Therapists in Algonquin, IL

Photo of Josephine Gloria Horsley, MS, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
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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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
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Lisa Marie Petrongelli, PsyD, MSN, APRN-BC, C-AAIS
PsyD, MSN, APRN-BC, FPA, C-AAIS
Verified Verified
Algonquin, IL 60102
As a Clinical Psychologist and Family Nurse Practitioner, I offer an integrative approach to treating women. My private practice, Health and Therapy for Women, serves clients looking for comprehensive care, addressing medical and mental health issues. My practice focus includes: coping with medical/chronic illness, individual/group psychotherapies, grief/loss support, animal-assisted therapies, and opioid use disorder treatment. Psychotropic medications are added to a treatment plan after non-pharmacological alternatives have been applied and the client continues to have emotional distress interfering with levels of functioning.
As a Clinical Psychologist and Family Nurse Practitioner, I offer an integrative approach to treating women. My private practice, Health and Therapy for Women, serves clients looking for comprehensive care, addressing medical and mental health issues. My practice focus includes: coping with medical/chronic illness, individual/group psychotherapies, grief/loss support, animal-assisted therapies, and opioid use disorder treatment. Psychotropic medications are added to a treatment plan after non-pharmacological alternatives have been applied and the client continues to have emotional distress interfering with levels of functioning.
(847) 242-2358 View (847) 242-2358
Photo of Dr. Todd Russell Lendvay - ProActive Behavioral Services - Dr Todd R Lendvay, PsyD, LCPC, CCJS, MAC, AMS, Psychologist
ProActive Behavioral Services - Dr Todd R Lendvay
Psychologist, PsyD, LCPC, CCJS, MAC, AMS
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Algonquin, IL 60102
There are times when our life, or the lives of family members are no longer as enjoyable as planned. Sadness, arguments, anxiety, and substance use often occur when we experience ourselves going into a direction we don't like. During these challenges, the core of disagreements may simply be a different viewpoint on how a person should live and think. When your challenges become chronic, despite efforts to change, its time to involve professionals. When your way of thinking/behaving no longer progress you towards your goals....it may be time to make the call you frequently thought of making.
There are times when our life, or the lives of family members are no longer as enjoyable as planned. Sadness, arguments, anxiety, and substance use often occur when we experience ourselves going into a direction we don't like. During these challenges, the core of disagreements may simply be a different viewpoint on how a person should live and think. When your challenges become chronic, despite efforts to change, its time to involve professionals. When your way of thinking/behaving no longer progress you towards your goals....it may be time to make the call you frequently thought of making.
(847) 997-2037 View (847) 997-2037
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Angela L. Gallo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LCSW
Verified Verified
Algonquin, IL 60102
BILINGUAL ENGLISH / SPANISH - I enjoy witnessing my clients discover who they really are. I relish the thought that with new communications skills, my clients can build healthier and stronger relationships with their loved ones. I also like working with adult men and women, young adult issues, marital therapy, relationship therapy as well as grief and loss counseling.
BILINGUAL ENGLISH / SPANISH - I enjoy witnessing my clients discover who they really are. I relish the thought that with new communications skills, my clients can build healthier and stronger relationships with their loved ones. I also like working with adult men and women, young adult issues, marital therapy, relationship therapy as well as grief and loss counseling.
(630) 448-4660 View (630) 448-4660
Photo of Chelsie Ketton, MSEd, LCPC, Counselor
Chelsie Ketton
Counselor, MSEd, LCPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Algonquin, IL 60102  (Online Only)
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
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Dr. Suzy Wise
Counselor, PhD, LPC(IL), NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Algonquin, IL 60102  (Online Only)
In therapy, my ideal client seeks a safe haven for authentic, nonjudgmental, open dialogue. Together, we co-create an an environment of trust, warmth, and compassion where you can freely share your struggles, experiences, and personality. I believe that a counselor's greatest contribution is to see you as the expert of your own life and to companion you as you navigate it. My aim is to empower you on that journey, offering guidance to overcome obstacles hindering your path to fulfillment, uncovering the tools necessary to achieve your goals. and navigating life's challenges as they arise.
In therapy, my ideal client seeks a safe haven for authentic, nonjudgmental, open dialogue. Together, we co-create an an environment of trust, warmth, and compassion where you can freely share your struggles, experiences, and personality. I believe that a counselor's greatest contribution is to see you as the expert of your own life and to companion you as you navigate it. My aim is to empower you on that journey, offering guidance to overcome obstacles hindering your path to fulfillment, uncovering the tools necessary to achieve your goals. and navigating life's challenges as they arise.
(847) 558-7238 View (847) 558-7238
Photo of Shayna Duval, MA, CAGS, Pre-Licensed Professional
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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Ben Gesing
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Algonquin, IL 60102
I work collaboratively with my clients to expand their insight into all the relevant factors and/or influences that are keeping them from reaching their full potential. These factors often include, but are not limited to; the identified stressor(s) that brought them into therapy; the effectiveness (or lack of effectiveness) of their current coping strategies; the influence past experiences and physical discomfort can have on their decision making and behavior; and increasing his or her awareness of their individual strengths and weakness. Simply put, I systematically help my clients make appropriate changes needed to meet their identified treatment goals.
I work collaboratively with my clients to expand their insight into all the relevant factors and/or influences that are keeping them from reaching their full potential. These factors often include, but are not limited to; the identified stressor(s) that brought them into therapy; the effectiveness (or lack of effectiveness) of their current coping strategies; the influence past experiences and physical discomfort can have on their decision making and behavior; and increasing his or her awareness of their individual strengths and weakness. Simply put, I systematically help my clients make appropriate changes needed to meet their identified treatment goals.
(815) 317-4213 View (815) 317-4213
Photo of Eunice Hernandez - Proactive Behavioral Serv Eunice Hernandez LSW, LSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Proactive Behavioral Serv Eunice Hernandez LSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
Algonquin, IL 60102
Life can be unexpected and the unexpected can be difficult to navigate. Leaving you to wrestle with your thougths, emotions and behavior. I want to tell you, you're not alone. Anxiety, depression, isolation, pain, trauma, hurt, resentment, anger, fear, grief and other real emotions, if undealt with, can negatively impact your ability to function. I have good news, there is HOPE. With the right therapeutic approach, interventions and strategies, you can become emotionally healthy.
Life can be unexpected and the unexpected can be difficult to navigate. Leaving you to wrestle with your thougths, emotions and behavior. I want to tell you, you're not alone. Anxiety, depression, isolation, pain, trauma, hurt, resentment, anger, fear, grief and other real emotions, if undealt with, can negatively impact your ability to function. I have good news, there is HOPE. With the right therapeutic approach, interventions and strategies, you can become emotionally healthy.
(224) 267-9689 View (224) 267-9689
Photo of Cathryn Perfetti - EPP Advisory Group (Cathryn Perfetti PHD, LCPC), PhD, LCPC, Counselor
EPP Advisory Group (Cathryn Perfetti PHD, LCPC)
Counselor, PhD, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Algonquin, IL 60102
EMPOWERMENT. PURPOSE. PEACE. My ideal client is one that is at least 15 years of age that is ready to make changes in their life in order to maximize their quality of life, personal enjoyment, and find peace. I am here to help you discover your true self and embrace your "New Normal". The utilization of various assessments allows you and I to partner in the development of a customized treatment plan. I am now offering a telehealth/online option using encrypted video conferencing.
EMPOWERMENT. PURPOSE. PEACE. My ideal client is one that is at least 15 years of age that is ready to make changes in their life in order to maximize their quality of life, personal enjoyment, and find peace. I am here to help you discover your true self and embrace your "New Normal". The utilization of various assessments allows you and I to partner in the development of a customized treatment plan. I am now offering a telehealth/online option using encrypted video conferencing.
(847) 512-8396 View (847) 512-8396
Photo of Amy M Wilhelmi, LMFT, AT, EMDR, Marriage & Family Therapist
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
Photo of Danielle Lozano, LCPC, CFTP, NCC
Danielle Lozano
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, CFTP, NCC
Verified Verified
Algonquin, IL 60102
My name is Danielle Lozano and I work hard to be compassionate, warm, and authentic with my clients. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) that has been recognized by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NCC) and has received a certificate as a Family Trauma Professional (CFTP). I feel that my warm demeanor and openness, aids me in building a strong and healthy therapeutic relationship with my clients. My current therapy style revolves around client's needs and comfort level. Most frequently I utilize the client-centered, psychodynamic, emotionally focused, and cognitive behavioral approaches.
My name is Danielle Lozano and I work hard to be compassionate, warm, and authentic with my clients. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) that has been recognized by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NCC) and has received a certificate as a Family Trauma Professional (CFTP). I feel that my warm demeanor and openness, aids me in building a strong and healthy therapeutic relationship with my clients. My current therapy style revolves around client's needs and comfort level. Most frequently I utilize the client-centered, psychodynamic, emotionally focused, and cognitive behavioral approaches.
(224) 249-3659 View (224) 249-3659
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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
Photo of Josh Symbal, MSEd, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
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 Brigid Woods - ProActive Behavioral Services (Brigid Woods), LCPC, CWP, Counselor
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 Amy Nolan - Amy Nolan, MS, LMFT (ProActive Behavioral Services, MS, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
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
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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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Matthew Fleming
Psychologist, PhD, LCP
Verified Verified
Algonquin, IL 60102  (Online Only)
People seek therapy for a variety of reasons. Their reasons may range from mild relationship difficulties to more severe problems that affect their ability to work, love, and enjoy life. Although I use empirically-supported techniques, I do not believe in “cookie-cutter” approaches. In collaboration with my clients, I work to tailor interventions that are consistent with my clients’ goals and values. There is no "one size fits all" approach, but I draw most heavily on mindfulness-enhanced cognitive behavioral therapy. I teach people to see the connections between situations, thoughts, behaviors, and emotions.
People seek therapy for a variety of reasons. Their reasons may range from mild relationship difficulties to more severe problems that affect their ability to work, love, and enjoy life. Although I use empirically-supported techniques, I do not believe in “cookie-cutter” approaches. In collaboration with my clients, I work to tailor interventions that are consistent with my clients’ goals and values. There is no "one size fits all" approach, but I draw most heavily on mindfulness-enhanced cognitive behavioral therapy. I teach people to see the connections between situations, thoughts, behaviors, and emotions.
(847) 242-2521 x103 View (847) 242-2521 x103
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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
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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Algonquin, IL

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Algonquin, IL who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
93% Depression
79% Self Esteem
76% Coping Skills
74% Relationship Issues
71% Stress
70% Grief

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

98% BlueCross and BlueShield
70% Aetna
53% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Algonquin, IL see their clients

85% In Person and Online
15% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% 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.