Therapists in Algonquin, IL

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 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
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Nicole Maxwell
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified Verified
Algonquin, IL 60102
My clinical focus includes working with adolescent and adult clients to develop and support treatment goals. I also administer diagnostic assessments to clients to aid in their therapy progress. My experience includes working with adolescent and adult individuals with a variety of mental health issues, from mild to severe, while including their spouses or family in sessions to advance the process of therapy. I work with adult individuals whom are struggling in various phases of their life and help them manage the effects of mental health issues.
My clinical focus includes working with adolescent and adult clients to develop and support treatment goals. I also administer diagnostic assessments to clients to aid in their therapy progress. My experience includes working with adolescent and adult individuals with a variety of mental health issues, from mild to severe, while including their spouses or family in sessions to advance the process of therapy. I work with adult individuals whom are struggling in various phases of their life and help them manage the effects of mental health issues.
(224) 249-3100 View (224) 249-3100
Photo of Megan Rosecrans, Psychologist in Algonquin, IL
Megan Rosecrans
Psychologist, PsyD, LCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Algonquin, IL 60102
Depression, anxiety, grief/loss, ADHD, and relationship problems are just some of the many reasons people seek out therapy. You may want to learn ways to feel better and reduce uncomfortable emotions, or you may want to just talk through difficult times. I strive to create a safe place and work collaboratively towards your goals. I focus on creating goals, solutions, process one's past and life circumstances, and teach skills and strategies that will reduce uncomfortable and unpleasant emotions. I provide hypnotherapy and biofeedback for pain management and anxiety/panic as added tools to reduce physcial and emotional discomfort.
Depression, anxiety, grief/loss, ADHD, and relationship problems are just some of the many reasons people seek out therapy. You may want to learn ways to feel better and reduce uncomfortable emotions, or you may want to just talk through difficult times. I strive to create a safe place and work collaboratively towards your goals. I focus on creating goals, solutions, process one's past and life circumstances, and teach skills and strategies that will reduce uncomfortable and unpleasant emotions. I provide hypnotherapy and biofeedback for pain management and anxiety/panic as added tools to reduce physcial and emotional discomfort.
(331) 256-1835 x101 View (331) 256-1835 x101
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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Chelsie Ketton
Counselor, MSEd, LCPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Algonquin, IL 60102
I believe we are the experts of ourselves and likely have the answers we are searching for within us. However, how do we find and make sense of something that may lie deep within? Therapy is a helpful tool to assist in sorting thoughts, feelings, and beliefs to find the resolution you need. I applaud you for either just beginning this process or continuing to search for the right therapeutic match to suit your needs. My intent is to provide a safe and supportive space through your counseling experience.
I believe we are the experts of ourselves and likely have the answers we are searching for within us. However, how do we find and make sense of something that may lie deep within? Therapy is a helpful tool to assist in sorting thoughts, feelings, and beliefs to find the resolution you need. I applaud you for either just beginning this process or continuing to search for the right therapeutic match to suit your needs. My intent is to provide a safe and supportive space through your counseling experience.
(847) 396-9523 View (847) 396-9523
Photo of Alexandra Smith, Marriage & Family Therapist in Algonquin, IL
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
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 Yaroslava (Slava) Maksymchuk, Pre-Licensed Professional in Algonquin, IL
Yaroslava (Slava) Maksymchuk
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Algonquin, IL 60102  (Online Only)
English, Ukrainian, and Russian Speaking As a Pre-Licensed Professional and Life Coach, I work with adolescents and adults with various mental, emotional, and behavioral challenges. I focus on the whole person (mind, body, and emotion) and provide a safe environment for self-expression and self-discovery. I believe our childhood experiences impact how we view the world, decisions, and relationships. Once our past is reconciled, healing can begin. I specialize in working with individuals dealing with trauma, anxiety, addiction, obsessive-compulsive disorder, psychosomatic disease, and depression.
English, Ukrainian, and Russian Speaking As a Pre-Licensed Professional and Life Coach, I work with adolescents and adults with various mental, emotional, and behavioral challenges. I focus on the whole person (mind, body, and emotion) and provide a safe environment for self-expression and self-discovery. I believe our childhood experiences impact how we view the world, decisions, and relationships. Once our past is reconciled, healing can begin. I specialize in working with individuals dealing with trauma, anxiety, addiction, obsessive-compulsive disorder, psychosomatic disease, and depression.
(847) 649-6995 View (847) 649-6995
Photo of Shayna Duval, Pre-Licensed Professional in Algonquin, IL
Shayna Duval
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, CAGS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Algonquin, IL 60102
Shayna Duval graduated with a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Expressive and Creative Arts from Salve Regina University. Shayna has extensive experience in working with children, adolescents, and their families struggling with anxiety, social phobia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression, trauma, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and academic challenges. Her commonly utilized therapeutic approaches include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy, Mindfulness, and Person-centered Therapy.
Shayna Duval graduated with a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Expressive and Creative Arts from Salve Regina University. Shayna has extensive experience in working with children, adolescents, and their families struggling with anxiety, social phobia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression, trauma, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and academic challenges. Her commonly utilized therapeutic approaches include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy, Mindfulness, and Person-centered Therapy.
(847) 613-1647 View (847) 613-1647
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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
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 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
Photo of Josh Symbal, Licensed Professional Counselor in Algonquin, IL
Josh Symbal
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSEd, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Algonquin, IL 60102
Everyone has goals and dreams that they hope to achieve in life but all too often we are faced with barriers that keep us from living up to our true potential. When these barriers have become too much for you to handle, that is when counseling comes into play. My goal is to help you discover the tools that will allow you to get back on track to achieving whatever your dreams are.
Everyone has goals and dreams that they hope to achieve in life but all too often we are faced with barriers that keep us from living up to our true potential. When these barriers have become too much for you to handle, that is when counseling comes into play. My goal is to help you discover the tools that will allow you to get back on track to achieving whatever your dreams are.
(815) 516-5001 View (815) 516-5001
Photo of Anastasia Nadine Zacour, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Algonquin, IL
Anastasia Nadine Zacour
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RYT-200
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Algonquin, IL 60102  (Online Only)
Childhood experiences have a huge impact on who we become as adults and are often the root of our pain. Therapy allows you to start untangling your past to see how it connects to your present. The things you need to heal, are already within you. I offer both solution-focused interventions aimed at easing your emotional discomfort and long-term depth work to discover what's at the bottom of that discomfort. I create a safe, accepting space for you to come as you are, while helping you identify how you want to grow. While relationships are often the source of our pain, they are also the source of our healing.
Childhood experiences have a huge impact on who we become as adults and are often the root of our pain. Therapy allows you to start untangling your past to see how it connects to your present. The things you need to heal, are already within you. I offer both solution-focused interventions aimed at easing your emotional discomfort and long-term depth work to discover what's at the bottom of that discomfort. I create a safe, accepting space for you to come as you are, while helping you identify how you want to grow. While relationships are often the source of our pain, they are also the source of our healing.
(224) 385-0283 View (224) 385-0283
Photo of Melissa Carlson Counseling, Counselor in Algonquin, IL
Melissa Carlson Counseling
Counselor, MAT, MSEd, LCPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Algonquin, IL 60102
Waitlist for new clients
My approach to counseling is a balance of a straightforward communication with the belief that clients are the experts of themselves. My goal is to help clients to discover their own inner wisdom and support a plan to move out of their stuckness. I believe that our early childhood experiences along with traumas we have experienced play a leading part in the stories we tell ourselves about who we are today.
My approach to counseling is a balance of a straightforward communication with the belief that clients are the experts of themselves. My goal is to help clients to discover their own inner wisdom and support a plan to move out of their stuckness. I believe that our early childhood experiences along with traumas we have experienced play a leading part in the stories we tell ourselves about who we are today.
(815) 516-5001 View (815) 516-5001
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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 Shelby Smith, Marriage & Family Therapist in Algonquin, IL
Shelby Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MS
Verified Verified
Algonquin, IL 60102
Life can be an overwhelming and a confusing puzzle at times. Therapy allows you to take the time to carefully pick up those pieces and create a life that you can be at peace with. My therapeutic style is one that balances real connection with honest conversations. I collaborate with clients to create a judgement free space that will also challenge you directly to reach the goals you want to achieve. Together, we can find the right tools to help you cope with stress and navigate relationship dynamics. By exploring patterns and learning new skills in therapy, you can gain a renewed sense of confidence and strength.
Life can be an overwhelming and a confusing puzzle at times. Therapy allows you to take the time to carefully pick up those pieces and create a life that you can be at peace with. My therapeutic style is one that balances real connection with honest conversations. I collaborate with clients to create a judgement free space that will also challenge you directly to reach the goals you want to achieve. Together, we can find the right tools to help you cope with stress and navigate relationship dynamics. By exploring patterns and learning new skills in therapy, you can gain a renewed sense of confidence and strength.
(847) 242-2460 View (847) 242-2460
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 Amy M Wilhelmi, Marriage & Family Therapist in Algonquin, IL
Amy M Wilhelmi
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, AT, EMDR
Verified Verified
Algonquin, IL 60102
Welcome to the transformative journey of emotional connection and healing in your relationship or future relationships. I'm Amy Wilhelmi, and I am an Emotionally Focused Couples, Family, and Individual Therapist. I also do EMDR and am Trauma and Attachment informed. I want to extend a warm and empathetic welcome to you and your partner as we embark on a path toward fostering deeper emotional bonds, understanding, and intimacy within your relationships.
Welcome to the transformative journey of emotional connection and healing in your relationship or future relationships. I'm Amy Wilhelmi, and I am an Emotionally Focused Couples, Family, and Individual Therapist. I also do EMDR and am Trauma and Attachment informed. I want to extend a warm and empathetic welcome to you and your partner as we embark on a path toward fostering deeper emotional bonds, understanding, and intimacy within your relationships.
(847) 750-3666 View (847) 750-3666

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.

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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.