Therapists in Chicago, IL

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Photo of Katie Magrino, Counselor in Chicago, IL
Katie Magrino
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60611
Hello there! I would love to hear from you about what's going on, and I think I can help. I am a licensed clinical professional counselor specializing in child, adolescent, adult, family, and couples psychotherapy. I provide treatment for psychological and emotional issues using an integrative Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) approach combined with a psychodynamic perspective. During crisis, it is important for my clients to have the skills to gracefully endure their suffering (the DBT component)--all the while keeping in mind the harder to see big picture where deeper issues occur at an unconscious level (the psychodynamic component).
Hello there! I would love to hear from you about what's going on, and I think I can help. I am a licensed clinical professional counselor specializing in child, adolescent, adult, family, and couples psychotherapy. I provide treatment for psychological and emotional issues using an integrative Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) approach combined with a psychodynamic perspective. During crisis, it is important for my clients to have the skills to gracefully endure their suffering (the DBT component)--all the while keeping in mind the harder to see big picture where deeper issues occur at an unconscious level (the psychodynamic component).
(773) 236-7921 View (773) 236-7921
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Hannah Bailey
Counselor, LCPC, BC-DMT, E-RYT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60657
Therapy is a truly unique journey. I believe in the power of the mind-body connection and seek to help clients understand how their experiences affect their whole system. Connecting with clients brings me joy and I strive to cater my skill set to meet your specific needs. Often, I invite creativity in to help you heal and grow into a more integrated version of yourself. Movement is a helpful tool to build more awareness, but I also recognize that moving and exploring creatively in a therapeutic setting can be challenging. My hope is to help you feel more at home in yourself while finding a soft landing to do the work.
Therapy is a truly unique journey. I believe in the power of the mind-body connection and seek to help clients understand how their experiences affect their whole system. Connecting with clients brings me joy and I strive to cater my skill set to meet your specific needs. Often, I invite creativity in to help you heal and grow into a more integrated version of yourself. Movement is a helpful tool to build more awareness, but I also recognize that moving and exploring creatively in a therapeutic setting can be challenging. My hope is to help you feel more at home in yourself while finding a soft landing to do the work.
(847) 440-1548 View (847) 440-1548
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Terry Ledford
Licensed Professional Counselor, Intern
Verified
Chicago, IL 60613
I will provide a safe and non-judgmental space for you. With the intention to allow for anything to be shared in a comfortable and confidential environment. I’m an especially good fit for those within the LGBTQ+ population. Or, those struggling with anxiety, depression, panic disorder or trauma. Through your course of treatment and beyond, my role is to be your advocate. To facilitate a process that gets you to the life you envision. And, if your life isn’t envisioned quite yet, that’s ok. We can even work on that too. Consider me as your personal wellness co-pilot.
I will provide a safe and non-judgmental space for you. With the intention to allow for anything to be shared in a comfortable and confidential environment. I’m an especially good fit for those within the LGBTQ+ population. Or, those struggling with anxiety, depression, panic disorder or trauma. Through your course of treatment and beyond, my role is to be your advocate. To facilitate a process that gets you to the life you envision. And, if your life isn’t envisioned quite yet, that’s ok. We can even work on that too. Consider me as your personal wellness co-pilot.
(773) 378-9817 View (773) 378-9817
Photo of Rich Jentzen LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Chicago, IL
Rich Jentzen LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60613
Who you are… straight, transgender, bisexual, lesbian, gay, queer, genderqueer, questioning… is an essential part of our work together. I welcome your whole self, supporting traditional and non-traditional families: blended, multiracial, multigenerational, foster, poly, leather, and members of kink communities. Therapy promotes healing, growth, and change. We'll focus together to understand your thoughts and behaviors. Our work together will help you develop new coping skills. Growth happens by reinforcing your strengths and values, increasing your self-awareness, and help you build a tolerance for distress and ambiguity.
Who you are… straight, transgender, bisexual, lesbian, gay, queer, genderqueer, questioning… is an essential part of our work together. I welcome your whole self, supporting traditional and non-traditional families: blended, multiracial, multigenerational, foster, poly, leather, and members of kink communities. Therapy promotes healing, growth, and change. We'll focus together to understand your thoughts and behaviors. Our work together will help you develop new coping skills. Growth happens by reinforcing your strengths and values, increasing your self-awareness, and help you build a tolerance for distress and ambiguity.
(847) 943-9894 View (847) 943-9894
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Eleanor B Coe, Psy.D.
Psychologist, PsyD, MBA
Verified
Chicago, IL 60615  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
My goal is to provide a place where you can address whatever challenges bring you to treatment so you can move forward in a positive and productive manner with new insights and coping skills. To do this, we will work together to understand your past experiences, current struggles and future goals. For over 20 years I have helped adults of all ages address feelings of loss, low self-esteem, work and relationship issues and health concerns.
My goal is to provide a place where you can address whatever challenges bring you to treatment so you can move forward in a positive and productive manner with new insights and coping skills. To do this, we will work together to understand your past experiences, current struggles and future goals. For over 20 years I have helped adults of all ages address feelings of loss, low self-esteem, work and relationship issues and health concerns.
(312) 725-9000 View (312) 725-9000
Photo of Lisa M. Demos, Counselor in Chicago, IL
Lisa M. Demos
Counselor, LCPC, MA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60611
With over 20 years of experience I have worked with a range of issues and populations. My main approach to therapy is cognitive behavioral theory (CBT) in order to process thoughts, feelings, and beliefs that contribute to distorted thinking and behavior, therefore affecting emotional well-being. The goal is to challenge and reframe so that the client achieves their personal goals, to cope with life transitions and obstacles. I also utilize Attachment Theory, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Emotionally Focused Therapy. I've assisted clients with depression, anxiety, grief/loss, trauma, life transitions, and various others.
With over 20 years of experience I have worked with a range of issues and populations. My main approach to therapy is cognitive behavioral theory (CBT) in order to process thoughts, feelings, and beliefs that contribute to distorted thinking and behavior, therefore affecting emotional well-being. The goal is to challenge and reframe so that the client achieves their personal goals, to cope with life transitions and obstacles. I also utilize Attachment Theory, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Emotionally Focused Therapy. I've assisted clients with depression, anxiety, grief/loss, trauma, life transitions, and various others.
(773) 451-8172 View (773) 451-8172
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Kathryn A Moon
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60660  (Online Only)
I offer a collaborative therapy based upon respect, empathic understanding and attention to the diversity of human experience. I am very confident in our potential to grow, change and thrive. My clients decide whether they prefer brief or long-term therapy and they determine the frequency of sessions. All meetings are 50 minutes and occur within the hours of 8 am and 5 pm Monday through Friday (Central time in Chicago). All sessions are conducted remotely through telehealth.
I offer a collaborative therapy based upon respect, empathic understanding and attention to the diversity of human experience. I am very confident in our potential to grow, change and thrive. My clients decide whether they prefer brief or long-term therapy and they determine the frequency of sessions. All meetings are 50 minutes and occur within the hours of 8 am and 5 pm Monday through Friday (Central time in Chicago). All sessions are conducted remotely through telehealth.
(773) 717-2946 View (773) 717-2946
Photo of Kevin Barrett, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Chicago, IL
Kevin Barrett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
5 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60640
Not accepting new clients
I am a psychotherapist and Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Chicago, Illinois. I provide individual and couples therapy specializing in the particular needs of the queer community. Psychotherapy offers the opportunity to gain a deeper knowledge and acceptance of oneself as well as insight into how one's fears, unacknowledged desires, and conflicts from the past can influence current behavior. I believe that a successful psychotherapy is directly dependent upon a solid relationship between therapist and patient.
I am a psychotherapist and Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Chicago, Illinois. I provide individual and couples therapy specializing in the particular needs of the queer community. Psychotherapy offers the opportunity to gain a deeper knowledge and acceptance of oneself as well as insight into how one's fears, unacknowledged desires, and conflicts from the past can influence current behavior. I believe that a successful psychotherapy is directly dependent upon a solid relationship between therapist and patient.
(312) 548-3824 View (312) 548-3824
Photo of Marisol Acevedo, Licensed Professional Counselor in Chicago, IL
Marisol Acevedo
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Chicago, IL 60657  (Online Only)
I have over 20 years of experience in supporting clients’ mental health. I am passionate about working to help people heal from trauma, work through major life changes or help individuals find their voice and feel empowered. I take an integrative approach with my clients, and believe that establishing a relationship and trust are the most important elements for success. I believe that perinatal mental health is so important–for women to feel mentally resilient and supported during the whole life cycle of fertility. If you’re somewhere on this journey, I would be honored to support you.
I have over 20 years of experience in supporting clients’ mental health. I am passionate about working to help people heal from trauma, work through major life changes or help individuals find their voice and feel empowered. I take an integrative approach with my clients, and believe that establishing a relationship and trust are the most important elements for success. I believe that perinatal mental health is so important–for women to feel mentally resilient and supported during the whole life cycle of fertility. If you’re somewhere on this journey, I would be honored to support you.
(773) 747-3843 View (773) 747-3843
Photo of John Orwat, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Chicago, IL
John Orwat
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified
Chicago, IL 60660
I have been practicing psychotherapy over 25 years in a variety of settings with a variety of presenting issues. I strive to create a respectful environment that respects the uniqueness of each individual. My education and experience, paired with your unique situation, background, and objectives will guide the goals and approach to therapy. I am currently accepting new clients for telehealth sessions. I understand that reaching out is often very difficult. As a result, I like to have the first contact be a phone call of 10 to 15 minutes to see if we are a good fit.
I have been practicing psychotherapy over 25 years in a variety of settings with a variety of presenting issues. I strive to create a respectful environment that respects the uniqueness of each individual. My education and experience, paired with your unique situation, background, and objectives will guide the goals and approach to therapy. I am currently accepting new clients for telehealth sessions. I understand that reaching out is often very difficult. As a result, I like to have the first contact be a phone call of 10 to 15 minutes to see if we are a good fit.
(773) 869-7947 View (773) 869-7947
Photo of Alison Levy, Pre-Licensed Professional in Chicago, IL
Alison Levy
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPC, CADC, MA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60647
You do not need to wait for life to become unmanageable before seeking help to take the steps to find balance and serenity in your life. I pride myself on my ability to see each person as an individual while considering the context of the situations, environments, and relationships that make up your stories. Together we can create a path toward an empowered understanding of your lived experiences and your hopes for the future.
You do not need to wait for life to become unmanageable before seeking help to take the steps to find balance and serenity in your life. I pride myself on my ability to see each person as an individual while considering the context of the situations, environments, and relationships that make up your stories. Together we can create a path toward an empowered understanding of your lived experiences and your hopes for the future.
(773) 249-2921 View (773) 249-2921
Photo of Daniel E Healy, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Chicago, IL
Daniel E Healy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, PLLC
Verified
Chicago, IL 60645  (Online Only)
If something in your life is not going the way you want it to go, therapy can help to reduce stress, improve relationships, and offer new ways of understanding your previous and current circumstances. If you or someone close to you is experiencing symptoms of Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, anxiety, depression, difficulty with relationships, or general dissatisfaction, I am here to help.
If something in your life is not going the way you want it to go, therapy can help to reduce stress, improve relationships, and offer new ways of understanding your previous and current circumstances. If you or someone close to you is experiencing symptoms of Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, anxiety, depression, difficulty with relationships, or general dissatisfaction, I am here to help.
(872) 266-9276 View (872) 266-9276
Photo of Samantha Marszalec, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Chicago, IL
Samantha Marszalec
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60657
Accepting clients in person or online: As a therapist, I value assisting clients on their journey to cultivating deeper insight into their lives in order to foster empowerment, personal growth and internal healing. I specialize in treating adolescents, adults and couples working through generalized anxiety, sexual trauma, kinks, sex issues, trust issues, life adjustments, substance use, social anxiety, guilt, shame, breakups, self criticism, infidelity, lack of fulfillment, relationship issues, college issues, boundaries, women's sex issues, self esteem, family issues, attachment issues, men’s issues, trauma and identity issues.
Accepting clients in person or online: As a therapist, I value assisting clients on their journey to cultivating deeper insight into their lives in order to foster empowerment, personal growth and internal healing. I specialize in treating adolescents, adults and couples working through generalized anxiety, sexual trauma, kinks, sex issues, trust issues, life adjustments, substance use, social anxiety, guilt, shame, breakups, self criticism, infidelity, lack of fulfillment, relationship issues, college issues, boundaries, women's sex issues, self esteem, family issues, attachment issues, men’s issues, trauma and identity issues.
(224) 208-1314 View (224) 208-1314
Photo of Dr. Jessica Ransom and Associates LLC, Psychologist in Chicago, IL
Dr. Jessica Ransom and Associates LLC
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60640
As a Prescribing Psychologist, I have the unique privilege to treat the totality of my patient's symptoms and fully support them along the way. I believe with the right support, each person can enhance his or her own interpersonal relationships. And sometimes, medication is a great option to enhance the progress made in therapy. I practice unconditional positive regard and attempt to balance humor with the occasional, yet necessary, curse word. Psychotherapy and psychopharmacology should not be a mystery and I try to make the process as comfortable and as real as possible.
As a Prescribing Psychologist, I have the unique privilege to treat the totality of my patient's symptoms and fully support them along the way. I believe with the right support, each person can enhance his or her own interpersonal relationships. And sometimes, medication is a great option to enhance the progress made in therapy. I practice unconditional positive regard and attempt to balance humor with the occasional, yet necessary, curse word. Psychotherapy and psychopharmacology should not be a mystery and I try to make the process as comfortable and as real as possible.
(773) 800-1510 View (773) 800-1510
Photo of Félix Acuña Olivos, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Chicago, IL
Félix Acuña Olivos
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Chicago, IL 60645
I provide trauma-informed care for individuals, couples in various relationship arrangements, and families of all ages. My work is centered on improving one’s attitudes towards experiencing life through present-moment awareness, free association, and individual and collective advocacy. I will assist you in increasing your awareness of your integrity, identities, resources, and influence on the systems that shape your life. With those tools, we can explore and develop new ways to relate and live with more meaning and joy.
I provide trauma-informed care for individuals, couples in various relationship arrangements, and families of all ages. My work is centered on improving one’s attitudes towards experiencing life through present-moment awareness, free association, and individual and collective advocacy. I will assist you in increasing your awareness of your integrity, identities, resources, and influence on the systems that shape your life. With those tools, we can explore and develop new ways to relate and live with more meaning and joy.
(773) 923-1104 View (773) 923-1104
Photo of Kurt Mohning, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Chicago, IL
Kurt Mohning
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CGP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60625
Not accepting new clients
"Have you come to a point in your life where you know things need to change but you are not sure how to make that happen? I can help you through a process of change and guide you to a more satisyfying peaceful way of living. I offer a warm safe enviroment where you can take the time and energy to only focus on yourself.
"Have you come to a point in your life where you know things need to change but you are not sure how to make that happen? I can help you through a process of change and guide you to a more satisyfying peaceful way of living. I offer a warm safe enviroment where you can take the time and energy to only focus on yourself.
(773) 382-1521 View (773) 382-1521
Photo of Krista Tyner, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Chicago, IL
Krista Tyner
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Chicago, IL 60618  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
The clients I work with are the experts of their own lives and as a therapist I feel it's my role to be a collaborator, witness, and gentle guide in my clients' process of empowering themselves. Being a dance/movement therapist I believe that our bodies hold the knowledge needed to heal. I encourage clients to bring their attention to the sensations they experience and explore how they tell stories of their lives, their ancestors, and their communities. I encourage clients to guide me in what feels comfortable for their bodies and gently challenge them when words feel like they may not be enough.
The clients I work with are the experts of their own lives and as a therapist I feel it's my role to be a collaborator, witness, and gentle guide in my clients' process of empowering themselves. Being a dance/movement therapist I believe that our bodies hold the knowledge needed to heal. I encourage clients to bring their attention to the sensations they experience and explore how they tell stories of their lives, their ancestors, and their communities. I encourage clients to guide me in what feels comfortable for their bodies and gently challenge them when words feel like they may not be enough.
(773) 985-3016 View (773) 985-3016
Photo of Heather L McRoberts, Psychologist in Chicago, IL
Heather L McRoberts
Psychologist, MA, PsyD
Verified
Chicago, IL 60604
If you are struggling with feeling overwhelmed, anxious, depressed or experiencing increased life stressors due to work, family or other responsibilities, psychotherapy can help. Strengthening your interpersonal, behavioral and relational strategies will bring you relief. Together, we will explore how the complex patterns of your experiences are affecting your current life challenges, emotions, and behaviors. Whether working with children, adolescents, teens or adults, my approach is to be compassionate and attuned to your unique set of needs, providing a space for you to feel understood, appreciated and learn self-acceptance, ultimately achieving more effective strategies for dealing with life's stressors.
If you are struggling with feeling overwhelmed, anxious, depressed or experiencing increased life stressors due to work, family or other responsibilities, psychotherapy can help. Strengthening your interpersonal, behavioral and relational strategies will bring you relief. Together, we will explore how the complex patterns of your experiences are affecting your current life challenges, emotions, and behaviors. Whether working with children, adolescents, teens or adults, my approach is to be compassionate and attuned to your unique set of needs, providing a space for you to feel understood, appreciated and learn self-acceptance, ultimately achieving more effective strategies for dealing with life's stressors.
(773) 888-4771 View (773) 888-4771
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Melissa Queen O'Connor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PMH-C
Verified
Chicago, IL 60613  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
As a therapist, my number one goal is to approach you with acceptance, empathy, and unconditional positive regard. I enter every therapeutic relationship with a genuine curiosity to understand the lives, struggles, and strengths of my clients. I believe in starting wherever you are comfortable. My office is a safe place to make sense of what is going on in your life. Together we will clarify your goals, identify obstacles, and find ways to overcome them. My approach relies on encouraging honesty, trust, acceptance, and safety. I believe everyone is capable of change.
As a therapist, my number one goal is to approach you with acceptance, empathy, and unconditional positive regard. I enter every therapeutic relationship with a genuine curiosity to understand the lives, struggles, and strengths of my clients. I believe in starting wherever you are comfortable. My office is a safe place to make sense of what is going on in your life. Together we will clarify your goals, identify obstacles, and find ways to overcome them. My approach relies on encouraging honesty, trust, acceptance, and safety. I believe everyone is capable of change.
(773) 797-9539 View (773) 797-9539
Photo of Laura Hosto, Counselor in Chicago, IL
Laura Hosto
Counselor, MSEd, LCPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60640
At times we all feel overwhelmed and challenged by life situations. For 24 years I've worked with clients to develop their cognitive-behavioral and insight oriented strengths. I can help you develop skills for better communication, relationship building, management of depression and anxiety, and coping with grief. My counseling style is supportive, compassionate and direct. I am available for any questions about the therapeutic process, just give me a call.
At times we all feel overwhelmed and challenged by life situations. For 24 years I've worked with clients to develop their cognitive-behavioral and insight oriented strengths. I can help you develop skills for better communication, relationship building, management of depression and anxiety, and coping with grief. My counseling style is supportive, compassionate and direct. I am available for any questions about the therapeutic process, just give me a call.
(773) 219-0656 View (773) 219-0656

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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.

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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.