Photo of Andrew Venell, Pre-Licensed Professional in 60614, IL
Andrew Venell
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60614
I believe that with greater understanding and acceptance of our experiences, we can find a more fulfilling life, enriched by more authentic relationships with ourself and others. Being vulnerable can be a scary prospect, but the willingness to reach out to others for help is a strength. Having experienced the benefits of therapy myself, I want to honor your strength by providing a safe, non-judgmental and affirming space to explore your life's challenges and joys.
I believe that with greater understanding and acceptance of our experiences, we can find a more fulfilling life, enriched by more authentic relationships with ourself and others. Being vulnerable can be a scary prospect, but the willingness to reach out to others for help is a strength. Having experienced the benefits of therapy myself, I want to honor your strength by providing a safe, non-judgmental and affirming space to explore your life's challenges and joys.
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Photo of Lauren Wight, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 60614, IL
Lauren Wight
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60614
I work with adolescents and adults who are experiencing life transitions, relationship challenges, trauma, PTSD, grief and loss, depression, and anxiety. I have experience working with men’s issues and working with the LGBTQ+ community.
I work with adolescents and adults who are experiencing life transitions, relationship challenges, trauma, PTSD, grief and loss, depression, and anxiety. I have experience working with men’s issues and working with the LGBTQ+ community.
(872) 219-0726 View (872) 219-0726
Photo of Elita Wolsk, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 60614, IL
Elita Wolsk
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60614  (Online Only)
With over 20 years' experience as a therapist working with diverse issues, I use a holistic approach that builds on your current coping skills and problem solving strategies. We focus on stress management training and the development of greater self awareness that help you achieve a healthier lifestyle and a greater sense of well-being. When appropriate, I use hypnosis as an effective therapeutic technique for certain health, behaviors and emotional issues. Hypnosis blends the best of both nontraditional and mainstream practices.
With over 20 years' experience as a therapist working with diverse issues, I use a holistic approach that builds on your current coping skills and problem solving strategies. We focus on stress management training and the development of greater self awareness that help you achieve a healthier lifestyle and a greater sense of well-being. When appropriate, I use hypnosis as an effective therapeutic technique for certain health, behaviors and emotional issues. Hypnosis blends the best of both nontraditional and mainstream practices.
(773) 669-8922 View (773) 669-8922
Photo of Erika Koch-Weser, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 60614, IL
Erika Koch-Weser
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60614  (Online Only)
Narcissistic abuse (antagonistic relational stress) is one of the most painful, disorienting experiences a person can live through. My mission is to provide precise, impactful treatment, designed specifically for survivors of narcissistic abuse. I feel strongly that survivors, who typically already feel lost & misunderstood, deserve carefully curated care that aligns with their particular reality. Whether or not my clients would like to use the word “abuse” is up to them. Regardless of what we call it, recovery during & after these painful, challenging experiences can feel unbearable– but you are not alone.
Narcissistic abuse (antagonistic relational stress) is one of the most painful, disorienting experiences a person can live through. My mission is to provide precise, impactful treatment, designed specifically for survivors of narcissistic abuse. I feel strongly that survivors, who typically already feel lost & misunderstood, deserve carefully curated care that aligns with their particular reality. Whether or not my clients would like to use the word “abuse” is up to them. Regardless of what we call it, recovery during & after these painful, challenging experiences can feel unbearable– but you are not alone.
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Photo of Veronica Cross, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in 60614, IL
Veronica Cross
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60614
I’m here to assist you on your path to change and making a better life for yourself. Whatever the reason you are seeking counseling at this time, there is hope, there is healing and you are not alone in this fight. My goal as a therapist is to provide you a safe, empathetic space so that you can feel seen, heard, and empowered to make the changes you seek in your life. I work with individuals and couples utilizing a mix of therapeutic approaches, primarily Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), the Gottman Method, Motivational Interviewing and Mindful Self Compassion.
I’m here to assist you on your path to change and making a better life for yourself. Whatever the reason you are seeking counseling at this time, there is hope, there is healing and you are not alone in this fight. My goal as a therapist is to provide you a safe, empathetic space so that you can feel seen, heard, and empowered to make the changes you seek in your life. I work with individuals and couples utilizing a mix of therapeutic approaches, primarily Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), the Gottman Method, Motivational Interviewing and Mindful Self Compassion.
(872) 266-9592 View (872) 266-9592
Photo of Robert J. Portsche, Jr, Psychologist in 60614, IL
Robert J. Portsche, Jr
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60614
With 20 years of experience in residential, inpatient, and outpatient settings, my primary focus is helping individuals of all ages better deal with emotional regulation. This includes a range of mental health conditions, including ADHD, depression, anxiety, autism spectrum, obsessions, anger management, and interpersonal conflicts. I work with children, adolescents, and adults who have experienced significant life stressors and are looking for positive ways of coping. I provide both short- and long-term therapy for individuals seeking healthier methods of understanding and dealing with a variety of life issues.
With 20 years of experience in residential, inpatient, and outpatient settings, my primary focus is helping individuals of all ages better deal with emotional regulation. This includes a range of mental health conditions, including ADHD, depression, anxiety, autism spectrum, obsessions, anger management, and interpersonal conflicts. I work with children, adolescents, and adults who have experienced significant life stressors and are looking for positive ways of coping. I provide both short- and long-term therapy for individuals seeking healthier methods of understanding and dealing with a variety of life issues.
(847) 892-4773 View (847) 892-4773
Photo of Carolina Kuhl, Licensed Social Worker in 60614, IL
Carolina Kuhl
Licensed Social Worker, LSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60614
The thought of starting therapy can be overwhelming, but I appreciate you for making the effort to figure out what's best for you! It's never late to start watering the wilted parts of yourself you've forgotten about. Sometimes you may need more guidance, a fresh perspective, or a chisme break. Whatever it is, we can sort through life's uncertainties together. As a multicultural queer Latina, I believe access and representation in therapy for the Latine community is crucial in eliminating mental health stigma. Aquí puedes tomar su tiempo, you can take your time here and find the pilas or batteries our people keep asking us to get.
The thought of starting therapy can be overwhelming, but I appreciate you for making the effort to figure out what's best for you! It's never late to start watering the wilted parts of yourself you've forgotten about. Sometimes you may need more guidance, a fresh perspective, or a chisme break. Whatever it is, we can sort through life's uncertainties together. As a multicultural queer Latina, I believe access and representation in therapy for the Latine community is crucial in eliminating mental health stigma. Aquí puedes tomar su tiempo, you can take your time here and find the pilas or batteries our people keep asking us to get.
(872) 250-2426 x814 View (872) 250-2426 x814
Photo of Shannon Bushman, Pre-Licensed Professional in 60614, IL
Shannon Bushman
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, MHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60614
My goal as a therapist is to empower my clients to reach their fullest potential. As life continuously changes, I want my clients to feel equipped to manage life's stressors while engaging in a warm, humorous, and collaborative relationship. I understand the importance of individualizing the therapeutic experience for each client, and appreciate the uniqueness of their stories. I specialize in anxiety, depression, trauma and PTSD, life transitions, teens and emerging adults, stress and work-life balance, families, self-esteem and self-worth, and grief and loss.
My goal as a therapist is to empower my clients to reach their fullest potential. As life continuously changes, I want my clients to feel equipped to manage life's stressors while engaging in a warm, humorous, and collaborative relationship. I understand the importance of individualizing the therapeutic experience for each client, and appreciate the uniqueness of their stories. I specialize in anxiety, depression, trauma and PTSD, life transitions, teens and emerging adults, stress and work-life balance, families, self-esteem and self-worth, and grief and loss.
(872) 253-1614 View (872) 253-1614
Photo of New Light Therapy Center, Practice Director, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 60614, IL
New Light Therapy Center, Practice Director
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60614
Welcome to New Light, where we embrace a holistic approach to cultivating well-being for clients of all ages. Located in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood, our clinic is a place for connecting and healing. Here, we are dedicated to helping individuals, families, and couples on their journey to optimal mental and emotional health and well being. Whether you are a college student grappling with the rigors of academia or a parent looking for extra support with your child(ren), please look at the photos and captions below to learn more about the clinicians in the New Light therapy group and how we can assist you on your journey.
Welcome to New Light, where we embrace a holistic approach to cultivating well-being for clients of all ages. Located in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood, our clinic is a place for connecting and healing. Here, we are dedicated to helping individuals, families, and couples on their journey to optimal mental and emotional health and well being. Whether you are a college student grappling with the rigors of academia or a parent looking for extra support with your child(ren), please look at the photos and captions below to learn more about the clinicians in the New Light therapy group and how we can assist you on your journey.
(708) 303-7359 View (708) 303-7359
Photo of Michael Saleh, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 60614, IL
Michael Saleh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60614
Welcome to my profile! I am a Licensced Social Worker who has been practicing therapy since 2021. I have a BA in Psychology and an MSW from Northeastern Illinois University. I believe in a treatment philosophy that focuses first on building a strong relationship with my clients centered around authenticity. The focus of treatment is centered around understanding how the body and mind have responded to life experiences. I enjoy integrating various treatment philosophies from body work, psychoanalysis, mindfulness, and art therapy.
Welcome to my profile! I am a Licensced Social Worker who has been practicing therapy since 2021. I have a BA in Psychology and an MSW from Northeastern Illinois University. I believe in a treatment philosophy that focuses first on building a strong relationship with my clients centered around authenticity. The focus of treatment is centered around understanding how the body and mind have responded to life experiences. I enjoy integrating various treatment philosophies from body work, psychoanalysis, mindfulness, and art therapy.
(872) 244-6837 View (872) 244-6837
Photo of James Lentini, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 60614, IL
James Lentini
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60614
James Lentini is a Licensed Social Worker in Illinois. He has an MSW in Social Work and a Certificate in Drug and Addiction Studies. Life is a beautiful yet difficult journey. Each of us experiences and manages life's ups and downs in a variety of ways. Our coping skills develop over time and usually include activities that make us feel better and activities that make us feel worse. All of these behaviors have been developed because they have been successful coping mechanisms at certain time periods in our lives, but we often outgrow these safety behaviors, and they often lead us into trouble.
James Lentini is a Licensed Social Worker in Illinois. He has an MSW in Social Work and a Certificate in Drug and Addiction Studies. Life is a beautiful yet difficult journey. Each of us experiences and manages life's ups and downs in a variety of ways. Our coping skills develop over time and usually include activities that make us feel better and activities that make us feel worse. All of these behaviors have been developed because they have been successful coping mechanisms at certain time periods in our lives, but we often outgrow these safety behaviors, and they often lead us into trouble.
(872) 206-9935 View (872) 206-9935
Photo of Sean McMenamin, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 60614, IL
Sean McMenamin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60614
Sharing one's thoughts and feelings with a complete stranger can seem awkward and bizarre. My goal early on in therapy is to make the experience feel as comfortable as possible by creating a space without judgement and aiming to understand you as a whole person, rather than simply a set of symptoms or a diagnosis. I believe that we all have the capacity to overcome life's many obstacles and live closer to our fullest potential. Although therapy is ultimately very serious, I use humor whenever possible so it doesn't feel like you're talking to a robot.
Sharing one's thoughts and feelings with a complete stranger can seem awkward and bizarre. My goal early on in therapy is to make the experience feel as comfortable as possible by creating a space without judgement and aiming to understand you as a whole person, rather than simply a set of symptoms or a diagnosis. I believe that we all have the capacity to overcome life's many obstacles and live closer to our fullest potential. Although therapy is ultimately very serious, I use humor whenever possible so it doesn't feel like you're talking to a robot.
(630) 756-5120 View (630) 756-5120
Photo of Alaina Bercilla, Licensed Professional Counselor in 60614, IL
Alaina Bercilla
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60614
My work as a therapist is guided by the values of authenticity and respect. I offer a safe and supportive environment for self-examination and growth, and work in partnership with you to determine your own unique needs for healing. I have experience supporting clients through life and career transitions, explorations of meaning and purpose, anxiety, depression, decision-making, concerns surrounding chronic illness and/or disability, and issues related to creative work and identity. When appropriate, I incorporate mindfulness and acceptance practices, and work from a trauma-informed lens that includes body-awareness.
My work as a therapist is guided by the values of authenticity and respect. I offer a safe and supportive environment for self-examination and growth, and work in partnership with you to determine your own unique needs for healing. I have experience supporting clients through life and career transitions, explorations of meaning and purpose, anxiety, depression, decision-making, concerns surrounding chronic illness and/or disability, and issues related to creative work and identity. When appropriate, I incorporate mindfulness and acceptance practices, and work from a trauma-informed lens that includes body-awareness.
(773) 281-7200 View (773) 281-7200
Photo of Rebecca Jacobson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 60614, IL
Rebecca Jacobson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60614
I specialize in working with women experiencing pregnancy loss, infertility and challenges during the perinatal period and parenting challenges. I also specialize in working with individuals who are struggling with anxiety, depression related to interpersonal relationship conflict and life transitions such as moving to a new city, starting a family, becoming a new student or starting a new job.
I specialize in working with women experiencing pregnancy loss, infertility and challenges during the perinatal period and parenting challenges. I also specialize in working with individuals who are struggling with anxiety, depression related to interpersonal relationship conflict and life transitions such as moving to a new city, starting a family, becoming a new student or starting a new job.
(773) 661-4520 View (773) 661-4520
Photo of Amalia Golomb-Leavitt, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 60614, IL
Amalia Golomb-Leavitt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AM, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60614
Not accepting new clients
As your therapist, I partner with you in navigating the impacts of both internal and external circumstances on your ability to thrive. I practice client-centered therapy and will assist you in exploring your agency, your relationships, your healing, and your joy. I hope to co-create a space of trust and possibility that follows your lead, and uses our own evolving relationship as an anchor for understanding and transformation. I work with relationships, friendships, and families, and hold a sex positive approach that is inclusive of those who are monogamous, non-monogamous, into kink and BDSM, and involved in the sex trade.
As your therapist, I partner with you in navigating the impacts of both internal and external circumstances on your ability to thrive. I practice client-centered therapy and will assist you in exploring your agency, your relationships, your healing, and your joy. I hope to co-create a space of trust and possibility that follows your lead, and uses our own evolving relationship as an anchor for understanding and transformation. I work with relationships, friendships, and families, and hold a sex positive approach that is inclusive of those who are monogamous, non-monogamous, into kink and BDSM, and involved in the sex trade.
(872) 266-7726 View (872) 266-7726
Photo of Casey Tangonan, Pre-Licensed Professional in 60614, IL
Casey Tangonan
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60614
I am passionate about working with BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and gender-expansive clients. Every person has a shared connection in our humanity and I believe we can learn, grow, and flourish through this connection. You come to me as a human experiencing difficulty and I meet you as a human welcoming you to a safe, supportive, and judgment-free environment. My approach is centered around using empathy, levity, and authenticity to create a genuine, compassionate therapeutic relationship where you can feel free to share your concerns and learn new ways to grow.
I am passionate about working with BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and gender-expansive clients. Every person has a shared connection in our humanity and I believe we can learn, grow, and flourish through this connection. You come to me as a human experiencing difficulty and I meet you as a human welcoming you to a safe, supportive, and judgment-free environment. My approach is centered around using empathy, levity, and authenticity to create a genuine, compassionate therapeutic relationship where you can feel free to share your concerns and learn new ways to grow.
(872) 234-7958 View (872) 234-7958
Photo of Abbey Casagrande, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 60614, IL
Abbey Casagrande
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60614
Not accepting new clients
Therapy is a chance for us to come together and collaborate so that we can help you build the life you want to live. I am particularly interested in helping adolescents and young adults navigate depression, anxiety, LGBTQ identity, school and work-related challenges, and the challenges of making major life transitions.
Therapy is a chance for us to come together and collaborate so that we can help you build the life you want to live. I am particularly interested in helping adolescents and young adults navigate depression, anxiety, LGBTQ identity, school and work-related challenges, and the challenges of making major life transitions.
(872) 278-1451 View (872) 278-1451
Photo of Emma Palmer, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 60614, IL
Emma Palmer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60614
I provide psychotherapy to adolescents, young adults, and families. I offer a nurturing, nonjudgmental, inviting and warm space to my practice, utilizing evidence-based interventions to help you overcome any obstacles you may be facing. I have worked with a variety of therapeutic approaches in my practice, including psychodynamic frameworks, behavioral therapy (CBT, DBT), mindfulness, creative expression, family systems, and trauma-informed care.
I provide psychotherapy to adolescents, young adults, and families. I offer a nurturing, nonjudgmental, inviting and warm space to my practice, utilizing evidence-based interventions to help you overcome any obstacles you may be facing. I have worked with a variety of therapeutic approaches in my practice, including psychodynamic frameworks, behavioral therapy (CBT, DBT), mindfulness, creative expression, family systems, and trauma-informed care.
(872) 219-0635 View (872) 219-0635
Photo of Caitlin A Tupper, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 60614, IL
Caitlin A Tupper
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60614  (Online Only)
When we need support it can be intimidating to know where to start. You may be feeling trapped by the past and overwhelmed by the future, struggling with self-doubt, or experiencing loneliness. Therapy can help you figure out your options to move through feeling stuck, learn more about yourself to gain valuable insights, and find new ways to cope instead of feeling lost. By beginning the search for therapy, you have already shown courage and self-awareness to recognize you are ready for change.
When we need support it can be intimidating to know where to start. You may be feeling trapped by the past and overwhelmed by the future, struggling with self-doubt, or experiencing loneliness. Therapy can help you figure out your options to move through feeling stuck, learn more about yourself to gain valuable insights, and find new ways to cope instead of feeling lost. By beginning the search for therapy, you have already shown courage and self-awareness to recognize you are ready for change.
(773) 207-3713 View (773) 207-3713
Photo of Nicolle Osequeda, Marriage & Family Therapist in 60614, IL
Nicolle Osequeda
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, MEd, CDWF
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60614
I am a Certified Daring Way Facilitator, skilled in delivering the curriculum of Brené Brown around building shame resilience and wholehearted living. My areas of expertise include counseling adults experiencing challenging life transitions--relationships, identity, employment, and geographic-- and the changes in mood that may occur. I have a particular interest in working with young adults experiencing a quarter-life crisis. I work with people suffering from depression, anxiety, or relationship issues-dating, marriage, friendships, or family. I create a safe, non-judgmental therapeutic space where you have the opportunity to explore your feelings and share your unique story.
I am a Certified Daring Way Facilitator, skilled in delivering the curriculum of Brené Brown around building shame resilience and wholehearted living. My areas of expertise include counseling adults experiencing challenging life transitions--relationships, identity, employment, and geographic-- and the changes in mood that may occur. I have a particular interest in working with young adults experiencing a quarter-life crisis. I work with people suffering from depression, anxiety, or relationship issues-dating, marriage, friendships, or family. I create a safe, non-judgmental therapeutic space where you have the opportunity to explore your feelings and share your unique story.
(312) 257-3502 View (312) 257-3502

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 60614

900+

Average cost per session

$160

Therapists in 60614 who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
92% Depression
83% Relationship Issues
81% Self Esteem
74% Life Transitions
73% Coping Skills
72% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

97% BlueCross and BlueShield
51% Aetna
41% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 60614 see their clients

73% In Person and Online
27% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 60614?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.