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Alyssa L Schmidt
Counselor, LCPC, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Rock Island, IL 61201
Stress, change, and loss are a part of our lives. We often have the resilience to handle our emotions and problems, but it is good to have help when you need it. If you are experiencing an increase in anxiety, sadness, hopelessness, or past memories that intrude on your life, you can use mindful and evidence-based strategies to help yourself. Counseling can help you acquire skills that are tailored to your preferences, needs, and learning style.
Stress, change, and loss are a part of our lives. We often have the resilience to handle our emotions and problems, but it is good to have help when you need it. If you are experiencing an increase in anxiety, sadness, hopelessness, or past memories that intrude on your life, you can use mindful and evidence-based strategies to help yourself. Counseling can help you acquire skills that are tailored to your preferences, needs, and learning style.
(309) 328-3206 View (309) 328-3206
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Andy Vandercoy
Counselor, LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
Rock Island, IL 61201
Life brings stress and challenges making the journey seem hopeless at times. Anxiety, depression, grief, anger, and trauma find it's way into our lives. We want to sometimes give up, but our human nature is to reach out for a simple connection. As you seek consultation and support it can also be scary, but it can be helpful to have an ally in your journey. This is a brave step to reach out, so thank that part of yourself that is looking. I know it's challenging and difficult to find someone with whom you can trust, and I value the struggle to just be heard. My name is Andy and I want to hear your story and help anyway I can.
Life brings stress and challenges making the journey seem hopeless at times. Anxiety, depression, grief, anger, and trauma find it's way into our lives. We want to sometimes give up, but our human nature is to reach out for a simple connection. As you seek consultation and support it can also be scary, but it can be helpful to have an ally in your journey. This is a brave step to reach out, so thank that part of yourself that is looking. I know it's challenging and difficult to find someone with whom you can trust, and I value the struggle to just be heard. My name is Andy and I want to hear your story and help anyway I can.
(309) 326-7790 View (309) 326-7790
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Three Daughters Strong Hearts Counseling
Counselor, PhD , LCPC , LMHC, RPT-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rock Island, IL 61201  (Online Only)
Hello! Whether it be depression, anxiety, relationship problems, stress, parenting issues, work/life balance, or transitions in life, I am here to assist you and to provide you with a safe space to explore your current issues and challenges in life. I believe in a collaborative therapeutic process, that includes open, honest, non-judgmental, and empathetic interactions. Helping you process, problem solve, work towards solutions, and overcome problems in life are my priorities. I utilize a trauma focused approach that includes empowering you and joining you in this journey to healing, wellness, and improved life satisfaction.
Hello! Whether it be depression, anxiety, relationship problems, stress, parenting issues, work/life balance, or transitions in life, I am here to assist you and to provide you with a safe space to explore your current issues and challenges in life. I believe in a collaborative therapeutic process, that includes open, honest, non-judgmental, and empathetic interactions. Helping you process, problem solve, work towards solutions, and overcome problems in life are my priorities. I utilize a trauma focused approach that includes empowering you and joining you in this journey to healing, wellness, and improved life satisfaction.
(309) 396-3162 View (309) 396-3162
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Clock Inc: Lgbt+ Community Center
Counselor, MSEd, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rock Island, IL 61201
"No one is you, and that is your superpower." Reaching out for help can be challenging, but I am here to help you travel on your journey. I am willing, and will hopefully be lucky enough, to offer the support you may not have received. I listen, I observe, and I remain non-judgmental and accepting. Also, while I recognize and understand that everyone's experience are different, I am able to empathize, as I too belong to the LGBT+ community.
"No one is you, and that is your superpower." Reaching out for help can be challenging, but I am here to help you travel on your journey. I am willing, and will hopefully be lucky enough, to offer the support you may not have received. I listen, I observe, and I remain non-judgmental and accepting. Also, while I recognize and understand that everyone's experience are different, I am able to empathize, as I too belong to the LGBT+ community.
(309) 316-0957 View (309) 316-0957
Photo of Ashley Yattoni, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in 61201, IL
Ashley Yattoni
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Rock Island, IL 61201
It takes a lot of strength and courage to come to therapy and I am so proud you are at this stage of the process! Finding a therapist YOU feel meets YOUR needs is the key part of your personal therapeutic journey. I value the authentic relationships I create with the clients I work with. I value supporting, validating, and empathizing with your every experience. I welcome everyone with open arms to feel safe, supported, and empowered. I am a humanistic therapist who uses integrated approaches to meet you where you are at. I value being genuine with the clients I work with, ensuring you feel valued and heard.
It takes a lot of strength and courage to come to therapy and I am so proud you are at this stage of the process! Finding a therapist YOU feel meets YOUR needs is the key part of your personal therapeutic journey. I value the authentic relationships I create with the clients I work with. I value supporting, validating, and empathizing with your every experience. I welcome everyone with open arms to feel safe, supported, and empowered. I am a humanistic therapist who uses integrated approaches to meet you where you are at. I value being genuine with the clients I work with, ensuring you feel valued and heard.
(309) 869-8036 View (309) 869-8036
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Evan Harris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LISW
Verified Verified
Rock Island, IL 61201
I work with a wide variety of individuals - adults, teens, children, and couples - dealing with life transitions, relationship changes, trauma, insecurity, anxiety, depression, grief, substance abuse, self-harm, chronic pain, and other stressors. I also see clients who feel stuck in life and want to move forward and make changes. There is hope, and there is help. I use supportive techniques, humor, and the conviction that things can get better to build an alliance and a treatment plan tailored to fit your goals and personality.
I work with a wide variety of individuals - adults, teens, children, and couples - dealing with life transitions, relationship changes, trauma, insecurity, anxiety, depression, grief, substance abuse, self-harm, chronic pain, and other stressors. I also see clients who feel stuck in life and want to move forward and make changes. There is hope, and there is help. I use supportive techniques, humor, and the conviction that things can get better to build an alliance and a treatment plan tailored to fit your goals and personality.
(309) 376-8125 View (309) 376-8125
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Amanda J Southwell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, LCSW, CADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rock Island, IL 61201
It takes tremendous courage and strength to seek out therapy, I am honored that you are considering me to support you. I became a therapist to help provide hope by empowering my clients to reach their goals, identifying personal strengths, and developing healthy methods to cope with the challenges life gives us. Sessions are held in a comforting and compassionate environment and individualized for your expressed needs. I welcome clients ages 14 and up and specialize in supporting clients and/or the families of those who are struggling with perinatal mood disorders, addiction, codependency, anxiety, and depression.
It takes tremendous courage and strength to seek out therapy, I am honored that you are considering me to support you. I became a therapist to help provide hope by empowering my clients to reach their goals, identifying personal strengths, and developing healthy methods to cope with the challenges life gives us. Sessions are held in a comforting and compassionate environment and individualized for your expressed needs. I welcome clients ages 14 and up and specialize in supporting clients and/or the families of those who are struggling with perinatal mood disorders, addiction, codependency, anxiety, and depression.
(319) 264-1634 View (319) 264-1634
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Lori Kornack
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, QMHP
Verified Verified
Rock Island, IL 61201
Feeling stuck? Or maybe your current tools, resources, or ways of helping yourself through are not enough to provide the sense of relief or resolution you're looking for? Whether you're facing a difficult life situation, a traumatic event that is causing significant emotional distress or unhelpful or unhealthy patterns that continue to present themselves in your life, I offer a warm, safe, and nurturing environment for personal exploration, emotional healing and finding new ways to manage more effectively.
Feeling stuck? Or maybe your current tools, resources, or ways of helping yourself through are not enough to provide the sense of relief or resolution you're looking for? Whether you're facing a difficult life situation, a traumatic event that is causing significant emotional distress or unhelpful or unhealthy patterns that continue to present themselves in your life, I offer a warm, safe, and nurturing environment for personal exploration, emotional healing and finding new ways to manage more effectively.
(309) 250-2982 View (309) 250-2982
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Daniel Campbell
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rock Island, IL 61201
Life comes with many changes, and sometimes these changes do not always seem to be for the better. During these dark times it can feel like we lack the strength to continue on, or it feels like the path forward is too cloudy to know which way to begin to start walking. However, many people experience depression, sorrow, anxiety, grief, anger, and loss at different points in their lives and the journey through these times do not have to be done alone. My name is Daniel Campbell, I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor at Quad City Behavioral Health Associates, and I want to walk with you.
Life comes with many changes, and sometimes these changes do not always seem to be for the better. During these dark times it can feel like we lack the strength to continue on, or it feels like the path forward is too cloudy to know which way to begin to start walking. However, many people experience depression, sorrow, anxiety, grief, anger, and loss at different points in their lives and the journey through these times do not have to be done alone. My name is Daniel Campbell, I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor at Quad City Behavioral Health Associates, and I want to walk with you.
(309) 300-3053 View (309) 300-3053
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Isabel Young
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Rock Island, IL 61201
I work with a range of adults, couples, children, and families who are dealing with life transitions, anxiety, grief, depression and life stressors. I am experienced in working with children with autism and sensory disorders. I can provide helpful skills and knowledge navigating the education system as well as ideas to help the family provide the best support to the child. I have a holistic approach to therapy. Many mental illnesses cause a disconnect between the body and mind and the world. Mending this relationship is an important part of the healing process. Through client-centered talk therapy I teach evidence-based methods for
I work with a range of adults, couples, children, and families who are dealing with life transitions, anxiety, grief, depression and life stressors. I am experienced in working with children with autism and sensory disorders. I can provide helpful skills and knowledge navigating the education system as well as ideas to help the family provide the best support to the child. I have a holistic approach to therapy. Many mental illnesses cause a disconnect between the body and mind and the world. Mending this relationship is an important part of the healing process. Through client-centered talk therapy I teach evidence-based methods for
(309) 955-5238 View (309) 955-5238
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Jillian McGuinness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Rock Island, IL 61201  (Online Only)
I work with adults who have experienced childhood trauma/abuse/neglect, those exposed to domestic violence or sexual assault, and individuals experiencing PTSD. Trauma, depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem can cause difficulties in your relationships and make you feel stuck in your life. I help people who may be carrying the weight of their past, feel their life is out of balance, or who are not living up to their full potential. If you'd like to relate better to those around you, learn new ways of coping, change negative behaviors, and improve your overall wellness I can help. I offer morning and weekend appointments.
I work with adults who have experienced childhood trauma/abuse/neglect, those exposed to domestic violence or sexual assault, and individuals experiencing PTSD. Trauma, depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem can cause difficulties in your relationships and make you feel stuck in your life. I help people who may be carrying the weight of their past, feel their life is out of balance, or who are not living up to their full potential. If you'd like to relate better to those around you, learn new ways of coping, change negative behaviors, and improve your overall wellness I can help. I offer morning and weekend appointments.
(815) 785-0216 View (815) 785-0216
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John Michael Walsh
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Rock Island, IL 61201
I am a licensed clinical professional counselor and have twenty years of experience working with adults, children, and families. I hold a master-of-arts degree in clinical psychology from Loras College of Dubuque Iowa. Upon completion of graduate school, I was successful in establishing a private practice in the community where I was raised.
I am a licensed clinical professional counselor and have twenty years of experience working with adults, children, and families. I hold a master-of-arts degree in clinical psychology from Loras College of Dubuque Iowa. Upon completion of graduate school, I was successful in establishing a private practice in the community where I was raised.
(309) 322-9185 View (309) 322-9185
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Dr. Carolyn R Montford
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Rock Island, IL 61201  (Online Only)
In my 25 years of practice, I have learned some important truths: what happened to us doesn’t have to determine what happens for us; under the right conditions, the human spirit orients toward growth and wholeness; therapy can be an important addition to the healing process. People come to therapy for many reasons, often the initial phase of the work is in improving coping strategies so you can feel better sooner. Beyond symptomology, understanding you and your unique context are essential for unearthing longstanding behavior patterns. Therapy is about revising your story and making you the author of the next chapter.
In my 25 years of practice, I have learned some important truths: what happened to us doesn’t have to determine what happens for us; under the right conditions, the human spirit orients toward growth and wholeness; therapy can be an important addition to the healing process. People come to therapy for many reasons, often the initial phase of the work is in improving coping strategies so you can feel better sooner. Beyond symptomology, understanding you and your unique context are essential for unearthing longstanding behavior patterns. Therapy is about revising your story and making you the author of the next chapter.
(312) 586-8781 View (312) 586-8781
Photo of Arthea J Larson, Marriage & Family Therapist in 61201, IL
Arthea J Larson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rock Island, IL 61201
I have 30 years experience as a licensed clinician and believe all behavior is communication. Whether it’s a child having meltdowns at school, an angry teenager, or an adult with anxiety – each contains a message that therapy can help decipher. I believe everyone is doing the best they can with the tools they currently have but sometimes that isn’t enough. By collaborating with you, the client, we will look at the bigger picture of things that may be influencing your challenges and make adjustments/learn new tools so that more effective strategies can shine through.
I have 30 years experience as a licensed clinician and believe all behavior is communication. Whether it’s a child having meltdowns at school, an angry teenager, or an adult with anxiety – each contains a message that therapy can help decipher. I believe everyone is doing the best they can with the tools they currently have but sometimes that isn’t enough. By collaborating with you, the client, we will look at the bigger picture of things that may be influencing your challenges and make adjustments/learn new tools so that more effective strategies can shine through.
(309) 788-6374 View (309) 788-6374
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Michael Anthony Cox
Counselor, LMHC , LCPC
Verified Verified
Rock Island, IL 61201
I have been helping others realize their mental health goals for over 22 years. I utilize a client-centered approach because I believe therapy should focus on each individual client's wants and needs, which vary from person to person. I often use humor in therapy, because I believe laughter is one of the greatest things you can share in this life. I have excellent experience with young children, teens, adults, couples, and families. I have helped people with anger, depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, substance abuse, relationship and life changes, impulse control, and many other topics.
I have been helping others realize their mental health goals for over 22 years. I utilize a client-centered approach because I believe therapy should focus on each individual client's wants and needs, which vary from person to person. I often use humor in therapy, because I believe laughter is one of the greatest things you can share in this life. I have excellent experience with young children, teens, adults, couples, and families. I have helped people with anger, depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, substance abuse, relationship and life changes, impulse control, and many other topics.
(563) 235-2891 View (563) 235-2891
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Megan Phillips (Heffernen)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LISW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Rock Island, IL 61201
***ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS!*** I consider people to be the experts of their own lives. My role is to assist people by creating a safe and relaxed environment where they are able to grow trust and comfortably identify and work toward their goals. I am here to listen non-judgmentally, pose questions and ideas to foster positive changes to thinking and behavioral patterns, support the growth of healthy relationships, and assist in the improvement of daily functioning, emotional regulation, and the use of healthy coping mechanisms.
***ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS!*** I consider people to be the experts of their own lives. My role is to assist people by creating a safe and relaxed environment where they are able to grow trust and comfortably identify and work toward their goals. I am here to listen non-judgmentally, pose questions and ideas to foster positive changes to thinking and behavioral patterns, support the growth of healthy relationships, and assist in the improvement of daily functioning, emotional regulation, and the use of healthy coping mechanisms.
(563) 204-8491 View (563) 204-8491
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Crystal Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Rock Island, IL 61201
Hello, my name is Crystal Williams. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 13 years of clinical experience working with various individuals and couples suffering from Anxiety, Stress, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, and Marital/Pre-Marital. I commonly use Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Couples Therapy, Psychodynamic, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), and Strength-Based therapies. I believe I am committed to walking along the journey with you. Therefore, you are not alone in your next steps.
Hello, my name is Crystal Williams. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 13 years of clinical experience working with various individuals and couples suffering from Anxiety, Stress, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, and Marital/Pre-Marital. I commonly use Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Couples Therapy, Psychodynamic, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), and Strength-Based therapies. I believe I am committed to walking along the journey with you. Therefore, you are not alone in your next steps.
(312) 313-8615 View (312) 313-8615
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Tim Hillyer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rock Island, IL 61201
Navigating today's rapidly and changing complex issues along with our own personal struggles can sometimes feel overwhelming. Having someone who can assist you go deeper into developing an understanding and insight into yourself can quickly help alleviate the anxiety and stress associated those challenges. The past few years has been tough for many of us, and a lot of unexposed and unaddressed issues have come to the surface. Know that you are not alone, and that normalization of those feelings can help you feel better.
Navigating today's rapidly and changing complex issues along with our own personal struggles can sometimes feel overwhelming. Having someone who can assist you go deeper into developing an understanding and insight into yourself can quickly help alleviate the anxiety and stress associated those challenges. The past few years has been tough for many of us, and a lot of unexposed and unaddressed issues have come to the surface. Know that you are not alone, and that normalization of those feelings can help you feel better.
(563) 293-5634 View (563) 293-5634
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Simone Collins
Counselor, MS Ed, tLMHC, LPC, NCC, CTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rock Island, IL 61201
Waitlist for new clients
Hello! I am so glad you are here. If you are reading this, that means you have made a huge step in seeking out someone to talk to, whether it is for yourself, your child, or a friend or family member. As a Clinical Mental Health Counselor, it is my job, and my purpose, to listen to your story and assist you with developing the skills required to create and live the life you desire and deserve. I want to help celebrate your successes, help you realize the strengths you already possess, provide a safe space for you to process life’s challenges, and empower you to be the best version of yourself.
Hello! I am so glad you are here. If you are reading this, that means you have made a huge step in seeking out someone to talk to, whether it is for yourself, your child, or a friend or family member. As a Clinical Mental Health Counselor, it is my job, and my purpose, to listen to your story and assist you with developing the skills required to create and live the life you desire and deserve. I want to help celebrate your successes, help you realize the strengths you already possess, provide a safe space for you to process life’s challenges, and empower you to be the best version of yourself.
(563) 223-8437 View (563) 223-8437
Photo of Christian Ann Myers, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in 61201, IL
Christian Ann Myers
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Rock Island, IL 61201
Asking for help can be hard and initiating counseling can be difficult. My goal is to provide a warm & welcoming environment and develop a strong partnership to meet goals you have for yourself. Relationships are important for humans - including the relationship with our self. I work from a strength-based approach to empower people to become experts in their own healing & wellness journey. Discovering strengths & capabilities can assist in a deeper understanding of ourselves & our relationships to make necessary changes for improved quality of life.
Asking for help can be hard and initiating counseling can be difficult. My goal is to provide a warm & welcoming environment and develop a strong partnership to meet goals you have for yourself. Relationships are important for humans - including the relationship with our self. I work from a strength-based approach to empower people to become experts in their own healing & wellness journey. Discovering strengths & capabilities can assist in a deeper understanding of ourselves & our relationships to make necessary changes for improved quality of life.
(309) 300-3739 View (309) 300-3739

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 61201

20+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in 61201 who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
92% Coping Skills
88% Self Esteem
85% Relationship Issues
77% Trauma and PTSD
73% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

96% BlueCross and BlueShield
65% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
57% Optum

How Therapists in 61201 see their clients

77% In Person and Online
23% Online Only

Gender breakdown

67% Female
33% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 61201?

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.