Therapists in Streeterville, Chicago, IL

Photo of Dr. Joel Filmore, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Streeterville, Chicago, IL
Dr. Joel Filmore
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, LPC, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Streeterville, Chicago, IL 60611
The therapist you NEED is not necessarily the one you WANT. Counseling changed my life. The journey wasn't easy but it was simple... I had to change everything about myself. I know that change is possible and inevitable when you have the right people supporting you. All people are deserving of love and respect, whether you identify as a racial/ethnic minority, LGBTQI+, or Religious/Spiritual. I am here to help you... find your AMAZING life!
The therapist you NEED is not necessarily the one you WANT. Counseling changed my life. The journey wasn't easy but it was simple... I had to change everything about myself. I know that change is possible and inevitable when you have the right people supporting you. All people are deserving of love and respect, whether you identify as a racial/ethnic minority, LGBTQI+, or Religious/Spiritual. I am here to help you... find your AMAZING life!
(224) 814-5285 View (224) 814-5285
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Taleatha Welch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Streeterville, Chicago, IL 60611  (Online Only)
Taleatha Welch is a licensed clinical social worker. Taleatha has worn many hats throughout her life, but in each capacity, she’s always been in the business of serving people. She strives to build genuine connections with her patients by fostering an environment of transparency and support. She believes every patient is the expert in their journey and takes a supportive role during sessions. Her goal is to foster an environment of enrichment and support to make growth inevitable, not just possible. Taleatha knows taking the first step toward therapy and healing takes courage.
Taleatha Welch is a licensed clinical social worker. Taleatha has worn many hats throughout her life, but in each capacity, she’s always been in the business of serving people. She strives to build genuine connections with her patients by fostering an environment of transparency and support. She believes every patient is the expert in their journey and takes a supportive role during sessions. Her goal is to foster an environment of enrichment and support to make growth inevitable, not just possible. Taleatha knows taking the first step toward therapy and healing takes courage.
(872) 266-2591 View (872) 266-2591
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Dr. Eleanor D Laser
Counselor, PhD
Verified Verified
Streeterville, Chicago, IL 60611
I am a psychotherapist with extensive experience using Hypnosis, NLP, EMDR and EFT for medical procedures, weight loss, anxiety reduction, essential tremor, and other issues. Through hypnosis, I can help you shift into a new way of thinking and being by deleting old messages and old programmed behaviors. We can replace old behaviors that no longer serve you with new thoughts and actions and that will improve the quality of your life and give you the peace and comfort. I am a coauthor of Patient Sedation Without Medication. Please visit my website www.laserhypnosis.com.
I am a psychotherapist with extensive experience using Hypnosis, NLP, EMDR and EFT for medical procedures, weight loss, anxiety reduction, essential tremor, and other issues. Through hypnosis, I can help you shift into a new way of thinking and being by deleting old messages and old programmed behaviors. We can replace old behaviors that no longer serve you with new thoughts and actions and that will improve the quality of your life and give you the peace and comfort. I am a coauthor of Patient Sedation Without Medication. Please visit my website www.laserhypnosis.com.
(312) 465-4993 View (312) 465-4993
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Stephanie Alvarez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Streeterville, Chicago, IL 60611
Stephanie Alvarez, LCSW, knows going to therapy is a vulnerable experience, so she creates a safe and inviting environment to allow her clients to express themselves in an honest way. In sessions, she takes a holistic approach to tailor therapeutic tools that best support each client's needs. She also considers a client's social and cultural background to enhance her understanding of each client. Each person has a different path to healing, and she enjoys discovering that path together. Stephanie uses a combination of modalities such as CBT, mindfulness, trauma-informed interventions, and psychodynamic influences.
Stephanie Alvarez, LCSW, knows going to therapy is a vulnerable experience, so she creates a safe and inviting environment to allow her clients to express themselves in an honest way. In sessions, she takes a holistic approach to tailor therapeutic tools that best support each client's needs. She also considers a client's social and cultural background to enhance her understanding of each client. Each person has a different path to healing, and she enjoys discovering that path together. Stephanie uses a combination of modalities such as CBT, mindfulness, trauma-informed interventions, and psychodynamic influences.
(872) 250-7389 View (872) 250-7389
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David Gasper
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, LMHC, NCC, CCMHC
Verified Verified
Streeterville, Chicago, IL 60611
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Do you feel like you've lost your way? Maybe your use of substances or engagement in acting out behaviors has taken you so far from your values you don't know what they are anymore. Perhaps you've experienced a recent life change, and the future seems so uncertain you don't know who you are anymore. I combine a science-based therapeutic approach with a deep love of philosophy to help you work towards a fuller understanding of yourself and your world. Together, we'll use that robust understanding of yourself & your world to identify the gap between the life you have and the life you want and develop tools and goals to close that gap.
Do you feel like you've lost your way? Maybe your use of substances or engagement in acting out behaviors has taken you so far from your values you don't know what they are anymore. Perhaps you've experienced a recent life change, and the future seems so uncertain you don't know who you are anymore. I combine a science-based therapeutic approach with a deep love of philosophy to help you work towards a fuller understanding of yourself and your world. Together, we'll use that robust understanding of yourself & your world to identify the gap between the life you have and the life you want and develop tools and goals to close that gap.
(872) 529-3516 View (872) 529-3516
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Meghan Gentry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Streeterville, Chicago, IL 60611  (Online Only)
Welcome! I have learned that healing happens within safe relationships. I specialize in providing a safe relationship for children and teens who have experienced trauma or life challenges. I absolutely love supporting young people. Anxiety, depression, “prickly” behaviors, anger, and relational or school challenges are all typical symptoms of a difficult season in life. Trauma-informed and strength-based care are at the core of my work with clients. My practice philosophy is affirming, and I welcome neurodivergent or LGBTQ+ clients. I will honor exactly who you are while supporting any growth that you would like to see.
Welcome! I have learned that healing happens within safe relationships. I specialize in providing a safe relationship for children and teens who have experienced trauma or life challenges. I absolutely love supporting young people. Anxiety, depression, “prickly” behaviors, anger, and relational or school challenges are all typical symptoms of a difficult season in life. Trauma-informed and strength-based care are at the core of my work with clients. My practice philosophy is affirming, and I welcome neurodivergent or LGBTQ+ clients. I will honor exactly who you are while supporting any growth that you would like to see.
(872) 274-2172 View (872) 274-2172
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Skylar Wittenberg
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Streeterville, Chicago, IL 60611  (Online Only)
I primarily work with adolescents and adults ages 12 - 35 years, who struggle with symptoms of depression, anxiety, mood changes, ADHD, difficulty with transitions, school troubles, family dynamic changes, and more. I value being genuine with clients in order to create a space of safety and trust, especially with teens and young adults. My style is direct, interactive, and humorous. In addition, I focus on acknowledging the humanness of our experience as essential for growth of the individual.
I primarily work with adolescents and adults ages 12 - 35 years, who struggle with symptoms of depression, anxiety, mood changes, ADHD, difficulty with transitions, school troubles, family dynamic changes, and more. I value being genuine with clients in order to create a space of safety and trust, especially with teens and young adults. My style is direct, interactive, and humorous. In addition, I focus on acknowledging the humanness of our experience as essential for growth of the individual.
(872) 274-3544 View (872) 274-3544
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Aryn Pardieck
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Streeterville, Chicago, IL 60611  (Online Only)
It is easy to feel lost, stuck, and disconnected in this world. But there is hope. My goal is to create a space for my clients to harness their inner strengths, increase self-awareness, and cultivate self-compassion. I work collaboratively with my clients to help them navigate difficult thoughts and emotions while at the same time pivoting towards a life of meaning, purpose, and connection. Painful experiences from the past can echo into the present, yet it is possible to heal and grow. My style is mindful, holistic, and warm. I have 15 years of experience working with adults and teens.
It is easy to feel lost, stuck, and disconnected in this world. But there is hope. My goal is to create a space for my clients to harness their inner strengths, increase self-awareness, and cultivate self-compassion. I work collaboratively with my clients to help them navigate difficult thoughts and emotions while at the same time pivoting towards a life of meaning, purpose, and connection. Painful experiences from the past can echo into the present, yet it is possible to heal and grow. My style is mindful, holistic, and warm. I have 15 years of experience working with adults and teens.
(312) 564-5335 View (312) 564-5335
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Nadia Hallak
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Streeterville, Chicago, IL 60611  (Online Only)
With all the stressors in our society today, you may benefit from a caring clinician who can be a main source of support and offer effective therapeutic treatment. I believe the most important element in a therapeutic relationship is empathy and rapport. I try to understand your world and the experiences that you have had, because only then can we process your emotions and perspectives together. I hope to help you reach your goals while offering a supportive and safe environment.
With all the stressors in our society today, you may benefit from a caring clinician who can be a main source of support and offer effective therapeutic treatment. I believe the most important element in a therapeutic relationship is empathy and rapport. I try to understand your world and the experiences that you have had, because only then can we process your emotions and perspectives together. I hope to help you reach your goals while offering a supportive and safe environment.
(872) 241-2284 View (872) 241-2284
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Jennifer Levy
Counselor, MA, LCPC, CST
Verified Verified
Streeterville, Chicago, IL 60611
In practice for 20 years, I am a licensed clinical professional counselor and certified sex therapist specializing in the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders as a starting place. Often underlying these disorders are issues with relationship patterns and stress related to stage of life transitions in both the personal and professional realms. In addition, I have expertise providing support during the prenatal and postpartum period, treating sexual health/functioning concerns, working through grief, loss and the challenge of infertility. Other ares of specialization include working with new mothers over 40 and young adults.
In practice for 20 years, I am a licensed clinical professional counselor and certified sex therapist specializing in the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders as a starting place. Often underlying these disorders are issues with relationship patterns and stress related to stage of life transitions in both the personal and professional realms. In addition, I have expertise providing support during the prenatal and postpartum period, treating sexual health/functioning concerns, working through grief, loss and the challenge of infertility. Other ares of specialization include working with new mothers over 40 and young adults.
(312) 313-2697 View (312) 313-2697
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Danielle Jacobson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Streeterville, Chicago, IL 60601
Danielle is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a member of the National Association of Social Workers. She is intensely interested in a variety of mental health issues and how the intersection of therapy and caring can change people’s lives. She is an avid reader and stays current on classic treatment modalities as well as newer ones. She wholeheartedly believes in the mind-body connection and the importance of nutrition, sleep, and exercise for brain health. Danielle seeks to collaborate with the client and together develop a strategy for treatment that will best fit their needs and goals.
Danielle is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a member of the National Association of Social Workers. She is intensely interested in a variety of mental health issues and how the intersection of therapy and caring can change people’s lives. She is an avid reader and stays current on classic treatment modalities as well as newer ones. She wholeheartedly believes in the mind-body connection and the importance of nutrition, sleep, and exercise for brain health. Danielle seeks to collaborate with the client and together develop a strategy for treatment that will best fit their needs and goals.
(872) 244-6506 View (872) 244-6506
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Bryan Russo, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, PhD
Verified Verified
Streeterville, Chicago, IL 60611  (Online Only)
Too often psychotherapy focuses on causality, pathology and cures. However, rather than being "sick" or 'broken", often we are just lost inside ourselves or relationships. Everyone is a unique person with their own story, experience and perspective. The goal of therapy is to achieve a deeper awareness of where we are, to discover internal meaning for our many experiences, and to experience a life worth living. While working towards that awareness, I feel that it's also important to teach healthier coping skills to assist in dealing with the anxiety and day to day stressors that bring individuals to therapy.
Too often psychotherapy focuses on causality, pathology and cures. However, rather than being "sick" or 'broken", often we are just lost inside ourselves or relationships. Everyone is a unique person with their own story, experience and perspective. The goal of therapy is to achieve a deeper awareness of where we are, to discover internal meaning for our many experiences, and to experience a life worth living. While working towards that awareness, I feel that it's also important to teach healthier coping skills to assist in dealing with the anxiety and day to day stressors that bring individuals to therapy.
(872) 231-3669 View (872) 231-3669
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Chelsea Hopson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Streeterville, Chicago, IL 60611  (Online Only)
I know what it is like scrolling through multiple profiles saying the same thing. So I hope these paragraphs will give you insight into what makes me different. My passion is to see Black and brown communities well. As a Black woman who grew up in urban contexts, I aim to help people thrive, especially those from marginalized communities. I have worked extensively with teens, young adults, and adults from various cultural and ethnic backgrounds. With experience ranging from violence prevention services and school-based therapy to IOP and PHP hospital settings, I am confident I can hold whatever you bring to the session.
I know what it is like scrolling through multiple profiles saying the same thing. So I hope these paragraphs will give you insight into what makes me different. My passion is to see Black and brown communities well. As a Black woman who grew up in urban contexts, I aim to help people thrive, especially those from marginalized communities. I have worked extensively with teens, young adults, and adults from various cultural and ethnic backgrounds. With experience ranging from violence prevention services and school-based therapy to IOP and PHP hospital settings, I am confident I can hold whatever you bring to the session.
(872) 276-9687 View (872) 276-9687
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Kimberley Hogan
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Streeterville, Chicago, IL 60611
I aspire to listen, understand, and guide each person I treat through the problems that are getting in the way of feeling more happy and fulfilled. Oftentimes, painful emotions or difficult relationships are the catalyst for someone to begin therapy. I work with each patient to alleviate the pain they are experiencing on a day-to-day basis while we ascertain the underlying emotional issues that may contribute to destructive patterns. This two-pronged approach is helpful in order to cope effectively with similar problems as they arise in the future.
I aspire to listen, understand, and guide each person I treat through the problems that are getting in the way of feeling more happy and fulfilled. Oftentimes, painful emotions or difficult relationships are the catalyst for someone to begin therapy. I work with each patient to alleviate the pain they are experiencing on a day-to-day basis while we ascertain the underlying emotional issues that may contribute to destructive patterns. This two-pronged approach is helpful in order to cope effectively with similar problems as they arise in the future.
(773) 219-0678 View (773) 219-0678
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Judith Bank
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PhD
Verified Verified
Streeterville, Chicago, IL 60611
My ideal client is one who comes to therapy with a desire to change the feelings and behaviors that are causing difficulty in his or her life. Over the years, I have dealt with hundreds of clients having a variety of problems and I believe I have a strong capacity to connect, build an alliance and help people live a more satisfying and productive life.
My ideal client is one who comes to therapy with a desire to change the feelings and behaviors that are causing difficulty in his or her life. Over the years, I have dealt with hundreds of clients having a variety of problems and I believe I have a strong capacity to connect, build an alliance and help people live a more satisfying and productive life.
(773) 669-7948 View (773) 669-7948
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Kimberly A Kolak
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Streeterville, Chicago, IL 60611  (Online Only)
My name is Kimberly and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) therapist. With over a decade of experience, I began working in the clinical mental health field counseling individuals in a residential mental health facility. Since then, I have gained a multitude of counseling experience in outpatient therapy and hospital settings. I have assisted individuals presenting with concerns related to anxiety, depression, and life changes. Individuals who seek therapy deserve to work with someone who is empathetic, objective, and supportive.
My name is Kimberly and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) therapist. With over a decade of experience, I began working in the clinical mental health field counseling individuals in a residential mental health facility. Since then, I have gained a multitude of counseling experience in outpatient therapy and hospital settings. I have assisted individuals presenting with concerns related to anxiety, depression, and life changes. Individuals who seek therapy deserve to work with someone who is empathetic, objective, and supportive.
(872) 814-6742 View (872) 814-6742
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Demetria Agharese
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Streeterville, Chicago, IL 60611
Hi there, I'm Demetria! My name is Demetria Agharese and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Illinois. I am passionate about counseling others through times of difficulties to find peace and resolutions. I work together in partnership with my clients to create counseling goals in alignment with the desired outcome the client is seeking. My expertise is working with adult clients who are looking to transform their lives for the better. I enjoy working with clients who are in need of healing, experience depression or anxiety.
Hi there, I'm Demetria! My name is Demetria Agharese and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Illinois. I am passionate about counseling others through times of difficulties to find peace and resolutions. I work together in partnership with my clients to create counseling goals in alignment with the desired outcome the client is seeking. My expertise is working with adult clients who are looking to transform their lives for the better. I enjoy working with clients who are in need of healing, experience depression or anxiety.
(517) 793-5097 View (517) 793-5097
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Joshua Della Villa
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Streeterville, Chicago, IL 60611
Joshua Della Villa is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Illinois. He has a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Joshua provides a nonjudgmental space where people can feel comfortable to share their story. He listens carefully for elements that may be just out of reach for the patient and carefully offers interventions to expand the cutting edge of their consciousness. Joshua's primary responsibility early on is to deepen the relationship with the patient and to work with the dynamic in the room to begin the process of exploration, insight, and change.
Joshua Della Villa is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Illinois. He has a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Joshua provides a nonjudgmental space where people can feel comfortable to share their story. He listens carefully for elements that may be just out of reach for the patient and carefully offers interventions to expand the cutting edge of their consciousness. Joshua's primary responsibility early on is to deepen the relationship with the patient and to work with the dynamic in the room to begin the process of exploration, insight, and change.
(872) 245-4222 View (872) 245-4222
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Dr. Tiphani Moss
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Streeterville, Chicago, IL 60611  (Online Only)
When problems in our relationships happen, they can leave us feeling overwhelmed and disconnected. Because we exist in relation to others, these connections can have a big impact on how we feel, and how we view ourselves and the world around us. You don't have to continue feeling stuck; there is a path forward! Taking the first step towards change can be scary, but you're not alone. Together, we can clarify your values and rediscover who you are in order to more deeply connect with yourself and others. We will emphasize your strengths and collaborate to develop the tools to help you work towards the life you envision.
When problems in our relationships happen, they can leave us feeling overwhelmed and disconnected. Because we exist in relation to others, these connections can have a big impact on how we feel, and how we view ourselves and the world around us. You don't have to continue feeling stuck; there is a path forward! Taking the first step towards change can be scary, but you're not alone. Together, we can clarify your values and rediscover who you are in order to more deeply connect with yourself and others. We will emphasize your strengths and collaborate to develop the tools to help you work towards the life you envision.
(872) 266-4342 View (872) 266-4342
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Kel Pattison
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
Streeterville, Chicago, IL 60601
Therapy is a healing relationship in which our pain can be held with care and compassion. Our pain is a compass that tells us something important about our experiences and what we need in order to heal. I view healing as finding a place of rootedness and expansiveness within ourselves so that it becomes more and more difficult for our experiences of pain and oppression to throw us off balance.
Therapy is a healing relationship in which our pain can be held with care and compassion. Our pain is a compass that tells us something important about our experiences and what we need in order to heal. I view healing as finding a place of rootedness and expansiveness within ourselves so that it becomes more and more difficult for our experiences of pain and oppression to throw us off balance.
(312) 626-8565 View (312) 626-8565

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Number of Therapists in Streeterville, Chicago, IL

1,000+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Streeterville, Chicago, IL who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
88% Depression
76% Self Esteem
73% Relationship Issues
67% Trauma and PTSD
67% Coping Skills
61% Grief

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

90% BlueCross and BlueShield
64% Aetna
57% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Streeterville, Chicago, IL see their clients

51% In Person and Online
49% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
17% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Streeterville, 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.