Therapists in Little Italy, Chicago, IL

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Alexis Lopez-Palomar
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Little Italy, Chicago, IL 60607  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with trauma survivors who want to increase their self-compassion, understand themselves more fully, build healthier boundaries with those around them and increase their sense of safety. I thoroughly enjoy working with the following populations: BIPOC, 1st & 2nd Generation Immigrants, Sex workers, Survivors of Human Trafficking, Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse Survivors, LGBTQIA+., Adult Children of Abusive Parents.
I specialize in working with trauma survivors who want to increase their self-compassion, understand themselves more fully, build healthier boundaries with those around them and increase their sense of safety. I thoroughly enjoy working with the following populations: BIPOC, 1st & 2nd Generation Immigrants, Sex workers, Survivors of Human Trafficking, Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse Survivors, LGBTQIA+., Adult Children of Abusive Parents.
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Michael Hawkins
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Little Italy, Chicago, IL 60607  (Online Only)
My therapeutic style focuses on safety & empowerment. I may be the clinician, but I honor the fact that you are the expert of your own life. I build trust by wearing my heart on my sleeve. I would never ask you to risk your vulnerability if I am unwilling to risk my own. I may use humor to foster hope & ease discomfort. I welcome you to question my perspectives to improve the power of our co-created insights. We will collaborate to develop ways for you to make new choices, break old patterns, and build more effective supports. Our work will help you unlock your potential for healing, and get you closer to the person you want to be.
My therapeutic style focuses on safety & empowerment. I may be the clinician, but I honor the fact that you are the expert of your own life. I build trust by wearing my heart on my sleeve. I would never ask you to risk your vulnerability if I am unwilling to risk my own. I may use humor to foster hope & ease discomfort. I welcome you to question my perspectives to improve the power of our co-created insights. We will collaborate to develop ways for you to make new choices, break old patterns, and build more effective supports. Our work will help you unlock your potential for healing, and get you closer to the person you want to be.
(312) 766-6959 View (312) 766-6959
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Inner Wisdom Therapy
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Little Italy, Chicago, IL 60607  (Online Only)
I am a Latina and first gen, psychologist. My mission is to help clients find peace in their daily lives by unpacking beliefs and behaviors that although once helpful, may be holding them back from the lives they want to live. I place an emphasis on helping clients to arrive at a place in their lives where they feel in alignment with their authentic self, connected to their bodies, and internal wisdom. I specialize in working with adults who face challenges related to trauma, anxiety, depression, binge eating, financial mindset, and self-esteem issues that impact dating, or work performance.
I am a Latina and first gen, psychologist. My mission is to help clients find peace in their daily lives by unpacking beliefs and behaviors that although once helpful, may be holding them back from the lives they want to live. I place an emphasis on helping clients to arrive at a place in their lives where they feel in alignment with their authentic self, connected to their bodies, and internal wisdom. I specialize in working with adults who face challenges related to trauma, anxiety, depression, binge eating, financial mindset, and self-esteem issues that impact dating, or work performance.
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Joshua Rose
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Little Italy, 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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Autumn Cabell
PhD, LCPC, NCC, CCC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Little Italy, Chicago, IL 60607  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Are you struggling to heal from a past trauma? Is depression is making it hard to stay motivated and feel confident? Is your anxiety making it difficult to navigate school or work? I offer virtual mental health counseling and career coaching because I am passionate about helping teens and adults navigate trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, life transitions, and career development.
Are you struggling to heal from a past trauma? Is depression is making it hard to stay motivated and feel confident? Is your anxiety making it difficult to navigate school or work? I offer virtual mental health counseling and career coaching because I am passionate about helping teens and adults navigate trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, life transitions, and career development.
(312) 376-3705 View (312) 376-3705
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Regina Thomas - NOCD
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
Little Italy, Chicago, IL 60607  (Online Only)
I enjoy helping people identify and overcome the roadblocks that prevent them from moving forward. I have met more and more individuals with OCD who need support in addressing the obstacles and mindsets that promote OCD behaviors. Help is available, and with focus and intention, change is inevitable. At NOCD, my team and I specialize in providing evidence-based treatment for people with OCD. Our deep understanding of the intricacies of OCD enables us to properly diagnose and treat it. Additionally, we have received intensive training in ERP therapy—the gold standard treatment for OCD.
I enjoy helping people identify and overcome the roadblocks that prevent them from moving forward. I have met more and more individuals with OCD who need support in addressing the obstacles and mindsets that promote OCD behaviors. Help is available, and with focus and intention, change is inevitable. At NOCD, my team and I specialize in providing evidence-based treatment for people with OCD. Our deep understanding of the intricacies of OCD enables us to properly diagnose and treat it. Additionally, we have received intensive training in ERP therapy—the gold standard treatment for OCD.
(872) 231-0626 View (872) 231-0626
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Citlali Lara
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
Little Italy, Chicago, IL 60607  (Online Only)
My name is Citlali Lara and I am a bi-cultural and bi-lingual therapist (English/Spanish). I enjoy working with individuals who are ready and committed to change! I have experience working with children, and adolescents as well as their families. I specialize in anxiety, depression, low-self esteem, stress, relationships and life changes/transitions. I enjoy creating positive therapeutic relationships with my clients as I believe that effective therapy starts at fostering positive rapport.
My name is Citlali Lara and I am a bi-cultural and bi-lingual therapist (English/Spanish). I enjoy working with individuals who are ready and committed to change! I have experience working with children, and adolescents as well as their families. I specialize in anxiety, depression, low-self esteem, stress, relationships and life changes/transitions. I enjoy creating positive therapeutic relationships with my clients as I believe that effective therapy starts at fostering positive rapport.
(312) 584-4792 View (312) 584-4792
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Carmen M. Martinez
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Little Italy, Chicago, IL 60607  (Online Only)
My name is Carmen Martinez, Bilingual Counselor at Holistically Divine Counseling. I deeply believe all humans have a purpose, a God-given talent, ability, desire, and light within them to be the best version of themselves and the natural will to live their best lives possible throughout their journey. Sometimes, that light within can become dim and distant due to life’s struggles, challenges, and adversities.
My name is Carmen Martinez, Bilingual Counselor at Holistically Divine Counseling. I deeply believe all humans have a purpose, a God-given talent, ability, desire, and light within them to be the best version of themselves and the natural will to live their best lives possible throughout their journey. Sometimes, that light within can become dim and distant due to life’s struggles, challenges, and adversities.
(312) 374-6616 View (312) 374-6616
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Joie Wiener
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Little Italy, Chicago, IL 60607  (Online Only)
Joie is a North Side resident, and a proud member of the Queer, Neurodiverse, and Chronically Ill/ Disabled communities. They believe in nurturing and cherishing these identities (as well as all others!), and challenging social norms with the radical act of being yourself. Joie is a former social emotional and sexual health educator, and has worked with young people in various capacities for over 10 years. They’ve worked both in the schools and via Telehealth to provide therapy to children, adolescents, and emerging adults, focusing primarily on acute and complex trauma, neurodivergence, and gender/sexuality identity development.
Joie is a North Side resident, and a proud member of the Queer, Neurodiverse, and Chronically Ill/ Disabled communities. They believe in nurturing and cherishing these identities (as well as all others!), and challenging social norms with the radical act of being yourself. Joie is a former social emotional and sexual health educator, and has worked with young people in various capacities for over 10 years. They’ve worked both in the schools and via Telehealth to provide therapy to children, adolescents, and emerging adults, focusing primarily on acute and complex trauma, neurodivergence, and gender/sexuality identity development.
(773) 673-9874 View (773) 673-9874
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Phillip Lee
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MEd, MSW
Verified Verified
Little Italy, Chicago, IL 60615  (Online Only)
I believe that everyone deserves a non-judgmental space to reflect on their thoughts, feelings, and reality, however, that may look. As a supportive clinician, I like working with teens, adults 18+, parents, and families. For over 9 years, I have supported individuals and families in crisis settings strengthening my knowledge as a trauma-informed therapist. I am also comfortable supporting individuals who are not experiencing trauma and are just looking for maintenance on a wide range of topics: substance use, behavioral concerns, work- or home-related stress, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, grief, gender, culture, and sexuality.
I believe that everyone deserves a non-judgmental space to reflect on their thoughts, feelings, and reality, however, that may look. As a supportive clinician, I like working with teens, adults 18+, parents, and families. For over 9 years, I have supported individuals and families in crisis settings strengthening my knowledge as a trauma-informed therapist. I am also comfortable supporting individuals who are not experiencing trauma and are just looking for maintenance on a wide range of topics: substance use, behavioral concerns, work- or home-related stress, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, grief, gender, culture, and sexuality.
(708) 381-1740 View (708) 381-1740
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Janet Marie Vidales
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Little Italy, Chicago, IL 60607  (Online Only)
I am a Latina bilingual therapist who works with children, adolescents, emerging adults, and adults and provide individual and family therapy. I provide an open and safe environment where we can work towards improving your mental health, have it be reducing anxiety, depression, processing trauma or improving communication skills. My counseling style is very empathetic, mindful and client-centered, yet direct and straightforward. I believe in using the therapeutic relationship as an effective way to work though your experiences and start therapy where you are ready to start and at the pace you're ready to start.
I am a Latina bilingual therapist who works with children, adolescents, emerging adults, and adults and provide individual and family therapy. I provide an open and safe environment where we can work towards improving your mental health, have it be reducing anxiety, depression, processing trauma or improving communication skills. My counseling style is very empathetic, mindful and client-centered, yet direct and straightforward. I believe in using the therapeutic relationship as an effective way to work though your experiences and start therapy where you are ready to start and at the pace you're ready to start.
(630) 454-0854 View (630) 454-0854
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Lauren Moring
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Little Italy, Chicago, IL 60607  (Online Only)
Do you have a child or teenager that is displaying difficult behaviors or moods at school or home? Have they experienced some adverse event/s such as abuse, trauma, or loss of a loved one? A loss of interest in things they once enjoyed? Are they lacking in relational supports or friendship with same-aged peers? I have worked in the Chicago school system for four years and specialize in working with children and adolescents who need support to work through symptoms that stem from previous hardships, improve communication and emotional regulation, and to promote optimal mental health.
Do you have a child or teenager that is displaying difficult behaviors or moods at school or home? Have they experienced some adverse event/s such as abuse, trauma, or loss of a loved one? A loss of interest in things they once enjoyed? Are they lacking in relational supports or friendship with same-aged peers? I have worked in the Chicago school system for four years and specialize in working with children and adolescents who need support to work through symptoms that stem from previous hardships, improve communication and emotional regulation, and to promote optimal mental health.
(773) 232-3640 View (773) 232-3640
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Meagan Marsh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Little Italy, Chicago, IL 60607  (Online Only)
My approach is compassionate, collaborative and direct. I believe developing an honest, authentic therapeutic relationship is key to making changes, so providing a non-judgmental, trauma informed space is my priority. We’ll laugh in sessions (yes, therapy can be fun!) and work together to identify your goals, highlight and build upon your strengths and insights, and explore concepts like vulnerability, intimacy, and self-compassion.
My approach is compassionate, collaborative and direct. I believe developing an honest, authentic therapeutic relationship is key to making changes, so providing a non-judgmental, trauma informed space is my priority. We’ll laugh in sessions (yes, therapy can be fun!) and work together to identify your goals, highlight and build upon your strengths and insights, and explore concepts like vulnerability, intimacy, and self-compassion.
(708) 809-3188 View (708) 809-3188
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Dr. Spencer Scott
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Little Italy, Chicago, IL 60607  (Online Only)
At some point in life, we all experience a moment when we question whether we're on the best path forward. Perhaps a relationship feels unfulfilling, we're not advancing in our career the way we'd hoped, or we're feeling unsure about a decision. Framework Associates strives to provide affordable, accessible psychological services from exceptionally qualified therapists.
At some point in life, we all experience a moment when we question whether we're on the best path forward. Perhaps a relationship feels unfulfilling, we're not advancing in our career the way we'd hoped, or we're feeling unsure about a decision. Framework Associates strives to provide affordable, accessible psychological services from exceptionally qualified therapists.
(312) 626-7546 View (312) 626-7546
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Lotus Root Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Little Italy, Chicago, IL 60607  (Online Only)
We're a trauma-informed, culturally-sensitive mental health counseling group for multicultural, Asian, BIPOC, immigrants, LGBTQIA+, and other marginalized communities. We're passionate about working with individuals, couples and families from different cultural backgrounds, exploring how complex identities and unique personal experiences have shaped us into who we are. We specialize in healing from anxiety, complex trauma, relationship issues, perinatal issues, ADHD, adoption, OCD, stress, cultural identity, cultural/intergenerational conflicts, family conflicts, grief, and other issues.
We're a trauma-informed, culturally-sensitive mental health counseling group for multicultural, Asian, BIPOC, immigrants, LGBTQIA+, and other marginalized communities. We're passionate about working with individuals, couples and families from different cultural backgrounds, exploring how complex identities and unique personal experiences have shaped us into who we are. We specialize in healing from anxiety, complex trauma, relationship issues, perinatal issues, ADHD, adoption, OCD, stress, cultural identity, cultural/intergenerational conflicts, family conflicts, grief, and other issues.
(773) 364-1625 View (773) 364-1625
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Anne Hoerer - NOCD
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Little Italy, Chicago, IL 60607  (Online Only)
My own experiences, and those of loved ones, inspired my career in therapy. Witnessing the impact of OCD firsthand, I understand how it can limit one's life. I am passionate about supporting people as they strive for freedom from what holds them back. If it's hard to express your thoughts verbally, feel free to write me a letter or draw a picture. I'm proud of you for seeking help; it takes immense strength. Remember, you're not alone! At NOCD, my team and I specialize in evidence-based treatment for OCD, drawing on our deep understanding of its nuances.
My own experiences, and those of loved ones, inspired my career in therapy. Witnessing the impact of OCD firsthand, I understand how it can limit one's life. I am passionate about supporting people as they strive for freedom from what holds them back. If it's hard to express your thoughts verbally, feel free to write me a letter or draw a picture. I'm proud of you for seeking help; it takes immense strength. Remember, you're not alone! At NOCD, my team and I specialize in evidence-based treatment for OCD, drawing on our deep understanding of its nuances.
(312) 376-8379 View (312) 376-8379
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Alyssa Steinke
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, ATR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Little Italy, Chicago, IL 60607  (Online Only)
Currently offering day and evening appointments Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. The first step to seeking help can be intimidating and the most difficult. Therapy can bring clarity and an expanded view of what’s possible. As your therapist, I will support you in navigating difficult emotions, better understanding yourself and accessing your strengths so you can feel like yourself again. When we understand ourselves, and our experiences, we have more control in creating the life that we want.
Currently offering day and evening appointments Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. The first step to seeking help can be intimidating and the most difficult. Therapy can bring clarity and an expanded view of what’s possible. As your therapist, I will support you in navigating difficult emotions, better understanding yourself and accessing your strengths so you can feel like yourself again. When we understand ourselves, and our experiences, we have more control in creating the life that we want.
(312) 313-5632 View (312) 313-5632
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Sharda Wright
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Little Italy, Chicago, IL 60607  (Online Only)
Maybe you've asked yourself, why can't I shake these feelings? The difficulty concentrating, worrying, sadness, crying spells, feeling empty or just stuck. Or have you thought, when will I get over this? I'm tired of having flashbacks, feeling "on edge" and restless nights. Perhaps you've considered "OK, now what?" after the divorce, unexpected loss, new job, a recent diagnosis, infidelity, or navigating this space of uncertainty and pandemic related changes. Whether it's a relational struggle, figuring out your happiness, exploring your faith and everything else in between, you do have a choice in creating the life you desire!
Maybe you've asked yourself, why can't I shake these feelings? The difficulty concentrating, worrying, sadness, crying spells, feeling empty or just stuck. Or have you thought, when will I get over this? I'm tired of having flashbacks, feeling "on edge" and restless nights. Perhaps you've considered "OK, now what?" after the divorce, unexpected loss, new job, a recent diagnosis, infidelity, or navigating this space of uncertainty and pandemic related changes. Whether it's a relational struggle, figuring out your happiness, exploring your faith and everything else in between, you do have a choice in creating the life you desire!
(773) 839-5311 View (773) 839-5311
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Sherri S. Wick
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Little Italy, Chicago, IL 60607  (Online Only)
My beliefs, values and understanding is that all humans are made whole because we were created in God’s own image. I am passionate about creating a safe, supportive and transformative space for people to develop techniques to assist them with navigating in healthy ways through this journey called life. I have a unique ability to build rapport with all people and have a niche for working with emerging adults, adults and older adults. I love working with all women and have a special place in my heart for women of color. My daily mission is to bring light to help individuals obtain peace from within.
My beliefs, values and understanding is that all humans are made whole because we were created in God’s own image. I am passionate about creating a safe, supportive and transformative space for people to develop techniques to assist them with navigating in healthy ways through this journey called life. I have a unique ability to build rapport with all people and have a niche for working with emerging adults, adults and older adults. I love working with all women and have a special place in my heart for women of color. My daily mission is to bring light to help individuals obtain peace from within.
(312) 626-7987 View (312) 626-7987
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Kathy Daniher
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Little Italy, Chicago, IL 60607  (Online Only)
Hello, I am Kathy Daniher; a licensed clinical therapist and I have been providing clinical therapy for over 15 years. One of my greatest passions is being able to support individuals and help them to make the best choices for themselves. I believe that the only person that knows what is best for you is you. I know the importance of engagement and trust, and I strive to create an environment that is supportive and healing.
Hello, I am Kathy Daniher; a licensed clinical therapist and I have been providing clinical therapy for over 15 years. One of my greatest passions is being able to support individuals and help them to make the best choices for themselves. I believe that the only person that knows what is best for you is you. I know the importance of engagement and trust, and I strive to create an environment that is supportive and healing.
(312) 654-4513 View (312) 654-4513

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Number of Therapists in Little Italy, Chicago, IL

200+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Little Italy, Chicago, IL who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
88% Depression
78% Self Esteem
72% Relationship Issues
70% Coping Skills
68% Trauma and PTSD
67% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

92% BlueCross and BlueShield
64% Aetna
60% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Little Italy, Chicago, IL see their clients

52% In Person and Online
48% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
13% Male
3% Non-Binary
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How can I find a therapist in Little Italy, Chicago?

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.