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Beth Drennen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rockford, IL 61108
Are you exhausted by the challenges you face - be that domestic violence, navigating the foster care system, a child with special needs such as Autism or ADHD, or with your own special needs? Maybe you struggle with a mood disorder, depression, or self injury. Or perhaps you are seeking a therapist who shares an understanding of your struggle from a Christian perspective. Allow me to support you in your journey. I encourage involvement of family members and others in your support system in treatment when possible and appropriate. And there is no situation I consider too challenging.
Are you exhausted by the challenges you face - be that domestic violence, navigating the foster care system, a child with special needs such as Autism or ADHD, or with your own special needs? Maybe you struggle with a mood disorder, depression, or self injury. Or perhaps you are seeking a therapist who shares an understanding of your struggle from a Christian perspective. Allow me to support you in your journey. I encourage involvement of family members and others in your support system in treatment when possible and appropriate. And there is no situation I consider too challenging.
(815) 516-5007 View (815) 516-5007
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Crystal Lawson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Rockford, IL 61108
At a really difficult place in my own journey, someone once told me that healthy people are simply those who recognize their need for support and get it. We all experience hard parts in our stories that challenge our beliefs, emotions, and resilience. My office is a safe, nonjudgemental space to pause, breathe, feel, and find support in walking through life's challenges. I have years of experience supporting children, adolescents, families, and individuals. I believe in working together to decide the best approach for each individual's needs and personality and utilize a variety of methods, including Sandtray work.
At a really difficult place in my own journey, someone once told me that healthy people are simply those who recognize their need for support and get it. We all experience hard parts in our stories that challenge our beliefs, emotions, and resilience. My office is a safe, nonjudgemental space to pause, breathe, feel, and find support in walking through life's challenges. I have years of experience supporting children, adolescents, families, and individuals. I believe in working together to decide the best approach for each individual's needs and personality and utilize a variety of methods, including Sandtray work.
(815) 393-5481 View (815) 393-5481
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Lisa M Dorleans Reyes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Rockford, IL 61108
Lisa is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 20 years of experience. She is Latinx and both bilingual and bicultural that is inclusive to all genders, races, religions, cultures, and the LGBTQIA community. She earned her Master's in Social Work (MSW) from George Williams College at Aurora University. Lisa offers a wide array of counseling services, including children, family, individual, couples, and group services. Her special interests include women’s issues, depression, anxiety, trauma and school advocacy. Lisa has experience in various settings with all ages.
Lisa is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 20 years of experience. She is Latinx and both bilingual and bicultural that is inclusive to all genders, races, religions, cultures, and the LGBTQIA community. She earned her Master's in Social Work (MSW) from George Williams College at Aurora University. Lisa offers a wide array of counseling services, including children, family, individual, couples, and group services. Her special interests include women’s issues, depression, anxiety, trauma and school advocacy. Lisa has experience in various settings with all ages.
(815) 657-1899 View (815) 657-1899
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Bree Miller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RN, LCSW
Verified Verified
Rockford, IL 61108
I enjoy working with individuals preferable 12 years of age or older, and struggling with any number of mental health challenges. As a clinician I strive to be a listening ear, a trusting empath, and a person you can rely on for support as you move through the ebb and flow of life's river. Examples of the types of mental health struggles include Anxiety- Depression- PTSD- LGBTQAI+ Issues- Life Phases- Separation and Divorce- Perinatal and Postpartum Mood Disorders- Parents of Children with Special Needs- School or Workplace Issues- Legal Matters- Self Esteem- Grief and Loss- Healthcare Burnout- Vicarious Trauma- Medical Social Work.
I enjoy working with individuals preferable 12 years of age or older, and struggling with any number of mental health challenges. As a clinician I strive to be a listening ear, a trusting empath, and a person you can rely on for support as you move through the ebb and flow of life's river. Examples of the types of mental health struggles include Anxiety- Depression- PTSD- LGBTQAI+ Issues- Life Phases- Separation and Divorce- Perinatal and Postpartum Mood Disorders- Parents of Children with Special Needs- School or Workplace Issues- Legal Matters- Self Esteem- Grief and Loss- Healthcare Burnout- Vicarious Trauma- Medical Social Work.
(815) 551-2419 View (815) 551-2419
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Dr. Collene A Taylor
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, LPC, LMHC-S, NCC, CCTP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Rockford, IL 61108
Accepting NEW Clients! Have you been feeling overwhelmed, stuck, lost, or like you’re on an emotional rollercoaster lately? Maybe you've had some really difficult experiences and are at a loss on how to move forward, leaving you feeling directionless. Or, maybe you have had a major change in your life and are struggling to cope with it. It has all been so consuming to the point that you’re exhausted by it all. You are so ready to finally be able to come to a place of clarity, direction, peace, fulfillment, and to just have some relief. You have tried to figure it out on your own, and you're left feeling the same, if not worse.
Accepting NEW Clients! Have you been feeling overwhelmed, stuck, lost, or like you’re on an emotional rollercoaster lately? Maybe you've had some really difficult experiences and are at a loss on how to move forward, leaving you feeling directionless. Or, maybe you have had a major change in your life and are struggling to cope with it. It has all been so consuming to the point that you’re exhausted by it all. You are so ready to finally be able to come to a place of clarity, direction, peace, fulfillment, and to just have some relief. You have tried to figure it out on your own, and you're left feeling the same, if not worse.
(815) 743-2860 View (815) 743-2860
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Whitney Blakely
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PC
Verified Verified
Rockford, IL 61108
Hello, since you are scrolling these profiles, you are likely looking for help in dealing with something difficult in your life. I may be the person you are seeking and I appreciate you reading my profile. All change starts with a first step. I commend your insight that change is possible and I see your courage for choosing to pursue it. In my office you will be treated as a person of value and with respect. Collaboratively we will define your goals and go at a pace that suits you. With you as the leader and me as the guide, we will go on a journey of discovery, healing, and growth. I’m excited to work with you!
Hello, since you are scrolling these profiles, you are likely looking for help in dealing with something difficult in your life. I may be the person you are seeking and I appreciate you reading my profile. All change starts with a first step. I commend your insight that change is possible and I see your courage for choosing to pursue it. In my office you will be treated as a person of value and with respect. Collaboratively we will define your goals and go at a pace that suits you. With you as the leader and me as the guide, we will go on a journey of discovery, healing, and growth. I’m excited to work with you!
(815) 384-6165 View (815) 384-6165
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Bridget McKnight Rockford Il
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Rockford, IL 61108
Are you struggling with life's challenges? Are you feeling overwhelmed, frustrated, lacking motivation, anxious, depressed, or grieving? Everyone deserves a fulfilling, happy life, and sometimes, support helps as you navigate life's journey. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker experienced working with families and children in various settings, including child welfare, hospice, and school-based social work programs. I use a strength-based perspective and believe everyone has the potential to make positive changes and enhance their life.
Are you struggling with life's challenges? Are you feeling overwhelmed, frustrated, lacking motivation, anxious, depressed, or grieving? Everyone deserves a fulfilling, happy life, and sometimes, support helps as you navigate life's journey. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker experienced working with families and children in various settings, including child welfare, hospice, and school-based social work programs. I use a strength-based perspective and believe everyone has the potential to make positive changes and enhance their life.
(815) 649-5495 View (815) 649-5495
Photo of Raia Lipford, Licensed Professional Counselor in 61108, IL
Raia Lipford
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rockford, IL 61108
Combatting the stress of relationships, careers, school, and everything else that comes with life can feel incredibly isolating. Past experiences can cloud todays potential and leave us feeling stuck. Nothing seems to work, and you’re looking for a change. I am here to help you with that change! I want to come along this journey with you while we work together to find peace and safety in your life!
Combatting the stress of relationships, careers, school, and everything else that comes with life can feel incredibly isolating. Past experiences can cloud todays potential and leave us feeling stuck. Nothing seems to work, and you’re looking for a change. I am here to help you with that change! I want to come along this journey with you while we work together to find peace and safety in your life!
(815) 934-8798 View (815) 934-8798
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The Healing Chapter Counseling Center, LLC
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
Rockford, IL 61108
I provide a non-judgmental and safe space for individuals to share their stories and work toward fulfilling their highest self. I utilize a person-centered approach in an effort to nurture self-discovery and encourage clients to cultivate the life they dream of. I provide support and listen closely to each client's individual experience and personal goals. My experience in working with those moving through trauma, anxiety, depression, family/relationship dynamics, and managing diversity issues lend themselves to providing a warm and caring atmosphere.
I provide a non-judgmental and safe space for individuals to share their stories and work toward fulfilling their highest self. I utilize a person-centered approach in an effort to nurture self-discovery and encourage clients to cultivate the life they dream of. I provide support and listen closely to each client's individual experience and personal goals. My experience in working with those moving through trauma, anxiety, depression, family/relationship dynamics, and managing diversity issues lend themselves to providing a warm and caring atmosphere.
(779) 213-0873 View (779) 213-0873
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Julieann Robinson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Rockford, IL 61108
I have been working with families and individual clients of all ages for 10 plus years. I am motivated by helping others work through their unique life experiences. When we struggle, sometimes we need help navigating through life's challenges. Finding healthy ways to express ourselves, and communicate our needs is crucial to our well-being. I am particularly skilled in counseling people with behavioral issues, impulse control, depression, self esteem, anxiety, identity, relationships, and conflict resolution.
I have been working with families and individual clients of all ages for 10 plus years. I am motivated by helping others work through their unique life experiences. When we struggle, sometimes we need help navigating through life's challenges. Finding healthy ways to express ourselves, and communicate our needs is crucial to our well-being. I am particularly skilled in counseling people with behavioral issues, impulse control, depression, self esteem, anxiety, identity, relationships, and conflict resolution.
(815) 908-5264 View (815) 908-5264
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Joanna de Leon
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
Rockford, IL 61108
Joanna de Leon is the co-owner and clinical supervisor at Relevé Counseling. She has always enjoyed meeting new people and learning their stories. Every individual has a journey that is uniquely theirs and Joanna’s passion for understanding the challenges and triumphs of the human spirit is what ultimately led her to pursue a career in mental health therapy. Her goal for Relevé Counseling is to bring together a team of dedicated individuals who share her desire to leave a lasting and positive impact on the lives of the people they serve.
Joanna de Leon is the co-owner and clinical supervisor at Relevé Counseling. She has always enjoyed meeting new people and learning their stories. Every individual has a journey that is uniquely theirs and Joanna’s passion for understanding the challenges and triumphs of the human spirit is what ultimately led her to pursue a career in mental health therapy. Her goal for Relevé Counseling is to bring together a team of dedicated individuals who share her desire to leave a lasting and positive impact on the lives of the people they serve.
(779) 228-4902 View (779) 228-4902
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Cyndi Brush
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rockford, IL 61108
Are you feeling sad, anxious or overwhelmed? Are you experiencing relationship problems or feeling lonely? Asking for help is a courageous thing to do. As a licensed clinical social worker, I offer a thoughtful, compassionate, and collaborative approach to dealing with life's difficulties. Together we can find solutions that will make you feel better as soon as possible. I can help you develop new coping strategies and a deeper understanding of your needs. I am committed to helping you use your strengths to grow personally and in your relationships with others.
Are you feeling sad, anxious or overwhelmed? Are you experiencing relationship problems or feeling lonely? Asking for help is a courageous thing to do. As a licensed clinical social worker, I offer a thoughtful, compassionate, and collaborative approach to dealing with life's difficulties. Together we can find solutions that will make you feel better as soon as possible. I can help you develop new coping strategies and a deeper understanding of your needs. I am committed to helping you use your strengths to grow personally and in your relationships with others.
(815) 281-5278 View (815) 281-5278
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Victoria Hominick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Rockford, IL 61108
I am an experienced Therapist with a long-standing reputation for establishing and maintaining a safe and trusting environment where an Individual/Couple/Family and/or Group can give voice to their past and present narratives, identify Strengths and Vulnerabilities and address the Body/Mind Connection. Over the years, Ive found that making the decision to talk about what is heavy on your mind/heart will put you on the path to self-awareness and the opportunity to develop a true relationship with yourself and in turn, with others.
I am an experienced Therapist with a long-standing reputation for establishing and maintaining a safe and trusting environment where an Individual/Couple/Family and/or Group can give voice to their past and present narratives, identify Strengths and Vulnerabilities and address the Body/Mind Connection. Over the years, Ive found that making the decision to talk about what is heavy on your mind/heart will put you on the path to self-awareness and the opportunity to develop a true relationship with yourself and in turn, with others.
(779) 207-3153 View (779) 207-3153
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Willow Creek Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCPC
Verified Verified
Rockford, IL 61108
Willow Creek Counseling therapists have over 150 years of child welfare and mental health experience. We work with children, adults, couples and families to treat mental health and emotional health issues and we utilize a variety of treatment methods. We currently work closely with the family and juvenile courts in an attempt to assist families involved in the court systems. We have extensive experience providing Reunification Counseling and Therapeutic sessions, and provide Parental Capacity and Mental Health Assessments. We also provide Bariatric assessments and assist with ADHD assessments.
Willow Creek Counseling therapists have over 150 years of child welfare and mental health experience. We work with children, adults, couples and families to treat mental health and emotional health issues and we utilize a variety of treatment methods. We currently work closely with the family and juvenile courts in an attempt to assist families involved in the court systems. We have extensive experience providing Reunification Counseling and Therapeutic sessions, and provide Parental Capacity and Mental Health Assessments. We also provide Bariatric assessments and assist with ADHD assessments.
(815) 240-0685 View (815) 240-0685
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Braden Norton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Rockford, IL 61108
I primarily work with teenagers and adults, however have enjoyed working clients of all ages. I have worked with countless clients who were struggling with anxiety, depression, grief and loss, LGBTQIA+ issues, phase of life problems, marital conflict, work issues, anger, and self-esteem to name a few. I find the therapeutic relationship most beneficial when clients are willing to engage during session and implement therapeutic skills and strategies into their daily lives.
I primarily work with teenagers and adults, however have enjoyed working clients of all ages. I have worked with countless clients who were struggling with anxiety, depression, grief and loss, LGBTQIA+ issues, phase of life problems, marital conflict, work issues, anger, and self-esteem to name a few. I find the therapeutic relationship most beneficial when clients are willing to engage during session and implement therapeutic skills and strategies into their daily lives.
(815) 240-0558 View (815) 240-0558
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Phoenix Counseling and Recovery, LLC
Counselor, LCPC, CADC
Verified Verified
Rockford, IL 61108
My name is Jeff Zajkowski and for the past 18 years I have dedicated myself to helping individuals with mental health, addiction and substance abuse issues. I utilize multiple treatment techniques such as cognitive behavioral therapy, DBT, client-centered therapy, rational emotive behavioral therapy and psychoanalytic theory. I also have specific training in rapport building, breakthrough techniques and in pinpointing crucial onset events. I work with adults and adolescents. For your convenience I also use HIPPA compliant video chat for sessions.
My name is Jeff Zajkowski and for the past 18 years I have dedicated myself to helping individuals with mental health, addiction and substance abuse issues. I utilize multiple treatment techniques such as cognitive behavioral therapy, DBT, client-centered therapy, rational emotive behavioral therapy and psychoanalytic theory. I also have specific training in rapport building, breakthrough techniques and in pinpointing crucial onset events. I work with adults and adolescents. For your convenience I also use HIPPA compliant video chat for sessions.
(815) 286-4533 View (815) 286-4533
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Teresa Barnes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Rockford, IL 61108  (Online Only)
I specifically treat providers because healers need healing too. As holders of reality and pain for others, healthcare providers often find themselves deprived of the care that they graciously give others. As a result, we often are left to bear the weight of our pain alone. The reality is that we are not designed to contain it all. We need the holding container that we give others despite the level of education and training we have. Seeking therapy for ourselves is paramount to our ability to provide competent practice without burnout. It is also the best form of self care.
I specifically treat providers because healers need healing too. As holders of reality and pain for others, healthcare providers often find themselves deprived of the care that they graciously give others. As a result, we often are left to bear the weight of our pain alone. The reality is that we are not designed to contain it all. We need the holding container that we give others despite the level of education and training we have. Seeking therapy for ourselves is paramount to our ability to provide competent practice without burnout. It is also the best form of self care.
(815) 569-0857 View (815) 569-0857
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Thomas Butler - Therapist
Counselor, MS, LCPC, CADC, MISA-I
Verified Verified
Rockford, IL 61108
I have extensive direct experience with treating both substance abuse and mental health in various treatment settings and levels of care. Many times clients resort to alcohol, drugs, addictive behaviors as a means to cope with depression, anxiety, PTSD, and other forms of trauma and mental health issues. I use both exposure and neuroscience based therapies to treat trauma. I believe in recovery focused approaches that may include psychiatric care, community supports, and 12 Step and faith based support groups. It is essential to help clients decide what they want to do with the presenting problem..
I have extensive direct experience with treating both substance abuse and mental health in various treatment settings and levels of care. Many times clients resort to alcohol, drugs, addictive behaviors as a means to cope with depression, anxiety, PTSD, and other forms of trauma and mental health issues. I use both exposure and neuroscience based therapies to treat trauma. I believe in recovery focused approaches that may include psychiatric care, community supports, and 12 Step and faith based support groups. It is essential to help clients decide what they want to do with the presenting problem..
(815) 718-6326 View (815) 718-6326
Photo of Paul D Fairbanks, Counselor in 61108, IL
Paul D Fairbanks
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rockford, IL 61108
Life presents many challenges for all of us and at times we need assistance to move ahead. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and I am committed to providing the best treatment possible to help you succeed. Whether you are experiencing marital, family, couple, or personal challenges, together we will work to provide meaningful solutions to your unique situation. My areas of experience include Marriage and Couples Counseling, Blended Family Therapy, Individual, Adolescents, ADHD, Anxiety and Depression.
Life presents many challenges for all of us and at times we need assistance to move ahead. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and I am committed to providing the best treatment possible to help you succeed. Whether you are experiencing marital, family, couple, or personal challenges, together we will work to provide meaningful solutions to your unique situation. My areas of experience include Marriage and Couples Counseling, Blended Family Therapy, Individual, Adolescents, ADHD, Anxiety and Depression.
(815) 270-5071 View (815) 270-5071
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Mary Muehlenbein Petro
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
Rockford, IL 61108
As a library administrator, I help people find information and manage projects. As a social worker, I connect people with the information they need to set goals and make their projects successful. Clients who are looking for a mature social worker with an understanding of how thoughts, feelings and behaviors impact us are encouraged to schedule a time to meet with me and give my friendly, professional, coaching style a try. I offer early morning, weekend, and evening meeting times to fit your needs, flexible billing options, and professional support navigating life changes and the feelings that come with them.
As a library administrator, I help people find information and manage projects. As a social worker, I connect people with the information they need to set goals and make their projects successful. Clients who are looking for a mature social worker with an understanding of how thoughts, feelings and behaviors impact us are encouraged to schedule a time to meet with me and give my friendly, professional, coaching style a try. I offer early morning, weekend, and evening meeting times to fit your needs, flexible billing options, and professional support navigating life changes and the feelings that come with them.
(815) 957-6254 View (815) 957-6254

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 61108

60+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 61108 who prioritize treating:

92% Depression
90% Anxiety
82% Self Esteem
78% Trauma and PTSD
75% Coping Skills
67% Relationship Issues
67% Grief

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

96% BlueCross and BlueShield
67% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
63% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 61108 see their clients

90% In Person and Online
10% Online Only

Gender breakdown

74% Female
25% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 61108?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.