Therapists in West Rogers Park, Chicago, IL

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CJE SeniorLife Counseling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
West Rogers Park, Chicago, IL 60645  (Online Only)
I am the Clinical Director of Community Services at CJE SeniorLife, a senior services nonprofit in the Chicago area. I am not currently accepting new clients myself, but our Counseling Services team of 8 LCSWs is accepting new clients. I am using this listing to share information about some of our new psychotherapy groups. We do accept Medicare and other insurance.
I am the Clinical Director of Community Services at CJE SeniorLife, a senior services nonprofit in the Chicago area. I am not currently accepting new clients myself, but our Counseling Services team of 8 LCSWs is accepting new clients. I am using this listing to share information about some of our new psychotherapy groups. We do accept Medicare and other insurance.
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Julia Vladimirskiy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
West Rogers Park, Chicago, IL 60645  (Online Only)
Do you struggle with anxiety, depression, or ADHD? Are you going through infertility, pregnancy loss, postpartum issues or a chronic health condition that affects your mental health? You don’t have to suffer alone and there is help available. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a time management coach, and a professional organizer. ​While I’ve worked with a wide range of clients and issues, my areas of expertise are anxiety, depression, ADHD and women’s reproductive mental health. My aim is to create a safe and supportive environment, honor each individual's unique experience and, together, work to facilitate lasting change.
Do you struggle with anxiety, depression, or ADHD? Are you going through infertility, pregnancy loss, postpartum issues or a chronic health condition that affects your mental health? You don’t have to suffer alone and there is help available. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a time management coach, and a professional organizer. ​While I’ve worked with a wide range of clients and issues, my areas of expertise are anxiety, depression, ADHD and women’s reproductive mental health. My aim is to create a safe and supportive environment, honor each individual's unique experience and, together, work to facilitate lasting change.
(847) 469-1840 View (847) 469-1840
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Melissa Shanley
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
West Rogers Park, Chicago, IL 60659
My name is Melissa Shanley and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, and I am here to help. I graduated from Eastern Illinois University where I studied to earn my Master of Science in Clinical Counseling. I have years of experience working in and supervising community mental health centers, college settings, hospital settings, and as an outpatient therapist to all ages and populations. My professional interests include working with people who have experienced complex trauma/PTSD, family systems issues, and supporting people with attachment, anxiety, and mood disorders.
My name is Melissa Shanley and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, and I am here to help. I graduated from Eastern Illinois University where I studied to earn my Master of Science in Clinical Counseling. I have years of experience working in and supervising community mental health centers, college settings, hospital settings, and as an outpatient therapist to all ages and populations. My professional interests include working with people who have experienced complex trauma/PTSD, family systems issues, and supporting people with attachment, anxiety, and mood disorders.
(872) 309-3117 View (872) 309-3117
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Lauren Melamed
Counselor, LCPC, PhD
Verified Verified
West Rogers Park, Chicago, IL 60659
Therapy can heal wounds and create more rewarding relationships. I am not interested in simply pathologizing you and your challenges. Instead, I work with you to examine how your experience of the world has shaped your reality and your relationship with your self. During sessions, I will encourage you to narrate your life with full autonomy. I will ask you questions that promote deeper reflections. I might challenge some of your thinking, but I will also help you to trust me. Doing so will allow you to develop a new, different awareness that responds to the deepest motivations and meanings in life.
Therapy can heal wounds and create more rewarding relationships. I am not interested in simply pathologizing you and your challenges. Instead, I work with you to examine how your experience of the world has shaped your reality and your relationship with your self. During sessions, I will encourage you to narrate your life with full autonomy. I will ask you questions that promote deeper reflections. I might challenge some of your thinking, but I will also help you to trust me. Doing so will allow you to develop a new, different awareness that responds to the deepest motivations and meanings in life.
(312) 283-4490 View (312) 283-4490
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Howard Ruan
Licensed Social Worker, LSW, MDiv
Verified Verified
West Rogers Park, Chicago, IL 60659  (Online Only)
I work with life transitions, grief, and spirituality. Maybe your sense of purpose or meaning has gone missing - maybe someone you know is no longer here, or perhaps something you thought was a certainty in your life - a job, a relationship, a friend, a pet, a community, your health or very life - isn't so certain anymore. You don't know why or maybe even how. That's okay. We'll start there. We'll hold space together as we work collaboratively to build awareness, cultivate compassion toward your self no matter how your self shows up, and act toward your values and desires.
I work with life transitions, grief, and spirituality. Maybe your sense of purpose or meaning has gone missing - maybe someone you know is no longer here, or perhaps something you thought was a certainty in your life - a job, a relationship, a friend, a pet, a community, your health or very life - isn't so certain anymore. You don't know why or maybe even how. That's okay. We'll start there. We'll hold space together as we work collaboratively to build awareness, cultivate compassion toward your self no matter how your self shows up, and act toward your values and desires.
(872) 267-9757 View (872) 267-9757
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Lauren Zerbst
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CST
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
West Rogers Park, Chicago, IL 60645  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Asking for help can be a vulnerable and scary experience, but the results are often worth it. I am devoted to manifesting growth and stability with all my clients. I am an active, enthusiastic clinician who gives thoughtful feedback after listening carefully to the problem. I am an AASECT certified sex therapist specializing in working with people and populations wishing to explore their sexual identity, sexual functioning, communication, relationship styles, breaking up better, and different ways of living and loving in today's world. She offers evidence-based and out of the box ways of navigating life and relationships.
Asking for help can be a vulnerable and scary experience, but the results are often worth it. I am devoted to manifesting growth and stability with all my clients. I am an active, enthusiastic clinician who gives thoughtful feedback after listening carefully to the problem. I am an AASECT certified sex therapist specializing in working with people and populations wishing to explore their sexual identity, sexual functioning, communication, relationship styles, breaking up better, and different ways of living and loving in today's world. She offers evidence-based and out of the box ways of navigating life and relationships.
(773) 672-2542 View (773) 672-2542
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Isaac Miller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
West Rogers Park, Chicago, IL 60645
Not accepting new clients
As a licensed clinical social worker, I am extremely passionate about providing mental health treatment. I have experience working with a wide variety of clients ranging from those suffering from severe mental illness to those trying to navigate stressful life transitions. I do not believe there is a one-size-fits-all method for therapy so I like to involve my clients in the trajectory of their treatment as much as possible. Although it can be daunting to start, I like to emphasize to my clients not to be overwhelmed by the therapeutic process. While therapy may be challenging, it can simultaneously be extremely rewarding!
As a licensed clinical social worker, I am extremely passionate about providing mental health treatment. I have experience working with a wide variety of clients ranging from those suffering from severe mental illness to those trying to navigate stressful life transitions. I do not believe there is a one-size-fits-all method for therapy so I like to involve my clients in the trajectory of their treatment as much as possible. Although it can be daunting to start, I like to emphasize to my clients not to be overwhelmed by the therapeutic process. While therapy may be challenging, it can simultaneously be extremely rewarding!
(312) 697-1826 View (312) 697-1826
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Marla Seals
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
West Rogers Park, Chicago, IL 60645  (Online Only)
I am delighted that you have encountered my profile and taken an active, and courageous step in your healing journey. I will bring a down-to-earth, approachable presence to therapy and place the utmost importance on fostering a warm and friendly, yet professional relationship with you. Developing a strong therapeutic alliance is the foundation that will support you as we explore pathways towards your healing, develop adaptive and functional coping skills, improve your emotional regulation, and help you experience a more fulfilling life, rather than just exist.
I am delighted that you have encountered my profile and taken an active, and courageous step in your healing journey. I will bring a down-to-earth, approachable presence to therapy and place the utmost importance on fostering a warm and friendly, yet professional relationship with you. Developing a strong therapeutic alliance is the foundation that will support you as we explore pathways towards your healing, develop adaptive and functional coping skills, improve your emotional regulation, and help you experience a more fulfilling life, rather than just exist.
(872) 309-3949 View (872) 309-3949
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Andi Mandel
MA-MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Rogers Park, Chicago, IL 60659  (Online Only)
Relationships can be difficult. Whether it is familial, romantic or platonic, each of us is the sum of all the experiences, communities, and cultures we have been involved in and around our entire lives. We often struggle to understand how to effectively communicate, as well as making and keeping connections.
Relationships can be difficult. Whether it is familial, romantic or platonic, each of us is the sum of all the experiences, communities, and cultures we have been involved in and around our entire lives. We often struggle to understand how to effectively communicate, as well as making and keeping connections.
(773) 832-5954 View (773) 832-5954
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Debbie Cardash
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
West Rogers Park, Chicago, IL 60645
Debbie practices from a strengths based perspective, engaging motivated clients to address the challenges in their lives that are impeding them from living their best life. Debbie currently offers therapy to women and couples to successfully navigate challenges around parenting (children of all ages), grief, life cycle transitions, those who have family members who struggle with mental health and/or substance use disorders, and women navigating separation and divorce.
Debbie practices from a strengths based perspective, engaging motivated clients to address the challenges in their lives that are impeding them from living their best life. Debbie currently offers therapy to women and couples to successfully navigate challenges around parenting (children of all ages), grief, life cycle transitions, those who have family members who struggle with mental health and/or substance use disorders, and women navigating separation and divorce.
(773) 729-6765 View (773) 729-6765
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Raquel Flores-Maki Active Therapies, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Rogers Park, Chicago, IL 60659
I specialize in working with families, children, marriages/partnerships and adolescents. I am Gottman trained for couples counseling. I also EMDR trained. I employ a team approach that enhances existing supports and provides tools to assist with barriers. Throughout my twenty-seven years of professional experience, I've had the great fortune to learn from the families, adolescents and adults who've placed their well being in my care. I believe in a mind body connection and holistic approach. Mind and body connections are vital to becoming a healthier individual both mentally and physically.
I specialize in working with families, children, marriages/partnerships and adolescents. I am Gottman trained for couples counseling. I also EMDR trained. I employ a team approach that enhances existing supports and provides tools to assist with barriers. Throughout my twenty-seven years of professional experience, I've had the great fortune to learn from the families, adolescents and adults who've placed their well being in my care. I believe in a mind body connection and holistic approach. Mind and body connections are vital to becoming a healthier individual both mentally and physically.
(773) 649-9730 View (773) 649-9730
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Lise Schiffer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
West Rogers Park, Chicago, IL 60645
I am a solution focused therapist with 35 years of experience. My therapy style is cognitive, interactive, compassionate, and, if need be, challenging. I believe effective therapy should produce change, not just insight. I will listen to you deeply, help conceptualize the problems, patterns, and dynamics which are causing you trouble, and give you feedback. Together, we will develop a strategy for more effective functioning and a better quality of life. I have a general practice, but specialize in addictions, depression, anxiety, and couples therapy.
I am a solution focused therapist with 35 years of experience. My therapy style is cognitive, interactive, compassionate, and, if need be, challenging. I believe effective therapy should produce change, not just insight. I will listen to you deeply, help conceptualize the problems, patterns, and dynamics which are causing you trouble, and give you feedback. Together, we will develop a strategy for more effective functioning and a better quality of life. I have a general practice, but specialize in addictions, depression, anxiety, and couples therapy.
(773) 701-7028 View (773) 701-7028
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Linda Freedman, PhD
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
West Rogers Park, Chicago, IL 60645  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Ideal clients respect the boundaries of the relationship and know when and how to use their therapist (who helps). It's an old joke that people come to therapy because of someone else who really needs it, but to me, we're all a little (or a lot) blind to our own stuff. Therapy is, or should be, a safe place. Most seasoned therapists are still in it because they find it effective and personally gratifying. I guess I'm one.
Ideal clients respect the boundaries of the relationship and know when and how to use their therapist (who helps). It's an old joke that people come to therapy because of someone else who really needs it, but to me, we're all a little (or a lot) blind to our own stuff. Therapy is, or should be, a safe place. Most seasoned therapists are still in it because they find it effective and personally gratifying. I guess I'm one.
(773) 377-8108 View (773) 377-8108
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Lynette Collins
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
West Rogers Park, Chicago, IL 60645  (Online Only)
I am a licensed clinical professional counselor from Chicago IL. I have 14 years of experience providing therapy to an array of clients such as caregivers of people living with Alzheimer's disease, as well as women, people of color and the LGBTQIA+ community. Do you want to get rid of imposter syndrome or learn how to love yourself? I have experience working with people attempting to cope with many concerns such as depression, anxiety, stress, grief, relational issues, career & work situations, self-esteem and caregiver stress.
I am a licensed clinical professional counselor from Chicago IL. I have 14 years of experience providing therapy to an array of clients such as caregivers of people living with Alzheimer's disease, as well as women, people of color and the LGBTQIA+ community. Do you want to get rid of imposter syndrome or learn how to love yourself? I have experience working with people attempting to cope with many concerns such as depression, anxiety, stress, grief, relational issues, career & work situations, self-esteem and caregiver stress.
(224) 479-1862 View (224) 479-1862
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Andrew Hodge
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
West Rogers Park, Chicago, IL 60645
Not accepting new clients
Do you find yourself struggling to navigate the uncertainty of our time? Are you feeling helpless, or even hopeless, about the future? Have past experiences halted your ability to move forward? You are not alone. I am a licensed therapist providing humanistic and psychodynamic therapy for adults, integrating a systems framework to not only meet you where you’re at but also to recognize the systemic and societal context that applies to your individual experience. I acknowledge the complexities of power dynamics while working on colonized land and am affirming of all gender identities and sexual orientations.
Do you find yourself struggling to navigate the uncertainty of our time? Are you feeling helpless, or even hopeless, about the future? Have past experiences halted your ability to move forward? You are not alone. I am a licensed therapist providing humanistic and psychodynamic therapy for adults, integrating a systems framework to not only meet you where you’re at but also to recognize the systemic and societal context that applies to your individual experience. I acknowledge the complexities of power dynamics while working on colonized land and am affirming of all gender identities and sexual orientations.
(773) 917-8391 View (773) 917-8391
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Faduma M Sheikh Abdi
MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Rogers Park, Chicago, IL 60659  (Online Only)
Discussing the unresolved feelings of trauma is painful, but I assure you, in my space you are seen and heard. All parts of you, even the deeply wounded scars, are welcomed and nurtured. I come from a diverse culture and understand how hard it is to find a therapist that understands the nuances of your existence. If this speaks to you, allow me to guide you through your re-birth of this new life you deserve.
Discussing the unresolved feelings of trauma is painful, but I assure you, in my space you are seen and heard. All parts of you, even the deeply wounded scars, are welcomed and nurtured. I come from a diverse culture and understand how hard it is to find a therapist that understands the nuances of your existence. If this speaks to you, allow me to guide you through your re-birth of this new life you deserve.
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Félix Acuña Olivos
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
West Rogers Park, Chicago, IL 60645
I provide trauma-informed care for individuals, couples in various relationship arrangements, and families of all ages. My work is centered on improving one’s attitudes towards experiencing life through present-moment awareness, free association, and individual and collective advocacy. I will assist you in increasing your awareness of your integrity, identities, resources, and influence on the systems that shape your life. With those tools, we can explore and develop new ways to relate and live with more meaning and joy.
I provide trauma-informed care for individuals, couples in various relationship arrangements, and families of all ages. My work is centered on improving one’s attitudes towards experiencing life through present-moment awareness, free association, and individual and collective advocacy. I will assist you in increasing your awareness of your integrity, identities, resources, and influence on the systems that shape your life. With those tools, we can explore and develop new ways to relate and live with more meaning and joy.
(773) 923-1104 View (773) 923-1104
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Ira Finkel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCATP, C-SSWS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Rogers Park, Chicago, IL 60645  (Online Only)
Is your anxiety preventing you (or your child) from being who you (or they) want to be? Wish you or your child could just get over it? If it was only that simple. Sometimes we just need someone who can give us the tools to not be crippled with anxiety. Anxiety is a necessary part of life, but shouldn't interfere. You're not looking for someone to just talk to on an ongoing basis; that's what your friends and family are for (and you don't need to pay them!) I'm going to help you get in and out of my office feeling "cured" as quickly as we can so that you can save money and be who you want to be.
Is your anxiety preventing you (or your child) from being who you (or they) want to be? Wish you or your child could just get over it? If it was only that simple. Sometimes we just need someone who can give us the tools to not be crippled with anxiety. Anxiety is a necessary part of life, but shouldn't interfere. You're not looking for someone to just talk to on an ongoing basis; that's what your friends and family are for (and you don't need to pay them!) I'm going to help you get in and out of my office feeling "cured" as quickly as we can so that you can save money and be who you want to be.
(773) 832-5741 View (773) 832-5741
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Maira Iqbal
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Rogers Park, Chicago, IL 60659  (Online Only)
I am a compassionate trauma-informed therapist that primarily works with individuals struggling with trauma/PTSD, ADHD, neurodivergent issues, relationship issues, chronic pain, physical disability, partner violence, substance abuse, anxiety, stress, depression, cultural identity, cultural/intergenerational conflicts, family conflicts, and other issues. As a daughter of South Asian immigrants, I have always been interested in working with traditionally overlooked communities. I have worked with individuals with dual diagnosis, domestic violence survivors, veterans, and LGBTQIA individuals.
I am a compassionate trauma-informed therapist that primarily works with individuals struggling with trauma/PTSD, ADHD, neurodivergent issues, relationship issues, chronic pain, physical disability, partner violence, substance abuse, anxiety, stress, depression, cultural identity, cultural/intergenerational conflicts, family conflicts, and other issues. As a daughter of South Asian immigrants, I have always been interested in working with traditionally overlooked communities. I have worked with individuals with dual diagnosis, domestic violence survivors, veterans, and LGBTQIA individuals.
(224) 529-3669 View (224) 529-3669
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Christine Demos
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Rogers Park, Chicago, IL 60645  (Online Only)
With stressors at a high, more people are realizing how essential mental health is to their lives. One thing about stress: it will put us under great pressure, affecting relationships, self worth, ability to function in the various areas of our lives, our mood. I work from a psychodynamic base and also use ACT concepts and skills - gaining insight into our core patterns and their origins is the first step to making change happen. During that work, we need a safe place to be with sometimes long-avoided emotions. The last piece is gaining new strategies and tangible tools to make meaningful, values-based change in our lives.
With stressors at a high, more people are realizing how essential mental health is to their lives. One thing about stress: it will put us under great pressure, affecting relationships, self worth, ability to function in the various areas of our lives, our mood. I work from a psychodynamic base and also use ACT concepts and skills - gaining insight into our core patterns and their origins is the first step to making change happen. During that work, we need a safe place to be with sometimes long-avoided emotions. The last piece is gaining new strategies and tangible tools to make meaningful, values-based change in our lives.
(847) 892-1610 View (847) 892-1610
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Number of Therapists in West Rogers Park, Chicago, IL

100+

Average cost per session

$150

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

93% Anxiety
90% Depression
86% Relationship Issues
77% Self Esteem
71% Grief
70% Trauma and PTSD
65% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

93% BlueCross and BlueShield
57% Aetna
39% Cigna and Evernorth

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

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

71% Female
26% Male
3% Non-Binary
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How can I find a therapist in West Rogers Park, Chicago?

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

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

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

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

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

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

What type of therapy is right for me?

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

How much does therapy cost?

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

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

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

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

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

Is online therapy a good option?

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

Are therapy sessions confidential?

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