Therapists in West Beverly, Chicago, IL

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Jacqueline Renee Anderson-Carter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Beverly, Chicago, IL 60643
Not accepting new clients
I enjoy working with people dealing with life transitions, and those working to survive and thrive through trauma, depression, anxiety, and other oppressive life events and conditions. I have an affinity for those identifying with issues related to being a woman in a society that has been unkind to women. The people with whom I work want to reach their personal best and feel good about themselves and their lives. They also want to drop the "mask" and live authentically without regret.
I enjoy working with people dealing with life transitions, and those working to survive and thrive through trauma, depression, anxiety, and other oppressive life events and conditions. I have an affinity for those identifying with issues related to being a woman in a society that has been unkind to women. The people with whom I work want to reach their personal best and feel good about themselves and their lives. They also want to drop the "mask" and live authentically without regret.
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Laura Costello
Counselor, LCPC, PEL
Verified Verified
West Beverly, Chicago, IL 60643
Let's clarify a few things! Often people who experience anxiety, depression and panic attacks feel like they are stuck forever. They have gone through difficult life challenges or tough transitions that are taking a toll on their ability to cope as well as they would like. If you are going through one or more of these challenges, you are not alone. Seeking help through therapy can be the first step to taking back control of your life. I utilize a holistic and engaged style to achieve both comfort and trust, blended with authentic and respectful therapeutic techniques.
Let's clarify a few things! Often people who experience anxiety, depression and panic attacks feel like they are stuck forever. They have gone through difficult life challenges or tough transitions that are taking a toll on their ability to cope as well as they would like. If you are going through one or more of these challenges, you are not alone. Seeking help through therapy can be the first step to taking back control of your life. I utilize a holistic and engaged style to achieve both comfort and trust, blended with authentic and respectful therapeutic techniques.
(773) 207-3093 View (773) 207-3093
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Kathryn M Conway
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
West Beverly, Chicago, IL 60643
I am a licensed clinical psychologist. I specialize in working with children, adolescents, adults, and couples. We all experience stressful or challenging moments in life or face obstacles which may seem insurmountable. During these times, we can benefit from professional support to make important changes in our behaviors and thoughts to help tackle these obstacles. I collaborate well with my clients to provide the skills they need to make their own lives better. By practicing using newly learned skills, clients are empowered and continue to be successful regardless of the new challenges they may face later.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist. I specialize in working with children, adolescents, adults, and couples. We all experience stressful or challenging moments in life or face obstacles which may seem insurmountable. During these times, we can benefit from professional support to make important changes in our behaviors and thoughts to help tackle these obstacles. I collaborate well with my clients to provide the skills they need to make their own lives better. By practicing using newly learned skills, clients are empowered and continue to be successful regardless of the new challenges they may face later.
(773) 886-1628 View (773) 886-1628
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Crystal Y. Williams, LCPC
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Beverly, Chicago, IL 60643
I am a caring, insightful and a trained therapist that offers support, motivation, clarity to help you through emotional issues, personal growth, conflictual family dynamics, work challenges, and improve intrapersonal skills. I attempt to provide an accepting, and safe environment for you to freely express yourself. If you are willing to do the work we can help you with depression, anxiety, over thinking, stress, a history of abuse or trauma, grief, and spiritual dilemmas. Also, it is my goal to assist Professionals in sharpening their image and skills. Can you imagine having a better life, if not, call me for an appointment.
I am a caring, insightful and a trained therapist that offers support, motivation, clarity to help you through emotional issues, personal growth, conflictual family dynamics, work challenges, and improve intrapersonal skills. I attempt to provide an accepting, and safe environment for you to freely express yourself. If you are willing to do the work we can help you with depression, anxiety, over thinking, stress, a history of abuse or trauma, grief, and spiritual dilemmas. Also, it is my goal to assist Professionals in sharpening their image and skills. Can you imagine having a better life, if not, call me for an appointment.
(872) 814-7669 View (872) 814-7669
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Rob Gellman, MS, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
West Beverly, Chicago, IL 60643
-Individual, Couple, & Family Therapy. Trained at the University of Rochester School of Medicine, Kansas State University's School of Family Studies, and The University of Chicago School of Medicine, Clinic Founder Rob Gellman has been a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for 14 years, and was a professor at Adler University from 2008-2011. He is a regularly invited speaker with local mental health agencies and national conferences. A recognized expert on families coping with chronic illness, infidelity, and the training of therapists and physicians, Rob's clinical practice is diverse, helping adults, children, couples and families on the path to wellness. ***Specializing in Anxiety Disorders, Relationship Distress, Infidelity, Sex Therapy, Young Couples, Depression, Chronic Illness, Grief and Loss, Family Conflict, and Lifecycle Transitions.
-Individual, Couple, & Family Therapy. Trained at the University of Rochester School of Medicine, Kansas State University's School of Family Studies, and The University of Chicago School of Medicine, Clinic Founder Rob Gellman has been a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for 14 years, and was a professor at Adler University from 2008-2011. He is a regularly invited speaker with local mental health agencies and national conferences. A recognized expert on families coping with chronic illness, infidelity, and the training of therapists and physicians, Rob's clinical practice is diverse, helping adults, children, couples and families on the path to wellness. ***Specializing in Anxiety Disorders, Relationship Distress, Infidelity, Sex Therapy, Young Couples, Depression, Chronic Illness, Grief and Loss, Family Conflict, and Lifecycle Transitions.
(872) 206-3435 View (872) 206-3435
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Leigh Heckman
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPC, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
West Beverly, Chicago, IL 60643
Welcome! Starting therapy is not easy. It requires self-awareness, vulnerability, and a lot of willingness. I work with clients (18 and above) experiencing a wide range of life challenges; depression, anxiety, emotional difficulties, and addiction. I feel most of these are a symptom of larger core issues in our lives that result in moments of disconnection of self and others due to trauma, and deep wounds in relationships throughout the lifespan. It is my goal to help you find out the core issues to help relieve symptoms. No matter what specific symptoms you're experiencing, we all need a safe place to be heard and seen.
Welcome! Starting therapy is not easy. It requires self-awareness, vulnerability, and a lot of willingness. I work with clients (18 and above) experiencing a wide range of life challenges; depression, anxiety, emotional difficulties, and addiction. I feel most of these are a symptom of larger core issues in our lives that result in moments of disconnection of self and others due to trauma, and deep wounds in relationships throughout the lifespan. It is my goal to help you find out the core issues to help relieve symptoms. No matter what specific symptoms you're experiencing, we all need a safe place to be heard and seen.
(773) 309-6177 View (773) 309-6177
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Meghan Kean
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
West Beverly, Chicago, IL 60643
Reaching out and asking for help is often a brave and difficult first step. There are many reasons why people seek out therapy. I work to create a safe and supportive environment for all of my clients, so that they may begin to explore and understand themselves, their feelings, and their way of relating to others. I believe that therapy is a collaborative process and a strong therapeutic relationship enables change to happen. I tailor my approach to meet each of my client's unique needs.
Reaching out and asking for help is often a brave and difficult first step. There are many reasons why people seek out therapy. I work to create a safe and supportive environment for all of my clients, so that they may begin to explore and understand themselves, their feelings, and their way of relating to others. I believe that therapy is a collaborative process and a strong therapeutic relationship enables change to happen. I tailor my approach to meet each of my client's unique needs.
(773) 417-1204 View (773) 417-1204
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Tracy Connor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA EDU, MA SW, LCSW
Verified Verified
West Beverly, Chicago, IL 60643
Nurturing Together because it takes a village! Using creative ways to enhance the whole self with talk therapy linked to body movement and yoga addressing trauma, anxiety, and depression. Having a compassionate outlook that enhances self-awareness and self-soothing strategies.
Nurturing Together because it takes a village! Using creative ways to enhance the whole self with talk therapy linked to body movement and yoga addressing trauma, anxiety, and depression. Having a compassionate outlook that enhances self-awareness and self-soothing strategies.
(773) 985-6088 View (773) 985-6088
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Anne Elyse Morrill-Ploum
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, CCTP
Verified Verified
West Beverly, Chicago, IL 60643
Hi, I am a child, adolescent and young adult therapist. I see clients from 3-25 years. I have a strong passion for working with adoptive families and all the challenges that this brings, and I also treat anxiety, depression, mood disorders, kids and teens with huge behaviors, ADHD and executive skills deficits, learning disabilities, attachment, trauma, domestic abuse, sexual, emotional and physical abuse, developmental issues. I also do a lot of parenting work, and I teach Robyn Gobbel's parenting course. I work with a parent in the room for children under 12, as parents become my co-therapist, carrying on the work at home.
Hi, I am a child, adolescent and young adult therapist. I see clients from 3-25 years. I have a strong passion for working with adoptive families and all the challenges that this brings, and I also treat anxiety, depression, mood disorders, kids and teens with huge behaviors, ADHD and executive skills deficits, learning disabilities, attachment, trauma, domestic abuse, sexual, emotional and physical abuse, developmental issues. I also do a lot of parenting work, and I teach Robyn Gobbel's parenting course. I work with a parent in the room for children under 12, as parents become my co-therapist, carrying on the work at home.
(773) 923-1874 View (773) 923-1874
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Theresa L Waters
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
West Beverly, Chicago, IL 60643
Are you searching for a change? The weight of yesterday may have been heavy, but today you chose to commit to growth, self exploration and bringing past trauma to a resolution. Congratulations on choosing to focus on yourself, you deserve it! My goal is to cultivate a warm and safe space for you to water your own garden. Together, we will work at your pace to find peace, joy and a better understanding of yourself. I am here to be of encouragement , gently challenge you to obtain your goals and assist with navigating life challenges.
Are you searching for a change? The weight of yesterday may have been heavy, but today you chose to commit to growth, self exploration and bringing past trauma to a resolution. Congratulations on choosing to focus on yourself, you deserve it! My goal is to cultivate a warm and safe space for you to water your own garden. Together, we will work at your pace to find peace, joy and a better understanding of yourself. I am here to be of encouragement , gently challenge you to obtain your goals and assist with navigating life challenges.
(773) 389-1511 View (773) 389-1511
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Elizabeth Moreno
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW, MSW
Verified Verified
West Beverly, Chicago, IL 60643
I am a bi-lingual (English and Spanish) Licensed Social Worker serving young people and adults who want to start their process of learning how to care for their emotional well-being and healing. I have experience with people working through depression, bipolar disorder, substance use, grief, sex & intimacy, trauma, anxiety, adjustment disorders, divorce, domestic violence, immigration, life transitions, peer relationships, relationship issues, self esteem, and stress.
I am a bi-lingual (English and Spanish) Licensed Social Worker serving young people and adults who want to start their process of learning how to care for their emotional well-being and healing. I have experience with people working through depression, bipolar disorder, substance use, grief, sex & intimacy, trauma, anxiety, adjustment disorders, divorce, domestic violence, immigration, life transitions, peer relationships, relationship issues, self esteem, and stress.
(773) 985-7002 View (773) 985-7002
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Joyce R Weston
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Beverly, Chicago, IL 60643
Not accepting new clients
I am the President and Lead Therapist of Amaryllis Wellness Services, Inc. The amaryllis is a flower that has been used to symbolize strength and success after a difficult battle, season or struggle. I provide support to women, men, couples and families to assist them in weathering the storms of life. My practice is based upon my desire to see change. Whether feeling depressed, facing a major decision, dealing with loss of a loved one or just overcome with life's circumstances, I will partner with you to see the change that you desire in your life.
I am the President and Lead Therapist of Amaryllis Wellness Services, Inc. The amaryllis is a flower that has been used to symbolize strength and success after a difficult battle, season or struggle. I provide support to women, men, couples and families to assist them in weathering the storms of life. My practice is based upon my desire to see change. Whether feeling depressed, facing a major decision, dealing with loss of a loved one or just overcome with life's circumstances, I will partner with you to see the change that you desire in your life.
(312) 827-6230 View (312) 827-6230
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Veronica Diaz
Licensed Social Worker, LSW, MSW
Verified Verified
West Beverly, Chicago, IL 60643  (Online Only)
As a bilingual (Spanish and English) Licensed Social Worker, I am aware of the impact culture influences in one’s life. In therapy, I strive to create a safe, compassionate, non-judgemental and supportive environment. I tailored my therapeutic approach unique to each person utilizing an eclectic, holistic and trauma-informed approach. I’ve experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families. I specialize in anxiety, depression, adjusment difficulties, grief, trauma, etc.
As a bilingual (Spanish and English) Licensed Social Worker, I am aware of the impact culture influences in one’s life. In therapy, I strive to create a safe, compassionate, non-judgemental and supportive environment. I tailored my therapeutic approach unique to each person utilizing an eclectic, holistic and trauma-informed approach. I’ve experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families. I specialize in anxiety, depression, adjusment difficulties, grief, trauma, etc.
(773) 869-7199 View (773) 869-7199
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John Andrich
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Beverly, Chicago, IL 60643  (Online Only)
I'm glad you're here. While it may not be easy to seek help, it's my hope that you will be able to understand your situation better and move towards resolving your difficulties. Please don't wait another day. I want to hear your story. You are one step closer to a new you where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being.
I'm glad you're here. While it may not be easy to seek help, it's my hope that you will be able to understand your situation better and move towards resolving your difficulties. Please don't wait another day. I want to hear your story. You are one step closer to a new you where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being.
(708) 512-7784 View (708) 512-7784
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Loryn Chás
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
West Beverly, Chicago, IL 60643
You are more than enough! Allow therapy to help you actualize your greatness! Throughout life, we experience deep spiritual wounds from intergenerational trauma and daily incidents in our attempt to navigate hostile environments and systems. Our efforts to be vulnerable and acknowledge our feelings typically go unheard, so we normalize toxicity to cope or survive. Healing requires intentionality, awareness, and the ability to trust ourselves. I utilize an integrative approach that is uniquely designed to meet your needs. Most importantly, I care. Allow me to be your guide to help you reconnect with yourself.
You are more than enough! Allow therapy to help you actualize your greatness! Throughout life, we experience deep spiritual wounds from intergenerational trauma and daily incidents in our attempt to navigate hostile environments and systems. Our efforts to be vulnerable and acknowledge our feelings typically go unheard, so we normalize toxicity to cope or survive. Healing requires intentionality, awareness, and the ability to trust ourselves. I utilize an integrative approach that is uniquely designed to meet your needs. Most importantly, I care. Allow me to be your guide to help you reconnect with yourself.
(773) 309-4136 View (773) 309-4136
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Foundations Counseling, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Beverly, Chicago, IL 60643  (Online Only)
Are you experiencing anxiety, stress, unexplained sadness, isolation, intrusive thoughts, relationship or marriage problems? Are you struggling with low self-esteem, low self-worth? Are you having challenges with navigating life transitions? Finding a therapist could seem difficult, but seeking help is the first step to overcoming life’s challenges. As a licensed clinical social worker, I have over 10 years of experience providing culturally sensitive and trauma informed counseling to individuals, couples, and families.
Are you experiencing anxiety, stress, unexplained sadness, isolation, intrusive thoughts, relationship or marriage problems? Are you struggling with low self-esteem, low self-worth? Are you having challenges with navigating life transitions? Finding a therapist could seem difficult, but seeking help is the first step to overcoming life’s challenges. As a licensed clinical social worker, I have over 10 years of experience providing culturally sensitive and trauma informed counseling to individuals, couples, and families.
(773) 839-4035 View (773) 839-4035
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Beatrice Marysia Pacyga
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Beverly, Chicago, IL 60643
Not accepting new clients
If you’re here, chances are you’re looking for a change. Maybe you are unhappy in your relationships, or struggling with body image or food, or maybe you are stuck in what seems like a never ending cycle of depression, anxiety and hopelessness. Perhaps it feels like you can’t catch a break between responsibilities and the constant over stimulation of society. It's okay if you've fallen down- let's get you back on your feet.
If you’re here, chances are you’re looking for a change. Maybe you are unhappy in your relationships, or struggling with body image or food, or maybe you are stuck in what seems like a never ending cycle of depression, anxiety and hopelessness. Perhaps it feels like you can’t catch a break between responsibilities and the constant over stimulation of society. It's okay if you've fallen down- let's get you back on your feet.
(773) 915-0395 View (773) 915-0395
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Steve Ploum
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
West Beverly, Chicago, IL 60643  (Online Only)
How does one eat an elephant? "One bite at a time." I will assist with defining/understanding your elephant, with finding the best place to start and I'll support you along the way. I've worked extensively with and understand the issues of individuals/spouses/families of city workers (police, fire, etc.) and others dealing with anxiety, depression, anger management issues, addictions, trauma & situational stress, and life transitions. I specialize in individual therapy and I'm trained in CBT and as an art therapist who specializes in helping other tap their creative powers and in find balance in living creatively.
How does one eat an elephant? "One bite at a time." I will assist with defining/understanding your elephant, with finding the best place to start and I'll support you along the way. I've worked extensively with and understand the issues of individuals/spouses/families of city workers (police, fire, etc.) and others dealing with anxiety, depression, anger management issues, addictions, trauma & situational stress, and life transitions. I specialize in individual therapy and I'm trained in CBT and as an art therapist who specializes in helping other tap their creative powers and in find balance in living creatively.
(708) 934-4242 View (708) 934-4242
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Jodi A. Bova
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
West Beverly, Chicago, IL 60643  (Online Only)
I understand the vulnerabilities that come with seeking psychological services. I believe that within a safe, supportive, educational and reciprocal environment we can learn new and effective coping skills. Together we will explore identified problems/challenges and work towards finding coping strategies that are a good fit for you.
I understand the vulnerabilities that come with seeking psychological services. I believe that within a safe, supportive, educational and reciprocal environment we can learn new and effective coping skills. Together we will explore identified problems/challenges and work towards finding coping strategies that are a good fit for you.
(312) 379-8781 View (312) 379-8781
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Ashley Hartman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, PMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Beverly, Chicago, IL 60643
My practice specializes in providing individual therapy to women of all ages who are struggling with attachment trauma, anxiety, divorce, motherhood, and relationship conflict. My specializations include attachment focused EMDR, perinatal mental health, insecure attachment, anxiety, and trauma. I offer attachment informed psychotherapy which is based off the principle that early relationships with caregivers profoundly influence our ability to trust and feel safe with others. This can show up most commonly in our adult relationships.
My practice specializes in providing individual therapy to women of all ages who are struggling with attachment trauma, anxiety, divorce, motherhood, and relationship conflict. My specializations include attachment focused EMDR, perinatal mental health, insecure attachment, anxiety, and trauma. I offer attachment informed psychotherapy which is based off the principle that early relationships with caregivers profoundly influence our ability to trust and feel safe with others. This can show up most commonly in our adult relationships.
(630) 283-8152 View (630) 283-8152

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Number of Therapists in West Beverly, Chicago, IL

30+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in West Beverly, Chicago, IL who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
85% Depression
85% Self Esteem
76% Coping Skills
74% Stress
71% Relationship Issues
68% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

94% BlueCross and BlueShield
68% Cigna and Evernorth
55% Aetna

How Therapists in West Beverly, Chicago, IL see their clients

77% In Person and Online
23% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
15% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in West Beverly, Chicago?

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.