Therapists in Edgebrook, Chicago, IL

Photo of Edgebrook Counseling Men's Group Therapy, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Edgebrook, Chicago, IL
Edgebrook Counseling Men's Group Therapy
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, CAMSII
Verified
1 Endorsed
Edgebrook, Chicago, IL 60646
Regardless of how often you attend the men's therapy group, be it once a week, once per month, or once in a lifetime, my goal is to create an atmosphere free from external judgment. This will allow you room to develop both clarity and confidence in the decisions you make while you determine the best manner in which to live your life. As you gain greater insight into ongoing challenges, I will provide theory based reflective and directive clinical support. Through this process, you may find your ability to grow and change has a limitless capacity. It's time to experience life on your terms.
Regardless of how often you attend the men's therapy group, be it once a week, once per month, or once in a lifetime, my goal is to create an atmosphere free from external judgment. This will allow you room to develop both clarity and confidence in the decisions you make while you determine the best manner in which to live your life. As you gain greater insight into ongoing challenges, I will provide theory based reflective and directive clinical support. Through this process, you may find your ability to grow and change has a limitless capacity. It's time to experience life on your terms.
(872) 266-7792 View (872) 266-7792
Vincent D Pisani
Psychologist
Verified
Edgebrook, Chicago, IL 60646
I have a long history in clinical psychology, and have been on staff of several hospital's in the Chicago area. I have been an Executive Coach to people in the health care field, and business world. I treat a wide range of personal issues, from addictions to individual psychotherapy.
I have a long history in clinical psychology, and have been on staff of several hospital's in the Chicago area. I have been an Executive Coach to people in the health care field, and business world. I treat a wide range of personal issues, from addictions to individual psychotherapy.
(773) 756-5658 View (773) 756-5658
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Nicholas Guerrero
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC, C-DBT, C-PD
Verified
Edgebrook, Chicago, IL 60646  (Online Only)
Are you struggling and in a difficult time in your life? Struggling with identity or anxious thoughts? If you want a professionally trained non-biased person to be part of your support team please reach out. My approach is Person Centered and Solution Focused, utilizing Empathic Understanding, Cognitive Behavioral techniques, and Spiritual understanding. If you want help becoming 'unstuck' please reach out, I would be happy to begin to develop a plan forward.
Are you struggling and in a difficult time in your life? Struggling with identity or anxious thoughts? If you want a professionally trained non-biased person to be part of your support team please reach out. My approach is Person Centered and Solution Focused, utilizing Empathic Understanding, Cognitive Behavioral techniques, and Spiritual understanding. If you want help becoming 'unstuck' please reach out, I would be happy to begin to develop a plan forward.
(872) 259-5379 View (872) 259-5379
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Kristin Praznowski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Edgebrook, Chicago, IL 60646
I am a licensed social worker with over 15 years of experience working with children, adolescents and families. In addition to office-based settings, I have worked in intensive in-home treatment and as a school counselor. Many years of my career were spent as a clinical consultant for a research-based, family-focused treatment model, Multisystemic Therapy (MST). Through my work, I have gained advanced knowledge in family and couples therapy, behavioral modification, and cognitive behavioral therapy. My approach is strength-based and solution-focused. I believe that all individuals have assets that can be leveraged to foster change, and that my role is to support clients in living a full and rewarding life. In my approach with children and adolescents, I view parents/caregivers as the experts on their children, and essential partners in ensuring successful treatment. Understanding family dynamics and promoting healthier patterns are special areas of interest, and utilized in my therapeutic approach. I commend you for taking the first step in researching a therapist for yourself or loved one!
I am a licensed social worker with over 15 years of experience working with children, adolescents and families. In addition to office-based settings, I have worked in intensive in-home treatment and as a school counselor. Many years of my career were spent as a clinical consultant for a research-based, family-focused treatment model, Multisystemic Therapy (MST). Through my work, I have gained advanced knowledge in family and couples therapy, behavioral modification, and cognitive behavioral therapy. My approach is strength-based and solution-focused. I believe that all individuals have assets that can be leveraged to foster change, and that my role is to support clients in living a full and rewarding life. In my approach with children and adolescents, I view parents/caregivers as the experts on their children, and essential partners in ensuring successful treatment. Understanding family dynamics and promoting healthier patterns are special areas of interest, and utilized in my therapeutic approach. I commend you for taking the first step in researching a therapist for yourself or loved one!
(708) 832-6223 View (708) 832-6223
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Jennifer Palmer
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Edgebrook, Chicago, IL 60646
Not accepting new clients
I am passionate about working with individuals with developmental differences (ex: ASD, Intellectual Disability), comorbid mental health concerns (ex: anxiety), and related challenges. I strive to individualize treatment so that it best matches each patient’s unique strengths and needs and supports patients in reaching their therapy goals. Often, my work involves supporting patients and their families in increasing insight into reported areas of concern, building strengths, growing new skills, developing greater community connection and support, and managing stressors that arise as one navigates daily life.
I am passionate about working with individuals with developmental differences (ex: ASD, Intellectual Disability), comorbid mental health concerns (ex: anxiety), and related challenges. I strive to individualize treatment so that it best matches each patient’s unique strengths and needs and supports patients in reaching their therapy goals. Often, my work involves supporting patients and their families in increasing insight into reported areas of concern, building strengths, growing new skills, developing greater community connection and support, and managing stressors that arise as one navigates daily life.
(708) 367-6973 View (708) 367-6973
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Taylor Newendorp
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
7 Endorsed
Edgebrook, Chicago, IL 60646
In addition to addressing general issues and stress, I specialize in treating Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Anxiety Disorders (including Social Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Specific Phobias/Fears, and Generalized Anxiety/Worry), and Hypochondriasis/Health Anxiety. By focusing on these few specialties I am able to provide effective treatment to help you better manage your moods, identify and change problematic thinking patterns, and stop self-destructive or unwanted behaviors--all of which can contribute to a greater sense of calm and self-confidence.
In addition to addressing general issues and stress, I specialize in treating Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Anxiety Disorders (including Social Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Specific Phobias/Fears, and Generalized Anxiety/Worry), and Hypochondriasis/Health Anxiety. By focusing on these few specialties I am able to provide effective treatment to help you better manage your moods, identify and change problematic thinking patterns, and stop self-destructive or unwanted behaviors--all of which can contribute to a greater sense of calm and self-confidence.
(773) 435-9217 View (773) 435-9217
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Paul Valipour
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MA, CADC
Verified
Edgebrook, Chicago, IL 60646
I am a Certified Alcohol and other Drug Counselor (CADC) and earned my master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Northeastern Illinois University. I have 14 years of mental health experience that ranges all available levels of care. I specialize in working with individuals experiencing substance use disorders, depression, anxiety, and OCD.
I am a Certified Alcohol and other Drug Counselor (CADC) and earned my master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Northeastern Illinois University. I have 14 years of mental health experience that ranges all available levels of care. I specialize in working with individuals experiencing substance use disorders, depression, anxiety, and OCD.
(708) 787-8472 x703 View (708) 787-8472 x703
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Katie Reagan
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, ATR
Verified
1 Endorsed
Edgebrook, Chicago, IL 60646
I am licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and I help adults navigate various life challenges including anxiety, depression, life transitions, interpersonal conflicts, self-esteem, body image concerns, gender role expectations and more. My clinical approach is anchored in the belief that inviting vulnerability into the therapeutic space is a cornerstone for profound personal growth. I appreciate that change, whether it unfolds in subtle shifts or significant waves, is a unique and patient process for each individual. Each session with me is tailored to the present moment, embodying warmth, sincerity, and a safe atmosphere.
I am licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and I help adults navigate various life challenges including anxiety, depression, life transitions, interpersonal conflicts, self-esteem, body image concerns, gender role expectations and more. My clinical approach is anchored in the belief that inviting vulnerability into the therapeutic space is a cornerstone for profound personal growth. I appreciate that change, whether it unfolds in subtle shifts or significant waves, is a unique and patient process for each individual. Each session with me is tailored to the present moment, embodying warmth, sincerity, and a safe atmosphere.
(708) 734-2735 View (708) 734-2735
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Veronica McMillion
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
Edgebrook, Chicago, IL 60646
Hello! I am Veronica, a Clinical Intern committed to providing a safe and supportive space for people seeking mental health care. My approach to counseling is rooted in empathy, active listening, and a client-centered perspective. I tailor my interventions to meet the specific needs and goals of each unique individual. I use evidence-based therapeutic approaches such as ERP, CBT and ACT to help people overcome the challenges of OCD, anxiety, and depression, and empower them on a journey toward emotional well-being.
Hello! I am Veronica, a Clinical Intern committed to providing a safe and supportive space for people seeking mental health care. My approach to counseling is rooted in empathy, active listening, and a client-centered perspective. I tailor my interventions to meet the specific needs and goals of each unique individual. I use evidence-based therapeutic approaches such as ERP, CBT and ACT to help people overcome the challenges of OCD, anxiety, and depression, and empower them on a journey toward emotional well-being.
(708) 578-2751 x704 View (708) 578-2751 x704
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Joshua Kaplan
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Edgebrook, Chicago, IL 60646
I am a licensed clinical professional counselor who specializes in working with individuals struggling with eating disorders, OCD, PTSD, anxiety disorders, and depression. While I tailor my specific approach to each individual client, I primarily use cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and exposure and response prevention (ERP). For the treatment of depression, I also use behavioral activation to help clients decrease avoidance in their lives and begin to engage in activities that will help improve their mood.
I am a licensed clinical professional counselor who specializes in working with individuals struggling with eating disorders, OCD, PTSD, anxiety disorders, and depression. While I tailor my specific approach to each individual client, I primarily use cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and exposure and response prevention (ERP). For the treatment of depression, I also use behavioral activation to help clients decrease avoidance in their lives and begin to engage in activities that will help improve their mood.
(872) 219-0382 x6 View (872) 219-0382 x6
Photo of Jessica Andrick, Licensed Professional Counselor in Edgebrook, Chicago, IL
Jessica Andrick
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified
1 Endorsed
Edgebrook, Chicago, IL 60646
Not accepting new clients
I work with clients of all ages struggling with depression, anxiety, life transitions, parenthood, career issues, and family/relationship concerns. My sessions incorporate empathy, flexibility, and occasional humor to build a trusting, therapeutic relationship, while utilizing a variety of techniques, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy.
I work with clients of all ages struggling with depression, anxiety, life transitions, parenthood, career issues, and family/relationship concerns. My sessions incorporate empathy, flexibility, and occasional humor to build a trusting, therapeutic relationship, while utilizing a variety of techniques, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy.
(773) 915-0683 View (773) 915-0683
Photo of Tania Sepulveda, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Edgebrook, Chicago, IL
Tania Sepulveda
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Edgebrook, Chicago, IL 60646
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 x502 View (708) 726-8123 x502
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Martin Prete
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Edgebrook, Chicago, IL 60646
Knowing what you want for yourself and knowing how to attain is not always as clear as it may seem. Especially if experiencing difficult symptoms of mental health, then seeking out support from a professional can be invaluable to developing a higher quality of life. With our day to days full of work, school, and distractions, there may not be opportunity to reflect and evaluate what is needed, however, taking time for yourself to process and speak can be beneficial to bringing out clearity in the path ahead.
Knowing what you want for yourself and knowing how to attain is not always as clear as it may seem. Especially if experiencing difficult symptoms of mental health, then seeking out support from a professional can be invaluable to developing a higher quality of life. With our day to days full of work, school, and distractions, there may not be opportunity to reflect and evaluate what is needed, however, taking time for yourself to process and speak can be beneficial to bringing out clearity in the path ahead.
(708) 394-7516 x3 View (708) 394-7516 x3
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Rebecca Powers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Edgebrook, Chicago, IL 60646
I work with clients of all ages who are experiencing challenges related to anxiety, depression, life transitions, and other concerns that are impacting well-being or life functioning. Providing a safe and supportive environment is important to me as we work together to navigate stressors and build new insight and skills. In working with children, I work closely with parents as well to support families in improved communication and functioning. I am also passionate about working with the LGBTQIA+ community.
I work with clients of all ages who are experiencing challenges related to anxiety, depression, life transitions, and other concerns that are impacting well-being or life functioning. Providing a safe and supportive environment is important to me as we work together to navigate stressors and build new insight and skills. In working with children, I work closely with parents as well to support families in improved communication and functioning. I am also passionate about working with the LGBTQIA+ community.
(773) 992-1976 View (773) 992-1976
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Georgia Angelakos
Counselor, MA, LPC, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Edgebrook, Chicago, IL 60646
What happens when our well-intentioned - yet sometimes uncooperative - brains try to protect us from experiencing harm? Yup, you got it! It's called Stress, also known as Anxiety, and at times it can be quite the nuisance. You are welcome to join me on a journey of knowledge and self-discovery to recognize and appreciate how our brain and bodies have helped us survive the personal challenges and struggles life presents. And then, let's help our brain recognize that, when we are actually safe, we don't need to go into stress mode, and instead ignite our Curiosity, Courage, and Compassion!
What happens when our well-intentioned - yet sometimes uncooperative - brains try to protect us from experiencing harm? Yup, you got it! It's called Stress, also known as Anxiety, and at times it can be quite the nuisance. You are welcome to join me on a journey of knowledge and self-discovery to recognize and appreciate how our brain and bodies have helped us survive the personal challenges and struggles life presents. And then, let's help our brain recognize that, when we are actually safe, we don't need to go into stress mode, and instead ignite our Curiosity, Courage, and Compassion!
(773) 207-3227 View (773) 207-3227
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Tori Vazquez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Edgebrook, Chicago, IL 60646
My clinical work is grounded in transformative justice, abolition, anti-racist and anti-oppressive practice, and trauma-informed care. I have extensive experience and interest in working with individuals navigating complex trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, substance use concerns, and those exploring sexuality and gender identity. As a queer-and-trans-identified clinician, I have a deep commitment to working with individuals identifying within LGBTQ+ communities and providing affirming support to individuals identifying as kinky, poly, and/or practicing non-monogamous relationship structures.
My clinical work is grounded in transformative justice, abolition, anti-racist and anti-oppressive practice, and trauma-informed care. I have extensive experience and interest in working with individuals navigating complex trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, substance use concerns, and those exploring sexuality and gender identity. As a queer-and-trans-identified clinician, I have a deep commitment to working with individuals identifying within LGBTQ+ communities and providing affirming support to individuals identifying as kinky, poly, and/or practicing non-monogamous relationship structures.
(708) 726-8371 View (708) 726-8371
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Blake D Osborne
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Edgebrook, Chicago, IL 60647
Not accepting new clients
Hi! I'm Blake D. Osborne, L.C.S.W. I am mainly doing Telehealth but can meet in person when necessary in the Skokie/Glenview area. I have over twenty-five years experience. I enjoy what I do! I am easy-going, flexible, accepting and down-to-earth. I use research-supported methods. Specialties: Kids and Teens, including ADHD, anger, anxiety, behavioral issues, depression, homework, learning issues, OCD, panic, social skills, toileting. Adults: Mood issues, relationship problems, work issues, and grief. My goal: to make progress simply and efficiently. You should see some change in five-ten sessions.
Hi! I'm Blake D. Osborne, L.C.S.W. I am mainly doing Telehealth but can meet in person when necessary in the Skokie/Glenview area. I have over twenty-five years experience. I enjoy what I do! I am easy-going, flexible, accepting and down-to-earth. I use research-supported methods. Specialties: Kids and Teens, including ADHD, anger, anxiety, behavioral issues, depression, homework, learning issues, OCD, panic, social skills, toileting. Adults: Mood issues, relationship problems, work issues, and grief. My goal: to make progress simply and efficiently. You should see some change in five-ten sessions.
(847) 416-2689 View (847) 416-2689
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Lauren Fontana
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Edgebrook, Chicago, IL 60646
I believe in the importance of building a therapeutic relationship and comfortable environment and therefore believe in being authentic and realistic with clients. I find this to be especially important in working with adolescents, young adults, families, and those who hav experienced trauma. I enjoy getting to understand their prospective and being able to advocate for them as well as to teach them to advocate for themselves and learn the skills that they need to communicate more effectively with others. I also believe that working with families and parents creates more success for everyone and therefore facilitate more change.
I believe in the importance of building a therapeutic relationship and comfortable environment and therefore believe in being authentic and realistic with clients. I find this to be especially important in working with adolescents, young adults, families, and those who hav experienced trauma. I enjoy getting to understand their prospective and being able to advocate for them as well as to teach them to advocate for themselves and learn the skills that they need to communicate more effectively with others. I also believe that working with families and parents creates more success for everyone and therefore facilitate more change.
(708) 866-0675 View (708) 866-0675
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Christie Ochoa
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
7 Endorsed
Edgebrook, Chicago, IL 60646
I believe that therapy is a unique place to take a breath and a step back to figure out the direction to go. Life is a journey with both highs and lows. I believe that everyone can improve their lives and enjoy helping others identify the changes needed to better themselves. I am down-to-earth, relatable and genuine. I also enjoy pointing out the irony of everyday life and getting my clients to laugh at times. I believe therapy is beneficial to everyone and practice it myself.
I believe that therapy is a unique place to take a breath and a step back to figure out the direction to go. Life is a journey with both highs and lows. I believe that everyone can improve their lives and enjoy helping others identify the changes needed to better themselves. I am down-to-earth, relatable and genuine. I also enjoy pointing out the irony of everyday life and getting my clients to laugh at times. I believe therapy is beneficial to everyone and practice it myself.
(872) 401-8710 View (872) 401-8710
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Sharon Rukin
Counselor, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Edgebrook, Chicago, IL 60646
Not accepting new clients
Welcome. You have arrived here because something isn't right- relationship problems, difficulty achieving goals, grief, bouts of paralyzing sadness, anger or fear, not feeling meaning in your life. I offer 30 years of professional and personal development and experience to my work with individuals, couples, families, children and adolescents. I hold a safe, nonjudgmental space where problems and conflicts are freely explored and clients reengage their life with a sense of renewal and possibility. I mediate this process with compassion, intelligence, sensitivity, and a genuine desire to join with you through whatever troubles you.
Welcome. You have arrived here because something isn't right- relationship problems, difficulty achieving goals, grief, bouts of paralyzing sadness, anger or fear, not feeling meaning in your life. I offer 30 years of professional and personal development and experience to my work with individuals, couples, families, children and adolescents. I hold a safe, nonjudgmental space where problems and conflicts are freely explored and clients reengage their life with a sense of renewal and possibility. I mediate this process with compassion, intelligence, sensitivity, and a genuine desire to join with you through whatever troubles you.
(847) 512-7368 View (847) 512-7368

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Number of Therapists in Edgebrook, Chicago, IL

50+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Edgebrook, Chicago, IL who prioritize treating:

86% Anxiety
82% Depression
76% Relationship Issues
73% Self Esteem
69% Trauma and PTSD
67% Coping Skills
63% Grief

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

91% BlueCross and BlueShield
67% Aetna
53% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Edgebrook, Chicago, IL see their clients

91% In Person and Online
9% Online Only

Gender breakdown

61% Female
37% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Edgebrook, 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.