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Jessica Nikkila (Fenstemacher)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LLC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Brookfield, IL 60513  (Online Only)
Welcome! I believe that therapy can be a very empowering experience for all ages and genders. I facilitate this for my clients by priding myself as a therapist on being empathetic, inviting and engaging. I provide therapy for Children, Adolescents and Families as well as Adults. I believe that therapy is a safe space which allows one to resolve problems and create personal growth. I am dedicated to my client's well being as well as their own self determination within the therapeutic process and therapeutic relationship. I work psychodynamically and cognitively while also utilizing strength based and family dynamic systems work.
Welcome! I believe that therapy can be a very empowering experience for all ages and genders. I facilitate this for my clients by priding myself as a therapist on being empathetic, inviting and engaging. I provide therapy for Children, Adolescents and Families as well as Adults. I believe that therapy is a safe space which allows one to resolve problems and create personal growth. I am dedicated to my client's well being as well as their own self determination within the therapeutic process and therapeutic relationship. I work psychodynamically and cognitively while also utilizing strength based and family dynamic systems work.
(773) 823-0073 View (773) 823-0073
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CC Wellness Solutions
Counselor, MEd, LCPC
Verified Verified
Brookfield, IL 60513  (Online Only)
Are you or your adolescent/young adult child going through a major life transition and finding it challenging to move forward? Maybe you are simply feeling stuck, like you lost your road map? I am here to help you find that map and guide you on your healing journey. I specialize in anxiety, life transitions, and simply helping you navigate through life’s sometimes rocky terrain. In order to regain your footing, we will work together to identify root causes, roadblocks, and sources of stress and/or fear that can stop you in your path and hinder your progress.
Are you or your adolescent/young adult child going through a major life transition and finding it challenging to move forward? Maybe you are simply feeling stuck, like you lost your road map? I am here to help you find that map and guide you on your healing journey. I specialize in anxiety, life transitions, and simply helping you navigate through life’s sometimes rocky terrain. In order to regain your footing, we will work together to identify root causes, roadblocks, and sources of stress and/or fear that can stop you in your path and hinder your progress.
(708) 381-2698 View (708) 381-2698
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Melissa Amison
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSEd, MAEA, LCSW, LICSW, CEAP
Verified Verified
Brookfield, IL 60513
My motto is "try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud". I enjoy working with individuals, groups, and families from all ages seeking ways to grow socially, emotionally, and behaviorally. I welcome all "walks of life" from various cultural backgrounds who are facing challenges with trauma, mental health disorders, autism, intellectual disabilities, youth in care, family dynamics, and many more. This office provides Telehealth Services (e.g., Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Texas) and face-to-face sessions.
My motto is "try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud". I enjoy working with individuals, groups, and families from all ages seeking ways to grow socially, emotionally, and behaviorally. I welcome all "walks of life" from various cultural backgrounds who are facing challenges with trauma, mental health disorders, autism, intellectual disabilities, youth in care, family dynamics, and many more. This office provides Telehealth Services (e.g., Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Texas) and face-to-face sessions.
(708) 271-9068 View (708) 271-9068
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Carol A. Ivan
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Brookfield, IL 60513
Not accepting new clients
PLEASE NOTE: I am NOT accepting new clients at this time. Have you ever had the experience of wrestling with a problem, and then, at some later point, the solution "coming to you" out of the blue? That's what I want to guide you to do, regarding whatever issues are bothering you now. I like to go beyond the limits of "talk" therapy by using mind/body techniques that activate your innate intelligence and creativity. While these techniques are grounded in the latest research from cognitive science and neuroscience, they are also consistent with ancient practices of awakening to our inner wisdom.
PLEASE NOTE: I am NOT accepting new clients at this time. Have you ever had the experience of wrestling with a problem, and then, at some later point, the solution "coming to you" out of the blue? That's what I want to guide you to do, regarding whatever issues are bothering you now. I like to go beyond the limits of "talk" therapy by using mind/body techniques that activate your innate intelligence and creativity. While these techniques are grounded in the latest research from cognitive science and neuroscience, they are also consistent with ancient practices of awakening to our inner wisdom.
(617) 733-9523 View (617) 733-9523
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Penny Taylor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MDiv, MSW, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brookfield, IL 60513
Waitlist for new clients
Puzzled about life, family, work, or friends? Not sure how to move forward with life transitions? Are issues of aging impacting your happiness? Willing to try a unique approach? I am a clinical therapist that listens and thinks differently than others. The goal is to understand who you are in your family/society and how those structures impact your life. Take time to reflect on and identify the patterns that create anxiety in your life while learning new techniques to process stress. Enjoy a supportive, non-judgmental environment, a place where you can transform and learn new methods of self-care.
Puzzled about life, family, work, or friends? Not sure how to move forward with life transitions? Are issues of aging impacting your happiness? Willing to try a unique approach? I am a clinical therapist that listens and thinks differently than others. The goal is to understand who you are in your family/society and how those structures impact your life. Take time to reflect on and identify the patterns that create anxiety in your life while learning new techniques to process stress. Enjoy a supportive, non-judgmental environment, a place where you can transform and learn new methods of self-care.
(708) 578-8457 View (708) 578-8457
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Interactive Counseling Services, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brookfield, IL 60513
Not accepting new clients
Hey there, I am Diana, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker; I have ten years of experience as a therapist. Chicago-born, bicultural, Spanish-speaking, culturally sensitive, and proud Latina. I treat adults, adolescents, children, first responders, and couples. I specialize in working with those who have experienced complex trauma. I have a safe space for you to unload those stressors when life can get tricky. Let's explore those challenges such as depression, anxiety, unhealthy relationships, anger issues, and self-harm behaviors. Working with me, you will learn tools and techniques to manage depressed mood, stress, and anxiety.
Hey there, I am Diana, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker; I have ten years of experience as a therapist. Chicago-born, bicultural, Spanish-speaking, culturally sensitive, and proud Latina. I treat adults, adolescents, children, first responders, and couples. I specialize in working with those who have experienced complex trauma. I have a safe space for you to unload those stressors when life can get tricky. Let's explore those challenges such as depression, anxiety, unhealthy relationships, anger issues, and self-harm behaviors. Working with me, you will learn tools and techniques to manage depressed mood, stress, and anxiety.
(708) 741-2317 View (708) 741-2317
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William Ressl
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MDiv, MSW, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Brookfield, IL 60513
Not accepting new clients
Currently NOT accepting new clients ... Feel anxious? Stressed out? Depressed? Lonely? Irritable? That life has no meaning? Does it feel like something is just not quite right? Let’s work together to make life different. We’ll look systematically at the emotional processes and triggers that can create grief in life. Knowing the processes and triggers that impact life negatively can help to think more clearly on what you can and will do to make life better. We’ll explore historic patterns of trauma and resilience to begin renewing your life one step at a time.
Currently NOT accepting new clients ... Feel anxious? Stressed out? Depressed? Lonely? Irritable? That life has no meaning? Does it feel like something is just not quite right? Let’s work together to make life different. We’ll look systematically at the emotional processes and triggers that can create grief in life. Knowing the processes and triggers that impact life negatively can help to think more clearly on what you can and will do to make life better. We’ll explore historic patterns of trauma and resilience to begin renewing your life one step at a time.
(708) 554-3992 View (708) 554-3992
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Nicole Joy Taylor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW, DCC
Verified Verified
Brookfield, IL 60513
I have a straightforward approach to therapy which is solution-focused and effective. I specialize in treatment for Depression, Anxiety, and a variety of other diagnoses or situational issues. I provide individual and marital/couples counseling. I can work with you to improve the quality of your life.
I have a straightforward approach to therapy which is solution-focused and effective. I specialize in treatment for Depression, Anxiety, and a variety of other diagnoses or situational issues. I provide individual and marital/couples counseling. I can work with you to improve the quality of your life.
(708) 794-0412 View (708) 794-0412
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Katie Guerrero
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Brookfield, IL 60513  (Online Only)
Hi there, my name is Katie Guerrero and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the western suburbs of Chicago. I have 13 years of experience as a clinical social worker and I was previously an elementary school teacher. I have worked with ages 3-63 in home, school, community, and clinical settings, and I look forward to continuing to grow my practice here.
Hi there, my name is Katie Guerrero and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the western suburbs of Chicago. I have 13 years of experience as a clinical social worker and I was previously an elementary school teacher. I have worked with ages 3-63 in home, school, community, and clinical settings, and I look forward to continuing to grow my practice here.
(708) 809-3464 View (708) 809-3464
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Loredana Kratzer
Counselor, LCPC , CRC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brookfield, IL 60513  (Online Only)
At the core of our happiness and restoration are the relationships we build with ourselves and the ones around us. I believe collaboration, empathy, and safety are the foundations of a successful therapeutic experience. Working collaboratively with clients, I strive to cultivate a stable therapeutic environment in order to help you resolve pain, conflict, discouragement, and tension by identifying your strengths, building your sense of self and setting goals that bring clarity, direction, and acceptance in your life.
At the core of our happiness and restoration are the relationships we build with ourselves and the ones around us. I believe collaboration, empathy, and safety are the foundations of a successful therapeutic experience. Working collaboratively with clients, I strive to cultivate a stable therapeutic environment in order to help you resolve pain, conflict, discouragement, and tension by identifying your strengths, building your sense of self and setting goals that bring clarity, direction, and acceptance in your life.
(708) 290-3286 View (708) 290-3286
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Dr. Eleni Malamis
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified Verified
Brookfield, IL 60513
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who has devoted my clinical work to assisting adult individuals with a broad spectrum of concerns. I provide warm and caring support to those struggling with life's challenges. Specifically, I enjoy working with individuals in the following areas: depression, anxiety, substance abuse, life transitions, low self-esteem, communication, and relationship concerns.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who has devoted my clinical work to assisting adult individuals with a broad spectrum of concerns. I provide warm and caring support to those struggling with life's challenges. Specifically, I enjoy working with individuals in the following areas: depression, anxiety, substance abuse, life transitions, low self-esteem, communication, and relationship concerns.
(708) 627-4500 View (708) 627-4500
Lori Marek-McKillop
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
Brookfield, IL 60513
I am a Mental Health Therapist in private practice. My years of experience include work in a group home setting with children with special needs, a behavioral health setting with adults and seniors with chronic mental illness, an alternative school setting with at risks students from 6th grade to seniors in high school and a social service agency. I have extensive experience treating symptoms of anxiety and depression. I also have experience with grief, caregiving support for those who are sick and surviving your troubled teen.
I am a Mental Health Therapist in private practice. My years of experience include work in a group home setting with children with special needs, a behavioral health setting with adults and seniors with chronic mental illness, an alternative school setting with at risks students from 6th grade to seniors in high school and a social service agency. I have extensive experience treating symptoms of anxiety and depression. I also have experience with grief, caregiving support for those who are sick and surviving your troubled teen.
(708) 315-2513 View (708) 315-2513
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Michelle Main
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brookfield, IL 60513
Feeling anxious, angry, depressed, isolated from friends and family? Dealing with a difficult life situation or trying to break bad habits, you just can't seem to shake? You're not alone. I believe that everybody has the ability to heal from the pain of the past, face the challenges of today, and go beyond the hurdles of tomorrow. Sometimes we just need a little help along the way.
Feeling anxious, angry, depressed, isolated from friends and family? Dealing with a difficult life situation or trying to break bad habits, you just can't seem to shake? You're not alone. I believe that everybody has the ability to heal from the pain of the past, face the challenges of today, and go beyond the hurdles of tomorrow. Sometimes we just need a little help along the way.
(630) 318-2951 View (630) 318-2951
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Douglas K DeRhodes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Brookfield, IL 60513
I provide individually tailored treatment in a safe and supportive environment that draws and builds upon each person's strengths, resources, wisdom and goals. My style is collaborative, warm and interactive. I enjoy working with a range of clients from children to adults. I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, healing from trauma, major life transitions, grief & loss, identity development, self-esteem difficulties, coping with medical health issues and illnesses, dual diagnosis (substance abuse and co-occurring psychiatric disorders), mindful living, and cultivating self-compassion.
I provide individually tailored treatment in a safe and supportive environment that draws and builds upon each person's strengths, resources, wisdom and goals. My style is collaborative, warm and interactive. I enjoy working with a range of clients from children to adults. I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, healing from trauma, major life transitions, grief & loss, identity development, self-esteem difficulties, coping with medical health issues and illnesses, dual diagnosis (substance abuse and co-occurring psychiatric disorders), mindful living, and cultivating self-compassion.
(773) 782-6938 View (773) 782-6938
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Kris Maynard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Brookfield, IL 60513
Not accepting new clients
I have over 20 years of experience working with individuals, adolescents, couples, and families coping with a variety of issues. My passion is seeing people find their own potential and realize they are the masters of their own change, healing and happiness. I practice from a belief that often people become stuck in overwhelming problems from their past; current life stressors; or fears of the future and change. My goal is to help you move forward and be able to have new skills to take with you to apply as needed as you move on with your life.
I have over 20 years of experience working with individuals, adolescents, couples, and families coping with a variety of issues. My passion is seeing people find their own potential and realize they are the masters of their own change, healing and happiness. I practice from a belief that often people become stuck in overwhelming problems from their past; current life stressors; or fears of the future and change. My goal is to help you move forward and be able to have new skills to take with you to apply as needed as you move on with your life.
(708) 921-3639 View (708) 921-3639
Photo of Dr. Katie Hejna, Psychologist in 60513, IL
Dr. Katie Hejna
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brookfield, IL 60513
Is your child or teen struggling with anxiety, depression, parental divorce, making friends, or challenges that come with an Autism Spectrum Disorder? Are you a young adult experiencing a life transition, relationship difficulties or grief and loss? If so, psychotherapy can help. My goal is not to provide strategies that simply lead to short term relief, but to work with you or your child to reduce symptoms quickly, while creating long-lasting change- a process that I believe only occurs in the context of a safe and trusting relationship.
Is your child or teen struggling with anxiety, depression, parental divorce, making friends, or challenges that come with an Autism Spectrum Disorder? Are you a young adult experiencing a life transition, relationship difficulties or grief and loss? If so, psychotherapy can help. My goal is not to provide strategies that simply lead to short term relief, but to work with you or your child to reduce symptoms quickly, while creating long-lasting change- a process that I believe only occurs in the context of a safe and trusting relationship.
(312) 663-8317 View (312) 663-8317
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Rachel Hall, PC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ATR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brookfield, IL 60513
Not accepting new clients
We all feel overwhelmed and stressed at times and need a place to sort through our thoughts and feelings. I aim to provide a calm and safe space for you to process and explore what your are experiencing. I am a warm and compassionate therapist using an eclectic approach, that is tailored to each individual. Focusing on your strengths, we can work together to reach your goals. I believe, I am best suited to provide either talk therapy or art therapy to individual adults.
We all feel overwhelmed and stressed at times and need a place to sort through our thoughts and feelings. I aim to provide a calm and safe space for you to process and explore what your are experiencing. I am a warm and compassionate therapist using an eclectic approach, that is tailored to each individual. Focusing on your strengths, we can work together to reach your goals. I believe, I am best suited to provide either talk therapy or art therapy to individual adults.
(773) 360-5996 View (773) 360-5996
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Stephanie Brennan
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
Brookfield, IL 60513
Not accepting new clients
I recognize that your experiences and reasons for seeking counseling are unique to you. Our sessions will help you discover and strengthen tools and skills that you need to transition through difficult times. Together we will use strategies to explore your concerns and begin taking steps towards a more satisfying life. Therapy is an opportunity for you to "tell your story" in a safe environment. Everyone needs someone to talk to when faced with difficult times. Many people meet with me to talk with an objective, nonjudgemental person.
I recognize that your experiences and reasons for seeking counseling are unique to you. Our sessions will help you discover and strengthen tools and skills that you need to transition through difficult times. Together we will use strategies to explore your concerns and begin taking steps towards a more satisfying life. Therapy is an opportunity for you to "tell your story" in a safe environment. Everyone needs someone to talk to when faced with difficult times. Many people meet with me to talk with an objective, nonjudgemental person.
(773) 295-4816 View (773) 295-4816
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Maya Joseph-Brooks
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Brookfield, IL 60513
I am a relational therapist who works with individuals, couples, and families. I create a warm and accepting space for you to share your issues and help develop a vision of your desired outcome with a plan for how to achieve it. I help identify what's getting in the way of you having the life you want and provide support as you experiment with making changes as you are ready. I focus on behavioral changes first and move to insight and family of origin work as needed. Feel free to call me to discuss your needs (708) 808-3654.
I am a relational therapist who works with individuals, couples, and families. I create a warm and accepting space for you to share your issues and help develop a vision of your desired outcome with a plan for how to achieve it. I help identify what's getting in the way of you having the life you want and provide support as you experiment with making changes as you are ready. I focus on behavioral changes first and move to insight and family of origin work as needed. Feel free to call me to discuss your needs (708) 808-3654.
(708) 808-3654 View (708) 808-3654
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Jonathan Ecker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, NASMCPT
Verified Verified
Brookfield, IL 60513
Life can bring many hurdles that get in the way of our enjoyment and success. Perhaps you feel weighed down with stress and worry. Perhaps your experiences and challenges in life has caused you to develop unhelpful thoughts and habits. You are here because you believe there are better ways to handle those difficulties. I specialize in working with individuals to help them to better manage their emotions so that they can live a more fulfilling and positive life.
Life can bring many hurdles that get in the way of our enjoyment and success. Perhaps you feel weighed down with stress and worry. Perhaps your experiences and challenges in life has caused you to develop unhelpful thoughts and habits. You are here because you believe there are better ways to handle those difficulties. I specialize in working with individuals to help them to better manage their emotions so that they can live a more fulfilling and positive life.
(773) 974-8318 View (773) 974-8318

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 60513

40+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 60513 who prioritize treating:

98% Depression
95% Anxiety
81% Self Esteem
76% Relationship Issues
71% Coping Skills
71% Stress
64% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

93% BlueCross and BlueShield
59% Cigna and Evernorth
56% Aetna

How Therapists in 60513 see their clients

89% In Person and Online
11% Online Only

Gender breakdown

87% Female
13% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 60513?

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.