Therapists in Old Town, Chicago, IL

Photo of Peggy Williams, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Old Town, Chicago, IL
Peggy Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Old Town, Chicago, IL 60614  (Online Only)
Currently Accepting New Clients via Telehealth. It would be a privilege to work with you navigating through life's challenges and feelings of anxiety and sadness. My style is warm and supportive as I hope to help you feel less isolated and alone. I will help you discover alternative ways of thinking and offer a variety of coping skills. I will also incorporate humor. Together we will develop goals for growth and seek achievable solutions, alleviate distress, and improve your quality of life fostering a feeling of joy and happiness. I feel honored to be part of your journey.
Currently Accepting New Clients via Telehealth. It would be a privilege to work with you navigating through life's challenges and feelings of anxiety and sadness. My style is warm and supportive as I hope to help you feel less isolated and alone. I will help you discover alternative ways of thinking and offer a variety of coping skills. I will also incorporate humor. Together we will develop goals for growth and seek achievable solutions, alleviate distress, and improve your quality of life fostering a feeling of joy and happiness. I feel honored to be part of your journey.
(312) 262-4867 View (312) 262-4867
Illinois Autism Center
BCBA
Verified Verified
Old Town, Chicago, IL 60614
At Illinois Autism Center, we commit ourselves daily to the goal of making a positive and enduring impact on the well-being and lives of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Centrally located in the downtown core of Chicago’s greater metropolitan area, we pride ourselves on being a leading service provider for ASD kids across the behavioral spectrum. Our therapies are based on Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA), which is scientifically proven and recognized as the most effective treatment for kids with ASD today. Illinois Autism Center 1660 N La Salle Dr. Unit C007 Chicago, IL 60614 312-248-1801
At Illinois Autism Center, we commit ourselves daily to the goal of making a positive and enduring impact on the well-being and lives of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Centrally located in the downtown core of Chicago’s greater metropolitan area, we pride ourselves on being a leading service provider for ASD kids across the behavioral spectrum. Our therapies are based on Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA), which is scientifically proven and recognized as the most effective treatment for kids with ASD today. Illinois Autism Center 1660 N La Salle Dr. Unit C007 Chicago, IL 60614 312-248-1801
(773) 839-4479 View (773) 839-4479
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John P Harris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Old Town, Chicago, IL 60614
I specialize in treating men who were sexually abused as children, the treatment of sexual addictions, couples therapy, relationship issues, depression and anxiety. If you are unhappy in your relationships or career, suffering from depression or anxiety, going through a crisis, or wanting to make changes in your life, psychotherapy can help you. Please visit my website at wwwjohnpharris.com.
I specialize in treating men who were sexually abused as children, the treatment of sexual addictions, couples therapy, relationship issues, depression and anxiety. If you are unhappy in your relationships or career, suffering from depression or anxiety, going through a crisis, or wanting to make changes in your life, psychotherapy can help you. Please visit my website at wwwjohnpharris.com.
(773) 747-6150 View (773) 747-6150
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Jo Lief
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Old Town, Chicago, IL 60610
Seeking therapy takes courage. Many life events have led you to consider such a step, and I am already on your side. I actually see my clients as healthier for choosing therapy than others who may have chosen to avoid it. The most important single factor in the client-therapist connection is the right fit. I have 25+ years of private practice experience working with people to overcome obstacles to feeling good about themselves and their relationships. My style is empathic, warm and direct.
Seeking therapy takes courage. Many life events have led you to consider such a step, and I am already on your side. I actually see my clients as healthier for choosing therapy than others who may have chosen to avoid it. The most important single factor in the client-therapist connection is the right fit. I have 25+ years of private practice experience working with people to overcome obstacles to feeling good about themselves and their relationships. My style is empathic, warm and direct.
(312) 300-2055 View (312) 300-2055
Photo of Dee Lewke, Drug & Alcohol Counselor in Old Town, Chicago, IL
Dee Lewke
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CADCII, SAP, CCTP, MATC, CRPS
Verified Verified
Old Town, 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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Diana Heliotes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Old Town, Chicago, IL 60610  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 30 years experience working with adolescents & young adults. Currently I work with 18 year old to 64 year old individuals. I have been working with clients on a wide range of needs & concerns with an emphasis on anxiety, depression, grief/loss & simple & complex trauma. I also offer exit therapy for those seeking support after exiting a cult (such as QAnon).
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 30 years experience working with adolescents & young adults. Currently I work with 18 year old to 64 year old individuals. I have been working with clients on a wide range of needs & concerns with an emphasis on anxiety, depression, grief/loss & simple & complex trauma. I also offer exit therapy for those seeking support after exiting a cult (such as QAnon).
(815) 569-0159 View (815) 569-0159
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Paul Popernik
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Old Town, Chicago, IL 60610
You are not alone dealing with anxiety, depression, loss, anger, trauma, or relationship difficulties. I understand the pain and complications of these issues and have successfully helped individuals, like yourself, find peace and happiness for over 20 years. In a relaxed, supportive environment, I will help you explore and process difficult feelings and challenge underlying counterproductive thoughts and behaviors. You will achieve a greater sense of relief and awareness, and develop tools that foster better continued health. I will also help you acquire a more balanced lifestyle achieved through exercise, diet, sleep hygiene, work/life balance and maintaining healthy relationships.
You are not alone dealing with anxiety, depression, loss, anger, trauma, or relationship difficulties. I understand the pain and complications of these issues and have successfully helped individuals, like yourself, find peace and happiness for over 20 years. In a relaxed, supportive environment, I will help you explore and process difficult feelings and challenge underlying counterproductive thoughts and behaviors. You will achieve a greater sense of relief and awareness, and develop tools that foster better continued health. I will also help you acquire a more balanced lifestyle achieved through exercise, diet, sleep hygiene, work/life balance and maintaining healthy relationships.
(773) 417-5330 View (773) 417-5330
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Jonas Hart Ginsburg
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Old Town, Chicago, IL 60614  (Online Only)
I enjoy working with individuals from diverse backgrounds especially in terms of gender identity, familial origins, and diversity of lived experiences. My time living in Japan influenced my culturally inclusive approach, and taught me to value deeply the challenges that many may face acculturating in a new environment. Additionally, these experiences helped me understand and respect that life can be lived in many ways beyond those with which I have immediate experience. Finally, this experience has attuned me to the value of incorporating Eastern philosophies into my practice. My approach often utilizes reflective-oriented therapy
I enjoy working with individuals from diverse backgrounds especially in terms of gender identity, familial origins, and diversity of lived experiences. My time living in Japan influenced my culturally inclusive approach, and taught me to value deeply the challenges that many may face acculturating in a new environment. Additionally, these experiences helped me understand and respect that life can be lived in many ways beyond those with which I have immediate experience. Finally, this experience has attuned me to the value of incorporating Eastern philosophies into my practice. My approach often utilizes reflective-oriented therapy
(708) 726-6403 View (708) 726-6403
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M Estey Ticknor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Old Town, Chicago, IL 60614  (Online Only)
I am a therapist in private practice with a caseload consisting of adults, adolescents, and varied family and relationship groupings. My approach is client centered and collaborative, tailoring each therapy to the individual or family culture. I am most interested in helping people improve their lives and harnessing their own strengths and resources. My techniques emphasize cultural competency and are informed by many theoretical foundations including psychodynamic theory, family systems theory, and cognitive-behavioral theory. My practice is currently only virtual due to the pandemic.
I am a therapist in private practice with a caseload consisting of adults, adolescents, and varied family and relationship groupings. My approach is client centered and collaborative, tailoring each therapy to the individual or family culture. I am most interested in helping people improve their lives and harnessing their own strengths and resources. My techniques emphasize cultural competency and are informed by many theoretical foundations including psychodynamic theory, family systems theory, and cognitive-behavioral theory. My practice is currently only virtual due to the pandemic.
(312) 262-5592 View (312) 262-5592
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Amber Miller
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Old Town, Chicago, IL 60610
I have been working in the field of psychotherapy since 2004, helping clients cope primarily with anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, and life changes. My undergraduate degree is from the University of Missouri, and I taught Language Arts on the high school level for two years. As a teacher, the limits of the classroom environment prevented me from reaching many of my troubled students, which led me to pursue a graduate degree from Loyola University-Chicago in Community Counseling.
I have been working in the field of psychotherapy since 2004, helping clients cope primarily with anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, and life changes. My undergraduate degree is from the University of Missouri, and I taught Language Arts on the high school level for two years. As a teacher, the limits of the classroom environment prevented me from reaching many of my troubled students, which led me to pursue a graduate degree from Loyola University-Chicago in Community Counseling.
(773) 941-7691 x4 View (773) 941-7691 x4
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Theo Cunningham
Counselor, MA, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Old Town, Chicago, IL 60610  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
It is incredibly natural to feel overwhelmed in our present world. As mounting global stressors such as the COVID-19 pandemic and impending climate disaster compound the everyday stressors inherent to work, school, and relationships, it can feel like your emotional well-being is as difficult as it is important to maintain. It is my privilege to support people who want to do the brave work of releasing patterns of stuckness and embracing new, life-affirming narratives. I believe every human has the potential to heal towards deeper alignment with purpose, and am here for those seeking accompaniment in their transformation.
It is incredibly natural to feel overwhelmed in our present world. As mounting global stressors such as the COVID-19 pandemic and impending climate disaster compound the everyday stressors inherent to work, school, and relationships, it can feel like your emotional well-being is as difficult as it is important to maintain. It is my privilege to support people who want to do the brave work of releasing patterns of stuckness and embracing new, life-affirming narratives. I believe every human has the potential to heal towards deeper alignment with purpose, and am here for those seeking accompaniment in their transformation.
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Ken Andjulis
Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Old Town, Chicago, IL 60610
Finding a therapist you feel comfortable with and trust can be difficult. Painful life experiences, past trauma and current situations can cause you to feel stuck, depressed and anxious. You may have noticed changes in your relationships, work, mood or self esteem. I will collaborate with you to gain self awareness, insight and self acceptance. I will encourage, challenge and empower you to make changes. I will guide you in making informed decisions about how to deal with issues we identify together. My clients comment on my ability to create a warm, welcoming, non-judgemental space and my ability to establish an easy rapport.
Finding a therapist you feel comfortable with and trust can be difficult. Painful life experiences, past trauma and current situations can cause you to feel stuck, depressed and anxious. You may have noticed changes in your relationships, work, mood or self esteem. I will collaborate with you to gain self awareness, insight and self acceptance. I will encourage, challenge and empower you to make changes. I will guide you in making informed decisions about how to deal with issues we identify together. My clients comment on my ability to create a warm, welcoming, non-judgemental space and my ability to establish an easy rapport.
(312) 448-9403 View (312) 448-9403
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Kaitlin Blakeney
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CRC, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Old Town, Chicago, IL 60610
Kaitlin Blakeney's work has included supporting young adults managing major life decisions such as being new to the city, career uncertainty, managing dating stressors, setting boundaries in relationships, and increasing independence from parents. She also has worked extensively in supporting others through crisis, managing adults working on life skills and stressors, as well as those who have sustained traumatic brain injuries.
Kaitlin Blakeney's work has included supporting young adults managing major life decisions such as being new to the city, career uncertainty, managing dating stressors, setting boundaries in relationships, and increasing independence from parents. She also has worked extensively in supporting others through crisis, managing adults working on life skills and stressors, as well as those who have sustained traumatic brain injuries.
(773) 250-0535 View (773) 250-0535
Photo of Helen Odessky, Psychologist in Old Town, Chicago, IL
Helen Odessky
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Old Town, Chicago, IL 60610  (Online Only)
Do you need help with overcoming fears,OCD, worry, panic or anxiety? It's time to feel better! I specialize in helping you beat stress and anxiety. I use innovative, research based methods that teach you tools starting from the very first session. Together we can work to find solutions that lead to rapid relief from chronic anxiety and stress. My approach is warm and practical. I am an anxiety expert and author of "Stop Anxiety From Stopping You". I aspire to help you find solutions that lead to the life you desire and envision for yourself.
Do you need help with overcoming fears,OCD, worry, panic or anxiety? It's time to feel better! I specialize in helping you beat stress and anxiety. I use innovative, research based methods that teach you tools starting from the very first session. Together we can work to find solutions that lead to rapid relief from chronic anxiety and stress. My approach is warm and practical. I am an anxiety expert and author of "Stop Anxiety From Stopping You". I aspire to help you find solutions that lead to the life you desire and envision for yourself.
(847) 529-8600 View (847) 529-8600
Photo of Alexandria G Salerno, Psychologist in Old Town, Chicago, IL
Alexandria G Salerno
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Old Town, Chicago, IL 60610  (Online Only)
Feeling steady and rooted in relationships with ourselves and others can help establish a foundation for a greater sense of wellbeing. Through a relational and attachment-focused approach, I support people hoping to have a deeper understanding of themselves and their connections with those around them (friends, family, community, etc.). This may include exploring cultural and ancestral identity, which is another component of someone better knowing who they are and how they engage with the world around them. I am also here for helping professionals seeking support through compassion fatigue and feeling overworked from their careers.
Feeling steady and rooted in relationships with ourselves and others can help establish a foundation for a greater sense of wellbeing. Through a relational and attachment-focused approach, I support people hoping to have a deeper understanding of themselves and their connections with those around them (friends, family, community, etc.). This may include exploring cultural and ancestral identity, which is another component of someone better knowing who they are and how they engage with the world around them. I am also here for helping professionals seeking support through compassion fatigue and feeling overworked from their careers.
(847) 607-1715 View (847) 607-1715
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Karen Jacobson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LCPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
Old Town, Chicago, IL 60610
People come to me when feeling stressed, anxious, overwhelmed with fear and stuck - whether it's a relationship concern, a challenge with a child, a loss or life has taken an unexpected turn. As an experienced Clinical Professional Counselor and Marriage and Family Therapist, I can help. I partner with clients to change limiting beliefs and defeating patterns, discover strengths and embrace possibilities. I provide a safe, nonjudgmental space to explore difficult emotions, understand triggers, process deep wounds and become curious about all parts of ourselves.
People come to me when feeling stressed, anxious, overwhelmed with fear and stuck - whether it's a relationship concern, a challenge with a child, a loss or life has taken an unexpected turn. As an experienced Clinical Professional Counselor and Marriage and Family Therapist, I can help. I partner with clients to change limiting beliefs and defeating patterns, discover strengths and embrace possibilities. I provide a safe, nonjudgmental space to explore difficult emotions, understand triggers, process deep wounds and become curious about all parts of ourselves.
(312) 284-3236 View (312) 284-3236
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Christine Vacin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Old Town, Chicago, IL 60614
For over 15 years of providing therapy, Christine enjoys helping individuals recover from issues concerning self-esteem, anxiety, addiction, trauma, codependency, adjustments to motherhood, life transitions, self-identity, and relationship dynamics. She also enjoys teaching clients successful tools to help conquer difficult life challenges and gain a sense of empowerment. Additionally, she is fully trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, which helps to process trauma and unresolved emotions.
For over 15 years of providing therapy, Christine enjoys helping individuals recover from issues concerning self-esteem, anxiety, addiction, trauma, codependency, adjustments to motherhood, life transitions, self-identity, and relationship dynamics. She also enjoys teaching clients successful tools to help conquer difficult life challenges and gain a sense of empowerment. Additionally, she is fully trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, which helps to process trauma and unresolved emotions.
(702) 500-1252 View (702) 500-1252
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Jenna Riem
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ATR
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Old Town, Chicago, IL 60614
If you’re struggling with feelings of anxiety, self doubt, depression, and/or relationship challenges you’ve come to the right place. It's my ultimate goal to create a safe, energetic, and creative space for you to process and explore your emotions and needs. I want you to feel at ease, open, and simply be yourself each session. Here, you will know you matter, and that your story is worth exploring.
If you’re struggling with feelings of anxiety, self doubt, depression, and/or relationship challenges you’ve come to the right place. It's my ultimate goal to create a safe, energetic, and creative space for you to process and explore your emotions and needs. I want you to feel at ease, open, and simply be yourself each session. Here, you will know you matter, and that your story is worth exploring.
(312) 219-1595 View (312) 219-1595
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Crystal Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Old Town, Chicago, IL 60610
Hello, my name is Crystal Williams. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 13 years of clinical experience working with various individuals and couples suffering from Anxiety, Stress, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, and Marital/Pre-Marital. I commonly use Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Couples Therapy, Psychodynamic, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), and Strength-Based therapies. I believe I am committed to walking along the journey with you. Therefore, you are not alone in your next steps.
Hello, my name is Crystal Williams. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 13 years of clinical experience working with various individuals and couples suffering from Anxiety, Stress, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, and Marital/Pre-Marital. I commonly use Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Couples Therapy, Psychodynamic, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), and Strength-Based therapies. I believe I am committed to walking along the journey with you. Therefore, you are not alone in your next steps.
(312) 313-8615 View (312) 313-8615
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Kathleen M. Sherlock
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CTP
Verified Verified
Old Town, Chicago, IL 60610
Life today can be VERY tough to navigate, but can seem overwhelming when you constantly feel stressed out, discouraged, or simply "not enough." Or, maybe you didn’t get off to a good start in life and believe that your chances for something better are slim…or you feel so worn down by the challenges of painful emotions, chronic illness, or addiction--or more than one of these--that you wonder “Is this all there is?” Well, the good news is that your best life is waiting for you, and as a therapist it is my honor to support you in taking the steps to reclaim your dreams, heal your past, grow your strength, and build your future!
Life today can be VERY tough to navigate, but can seem overwhelming when you constantly feel stressed out, discouraged, or simply "not enough." Or, maybe you didn’t get off to a good start in life and believe that your chances for something better are slim…or you feel so worn down by the challenges of painful emotions, chronic illness, or addiction--or more than one of these--that you wonder “Is this all there is?” Well, the good news is that your best life is waiting for you, and as a therapist it is my honor to support you in taking the steps to reclaim your dreams, heal your past, grow your strength, and build your future!
(331) 207-1727 View (331) 207-1727

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Number of Therapists in Old Town, Chicago, IL

20+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in Old Town, Chicago, IL who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
88% Depression
83% Relationship Issues
79% Self Esteem
71% Grief
71% Life Transitions
63% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

19 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

91% BlueCross and BlueShield
59% Aetna
36% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Old Town, Chicago, IL see their clients

71% In Person and Online
29% Online Only

Gender breakdown

71% Female
25% Male
4% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Old Town, Chicago?

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

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

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

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

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

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

What type of therapy is right for me?

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

How much does therapy cost?

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

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

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

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

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

Is online therapy a good option?

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

Are therapy sessions confidential?

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