Therapists in 60305

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Down To Earth Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
River Forest, IL 60305  (Online Only)
The teenage years are a whirlwind of change, growth, and discovery. As beautiful as this phase is, it's also when many challenges surface—be it emotional, social, or psychological. Tweens are not far behind in experiencing these changes, often feeling caught between childhood and adolescence. Recognizing the need for support during these crucial years, our practice offers a warm, engaging, and understanding space for your child to navigate their emotions and experiences.
The teenage years are a whirlwind of change, growth, and discovery. As beautiful as this phase is, it's also when many challenges surface—be it emotional, social, or psychological. Tweens are not far behind in experiencing these changes, often feeling caught between childhood and adolescence. Recognizing the need for support during these crucial years, our practice offers a warm, engaging, and understanding space for your child to navigate their emotions and experiences.
(708) 578-5882 View (708) 578-5882
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Building Resiliency Counseling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
River Forest, IL 60305  (Online Only)
I am a bilingual Licensed Clinical Social Worker, who brings over a decade of experience in outpatient mental health. I graduated with a Master's in social work from Dominican University. Since 2013, I have been serving individuals and families.Specializing in the well-being of children, adolescents, and older adults. My extensive background includes working with clients with anxiety disorders, depression, grief, loss, post-traumatic stress disorder, and major life changes.
I am a bilingual Licensed Clinical Social Worker, who brings over a decade of experience in outpatient mental health. I graduated with a Master's in social work from Dominican University. Since 2013, I have been serving individuals and families.Specializing in the well-being of children, adolescents, and older adults. My extensive background includes working with clients with anxiety disorders, depression, grief, loss, post-traumatic stress disorder, and major life changes.
(708) 581-7765 View (708) 581-7765
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Deborah L Borman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, JD, LCSW
Verified Verified
River Forest, IL 60305
Waitlist for new clients
Adult life is complex, full of many responsibilities and accompanying stressors. Difficulties balancing work and home, communicating with others, tensions between relationships and personal goals and achievements. These complex feelings can lead to anxiety, depression, and feeling overwhelmed. I work with adults in all career settings and relationships, as well as with young adults transitioning from adolescence to college and navigating steep life changes. Together we will examine your early life experiences for insight into who you are and to shape your personal values toward realizing contentment.
Adult life is complex, full of many responsibilities and accompanying stressors. Difficulties balancing work and home, communicating with others, tensions between relationships and personal goals and achievements. These complex feelings can lead to anxiety, depression, and feeling overwhelmed. I work with adults in all career settings and relationships, as well as with young adults transitioning from adolescence to college and navigating steep life changes. Together we will examine your early life experiences for insight into who you are and to shape your personal values toward realizing contentment.
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Colleen Carraher
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
River Forest, IL 60305
Knowing which steps to take when your child or your family is struggling can be challenging. You may worry about your child’s well-being, their ability to thrive, and your family’s overall functioning and sense of harmony. You should not have to navigate these challenges and feelings alone – I can help you and your child throughout this process. I am passionate about helping create safe spaces for children, parents, and families to process, learn, and grow.
Knowing which steps to take when your child or your family is struggling can be challenging. You may worry about your child’s well-being, their ability to thrive, and your family’s overall functioning and sense of harmony. You should not have to navigate these challenges and feelings alone – I can help you and your child throughout this process. I am passionate about helping create safe spaces for children, parents, and families to process, learn, and grow.
(708) 787-8583 View (708) 787-8583
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Rocio Muñoz
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
River Forest, IL 60305  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
The current national and global challenges have created unprecedented levels of ambiguity and distress for many of us. We must optimize our resilience and self-care to navigate our day and expand our coping strategies to successfully meet new demands. Thanks to my training and experience, I bring a unique skill set to help craft and implement solutions with maximal long-term viability. We can safely change reactions into actions and give you new insight over yourself and your environment. You can have fulfilling and life-enhancing relationships; you can parent mindfully and effectively.
The current national and global challenges have created unprecedented levels of ambiguity and distress for many of us. We must optimize our resilience and self-care to navigate our day and expand our coping strategies to successfully meet new demands. Thanks to my training and experience, I bring a unique skill set to help craft and implement solutions with maximal long-term viability. We can safely change reactions into actions and give you new insight over yourself and your environment. You can have fulfilling and life-enhancing relationships; you can parent mindfully and effectively.
(708) 794-0406 View (708) 794-0406
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Joe Edwards
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
River Forest, IL 60305
As the parent of a struggling child or teen, you may wonder what you can do to help them feel better. I’m here to provide you and your family the support and guidance that will help you gain a deeper understanding of your child, and feel more connected to them. I am passionate and experienced in helping children, teenagers, and their families overcome life's challenges. I have seen many children and teens struggle to express or articulate their emotions. That’s what I am here for. I find playful ways to help children express their inner world while guiding parents to also be curious to what is under their behavior.
As the parent of a struggling child or teen, you may wonder what you can do to help them feel better. I’m here to provide you and your family the support and guidance that will help you gain a deeper understanding of your child, and feel more connected to them. I am passionate and experienced in helping children, teenagers, and their families overcome life's challenges. I have seen many children and teens struggle to express or articulate their emotions. That’s what I am here for. I find playful ways to help children express their inner world while guiding parents to also be curious to what is under their behavior.
(872) 242-1626 View (872) 242-1626
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Heather L Corwin
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, MFA, LPC
Verified Verified
River Forest, IL 60305
Virtual & in person. Dr. Corwin’s diverse background and experiences inform her therapeutic approach, grounded in relationship & unconditional positive regard. Within a strength based, integrative approach to health and well being, Dr. Corwin includes sensory awareness and body connection to explore how impulses translate into our everyday actions. Populations of specialty include performing artists, and people who are seeking skills for anxiety and depression. She believes people are complex and that thoughts, feelings, and body sensations interact with each other and determine how we interface with the world around us.
Virtual & in person. Dr. Corwin’s diverse background and experiences inform her therapeutic approach, grounded in relationship & unconditional positive regard. Within a strength based, integrative approach to health and well being, Dr. Corwin includes sensory awareness and body connection to explore how impulses translate into our everyday actions. Populations of specialty include performing artists, and people who are seeking skills for anxiety and depression. She believes people are complex and that thoughts, feelings, and body sensations interact with each other and determine how we interface with the world around us.
(708) 419-3542 View (708) 419-3542
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Dr. Heidi D Schwartz
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, PsyD, LCPC
Verified Verified
River Forest, IL 60305  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I have been practicing psychotherapy for 32 years. My clinical work centers around helping people develop satisfying relationships and lifestyles. We will work collaboratively to help you heal old wounds and make insightful meaning of your patterns of self-defeating thoughts and behaviors as they impact your current functioning and relationships. I will help you develop inner strength and creativity to remedy depression, anxiety, and unhappiness. Ultimately, you will ably make intentional choices about managing your life, goals, work, and relationships.
I have been practicing psychotherapy for 32 years. My clinical work centers around helping people develop satisfying relationships and lifestyles. We will work collaboratively to help you heal old wounds and make insightful meaning of your patterns of self-defeating thoughts and behaviors as they impact your current functioning and relationships. I will help you develop inner strength and creativity to remedy depression, anxiety, and unhappiness. Ultimately, you will ably make intentional choices about managing your life, goals, work, and relationships.
(708) 934-4279 View (708) 934-4279
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Lisa S. Lombard
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
River Forest, IL 60305
You want to be well, content, and feel better. But, managing chronic health conditions, feeling overwhelmed by high levels of stress and anxiety, and facing unexpected and sudden loss/grief can be enormous tasks, especially during our challenging times. Across the lifespan, we face emotional, relational, and physical difficulties that are often best navigated when we are heard, supported, and able to cultivate the natural curiosity that invites us to change.
You want to be well, content, and feel better. But, managing chronic health conditions, feeling overwhelmed by high levels of stress and anxiety, and facing unexpected and sudden loss/grief can be enormous tasks, especially during our challenging times. Across the lifespan, we face emotional, relational, and physical difficulties that are often best navigated when we are heard, supported, and able to cultivate the natural curiosity that invites us to change.
(708) 475-0796 View (708) 475-0796
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Megan Seliga
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
River Forest, IL 60305  (Online Only)
Each stage of life brings different challenges that test our ability to adapt, but our need for support to bolster ourselves during these times remains the same. Whether you are struggling to establish a new normal in the face of shifting life circumstances, coping with a long-standing physical or mental illness, feeling the strain of caring for a loved one with an illness or a disability, or simply feeling blocked on your path to fulfillment, you deserve a space dedicated to your needs. I strive to create a space where anyone can feel welcome, and I believe that therapy is a pursuit from which everyone could derive a benefit.
Each stage of life brings different challenges that test our ability to adapt, but our need for support to bolster ourselves during these times remains the same. Whether you are struggling to establish a new normal in the face of shifting life circumstances, coping with a long-standing physical or mental illness, feeling the strain of caring for a loved one with an illness or a disability, or simply feeling blocked on your path to fulfillment, you deserve a space dedicated to your needs. I strive to create a space where anyone can feel welcome, and I believe that therapy is a pursuit from which everyone could derive a benefit.
(708) 578-7316 View (708) 578-7316
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Melissa Rowland
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
River Forest, IL 60305
My goal as a therapist is to help people get back on track with what is truly important in their lives and let go of the unnecessary struggle that psychological pain can create. I believe that everyone can learn to take a new perspective on pain in order to prevent it from acting as a barrier to the most important parts of their lives.
My goal as a therapist is to help people get back on track with what is truly important in their lives and let go of the unnecessary struggle that psychological pain can create. I believe that everyone can learn to take a new perspective on pain in order to prevent it from acting as a barrier to the most important parts of their lives.
(312) 634-6394 View (312) 634-6394
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Natori Walters
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
River Forest, IL 60305  (Online Only)
If you are trying to better understand your child or help them through a difficult time; I offer families the support and nurture to grow stronger together. Too often children can be labeled by behaviors when they are struggling to communicate something valuable. I assist parents in exploring the meaning behind these behaviors by taking time to reflect on the relationships, interactions, and care giving responses to improve the overall quality of the relationship.
If you are trying to better understand your child or help them through a difficult time; I offer families the support and nurture to grow stronger together. Too often children can be labeled by behaviors when they are struggling to communicate something valuable. I assist parents in exploring the meaning behind these behaviors by taking time to reflect on the relationships, interactions, and care giving responses to improve the overall quality of the relationship.
(708) 249-3992 View (708) 249-3992
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Jessica Anne Atassi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
River Forest, IL 60305  (Online Only)
I work best with adult clients (18+) who hope to better manage anxiety and depression or cope with life transitions such as career changes, sudden loss/grief, pregnancy/postpartum, or relationship challenges. In addition to supporting individuals, I work with couples using the Gottman Method. I belong to a group practice (Wildflower Center for Emotional Health, LLC), where I receive ongoing training and consultation in evidence-based modalities, perinatal mental health, and couples therapy. I am also a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) Knowledgable Therapist and enjoy supporting people with this trait.
I work best with adult clients (18+) who hope to better manage anxiety and depression or cope with life transitions such as career changes, sudden loss/grief, pregnancy/postpartum, or relationship challenges. In addition to supporting individuals, I work with couples using the Gottman Method. I belong to a group practice (Wildflower Center for Emotional Health, LLC), where I receive ongoing training and consultation in evidence-based modalities, perinatal mental health, and couples therapy. I am also a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) Knowledgable Therapist and enjoy supporting people with this trait.
(312) 821-4585 View (312) 821-4585
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Susan L Adler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
River Forest, IL 60305
Feeling stuck? A Chicago Social Worker of the Year (National Association of Social Workers). Published, award-winning author in the field. 25+ yrs experience. English, Spanish. AAMFT clinical member/supervisor. Respectful, skilled, organized, friendly, approachable. Model based approach. LGBTQIA. Goal based, non-pathologizing strength-based model. Highly recommended as humanistic, safe, therapist, trainer and consultant. Popular TEDx Talk: Secrets of a Couples Counselor: 3 steps to Happier Relationships available to watch on Youtube, through my website or google Susan Adler TEDx. www.susanLadler.com
Feeling stuck? A Chicago Social Worker of the Year (National Association of Social Workers). Published, award-winning author in the field. 25+ yrs experience. English, Spanish. AAMFT clinical member/supervisor. Respectful, skilled, organized, friendly, approachable. Model based approach. LGBTQIA. Goal based, non-pathologizing strength-based model. Highly recommended as humanistic, safe, therapist, trainer and consultant. Popular TEDx Talk: Secrets of a Couples Counselor: 3 steps to Happier Relationships available to watch on Youtube, through my website or google Susan Adler TEDx. www.susanLadler.com
(708) 771-4636 View (708) 771-4636
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Dr. Megan Baldassarre
Psychologist, PsyD, ABPP-CN
Verified Verified
River Forest, IL 60305
Do you or a loved one have concerns about your thinking skills? If so, neuropsychological evaluation may be beneficial. During an evaluation, Dr. Baldassarre will first gather information about your psychological and physical well-being. You will then complete measures of cognitive and emotional functioning with the help of a trained technician. Dr. Baldassarre then takes information obtained from your medical records, the interview, and formal testing and writes a comprehensive report highlighting your strengths and weaknesses. Should a diagnosis be relevant, she will provide one, along with recommendations for treatment.
Do you or a loved one have concerns about your thinking skills? If so, neuropsychological evaluation may be beneficial. During an evaluation, Dr. Baldassarre will first gather information about your psychological and physical well-being. You will then complete measures of cognitive and emotional functioning with the help of a trained technician. Dr. Baldassarre then takes information obtained from your medical records, the interview, and formal testing and writes a comprehensive report highlighting your strengths and weaknesses. Should a diagnosis be relevant, she will provide one, along with recommendations for treatment.
(708) 435-2982 View (708) 435-2982
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Michelle Stahley
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
River Forest, IL 60305  (Online Only)
Finding a therapist you feel connected to and understood by is the key to a successful therapy experience. I pride myself on being an authentic, non-judgmental therapist, who is down-to-Earth & not afraid to use humor or a gentle nudge in my approach. Therapy is a partnership and my style is active, collaborative, and empowering. We will focus on finding solutions together by utilizing your strengths and fostering insight in a relaxed and safe environment. I especially love working with & empowering introverts and Highly Sensitive People!
Finding a therapist you feel connected to and understood by is the key to a successful therapy experience. I pride myself on being an authentic, non-judgmental therapist, who is down-to-Earth & not afraid to use humor or a gentle nudge in my approach. Therapy is a partnership and my style is active, collaborative, and empowering. We will focus on finding solutions together by utilizing your strengths and fostering insight in a relaxed and safe environment. I especially love working with & empowering introverts and Highly Sensitive People!
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Courtney Bledsoe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
River Forest, IL 60305
You are feeling overwhelmed & frustrated by your child's tears, yelling, and fearfulness. You want to experience joy with your child & feel hopeful about the future. But, you're worried about your child's reactions to disappointments & frustration. Even mealtimes, bedtimes, and going to school feel like power struggles. You notice your child seems unhappy or angry, but are not sure what is going on. It's tough to balance everything when your child needs so much and it's affecting your sleep, work and other relationships. You love your child more than anything, but it's just so hard right now.
You are feeling overwhelmed & frustrated by your child's tears, yelling, and fearfulness. You want to experience joy with your child & feel hopeful about the future. But, you're worried about your child's reactions to disappointments & frustration. Even mealtimes, bedtimes, and going to school feel like power struggles. You notice your child seems unhappy or angry, but are not sure what is going on. It's tough to balance everything when your child needs so much and it's affecting your sleep, work and other relationships. You love your child more than anything, but it's just so hard right now.
(708) 740-2717 View (708) 740-2717
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Kelsey Suglich
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
River Forest, IL 60305
No matter what challenges you may be experiencing, you are valid in seeking support. Being a child, teenager, young adult, or parent is hard. Every stage brings new obstacles, relationships, hopes, and fears. I am here to hold a space for you, your child, and your family to explore and process whatever you need. You can count on me to provide an environment that encourages honesty, vulnerability, and resiliency. I am passionate about supporting my clients in their pursuit of growth and connection.
No matter what challenges you may be experiencing, you are valid in seeking support. Being a child, teenager, young adult, or parent is hard. Every stage brings new obstacles, relationships, hopes, and fears. I am here to hold a space for you, your child, and your family to explore and process whatever you need. You can count on me to provide an environment that encourages honesty, vulnerability, and resiliency. I am passionate about supporting my clients in their pursuit of growth and connection.
(312) 626-7219 View (312) 626-7219
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Ken Aaron Burnstein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
River Forest, IL 60305
Welcome; I enjoy helping people cope with anxiety, depression, anger management, couples issues, and transitions in life. (divorce, loss, career change, family relationships) I have a directive, practical approach that balances understanding and support with guidance and direction. I believe that in order for therapy to be meaningful, it is important to work together and create an individualized approach which is a unique match for your concerns and style. Many people who have felt little or no progress in therapy before, have made positive changes with my active, engaged approach.
Welcome; I enjoy helping people cope with anxiety, depression, anger management, couples issues, and transitions in life. (divorce, loss, career change, family relationships) I have a directive, practical approach that balances understanding and support with guidance and direction. I believe that in order for therapy to be meaningful, it is important to work together and create an individualized approach which is a unique match for your concerns and style. Many people who have felt little or no progress in therapy before, have made positive changes with my active, engaged approach.
(708) 406-6651 View (708) 406-6651
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Tina Shrader
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
River Forest, IL 60305
Do you consider family time a dreaded activity? Do you avoid going home because you know your child is acting out and on your last nerve, your teen is spending more time in their room and becoming quiet and withdrawn, and your partner is distant and unconcerned? Maybe you've tried reaching out for help but couldn't seem to find the right therapist.
Do you consider family time a dreaded activity? Do you avoid going home because you know your child is acting out and on your last nerve, your teen is spending more time in their room and becoming quiet and withdrawn, and your partner is distant and unconcerned? Maybe you've tried reaching out for help but couldn't seem to find the right therapist.
(872) 666-9904 View (872) 666-9904

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Number of Therapists in 60305

100+

Average cost per session

$160

Therapists in 60305 who prioritize treating:

92% Depression
91% Anxiety
83% Relationship Issues
74% Grief
69% Self Esteem
65% Trauma and PTSD
65% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

93% BlueCross and BlueShield
54% Aetna
43% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 60305 see their clients

83% In Person and Online
17% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
15% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 60305?

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.