Therapists in Back of the Yards, Chicago, IL

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Karina Rodriguez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Back of the Yards, Chicago, IL 60609  (Online Only)
Hola, my name is Karina Rodriguez. I am a Licensed Clinical Social worker (LCSW), fluent in English and Spanish, with a background of working with adolescents and families in various situations including inpatient and partial hospitalization, residential facilities, private practice, and DCFS. I use a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy. I explore thoughts and their relationship to their emotions, believing that our interpretation of events creates our reality and contributes to the development of feelings that cause discomfort and distress.
Hola, my name is Karina Rodriguez. I am a Licensed Clinical Social worker (LCSW), fluent in English and Spanish, with a background of working with adolescents and families in various situations including inpatient and partial hospitalization, residential facilities, private practice, and DCFS. I use a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy. I explore thoughts and their relationship to their emotions, believing that our interpretation of events creates our reality and contributes to the development of feelings that cause discomfort and distress.
(309) 727-3842 View (309) 727-3842
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Lashaun Dumas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Back of the Yards, Chicago, IL 60609
Hi, my name is La Shaun Dumas, I am a licensed clinical social worker. My approach to therapy includes implementing active listening skills and providing positive regard in an effort to establish a rapport that will may allow for genuine information sharing. Areas of focus include, trauma-informed engaging, childhood developmental stages awareness, competencies regarding LGBTQ+, dating violence/abuse, anxiety disorders, mindfulness, and emotional wellness.
Hi, my name is La Shaun Dumas, I am a licensed clinical social worker. My approach to therapy includes implementing active listening skills and providing positive regard in an effort to establish a rapport that will may allow for genuine information sharing. Areas of focus include, trauma-informed engaging, childhood developmental stages awareness, competencies regarding LGBTQ+, dating violence/abuse, anxiety disorders, mindfulness, and emotional wellness.
(773) 694-9274 View (773) 694-9274
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Carrie Ryberg
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Back of the Yards, Chicago, IL 60609
Hello, my name is Carrie L. Ryberg, MA, LCPC, NCC, and I have been practicing counseling for 13 years. Typically, I work with clients that have anxiety, depression, or previous trauma. Then, I will work with using an approach that would best help you with your needs. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness Techniques, and Solution Focus. I believe that sometimes we need some support during difficult times to help us cope and find the silver lining.
Hello, my name is Carrie L. Ryberg, MA, LCPC, NCC, and I have been practicing counseling for 13 years. Typically, I work with clients that have anxiety, depression, or previous trauma. Then, I will work with using an approach that would best help you with your needs. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness Techniques, and Solution Focus. I believe that sometimes we need some support during difficult times to help us cope and find the silver lining.
(630) 642-2356 View (630) 642-2356
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Amy Oomens-Lozano
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Back of the Yards, Chicago, IL 60609
My name is Amy Lozano and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Grief Provider. My areas of expertise are grief and loss, religious trauma, life transitions, and anxiety. My desire is to help support those who are working through challenging life circumstances and need to verbally process with a non-judgmental and unbiased third party. I used a strengths-based and solution-focused approach when working with clients. I also incorporate attachment and many of the latest grief and loss theories.
My name is Amy Lozano and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Grief Provider. My areas of expertise are grief and loss, religious trauma, life transitions, and anxiety. My desire is to help support those who are working through challenging life circumstances and need to verbally process with a non-judgmental and unbiased third party. I used a strengths-based and solution-focused approach when working with clients. I also incorporate attachment and many of the latest grief and loss theories.
(773) 207-3451 View (773) 207-3451
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Antonio J Wheeler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC, MA
Verified
3 Endorsed
Back of the Yards, Chicago, IL 60609  (Online Only)
Antonio J. Wheeler Jr., Licensed Clinical Social Worker & Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor, is a humble servant facilitating the space for change and resilience. Mr. Wheeler's focus is to understand what has happened to you and empower individuals to reach self-actualization and sustain being anchored in wellness. Antonio J. Wheeler Jr., started his professional career over a decade ago in 2009 in the Mental Health field as a substance abuse counselor. He is committed to providing the highest quality of resilience focused behavioral based therapeutic outpatient services. His purpose is to facilitate the space for change.
Antonio J. Wheeler Jr., Licensed Clinical Social Worker & Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor, is a humble servant facilitating the space for change and resilience. Mr. Wheeler's focus is to understand what has happened to you and empower individuals to reach self-actualization and sustain being anchored in wellness. Antonio J. Wheeler Jr., started his professional career over a decade ago in 2009 in the Mental Health field as a substance abuse counselor. He is committed to providing the highest quality of resilience focused behavioral based therapeutic outpatient services. His purpose is to facilitate the space for change.
(773) 900-7262 View (773) 900-7262
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Amaury Zapien
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, Dr, Amaury, Zapien
Verified
Back of the Yards, Chicago, IL 60609
Usted es Latino, habla solamente Espanol, o es bilingue pero se expresa mejor en el idioma natal, sobre todo cuando desea expresar sus emociones; temores, tristezas, estres, angustia, ansiedad, depression o cualquier otro estado emocional negativo. Los problemas emocionales asi como los problemas de salud fisicos requieren atenderse, no sienta pena y hable con un professional de la salud mental que le escuche, entienda e interprete adecuadamente lo que usted quiere decir porque no solamente habla su idioma, entiende ademas su cultura.
Usted es Latino, habla solamente Espanol, o es bilingue pero se expresa mejor en el idioma natal, sobre todo cuando desea expresar sus emociones; temores, tristezas, estres, angustia, ansiedad, depression o cualquier otro estado emocional negativo. Los problemas emocionales asi como los problemas de salud fisicos requieren atenderse, no sienta pena y hable con un professional de la salud mental que le escuche, entienda e interprete adecuadamente lo que usted quiere decir porque no solamente habla su idioma, entiende ademas su cultura.
(312) 257-2577 View (312) 257-2577
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Datrese Bradley
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC
Verified
Back of the Yards, Chicago, IL 60609
Datrese Bradley, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. We will discuss your goals and identify barriers as we explore alternate methods of handling stressors. I focus on thinking and behavior patterns that affect your functioning. I will provide support and rebuild boundaries and decision making while exploring a person’s past trauma. I work with clients from various backgrounds. I specialize in trauma, depression, anxiety, and relationships. I am comfortable treating any of the above listed symptoms as well as obsessive and personality disorders.
Datrese Bradley, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. We will discuss your goals and identify barriers as we explore alternate methods of handling stressors. I focus on thinking and behavior patterns that affect your functioning. I will provide support and rebuild boundaries and decision making while exploring a person’s past trauma. I work with clients from various backgrounds. I specialize in trauma, depression, anxiety, and relationships. I am comfortable treating any of the above listed symptoms as well as obsessive and personality disorders.
(773) 923-2592 View (773) 923-2592
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Elise F Lennard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW, ACSW, BCD
Verified
Back of the Yards, Chicago, IL 60613
In 30+ years of practice, I have seen individuals, couples, and families dealing with a wide variety of concerns. I try to provide my clients with an accepting, supportive environment in which they can openly express themselves. I view therapy as a collaborative endeavor. In line with this, I see myself as actively engaging clients in a process of better understanding themselves and figuring out ways of making the changes they seek. I have extensive experience in psychodynamic psychotherapy, couple counseling, and family systems work, and see clients in short term solution-focused treatment as well as longer term intensive therapy.
In 30+ years of practice, I have seen individuals, couples, and families dealing with a wide variety of concerns. I try to provide my clients with an accepting, supportive environment in which they can openly express themselves. I view therapy as a collaborative endeavor. In line with this, I see myself as actively engaging clients in a process of better understanding themselves and figuring out ways of making the changes they seek. I have extensive experience in psychodynamic psychotherapy, couple counseling, and family systems work, and see clients in short term solution-focused treatment as well as longer term intensive therapy.
(773) 312-3556 View (773) 312-3556
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Mercedes Cisneros-Watson
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Back of the Yards, Chicago, IL 60609
Thank you for choosing me, Mercedes P Cisneros Watson -Watson MA., LCPC and Path for your Counseling needs. I “Mercedes” a Native of Chicago, am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), in the State of Illinois Department of Professional Regulations since 1998. My Clinical counseling experience spans over 30 years. My areas of clinical interest include addressing adult Women’s and Men’s life issues such as Intergenerational Trauma Survivors, Grief/ Loss, Divorce, Abusive relationships and, General Mood Disorders ie, Depression, General Anxiety Disorders. Gender Dysphoria, and Various personality disorders.
Thank you for choosing me, Mercedes P Cisneros Watson -Watson MA., LCPC and Path for your Counseling needs. I “Mercedes” a Native of Chicago, am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), in the State of Illinois Department of Professional Regulations since 1998. My Clinical counseling experience spans over 30 years. My areas of clinical interest include addressing adult Women’s and Men’s life issues such as Intergenerational Trauma Survivors, Grief/ Loss, Divorce, Abusive relationships and, General Mood Disorders ie, Depression, General Anxiety Disorders. Gender Dysphoria, and Various personality disorders.
(773) 207-2790 View (773) 207-2790
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Monique Heilemeier
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Back of the Yards, Chicago, IL 60609
Hello. I am Monique Heilemeier and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois and a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Iowa. I have been in practice for 24 years in both private and community mental health practices both in person and through telehealth. My focus is helping clients to heal from a variety of traumatic experiences from childhood to adulthood, providing resources and tools to reduce suffering, increase self-compassion and self-acceptance, and improve daily functioning and my approach to therapy is to be a guide and partner throughout the healing process.
Hello. I am Monique Heilemeier and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois and a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Iowa. I have been in practice for 24 years in both private and community mental health practices both in person and through telehealth. My focus is helping clients to heal from a variety of traumatic experiences from childhood to adulthood, providing resources and tools to reduce suffering, increase self-compassion and self-acceptance, and improve daily functioning and my approach to therapy is to be a guide and partner throughout the healing process.
(773) 825-8794 View (773) 825-8794
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Sharonda Giles
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Back of the Yards, Chicago, IL 60609  (Online Only)
I'm Sharonda and I'm a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). My expertise is in providing culturally competent therapy to teens and adults dealing with substance use, anger/stress management, anxiety, depression, grief & loss, individuals involved in the criminal justice system, and those who have been victims of gun violence, as well as other traumas. I do my best to understand the needs of my clients and develop a plan together that utilizes the strengths of the individual that can help them achieve their goals.
I'm Sharonda and I'm a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). My expertise is in providing culturally competent therapy to teens and adults dealing with substance use, anger/stress management, anxiety, depression, grief & loss, individuals involved in the criminal justice system, and those who have been victims of gun violence, as well as other traumas. I do my best to understand the needs of my clients and develop a plan together that utilizes the strengths of the individual that can help them achieve their goals.
(872) 259-9320 View (872) 259-9320
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Fadumo Omar
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Back of the Yards, Chicago, IL 60609
Welcome! My name is Fadumo Omar and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with over 8 years of experience. My client focus currently is individual and couples. However, I have experience working with teens and families. I have experience treating mood disorders, trauma, anxiety, relational issues, life transitions, pre-marital/marital issues, grief, immigration-related issues, ADHD, and cultural issues. Although I have a designated working model that I utilize to help clients navigate presenting concerns, I make it a priority to match a client's learning style to effectively promote their path to healing.
Welcome! My name is Fadumo Omar and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with over 8 years of experience. My client focus currently is individual and couples. However, I have experience working with teens and families. I have experience treating mood disorders, trauma, anxiety, relational issues, life transitions, pre-marital/marital issues, grief, immigration-related issues, ADHD, and cultural issues. Although I have a designated working model that I utilize to help clients navigate presenting concerns, I make it a priority to match a client's learning style to effectively promote their path to healing.
(708) 741-2523 View (708) 741-2523
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Abby Brooks
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Back of the Yards, Chicago, IL 60609
My name is Abby Brooks, and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor based in the suburbs of Chicago and offering telehealth services throughout the state of Illinois. I work with individual teenagers and adults as well as couples, and I use a variety of approaches and techniques that are tailored to each client’s needs. I believe that each person has their own authenticity and truth, and my goal is to help my clients discover theirs and let it shine! I believe my approach works best with teenagers, adults, and couples.
My name is Abby Brooks, and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor based in the suburbs of Chicago and offering telehealth services throughout the state of Illinois. I work with individual teenagers and adults as well as couples, and I use a variety of approaches and techniques that are tailored to each client’s needs. I believe that each person has their own authenticity and truth, and my goal is to help my clients discover theirs and let it shine! I believe my approach works best with teenagers, adults, and couples.
(708) 367-6039 View (708) 367-6039
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Michelle Barraco Hatchett
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC
Verified
Back of the Yards, Chicago, IL 60609
I am Michelle Barraco Hatchett, a masters level psychotherapist, licensed clinical professional counselor(LCPC) and certified drug and alcohol counselor (CADC). In my 15 years of clinical experience, I have worked with children, adolescents and adults challenged with a variety of mental health and life concerns including but my limited to depression, anxiety, mood disorders, trauma and substance use. I strive to create an emotionally supportive, non-judgmental and safe environment while providing clinical insight to guide my clients through treatment.
I am Michelle Barraco Hatchett, a masters level psychotherapist, licensed clinical professional counselor(LCPC) and certified drug and alcohol counselor (CADC). In my 15 years of clinical experience, I have worked with children, adolescents and adults challenged with a variety of mental health and life concerns including but my limited to depression, anxiety, mood disorders, trauma and substance use. I strive to create an emotionally supportive, non-judgmental and safe environment while providing clinical insight to guide my clients through treatment.
(708) 787-4682 View (708) 787-4682
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Philip Bestrom
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified
Back of the Yards, Chicago, IL 60609  (Online Only)
01/2024 Accepting New Patients / Psychotherapy is a highly individualized practice that can assist with a broad set of life problems. Each session carries the potential for change and growth. In my practice I strive to create deeply personal and meaningful experiences. I believe we best accomplish this by developing a mutual understanding of the concerns that have brought you to therapy, and then embarking on a collaborative process towards addressing your goals for treatment. I enjoy and welcome working with people from diverse backgrounds on a wide range of issues.
01/2024 Accepting New Patients / Psychotherapy is a highly individualized practice that can assist with a broad set of life problems. Each session carries the potential for change and growth. In my practice I strive to create deeply personal and meaningful experiences. I believe we best accomplish this by developing a mutual understanding of the concerns that have brought you to therapy, and then embarking on a collaborative process towards addressing your goals for treatment. I enjoy and welcome working with people from diverse backgrounds on a wide range of issues.
(773) 295-2879 View (773) 295-2879
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Sara Clairmont
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Back of the Yards, Chicago, IL 60609  (Online Only)
As a licensed clinical social worker, I believe it is important to start where the patient (or family) is in their therapeutic journey. I can help you explore and understand the emotional barriers in life and reach your full potential utilizing patient-centered and strengths-based approach to care.
As a licensed clinical social worker, I believe it is important to start where the patient (or family) is in their therapeutic journey. I can help you explore and understand the emotional barriers in life and reach your full potential utilizing patient-centered and strengths-based approach to care.
(312) 548-6349 View (312) 548-6349
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Deborah Gorton
Psychologist, PhD, LCP
Verified
Back of the Yards, Chicago, IL 60609
I work in collaboration with my clients to help move them towards reaching their full potential. I utilize both coaching techniques and research-validated behavioral change strategies in order to provide meaningful and lasting change. My experience and interest is in working with individuals, couples, and families. I understand that each professional relationship requires creativity, an understanding of the unique experiences and perspectives each individuals brings to the table, and a solid foundation of trust.
I work in collaboration with my clients to help move them towards reaching their full potential. I utilize both coaching techniques and research-validated behavioral change strategies in order to provide meaningful and lasting change. My experience and interest is in working with individuals, couples, and families. I understand that each professional relationship requires creativity, an understanding of the unique experiences and perspectives each individuals brings to the table, and a solid foundation of trust.
(312) 625-1758 View (312) 625-1758
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Rachel E Cull
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified
Back of the Yards, Chicago, IL 60609
Dr. Cull works from an integrative, strength-based model, utilizing her training in systemic, transgenerational and intrapsychic models of change, while also embracing meditation, mindfulness, and more "here and now" cognitive-behavioral skills clients can apply immediately. She easily connects to the similar parts in all of us, while still celebrating our unique individuality.She has an engaging, warm, relational style, and her natural and sometimes witty demeanor creates a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere, safe for exploration and recovery.
Dr. Cull works from an integrative, strength-based model, utilizing her training in systemic, transgenerational and intrapsychic models of change, while also embracing meditation, mindfulness, and more "here and now" cognitive-behavioral skills clients can apply immediately. She easily connects to the similar parts in all of us, while still celebrating our unique individuality.She has an engaging, warm, relational style, and her natural and sometimes witty demeanor creates a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere, safe for exploration and recovery.
(773) 863-3164 View (773) 863-3164
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Austin Tyus-Michalak
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Back of the Yards, Chicago, IL 60609
I received my Master of Social Work degree from the University of Illinois and have several years of experience providing therapy to adolescents, adults, seniors, and families. I’ve worked in inpatient and outpatient settings, focusing on anger management, anxiety, behavioral issues, depression, and job stress. I specialize in utilizing a variety of effective intervention approaches such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), strengths based, solutions focused, harm reduction, and motivational interviewing. I allow my patients to lead the sessions while providing support, validation, and insight.
I received my Master of Social Work degree from the University of Illinois and have several years of experience providing therapy to adolescents, adults, seniors, and families. I’ve worked in inpatient and outpatient settings, focusing on anger management, anxiety, behavioral issues, depression, and job stress. I specialize in utilizing a variety of effective intervention approaches such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), strengths based, solutions focused, harm reduction, and motivational interviewing. I allow my patients to lead the sessions while providing support, validation, and insight.
(312) 584-3276 View (312) 584-3276
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Joi C Basley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW
Verified
Back of the Yards, Chicago, IL 60609  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Doctorate degree in Social Work with a wealth of experiencing in psychotherapy. I have worked with clients from a wide range of concerns including: post-traumatic stress, depression, self-esteem issues, relationship issues, family conflict, grief and loss, and emotional abuse. Additionally, I have worked in the field of social work and mental health for over 20 years assisting individuals and families.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Doctorate degree in Social Work with a wealth of experiencing in psychotherapy. I have worked with clients from a wide range of concerns including: post-traumatic stress, depression, self-esteem issues, relationship issues, family conflict, grief and loss, and emotional abuse. Additionally, I have worked in the field of social work and mental health for over 20 years assisting individuals and families.
(773) 741-9028 View (773) 741-9028

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Number of Therapists in Back of the Yards, Chicago, IL

60+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Back of the Yards, Chicago, IL who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
83% Depression
71% Self Esteem
67% Coping Skills
65% Trauma and PTSD
57% Grief
56% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

89% Aetna
87% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
84% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Back of the Yards, Chicago, IL see their clients

52% Online Only
48% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

91% Female
9% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Back of the Yards, 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.