Therapists in O'Hare, Chicago, IL

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Sarah Fletcher
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC
Verified
1 Endorsed
O'Hare, Chicago, IL 60631
My expertise is working with adults who need support in overcoming challenges that have become overwhelming to deal with on their own. I have been working in the field for over 13 years and during that time have worked in a variety of settings including residential, homeless shelters, jail, intensive outreach, therapy, and internationally. I've been blessed to work with people as they go through suffering to become at peace and able to accept themselves within the changes that can be made in their circumstances. I work from a strength-based approach that focuses on instilling hope and belief that change is possible.
My expertise is working with adults who need support in overcoming challenges that have become overwhelming to deal with on their own. I have been working in the field for over 13 years and during that time have worked in a variety of settings including residential, homeless shelters, jail, intensive outreach, therapy, and internationally. I've been blessed to work with people as they go through suffering to become at peace and able to accept themselves within the changes that can be made in their circumstances. I work from a strength-based approach that focuses on instilling hope and belief that change is possible.
(844) 623-6687 View (844) 623-6687
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Natasha Lentner
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPHA, QMHP
Verified
O'Hare, Chicago, IL 60631
www.HopeLandTherapy.com 708-274-7991 Call or e-mail for scheduling information. Improve: Relationship with self, Couple relationship, Family relationships, Self-esteem, Anxiety, ADHD, Self-improvement, Relaxation, Grounding, PTSD, Sexual trauma, Childhood trauma, Life transitions, and more! Get help now with Therapy or Life Coaching. Call today and start your journey to well-being.
www.HopeLandTherapy.com 708-274-7991 Call or e-mail for scheduling information. Improve: Relationship with self, Couple relationship, Family relationships, Self-esteem, Anxiety, ADHD, Self-improvement, Relaxation, Grounding, PTSD, Sexual trauma, Childhood trauma, Life transitions, and more! Get help now with Therapy or Life Coaching. Call today and start your journey to well-being.
(224) 298-7296 View (224) 298-7296
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Tami Stieber
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
O'Hare, Chicago, IL 60631
Are you feeling unsettled in your life but not sure what would help you to feel better? Are you feeling stressed out by your relationships in your life? When we are struggling with daily challenges, our connections with our significant others, family members, children and colleagues can be affected. Sometimes we then try to anxiously fix things and other times we just withdraw into our own minds. While all of this can be normal, it can be stressful trying to figure out how best to move forward.
Are you feeling unsettled in your life but not sure what would help you to feel better? Are you feeling stressed out by your relationships in your life? When we are struggling with daily challenges, our connections with our significant others, family members, children and colleagues can be affected. Sometimes we then try to anxiously fix things and other times we just withdraw into our own minds. While all of this can be normal, it can be stressful trying to figure out how best to move forward.
(773) 312-3359 View (773) 312-3359
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Christine Ruiz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
O'Hare, Chicago, IL 60631  (Online Only)
Christine Ruiz is a licensed clinical social worker. Christine is passionate about supporting people as they work toward their goals. She seeks to inspire her patients so they can become their best selves. Christine focuses on helping individuals heal and tap into their inner strengths. She achieves this by providing a neutral safe space, listening to her patient's concerns, and customizing a treatment plan that factors in the patient's cultural background, life experience, and personal goals. Christine has been providing therapy since 2016 and works with patients ages 12-64.
Christine Ruiz is a licensed clinical social worker. Christine is passionate about supporting people as they work toward their goals. She seeks to inspire her patients so they can become their best selves. Christine focuses on helping individuals heal and tap into their inner strengths. She achieves this by providing a neutral safe space, listening to her patient's concerns, and customizing a treatment plan that factors in the patient's cultural background, life experience, and personal goals. Christine has been providing therapy since 2016 and works with patients ages 12-64.
(872) 713-6752 View (872) 713-6752
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Rachel Bianchi
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
O'Hare, Chicago, IL 60631
Life can be challenging and reaching out for help can also be difficult. As a therapist, it is my goal to provide a safe space for my clients where they can expect to be met with compassion and understanding. I work with my clients to facilitate growth, insight, and self-compassion. I believe that these are core aspects in helping people build the necessary tools for navigating life. I have a diverse clinical background and have worked with people in various stages of their lives.
Life can be challenging and reaching out for help can also be difficult. As a therapist, it is my goal to provide a safe space for my clients where they can expect to be met with compassion and understanding. I work with my clients to facilitate growth, insight, and self-compassion. I believe that these are core aspects in helping people build the necessary tools for navigating life. I have a diverse clinical background and have worked with people in various stages of their lives.
(224) 425-4073 View (224) 425-4073
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Taleatha Welch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
O'Hare, Chicago, IL 60631  (Online Only)
Taleatha Welch is a licensed clinical social worker. Taleatha has worn many hats throughout her life, but in each capacity, she’s always been in the business of serving people. She strives to build genuine connections with her patients by fostering an environment of transparency and support. She believes every patient is the expert in their journey and takes a supportive role during sessions. Her goal is to foster an environment of enrichment and support to make growth inevitable, not just possible. Taleatha knows taking the first step toward therapy and healing takes courage.
Taleatha Welch is a licensed clinical social worker. Taleatha has worn many hats throughout her life, but in each capacity, she’s always been in the business of serving people. She strives to build genuine connections with her patients by fostering an environment of transparency and support. She believes every patient is the expert in their journey and takes a supportive role during sessions. Her goal is to foster an environment of enrichment and support to make growth inevitable, not just possible. Taleatha knows taking the first step toward therapy and healing takes courage.
(872) 266-2591 View (872) 266-2591
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Jeff Kalas
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
O'Hare, Chicago, IL 60631
As a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with 17 years of experience, I have dedicated my career to helping individuals overcome challenges related to ADHD, anxiety, interpersonal struggles, and other mental health concerns. Through a cognitive-behavioral approach, I utilize evidence-based techniques to help my clients identify and modify negative thinking patterns and behaviors that may be impacting their quality of life. My goal as a counselor is to provide a safe, supportive, and nonjudgmental environment where individuals can feel empowered to explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
As a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with 17 years of experience, I have dedicated my career to helping individuals overcome challenges related to ADHD, anxiety, interpersonal struggles, and other mental health concerns. Through a cognitive-behavioral approach, I utilize evidence-based techniques to help my clients identify and modify negative thinking patterns and behaviors that may be impacting their quality of life. My goal as a counselor is to provide a safe, supportive, and nonjudgmental environment where individuals can feel empowered to explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
(847) 503-9642 View (847) 503-9642
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Whitney Gipson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MSW, LMFT
Verified
4 Endorsed
O'Hare, Chicago, IL 60631
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With just over 20 years experience in the field, I am the proud owner of Northwest Suburban Counseling. My colleagues and I provide services to a broad spectrum of clients and truly enjoy dedicating ourselves to our work as private practitioners. Among my personal areas of specialization are depression & anxiety, marital discord, pre-marital counseling, relationship counseling, anger management, autism spectrum disorders, school and home behavioral issues, parental guidance and divorce support.
With just over 20 years experience in the field, I am the proud owner of Northwest Suburban Counseling. My colleagues and I provide services to a broad spectrum of clients and truly enjoy dedicating ourselves to our work as private practitioners. Among my personal areas of specialization are depression & anxiety, marital discord, pre-marital counseling, relationship counseling, anger management, autism spectrum disorders, school and home behavioral issues, parental guidance and divorce support.
(800) 922-0976 x1 View (800) 922-0976 x1
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Diana Ruiz
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
O'Hare, Chicago, IL 60631
Does it feel like you can’t stop feeling anxious, overthinking, and sometimes self-doubt, and feeling “not enough” take over your life? Self-doubt and anxiety are overwhelming. It feels that you can’t stop overthinking and thinking about everything that can go wrong. You think about the bad things that can happen, the mistakes you can make, and the negative situations that can occur. Worry and overanalyzing take over, and you end up anxious and panicked. Questioning and doubting yourself makes you feel defeated. You overthink your abilities and self-worth, which makes you feel low and defeated.
Does it feel like you can’t stop feeling anxious, overthinking, and sometimes self-doubt, and feeling “not enough” take over your life? Self-doubt and anxiety are overwhelming. It feels that you can’t stop overthinking and thinking about everything that can go wrong. You think about the bad things that can happen, the mistakes you can make, and the negative situations that can occur. Worry and overanalyzing take over, and you end up anxious and panicked. Questioning and doubting yourself makes you feel defeated. You overthink your abilities and self-worth, which makes you feel low and defeated.
(312) 548-8281 View (312) 548-8281
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TJ Mayes
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
O'Hare, Chicago, IL 60631  (Online Only)
In my practice you will find that my approach in working with clients is based on understanding, compassion, creativity and collaboration. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with over 17 years of experience working with adults, families, and children. Whether you are looking for support with difficult circumstances in your personal life, professional life, parenting, or relationship guidance I can be of service.
In my practice you will find that my approach in working with clients is based on understanding, compassion, creativity and collaboration. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with over 17 years of experience working with adults, families, and children. Whether you are looking for support with difficult circumstances in your personal life, professional life, parenting, or relationship guidance I can be of service.
(847) 829-0518 View (847) 829-0518
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Sophia Cortes-Moreno
Counselor, MS, LCPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
O'Hare, Chicago, IL 60631
Life can often cause us to question who we are, where we fit in, and how to navigate its toughest moments. Perhaps you’re ready to begin working through the challenging traumatic experiences that are a part of your story and you are here seeking support. Perhaps you are struggling with finding your place in spaces that may question who you are based on your racial/cultural identity or your sexuality; or you’re simply exhausted with carrying physical, emotional, or sexually traumatic wounds and you would like a safe space to process these concerns. Your experiences are your truths but you can find support to make your future yours.
Life can often cause us to question who we are, where we fit in, and how to navigate its toughest moments. Perhaps you’re ready to begin working through the challenging traumatic experiences that are a part of your story and you are here seeking support. Perhaps you are struggling with finding your place in spaces that may question who you are based on your racial/cultural identity or your sexuality; or you’re simply exhausted with carrying physical, emotional, or sexually traumatic wounds and you would like a safe space to process these concerns. Your experiences are your truths but you can find support to make your future yours.
(331) 259-8472 View (331) 259-8472
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Ashley Pratt Andersen
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
4 Endorsed
O'Hare, Chicago, IL 60631  (Online Only)
I believe in the power of self-awareness and taking action. I am passionate in empowering my clients in making intentional choices to improve overall wellness. I have a direct, solution-oriented approach, which aids individuals in addressing problematic behaviors and thought processes which are negatively impacting their life. Ultimately, I guide my clients to building resiliency and adaptive skills to cope with challenges and pains which naturally come throughout life.
I believe in the power of self-awareness and taking action. I am passionate in empowering my clients in making intentional choices to improve overall wellness. I have a direct, solution-oriented approach, which aids individuals in addressing problematic behaviors and thought processes which are negatively impacting their life. Ultimately, I guide my clients to building resiliency and adaptive skills to cope with challenges and pains which naturally come throughout life.
(847) 780-9385 View (847) 780-9385
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Theresa Kelly
Psychologist, LCP
Verified
O'Hare, Chicago, IL 60631  (Online Only)
Theresa Kelly is a licensed clinical psychologist. Theresa recognizes that there is no “one-size-fits-all” in therapy. Everyone’s journey is unique. Together, she and her patients create and implement individualized plans based on evidence-based treatments. Theresa's ultimate goal is to support her patients as they create sustained changes to promote wellness and more effective functioning. In time, this allows them to develop healthy, balanced perspectives on themselves and strengthen their relationships. Theresa has been providing therapy since 2003 and works with patients ages 18-65.
Theresa Kelly is a licensed clinical psychologist. Theresa recognizes that there is no “one-size-fits-all” in therapy. Everyone’s journey is unique. Together, she and her patients create and implement individualized plans based on evidence-based treatments. Theresa's ultimate goal is to support her patients as they create sustained changes to promote wellness and more effective functioning. In time, this allows them to develop healthy, balanced perspectives on themselves and strengthen their relationships. Theresa has been providing therapy since 2003 and works with patients ages 18-65.
(872) 274-4631 View (872) 274-4631
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Marina Callozzo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
O'Hare, Chicago, IL 60631  (Online Only)
Marina Callozzo is a licensed clinical social worker. Marina sees therapy as a give-and-take between the therapist and patient, not just a place for patients to unload their burdens in a one-sided setting. For those who want their therapy sessions to feel like a conversation, Marina offers suggestions, reactions, and opinions. Patients can expect Marina to be compassionate, empathetic, challenging, light-hearted at times, and always a spirited advocate. She also favors humanistic and strength-based therapies, focusing on the person as an autonomous, three-dimensional individual.
Marina Callozzo is a licensed clinical social worker. Marina sees therapy as a give-and-take between the therapist and patient, not just a place for patients to unload their burdens in a one-sided setting. For those who want their therapy sessions to feel like a conversation, Marina offers suggestions, reactions, and opinions. Patients can expect Marina to be compassionate, empathetic, challenging, light-hearted at times, and always a spirited advocate. She also favors humanistic and strength-based therapies, focusing on the person as an autonomous, three-dimensional individual.
(872) 274-2874 View (872) 274-2874

Online Therapists

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Keara Enoch
Counselor, LCPC, LMHC, LPC, CADC
Verified
Chicago, IL 60612  (Online Only)
Do you feel like your emotions have flatlined? Maybe there are days in which you are having BIG feelings that others don't seem to understand. Does it feel like you're struggling to just show up in life? Perhaps you recognize a sense of discomfort in your body, because of bad experiences. Maybe you feel like you are in the wrong body to begin with. Work is hard. Socializing is hard. Taking care of yourself is hard. You are struggling with your relationships. Something feels off. You may not be sure what is missing or how you got to this place in life, but here you are. For more information, visit: www.allpartsseen.com
Do you feel like your emotions have flatlined? Maybe there are days in which you are having BIG feelings that others don't seem to understand. Does it feel like you're struggling to just show up in life? Perhaps you recognize a sense of discomfort in your body, because of bad experiences. Maybe you feel like you are in the wrong body to begin with. Work is hard. Socializing is hard. Taking care of yourself is hard. You are struggling with your relationships. Something feels off. You may not be sure what is missing or how you got to this place in life, but here you are. For more information, visit: www.allpartsseen.com
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Cassidy Boyle
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
Chicago, IL 60647
Life rarely goes as planned! When we stumble on our journey it can often be hard to get back up on your feet without a little extra help– and that’s what I’m here for. Counseling with me is a deeply collaborative process. Together we will explore your values, meaning, and goals in life to help you live the way you desire. As the expert of your own experience, I will help you to gain insight, make helpful changes, and express yourself in ways that make you feel heard and authentic.
Life rarely goes as planned! When we stumble on our journey it can often be hard to get back up on your feet without a little extra help– and that’s what I’m here for. Counseling with me is a deeply collaborative process. Together we will explore your values, meaning, and goals in life to help you live the way you desire. As the expert of your own experience, I will help you to gain insight, make helpful changes, and express yourself in ways that make you feel heard and authentic.
(773) 825-8975 View (773) 825-8975
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Center for Effective Artistry
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, NCC, MA
Verified
Chicago, IL 60640
Do you find yourself overwhelmed in a world that's not designed for you? Stop designing your life around the world. Design your life around you. The Center for Effective Artistry specializes in working with clients exploring neurodivergence, ADHD, ASD, AuDHD, anxiety, depression, bipolar, trauma, queerness, gender, race, religion, climate grief, and substance use. Our clients are tired of having therapists give them an "answer" that doesn't work. We offer an approach that is unique to each of our fantastic clients. As leaders in the neurodiversity movement, we think outside of the box, and aim to improve the field of mental health.
Do you find yourself overwhelmed in a world that's not designed for you? Stop designing your life around the world. Design your life around you. The Center for Effective Artistry specializes in working with clients exploring neurodivergence, ADHD, ASD, AuDHD, anxiety, depression, bipolar, trauma, queerness, gender, race, religion, climate grief, and substance use. Our clients are tired of having therapists give them an "answer" that doesn't work. We offer an approach that is unique to each of our fantastic clients. As leaders in the neurodiversity movement, we think outside of the box, and aim to improve the field of mental health.
(773) 945-5289 View (773) 945-5289
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Abia Hashmi
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60602  (Online Only)
As a first generation South Asian immigrant, I know the term “mental health” is nearly non-existent in most South Asian cultures. The idea that there is “nothing mental going on” or that your emotional/psychological pain is the result of being disobedient to your elders (especially if you are a girl/female), is far too common. Your parent’s cultural expectations tell you to live one way while the culture you are growing up in expects you to live up to another. Who are you supposed to be? You are being pulled in every direction, trying to please everyone, but what about you?
As a first generation South Asian immigrant, I know the term “mental health” is nearly non-existent in most South Asian cultures. The idea that there is “nothing mental going on” or that your emotional/psychological pain is the result of being disobedient to your elders (especially if you are a girl/female), is far too common. Your parent’s cultural expectations tell you to live one way while the culture you are growing up in expects you to live up to another. Who are you supposed to be? You are being pulled in every direction, trying to please everyone, but what about you?
(312) 626-0119 View (312) 626-0119
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Susie Moya
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ICDVP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60608
Life can be a journey of transitions and challenges. I recognize that the impact of change can be stressful on the mind and the body. As a bi-cultural therapist, I support individuals adjust to life transitions using culturally informed strength-based and mindful based approaches. I have experience providing trauma therapy to adults who have been affected by interpersonal violence and intergenerational trauma. I also recognize how chronic stress and trauma, as well as cultural factors, influence an individual’s sense of self.
Life can be a journey of transitions and challenges. I recognize that the impact of change can be stressful on the mind and the body. As a bi-cultural therapist, I support individuals adjust to life transitions using culturally informed strength-based and mindful based approaches. I have experience providing trauma therapy to adults who have been affected by interpersonal violence and intergenerational trauma. I also recognize how chronic stress and trauma, as well as cultural factors, influence an individual’s sense of self.
(708) 613-8670 View (708) 613-8670
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Alicia Fischer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60610
Fostering your emotional health may feel like a daunting task, but it is imperative for healing and positive change. As a clinician, I utilize a client-centered approach in order to create a warm, inviting, and non-judgmental space to process your emotions and promote self-discovery. My sole aim is to nurture personal growth and help you to unravel layers of yourself with the goal of achieving self-actualization. I would feel honored to walk alongside you in your mental health journey. As a woman of color, I aim to apply a cultural humility framework to my work with clients and strive to promote inclusivity.
Fostering your emotional health may feel like a daunting task, but it is imperative for healing and positive change. As a clinician, I utilize a client-centered approach in order to create a warm, inviting, and non-judgmental space to process your emotions and promote self-discovery. My sole aim is to nurture personal growth and help you to unravel layers of yourself with the goal of achieving self-actualization. I would feel honored to walk alongside you in your mental health journey. As a woman of color, I aim to apply a cultural humility framework to my work with clients and strive to promote inclusivity.
(312) 313-7143 View (312) 313-7143

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Number of Therapists in O'Hare, Chicago, IL

10+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in O'Hare, Chicago, IL who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
93% Anxiety
93% Self Esteem
86% Relationship Issues
71% Trauma and PTSD
64% ADHD
64% Divorce

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

93% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
79% Cigna and Evernorth
71% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in O'Hare, Chicago, IL see their clients

58% In Person and Online
42% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in O'Hare, 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.