Photo of Payal Sud, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 60657, IL
Payal Sud
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60657
Culture is beautiful, but it is also complicated. The complexity of culture can take its toll on us, resulting in anxiety, depression, stress, or mood swings. Navigating how your culture and diversity play a role in your life can present hardships in the workplace, school, and life in general. Even relationships can be affected, whether with family, friends, or partners. The bright side is we don't have to face these challenges alone.
Culture is beautiful, but it is also complicated. The complexity of culture can take its toll on us, resulting in anxiety, depression, stress, or mood swings. Navigating how your culture and diversity play a role in your life can present hardships in the workplace, school, and life in general. Even relationships can be affected, whether with family, friends, or partners. The bright side is we don't have to face these challenges alone.
(773) 804-8945 View (773) 804-8945
Photo of Patrick Sviokla, Psychologist in 60657, IL
Patrick Sviokla
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60657
Waitlist for new clients
I very much enjoy working with all ages and families, who are managing depression, anxiety, stress, conflict, mood shifts, life transitions, and trauma related issues, to name a few. My work is first focused on building a rapport through humor connection, and empathy in order to foster a space for open communication, trust, and positive energy. I offer an interactive experience to those who require something alternative to “talk therapy” and strive to be creative in my interventions. I want you to feel comfortable and excited to explore your unique strengths and challenges, as well as enjoy the process of growth along the way.
I very much enjoy working with all ages and families, who are managing depression, anxiety, stress, conflict, mood shifts, life transitions, and trauma related issues, to name a few. My work is first focused on building a rapport through humor connection, and empathy in order to foster a space for open communication, trust, and positive energy. I offer an interactive experience to those who require something alternative to “talk therapy” and strive to be creative in my interventions. I want you to feel comfortable and excited to explore your unique strengths and challenges, as well as enjoy the process of growth along the way.
(872) 266-2448 View (872) 266-2448
Photo of Jordan Dunmead, Marriage & Family Therapist in 60657, IL
Jordan Dunmead
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60657
Not accepting new clients
**Not currently accepting new clients** I believe we are all doing the best we can; lifelong relationships, systemic influences, and personal experiences create patterns, beliefs, and vulnerabilities that are ingrained into our senses of "Self" and ways of being. We all have our own narratives - where we come from, how we got here, what we have been through, and whom we have known - and, usually, it is not something that we chose for ourselves. In therapy, with courage, intention, and curiosity, we can better understand these ways of being, weaving them together by choice to create a life worth living and relationships worth having.
**Not currently accepting new clients** I believe we are all doing the best we can; lifelong relationships, systemic influences, and personal experiences create patterns, beliefs, and vulnerabilities that are ingrained into our senses of "Self" and ways of being. We all have our own narratives - where we come from, how we got here, what we have been through, and whom we have known - and, usually, it is not something that we chose for ourselves. In therapy, with courage, intention, and curiosity, we can better understand these ways of being, weaving them together by choice to create a life worth living and relationships worth having.
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Corie Carson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60657  (Online Only)
So, you're feeling disconnected from your partner & intimacy & sex feels like it has become a casualty of time, grind culture, managing life expectations &/or resentments. Jumping from one task to the next with convos regarding logistics seem to be the main topics of communication. Parenthood has led to a decline in energy & an increase in frustration in your relationship & you would love to get back to the "I can't get enough of you" days with your partner. Support around navigating mismatched desire, rebuilding trust and intimacy, enhancing communication & repairing after conflict are some of areas that feel important to work on.
So, you're feeling disconnected from your partner & intimacy & sex feels like it has become a casualty of time, grind culture, managing life expectations &/or resentments. Jumping from one task to the next with convos regarding logistics seem to be the main topics of communication. Parenthood has led to a decline in energy & an increase in frustration in your relationship & you would love to get back to the "I can't get enough of you" days with your partner. Support around navigating mismatched desire, rebuilding trust and intimacy, enhancing communication & repairing after conflict are some of areas that feel important to work on.
(779) 218-8388 x13 View (779) 218-8388 x13
Photo of Anna Minkov, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 60657, IL
Anna Minkov
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60657
Life can be challenging even under the best of circumstances... You may be feeling stuck, worried, anxious or depressed in ways that affect your social, school or professional relationships, color social interactions, or deter you from reaching goals or being the person you want to be. These difficulties may derive from ways of coping that were essential in dealing with important figures or circumstances earlier in your life. Therapy can be a powerful way of using another relationship to identify these coping strategies and their reasons for being, developing a more effective way of being yourself and relating to others.
Life can be challenging even under the best of circumstances... You may be feeling stuck, worried, anxious or depressed in ways that affect your social, school or professional relationships, color social interactions, or deter you from reaching goals or being the person you want to be. These difficulties may derive from ways of coping that were essential in dealing with important figures or circumstances earlier in your life. Therapy can be a powerful way of using another relationship to identify these coping strategies and their reasons for being, developing a more effective way of being yourself and relating to others.
(773) 997-2481 View (773) 997-2481
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Dave Satterwhite
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CADC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60657
Waitlist for new clients
If you're seeking support through life's twists and turns—whether navigating new circumstances, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, or substance use—therapy can be a big help. My approach to therapy is all about building a genuine relationship where we collaboratively create space for growth and self-understanding. Together, we'll navigate the challenges, unravel the complexities, and work towards a more empowered and authentic version of yourself.
If you're seeking support through life's twists and turns—whether navigating new circumstances, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, or substance use—therapy can be a big help. My approach to therapy is all about building a genuine relationship where we collaboratively create space for growth and self-understanding. Together, we'll navigate the challenges, unravel the complexities, and work towards a more empowered and authentic version of yourself.
(872) 246-7452 View (872) 246-7452
Photo of Joseph Reed, Psychologist in 60657, IL
Joseph Reed
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60657
We tend to find ourselves in situations we’ve been in before. Feeling similarly about ourselves. Treated similarly by others. Treating the people in our life in the ways we’ve treated others in the past. I specialize in psychodynamic therapy for adults with longstanding difficulties, including depression and anxiety, unstable self-esteem, and loneliness.
We tend to find ourselves in situations we’ve been in before. Feeling similarly about ourselves. Treated similarly by others. Treating the people in our life in the ways we’ve treated others in the past. I specialize in psychodynamic therapy for adults with longstanding difficulties, including depression and anxiety, unstable self-esteem, and loneliness.
(224) 204-0349 View (224) 204-0349
Photo of Kate Johnson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 60657, IL
Kate Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60657  (Online Only)
As a dedicated and compassionate clinician, I am committed to providing comprehensive and personalized mental health support to individuals seeking guidance and healing. In my years of work, I have developed a deep understanding of the unique challenges that individuals face in their lives, and I am passionate about assisting them in their journey towards growth, empowerment, and well-being. My ultimate goal is to assist individuals in discovering their inner resources, unlocking their potential, and fostering lasting positive changes that extend beyond the therapy room.
As a dedicated and compassionate clinician, I am committed to providing comprehensive and personalized mental health support to individuals seeking guidance and healing. In my years of work, I have developed a deep understanding of the unique challenges that individuals face in their lives, and I am passionate about assisting them in their journey towards growth, empowerment, and well-being. My ultimate goal is to assist individuals in discovering their inner resources, unlocking their potential, and fostering lasting positive changes that extend beyond the therapy room.
(331) 258-5639 View (331) 258-5639
Photo of Natalie Ann Sprovieri, Licensed Professional Counselor in 60657, IL
Natalie Ann Sprovieri
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60657
Feeling like the weight of the world is on your chest recently? My name is Natalie, and I am a licensed professional counselor. I believe in the power of a strong therapeutic relationship, and I value creating a safe and inclusive space for my clients to explore life’s challenges. To me, therapy is a place to slow down, feel, connect, get creative, and shed judgement. I am a therapist who will choose interventions based on client’s needs. There are all kinds of ways to create “good therapy” and I would love help to co-create what that looks like for you.
Feeling like the weight of the world is on your chest recently? My name is Natalie, and I am a licensed professional counselor. I believe in the power of a strong therapeutic relationship, and I value creating a safe and inclusive space for my clients to explore life’s challenges. To me, therapy is a place to slow down, feel, connect, get creative, and shed judgement. I am a therapist who will choose interventions based on client’s needs. There are all kinds of ways to create “good therapy” and I would love help to co-create what that looks like for you.
(872) 274-2869 View (872) 274-2869
Photo of Quincey F. Kyles Counseling Services, LLC., Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 60657, IL
Quincey F. Kyles Counseling Services, LLC.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60657  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
"A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step." Ancient Chinese philosopher, Lao-Tzu. Let's face it: asking for help isn't always easy, but you've taken the courage to do so. Therapy is an exciting experience of self-discovery! As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), I work with adults, individually or as couples. I use a bilateral approach, incorporating a Strength-based practice with a focus on the mind/body connection, in particular Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT). I assist clients in noticing, when automatic processes are occurring & to alter their reaction to be more of a reflection.
"A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step." Ancient Chinese philosopher, Lao-Tzu. Let's face it: asking for help isn't always easy, but you've taken the courage to do so. Therapy is an exciting experience of self-discovery! As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), I work with adults, individually or as couples. I use a bilateral approach, incorporating a Strength-based practice with a focus on the mind/body connection, in particular Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT). I assist clients in noticing, when automatic processes are occurring & to alter their reaction to be more of a reflection.
(312) 681-7937 View (312) 681-7937
Photo of Christina Bautista, Psychologist in 60657, IL
Christina Bautista
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60657
Self-care and healthy relationships can have a significant impact on an individual's mental health. As a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, I believe in enhancing personal growth. I am dedicated to being an attentive and active listener. I will work collaboratively with you to develop short and long-term goals and in identifying barriers to accomplishing and maintaining these goals. My support and encouragement can instill hope and motivation to change by developing healthy coping skills.
Self-care and healthy relationships can have a significant impact on an individual's mental health. As a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, I believe in enhancing personal growth. I am dedicated to being an attentive and active listener. I will work collaboratively with you to develop short and long-term goals and in identifying barriers to accomplishing and maintaining these goals. My support and encouragement can instill hope and motivation to change by developing healthy coping skills.
(312) 651-6750 View (312) 651-6750
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Jeffrey Samuels
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60657
I am a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in working with children, adolescents, and young adults. I follow a relationship-focused approach, developing a strong, trusting, nonjudgmental and empathetic connection between myself and my clients. I incorporate a range of clinical tools, including narrative therapy, play therapy, and motivational interviewing. I know that starting therapy can feel intimidating, and that's why we will work collaboratively to ensure that we are working towards achieving the goals that are most important to you.
I am a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in working with children, adolescents, and young adults. I follow a relationship-focused approach, developing a strong, trusting, nonjudgmental and empathetic connection between myself and my clients. I incorporate a range of clinical tools, including narrative therapy, play therapy, and motivational interviewing. I know that starting therapy can feel intimidating, and that's why we will work collaboratively to ensure that we are working towards achieving the goals that are most important to you.
(872) 204-2008 View (872) 204-2008
Photo of Beatriz Ledesma, Counselor in 60657, IL
Beatriz Ledesma
Counselor, PhD, LCPC, ATR
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60657  (Online Only)
I have been practicing for over 35 years. My insightful and spiritual approach to psychotherapy is geared toward individuals committed to develop and/or increase self-awareness with the goal of improving and/or transforming their quality of life.
I have been practicing for over 35 years. My insightful and spiritual approach to psychotherapy is geared toward individuals committed to develop and/or increase self-awareness with the goal of improving and/or transforming their quality of life.
(312) 626-0870 View (312) 626-0870
Photo of Robert Ballantyne, Psychologist in 60657, IL
Robert Ballantyne
Psychologist, PsyD, CYT-200
Verified Verified
11 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60657
For the past 15+ years, I have had the pleasure of helping individuals and couples find relief from life's stressors. I work with a wide range of concerns and am especially effective with life transitions, depression, anxiety, relationship, LGBTQ, grief, and family stressors. I aim to provide a safe, supportive, confidential space to help you deepen your self-understanding, change problematic patterns, and enhance self-esteem. As a feminist and multicultural psychologist, I am also sensitive to the ways oppression and marginalization affect psychological wellbeing, and I welcome clients from diverse backgrounds and identities.
For the past 15+ years, I have had the pleasure of helping individuals and couples find relief from life's stressors. I work with a wide range of concerns and am especially effective with life transitions, depression, anxiety, relationship, LGBTQ, grief, and family stressors. I aim to provide a safe, supportive, confidential space to help you deepen your self-understanding, change problematic patterns, and enhance self-esteem. As a feminist and multicultural psychologist, I am also sensitive to the ways oppression and marginalization affect psychological wellbeing, and I welcome clients from diverse backgrounds and identities.
(313) 307-4772 View (313) 307-4772
Photo of Kimberly Thomas, Licensed Professional Counselor in 60657, IL
Kimberly Thomas
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CCTPII
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60657
I am a therapist at Astute Counseling Services, a private practice on the north side of Chicago. We specialize in the management and treatment of mental health issues using the latest theories, practices and clinical data. I am a talented and passionate professional with experience in anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions, and interpersonal issues. I am an empathetic and compassionate Clinical Mental Health Counselor who utilizes my educational background and experience to work with a diverse population of clients.
I am a therapist at Astute Counseling Services, a private practice on the north side of Chicago. We specialize in the management and treatment of mental health issues using the latest theories, practices and clinical data. I am a talented and passionate professional with experience in anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions, and interpersonal issues. I am an empathetic and compassionate Clinical Mental Health Counselor who utilizes my educational background and experience to work with a diverse population of clients.
(872) 231-0528 View (872) 231-0528
Photo of Brandon Michael Arbuckle, Marriage & Family Therapist in 60657, IL
Brandon Michael Arbuckle
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60657
Working from an integrated Solution Focused/Narrative Therapy framework, you can expect that I will adjust my approach to help you wade through and resolve conflicts, emotional paralysis, betrayal and other relational problems, with a newfound sense of agency, hope and courage. While the problems that bring couples in for therapy may seem daunting, perhaps even feeling insurmountable to some, my work builds on the notion that problems are given their greatest opportunity for resolution by cultivating safe, loving, and secure relational attachments.
Working from an integrated Solution Focused/Narrative Therapy framework, you can expect that I will adjust my approach to help you wade through and resolve conflicts, emotional paralysis, betrayal and other relational problems, with a newfound sense of agency, hope and courage. While the problems that bring couples in for therapy may seem daunting, perhaps even feeling insurmountable to some, my work builds on the notion that problems are given their greatest opportunity for resolution by cultivating safe, loving, and secure relational attachments.
(773) 664-0686 View (773) 664-0686
Photo of Margaret Annunziata, Licensed Professional Counselor in 60657, IL
Margaret Annunziata
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60657
I'm currently accepting new individuals and couples! I am a couples and individual therapist with a passion for working with those affected by depression, anxiety, panic, trauma, life transitions, societal concerns, interpersonal relationships, and grief. I believe setting goals is a collaborative process that you and I will work on together in therapy. I am a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional and Certified Sex Therapy Informed Professional. I utilize the Gottman Method and EFT in couples therapy to enhance verbal communication, intimacy, boundaries, respect, and help understand their partner in the relationship.
I'm currently accepting new individuals and couples! I am a couples and individual therapist with a passion for working with those affected by depression, anxiety, panic, trauma, life transitions, societal concerns, interpersonal relationships, and grief. I believe setting goals is a collaborative process that you and I will work on together in therapy. I am a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional and Certified Sex Therapy Informed Professional. I utilize the Gottman Method and EFT in couples therapy to enhance verbal communication, intimacy, boundaries, respect, and help understand their partner in the relationship.
(872) 814-6116 View (872) 814-6116
Photo of Mollyrose Kelly, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in 60657, IL
Mollyrose Kelly
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60657
Currently accepting new clients. Keeping things inside us is a terrible, lonely weight. It may start off feeling manageable, but it eventually builds up. Often we find it difficult to share with others, because we don’t want to burden them or be seen as “needy.” At these points, I think we just need someone to be honest with about our experiences and needs, without fear of judgment. When we notice we’re having the same thoughts and problems coming up repeatedly, we might need a push to get us unstuck. When an old hurt arises, we may need the space to explore it and the skills to ground ourselves in the present.
Currently accepting new clients. Keeping things inside us is a terrible, lonely weight. It may start off feeling manageable, but it eventually builds up. Often we find it difficult to share with others, because we don’t want to burden them or be seen as “needy.” At these points, I think we just need someone to be honest with about our experiences and needs, without fear of judgment. When we notice we’re having the same thoughts and problems coming up repeatedly, we might need a push to get us unstuck. When an old hurt arises, we may need the space to explore it and the skills to ground ourselves in the present.
(872) 259-7412 View (872) 259-7412
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Jenn Ross
Counselor, MAAT, LCPC, ATR, CCTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60657
Waitlist for new clients
My practice as an art therapist and counselor is founded on an eclectic theoretical foundation. I believe the most successful way to achieve personal goals in therapy is by developing a trusting relationship. Taking the time to learn a client’s strengths and aspirations, as well as their personal and family history with curiosity and compassion is imperative. The foundation of my practice is strengths-based - I approach our work together with the understanding that everyone experiences challenges and has many abilities that may be utilized to reduce symptoms, navigate challenges, and improve relationships.
My practice as an art therapist and counselor is founded on an eclectic theoretical foundation. I believe the most successful way to achieve personal goals in therapy is by developing a trusting relationship. Taking the time to learn a client’s strengths and aspirations, as well as their personal and family history with curiosity and compassion is imperative. The foundation of my practice is strengths-based - I approach our work together with the understanding that everyone experiences challenges and has many abilities that may be utilized to reduce symptoms, navigate challenges, and improve relationships.
(872) 281-4205 View (872) 281-4205
Photo of Liliana Ciupeiu, Pre-Licensed Professional in 60657, IL
Liliana Ciupeiu
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60657
I have experience working with all ages: children, adolescents, young adults, families, and couples; and with those presenting with anxiety, depression, PTSD, CPTSD, developmental disorders, and chronic mental illness, among others. I am grounded in psychodynamic therapy, with an emphasis on attachment based interventions and Family Systems. Furthermore, I integrate different therapies (when needed), taking into consideration the complexity of multicultural perspectives that shape our lives, to meet the unique needs of each individual. I have conducted neuropsychological assessments, and am currently Adjunct Faculty at ISPP.
I have experience working with all ages: children, adolescents, young adults, families, and couples; and with those presenting with anxiety, depression, PTSD, CPTSD, developmental disorders, and chronic mental illness, among others. I am grounded in psychodynamic therapy, with an emphasis on attachment based interventions and Family Systems. Furthermore, I integrate different therapies (when needed), taking into consideration the complexity of multicultural perspectives that shape our lives, to meet the unique needs of each individual. I have conducted neuropsychological assessments, and am currently Adjunct Faculty at ISPP.
(872) 241-2225 View (872) 241-2225

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 60657

1,000+

Average cost per session

$160

Therapists in 60657 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
91% Depression
83% Relationship Issues
80% Self Esteem
72% Trauma and PTSD
71% Stress
71% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

97% BlueCross and BlueShield
54% Aetna
39% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 60657 see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

74% Female
23% Male
3% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 60657?

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.