Therapists in Mount Greenwood, Chicago, IL

Photo of Eleanór Sweeney, MA, LPC, NCC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Eleanór Sweeney
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mount Greenwood, Chicago, IL 60655
“Everybody needs somebody…” Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (IL) and a National Certified Counselor (2023). I have just moved to Chicago and am excited to build my caseload at Begin Within Therapy Inc. I earned my Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Holy Cross New Orleans, LA, while simultaneously studying nondirective play therapy at Loyola University New Orleans, LA. I have a background in telehealth, individuals in-person, and group counseling. While serving the city of New Orleans, my clients were primarily middle-schoolers, first responders, and dual-diagnosis chemical dependents.
“Everybody needs somebody…” Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (IL) and a National Certified Counselor (2023). I have just moved to Chicago and am excited to build my caseload at Begin Within Therapy Inc. I earned my Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Holy Cross New Orleans, LA, while simultaneously studying nondirective play therapy at Loyola University New Orleans, LA. I have a background in telehealth, individuals in-person, and group counseling. While serving the city of New Orleans, my clients were primarily middle-schoolers, first responders, and dual-diagnosis chemical dependents.
(708) 394-7818 View (708) 394-7818
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Danielle Oehme
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Mount Greenwood, Chicago, IL 60655  (Online Only)
Life is full of unexpected challenges, therapy can be beneficial in providing support for those challenges, as well as improving the quality of your life and relationships. My therapeutic approach is collaborative and supportive. I will work to help you create a life that you look forward to living. I strive to assist you in learning effective tools to achieve your goals, as well as find meaningful change, self-understanding, and acceptance. I will work with you to help promote self-awareness, identify patterns, and initiate the process of change. Everyone can use a little extra support now and then. I am here to help.
Life is full of unexpected challenges, therapy can be beneficial in providing support for those challenges, as well as improving the quality of your life and relationships. My therapeutic approach is collaborative and supportive. I will work to help you create a life that you look forward to living. I strive to assist you in learning effective tools to achieve your goals, as well as find meaningful change, self-understanding, and acceptance. I will work with you to help promote self-awareness, identify patterns, and initiate the process of change. Everyone can use a little extra support now and then. I am here to help.
(708) 419-4781 View (708) 419-4781
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Alejandra Gutierrez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Mount Greenwood, Chicago, IL 60655  (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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Jalesia Syas
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Mount Greenwood, Chicago, IL 60655  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Are you a parent seeking guidance as your teenager navigates puberty? An adult in need of authentic support? A veteran transitioning to civilian life? Do you crave a safe, non-judgmental space for self-exploration? Everyone deserves a village. As a Black-Woman, lesbian licensed therapist and veteran with over 5 years of dedicated clinical and non-profit experience working with youth in care, my calling is to guide individuals across life stages. However, my profound commitment and unwavering passion are devoted to serving marginalized communities through an authentic, spiritual, and holistic approach.
Are you a parent seeking guidance as your teenager navigates puberty? An adult in need of authentic support? A veteran transitioning to civilian life? Do you crave a safe, non-judgmental space for self-exploration? Everyone deserves a village. As a Black-Woman, lesbian licensed therapist and veteran with over 5 years of dedicated clinical and non-profit experience working with youth in care, my calling is to guide individuals across life stages. However, my profound commitment and unwavering passion are devoted to serving marginalized communities through an authentic, spiritual, and holistic approach.
(312) 697-1747 View (312) 697-1747
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Emily Brennan
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mount Greenwood, Chicago, IL 60655
I have experience working with both children and adults seeking individual and/or family therapy to help address a variety of presenting problems including depression, anxiety, substance abuse, feelings of unworthiness, stress, ADHD, neuro-divergance, relational issues, codependency, emotional/behavioral concerns, and parent/caregiver support.
I have experience working with both children and adults seeking individual and/or family therapy to help address a variety of presenting problems including depression, anxiety, substance abuse, feelings of unworthiness, stress, ADHD, neuro-divergance, relational issues, codependency, emotional/behavioral concerns, and parent/caregiver support.
(708) 740-2496 View (708) 740-2496
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Meghan Cummings
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mount Greenwood, Chicago, IL 60655
Throughout our life we experience many milestones that are paired with overwhelming feelings, such as fear and anxiety. I enjoy working with clients to identify these stressors and begin to problem solve different ways to respond and gain control, while increasing your self-awareness and self-confidence. My goal is for you to feel comfortable and safe while in therapy.
Throughout our life we experience many milestones that are paired with overwhelming feelings, such as fear and anxiety. I enjoy working with clients to identify these stressors and begin to problem solve different ways to respond and gain control, while increasing your self-awareness and self-confidence. My goal is for you to feel comfortable and safe while in therapy.
(708) 419-4606 View (708) 419-4606
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Xochitl Gonzalez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCM
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mount Greenwood, Chicago, IL 60655
Hi, I am a bilingual, bicultural therapist in Chicago. As a dedicated therapist, I offer the assistance needed to overcome obstacles, meeting my clients exactly where they are in their healing journey, and find their way to a brighter future. Within my practice, I cultivate a nurturing environment that fosters a sense of safety and encourages clients to embrace their vulnerability.
Hi, I am a bilingual, bicultural therapist in Chicago. As a dedicated therapist, I offer the assistance needed to overcome obstacles, meeting my clients exactly where they are in their healing journey, and find their way to a brighter future. Within my practice, I cultivate a nurturing environment that fosters a sense of safety and encourages clients to embrace their vulnerability.
(872) 274-4063 View (872) 274-4063
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Heather Olsson
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Mount Greenwood, Chicago, IL 60655
Have you experienced Trauma, are you Anxious, Depressed? Are you a First Responder? You may be fed up with your inability to share your day with loved ones in an effort to shield them. Are you wanting to change the way you deal with stress (dark humor, isolation, over eating etc.) and/or are you feeling irritable, overwhelmed, confused and questioning “why now”? You might not even remember a time you didn’t feel like this. Either way, one thing is for sure: you’re ready for some relief. Most of all, you’re ready to change your outlook on life which will include hope.
Have you experienced Trauma, are you Anxious, Depressed? Are you a First Responder? You may be fed up with your inability to share your day with loved ones in an effort to shield them. Are you wanting to change the way you deal with stress (dark humor, isolation, over eating etc.) and/or are you feeling irritable, overwhelmed, confused and questioning “why now”? You might not even remember a time you didn’t feel like this. Either way, one thing is for sure: you’re ready for some relief. Most of all, you’re ready to change your outlook on life which will include hope.
(331) 253-5209 View (331) 253-5209
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Aimee C. Orr
Licensed Social Worker, LSW, CADC, CODP1, CYT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mount Greenwood, Chicago, IL 60655
Aimee (she/her) is a licensed social worker who believes everyone travels a unique journey, so she loves listening and learning all about her clients with an empathetic ear and open, non-judgmental heart. Her specialties include working with adults, adolescents, and their families who struggle with co-occurring concerns, which include substance abuse, anxiety/depression/mood instability, and additional concerns related to experiencing trauma.
Aimee (she/her) is a licensed social worker who believes everyone travels a unique journey, so she loves listening and learning all about her clients with an empathetic ear and open, non-judgmental heart. Her specialties include working with adults, adolescents, and their families who struggle with co-occurring concerns, which include substance abuse, anxiety/depression/mood instability, and additional concerns related to experiencing trauma.
(708) 578-6187 View (708) 578-6187
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Katie Bangs
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA, NBCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mount Greenwood, Chicago, IL 60655
The courage to show up for yourself is the ultimate act of strength and self-love. My goal is to meet each client where you are in your journey and provide trust, empathy and compassion to further explore your thoughts, emotions and experiences. I have supported those processing complex trauma, adverse childhood experiences, grief/loss, life transitions and strained family relationships. I have worked with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, PTSD, mood disorders, codependency, chronic pain, self-harm and suicidal ideation. With a background in health and fitness, I bring awareness to one's physiological symptoms.
The courage to show up for yourself is the ultimate act of strength and self-love. My goal is to meet each client where you are in your journey and provide trust, empathy and compassion to further explore your thoughts, emotions and experiences. I have supported those processing complex trauma, adverse childhood experiences, grief/loss, life transitions and strained family relationships. I have worked with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, PTSD, mood disorders, codependency, chronic pain, self-harm and suicidal ideation. With a background in health and fitness, I bring awareness to one's physiological symptoms.
(708) 578-5041 View (708) 578-5041
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Maudette Jackson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Mount Greenwood, Chicago, IL 60655  (Online Only)
I have provided therapeutic services for over 20 years to a multitude of clients. I work with individuals from all ethnic and sexual orientation backgrounds experiencing a variety of concerns including but not limited to depression, anxiety, life transitions, self-esteem, and relational issues. My therapeutic approach utilizes components of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and psychodynamic therapy. I am dedicated to assisting individuals on their journeys to more fulfilled lives.
I have provided therapeutic services for over 20 years to a multitude of clients. I work with individuals from all ethnic and sexual orientation backgrounds experiencing a variety of concerns including but not limited to depression, anxiety, life transitions, self-esteem, and relational issues. My therapeutic approach utilizes components of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and psychodynamic therapy. I am dedicated to assisting individuals on their journeys to more fulfilled lives.
(312) 548-3992 View (312) 548-3992
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Paula R Coughlin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD
Verified Verified
Mount Greenwood, Chicago, IL 60655
My therapy practice, Neil D. Shere and Associates, is composed of seven highly skilled, dedicated and compassionate therapists. Each of our therapists is highly qualified, and offers a personalized approach to mental health counseling. As the owner and director of the practice, I view the therapeutic relationship as one of collaboration and support, working together in a client centered, individual growth model of therapy.
My therapy practice, Neil D. Shere and Associates, is composed of seven highly skilled, dedicated and compassionate therapists. Each of our therapists is highly qualified, and offers a personalized approach to mental health counseling. As the owner and director of the practice, I view the therapeutic relationship as one of collaboration and support, working together in a client centered, individual growth model of therapy.
(708) 761-4465 View (708) 761-4465
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John Andrich
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mount Greenwood, Chicago, IL 60655  (Online Only)
I'm glad you're here. While it may not be easy to seek help, it's my hope that you will be able to understand your situation better and move towards resolving your difficulties. Please don't wait another day. I want to hear your story. You are one step closer to a new you where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being.
I'm glad you're here. While it may not be easy to seek help, it's my hope that you will be able to understand your situation better and move towards resolving your difficulties. Please don't wait another day. I want to hear your story. You are one step closer to a new you where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being.
(708) 512-7784 View (708) 512-7784
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Steve Ploum
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
Mount Greenwood, Chicago, IL 60655  (Online Only)
How does one eat an elephant? "One bite at a time." I will assist with defining/understanding your elephant, with finding the best place to start and I'll support you along the way. I've worked extensively with and understand the issues of individuals/spouses/families of city workers (police, fire, etc.) and others dealing with anxiety, depression, anger management issues, addictions, trauma & situational stress, and life transitions. I specialize in individual therapy and I'm trained in CBT and as an art therapist who specializes in helping other tap their creative powers and in find balance in living creatively.
How does one eat an elephant? "One bite at a time." I will assist with defining/understanding your elephant, with finding the best place to start and I'll support you along the way. I've worked extensively with and understand the issues of individuals/spouses/families of city workers (police, fire, etc.) and others dealing with anxiety, depression, anger management issues, addictions, trauma & situational stress, and life transitions. I specialize in individual therapy and I'm trained in CBT and as an art therapist who specializes in helping other tap their creative powers and in find balance in living creatively.
(708) 934-4242 View (708) 934-4242
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Leon DiBiasio, LCPC
Counselor, MA, NCC, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mount Greenwood, Chicago, IL 60655
Let's talk! Sessions are confidential, safe and non-judgmental. You can share your most personal concerns. Feeling helpless and stuck? We will get you moving again by talking, offering suggestions, helping you take advantage of your (and my) available resources, and also skills training. Contact me. Please leave a message so I know you're serious (I get many telemarketing calls). I will get back to you asap. I do in-person sessions in Evergreen Park, IL. I do phone sessions from Downers Grove, IL and welcome potential clients from all over the state.
Let's talk! Sessions are confidential, safe and non-judgmental. You can share your most personal concerns. Feeling helpless and stuck? We will get you moving again by talking, offering suggestions, helping you take advantage of your (and my) available resources, and also skills training. Contact me. Please leave a message so I know you're serious (I get many telemarketing calls). I will get back to you asap. I do in-person sessions in Evergreen Park, IL. I do phone sessions from Downers Grove, IL and welcome potential clients from all over the state.
(630) 634-9312 View (630) 634-9312
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Tammy Rohan Bobel
Counselor, EdD, LCPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Mount Greenwood, Chicago, IL 60655
You, and all human beings, have an innate ability to move toward reaching your own unique full potential (self-actualization). But how can you go about doing so when your thoughts, feelings and/or actions are holding you back? Counseling is a process whereby the counselor assists the client in learning to utilize his/her strengths in order to overcome challenges. My relationship with my clients is one of non-judgment. Optimism and hope are the characteristics that best describe my counseling style. I look forward to meeting you!
You, and all human beings, have an innate ability to move toward reaching your own unique full potential (self-actualization). But how can you go about doing so when your thoughts, feelings and/or actions are holding you back? Counseling is a process whereby the counselor assists the client in learning to utilize his/her strengths in order to overcome challenges. My relationship with my clients is one of non-judgment. Optimism and hope are the characteristics that best describe my counseling style. I look forward to meeting you!
(708) 885-9975 View (708) 885-9975
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Beverly Therapists
Counselor, LCSW, LCPC
Verified Verified
Mount Greenwood, Chicago, IL 60655
The way you feel today, no matter how bad, is just this day in time. Yet, times of crisis and struggle are powerful opportunities for change. We are here to help you through the difficult phases of your life. We strive to empower you to identify and use your strengths, and to manifest inner and outer changes resulting in greater happiness, self-assurance, and choices in your life. We are committed to support and help you achieve meaningful and lasting positive transformation tailored uniquely to you.
The way you feel today, no matter how bad, is just this day in time. Yet, times of crisis and struggle are powerful opportunities for change. We are here to help you through the difficult phases of your life. We strive to empower you to identify and use your strengths, and to manifest inner and outer changes resulting in greater happiness, self-assurance, and choices in your life. We are committed to support and help you achieve meaningful and lasting positive transformation tailored uniquely to you.
(773) 717-2934 View (773) 717-2934
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Kendra Roseboro, LCPC
Counselor, LCPC, ACCHT , EMDR, RhT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mount Greenwood, Chicago, IL 60655
In order to continue to provide therapy services to you while minimizing current health risks, your therapy sessions will be conducted via Telehealth live video sessions until further notice. All sessions conducted through Telehealth will remain HIPPA compliant and confidential. You will recieve a link detailing the time and date of your Telehealth session. With over thirteen years of experience in the clincal treatment of trauma anxiety, and depression. This emotional imprints can change your self-perception and cause deadly emotional distortions of the world around you.
In order to continue to provide therapy services to you while minimizing current health risks, your therapy sessions will be conducted via Telehealth live video sessions until further notice. All sessions conducted through Telehealth will remain HIPPA compliant and confidential. You will recieve a link detailing the time and date of your Telehealth session. With over thirteen years of experience in the clincal treatment of trauma anxiety, and depression. This emotional imprints can change your self-perception and cause deadly emotional distortions of the world around you.
(708) 669-6211 View (708) 669-6211
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Maggie Donnelly
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Mount Greenwood, Chicago, IL 60655
I believe therapy is a collaboration between client and therapist, working together to understand and shift patterns that may not be working for you anymore. I understand the strength it takes to face challenges and the sense of vulnerability that goes along with it. I believe the relationship that develops between client and therapist fosters a comfortable space where honest dialogue can happen. My approach is straightforward, encouraging and comes with a bit of humor as a way to remind ourselves that life is supposed to be enjoyed.
I believe therapy is a collaboration between client and therapist, working together to understand and shift patterns that may not be working for you anymore. I understand the strength it takes to face challenges and the sense of vulnerability that goes along with it. I believe the relationship that develops between client and therapist fosters a comfortable space where honest dialogue can happen. My approach is straightforward, encouraging and comes with a bit of humor as a way to remind ourselves that life is supposed to be enjoyed.
(708) 274-7122 View (708) 274-7122
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Sarah Hurley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Mount Greenwood, Chicago, IL 60655
You already have what it takes to get through this. Perhaps you just need some assistance in recognizing that in yourself. I'm dedicated to helping clients to identify the source of distress and develop strategies to improve their lives. I am a compassionate therapist who values my relationship with clients and effectively provides education, feedback, and a variety of strategies based on the clients presenting issue. I work with my clients to understand their stressors, enhance their self-awareness, discover their inner strength and resilience, and improve their coping skills.
You already have what it takes to get through this. Perhaps you just need some assistance in recognizing that in yourself. I'm dedicated to helping clients to identify the source of distress and develop strategies to improve their lives. I am a compassionate therapist who values my relationship with clients and effectively provides education, feedback, and a variety of strategies based on the clients presenting issue. I work with my clients to understand their stressors, enhance their self-awareness, discover their inner strength and resilience, and improve their coping skills.
(312) 854-2079 View (312) 854-2079

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Mount Greenwood, Chicago, IL

40+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Mount Greenwood, Chicago, IL who prioritize treating:

87% Anxiety
81% Depression
81% Self Esteem
74% Relationship Issues
72% Coping Skills
70% Stress
64% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

87% BlueCross and BlueShield
59% Aetna
59% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Mount Greenwood, Chicago, IL see their clients

81% In Person and Online
19% Online Only

Gender breakdown

88% Female
12% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Mount Greenwood, 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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.