Therapists in Near North Side, Chicago, IL

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Stacie Billingsley
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Verified
Near North Side, Chicago, IL 60611  (Online Only)
Hello, I am Stacie. Do you feel pulled in a million directions, unable to fit it all in? Are you struggling to keep up with your relationships, work and health? Is it hard to be kind to yourself? I understand that at times the stressors we face in life can become overwhelming and having someone to talk to can make a difference. Whether you're dealing with overwhelm, relationship issues or cycles of anxiety and depression, I'm here to help. Seeking therapy can feel scary but you're making the right choice.
Hello, I am Stacie. Do you feel pulled in a million directions, unable to fit it all in? Are you struggling to keep up with your relationships, work and health? Is it hard to be kind to yourself? I understand that at times the stressors we face in life can become overwhelming and having someone to talk to can make a difference. Whether you're dealing with overwhelm, relationship issues or cycles of anxiety and depression, I'm here to help. Seeking therapy can feel scary but you're making the right choice.
(872) 259-9161 View (872) 259-9161
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Jake Rose
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Near North Side, Chicago, IL 60654
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with experience working with substance use, codependency, relationship issues, shame, grief/loss, and disordered eating. I am specifically passionate about working with adults in the LGBTQ+ community. I utilize a strengths-based, solution-focused perspective and offer therapeutic interventions with warmth, humor, and directness.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with experience working with substance use, codependency, relationship issues, shame, grief/loss, and disordered eating. I am specifically passionate about working with adults in the LGBTQ+ community. I utilize a strengths-based, solution-focused perspective and offer therapeutic interventions with warmth, humor, and directness.
(312) 262-5795 View (312) 262-5795
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Stefanie Cobb
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
3 Endorsed
Near North Side, Chicago, IL 60610
Our stories are as unique as our fingerprints. Using an intersectional lens, I strive to attune to how our identities intertwine and influence every aspect of my clients' lives. I pair well with folks seeking ways to address past experiences while incorporating practical techniques that include the mind and body. I aim to support those looking to break cycles of generational trauma, improve their relationships, and reconnect with their authentic selves.
Our stories are as unique as our fingerprints. Using an intersectional lens, I strive to attune to how our identities intertwine and influence every aspect of my clients' lives. I pair well with folks seeking ways to address past experiences while incorporating practical techniques that include the mind and body. I aim to support those looking to break cycles of generational trauma, improve their relationships, and reconnect with their authentic selves.
(312) 681-7443 x105 View (312) 681-7443 x105
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Katie Magrino
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Near North Side, Chicago, IL 60611
Hello there! I would love to hear from you about what's going on, and I think I can help. I am a licensed clinical professional counselor specializing in child, adolescent, adult, family, and couples psychotherapy. I provide treatment for psychological and emotional issues using an integrative Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) approach combined with a psychodynamic perspective. During crisis, it is important for my clients to have the skills to gracefully endure their suffering (the DBT component)--all the while keeping in mind the harder to see big picture where deeper issues occur at an unconscious level (the psychodynamic component).
Hello there! I would love to hear from you about what's going on, and I think I can help. I am a licensed clinical professional counselor specializing in child, adolescent, adult, family, and couples psychotherapy. I provide treatment for psychological and emotional issues using an integrative Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) approach combined with a psychodynamic perspective. During crisis, it is important for my clients to have the skills to gracefully endure their suffering (the DBT component)--all the while keeping in mind the harder to see big picture where deeper issues occur at an unconscious level (the psychodynamic component).
(773) 236-7921 View (773) 236-7921
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Ashley Jessen, LLC
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Near North Side, Chicago, IL 60654  (Online Only)
I am passionate about helping individuals, couples, and families manage the stressors associated with having children. I focus on all phases of the process including infertility, miscarriage, pregnancy, pre/post-partum emotional struggles, partner relationship issues, and decisions regarding returning to work. In addition to pre/postnatal clients, I also specialize in anxiety, depression & life transitions. With all clients, I prioritize the importance of understanding where each individual is at in his/her own journey & work toward helping each person realize his/her own best self.
I am passionate about helping individuals, couples, and families manage the stressors associated with having children. I focus on all phases of the process including infertility, miscarriage, pregnancy, pre/post-partum emotional struggles, partner relationship issues, and decisions regarding returning to work. In addition to pre/postnatal clients, I also specialize in anxiety, depression & life transitions. With all clients, I prioritize the importance of understanding where each individual is at in his/her own journey & work toward helping each person realize his/her own best self.
(773) 492-8411 View (773) 492-8411
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Margot Greer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified
5 Endorsed
Near North Side, Chicago, IL 60610
I provide relational, psychodynamic, LGBTQIA+ affirmative, and culturally-responsive therapy to adults, couples, and teens. I am trained on the impact of trauma on the body and the brain, the connection between thoughts and behaviors, what motivates us to change, the relationship between people and their environment, and grief and loss. As a trauma-informed yoga instructor, I believe that there is a critical connection between the mind and body and assist in the process of helping the two work together in synchronicity toward healing.
I provide relational, psychodynamic, LGBTQIA+ affirmative, and culturally-responsive therapy to adults, couples, and teens. I am trained on the impact of trauma on the body and the brain, the connection between thoughts and behaviors, what motivates us to change, the relationship between people and their environment, and grief and loss. As a trauma-informed yoga instructor, I believe that there is a critical connection between the mind and body and assist in the process of helping the two work together in synchronicity toward healing.
(312) 809-0298 View (312) 809-0298
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Lauren Davis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Near North Side, Chicago, IL 60611
Not accepting new clients
I work with people across the lifespan, bringing experience in community mental health as well as ongoing psychoanalytic training. In my clinical work, I have found that when therapeutic trust is experienced, a person can understand what is getting in the way of living fully and authentically. Difficulties with one's feelings can be approached compassionately, understood more deeply, and thought about differently.
I work with people across the lifespan, bringing experience in community mental health as well as ongoing psychoanalytic training. In my clinical work, I have found that when therapeutic trust is experienced, a person can understand what is getting in the way of living fully and authentically. Difficulties with one's feelings can be approached compassionately, understood more deeply, and thought about differently.
(312) 945-0424 View (312) 945-0424
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Chicago Psychotherapy and Consulting, LLC
Counselor
Verified
Near North Side, Chicago, IL 60642
Whether you're struggling with a relationship, anxiety or depression, a loss of confidence, or feeling unfulfilled in your career, therapy can help you make the necessary changes that will bring relief and more satisfaction in your life. Our therapists are committed to helping their clients gain a better understanding of themselves, their experiences, feelings, and behaviors. With this greater awareness comes the ability to make positive, lifelong change. Please see our website for more details!
Whether you're struggling with a relationship, anxiety or depression, a loss of confidence, or feeling unfulfilled in your career, therapy can help you make the necessary changes that will bring relief and more satisfaction in your life. Our therapists are committed to helping their clients gain a better understanding of themselves, their experiences, feelings, and behaviors. With this greater awareness comes the ability to make positive, lifelong change. Please see our website for more details!
(773) 985-8602 View (773) 985-8602
Peter A. Reiner
Psychologist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Near North Side, Chicago, IL 60611
I am a warm, flexible, thoughtful and experienced licensed psychologist, licensed marriage and family therapist, and psychoanalyst located just north Chicago's Loop. I establish supportive and comfortable therapeutic relationships with individuals and couples. Sessions are customized to the unique needs, goals, and strengths of each client. Typical challenges include the following: depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, work difficulties, grief or loss, relationship issues or patterns, substance or alcohol abuse, divorce, parenting, stress management, painful emotional symptoms, personality disorders, and renewing hope.
I am a warm, flexible, thoughtful and experienced licensed psychologist, licensed marriage and family therapist, and psychoanalyst located just north Chicago's Loop. I establish supportive and comfortable therapeutic relationships with individuals and couples. Sessions are customized to the unique needs, goals, and strengths of each client. Typical challenges include the following: depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, work difficulties, grief or loss, relationship issues or patterns, substance or alcohol abuse, divorce, parenting, stress management, painful emotional symptoms, personality disorders, and renewing hope.
(312) 854-2036 View (312) 854-2036
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Natalie Petrovich
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Near North Side, Chicago, IL 60654  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I want to help you to live your best life with inner peace. I know that life experiences and mental health issues can impede that progress. It is never too late to change and be better. A gift that comes with seeking therapy is that it gives you permission to feel safe in your own skin and to feel worthy and good enough. I can confidently say that good therapy works. Good therapy includes increasing your self-awareness, forgiveness, unburdening, unconditional love, connection, and self-compassion.
I want to help you to live your best life with inner peace. I know that life experiences and mental health issues can impede that progress. It is never too late to change and be better. A gift that comes with seeking therapy is that it gives you permission to feel safe in your own skin and to feel worthy and good enough. I can confidently say that good therapy works. Good therapy includes increasing your self-awareness, forgiveness, unburdening, unconditional love, connection, and self-compassion.
(312) 836-4712 View (312) 836-4712
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Sam Stewart
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified
Near North Side, Chicago, IL 60642
I am a Counselor with a passion for supporting emerging adults as they wade through the complexities of today's world. I believe in a Person-centered, Humanistic approach to therapy, building therapeutic relationships based around trust and mutual respect, fostering an environment of non-judgement, positive regard, and authenticity. I assist my clients on their journey towards their goals. Working together, we will discover ways to spur your personal growth and foster a greater sense of fulfillment in your life, utilizing, expanding, and developing skills and abilities-including ones you might not even know you already have.
I am a Counselor with a passion for supporting emerging adults as they wade through the complexities of today's world. I believe in a Person-centered, Humanistic approach to therapy, building therapeutic relationships based around trust and mutual respect, fostering an environment of non-judgement, positive regard, and authenticity. I assist my clients on their journey towards their goals. Working together, we will discover ways to spur your personal growth and foster a greater sense of fulfillment in your life, utilizing, expanding, and developing skills and abilities-including ones you might not even know you already have.
(872) 274-2709 View (872) 274-2709
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Noah-Christina Reed
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Near North Side, Chicago, IL 60611  (Online Only)
My goal is to decolonize and destigmatize mental health by dismantling power dynamics and opening the floor to voices that are often silenced or may fall upon deaf ears. Our commitment to rest and rejuvenation, care for self and community, and untying the connections between self-worth and labor production are acts of resistance. In my work with clients, I offer a space to honor their authentic voice. You will not have to filter and censor your true thoughts and emotions in our sessions, as you may have previously in other settings. Come as you are, and I will meet you there.
My goal is to decolonize and destigmatize mental health by dismantling power dynamics and opening the floor to voices that are often silenced or may fall upon deaf ears. Our commitment to rest and rejuvenation, care for self and community, and untying the connections between self-worth and labor production are acts of resistance. In my work with clients, I offer a space to honor their authentic voice. You will not have to filter and censor your true thoughts and emotions in our sessions, as you may have previously in other settings. Come as you are, and I will meet you there.
(872) 204-1537 View (872) 204-1537
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Julleon Garrison
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Near North Side, Chicago, IL 60611
I deliver care and treatment primarily to Black, queer, and BIPOC individuals seeking to improve their mental health and life experience. I have extensive experience in working with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, sexuality, racial impacts, stress management, and neurodiversity. As a black queer individual, I recognize how difficult the experience can be to find a culturally competent therapist that can understand the nuances of intersectionality and develop strategies to address such issues in a personalized manner. I want to meet my client where they are and assist them in this journey forward.
I deliver care and treatment primarily to Black, queer, and BIPOC individuals seeking to improve their mental health and life experience. I have extensive experience in working with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, sexuality, racial impacts, stress management, and neurodiversity. As a black queer individual, I recognize how difficult the experience can be to find a culturally competent therapist that can understand the nuances of intersectionality and develop strategies to address such issues in a personalized manner. I want to meet my client where they are and assist them in this journey forward.
(312) 584-1463 View (312) 584-1463
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Dee Lewke
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CADCII, SAP, CCTP, MATC, CRPS
Verified
Near North Side, Chicago, IL 60610
I am aware the path to healing can be a bumpy and uncomfortable one. I provide a compassionate and empathetic approach to this healing process. My approach looks at our internal wounds that left untreated, continue to cause pain. I like to ask, in the words of Dr. Gabor Mate’, ‘why the pain, not why the addiction?' We know using a substance or behavior is how we cope with the pain that feels unmanageable. Our pain, ‘dis-ease’, and dis-comfort often stems from unresolved grief & loss and are the result of 'what happened to us'. Let's look at what happened to us instead of what is wrong with us. I believe this approach decreases shame
I am aware the path to healing can be a bumpy and uncomfortable one. I provide a compassionate and empathetic approach to this healing process. My approach looks at our internal wounds that left untreated, continue to cause pain. I like to ask, in the words of Dr. Gabor Mate’, ‘why the pain, not why the addiction?' We know using a substance or behavior is how we cope with the pain that feels unmanageable. Our pain, ‘dis-ease’, and dis-comfort often stems from unresolved grief & loss and are the result of 'what happened to us'. Let's look at what happened to us instead of what is wrong with us. I believe this approach decreases shame
(312) 548-9370 View (312) 548-9370
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Patricia A McKenna
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Near North Side, Chicago, IL 60611
Clients often come to therapy with confusion, frustration, or shame about why they are experiencing the symptoms or problems that distress them. A very important part of psychotherapy is becoming more curious about thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that initially may seem to make no sense and have no useful purpose. When we come to appreciate that even distressing or self-destructive thoughts, feelings, or behaviors have important things to tell us, we can begin to experience empathy for ourselves, make sense of our distress, and turn toward making desired changes.
Clients often come to therapy with confusion, frustration, or shame about why they are experiencing the symptoms or problems that distress them. A very important part of psychotherapy is becoming more curious about thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that initially may seem to make no sense and have no useful purpose. When we come to appreciate that even distressing or self-destructive thoughts, feelings, or behaviors have important things to tell us, we can begin to experience empathy for ourselves, make sense of our distress, and turn toward making desired changes.
(872) 713-9663 View (872) 713-9663
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Jackeline Elizabeth Mitchell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Near North Side, Chicago, IL 60611  (Online Only)
As someone who has been in the field for almost a decade, I have been honored to work with many different clients in many different scenarios and environments. I am able to listen to the details, and minutia of everyday life, but also keen on seeing the big picture and working collaboratively with (all)interfacing systems for the betterment of you.
As someone who has been in the field for almost a decade, I have been honored to work with many different clients in many different scenarios and environments. I am able to listen to the details, and minutia of everyday life, but also keen on seeing the big picture and working collaboratively with (all)interfacing systems for the betterment of you.
(773) 985-3952 View (773) 985-3952
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Julleon Garrison
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LSW
Verified
Near North Side, Chicago, IL 60611
Waitlist for new clients
I deliver care and treatment primarily to Black, queer, and BIPOC individuals seeking to improve their mental health and life experience. I have extensive experience in working with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, sexuality, racial impacts, stress management, and neurodiversity. As a black queer individual, I recognize how difficult the experience can be to find a culturally competent therapist that can understand the nuances of intersectionality and develop strategies to address such issues in a personalized manner. I want to meet my client where they are and assist them in this journey forward.
I deliver care and treatment primarily to Black, queer, and BIPOC individuals seeking to improve their mental health and life experience. I have extensive experience in working with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, sexuality, racial impacts, stress management, and neurodiversity. As a black queer individual, I recognize how difficult the experience can be to find a culturally competent therapist that can understand the nuances of intersectionality and develop strategies to address such issues in a personalized manner. I want to meet my client where they are and assist them in this journey forward.
(872) 266-7591 View (872) 266-7591
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Joy Ryba
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
4 Endorsed
Near North Side, Chicago, IL 60645
As clinical director for Midwest Counseling & Diagnostic Center, and a practicing clinical psychologist, Dr. Joy E. Ryba treats individuals, couples and families presenting with issues related to drug and alcohol addiction, process addictions (gambling, spending and sex), depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, and self-injury. She has been in private practice since 2004, after leaving the group practice of a large suburban behavior health hospital.
As clinical director for Midwest Counseling & Diagnostic Center, and a practicing clinical psychologist, Dr. Joy E. Ryba treats individuals, couples and families presenting with issues related to drug and alcohol addiction, process addictions (gambling, spending and sex), depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, and self-injury. She has been in private practice since 2004, after leaving the group practice of a large suburban behavior health hospital.
(773) 570-4029 View (773) 570-4029
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Sylvia Chen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Near North Side, Chicago, IL 60611  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with setting boundaries with yourself and others? Do you feel like there is a gap between where you currently are and what you want in life? As a Licensed Social Worker, I am committed to helping individuals overcome their mental health challenges and live fulfilling lives. I specialize in working with clients who are struggling with anxiety, depression, racial and cultural identity, relationships, stress management, life transitions, setting boundaries, and self-esteem.
Are you struggling with setting boundaries with yourself and others? Do you feel like there is a gap between where you currently are and what you want in life? As a Licensed Social Worker, I am committed to helping individuals overcome their mental health challenges and live fulfilling lives. I specialize in working with clients who are struggling with anxiety, depression, racial and cultural identity, relationships, stress management, life transitions, setting boundaries, and self-esteem.
(872) 278-3760 View (872) 278-3760
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Agnes Svinkunas
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Near North Side, Chicago, IL 60657  (Online Only)
My ideal in therapy is to be able to set a comfortable environment in which growth can be achieved. I truly believe that a person can overcome and achieve anything that they set their mind to. I like to set an environment in which working together with the client goals can be turned into reality. I do not believe that there is a problem that is too big or small that cannot be tackled with the help of a supportive and motivating environment. Originally I am from Lithuanian that leads me to having a special interest in immigration/assimilation concerns. I have experience working with children, adolescence, and adults.
My ideal in therapy is to be able to set a comfortable environment in which growth can be achieved. I truly believe that a person can overcome and achieve anything that they set their mind to. I like to set an environment in which working together with the client goals can be turned into reality. I do not believe that there is a problem that is too big or small that cannot be tackled with the help of a supportive and motivating environment. Originally I am from Lithuanian that leads me to having a special interest in immigration/assimilation concerns. I have experience working with children, adolescence, and adults.
(708) 249-3460 View (708) 249-3460

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Number of Therapists in Near North Side, Chicago, IL

1,000+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Near North Side, Chicago, IL who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
88% Depression
77% Self Esteem
75% Relationship Issues
68% Trauma and PTSD
67% Coping Skills
62% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

90% BlueCross and BlueShield
57% Aetna
51% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Near North Side, Chicago, IL see their clients

57% In Person and Online
43% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
17% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Near North Side, 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.