Therapists in 60661

Photo of Ashley Repinski, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in 60661, IL
Ashley Repinski
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor , LCPC, CADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60661
Do you refer to yourself as a “people pleaser?” Ever find yourself doing something out of obligation because you have trouble saying “no?” Situations like this can feel very confusing and upsetting. Many people struggle with identifying and expressing their needs and wants. Oftentimes this leads to difficulty setting boundaries, balancing work/life, and experiencing feelings of resentment. Creating your own story is one of the most empowering things you can do. Therapy helps you explore your own values and beliefs so you can learn what feels meaningful to you.
Do you refer to yourself as a “people pleaser?” Ever find yourself doing something out of obligation because you have trouble saying “no?” Situations like this can feel very confusing and upsetting. Many people struggle with identifying and expressing their needs and wants. Oftentimes this leads to difficulty setting boundaries, balancing work/life, and experiencing feelings of resentment. Creating your own story is one of the most empowering things you can do. Therapy helps you explore your own values and beliefs so you can learn what feels meaningful to you.
(773) 207-6015 View (773) 207-6015
Photo of Heather Miller, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 60661, IL
Heather Miller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60661  (Online Only)
Seeking therapy is an important decision that shows personal strength and motivation. Therapy can be a reflective, confidential space to explore issues that are important to you, and to pursue goals you have for yourself and your life. I have a deep respect for the strengths you bring to the therapeutic work, and my approach to therapy involves building on these strengths to support you in reaching your goals. I believe strongly in a non-judgmental approach to therapy, and I strive to build emotional safety in our time together to allow space for you to explore important life issues in an authentic way.
Seeking therapy is an important decision that shows personal strength and motivation. Therapy can be a reflective, confidential space to explore issues that are important to you, and to pursue goals you have for yourself and your life. I have a deep respect for the strengths you bring to the therapeutic work, and my approach to therapy involves building on these strengths to support you in reaching your goals. I believe strongly in a non-judgmental approach to therapy, and I strive to build emotional safety in our time together to allow space for you to explore important life issues in an authentic way.
(312) 647-2007 View (312) 647-2007
Photo of Lola Wang, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 60661, IL
Lola Wang
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60661
I appreciate your willingness to take the time to put yourself first and look for a new therapist. In working with me, you will find a safe space where differences are honored. Together, we will explore challenging topics while incorporating different skills and tools that you can utilize regularly. My approach to psychotherapy is trauma-informed, client-centered, with a social justice lens. The goal is to have a holistic approach to healing so that you can reduce symptoms, meet goals, strengthen supports and overcome everyday stress as well as past trauma.
I appreciate your willingness to take the time to put yourself first and look for a new therapist. In working with me, you will find a safe space where differences are honored. Together, we will explore challenging topics while incorporating different skills and tools that you can utilize regularly. My approach to psychotherapy is trauma-informed, client-centered, with a social justice lens. The goal is to have a holistic approach to healing so that you can reduce symptoms, meet goals, strengthen supports and overcome everyday stress as well as past trauma.
(312) 262-2487 View (312) 262-2487
Photo of Ashley Hunt, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 60661, IL
Ashley Hunt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PMH-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60661  (Online Only)
I am client-focused when working with individuals and families, providing space for them to openly discuss the impact family building has had on their mental health. I encourage clients to actively participate in their treatment and collaboratively work with each client to identify their therapeutic goals. I use a mixture of modalities, from cognitive-behavioral techniques to holistic and integrative approaches. I always strive to bring culture and identity into the therapy space as I believe one’s lived experiences are often shaped by their personal identities.
I am client-focused when working with individuals and families, providing space for them to openly discuss the impact family building has had on their mental health. I encourage clients to actively participate in their treatment and collaboratively work with each client to identify their therapeutic goals. I use a mixture of modalities, from cognitive-behavioral techniques to holistic and integrative approaches. I always strive to bring culture and identity into the therapy space as I believe one’s lived experiences are often shaped by their personal identities.
(312) 535-8547 View (312) 535-8547
Photo of Maureen Kernan, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 60661, IL
Maureen Kernan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60661  (Online Only)
While life's challenges and transitions are often times when we feel greater anxiety and stress, I believe they are also opportunities for self-understanding and growth. Whether you are dealing with stress in relationships or at work, feeling worn out or depressed, or struggling to cope with a loss, you don't have to work through it alone. I strive to provide a safe, supportive and reflective environment where clients can feel comfortable to explore their concerns, feelings, and relationship patterns and build upon their strengths to develop different ways of understanding, coping, and relating to themselves and others.
While life's challenges and transitions are often times when we feel greater anxiety and stress, I believe they are also opportunities for self-understanding and growth. Whether you are dealing with stress in relationships or at work, feeling worn out or depressed, or struggling to cope with a loss, you don't have to work through it alone. I strive to provide a safe, supportive and reflective environment where clients can feel comfortable to explore their concerns, feelings, and relationship patterns and build upon their strengths to develop different ways of understanding, coping, and relating to themselves and others.
(312) 789-5388 View (312) 789-5388
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Brandon Liu
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60661  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I believe in the power and influence that relationships have in shaping who we are and our stories. Therefore, I work from a relational and systemic approach where I seek to understand your multi-storied context and build an open and authentic relationship with you. Your growth and insight are a priority to me and our therapeutic work together. Whether you are going through a tough life transition, having relationship issues, or feeling anxious, know that you are not alone or hopeless. I am here to walk with you through whatever season you find yourself in.
I believe in the power and influence that relationships have in shaping who we are and our stories. Therefore, I work from a relational and systemic approach where I seek to understand your multi-storied context and build an open and authentic relationship with you. Your growth and insight are a priority to me and our therapeutic work together. Whether you are going through a tough life transition, having relationship issues, or feeling anxious, know that you are not alone or hopeless. I am here to walk with you through whatever season you find yourself in.
(872) 231-3988 View (872) 231-3988
Photo of Christine Aiello, Marriage & Family Therapist in 60661, IL
Christine Aiello
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, CST
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60661  (Online Only)
I help individuals and couples with relationship conflict, sexual concerns, and adjustment to life transitions. Clients often come to therapy with some common issues: feeling disconnected in their relationship, having the same argument on repeat, unsatisfying sex, discomfort or awkwardness talking about sex and intimacy, mismatched desire, painful intercourse, wondering "is this normal?" and more. With advanced training in relationship and sex therapy, I’ll help you to identify your needs and goals, build skills and knowledge, and improve connection, trust, empathy, and intimacy in your life and relationships.
I help individuals and couples with relationship conflict, sexual concerns, and adjustment to life transitions. Clients often come to therapy with some common issues: feeling disconnected in their relationship, having the same argument on repeat, unsatisfying sex, discomfort or awkwardness talking about sex and intimacy, mismatched desire, painful intercourse, wondering "is this normal?" and more. With advanced training in relationship and sex therapy, I’ll help you to identify your needs and goals, build skills and knowledge, and improve connection, trust, empathy, and intimacy in your life and relationships.
(312) 766-7025 View (312) 766-7025
Photo of Cara McCanse, Psychologist in 60661, IL
Cara McCanse
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60661  (Online Only)
A fundamental human need is to feel emotionally close to others. Difficulty connecting in a platonic or romantic way can leave one feeling sad, anxious, and lonely. Often, we retreat from attempted connection to avoid potential pain. Alternately, because we don't know any different or don't want to feel disconnected, we become involved with others who cause us more interpersonal stress. But isolating or engaging with harmful others can cause us to feel vulnerable, damaged, and upset with ourselves. This pattern often leads us to question if we are capable and deserving of joining and creating mutually beneficial relationships.
A fundamental human need is to feel emotionally close to others. Difficulty connecting in a platonic or romantic way can leave one feeling sad, anxious, and lonely. Often, we retreat from attempted connection to avoid potential pain. Alternately, because we don't know any different or don't want to feel disconnected, we become involved with others who cause us more interpersonal stress. But isolating or engaging with harmful others can cause us to feel vulnerable, damaged, and upset with ourselves. This pattern often leads us to question if we are capable and deserving of joining and creating mutually beneficial relationships.
(312) 257-3625 View (312) 257-3625
Photo of Pooja Shah, Marriage & Family Therapist in 60661, IL
Pooja Shah
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60661  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I know finding a therapist can be overwhelming, so I welcome you on this journey! My approach is client centered which combines treatment methods of Humanism, CBT, Mindfulness, Attachment Theory, and other interpersonal theories. During our work together, I will focus on understanding your story, values, and goals to help you in finding coping strategies that promote self-awareness, self-compassion, and overall, an improved quality of life.
I know finding a therapist can be overwhelming, so I welcome you on this journey! My approach is client centered which combines treatment methods of Humanism, CBT, Mindfulness, Attachment Theory, and other interpersonal theories. During our work together, I will focus on understanding your story, values, and goals to help you in finding coping strategies that promote self-awareness, self-compassion, and overall, an improved quality of life.
(773) 302-1412 View (773) 302-1412
Photo of Jaclyn Scandinaro, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in 60661, IL
Jaclyn Scandinaro
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, C-DBT, NCC, MA
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60661
Do you constantly have anxious fears of messing things up or not being good enough? Do you obsess over mistakes and spiral into worst case scenarios? Do you feel the need to be in control? I can help you manage these feelings, whether that be through individual therapy sessions or using your tools in real time in my Improv for Anxious Minds Group. If this resonates with you, let's talk! Schedule a free 15 minute consultation with me. Check out our IMPROV for ANXIETY group at www.evolvingmindscollective.com/improvgrouptherapy
Do you constantly have anxious fears of messing things up or not being good enough? Do you obsess over mistakes and spiral into worst case scenarios? Do you feel the need to be in control? I can help you manage these feelings, whether that be through individual therapy sessions or using your tools in real time in my Improv for Anxious Minds Group. If this resonates with you, let's talk! Schedule a free 15 minute consultation with me. Check out our IMPROV for ANXIETY group at www.evolvingmindscollective.com/improvgrouptherapy
(312) 471-0465 View (312) 471-0465
Photo of Susan Killelea, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 60661, IL
Susan Killelea
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60661  (Online Only)
You deserve pleasure, regardless of what you’ve experienced. I can help you develop confidence in communicating your desires, feelings, and boundaries. You’ll learn to not just survive but thrive after trauma. We’ll work on addressing anxiety and avoidance. Sex therapy can help if you want to work on something and your partner doesn’t. In sex therapy, all partners are welcome. You also can attend regular individual therapy if you want to work on sexual shame, trying to date, or exploring gender or sexuality. Together, we’ll explore your mental health challenges – I will join you in this experience as you navigate troubled waters.
You deserve pleasure, regardless of what you’ve experienced. I can help you develop confidence in communicating your desires, feelings, and boundaries. You’ll learn to not just survive but thrive after trauma. We’ll work on addressing anxiety and avoidance. Sex therapy can help if you want to work on something and your partner doesn’t. In sex therapy, all partners are welcome. You also can attend regular individual therapy if you want to work on sexual shame, trying to date, or exploring gender or sexuality. Together, we’ll explore your mental health challenges – I will join you in this experience as you navigate troubled waters.
(312) 945-7124 View (312) 945-7124
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Matt Smith
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
12 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60661
The crux of my approach is simple, but versatile: I use anything and everything available to make breakthroughs possible. We all do better with an expansive toolkit. EMDR for "stuckness" / trauma and Gottman methods for couples to repair & connect. (Well worth YouTubing either for a sense of them.) Once we understand each other and you are insight-equipped, we'll put insight into action. But in ways that feel authentic to your personal experience of things. Clients often report that my approachable, humorous, "very human" style makes therapy a much more effective experience even when exploring difficult content.
The crux of my approach is simple, but versatile: I use anything and everything available to make breakthroughs possible. We all do better with an expansive toolkit. EMDR for "stuckness" / trauma and Gottman methods for couples to repair & connect. (Well worth YouTubing either for a sense of them.) Once we understand each other and you are insight-equipped, we'll put insight into action. But in ways that feel authentic to your personal experience of things. Clients often report that my approachable, humorous, "very human" style makes therapy a much more effective experience even when exploring difficult content.
(312) 548-9309 View (312) 548-9309
Photo of Julia Tehovnik, Counselor in 60661, IL
Julia Tehovnik
Counselor, LCPC, MA
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60661  (Online Only)
Accepting New Clients, Telehealth Appointments Only: Do you feel anxious or have doubts that hold you back from achieving more in life? Perhaps you feel like a failure for not having met high expectations, those of yourself or of others. Maybe you have met those expectations and are doing all the "right" things, but still feel unfulfilled. Or maybe you've accomplished a goal and don't know what to do next, but feel like you're supposed to figure it out quickly so you don't fall behind.
Accepting New Clients, Telehealth Appointments Only: Do you feel anxious or have doubts that hold you back from achieving more in life? Perhaps you feel like a failure for not having met high expectations, those of yourself or of others. Maybe you have met those expectations and are doing all the "right" things, but still feel unfulfilled. Or maybe you've accomplished a goal and don't know what to do next, but feel like you're supposed to figure it out quickly so you don't fall behind.
(312) 625-6634 View (312) 625-6634
Photo of Ashley Dowdy, Pre-Licensed Professional in 60661, IL
Ashley Dowdy
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60661
Are you feeling alone, misunderstood, or overwhelmed with your current life circumstances? Stressors from work, finances, family, friendships, and romantic partnerships impede on your quality of life and interfere with the happiness you want and deserve. Whether you are going through a career transition, navigating healthy boundaries, or in need of processing the negative thoughts or emotions you feel daily, I am here to help. I will address, validate, and acknowledge these aspects of your life, while also providing empowerment and evidence-based practices needed to help you take control of who you want to become.
Are you feeling alone, misunderstood, or overwhelmed with your current life circumstances? Stressors from work, finances, family, friendships, and romantic partnerships impede on your quality of life and interfere with the happiness you want and deserve. Whether you are going through a career transition, navigating healthy boundaries, or in need of processing the negative thoughts or emotions you feel daily, I am here to help. I will address, validate, and acknowledge these aspects of your life, while also providing empowerment and evidence-based practices needed to help you take control of who you want to become.
(312) 561-3728 View (312) 561-3728
Photo of Carissa Hwu, Pre-Licensed Professional in 60661, IL
Carissa Hwu
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60661  (Online Only)
I'm a Taiwanese/Chinese second-generation immigrant who grew up in the Midwest. Born to first-generation immigrants, I've witnessed the ways my parents’ migration experiences and has worked to understand and break cycles of generational trauma. I've dealt with the forces of assimilation, gendered and racialized identity formation, and the need to establish a sense of belonging within an immigrant family surrounded by predominantly Christian, white communities. I've worked with individuals/couples that are challenged by anxiety, trauma, depression, stress, family/relationship conflicts, racial/sexual identities, LGBTQ+ issues, etc.
I'm a Taiwanese/Chinese second-generation immigrant who grew up in the Midwest. Born to first-generation immigrants, I've witnessed the ways my parents’ migration experiences and has worked to understand and break cycles of generational trauma. I've dealt with the forces of assimilation, gendered and racialized identity formation, and the need to establish a sense of belonging within an immigrant family surrounded by predominantly Christian, white communities. I've worked with individuals/couples that are challenged by anxiety, trauma, depression, stress, family/relationship conflicts, racial/sexual identities, LGBTQ+ issues, etc.
(312) 874-6576 View (312) 874-6576
Photo of Kirsten Hall, Counselor in 60661, IL
Kirsten Hall
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60661  (Online Only)
As your therapist, I prioritize learning about you, I’m here to listen. Whether you’re looking to cope with a major life transition, grief, stress or coping skills to manage anxiety or depression, I customize my approach to meet your needs so we can work to create positive change. During difficult times, it is my hope to help you feel more connected, understood, and supported. Together we can work to find light among what may feel like dark times.
As your therapist, I prioritize learning about you, I’m here to listen. Whether you’re looking to cope with a major life transition, grief, stress or coping skills to manage anxiety or depression, I customize my approach to meet your needs so we can work to create positive change. During difficult times, it is my hope to help you feel more connected, understood, and supported. Together we can work to find light among what may feel like dark times.
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Photo of Nancy Gardner, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 60661, IL
Nancy Gardner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60661
My passion is to help you feel heard, understood, and hopeful about the possibility of change. You'd be surprised by how much better you may feel after just a few sessions, either in-person or tele-health. I specialize in working with clients who are struggling with a number of things at the same time (such as life transitions, anxiety, trauma). My ideal client is someone who is interested in going below surface issues, and- potentially- including some "body-up" work in their therapy.
My passion is to help you feel heard, understood, and hopeful about the possibility of change. You'd be surprised by how much better you may feel after just a few sessions, either in-person or tele-health. I specialize in working with clients who are struggling with a number of things at the same time (such as life transitions, anxiety, trauma). My ideal client is someone who is interested in going below surface issues, and- potentially- including some "body-up" work in their therapy.
(312) 548-8751 View (312) 548-8751
Photo of Emalee Pearson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 60661, IL
Emalee Pearson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCW, PMH-C, MPH
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60661  (Online Only)
You're working long hours and still trying to maintain a sense of balance, or maybe getting pregnant is harder (and more isolating!) than you thought. Perhaps you're struggling as a new parent and finding yourself in frequent conflict with your partner. Or maybe you’re just feeling the weight of it all and not even sure who you are anymore. If this sounds like you, know that you’re not alone. Your needs are clear: you're ready to overcome obstacles, develop healthier coping skills, and build stronger, more meaningful relationships. Your goals to gain practical tools to navigate life's complexities are ambitious yet achievable.
You're working long hours and still trying to maintain a sense of balance, or maybe getting pregnant is harder (and more isolating!) than you thought. Perhaps you're struggling as a new parent and finding yourself in frequent conflict with your partner. Or maybe you’re just feeling the weight of it all and not even sure who you are anymore. If this sounds like you, know that you’re not alone. Your needs are clear: you're ready to overcome obstacles, develop healthier coping skills, and build stronger, more meaningful relationships. Your goals to gain practical tools to navigate life's complexities are ambitious yet achievable.
(773) 232-4026 View (773) 232-4026
Photo of Sarah Thompson, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in 60661, IL
Sarah Thompson
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MBA, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60661
Not accepting new clients
Are you looking for a non-judgmental therapist with life experience? Do you worry too much, or do you see life these days through a negative lens? Are you suffering with challenges in your relationships? You may struggle to achieve balance between your personal life and your work life. If so, I can help. I can assist you in learning new tools and skills to enhance your feelings of self-confidence, empowerment and joy.
Are you looking for a non-judgmental therapist with life experience? Do you worry too much, or do you see life these days through a negative lens? Are you suffering with challenges in your relationships? You may struggle to achieve balance between your personal life and your work life. If so, I can help. I can assist you in learning new tools and skills to enhance your feelings of self-confidence, empowerment and joy.
(773) 696-2486 View (773) 696-2486
Photo of Amalia Pryor-McClellan, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 60661, IL
Amalia Pryor-McClellan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60661
Life is ever changing, and with change can bring a plethora of other emotions including stress, depression and anxiety. It takes strength to seek help when we are feeling most vulnerable. I aim to create a safe, warm, and supportive connection with another person and use that connection to cultivate change. I’d like to help you become empowered to accomplish your own goals and to take control of your life. All transitions are difficult, whether it is anticipated or unexpected change. As adults, we have many responsibilities to uphold. This can include career, relationships, and family, emotional and physical health.
Life is ever changing, and with change can bring a plethora of other emotions including stress, depression and anxiety. It takes strength to seek help when we are feeling most vulnerable. I aim to create a safe, warm, and supportive connection with another person and use that connection to cultivate change. I’d like to help you become empowered to accomplish your own goals and to take control of your life. All transitions are difficult, whether it is anticipated or unexpected change. As adults, we have many responsibilities to uphold. This can include career, relationships, and family, emotional and physical health.
(312) 598-0785 View (312) 598-0785

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 60661

100+

Average cost per session

$160

Therapists in 60661 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
84% Depression
80% Relationship Issues
80% Self Esteem
76% Life Transitions
73% Stress
69% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

98% BlueCross and BlueShield
55% Aetna
45% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 60661 see their clients

52% In Person and Online
48% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
14% Male
3% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 60661?

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.