Photo of David Kovach, Licensed Professional Counselor in 60521, IL
David Kovach
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hinsdale, IL 60521  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I view concerns that bring people to therapy as part of the larger system that is being a human - my core therapeutic modality is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, because our thoughts truly influence how we feel and what we do. I am more direct in what I bring to the session and specialize in Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, Anxiety, and Depression and use Exposure and Response Prevention for OCD, Exposure Therapy for Anxiety, and Behavioral Activation for Depression. I incorporate a Person-Centered Approach into every session.
I view concerns that bring people to therapy as part of the larger system that is being a human - my core therapeutic modality is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, because our thoughts truly influence how we feel and what we do. I am more direct in what I bring to the session and specialize in Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, Anxiety, and Depression and use Exposure and Response Prevention for OCD, Exposure Therapy for Anxiety, and Behavioral Activation for Depression. I incorporate a Person-Centered Approach into every session.
(630) 333-4398 View (630) 333-4398
Photo of Guy E Oberrwise, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 60521, IL
Guy E Oberrwise
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Oak Brook, IL 60521
I have extensive clinical experience in treating adolescents, adults, families and couples. I specialize in the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders, eating disorders and substance abuse. I improve my patient's lives by implementing evidenced-based treatment approaches such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Cognitive Behavior Therapy in combination with a supportive, skill based approach to decrease symptoms and provide a brighter future for their lives. I also provide Exposure Response Prevention Therapy for OCD and am certified to treat Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors such as hair pulling, skin picking, and nail biting.
I have extensive clinical experience in treating adolescents, adults, families and couples. I specialize in the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders, eating disorders and substance abuse. I improve my patient's lives by implementing evidenced-based treatment approaches such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Cognitive Behavior Therapy in combination with a supportive, skill based approach to decrease symptoms and provide a brighter future for their lives. I also provide Exposure Response Prevention Therapy for OCD and am certified to treat Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors such as hair pulling, skin picking, and nail biting.
(708) 512-7278 View (708) 512-7278
Photo of Karen Rose Schultz, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 60521, IL
Karen Rose Schultz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hinsdale, IL 60521
Our history is not our destiny! I work with clients who are serious about moving forward in life. To be proactive, one needs to get around obstacles in your path. I have 40 years of experience with all kinds of clients. Many come from traumatic childhoods, and families with mental and physical injuries. You can change your own life script. We can turn inward towards our intuition and replace old tapes with new tapes in your mind. Our power is inside of us, and we can create a new way of life. Our power is in the present moment. Learn to use your power and stop victim like behavior and thoughts!
Our history is not our destiny! I work with clients who are serious about moving forward in life. To be proactive, one needs to get around obstacles in your path. I have 40 years of experience with all kinds of clients. Many come from traumatic childhoods, and families with mental and physical injuries. You can change your own life script. We can turn inward towards our intuition and replace old tapes with new tapes in your mind. Our power is inside of us, and we can create a new way of life. Our power is in the present moment. Learn to use your power and stop victim like behavior and thoughts!
(708) 719-9745 View (708) 719-9745
Photo of Hadia Zarzour, Counselor in 60521, IL
Hadia Zarzour
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hinsdale, IL 60521
As a compassionate, supportive, and direct therapist, I believe that people can be more fulfilled when they are grounded in self-knowledge. I value exploring the uniqueness of each individual and supporting them through their personal challenges. I have worked in the mental health field for ten years in a variety of treatment settings, including community mental health centers and hospitals, and specialize in therapy with individuals who have experienced trauma. Most recently, I've worked with refugee populations, and have seen firsthand the resilience and inner strength of individuals who have faced trauma in their lives.
As a compassionate, supportive, and direct therapist, I believe that people can be more fulfilled when they are grounded in self-knowledge. I value exploring the uniqueness of each individual and supporting them through their personal challenges. I have worked in the mental health field for ten years in a variety of treatment settings, including community mental health centers and hospitals, and specialize in therapy with individuals who have experienced trauma. Most recently, I've worked with refugee populations, and have seen firsthand the resilience and inner strength of individuals who have faced trauma in their lives.
(630) 716-3973 View (630) 716-3973
Photo of Brian Weir, Psychologist in 60521, IL
Brian Weir
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Hinsdale, IL 60521
*Offering both online and in-person sessions. Are you looking for a therapist who is engaging, warm, understanding, experienced and very knowledgeable? If so, I'm your therapist. I have helped others like you improve their relationships, overcome anxiety, depression and anger. Even if you have lost hope, together we can build self-confidence, strengthen resilience, and find motivation to overcome the obstacles. Whether you come for individual, or for couples therapy, my clients are often surprised what can be overcome and how much better things can be.
*Offering both online and in-person sessions. Are you looking for a therapist who is engaging, warm, understanding, experienced and very knowledgeable? If so, I'm your therapist. I have helped others like you improve their relationships, overcome anxiety, depression and anger. Even if you have lost hope, together we can build self-confidence, strengthen resilience, and find motivation to overcome the obstacles. Whether you come for individual, or for couples therapy, my clients are often surprised what can be overcome and how much better things can be.
(630) 517-5554 View (630) 517-5554
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Laura Daniels
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Hinsdale, IL 60521
I am passionate about helping people break free from the traps they create for themselves. I live for overcoming "weak, fragile, broken, victim" narratives. I love helping people rediscover their valued selves and lives. I am always mindful that one’s experiences are true and valid, and even unhealthy coping has gotten clients through painful moments. If your world has been shrinking and getting smaller and smaller, I can help. Let's get you feeling better. I will help you cultivate a road map that guides you towards your values, while also problem-solving barriers, symptoms, and challenges to help equip you for the journey.
I am passionate about helping people break free from the traps they create for themselves. I live for overcoming "weak, fragile, broken, victim" narratives. I love helping people rediscover their valued selves and lives. I am always mindful that one’s experiences are true and valid, and even unhealthy coping has gotten clients through painful moments. If your world has been shrinking and getting smaller and smaller, I can help. Let's get you feeling better. I will help you cultivate a road map that guides you towards your values, while also problem-solving barriers, symptoms, and challenges to help equip you for the journey.
(331) 244-1928 View (331) 244-1928
Photo of Teri L Murphy, Counselor in 60521, IL
Teri L Murphy
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Hinsdale, IL 60521
Are you feeling down, depressed, anxious or confused? Are every day challenges starting to overwhelm you? Would you like greater satisfaction and meaning in relationships, work and in your life? Longing for greater self esteem? Are you in the midst of a tough life transition? My clients find answers, solutions, life change and positive results in our work together. They experience a deep sense of being cared for, understood and respected....Thank you for visiting my profile on Psychology Today. You may also want to visit me on FB at Facebook.com/TeriMurphyTherapy.
Are you feeling down, depressed, anxious or confused? Are every day challenges starting to overwhelm you? Would you like greater satisfaction and meaning in relationships, work and in your life? Longing for greater self esteem? Are you in the midst of a tough life transition? My clients find answers, solutions, life change and positive results in our work together. They experience a deep sense of being cared for, understood and respected....Thank you for visiting my profile on Psychology Today. You may also want to visit me on FB at Facebook.com/TeriMurphyTherapy.
(630) 812-7380 View (630) 812-7380
Photo of Maureen P Tamillow, Counselor in 60521, IL
Maureen P Tamillow
Counselor, LCPC, RDDP, PEL
Verified Verified
Hinsdale, IL 60521
Waitlist for new clients
I work with all aged clients. I have long -term school experience: teacher, counselor, administrator. I enjoy all ages.Many people enjoy my mix of therapeutic and personal coaching styles. During the years, I have advanced my training into divorce mediation and custody mediation. I have also expanded my clientelle to include people who have long-term illness with pain. I work with health issues to help people learn to better adapt to their condition while also finding and concentrating on creating healthy lifestyle choices and personal calmness. I consider my background in addiction as a pathway to help people achieve wellness.
I work with all aged clients. I have long -term school experience: teacher, counselor, administrator. I enjoy all ages.Many people enjoy my mix of therapeutic and personal coaching styles. During the years, I have advanced my training into divorce mediation and custody mediation. I have also expanded my clientelle to include people who have long-term illness with pain. I work with health issues to help people learn to better adapt to their condition while also finding and concentrating on creating healthy lifestyle choices and personal calmness. I consider my background in addiction as a pathway to help people achieve wellness.
(708) 274-7892 View (708) 274-7892
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Lasma Maher
Counselor, LCPC, ATR
Not Verified Not Verified
Hinsdale, IL 60521
Lasma Maher, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor based in Illinois, brings a unique blend of artistic expertise and therapeutic acumen to her practice. With a career spanning from 2018, Lasma holds a Master of Arts in Fine Art and Design from Latvian Art Academy, coupled with a Master of Arts in Art Therapy/Counseling from Adler University. Her professional journey revolves around empowering individuals to tap into their creative potential, thereby facilitating the acquisition and application of effective coping skills in their daily lives.
Lasma Maher, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor based in Illinois, brings a unique blend of artistic expertise and therapeutic acumen to her practice. With a career spanning from 2018, Lasma holds a Master of Arts in Fine Art and Design from Latvian Art Academy, coupled with a Master of Arts in Art Therapy/Counseling from Adler University. Her professional journey revolves around empowering individuals to tap into their creative potential, thereby facilitating the acquisition and application of effective coping skills in their daily lives.
(630) 528-2291 View (630) 528-2291
Photo of Margo Tirado MA, LCPC & Assoc., Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in 60521, IL
Margo Tirado MA, LCPC & Assoc.
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hinsdale, IL 60521
I love journeying with my clients, helping them find their voice, create meaning out of life's inevitable wounds, and coaching them on how to create a life full of more joy, meaning and purpose. I believe every person has the potential to rewrite their life's narrative, and write a future narrative that unleashes your best self! I would love to hear your story and help you create the life and relationships you long for, because becoming your best self is your most important lifework! www.margotirado.com
I love journeying with my clients, helping them find their voice, create meaning out of life's inevitable wounds, and coaching them on how to create a life full of more joy, meaning and purpose. I believe every person has the potential to rewrite their life's narrative, and write a future narrative that unleashes your best self! I would love to hear your story and help you create the life and relationships you long for, because becoming your best self is your most important lifework! www.margotirado.com
(708) 866-1553 View (708) 866-1553
Photo of Cher A. Geiger, Psy.D., Psychologist in 60521, IL
Cher A. Geiger, Psy.D.
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Hinsdale, IL 60521
I want to help you get to a better place! I listen carefully to your unique story without judgment, and cherish the privilege of helping you make good decisions about your future within your value system. My belief is that therapy is about a humble self-love, whereby you learn to balance your needs and to advocate for them, while always keeping in mind the needs of the people who are essential in your life. Therapy is also about finding courage to deal with the challenges life presents you. This is slightly easier when you partner with an experienced therapist who cares deeply about your peace, success, and happiness.
I want to help you get to a better place! I listen carefully to your unique story without judgment, and cherish the privilege of helping you make good decisions about your future within your value system. My belief is that therapy is about a humble self-love, whereby you learn to balance your needs and to advocate for them, while always keeping in mind the needs of the people who are essential in your life. Therapy is also about finding courage to deal with the challenges life presents you. This is slightly easier when you partner with an experienced therapist who cares deeply about your peace, success, and happiness.
(630) 387-9587 View (630) 387-9587
Photo of Heidi McCardell-Wentworth, Counselor in 60521, IL
Heidi McCardell-Wentworth
Counselor, LCPC, BC-DMT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hinsdale, IL 60521
Are you tired and stressed out? Do you wish you could start feeling better now? I can help you figure out how! I support adults and couples who are experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship distress, disordered eating, and life transitions.
Are you tired and stressed out? Do you wish you could start feeling better now? I can help you figure out how! I support adults and couples who are experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship distress, disordered eating, and life transitions.
(708) 726-3411 View (708) 726-3411
Photo of Rachel Winborn, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 60521, IL
Rachel Winborn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MFA, MA, LSW
Verified Verified
Hinsdale, IL 60521
Rachel’s creative background lends itself to an intuitive therapeutic practice and her recent training as a Social Worker brings her grounded in the world of each individual she works with. Rachel is an attuned, empathetic listener, who focuses on her clients’ needs. She has experience working with persons with chronic distress, complex PTSD, mood disorders, depression, anxiety, neurodiversity (autism, ADHD, learning differences), faith-based injury/inquiry, grief/loss, identity, life transitions, parenting, family, and relationship issues.
Rachel’s creative background lends itself to an intuitive therapeutic practice and her recent training as a Social Worker brings her grounded in the world of each individual she works with. Rachel is an attuned, empathetic listener, who focuses on her clients’ needs. She has experience working with persons with chronic distress, complex PTSD, mood disorders, depression, anxiety, neurodiversity (autism, ADHD, learning differences), faith-based injury/inquiry, grief/loss, identity, life transitions, parenting, family, and relationship issues.
(630) 446-6692 View (630) 446-6692
Photo of Kay Thurn, Psychologist in 60521, IL
Kay Thurn
Psychologist, PsyD, RN
Verified Verified
Hinsdale, IL 60521
It is my intent to meet people where they are and join them in their life journey. Everyone is unique, and you bring both gifts and areas of vulnerability with you. I believe that growth and positive change are more likely to occur when we partner in pursuing your goals. Together we will find ways to examine your strengths and determine possible pathways to greater life satisfaction.
It is my intent to meet people where they are and join them in their life journey. Everyone is unique, and you bring both gifts and areas of vulnerability with you. I believe that growth and positive change are more likely to occur when we partner in pursuing your goals. Together we will find ways to examine your strengths and determine possible pathways to greater life satisfaction.
(630) 343-0772 View (630) 343-0772
Photo of Ellen Jorstad-Stein, Psychologist in 60521, IL
Ellen Jorstad-Stein
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Hinsdale, IL 60521
Waitlist for new clients
The human experience of anxiety is normal and adaptive. We would not be adequately prepared for important challenges in life if we did not experience some anxiety and fear. Anxiety is not longer adaptive when it overpowers the person and creates obstacles and challenges that interfere with daily life. At this point, a diagnosable condition may have developed. I provide specialized treatment for adults with the various anxiety disorders, including social anxiety disorder (social phobia), generalized anxiety disorder, panic, specific phobias, and obsessive compulsive disorder. I also treat conditions that commonly occur with anxiety disorders like depression or sleep disturbance.
The human experience of anxiety is normal and adaptive. We would not be adequately prepared for important challenges in life if we did not experience some anxiety and fear. Anxiety is not longer adaptive when it overpowers the person and creates obstacles and challenges that interfere with daily life. At this point, a diagnosable condition may have developed. I provide specialized treatment for adults with the various anxiety disorders, including social anxiety disorder (social phobia), generalized anxiety disorder, panic, specific phobias, and obsessive compulsive disorder. I also treat conditions that commonly occur with anxiety disorders like depression or sleep disturbance.
(630) 812-7183 View (630) 812-7183
Photo of Megan (Mackinnon) Humphreys, Marriage & Family Therapist in 60521, IL
Megan (Mackinnon) Humphreys
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hinsdale, IL 60521
I specialize in helping individuals and couples communicate better, resolve marital conflict, navigate divorce and coparenting well, heal from infidelity, and create satisfying relationships. Many relationships go through hard seasons where partners end up feeling stuck, isolated, and questioning their future, but there is support available to navigate those challenging seasons.
I specialize in helping individuals and couples communicate better, resolve marital conflict, navigate divorce and coparenting well, heal from infidelity, and create satisfying relationships. Many relationships go through hard seasons where partners end up feeling stuck, isolated, and questioning their future, but there is support available to navigate those challenging seasons.
(630) 686-7696 View (630) 686-7696
Photo of Nora Beasanski, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 60521, IL
Nora Beasanski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hinsdale, IL 60521
My clinical focus is to support you in exploring current concerns, developing insight and strategies to manage/problem-solve and to navigate whatever life throws at you. My training and experience encourage seeing ourselves in the context of our social environments: family, school, jobs, culture. Therapy as a collaborative process, building on the strengths you already have and moving to finding joy in the present moment. I utilize a client centered approach and develop an individualized plan, drawing on family systems, DBT/cognitive approaches, and insight orientated therapy. I enjoy working with adolescents, adults, and families.
My clinical focus is to support you in exploring current concerns, developing insight and strategies to manage/problem-solve and to navigate whatever life throws at you. My training and experience encourage seeing ourselves in the context of our social environments: family, school, jobs, culture. Therapy as a collaborative process, building on the strengths you already have and moving to finding joy in the present moment. I utilize a client centered approach and develop an individualized plan, drawing on family systems, DBT/cognitive approaches, and insight orientated therapy. I enjoy working with adolescents, adults, and families.
(630) 446-2161 View (630) 446-2161
Photo of Abigail Williams-Butler, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 60521, IL
Abigail Williams-Butler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, PhD, LSW
Verified Verified
Hinsdale, IL 60521
Dr. Abigail Williams-Butler is a therapist with experience in adolescent residential treatment, child welfare, justice-involved youth, pregnant and parenting teens, and those with a trauma history broadly. She is motivated by developing trusting and authentic relationships with clients and provides services to youth, their families, and individuals across the life span. She utilizes a strengths-based approach and collaborates with multi-disciplinary teams particularly focusing on youth involved in child-serving systems. She also specializes in culturally sensitive therapy.
Dr. Abigail Williams-Butler is a therapist with experience in adolescent residential treatment, child welfare, justice-involved youth, pregnant and parenting teens, and those with a trauma history broadly. She is motivated by developing trusting and authentic relationships with clients and provides services to youth, their families, and individuals across the life span. She utilizes a strengths-based approach and collaborates with multi-disciplinary teams particularly focusing on youth involved in child-serving systems. She also specializes in culturally sensitive therapy.
(630) 534-1961 View (630) 534-1961
Photo of Brigid Sanchez Lsw Cadc, Pre-Licensed Professional in 60521, IL
Brigid Sanchez Lsw Cadc
Pre-Licensed Professional, LSW, CADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hinsdale, IL 60521
Some days can feel like a challenge even waking up and the world can feel like a daunting place. It can be increasingly difficult to stay in the present moment when your mind is moving a mile a minute and you may not know the next best thing. The future can bring about anxiety and the past can bring up sadness but the present moment can be just what it is. I work with clients to explore what it means to live a valued life from their own definition and how to implement that plan. The strength and power are already within you and I believe that you may be able to find it with a little support.
Some days can feel like a challenge even waking up and the world can feel like a daunting place. It can be increasingly difficult to stay in the present moment when your mind is moving a mile a minute and you may not know the next best thing. The future can bring about anxiety and the past can bring up sadness but the present moment can be just what it is. I work with clients to explore what it means to live a valued life from their own definition and how to implement that plan. The strength and power are already within you and I believe that you may be able to find it with a little support.
(331) 241-6914 View (331) 241-6914
Photo of Erin L Hoffman, Counselor in 60521, IL
Erin L Hoffman
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Hinsdale, IL 60521
Waitlist for new clients
Do you find yourself asking "Is there something wrong with me?” or are you feeling like you have to "fix yourself?" Maybe you struggle to have healthy relationships or feel anxious in social situations. It can be really difficult to turn off the negative commentary in our minds. Many of my clients say that they struggle with harsh self-judgement and strongly fear that they "aren't enough." What might your life look like with less anxiety and fear and more focus on what means the most to you in your life and relationships with others? What if negative self-talk or the negativity coming from others just didn't bother you as much?
Do you find yourself asking "Is there something wrong with me?” or are you feeling like you have to "fix yourself?" Maybe you struggle to have healthy relationships or feel anxious in social situations. It can be really difficult to turn off the negative commentary in our minds. Many of my clients say that they struggle with harsh self-judgement and strongly fear that they "aren't enough." What might your life look like with less anxiety and fear and more focus on what means the most to you in your life and relationships with others? What if negative self-talk or the negativity coming from others just didn't bother you as much?
(630) 349-7509 View (630) 349-7509

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 60521

300+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 60521 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
89% Depression
81% Relationship Issues
81% Self Esteem
71% Life Transitions
70% Coping Skills
67% Grief

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

95% BlueCross and BlueShield
63% Aetna
51% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 60521 see their clients

85% In Person and Online
15% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 60521?

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.