Therapists in Craigin, Chicago, IL

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Adrianne Harkless
Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified
Craigin, 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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David Kovach
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Craigin, Chicago, IL 60641
Hello! I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor from Chicago with five years of clinical experience. I am a member of the LGBTQIA community and specialize in obsessive compulsive disorders, anxiety, depression, and men's issues. I employ a mix of Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Trauma Focused, and Person-Centered therapies, and utilize Exposure and Response Prevention for OCD, Exposure Therapy for Anxiety, and Behavioral Activation for Depression. As a career-changer from the medical field to working as a therapist, I get that life throws you curveballs sometimes, but we can work together to get through those curveballs.
Hello! I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor from Chicago with five years of clinical experience. I am a member of the LGBTQIA community and specialize in obsessive compulsive disorders, anxiety, depression, and men's issues. I employ a mix of Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Trauma Focused, and Person-Centered therapies, and utilize Exposure and Response Prevention for OCD, Exposure Therapy for Anxiety, and Behavioral Activation for Depression. As a career-changer from the medical field to working as a therapist, I get that life throws you curveballs sometimes, but we can work together to get through those curveballs.
(630) 884-4486 View (630) 884-4486
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Aquanetta Kristine Hart
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, CTP
Verified
Craigin, 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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Erika Gilyot-Montgomery
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Craigin, 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
Craigin, 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
Craigin, 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
Craigin, 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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Anna Flores Locke
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, ACS
Verified
Craigin, Chicago, IL 60639
Trouble conceiving? Can't get pregnant? Feel isolated, alone, and ashamed? I've been there, I get it. Infertility is the beast that can ruin your life, your marriage, and your sense of self. Don't give up, until you become the mother you are meant to be. I am here for you every step of the way. The family building journey is hard, you need support, you need comfort, and most importantly you need a counselor who truly gets it. I'm proof that you can battle the infertility beast and win. I will show you how to do the same, and finding meaning in your pain. Your time is now! Don't give up and don't do it alone.
Trouble conceiving? Can't get pregnant? Feel isolated, alone, and ashamed? I've been there, I get it. Infertility is the beast that can ruin your life, your marriage, and your sense of self. Don't give up, until you become the mother you are meant to be. I am here for you every step of the way. The family building journey is hard, you need support, you need comfort, and most importantly you need a counselor who truly gets it. I'm proof that you can battle the infertility beast and win. I will show you how to do the same, and finding meaning in your pain. Your time is now! Don't give up and don't do it alone.
(201) 289-8790 View (201) 289-8790
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Tonya Camacho
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Craigin, Chicago, IL 60639
Are you feeling helpless, hopeless, and alienated due to addiction? Do you feel beaten down, like there’s no way out? Have you tried to quit and failed? Are you tired of believing the lies of addiction? Are you not sure if you have hit rock bottom? I can help you find the way out. Your bottom is simply when you quit digging. Whether your struggles are with alcohol, drugs, sex & porn addiction, shopping/spending addiction, gambling addiction, I can help. I will walk you through the often painful process of self-discovery and awareness. If you want to get your life back on track, then call me now. I have immediate availability.
Are you feeling helpless, hopeless, and alienated due to addiction? Do you feel beaten down, like there’s no way out? Have you tried to quit and failed? Are you tired of believing the lies of addiction? Are you not sure if you have hit rock bottom? I can help you find the way out. Your bottom is simply when you quit digging. Whether your struggles are with alcohol, drugs, sex & porn addiction, shopping/spending addiction, gambling addiction, I can help. I will walk you through the often painful process of self-discovery and awareness. If you want to get your life back on track, then call me now. I have immediate availability.
(309) 741-2463 View (309) 741-2463
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Stephanie Buonocore
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPC
Verified
Craigin, Chicago, IL 60639
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Chicago, Illinois. I believe in creating meaningful and lasting positive changes unique to the individual. I utilize Cognitive Behavior Therapy, as well as Person-Centered, and Solution Focused Therapy. I use openness and a sense of humor to facilitate healthy and safe relationships. During therapy, I aim to work collaboratively to make lasting healthy life changes in a non-judgemental and safe environment using mindfulness, compassion, and other therapeutic techniques. I work with both adolescents and adults both in person and via teletherapy.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Chicago, Illinois. I believe in creating meaningful and lasting positive changes unique to the individual. I utilize Cognitive Behavior Therapy, as well as Person-Centered, and Solution Focused Therapy. I use openness and a sense of humor to facilitate healthy and safe relationships. During therapy, I aim to work collaboratively to make lasting healthy life changes in a non-judgemental and safe environment using mindfulness, compassion, and other therapeutic techniques. I work with both adolescents and adults both in person and via teletherapy.
(872) 241-1994 View (872) 241-1994
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Lauren Neustadt
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ATR
Craigin, Chicago, IL 60639
Lauren Neustadt is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Illinois. She has a BA from the University of Iowa and an MA in Counseling and Art Therapy from Adler University Chicago. Lauren offers a nonjudgmental and empathetic environment where clients can open up and be themselves in a safe space. She takes a DBT and CBT approach while also providing multiple therapeutic approaches that align best with each client that comes in for treatment.
Lauren Neustadt is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Illinois. She has a BA from the University of Iowa and an MA in Counseling and Art Therapy from Adler University Chicago. Lauren offers a nonjudgmental and empathetic environment where clients can open up and be themselves in a safe space. She takes a DBT and CBT approach while also providing multiple therapeutic approaches that align best with each client that comes in for treatment.
(773) 232-5812 View (773) 232-5812
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Tania Sepulveda
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Craigin, Chicago, IL 60639
Often times our small wins and progress gets overshadowed by life’s stressors and chaos. In the space I provide for clients, we will always acknowledge and identify all wins and strengths in hopes to build up self-esteem, confidence, and motivation to move towards goals you may have, as well as developing a healthier thought process. If you’re looking for a space free of judgment, a space to make sense of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors (all while sharing some good laughs!), I encourage you to take the first step towards investing into your mental health. It’s not always easy, but it is always worth it.
Often times our small wins and progress gets overshadowed by life’s stressors and chaos. In the space I provide for clients, we will always acknowledge and identify all wins and strengths in hopes to build up self-esteem, confidence, and motivation to move towards goals you may have, as well as developing a healthier thought process. If you’re looking for a space free of judgment, a space to make sense of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors (all while sharing some good laughs!), I encourage you to take the first step towards investing into your mental health. It’s not always easy, but it is always worth it.
(708) 726-8123 View (708) 726-8123
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Jonah Czerwinskyj
Pre-Licensed Professional, LSW
Verified
Craigin, Chicago, IL 60639
Jonah’s approach to therapy is founded on the principle of self-compassion. He firmly believes that building a foundation of self-love and understanding is the first step toward healing and growth. Jonah uses humanistic, cognitive behavioral, and dialectical behavioral therapies to help individuals in fostering self-acceptance, developing coping skills, and building resilience. Jonah helps people to identify their unique strengths to address the ongoing challenges they face.
Jonah’s approach to therapy is founded on the principle of self-compassion. He firmly believes that building a foundation of self-love and understanding is the first step toward healing and growth. Jonah uses humanistic, cognitive behavioral, and dialectical behavioral therapies to help individuals in fostering self-acceptance, developing coping skills, and building resilience. Jonah helps people to identify their unique strengths to address the ongoing challenges they face.
(773) 364-1918 View (773) 364-1918
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Danika Dale
Counselor, MA, LCPC, NCC
Verified
Craigin, Chicago, IL 60639  (Online Only)
Hi! I’m so glad you are here to learn a bit more about me. Picking the right therapist is such an important decision and I want you to feel confident you’ve found a great match. One of my biggest priorities is to make therapy feel good for people. I know for many, therapy can seem awkward or uncomfortable. I’m trying my best to change that narrative by allowing our time together to feel relaxed, a space where you feel like an equal. I want you to feel seen and understood anytime we work together.
Hi! I’m so glad you are here to learn a bit more about me. Picking the right therapist is such an important decision and I want you to feel confident you’ve found a great match. One of my biggest priorities is to make therapy feel good for people. I know for many, therapy can seem awkward or uncomfortable. I’m trying my best to change that narrative by allowing our time together to feel relaxed, a space where you feel like an equal. I want you to feel seen and understood anytime we work together.
(618) 342-8714 View (618) 342-8714
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Cara McGhee
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPC
Verified
Craigin, Chicago, IL 60639
Cara McGhee, LPC takes a holistic eclectic approach to therapy. With the holistic aspect, Cara addresses symptoms as one way an individual's cognizance can convey consideration to an individual's advance perception. In the eclectic aspect, Cara uses various theoretical approaches to meet client's needs. Cara also addresses the therapeutic relationship with the belief that a stable relationship incorporates trust, authenticity, autonomy and optimistic outcomes. Cara has experience with survivors and offenders of domestic violence, substance use, parenting, and ran a court ordered anger management program.
Cara McGhee, LPC takes a holistic eclectic approach to therapy. With the holistic aspect, Cara addresses symptoms as one way an individual's cognizance can convey consideration to an individual's advance perception. In the eclectic aspect, Cara uses various theoretical approaches to meet client's needs. Cara also addresses the therapeutic relationship with the belief that a stable relationship incorporates trust, authenticity, autonomy and optimistic outcomes. Cara has experience with survivors and offenders of domestic violence, substance use, parenting, and ran a court ordered anger management program.
(872) 266-2294 View (872) 266-2294
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Sushma Cheturvedula
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Craigin, Chicago, IL 60639  (Online Only)
In moments we feel inadequate, uncertain, or even confused, we often look for a helping hand. As a therapist, I perfectly understand that we all need a little extra support at some point in our lives. Together, we will work out solutions that could help you grow as an individual. Working with me can help improve your emotional well-being, make peace with your past, and live the life you’ve always wanted. Our minds can get overwhelmed sometimes, but I will help you unravel what’s causing you stress. Whether it is anxiety, grief, abuse, or even a tough breakup – there will be no judgment from me. Help is just a phone call away.
In moments we feel inadequate, uncertain, or even confused, we often look for a helping hand. As a therapist, I perfectly understand that we all need a little extra support at some point in our lives. Together, we will work out solutions that could help you grow as an individual. Working with me can help improve your emotional well-being, make peace with your past, and live the life you’ve always wanted. Our minds can get overwhelmed sometimes, but I will help you unravel what’s causing you stress. Whether it is anxiety, grief, abuse, or even a tough breakup – there will be no judgment from me. Help is just a phone call away.
(773) 985-2443 View (773) 985-2443
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Rachelle Debehnke
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Craigin, Chicago, IL 60639
I believe the crux of treatment rests on the collaborative relationship between therapist and client. I use Psychodynamic (relational) , Humanistic, and Existential psychotherapies, as well as Bibliotherapy to guide others toward uncovering deeper insights into the root causes of their distressing thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Informed by theories of attachment and current research in the neurobiology of Trauma and addictions, I honor the lived experience of each individual, bringing curiosity, humility, warmth, and humor to the therapeutic relationship.
I believe the crux of treatment rests on the collaborative relationship between therapist and client. I use Psychodynamic (relational) , Humanistic, and Existential psychotherapies, as well as Bibliotherapy to guide others toward uncovering deeper insights into the root causes of their distressing thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Informed by theories of attachment and current research in the neurobiology of Trauma and addictions, I honor the lived experience of each individual, bringing curiosity, humility, warmth, and humor to the therapeutic relationship.
(872) 259-9477 View (872) 259-9477
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Elizabeth 'liz' Casaclang Melo
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPC
Verified
Craigin, Chicago, IL 60639
Liz Casaclang Melo is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Illinois. She graduated from Argosy University with an MA in Clinical Psychology. Liz is a very open and empathetic person who values having a therapeutic relationship with her patients. Liz has had the opportunity to work with patients from different backgrounds, ethnicity, and BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ communities. Outside of work, Liz enjoys the outdoors, especially biking and swimming. She loves hanging out with her family and their 3 dogs, and barbeques. She admits she is a foodie.
Liz Casaclang Melo is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Illinois. She graduated from Argosy University with an MA in Clinical Psychology. Liz is a very open and empathetic person who values having a therapeutic relationship with her patients. Liz has had the opportunity to work with patients from different backgrounds, ethnicity, and BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ communities. Outside of work, Liz enjoys the outdoors, especially biking and swimming. She loves hanging out with her family and their 3 dogs, and barbeques. She admits she is a foodie.
(773) 993-1905 View (773) 993-1905
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Emily Bryan
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
1 Endorsed
Craigin, Chicago, IL 60639
I firmly embrace the potential for transformation within the therapeutic relationship. I am committed to creating an authentic and validating environment to support your journey of self-discovery and healing. Predominantly I utilize an Emotion-Focused-Therapy approach and incorporates elements of Cognitive Behavior Therapy to assist individuals in gaining a deeper understanding of their emotional experiences and navigating life's challenges. Therapy is a process of personal growth and exploration, I look forward to joining you on this healing journey helping you achieve your personal goals.
I firmly embrace the potential for transformation within the therapeutic relationship. I am committed to creating an authentic and validating environment to support your journey of self-discovery and healing. Predominantly I utilize an Emotion-Focused-Therapy approach and incorporates elements of Cognitive Behavior Therapy to assist individuals in gaining a deeper understanding of their emotional experiences and navigating life's challenges. Therapy is a process of personal growth and exploration, I look forward to joining you on this healing journey helping you achieve your personal goals.
(312) 376-3284 View (312) 376-3284
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Sara Thomas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Craigin, Chicago, IL 60639
Sara Thomas, LSW, provides an empathetic and compassionate experience for active listening as the client navigates their inner thoughts and works through their understanding of their world. She has a background in working with individuals who have intersecting diagnoses, and complex traumas. Sara uses different therapeutic modalities depending on what diagnosis each client presents with and what areas of their life they are wanting to address. She is someone who is trauma informed in practice and approaches each client with a unique perspective depending on their abilities and needs.
Sara Thomas, LSW, provides an empathetic and compassionate experience for active listening as the client navigates their inner thoughts and works through their understanding of their world. She has a background in working with individuals who have intersecting diagnoses, and complex traumas. Sara uses different therapeutic modalities depending on what diagnosis each client presents with and what areas of their life they are wanting to address. She is someone who is trauma informed in practice and approaches each client with a unique perspective depending on their abilities and needs.
(773) 364-1647 View (773) 364-1647

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Craigin, Chicago, IL

60+

Average cost per session

$135

Therapists in Craigin, Chicago, IL who prioritize treating:

93% Depression
93% Anxiety
75% Life Transitions
69% Trauma and PTSD
66% Grief
64% Self Esteem
63% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

91% BlueCross and BlueShield
75% Aetna
75% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Craigin, Chicago, IL see their clients

50% Online Only
50% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

86% Female
13% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Craigin, 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.