Therapists in Addison, IL

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Dr. Eleni Malamis
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified
Addison, IL 60101  (Online Only)
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who offers professional yet warm and caring help to those struggling with life's challenges. I have devoted my clinical work to assisting adult individuals with a broad spectrum of concerns. Specifically, I enjoy working with individuals in the following areas: depression, anxiety, substance abuse, life transitions, low self-esteem, communication, and relationship concerns.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who offers professional yet warm and caring help to those struggling with life's challenges. I have devoted my clinical work to assisting adult individuals with a broad spectrum of concerns. Specifically, I enjoy working with individuals in the following areas: depression, anxiety, substance abuse, life transitions, low self-esteem, communication, and relationship concerns.
(331) 215-9663 View (331) 215-9663
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24/7 DCT
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LSW, LCPC
Verified
Addison, IL 60101
We are a mental and behavioral health organization dedicated to assisting individuals, couples, teens, and adolescents in realizing their full potential in terms of emotional and psychological health. We are deeply committed to ensuring that all people have ready access to high-quality medical care delivered with compassion. We believe that mental and behavioral health is a critical component of overall health, and that promoting mental wellness should be a priority in every community.
We are a mental and behavioral health organization dedicated to assisting individuals, couples, teens, and adolescents in realizing their full potential in terms of emotional and psychological health. We are deeply committed to ensuring that all people have ready access to high-quality medical care delivered with compassion. We believe that mental and behavioral health is a critical component of overall health, and that promoting mental wellness should be a priority in every community.
(630) 446-6802 View (630) 446-6802
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Lindsey Neuman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Addison, IL 60101  (Online Only)
The idea of starting therapy can feel overwhelming. You have taken the first step in finding someone who will be a good fit to help you create the change you've been looking for. My goal as your therapist is to create a safe, compassionate and supportive environment so that we can identify your goals and move towards them. We cannot control everything or the events that occur in our life but we can manage how they impact our lives.
The idea of starting therapy can feel overwhelming. You have taken the first step in finding someone who will be a good fit to help you create the change you've been looking for. My goal as your therapist is to create a safe, compassionate and supportive environment so that we can identify your goals and move towards them. We cannot control everything or the events that occur in our life but we can manage how they impact our lives.
(331) 241-6483 View (331) 241-6483
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Athena Neofotistos
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPC
Verified
Addison, IL 60101
Exploring one's mental health is important and fundamental to living a balanced life. I believe in creating a compassionate and trusting environment for my clients to share their thoughts, which will in turn promote a safe space for exploring life's challenges. I find that developing a strong rapport with my clients will help guide them to discover their own distinct coping skills. I am passionate about helping clients with their personal growth in order for them to feel fulfilled in their daily lives. My counseling approach utilizes an integrative array of therapeutic techniques to fit each individual's unique needs.
Exploring one's mental health is important and fundamental to living a balanced life. I believe in creating a compassionate and trusting environment for my clients to share their thoughts, which will in turn promote a safe space for exploring life's challenges. I find that developing a strong rapport with my clients will help guide them to discover their own distinct coping skills. I am passionate about helping clients with their personal growth in order for them to feel fulfilled in their daily lives. My counseling approach utilizes an integrative array of therapeutic techniques to fit each individual's unique needs.
(630) 332-9765 View (630) 332-9765
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Christy Poli
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Addison, IL 60101
My goal as a therapist is to help you reach your fullest potential. I specialize in therapeutic interventions which help alleviate your emotional challenges. I create awareness through an integrative approach utilizing a variety of modalities that best fit your needs. I love working with children, teens, & adults! I treat clients experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, low self-esteem, parenting concerns, relationship issues & infidelity. I utilize CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Strength Based, and Trauma Focused strategies to help clients meet their treatment goals.
My goal as a therapist is to help you reach your fullest potential. I specialize in therapeutic interventions which help alleviate your emotional challenges. I create awareness through an integrative approach utilizing a variety of modalities that best fit your needs. I love working with children, teens, & adults! I treat clients experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, low self-esteem, parenting concerns, relationship issues & infidelity. I utilize CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Strength Based, and Trauma Focused strategies to help clients meet their treatment goals.
(630) 506-3906 View (630) 506-3906
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Aidee Manna
Pre-Licensed Professional, MST
Verified
Addison, IL 60101
I am a passionate and caring Bilingual professional. With over 28 years of experience helping families, couples and individuals in the process of healing. Expertise on trauma, depression, self-esteem, marital issues, anger management, coping skills and self-regulation; support therapy through divorce process and co-parenting. Implementing Multisystemic Therapy for the last 9 years, reconnecting families and assisting parents address their children’s behaviors as well as adolescents at high-risk behaviors.
I am a passionate and caring Bilingual professional. With over 28 years of experience helping families, couples and individuals in the process of healing. Expertise on trauma, depression, self-esteem, marital issues, anger management, coping skills and self-regulation; support therapy through divorce process and co-parenting. Implementing Multisystemic Therapy for the last 9 years, reconnecting families and assisting parents address their children’s behaviors as well as adolescents at high-risk behaviors.
(312) 487-3389 View (312) 487-3389
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Natalia Cisowski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Addison, IL 60101
Hello. I am a therapist who truly values a therapeutic partnership with my clients. In a caring & supportive environment, we will identify your life challenges and find meaningful solutions. I'm committed to providing compassionate and effective evidence-based treatments for anxiety, depression, trauma, and self-esteem. I also enjoy helping clients navigate difficult life transitions, manage stress, and improve relationships. My ultimate goal is to help you build skills toward better living while moving away from unhelpful thoughts, reactions, and habits.
Hello. I am a therapist who truly values a therapeutic partnership with my clients. In a caring & supportive environment, we will identify your life challenges and find meaningful solutions. I'm committed to providing compassionate and effective evidence-based treatments for anxiety, depression, trauma, and self-esteem. I also enjoy helping clients navigate difficult life transitions, manage stress, and improve relationships. My ultimate goal is to help you build skills toward better living while moving away from unhelpful thoughts, reactions, and habits.
(630) 506-3906 View (630) 506-3906
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Suzanne Grey
Pre-Licensed Professional, LSW
Verified
Addison, IL 60101
Suzanne Grey, LSW, adapts to the needs of her clients through open conversations about therapy goals and collaboration on an ideal treatment plan. Her mission is to help build a sense of empowerment and resilience within her clients and give them tools to help "˜ride out the wave' of intense emotional instability as it occurs. Suzanne's experience being on the opposite end of the therapeutic relationship helps her know how daunting and challenging it can be to confront trauma and pain. She inspires clients to interpret challenges as opportunities for personal growth and to make meaning from their life experiences.
Suzanne Grey, LSW, adapts to the needs of her clients through open conversations about therapy goals and collaboration on an ideal treatment plan. Her mission is to help build a sense of empowerment and resilience within her clients and give them tools to help "˜ride out the wave' of intense emotional instability as it occurs. Suzanne's experience being on the opposite end of the therapeutic relationship helps her know how daunting and challenging it can be to confront trauma and pain. She inspires clients to interpret challenges as opportunities for personal growth and to make meaning from their life experiences.
(630) 349-7592 View (630) 349-7592
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Sara Mueller
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPC
Verified
Addison, IL 60101
Sara Mueller, LPC, is a compassionate, relaxed therapist that educates clients while they learn, grow, and heal. She believes seeking therapy is a sign of strength and strives to bring creative approaches to the treatment process. In therapy, Sara helps clients of all ages struggling from depression, ADHD, parenting, grief, self-esteem, trauma, and more. She's also especially skilled at treating: Anxiety in Children, Adolescents, and Teens: Excessive worry can get in the way of your child's education, friendships, and activities.
Sara Mueller, LPC, is a compassionate, relaxed therapist that educates clients while they learn, grow, and heal. She believes seeking therapy is a sign of strength and strives to bring creative approaches to the treatment process. In therapy, Sara helps clients of all ages struggling from depression, ADHD, parenting, grief, self-esteem, trauma, and more. She's also especially skilled at treating: Anxiety in Children, Adolescents, and Teens: Excessive worry can get in the way of your child's education, friendships, and activities.
(630) 593-7650 View (630) 593-7650
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Firas Qureshi
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Addison, IL 60101
Firas Qureshi is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Illinois. He has a Master's degree from Roosevelt University. Firas's goal is to create a safe and supportive environment during therapy. He has experience working with a wide range of presenting issues. Including but not limited to anxiety, depression, and emotional dysregulation. Firas has worked with children and adolescents and has also worked with their families. Everybody is different and no one approach works the same for everyone. He is an open person, genuine in his interactions. With this, Firas hopes to work together with you to find what works best for you.
Firas Qureshi is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Illinois. He has a Master's degree from Roosevelt University. Firas's goal is to create a safe and supportive environment during therapy. He has experience working with a wide range of presenting issues. Including but not limited to anxiety, depression, and emotional dysregulation. Firas has worked with children and adolescents and has also worked with their families. Everybody is different and no one approach works the same for everyone. He is an open person, genuine in his interactions. With this, Firas hopes to work together with you to find what works best for you.
(630) 349-4088 View (630) 349-4088
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Athena Neofotistos
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Addison, IL 60101
Exploring one's mental health is important and fundamental to living a balanced life. I believe in creating a compassionate and trusting environment for my clients to share their thoughts, which will in turn promote a safe space for exploring life's challenges. I find that developing a strong rapport with my clients will help guide them to discover their own distinct coping skills. I am passionate about helping clients with their personal growth in order for them to feel fulfilled in their daily lives. My counseling approach utilizes an integrative array of therapeutic techniques to fit each individual's unique needs.
Exploring one's mental health is important and fundamental to living a balanced life. I believe in creating a compassionate and trusting environment for my clients to share their thoughts, which will in turn promote a safe space for exploring life's challenges. I find that developing a strong rapport with my clients will help guide them to discover their own distinct coping skills. I am passionate about helping clients with their personal growth in order for them to feel fulfilled in their daily lives. My counseling approach utilizes an integrative array of therapeutic techniques to fit each individual's unique needs.
(630) 517-5486 View (630) 517-5486
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Hannah Schupbach
Pre-Licensed Professional, LCPC
Verified
Addison, IL 60101
Hannah Schupbach is an art therapist and clinical psychotherapist working in Elmhurst, IL. She has been working in mental health since 2015 and joined LifeStance in 2021. She graduated from Adler University with a Masters in Counseling and Art Therapy. Hannah believes in providing clinical services rooted in unconditional positive regard, empathy, cultural competency and understanding social systems that negatively effect mental health. She utilizes CBT, DBT and art therapy in order to encourage harm reduction, care for one's inner child and heal intergenerational trauma.
Hannah Schupbach is an art therapist and clinical psychotherapist working in Elmhurst, IL. She has been working in mental health since 2015 and joined LifeStance in 2021. She graduated from Adler University with a Masters in Counseling and Art Therapy. Hannah believes in providing clinical services rooted in unconditional positive regard, empathy, cultural competency and understanding social systems that negatively effect mental health. She utilizes CBT, DBT and art therapy in order to encourage harm reduction, care for one's inner child and heal intergenerational trauma.
(630) 557-8294 View (630) 557-8294
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Marie Kilvington
Pre-Licensed Professional, LCSW
Verified
Addison, IL 60101
Marie Kilvington is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years of experience. She serves clients from 13 "“ 100, as well as younger children when part of a family counseling setting. Marie specializes in working with aging adults on a variety of issues including coping with grief and loss, unexpected life changes and life transitions. She also treats elder adult clients with depression, anxiety, ADHD, family conflict, mood disorders and more. Marie sees that a key element of counseling is to start where the client is. You lead the way. Marie uses an empathetic, non judgmental and collaborative approach.
Marie Kilvington is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years of experience. She serves clients from 13 "“ 100, as well as younger children when part of a family counseling setting. Marie specializes in working with aging adults on a variety of issues including coping with grief and loss, unexpected life changes and life transitions. She also treats elder adult clients with depression, anxiety, ADHD, family conflict, mood disorders and more. Marie sees that a key element of counseling is to start where the client is. You lead the way. Marie uses an empathetic, non judgmental and collaborative approach.
(630) 576-1894 View (630) 576-1894
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Eiliana Silva
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC, EdD
Verified
Addison, IL 60101
Hello, I am Eiliana! I am so happy you are reading this and considering working with me. I am a mom + therapist who is bilingual in English and Spanish. I have learned that many of us are dealing with some sort of trauma in our lives, whether big or small. Trauma can have lasting effects that negatively impact your everyday life. For example, trauma may leave you feeling anxious, depressed, or with low self-esteem. What is trauma? Trauma includes the more obvious, stressful and overwhelming events in our lives that we are all familiar with.
Hello, I am Eiliana! I am so happy you are reading this and considering working with me. I am a mom + therapist who is bilingual in English and Spanish. I have learned that many of us are dealing with some sort of trauma in our lives, whether big or small. Trauma can have lasting effects that negatively impact your everyday life. For example, trauma may leave you feeling anxious, depressed, or with low self-esteem. What is trauma? Trauma includes the more obvious, stressful and overwhelming events in our lives that we are all familiar with.
(847) 499-2180 View (847) 499-2180
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David Klemm
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Addison, IL 60101
Dave Klemm is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Illinois who has been practicing since 2016. Dave has experience working with anxiety, depression, trauma, and life transitions. He utilizes a wide variety of techniques including IFS (Internal Family Systems), existential, DBT, and trauma informed care. Dave offers a judgment-free, open, and welcoming experience as a therapist. Outside of work, Dave enjoys video games, spending time in nature, watching many genres of movies, listening to music, finding exciting places to explore, and reading.
Dave Klemm is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Illinois who has been practicing since 2016. Dave has experience working with anxiety, depression, trauma, and life transitions. He utilizes a wide variety of techniques including IFS (Internal Family Systems), existential, DBT, and trauma informed care. Dave offers a judgment-free, open, and welcoming experience as a therapist. Outside of work, Dave enjoys video games, spending time in nature, watching many genres of movies, listening to music, finding exciting places to explore, and reading.
(814) 527-4125 View (814) 527-4125
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Princy Shyam
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Addison, IL 60101
I am dedicated to providing a safe and supportive environment for my clients in therapy. I work extensively with children, adolescents, and adults, and have been recognized for my work with troubled teens. I apply an integrative approach to counseling, selecting concepts and methods from various psychotherapy models, to address specific client needs. I believe that every single human being is precious, and has the right to a better life.
I am dedicated to providing a safe and supportive environment for my clients in therapy. I work extensively with children, adolescents, and adults, and have been recognized for my work with troubled teens. I apply an integrative approach to counseling, selecting concepts and methods from various psychotherapy models, to address specific client needs. I believe that every single human being is precious, and has the right to a better life.
(630) 318-3033 View (630) 318-3033
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Sue Robison
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Addison, IL 60101
When life is difficult or overwhelming therapy can help. With 20+ years of expereince I specialize in helping people reach their full potential. I help people who are in pain and/or feel stuck heal their pain and move forward to reach their definition of success. I work with multiple issues such as women's issues, depression, grief and loss, major life changes, past traumatic experiences, and ongoing stress. From a positive caring position I create a safe and supportive environment conductive for healing and growth. My primary goal is to help you feel better as quickly as possible.
When life is difficult or overwhelming therapy can help. With 20+ years of expereince I specialize in helping people reach their full potential. I help people who are in pain and/or feel stuck heal their pain and move forward to reach their definition of success. I work with multiple issues such as women's issues, depression, grief and loss, major life changes, past traumatic experiences, and ongoing stress. From a positive caring position I create a safe and supportive environment conductive for healing and growth. My primary goal is to help you feel better as quickly as possible.
(630) 672-0801 View (630) 672-0801
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Almudena P Ruiz
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC, CADC, EMDR, certifi
Verified
3 Endorsed
Addison, IL 60101  (Online Only)
Engaging in therapy can be a difficult decision for many people. Whether you are going through a life change, or you feel the need to put the past behind, or maybe simply wish to know yourself better, relate to your loved ones better, improve your academic or professional performance, face your fears, overcome a loss, or just wish to learn more efficient ways to deal with life stressors... these are all great reasons to engage in therapy. For me, genuineness, openness, and a non-judgmental approach are essential ingredients to connect with you, support you, and guide you in your journey.
Engaging in therapy can be a difficult decision for many people. Whether you are going through a life change, or you feel the need to put the past behind, or maybe simply wish to know yourself better, relate to your loved ones better, improve your academic or professional performance, face your fears, overcome a loss, or just wish to learn more efficient ways to deal with life stressors... these are all great reasons to engage in therapy. For me, genuineness, openness, and a non-judgmental approach are essential ingredients to connect with you, support you, and guide you in your journey.
(630) 413-9343 View (630) 413-9343
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Erin Redfern
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Addison, IL 60101
Are you going through a tough time, but trying to stay positive? Do you feel overwhelmed by unpleasant thoughts and feelings? Does everything feel more difficult? The thought of meeting with a therapist can be intimidating and I pride myself in my clients describing me as being easy to talk with. Most individuals who have never pursued therapy before are surprised at how much they enjoy the counseling relationship. Think of it as a gift to yourself! It is important that my clients feel comfortable so they can address past and present concerns and discover the best version of themselves.
Are you going through a tough time, but trying to stay positive? Do you feel overwhelmed by unpleasant thoughts and feelings? Does everything feel more difficult? The thought of meeting with a therapist can be intimidating and I pride myself in my clients describing me as being easy to talk with. Most individuals who have never pursued therapy before are surprised at how much they enjoy the counseling relationship. Think of it as a gift to yourself! It is important that my clients feel comfortable so they can address past and present concerns and discover the best version of themselves.
(815) 584-0075 View (815) 584-0075
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Ericka Axness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Addison, IL 60101
There are times in life when we find ourselves stuck. Whether you're facing a difficult life situation or patterns that continue to present themselves in your life, I can help you explore and work through these challenging issues. I work closely with my clients to create a safe, non-judgmental space to process stressors and life issues and find ways to manage them more effectively, helping my clients to live a life they deserve. It is my emphasis to help clients see their own power and strengths, to create positive change in their lives.
There are times in life when we find ourselves stuck. Whether you're facing a difficult life situation or patterns that continue to present themselves in your life, I can help you explore and work through these challenging issues. I work closely with my clients to create a safe, non-judgmental space to process stressors and life issues and find ways to manage them more effectively, helping my clients to live a life they deserve. It is my emphasis to help clients see their own power and strengths, to create positive change in their lives.
(630) 560-5464 View (630) 560-5464

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Number of Therapists in Addison, IL

40+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Addison, IL who prioritize treating:

96% Depression
96% Anxiety
73% Grief
73% Trauma and PTSD
69% Relationship Issues
69% Self Esteem
69% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% BlueCross and BlueShield
66% Aetna
66% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Addison, IL see their clients

83% In Person and Online
17% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
14% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Addison?

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.