Therapists in 60644

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Victoria Hudson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60644  (Online Only)
People want to feel sure of themselves. They want to feel confident in what they are doing without second guessing themselves. The problem is, failed relationships, lack of promotions, or a mediocre life has led them to believe that they have no control. In life, there are some things that we cannot control but there sure are a lot of things that we can. I know how easy it is to feel unpretty when an ex has cheated on you OR how easy it is to self sabotage when past events did not end in your favor. The uncertainty surrounding a new transition (newly married/divorced; entering/graduating college; changing careers; single parenting)
People want to feel sure of themselves. They want to feel confident in what they are doing without second guessing themselves. The problem is, failed relationships, lack of promotions, or a mediocre life has led them to believe that they have no control. In life, there are some things that we cannot control but there sure are a lot of things that we can. I know how easy it is to feel unpretty when an ex has cheated on you OR how easy it is to self sabotage when past events did not end in your favor. The uncertainty surrounding a new transition (newly married/divorced; entering/graduating college; changing careers; single parenting)
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Kathiana Edouard
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Chicago, IL 60644
Hello, Thank you for taking the time to learn more about me. My name is Kathiana Edouard, and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with over 9 years of experience working with individuals with issues such as Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, PTSD, Women's Issues, Racial Identity, Cultural Stress, and Spirituality. My therapeutic process involves a holistic combination of Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Mindfulness-Based (MBCT), Trauma Focused, Culturally Sensitive, and Holistic therapies. I believe in creating a safe space for my clients and everyone I work with during treatment.
Hello, Thank you for taking the time to learn more about me. My name is Kathiana Edouard, and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with over 9 years of experience working with individuals with issues such as Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, PTSD, Women's Issues, Racial Identity, Cultural Stress, and Spirituality. My therapeutic process involves a holistic combination of Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Mindfulness-Based (MBCT), Trauma Focused, Culturally Sensitive, and Holistic therapies. I believe in creating a safe space for my clients and everyone I work with during treatment.
(708) 797-7649 View (708) 797-7649
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LaTasha T Merkerson-Miller
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Chicago, IL 60644  (Online Only)
My ideal client would like help working on their goals, self-esteem, coping skills, personal growth, day to day stressors, racial trauma, sexual trauma, and military trauma. They are people that are hopeful, and they know that life can be better, but they need assistance with working through things.
My ideal client would like help working on their goals, self-esteem, coping skills, personal growth, day to day stressors, racial trauma, sexual trauma, and military trauma. They are people that are hopeful, and they know that life can be better, but they need assistance with working through things.
(708) 231-0708 View (708) 231-0708
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Yahaira Garcia
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, LPC, CCTP, CGP
Verified
Chicago, IL 60644  (Online Only)
The first step to a successful self-enhancing journey is recognizing that action needs to be taken. Sometimes we just need a person that is open to listening and guiding us through this journey of improvement. I can assist you with understanding, organizing, and making sense of your thoughts and emotions. I am an art therapist and clinical counselor experienced in working with clients with a range of stressors and obstacles such as: anxiety, depression, anger, communication concerns, parenting concerns, self-esteem, self-identity, educational stressors, and trauma.
The first step to a successful self-enhancing journey is recognizing that action needs to be taken. Sometimes we just need a person that is open to listening and guiding us through this journey of improvement. I can assist you with understanding, organizing, and making sense of your thoughts and emotions. I am an art therapist and clinical counselor experienced in working with clients with a range of stressors and obstacles such as: anxiety, depression, anger, communication concerns, parenting concerns, self-esteem, self-identity, educational stressors, and trauma.
(773) 362-2092 View (773) 362-2092
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Chante Gamby
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Chicago, IL 60644
While I enjoy working with many different types of people, my ideal client is someone who is open to exploration and can view therapy as a journey and a process, rather than quick fix. I work best with someone who can see me as a support and can partner in uncovering solutions that work best for them, rather than looking to me for total direction. I have helped individuals in successfully transitioning to the next level in their lives, increase motivation and self-esteem to improve relationships and sense of self worth, and have helped individuals establish the identity that they desire.
While I enjoy working with many different types of people, my ideal client is someone who is open to exploration and can view therapy as a journey and a process, rather than quick fix. I work best with someone who can see me as a support and can partner in uncovering solutions that work best for them, rather than looking to me for total direction. I have helped individuals in successfully transitioning to the next level in their lives, increase motivation and self-esteem to improve relationships and sense of self worth, and have helped individuals establish the identity that they desire.
(773) 993-1389 View (773) 993-1389
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Kate Hutson
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Chicago, IL 60644
I am committed to creating a safe and healthy environment for clients to grow in self-awareness, curiosity, responsibility and authenticity. I use a variety of client-centered treatment modalities in my work depending on the individual client's needs, including Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Somatic Experiencing. I believe in the mind-body connection and work to incorporate the body's knowledge in treating a variety of presenting concerns including anxiety, depression, trauma, obsessive-compulsive disorder, eating disorders and life transitions.
I am committed to creating a safe and healthy environment for clients to grow in self-awareness, curiosity, responsibility and authenticity. I use a variety of client-centered treatment modalities in my work depending on the individual client's needs, including Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Somatic Experiencing. I believe in the mind-body connection and work to incorporate the body's knowledge in treating a variety of presenting concerns including anxiety, depression, trauma, obsessive-compulsive disorder, eating disorders and life transitions.
(331) 225-1218 View (331) 225-1218
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Rachel Steele
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, LSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60644
Rachel’s goal in therapy is to provide clients with a strong, stable sense of self and the confidence to live more honestly in relationship with others. As a therapist, Rachel draws heavily on her psychoanalytic training, helping clients access unconscious thoughts that may be affecting day to day life and relationships with the belief that insight itself can be liberating. Rachel’s approach extends beyond the psychoanalytic and is integrative, pulling from behavioralist models as well as family systems and attachment theory when and where appropriate. Rachel works primarily with adolescents, adults, and couples.
Rachel’s goal in therapy is to provide clients with a strong, stable sense of self and the confidence to live more honestly in relationship with others. As a therapist, Rachel draws heavily on her psychoanalytic training, helping clients access unconscious thoughts that may be affecting day to day life and relationships with the belief that insight itself can be liberating. Rachel’s approach extends beyond the psychoanalytic and is integrative, pulling from behavioralist models as well as family systems and attachment theory when and where appropriate. Rachel works primarily with adolescents, adults, and couples.
(630) 749-9269 View (630) 749-9269
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Kizawanda Olowe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Chicago, IL 60644
I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 15 years of experience helping people cope with family and social issues. I work with many concerns, including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, ADHD, stress management, school-related matters, and career challenges. The modalities I use include Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, and Strength-based Therapy. I believe in providing a safe space for clients to be vulnerable and explore solutions to complex concerns and issues.
I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 15 years of experience helping people cope with family and social issues. I work with many concerns, including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, ADHD, stress management, school-related matters, and career challenges. The modalities I use include Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, and Strength-based Therapy. I believe in providing a safe space for clients to be vulnerable and explore solutions to complex concerns and issues.
(224) 864-8777 View (224) 864-8777
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Seth W. Allison
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60644
In a word, my approach to therapy is relational. I am at my best when I am centered, curious and genuinely engaged in my client's experience... exploring, nuancing and understanding their unique perspective and the struggles they are facing. I believe in the importance of finding the right "fit" between client and therapist and it is for that reason that I strive to be authentic and fully engaged in every session. My training, areas of specialization and personal style are well suited for those who might be seeking to go deeper in their understanding of themselves and their relationships.
In a word, my approach to therapy is relational. I am at my best when I am centered, curious and genuinely engaged in my client's experience... exploring, nuancing and understanding their unique perspective and the struggles they are facing. I believe in the importance of finding the right "fit" between client and therapist and it is for that reason that I strive to be authentic and fully engaged in every session. My training, areas of specialization and personal style are well suited for those who might be seeking to go deeper in their understanding of themselves and their relationships.
(630) 672-0783 View (630) 672-0783
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Joshua Afram
Counselor, LPC, MA
Verified
Chicago, IL 60644
All of my vocational career has been spent caring for the family system from kids and youth to couples and parents. My passion is to helping teens navigate their world that is ever evolving, provide support to emerging adults as they grow in their independence, and support couples to become the healthiest version of themselves. With a background in ministry, I love to help those who suffered from religious trauma and help them figure out their way forward.
All of my vocational career has been spent caring for the family system from kids and youth to couples and parents. My passion is to helping teens navigate their world that is ever evolving, provide support to emerging adults as they grow in their independence, and support couples to become the healthiest version of themselves. With a background in ministry, I love to help those who suffered from religious trauma and help them figure out their way forward.
(630) 454-0602 View (630) 454-0602
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Keith Varnel Wallace
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BA, MDiv, LCSW
Verified
4 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60644  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I have a passion for holistic wellness of mind, body and Spirit in the lives of others. My therapeutic endeavors are focused on individuals, couples, children, adolescents, and families who are presently suffering from substance abuse, depression, anxiety disorders, trauma, grief, self esteem, sexual orientation issues and a wide array of life circumstances. As a seasoned psychotherapist, I blend compassion, intellectual insights, current research, and psychological awareness to create sacred spaces in which empowerment and hope may flourish. I welcome working with diverse clients in a colloaborative relationship in achieving ones goals.
I have a passion for holistic wellness of mind, body and Spirit in the lives of others. My therapeutic endeavors are focused on individuals, couples, children, adolescents, and families who are presently suffering from substance abuse, depression, anxiety disorders, trauma, grief, self esteem, sexual orientation issues and a wide array of life circumstances. As a seasoned psychotherapist, I blend compassion, intellectual insights, current research, and psychological awareness to create sacred spaces in which empowerment and hope may flourish. I welcome working with diverse clients in a colloaborative relationship in achieving ones goals.
(917) 746-5234 View (917) 746-5234
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Addie W Anderson
Counselor, MA, LCPC, NCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60644
Are you finding it hard to concentrate? Feeling sad and down in the dumps? Do you find it hard to rest at night? It's possible that you may be dealing with some level of depression or anxiety. I would love to help. You deserve a life that is meaningful and satisfying. I provide a safe space for you to process your feelings and to gain an understanding of how to better manage your life.
Are you finding it hard to concentrate? Feeling sad and down in the dumps? Do you find it hard to rest at night? It's possible that you may be dealing with some level of depression or anxiety. I would love to help. You deserve a life that is meaningful and satisfying. I provide a safe space for you to process your feelings and to gain an understanding of how to better manage your life.
(708) 689-1614 View (708) 689-1614
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Tanya A Wade
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LPHA
Verified
Chicago, IL 60644
It is the desire of every human being to be loved and to belong. The only true thing that distinguishes us from one another is our experiences and our perspective of those experiences. Your past, the personal struggles and decisions you currently face and the conflicts between you and those you care about does not define you. What I offer is empathy, compassion, and support with a focus on creating a warm, safe and welcoming environment where you can be heard and understood without judgment.
It is the desire of every human being to be loved and to belong. The only true thing that distinguishes us from one another is our experiences and our perspective of those experiences. Your past, the personal struggles and decisions you currently face and the conflicts between you and those you care about does not define you. What I offer is empathy, compassion, and support with a focus on creating a warm, safe and welcoming environment where you can be heard and understood without judgment.
(630) 948-5041 View (630) 948-5041
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Peter J Newman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Chicago, IL 60644
Not accepting new clients
You are probably reading this because something is not quite right in your life--either you are not feeling happy, you are feeling weighed down by fears and anxiety that make life difficult, or you are finding it hard to let go of and move beyond upsetting experiences that you have had, either recently or long ago. You may also be reading this wondering if you are alone or if others struggle with similar things. More importantly, you are curious if there is a way to find some relief, if there is a way out of this unhappiness and pain.
You are probably reading this because something is not quite right in your life--either you are not feeling happy, you are feeling weighed down by fears and anxiety that make life difficult, or you are finding it hard to let go of and move beyond upsetting experiences that you have had, either recently or long ago. You may also be reading this wondering if you are alone or if others struggle with similar things. More importantly, you are curious if there is a way to find some relief, if there is a way out of this unhappiness and pain.
(312) 245-9166 View (312) 245-9166
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Claude L. King
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60644
Not accepting new clients
It can be truly difficult to acknowledge you need help and seek that help out. Thank you for taking the first step in the path to healing! I provide therapy utilizing a relational, collaborative, person-centered approach. The fundamental basis of any relationship is centered on trust. I model this by strengthening rapport and creating a comfortable, non-judgmental space for you to explore thoughts, feelings and address your reasons for coming to therapy. I believe my role as a therapist is to guide my client(s) as they navigate through life stressors, reprocess distressing experiences, and increase self-awareness.
It can be truly difficult to acknowledge you need help and seek that help out. Thank you for taking the first step in the path to healing! I provide therapy utilizing a relational, collaborative, person-centered approach. The fundamental basis of any relationship is centered on trust. I model this by strengthening rapport and creating a comfortable, non-judgmental space for you to explore thoughts, feelings and address your reasons for coming to therapy. I believe my role as a therapist is to guide my client(s) as they navigate through life stressors, reprocess distressing experiences, and increase self-awareness.
(630) 474-2557 View (630) 474-2557
Photo of Sarah Hurley, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 60644, IL
Sarah Hurley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Chicago, IL 60644
You already have what it takes to get through this. Perhaps you just need some assistance in recognizing that in yourself. I'm dedicated to helping clients to identify the source of distress and develop strategies to improve their lives. I am a compassionate therapist who values my relationship with clients and effectively provides education, feedback, and a variety of strategies based on the clients presenting issue. I work with my clients to understand their stressors, enhance their self-awareness, discover their inner strength and resilience, and improve their coping skills.
You already have what it takes to get through this. Perhaps you just need some assistance in recognizing that in yourself. I'm dedicated to helping clients to identify the source of distress and develop strategies to improve their lives. I am a compassionate therapist who values my relationship with clients and effectively provides education, feedback, and a variety of strategies based on the clients presenting issue. I work with my clients to understand their stressors, enhance their self-awareness, discover their inner strength and resilience, and improve their coping skills.
(312) 854-2079 View (312) 854-2079
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Emily Derkin
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60644
I want to help people create a meaningful connection with the world around them. I use compassionate, integrative, and person-focused counseling to resolve difficult issues, facilitate clarity and understanding, and promote growth and change. We all have the resources within us to live and thrive, and it's my goal to help people access strengths, gifts, and talents. No matter the issue, each person is unique and deserves a chance to explore who they are and who they want to be.
I want to help people create a meaningful connection with the world around them. I use compassionate, integrative, and person-focused counseling to resolve difficult issues, facilitate clarity and understanding, and promote growth and change. We all have the resources within us to live and thrive, and it's my goal to help people access strengths, gifts, and talents. No matter the issue, each person is unique and deserves a chance to explore who they are and who they want to be.
(773) 915-0253 View (773) 915-0253
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Jennifer F. Smith
Counselor, MA, NCC, LCPC
Verified
Chicago, IL 60644
Chicago native, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with experience working with children and adults. I love helping children blossom into their own identities, empowering women through a variety of life changes and personal growth, and supporting men with self-love. As a current PhD Candidate in Organizational Leadership and Certificate in Women's Entrepreneurship, I'm able to explore the anxieties around leadership, workplace and entrepreneurial stress.
Chicago native, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with experience working with children and adults. I love helping children blossom into their own identities, empowering women through a variety of life changes and personal growth, and supporting men with self-love. As a current PhD Candidate in Organizational Leadership and Certificate in Women's Entrepreneurship, I'm able to explore the anxieties around leadership, workplace and entrepreneurial stress.
(312) 629-5925 View (312) 629-5925
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Bertha Davis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60644
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is committed to partnering with clients to identify strategies that can help them work through life’s difficulties. I understand the complex relationship between thinking and emotions, as well as the impact it can have on mood. I treat issues of anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, and (sexual) trauma, substance use/abuse, grief/ loss and complex family dynamics. I have many years of experience of working with diverse populations and assisting them with developing and reaching their goals. I identify as a social work first focusing on life issues to mitigate mental health issues.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is committed to partnering with clients to identify strategies that can help them work through life’s difficulties. I understand the complex relationship between thinking and emotions, as well as the impact it can have on mood. I treat issues of anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, and (sexual) trauma, substance use/abuse, grief/ loss and complex family dynamics. I have many years of experience of working with diverse populations and assisting them with developing and reaching their goals. I identify as a social work first focusing on life issues to mitigate mental health issues.
(708) 742-8571 View (708) 742-8571
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Nick Alder
Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD, EdM, MA
Verified
Chicago, IL 60644  (Online Only)
imagine you're a creative at a crossroads, desiring to express yourself fully but feeling hindered. perhaps societal norms, self-doubt, or the complexities of your identity in marginalized communities make it challenging to fully embrace your creative potential. you're seeking a therapeutic journey that not only understands but values your unique story. here, you'll find support to navigate these challenges, embracing your full self and your artistic expression. it's a path towards living authentically, where every facet of your identity and creative spirit is not just accepted but celebrated.
imagine you're a creative at a crossroads, desiring to express yourself fully but feeling hindered. perhaps societal norms, self-doubt, or the complexities of your identity in marginalized communities make it challenging to fully embrace your creative potential. you're seeking a therapeutic journey that not only understands but values your unique story. here, you'll find support to navigate these challenges, embracing your full self and your artistic expression. it's a path towards living authentically, where every facet of your identity and creative spirit is not just accepted but celebrated.
(312) 313-5672 View (312) 313-5672

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Number of Therapists in 60644

20+

Average cost per session

$155

Therapists in 60644 who prioritize treating:

86% Depression
82% Anxiety
71% Trauma and PTSD
71% Self Esteem
68% Relationship Issues
68% Stress
57% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

92% BlueCross and BlueShield
54% Cigna and Evernorth
54% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 60644 see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

70% Female
27% Male
3% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 60644?

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.