Therapists in Ravenswood, Chicago, IL

Photo of Miranda Mulcrone, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Ravenswood, Chicago, IL
Miranda Mulcrone
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Ravenswood, Chicago, IL 60625
What would it feel like to give yourself the space to sit and explore emotions, memories, and thoughts instead of avoiding or changing them? It is okay if your answer is “scary” or “gross”. While acknowledging that I cannot determine whether a space is safe or not, I strive to offer a space of non-judgement, validation, compassion and growth where you can get to know yourself more, build insight and acknowledgement of your strengths, and talk about whatever you need to for an hour.
What would it feel like to give yourself the space to sit and explore emotions, memories, and thoughts instead of avoiding or changing them? It is okay if your answer is “scary” or “gross”. While acknowledging that I cannot determine whether a space is safe or not, I strive to offer a space of non-judgement, validation, compassion and growth where you can get to know yourself more, build insight and acknowledgement of your strengths, and talk about whatever you need to for an hour.
(872) 246-9789 View (872) 246-9789
Photo of Bindu Seth Heck, Psychologist in Ravenswood, Chicago, IL
Bindu Seth Heck
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Ravenswood, Chicago, IL 60640  (Online Only)
Welcome! I have been in clinical practice for 14+ years. I am a first-generation, South Asian psychologist who is caring, culturally-sensitive, gender-affirming, and non-judgmental. I enjoy working collaboratively with my clients and use a variety of therapeutic techniques to meet them where they are on their mental health journey. My ideal client is one who has the self-awareness to begin the therapeutic process; someone who might be experiencing some of life's roadblocks/transitions or someone who has a general desire to exist more authentically.
Welcome! I have been in clinical practice for 14+ years. I am a first-generation, South Asian psychologist who is caring, culturally-sensitive, gender-affirming, and non-judgmental. I enjoy working collaboratively with my clients and use a variety of therapeutic techniques to meet them where they are on their mental health journey. My ideal client is one who has the self-awareness to begin the therapeutic process; someone who might be experiencing some of life's roadblocks/transitions or someone who has a general desire to exist more authentically.
(773) 916-5542 View (773) 916-5542
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Lili Rozo
MD, LSW, SEP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ravenswood, Chicago, IL 60640
Our human experience can innately be encountered by adversity. I believe our therapeutic relationship and your internal wisdom can turn those experiences into opportunities for growth and transformation. You deserve to reconnect with your essence and your infinite power to create the life you want and the one that already belongs to you through the power of healing.
Our human experience can innately be encountered by adversity. I believe our therapeutic relationship and your internal wisdom can turn those experiences into opportunities for growth and transformation. You deserve to reconnect with your essence and your infinite power to create the life you want and the one that already belongs to you through the power of healing.
(773) 692-9736 View (773) 692-9736
Photo of Michael Pentangelo, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Ravenswood, Chicago, IL
Michael Pentangelo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Ravenswood, Chicago, IL 60640
Difficulty managing stress and anxiety is often overwhelming and may lead to health issues, decreased productivity, conflict in relationships, and an overall poor quality of life. Anxiety, poor stress coping, depression, anger and other difficulties can be rooted in a myriad of complex biological, physiological, and situational causes. Together we can explore the root of your presenting difficulty as a platform for change. My goal is to assist you in developing your own self-awareness and from there, guide you in organizing your thoughts, actions, and goals towards a healthier and happier way of life.
Difficulty managing stress and anxiety is often overwhelming and may lead to health issues, decreased productivity, conflict in relationships, and an overall poor quality of life. Anxiety, poor stress coping, depression, anger and other difficulties can be rooted in a myriad of complex biological, physiological, and situational causes. Together we can explore the root of your presenting difficulty as a platform for change. My goal is to assist you in developing your own self-awareness and from there, guide you in organizing your thoughts, actions, and goals towards a healthier and happier way of life.
(312) 267-1161 View (312) 267-1161
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Kurt Mohning
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CGP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ravenswood, Chicago, IL 60625  (Online Only)
"Have you come to a point in your life where you know things need to change but you are not sure how to make that happen? I can help you through a process of change and guide you to a more satisyfying peaceful way of living. I offer a warm safe enviroment where you can take the time and energy to only focus on yourself.
"Have you come to a point in your life where you know things need to change but you are not sure how to make that happen? I can help you through a process of change and guide you to a more satisyfying peaceful way of living. I offer a warm safe enviroment where you can take the time and energy to only focus on yourself.
(773) 382-1521 View (773) 382-1521
Photo of Ashwini Krishnakumar, Counselor in Ravenswood, Chicago, IL
Ashwini Krishnakumar
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ravenswood, Chicago, IL 60640
I am passionate about providing counseling for children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I enjoy working with diverse cultural backgrounds, all sexual orientations and gender, and advocating for clients. I use an integrative treatment pulling from Humanistic, Systems, Trauma-Informed, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy while incorporating expressive therapy techniques for individual clients. For couples therapy, I use the Emotionally Focused Couples therapy techniques to help couples understand and dismantle unhealth conflict cycles.
I am passionate about providing counseling for children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I enjoy working with diverse cultural backgrounds, all sexual orientations and gender, and advocating for clients. I use an integrative treatment pulling from Humanistic, Systems, Trauma-Informed, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy while incorporating expressive therapy techniques for individual clients. For couples therapy, I use the Emotionally Focused Couples therapy techniques to help couples understand and dismantle unhealth conflict cycles.
(872) 231-3382 View (872) 231-3382
Photo of Britt Raphling, Counselor in Ravenswood, Chicago, IL
Britt Raphling
Counselor, LCPC, CGP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ravenswood, Chicago, IL 60640
My goal is to help clients feel less alone in their struggles and more understood, as they work on what they wish to change in their lives and relationships. I believe that what has happened in our past shapes who we are today, and I help the people I work with explore the influence of the past in order to create a more fulfilling present. Within the therapeutic relationship, clients can practice and integrate more balanced ways to express themselves and connect with others. I integrate ideas and practices from relational psychodynamic, interpersonal, and modern psychoanalytic orientations.
My goal is to help clients feel less alone in their struggles and more understood, as they work on what they wish to change in their lives and relationships. I believe that what has happened in our past shapes who we are today, and I help the people I work with explore the influence of the past in order to create a more fulfilling present. Within the therapeutic relationship, clients can practice and integrate more balanced ways to express themselves and connect with others. I integrate ideas and practices from relational psychodynamic, interpersonal, and modern psychoanalytic orientations.
(773) 599-1908 View (773) 599-1908
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Lauren Niederkorn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Ravenswood, Chicago, IL 60625  (Online Only)
Being human can be tough. We have big old brains that think too much, and emotions that, at times, can feel out of control. Our relationships, jobs, health, and identity were already really complicated, and now on top of everything the world feels really scary and unpredictable. Whether your distress is relatively new, or you have a long history of dealing with mental health issues, many people have found therapy to be a critical step to feeling better, and reaching their goals.
Being human can be tough. We have big old brains that think too much, and emotions that, at times, can feel out of control. Our relationships, jobs, health, and identity were already really complicated, and now on top of everything the world feels really scary and unpredictable. Whether your distress is relatively new, or you have a long history of dealing with mental health issues, many people have found therapy to be a critical step to feeling better, and reaching their goals.
(847) 565-2328 View (847) 565-2328
Photo of Angela Razon, Psychologist in Ravenswood, Chicago, IL
Angela Razon
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Ravenswood, Chicago, IL 60625
If you're considering therapy, you may have asked yourself questions like "Do I really need it? How can it help me?" While many of us turn to family and friends for emotional support during stressful times, moments do come when difficulties seem to mount and persist, and when talking to a trained, professional helper can bring about relief from suffering, as well as personal growth. I'm a licensed clinical psychologist with 20 years of post graduate experience in private practice and community mental health settings. I treat adults presenting with anxiety, depression, ADHD and stress from challenging life transitions.
If you're considering therapy, you may have asked yourself questions like "Do I really need it? How can it help me?" While many of us turn to family and friends for emotional support during stressful times, moments do come when difficulties seem to mount and persist, and when talking to a trained, professional helper can bring about relief from suffering, as well as personal growth. I'm a licensed clinical psychologist with 20 years of post graduate experience in private practice and community mental health settings. I treat adults presenting with anxiety, depression, ADHD and stress from challenging life transitions.
(312) 386-5135 View (312) 386-5135
Photo of Caitlin Liddle, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Ravenswood, Chicago, IL
Caitlin Liddle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Ravenswood, Chicago, IL 60642  (Online Only)
Caitlin Liddle is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) currently providing individual psychotherapy to adults. Caitlin received her Master's Degree at the University of Chicago's School of Social Service Administration in 2011. Since completing her degree, she has worked extensively with adults and adolescents, providing both group and individual therapy. Caitlin uses an integrative approach to therapy, drawing from her training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic therapy, Family Systems, and Yoga Informed Psychotherapy to best meet the needs of her patients.
Caitlin Liddle is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) currently providing individual psychotherapy to adults. Caitlin received her Master's Degree at the University of Chicago's School of Social Service Administration in 2011. Since completing her degree, she has worked extensively with adults and adolescents, providing both group and individual therapy. Caitlin uses an integrative approach to therapy, drawing from her training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic therapy, Family Systems, and Yoga Informed Psychotherapy to best meet the needs of her patients.
(614) 763-6977 View (614) 763-6977
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Dr. Jessica Ransom and Associates LLC
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ravenswood, Chicago, IL 60640
As a Prescribing Psychologist, I have the unique privilege to treat the totality of my patient's symptoms and fully support them along the way. I believe with the right support, each person can enhance his or her own interpersonal relationships. And sometimes, medication is a great option to enhance the progress made in therapy. I practice unconditional positive regard and attempt to balance humor with the occasional, yet necessary, curse word. Psychotherapy and psychopharmacology should not be a mystery and I try to make the process as comfortable and as real as possible.
As a Prescribing Psychologist, I have the unique privilege to treat the totality of my patient's symptoms and fully support them along the way. I believe with the right support, each person can enhance his or her own interpersonal relationships. And sometimes, medication is a great option to enhance the progress made in therapy. I practice unconditional positive regard and attempt to balance humor with the occasional, yet necessary, curse word. Psychotherapy and psychopharmacology should not be a mystery and I try to make the process as comfortable and as real as possible.
(773) 800-1510 View (773) 800-1510
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Gloria Feliciano
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Ravenswood, Chicago, IL 60625
Not accepting new clients
I take a client-centered focus in therapy; meaning I believe you are the expert of your experience. As a trauma-informed therapist, I think it is important to meet you where you are with the recognition that healing and growth are not linear. I approach this by building a strong therapeutic relationship. This allows for collaborative work and change to occur
I take a client-centered focus in therapy; meaning I believe you are the expert of your experience. As a trauma-informed therapist, I think it is important to meet you where you are with the recognition that healing and growth are not linear. I approach this by building a strong therapeutic relationship. This allows for collaborative work and change to occur
(773) 923-3669 View (773) 923-3669
Photo of Megan Szudarski, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Ravenswood, Chicago, IL
Megan Szudarski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ravenswood, Chicago, IL 60640
With over 7 years of experience in the field, I have experience supporting and working with diverse populations of children, adolescents, adults, & couples through a variety of life challenges. My experience includes treating: anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, body image concerns, family challenges, inner child and re-parenting work, relational issues, boundary setting, attachment styles in adults, LGBTQ+ population, grief & loss, trauma, supporting throughout 12-step programs, and life transitions. My interests include working with adults to maneuver life challenges around identity and narrative work, role exploration and more.
With over 7 years of experience in the field, I have experience supporting and working with diverse populations of children, adolescents, adults, & couples through a variety of life challenges. My experience includes treating: anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, body image concerns, family challenges, inner child and re-parenting work, relational issues, boundary setting, attachment styles in adults, LGBTQ+ population, grief & loss, trauma, supporting throughout 12-step programs, and life transitions. My interests include working with adults to maneuver life challenges around identity and narrative work, role exploration and more.
(773) 231-5291 View (773) 231-5291
Photo of Seth Solway, Psychologist in Ravenswood, Chicago, IL
Seth Solway
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Ravenswood, Chicago, IL 60640
Haven't we all felt stuck at some point? Giving our thoughts a little "air time" can be helpful in easing the tension that builds in our everyday lives. I work with adults and adolescents who struggle with self-esteem and relationships. From the first time that we speak, I will be thinking about the "big picture" of your life. My aim is to help identify potential blindspots and help develop solutions that work specifically for you.
Haven't we all felt stuck at some point? Giving our thoughts a little "air time" can be helpful in easing the tension that builds in our everyday lives. I work with adults and adolescents who struggle with self-esteem and relationships. From the first time that we speak, I will be thinking about the "big picture" of your life. My aim is to help identify potential blindspots and help develop solutions that work specifically for you.
(312) 210-0303 View (312) 210-0303
Photo of Josh Abrahams, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Ravenswood, Chicago, IL
Josh Abrahams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MS
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Ravenswood, Chicago, IL 60640
Not accepting new clients
In my therapy practice, I work with individuals of all ages, including young children, and with families and couples. At our first meeting, you can expect me to listen closely as you tell me about yourself and what brings you to therapy. You might be suffering greatly and be seeking urgently to relieve distress and find hope that things can improve. Or you might feel fine in many ways but want to strengthen your relationships with others, increase understanding of yourself and your behavior, or begin to make better use of your talents and build your creative potential.
In my therapy practice, I work with individuals of all ages, including young children, and with families and couples. At our first meeting, you can expect me to listen closely as you tell me about yourself and what brings you to therapy. You might be suffering greatly and be seeking urgently to relieve distress and find hope that things can improve. Or you might feel fine in many ways but want to strengthen your relationships with others, increase understanding of yourself and your behavior, or begin to make better use of your talents and build your creative potential.
(773) 492-6998 View (773) 492-6998
Photo of Brandon Bigby, Marriage & Family Therapist in Ravenswood, Chicago, IL
Brandon Bigby
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CCATP
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Ravenswood, Chicago, IL 60640
I believe in the inherent strength, competency, and resourcefulness of individuals, couples, and families; this guides my approach to work with clients. My role in the therapeutic process is to help you recognize and maximize those internal and interpersonal skills that you possess, while supporting you in the development of new adaptive techniques and strategies. Through this collaboration, we will work toward a clear understanding of what brings you to therapy, as well as opportunities for growth and acceptance. Effective therapy results in an affirmative response to the question: "Am I authentically living a meaningful and fulfilling life?"
I believe in the inherent strength, competency, and resourcefulness of individuals, couples, and families; this guides my approach to work with clients. My role in the therapeutic process is to help you recognize and maximize those internal and interpersonal skills that you possess, while supporting you in the development of new adaptive techniques and strategies. Through this collaboration, we will work toward a clear understanding of what brings you to therapy, as well as opportunities for growth and acceptance. Effective therapy results in an affirmative response to the question: "Am I authentically living a meaningful and fulfilling life?"
(773) 326-6775 View (773) 326-6775
Photo of Sophie Starks, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Ravenswood, Chicago, IL
Sophie Starks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Ravenswood, Chicago, IL 60618
Waitlist for new clients
From an early age, we are surrounded by systems that shape our lives. These systems include our upbringing, our culture, and even our everyday language. In therapy, we are asked how we navigate these systems to create meaning in our lives. Through engaging these meanings, and openly acknowledging the role that suffering plays in our lives, psychotherapy addresses one’s psychological symptoms as well as one’s innermost fears and desires. This occurs in a manner that does not stigmatize the different, sometimes contradictory, aspects of our lives, but sees them as meaningful and as a way forward.
From an early age, we are surrounded by systems that shape our lives. These systems include our upbringing, our culture, and even our everyday language. In therapy, we are asked how we navigate these systems to create meaning in our lives. Through engaging these meanings, and openly acknowledging the role that suffering plays in our lives, psychotherapy addresses one’s psychological symptoms as well as one’s innermost fears and desires. This occurs in a manner that does not stigmatize the different, sometimes contradictory, aspects of our lives, but sees them as meaningful and as a way forward.
(773) 345-9541 View (773) 345-9541
Photo of Karla Scherf, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Ravenswood, Chicago, IL
Karla Scherf
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ravenswood, Chicago, IL 60618
My passion lies with assisting you make critical healthy choices as you walk your own path and forge your own identity. I want to help you feel empowered on your walk through life. We will look at learned behaviors that may be holding you back, as well as ways to positively rebuild those behaviors. Coming from a strength based approach, I believe learning how to empower yourself and then restructuring these thoughts and habits is the key to success. I specialize in working with adolescents, families, couples, eating disorders, as well as individual therapy. I’m also experienced working with the LGBTQ+ and Poly populations.
My passion lies with assisting you make critical healthy choices as you walk your own path and forge your own identity. I want to help you feel empowered on your walk through life. We will look at learned behaviors that may be holding you back, as well as ways to positively rebuild those behaviors. Coming from a strength based approach, I believe learning how to empower yourself and then restructuring these thoughts and habits is the key to success. I specialize in working with adolescents, families, couples, eating disorders, as well as individual therapy. I’m also experienced working with the LGBTQ+ and Poly populations.
(773) 832-5868 View (773) 832-5868
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Emma DePierro
Pre-Licensed Professional, LCP
Verified Verified
Ravenswood, Chicago, IL 60640
Life can be messy; I say let’s play in the mud! I approach therapeutic practice with the intention to build a genuine connection and aid you in embracing the realities of living with a sense of optimism, strength, and humor. I am honored to engage in building a therapeutic relationship with you that holds the space for processing the highs and lows of life and pursuing your goals with encouragement, empathy, and curiosity. I greatly enjoy working with individuals across gender, sexual, cultural and ethnic identities through individual and couples therapy.
Life can be messy; I say let’s play in the mud! I approach therapeutic practice with the intention to build a genuine connection and aid you in embracing the realities of living with a sense of optimism, strength, and humor. I am honored to engage in building a therapeutic relationship with you that holds the space for processing the highs and lows of life and pursuing your goals with encouragement, empathy, and curiosity. I greatly enjoy working with individuals across gender, sexual, cultural and ethnic identities through individual and couples therapy.
(773) 900-8358 View (773) 900-8358
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K. O'Keefe
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Ravenswood, Chicago, IL 60618
Hi, I'm K and I'm glad you're here! Therapy is an evidence-based practice that is shown to increase well being in clients of all backgrounds. You deserve a safe and accepting space to explore and process what is on your mind with a multiculturally competent counselor. I emphasize dynamic mental health practices, open communication and kindness in the therapy room. Finding a therapist can be stressful and we know that. I invite you to shoot me an email, text, or phone call with any questions you may have! Your messages are very welcome.
Hi, I'm K and I'm glad you're here! Therapy is an evidence-based practice that is shown to increase well being in clients of all backgrounds. You deserve a safe and accepting space to explore and process what is on your mind with a multiculturally competent counselor. I emphasize dynamic mental health practices, open communication and kindness in the therapy room. Finding a therapist can be stressful and we know that. I invite you to shoot me an email, text, or phone call with any questions you may have! Your messages are very welcome.
(773) 985-4730 View (773) 985-4730

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Number of Therapists in Ravenswood, Chicago, IL

500+

Average cost per session

$155

Therapists in Ravenswood, Chicago, IL who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
90% Depression
85% Relationship Issues
80% Self Esteem
77% Trauma and PTSD
70% Stress
69% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

96% BlueCross and BlueShield
58% Aetna
42% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Ravenswood, Chicago, IL see their clients

77% In Person and Online
23% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
19% Male
4% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Ravenswood, 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.