Therapists in Chicago, IL

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MTS Counseling Center
Psychologist, LCPC, LCP, PhD, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60610
Looking for help? Everyone goes through times when they need support - some problems are too difficult to solve alone. The MTS Counseling Center offers high-quality and affordable mental health care to individuals, couples, and families in the Chicago area. We are located in the heart of downtown and offer free parking. We are able to treat a number of issues such as depression/anxiety, anger, grief, addiction, family and relational issues, self-esteem, and spiritual brokenness.
Looking for help? Everyone goes through times when they need support - some problems are too difficult to solve alone. The MTS Counseling Center offers high-quality and affordable mental health care to individuals, couples, and families in the Chicago area. We are located in the heart of downtown and offer free parking. We are able to treat a number of issues such as depression/anxiety, anger, grief, addiction, family and relational issues, self-esteem, and spiritual brokenness.
(312) 683-3920 View (312) 683-3920
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Ben Stover
Counselor, MA, LCPC, CCTP, EMDR
Verified
7 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60657
Not accepting new clients
I believe in using an integrative, compassionate, and creative relationship-based approach that utilizes techniques from cognitive-behavioral, existential, EMDR, and Clinical Hypnosis. I adapt my approach to match the needs of the person and meet them where they are. I believe in treating the whole person through a collaborative relationship that utilizes individual strengths and experiences to discover new ways to cope with the difficulties we experience throughout life. More than anything I believe there is always hope for every client and my goal is to help them create a unique and meaningful avenue to positive change.
I believe in using an integrative, compassionate, and creative relationship-based approach that utilizes techniques from cognitive-behavioral, existential, EMDR, and Clinical Hypnosis. I adapt my approach to match the needs of the person and meet them where they are. I believe in treating the whole person through a collaborative relationship that utilizes individual strengths and experiences to discover new ways to cope with the difficulties we experience throughout life. More than anything I believe there is always hope for every client and my goal is to help them create a unique and meaningful avenue to positive change.
(312) 262-5835 View (312) 262-5835
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Tesa Emmart
Counselor, MA, LCPC, LMHC, SEP, PMH-C
Verified
5 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60604
I am offering both virtual and in-person counseling services. I specialize in treating the issues that arise from unresolved trauma, difficult early life experiences, and perinatal trauma, anxiety and mood disorders. My goal is to support and empower my clients by using an integrative and collaborative stance, incorporating my background in psychodynamic psychotherapy with body-centered and mindfulness-based techniques. It is my hope that by equipping my clients with the skills to develop their own self-awareness, self-compassion, clarity, and peace, they can go on to experience more meaningful and fulfilling lives.
I am offering both virtual and in-person counseling services. I specialize in treating the issues that arise from unresolved trauma, difficult early life experiences, and perinatal trauma, anxiety and mood disorders. My goal is to support and empower my clients by using an integrative and collaborative stance, incorporating my background in psychodynamic psychotherapy with body-centered and mindfulness-based techniques. It is my hope that by equipping my clients with the skills to develop their own self-awareness, self-compassion, clarity, and peace, they can go on to experience more meaningful and fulfilling lives.
(773) 840-0417 View (773) 840-0417
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Sydney Alderson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified
Chicago, IL 60657  (Online Only)
I begin every therapy session with an understanding that you are the expert in your own life. Sometimes challenges, changes, or losses occur, and you may begin to question that expertise and feel at a loss of what to do next. This is where I offer my partnership as a therapist to help you gain an understanding of the current situation, pull from strengths, and to grow into the next best version of yourself.
I begin every therapy session with an understanding that you are the expert in your own life. Sometimes challenges, changes, or losses occur, and you may begin to question that expertise and feel at a loss of what to do next. This is where I offer my partnership as a therapist to help you gain an understanding of the current situation, pull from strengths, and to grow into the next best version of yourself.
(872) 241-1635 View (872) 241-1635
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Quincey F. Kyles Counseling Services, LLC.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Chicago, IL 60657  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
"A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step." Ancient Chinese philosopher, Lao-Tzu. Let's face it: asking for help isn't always easy, but you've taken the courage to do so. Therapy is an exciting experience of self-discovery! As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), I work with adults, individually or as couples. I use a bilateral approach, incorporating a Strength-based practice with a focus on the mind/body connection, in particular Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT). I assist clients in noticing, when automatic processes are occurring & to alter their reaction to be more of a reflection.
"A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step." Ancient Chinese philosopher, Lao-Tzu. Let's face it: asking for help isn't always easy, but you've taken the courage to do so. Therapy is an exciting experience of self-discovery! As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), I work with adults, individually or as couples. I use a bilateral approach, incorporating a Strength-based practice with a focus on the mind/body connection, in particular Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT). I assist clients in noticing, when automatic processes are occurring & to alter their reaction to be more of a reflection.
(312) 681-7937 View (312) 681-7937
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Lizzy Maurno
Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60613  (Online Only)
You are capable of taking charge of your own healing process, and my role is to help you find the channels and tools for healing that work best for you. Confronting emotional wounds can be a powerful, overwhelming, and often painful experience, and I strive to provide you with an empathic and judgment-free space where you can process these emotions freely. Utilizing a trauma-informed and strengths-based approach, I harness the power of the therapeutic relationship to help you work toward recovery, empowerment, and overall well-being.
You are capable of taking charge of your own healing process, and my role is to help you find the channels and tools for healing that work best for you. Confronting emotional wounds can be a powerful, overwhelming, and often painful experience, and I strive to provide you with an empathic and judgment-free space where you can process these emotions freely. Utilizing a trauma-informed and strengths-based approach, I harness the power of the therapeutic relationship to help you work toward recovery, empowerment, and overall well-being.
(872) 274-3019 View (872) 274-3019
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Deahdra Bowier
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60613
Are you tired of feeling stressed and anxious? Feeling stuck or overwhelmed by it all? At times, it can feel as though anxiety controls every aspect of your life. Your anxiety decides what you say or don’t, it impacts the choices you make, and holds you back from doing the things you want to do. Some days, before you even open your eyes, you may already feel anxious. You have done everything you can imagine to find relief on your own. A part of you worries that you are plagued with this anxiety for life, while another part of you knows it can get better.
Are you tired of feeling stressed and anxious? Feeling stuck or overwhelmed by it all? At times, it can feel as though anxiety controls every aspect of your life. Your anxiety decides what you say or don’t, it impacts the choices you make, and holds you back from doing the things you want to do. Some days, before you even open your eyes, you may already feel anxious. You have done everything you can imagine to find relief on your own. A part of you worries that you are plagued with this anxiety for life, while another part of you knows it can get better.
(773) 207-3678 View (773) 207-3678
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Howard Gelb LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC
Verified
Chicago, IL 60613
I'm here to help and support you in a safe and welcoming environment to achieve the goals that you're seeking and create change in your life. It is my goal to provide a safe, comfortable, and supportive atmosphere in which together we can gain a better understanding of your past and present day difficulties. We'll work together to help you find the best way to live the successful and happy life you deserve. Individual therapy can be beneficial for everybody and can facilitate personal growth.
I'm here to help and support you in a safe and welcoming environment to achieve the goals that you're seeking and create change in your life. It is my goal to provide a safe, comfortable, and supportive atmosphere in which together we can gain a better understanding of your past and present day difficulties. We'll work together to help you find the best way to live the successful and happy life you deserve. Individual therapy can be beneficial for everybody and can facilitate personal growth.
(773) 938-0612 View (773) 938-0612
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Jenny Choi LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60601
I passionately and compassionately care for the emotional well-being and behavioral health of my individual, couple, family and group clients for over 20 years. I draw upon unique combinations of clinical principals and innovative methods to best support all people within our vastly diverse community. I draw upon my deep understanding of culture, age, gender, race, class, family structure, and the type of or the lack of a support system can have on most all situations. I always provide a totally non-judgmental, safe, and confidential space to help my clients deal with their problems, issues or crisis.
I passionately and compassionately care for the emotional well-being and behavioral health of my individual, couple, family and group clients for over 20 years. I draw upon unique combinations of clinical principals and innovative methods to best support all people within our vastly diverse community. I draw upon my deep understanding of culture, age, gender, race, class, family structure, and the type of or the lack of a support system can have on most all situations. I always provide a totally non-judgmental, safe, and confidential space to help my clients deal with their problems, issues or crisis.
(917) 563-4037 View (917) 563-4037
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Dana Weinstein Perlson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60613
It's my belief that people have many of their own answers, they just need the dedicated time and space to process and explore. I assist my clients in understanding and overcoming the challenges that they face day to day. Through a transparent and collaborative therapeutic relationship, I guide clients in honoring their needs and accomplishing their goals. Therapy can be a powerful tool in one’s mental health toolbox. My goal in therapy is for clients to feel empowered to use ALL of their tools including social support, health care, boundary-setting, well-managed medication, joyful movement, and effective communication.
It's my belief that people have many of their own answers, they just need the dedicated time and space to process and explore. I assist my clients in understanding and overcoming the challenges that they face day to day. Through a transparent and collaborative therapeutic relationship, I guide clients in honoring their needs and accomplishing their goals. Therapy can be a powerful tool in one’s mental health toolbox. My goal in therapy is for clients to feel empowered to use ALL of their tools including social support, health care, boundary-setting, well-managed medication, joyful movement, and effective communication.
(773) 985-6076 View (773) 985-6076
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Samantha Prague
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60613
Our worlds are chaotic, messy and sometimes cruel. As a result it is easy to unknowingly repeat that disorganization in our own lives. My goal to challenge these patterns of behaviors and relationships that may be keeping children, adolescents and emerging adults stuck. My specialty is working with strong personalities who have difficulty communicating their emotions with others, often relying on their behaviors alone to do so. My clients are quirky children who have ADHD, trauma, self injury, suicidality and mood disorders in addition to adolescents and college students who struggle with identity formation and healing the past.
Our worlds are chaotic, messy and sometimes cruel. As a result it is easy to unknowingly repeat that disorganization in our own lives. My goal to challenge these patterns of behaviors and relationships that may be keeping children, adolescents and emerging adults stuck. My specialty is working with strong personalities who have difficulty communicating their emotions with others, often relying on their behaviors alone to do so. My clients are quirky children who have ADHD, trauma, self injury, suicidality and mood disorders in addition to adolescents and college students who struggle with identity formation and healing the past.
(872) 266-7573 View (872) 266-7573
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Lisbet Salinas
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60601
Are you feeling the weight of cultural pressures or family histories? You're not alone. As a first-gen Latina, I've navigated similar terrains. But in your work with me, we'll focus on your unique journey and innate resilience. I bring a deep understanding from my time as an investment analyst and my clinical mental health training. Together, we’ll explore your story, unveil your inherent strength and resilience, and empower you to craft solutions that align with your personal growth and healing.
Are you feeling the weight of cultural pressures or family histories? You're not alone. As a first-gen Latina, I've navigated similar terrains. But in your work with me, we'll focus on your unique journey and innate resilience. I bring a deep understanding from my time as an investment analyst and my clinical mental health training. Together, we’ll explore your story, unveil your inherent strength and resilience, and empower you to craft solutions that align with your personal growth and healing.
(312) 715-8234 View (312) 715-8234
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Myra Siddiqui
Counselor, MS, NCC, CCTP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60601
I work with individuals who are experiencing challenges associated with anxiety, depression, relational issues, stressful jobs, trauma, grief, and complex life transitions. My subspecialty is in working with BIPOC and first and second generation individuals looking to explore the intersection of their identities. My holistic approach aims to improve your well-being through “whole person” care, focusing on the mind and body to help you get unstuck when navigating the challenges in your life. I offer warm, culturally aware, and genuine connection as you work to free yourself of burdens that are bogging you down.
I work with individuals who are experiencing challenges associated with anxiety, depression, relational issues, stressful jobs, trauma, grief, and complex life transitions. My subspecialty is in working with BIPOC and first and second generation individuals looking to explore the intersection of their identities. My holistic approach aims to improve your well-being through “whole person” care, focusing on the mind and body to help you get unstuck when navigating the challenges in your life. I offer warm, culturally aware, and genuine connection as you work to free yourself of burdens that are bogging you down.
(773) 830-3686 View (773) 830-3686
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Jessica A. Love Jordan
Counselor, MHS, LCPC, NCC, CADC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60605  (Online Only)
If you are seeking support in your journey towards a more empowered and fulfilling life, I am happy to non-judgmentally walk alongside you as a compassionate source of empathy, objectivity, and accountability throughout the process. I am a licensed clinical professional counselor and trained addictions therapist who is passionate about holistic wellness. I am dedicated to helping clients develop the insight, coping skills, and self-compassion necessary to become a happy and whole version of themselves.
If you are seeking support in your journey towards a more empowered and fulfilling life, I am happy to non-judgmentally walk alongside you as a compassionate source of empathy, objectivity, and accountability throughout the process. I am a licensed clinical professional counselor and trained addictions therapist who is passionate about holistic wellness. I am dedicated to helping clients develop the insight, coping skills, and self-compassion necessary to become a happy and whole version of themselves.
(312) 374-6459 View (312) 374-6459
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Natalie Kilpatrick-Hubbird
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Chicago, IL 60657
Not accepting new clients
I enjoy making connections with people of all backgrounds and learning what makes them unique. I especially love working with adolescents, young adults, and adults who may be struggling with anxiety, emotional difficulties, or relationship issues. If you're thinking about seeing a therapist then you've already taken the first step! Working together to create goals that matter to you, and explore barriers and obstacles which might make growth difficult, is what I am here to help you with. With a lot of support and a little guidance, things can get better.
I enjoy making connections with people of all backgrounds and learning what makes them unique. I especially love working with adolescents, young adults, and adults who may be struggling with anxiety, emotional difficulties, or relationship issues. If you're thinking about seeing a therapist then you've already taken the first step! Working together to create goals that matter to you, and explore barriers and obstacles which might make growth difficult, is what I am here to help you with. With a lot of support and a little guidance, things can get better.
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Michelle Barraco Hatchett
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC
Verified
Chicago, IL 60632
I am Michelle Barraco Hatchett, a masters level psychotherapist, licensed clinical professional counselor(LCPC) and certified drug and alcohol counselor (CADC). In my 15 years of clinical experience, I have worked with children, adolescents and adults challenged with a variety of mental health and life concerns including but my limited to depression, anxiety, mood disorders, trauma and substance use. I strive to create an emotionally supportive, non-judgmental and safe environment while providing clinical insight to guide my clients through treatment.
I am Michelle Barraco Hatchett, a masters level psychotherapist, licensed clinical professional counselor(LCPC) and certified drug and alcohol counselor (CADC). In my 15 years of clinical experience, I have worked with children, adolescents and adults challenged with a variety of mental health and life concerns including but my limited to depression, anxiety, mood disorders, trauma and substance use. I strive to create an emotionally supportive, non-judgmental and safe environment while providing clinical insight to guide my clients through treatment.
(708) 787-4682 View (708) 787-4682
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Sarah Farris
Counselor, MA, LCPC, LPC
Verified
7 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60613
When anxiety becomes overwhelming, it interferes with relationships, confidence, and the ability to perform your best. Breaking the avoidance, overthinking, checking and self-doubt cycle is possible. I take a warm and enthusiastic approach in guiding the therapeutic process for adults living with OCD, panic attacks, phobias, illness anxiety, sports performance anxiety, skin picking and hair pulling. I have over 11 years of counseling experience and 20 years in the mental health field. My work now focuses on helping adults, athletes, university students, and working professionals overcome obsessive worry and return to valued living.
When anxiety becomes overwhelming, it interferes with relationships, confidence, and the ability to perform your best. Breaking the avoidance, overthinking, checking and self-doubt cycle is possible. I take a warm and enthusiastic approach in guiding the therapeutic process for adults living with OCD, panic attacks, phobias, illness anxiety, sports performance anxiety, skin picking and hair pulling. I have over 11 years of counseling experience and 20 years in the mental health field. My work now focuses on helping adults, athletes, university students, and working professionals overcome obsessive worry and return to valued living.
(773) 492-8532 View (773) 492-8532
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Keajuanis L Malena
Psychologist, MA, PsyD
Verified
3 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60615
I believe that therapy is a dynamic experience that can be extremely helpful for lots of people. The process of changing ones life for the better is often a difficult one that requires support and understanding. In my therapy practice I strive to be that supportive guide that many individuals need to get to the next level of existence. I believe that overcoming is not an event, it is a process. Whether one is overcoming depression, relationship issues, or traumatic life experiences, support and thoughtful guidance is often key in recovery.
I believe that therapy is a dynamic experience that can be extremely helpful for lots of people. The process of changing ones life for the better is often a difficult one that requires support and understanding. In my therapy practice I strive to be that supportive guide that many individuals need to get to the next level of existence. I believe that overcoming is not an event, it is a process. Whether one is overcoming depression, relationship issues, or traumatic life experiences, support and thoughtful guidance is often key in recovery.
(708) 459-8665 View (708) 459-8665
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Moshe Brownstein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60602  (Online Only)
I am but a fellow traveler on this journey. Facing your deepest fears and wishes can be frightening, and as such coming into therapy may be a difficult decision to make. Whether you are experiencing grief and loss, past traumas and painful memories, difficulties in your work or career, or something more difficult to describe; I am ready to join with you on your journey.
I am but a fellow traveler on this journey. Facing your deepest fears and wishes can be frightening, and as such coming into therapy may be a difficult decision to make. Whether you are experiencing grief and loss, past traumas and painful memories, difficulties in your work or career, or something more difficult to describe; I am ready to join with you on your journey.
(773) 832-5394 View (773) 832-5394
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Jessica Heise
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RYT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60622
Sometimes we struggle with unhealthy patterns, feel lost, or less able to cope. We need a safe place to process relationship problems, work on making changes, & grasp tools to deal with life's stressors. We store much of our emotional past within our physical bodies; together, we'll learn to release that energy using all 5 senses to become more present. My therapy style is warm, collaborative, sexuality and gender-affirming. Since 2009, I have helped many people take the steps to turn pain into growth and regain control of their lives.
Sometimes we struggle with unhealthy patterns, feel lost, or less able to cope. We need a safe place to process relationship problems, work on making changes, & grasp tools to deal with life's stressors. We store much of our emotional past within our physical bodies; together, we'll learn to release that energy using all 5 senses to become more present. My therapy style is warm, collaborative, sexuality and gender-affirming. Since 2009, I have helped many people take the steps to turn pain into growth and regain control of their lives.
(773) 570-1077 View (773) 570-1077

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Number of Therapists in Chicago, IL

3,000+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Chicago, IL who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
88% Depression
79% Relationship Issues
78% Self Esteem
70% Trauma and PTSD
67% Coping Skills
67% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

94% BlueCross and BlueShield
58% Aetna
48% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Chicago, IL see their clients

64% In Person and Online
36% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
18% Male
3% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Chicago?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.