with issues with relationships, anxiety, mood, grief, and trauma. I believe healing comes from mutually empowering relationships and therefore my approach to therapy is very collaborative. I consider it the highest honor and privilege to share in your life story and journey.
I help people struggling with issues with relationships, anxiety, mood, grief, and trauma. I believe healing comes from mutually empowering relationships and therefore my approach to therapy is very collaborative. I consider it the highest honor and privilege to share in your life story and journey.
(773) 569-3582 View (773) 569-3582
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Rich Gauthier
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MBA, MA, LCSW
Verified Verified
Evanston, IL 60208
It can be difficult to cope with intense emotions and to decide on what steps to take next when life brings its inevitable challenges and opportunities. I believe that clarifying who and what are most important in our lives can help us evaluate options and guide action, even when unpleasant emotions show up. I work with clients' unique strengths to develop healthier strategies to manage difficult thoughts, feelings, situations, and memories. My practice is grounded in compassionately delivering evidence-based therapy approaches including ACT, CBT, and EMDR.
It can be difficult to cope with intense emotions and to decide on what steps to take next when life brings its inevitable challenges and opportunities. I believe that clarifying who and what are most important in our lives can help us evaluate options and guide action, even when unpleasant emotions show up. I work with clients' unique strengths to develop healthier strategies to manage difficult thoughts, feelings, situations, and memories. My practice is grounded in compassionately delivering evidence-based therapy approaches including ACT, CBT, and EMDR.
(847) 613-1968 View (847) 613-1968
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Leah Goodman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW, OTR/L, OTD
Verified Verified
Evanston, IL 60208
Therapy can be an opportunity to explore patterns in your life and relationships without judgment. As a therapist, I show up with warmth, humor and affirmation and work collaboratively with you toward self-reflection, self-compassion, and growth. My goal in individual and relationship therapy is to support you to learn more about yourself in the world— what’s shaped you, how you connect to others, and what stands in the way of where you’d like to be. I want you to feel safe to explore what brings you to therapy, and to feel held as you develop new insights and tools to navigate life’s challenges.
Therapy can be an opportunity to explore patterns in your life and relationships without judgment. As a therapist, I show up with warmth, humor and affirmation and work collaboratively with you toward self-reflection, self-compassion, and growth. My goal in individual and relationship therapy is to support you to learn more about yourself in the world— what’s shaped you, how you connect to others, and what stands in the way of where you’d like to be. I want you to feel safe to explore what brings you to therapy, and to feel held as you develop new insights and tools to navigate life’s challenges.
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Stephanie Kilper
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, BC-DMT
Verified Verified
Evanston, IL 60208
I will support you in building your body-mind connection to deepen your inner strength and capacity to confront the challenges life brings you. As a dance/movement therapist and licensed clinical professional counselor, I merge the felt experience with cognitive processing to support full integration in the healing process. Let me help you give your body, brain, and heart the opportunity to work together to support your goals. I will support you in building the skills, insight, and ability to face the hard stuff and find your power, hope, and confidence to keep building a life you will love.
I will support you in building your body-mind connection to deepen your inner strength and capacity to confront the challenges life brings you. As a dance/movement therapist and licensed clinical professional counselor, I merge the felt experience with cognitive processing to support full integration in the healing process. Let me help you give your body, brain, and heart the opportunity to work together to support your goals. I will support you in building the skills, insight, and ability to face the hard stuff and find your power, hope, and confidence to keep building a life you will love.
(630) 547-3456 View (630) 547-3456
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Kanika Wadhwa
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Evanston, IL 60208
Thank you for prioritizing therapy as you balance life and the world around us! My therapeutic approach is grounded in the belief that individuals are the experts of their own lives. I aim to understand your unique life circumstances and the strengths and vulnerabilities you bring. I offer an anti-oppressive, relational, and systemic lens in therapy which fosters collaboration and learning. I wish to co-create a safe and welcoming space with clients to embark on a therapeutic journey at their own pace, experiencing warmth and openness.
Thank you for prioritizing therapy as you balance life and the world around us! My therapeutic approach is grounded in the belief that individuals are the experts of their own lives. I aim to understand your unique life circumstances and the strengths and vulnerabilities you bring. I offer an anti-oppressive, relational, and systemic lens in therapy which fosters collaboration and learning. I wish to co-create a safe and welcoming space with clients to embark on a therapeutic journey at their own pace, experiencing warmth and openness.
(224) 243-6172 View (224) 243-6172
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Patrick Dawley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Evanston, IL 60208
As your psychotherapist, you can expect I'll collaborate with you from our first point of contact to understand what's getting in the way of a higher quality of life. I work with warmth and emotional authenticity, drawing on advanced psychoanalytic training to thoughtfully treat depression, anxiety, psychosis, personality disorders, and chronic relationship stress. All of your thoughts, feelings, perceptions, and fantasies are welcome in therapy - nothing is off limits. I approach each treatment with highly individualized care, and I'll work with you to chart a course for growth based on your unique needs.
As your psychotherapist, you can expect I'll collaborate with you from our first point of contact to understand what's getting in the way of a higher quality of life. I work with warmth and emotional authenticity, drawing on advanced psychoanalytic training to thoughtfully treat depression, anxiety, psychosis, personality disorders, and chronic relationship stress. All of your thoughts, feelings, perceptions, and fantasies are welcome in therapy - nothing is off limits. I approach each treatment with highly individualized care, and I'll work with you to chart a course for growth based on your unique needs.
(872) 250-6117 View (872) 250-6117
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Kate Maurer
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Evanston, IL 60208
There are times for many of us when life no longer feels workable. The stress of life changes, work, or study becomes overwhelming. You might feel unable to find connection, joy, or a sense of purpose in your life, frozen by the pain of your past or uncertainty about your future. You withdraw into numbness or despair, caught in patterns that you can’t seem to break and unable to fully connect with the people and the world around you. Perhaps anxious thoughts and behaviors nag and exhaust you, driving you further from the things that you value. It feels like your own mind has become an enemy.
There are times for many of us when life no longer feels workable. The stress of life changes, work, or study becomes overwhelming. You might feel unable to find connection, joy, or a sense of purpose in your life, frozen by the pain of your past or uncertainty about your future. You withdraw into numbness or despair, caught in patterns that you can’t seem to break and unable to fully connect with the people and the world around you. Perhaps anxious thoughts and behaviors nag and exhaust you, driving you further from the things that you value. It feels like your own mind has become an enemy.
(217) 203-6303 View (217) 203-6303

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 60208

50+

Average cost per session

$172

Therapists in 60208 who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
90% Depression
88% Self Esteem
86% Life Transitions
84% Relationship Issues
80% Stress
71% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

87% BlueCross and BlueShield
64% Aetna
40% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 60208 see their clients

59% In Person and Online
41% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
12% Male
4% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 60208?

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.