Therapists in Barrington, IL

Photo of Jason Reynolds, Psychologist in Barrington, IL
Jason Reynolds
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Barrington, IL 60010
Do you find yourself feeling stuck, overwhelmed, or unsure about how to go forward with your life? Are you dealing with intense feelings of frustration, disappointment, and distress? Left unaddressed, these feelings can accumulate and contribute to symptoms of anxiety, depression, and anger. Psychoanalytic psychotherapy can be a welcome respite to assess the situation, get support, and move towards a more adaptive response to life's challenges.
Do you find yourself feeling stuck, overwhelmed, or unsure about how to go forward with your life? Are you dealing with intense feelings of frustration, disappointment, and distress? Left unaddressed, these feelings can accumulate and contribute to symptoms of anxiety, depression, and anger. Psychoanalytic psychotherapy can be a welcome respite to assess the situation, get support, and move towards a more adaptive response to life's challenges.
(224) 268-1441 View (224) 268-1441
Photo of Rachel Turuc, Pre-Licensed Professional in Barrington, IL
Rachel Turuc
Pre-Licensed Professional, ALMFT
Verified Verified
Barrington, IL 60010
Rachel Turuc is a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist in Illinois. Rachel received her Bachelor’s Degree in Family and Child Studies with an emphasis in Family Social Services. She obtained her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Northern Illinois University. Rachel has training in individual, couples, and family therapy. Rachel’s has experience working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families who struggle with anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, life transitions, mood concerns, trauma, and conflict in communication.
Rachel Turuc is a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist in Illinois. Rachel received her Bachelor’s Degree in Family and Child Studies with an emphasis in Family Social Services. She obtained her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Northern Illinois University. Rachel has training in individual, couples, and family therapy. Rachel’s has experience working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families who struggle with anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, life transitions, mood concerns, trauma, and conflict in communication.
(855) 641-1658 View (855) 641-1658
Photo of Sarah Baker, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Barrington, IL
Sarah Baker
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Barrington, IL 60010
I believe that being the best version of ourselves requires work including connecting with emotions, thoughts and behaviors that at times may be uncomfortable to address. I strive to meet my clients where they are at in their journey by creating a safe, non-judgmental and empathetic relationship with my clients. At times, it may feel as though one is having difficulty changing patterns of behavior or overcoming life's challenges, I help to guide change to develop a more self-aware and engaged sense of self through a collaborative approach with the client and therapist relationship.
I believe that being the best version of ourselves requires work including connecting with emotions, thoughts and behaviors that at times may be uncomfortable to address. I strive to meet my clients where they are at in their journey by creating a safe, non-judgmental and empathetic relationship with my clients. At times, it may feel as though one is having difficulty changing patterns of behavior or overcoming life's challenges, I help to guide change to develop a more self-aware and engaged sense of self through a collaborative approach with the client and therapist relationship.
(224) 864-9618 View (224) 864-9618
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Sharice Ellenwood
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Barrington, IL 60010  (Online Only)
To me, there is no ideal client. I am comfortable working with clients that have a wide variety of issues, needs, and goals. I typically work with clients between the ages 13-45 yrs old that have come in with all unique struggles. I would prefer to work with clients that are open minded and willing to build a positive therapeutic relationship in order to allow both of us to guide each other towards your goals.
To me, there is no ideal client. I am comfortable working with clients that have a wide variety of issues, needs, and goals. I typically work with clients between the ages 13-45 yrs old that have come in with all unique struggles. I would prefer to work with clients that are open minded and willing to build a positive therapeutic relationship in order to allow both of us to guide each other towards your goals.
(847) 613-1956 x11 View (847) 613-1956 x11
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Jenny Decal
Counselor, MA, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Barrington, IL 60010
Do you ever feel overwhelmed, not knowing how to feel better? If you're someone who has had a life-changing experience it can seem like the floor is crumbling beneath your feet. You feel like everything is uncertain and as if everyone would judge you if they knew how you really felt or what was going on. You feel alone, frustrated, and confused - stuck and wishing you knew how to move forward.
Do you ever feel overwhelmed, not knowing how to feel better? If you're someone who has had a life-changing experience it can seem like the floor is crumbling beneath your feet. You feel like everything is uncertain and as if everyone would judge you if they knew how you really felt or what was going on. You feel alone, frustrated, and confused - stuck and wishing you knew how to move forward.
(224) 228-3791 View (224) 228-3791
Photo of Madeline Rangel, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Barrington, IL
Madeline Rangel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
Barrington, IL 60010  (Online Only)
I am a therapist who is dedicated to providing a safe space for individuals to share and open up about the challenges and obstacles they have faced in their past and present. My goal is to help individuals find healthy ways to cope with tough times and navigate through difficult situations. I have a particular passion for working with adolescents and young adults who have experienced trauma or are struggling with life transitions, anxiety, and depression. I believe that everyone deserves support and guidance during these times, and I am here to help. Therapy can be a powerful tool in helping individuals to process their emotions,
I am a therapist who is dedicated to providing a safe space for individuals to share and open up about the challenges and obstacles they have faced in their past and present. My goal is to help individuals find healthy ways to cope with tough times and navigate through difficult situations. I have a particular passion for working with adolescents and young adults who have experienced trauma or are struggling with life transitions, anxiety, and depression. I believe that everyone deserves support and guidance during these times, and I am here to help. Therapy can be a powerful tool in helping individuals to process their emotions,
(224) 243-6123 View (224) 243-6123
Photo of Tom Gorey, Licensed Professional Counselor in Barrington, IL
Tom Gorey
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC, JD
Verified Verified
Barrington, IL 60010
Waitlist for new clients
Am I the right therapist for you? My clients are relatively high functioning, but feeling stuck or facing common challenges involving relationships, life transitions or existential issues of meaning/purpose. I work best with motivated clients who are ready to do the hard work that's necessary for lasting change. I've witnessed awe-inspiring change in clients, which is what continues to motivate me, and I have seen how my 60+ years of life experience and hard-earned wisdom have helped my clients. I'm passionate about my work and approach it with a high level of professionalism, but I also don't hesitate to inject a bit of humor.
Am I the right therapist for you? My clients are relatively high functioning, but feeling stuck or facing common challenges involving relationships, life transitions or existential issues of meaning/purpose. I work best with motivated clients who are ready to do the hard work that's necessary for lasting change. I've witnessed awe-inspiring change in clients, which is what continues to motivate me, and I have seen how my 60+ years of life experience and hard-earned wisdom have helped my clients. I'm passionate about my work and approach it with a high level of professionalism, but I also don't hesitate to inject a bit of humor.
(224) 229-0854 View (224) 229-0854
Photo of Elizabeth Holtz, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Barrington, IL
Elizabeth Holtz
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Barrington, IL 60010
Elizabeth Holtz is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who has been practicing since 2000. She graduated from Benedictine University with a degree in Counseling Psychology. Elizabeth Holtz believes in an eclectic treatment approach as one size does not fit all when it comes to counseling. I believe that clinicians should meet clients where they are. I try to find what the person is missing in terms of sense of self rather than work toward an idealized version based on societal norms. Its more about the client's goals than the therapist's . Her areas of expertise include Spectrum disorders, ADHD and bipolar disorder.
Elizabeth Holtz is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who has been practicing since 2000. She graduated from Benedictine University with a degree in Counseling Psychology. Elizabeth Holtz believes in an eclectic treatment approach as one size does not fit all when it comes to counseling. I believe that clinicians should meet clients where they are. I try to find what the person is missing in terms of sense of self rather than work toward an idealized version based on societal norms. Its more about the client's goals than the therapist's . Her areas of expertise include Spectrum disorders, ADHD and bipolar disorder.
(224) 507-6627 View (224) 507-6627
Photo of Stephen Kaleb Pollum, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Barrington, IL
Stephen Kaleb Pollum
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Barrington, IL 60010
Kaleb Pollum is a licensed clinical social worker with experience helping individuals overcome obstacles such as depression, stress, anxiety, identity issues, interpersonal relationships, and effectively managing mood and personality disorders. He specializes in treating borderline personality disorder. Kaleb desires to build meaningful, therapeutic relationships so that his clients can feel at ease and find clarity in their thinking. He utilizes evidence-based and trauma-informed practices such as cognitive behavioral therapy, in-depth psychoanalysis, and adapted dialectical behavior therapy to accomplish this.
Kaleb Pollum is a licensed clinical social worker with experience helping individuals overcome obstacles such as depression, stress, anxiety, identity issues, interpersonal relationships, and effectively managing mood and personality disorders. He specializes in treating borderline personality disorder. Kaleb desires to build meaningful, therapeutic relationships so that his clients can feel at ease and find clarity in their thinking. He utilizes evidence-based and trauma-informed practices such as cognitive behavioral therapy, in-depth psychoanalysis, and adapted dialectical behavior therapy to accomplish this.
(224) 255-2622 View (224) 255-2622
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Jennifer Martin
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Barrington, IL 60010
A little bit of anxiety might be helpful to motivate you to study for a test, prepare for a work presentation, or make sure everything is locked up before you go away on a trip. However, excessive anxiety can become so difficult to manage that your day is ruled by your symptoms. If you are someone that finds your anxiety interfering with your daily life, I can help you manage your worries so that you can enjoy what actually matters to you.
A little bit of anxiety might be helpful to motivate you to study for a test, prepare for a work presentation, or make sure everything is locked up before you go away on a trip. However, excessive anxiety can become so difficult to manage that your day is ruled by your symptoms. If you are someone that finds your anxiety interfering with your daily life, I can help you manage your worries so that you can enjoy what actually matters to you.
(847) 242-2357 View (847) 242-2357
Photo of Rachael Schuster, Psychologist in Barrington, IL
Rachael Schuster
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Barrington, IL 60010
My goals with clients are to reduce anxiety, improve mood and behavior problems, and increase inner peace, ease, and balance. I value the opportunity to help others face and overcome their fears and live more value consistent lives. Seeing my clients' bravery lead to short and long term growth encourages me on a daily basis. I work with the full age range of clients, and tailor my approach based on individual and family needs and presenting concerns. My primary theoretical orientation is cognitive behavioral.
My goals with clients are to reduce anxiety, improve mood and behavior problems, and increase inner peace, ease, and balance. I value the opportunity to help others face and overcome their fears and live more value consistent lives. Seeing my clients' bravery lead to short and long term growth encourages me on a daily basis. I work with the full age range of clients, and tailor my approach based on individual and family needs and presenting concerns. My primary theoretical orientation is cognitive behavioral.
(224) 208-1234 View (224) 208-1234
Photo of Dr. Lorena Gorey, Counselor in Barrington, IL
Dr. Lorena Gorey
Counselor
Verified Verified
Barrington, IL 60010
Waitlist for new clients
My counseling philosophy is centered around the belief that all individuals eventually find themselves in need of some help to navigate the challenges of life. I have a conviction that positive growth is possible for everyone through a caring client-counselor relationship. I work to help my clients deal with issues such as: adjusting to and embracing life changes, improving personal relationships, finding direction and meaning in life, and managing stress and anxiety.
My counseling philosophy is centered around the belief that all individuals eventually find themselves in need of some help to navigate the challenges of life. I have a conviction that positive growth is possible for everyone through a caring client-counselor relationship. I work to help my clients deal with issues such as: adjusting to and embracing life changes, improving personal relationships, finding direction and meaning in life, and managing stress and anxiety.
(224) 269-7596 View (224) 269-7596
Photo of Claudia Mazzanti, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Barrington, IL
Claudia Mazzanti
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Barrington, IL 60010
I am a licensed psychotherapist specializing in working with children, adolescents, young adults, and families. Issues I address: interpersonal conflict, negative body image, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, depersonalization/derealizaiton disorders. Common issues that are typically addressed: life transitions, dealing with a new medical diagnoses, problems within relationships, parents struggling to communicate with their children, children/adolescents having academic or social difficulties, personal or social isolation, difficulties managing day to day life. I am licensed in Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Illinois.
I am a licensed psychotherapist specializing in working with children, adolescents, young adults, and families. Issues I address: interpersonal conflict, negative body image, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, depersonalization/derealizaiton disorders. Common issues that are typically addressed: life transitions, dealing with a new medical diagnoses, problems within relationships, parents struggling to communicate with their children, children/adolescents having academic or social difficulties, personal or social isolation, difficulties managing day to day life. I am licensed in Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Illinois.
(224) 261-7185 View (224) 261-7185
Photo of Barbara Spaulding, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Barrington, IL
Barbara Spaulding
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, Anxiety, Coach
Verified Verified
Barrington, IL 60010
Are you living with anxiety and panic attacks? Is anxiety ruining your life? Does your stress seem to be more than usual? Anxiety is our bodys way of telling us that things are off balance. Avoiding activities and friends wont make it go away. It just makes it get stronger. Are you sick and tired of feeling on edge or scared? It is time to get free of the hold anxiety or panic has on you. You deserve a happiness.
Are you living with anxiety and panic attacks? Is anxiety ruining your life? Does your stress seem to be more than usual? Anxiety is our bodys way of telling us that things are off balance. Avoiding activities and friends wont make it go away. It just makes it get stronger. Are you sick and tired of feeling on edge or scared? It is time to get free of the hold anxiety or panic has on you. You deserve a happiness.
(224) 385-0692 View (224) 385-0692
Photo of Deb Torres, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Barrington, IL
Deb Torres
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Barrington, IL 60010
You were told that marriage was hard work, but you didn’t realize just how difficult it would be. You're not sure exactly when it happened, but recently, you've begun to feel the intimacy in your relationship fade away. You used to talk to your spouse about anything, but lately, communication has been forced. Your partner was your best friend and you would have such fun together. They’re more like a stranger sitting at the table now. You reminisce about the way things used to be. There was trust and no expectations. Things were simpler then. You were happy together, you were close. You long to have that connection again.
You were told that marriage was hard work, but you didn’t realize just how difficult it would be. You're not sure exactly when it happened, but recently, you've begun to feel the intimacy in your relationship fade away. You used to talk to your spouse about anything, but lately, communication has been forced. Your partner was your best friend and you would have such fun together. They’re more like a stranger sitting at the table now. You reminisce about the way things used to be. There was trust and no expectations. Things were simpler then. You were happy together, you were close. You long to have that connection again.
(224) 328-1364 View (224) 328-1364
Photo of Bianca Gambino, Counselor in Barrington, IL
Bianca Gambino
Counselor, LCPC, LPHA
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Barrington, IL 60010
**Currently providing virtual sessions for all Medicaid plans** Life does not always go as planned especially when our life seems overwhelming, stressful, or seemingly unmanageable? Together, we will work to identify your strengths and areas of concern in your life and establish a plan to help you achieve your goals. My goal is to provide a sincere, thoughtful, and safe environment where my clients can process their feelings and increase self-awareness, confidence, and learn new coping skills. Whether you struggle with negative thoughts, stress, depression, addiction, or finding balance in your life, I am able to help.
**Currently providing virtual sessions for all Medicaid plans** Life does not always go as planned especially when our life seems overwhelming, stressful, or seemingly unmanageable? Together, we will work to identify your strengths and areas of concern in your life and establish a plan to help you achieve your goals. My goal is to provide a sincere, thoughtful, and safe environment where my clients can process their feelings and increase self-awareness, confidence, and learn new coping skills. Whether you struggle with negative thoughts, stress, depression, addiction, or finding balance in your life, I am able to help.
(224) 246-8157 View (224) 246-8157
Photo of Marie Gorman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Barrington, IL
Marie Gorman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PMH-C, RYT200
Verified Verified
Barrington, IL 60010
My name is Marie. I am a social worker and psychotherapist. I consider it a privilege to come alongside individuals and their families as they courageously navigate the challenges in their lives. As a trauma-informed yoga instructor and mental health clinician, I strive to consider the needs of the whole person: mind, body and spirit. My approach to therapy focuses on building on the client's individual strengths as we work together to achieve treatment goals. I create a safe and inviting space that encourages emotional exploration, curiosity and healing.
My name is Marie. I am a social worker and psychotherapist. I consider it a privilege to come alongside individuals and their families as they courageously navigate the challenges in their lives. As a trauma-informed yoga instructor and mental health clinician, I strive to consider the needs of the whole person: mind, body and spirit. My approach to therapy focuses on building on the client's individual strengths as we work together to achieve treatment goals. I create a safe and inviting space that encourages emotional exploration, curiosity and healing.
(773) 825-3970 View (773) 825-3970
Photo of Kavita C Bosamiya, Licensed Professional Counselor in Barrington, IL
Kavita C Bosamiya
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Barrington, IL 60010
I believe that we all have an inherent ability to heal deeply, oftentimes we just need a safe environment to begin to open and step on this healing journey. When we realize that disoriented parts of ourselves cause imbalance and problems, the awareness itself leads the way to becoming whole and come home to ourselves. As we move through the story of life in time and space, we carry the past to the present and the present to the future. Our bodies – physical and subtle hold so much of our stories beneath the surface. My goal, using somatic-based approaches, is to help you reattune to our existential wisdom and bring lasting change.
I believe that we all have an inherent ability to heal deeply, oftentimes we just need a safe environment to begin to open and step on this healing journey. When we realize that disoriented parts of ourselves cause imbalance and problems, the awareness itself leads the way to becoming whole and come home to ourselves. As we move through the story of life in time and space, we carry the past to the present and the present to the future. Our bodies – physical and subtle hold so much of our stories beneath the surface. My goal, using somatic-based approaches, is to help you reattune to our existential wisdom and bring lasting change.
(815) 384-4549 x7 View (815) 384-4549 x7
Photo of Ronald J Ercoli, Psychologist in Barrington, IL
Ronald J Ercoli
Psychologist, PsyD, CSAT
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Barrington, IL 60010
My work is with men, women and late adolescents in an effort to provide a greater understanding of how one's past has influenced the present and how to make changes for the future. As a Licensed Clinical Psychologist I specialize in anxiety disorders, depression and other mood disorders, sexual addiction (I am CSAT), job stress, relational distress, parenting issues and past abuse. I use various treatment methods including Behavioral therapy, CBT and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and certified in the Safe & Sound Protocol (SSP) for trauma of various kinds.
My work is with men, women and late adolescents in an effort to provide a greater understanding of how one's past has influenced the present and how to make changes for the future. As a Licensed Clinical Psychologist I specialize in anxiety disorders, depression and other mood disorders, sexual addiction (I am CSAT), job stress, relational distress, parenting issues and past abuse. I use various treatment methods including Behavioral therapy, CBT and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and certified in the Safe & Sound Protocol (SSP) for trauma of various kinds.
(630) 220-4697 View (630) 220-4697
Photo of Marni Naleway in Barrington, IL
Marni Naleway
MA
Verified Verified
Barrington, IL 60010
My clients struggle with navigating internal politics at work, workplace bullying and anxiety, feeling trapped in an unfulfilling career, experiencing write-ups, termination(s), or performance improvement plans (PIPs), lack of self-belief or self-worth, negative relationships with money, and burnout and exhaustion. I also have clients that struggle with organizing, hoarding, and the anxiety that comes along with the attachment we place on our physical things.
My clients struggle with navigating internal politics at work, workplace bullying and anxiety, feeling trapped in an unfulfilling career, experiencing write-ups, termination(s), or performance improvement plans (PIPs), lack of self-belief or self-worth, negative relationships with money, and burnout and exhaustion. I also have clients that struggle with organizing, hoarding, and the anxiety that comes along with the attachment we place on our physical things.
(224) 332-3226 View (224) 332-3226

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Barrington, IL

200+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Barrington, IL who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
90% Depression
80% Self Esteem
77% Relationship Issues
70% Coping Skills
68% Trauma and PTSD
65% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

98% BlueCross and BlueShield
59% Aetna
55% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Barrington, IL see their clients

85% In Person and Online
15% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
20% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Barrington?

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.