Therapists in Chicago, IL

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Photo of Gwendolyn Tsuji, Licensed Professional Counselor in Chicago, IL
Gwendolyn Tsuji
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60614
Wherever you are, whatever you were doing before this or will do after, I am glad you are here. Your visit to the space you have created by reading this indicates you are exploring meaningful change. I provide a warm, supportive, and respectful therapy environment to ensure that we can focus on your thoughts, feelings, and experiences. Through our exploration, we will center around your experiences, strengths and aspirations to build insight and learn skills to help achieve your goals. My practice focuses on individuals and families.
Wherever you are, whatever you were doing before this or will do after, I am glad you are here. Your visit to the space you have created by reading this indicates you are exploring meaningful change. I provide a warm, supportive, and respectful therapy environment to ensure that we can focus on your thoughts, feelings, and experiences. Through our exploration, we will center around your experiences, strengths and aspirations to build insight and learn skills to help achieve your goals. My practice focuses on individuals and families.
(872) 240-5711 View (872) 240-5711
Photo of Daniel C. Smith, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Chicago, IL
Daniel C. Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CCTP
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60614
If you are looking for help with depression, anxiety, mood disorders, stress from work or school, or issues with your health or relationships, I can help you define and achieve your goals. We will work together in a solution- oriented way to access your internal resources and help you move forward proactively, positively and comfortably. My style as a therapist is genuine, person-centered, creative, objective, compassionate, goal oriented and personal.
If you are looking for help with depression, anxiety, mood disorders, stress from work or school, or issues with your health or relationships, I can help you define and achieve your goals. We will work together in a solution- oriented way to access your internal resources and help you move forward proactively, positively and comfortably. My style as a therapist is genuine, person-centered, creative, objective, compassionate, goal oriented and personal.
(847) 558-1440 View (847) 558-1440
Photo of In Search of Meaning Therapy, Mark DeRemer, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Chicago, IL
In Search of Meaning Therapy, Mark DeRemer
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, NCC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60601  (Online Only)
As we go through life we often find ourselves wondering what we can do to better in our relationships with our significant others, family members and others around us. It seems as if we have tried everything, but nothing seems to work, at least not for a long time period. As a therapist, I believe in compassion, therapeutic alliance, and a non-judgmental environment to be with you every step of the way as you reach your goals. I am a Certified Psychotherapist that has emphasized in trauma, complex trauma, relationship issues, Grief, Infidelity, anxiety, and mood disorders.
As we go through life we often find ourselves wondering what we can do to better in our relationships with our significant others, family members and others around us. It seems as if we have tried everything, but nothing seems to work, at least not for a long time period. As a therapist, I believe in compassion, therapeutic alliance, and a non-judgmental environment to be with you every step of the way as you reach your goals. I am a Certified Psychotherapist that has emphasized in trauma, complex trauma, relationship issues, Grief, Infidelity, anxiety, and mood disorders.
(773) 922-6963 View (773) 922-6963
Photo of Lolan P. Adan, Licensed Professional Counselor in Chicago, IL
Lolan P. Adan
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MAPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60613  (Online Only)
∞ ∞ ∞ Empathic accompaniment that honors your longings and dynamic life narratives ∞ ∞ ∞ Are you curious about your inner world? Need help managing your mood and anxiety? Do you long for a quiet and safe space? Or, feel the need to re-calibrate? We are living through unprecedented times. Losses and dislocations abound, threatening our overall sense of identity, agency, and belonging. Time feels shapeless. Through all this, we are doing our best to live lives of meaning, courage, and faith. #LPAdanAccompany
∞ ∞ ∞ Empathic accompaniment that honors your longings and dynamic life narratives ∞ ∞ ∞ Are you curious about your inner world? Need help managing your mood and anxiety? Do you long for a quiet and safe space? Or, feel the need to re-calibrate? We are living through unprecedented times. Losses and dislocations abound, threatening our overall sense of identity, agency, and belonging. Time feels shapeless. Through all this, we are doing our best to live lives of meaning, courage, and faith. #LPAdanAccompany
(760) 388-7984 View (760) 388-7984
Photo of Polina Blinderman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Chicago, IL
Polina Blinderman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60614
I am a psychotherapist specializing in working with individuals with a history of eating disorders, trauma, anxiety, depression, stressful life transitions, identity development, and difficulties with achieving personal goals. I have particular expertise in treating individuals concerned with eating disorders, having provided leadership and treatment for individuals and their families at all levels of care. I believe in a collaborative, empathic, compassionate, and non-judgmental approach to therapy. I utilize psychodynamic, behavioral, and mindfulness principles to support my clients in reaching their personal goals.
I am a psychotherapist specializing in working with individuals with a history of eating disorders, trauma, anxiety, depression, stressful life transitions, identity development, and difficulties with achieving personal goals. I have particular expertise in treating individuals concerned with eating disorders, having provided leadership and treatment for individuals and their families at all levels of care. I believe in a collaborative, empathic, compassionate, and non-judgmental approach to therapy. I utilize psychodynamic, behavioral, and mindfulness principles to support my clients in reaching their personal goals.
(773) 754-4947 View (773) 754-4947
Photo of Dr. Courtney Kalmanson, Pre-Licensed Professional in Chicago, IL
Dr. Courtney Kalmanson
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60601
Happily accepting NEW clients with immediate openings! What happened to you is not your fault and no trauma is insignificant, whether that be in childhood or adulthood. I recognize this is not an easy process and commit to meeting you where you are. I am well-versed in addressing the unique challenges that individuals with complex trauma face from interpersonal violence, narcissistic abuse, and childhood trauma including symptoms of complex PTSD (C-PTSD), anxiety, and depression. Together, we will identify tools to work towards building resilience, ultimately promoting improved well-being.
Happily accepting NEW clients with immediate openings! What happened to you is not your fault and no trauma is insignificant, whether that be in childhood or adulthood. I recognize this is not an easy process and commit to meeting you where you are. I am well-versed in addressing the unique challenges that individuals with complex trauma face from interpersonal violence, narcissistic abuse, and childhood trauma including symptoms of complex PTSD (C-PTSD), anxiety, and depression. Together, we will identify tools to work towards building resilience, ultimately promoting improved well-being.
(872) 246-9402 View (872) 246-9402
Photo of Darrick J Williams, Pre-Licensed Professional in Chicago, IL
Darrick J Williams
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPC, NCC, CMHC, BSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60605
I've been privileged to serve individuals and the community for over 10 years through case management, advocacy, and clinical mental health counseling. The opportunity to learn through education, professional development and supervision has provided me with a foundation of measurable, ethical and holistic frameworks to serve. My framework starts with my ability to provide therapeutic interventions such as Client-Centered Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy and more!
I've been privileged to serve individuals and the community for over 10 years through case management, advocacy, and clinical mental health counseling. The opportunity to learn through education, professional development and supervision has provided me with a foundation of measurable, ethical and holistic frameworks to serve. My framework starts with my ability to provide therapeutic interventions such as Client-Centered Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy and more!
(708) 729-5510 View (708) 729-5510
Photo of Katelyn Easter, Marriage & Family Therapist in Chicago, IL
Katelyn Easter
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60614
Are you a new couple, newly married, or navigating life transitions? Do you need support integrating as a unit while still maintaining your individuality? Do you want to understand each other’s expectations? I am passionate about working with couples and would love to support you in achieving your goals. I work with couples who are navigating the balance of holding onto their individual identity while embracing their relational identity with their partner. Sessions focus on providing psychoeducation and interventions around attachment, identity, vulnerability, communication, trust, emotional regulation, and distress tolerance.
Are you a new couple, newly married, or navigating life transitions? Do you need support integrating as a unit while still maintaining your individuality? Do you want to understand each other’s expectations? I am passionate about working with couples and would love to support you in achieving your goals. I work with couples who are navigating the balance of holding onto their individual identity while embracing their relational identity with their partner. Sessions focus on providing psychoeducation and interventions around attachment, identity, vulnerability, communication, trust, emotional regulation, and distress tolerance.
(224) 223-1494 View (224) 223-1494
Photo of Caitlin Rosswurm, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Chicago, IL
Caitlin Rosswurm
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW, CADC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60642  (Online Only)
Currently Accepting Telehealth Clients Only! I help teens and adults who have encountered various forms of trauma feel empowered to unlearn the survival mechanisms that are no longer serving them and to embrace their inner strengths. I work from a client-centered, strengths-based, and integrative approach in which I am able to tailor therapy to your individual needs. I believe in the power of utilizing attachment and psychodynamic theories to better understand the origin of symptoms along with implementing cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness techniques to relieve those symptoms.
Currently Accepting Telehealth Clients Only! I help teens and adults who have encountered various forms of trauma feel empowered to unlearn the survival mechanisms that are no longer serving them and to embrace their inner strengths. I work from a client-centered, strengths-based, and integrative approach in which I am able to tailor therapy to your individual needs. I believe in the power of utilizing attachment and psychodynamic theories to better understand the origin of symptoms along with implementing cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness techniques to relieve those symptoms.
(708) 734-4136 View (708) 734-4136
Photo of Peter Battista, Psychologist in Chicago, IL
Peter Battista
Psychologist, PsyD, ABPP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60602
Not accepting new clients
We all struggle at times. Although we try our best to manage, sometimes our struggles are more than we can handle. It is at these times that we most need someone to be there for us; someone who can be genuine, non-judgmental, and supportive; someone who will listen and accept us. It is at these times that we often find it hardest to ask for help, yet need it the most. I have been helping people during these difficult times for the past five years.
We all struggle at times. Although we try our best to manage, sometimes our struggles are more than we can handle. It is at these times that we most need someone to be there for us; someone who can be genuine, non-judgmental, and supportive; someone who will listen and accept us. It is at these times that we often find it hardest to ask for help, yet need it the most. I have been helping people during these difficult times for the past five years.
(773) 295-7742 View (773) 295-7742
Photo of Meryem Khalfaoui, Licensed Social Worker in Chicago, IL
Meryem Khalfaoui
Licensed Social Worker, LSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60647
It is my passion to help individuals navigate life’s challenges and achieve their therapeutic goals. With an intuitive and compassionate approach, I strive to create a safe and supportive environment where clients can feel heard and understood. I recognize the power in the client-therapist relationship, and I work to create meaningful, trusting connections with my clients. My therapeutic approach is holistic and culturally sensitive, drawing on a variety of evidence-based techniques including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), psychodynamic therapy, emotion-focused therapy, and mindfulness-based approaches.
It is my passion to help individuals navigate life’s challenges and achieve their therapeutic goals. With an intuitive and compassionate approach, I strive to create a safe and supportive environment where clients can feel heard and understood. I recognize the power in the client-therapist relationship, and I work to create meaningful, trusting connections with my clients. My therapeutic approach is holistic and culturally sensitive, drawing on a variety of evidence-based techniques including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), psychodynamic therapy, emotion-focused therapy, and mindfulness-based approaches.
(773) 915-0709 x505 View (773) 915-0709 x505
Photo of Danielle Strouse, Counselor in Chicago, IL
Danielle Strouse
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60618  (Online Only)
As a woman stepping into adulthood, you find yourself afraid to face the unknown. Instead of feeling excitement about what's to come, you're paralyzed by insecurities--that deep down you might be a fraud, that you don’t measure up, that you’re never going to be “good enough”. These thoughts have seeped into your career, your education, your relationships. You feel isolated and hopeless, uncertain of what to do next. That voice of doubt inside of you won't shut up and it's holding you back from finding your purpose. I’m here to tell you that just because that voice is LOUD, does not mean that what it’s telling you is TRUE.
As a woman stepping into adulthood, you find yourself afraid to face the unknown. Instead of feeling excitement about what's to come, you're paralyzed by insecurities--that deep down you might be a fraud, that you don’t measure up, that you’re never going to be “good enough”. These thoughts have seeped into your career, your education, your relationships. You feel isolated and hopeless, uncertain of what to do next. That voice of doubt inside of you won't shut up and it's holding you back from finding your purpose. I’m here to tell you that just because that voice is LOUD, does not mean that what it’s telling you is TRUE.
(779) 242-2686 View (779) 242-2686
Photo of Patti Zullo, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Chicago, IL
Patti Zullo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60631
You thought you had it all figured out and......life happens. What do you do now? You ask for help. How do you open yourself up to a complete stranger? Trust. Trust in the process, trust in your clinician and most importantly trusting yourself. I believe we all have the answers but we aren't listening. My job is to help you hear that inner voice, the one you quiet down because doing the norm "feels more natural". What comes natural isn't always what is the most healthy; how do you make better choices?
You thought you had it all figured out and......life happens. What do you do now? You ask for help. How do you open yourself up to a complete stranger? Trust. Trust in the process, trust in your clinician and most importantly trusting yourself. I believe we all have the answers but we aren't listening. My job is to help you hear that inner voice, the one you quiet down because doing the norm "feels more natural". What comes natural isn't always what is the most healthy; how do you make better choices?
(872) 201-3277 View (872) 201-3277
Photo of Poyesh Ganji, Marriage & Family Therapist in Chicago, IL
Poyesh Ganji
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60622
You might look for individual therapy because you experience obstacles that happen again and again; you are trying to figure out who you are and what you want in life. You might be looking for couples therapy because you feel disconnected from your partner or have difficulty communicating; you fight or have difficulty with being intimate. You might be looking for family therapy because you don’t know how to connect with your kids; there is conflict in your family and you don’t know how to resolve it. You might be a person of color, immigrant or second generation and struggle with issues mentioned above.
You might look for individual therapy because you experience obstacles that happen again and again; you are trying to figure out who you are and what you want in life. You might be looking for couples therapy because you feel disconnected from your partner or have difficulty communicating; you fight or have difficulty with being intimate. You might be looking for family therapy because you don’t know how to connect with your kids; there is conflict in your family and you don’t know how to resolve it. You might be a person of color, immigrant or second generation and struggle with issues mentioned above.
(458) 219-7228 View (458) 219-7228
Photo of Kathleen M Pendergast, Counselor in Chicago, IL
Kathleen M Pendergast
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60647  (Online Only)
 My goal is to provide each client with an emotionally safe environment where they feel comfortable exploring even the biggest challenges, whether it is how to manage overwhelming emotions such as anxiety or depression, rebuild a more honest sense of identity, learn to recognize and fight unhealthy or toxic patterns in life & relationships, confront past trauma or abuse, or other flavors of struggle. Many of my clients battle mood disorders, daunting life transitions, relationship issues, as well as cultural issues, LGBTQ integration struggles, grief/loss, trauma, & body image discomfort/disordered eating.
 My goal is to provide each client with an emotionally safe environment where they feel comfortable exploring even the biggest challenges, whether it is how to manage overwhelming emotions such as anxiety or depression, rebuild a more honest sense of identity, learn to recognize and fight unhealthy or toxic patterns in life & relationships, confront past trauma or abuse, or other flavors of struggle. Many of my clients battle mood disorders, daunting life transitions, relationship issues, as well as cultural issues, LGBTQ integration struggles, grief/loss, trauma, & body image discomfort/disordered eating.
(773) 717-5538 View (773) 717-5538
Photo of Anna Siewers, Licensed Professional Counselor in Chicago, IL
Anna Siewers
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60637
Waitlist for new clients
Do life’s challenges feel all-consuming? Or maybe how you've been coping just isn’t working anymore? I get it. Anxiety, depression, trauma, relationships, and transition can feel overwhelming or impossible to navigate. I approach the therapeutic relationship as a fellow human, showing up with warmth, affirmation, and support. I fully believe that YOU are the expert in your own life, and I aim to uplift and celebrate your unique strengths while accounting for the identities and systems that impact your world. We will work in collaboration to establish openness and safety as you build towards greater healing.
Do life’s challenges feel all-consuming? Or maybe how you've been coping just isn’t working anymore? I get it. Anxiety, depression, trauma, relationships, and transition can feel overwhelming or impossible to navigate. I approach the therapeutic relationship as a fellow human, showing up with warmth, affirmation, and support. I fully believe that YOU are the expert in your own life, and I aim to uplift and celebrate your unique strengths while accounting for the identities and systems that impact your world. We will work in collaboration to establish openness and safety as you build towards greater healing.
(872) 204-0399 x236 View (872) 204-0399 x236
Photo of Paula W Siegel, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Chicago, IL
Paula W Siegel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60601
Are you in a relationship that you want to leave? Do you long for a relationship in your life but you can't seem to find the right person or act in a way that brings out your best self? Are you feeling down on more days than you are feeling up? Perhaps we should talk. The first step is the hardest, picking up the phone and asking for some help. A courageous act which I so respect and understand, but the necessary first step in the journey towards feeling better. Often you will feel better for just having done that for yourself.
Are you in a relationship that you want to leave? Do you long for a relationship in your life but you can't seem to find the right person or act in a way that brings out your best self? Are you feeling down on more days than you are feeling up? Perhaps we should talk. The first step is the hardest, picking up the phone and asking for some help. A courageous act which I so respect and understand, but the necessary first step in the journey towards feeling better. Often you will feel better for just having done that for yourself.
(312) 854-2785 View (312) 854-2785
Photo of Elizabeth Selph, Licensed Professional Counselor in Chicago, IL
Elizabeth Selph
Licensed Professional Counselor, MBA, MA
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60602
Therapy is about providing professional support to help you work through whatever prevents you from experiencing the freedom of emotion and choice. There are times our cultural, familial, and social experiences cause us pain we don’t know how to process, which stops us from living fully and freely. Sometimes our patterns and ways of responding interfere with making sense of our experiences. We need help sifting through our thoughts and emotions to get clarity. Recovery from depression is a healing process, whether from a chemical imbalance or in reaction to life.
Therapy is about providing professional support to help you work through whatever prevents you from experiencing the freedom of emotion and choice. There are times our cultural, familial, and social experiences cause us pain we don’t know how to process, which stops us from living fully and freely. Sometimes our patterns and ways of responding interfere with making sense of our experiences. We need help sifting through our thoughts and emotions to get clarity. Recovery from depression is a healing process, whether from a chemical imbalance or in reaction to life.
(312) 374-6601 View (312) 374-6601
Photo of Daniel Allen Kobosky, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Chicago, IL
Daniel Allen Kobosky
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW , SUDP, NCAC1, MAC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60601
Many of us recognize that “something” in our lives needs to change for us to become happier and to improve the quality of our lives. Often times we feel either stuck or become ambivalent about taking steps because of the fear of what change will lead to. My style is active collaboration that aligns the behaviors with the values of the individual I am working with in a nonjudgmental and respectful environment. I believe it is very important to have the individual set the goals they would like to accomplish in therapy. My role in the therapeutic process is to help you recognize and maximize those internal and interpersonal skills th
Many of us recognize that “something” in our lives needs to change for us to become happier and to improve the quality of our lives. Often times we feel either stuck or become ambivalent about taking steps because of the fear of what change will lead to. My style is active collaboration that aligns the behaviors with the values of the individual I am working with in a nonjudgmental and respectful environment. I believe it is very important to have the individual set the goals they would like to accomplish in therapy. My role in the therapeutic process is to help you recognize and maximize those internal and interpersonal skills th
(872) 401-6151 View (872) 401-6151
Photo of Flourish Counseling & Wellness, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Chicago, IL
Flourish Counseling & Wellness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60614
Flourish Counseling & Wellness is a group practice providing counseling, advocacy and resources focused on women's and perinatal mental health - from fertility to pregnancy, through postpartum and parenthood. We envision a world where families have the information and support they need to heal, connect and flourish. To support that vision, we have assembled an experienced group of clinicians to serve clients in Chicago, Oak Park, and throughout Illinois. Our team consists of clinical social workers, psychologists, PhDs, marriage/family therapists, certified perinatal mental health clinicians, and a psychiatric nurse practitioner.
Flourish Counseling & Wellness is a group practice providing counseling, advocacy and resources focused on women's and perinatal mental health - from fertility to pregnancy, through postpartum and parenthood. We envision a world where families have the information and support they need to heal, connect and flourish. To support that vision, we have assembled an experienced group of clinicians to serve clients in Chicago, Oak Park, and throughout Illinois. Our team consists of clinical social workers, psychologists, PhDs, marriage/family therapists, certified perinatal mental health clinicians, and a psychiatric nurse practitioner.
(630) 394-8367 x1 View (630) 394-8367 x1

How does your Therapist compare?

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
77% Self Esteem
71% Trauma and PTSD
67% Coping Skills
67% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

95% BlueCross and BlueShield
59% Aetna
49% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Chicago, IL see their clients

63% In Person and Online
37% 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.