Therapists in Garfield Ridge, Chicago, IL

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Fabiola Ochoa, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Garfield Ridge, Chicago, IL 60638  (Online Only)
Now accepting Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO. I specialize in clients ages 5-24 years of age that have experienced a transition in life such as high school/college and parenthood or a traumatic event such as a death, divorce, abuse, gang violence and domestic violence. I help my clients process their emotions and experiences and practice coping skills to decrease symptoms related to PTSD, depression and anxiety. In addition, I can also provide EMDR therapy. At this time, I am only accepting clients that are adolescents and young adults for telehealth. (I offer LCSW/LCPC virtual supervision $40 per hour - please send me an email.)
Now accepting Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO. I specialize in clients ages 5-24 years of age that have experienced a transition in life such as high school/college and parenthood or a traumatic event such as a death, divorce, abuse, gang violence and domestic violence. I help my clients process their emotions and experiences and practice coping skills to decrease symptoms related to PTSD, depression and anxiety. In addition, I can also provide EMDR therapy. At this time, I am only accepting clients that are adolescents and young adults for telehealth. (I offer LCSW/LCPC virtual supervision $40 per hour - please send me an email.)
(773) 299-1677 View (773) 299-1677
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The Calm Tigress: Nisha Agmata Paliwal
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, NCC
Verified
Garfield Ridge, Chicago, IL 60632
Welcome to YOUR space of growth, if you accept, my dear fellow Human! You are capable of everything you desire for yourself & your inner world - change, healing, empowerment, upliftment, release, fulfillment, peace, liberation, & anything else your spirit truly yearns for. In this moment, Life may be immensely challenging you, but somehow you may still be exactly where you are supposed to be. At this fragile place where our paths converge I lay out in front of you this question: How can your mental wellness be truly supported right now, in the unique way YOU require?
Welcome to YOUR space of growth, if you accept, my dear fellow Human! You are capable of everything you desire for yourself & your inner world - change, healing, empowerment, upliftment, release, fulfillment, peace, liberation, & anything else your spirit truly yearns for. In this moment, Life may be immensely challenging you, but somehow you may still be exactly where you are supposed to be. At this fragile place where our paths converge I lay out in front of you this question: How can your mental wellness be truly supported right now, in the unique way YOU require?
(708) 729-6889 View (708) 729-6889
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LaConyer Davis
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPC, NCC, CADC
Verified
Garfield Ridge, Chicago, IL 60629  (Online Only)
Do you feel alone even if you are surrounded by family or friends? Have you tried putting yourself out there only to be held back by negative thoughts? Or are there moments when you feel down, and it never goes away? For things like these, it may be difficult to admit that we need help, but if we want to move forward and accomplish goals, the very first step is admitting we need support. Embarking upon therapy can be a rewarding experience. If you need someone to listen and help you stay consistent, I am here for you.
Do you feel alone even if you are surrounded by family or friends? Have you tried putting yourself out there only to be held back by negative thoughts? Or are there moments when you feel down, and it never goes away? For things like these, it may be difficult to admit that we need help, but if we want to move forward and accomplish goals, the very first step is admitting we need support. Embarking upon therapy can be a rewarding experience. If you need someone to listen and help you stay consistent, I am here for you.
(773) 537-4151 View (773) 537-4151
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Gloria Ortiz
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ALMFT
Verified
Garfield Ridge, Chicago, IL 60629  (Online Only)
Life can be challenging at times, and it's perfectly normal to feel overwhelmed and exhausted from trying to manage everything on your own. If you're doing your best but still struggling to get ahead, don't worry – I'm here to help! I will be with you every step of the way as you work towards your goals and become the best person you can be. I will take the time to learn who you are as an individual and what matters most in your life. I will value your strengths, listen carefully to your needs, and guide you toward healing and lasting change.
Life can be challenging at times, and it's perfectly normal to feel overwhelmed and exhausted from trying to manage everything on your own. If you're doing your best but still struggling to get ahead, don't worry – I'm here to help! I will be with you every step of the way as you work towards your goals and become the best person you can be. I will take the time to learn who you are as an individual and what matters most in your life. I will value your strengths, listen carefully to your needs, and guide you toward healing and lasting change.
(708) 554-4337 View (708) 554-4337
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Stephanie Brennan
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified
Garfield Ridge, Chicago, IL 60638
Not accepting new clients
I recognize that your experiences and reasons for seeking counseling are unique to you. Our sessions will help you discover and strengthen tools and skills that you need to transition through difficult times. Together we will use strategies to explore your concerns and begin taking steps towards a more satisfying life. Therapy is an opportunity for you to "tell your story" in a safe environment. Everyone needs someone to talk to when faced with difficult times. Many people meet with me to talk with an objective, nonjudgemental person.
I recognize that your experiences and reasons for seeking counseling are unique to you. Our sessions will help you discover and strengthen tools and skills that you need to transition through difficult times. Together we will use strategies to explore your concerns and begin taking steps towards a more satisfying life. Therapy is an opportunity for you to "tell your story" in a safe environment. Everyone needs someone to talk to when faced with difficult times. Many people meet with me to talk with an objective, nonjudgemental person.
(773) 295-4816 View (773) 295-4816
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Jessica C Garcia
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Garfield Ridge, Chicago, IL 60638  (Online Only)
I enjoy working with those who are dealing with anxiety, ADHD, impaired self esteem/confidence, depression, relationship issues (family, partner, children, parents, friends, pet, etc), employment issues, school issues, societal issues, etc. My ideal client's ultimate goal is to feel at peace, centered, confident and capable. They want to identify triggers, identify healthy/safe coping skills, develop relapse prevention skills, develop healthy boundaries, gain meaningful employment and feel confident in their ability to maintain their level of happiness long term.
I enjoy working with those who are dealing with anxiety, ADHD, impaired self esteem/confidence, depression, relationship issues (family, partner, children, parents, friends, pet, etc), employment issues, school issues, societal issues, etc. My ideal client's ultimate goal is to feel at peace, centered, confident and capable. They want to identify triggers, identify healthy/safe coping skills, develop relapse prevention skills, develop healthy boundaries, gain meaningful employment and feel confident in their ability to maintain their level of happiness long term.
(773) 839-6603 View (773) 839-6603
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Sushma Cheturvedula
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Garfield Ridge, Chicago, IL 60629  (Online Only)
There comes a time in each of our lives where we feel inadequate, anxious, depressed, heartbroken, lonely, confused, and in need of a helping hand. If your ultimate goal is to strengthen your emotional wellbeing, find peace with your past, and live the life you always wanted, you have found the right Therapist. Whatever is overwhelming you today, whether it’s a tough breakup, grief, abuse, work related stress, relationship issues, past trauma, or simply finding the motivation to get out of bed and have a productive day, help is a phone call away. My role is to listen, empower growth, and help you become the best version of yourself.
There comes a time in each of our lives where we feel inadequate, anxious, depressed, heartbroken, lonely, confused, and in need of a helping hand. If your ultimate goal is to strengthen your emotional wellbeing, find peace with your past, and live the life you always wanted, you have found the right Therapist. Whatever is overwhelming you today, whether it’s a tough breakup, grief, abuse, work related stress, relationship issues, past trauma, or simply finding the motivation to get out of bed and have a productive day, help is a phone call away. My role is to listen, empower growth, and help you become the best version of yourself.
(773) 915-0573 View (773) 915-0573
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Tatyana Rameau
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Garfield Ridge, Chicago, IL 60615  (Online Only)
In order to improve our lives, we need to improve our perspectives. This means stepping out of our comfort zones and adding new beneficial experiences and learning better ways to navigate the ever changing world around us. It is courageous to want to confront our current mode of thinking, and as a therapist, I am genuinely excited to provide a safe and welcoming environment to help guide those choosing to do so.
In order to improve our lives, we need to improve our perspectives. This means stepping out of our comfort zones and adding new beneficial experiences and learning better ways to navigate the ever changing world around us. It is courageous to want to confront our current mode of thinking, and as a therapist, I am genuinely excited to provide a safe and welcoming environment to help guide those choosing to do so.
(773) 830-6365 View (773) 830-6365
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Sushma Cheturvedula
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Garfield Ridge, Chicago, IL 60629  (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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Progressive Life Counseling, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Garfield Ridge, Chicago, IL 60629  (Online Only)
Greetings, I am the Founder and Clinical Director of Progressive Life Counseling, a group counseling practice here in the state of Illinois. If you or your loved one is in need of counseling and you’re having a difficult time finding the right therapist in your area, you are not alone! Our secure online platform offers a diverse group of Licensed Therapists who are motivated to help you restore hope, heal, and pursue the quality of life that you deserve. Save time, energy, and the financial burden of driving to your next appointment. We currently have immediate openings and a highly trained Therapist ready to meet with you now!
Greetings, I am the Founder and Clinical Director of Progressive Life Counseling, a group counseling practice here in the state of Illinois. If you or your loved one is in need of counseling and you’re having a difficult time finding the right therapist in your area, you are not alone! Our secure online platform offers a diverse group of Licensed Therapists who are motivated to help you restore hope, heal, and pursue the quality of life that you deserve. Save time, energy, and the financial burden of driving to your next appointment. We currently have immediate openings and a highly trained Therapist ready to meet with you now!
(618) 602-2312 View (618) 602-2312
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Alejandra Gutierrez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Garfield Ridge, Chicago, IL 60638  (Online Only)
Welcome! Bienvenidos! My therapeutic approach is grounded in the belief that holistic care is crucial to supporting and healing ourselves, our families, and our communities. As a bilingual, bicultural therapist, I actively integrate clients’ cultural identities and strengths into therapy. Through my background and experience as a school social worker and working with young people, I have developed a passion for working with young people including adolescents and adults. Developing a solid therapeutic alliance is my number one goal.
Welcome! Bienvenidos! My therapeutic approach is grounded in the belief that holistic care is crucial to supporting and healing ourselves, our families, and our communities. As a bilingual, bicultural therapist, I actively integrate clients’ cultural identities and strengths into therapy. Through my background and experience as a school social worker and working with young people, I have developed a passion for working with young people including adolescents and adults. Developing a solid therapeutic alliance is my number one goal.
(773) 365-9975 View (773) 365-9975
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Tiffany Clapp
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
Garfield Ridge, Chicago, IL 60629  (Online Only)
Every person has a story that is made up of thoughts, actions, and major events that have shaped them into who they are today. However, some chapters of our story include unpleasant experiences, emotions, and memories that still cause us suffering today. I want you to know that you don't have to feel alone anymore. If you have experienced complex trauma, suffer from low self-esteem/self-worth, or struggle with setting healthy boundaries, I am the Therapist for you! I want to learn everything about your story, help you heal, give you the support that you've always desired, and make you finding happiness my top priority!
Every person has a story that is made up of thoughts, actions, and major events that have shaped them into who they are today. However, some chapters of our story include unpleasant experiences, emotions, and memories that still cause us suffering today. I want you to know that you don't have to feel alone anymore. If you have experienced complex trauma, suffer from low self-esteem/self-worth, or struggle with setting healthy boundaries, I am the Therapist for you! I want to learn everything about your story, help you heal, give you the support that you've always desired, and make you finding happiness my top priority!
(618) 507-6456 View (618) 507-6456
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Fernando Cisneros
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CAADC, CODP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Garfield Ridge, Chicago, IL 60638
Bilingual and bicultural psychotherapist with over 18 years of experience. I will address your concerns with warmth and total acceptance in a non-judgmental and safe therapeutic environment that fosters healing, self-knowledge, a sense of freedom and expression, vitality, inner peace, joy, and the creation of inspiring possibilities for growth and fulfillment in your life. We will work together to overcome your life stressors so that you develop inner strength and a sense of self-empowerment. You will be lifted to new heights; to an awareness of self and of your higher power.
Bilingual and bicultural psychotherapist with over 18 years of experience. I will address your concerns with warmth and total acceptance in a non-judgmental and safe therapeutic environment that fosters healing, self-knowledge, a sense of freedom and expression, vitality, inner peace, joy, and the creation of inspiring possibilities for growth and fulfillment in your life. We will work together to overcome your life stressors so that you develop inner strength and a sense of self-empowerment. You will be lifted to new heights; to an awareness of self and of your higher power.
(708) 340-6278 View (708) 340-6278
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Tytannie Harris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Garfield Ridge, Chicago, IL 60638
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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Alejandro Garrido
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Garfield Ridge, Chicago, IL 60638  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, I have spent numerous years working with individuals, couples and families ranging from adolescence through adulthood, with a variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, chronic pain, stress management, PTSD, ADHD, adjustment to life changes and/or medical treatments, grief and loss issues; parenting concerns; couple issues; or problems coping with daily stress. If you have some of these concerns, you can experience emotional, mental and relational healing. I employ a collaborative, supportive and confidential approach to work together on your therapy goals.
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, I have spent numerous years working with individuals, couples and families ranging from adolescence through adulthood, with a variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, chronic pain, stress management, PTSD, ADHD, adjustment to life changes and/or medical treatments, grief and loss issues; parenting concerns; couple issues; or problems coping with daily stress. If you have some of these concerns, you can experience emotional, mental and relational healing. I employ a collaborative, supportive and confidential approach to work together on your therapy goals.
(773) 570-1271 View (773) 570-1271
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Conswaila Davis
Counselor, EdS, LCPC
Verified
Garfield Ridge, Chicago, IL 60638
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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Yolanda Solecki
Counselor, LCPC, CADC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Garfield Ridge, Chicago, IL 60638
Do you feel overwhelmed or isolated in dealing with life's challenges? Do you struggle with close relationships? Can you benefit from developing a deeper self-awareness and self-acceptance? My integrative approach to psychotherapy is tailored to meet your personal needs.
Do you feel overwhelmed or isolated in dealing with life's challenges? Do you struggle with close relationships? Can you benefit from developing a deeper self-awareness and self-acceptance? My integrative approach to psychotherapy is tailored to meet your personal needs.
(708) 816-9008 View (708) 816-9008
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Jolene Altman Mindful Wellness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Garfield Ridge, Chicago, IL 60638
Over the years of working with people in intense times of pain, conflict, loss, and hopelessness, I have been shown that people possess the ability to heal when given the opportunity in a safe environment. Working with adults in a variety of capacities, I have the perspective that through empowering relationships, people are better able to access growth, understanding, and positive change. Through compassion, reflection and understanding patterns of behavior, I facilitate a collaborative process of identifying goals, working toward self-understanding, and ultimately actualizing changes that people desire.
Over the years of working with people in intense times of pain, conflict, loss, and hopelessness, I have been shown that people possess the ability to heal when given the opportunity in a safe environment. Working with adults in a variety of capacities, I have the perspective that through empowering relationships, people are better able to access growth, understanding, and positive change. Through compassion, reflection and understanding patterns of behavior, I facilitate a collaborative process of identifying goals, working toward self-understanding, and ultimately actualizing changes that people desire.
(708) 290-7906 View (708) 290-7906
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Daniella Torres
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
Garfield Ridge, Chicago, IL 60638  (Online Only)
Daniella values collaboration and empowers clients to direct their therapeutic journey. She brings her patience, compassion, and intuition to connect and build trusting relationships with clients. Daniella is passionate about co-creating a safe therapeutic space that feels authentic to each individual client. With a systemic and client-centered approach to therapy, she helps clients gain clarity and confidence in themselves.
Daniella values collaboration and empowers clients to direct their therapeutic journey. She brings her patience, compassion, and intuition to connect and build trusting relationships with clients. Daniella is passionate about co-creating a safe therapeutic space that feels authentic to each individual client. With a systemic and client-centered approach to therapy, she helps clients gain clarity and confidence in themselves.
(872) 529-3527 View (872) 529-3527
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Interactive Counseling Services, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Garfield Ridge, Chicago, IL 60638
Not accepting new clients
Hey there, I am Diana, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker; I have ten years of experience as a therapist. Chicago-born, bicultural, Spanish-speaking, culturally sensitive, and proud Latina. I treat adults, adolescents, children, first responders, and couples. I specialize in working with those who have experienced complex trauma. I have a safe space for you to unload those stressors when life can get tricky. Let's explore those challenges such as depression, anxiety, unhealthy relationships, anger issues, and self-harm behaviors. Working with me, you will learn tools and techniques to manage depressed mood, stress, and anxiety.
Hey there, I am Diana, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker; I have ten years of experience as a therapist. Chicago-born, bicultural, Spanish-speaking, culturally sensitive, and proud Latina. I treat adults, adolescents, children, first responders, and couples. I specialize in working with those who have experienced complex trauma. I have a safe space for you to unload those stressors when life can get tricky. Let's explore those challenges such as depression, anxiety, unhealthy relationships, anger issues, and self-harm behaviors. Working with me, you will learn tools and techniques to manage depressed mood, stress, and anxiety.
(708) 741-2317 View (708) 741-2317

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Number of Therapists in Garfield Ridge, Chicago, IL

20+

Average cost per session

$135

Therapists in Garfield Ridge, Chicago, IL who prioritize treating:

97% Relationship Issues
97% Depression
93% Anxiety
93% Family Conflict
83% Trauma and PTSD
76% Grief
76% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

93% BlueCross and BlueShield
70% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
59% Aetna

How Therapists in Garfield Ridge, Chicago, IL see their clients

56% In Person and Online
44% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Garfield Ridge, 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.