Therapists in Albany Park, Chicago, IL

Photo of Kate Dantoft, Psychologist in Albany Park, Chicago, IL
Kate Dantoft
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
3 Endorsed
Albany Park, Chicago, IL 60618
I utilize an active and tailored approach that meets clients wherever they are at in life to make the therapy experience as effective and meaningful as possible. I think outside-the-box and will often use interventions that make use of the resources and strengths that are available to clients. I believe that human beings are resilient and deserve support through challenging times, and it is when they receive the support they need that they can achieve greater satisfaction and confidence in themselves, the world, and the future. I truly have a great passion for my profession.
I utilize an active and tailored approach that meets clients wherever they are at in life to make the therapy experience as effective and meaningful as possible. I think outside-the-box and will often use interventions that make use of the resources and strengths that are available to clients. I believe that human beings are resilient and deserve support through challenging times, and it is when they receive the support they need that they can achieve greater satisfaction and confidence in themselves, the world, and the future. I truly have a great passion for my profession.
(773) 382-0220 View (773) 382-0220
Photo of Kara Marriott, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Albany Park, Chicago, IL
Kara Marriott
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Albany Park, Chicago, IL 60630
My name is Kara Marriott and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 22 years of experience. I specialize in the treatment of children and adults experiencing depression, anxiety, Women's Health Issues (perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, postpartum, pregnancy loss and infertility), chronic health conditions, self-esteem, and life transitions. My therapeutic approach is integrative and tailored to your individual needs using emotion focused, cognitive behavioral therapy, and psychodynamic therapies as well as a culturally-informed and system based perspectives.
My name is Kara Marriott and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 22 years of experience. I specialize in the treatment of children and adults experiencing depression, anxiety, Women's Health Issues (perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, postpartum, pregnancy loss and infertility), chronic health conditions, self-esteem, and life transitions. My therapeutic approach is integrative and tailored to your individual needs using emotion focused, cognitive behavioral therapy, and psychodynamic therapies as well as a culturally-informed and system based perspectives.
(217) 615-5668 View (217) 615-5668
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Matthew Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Albany Park, Chicago, IL 60618
Matthew is an individual psychotherapist possessing a wide range of skills, techniques, and strategies to help manage and resolve issues with preteens, teens, and adults. He is a calm, relatable, and experienced mental health therapist. He believes in trust, safety, and creating a space where his clients can be themselves without judgment. Matthew understands that having a strong connection with a therapist is a vital part in reaching goals. He implements a wide range of therapeutic strategies that will empower the client to bring positive changes to their lives.
Matthew is an individual psychotherapist possessing a wide range of skills, techniques, and strategies to help manage and resolve issues with preteens, teens, and adults. He is a calm, relatable, and experienced mental health therapist. He believes in trust, safety, and creating a space where his clients can be themselves without judgment. Matthew understands that having a strong connection with a therapist is a vital part in reaching goals. He implements a wide range of therapeutic strategies that will empower the client to bring positive changes to their lives.
(773) 482-3506 View (773) 482-3506
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Karla Scherf
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Albany Park, Chicago, IL 60618
My passion lies with assisting you make critical healthy choices as you walk your own path and forge your own identity. I want to help you feel empowered on your walk through life. We will look at learned behaviors that may be holding you back, as well as ways to positively rebuild those behaviors. Coming from a strength based approach, I believe learning how to empower yourself and then restructuring these thoughts and habits is the key to success. I specialize in working with adolescents, families, couples, eating disorders, as well as individual therapy. I’m also experienced working with the LGBTQ+ and Poly populations.
My passion lies with assisting you make critical healthy choices as you walk your own path and forge your own identity. I want to help you feel empowered on your walk through life. We will look at learned behaviors that may be holding you back, as well as ways to positively rebuild those behaviors. Coming from a strength based approach, I believe learning how to empower yourself and then restructuring these thoughts and habits is the key to success. I specialize in working with adolescents, families, couples, eating disorders, as well as individual therapy. I’m also experienced working with the LGBTQ+ and Poly populations.
(773) 832-5868 View (773) 832-5868
Photo of Andrea Martinez Cabrera, Licensed Professional Counselor in Albany Park, Chicago, IL
Andrea Martinez Cabrera
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Albany Park, Chicago, IL 60625
Not accepting new clients
I am grounded in a holistic approach that takes into consideration and addresses all parts of your life: physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, environmental. These aspects affect your overall health. If you are unwell in one aspect of your life, all aspects of your life are affected. Thus, therapy is not one size fits all, and I tailor my approach in therapy to allow my clients the ability to empower themselves, support personal growth, and live their own authentic lives.
I am grounded in a holistic approach that takes into consideration and addresses all parts of your life: physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, environmental. These aspects affect your overall health. If you are unwell in one aspect of your life, all aspects of your life are affected. Thus, therapy is not one size fits all, and I tailor my approach in therapy to allow my clients the ability to empower themselves, support personal growth, and live their own authentic lives.
(773) 570-6370 View (773) 570-6370
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Jeanette Mazeikis
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Albany Park, Chicago, IL 60630
Hello! I’m a licensed counselor with over 7 years of experience. I commonly treat anxiety, depression, mood disorders, trauma, intrusive thoughts, anger problems, codependency/personal boundary issues, and interpersonal distress. I use a mix of Dialectical (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment (ACT), Attachment-based, Person-Centered, and Gestalt approaches. I am particularly interested in parent-child relationships and hope to help parents improve family functioning and satisfaction through parent-coaching. I strive to meet my clients where they are at in their journey towards healing and self-improvement.
Hello! I’m a licensed counselor with over 7 years of experience. I commonly treat anxiety, depression, mood disorders, trauma, intrusive thoughts, anger problems, codependency/personal boundary issues, and interpersonal distress. I use a mix of Dialectical (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment (ACT), Attachment-based, Person-Centered, and Gestalt approaches. I am particularly interested in parent-child relationships and hope to help parents improve family functioning and satisfaction through parent-coaching. I strive to meet my clients where they are at in their journey towards healing and self-improvement.
(773) 923-0588 View (773) 923-0588
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Micah Holst
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Albany Park, Chicago, IL 60618  (Online Only)
My core belief that people are resilient and are capable of growth. The first step to making change in your life or to get “unstuck” can be difficult. With warmth, encouragement, acceptance and a little laughter, we will work together to find new ways of coping, identify patterns that no longer suit your needs, build and repair relationships, and create a positive therapeutic relationship while you explore your desires, goals, and motivations. My approach to therapy is trauma-informed, affirming, and client-centered. Through a social justice lens, I recognize the multiple systems that affect your experiences and relationships.
My core belief that people are resilient and are capable of growth. The first step to making change in your life or to get “unstuck” can be difficult. With warmth, encouragement, acceptance and a little laughter, we will work together to find new ways of coping, identify patterns that no longer suit your needs, build and repair relationships, and create a positive therapeutic relationship while you explore your desires, goals, and motivations. My approach to therapy is trauma-informed, affirming, and client-centered. Through a social justice lens, I recognize the multiple systems that affect your experiences and relationships.
(773) 645-4330 View (773) 645-4330
Photo of Jeff Shane, Pre-Licensed Professional in Albany Park, Chicago, IL
Jeff Shane
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
Albany Park, Chicago, IL 60618
As your therapist, I aim to create a secure and nurturing environment where we can freely address your fears, feelings, and concerns. This mutual reflection is of central importance because it is our collaborative efforts that most likely ensure the success of our therapeutic journey. It is through fostering this space of reciprocal trust and vulnerability that we can progress together toward your growth and healing. I'm here to guide you through this transformative process and empower you to find the strength and resilience within yourself to continue your development.
As your therapist, I aim to create a secure and nurturing environment where we can freely address your fears, feelings, and concerns. This mutual reflection is of central importance because it is our collaborative efforts that most likely ensure the success of our therapeutic journey. It is through fostering this space of reciprocal trust and vulnerability that we can progress together toward your growth and healing. I'm here to guide you through this transformative process and empower you to find the strength and resilience within yourself to continue your development.
(773) 917-0986 View (773) 917-0986
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Sherly M Daceus
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Albany Park, Chicago, IL 60618  (Online Only)
Life is sometimes overwhelmingly heavy. The seemingly random moments of increased heart rate and shortness of breath. The feeling of drowning (and sometimes floating) that fogs your mind. The inability to make a clear decision - or to just get through things in a rush because you can’t think clearly anyway. The having to backtrack because “Wait..what just happened?” The lack of appetite and sleepless nights. The increased appetite and the deepest sleep after the tears. How much would you treasure having a clear mind again?
Life is sometimes overwhelmingly heavy. The seemingly random moments of increased heart rate and shortness of breath. The feeling of drowning (and sometimes floating) that fogs your mind. The inability to make a clear decision - or to just get through things in a rush because you can’t think clearly anyway. The having to backtrack because “Wait..what just happened?” The lack of appetite and sleepless nights. The increased appetite and the deepest sleep after the tears. How much would you treasure having a clear mind again?
(773) 923-3741 View (773) 923-3741
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Julie Johnson, MA, LCPC
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Albany Park, Chicago, IL 60618
I specialize in working with people who have experienced trauma. Trauma can leave a person feeling numb, disconnected as if your life has been turned upside down. I would like to assist you with your healing journey. My focus is a Holistic approach to helping people recover and heal after a traumatic event and learn new ways of coping and managing their traumatic responses. When someone does not heal from a traumatic event, they can develop Post Traumatic Stress disorder (PTSD) depression, and/or anxiety.
I specialize in working with people who have experienced trauma. Trauma can leave a person feeling numb, disconnected as if your life has been turned upside down. I would like to assist you with your healing journey. My focus is a Holistic approach to helping people recover and heal after a traumatic event and learn new ways of coping and managing their traumatic responses. When someone does not heal from a traumatic event, they can develop Post Traumatic Stress disorder (PTSD) depression, and/or anxiety.
(773) 809-3919 View (773) 809-3919
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Hillary Schoninger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Albany Park, Chicago, IL 60630
Hi! I’m Hillary. I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 12 years of clinical experience working with Individuals, Families, Minors, Preteens, and Couples with Anxiety, Depression, Life Transitions, Self Esteem, and Family Conflict. In therapy, I typically use a mix of Acceptance and Commitment (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Dialectical (DBT), Holistic, Compassion Focused, and Strength-Based approaches. I believe in creating an open and positive environment where my clients can feel comfortable growing.
Hi! I’m Hillary. I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 12 years of clinical experience working with Individuals, Families, Minors, Preteens, and Couples with Anxiety, Depression, Life Transitions, Self Esteem, and Family Conflict. In therapy, I typically use a mix of Acceptance and Commitment (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Dialectical (DBT), Holistic, Compassion Focused, and Strength-Based approaches. I believe in creating an open and positive environment where my clients can feel comfortable growing.
(815) 345-2077 View (815) 345-2077
Photo of Nidhi Trivedi, Psychologist in Albany Park, Chicago, IL
Nidhi Trivedi
Psychologist, PsyD, MA, MSc
Verified
1 Endorsed
Albany Park, Chicago, IL 60641  (Online Only)
All of us are striving to be true to ourselves and our loved ones around us. Feeling authentic and true to who we are can assist us in living life the way we would like to. Sometimes, our mood-related difficulties and our life experiences can get in the way our authenticity. You could be experiencing mood-related difficulties as a reaction to grief, trauma, depression, substance use, chronic illnesses, identity issues, cross-cultural issues, and relational difficulties, which I specialize in working with.
All of us are striving to be true to ourselves and our loved ones around us. Feeling authentic and true to who we are can assist us in living life the way we would like to. Sometimes, our mood-related difficulties and our life experiences can get in the way our authenticity. You could be experiencing mood-related difficulties as a reaction to grief, trauma, depression, substance use, chronic illnesses, identity issues, cross-cultural issues, and relational difficulties, which I specialize in working with.
(773) 207-3852 View (773) 207-3852
John A. Garver Jr.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AM, LCSW
Verified
4 Endorsed
Albany Park, Chicago, IL 60618  (Online Only)
I conceptualize therapy as a mutually created, deeply personal experience. No two therapies will ever be exactly alike given that we are all unique individuals shaped by the stories, desires, and expectations of ourselves and others. I start from a place of deep humility and honor, knowing that coming to therapy means turning to a professionalized stranger for help with what may be extremely difficult sufferings. In the beginning there may not be words for what is wrong, where it hurts, why things are the way they are. This is where we start. Together. Courageously.
I conceptualize therapy as a mutually created, deeply personal experience. No two therapies will ever be exactly alike given that we are all unique individuals shaped by the stories, desires, and expectations of ourselves and others. I start from a place of deep humility and honor, knowing that coming to therapy means turning to a professionalized stranger for help with what may be extremely difficult sufferings. In the beginning there may not be words for what is wrong, where it hurts, why things are the way they are. This is where we start. Together. Courageously.
(773) 328-8347 View (773) 328-8347
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Jodie Yorg
1 Endorsed
Albany Park, Chicago, IL 60618
I have a passion for working with neurodiverse individuals having done so in a variety of ways in the last two decades. I take a strength-based approach - let's find what makes your neurotype GREAT, and work with that! I am also honored to help people heal from trauma of all kinds and take a trauma-informed approach to therapy in a multi-disciplinary way. I am currently becoming certified as a CPTSD therapist in the NARM Model and also EMDR to help individuals suffering from trauma heal.
I have a passion for working with neurodiverse individuals having done so in a variety of ways in the last two decades. I take a strength-based approach - let's find what makes your neurotype GREAT, and work with that! I am also honored to help people heal from trauma of all kinds and take a trauma-informed approach to therapy in a multi-disciplinary way. I am currently becoming certified as a CPTSD therapist in the NARM Model and also EMDR to help individuals suffering from trauma heal.
(773) 345-9654 View (773) 345-9654
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Blakely Counseling Services, Inc.
Counselor
Verified
2 Endorsed
Albany Park, Chicago, IL 60625  (Online Only)
Dr. Colette Blakely, LCPC, is the Director of BLAKELY Counseling Services. She has been active in the counseling field for the past 22+ years. Dr. Blakely works with adults, teens, and couples experiencing anxiety, depression, lifestyle concerns, grief, and other mental health concerns. She is certified as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in Illinois. She has her terminal degree from Regent University in Counseling and Psychology; she also holds a master's degree in School Counseling from Concordia University and is certified as a School Counselor. Her professional affiliations include the National Certified Counseling, the American Counseling Association, and the American School Counselor Association.
Dr. Colette Blakely, LCPC, is the Director of BLAKELY Counseling Services. She has been active in the counseling field for the past 22+ years. Dr. Blakely works with adults, teens, and couples experiencing anxiety, depression, lifestyle concerns, grief, and other mental health concerns. She is certified as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in Illinois. She has her terminal degree from Regent University in Counseling and Psychology; she also holds a master's degree in School Counseling from Concordia University and is certified as a School Counselor. Her professional affiliations include the National Certified Counseling, the American Counseling Association, and the American School Counselor Association.
(312) 313-3462 View (312) 313-3462
Photo of Sarah Bricker, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Albany Park, Chicago, IL
Sarah Bricker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Albany Park, Chicago, IL 60618
As we navigate the turbulence and uncertainty of today, it can be transformative to expand our circle of support. As a therapist, I value the relationship and energy that we offer each other. The success of therapy is largely predicated on the quality of the therapeutic relationship. Do you feel valued and heard? Do you feel empowered and safe? Do you enjoy sharing the space with your therapist? Within a healthy therapeutic relationship, unhealthy habit patterns can be identified and replaced with more adaptive patterns and coping strategies.
As we navigate the turbulence and uncertainty of today, it can be transformative to expand our circle of support. As a therapist, I value the relationship and energy that we offer each other. The success of therapy is largely predicated on the quality of the therapeutic relationship. Do you feel valued and heard? Do you feel empowered and safe? Do you enjoy sharing the space with your therapist? Within a healthy therapeutic relationship, unhealthy habit patterns can be identified and replaced with more adaptive patterns and coping strategies.
(872) 206-9091 View (872) 206-9091
Photo of Christina Shore, Licensed Professional Counselor in Albany Park, Chicago, IL
Christina Shore
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, R-DMT, LPC
Verified
Albany Park, Chicago, IL 60625  (Online Only)
The current state of the world can feel overwhelming, confusing, and scary. Those of us who hold marginalized identities have to work extra hard to feel safe, valid, and empowered. LGBTQIA+ communities, folks with different abilities, people who are a marginalized gender, as well as those who would like to explore their whiteness and their privilege- I am right here with you. Past traumas can often impact how we are able to show up for ourselves and others. We each have the ability to find our unique path to fulfillment and wholeness.
The current state of the world can feel overwhelming, confusing, and scary. Those of us who hold marginalized identities have to work extra hard to feel safe, valid, and empowered. LGBTQIA+ communities, folks with different abilities, people who are a marginalized gender, as well as those who would like to explore their whiteness and their privilege- I am right here with you. Past traumas can often impact how we are able to show up for ourselves and others. We each have the ability to find our unique path to fulfillment and wholeness.
(847) 961-2295 View (847) 961-2295
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Jamie Warren
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Albany Park, Chicago, IL 60618
At some point in our early childhoods, we learned (whether communicated directly or indirectly) that we must sacrifice a part of our authentic selves in order to be worthy of love. Even as adults, this shame around our true selves continues to hold us back from feeling deeply connected with others, living by our values, and finding internal peace to buoy us through uncertain, stressful times.
At some point in our early childhoods, we learned (whether communicated directly or indirectly) that we must sacrifice a part of our authentic selves in order to be worthy of love. Even as adults, this shame around our true selves continues to hold us back from feeling deeply connected with others, living by our values, and finding internal peace to buoy us through uncertain, stressful times.
(773) 985-2530 View (773) 985-2530
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Olivia Chavez
Psychologist, PsyD, PLLC
Verified
Albany Park, Chicago, IL 60618  (Online Only)
Starting therapy is courageous! Therapy can help in emotional expression, self-reflection and the freedom to engage in self-compassion and empowerment. My approach to therapy is collaborative; working together to explore, understand and change experiences so that life can be experienced in a meaningful way. I have experience working with a variety of concerns, and focus on creating a therapeutic space where one can safely discover and express their authenticity.
Starting therapy is courageous! Therapy can help in emotional expression, self-reflection and the freedom to engage in self-compassion and empowerment. My approach to therapy is collaborative; working together to explore, understand and change experiences so that life can be experienced in a meaningful way. I have experience working with a variety of concerns, and focus on creating a therapeutic space where one can safely discover and express their authenticity.
(773) 303-6031 View (773) 303-6031
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Indi Poloma
LPC Intern
Verified
1 Endorsed
Albany Park, Chicago, IL 60618  (Online Only)
Life. Have you done it before? Me either! As first timers, it is no surprise that we encounter challenges, experience hang-ups, and may occasionally find ourselves questioning which way the world is spinning. It’s okay. We’re new at this and we don’t have to have all of the answers. What I do know is that the ups, downs, and everything in between, are part of the human experience. I believe that therapy is a great place to navigate the questions that come with being human and gain insight to a better self-understanding.
Life. Have you done it before? Me either! As first timers, it is no surprise that we encounter challenges, experience hang-ups, and may occasionally find ourselves questioning which way the world is spinning. It’s okay. We’re new at this and we don’t have to have all of the answers. What I do know is that the ups, downs, and everything in between, are part of the human experience. I believe that therapy is a great place to navigate the questions that come with being human and gain insight to a better self-understanding.
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Number of Therapists in Albany Park, Chicago, IL

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Albany Park, Chicago, IL who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
86% Depression
75% Self Esteem
72% Relationship Issues
71% Stress
68% Life Transitions
65% Grief

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

96% BlueCross and BlueShield
67% Aetna
42% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Albany Park, Chicago, IL see their clients

69% In Person and Online
31% Online Only

Gender breakdown

74% Female
19% Male
7% Non-Binary

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How can I find a therapist in Albany Park, Chicago?

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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.