Therapists in South Austin, Chicago, IL

Photo of Yahaira Garcia, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in South Austin, Chicago, IL
Yahaira Garcia
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, LPC, CCTP, CGP
Verified
South Austin, Chicago, IL 60644  (Online Only)
The first step to a successful self-enhancing journey is recognizing that action needs to be taken. Sometimes we just need a person that is open to listening and guiding us through this journey of improvement. I can assist you with understanding, organizing, and making sense of your thoughts and emotions. I am an art therapist and clinical counselor experienced in working with clients with a range of stressors and obstacles such as: anxiety, depression, anger, communication concerns, parenting concerns, self-esteem, self-identity, educational stressors, and trauma.
The first step to a successful self-enhancing journey is recognizing that action needs to be taken. Sometimes we just need a person that is open to listening and guiding us through this journey of improvement. I can assist you with understanding, organizing, and making sense of your thoughts and emotions. I am an art therapist and clinical counselor experienced in working with clients with a range of stressors and obstacles such as: anxiety, depression, anger, communication concerns, parenting concerns, self-esteem, self-identity, educational stressors, and trauma.
(773) 362-2092 View (773) 362-2092
Photo of Claude L. King, Counselor in South Austin, Chicago, IL
Claude L. King
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
South Austin, Chicago, IL 60644
Not accepting new clients
It can be truly difficult to acknowledge you need help and seek that help out. Thank you for taking the first step in the path to healing! I provide therapy utilizing a relational, collaborative, person-centered approach. The fundamental basis of any relationship is centered on trust. I model this by strengthening rapport and creating a comfortable, non-judgmental space for you to explore thoughts, feelings and address your reasons for coming to therapy. I believe my role as a therapist is to guide my client(s) as they navigate through life stressors, reprocess distressing experiences, and increase self-awareness.
It can be truly difficult to acknowledge you need help and seek that help out. Thank you for taking the first step in the path to healing! I provide therapy utilizing a relational, collaborative, person-centered approach. The fundamental basis of any relationship is centered on trust. I model this by strengthening rapport and creating a comfortable, non-judgmental space for you to explore thoughts, feelings and address your reasons for coming to therapy. I believe my role as a therapist is to guide my client(s) as they navigate through life stressors, reprocess distressing experiences, and increase self-awareness.
(630) 474-2557 View (630) 474-2557
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Tanya A Wade
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LPHA
Verified
South Austin, Chicago, IL 60644
It is the desire of every human being to be loved and to belong. The only true thing that distinguishes us from one another is our experiences and our perspective of those experiences. Your past, the personal struggles and decisions you currently face and the conflicts between you and those you care about does not define you. What I offer is empathy, compassion, and support with a focus on creating a warm, safe and welcoming environment where you can be heard and understood without judgment.
It is the desire of every human being to be loved and to belong. The only true thing that distinguishes us from one another is our experiences and our perspective of those experiences. Your past, the personal struggles and decisions you currently face and the conflicts between you and those you care about does not define you. What I offer is empathy, compassion, and support with a focus on creating a warm, safe and welcoming environment where you can be heard and understood without judgment.
(630) 948-5041 View (630) 948-5041
Photo of Keith Varnel Wallace, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in South Austin, Chicago, IL
Keith Varnel Wallace
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BA, MDiv, LCSW
Verified
4 Endorsed
South Austin, Chicago, IL 60644  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I have a passion for holistic wellness of mind, body and Spirit in the lives of others. My therapeutic endeavors are focused on individuals, couples, children, adolescents, and families who are presently suffering from substance abuse, depression, anxiety disorders, trauma, grief, self esteem, sexual orientation issues and a wide array of life circumstances. As a seasoned psychotherapist, I blend compassion, intellectual insights, current research, and psychological awareness to create sacred spaces in which empowerment and hope may flourish. I welcome working with diverse clients in a colloaborative relationship in achieving ones goals.
I have a passion for holistic wellness of mind, body and Spirit in the lives of others. My therapeutic endeavors are focused on individuals, couples, children, adolescents, and families who are presently suffering from substance abuse, depression, anxiety disorders, trauma, grief, self esteem, sexual orientation issues and a wide array of life circumstances. As a seasoned psychotherapist, I blend compassion, intellectual insights, current research, and psychological awareness to create sacred spaces in which empowerment and hope may flourish. I welcome working with diverse clients in a colloaborative relationship in achieving ones goals.
(917) 746-5234 View (917) 746-5234
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Addie W Anderson
Counselor, MA, LCPC, NCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
South Austin, Chicago, IL 60644
Are you finding it hard to concentrate? Feeling sad and down in the dumps? Do you find it hard to rest at night? It's possible that you may be dealing with some level of depression or anxiety. I would love to help. You deserve a life that is meaningful and satisfying. I provide a safe space for you to process your feelings and to gain an understanding of how to better manage your life.
Are you finding it hard to concentrate? Feeling sad and down in the dumps? Do you find it hard to rest at night? It's possible that you may be dealing with some level of depression or anxiety. I would love to help. You deserve a life that is meaningful and satisfying. I provide a safe space for you to process your feelings and to gain an understanding of how to better manage your life.
(708) 689-1614 View (708) 689-1614
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Peter J Newman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
South Austin, Chicago, IL 60644
Not accepting new clients
You are probably reading this because something is not quite right in your life--either you are not feeling happy, you are feeling weighed down by fears and anxiety that make life difficult, or you are finding it hard to let go of and move beyond upsetting experiences that you have had, either recently or long ago. You may also be reading this wondering if you are alone or if others struggle with similar things. More importantly, you are curious if there is a way to find some relief, if there is a way out of this unhappiness and pain.
You are probably reading this because something is not quite right in your life--either you are not feeling happy, you are feeling weighed down by fears and anxiety that make life difficult, or you are finding it hard to let go of and move beyond upsetting experiences that you have had, either recently or long ago. You may also be reading this wondering if you are alone or if others struggle with similar things. More importantly, you are curious if there is a way to find some relief, if there is a way out of this unhappiness and pain.
(312) 245-9166 View (312) 245-9166
Photo of Sarah Hurley, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in South Austin, Chicago, IL
Sarah Hurley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
South Austin, Chicago, IL 60644
You already have what it takes to get through this. Perhaps you just need some assistance in recognizing that in yourself. I'm dedicated to helping clients to identify the source of distress and develop strategies to improve their lives. I am a compassionate therapist who values my relationship with clients and effectively provides education, feedback, and a variety of strategies based on the clients presenting issue. I work with my clients to understand their stressors, enhance their self-awareness, discover their inner strength and resilience, and improve their coping skills.
You already have what it takes to get through this. Perhaps you just need some assistance in recognizing that in yourself. I'm dedicated to helping clients to identify the source of distress and develop strategies to improve their lives. I am a compassionate therapist who values my relationship with clients and effectively provides education, feedback, and a variety of strategies based on the clients presenting issue. I work with my clients to understand their stressors, enhance their self-awareness, discover their inner strength and resilience, and improve their coping skills.
(312) 854-2079 View (312) 854-2079
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Emily Derkin
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
South Austin, Chicago, IL 60644
I want to help people create a meaningful connection with the world around them. I use compassionate, integrative, and person-focused counseling to resolve difficult issues, facilitate clarity and understanding, and promote growth and change. We all have the resources within us to live and thrive, and it's my goal to help people access strengths, gifts, and talents. No matter the issue, each person is unique and deserves a chance to explore who they are and who they want to be.
I want to help people create a meaningful connection with the world around them. I use compassionate, integrative, and person-focused counseling to resolve difficult issues, facilitate clarity and understanding, and promote growth and change. We all have the resources within us to live and thrive, and it's my goal to help people access strengths, gifts, and talents. No matter the issue, each person is unique and deserves a chance to explore who they are and who they want to be.
(773) 915-0253 View (773) 915-0253
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Chante Gamby
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
South Austin, Chicago, IL 60644
While I enjoy working with many different types of people, my ideal client is someone who is open to exploration and can view therapy as a journey and a process, rather than quick fix. I work best with someone who can see me as a support and can partner in uncovering solutions that work best for them, rather than looking to me for total direction. I have helped individuals in successfully transitioning to the next level in their lives, increase motivation and self-esteem to improve relationships and sense of self worth, and have helped individuals establish the identity that they desire.
While I enjoy working with many different types of people, my ideal client is someone who is open to exploration and can view therapy as a journey and a process, rather than quick fix. I work best with someone who can see me as a support and can partner in uncovering solutions that work best for them, rather than looking to me for total direction. I have helped individuals in successfully transitioning to the next level in their lives, increase motivation and self-esteem to improve relationships and sense of self worth, and have helped individuals establish the identity that they desire.
(773) 993-1389 View (773) 993-1389
Photo of Jennifer F. Smith, Counselor in South Austin, Chicago, IL
Jennifer F. Smith
Counselor, MA, NCC, LCPC
Verified
South Austin, Chicago, IL 60644
Chicago native, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with experience working with children and adults. I love helping children blossom into their own identities, empowering women through a variety of life changes and personal growth, and supporting men with self-love. As a current PhD Candidate in Organizational Leadership and Certificate in Women's Entrepreneurship, I'm able to explore the anxieties around leadership, workplace and entrepreneurial stress.
Chicago native, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with experience working with children and adults. I love helping children blossom into their own identities, empowering women through a variety of life changes and personal growth, and supporting men with self-love. As a current PhD Candidate in Organizational Leadership and Certificate in Women's Entrepreneurship, I'm able to explore the anxieties around leadership, workplace and entrepreneurial stress.
(312) 629-5925 View (312) 629-5925
Photo of Hezekiah Franklin, Psychologist in South Austin, Chicago, IL
Hezekiah Franklin
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
South Austin, Chicago, IL 60644  (Online Only)
Living well is an extremely difficult affair. Whether a hard relationship, a traumatic event, or a rough season of life that makes little sense - there is hope. As a lover of stories, I have found that the most potent ones often lie buried beneath layers of pain, guilt, and shame, where they subconsciously influence the way we think, feel, and connect with others. The process of healing can only begin as we tell the very stories that bring us pain and choose to love the parts of ourselves that may seem most frightening. Whatever you're facing, I know having a safe space to better understand your world will make it more manageable.
Living well is an extremely difficult affair. Whether a hard relationship, a traumatic event, or a rough season of life that makes little sense - there is hope. As a lover of stories, I have found that the most potent ones often lie buried beneath layers of pain, guilt, and shame, where they subconsciously influence the way we think, feel, and connect with others. The process of healing can only begin as we tell the very stories that bring us pain and choose to love the parts of ourselves that may seem most frightening. Whatever you're facing, I know having a safe space to better understand your world will make it more manageable.
(630) 653-1717 View (630) 653-1717
Photo of Jennifer Ngaonye, Licensed Professional Counselor in South Austin, Chicago, IL
Jennifer Ngaonye
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
South Austin, Chicago, IL 60644
I believe that everyone has purpose and value no matter how big or small. My goal in counseling is to walk alongside my clients on their journey to mental wellness as they rediscover and align themselves with the lives they desire to live.
I believe that everyone has purpose and value no matter how big or small. My goal in counseling is to walk alongside my clients on their journey to mental wellness as they rediscover and align themselves with the lives they desire to live.
(708) 578-7197 View (708) 578-7197
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Higher Ground Wellness Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, PsyD, MFT, LPC
Verified
South Austin, Chicago, IL 60644
Higher Ground Wellness Group’s mission is to provide a safe therapeutic space for all people, particularly Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). Our vision is to end stigma in BIPOC communities regarding seeking mental health services, by increasing awareness and access to mental health resources. It is a courageous choice to seek therapy and with over 50 years of combined experience, Higher Ground Wellness Group is committed to providing extensive, high quality therapeutic services for individuals, couples, families in a safe and non-judgmental environment that reinforces emotional, physical, and mental wellness.
Higher Ground Wellness Group’s mission is to provide a safe therapeutic space for all people, particularly Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). Our vision is to end stigma in BIPOC communities regarding seeking mental health services, by increasing awareness and access to mental health resources. It is a courageous choice to seek therapy and with over 50 years of combined experience, Higher Ground Wellness Group is committed to providing extensive, high quality therapeutic services for individuals, couples, families in a safe and non-judgmental environment that reinforces emotional, physical, and mental wellness.
(708) 340-0963 View (708) 340-0963
Photo of Bertha Davis, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in South Austin, Chicago, IL
Bertha Davis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
South Austin, Chicago, IL 60644
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is committed to partnering with clients to identify strategies that can help them work through life’s difficulties. I understand the complex relationship between thinking and emotions, as well as the impact it can have on mood. I treat issues of anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, and (sexual) trauma, substance use/abuse, grief/ loss and complex family dynamics. I have many years of experience of working with diverse populations and assisting them with developing and reaching their goals. I identify as a social work first focusing on life issues to mitigate mental health issues.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is committed to partnering with clients to identify strategies that can help them work through life’s difficulties. I understand the complex relationship between thinking and emotions, as well as the impact it can have on mood. I treat issues of anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, and (sexual) trauma, substance use/abuse, grief/ loss and complex family dynamics. I have many years of experience of working with diverse populations and assisting them with developing and reaching their goals. I identify as a social work first focusing on life issues to mitigate mental health issues.
(708) 742-8571 View (708) 742-8571
Photo of Shantrell P Sutton, Licensed Professional Counselor in South Austin, Chicago, IL
Shantrell P Sutton
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC, NCC, CBT-P
Verified
South Austin, Chicago, IL 60644
True wellness is a commitment to your best self. But what do you do if you don’t know what that looks like? When is the last time you had the space to reflect on your life and goals? Do you find yourself unbalanced due to life’s changes and in need of a reset? Meet with me! Let’s develop a plan for you to see yourself clearly. I believe in the power of expression, faith in self, and determination. I utilize client-centered approaches with science-supported interventions. I won’t leave your wellness up to chance, let’s work together to make a change. Clients describe me as attentive, supportive, caring, and result-driven.
True wellness is a commitment to your best self. But what do you do if you don’t know what that looks like? When is the last time you had the space to reflect on your life and goals? Do you find yourself unbalanced due to life’s changes and in need of a reset? Meet with me! Let’s develop a plan for you to see yourself clearly. I believe in the power of expression, faith in self, and determination. I utilize client-centered approaches with science-supported interventions. I won’t leave your wellness up to chance, let’s work together to make a change. Clients describe me as attentive, supportive, caring, and result-driven.
(224) 509-6995 View (224) 509-6995
Photo of Nick Alder, Pre-Licensed Professional in South Austin, Chicago, IL
Nick Alder
Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD, EdM, MA
Verified
South Austin, Chicago, IL 60644  (Online Only)
imagine you're a creative at a crossroads, desiring to express yourself fully but feeling hindered. perhaps societal norms, self-doubt, or the complexities of your identity in marginalized communities make it challenging to fully embrace your creative potential. you're seeking a therapeutic journey that not only understands but values your unique story. here, you'll find support to navigate these challenges, embracing your full self and your artistic expression. it's a path towards living authentically, where every facet of your identity and creative spirit is not just accepted but celebrated.
imagine you're a creative at a crossroads, desiring to express yourself fully but feeling hindered. perhaps societal norms, self-doubt, or the complexities of your identity in marginalized communities make it challenging to fully embrace your creative potential. you're seeking a therapeutic journey that not only understands but values your unique story. here, you'll find support to navigate these challenges, embracing your full self and your artistic expression. it's a path towards living authentically, where every facet of your identity and creative spirit is not just accepted but celebrated.
(312) 313-5672 View (312) 313-5672
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Dr. Cicely Johnson @ Association House of Chicago
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified
South Austin, Chicago, IL 60644  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with a life change? Are you feeling stuck and in need of a helping hand to move things forward in your life? As a licensed clinical social worker with a doctorate in organizational leadership, I take pride in working with people around change. I work with individuals struggling with life’s adjustments, anxiety, and depression, as well as symptoms of experiencing general life stressors. I believe that emotional and mental wellness is a part of everyone’s life and that we all may benefit from help from time to time.
Are you struggling with a life change? Are you feeling stuck and in need of a helping hand to move things forward in your life? As a licensed clinical social worker with a doctorate in organizational leadership, I take pride in working with people around change. I work with individuals struggling with life’s adjustments, anxiety, and depression, as well as symptoms of experiencing general life stressors. I believe that emotional and mental wellness is a part of everyone’s life and that we all may benefit from help from time to time.
(773) 207-3593 View (773) 207-3593
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Ashley Williams
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
South Austin, Chicago, IL 60644
I received my Master’s degree from the University of Illinois – Chicago’s Jane Addams College of Social Work. I have an extensive background of working with teen women and young adults with a passion for those in need. I have a history of working with those who may struggle with anxiety or depression due to a variety of complex traumas or various life circumstances. I’m passionate about meeting people where they are, helping them create goals, figure out how to overcome obstacles, and celebrating them in their victories!
I received my Master’s degree from the University of Illinois – Chicago’s Jane Addams College of Social Work. I have an extensive background of working with teen women and young adults with a passion for those in need. I have a history of working with those who may struggle with anxiety or depression due to a variety of complex traumas or various life circumstances. I’m passionate about meeting people where they are, helping them create goals, figure out how to overcome obstacles, and celebrating them in their victories!
(708) 249-3244 View (708) 249-3244
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Brittany Adams Yee
Psychologist, MA, PsyD
Verified
South Austin, Chicago, IL 60644
LifeSpan Counseling & Psychological Services offers services to children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. In therapy, I tend to take a collaborative, egalitarian approach to treatment. I am open and nonjudgmental, and I take special time to tailor treatment approaches to fit each individual therapeutic relationship. I practice from a predominately existential-phenomenological framework where individual needs, meaning-making, and pursuit of happiness are emphasized. I also incorporate elements of cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, and attachment theory as needed.
LifeSpan Counseling & Psychological Services offers services to children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. In therapy, I tend to take a collaborative, egalitarian approach to treatment. I am open and nonjudgmental, and I take special time to tailor treatment approaches to fit each individual therapeutic relationship. I practice from a predominately existential-phenomenological framework where individual needs, meaning-making, and pursuit of happiness are emphasized. I also incorporate elements of cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, and attachment theory as needed.
(708) 725-0434 View (708) 725-0434
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John Abad
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified
South Austin, Chicago, IL 60644
Hello, my name is John Abad, LCPC, and I have worked for over six years as a therapist. I work with ages 5+, adolescents, and adults. My focus areas are Anxiety, Coping Skills, Emotional Disturbance, Parenting, and Stress. I use a mix of Clinical Supervision and Licensed, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Transpersonal, and Schema Therapy. I believe in utilizing my preference in guided modalities and focusing on developing talents and interests.
Hello, my name is John Abad, LCPC, and I have worked for over six years as a therapist. I work with ages 5+, adolescents, and adults. My focus areas are Anxiety, Coping Skills, Emotional Disturbance, Parenting, and Stress. I use a mix of Clinical Supervision and Licensed, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Transpersonal, and Schema Therapy. I believe in utilizing my preference in guided modalities and focusing on developing talents and interests.
(331) 259-8722 View (331) 259-8722

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in South Austin, Chicago, IL

20+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in South Austin, Chicago, IL who prioritize treating:

95% Depression
90% Anxiety
80% Stress
75% Trauma and PTSD
70% Relationship Issues
70% Self Esteem
55% Grief

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

95% BlueCross and BlueShield
53% Cigna and Evernorth
53% Optum

How Therapists in South Austin, Chicago, IL see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

67% Female
28% Male
5% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in South Austin, 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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.