Therapists in 60630

Photo of Melissa Chavez Mizener, Licensed Professional Counselor in 60630, IL
Melissa Chavez Mizener
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CIMHP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60630
Hello, I'm a bilingual counselor at New Insights Behavioral Health Services, specializing in empowering adults and adolescents to make informed lifestyle and career choices. Fluent in both English and Spanish, I've assisted clients from diverse backgrounds in navigating challenges related to adjustment disorders, anxiety, bipolar disorders, PTSD, and low self-esteem. My approach is rooted in a deep commitment to holistic, culturally sensitive, client-centered, and strength-based support. Together, we'll explore pathways to enhance personal relationships, transitions, and career trajectories.
Hello, I'm a bilingual counselor at New Insights Behavioral Health Services, specializing in empowering adults and adolescents to make informed lifestyle and career choices. Fluent in both English and Spanish, I've assisted clients from diverse backgrounds in navigating challenges related to adjustment disorders, anxiety, bipolar disorders, PTSD, and low self-esteem. My approach is rooted in a deep commitment to holistic, culturally sensitive, client-centered, and strength-based support. Together, we'll explore pathways to enhance personal relationships, transitions, and career trajectories.
(708) 435-2206 View (708) 435-2206
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Natalie Sager
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60630
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with New Insights Behavioral Health Services. I provide therapy that is collaborative, creative, and understanding. I have extensive experience helping children, adolescents, and adults navigate challenges related to Anxiety, OCD, Depression, Traumatic Stress, shame, grief and loss, job and academic stress, sexual trauma, relationship difficulties, self esteem, and adjustment to life changes.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with New Insights Behavioral Health Services. I provide therapy that is collaborative, creative, and understanding. I have extensive experience helping children, adolescents, and adults navigate challenges related to Anxiety, OCD, Depression, Traumatic Stress, shame, grief and loss, job and academic stress, sexual trauma, relationship difficulties, self esteem, and adjustment to life changes.
(708) 607-9517 View (708) 607-9517
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Amber Berridge (Procida)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Chicago, IL 60630
My name is Amber Berridge and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I love helping adolescents and young adults successfully navigate life's ups and downs! My focus areas include depression, anxiety, school and work stress, and other mental health concerns. My focus areas of practice are males or females between the ages of 14 and 25, struggling with depression, anxiety, school concerns, and stress. My professional experience includes using CBT, DBT, strengths-based, and mindfulness. I like to teach my clients new skills or help them to improve on ones they may have learned in the past.
My name is Amber Berridge and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I love helping adolescents and young adults successfully navigate life's ups and downs! My focus areas include depression, anxiety, school and work stress, and other mental health concerns. My focus areas of practice are males or females between the ages of 14 and 25, struggling with depression, anxiety, school concerns, and stress. My professional experience includes using CBT, DBT, strengths-based, and mindfulness. I like to teach my clients new skills or help them to improve on ones they may have learned in the past.
(773) 923-0359 View (773) 923-0359
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Noelle Deseno
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60630  (Online Only)
Noelle is a Licensed Social Worker who has experience working with both children and adults from varied backgrounds. She is patient, caring and thoughtful and will assist clients in reaching their goals. Noelle creates a safe and supportive space for clients to explore their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors.
Noelle is a Licensed Social Worker who has experience working with both children and adults from varied backgrounds. She is patient, caring and thoughtful and will assist clients in reaching their goals. Noelle creates a safe and supportive space for clients to explore their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors.
(773) 839-3924 View (773) 839-3924
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Ewa Bednarczyk
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60630
Not accepting new clients
Struggling does not mean you are failing. Falling down is part of the process, just like rising and growing. Struggling does not mean something is „wrong” with us. It may mean we have patterns to unlearn, new behaviors to embody, and wounds that need to heal, and that takes time. I respect your desire to want to be honest with yourself and seek change. I recognize that trust is a journey and does not always comes easy, therefore I strive to make it a foundation in how I practice. I work with my clients to help them visualize the life they want to have and help them put it into practice through a welcoming and empathic approach.
Struggling does not mean you are failing. Falling down is part of the process, just like rising and growing. Struggling does not mean something is „wrong” with us. It may mean we have patterns to unlearn, new behaviors to embody, and wounds that need to heal, and that takes time. I respect your desire to want to be honest with yourself and seek change. I recognize that trust is a journey and does not always comes easy, therefore I strive to make it a foundation in how I practice. I work with my clients to help them visualize the life they want to have and help them put it into practice through a welcoming and empathic approach.
(708) 274-4186 View (708) 274-4186
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JKorotko Counseling & Art Therapy, PC
Counselor, LCPC, ATR, SEP
Verified
Chicago, IL 60630
JKorotko Counseling & Art Therapy, PC is Currently accepting VIRTUAL only clients at this time. We specialize in Trauma, Addictions, Prenatal/Postnatal support, Birth Trauma, PTSD, CPTSD, and more. Therapists at JKorotko offer a unique blend of therapeutic modalities and treat each client from a trauma informed lens. Reach out to us if you are interested and we can discuss which clinician would be your best fit. Text or call (773) 683 2781 or email inquiries.
JKorotko Counseling & Art Therapy, PC is Currently accepting VIRTUAL only clients at this time. We specialize in Trauma, Addictions, Prenatal/Postnatal support, Birth Trauma, PTSD, CPTSD, and more. Therapists at JKorotko offer a unique blend of therapeutic modalities and treat each client from a trauma informed lens. Reach out to us if you are interested and we can discuss which clinician would be your best fit. Text or call (773) 683 2781 or email inquiries.
(872) 246-9899 View (872) 246-9899
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Taneka Taylor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
Chicago, IL 60630  (Online Only)
Welcome! My name is Taneka Taylor (she/her) and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Trauma Professional providing tele-health therapy in Chicago, Illinois. Since 2014, I have worked in various community mental health centers providing compassionate support to individuals who have faced a multitude of diverse life experiences. Whether the struggles my clients are facing are relational, mood, or trauma related, the techniques I use are oriented toward enhancing self-understanding and healing, and to ultimately foster healthier self-soothing coping skills.
Welcome! My name is Taneka Taylor (she/her) and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Trauma Professional providing tele-health therapy in Chicago, Illinois. Since 2014, I have worked in various community mental health centers providing compassionate support to individuals who have faced a multitude of diverse life experiences. Whether the struggles my clients are facing are relational, mood, or trauma related, the techniques I use are oriented toward enhancing self-understanding and healing, and to ultimately foster healthier self-soothing coping skills.
(773) 923-3564 View (773) 923-3564
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Dr. Sarah Pekoc
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60630
I wholeheartedly believe that everyone has the ability to heal from difficult life experiences and move forward to live a fulfilling and joyful life. I specialize in supporting children, adolescents, and adults through the healing process after they have been exposed to traumatic life events such as abuse/neglect, adoption, divorce, loss, attachment difficulties, and other life stressors. I have a passion for working with individuals who have experienced traumas, caregivers experiencing postpartum/parenting difficulties, early childhood populations, and parent-child relationship issues.
I wholeheartedly believe that everyone has the ability to heal from difficult life experiences and move forward to live a fulfilling and joyful life. I specialize in supporting children, adolescents, and adults through the healing process after they have been exposed to traumatic life events such as abuse/neglect, adoption, divorce, loss, attachment difficulties, and other life stressors. I have a passion for working with individuals who have experienced traumas, caregivers experiencing postpartum/parenting difficulties, early childhood populations, and parent-child relationship issues.
(773) 492-6869 View (773) 492-6869
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Melanie Jambrosic
Psychologist, PsyD, MA, MS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60630
Dr. Melanie Jambrosic is a clinical and sports psychologistt at New Insights Behavioral Services. She has years of experience providing therapy and neuropsychological assessment. She also founded Sport Psych Studio, a sports psychology consulting practice, and published the "Mindfulness Journaling Workbook" to help clients improve their mental health and performance. You can find details at www.sportpsychstudio.com. As a child, Dr. Jambrosic played sports to cope with stress and bond with her family. She quickly realized that the mental side was crucial to performance and well-being.
Dr. Melanie Jambrosic is a clinical and sports psychologistt at New Insights Behavioral Services. She has years of experience providing therapy and neuropsychological assessment. She also founded Sport Psych Studio, a sports psychology consulting practice, and published the "Mindfulness Journaling Workbook" to help clients improve their mental health and performance. You can find details at www.sportpsychstudio.com. As a child, Dr. Jambrosic played sports to cope with stress and bond with her family. She quickly realized that the mental side was crucial to performance and well-being.
(708) 766-7199 View (708) 766-7199
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Alejandro D. Solano Hermida.
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60630
Life events, many out of our control, such as trauma, relationship issues, life transitions, immigration, systemic oppression, and colonialism, might impact your wellbeing and mental health. I am a licensed clinical counselor with New Insights Behavioral Health Services. I focus my work on young adults to elderly, including couples, men’s issues, domestic violence, and acculturation stress. I use evidenced-based therapies, adapting them to address the needs of my clients, to provide treatment for anxiety, depression, relationship issues, sexual identity, anger, trauma, grief and psychoeducation in group and individual settings.
Life events, many out of our control, such as trauma, relationship issues, life transitions, immigration, systemic oppression, and colonialism, might impact your wellbeing and mental health. I am a licensed clinical counselor with New Insights Behavioral Health Services. I focus my work on young adults to elderly, including couples, men’s issues, domestic violence, and acculturation stress. I use evidenced-based therapies, adapting them to address the needs of my clients, to provide treatment for anxiety, depression, relationship issues, sexual identity, anger, trauma, grief and psychoeducation in group and individual settings.
(708) 740-2675 View (708) 740-2675
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Sarah Razo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Chicago, IL 60630
Not accepting new clients
I am a licensed clinical social worker and earned Masters in School Work from Loyola University of Chicago. I have over ten years of experience working with adults in all stages of life in non-profit and hospital settings. I specialize in working with people dealing with trauma, chronic illness, grief, and people who care for others. I work with a person centered trauma informed approach and know that our minds and bodies both affect how we move in the world.
I am a licensed clinical social worker and earned Masters in School Work from Loyola University of Chicago. I have over ten years of experience working with adults in all stages of life in non-profit and hospital settings. I specialize in working with people dealing with trauma, chronic illness, grief, and people who care for others. I work with a person centered trauma informed approach and know that our minds and bodies both affect how we move in the world.
(773) 378-9382 View (773) 378-9382
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Kat Aldag
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60630
I am a Spanish-speaking, LGBTQIA-affirming counselor creating a compassionate space in which you can process trauma, pursue fulfillment, and connect with all the parts of yourself. As an intersectional feminist, I approach therapy as a collaboration between equals, and I believe that you are the authority on yourself. In my practice, I take into account personal and structural issues such as identity, the mind-body connection, power, and privilege — all the things we can and cannot control. Together, we will explore opportunities for the myriad parts of yourself to find acceptance and balance.
I am a Spanish-speaking, LGBTQIA-affirming counselor creating a compassionate space in which you can process trauma, pursue fulfillment, and connect with all the parts of yourself. As an intersectional feminist, I approach therapy as a collaboration between equals, and I believe that you are the authority on yourself. In my practice, I take into account personal and structural issues such as identity, the mind-body connection, power, and privilege — all the things we can and cannot control. Together, we will explore opportunities for the myriad parts of yourself to find acceptance and balance.
(872) 246-9637 View (872) 246-9637
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Javier Sanchez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified
Chicago, IL 60630  (Online Only)
I encourage my clients to be collaborative in their individualized treatment while creating an empathic space for clients to do the work they want and need to do. I am here to provide a service, personal insight in a professional setting. I am not here to tell you what to do, rather I am here to cooperatively recalibrate your compass to navigate your life. ​
I encourage my clients to be collaborative in their individualized treatment while creating an empathic space for clients to do the work they want and need to do. I am here to provide a service, personal insight in a professional setting. I am not here to tell you what to do, rather I am here to cooperatively recalibrate your compass to navigate your life. ​
(773) 345-6898 View (773) 345-6898
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Martin Hogan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Chicago, IL 60630  (Online Only)
Hi! I'm a therapist and clinical social worker with several years of experience. I am non-binary and speak English and Spanish. Sex-positive and experienced with ENM & polyamory. I provide therapy virtually via video sessions, and can see clients in Illinois. I have worked with all kinds of clients and diagnoses, including anxiety, depression, ADHD, bipolar disorder, PTSD, BPD, psychosis, and substance use concerns. I would be excited to work with you!
Hi! I'm a therapist and clinical social worker with several years of experience. I am non-binary and speak English and Spanish. Sex-positive and experienced with ENM & polyamory. I provide therapy virtually via video sessions, and can see clients in Illinois. I have worked with all kinds of clients and diagnoses, including anxiety, depression, ADHD, bipolar disorder, PTSD, BPD, psychosis, and substance use concerns. I would be excited to work with you!
(773) 694-4387 View (773) 694-4387
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Morgan Lessem
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Chicago, IL 60630
My therapeutic approach is deeply rooted in client-centered care, where your needs, values, and experiences are at the heart of our work together. I believe that every individual is one-of-a-kind, and our therapy sessions will reflect that belief. I specialize in helping those who are dealing with anxiety, panic disorders, depression, life transitions, caregiver stress, coping with chronic illness and building self-esteem. I have received training from the Gottman institute and am well-versed in literature from Al-anon providing valuable insights into family dynamics. Together, we can figure out the path that is best for you.
My therapeutic approach is deeply rooted in client-centered care, where your needs, values, and experiences are at the heart of our work together. I believe that every individual is one-of-a-kind, and our therapy sessions will reflect that belief. I specialize in helping those who are dealing with anxiety, panic disorders, depression, life transitions, caregiver stress, coping with chronic illness and building self-esteem. I have received training from the Gottman institute and am well-versed in literature from Al-anon providing valuable insights into family dynamics. Together, we can figure out the path that is best for you.
(773) 207-5530 View (773) 207-5530
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Robert J VanTreeck
Counselor, MA, LCPC
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60630
To engage in the work of psychotherapy is a profound act of courage. It requires risk, persistence, and often the willingness to look at very painful experiences. To seek positive change in one's life is a mark of health and strength. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with New Insights Behavioral Health Services, located near the Blue line. I have 21 years of specialized experience providing therapy in English and Spanish to children, adolescents and adults. I utilize evidence-based therapies in my practice, focusing on issues that include anxiety, depression, trauma, and marital/ relationship concerns.
To engage in the work of psychotherapy is a profound act of courage. It requires risk, persistence, and often the willingness to look at very painful experiences. To seek positive change in one's life is a mark of health and strength. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with New Insights Behavioral Health Services, located near the Blue line. I have 21 years of specialized experience providing therapy in English and Spanish to children, adolescents and adults. I utilize evidence-based therapies in my practice, focusing on issues that include anxiety, depression, trauma, and marital/ relationship concerns.
(847) 440-1410 View (847) 440-1410
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Jennifer L Farrell PLLC
Counselor, LCPC, NCC, CEAP
Verified
Chicago, IL 60630
Are you questioning which way to go in your situation? Unsure of the next step to resolve what is happening in your life? Come in to my office to effectively address issues in a safe and non-judgmental atmosphere. The office is conveniently located just steps from the Jefferson Park blue line stop. It is on Milwaukee Ave off the Lawrence exit of I-90 (and a few blocks from I-94). Telehealth on a HIPAA compliant platform is an option as well.
Are you questioning which way to go in your situation? Unsure of the next step to resolve what is happening in your life? Come in to my office to effectively address issues in a safe and non-judgmental atmosphere. The office is conveniently located just steps from the Jefferson Park blue line stop. It is on Milwaukee Ave off the Lawrence exit of I-90 (and a few blocks from I-94). Telehealth on a HIPAA compliant platform is an option as well.
(773) 786-9031 View (773) 786-9031
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Raquel Wu
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60630
I am here to give support to those who have experienced racial and gender trauma, domestic and sexual abuse victims, exploration of self-identity in all aspects, and more. I practice cultural humility in order to be able to work with different cultures and intersectionality. I aim to provide a client-centered approach which I find important in maintaining this therapeutic relationship. We will work together to make this a safe and brave space for you so that you can embark on your journey to heal.
I am here to give support to those who have experienced racial and gender trauma, domestic and sexual abuse victims, exploration of self-identity in all aspects, and more. I practice cultural humility in order to be able to work with different cultures and intersectionality. I aim to provide a client-centered approach which I find important in maintaining this therapeutic relationship. We will work together to make this a safe and brave space for you so that you can embark on your journey to heal.
(773) 692-0273 View (773) 692-0273
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Linda Summers
Psychologist, LCP
Verified
Chicago, IL 60630
My name is Dr. Linda Summers, and I am a Clinical Psychologist based in Collinsville, Illinois. Through teletherapy, I work with clients in Illinois, Pennsylvania, and Florida. I enjoy working with individuals ages 18 and beyond and specialize in treating trauma, depression, anxiety, and relationship concerns. I use a solution-focused approach informed by each client's past and current life experiences. I work with clients who are managing a myriad of life problems and help them to live more fulfilling lives.
My name is Dr. Linda Summers, and I am a Clinical Psychologist based in Collinsville, Illinois. Through teletherapy, I work with clients in Illinois, Pennsylvania, and Florida. I enjoy working with individuals ages 18 and beyond and specialize in treating trauma, depression, anxiety, and relationship concerns. I use a solution-focused approach informed by each client's past and current life experiences. I work with clients who are managing a myriad of life problems and help them to live more fulfilling lives.
(773) 322-1970 View (773) 322-1970
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Nolynn Kaufman
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
Chicago, IL 60630
I'm a therapist practicing at New Insights Behavioral Health Services. When people experience trauma or life stressors, it is not uncommon to become overwhelmed with emotions. My passion is to hold space and help facilitate healing in those who are feeling lost, lonely, or needing some support in life. I collaborate with my adult clients to find healthy perceptions of themselves, explore their culture and intersectionality, and find liberation from their trauma by exploring their experiences with gentle curiosity. We will work together to reach goals, recognize core beliefs, and reflect on life experiences as early as childhood.
I'm a therapist practicing at New Insights Behavioral Health Services. When people experience trauma or life stressors, it is not uncommon to become overwhelmed with emotions. My passion is to hold space and help facilitate healing in those who are feeling lost, lonely, or needing some support in life. I collaborate with my adult clients to find healthy perceptions of themselves, explore their culture and intersectionality, and find liberation from their trauma by exploring their experiences with gentle curiosity. We will work together to reach goals, recognize core beliefs, and reflect on life experiences as early as childhood.
(872) 259-7910 View (872) 259-7910

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Number of Therapists in 60630

80+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 60630 who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
91% Depression
83% Relationship Issues
77% Self Esteem
75% Coping Skills
71% Trauma and PTSD
68% Grief

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

97% BlueCross and BlueShield
66% Aetna
64% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 60630 see their clients

73% In Person and Online
27% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
17% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 60630?

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.