Therapists in Near Eastside, Chicago, IL

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Natasha Noorian
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Near Eastside, Chicago, IL 60601
Not accepting new clients
Dr. Natasha Noorian has significant experience in depression, anxiety, and eating disorders. She also has expertise in difficult family dynamics, premarital dating, fertility, borderline personality disorder, autoimmune health conditions, and the transition to parenthood. She utilizes an integrative approach in meeting the needs of each unique client so that treatment plans are unique to each client's needs. She prioritizes helping clients process their emotions, identify goals, develop more adaptive coping, and uncover unhelpful patterns contributing to long standing difficulties.
Dr. Natasha Noorian has significant experience in depression, anxiety, and eating disorders. She also has expertise in difficult family dynamics, premarital dating, fertility, borderline personality disorder, autoimmune health conditions, and the transition to parenthood. She utilizes an integrative approach in meeting the needs of each unique client so that treatment plans are unique to each client's needs. She prioritizes helping clients process their emotions, identify goals, develop more adaptive coping, and uncover unhelpful patterns contributing to long standing difficulties.
(872) 204-0477 View (872) 204-0477
Photo of Mary Colleen Mahoney, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Near Eastside, Chicago, IL
Mary Colleen Mahoney
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC
Verified Verified
Near Eastside, Chicago, IL 60601
Life can feel challenging at times. It can cause us to feel anxious or depressed. Often times, the feelings we experience in life can be overwhelming and impact our ability to manage these emotions. Therapy can help us learn how to manage these emotions and identify ways to problem solve different life struggles. Sometimes we want to learn skills to manage life’s challenges and sometimes all we want is a listening ear and to feel validated. Therapy helps us to not feel alone in this world and provides the support we may need in life.
Life can feel challenging at times. It can cause us to feel anxious or depressed. Often times, the feelings we experience in life can be overwhelming and impact our ability to manage these emotions. Therapy can help us learn how to manage these emotions and identify ways to problem solve different life struggles. Sometimes we want to learn skills to manage life’s challenges and sometimes all we want is a listening ear and to feel validated. Therapy helps us to not feel alone in this world and provides the support we may need in life.
(312) 626-0577 View (312) 626-0577
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Rachel Boone
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Near Eastside, Chicago, IL 60601  (Online Only)
I work with adolescents, adults, and couples of all backgrounds, ethnicities, and sexual orientations. I utilize a trauma-focused lens to help you feel safe, see events from different perspectives, and understand ways in which the trauma you have experienced is shaping your current reality. By working together, you will understand that your feelings are valid. Together, we will achieve improved mental health. My life, educational, and career experiences give me a unique and compassionate lens to help you navigate life and reach your goals.
I work with adolescents, adults, and couples of all backgrounds, ethnicities, and sexual orientations. I utilize a trauma-focused lens to help you feel safe, see events from different perspectives, and understand ways in which the trauma you have experienced is shaping your current reality. By working together, you will understand that your feelings are valid. Together, we will achieve improved mental health. My life, educational, and career experiences give me a unique and compassionate lens to help you navigate life and reach your goals.
(312) 667-2864 x1 View (312) 667-2864 x1
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Chelsy Castro
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, JD, MA, AM, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Near Eastside, Chicago, IL 60601  (Online Only)
You are a high achieving professional, but you are still not fulfilled. You're not a quitter, but something needs to change. Feeling exhausted, worried, angry, stuck, and/or frustrated have become the norm. Perhaps you are having trouble concentrating or the workload, anxiety, and pressure are finally taking a toll. You present well on paper, so it's hard to believe that anyone could understand. You want to be excited about work and maybe even life again, or at least feel less anxious and depressed, but nothing you’ve tried so far has worked.
You are a high achieving professional, but you are still not fulfilled. You're not a quitter, but something needs to change. Feeling exhausted, worried, angry, stuck, and/or frustrated have become the norm. Perhaps you are having trouble concentrating or the workload, anxiety, and pressure are finally taking a toll. You present well on paper, so it's hard to believe that anyone could understand. You want to be excited about work and maybe even life again, or at least feel less anxious and depressed, but nothing you’ve tried so far has worked.
(872) 241-2303 View (872) 241-2303
Photo of Liliana Ramos, Licensed Professional Counselor in Near Eastside, Chicago, IL
Liliana Ramos
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Near Eastside, Chicago, IL 60601
I value collaboration within the therapeutic space in efforts to overcome adversity. I bring a sense of curiosity, empathy, and authenticity into my sessions in effort to let clients know that I am invested in what they have to say. I understand the importance of social and racial justice within therapy and I make sure my clients feel supported. Taking a client's culture, family background, and inter-generational patterns and trauma into account is a vital part of my approach. The act of opening yourself up to the therapeutic process can be scary and vulnerable. I strive to create a sense of safety within that vulnerability.
I value collaboration within the therapeutic space in efforts to overcome adversity. I bring a sense of curiosity, empathy, and authenticity into my sessions in effort to let clients know that I am invested in what they have to say. I understand the importance of social and racial justice within therapy and I make sure my clients feel supported. Taking a client's culture, family background, and inter-generational patterns and trauma into account is a vital part of my approach. The act of opening yourself up to the therapeutic process can be scary and vulnerable. I strive to create a sense of safety within that vulnerability.
(312) 471-0943 View (312) 471-0943
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Sarah Khazoum
Psychologist, PsyD, CGP
Verified Verified
Near Eastside, Chicago, IL 60601
Life can leave us dissatisfied, overwhelmed, and disconnected from ourselves and others. Painful feelings like these can lead us to feel isolated, lonely, and unseen. I want to help you feel seen and join you in creating the change you are looking for. In therapy we can unpack, make sense of, and create new insight to bring you closer to relationship satisfaction, feeling content in your day-to-day life, and a sense of self-understanding. I want therapy to be a co-created space that centers your needs. I hope to meet you with warmth, authenticity, and collaboration, honoring the strengths, values, and experiences you bring.
Life can leave us dissatisfied, overwhelmed, and disconnected from ourselves and others. Painful feelings like these can lead us to feel isolated, lonely, and unseen. I want to help you feel seen and join you in creating the change you are looking for. In therapy we can unpack, make sense of, and create new insight to bring you closer to relationship satisfaction, feeling content in your day-to-day life, and a sense of self-understanding. I want therapy to be a co-created space that centers your needs. I hope to meet you with warmth, authenticity, and collaboration, honoring the strengths, values, and experiences you bring.
(312) 262-5385 View (312) 262-5385
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Matt Lawson
Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Near Eastside, Chicago, IL 60601
Are you ready to achieve optimal health? Over the past 20 years, I have helped hundreds of individuals improve their lifestyles through my work in health and fitness. Whether I was offering nutrition counseling, lifestyle coaching, or personal training, I have always appreciated the importance of helping clients develop wholeness between mind and body.
Are you ready to achieve optimal health? Over the past 20 years, I have helped hundreds of individuals improve their lifestyles through my work in health and fitness. Whether I was offering nutrition counseling, lifestyle coaching, or personal training, I have always appreciated the importance of helping clients develop wholeness between mind and body.
(312) 675-4922 x1 View (312) 675-4922 x1
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Petya Randelova
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Near Eastside, Chicago, IL 60601
My work focuses on our relationship and skills-building to relieve the symptoms that brought you into treatment in the first place while also exploring the powerful impact of early life experiences on how you view the world and yourself in the present. I believe that the relationship developed between us provides the foundation for building insight and self-awareness to help you reach your unique potential and create the life you want to live. I approach therapy as a collaborative journey that asks us to bring our expertise into the room and use it to reach your goals! While therapy can be hard work, humor is part of growth too!
My work focuses on our relationship and skills-building to relieve the symptoms that brought you into treatment in the first place while also exploring the powerful impact of early life experiences on how you view the world and yourself in the present. I believe that the relationship developed between us provides the foundation for building insight and self-awareness to help you reach your unique potential and create the life you want to live. I approach therapy as a collaborative journey that asks us to bring our expertise into the room and use it to reach your goals! While therapy can be hard work, humor is part of growth too!
(872) 240-5581 View (872) 240-5581
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Amber Walker
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
Near Eastside, Chicago, IL 60601
Amber Walker is a graduate from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and is currently obtaining her licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Illinois. She received her M.A. in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in child and adolescent treatment from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Before CCBH, Amber worked closely with children and families residing in underserved populations. Amber provided continuous support and used strength-based and evidence-based models such as the Parent as Teacher model to strengthen family engagement, family dynamics, and parenting practice.
Amber Walker is a graduate from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and is currently obtaining her licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Illinois. She received her M.A. in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in child and adolescent treatment from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Before CCBH, Amber worked closely with children and families residing in underserved populations. Amber provided continuous support and used strength-based and evidence-based models such as the Parent as Teacher model to strengthen family engagement, family dynamics, and parenting practice.
(312) 800-9032 View (312) 800-9032
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Alayna Samson
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Near Eastside, Chicago, IL 60601
Practicing vulnerability is hard, but having someone with whom you can talk openly, question freely, and collaborate makes it easier. I believe that therapeutic change is nurtured through a relationship that is supportive, compassionate, and non-judgmental. Everyone comes to therapy with unique perspectives and experiences. Together, we can honor the unique lens through which you see the world and collaborate to decide what meaningful change looks like for you.
Practicing vulnerability is hard, but having someone with whom you can talk openly, question freely, and collaborate makes it easier. I believe that therapeutic change is nurtured through a relationship that is supportive, compassionate, and non-judgmental. Everyone comes to therapy with unique perspectives and experiences. Together, we can honor the unique lens through which you see the world and collaborate to decide what meaningful change looks like for you.
(312) 818-1076 View (312) 818-1076
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The Juniper Center Counseling & Therapy
Psychologist, PsyD, CSADC, BCETS
Verified Verified
Near Eastside, Chicago, IL 60601
You want a therapist who understands and respects who YOU are. Period. At The Juniper Center you will find LGBTQ centered care. We are owned and directed by a therapist and a member of our community. Your name, your pronouns, your identity belong to you. Helping you heal belongs with us. Therapy for LGBTQ+ people is designed to provide both individuals and their loved ones with the solutions and tools they need to thrive. We take great pride in cultivating an environment that is non-judgmental, supportive, and compassionate – where LGBTQ+ people can speak freely about the challenges and triumphs taking place in their lives.
You want a therapist who understands and respects who YOU are. Period. At The Juniper Center you will find LGBTQ centered care. We are owned and directed by a therapist and a member of our community. Your name, your pronouns, your identity belong to you. Helping you heal belongs with us. Therapy for LGBTQ+ people is designed to provide both individuals and their loved ones with the solutions and tools they need to thrive. We take great pride in cultivating an environment that is non-judgmental, supportive, and compassionate – where LGBTQ+ people can speak freely about the challenges and triumphs taking place in their lives.
(847) 380-8646 x1 View (847) 380-8646 x1
Photo of Allison Cho, Licensed Professional Counselor in Near Eastside, Chicago, IL
Allison Cho
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Near Eastside, Chicago, IL 60601
If you’re from an environment that didn’t encourage talking about feelings, starting therapy is probably awkward and foreign to you. But there should be no shame or embarrassment about therapy. Many of us suffer from anxiety, depression, stressful life transitions, and relationship issues, etc., and could use a safe space to let out the stress and process the many things we have going on. With self-empowerment, exploring your identity & emotions, and identifying patterns of behavior and their triggers, I can help you prioritize yourself and in turn, find healthy ways to thrive in your personal, social, and professional life.
If you’re from an environment that didn’t encourage talking about feelings, starting therapy is probably awkward and foreign to you. But there should be no shame or embarrassment about therapy. Many of us suffer from anxiety, depression, stressful life transitions, and relationship issues, etc., and could use a safe space to let out the stress and process the many things we have going on. With self-empowerment, exploring your identity & emotions, and identifying patterns of behavior and their triggers, I can help you prioritize yourself and in turn, find healthy ways to thrive in your personal, social, and professional life.
(312) 667-3434 View (312) 667-3434
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My Nguyen
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified Verified
Near Eastside, Chicago, IL 60601
Maya Angelou – “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside of you.” I believe everyone has a story, and sometimes it is hard to know where to begin. The feeling of not being able to express oneself is difficult to endure. I consider therapy a safe and supportive space to share unspoken thoughts, ideas, opinions, and feelings that can be a source of life’s challenges. Therapy can instill hope with which your story begins to be seen and heard. I strive to cultivate a validating and non-judgmental space to empower you and your voice to live a fulfilling and meaningful life.
Maya Angelou – “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside of you.” I believe everyone has a story, and sometimes it is hard to know where to begin. The feeling of not being able to express oneself is difficult to endure. I consider therapy a safe and supportive space to share unspoken thoughts, ideas, opinions, and feelings that can be a source of life’s challenges. Therapy can instill hope with which your story begins to be seen and heard. I strive to cultivate a validating and non-judgmental space to empower you and your voice to live a fulfilling and meaningful life.
(312) 847-2009 x26 View (312) 847-2009 x26
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Dr. Gabrielle Gebel
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Near Eastside, Chicago, IL 60601  (Online Only)
As social beings, relationships are a central part of our lives, so it’s important to make sure those relationships are healthy and meeting our needs! How we communicate with others is a huge factor in relationship building. Whether you are seeking individual or couples therapy, we can, together, work on building effective communication skills. My direct and collaborative approach to therapy allows you to be an active participant in deciding how we can best tackle the problem at hand. As an LGBTQ+ affirming therapist, I will make sure you always feel safe and welcome in the therapeutic space.
As social beings, relationships are a central part of our lives, so it’s important to make sure those relationships are healthy and meeting our needs! How we communicate with others is a huge factor in relationship building. Whether you are seeking individual or couples therapy, we can, together, work on building effective communication skills. My direct and collaborative approach to therapy allows you to be an active participant in deciding how we can best tackle the problem at hand. As an LGBTQ+ affirming therapist, I will make sure you always feel safe and welcome in the therapeutic space.
(872) 278-5148 View (872) 278-5148
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Constance Victor
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Near Eastside, Chicago, IL 60601  (Online Only)
Currently Accepting New Clients - Hello and welcome! It takes a lot of courage to begin therapy and I hope to encourage and foster this courage in our work together. I view therapy as a collaborative process. I take a holistic and multicultural perspective, which means that all parts of your life are welcome and encouraged in our work together. I believe your identities and history are essential to who you are and how you navigate the world. You are the expert of yourself, and I collaborate with you so that you feel less alone and more understood. I offer genuine encouragement and help you recognize your progress.
Currently Accepting New Clients - Hello and welcome! It takes a lot of courage to begin therapy and I hope to encourage and foster this courage in our work together. I view therapy as a collaborative process. I take a holistic and multicultural perspective, which means that all parts of your life are welcome and encouraged in our work together. I believe your identities and history are essential to who you are and how you navigate the world. You are the expert of yourself, and I collaborate with you so that you feel less alone and more understood. I offer genuine encouragement and help you recognize your progress.
(312) 471-6832 View (312) 471-6832
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Jennifer Klesman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Near Eastside, Chicago, IL 60601  (Online Only)
It takes a great deal of courage to share your experiences with a therapist and begin to work on yourself. I believe in accepting yourself as you are, while also continuing to change and improve yourself to live the life you want. I work to create a safe space that is nonjudgmental and open to nurturing personal growth. I strongly believe that the most progress comes from a good client-therapist relationship. I specialize in working with adolescents and adults working through life's challenges and processing ordinary stressors. Author of You Can't Stay There: Surviving a Breakup One Moment at a Time available on Amazon.
It takes a great deal of courage to share your experiences with a therapist and begin to work on yourself. I believe in accepting yourself as you are, while also continuing to change and improve yourself to live the life you want. I work to create a safe space that is nonjudgmental and open to nurturing personal growth. I strongly believe that the most progress comes from a good client-therapist relationship. I specialize in working with adolescents and adults working through life's challenges and processing ordinary stressors. Author of You Can't Stay There: Surviving a Breakup One Moment at a Time available on Amazon.
(312) 548-1572 View (312) 548-1572
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Julie Raymond
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Near Eastside, Chicago, IL 60601  (Online Only)
Navigating through the world can be overwhelming, confusing and challenging. Whether wanting to have a better relationship with yourself, others, getting unstuck or just figuring out your next steps in life, therapy can help you to address underlying issues preventing you from living the life you want. Most people come to therapy knowing what they need to change but rather struggle with knowing where and how to begin. Therapy can help you to have a deeper understanding of yourself, identify where you are getting stuck, improve coping with thoughts and feelings, and take the necessary steps to build the life you want.
Navigating through the world can be overwhelming, confusing and challenging. Whether wanting to have a better relationship with yourself, others, getting unstuck or just figuring out your next steps in life, therapy can help you to address underlying issues preventing you from living the life you want. Most people come to therapy knowing what they need to change but rather struggle with knowing where and how to begin. Therapy can help you to have a deeper understanding of yourself, identify where you are getting stuck, improve coping with thoughts and feelings, and take the necessary steps to build the life you want.
(312) 626-9625 View (312) 626-9625
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Isaac Miller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Near Eastside, Chicago, IL 60601
As a licensed clinical social worker, I am extremely passionate about providing mental health treatment. I have experience working with a wide variety of clients ranging from those suffering from severe mental illness to those trying to navigate stressful life transitions. I do not believe there is a one-size-fits-all method for therapy so I like to involve my clients in the trajectory of their treatment as much as possible. Although it can be daunting to start, I like to emphasize to my clients not to be overwhelmed by the therapeutic process. While therapy may be challenging, it can simultaneously be extremely rewarding!
As a licensed clinical social worker, I am extremely passionate about providing mental health treatment. I have experience working with a wide variety of clients ranging from those suffering from severe mental illness to those trying to navigate stressful life transitions. I do not believe there is a one-size-fits-all method for therapy so I like to involve my clients in the trajectory of their treatment as much as possible. Although it can be daunting to start, I like to emphasize to my clients not to be overwhelmed by the therapeutic process. While therapy may be challenging, it can simultaneously be extremely rewarding!
(312) 697-1826 x504 View (312) 697-1826 x504
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Lindsey Smart
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified Verified
Near Eastside, Chicago, IL 60601
I have experience working with children, youth, adults, families, and LGBTQ+. I am also passionate about working with Neurodivergent youth.
I have experience working with children, youth, adults, families, and LGBTQ+. I am also passionate about working with Neurodivergent youth.
(773) 867-5147 View (773) 867-5147
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Ali Mayer Morris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Near Eastside, Chicago, IL 60601  (Online Only)
Life can feel overwhelming and lonely. I tailor therapy to help you explore internal experiences and barriers to living an enriched and meaningful life. I believe we can work together to process your internal emotional experiences and identify skills to empower you to pursue a fulfilling life.
Life can feel overwhelming and lonely. I tailor therapy to help you explore internal experiences and barriers to living an enriched and meaningful life. I believe we can work together to process your internal emotional experiences and identify skills to empower you to pursue a fulfilling life.
(872) 240-5827 View (872) 240-5827

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Number of Therapists in Near Eastside, Chicago, IL

300+

Average cost per session

$160

Therapists in Near Eastside, Chicago, IL who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
90% Depression
84% Self Esteem
83% Relationship Issues
71% Life Transitions
70% Stress
68% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

97% BlueCross and BlueShield
64% Aetna
54% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Near Eastside, Chicago, IL see their clients

63% In Person and Online
37% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
14% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Near Eastside, Chicago?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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

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

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

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

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

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

What type of therapy is right for me?

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

How much does therapy cost?

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

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

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

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

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

Is online therapy a good option?

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

Are therapy sessions confidential?

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