Therapists in Margate Park, Chicago, IL

Photo of Gloria Bernard, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Margate Park, Chicago, IL
Gloria Bernard
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Margate Park, Chicago, IL 60660  (Online Only)
My clients generally have a sense that something in their lives requires a big shift & seek support & guidance from a professional. Whether it is clarity about relationships, healing from a traumatic event, or taking control of anxiety - I work with you to reveal blind spots, be less reactive, more grounded, and stop getting in your own way; by empowering you to reclaim your inner peace and move forward with renewed strength and resilience. I genuinely trust that my clients know what is best for them and my job is to guide them toward their personal truth that was there all along.
My clients generally have a sense that something in their lives requires a big shift & seek support & guidance from a professional. Whether it is clarity about relationships, healing from a traumatic event, or taking control of anxiety - I work with you to reveal blind spots, be less reactive, more grounded, and stop getting in your own way; by empowering you to reclaim your inner peace and move forward with renewed strength and resilience. I genuinely trust that my clients know what is best for them and my job is to guide them toward their personal truth that was there all along.
(312) 584-3734 View (312) 584-3734
Photo of Emily Zoller, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Margate Park, Chicago, IL
Emily Zoller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MA
Verified Verified
Margate Park, Chicago, IL 60640
I believe it takes courage to know yourself deeply. I want to create a space where you can begin to know yourself better, uncover connections between past and present, and build out a life that makes you proud. I want to honor the strength and knowledge you already hold, and create a partnership where we can talk about what feels most tender, scary, and exciting. I believe that understanding your past can help illuminate struggles in your present, and can offer a road map towards change. We can work together to explore ways in which you can feel safer in your body and more confident in your ability to handle life’s challenges.
I believe it takes courage to know yourself deeply. I want to create a space where you can begin to know yourself better, uncover connections between past and present, and build out a life that makes you proud. I want to honor the strength and knowledge you already hold, and create a partnership where we can talk about what feels most tender, scary, and exciting. I believe that understanding your past can help illuminate struggles in your present, and can offer a road map towards change. We can work together to explore ways in which you can feel safer in your body and more confident in your ability to handle life’s challenges.
(773) 455-1777 View (773) 455-1777
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Patrice K Quehl
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LCSW
Verified Verified
Margate Park, Chicago, IL 60640  (Online Only)
My areas of expertise include relational concerns, anxiety/depression, emotion regulation, young-adult development and life transitions (moves, school/career, divorce/separation, etc.) Interpersonal difficulties with repetitive arguments, communication and messaging, lack of understanding, stonewalling/withdrawal, infidelity, difficulty navigating needs and expectations. Together we will identify patterns, stressors, the role of beliefs, goals and emotions in motivating behavior. Life comes with problems, and success is dependent on navigating the ups and downs.
My areas of expertise include relational concerns, anxiety/depression, emotion regulation, young-adult development and life transitions (moves, school/career, divorce/separation, etc.) Interpersonal difficulties with repetitive arguments, communication and messaging, lack of understanding, stonewalling/withdrawal, infidelity, difficulty navigating needs and expectations. Together we will identify patterns, stressors, the role of beliefs, goals and emotions in motivating behavior. Life comes with problems, and success is dependent on navigating the ups and downs.
(312) 667-3940 View (312) 667-3940
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Sara Sirota
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Margate Park, Chicago, IL 60640  (Online Only)
Dr. Sirota specializes in working with emerging adults, young professionals, students, and clients with complex intersecting identities. She has a particular interest and experience in depression and anxiety, as well as concerns related to identity development, grief/loss, social justice, family of origin, and interpersonal dynamics. She also has extensive experience in the training and supervision of therapists-in-training.
Dr. Sirota specializes in working with emerging adults, young professionals, students, and clients with complex intersecting identities. She has a particular interest and experience in depression and anxiety, as well as concerns related to identity development, grief/loss, social justice, family of origin, and interpersonal dynamics. She also has extensive experience in the training and supervision of therapists-in-training.
(773) 839-7115 View (773) 839-7115
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Joey Rea
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Margate Park, Chicago, IL 60640  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Many of us have been wounded at some point in our lives. Psychological wounds have the capacity to change the way we view ourselves and the way we view and interact with others. Sometimes people experience difficulties articulating the way they feel or find themselves stuck in the same maladaptive patterns in relationships. Therapy can be a useful way to make sense of how your past may be affecting your emotional well being in the here-and-now by putting some of these unformulated experiences into words to help you heal.
Many of us have been wounded at some point in our lives. Psychological wounds have the capacity to change the way we view ourselves and the way we view and interact with others. Sometimes people experience difficulties articulating the way they feel or find themselves stuck in the same maladaptive patterns in relationships. Therapy can be a useful way to make sense of how your past may be affecting your emotional well being in the here-and-now by putting some of these unformulated experiences into words to help you heal.
(773) 786-9117 View (773) 786-9117
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Justin Sato
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, MBA, CADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Margate Park, Chicago, IL 60640  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
All of us yearn for a sense of belonging, and it is human to feel lonely due to issues we may be facing in life. Feeling alone can have a detrimental impact not only to our mental/emotional health, but also physical health. I'm here to support you in your mental health journey and working towards a better quality of life. I strive for social justice and am attuned to the impacts and influences of society and culture. I approach therapy from a trauma-informed and harm reduction lens, meaning I’m sensitive to the past experiences that have shaped you into who you are today while working in a collaborative approach.
All of us yearn for a sense of belonging, and it is human to feel lonely due to issues we may be facing in life. Feeling alone can have a detrimental impact not only to our mental/emotional health, but also physical health. I'm here to support you in your mental health journey and working towards a better quality of life. I strive for social justice and am attuned to the impacts and influences of society and culture. I approach therapy from a trauma-informed and harm reduction lens, meaning I’m sensitive to the past experiences that have shaped you into who you are today while working in a collaborative approach.
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Photo of Zae Palmer | Wild Heart Therapies, Marriage & Family Therapist in Margate Park, Chicago, IL
Zae Palmer | Wild Heart Therapies
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Margate Park, Chicago, IL 60640
Ecotherapy in Chicago! In our society loneliness persists and collective grief is carried, I turn to the logic of nature which holds the journey of life, death, and rebirth. Problems are rites of passage through this cycle, whether intimacy issues in relationships, a child’s "misbehavior,” anxiety or depression. These ordeals reveal new avenues for growth in embodiment, awareness, strategy building, and meaning making. Several therapeutic frameworks - Systems Theory, Jungian and Adlerian Depth Psychology, Ecotherapy, Sandtray, Meditation, and Ritual building - all form a decolonial and holistic lens to the human experience.
Ecotherapy in Chicago! In our society loneliness persists and collective grief is carried, I turn to the logic of nature which holds the journey of life, death, and rebirth. Problems are rites of passage through this cycle, whether intimacy issues in relationships, a child’s "misbehavior,” anxiety or depression. These ordeals reveal new avenues for growth in embodiment, awareness, strategy building, and meaning making. Several therapeutic frameworks - Systems Theory, Jungian and Adlerian Depth Psychology, Ecotherapy, Sandtray, Meditation, and Ritual building - all form a decolonial and holistic lens to the human experience.
(773) 825-2327 View (773) 825-2327
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Ileana Ungureanu
Marriage & Family Therapist, MD, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Margate Park, Chicago, IL 60640  (Online Only)
I am passionate in working with relational issues, either when helping individuals or couples and families. I believe that our relationships have an essential impact on our well-being. I am yet to hear a client or a friend or a family member talk about distress that is not somehow associated to a relational issue... Aren't we all longing to belong and to find safety and security in the arms of our loved ones (partners, parents or very dear friends that are like family)? And yet, these are precisely the people that can hurt us the most.
I am passionate in working with relational issues, either when helping individuals or couples and families. I believe that our relationships have an essential impact on our well-being. I am yet to hear a client or a friend or a family member talk about distress that is not somehow associated to a relational issue... Aren't we all longing to belong and to find safety and security in the arms of our loved ones (partners, parents or very dear friends that are like family)? And yet, these are precisely the people that can hurt us the most.
(312) 818-3684 View (312) 818-3684
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Dr. Laura Fraint
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Margate Park, Chicago, IL 60640
Life's challenges can overwhelm us and leave us feeling chronically stressed. An understanding and kind therapist can provide relief by making sense of our thoughts and feelings, and helping to find new ways of coping. I believe that good therapy helps people create more fulfilling relationships, nurture talents and abilities, have healthier self-esteem, deepen self-awareness, renew hope and adjust to and cope with life's inevitable challenges.
Life's challenges can overwhelm us and leave us feeling chronically stressed. An understanding and kind therapist can provide relief by making sense of our thoughts and feelings, and helping to find new ways of coping. I believe that good therapy helps people create more fulfilling relationships, nurture talents and abilities, have healthier self-esteem, deepen self-awareness, renew hope and adjust to and cope with life's inevitable challenges.
(773) 231-7930 View (773) 231-7930
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Natasha Sara Charleston
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, CRC, CISM, EMDR
Verified Verified
Margate Park, Chicago, IL 60640  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
“After trauma the world becomes sharply divided between those who know and those who don’t. People who have not shared the traumatic experience cannot be trusted, because they can’t understand it” - Dr. B. Van Der Kolk. Because of my own experiences with trauma, I have a unique understanding of the importance of working with someone who “gets it”. Trauma and grief are incredibly heavy and affect all aspects of our lives. Through therapeutic work, I have found my way to the other side. My passion is to help others do the same.
“After trauma the world becomes sharply divided between those who know and those who don’t. People who have not shared the traumatic experience cannot be trusted, because they can’t understand it” - Dr. B. Van Der Kolk. Because of my own experiences with trauma, I have a unique understanding of the importance of working with someone who “gets it”. Trauma and grief are incredibly heavy and affect all aspects of our lives. Through therapeutic work, I have found my way to the other side. My passion is to help others do the same.
(708) 512-7709 View (708) 512-7709
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Courtney Emery
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Margate Park, Chicago, IL 60640  (Online Only)
Starting therapy takes great courage, and I would be honored to work with you. I am warm, collaborative and strengths based in my approach. I will carefully attend to the context of your life with a particular emphasis on intersectionality. I have extensive experience working with adults coping with severe and persistent mental illness, depression, anxiety and the impacts of trauma. I have special interests in grief recovery, trauma recovery and the needs of women and LGBTGEQ+ people.
Starting therapy takes great courage, and I would be honored to work with you. I am warm, collaborative and strengths based in my approach. I will carefully attend to the context of your life with a particular emphasis on intersectionality. I have extensive experience working with adults coping with severe and persistent mental illness, depression, anxiety and the impacts of trauma. I have special interests in grief recovery, trauma recovery and the needs of women and LGBTGEQ+ people.
(773) 985-2956 View (773) 985-2956
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Leslie Lund
Counselor, LCPC, CCATP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Margate Park, Chicago, IL 60640  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Hi I’m Leslie, and I’m excited to work with you! I work with adult clients (18+) on cultivating an awareness of the mind, body, and spirit connection by incorporating cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness based practices, and energy work through the chakra system. I love holding the space for clients to learn how to sit with their feelings, turn down the chatter in their mind, and tune into their intuition. Whether we are using ERP (exposure and response prevention) to face your fears or meditation to learn how to let go, my style consists of down-to-earth humor, playfulness, and compassion.
Hi I’m Leslie, and I’m excited to work with you! I work with adult clients (18+) on cultivating an awareness of the mind, body, and spirit connection by incorporating cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness based practices, and energy work through the chakra system. I love holding the space for clients to learn how to sit with their feelings, turn down the chatter in their mind, and tune into their intuition. Whether we are using ERP (exposure and response prevention) to face your fears or meditation to learn how to let go, my style consists of down-to-earth humor, playfulness, and compassion.
(773) 985-6471 View (773) 985-6471
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Laura Vecchiolla
Psychologist, PsyD, CT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Margate Park, Chicago, IL 60640  (Online Only)
Grief, loss, and trauma can have a profound and lasting impact on you or people you love. You may feel isolated from others and overwhelmed as you try to go about day-to-day tasks; you may struggle to feel safe, express your emotions, or understand how to make meaning from all that has happened. Other people might be telling you to “get over” it, as if grief has a deadline you haven’t met. Traumatic events from your past may bring up feelings of inadequacy, anxiety, or shame, which can prevent you from doing the things you want to do, affect your relationships, and make it hard to communicate or set healthy boundaries with others.
Grief, loss, and trauma can have a profound and lasting impact on you or people you love. You may feel isolated from others and overwhelmed as you try to go about day-to-day tasks; you may struggle to feel safe, express your emotions, or understand how to make meaning from all that has happened. Other people might be telling you to “get over” it, as if grief has a deadline you haven’t met. Traumatic events from your past may bring up feelings of inadequacy, anxiety, or shame, which can prevent you from doing the things you want to do, affect your relationships, and make it hard to communicate or set healthy boundaries with others.
(815) 627-4788 View (815) 627-4788
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Ann M Bergart
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Margate Park, Chicago, IL 60640
It's a privilege to assist individuals and couples who want to make their lives better. I love my work, even more than when I received my initial social work degree. Returning to school later to get my doctorate and teach, I always maintained a private practice. In a nutshell, my philosophy is that I partner with my clients to figure out what they can do to improve their relationships and sense of well-being. Though I have a special interest in infertility and incest survivorship, I work with individuals and couples who struggle with any number of life challenges.
It's a privilege to assist individuals and couples who want to make their lives better. I love my work, even more than when I received my initial social work degree. Returning to school later to get my doctorate and teach, I always maintained a private practice. In a nutshell, my philosophy is that I partner with my clients to figure out what they can do to improve their relationships and sense of well-being. Though I have a special interest in infertility and incest survivorship, I work with individuals and couples who struggle with any number of life challenges.
(847) 416-0616 View (847) 416-0616
Photo of Michelle Emerick, Psychologist in Margate Park, Chicago, IL
Michelle Emerick
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Margate Park, Chicago, IL 60640  (Online Only)
Has Openings- Sometimes we lose our way, have parts of ourselves we wish to change, or long for better relationships. While I work with everyone, I have specialized in working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, non-binary, and queer individuals. As a result, I am familiar with how the world around you can make it difficult to get your needs met. Therapy provides a space where we consider your unique experience without judgment or criticism and help you find a path forward that is inclusive of your needs. I offer an affirming environment to help you pay attention to what you really want and who you really are.
Has Openings- Sometimes we lose our way, have parts of ourselves we wish to change, or long for better relationships. While I work with everyone, I have specialized in working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, non-binary, and queer individuals. As a result, I am familiar with how the world around you can make it difficult to get your needs met. Therapy provides a space where we consider your unique experience without judgment or criticism and help you find a path forward that is inclusive of your needs. I offer an affirming environment to help you pay attention to what you really want and who you really are.
(773) 299-1024 View (773) 299-1024
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Dr. Juliet Cáceres
Psychologist, PsyD, CEDS, CEDS-S
Verified Verified
Margate Park, Chicago, IL 60640  (Online Only)
I seek to provide a haven where clients can feel safe to explore whatever surfaces in their present challenges, transitions and internal experience. Many times thoughts, emotions, behaviors and experiences are understood, and personal truths can surface, particularly because of the safety and trust found in the therapeutic relationship. Ultimately this place of trust and non judgement is the core of healing and where personal growth occurs. While there are many models of treatment this is the essence of what I seek to offer and value most.
I seek to provide a haven where clients can feel safe to explore whatever surfaces in their present challenges, transitions and internal experience. Many times thoughts, emotions, behaviors and experiences are understood, and personal truths can surface, particularly because of the safety and trust found in the therapeutic relationship. Ultimately this place of trust and non judgement is the core of healing and where personal growth occurs. While there are many models of treatment this is the essence of what I seek to offer and value most.
(630) 912-8942 View (630) 912-8942
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Ellen Duong
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, EMDR
Verified Verified
Margate Park, Chicago, IL 60640
I have a compassionate and strengths-based approach to therapy. I believe that it is the relationship we build together that empowers you to work towards your goals. While treatment looks different for each person, I integrate techniques from cognitive-behavioral therapy, EMDR, psychodynamic theory, and trauma-informed practice into my work. As a bilingual/bicultural person of color , I am particularly interested in working with those who want to explore racial/cultural identity.
I have a compassionate and strengths-based approach to therapy. I believe that it is the relationship we build together that empowers you to work towards your goals. While treatment looks different for each person, I integrate techniques from cognitive-behavioral therapy, EMDR, psychodynamic theory, and trauma-informed practice into my work. As a bilingual/bicultural person of color , I am particularly interested in working with those who want to explore racial/cultural identity.
(312) 477-3293 View (312) 477-3293
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Joy S Whitman
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LCMHC, LCPC, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Margate Park, Chicago, IL 60640  (Online Only)
I have been working with clients since 1991. Over the course of my training and experience, my style of therapy has evolved to an integrative approach combining humanistic, feminist, and psychodynamic theories of personality development with an approach that emphasizes the adaptive development of identity across the lifespan within broad interpersonal, social, and cultural contexts. I seek to find what is working well for you, help you understand the experiences that brought you to this place in your life, and use your strengths to help you grow and develop insight as well as create behavioral change.
I have been working with clients since 1991. Over the course of my training and experience, my style of therapy has evolved to an integrative approach combining humanistic, feminist, and psychodynamic theories of personality development with an approach that emphasizes the adaptive development of identity across the lifespan within broad interpersonal, social, and cultural contexts. I seek to find what is working well for you, help you understand the experiences that brought you to this place in your life, and use your strengths to help you grow and develop insight as well as create behavioral change.
(773) 570-2522 View (773) 570-2522
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Felicia Levy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Margate Park, Chicago, IL 60640
Thank you for taking a look at my profile. Reaching out for counseling can often be a difficult step. My style as a therapist is warm, compassionate and interactive. I use a client-centered approach to help clients discover their strengths and feel empowered to make changes, especially when feeling stuck. I provide support, empathy and insight with integrity and humor to allow clients to step back from stressful situations, gain perspective and feel better.
Thank you for taking a look at my profile. Reaching out for counseling can often be a difficult step. My style as a therapist is warm, compassionate and interactive. I use a client-centered approach to help clients discover their strengths and feel empowered to make changes, especially when feeling stuck. I provide support, empathy and insight with integrity and humor to allow clients to step back from stressful situations, gain perspective and feel better.
(773) 757-5143 View (773) 757-5143
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Austin Tyus-Michalak
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Margate Park, Chicago, IL 60640
I received my Master of Social Work degree from the University of Illinois and have several years of experience providing therapy to adolescents, adults, seniors, and families. I’ve worked in inpatient and outpatient settings, focusing on anger management, anxiety, behavioral issues, depression, and job stress. I specialize in utilizing a variety of effective intervention approaches such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), strengths based, solutions focused, harm reduction, and motivational interviewing. I allow my patients to lead the sessions while providing support, validation, and insight.
I received my Master of Social Work degree from the University of Illinois and have several years of experience providing therapy to adolescents, adults, seniors, and families. I’ve worked in inpatient and outpatient settings, focusing on anger management, anxiety, behavioral issues, depression, and job stress. I specialize in utilizing a variety of effective intervention approaches such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), strengths based, solutions focused, harm reduction, and motivational interviewing. I allow my patients to lead the sessions while providing support, validation, and insight.
(312) 584-3276 View (312) 584-3276

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Number of Therapists in Margate Park, Chicago, IL

300+

Average cost per session

$160

Therapists in Margate Park, Chicago, IL who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
89% Depression
88% Relationship Issues
79% Self Esteem
75% Trauma and PTSD
70% Life Transitions
68% Grief

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

98% BlueCross and BlueShield
58% Aetna
43% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Margate Park, Chicago, IL see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

65% Female
29% Male
6% Non-Binary

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How can I find a therapist in Margate Park, 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.