Therapists in East Side, Chicago, IL

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Mobile Wellness Incorporated
Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
East Side, Chicago, IL 60617  (Online Only)
I am Dr. Katherine Mejia a pre-licensed Spanish-speaking Latina psychologist committed to helping clients navigate challenging times while understanding the impact of culture and identity on mental health. Throughout my experience in the mental health field, I have gained a deep understanding of working with individuals from all walks of life and dealing with a myriad of concerns. In that time, what has become abundantly clear to me is no two people are alike, and no two experiences are ever the same, even If the diagnosis is.
I am Dr. Katherine Mejia a pre-licensed Spanish-speaking Latina psychologist committed to helping clients navigate challenging times while understanding the impact of culture and identity on mental health. Throughout my experience in the mental health field, I have gained a deep understanding of working with individuals from all walks of life and dealing with a myriad of concerns. In that time, what has become abundantly clear to me is no two people are alike, and no two experiences are ever the same, even If the diagnosis is.
(866) 413-1988 View (866) 413-1988
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Yadira Garcia
LSW, MSW, QMHP
Verified Verified
East Side, Chicago, IL 60617  (Online Only)
“Prioritizing self care means prioritizing inner peace”. I am a bilingual licensed social worker who is passionate about helping others create a positive connection between body and mind. I am here to provide you with unconditional support and work alongside you to achieve your goals. Even through the hardships of life, there is always room for resiliency, growth, and self-care. My approach is collaborative, holistic, and non-judgemental.
“Prioritizing self care means prioritizing inner peace”. I am a bilingual licensed social worker who is passionate about helping others create a positive connection between body and mind. I am here to provide you with unconditional support and work alongside you to achieve your goals. Even through the hardships of life, there is always room for resiliency, growth, and self-care. My approach is collaborative, holistic, and non-judgemental.
(773) 243-4781 View (773) 243-4781
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Cynthia Flores
Counselor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
East Side, Chicago, IL 60617  (Online Only)
People want to know if you understand where they’re coming from and where they are going. Even though we come to a stop, the world around us keeps going, but it’s how we handle the situation that makes a difference. People need to feel valued and appreciated, and what better way to unravel those misunderstandings with clarity?
People want to know if you understand where they’re coming from and where they are going. Even though we come to a stop, the world around us keeps going, but it’s how we handle the situation that makes a difference. People need to feel valued and appreciated, and what better way to unravel those misunderstandings with clarity?
(866) 413-1988 View (866) 413-1988
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Mobile Wellness Incorporated
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
East Side, Chicago, IL 60617  (Online Only)
I offer mental health therapy in a safe space to focus on your growth and needs. Treatment focuses on coping skills, emotion management, self-esteem, & wellness. You are a client ready to put in the work and effort to learn, grow and plan to move forward with your life and meet your needs. You may want to work on your communication skills to improve your relationships, you may want to process changes in your life, you could just want to learn how to cope with your emotions and self regulate in a different way, but you are someone that is determined to make positive changes in your life to be a healthier version of you.
I offer mental health therapy in a safe space to focus on your growth and needs. Treatment focuses on coping skills, emotion management, self-esteem, & wellness. You are a client ready to put in the work and effort to learn, grow and plan to move forward with your life and meet your needs. You may want to work on your communication skills to improve your relationships, you may want to process changes in your life, you could just want to learn how to cope with your emotions and self regulate in a different way, but you are someone that is determined to make positive changes in your life to be a healthier version of you.
(866) 413-1988 View (866) 413-1988
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Tajmar Carter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MEd
Verified Verified
East Side, Chicago, IL 60637  (Online Only)
My areas of focus are on Black/African American people, sexuality, dating/ relationships therapy (traditional/non-traditional), family therapy, anxiety, life transitions, identity, religion/spirituality, & racial/cultural concerns. I believe in fostering a client centered, collaborative, genuine, & empathic relationship with clients. The hope is that my clients reach a space of peace and be liberated to do “their work”.
My areas of focus are on Black/African American people, sexuality, dating/ relationships therapy (traditional/non-traditional), family therapy, anxiety, life transitions, identity, religion/spirituality, & racial/cultural concerns. I believe in fostering a client centered, collaborative, genuine, & empathic relationship with clients. The hope is that my clients reach a space of peace and be liberated to do “their work”.
(773) 839-2848 View (773) 839-2848
Photo of Sheena Cordova Peace Centered Wholeness, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in East Side, Chicago, IL
Sheena Cordova Peace Centered Wholeness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
East Side, Chicago, IL 60617
Life is not meant to be lived alone, yet some life altering circumstances or compounding emotions can make it feel isolating. And while taking steps to your healing may seem daunting, the seeds you plant today can produce the fruit you hope to see in the future. With a background in social work and divinity, I view people holistically.
Life is not meant to be lived alone, yet some life altering circumstances or compounding emotions can make it feel isolating. And while taking steps to your healing may seem daunting, the seeds you plant today can produce the fruit you hope to see in the future. With a background in social work and divinity, I view people holistically.
(872) 259-9621 View (872) 259-9621
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Courtney L Hirsch
MA, EdS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
East Side, Chicago, IL 60617  (Online Only)
My therapeutic approach is strengths-based and customized to meet each client's unique requirements. I use an interactive approach, working together with each client to establish and decide what their goals are for treatment. I approach clients with a paradigm that assures wellness, resilience, and strength while placing a high priority on harm reduction. I provide my clients with a considerate and distinct viewpoint by carefully referencing my personal experiences and relationships.
My therapeutic approach is strengths-based and customized to meet each client's unique requirements. I use an interactive approach, working together with each client to establish and decide what their goals are for treatment. I approach clients with a paradigm that assures wellness, resilience, and strength while placing a high priority on harm reduction. I provide my clients with a considerate and distinct viewpoint by carefully referencing my personal experiences and relationships.
(773) 912-0285 View (773) 912-0285
Photo of Orlando Davis Peace Centered Wholeness, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in East Side, Chicago, IL
Orlando Davis Peace Centered Wholeness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
East Side, Chicago, IL 60617
Welcome to Peace centered Wholeness where the counseling style of our practitioners is relaxing; inviting you to journey toward your peaceful center. Each session is tailored for the individual. No cookie-cutter counseling here. Time is taken to get to know you before asking about problems and offering solutions. First-time visitors can expect to complete an intake packet, which takes approximately 15 minutes. After the packet is completed, relax. Wait time is usually less than 10 minutes.
Welcome to Peace centered Wholeness where the counseling style of our practitioners is relaxing; inviting you to journey toward your peaceful center. Each session is tailored for the individual. No cookie-cutter counseling here. Time is taken to get to know you before asking about problems and offering solutions. First-time visitors can expect to complete an intake packet, which takes approximately 15 minutes. After the packet is completed, relax. Wait time is usually less than 10 minutes.
(312) 471-9472 View (312) 471-9472
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All Eround Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
East Side, Chicago, IL 60617
Waitlist for new clients
I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Life Coach from Chicago, IL., who works with young adults and adolescents that struggle with anxiety and depression. I’ve had extensive experience with using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Strengths-Based Therapy while working in the Chicago Public and Chicago Charter schools for nearly 10 years. My treatment approach is rooted in evidence based practices that focus on mind-body-spirit. I studied at The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) where I obtained my Master’s degree in Social Work.
I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Life Coach from Chicago, IL., who works with young adults and adolescents that struggle with anxiety and depression. I’ve had extensive experience with using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Strengths-Based Therapy while working in the Chicago Public and Chicago Charter schools for nearly 10 years. My treatment approach is rooted in evidence based practices that focus on mind-body-spirit. I studied at The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) where I obtained my Master’s degree in Social Work.
(773) 692-9416 View (773) 692-9416
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Melody Wilson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
East Side, Chicago, IL 60636  (Online Only)
Why continue to struggle alone with this? I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in both Indiana and Illinois. I have been working in the field for over 1 4 years with various populations and in various settings from clinics, agencies and emergency rooms. I truly believe that both good and bad stress can have effects on a person's mental health. All people need someone to talk to at various times of their lives. Support is not a weakness it is a need! Please visit our website, Essential Counseling Group at www.essentialcounselinggroup.com. Scheduling is also available through Headway and Grow Therapy platforms!
Why continue to struggle alone with this? I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in both Indiana and Illinois. I have been working in the field for over 1 4 years with various populations and in various settings from clinics, agencies and emergency rooms. I truly believe that both good and bad stress can have effects on a person's mental health. All people need someone to talk to at various times of their lives. Support is not a weakness it is a need! Please visit our website, Essential Counseling Group at www.essentialcounselinggroup.com. Scheduling is also available through Headway and Grow Therapy platforms!
(786) 755-1863 View (786) 755-1863
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Rachel Bridgewater
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
East Side, Chicago, IL 60617  (Online Only)
“Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.” – Helen Keller. The journey of life is full of surprises, doubts, loss and lonely times; as well as joys, celebrations and hard-won victories. There are times when it becomes vital to find a companion and safe space to share your experience. No matter where you are on the journey, I'm here to walk with you.
“Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.” – Helen Keller. The journey of life is full of surprises, doubts, loss and lonely times; as well as joys, celebrations and hard-won victories. There are times when it becomes vital to find a companion and safe space to share your experience. No matter where you are on the journey, I'm here to walk with you.
(866) 413-1988 View (866) 413-1988
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Katherine Souza
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
East Side, Chicago, IL 60617
Dr. Souza brings 27 years of experience as a therapist and 16 of these years in behavioral health leadership. Schedule an appt online now at her website listed here. She has taught at several universities and trained new therapists. She has worked at every level of care in behavioral health. She earned her PhD from Oregon State University and her Master’s degree from the University of Nevada Reno. She has expertise in working with a variety of anxiety concerns, depression, and grief. She also works with alcohol addiction and substance abuse issues, communication issues, divorce and separation, family issues, panic, and PTSD.
Dr. Souza brings 27 years of experience as a therapist and 16 of these years in behavioral health leadership. Schedule an appt online now at her website listed here. She has taught at several universities and trained new therapists. She has worked at every level of care in behavioral health. She earned her PhD from Oregon State University and her Master’s degree from the University of Nevada Reno. She has expertise in working with a variety of anxiety concerns, depression, and grief. She also works with alcohol addiction and substance abuse issues, communication issues, divorce and separation, family issues, panic, and PTSD.
(775) 842-2689 View (775) 842-2689

Online Therapists

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Xoe Wise
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AM, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60613
I believe trusting relationships, creativity, and community are at the heart of inner peace. I offer you a compassionate, empathetic, playful, and non-judgmental space. Trauma influences life, the body, and brain in complex ways and therefore sometimes in therapy we need to talk, and sometimes we need to pause, move, or create. I am informed by attachment theory, psychodynamic approach, and embrace the relational element of healing. As a musician, and with music therapy training, I understand the regulatory power of art and invite you to integrate expressive elements. I offer music-centered and songwriting focused sessions.
I believe trusting relationships, creativity, and community are at the heart of inner peace. I offer you a compassionate, empathetic, playful, and non-judgmental space. Trauma influences life, the body, and brain in complex ways and therefore sometimes in therapy we need to talk, and sometimes we need to pause, move, or create. I am informed by attachment theory, psychodynamic approach, and embrace the relational element of healing. As a musician, and with music therapy training, I understand the regulatory power of art and invite you to integrate expressive elements. I offer music-centered and songwriting focused sessions.
(872) 276-9875 View (872) 276-9875
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Healing and Fuerza Therapy LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60607  (Online Only)
You might be noticing patterns showing up in your life. You might feel confused and unsure about how to make changes in your life. Have you noticed trauma symptoms interfering with your daily life? Want to work with clinicians who are passionate about providing quality mental health sessions virtually? At Healing and Fuerza therapy, we will honor how cultural, systemic oppression, gender and sexual orientation impact your mental health.
You might be noticing patterns showing up in your life. You might feel confused and unsure about how to make changes in your life. Have you noticed trauma symptoms interfering with your daily life? Want to work with clinicians who are passionate about providing quality mental health sessions virtually? At Healing and Fuerza therapy, we will honor how cultural, systemic oppression, gender and sexual orientation impact your mental health.
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Joshua Rose
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60607  (Online Only)
​I provide individual therapy rooted in attachment-based therapy; drawing from diverse methodologies appropriate to diverse individuals with unique needs. I believe that presenting a warm, safe, and comfortable environment is essential for therapeutic growth. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), with a Masters in Counseling Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Currently accepting clients paying out of pocket; BCBS IL & Aetna coverage accepted soon! Please feel free to email me at RoseHavenCounseling@gmail.com or go to my website rosehavencounseling.clientsecure.me
​I provide individual therapy rooted in attachment-based therapy; drawing from diverse methodologies appropriate to diverse individuals with unique needs. I believe that presenting a warm, safe, and comfortable environment is essential for therapeutic growth. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), with a Masters in Counseling Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Currently accepting clients paying out of pocket; BCBS IL & Aetna coverage accepted soon! Please feel free to email me at RoseHavenCounseling@gmail.com or go to my website rosehavencounseling.clientsecure.me
(773) 570-9841 View (773) 570-9841
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Thomas Fransen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60613
Waitlist for new clients
Every individual and couple who has ever sought my services worked diligently to navigate life as best as they can until they reached an impasse. They feel depleted, frustrated, confused, unfulfilled. Stuck. This is human, and I view those seeking my services as individuals, not diagnoses. Therapy is at its core, conversational. As such, my primary aim is to create a setting in which it is as comfortable as possible to explore the most sensitive areas of your life. Some of the primary issues I treat are depression, work stress, anxiety, substance use, trauma, life transition.
Every individual and couple who has ever sought my services worked diligently to navigate life as best as they can until they reached an impasse. They feel depleted, frustrated, confused, unfulfilled. Stuck. This is human, and I view those seeking my services as individuals, not diagnoses. Therapy is at its core, conversational. As such, my primary aim is to create a setting in which it is as comfortable as possible to explore the most sensitive areas of your life. Some of the primary issues I treat are depression, work stress, anxiety, substance use, trauma, life transition.
(773) 207-5282 View (773) 207-5282
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Aquantonette Slaughter
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60622  (Online Only)
In today’s times, navigating through life may be challenging when faced with various issues, and direct and indirect stress may impact your day to day mental health. Sometimes those issues can alter your thought process and perspective causing negative feelings to arise, and at times may have you feeling stuck on how to create a different path for yourself. If you are experiencing similar situations, or in need a safe space to fully express yourself, I would like to extend my services to you. I believe in a collaborative approach to creating a new path and gaining a different perspective of life, while tailoring treatment as needed.
In today’s times, navigating through life may be challenging when faced with various issues, and direct and indirect stress may impact your day to day mental health. Sometimes those issues can alter your thought process and perspective causing negative feelings to arise, and at times may have you feeling stuck on how to create a different path for yourself. If you are experiencing similar situations, or in need a safe space to fully express yourself, I would like to extend my services to you. I believe in a collaborative approach to creating a new path and gaining a different perspective of life, while tailoring treatment as needed.
(773) 466-8926 View (773) 466-8926
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Madeline I Brigell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60647
I truly enjoy meeting new people and building a trusting therapeutic relationship. To me, therapy is a celebration of your strengths, passions and unique qualities. I would love to collaborate with you to help improve your understanding of yourself, relationships with others and develop skills to cope with life's stressors. I hope we can work together to experience joy, connection and expressing our authentic selves in the world. I specialize in treating stress, anxiety, panic and depression. I have worked extensively with individuals navigating life transitions such as finishing college, divorce, grief and career changes.
I truly enjoy meeting new people and building a trusting therapeutic relationship. To me, therapy is a celebration of your strengths, passions and unique qualities. I would love to collaborate with you to help improve your understanding of yourself, relationships with others and develop skills to cope with life's stressors. I hope we can work together to experience joy, connection and expressing our authentic selves in the world. I specialize in treating stress, anxiety, panic and depression. I have worked extensively with individuals navigating life transitions such as finishing college, divorce, grief and career changes.
(773) 901-1293 View (773) 901-1293
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Yvette Fruscione
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60614  (Online Only)
Trying to figure out how to overcome daily challenges can be extremely difficult and emotionally overwhelming. My primary goal is to help you become aware of your potential and to overcome personal barriers that have prevented you to achieve your personal goals. Together, we can work collaboratively to identify strategies and make changes in your life that will help to bolster opportunities for personal growth.
Trying to figure out how to overcome daily challenges can be extremely difficult and emotionally overwhelming. My primary goal is to help you become aware of your potential and to overcome personal barriers that have prevented you to achieve your personal goals. Together, we can work collaboratively to identify strategies and make changes in your life that will help to bolster opportunities for personal growth.
(872) 239-3279 x804 View (872) 239-3279 x804
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Grace Booth
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60614
I work with adults, young adults, and teens who are experiencing anxiety and depression, low self-esteem and self-worth, body image issues, relationship issues, and difficult life transitions. I work with people who are struggling with where to go next in their lives, including quarter-life crisis, mid-life crisis, or difficult life transitions anywhere in the lifespan. I enjoy working with young people to establish their identity and cultivate self-esteem and self-confidence. I want people to know that It’s never too late (or too early!) to create the changes needed to be living the life you want to be living.
I work with adults, young adults, and teens who are experiencing anxiety and depression, low self-esteem and self-worth, body image issues, relationship issues, and difficult life transitions. I work with people who are struggling with where to go next in their lives, including quarter-life crisis, mid-life crisis, or difficult life transitions anywhere in the lifespan. I enjoy working with young people to establish their identity and cultivate self-esteem and self-confidence. I want people to know that It’s never too late (or too early!) to create the changes needed to be living the life you want to be living.
(872) 259-4698 View (872) 259-4698

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Number of Therapists in East Side, Chicago, IL

10+

Average cost per session

$130

Therapists in East Side, Chicago, IL who prioritize treating:

83% Relationship Issues
75% Depression
75% Anxiety
75% Grief
67% Family Conflict
67% Coping Skills
67% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

91% BlueCross and BlueShield
82% Aetna
73% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in East Side, Chicago, IL see their clients

66% Online Only
34% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in East Side, 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.