Therapists in 60643

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Dr. Kala Taylor-The Psychology Center-Certified Life Coach
Pre-Licensed Professional, BS, MS, MBA, PsyD
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60643  (Online Only)
Hello! I’m Dr. Kala Taylor ,(She), I currently work private practice with (The Psychology Center) in Chicago. Previously I worked psychotherapy in the State Government Correctional setting under the exempt licensure title Clinical Psychologist/Sr Psych. Inmates under my care have described my therapeutic approach as "nonjudgmental" and "compassionate." My personal experiences have led me to cultivate a deep empathy for all beings. and I’m committed to being (not just inclusive but) welcoming towards “others.” My experience working in mental health has led me to focus on working to help individuals with personal challenges.
Hello! I’m Dr. Kala Taylor ,(She), I currently work private practice with (The Psychology Center) in Chicago. Previously I worked psychotherapy in the State Government Correctional setting under the exempt licensure title Clinical Psychologist/Sr Psych. Inmates under my care have described my therapeutic approach as "nonjudgmental" and "compassionate." My personal experiences have led me to cultivate a deep empathy for all beings. and I’m committed to being (not just inclusive but) welcoming towards “others.” My experience working in mental health has led me to focus on working to help individuals with personal challenges.
(312) 262-4580 View (312) 262-4580
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Neah Kearney
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60643
There's never a better time than the present to jumpstart your therapy journey. As a therapist, I understand one of the toughest parts about starting therapy is finding the right fit for a therapist. I work with individuals, couples, and families that struggle with resolving conflict, boundary setting, and interpersonal relationships . I have experience with infidelity, anxiety, grief and loss, Communication issues, adjustment concerns, self-esteem and body image issues.
There's never a better time than the present to jumpstart your therapy journey. As a therapist, I understand one of the toughest parts about starting therapy is finding the right fit for a therapist. I work with individuals, couples, and families that struggle with resolving conflict, boundary setting, and interpersonal relationships . I have experience with infidelity, anxiety, grief and loss, Communication issues, adjustment concerns, self-esteem and body image issues.
(773) 694-9205 View (773) 694-9205
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Just InJoy Counseling, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CAMS-II
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60643  (Online Only)
Women's issues, relationship issues, and pregnancy, prenatal, postpartum issues! Are you anxiously feeling like the weight of the world is on your shoulders? Experiencing sadness due to constantly taking care of others, but neglecting yourself. Are you tired of silencing your voice even when you yearn to be heard? Do you find yourself staring into the mirror, asking yourself one of life's most profound question, "Who am I?"
Women's issues, relationship issues, and pregnancy, prenatal, postpartum issues! Are you anxiously feeling like the weight of the world is on your shoulders? Experiencing sadness due to constantly taking care of others, but neglecting yourself. Are you tired of silencing your voice even when you yearn to be heard? Do you find yourself staring into the mirror, asking yourself one of life's most profound question, "Who am I?"
(773) 207-4593 View (773) 207-4593
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Kelley Lee
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60643
Hello, I’m Kelley! I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a Certified Alcohol and Other Drug Counselor. I have a decade of experience working with both men and women who need assistance with Depression, Anxiety, Co-occurring Disorders, Codependency, and Addiction. My approach is integrative. I use techniques and interventions from several different orientations tailored based on my client's needs. My superpower is meeting my clients where they are in a welcoming and non-judgmental way.
Hello, I’m Kelley! I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a Certified Alcohol and Other Drug Counselor. I have a decade of experience working with both men and women who need assistance with Depression, Anxiety, Co-occurring Disorders, Codependency, and Addiction. My approach is integrative. I use techniques and interventions from several different orientations tailored based on my client's needs. My superpower is meeting my clients where they are in a welcoming and non-judgmental way.
(708) 742-8595 View (708) 742-8595
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Chanel Hampton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60643
It takes great courage to acknowledge and embrace the things that challenge us. I understand this strength and the importance of starting the journey to change the things that no longer serve you. I am a compassionate therapist trained in a variety of therapeutic modalities. I have worked in social services for over ten years, working in various capacities, from medical social workers to therapists. I seek to help individuals and families address anxiety, depression, and trauma issues. I believe that healing takes place by identifying the source of the problem. The therapy hour is a sacred time of healing owned by the client.
It takes great courage to acknowledge and embrace the things that challenge us. I understand this strength and the importance of starting the journey to change the things that no longer serve you. I am a compassionate therapist trained in a variety of therapeutic modalities. I have worked in social services for over ten years, working in various capacities, from medical social workers to therapists. I seek to help individuals and families address anxiety, depression, and trauma issues. I believe that healing takes place by identifying the source of the problem. The therapy hour is a sacred time of healing owned by the client.
(708) 734-6954 View (708) 734-6954
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Laura Costello
Counselor, LCPC, PEL
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60643
Let's clarify a few things! Often people who experience anxiety, depression and panic attacks feel like they are stuck forever. They have gone through difficult life challenges or tough transitions that are taking a toll on their ability to cope as well as they would like. If you are going through one or more of these challenges, you are not alone. Seeking help through therapy can be the first step to taking back control of your life. I utilize a holistic and engaged style to achieve both comfort and trust, blended with authentic and respectful therapeutic techniques.
Let's clarify a few things! Often people who experience anxiety, depression and panic attacks feel like they are stuck forever. They have gone through difficult life challenges or tough transitions that are taking a toll on their ability to cope as well as they would like. If you are going through one or more of these challenges, you are not alone. Seeking help through therapy can be the first step to taking back control of your life. I utilize a holistic and engaged style to achieve both comfort and trust, blended with authentic and respectful therapeutic techniques.
(773) 207-3093 View (773) 207-3093
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Lisa Mullings
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60643
Not accepting new clients
Do You Need Help? Perhaps you are having difficulties sleeping or concentrating because you can not stop thinking about your problems. Maybe you feel confused, depressed, and angry because you are stuck in unhealthy relationships or patterns of behavior? Do you find yourself asking how did life get so complicated? We all struggle with finding answers for some of life's challenges. Psychotherapy is one of the many ways we can examine our lives and look within ourselves to find our unique attributes and strengths to overcome adversity and thrive.
Do You Need Help? Perhaps you are having difficulties sleeping or concentrating because you can not stop thinking about your problems. Maybe you feel confused, depressed, and angry because you are stuck in unhealthy relationships or patterns of behavior? Do you find yourself asking how did life get so complicated? We all struggle with finding answers for some of life's challenges. Psychotherapy is one of the many ways we can examine our lives and look within ourselves to find our unique attributes and strengths to overcome adversity and thrive.
(773) 280-8289 View (773) 280-8289
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Kevin Harris
Licensed Social Worker, LSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60643  (Online Only)
The therapy space is a sacred one and it is an honor to sit in that space with clients. I believe that every individual that comes to therapy arrives not as a broken person but as a perfect and whole person seeking to be recognized and heard. I operate in collaboration with the client as I believe that each person holds the keys to being the hero and author of their own story.
The therapy space is a sacred one and it is an honor to sit in that space with clients. I believe that every individual that comes to therapy arrives not as a broken person but as a perfect and whole person seeking to be recognized and heard. I operate in collaboration with the client as I believe that each person holds the keys to being the hero and author of their own story.
(773) 985-8035 View (773) 985-8035
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Fred W Gross
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60643
I am well-trained, and an experienced, research-informed, solution-focused, multi-model therapist. I draw upon various truths, selecting what may be most helpful according to the needs of each client. I want clients to feel comfortable and informed. I will use metaphor and analogies as appropriate to bring insight and change. Specialties: therapy with trauma victims, adolescents, children, and families; couples with relationship issues; conditions such as mood disorders, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, complicated grief/loss, PTSD, stress, and life/job transition issues.
I am well-trained, and an experienced, research-informed, solution-focused, multi-model therapist. I draw upon various truths, selecting what may be most helpful according to the needs of each client. I want clients to feel comfortable and informed. I will use metaphor and analogies as appropriate to bring insight and change. Specialties: therapy with trauma victims, adolescents, children, and families; couples with relationship issues; conditions such as mood disorders, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, complicated grief/loss, PTSD, stress, and life/job transition issues.
(773) 906-4430 View (773) 906-4430
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Bridges to Wellness
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60643
We believe that being the best version of ourselves requires work. Many things can obstruct our path toward self-improvement. We enjoy accompanying our clients on their path and helping them to overcome their challenges. Individuals often become entrenched in patterns of behavior and relationships that are difficult to escape. But if we can assist our clients in honestly assessing their motivations, we believe they can live authentic, meaningful lives every day.
We believe that being the best version of ourselves requires work. Many things can obstruct our path toward self-improvement. We enjoy accompanying our clients on their path and helping them to overcome their challenges. Individuals often become entrenched in patterns of behavior and relationships that are difficult to escape. But if we can assist our clients in honestly assessing their motivations, we believe they can live authentic, meaningful lives every day.
(773) 796-3984 View (773) 796-3984
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Meghan Kean
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60643
Reaching out and asking for help is often a brave and difficult first step. There are many reasons why people seek out therapy. I work to create a safe and supportive environment for all of my clients, so that they may begin to explore and understand themselves, their feelings, and their way of relating to others. I believe that therapy is a collaborative process and a strong therapeutic relationship enables change to happen. I tailor my approach to meet each of my client's unique needs.
Reaching out and asking for help is often a brave and difficult first step. There are many reasons why people seek out therapy. I work to create a safe and supportive environment for all of my clients, so that they may begin to explore and understand themselves, their feelings, and their way of relating to others. I believe that therapy is a collaborative process and a strong therapeutic relationship enables change to happen. I tailor my approach to meet each of my client's unique needs.
(773) 417-1204 View (773) 417-1204
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Mikiela Cobb
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60643
I earned my doctorate in clinical psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and completed my internship at Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital. Throughout my training, I have gained experience working with children, adolescents, and their families across a variety of settings. My work focuses on the holistic assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with behavior concerns, attention difficulties, developmental differences (including Autism Spectrum Disorders), selective mutism, and general mood concerns. I practice from a family systems perspective and am trained in a number of evidence based treatments, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA).
I earned my doctorate in clinical psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and completed my internship at Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital. Throughout my training, I have gained experience working with children, adolescents, and their families across a variety of settings. My work focuses on the holistic assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with behavior concerns, attention difficulties, developmental differences (including Autism Spectrum Disorders), selective mutism, and general mood concerns. I practice from a family systems perspective and am trained in a number of evidence based treatments, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA).
(708) 726-5741 View (708) 726-5741
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Shannon C Colar
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60643  (Online Only)
So, you’ve taken the first step to healing, self-insight and wholeness. What a beautiful journey you are in store for. Choosing the right therapist is just as important as making the decision to embark on the journey. The therapeutic journey is one that will be accompanied by many emotions, because of this you deserve to feel both comfortable and safe when navigating through life’s challenges. As the Lead Therapist at SCT Counseling, my first objective is to build rapport (a professional connection) with my clients. My biggest mission is to normalize therapy, making healing more appealing!
So, you’ve taken the first step to healing, self-insight and wholeness. What a beautiful journey you are in store for. Choosing the right therapist is just as important as making the decision to embark on the journey. The therapeutic journey is one that will be accompanied by many emotions, because of this you deserve to feel both comfortable and safe when navigating through life’s challenges. As the Lead Therapist at SCT Counseling, my first objective is to build rapport (a professional connection) with my clients. My biggest mission is to normalize therapy, making healing more appealing!
(773) 570-9201 View (773) 570-9201
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Tracy Connor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA EDU, MA SW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60643
Nurturing Together because it takes a village! Using creative ways to enhance the whole self with talk therapy linked to body movement and yoga addressing trauma, anxiety, and depression. Having a compassionate outlook that enhances self-awareness and self-soothing strategies.
Nurturing Together because it takes a village! Using creative ways to enhance the whole self with talk therapy linked to body movement and yoga addressing trauma, anxiety, and depression. Having a compassionate outlook that enhances self-awareness and self-soothing strategies.
(773) 985-6088 View (773) 985-6088
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Rebecca Tupas
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60643
LET US TAKE THE FIRST STEP ON YOUR JOURNEY TOGETHER. Meeting with a therapist does not have to cause more anxiety and stress in your everyday life, it can help you overcome any mountain you may face. Let me be your partner to support you in moving forward. Life can be stressful and overwhelming, I aim to help ease that burden by teaching coping skills that easily translate into the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Creating a safe and welcoming place for everyone to come process and explore their thoughts.
LET US TAKE THE FIRST STEP ON YOUR JOURNEY TOGETHER. Meeting with a therapist does not have to cause more anxiety and stress in your everyday life, it can help you overcome any mountain you may face. Let me be your partner to support you in moving forward. Life can be stressful and overwhelming, I aim to help ease that burden by teaching coping skills that easily translate into the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Creating a safe and welcoming place for everyone to come process and explore their thoughts.
(708) 350-6495 View (708) 350-6495
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Cathaleen Novak
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60643
Are you feeling anxious, irritable, or that life often feels unmanageable? Are you looking to get unstuck and make changes but don't know where to start? Are you overwhelmed and stressed? Maybe your personal relationships are strained? Or, are you trying to sort through complex childhood experiences? Let's work together to help you learn how to respond to your thoughts and emotions differently and create mindful coping skills. I believe in working collaboratively with clients to develop goals that will foster greater psychological flexibility, decrease suffering, and create a rich and meaningful, values-driven life.
Are you feeling anxious, irritable, or that life often feels unmanageable? Are you looking to get unstuck and make changes but don't know where to start? Are you overwhelmed and stressed? Maybe your personal relationships are strained? Or, are you trying to sort through complex childhood experiences? Let's work together to help you learn how to respond to your thoughts and emotions differently and create mindful coping skills. I believe in working collaboratively with clients to develop goals that will foster greater psychological flexibility, decrease suffering, and create a rich and meaningful, values-driven life.
(773) 232-2873 View (773) 232-2873
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Maggie Donnelly
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60643
I believe therapy is a collaboration between client and therapist, working together to understand and shift patterns that may not be working for you anymore. I understand the strength it takes to face challenges and the sense of vulnerability that goes along with it. I believe the relationship that develops between client and therapist fosters a comfortable space where honest dialogue can happen. My approach is straightforward, encouraging and comes with a bit of humor as a way to remind ourselves that life is supposed to be enjoyed.
I believe therapy is a collaboration between client and therapist, working together to understand and shift patterns that may not be working for you anymore. I understand the strength it takes to face challenges and the sense of vulnerability that goes along with it. I believe the relationship that develops between client and therapist fosters a comfortable space where honest dialogue can happen. My approach is straightforward, encouraging and comes with a bit of humor as a way to remind ourselves that life is supposed to be enjoyed.
(708) 274-7122 View (708) 274-7122
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Morgan Black
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CYT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60643
I received a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and have been practicing as a Licensed Professional Counselor for seven years. I enjoy working with children and adolescents ages 5-18, adults and families experiencing difficulty with anxiety, depression, mood concerns, trauma, grief/loss, life transitions, and issues with self-esteem. I also have experience working with individuals diagnosed with ADD/ADHD and Autism Spectrum. I believe in understanding and treating the whole person and creating an open, safe and empathic space to explore and work toward the changes you desire.
I received a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and have been practicing as a Licensed Professional Counselor for seven years. I enjoy working with children and adolescents ages 5-18, adults and families experiencing difficulty with anxiety, depression, mood concerns, trauma, grief/loss, life transitions, and issues with self-esteem. I also have experience working with individuals diagnosed with ADD/ADHD and Autism Spectrum. I believe in understanding and treating the whole person and creating an open, safe and empathic space to explore and work toward the changes you desire.
(708) 377-2880 View (708) 377-2880
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Ana Javier
Counselor, MA, LCPC, LPC, PATP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60643
Reaching out for support during a difficult time takes courage. Oftentimes we tend to be harsh on ourselves in an effort to push ourselves out of a rut only to find that despite our efforts we remain stuck in it. We can become entrenched in cyclical patterns of anxious, angry, or depressing thoughts that prevent us from functioning exactly as we'd like, whether at work, home, or in relationships. Whether you would like to address an emotional wound, gain confidence, heal from trauma, reach goals, or improve your relationships, I am confident I can help you. CHANGE really is possible!
Reaching out for support during a difficult time takes courage. Oftentimes we tend to be harsh on ourselves in an effort to push ourselves out of a rut only to find that despite our efforts we remain stuck in it. We can become entrenched in cyclical patterns of anxious, angry, or depressing thoughts that prevent us from functioning exactly as we'd like, whether at work, home, or in relationships. Whether you would like to address an emotional wound, gain confidence, heal from trauma, reach goals, or improve your relationships, I am confident I can help you. CHANGE really is possible!
(773) 825-2149 View (773) 825-2149
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Beatrice Marysia Pacyga
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60643
If you’re here, chances are you’re looking for a change. Maybe you are unhappy in your relationships, or struggling with body image or food, or maybe you are stuck in what seems like a never ending cycle of depression, anxiety and hopelessness. Perhaps it feels like you can’t catch a break between responsibilities and the constant over stimulation of society. It's okay if you've fallen down- let's get you back on your feet.
If you’re here, chances are you’re looking for a change. Maybe you are unhappy in your relationships, or struggling with body image or food, or maybe you are stuck in what seems like a never ending cycle of depression, anxiety and hopelessness. Perhaps it feels like you can’t catch a break between responsibilities and the constant over stimulation of society. It's okay if you've fallen down- let's get you back on your feet.
(773) 915-0395 View (773) 915-0395

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 60643

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 60643 who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
81% Depression
80% Self Esteem
75% Coping Skills
73% Relationship Issues
70% Stress
64% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

93% BlueCross and BlueShield
59% Cigna and Evernorth
56% Aetna

How Therapists in 60643 see their clients

69% In Person and Online
31% Online Only

Gender breakdown

90% Female
9% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 60643?

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.