Therapists in Bensenville, IL

Photo of Dawn M. Bushma, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Bensenville, IL
Dawn M. Bushma, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC, SAP
Verified Verified
Bensenville, IL 60106
I have been in the field of Social Work since 1989, starting my career in teaching in 1984 and quickly moved to Social Work. I have spent my career in the public sector until I opened my practice in 2007. I center my career around helping people get through challanges that life puts in our path. I offer a comfortable and supportive environment where it is safe to explore various issues that life presents. I feel it is an honor to work with individuals trying to better their life and have chosen me to assist with their journey.
I have been in the field of Social Work since 1989, starting my career in teaching in 1984 and quickly moved to Social Work. I have spent my career in the public sector until I opened my practice in 2007. I center my career around helping people get through challanges that life puts in our path. I offer a comfortable and supportive environment where it is safe to explore various issues that life presents. I feel it is an honor to work with individuals trying to better their life and have chosen me to assist with their journey.
(708) 628-4107 View (708) 628-4107
Photo of Rose Mary Spizzirri, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Bensenville, IL
Rose Mary Spizzirri
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bensenville, IL 60106
Everyone goes through times of struggle and needs someone to listen, reflect and help them move forward. We specialize in working with persons who have experienced trauma, abuse or neglect. Trauma can lead to many life issues & symptoms that we can help you manage & alleviate. Using trauma-informed attachment focused psychotherapy we provide parents with therapeutic skills to help their children heal. I have worked with families, kids, & adults for 25 of years who have various mental illnesses and emotional challenges. Everyone deserves happiness & we can help you through the healing process to restore your mind, body & spirit.
Everyone goes through times of struggle and needs someone to listen, reflect and help them move forward. We specialize in working with persons who have experienced trauma, abuse or neglect. Trauma can lead to many life issues & symptoms that we can help you manage & alleviate. Using trauma-informed attachment focused psychotherapy we provide parents with therapeutic skills to help their children heal. I have worked with families, kids, & adults for 25 of years who have various mental illnesses and emotional challenges. Everyone deserves happiness & we can help you through the healing process to restore your mind, body & spirit.
(708) 697-8009 View (708) 697-8009
Photo of Tiffany Michalak, Licensed Professional Counselor in Bensenville, IL
Tiffany Michalak
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC
Not Verified Not Verified
Bensenville, IL 60106
Tiffany believes everybody can benefit from working with a therapist. Every client is unique and deserves an individualized approach to help live their authentic life. Her approach is authentic, warm, energetic, and positive. Her mental health work experience includes working in Community Mental Health for individual and group counseling, running groups for self-esteem, and substance addictions, as well as private group practice. Clients have noticed an increase in self-awareness, self-reflection, and how to use the awareness to their advantage.
Tiffany believes everybody can benefit from working with a therapist. Every client is unique and deserves an individualized approach to help live their authentic life. Her approach is authentic, warm, energetic, and positive. Her mental health work experience includes working in Community Mental Health for individual and group counseling, running groups for self-esteem, and substance addictions, as well as private group practice. Clients have noticed an increase in self-awareness, self-reflection, and how to use the awareness to their advantage.
(630) 534-1235 View (630) 534-1235
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Athena Neofotistos
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Bensenville, IL 60106
Exploring one's mental health is important and fundamental to living a balanced life. I believe in creating a compassionate and trusting environment for my clients to share their thoughts, which will in turn promote a safe space for exploring life's challenges. I find that developing a strong rapport with my clients will help guide them to discover their own distinct coping skills. I am passionate about helping clients with their personal growth in order for them to feel fulfilled in their daily lives. My counseling approach utilizes an integrative array of therapeutic techniques to fit each individual's unique needs.
Exploring one's mental health is important and fundamental to living a balanced life. I believe in creating a compassionate and trusting environment for my clients to share their thoughts, which will in turn promote a safe space for exploring life's challenges. I find that developing a strong rapport with my clients will help guide them to discover their own distinct coping skills. I am passionate about helping clients with their personal growth in order for them to feel fulfilled in their daily lives. My counseling approach utilizes an integrative array of therapeutic techniques to fit each individual's unique needs.
(630) 332-9765 View (630) 332-9765
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Hannah Schupbach
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Bensenville, IL 60106
Hannah Schupbach is an art therapist and clinical psychotherapist working in Elmhurst, IL. She has been working in mental health since 2015 and joined LifeStance in 2021. She graduated from Adler University with a Masters in Counseling and Art Therapy. Hannah believes in providing clinical services rooted in unconditional positive regard, empathy, cultural competency and understanding social systems that negatively effect mental health. She utilizes CBT, DBT and art therapy in order to encourage harm reduction, care for one's inner child and heal intergenerational trauma.
Hannah Schupbach is an art therapist and clinical psychotherapist working in Elmhurst, IL. She has been working in mental health since 2015 and joined LifeStance in 2021. She graduated from Adler University with a Masters in Counseling and Art Therapy. Hannah believes in providing clinical services rooted in unconditional positive regard, empathy, cultural competency and understanding social systems that negatively effect mental health. She utilizes CBT, DBT and art therapy in order to encourage harm reduction, care for one's inner child and heal intergenerational trauma.
(630) 557-8294 View (630) 557-8294
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Megan France
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Bensenville, IL 60106
Megan France, LCPC, strives to connect clients to their own internal strength and wisdom so that ultimately they become their own therapist. She loves helping clients reach their goals and heal past wounds. Megan earned a BA from Gordon College and an MA from Wheaton College. Her previous experience includes clinical management positions as well as foster care therapy and work in community mental health. Megan also spent a year in London at Lee Abbey International Students Club and has extensive experience treating adults with complex trauma and co-occurring disorders.
Megan France, LCPC, strives to connect clients to their own internal strength and wisdom so that ultimately they become their own therapist. She loves helping clients reach their goals and heal past wounds. Megan earned a BA from Gordon College and an MA from Wheaton College. Her previous experience includes clinical management positions as well as foster care therapy and work in community mental health. Megan also spent a year in London at Lee Abbey International Students Club and has extensive experience treating adults with complex trauma and co-occurring disorders.
(630) 895-9561 View (630) 895-9561
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Sara Mueller
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Bensenville, IL 60106
Sara Mueller, LPC, is a compassionate, relaxed therapist that educates clients while they learn, grow, and heal. She believes seeking therapy is a sign of strength and strives to bring creative approaches to the treatment process. In therapy, Sara helps clients of all ages struggling from depression, ADHD, parenting, grief, self-esteem, trauma, and more. She's also especially skilled at treating: Anxiety in Children, Adolescents, and Teens: Excessive worry can get in the way of your child's education, friendships, and activities.
Sara Mueller, LPC, is a compassionate, relaxed therapist that educates clients while they learn, grow, and heal. She believes seeking therapy is a sign of strength and strives to bring creative approaches to the treatment process. In therapy, Sara helps clients of all ages struggling from depression, ADHD, parenting, grief, self-esteem, trauma, and more. She's also especially skilled at treating: Anxiety in Children, Adolescents, and Teens: Excessive worry can get in the way of your child's education, friendships, and activities.
(630) 593-7650 View (630) 593-7650
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Firas Qureshi
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Not Verified Not Verified
Bensenville, IL 60106
Firas Qureshi is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Illinois. He has a Master's degree from Roosevelt University. Firas's goal is to create a safe and supportive environment during therapy. He has experience working with a wide range of presenting issues. Including but not limited to anxiety, depression, and emotional dysregulation. Firas has worked with children and adolescents and has also worked with their families. Everybody is different and no one approach works the same for everyone. He is an open person, genuine in his interactions. With this, Firas hopes to work together with you to find what works best for you.
Firas Qureshi is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Illinois. He has a Master's degree from Roosevelt University. Firas's goal is to create a safe and supportive environment during therapy. He has experience working with a wide range of presenting issues. Including but not limited to anxiety, depression, and emotional dysregulation. Firas has worked with children and adolescents and has also worked with their families. Everybody is different and no one approach works the same for everyone. He is an open person, genuine in his interactions. With this, Firas hopes to work together with you to find what works best for you.
(630) 349-4088 View (630) 349-4088
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David Klemm
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Not Verified Not Verified
Bensenville, IL 60106
Dave Klemm is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Illinois who has been practicing since 2016. Dave has experience working with anxiety, depression, trauma, and life transitions. He utilizes a wide variety of techniques including IFS (Internal Family Systems), existential, DBT, and trauma informed care. Dave offers a judgment-free, open, and welcoming experience as a therapist. Outside of work, Dave enjoys video games, spending time in nature, watching many genres of movies, listening to music, finding exciting places to explore, and reading.
Dave Klemm is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Illinois who has been practicing since 2016. Dave has experience working with anxiety, depression, trauma, and life transitions. He utilizes a wide variety of techniques including IFS (Internal Family Systems), existential, DBT, and trauma informed care. Dave offers a judgment-free, open, and welcoming experience as a therapist. Outside of work, Dave enjoys video games, spending time in nature, watching many genres of movies, listening to music, finding exciting places to explore, and reading.
(814) 527-4125 View (814) 527-4125
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Marie Kilvington
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Bensenville, IL 60106
Marie Kilvington is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years of experience. She serves clients from 13 to 100, as well as younger children when part of a family counseling setting. Marie specializes in working with aging adults on a variety of issues including coping with grief and loss, unexpected life changes and life transitions. She also treats elder adult clients with depression, anxiety, ADHD, family conflict, mood disorders and more. Marie sees that a key element of counseling is to start where the client is. You lead the way. Marie uses an empathetic, non judgmental and collaborative approach.
Marie Kilvington is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years of experience. She serves clients from 13 to 100, as well as younger children when part of a family counseling setting. Marie specializes in working with aging adults on a variety of issues including coping with grief and loss, unexpected life changes and life transitions. She also treats elder adult clients with depression, anxiety, ADHD, family conflict, mood disorders and more. Marie sees that a key element of counseling is to start where the client is. You lead the way. Marie uses an empathetic, non judgmental and collaborative approach.
(630) 576-1894 View (630) 576-1894
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Suzanne Grey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
Bensenville, IL 60106
Suzanne Grey, LSW, adapts to the needs of her clients through open conversations about therapy goals and collaboration on an ideal treatment plan. Her mission is to help build a sense of empowerment and resilience within her clients and give them tools to help "˜ride out the wave' of intense emotional instability as it occurs. Suzanne's experience being on the opposite end of the therapeutic relationship helps her know how daunting and challenging it can be to confront trauma and pain. She inspires clients to interpret challenges as opportunities for personal growth and to make meaning from their life experiences.
Suzanne Grey, LSW, adapts to the needs of her clients through open conversations about therapy goals and collaboration on an ideal treatment plan. Her mission is to help build a sense of empowerment and resilience within her clients and give them tools to help "˜ride out the wave' of intense emotional instability as it occurs. Suzanne's experience being on the opposite end of the therapeutic relationship helps her know how daunting and challenging it can be to confront trauma and pain. She inspires clients to interpret challenges as opportunities for personal growth and to make meaning from their life experiences.
(630) 349-7592 View (630) 349-7592
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Mary Bohannon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Bensenville, IL 60106  (Online Only)
Whether you're seeking guidance on burnout, navigating relationships, or undergoing life transitions, I will create a nurturing and validating environment tailored to you. My expertise spans ADHD, anxiety, depression, relationship dynamics and setting healthy family boundaries. I enjoy collaborating with millennials, emerging adults, and fellow LGBTQIA+ community members. In our sessions, I blend directness with well-timed humor to foster a comfortable atmosphere. Beyond my role as a therapist, I am resolute in advocating for social justice and fostering meaningful systemic change.
Whether you're seeking guidance on burnout, navigating relationships, or undergoing life transitions, I will create a nurturing and validating environment tailored to you. My expertise spans ADHD, anxiety, depression, relationship dynamics and setting healthy family boundaries. I enjoy collaborating with millennials, emerging adults, and fellow LGBTQIA+ community members. In our sessions, I blend directness with well-timed humor to foster a comfortable atmosphere. Beyond my role as a therapist, I am resolute in advocating for social justice and fostering meaningful systemic change.
(773) 966-2355 View (773) 966-2355

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Laura Boillot
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Elmhurst, IL 60126
I have had the privilege of providing therapy for individuals impacted by abuse and complex trauma for over ten years and practice with the intention of creating a safe and affirming space that can support healing and develop trust. I am passionate about providing therapy using a holistic lens and embracing how mind, body and emotional wellness are connected. That said, I value transparency and collaboration in finding the right fit or approach so that we can ensure your needs are met. I provide individual services and especially enjoy exploring life transitions, family of origin issues and women's issues.
I have had the privilege of providing therapy for individuals impacted by abuse and complex trauma for over ten years and practice with the intention of creating a safe and affirming space that can support healing and develop trust. I am passionate about providing therapy using a holistic lens and embracing how mind, body and emotional wellness are connected. That said, I value transparency and collaboration in finding the right fit or approach so that we can ensure your needs are met. I provide individual services and especially enjoy exploring life transitions, family of origin issues and women's issues.
(630) 315-0569 View (630) 315-0569
Photo of Danielle Levinson, Pre-Licensed Professional in Bensenville, IL
Danielle Levinson
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Elmhurst, IL 60126
As a dedicated therapist, I am passionate about guiding individuals, couples, and families through their unique journey towards resilience and well- being. Specializing in anxiety, depression, trauma, substance abuse, and PTSD, I utilize my experience in combination with compassion and respect to work with you to foster an empathetic therapeutic relationship.
As a dedicated therapist, I am passionate about guiding individuals, couples, and families through their unique journey towards resilience and well- being. Specializing in anxiety, depression, trauma, substance abuse, and PTSD, I utilize my experience in combination with compassion and respect to work with you to foster an empathetic therapeutic relationship.
(331) 241-6654 View (331) 241-6654
Photo of Debra Honig, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Bensenville, IL
Debra Honig
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Northlake, IL 60164
Debra Honig, MSW, LCSW, is a well-seasoned, enthusiastic, and authentic pediatric psychotherapist. She has practiced in many settings in the Chicago area, with a focus on children and their families. Debra uses humor, empathy, and creativity to help children and their families to navigate life's expected and unexpected challenges. Debra uses an eclectic and warm style and focuses on the client's strengths and uniqueness. Debra offers specialization in the areas of self-esteem, ADHD, coping with illness and life transitions, divorce, grief, loss, anxiety, and mood disorders.
Debra Honig, MSW, LCSW, is a well-seasoned, enthusiastic, and authentic pediatric psychotherapist. She has practiced in many settings in the Chicago area, with a focus on children and their families. Debra uses humor, empathy, and creativity to help children and their families to navigate life's expected and unexpected challenges. Debra uses an eclectic and warm style and focuses on the client's strengths and uniqueness. Debra offers specialization in the areas of self-esteem, ADHD, coping with illness and life transitions, divorce, grief, loss, anxiety, and mood disorders.
(847) 512-3769 View (847) 512-3769
Photo of Tara Incopero, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Bensenville, IL
Tara Incopero
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Elmhurst, IL 60126  (Online Only)
I am a licensed clinical social worker in Elmhurst, IL. My experience includes helping adults with severe mental illness with their daily activities as well as facilitating group therapy at a residential treatment facility; working as a parent coach and counselor for families with children with attachment disorders; counseling individuals, couples, and families with a variety of different issues; as a school social worker in a private school; providing training to school staff on attachment disorders; and consulting for other psychotherapists.
I am a licensed clinical social worker in Elmhurst, IL. My experience includes helping adults with severe mental illness with their daily activities as well as facilitating group therapy at a residential treatment facility; working as a parent coach and counselor for families with children with attachment disorders; counseling individuals, couples, and families with a variety of different issues; as a school social worker in a private school; providing training to school staff on attachment disorders; and consulting for other psychotherapists.
(630) 796-4367 View (630) 796-4367
Photo of Sunshine Ballentine, Licensed Professional Counselor in Bensenville, IL
Sunshine Ballentine
Licensed Professional Counselor, BS, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Elmhurst, IL 60126  (Online Only)
I view the counseling relationship as a partnership between the counselor and client. After getting to know you as an individual, we will work together to help you deal with emotional trauma, patterns in relationships, and other things in the past that are impacting your future. Improving communication, coping skills, strengthening self-esteem, and promoting behavioral change will help you feel better about yourself, your relationships, and your life. I offer virtual and evening appointments to accommodate your busy schedule. I provide a holistic, nonjudgemental, and inclusive environment to aid in your therapeutic experience.
I view the counseling relationship as a partnership between the counselor and client. After getting to know you as an individual, we will work together to help you deal with emotional trauma, patterns in relationships, and other things in the past that are impacting your future. Improving communication, coping skills, strengthening self-esteem, and promoting behavioral change will help you feel better about yourself, your relationships, and your life. I offer virtual and evening appointments to accommodate your busy schedule. I provide a holistic, nonjudgemental, and inclusive environment to aid in your therapeutic experience.
(630) 415-2764 View (630) 415-2764
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Emily Vanella
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CRSS
Verified Verified
Elmhurst, IL 60126
I work with adults and older teens (16 years and older) who have experience with depression and anxiety whether that stems from a traumatic event, or just every day struggles weigh on you, I'm here to help. I'm an LGBTQIA ally. I can help create coping skills and help understand and cope with the stress of major life changes.
I work with adults and older teens (16 years and older) who have experience with depression and anxiety whether that stems from a traumatic event, or just every day struggles weigh on you, I'm here to help. I'm an LGBTQIA ally. I can help create coping skills and help understand and cope with the stress of major life changes.
(331) 258-3580 View (331) 258-3580
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Dr. Leslie Ford
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Elmhurst, IL 60126  (Online Only)
We are so pleased that you have taken the first step in seeking support by connecting with our practice. Life challenges can sometimes be too painful and overwhelming to carry alone. We specialize in addressing personal challenges, relationships issues and providing support to manage mental health concerns. With evidence-based tools and caring professional support it is possible to feel happy, capable and fulfilled.
We are so pleased that you have taken the first step in seeking support by connecting with our practice. Life challenges can sometimes be too painful and overwhelming to carry alone. We specialize in addressing personal challenges, relationships issues and providing support to manage mental health concerns. With evidence-based tools and caring professional support it is possible to feel happy, capable and fulfilled.
(331) 244-6085 View (331) 244-6085
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Nicol K Osborne
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Elmhurst, IL 60126  (Online Only)
I am currently a LSW and PsyD Clinical Psychology Doctoral Candidate. I obtained my Masters in social work at Fordham University in New York and I am pursuing my doctorate at California Southern University. I am excited to be working with a team of highly skilled Therapists. I believe that therapy is about creating a space of healing and helping others evolve into the best version of themselves.Along, with counseling we are now offering TMS (Non-medication approach) to our schaumburg location.
I am currently a LSW and PsyD Clinical Psychology Doctoral Candidate. I obtained my Masters in social work at Fordham University in New York and I am pursuing my doctorate at California Southern University. I am excited to be working with a team of highly skilled Therapists. I believe that therapy is about creating a space of healing and helping others evolve into the best version of themselves.Along, with counseling we are now offering TMS (Non-medication approach) to our schaumburg location.
(708) 578-5050 View (708) 578-5050

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Number of Therapists in Bensenville, IL

10+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Bensenville, IL who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
83% ADHD
83% Grief
75% Trauma and PTSD
75% Women's Issues
75% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
92% Aetna
92% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Bensenville, IL see their clients

92% In Person and Online
8% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Bensenville?

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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.