Therapists in Rogers Park, Chicago, IL

Photo of Benjamin J Lyons, Counselor in Rogers Park, Chicago, IL
Benjamin J Lyons
Counselor, MACG, MAEd, LCPC
Verified Verified
Rogers Park, Chicago, IL 60626  (Online Only)
We all have needs. Sometimes they’re big, complicated needs like a feeling of belonging or sense of purpose. Sometimes needs are more basic like getting enough sleep or feeling safe where we live. Whenever we don’t get a need met, that creates unfinished business - needs that linger around. Too much unfinished business and we become fragmented, unable to effectively deal with our present because we’re so consumed by past needs or too worried about future ones. I help people define and address their needs so they can appreciate the present and embrace the person they’d like to be.
We all have needs. Sometimes they’re big, complicated needs like a feeling of belonging or sense of purpose. Sometimes needs are more basic like getting enough sleep or feeling safe where we live. Whenever we don’t get a need met, that creates unfinished business - needs that linger around. Too much unfinished business and we become fragmented, unable to effectively deal with our present because we’re so consumed by past needs or too worried about future ones. I help people define and address their needs so they can appreciate the present and embrace the person they’d like to be.
(773) 897-5112 View (773) 897-5112
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Kyle Brand Padilla
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Rogers Park, Chicago, IL 60626  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I value focusing on meeting basic needs, developing and executing goals, and providing a space for therapeutic processing. In my clinical practice, I focus on processing and navigating complex trauma and how it affects behavior and wellness. I also offer support to individuals who have relationship concerns, symptoms of anxiety or depression, and uncertainty about their future. Historically, I have worked with individuals who have been impacted by the legal system and can offer clinical case management and accompaniment to individuals who are dealing with criminal and civil-related legal cases.
I value focusing on meeting basic needs, developing and executing goals, and providing a space for therapeutic processing. In my clinical practice, I focus on processing and navigating complex trauma and how it affects behavior and wellness. I also offer support to individuals who have relationship concerns, symptoms of anxiety or depression, and uncertainty about their future. Historically, I have worked with individuals who have been impacted by the legal system and can offer clinical case management and accompaniment to individuals who are dealing with criminal and civil-related legal cases.
(773) 389-1325 View (773) 389-1325
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Advance Potential Psychological Services, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, PEL
Verified Verified
Rogers Park, Chicago, IL 60645
If life is a journey, I would ask that you consider my Walk-N-Talk Therapy modality (est. 2003) as the perfect alternative therapeutic approach to in-office and/or virtual therapy. As a licensed clinical social worker, with over 20 years of experience providing therapy and leadership in clinical and educational settings, this approach provides a refreshing departure from the confines of a traditional therapy office, offering my clients an opportunity to engage with nature, movement, constantly changing variables while connecting to meaningful, growth orienting therapeutic development.
If life is a journey, I would ask that you consider my Walk-N-Talk Therapy modality (est. 2003) as the perfect alternative therapeutic approach to in-office and/or virtual therapy. As a licensed clinical social worker, with over 20 years of experience providing therapy and leadership in clinical and educational settings, this approach provides a refreshing departure from the confines of a traditional therapy office, offering my clients an opportunity to engage with nature, movement, constantly changing variables while connecting to meaningful, growth orienting therapeutic development.
(847) 307-7099 View (847) 307-7099
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Meg Kelleher
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Rogers Park, Chicago, IL 60645  (Online Only)
As Oscar Wilde once said, "One's real life is so often the life that one does not lead." But, for you, today can be your first step on a path of authenticity, growth, interpersonal connection, and greater ease in your body. As a licensed clinical social worker and practicing artist, I am skilled in collaborating with you to first identify and then reimagine the themes, forms and narratives of your past and your everyday. My objective is to help you rediscover your potential and lead a more satisfying, self-aware, and generative existence—all while feeling at home somatically.
As Oscar Wilde once said, "One's real life is so often the life that one does not lead." But, for you, today can be your first step on a path of authenticity, growth, interpersonal connection, and greater ease in your body. As a licensed clinical social worker and practicing artist, I am skilled in collaborating with you to first identify and then reimagine the themes, forms and narratives of your past and your everyday. My objective is to help you rediscover your potential and lead a more satisfying, self-aware, and generative existence—all while feeling at home somatically.
(773) 530-3754 View (773) 530-3754
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El Rector
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rogers Park, Chicago, IL 60626  (Online Only)
Whether you have specific goals in therapy, or are simply struggling to keep your head above water, therapy can be a space to slow down and allow yourself the opportunity to sit with your experiences and feelings. I love working with queer and trans folks, people exploring their gender and sexuality for the first time, as well as people with Autism and ADHD, and people who are exploring the possibility that they may be neurodivergent. I also enjoy working with people with complex trauma histories, religious trauma, complicated family dynamics, as well as people struggling with anxiety and mood disorders.
Whether you have specific goals in therapy, or are simply struggling to keep your head above water, therapy can be a space to slow down and allow yourself the opportunity to sit with your experiences and feelings. I love working with queer and trans folks, people exploring their gender and sexuality for the first time, as well as people with Autism and ADHD, and people who are exploring the possibility that they may be neurodivergent. I also enjoy working with people with complex trauma histories, religious trauma, complicated family dynamics, as well as people struggling with anxiety and mood disorders.
(224) 419-4248 View (224) 419-4248
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Paul M Martin
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Rogers Park, Chicago, IL 60626
My style of therapy is best suited towards clients who hope to develop a meaningful therapeutic relationship that can be used to better understand and address uncomfortable feelings and problematic relational patterns. By helping clients talk about disappointing and hurtful relationships throughout their lives, I have been amazed to see how well clients can make sense of what once seemed confusing and disorienting, ultimately moving forward with greater confidence. Additionally, I have a deep respect for the healing process that ensues when people can express their feelings and thoughts free of fear or inhibition.
My style of therapy is best suited towards clients who hope to develop a meaningful therapeutic relationship that can be used to better understand and address uncomfortable feelings and problematic relational patterns. By helping clients talk about disappointing and hurtful relationships throughout their lives, I have been amazed to see how well clients can make sense of what once seemed confusing and disorienting, ultimately moving forward with greater confidence. Additionally, I have a deep respect for the healing process that ensues when people can express their feelings and thoughts free of fear or inhibition.
(773) 295-7682 View (773) 295-7682
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Monika Gutkowska
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Rogers Park, Chicago, IL 60626  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
You may feel stuck, lost, lonely, or unsure how to move forward. Therapy can assist you to break through persistent patterns and give you clarity. For almost two decades, I have been helping others through a variety of life challenges including trauma, grief/loss, depression, anxiety, life transitions, family and relationship concerns. As an immigrant, I understand struggles of adjustment and acculturation process. I value working with people who want to grow through their relationships, career, undergrad/grad school or personal self-discovery. This includes exploration of how social identities and systemic forces impacts us.
You may feel stuck, lost, lonely, or unsure how to move forward. Therapy can assist you to break through persistent patterns and give you clarity. For almost two decades, I have been helping others through a variety of life challenges including trauma, grief/loss, depression, anxiety, life transitions, family and relationship concerns. As an immigrant, I understand struggles of adjustment and acculturation process. I value working with people who want to grow through their relationships, career, undergrad/grad school or personal self-discovery. This includes exploration of how social identities and systemic forces impacts us.
(773) 207-4553 View (773) 207-4553
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Gail E Grazian
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Rogers Park, Chicago, IL 60626
My clients tell me that I really listen to them, am a down-to-earth person, and am able to help them through very difficult times of their lives. I am an energetic and positive person, yet can calmly help clients find creative solutions to tough problems and areas where they feel stuck somewhere in their lives.
My clients tell me that I really listen to them, am a down-to-earth person, and am able to help them through very difficult times of their lives. I am an energetic and positive person, yet can calmly help clients find creative solutions to tough problems and areas where they feel stuck somewhere in their lives.
(773) 657-8461 View (773) 657-8461
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Sara Budowsky
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rogers Park, Chicago, IL 60626  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Are you a parent experiencing stress, worry, or uncertainty about how to navigate a challenge with your child or teen? I am an empathic and scientifically-minded therapist with 15 years of experience providing counseling around a range of topics relating to the theme of child-parent relationships, such as adjustment to parenthood, caregiver anxiety and depression, child anxiety and mood issues, family transitions, child behavioral challenges (including sleep, toileting, and diet), building parent-child attachment, and determining if or when to pursue parenthood.
Are you a parent experiencing stress, worry, or uncertainty about how to navigate a challenge with your child or teen? I am an empathic and scientifically-minded therapist with 15 years of experience providing counseling around a range of topics relating to the theme of child-parent relationships, such as adjustment to parenthood, caregiver anxiety and depression, child anxiety and mood issues, family transitions, child behavioral challenges (including sleep, toileting, and diet), building parent-child attachment, and determining if or when to pursue parenthood.
(773) 900-5719 View (773) 900-5719
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John Charles Zibert
Counselor, PhD, NCC, LCPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Rogers Park, Chicago, IL 60626  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I collaborate with adults in individual and relationship counseling. Typical issues we work on together are depression, anxiety, grief, addictions, eating disorders, LGBT concerns, ACOA issues, stress, men's issues, and if it a specific client request - spirituality concerns. I offer Wednesday, Friday and Saturday appointments by telehealth exclusively. Due to the convenience and popularity of telehealth, I hold all sessions via telehealth and no longer offer in-person office sessions.
I collaborate with adults in individual and relationship counseling. Typical issues we work on together are depression, anxiety, grief, addictions, eating disorders, LGBT concerns, ACOA issues, stress, men's issues, and if it a specific client request - spirituality concerns. I offer Wednesday, Friday and Saturday appointments by telehealth exclusively. Due to the convenience and popularity of telehealth, I hold all sessions via telehealth and no longer offer in-person office sessions.
(773) 312-4415 View (773) 312-4415
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Jon Rosenfield
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Rogers Park, Chicago, IL 60626
Waitlist for new clients
I have supported adult clients of diverse ages and cultural identities address anxiety, depression, work-related stress, career and life transitions, imposter syndrome, and family of origin issues. In particular, I have extensive experience working with clients navigating early-adulthood as they seek meaning and fulfillment from their work and relationships.
I have supported adult clients of diverse ages and cultural identities address anxiety, depression, work-related stress, career and life transitions, imposter syndrome, and family of origin issues. In particular, I have extensive experience working with clients navigating early-adulthood as they seek meaning and fulfillment from their work and relationships.
(773) 694-1631 View (773) 694-1631
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Hues of Wholeness
Counselor, LCPC, R-DMT, GLCMA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rogers Park, Chicago, IL 60626
My ideal client is someone who has a foundation of wellness and is looking to bridge the chasm between where they are and where they would like to be. They have self-awareness, motivation, and a support system to aid them in their journey. They are looking to learn and implement sustainable tools, practices, and habits that will embody their authentic truth and enhance their lives as a whole. They are curious and open about alternative and holistic methods of healing. They are willing to lean into fear of walking the unknown path of internal alchemy and evolution, knowing they are the ultimately the one that can heal themselves.
My ideal client is someone who has a foundation of wellness and is looking to bridge the chasm between where they are and where they would like to be. They have self-awareness, motivation, and a support system to aid them in their journey. They are looking to learn and implement sustainable tools, practices, and habits that will embody their authentic truth and enhance their lives as a whole. They are curious and open about alternative and holistic methods of healing. They are willing to lean into fear of walking the unknown path of internal alchemy and evolution, knowing they are the ultimately the one that can heal themselves.
(773) 207-4253 View (773) 207-4253
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Avi Vodnoy Wolf
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rogers Park, Chicago, IL 60626  (Online Only)
You want to feel emotions fully without shame. You want to be connected to your own sense of desire and purpose. You deserve a space to explore the parts of you that feel unknown, “unacceptable,” or taboo. My commitment in the therapeutic relationship is to welcome and value all aspects of your experience – the stories that reflect humor and resilience, and the parts that have been shamed or dismissed. I combine EMDR trauma processing, somatic approaches, and discussions about how systems of oppression shape what we believe about ourselves to help clients express emotion and explore new patterns and identities.
You want to feel emotions fully without shame. You want to be connected to your own sense of desire and purpose. You deserve a space to explore the parts of you that feel unknown, “unacceptable,” or taboo. My commitment in the therapeutic relationship is to welcome and value all aspects of your experience – the stories that reflect humor and resilience, and the parts that have been shamed or dismissed. I combine EMDR trauma processing, somatic approaches, and discussions about how systems of oppression shape what we believe about ourselves to help clients express emotion and explore new patterns and identities.
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Eliza Marotte
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Rogers Park, Chicago, IL 60626  (Online Only)
Do you feel disconnected from yourself and others? Do you question how your past experiences affect your life and relationships? Do you wonder if you should feel happier? If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions, immigration/acculturation, and relationships, we are a good match to work together on reaching your full potential, achieving your goals, and better understanding yourself.
Do you feel disconnected from yourself and others? Do you question how your past experiences affect your life and relationships? Do you wonder if you should feel happier? If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions, immigration/acculturation, and relationships, we are a good match to work together on reaching your full potential, achieving your goals, and better understanding yourself.
(312) 414-4907 View (312) 414-4907
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Emily Tegenkamp
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified Verified
Rogers Park, Chicago, IL 60626  (Online Only)
Welcome–I’m glad you’re here. My goal is to create an accepting and validating environment where you can explore your strengths and values to help navigate life’s challenges. I approach each session with curiosity and openness, striving to understand your unique experiences and priorities for counseling. I enjoy working with young adults, those experiencing and anticipating life transitions, people with disabilities and their families, and those grieving the loss of a loved one.
Welcome–I’m glad you’re here. My goal is to create an accepting and validating environment where you can explore your strengths and values to help navigate life’s challenges. I approach each session with curiosity and openness, striving to understand your unique experiences and priorities for counseling. I enjoy working with young adults, those experiencing and anticipating life transitions, people with disabilities and their families, and those grieving the loss of a loved one.
(773) 801-5734 View (773) 801-5734
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ADD Action Coach Inc
MEd
Verified Verified
Rogers Park, Chicago, IL 60626
Are you overwhelmed by your ADHD symptoms? We have over 18,000 hours of coaching experience! We can help optimize your day to day functioning- whether in the work or school environment! We coach both adults and students who struggle with executive function and time management. As experts in the field of ADHD, executive function and learning challenges, we use strengths based approaches with an action based plan. If ADHD symptoms are negatively impacting your life, we can help! We have proven strategies in integrating new habits and embracing your ADHD symptoms by turning them into strengths!
Are you overwhelmed by your ADHD symptoms? We have over 18,000 hours of coaching experience! We can help optimize your day to day functioning- whether in the work or school environment! We coach both adults and students who struggle with executive function and time management. As experts in the field of ADHD, executive function and learning challenges, we use strengths based approaches with an action based plan. If ADHD symptoms are negatively impacting your life, we can help! We have proven strategies in integrating new habits and embracing your ADHD symptoms by turning them into strengths!
(312) 756-7874 View (312) 756-7874
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Tigist Taylor
MA, NCC, LCPC
Verified Verified
Rogers Park, Chicago, IL 60645  (Online Only)
Welcome! I'm glad you're here. I’m glad you have taken a step toward your health. You might be feeling the continued stress from the pandemic, struggling with new or chronic anxiety and depression. Struggling with obsessive behaviors or destructive thought patterns? Perhaps severe anxiety, and recent loss or change are keeping you frozen. Does a past trauma or recent traumatic event feel overwhelming? You have come to the right place. I meet you where you're at, and work in partnership with you. We'll identify, explore and understand your current difficulties. We'll recognize strengths, resources, barriers, and supports.
Welcome! I'm glad you're here. I’m glad you have taken a step toward your health. You might be feeling the continued stress from the pandemic, struggling with new or chronic anxiety and depression. Struggling with obsessive behaviors or destructive thought patterns? Perhaps severe anxiety, and recent loss or change are keeping you frozen. Does a past trauma or recent traumatic event feel overwhelming? You have come to the right place. I meet you where you're at, and work in partnership with you. We'll identify, explore and understand your current difficulties. We'll recognize strengths, resources, barriers, and supports.
(773) 923-3705 View (773) 923-3705
Photo of Michael J Banks, Psychologist in Rogers Park, Chicago, IL
Michael J Banks
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rogers Park, Chicago, IL 60626
Are you feeling stuck? Does your life seem to be on hold? Are you struggling with worries & anxiety or sadness & depression? Are you facing a relationship challenge with your spouse, your child, a collegue or friend? Or do you have health concerns such as allergies, stress, weight, etc? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then Health & Life Coaching offers you an effective method for resolving your problems & realizing your goals. In helping you, my focus will be on bridging the gap between where you are now and where you hope to be in the future.
Are you feeling stuck? Does your life seem to be on hold? Are you struggling with worries & anxiety or sadness & depression? Are you facing a relationship challenge with your spouse, your child, a collegue or friend? Or do you have health concerns such as allergies, stress, weight, etc? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then Health & Life Coaching offers you an effective method for resolving your problems & realizing your goals. In helping you, my focus will be on bridging the gap between where you are now and where you hope to be in the future.
(773) 312-3462 View (773) 312-3462
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Present Moment Journeys - Pemba B Bayo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Rogers Park, Chicago, IL 60626
Welcome to the Present Moment Journeys practice. We are all on a journey traversing the complexities of modern daily living. Often the routes we choose are met with obstacles from the past and the uncertainties of the future. At Present Moment Journeys, we are here to resolve past sufferings, solve present issues, and evolve your future, opening you to the joy of the present moment. Pemba B Bayo, LCSW, is a hypnoanalyst in Chicago, IL. Pemba has served persons of all ages as a child development center director, elder caregiver, and case manager and now as a licensed clinical social worker.
Welcome to the Present Moment Journeys practice. We are all on a journey traversing the complexities of modern daily living. Often the routes we choose are met with obstacles from the past and the uncertainties of the future. At Present Moment Journeys, we are here to resolve past sufferings, solve present issues, and evolve your future, opening you to the joy of the present moment. Pemba B Bayo, LCSW, is a hypnoanalyst in Chicago, IL. Pemba has served persons of all ages as a child development center director, elder caregiver, and case manager and now as a licensed clinical social worker.
(773) 825-8687 View (773) 825-8687
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Vanessa E Ford
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Rogers Park, Chicago, IL 60626
I believe in building collaborative relationships with my clients. Many of the people who come to see me are insightful and know that certain behaviors or symptoms of depression, stress or anxiety are holding them back. We will work together to both help you develop better coping and self-esteem, as well as developing a better understanding of your issues and problems. Cognitive-behavioral therapy and DBT skills can help with this. For more information on my background please visit the "credentials" page on my website. To reach out, please fill out a contact form on my website. This will expedite my response.
I believe in building collaborative relationships with my clients. Many of the people who come to see me are insightful and know that certain behaviors or symptoms of depression, stress or anxiety are holding them back. We will work together to both help you develop better coping and self-esteem, as well as developing a better understanding of your issues and problems. Cognitive-behavioral therapy and DBT skills can help with this. For more information on my background please visit the "credentials" page on my website. To reach out, please fill out a contact form on my website. This will expedite my response.
(773) 552-8070 View (773) 552-8070

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Number of Therapists in Rogers Park, Chicago, IL

300+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Rogers Park, Chicago, IL who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
88% Depression
74% Self Esteem
73% Trauma and PTSD
69% Relationship Issues
68% Coping Skills
65% Grief

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

91% BlueCross and BlueShield
64% Aetna
61% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Rogers Park, Chicago, IL see their clients

53% In Person and Online
47% Online Only

Gender breakdown

73% Female
20% Male
7% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Rogers Park, 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.