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Wendi Lev, LCSW, ACSW, CADC-Lev Counseling Chicago
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW, CADC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60602
Are you the person you want to be? Are you having difficulty in your relationship or career? Do you often feel as if you are not good enough? As a man, do you avoid or deny your feelings? Are you stung by a recent breakup/divorce? Ask yourself a different question. Are you ready to feel empowered and thrive? My goal is to help you increase self-awareness & make positive lasting changes in thoughts and behavior. I provide integrated therapy and consulting customized to your unique situation, goals, personality, strengths, and history. To help you become a better version of yourself and reach your unlimited potential.
Are you the person you want to be? Are you having difficulty in your relationship or career? Do you often feel as if you are not good enough? As a man, do you avoid or deny your feelings? Are you stung by a recent breakup/divorce? Ask yourself a different question. Are you ready to feel empowered and thrive? My goal is to help you increase self-awareness & make positive lasting changes in thoughts and behavior. I provide integrated therapy and consulting customized to your unique situation, goals, personality, strengths, and history. To help you become a better version of yourself and reach your unlimited potential.
(773) 312-7918 View (773) 312-7918
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Jessica Miro
Marriage & Family Therapist, MSMFT, LMFT
Verified Verified
16 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60602
Not accepting new clients
Are you looking to repair or improve your relationship? I am a licensed marriage and family therapist specialized in treating couples' issues, specifically around life cycle transitions in the relationship (engagement, fertility, coparenting, divorce, etc), as well as issues around trust and communication. I use a systemic and strengths-based approach in working with my clients and their relationships. I begin focusing therapy on a behavioral level to work on tangible changes, and if the client continues to feel stuck, we continue by addressing cognitions and underlying emotions to the problem to identify where they are constrained.
Are you looking to repair or improve your relationship? I am a licensed marriage and family therapist specialized in treating couples' issues, specifically around life cycle transitions in the relationship (engagement, fertility, coparenting, divorce, etc), as well as issues around trust and communication. I use a systemic and strengths-based approach in working with my clients and their relationships. I begin focusing therapy on a behavioral level to work on tangible changes, and if the client continues to feel stuck, we continue by addressing cognitions and underlying emotions to the problem to identify where they are constrained.
(312) 698-3701 View (312) 698-3701
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Jill Marks Eaton, LCPC, LLC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60602
Not accepting new clients
Do you feel anxious much of the time, overwhelmed, second guessing yourself, over analyzing and "not good enough?" The constant external stimuli and messages we receive lead us to many of these common thoughts and feelings. My goal as your therapist is to offer a warm, nurturing, and safe space that allows us to explore your relationship with yourself and others with compassion and understanding. I offer traditional talk therapy in addition to experiential modalities such as relaxation techniques, guided meditations, art therapy, and body awareness.
Do you feel anxious much of the time, overwhelmed, second guessing yourself, over analyzing and "not good enough?" The constant external stimuli and messages we receive lead us to many of these common thoughts and feelings. My goal as your therapist is to offer a warm, nurturing, and safe space that allows us to explore your relationship with yourself and others with compassion and understanding. I offer traditional talk therapy in addition to experiential modalities such as relaxation techniques, guided meditations, art therapy, and body awareness.
(312) 874-5209 View (312) 874-5209
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Courtney Morris
EdD, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60602
You’re looking for a therapist who is approachable, attentive, and actively engaged—someone who can celebrate and see you, hang in the hard times, who can shift your perspective, facilitate new insights and provide concrete tools and strategies to help you better navigate life and relationships. No matter what we may be struggling with, we can all benefit from a safe and open space to process our unique issues. No problem is too small to share with someone who can help you explore ways to deal with it and to improve your overall quality of life.
You’re looking for a therapist who is approachable, attentive, and actively engaged—someone who can celebrate and see you, hang in the hard times, who can shift your perspective, facilitate new insights and provide concrete tools and strategies to help you better navigate life and relationships. No matter what we may be struggling with, we can all benefit from a safe and open space to process our unique issues. No problem is too small to share with someone who can help you explore ways to deal with it and to improve your overall quality of life.
(773) 985-3353 View (773) 985-3353
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Katie Schloss
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AM, LSW
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60602
Katie Schloss, AM, LSW (she/her) is a Licensed Social Worker helping entrepreneurs, professionals, and survivors of medical trauma navigate transitions. The uncertainty of the “in-between,” as it’s often called, can be an anxiety-riddled time—one with many peaks and valleys—and through client-centered, solutions-focused, evidence-based practices, Katie helps her clients traverse the highs and lows involved in life experiences.
Katie Schloss, AM, LSW (she/her) is a Licensed Social Worker helping entrepreneurs, professionals, and survivors of medical trauma navigate transitions. The uncertainty of the “in-between,” as it’s often called, can be an anxiety-riddled time—one with many peaks and valleys—and through client-centered, solutions-focused, evidence-based practices, Katie helps her clients traverse the highs and lows involved in life experiences.
(312) 847-3578 x2 View (312) 847-3578 x2
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J Alex Sanger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60602
Consideration of entering therapy can feel like an overwhelming task, especially if you are struggling, feeling like "nothing will change", in transition or have been hurt in previous relationships. I provide a safe, trusting and non-judgmental environment in which we work together on your challenges. While I bring knowledge and experience to our work, you are the expert on you: your goals and feedback on the process will drive our work together. Clients have provided me with excellent feedback, stating that I am open, empathic and good-natured about the difficulties of change.
Consideration of entering therapy can feel like an overwhelming task, especially if you are struggling, feeling like "nothing will change", in transition or have been hurt in previous relationships. I provide a safe, trusting and non-judgmental environment in which we work together on your challenges. While I bring knowledge and experience to our work, you are the expert on you: your goals and feedback on the process will drive our work together. Clients have provided me with excellent feedback, stating that I am open, empathic and good-natured about the difficulties of change.
(312) 548-1577 View (312) 548-1577
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Deanna Pacelli
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AM, LCSW
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60602
I believe a person’s identity, values and beliefs guide their path of healing. Therapy can be a way of liberating ourselves from limiting ideas, societal messages, oppression and isolation. I see you as the expert in your experience and collaborate with you to develop a space to learn and grow. My therapeutic approach is both systemic and person-centered with a focus on inherent strengths and resilience. I pull from relational, attachment, family systems, racial trauma and polyvagal theories while using such modalities as ACT, DBT, CBT, TCI-F and Motivational Interviewing. I also draws, when appropriate, from my own experience.
I believe a person’s identity, values and beliefs guide their path of healing. Therapy can be a way of liberating ourselves from limiting ideas, societal messages, oppression and isolation. I see you as the expert in your experience and collaborate with you to develop a space to learn and grow. My therapeutic approach is both systemic and person-centered with a focus on inherent strengths and resilience. I pull from relational, attachment, family systems, racial trauma and polyvagal theories while using such modalities as ACT, DBT, CBT, TCI-F and Motivational Interviewing. I also draws, when appropriate, from my own experience.
(312) 598-1261 View (312) 598-1261
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Lydia Wardin
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60602
I am a licensed clinical neuropsychologist specializing in neuropsychological and psychodiagnostic evaluations and treatment. I work with adolescents and adults who present with cognitive changes in the context of neurological, medical, and psychiatric conditions. Areas of clinical interest include dementia, traumatic brain injury (TBI), stroke, autoimmune disorders, and psychiatric disorders.
I am a licensed clinical neuropsychologist specializing in neuropsychological and psychodiagnostic evaluations and treatment. I work with adolescents and adults who present with cognitive changes in the context of neurological, medical, and psychiatric conditions. Areas of clinical interest include dementia, traumatic brain injury (TBI), stroke, autoimmune disorders, and psychiatric disorders.
(224) 601-8150 View (224) 601-8150
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Elisa Leyva
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60602
Hello, my name is Elisa and I help individuals who have tried everything to manage complex situations (such as anxiety, trauma or despair) and who usually feel burdened by emotions, tense all the time, unsure about what to do or keep avoiding difficult and painful memories. Here you’ll find a warm, professional, and safe environment where you can rediscover your true self, explore your emotions, and learn to navigate experiences and obstacles with newfound clarity. Together we can connect and explore at your pace in a caring, empathic space with honest feedback, strategies for change, and a little humor.
Hello, my name is Elisa and I help individuals who have tried everything to manage complex situations (such as anxiety, trauma or despair) and who usually feel burdened by emotions, tense all the time, unsure about what to do or keep avoiding difficult and painful memories. Here you’ll find a warm, professional, and safe environment where you can rediscover your true self, explore your emotions, and learn to navigate experiences and obstacles with newfound clarity. Together we can connect and explore at your pace in a caring, empathic space with honest feedback, strategies for change, and a little humor.
(312) 535-6544 View (312) 535-6544
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Helen Odessky
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60602  (Online Only)
Do you need help with overcoming fears,OCD, worry, panic or anxiety? It's time to feel better! I specialize in helping you beat stress and anxiety. I use innovative, research based methods that teach you tools starting from the very first session. Together we can work to find solutions that lead to rapid relief from chronic anxiety and stress. My approach is warm and practical. I am an anxiety expert and author of "Stop Anxiety From Stopping You". I aspire to help you find solutions that lead to the life you desire and envision for yourself.
Do you need help with overcoming fears,OCD, worry, panic or anxiety? It's time to feel better! I specialize in helping you beat stress and anxiety. I use innovative, research based methods that teach you tools starting from the very first session. Together we can work to find solutions that lead to rapid relief from chronic anxiety and stress. My approach is warm and practical. I am an anxiety expert and author of "Stop Anxiety From Stopping You". I aspire to help you find solutions that lead to the life you desire and envision for yourself.
(847) 529-8600 View (847) 529-8600
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Wesley White
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60602  (Online Only)
Hello! If you found yourself here, you might be feeling lost, overwhelmed, or burnt out. Or maybe you are just wondering if this whole therapy thing is really for you. That’s ok too. Maybe you’ve been thinking about reaching out for help for a long time, or maybe you just started this journey today. Whatever stage you find yourself at, I’m glad you’re here. You’re in the right place, and you don’t need to handle it on your own anymore.
Hello! If you found yourself here, you might be feeling lost, overwhelmed, or burnt out. Or maybe you are just wondering if this whole therapy thing is really for you. That’s ok too. Maybe you’ve been thinking about reaching out for help for a long time, or maybe you just started this journey today. Whatever stage you find yourself at, I’m glad you’re here. You’re in the right place, and you don’t need to handle it on your own anymore.
(312) 779-6865 x2 View (312) 779-6865 x2
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Marcus Moore
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60602
I am passionate about working to ensure that underserved and underrepresented individuals, couples and families, have the support and resources necessary to live emotionally healthy and productive lives. I have found that through therapy, I can inspire people to deal with life as they find it and equip them with skills to make it better. I am passionate about helping people and identify their areas of opportunity for growth and guiding them to a place of understanding and action. I am able to encourage, inspire and help people move beyond the current circumstances, to a place of peace and resolve so that they may be successful.
I am passionate about working to ensure that underserved and underrepresented individuals, couples and families, have the support and resources necessary to live emotionally healthy and productive lives. I have found that through therapy, I can inspire people to deal with life as they find it and equip them with skills to make it better. I am passionate about helping people and identify their areas of opportunity for growth and guiding them to a place of understanding and action. I am able to encourage, inspire and help people move beyond the current circumstances, to a place of peace and resolve so that they may be successful.
(312) 516-4249 View (312) 516-4249
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Dominique Walker
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60602
When it comes to problems we face, it can be difficult to see past ourselves and because of this, we may internalize this as we are the problem. In reality problems are something that are separate from who we are as individuals and there are often interpersonal relationships and external factors that play a major role in what may bring one to therapy. I help to provide clients with the strength and skills to work collaboratively to move towards change and progress. By calling attention to problematic stories and bringing healthy stories to light, this reframes how we think of issues & restores control of your own narrative.
When it comes to problems we face, it can be difficult to see past ourselves and because of this, we may internalize this as we are the problem. In reality problems are something that are separate from who we are as individuals and there are often interpersonal relationships and external factors that play a major role in what may bring one to therapy. I help to provide clients with the strength and skills to work collaboratively to move towards change and progress. By calling attention to problematic stories and bringing healthy stories to light, this reframes how we think of issues & restores control of your own narrative.
(312) 697-3878 x8 View (312) 697-3878 x8
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Dr. Sharon Pinto Khurana
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60602  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
My style is interactive and collaborative. I bring my knowledge of psychological theories, and you bring information about your experiences, perceptions, and your understanding of your current situation. Together we will work on developing a common understanding of the key issue that brings you to therapy, and together we will set goals for our work together. I am drawn to theories that aim to understand how we experience our world in the here and now, and how we understand ourselves in relation to the important people in our lives.
My style is interactive and collaborative. I bring my knowledge of psychological theories, and you bring information about your experiences, perceptions, and your understanding of your current situation. Together we will work on developing a common understanding of the key issue that brings you to therapy, and together we will set goals for our work together. I am drawn to theories that aim to understand how we experience our world in the here and now, and how we understand ourselves in relation to the important people in our lives.
(312) 313-9944 View (312) 313-9944
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Daniella Martinez
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60602  (Online Only)
I have a passion for helping individuals overcome challenges, and have a better understanding of themselves and what they want in life. I specialize in working with children and adolescents, individuals with substance abuse, and transitioning through life's daily struggles. As a former teacher, I have witnessed firsthand the challenges that children and teens face, including academic stress, peer pressure, and social anxiety. I also help clients with substance abuse issues navigate the challenges and build resilience, by processing the underlying issues such as trauma, anxiety, depression, or low self-esteem.
I have a passion for helping individuals overcome challenges, and have a better understanding of themselves and what they want in life. I specialize in working with children and adolescents, individuals with substance abuse, and transitioning through life's daily struggles. As a former teacher, I have witnessed firsthand the challenges that children and teens face, including academic stress, peer pressure, and social anxiety. I also help clients with substance abuse issues navigate the challenges and build resilience, by processing the underlying issues such as trauma, anxiety, depression, or low self-esteem.
(312) 728-4057 View (312) 728-4057
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Christina Squiers
Pre-Licensed Professional, JD, AM
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60602
As a former lawyer turned therapist who has lived in 6 states, I'm no stranger to the winding path life takes us down, and I often connect with high stress business professionals struggling with the demands of the field and folks who are navigating career or other life changes. I’ve had success helping people who are struggling with executive functioning and who may need ADHD coaching. As a non-judgmental and queer therapist, I also feel especially equipped to help queer clients or clients looking to explore their sexuality in a safe space.
As a former lawyer turned therapist who has lived in 6 states, I'm no stranger to the winding path life takes us down, and I often connect with high stress business professionals struggling with the demands of the field and folks who are navigating career or other life changes. I’ve had success helping people who are struggling with executive functioning and who may need ADHD coaching. As a non-judgmental and queer therapist, I also feel especially equipped to help queer clients or clients looking to explore their sexuality in a safe space.
(312) 874-6034 View (312) 874-6034
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Paul Linden
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60602
In individual therapy, I emphasize a short-term, time-sensitive approach that is problem focused. During troublesome periods in our lives, powerful ideas about ourselves or about the world can become activated that result in our feeling anxious, sad or depressed. Relief comes from replacing these notions with a more realistic perception of our circumstances and ourselves. A principal goal of this approach is assist clients to learn how to become their own therapist, thereby preventing relapse and decreasing dependence on therapy or when appropriate medications.
In individual therapy, I emphasize a short-term, time-sensitive approach that is problem focused. During troublesome periods in our lives, powerful ideas about ourselves or about the world can become activated that result in our feeling anxious, sad or depressed. Relief comes from replacing these notions with a more realistic perception of our circumstances and ourselves. A principal goal of this approach is assist clients to learn how to become their own therapist, thereby preventing relapse and decreasing dependence on therapy or when appropriate medications.
(312) 470-6889 View (312) 470-6889
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Gail E. Richman
MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60602
Feelings of depression and anxiety, or family and work conflicts can become overwhelming. Talking about your thoughts, feelings, dreams and experiences during the therapy hour helps relieve emotional suffering and increases your capacity to tolerate and manage difficult feelings such as anger, panic, grief and a sense of isolation.
Feelings of depression and anxiety, or family and work conflicts can become overwhelming. Talking about your thoughts, feelings, dreams and experiences during the therapy hour helps relieve emotional suffering and increases your capacity to tolerate and manage difficult feelings such as anger, panic, grief and a sense of isolation.
(217) 387-8741 View (217) 387-8741
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Dr. Tysheann Grant
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60602  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, life transitions, or trying to find yourself? Are you willing to go on a journey to improve your well-being and better understand yourself? Do you want to follow your values and practice loving yourself?
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, life transitions, or trying to find yourself? Are you willing to go on a journey to improve your well-being and better understand yourself? Do you want to follow your values and practice loving yourself?
(312) 614-0740 View (312) 614-0740
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Julleon Garrison
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60602  (Online Only)
My ideal client comes from many walks of life. They are children, teenagers, and adults and present with anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders, borderline personality disorder, bipolar disorder, relationship and family problems, Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), school problems, and oppositional-defiant disorder. They all share a common need to be heard, empowered, and guided on the path of recovery. I provide evidence-based treatments tailored to the needs of my clients. I focus on strengths and capabilities rather than "illness."
My ideal client comes from many walks of life. They are children, teenagers, and adults and present with anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders, borderline personality disorder, bipolar disorder, relationship and family problems, Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), school problems, and oppositional-defiant disorder. They all share a common need to be heard, empowered, and guided on the path of recovery. I provide evidence-based treatments tailored to the needs of my clients. I focus on strengths and capabilities rather than "illness."
(312) 262-2473 View (312) 262-2473

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 60602

600+

Average cost per session

$155

Therapists in 60602 who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
90% Depression
87% Relationship Issues
79% Self Esteem
77% Trauma and PTSD
67% Grief
64% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

96% BlueCross and BlueShield
52% Aetna
41% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 60602 see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
22% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 60602?

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.