Therapists in Algonquin, IL

Photo of ProActive Behavioral Services (Brigid Woods), Counselor in Algonquin, IL
ProActive Behavioral Services (Brigid Woods)
Counselor, LCPC, CWP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Algonquin, IL 60102
What if you could master your thoughts and fears and live a life that energizes you and doesn't leave you feeling stuck in the same rut day in and day out? What would that feel like for you? If you are feeling anxious, depressed, overly stressed and ready to take action to change your life then together we can come up with a plan that is designed to help you overcome those obstacles in life that are currently holding you back from fully enjoying your life.
What if you could master your thoughts and fears and live a life that energizes you and doesn't leave you feeling stuck in the same rut day in and day out? What would that feel like for you? If you are feeling anxious, depressed, overly stressed and ready to take action to change your life then together we can come up with a plan that is designed to help you overcome those obstacles in life that are currently holding you back from fully enjoying your life.
(847) 767-2065 View (847) 767-2065
Photo of Molly Raymond, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Algonquin, IL
Molly Raymond
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Algonquin, IL 60102  (Online Only)
Feelings of anxiety, depression, inattention, and generally feeling like you are not in control of your mental and emotional state is an experience that many of us have. I have been working with youth, adults, and families in developing skills to achieve mental and emotional health goals for the past 6 years in school social work and domestic violence survivor counseling. I am passionate about supporting you or your child with a variety of presenting concerns. From anxiety and depression, coping skills to trauma-informed care working with me will encompass utilizing the best practices for your presenting issues.
Feelings of anxiety, depression, inattention, and generally feeling like you are not in control of your mental and emotional state is an experience that many of us have. I have been working with youth, adults, and families in developing skills to achieve mental and emotional health goals for the past 6 years in school social work and domestic violence survivor counseling. I am passionate about supporting you or your child with a variety of presenting concerns. From anxiety and depression, coping skills to trauma-informed care working with me will encompass utilizing the best practices for your presenting issues.
(847) 916-0516 View (847) 916-0516
Center for Collaborative Counseling & Psychiatry
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Algonquin, IL 60102
At the Center for Collaborative Counseling and Psychiatry, our experts provide you, your child and family with comprehensive resources, support, and relief. We take a holistic approach to treatment and treat you as a whole and unique person and not just a list of symptoms. We provide evaluations, assessments, medication management, therapy and the skilled support and guidance of highly qualified professionals who will work collaboratively with you to create a treatment plan that best addresses your specific needs and therapy goals. And, our staff works together as a cohesive team to provide you with the best possible care every step of the way.
At the Center for Collaborative Counseling and Psychiatry, our experts provide you, your child and family with comprehensive resources, support, and relief. We take a holistic approach to treatment and treat you as a whole and unique person and not just a list of symptoms. We provide evaluations, assessments, medication management, therapy and the skilled support and guidance of highly qualified professionals who will work collaboratively with you to create a treatment plan that best addresses your specific needs and therapy goals. And, our staff works together as a cohesive team to provide you with the best possible care every step of the way.
(847) 737-8865 View (847) 737-8865
Photo of Awakenings Counseling Center - Mattlyn Edgecombe, Licensed Professional Counselor in Algonquin, IL
Awakenings Counseling Center - Mattlyn Edgecombe
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Algonquin, IL 60102
Do you feel "broken" and stuck in a never ending cycle where things never seem to get better? You are not alone. Change and healing are always possible. I am here to help you. As a therapist, I have years of clinical experience helping teens & adults in various outpatient settings. It may feel impossible to move forward, when struggling with depression, motivation, and low self-worth, to build a life worth living. In our work together, our goal is to provide you/your teen with skills to help reframe and regulate emotions, thoughts, and behaviors to become more present and compassionate in your healing journey.
Do you feel "broken" and stuck in a never ending cycle where things never seem to get better? You are not alone. Change and healing are always possible. I am here to help you. As a therapist, I have years of clinical experience helping teens & adults in various outpatient settings. It may feel impossible to move forward, when struggling with depression, motivation, and low self-worth, to build a life worth living. In our work together, our goal is to provide you/your teen with skills to help reframe and regulate emotions, thoughts, and behaviors to become more present and compassionate in your healing journey.
(224) 298-8553 View (224) 298-8553
Photo of Holistic Care for Women & Family-Shirley Horsley , Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Algonquin, IL
Holistic Care for Women & Family-Shirley Horsley
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, Life, Coach
Verified Verified
Algonquin, IL 60102
Are you experiencing anxiety, sadness, family discord, or depressed mood? Are you in a relationship that makes you feel powerless, devalued or unimportant? My focus is to empower women to overcome their fears and face life challenges with confidence. Together we can discover your strengths and develop new ways to approach and solve problems and transform your life from the ordinary to the extraordinary. Once a woman understands herself and is able to recognize her triggers that hold her back from living up to her potential that is the beginning of the healing process and unleashing the power within.
Are you experiencing anxiety, sadness, family discord, or depressed mood? Are you in a relationship that makes you feel powerless, devalued or unimportant? My focus is to empower women to overcome their fears and face life challenges with confidence. Together we can discover your strengths and develop new ways to approach and solve problems and transform your life from the ordinary to the extraordinary. Once a woman understands herself and is able to recognize her triggers that hold her back from living up to her potential that is the beginning of the healing process and unleashing the power within.
(331) 214-3792 View (331) 214-3792
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Sheri Bland
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Algonquin, IL 60102
Not accepting new clients
Sessions can be telehealth or in-person. Sheri is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 30 years of counseling experience with adults and young adults. She is passionate about helping people realize their obstacles, then equipping them with new insight and behavior to overcome them. Sheri offers practical tools for change that quickly bring the individual to thrive& enjoy life again. Specialties include mood issues, depression, anxiety, relationships and handling life stresses. She offers Body/mind techniques such as EMDR, Brainspotting and EFT tapping. Please call/email.
Sessions can be telehealth or in-person. Sheri is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 30 years of counseling experience with adults and young adults. She is passionate about helping people realize their obstacles, then equipping them with new insight and behavior to overcome them. Sheri offers practical tools for change that quickly bring the individual to thrive& enjoy life again. Specialties include mood issues, depression, anxiety, relationships and handling life stresses. She offers Body/mind techniques such as EMDR, Brainspotting and EFT tapping. Please call/email.
(815) 313-4124 View (815) 313-4124
Photo of Awakenings Counseling Center - Debbie Nazareth, Licensed Professional Counselor in Algonquin, IL
Awakenings Counseling Center - Debbie Nazareth
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Algonquin, IL 60102
Telling a stranger intimate details about your life can feel awkward and terrifying, so if you're reading this, I believe it took courage to get here. Counseling can help name experiences and feelings, learn tools, and unlearn behaviors and thoughts that served a purpose at one point of time but are no longer helpful. I love helping individuals grow in awareness, resilience, and experience life more authentically.
Telling a stranger intimate details about your life can feel awkward and terrifying, so if you're reading this, I believe it took courage to get here. Counseling can help name experiences and feelings, learn tools, and unlearn behaviors and thoughts that served a purpose at one point of time but are no longer helpful. I love helping individuals grow in awareness, resilience, and experience life more authentically.
(224) 293-6993 View (224) 293-6993
Photo of Amy Nolan, MS, LMFT (ProActive Behavioral Services, Marriage & Family Therapist in Algonquin, IL
Amy Nolan, MS, LMFT (ProActive Behavioral Services
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Algonquin, IL 60102
Not accepting new clients
At any time in our lives, we may experience distance between where we are and where we'd like to be. Obstacles can sometimes stand in our way, and prevent us from achieving and living the life that we long for. I work with individuals and couples in a collaborative process to explore these obstacles, and to challenge old patterns and beliefs that may no longer be necessary, while finding new ways of thinking and living. With much compassion and understanding, I work with clients to facilitate healing and growth, grounded in a desire to empower others to achieve their goals, and to be brave, while deeply-rooted in hope.
At any time in our lives, we may experience distance between where we are and where we'd like to be. Obstacles can sometimes stand in our way, and prevent us from achieving and living the life that we long for. I work with individuals and couples in a collaborative process to explore these obstacles, and to challenge old patterns and beliefs that may no longer be necessary, while finding new ways of thinking and living. With much compassion and understanding, I work with clients to facilitate healing and growth, grounded in a desire to empower others to achieve their goals, and to be brave, while deeply-rooted in hope.
(224) 333-1052 View (224) 333-1052
Photo of Melia Carter, Pre-Licensed Professional in Algonquin, IL
Melia Carter
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Algonquin, IL 60102
Melia is a dedicated Professional Social Worker specializing in neurodiversity-affirming therapy. In her private practice, Melia works collaboratively with clients to explore their strengths, preferences, and goals, while also addressing any challenges they may face in navigating a neurotypical world. Melia has experience working with autism, ADHD, anxiety, depression, situational mutism, behavioral concerns, and parenting concerns. She provides a safe space for individuals to explore their identities, develop coping strategies, and cultivate self-acceptance and resilience.
Melia is a dedicated Professional Social Worker specializing in neurodiversity-affirming therapy. In her private practice, Melia works collaboratively with clients to explore their strengths, preferences, and goals, while also addressing any challenges they may face in navigating a neurotypical world. Melia has experience working with autism, ADHD, anxiety, depression, situational mutism, behavioral concerns, and parenting concerns. She provides a safe space for individuals to explore their identities, develop coping strategies, and cultivate self-acceptance and resilience.
(847) 393-9779 View (847) 393-9779
Photo of Judy Flores Sender, Licensed Professional Counselor in Algonquin, IL
Judy Flores Sender
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, MSEd, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Algonquin, IL 60102
My approach to counseling is that I believe in the power of a therapeutic relationship to help overcome many obstacles in a non-judgmental, nurturing, and safe environment for adults, children, & teens. I specialize in integrative, culturally sensitive, person centered psychotherapy services that help clients lead more fulfilling lives. I use Play and Sandtray Therapy in my work with children. Play therapy can provide a child with opportunities to express complex feelings, learn developmental skills and empower the child to grow and heal. I encourage different forms of self-expression such as art and play therapy.
My approach to counseling is that I believe in the power of a therapeutic relationship to help overcome many obstacles in a non-judgmental, nurturing, and safe environment for adults, children, & teens. I specialize in integrative, culturally sensitive, person centered psychotherapy services that help clients lead more fulfilling lives. I use Play and Sandtray Therapy in my work with children. Play therapy can provide a child with opportunities to express complex feelings, learn developmental skills and empower the child to grow and heal. I encourage different forms of self-expression such as art and play therapy.
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Alexandra Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Algonquin, IL 60102  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in the states of IL & CA who specializes in working with pregnant & postpartum moms and families, Highly Sensitive Persons (HSPs), and sexual assault survivors. I also have experience helping clients with premarital and marital problems (e.g., communication and trust issues, helping partners connect deeper with one another), blended family issues, challenges in pregnancy & postpartum (including perinatal anxiety and depression), grief and loss, various life transitions, trauma, anxiety, panic attacks, and depression.
I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in the states of IL & CA who specializes in working with pregnant & postpartum moms and families, Highly Sensitive Persons (HSPs), and sexual assault survivors. I also have experience helping clients with premarital and marital problems (e.g., communication and trust issues, helping partners connect deeper with one another), blended family issues, challenges in pregnancy & postpartum (including perinatal anxiety and depression), grief and loss, various life transitions, trauma, anxiety, panic attacks, and depression.
(847) 961-4086 View (847) 961-4086
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Dr. Taliah Ziyad-Nau
Counselor, EdD, LCPC
Verified Verified
Algonquin, IL 60102  (Online Only)
Do you feel like you are overthinking life. Have grief, trauma, or life transitions left you with the need to talk it out? If you have been unable to focus due to your attention being pulled towards your work, family or a recent life event and you would like to process, I am here for you. I specialize in supporting individuals by identifying and naming their concerns. When not feeling your best, it is helpful to partner for your presenting problem. Let's work together to provide insight into what is challenging you. Faith-based holistic approach, upon request.
Do you feel like you are overthinking life. Have grief, trauma, or life transitions left you with the need to talk it out? If you have been unable to focus due to your attention being pulled towards your work, family or a recent life event and you would like to process, I am here for you. I specialize in supporting individuals by identifying and naming their concerns. When not feeling your best, it is helpful to partner for your presenting problem. Let's work together to provide insight into what is challenging you. Faith-based holistic approach, upon request.
(224) 291-8280 View (224) 291-8280
Photo of Claire Brown, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Algonquin, IL
Claire Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Algonquin, IL 60102
Are you feeling that your marriage could use a makeover? Concerned about the lack of intimacy in the relationship? Couples will be able to learn how to establish a solid friendship by creating love maps, increasing the fondness and admiration and creating more emotional connection. Another key will be how to deal with conflict, so issues can be dealt with instead of letting them get buried Many different tools will be used to get the same old argument into a different experience and hopefully a different ending. I am a certified Gottman therapist, having trained in Seattle with John and Julie Gottman. (Gottman.com) .
Are you feeling that your marriage could use a makeover? Concerned about the lack of intimacy in the relationship? Couples will be able to learn how to establish a solid friendship by creating love maps, increasing the fondness and admiration and creating more emotional connection. Another key will be how to deal with conflict, so issues can be dealt with instead of letting them get buried Many different tools will be used to get the same old argument into a different experience and hopefully a different ending. I am a certified Gottman therapist, having trained in Seattle with John and Julie Gottman. (Gottman.com) .
(815) 290-0908 View (815) 290-0908
Photo of Josephine Gloria Horsley, Licensed Professional Counselor in Algonquin, IL
Josephine Gloria Horsley
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Algonquin, IL 60102
My goal is to help others recognize and use their strengths to foster personal growth. Life can be difficult and comes with a variety of stressors, but there are ways to help manage it. I believe we all need some extra support sometimes, and I am here to help clients navigate the best path for them. My ideal client is one who recognizes that there are areas of his/her life that can be improved and is open and ready for changes though a therapeutic relationship.
My goal is to help others recognize and use their strengths to foster personal growth. Life can be difficult and comes with a variety of stressors, but there are ways to help manage it. I believe we all need some extra support sometimes, and I am here to help clients navigate the best path for them. My ideal client is one who recognizes that there are areas of his/her life that can be improved and is open and ready for changes though a therapeutic relationship.
(847) 693-3828 View (847) 693-3828
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Danielle Keys
Counselor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Algonquin, IL 60102  (Online Only)
It is no mystery life presents us with many challenges. No matter the circumstances, there are strategies, tools, and habits to minimize difficulty and techniques to fill your coping toolbox. You will be taught how to take your toolbox and apply skills to various issues faced. I aim to validate and support individuals by promoting normal development, prevention, wellness, advocacy, and empowerment. I work with children, teens, couples, and families to identify goals and putting learned skills into action to build insight, thinking critically, confidence, emotional well-being, and functioning.
It is no mystery life presents us with many challenges. No matter the circumstances, there are strategies, tools, and habits to minimize difficulty and techniques to fill your coping toolbox. You will be taught how to take your toolbox and apply skills to various issues faced. I aim to validate and support individuals by promoting normal development, prevention, wellness, advocacy, and empowerment. I work with children, teens, couples, and families to identify goals and putting learned skills into action to build insight, thinking critically, confidence, emotional well-being, and functioning.
(847) 232-6912 View (847) 232-6912
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Center for Collaborative Counseling & Psychiatry
Counselor, MA, EdS, EdD
Not Verified Not Verified
Algonquin, IL 60102
I have been working in the field of mental health for over 25 years. I have experience in many different settings, including hospitals, residential facilities, schools, and private practice. I have experience treating clients of all ages, though I specialize in working with adolescents and adults with various concerns or struggles.
I have been working in the field of mental health for over 25 years. I have experience in many different settings, including hospitals, residential facilities, schools, and private practice. I have experience treating clients of all ages, though I specialize in working with adolescents and adults with various concerns or struggles.
(847) 607-6710 View (847) 607-6710
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ProActive Behavioral Services (Torrey Dunk, LCPC)
Counselor, MA, NCC, LCPC
Verified Verified
Algonquin, IL 60102
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) with 18 years experience working with children, tweens, teens, adolescents, young adults and their families. We can all agree that at every age and stage of life we encounter hurdles. As we attempt to negotiate these hurdles they may bring about anxiety, depression, anger, academic and other school-related struggles, emotional struggles, trauma, eating disorders, self-harm (cutting), grief, executive functioning difficulties and self-esteem issues. As we address and manage these conditions we find ourselves, often times, needing help to do so.
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) with 18 years experience working with children, tweens, teens, adolescents, young adults and their families. We can all agree that at every age and stage of life we encounter hurdles. As we attempt to negotiate these hurdles they may bring about anxiety, depression, anger, academic and other school-related struggles, emotional struggles, trauma, eating disorders, self-harm (cutting), grief, executive functioning difficulties and self-esteem issues. As we address and manage these conditions we find ourselves, often times, needing help to do so.
(630) 697-9695 View (630) 697-9695
Photo of Shana M. Anderson, Counselor in Algonquin, IL
Shana M. Anderson
Counselor, MSEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Algonquin, IL 60102  (Online Only)
As a counselor, I believe that you are the expert in your own experiences and that our lived experiences teach us about the life that we want to curate for ourselves. As your counselor, my approach is to assist you by asking you questions to help you discover or rediscover your purpose in an empathetic and curious way. We co-create an environment of exploration by finding ways to encourage authenticity in our space so that we can explore the root causes of behaviors in an environment of care and compassion. During our process, we do work to untether you from toxic patterns so that you may experience what life has to offer you.,
As a counselor, I believe that you are the expert in your own experiences and that our lived experiences teach us about the life that we want to curate for ourselves. As your counselor, my approach is to assist you by asking you questions to help you discover or rediscover your purpose in an empathetic and curious way. We co-create an environment of exploration by finding ways to encourage authenticity in our space so that we can explore the root causes of behaviors in an environment of care and compassion. During our process, we do work to untether you from toxic patterns so that you may experience what life has to offer you.,
(847) 925-7545 View (847) 925-7545
Photo of Brianna Kassel, Counselor in Algonquin, IL
Brianna Kassel
Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Algonquin, IL 60102
Therapy is a big step for everyone and I am happy to be considered in the start of your therapy journey! I approach therapy with the mindset that the client is in charge of their therapy and the direction that it goes in, as you are the expert on yourself. I am a passenger on your journey of self-discovery and recovery, helping to guide and give assistance when necessary. My goal is to provide a safe and comfortable space for my clients to work through their life stressors and traumas. Together, we will work together to develop a treatment plan that will help reduce and manage symptoms. I am prepared to help you take the next step!
Therapy is a big step for everyone and I am happy to be considered in the start of your therapy journey! I approach therapy with the mindset that the client is in charge of their therapy and the direction that it goes in, as you are the expert on yourself. I am a passenger on your journey of self-discovery and recovery, helping to guide and give assistance when necessary. My goal is to provide a safe and comfortable space for my clients to work through their life stressors and traumas. Together, we will work together to develop a treatment plan that will help reduce and manage symptoms. I am prepared to help you take the next step!
(847) 916-0539 x102 View (847) 916-0539 x102
Photo of Awakenings Counseling Center - Deborah Choi, Licensed Professional Counselor in Algonquin, IL
Awakenings Counseling Center - Deborah Choi
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Algonquin, IL 60102
Asking for help is hard and takes a lot of strength to do. Asking for help also shows just enough self worth to better one’s self. My clients primarily attend counseling to seek emotional support, guidance in their healing process, and regain their self worth and confidence. They also are working towards self empowerment and growth towards emotional stability. Clients also learn to change the negative beliefs and narratives created from past childhood or relationship abuse and trauma. I have also seen clients who find their faith as a foundation of their healing and I am trained in Immanuel Prayer by request.
Asking for help is hard and takes a lot of strength to do. Asking for help also shows just enough self worth to better one’s self. My clients primarily attend counseling to seek emotional support, guidance in their healing process, and regain their self worth and confidence. They also are working towards self empowerment and growth towards emotional stability. Clients also learn to change the negative beliefs and narratives created from past childhood or relationship abuse and trauma. I have also seen clients who find their faith as a foundation of their healing and I am trained in Immanuel Prayer by request.
(224) 529-0951 View (224) 529-0951

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Algonquin, IL

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Algonquin, IL who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
92% Depression
79% Self Esteem
76% Relationship Issues
76% Coping Skills
71% Grief
70% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

97% BlueCross and BlueShield
72% Aetna
50% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Algonquin, IL see their clients

82% In Person and Online
18% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
17% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Algonquin?

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.