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Angela Olson
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Plainfield, IL 60544
Angela Olson, Clinical Director, believes therapy is about personal wellness and that everyone can benefit from the process. She places a strong focus on helping clients achieve their full potential with a flexible, eclectic approach to identifying and meeting the individual needs of each person. Angela received a BA from Michigan State University and an MA from the Adler School of Professional Psychology. She has experience in a variety of settings including community mental health, ER/hospitals, schools, day care centers, vocational workshops, and police stations.
Angela Olson, Clinical Director, believes therapy is about personal wellness and that everyone can benefit from the process. She places a strong focus on helping clients achieve their full potential with a flexible, eclectic approach to identifying and meeting the individual needs of each person. Angela received a BA from Michigan State University and an MA from the Adler School of Professional Psychology. She has experience in a variety of settings including community mental health, ER/hospitals, schools, day care centers, vocational workshops, and police stations.
(815) 683-0267 View (815) 683-0267
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Taylor Welsch
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Plainfield, IL 60544
You get complimented on having it together and doing it all so well. People say you make it look easy; but if they only knew how you really feel. To you, life feels chaotic. In spite of appearing to do it all seemingly well, it feels as though you’re failing or barely keeping up. You’re being pulled in multiple directions, it’s hard to prioritize. You don’t want to let others down, but the thought of doing one more thing causes you to panic. You oscillate between needing to do or control everything and wishing you could walk away to get the break you desperately need.
You get complimented on having it together and doing it all so well. People say you make it look easy; but if they only knew how you really feel. To you, life feels chaotic. In spite of appearing to do it all seemingly well, it feels as though you’re failing or barely keeping up. You’re being pulled in multiple directions, it’s hard to prioritize. You don’t want to let others down, but the thought of doing one more thing causes you to panic. You oscillate between needing to do or control everything and wishing you could walk away to get the break you desperately need.
(815) 486-0934 View (815) 486-0934
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Gina Weber
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CADC
Verified Verified
Plainfield, IL 60544
Did you know that 70% of the changes that clients make is based off of the relationship between client and therapist? I pride myself in practicing from a person-centered, strengths-based, and existential framework in order create a safe space for clients, validate their experiences, and provide unconditional positive regard. I use humor and warmth in sessions in order to build a strong therapeutic relationship quickly so that we can work together to achieve your goals.
Did you know that 70% of the changes that clients make is based off of the relationship between client and therapist? I pride myself in practicing from a person-centered, strengths-based, and existential framework in order create a safe space for clients, validate their experiences, and provide unconditional positive regard. I use humor and warmth in sessions in order to build a strong therapeutic relationship quickly so that we can work together to achieve your goals.
(815) 657-9198 View (815) 657-9198
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Jenny Kepler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Plainfield, IL 60544
Jenny Kepler, LCSW, CADC, provides a safe, accepting atmosphere for clients to explore issues and overcome challenges. Jenny received a BA from Lake Forest College and an MSW from Loyola University Chicago. Throughout her career, she served clients of all ages in outpatient, educational and private practice settings. In therapy, Jenny uses various type of treatment models including CBT, DBT and psychodynamic to achieve progress. When appropriate, play therapy and/or art therapy is incorporated to help clients express themselves and work through issues in a less formal and therefore less threatening manner.
Jenny Kepler, LCSW, CADC, provides a safe, accepting atmosphere for clients to explore issues and overcome challenges. Jenny received a BA from Lake Forest College and an MSW from Loyola University Chicago. Throughout her career, she served clients of all ages in outpatient, educational and private practice settings. In therapy, Jenny uses various type of treatment models including CBT, DBT and psychodynamic to achieve progress. When appropriate, play therapy and/or art therapy is incorporated to help clients express themselves and work through issues in a less formal and therefore less threatening manner.
(815) 706-4469 View (815) 706-4469
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Jennifer Kovachevich
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Plainfield, IL 60544  (Online Only)
I have extensive experience helping those with depression, anxiety, trauma, and behavioral issues. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who works with individuals, groups, couples, and families. I enjoy working with adolescents and couples. I have a lot of expertise in helping my clients with stress management, self-esteem issues, communication skills, peer conflict, women's issues and men's issues. I believe in building a strong therapeutic relationship and I approach each client individually to determine their course of treatment. I also have a degree in Dietetics and understand the importance of a healthy lifestyle.
I have extensive experience helping those with depression, anxiety, trauma, and behavioral issues. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who works with individuals, groups, couples, and families. I enjoy working with adolescents and couples. I have a lot of expertise in helping my clients with stress management, self-esteem issues, communication skills, peer conflict, women's issues and men's issues. I believe in building a strong therapeutic relationship and I approach each client individually to determine their course of treatment. I also have a degree in Dietetics and understand the importance of a healthy lifestyle.
(815) 828-4403 View (815) 828-4403
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Kelly Voorhees
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Plainfield, IL 60544
I have been working in the mental health and social service field for over 20 years. In that time, I have had the pleasure of working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I am passionate about helping others in finding peace and happiness within themselves and their relationships. I take a client centered approach and come from a place of compassion in building a strong trusting client-therapist relationship. I specialize in treating depression, anxiety, mood disorders, life transitions, challenges with life stressors, work and school issues, codependency, and family/relationship issues.
I have been working in the mental health and social service field for over 20 years. In that time, I have had the pleasure of working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I am passionate about helping others in finding peace and happiness within themselves and their relationships. I take a client centered approach and come from a place of compassion in building a strong trusting client-therapist relationship. I specialize in treating depression, anxiety, mood disorders, life transitions, challenges with life stressors, work and school issues, codependency, and family/relationship issues.
(815) 559-5098 View (815) 559-5098
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Katie Hatch
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Plainfield, IL 60544
I believe in creating a therapeutic environment that is conducive to healing / growth. It is important I develop a strong, genuine relationship with clients that allows me to deeply understand each person's own unique experiences and to accept each person as they are without judgment. I meet clients where they're at in their life processes and collaborate with them in order to help navigate and find solutions to their struggles. I can help with self harming, divorce, relationship issues, identity struggles, anxiety, depression, stress, emotion regulation, etc.
I believe in creating a therapeutic environment that is conducive to healing / growth. It is important I develop a strong, genuine relationship with clients that allows me to deeply understand each person's own unique experiences and to accept each person as they are without judgment. I meet clients where they're at in their life processes and collaborate with them in order to help navigate and find solutions to their struggles. I can help with self harming, divorce, relationship issues, identity struggles, anxiety, depression, stress, emotion regulation, etc.
(815) 242-3128 View (815) 242-3128
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Charyl Smith
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Plainfield, IL 60544
I believe in healing and wellness. Whether dealing with anxiety, depression, relationship conflict, transitions in life, loss or parenting issues, life challenges can take a toll on one's well-being. If you are feeling hopeless, struggling to let go, or simply need a place to heal. I feel honored to work with people of all ages who are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, self-image or loss. I believe everyone holds ability to grow and heal, and that my role is to help individuals find their own path toward a meaningful and fulfilled life.
I believe in healing and wellness. Whether dealing with anxiety, depression, relationship conflict, transitions in life, loss or parenting issues, life challenges can take a toll on one's well-being. If you are feeling hopeless, struggling to let go, or simply need a place to heal. I feel honored to work with people of all ages who are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, self-image or loss. I believe everyone holds ability to grow and heal, and that my role is to help individuals find their own path toward a meaningful and fulfilled life.
(708) 498-3226 View (708) 498-3226
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Shannon Flynn
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Plainfield, IL 60544
Shannon is a dedicated and compassionate therapist with 16 years of experience. She places the utmost importance on making her clients feel comfortable in creating an environment that they will feel confident in sharing experiences and begin the healing process. Shannon believes one of the greatest gifts of therapy is the alliance between the therapist and the client. This unique relationship helps elicit change and allows the client to use the skills that they have learned to make positive lifelong gains.
Shannon is a dedicated and compassionate therapist with 16 years of experience. She places the utmost importance on making her clients feel comfortable in creating an environment that they will feel confident in sharing experiences and begin the healing process. Shannon believes one of the greatest gifts of therapy is the alliance between the therapist and the client. This unique relationship helps elicit change and allows the client to use the skills that they have learned to make positive lifelong gains.
(630) 300-8928 View (630) 300-8928
Photo of Donna Swanson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 60544, IL
Donna Swanson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Plainfield, IL 60544
Donna Swanson, LCSW, keeps conversations simple, honest and direct during therapy sessions. She believes everyone has the potential for growth at their own pace and that even the smallest gains can make a huge difference. Donna received a BA from Rockford University and a Masters in Social Work from Loyola University Chicago. She has over 25 years of experiences in police social work and home health / hospice care. Donna is skilled at addressing numerous issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship issues, domestic violence, divorce and adolescent problems.
Donna Swanson, LCSW, keeps conversations simple, honest and direct during therapy sessions. She believes everyone has the potential for growth at their own pace and that even the smallest gains can make a huge difference. Donna received a BA from Rockford University and a Masters in Social Work from Loyola University Chicago. She has over 25 years of experiences in police social work and home health / hospice care. Donna is skilled at addressing numerous issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship issues, domestic violence, divorce and adolescent problems.
(815) 446-3299 View (815) 446-3299
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Abby Miller
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Plainfield, IL 60544
I believe that therapy is a collaborative space for individuals to gain insight and coping skills that best suit their journey of self-growth. My goal is to provide a non-judgemental, safe, and supportive environment for individuals to become empowered and overcome personal obstacles. I believe that counseling can be compared to the metaphor of how a flower grows. You are the seed, and counseling is the soil and water. The seed already knows exactly how to grow and blossom into a beautiful flower – but it's also important for the seed to have the right type of environment to grow and prosper in.
I believe that therapy is a collaborative space for individuals to gain insight and coping skills that best suit their journey of self-growth. My goal is to provide a non-judgemental, safe, and supportive environment for individuals to become empowered and overcome personal obstacles. I believe that counseling can be compared to the metaphor of how a flower grows. You are the seed, and counseling is the soil and water. The seed already knows exactly how to grow and blossom into a beautiful flower – but it's also important for the seed to have the right type of environment to grow and prosper in.
(708) 249-3607 View (708) 249-3607
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Overcomers Counseling Practice, LLC
Counselor, LCPC, PEL-SC
Verified Verified
Plainfield, IL 60544
Life has a way of knocking us off our feet. You are not alone and I would be happy to work with you. I have successfully worked with pre-teens, adolescents and adults who are struggling with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, stress. I work with couples to enhance and enrich your relationship and will help you navigate personal issues which may be impacting your relationship negatively. I provide a safe space to help you overcome the difficulties you face to live your best life.
Life has a way of knocking us off our feet. You are not alone and I would be happy to work with you. I have successfully worked with pre-teens, adolescents and adults who are struggling with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, stress. I work with couples to enhance and enrich your relationship and will help you navigate personal issues which may be impacting your relationship negatively. I provide a safe space to help you overcome the difficulties you face to live your best life.
(331) 241-7573 View (331) 241-7573
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Nicholas Young
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Plainfield, IL 60544
In a world of uncertainty and constant negativity, you might be feeling many emotions that you really are not used to. Anger, depression, anxiety, stress, isolation, and loneliness are just a small amount of these feelings that you may have, and I am here to help! Everyone struggles - myself, you, your child, heck even your pet can seem ‘off’ some days (my cats show endless amounts of expression). I work best with nerds, whether you’re 5 or 50! I’ve dealt with bullies and being outcasted personally due to my quirks so if you need help with communication, self-expression, or have ‘specific’ stuff (you know what I mean), I’m your guy!
In a world of uncertainty and constant negativity, you might be feeling many emotions that you really are not used to. Anger, depression, anxiety, stress, isolation, and loneliness are just a small amount of these feelings that you may have, and I am here to help! Everyone struggles - myself, you, your child, heck even your pet can seem ‘off’ some days (my cats show endless amounts of expression). I work best with nerds, whether you’re 5 or 50! I’ve dealt with bullies and being outcasted personally due to my quirks so if you need help with communication, self-expression, or have ‘specific’ stuff (you know what I mean), I’m your guy!
(815) 205-1683 View (815) 205-1683
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Alex E McKibbin MS LCPC
Counselor, MS, LCPC, LSOTP, SEP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Plainfield, IL 60544
I enjoy working with children, adolescents, and adults who are comfortable with a one on one approach to counseling. Working with children in therapy always involves working with the parents. As with adolescents, providing them with a sense of privacy and trust is something I try to develop from the very beginning. For adults, privacy, confidentiality, and respect occur in a atmosphere of warmth and patience. If you are dealing with Attention Deficit Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, Panic attacks, Bipolar Disorder, or Post Traumatic Stress, I am sure you will find the relief you are looking for at my office.
I enjoy working with children, adolescents, and adults who are comfortable with a one on one approach to counseling. Working with children in therapy always involves working with the parents. As with adolescents, providing them with a sense of privacy and trust is something I try to develop from the very beginning. For adults, privacy, confidentiality, and respect occur in a atmosphere of warmth and patience. If you are dealing with Attention Deficit Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, Panic attacks, Bipolar Disorder, or Post Traumatic Stress, I am sure you will find the relief you are looking for at my office.
(331) 244-5638 View (331) 244-5638
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Mansi Sant
Counselor, MA, LCPC, CEDS
Verified Verified
Plainfield, IL 60544
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in the state of Illinois. I received a Master's Degree from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. I specialize in addictions, eating disorders, trauma, self-harm behaviors, depression, and anxiety. I work with adolescents and adults. I have a holistic, strength-based, and direct therapeutic approach to empower my clients to build and sustain a meaningful life. My goal is to build real and lasting change. I work with individuals, couples, families, and any other community based support systems.
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in the state of Illinois. I received a Master's Degree from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. I specialize in addictions, eating disorders, trauma, self-harm behaviors, depression, and anxiety. I work with adolescents and adults. I have a holistic, strength-based, and direct therapeutic approach to empower my clients to build and sustain a meaningful life. My goal is to build real and lasting change. I work with individuals, couples, families, and any other community based support systems.
(773) 922-6535 View (773) 922-6535
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Laura Wirtz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Plainfield, IL 60544
I strive to create a supportive, empathic and non-judgmental environment in therapy, and have a strengths-based perspective in my work. I feel that developing a strong and collaborative therapeutic relationship is essential. My role is to assist clients on their journey of personal development while offering support to develop healthy skills and strategies to cope with life stressors, improve their relationships and manage their emotions. I have experience with children, adolescents and adults.
I strive to create a supportive, empathic and non-judgmental environment in therapy, and have a strengths-based perspective in my work. I feel that developing a strong and collaborative therapeutic relationship is essential. My role is to assist clients on their journey of personal development while offering support to develop healthy skills and strategies to cope with life stressors, improve their relationships and manage their emotions. I have experience with children, adolescents and adults.
(708) 546-3005 View (708) 546-3005
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Michelle Frazier Painter
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Plainfield, IL 60544  (Online Only)
You may be looking for therapy to help you manage your everyday life or to cope with a specific issue. I believe in helping you work through or overcome these challenges by creating a comfortable therapeutic relationship. I aim to have you to feel safe to recognize and process thoughts, feelings and behaviors and feel confident to develop a plan that will help you move forward. I partner WITH you to help you regain your balance and find your way on your life journey - regardless of the difficulties you may be facing.
You may be looking for therapy to help you manage your everyday life or to cope with a specific issue. I believe in helping you work through or overcome these challenges by creating a comfortable therapeutic relationship. I aim to have you to feel safe to recognize and process thoughts, feelings and behaviors and feel confident to develop a plan that will help you move forward. I partner WITH you to help you regain your balance and find your way on your life journey - regardless of the difficulties you may be facing.
(815) 248-5219 View (815) 248-5219
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Healing Hearts Therapeutic Services LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Plainfield, IL 60544  (Online Only)
The goal is to build a collaborative relationship. My intentions are not to "fix" you but to help you navigate the healing process. It is my hope that I am the therapist that is right for you. If I'm not, I certainly hope that you find a therapist that compliments your wants, needs, and desires as it relates to the client-therapist relationship.
The goal is to build a collaborative relationship. My intentions are not to "fix" you but to help you navigate the healing process. It is my hope that I am the therapist that is right for you. If I'm not, I certainly hope that you find a therapist that compliments your wants, needs, and desires as it relates to the client-therapist relationship.
(815) 581-9340 View (815) 581-9340
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Nisha Acharya
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPCA
Verified Verified
Plainfield, IL 60544  (Online Only)
Change can be difficult, feeling stuck can be frustrating, and life transitions can be overwhelming! It takes a lot of courage to ask for help and I respect the people that do so and want to make a positive change in their life. My strength and passion lies in working with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, parenting, difficulties with relationships and careers. I seek to create an environment that is safe, warm, and supportive. I approach therapy collaboratively and compassionately, drawing from CBT, person-centered and humanistic therapy.
Change can be difficult, feeling stuck can be frustrating, and life transitions can be overwhelming! It takes a lot of courage to ask for help and I respect the people that do so and want to make a positive change in their life. My strength and passion lies in working with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, parenting, difficulties with relationships and careers. I seek to create an environment that is safe, warm, and supportive. I approach therapy collaboratively and compassionately, drawing from CBT, person-centered and humanistic therapy.
(815) 686-4608 View (815) 686-4608
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Christina Cooper
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Plainfield, IL 60544
I help my clients find and build upon their strengths. Ideally, my clients will be motivated to learn and grow to become more confident in their own identity, values and life goals. I will nurture and support them through this process, helping to build strategies and practices to cope with life's challenges.
I help my clients find and build upon their strengths. Ideally, my clients will be motivated to learn and grow to become more confident in their own identity, values and life goals. I will nurture and support them through this process, helping to build strategies and practices to cope with life's challenges.
(779) 252-7807 View (779) 252-7807

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 60544

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 60544 who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
94% Depression
76% Relationship Issues
74% Self Esteem
68% Trauma and PTSD
68% Coping Skills
65% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

98% BlueCross and BlueShield
78% Aetna
69% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 60544 see their clients

87% In Person and Online
13% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
21% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 60544?

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.