Therapists in Belmont Cragin, Chicago, IL

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Jeremy Rosene
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Belmont Cragin, Chicago, IL 60634
I finished my master's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling in 2013, and since then I've worked with adults, adolescents, and families in private practice, residential treatment facilities, online, and correctional facilities. I specialize in anxiety, behavioral issues, child abuse or neglect, coping skills, trauma, and PTSD. I use a mix of Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Applied Behavioral Analysis, and Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) therapies. I promote a person-centered relationship with people interested in identifying and pursuing their values/goals.
I finished my master's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling in 2013, and since then I've worked with adults, adolescents, and families in private practice, residential treatment facilities, online, and correctional facilities. I specialize in anxiety, behavioral issues, child abuse or neglect, coping skills, trauma, and PTSD. I use a mix of Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Applied Behavioral Analysis, and Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) therapies. I promote a person-centered relationship with people interested in identifying and pursuing their values/goals.
(773) 839-0407 View (773) 839-0407
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Adrianne Harkless
Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified
Belmont Cragin, Chicago, IL 60641  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
In the journey of life, we often grapple with the quest to understand ourselves amidst the expectations of others. The struggle to align our identity with societal norms can lead to feelings of shame and a loss of connection to our true selves. This is a shared human experience, and one of particular familiarity for those whose identities are different from the dominant narratives within the larger culture. Whether you are new to therapy, rebuilding your life after a major change, exploring your truths, or seeking healing, you deserve empathy, support and understanding on your journey to live authentically.
In the journey of life, we often grapple with the quest to understand ourselves amidst the expectations of others. The struggle to align our identity with societal norms can lead to feelings of shame and a loss of connection to our true selves. This is a shared human experience, and one of particular familiarity for those whose identities are different from the dominant narratives within the larger culture. Whether you are new to therapy, rebuilding your life after a major change, exploring your truths, or seeking healing, you deserve empathy, support and understanding on your journey to live authentically.
(872) 266-1279 View (872) 266-1279
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Sean Elliott
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Belmont Cragin, Chicago, IL 60639
Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 7 years of experience in the field. I specialize in the areas of anxiety, depression, coping skills, stress, and men's issues, and approach the therapeutic process with compassion and empathy, treating everyone with respect and dignity. During sessions, I use a mix of motivational interviewing, compassion and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), among other appropriate techniques. I have learned that no two people are the same and that everyone must be treated individually and holistically. Above all else, I value creating a safe, nonjudgmental and welcoming environment.
Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 7 years of experience in the field. I specialize in the areas of anxiety, depression, coping skills, stress, and men's issues, and approach the therapeutic process with compassion and empathy, treating everyone with respect and dignity. During sessions, I use a mix of motivational interviewing, compassion and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), among other appropriate techniques. I have learned that no two people are the same and that everyone must be treated individually and holistically. Above all else, I value creating a safe, nonjudgmental and welcoming environment.
(773) 839-3081 View (773) 839-3081
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Carolyn Goosby
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Belmont Cragin, Chicago, IL 60639
Hello, my name is Carolyn Goosby, and I am an experienced Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and pastoral counselor with over 20 years of experience. Typically, I assist adult clients with grief, anxiety, depression, relationship or workplace issues, low self esteem issues, spiritual development, etc. I have a person centered approach and a non-judgmental stance. I'm resolution focused yet compassionate and at times utilize an eclectic situational framework.
Hello, my name is Carolyn Goosby, and I am an experienced Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and pastoral counselor with over 20 years of experience. Typically, I assist adult clients with grief, anxiety, depression, relationship or workplace issues, low self esteem issues, spiritual development, etc. I have a person centered approach and a non-judgmental stance. I'm resolution focused yet compassionate and at times utilize an eclectic situational framework.
(773) 692-6287 View (773) 692-6287
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Yesenia Garcia
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Belmont Cragin, Chicago, IL 60639
I am a bilingual (English/Spanish) Licensed Clinical Social Worker and I am certified in EMDR (a therapeutic technique often used in processing painful memories and negatives beliefs about self). I have experience in providing individual and family therapy to children, adolescents, and adults with concerns ranging from trauma, stress management, anxiety, depression, and other disorders diagnosed from childhood through adulthood. I provide a safe, emphatic, non-judgmental therapeutic environment where you can explore issues and develop effective coping skills.
I am a bilingual (English/Spanish) Licensed Clinical Social Worker and I am certified in EMDR (a therapeutic technique often used in processing painful memories and negatives beliefs about self). I have experience in providing individual and family therapy to children, adolescents, and adults with concerns ranging from trauma, stress management, anxiety, depression, and other disorders diagnosed from childhood through adulthood. I provide a safe, emphatic, non-judgmental therapeutic environment where you can explore issues and develop effective coping skills.
(312) 396-2397 View (312) 396-2397
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Melissa Filippi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Belmont Cragin, Chicago, IL 60639
I specialize in working with clients with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, sleep issues, stress, Autism, health problems, and Christian life coaching. Teenagers through senior adults experiencing depression, anxiety, OCD, complex trauma/dissociation, eating disorders, borderline personality disorder, suicidality, self-harm, substance abuse, and bipolar disorder are clients that would be a good fit for my expertise. I practice from a relational model and often use emotion-focused, person-centered interventions while also incorporating more concrete skills including CBT or DBT.
I specialize in working with clients with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, sleep issues, stress, Autism, health problems, and Christian life coaching. Teenagers through senior adults experiencing depression, anxiety, OCD, complex trauma/dissociation, eating disorders, borderline personality disorder, suicidality, self-harm, substance abuse, and bipolar disorder are clients that would be a good fit for my expertise. I practice from a relational model and often use emotion-focused, person-centered interventions while also incorporating more concrete skills including CBT or DBT.
(773) 832-5544 View (773) 832-5544
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Irmarie D Rios
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Belmont Cragin, Chicago, IL 60639  (Online Only)
Hello! Hola! and Bienvenidos to Raices. Raices Behavioral Health PLLC was created with the intentions of providing quality mental health care to the Latinx community. Raices which means "roots" celebrates and embraces your identidad and cultura. Our main goal is for you to feel en confianza, so you can finally have a therapist who you can relate with. My Name is Irmarie D. Rios (she/her). I'm a bilingual (Spanish/English y Spanglish) and bicultural first generation Latina. I have a master's degree in Clinical counseling with a Latino Mental Health specialization.
Hello! Hola! and Bienvenidos to Raices. Raices Behavioral Health PLLC was created with the intentions of providing quality mental health care to the Latinx community. Raices which means "roots" celebrates and embraces your identidad and cultura. Our main goal is for you to feel en confianza, so you can finally have a therapist who you can relate with. My Name is Irmarie D. Rios (she/her). I'm a bilingual (Spanish/English y Spanglish) and bicultural first generation Latina. I have a master's degree in Clinical counseling with a Latino Mental Health specialization.
(773) 389-1728 View (773) 389-1728
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Veronica Walker-Douglas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Belmont Cragin, Chicago, IL 60639
Hello. I am Veronica Douglas, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have been a practicing clinician for the past 8 years and a Social Worker for 25 years. I have a passion for co-creating transformation and positive outcomes with clients by tapping into internal and external resources. My clients include adults and couples with a specialized focus on relationships, self-image, mood disorders, trauma, stress, spirituality, and life balance. I utilize approaches that best serve an individual client's process, including but not limited to Cognitive-Behavioral, Narrative, Psychodynamic, and Solution-focused.
Hello. I am Veronica Douglas, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have been a practicing clinician for the past 8 years and a Social Worker for 25 years. I have a passion for co-creating transformation and positive outcomes with clients by tapping into internal and external resources. My clients include adults and couples with a specialized focus on relationships, self-image, mood disorders, trauma, stress, spirituality, and life balance. I utilize approaches that best serve an individual client's process, including but not limited to Cognitive-Behavioral, Narrative, Psychodynamic, and Solution-focused.
(773) 923-0805 View (773) 923-0805
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Zach Wittmann
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Belmont Cragin, Chicago, IL 60639
My name is Zach Wittmann, and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). I work with adults and specialize in helping those who are dealing with high levels of stress, relationship/work/family issues, and generally feeling stuck. Many of my clients tend to be between the ages of 25-45 who may be dealing with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and life transitions.
My name is Zach Wittmann, and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). I work with adults and specialize in helping those who are dealing with high levels of stress, relationship/work/family issues, and generally feeling stuck. Many of my clients tend to be between the ages of 25-45 who may be dealing with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and life transitions.
(773) 850-3440 View (773) 850-3440
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Rosa King
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Belmont Cragin, Chicago, IL 60639
Hi there, my name is Rosa King. I'm a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and I primarily work with adults who needs assistance with their anxiety, depression, stress, relationship issues, career problems, etc. My approach to therapy is really hands-on. I use psychoeducation in treatment so clients can understand and apply coping skills outside of therapy. My clientele typically consists of 18+ adults who are diagnosed with anxiety, depression, adjustment disorder, bipolar disorder, ADHD, relationship issues, emotional childhood trauma, etc.
Hi there, my name is Rosa King. I'm a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and I primarily work with adults who needs assistance with their anxiety, depression, stress, relationship issues, career problems, etc. My approach to therapy is really hands-on. I use psychoeducation in treatment so clients can understand and apply coping skills outside of therapy. My clientele typically consists of 18+ adults who are diagnosed with anxiety, depression, adjustment disorder, bipolar disorder, ADHD, relationship issues, emotional childhood trauma, etc.
(773) 825-9617 View (773) 825-9617
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Suzzanna Rowold
Counselor, LPCC
Verified
Belmont Cragin, Chicago, IL 60639
Hello! I am an organizational psychology doctoral candidate and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with 20+ years behavioral health expertise & 15+ years leadership experience. I hold multiple certifications and have specific niches that encompass my love for helping others embrace life and navigate change! I am passionate about helping motivated individuals (18+) reach their self-defined successes through goal-oriented performance/executive coaching and counseling for occupational compassion fatigue, stress, burnout, & anxiety.
Hello! I am an organizational psychology doctoral candidate and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with 20+ years behavioral health expertise & 15+ years leadership experience. I hold multiple certifications and have specific niches that encompass my love for helping others embrace life and navigate change! I am passionate about helping motivated individuals (18+) reach their self-defined successes through goal-oriented performance/executive coaching and counseling for occupational compassion fatigue, stress, burnout, & anxiety.
(773) 985-2992 View (773) 985-2992
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Margaret Olivieri
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Belmont Cragin, Chicago, IL 60707
Welcome to my practice. My name is Maggie Olivieri and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, providing psychodynamic psychotherapy for individuals. I help my clients understand their feelings so that they can learn to live more comfortably with the various challenges of life. Exploring earlier relationships and life experiences helps in understanding and managing feelings. With listening, empathy, and direct communication, I strive to help clients make the changes they long for. I earned my Bachelor of Arts from The University of California Berkeley and my Master of Social Work from, Loyola University of Chicago.
Welcome to my practice. My name is Maggie Olivieri and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, providing psychodynamic psychotherapy for individuals. I help my clients understand their feelings so that they can learn to live more comfortably with the various challenges of life. Exploring earlier relationships and life experiences helps in understanding and managing feelings. With listening, empathy, and direct communication, I strive to help clients make the changes they long for. I earned my Bachelor of Arts from The University of California Berkeley and my Master of Social Work from, Loyola University of Chicago.
(773) 207-7581 View (773) 207-7581
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Linda Anderson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Belmont Cragin, Chicago, IL 60707
Hello, my name is Linda K. Anderson. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Illinois. I am a native of Tennessee, and I enjoy meeting people. As a therapist I value everyone; I have been in the clinical field for twenty-nine years. I am passionate and a good listener. My scope of practice is Individual therapy primarily with adults and seniors. My community of focus are young adults, adults and seniors. I am comfortable treating symptoms of major depression, generalized anxiety, anger, DMDD and domestic violence.
Hello, my name is Linda K. Anderson. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Illinois. I am a native of Tennessee, and I enjoy meeting people. As a therapist I value everyone; I have been in the clinical field for twenty-nine years. I am passionate and a good listener. My scope of practice is Individual therapy primarily with adults and seniors. My community of focus are young adults, adults and seniors. I am comfortable treating symptoms of major depression, generalized anxiety, anger, DMDD and domestic violence.
(773) 902-0912 View (773) 902-0912
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Sarah Basler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Belmont Cragin, Chicago, IL 60707
My name is Sarah Basler, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW. Therapy is a big step. I am happy you are looking for a therapist for yourself or a loved one. I have over 20 years of experience providing counseling to adolescents and adults. I have experience treating substance use, anxiety, depression, stress, and trauma. My goal is to help you on your path to healing. I like to meet you where you are and help you be the best version of yourself. Transitions and life can be hard. I am here to guide you through life's challenges.
My name is Sarah Basler, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW. Therapy is a big step. I am happy you are looking for a therapist for yourself or a loved one. I have over 20 years of experience providing counseling to adolescents and adults. I have experience treating substance use, anxiety, depression, stress, and trauma. My goal is to help you on your path to healing. I like to meet you where you are and help you be the best version of yourself. Transitions and life can be hard. I am here to guide you through life's challenges.
(773) 694-4991 View (773) 694-4991
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Aquanetta Kristine Hart
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, CTP
Verified
Belmont Cragin, Chicago, IL 60639  (Online Only)
Is life overwhelming you? Are you struggling to "keep it together"? Like most, seeking counseling and asking for help can be hard, but I am here to assist you in your therapeutic journey. At Soul Werk Cafe, we work to equip you with simple tools to engage in effective interdependent healing. Our purpose at Soul Werk is to help you remember your own intuitive knowing, cultivate self-trust, & understand your connection to ancestral power to heal and create the fulfilling powerful life you deserve!
Is life overwhelming you? Are you struggling to "keep it together"? Like most, seeking counseling and asking for help can be hard, but I am here to assist you in your therapeutic journey. At Soul Werk Cafe, we work to equip you with simple tools to engage in effective interdependent healing. Our purpose at Soul Werk is to help you remember your own intuitive knowing, cultivate self-trust, & understand your connection to ancestral power to heal and create the fulfilling powerful life you deserve!
(708) 419-3972 View (708) 419-3972
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Jessica C Garcia
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Belmont Cragin, Chicago, IL 60634  (Online Only)
I enjoy working with those who are dealing with anxiety, ADHD, impaired self esteem/confidence, depression, relationship issues (family, partner, children, parents, friends, pet, etc), employment issues, school issues, societal issues, etc. My ideal client's ultimate goal is to feel at peace, centered, confident and capable. They want to identify triggers, identify healthy/safe coping skills, develop relapse prevention skills, develop healthy boundaries, gain meaningful employment and feel confident in their ability to maintain their level of happiness long term.
I enjoy working with those who are dealing with anxiety, ADHD, impaired self esteem/confidence, depression, relationship issues (family, partner, children, parents, friends, pet, etc), employment issues, school issues, societal issues, etc. My ideal client's ultimate goal is to feel at peace, centered, confident and capable. They want to identify triggers, identify healthy/safe coping skills, develop relapse prevention skills, develop healthy boundaries, gain meaningful employment and feel confident in their ability to maintain their level of happiness long term.
(773) 839-6603 View (773) 839-6603
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Erika Gilyot-Montgomery
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Belmont Cragin, Chicago, IL 60639  (Online Only)
I am a Clinical Psychologist and Master Mindset Coach with 25 years of experience. My mission is to teach you how to shift your mindset from self-judgment, self-sabotage and emotional trauma, to learn strategies to heal, release emotional strongholds and let go of limiting beliefs to manifest a better life for yourself that you are so worthy and deserving of living. I believe everyone has the power within to change with honest self-awareness, a commitment to self-improvement and solution-focused strategies. Strict confidentiality and respect for individual differences is held in the highest regard.
I am a Clinical Psychologist and Master Mindset Coach with 25 years of experience. My mission is to teach you how to shift your mindset from self-judgment, self-sabotage and emotional trauma, to learn strategies to heal, release emotional strongholds and let go of limiting beliefs to manifest a better life for yourself that you are so worthy and deserving of living. I believe everyone has the power within to change with honest self-awareness, a commitment to self-improvement and solution-focused strategies. Strict confidentiality and respect for individual differences is held in the highest regard.
(773) 997-2527 View (773) 997-2527
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Conswaila Davis
Counselor, EdS, LCPC
Verified
Belmont Cragin, Chicago, IL 60639
You deserve to be unapologetically happy! If you were writing a letter to your 12-year-old self, you would likely include a similar statement. Yet, when was the last time you absolutely owned that statement when describing your personal life, marriage, relationships, or career? Somewhere along the way, have you become caught up in simply keeping up and forgotten which way you were headed? In this fast-paced, demanding world, sometimes we overlook ourselves. We forget to honor our hopes and dreams, and nurture ourselves with the basic necessities of joy, love, compassion, and forgiveness.
You deserve to be unapologetically happy! If you were writing a letter to your 12-year-old self, you would likely include a similar statement. Yet, when was the last time you absolutely owned that statement when describing your personal life, marriage, relationships, or career? Somewhere along the way, have you become caught up in simply keeping up and forgotten which way you were headed? In this fast-paced, demanding world, sometimes we overlook ourselves. We forget to honor our hopes and dreams, and nurture ourselves with the basic necessities of joy, love, compassion, and forgiveness.
(773) 839-3186 View (773) 839-3186
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Tytannie Harris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Belmont Cragin, Chicago, IL 60639
Tytannie Harris, LCSW is a Clinical Therapist and owner of TMH Behavioral Services, P.C. TMH is comprised of licensed practitioners who are here to guide you through life transitions. TMH is confident in your ability to tap into your inner strength via an environment of compassion and support. We specialize in solution focused and strengths based therapy bringing years of experience working with individuals, couples, seniors, children, adolescents, and families. We are committed to helping you overcome obstacles in your life through transformation of the body, mind and soul. Bilingual therapists available upon request.
Tytannie Harris, LCSW is a Clinical Therapist and owner of TMH Behavioral Services, P.C. TMH is comprised of licensed practitioners who are here to guide you through life transitions. TMH is confident in your ability to tap into your inner strength via an environment of compassion and support. We specialize in solution focused and strengths based therapy bringing years of experience working with individuals, couples, seniors, children, adolescents, and families. We are committed to helping you overcome obstacles in your life through transformation of the body, mind and soul. Bilingual therapists available upon request.
(773) 365-9497 View (773) 365-9497
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Daniel S Binaei
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Belmont Cragin, Chicago, IL 60639  (Online Only)
I am accepting new clients and conducting ZOOM sessions. I have an integrative perspective in my approach to psychotherapy, rooted in an interest in spirituality, social justice, and meditation. I have focused on working with clients with Anxiety, Depression, Life transitions, Relationship Issues and Grief and Loss. In addition to my Psychotherapy practice, I have provided Clinical Supervision to MA-level therapists working in community counseling.
I am accepting new clients and conducting ZOOM sessions. I have an integrative perspective in my approach to psychotherapy, rooted in an interest in spirituality, social justice, and meditation. I have focused on working with clients with Anxiety, Depression, Life transitions, Relationship Issues and Grief and Loss. In addition to my Psychotherapy practice, I have provided Clinical Supervision to MA-level therapists working in community counseling.
(773) 649-9385 View (773) 649-9385

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Number of Therapists in Belmont Cragin, Chicago, IL

70+

Average cost per session

$135

Therapists in Belmont Cragin, Chicago, IL who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
92% Depression
68% Life Transitions
66% Self Esteem
64% Coping Skills
63% Grief
63% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

92% BlueCross and BlueShield
80% Aetna
77% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Belmont Cragin, Chicago, IL see their clients

62% In Person and Online
38% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
13% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Belmont Cragin, 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.