Therapists in University Village, Chicago, IL

Photo of Sherri S. Wick, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in University Village, Chicago, IL
Sherri S. Wick
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
University Village, Chicago, IL 60607  (Online Only)
My beliefs, values and understanding is that all humans are made whole because we were created in God’s own image. I am passionate about creating a safe, supportive and transformative space for people to develop techniques to assist them with navigating in healthy ways through this journey called life. I have a unique ability to build rapport with all people and have a niche for working with emerging adults, adults and older adults. I love working with all women and have a special place in my heart for women of color. My daily mission is to bring light to help individuals obtain peace from within.
My beliefs, values and understanding is that all humans are made whole because we were created in God’s own image. I am passionate about creating a safe, supportive and transformative space for people to develop techniques to assist them with navigating in healthy ways through this journey called life. I have a unique ability to build rapport with all people and have a niche for working with emerging adults, adults and older adults. I love working with all women and have a special place in my heart for women of color. My daily mission is to bring light to help individuals obtain peace from within.
(312) 626-7987 View (312) 626-7987
Photo of Lotus Root Counseling , Clinical Social Work/Therapist in University Village, Chicago, IL
Lotus Root Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
University Village, Chicago, IL 60607  (Online Only)
We're a trauma-informed, culturally-sensitive mental health counseling group for multicultural, Asian, BIPOC, immigrants, LGBTQIA+, and other marginalized communities. We're passionate about working with individuals, couples and families from different cultural backgrounds, exploring how complex identities and unique personal experiences have shaped us into who we are. We specialize in healing from anxiety, complex trauma, relationship issues, perinatal issues, ADHD, adoption, OCD, stress, cultural identity, cultural/intergenerational conflicts, family conflicts, grief, and other issues.
We're a trauma-informed, culturally-sensitive mental health counseling group for multicultural, Asian, BIPOC, immigrants, LGBTQIA+, and other marginalized communities. We're passionate about working with individuals, couples and families from different cultural backgrounds, exploring how complex identities and unique personal experiences have shaped us into who we are. We specialize in healing from anxiety, complex trauma, relationship issues, perinatal issues, ADHD, adoption, OCD, stress, cultural identity, cultural/intergenerational conflicts, family conflicts, grief, and other issues.
(773) 364-1625 View (773) 364-1625
Photo of Joie Wiener, Pre-Licensed Professional in University Village, Chicago, IL
Joie Wiener
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
University Village, Chicago, IL 60607  (Online Only)
Joie is a North Side resident, and a proud member of the Queer, Neurodiverse, and Chronically Ill/ Disabled communities. They believe in nurturing and cherishing these identities (as well as all others!), and challenging social norms with the radical act of being yourself. Joie is a former social emotional and sexual health educator, and has worked with young people in various capacities for over 10 years. They’ve worked both in the schools and via Telehealth to provide therapy to children, adolescents, and emerging adults, focusing primarily on acute and complex trauma, neurodivergence, and gender/sexuality identity development.
Joie is a North Side resident, and a proud member of the Queer, Neurodiverse, and Chronically Ill/ Disabled communities. They believe in nurturing and cherishing these identities (as well as all others!), and challenging social norms with the radical act of being yourself. Joie is a former social emotional and sexual health educator, and has worked with young people in various capacities for over 10 years. They’ve worked both in the schools and via Telehealth to provide therapy to children, adolescents, and emerging adults, focusing primarily on acute and complex trauma, neurodivergence, and gender/sexuality identity development.
(773) 673-9874 View (773) 673-9874
Photo of Joshua Rose, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in University Village, Chicago, IL
Joshua Rose
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
University Village, Chicago, IL 60607  (Online Only)
​I provide individual therapy rooted in attachment-based therapy; drawing from diverse methodologies appropriate to diverse individuals with unique needs. I believe that presenting a warm, safe, and comfortable environment is essential for therapeutic growth. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), with a Masters in Counseling Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Currently accepting clients paying out of pocket; BCBS IL & Aetna coverage accepted soon! Please feel free to email me at RoseHavenCounseling@gmail.com or go to my website rosehavencounseling.clientsecure.me
​I provide individual therapy rooted in attachment-based therapy; drawing from diverse methodologies appropriate to diverse individuals with unique needs. I believe that presenting a warm, safe, and comfortable environment is essential for therapeutic growth. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), with a Masters in Counseling Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Currently accepting clients paying out of pocket; BCBS IL & Aetna coverage accepted soon! Please feel free to email me at RoseHavenCounseling@gmail.com or go to my website rosehavencounseling.clientsecure.me
(773) 570-9841 View (773) 570-9841
Photo of Autumn Cabell in University Village, Chicago, IL
Autumn Cabell
PhD, LCPC, NCC, CCC, CCTP
Verified Verified
University Village, Chicago, IL 60607  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Are you struggling to heal from a past trauma? Is depression is making it hard to stay motivated and feel confident? Is your anxiety making it difficult to navigate school or work? I offer virtual mental health counseling and career coaching because I am passionate about helping teens and adults navigate trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, life transitions, and career development.
Are you struggling to heal from a past trauma? Is depression is making it hard to stay motivated and feel confident? Is your anxiety making it difficult to navigate school or work? I offer virtual mental health counseling and career coaching because I am passionate about helping teens and adults navigate trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, life transitions, and career development.
(312) 376-3705 View (312) 376-3705
Photo of Dr. Spencer Scott, Psychologist in University Village, Chicago, IL
Dr. Spencer Scott
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
University Village, Chicago, IL 60607  (Online Only)
At some point in life, we all experience a moment when we question whether we're on the best path forward. Perhaps a relationship feels unfulfilling, we're not advancing in our career the way we'd hoped, or we're feeling unsure about a decision. Framework Associates strives to provide affordable, accessible psychological services from exceptionally qualified therapists.
At some point in life, we all experience a moment when we question whether we're on the best path forward. Perhaps a relationship feels unfulfilling, we're not advancing in our career the way we'd hoped, or we're feeling unsure about a decision. Framework Associates strives to provide affordable, accessible psychological services from exceptionally qualified therapists.
(312) 626-7546 View (312) 626-7546
Photo of Jacqueline Salazar, Counselor in University Village, Chicago, IL
Jacqueline Salazar
Counselor, PsyD, LCPC, CADC
Verified Verified
University Village, Chicago, IL 60607  (Online Only)
I work with children, adults, and families, and utilize psychodynamic and family systems therapies to increase resiliency and self-awareness in order for direct changes to occur in your daily life. I specialize in child/adolescent therapy, play therapy, family therapy, trauma, child sexual abuse, anxiety, addiction, diagnostic assessments for children 0-5, racial/cultural stress and acculturation, grief/loss, attachment difficulties, and parental stress.
I work with children, adults, and families, and utilize psychodynamic and family systems therapies to increase resiliency and self-awareness in order for direct changes to occur in your daily life. I specialize in child/adolescent therapy, play therapy, family therapy, trauma, child sexual abuse, anxiety, addiction, diagnostic assessments for children 0-5, racial/cultural stress and acculturation, grief/loss, attachment difficulties, and parental stress.
(312) 663-8102 View (312) 663-8102
Photo of Arielle Miree, Licensed Professional Counselor in University Village, Chicago, IL
Arielle Miree
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
University Village, Chicago, IL 60607  (Online Only)
I believe in creating a safe, non-judgmental space where clients feel free to let their true selves be seen. We all innately crave love, connection, and healthy relationships. We were not created to do life alone. I view each person as a holistic being, considering your mental, physical, relational, emotional, and spiritual health as we journey together towards healing, growth, and a meaningful life.
I believe in creating a safe, non-judgmental space where clients feel free to let their true selves be seen. We all innately crave love, connection, and healthy relationships. We were not created to do life alone. I view each person as a holistic being, considering your mental, physical, relational, emotional, and spiritual health as we journey together towards healing, growth, and a meaningful life.
(312) 764-1299 View (312) 764-1299
Photo of Phillip Lee, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in University Village, Chicago, IL
Phillip Lee
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MEd, MSW
Verified Verified
University Village, Chicago, IL 60615  (Online Only)
I believe that everyone deserves a non-judgmental space to reflect on their thoughts, feelings, and reality, however, that may look. As a supportive clinician, I like working with teens, adults 18+, parents, and families. For over 9 years, I have supported individuals and families in crisis settings strengthening my knowledge as a trauma-informed therapist. I am also comfortable supporting individuals who are not experiencing trauma and are just looking for maintenance on a wide range of topics: substance use, behavioral concerns, work- or home-related stress, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, grief, gender, culture, and sexuality.
I believe that everyone deserves a non-judgmental space to reflect on their thoughts, feelings, and reality, however, that may look. As a supportive clinician, I like working with teens, adults 18+, parents, and families. For over 9 years, I have supported individuals and families in crisis settings strengthening my knowledge as a trauma-informed therapist. I am also comfortable supporting individuals who are not experiencing trauma and are just looking for maintenance on a wide range of topics: substance use, behavioral concerns, work- or home-related stress, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, grief, gender, culture, and sexuality.
(708) 381-1740 View (708) 381-1740
Photo of Janet Marie Vidales, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in University Village, Chicago, IL
Janet Marie Vidales
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
University Village, Chicago, IL 60607  (Online Only)
I am a Latina bilingual therapist who works with children, adolescents, emerging adults, and adults and provide individual and family therapy. I provide an open and safe environment where we can work towards improving your mental health, have it be reducing anxiety, depression, processing trauma or improving communication skills. My counseling style is very empathetic, mindful and client-centered, yet direct and straightforward. I believe in using the therapeutic relationship as an effective way to work though your experiences and start therapy where you are ready to start and at the pace you're ready to start.
I am a Latina bilingual therapist who works with children, adolescents, emerging adults, and adults and provide individual and family therapy. I provide an open and safe environment where we can work towards improving your mental health, have it be reducing anxiety, depression, processing trauma or improving communication skills. My counseling style is very empathetic, mindful and client-centered, yet direct and straightforward. I believe in using the therapeutic relationship as an effective way to work though your experiences and start therapy where you are ready to start and at the pace you're ready to start.
(630) 454-0854 View (630) 454-0854
Photo of Inner Wisdom Therapy, Psychologist in University Village, Chicago, IL
Inner Wisdom Therapy
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
University Village, Chicago, IL 60607  (Online Only)
I am a Latina and first gen, psychologist. My mission is to help clients find peace in their daily lives by unpacking beliefs and behaviors that although once helpful, may be holding them back from the lives they want to live. I place an emphasis on helping clients to arrive at a place in their lives where they feel in alignment with their authentic self, connected to their bodies, and internal wisdom. I specialize in working with adults who face challenges related to trauma, anxiety, depression, binge eating, financial mindset, and self-esteem issues that impact dating, or work performance.
I am a Latina and first gen, psychologist. My mission is to help clients find peace in their daily lives by unpacking beliefs and behaviors that although once helpful, may be holding them back from the lives they want to live. I place an emphasis on helping clients to arrive at a place in their lives where they feel in alignment with their authentic self, connected to their bodies, and internal wisdom. I specialize in working with adults who face challenges related to trauma, anxiety, depression, binge eating, financial mindset, and self-esteem issues that impact dating, or work performance.
View
Photo of Alyssa Steinke, Marriage & Family Therapist in University Village, Chicago, IL
Alyssa Steinke
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, ATR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
University Village, Chicago, IL 60607  (Online Only)
Currently offering day and evening appointments Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. The first step to seeking help can be intimidating and the most difficult. Therapy can bring clarity and an expanded view of what’s possible. As your therapist, I will support you in navigating difficult emotions, better understanding yourself and accessing your strengths so you can feel like yourself again. When we understand ourselves, and our experiences, we have more control in creating the life that we want.
Currently offering day and evening appointments Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. The first step to seeking help can be intimidating and the most difficult. Therapy can bring clarity and an expanded view of what’s possible. As your therapist, I will support you in navigating difficult emotions, better understanding yourself and accessing your strengths so you can feel like yourself again. When we understand ourselves, and our experiences, we have more control in creating the life that we want.
(312) 313-5632 View (312) 313-5632
Photo of Alexis Lopez-Palomar, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in University Village, Chicago, IL
Alexis Lopez-Palomar
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
University Village, Chicago, IL 60607  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with trauma survivors who want to increase their self-compassion, understand themselves more fully, build healthier boundaries with those around them and increase their sense of safety. I thoroughly enjoy working with the following populations: BIPOC, 1st & 2nd Generation Immigrants, Sex workers, Survivors of Human Trafficking, Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse Survivors, LGBTQIA+., Adult Children of Abusive Parents.
I specialize in working with trauma survivors who want to increase their self-compassion, understand themselves more fully, build healthier boundaries with those around them and increase their sense of safety. I thoroughly enjoy working with the following populations: BIPOC, 1st & 2nd Generation Immigrants, Sex workers, Survivors of Human Trafficking, Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse Survivors, LGBTQIA+., Adult Children of Abusive Parents.
View
Photo of Erica Guzman, Licensed Social Worker in University Village, Chicago, IL
Erica Guzman
Licensed Social Worker, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
University Village, Chicago, IL 60607  (Online Only)
If you are noticing yourself having difficulty managing your relationships, work/life balance, parenting, intense anxiety or depression, please know you are not alone.
If you are noticing yourself having difficulty managing your relationships, work/life balance, parenting, intense anxiety or depression, please know you are not alone.
View
Photo of Leslie Aquino Gordon, Counselor in University Village, Chicago, IL
Leslie Aquino Gordon
Counselor, MS, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
University Village, Chicago, IL 60608  (Online Only)
Currently Accepting Virtual Appointments. I work from a position of cultural humility to explore inter-generational trauma, anxiety, and depression. My clients range in age from 5-70. Together we work to identify interventions that reduce symptoms and increase quality of life. My style is tailored to the client where I utilize an integrative methods reflecting on sources that encompass aspects of Mindfulness and Solution-Focused techniques. I mix strength-based strategies along with behavioral exploration to encourage self-awareness while promoting growth and change.
Currently Accepting Virtual Appointments. I work from a position of cultural humility to explore inter-generational trauma, anxiety, and depression. My clients range in age from 5-70. Together we work to identify interventions that reduce symptoms and increase quality of life. My style is tailored to the client where I utilize an integrative methods reflecting on sources that encompass aspects of Mindfulness and Solution-Focused techniques. I mix strength-based strategies along with behavioral exploration to encourage self-awareness while promoting growth and change.
(312) 663-7266 View (312) 663-7266
Photo of Michael Hawkins, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in University Village, Chicago, IL
Michael Hawkins
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
University Village, Chicago, IL 60607  (Online Only)
My therapeutic style focuses on safety & empowerment. I may be the clinician, but I honor the fact that you are the expert of your own life. I build trust by wearing my heart on my sleeve. I would never ask you to risk your vulnerability if I am unwilling to risk my own. I may use humor to foster hope & ease discomfort. I welcome you to question my perspectives to improve the power of our co-created insights. We will collaborate to develop ways for you to make new choices, break old patterns, and build more effective supports. Our work will help you unlock your potential for healing, and get you closer to the person you want to be.
My therapeutic style focuses on safety & empowerment. I may be the clinician, but I honor the fact that you are the expert of your own life. I build trust by wearing my heart on my sleeve. I would never ask you to risk your vulnerability if I am unwilling to risk my own. I may use humor to foster hope & ease discomfort. I welcome you to question my perspectives to improve the power of our co-created insights. We will collaborate to develop ways for you to make new choices, break old patterns, and build more effective supports. Our work will help you unlock your potential for healing, and get you closer to the person you want to be.
(312) 766-6959 View (312) 766-6959
Photo of Carmen M. Martinez, Pre-Licensed Professional in University Village, Chicago, IL
Carmen M. Martinez
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
University Village, Chicago, IL 60607  (Online Only)
My name is Carmen Martinez, Bilingual Counselor at Holistically Divine Counseling. I deeply believe all humans have a purpose, a God-given talent, ability, desire, and light within them to be the best version of themselves and the natural will to live their best lives possible throughout their journey. Sometimes, that light within can become dim and distant due to life’s struggles, challenges, and adversities.
My name is Carmen Martinez, Bilingual Counselor at Holistically Divine Counseling. I deeply believe all humans have a purpose, a God-given talent, ability, desire, and light within them to be the best version of themselves and the natural will to live their best lives possible throughout their journey. Sometimes, that light within can become dim and distant due to life’s struggles, challenges, and adversities.
(312) 374-6616 View (312) 374-6616
Photo of Kathy Daniher, Counselor in University Village, Chicago, IL
Kathy Daniher
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
University Village, Chicago, IL 60607  (Online Only)
Hello, I am Kathy Daniher; a licensed clinical therapist and I have been providing clinical therapy for over 15 years. One of my greatest passions is being able to support individuals and help them to make the best choices for themselves. I believe that the only person that knows what is best for you is you. I know the importance of engagement and trust, and I strive to create an environment that is supportive and healing.
Hello, I am Kathy Daniher; a licensed clinical therapist and I have been providing clinical therapy for over 15 years. One of my greatest passions is being able to support individuals and help them to make the best choices for themselves. I believe that the only person that knows what is best for you is you. I know the importance of engagement and trust, and I strive to create an environment that is supportive and healing.
(312) 654-4513 View (312) 654-4513
Photo of Sarah Schaffer, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in University Village, Chicago, IL
Sarah Schaffer
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
University Village, Chicago, IL 60607  (Online Only)
I work alongside clients to help them develop a more balanced, integrated, and grounded sense of self. I believe that through therapy, people can gain more in-depth awareness of their emotional experience, their thoughts and behaviors, and how one’s past may inform one’s present. This awareness can help create space for self-acceptance and self-compassion, and cultivate personal growth and desired change. I find that my approach to therapy tends to be a good fit for people who are looking to gain insight and understanding about themselves, not just looking for skills to manage symptoms or "quick fixes."
I work alongside clients to help them develop a more balanced, integrated, and grounded sense of self. I believe that through therapy, people can gain more in-depth awareness of their emotional experience, their thoughts and behaviors, and how one’s past may inform one’s present. This awareness can help create space for self-acceptance and self-compassion, and cultivate personal growth and desired change. I find that my approach to therapy tends to be a good fit for people who are looking to gain insight and understanding about themselves, not just looking for skills to manage symptoms or "quick fixes."
(312) 872-0252 View (312) 872-0252
Photo of Leilani Langdon, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in University Village, Chicago, IL
Leilani Langdon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
University Village, Chicago, IL 60607  (Online Only)
It takes courage to seek help, and I understand the bravery it requires to take that first step. If no one has told you yet, let me be the first: you're not alone. With over 15 years of experience, I have had the privilege of supporting individuals through a myriad of challenges including anxiety, depression, stress, grief, anger, postpartum, trauma, marital stress, and stage of life concerns. I believe in the power of a safe space where you can feel seen, understood, and encouraged to explore your unique story.
It takes courage to seek help, and I understand the bravery it requires to take that first step. If no one has told you yet, let me be the first: you're not alone. With over 15 years of experience, I have had the privilege of supporting individuals through a myriad of challenges including anxiety, depression, stress, grief, anger, postpartum, trauma, marital stress, and stage of life concerns. I believe in the power of a safe space where you can feel seen, understood, and encouraged to explore your unique story.
(312) 598-0417 View (312) 598-0417

See more therapy options for University Village, Chicago

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in University Village, Chicago, IL

200+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in University Village, Chicago, IL who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
89% Depression
79% Self Esteem
73% Relationship Issues
71% Coping Skills
69% Trauma and PTSD
67% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

93% BlueCross and BlueShield
65% Aetna
61% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in University Village, Chicago, IL see their clients

52% In Person and Online
48% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
13% Male
3% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in University Village, 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.