Therapists in Wicker Park, Chicago, IL

Photo of Lexi Keilly, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Wicker Park, Chicago, IL
Lexi Keilly
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wicker Park, Chicago, IL 60622
Waitlist for new clients
I work with adults & teens on a wide range of concerns including anxiety, depression, navigating sexuality and identity, and more. We heal and grow when we are in community with others and when we are supported in finding balance. I have been grateful for the opportunity to support my clients in finding rest, joy, and connection in their lives as they navigate the world's stresses and uncertainties. I welcome folks who have criticisms of oppressive systems and challenge the status quo. I am an LGBTQIA+ and poly/ENM-affirming therapist. I welcome you to bring your authentic self - wherever you're at.
I work with adults & teens on a wide range of concerns including anxiety, depression, navigating sexuality and identity, and more. We heal and grow when we are in community with others and when we are supported in finding balance. I have been grateful for the opportunity to support my clients in finding rest, joy, and connection in their lives as they navigate the world's stresses and uncertainties. I welcome folks who have criticisms of oppressive systems and challenge the status quo. I am an LGBTQIA+ and poly/ENM-affirming therapist. I welcome you to bring your authentic self - wherever you're at.
(773) 492-8946 View (773) 492-8946
Photo of Dr. Jennifer Harris, Psychologist in Wicker Park, Chicago, IL
Dr. Jennifer Harris
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Wicker Park, Chicago, IL 60614
Waitlist for new clients
Therapy can be overwhelming and even daunting at times. I recognize this challenge and the strength it takes to look at oneself, which is why I strive to create a safe and collaborative therapeutic environment. I value the therapeutic relationship and view this as a supportive opportunity to be open and honest with another person and explore difficult life events. During the therapeutic process, I help clients tell their story and create meaning from their experiences.
Therapy can be overwhelming and even daunting at times. I recognize this challenge and the strength it takes to look at oneself, which is why I strive to create a safe and collaborative therapeutic environment. I value the therapeutic relationship and view this as a supportive opportunity to be open and honest with another person and explore difficult life events. During the therapeutic process, I help clients tell their story and create meaning from their experiences.
(312) 546-4111 View (312) 546-4111
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Lafayette Bagley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCW
Verified Verified
Wicker Park, Chicago, IL 60614
I am passionate about working with adolescents, adults and couples looking to cultivate change. I believe each person seeking therapy is unique, and my approach is tailored to meet your individual needs. I use an integrative approach, drawing upon a variety of techniques including psychodynamic, existential, cognitive behavioral therapy, and mindfulness-based approaches. I have experience working with an array of mental health issues including gender dysphoria, LGBTQIA+ issues, trauma, anxiety, and depression. I have a great deal of experience working with first responders, grief, and high conflict couples.
I am passionate about working with adolescents, adults and couples looking to cultivate change. I believe each person seeking therapy is unique, and my approach is tailored to meet your individual needs. I use an integrative approach, drawing upon a variety of techniques including psychodynamic, existential, cognitive behavioral therapy, and mindfulness-based approaches. I have experience working with an array of mental health issues including gender dysphoria, LGBTQIA+ issues, trauma, anxiety, and depression. I have a great deal of experience working with first responders, grief, and high conflict couples.
(872) 266-8651 View (872) 266-8651
Photo of Abigail Newman, Counselor in Wicker Park, Chicago, IL
Abigail Newman
Counselor, LCPC, NCC, MS
Verified Verified
Wicker Park, Chicago, IL 60614  (Online Only)
Starting therapy can be intimidating, and for many people, reaching out is the hardest part. I help people who are struggling with their emotions and who feel overwhelmed by their daily lives, work, and routines. I help people who are feeling dissatisfied with their relationships with their friends, partners, and family members. I also help people who want to deepen their understanding of and heal past experiences or traumatic events. My objective is to provide an honest, supportive space for you to process your emotions and to help you develop the skills and tools you need to overcome the challenges you are facing.
Starting therapy can be intimidating, and for many people, reaching out is the hardest part. I help people who are struggling with their emotions and who feel overwhelmed by their daily lives, work, and routines. I help people who are feeling dissatisfied with their relationships with their friends, partners, and family members. I also help people who want to deepen their understanding of and heal past experiences or traumatic events. My objective is to provide an honest, supportive space for you to process your emotions and to help you develop the skills and tools you need to overcome the challenges you are facing.
(872) 241-1808 View (872) 241-1808
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Lisa H. Berghorst
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wicker Park, Chicago, IL 60642
Dr. Berghorst is a licensed psychologist who earned her doctoral degree from Harvard University and founded Cognitive Behavioral Growth, LLC, in Chicago, IL. Dr. Berghorst provides evidence-based skills and treatments for anxiety disorders (e.g., generalized anxiety disorder, specific phobias, social anxiety disorder, panic disorder), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and related behavioral and emotional dysregulation in children, adolescents, and adults.
Dr. Berghorst is a licensed psychologist who earned her doctoral degree from Harvard University and founded Cognitive Behavioral Growth, LLC, in Chicago, IL. Dr. Berghorst provides evidence-based skills and treatments for anxiety disorders (e.g., generalized anxiety disorder, specific phobias, social anxiety disorder, panic disorder), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and related behavioral and emotional dysregulation in children, adolescents, and adults.
(312) 818-2751 View (312) 818-2751
Photo of Deborah Lynn Zamick, Psychologist in Wicker Park, Chicago, IL
Deborah Lynn Zamick
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Wicker Park, Chicago, IL 60614
Waitlist for new clients
As a clinical psychologist with a doctorate degree, my education and 27 years of experience are applicable to most issues that we as human beings experience. I work in a down-to-earth way with couples and individuals to calm, strengthen and revitalize their lives.
As a clinical psychologist with a doctorate degree, my education and 27 years of experience are applicable to most issues that we as human beings experience. I work in a down-to-earth way with couples and individuals to calm, strengthen and revitalize their lives.
(773) 717-2916 View (773) 717-2916
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Gabrielle Kaminsky-Bayer
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wicker Park, Chicago, IL 60622  (Online Only)
I believe that we all have an inherent need to feel connected, seen, and understood and that is often where the growth, relief, and healing begins. My clinical work is based on a dynamic and relational approach that works collaboratively with clients to gain an understanding of how early experiences underlie behaviors, thoughts, feelings, and explore ways to connect with others. My approach is grounded in a social justice, sex-positive, and anti-oppressive lens, that posits an understanding of how systems of power and privilege manifest in individuals’ lives and impact individuals' ability to heal.
I believe that we all have an inherent need to feel connected, seen, and understood and that is often where the growth, relief, and healing begins. My clinical work is based on a dynamic and relational approach that works collaboratively with clients to gain an understanding of how early experiences underlie behaviors, thoughts, feelings, and explore ways to connect with others. My approach is grounded in a social justice, sex-positive, and anti-oppressive lens, that posits an understanding of how systems of power and privilege manifest in individuals’ lives and impact individuals' ability to heal.
(773) 985-4598 View (773) 985-4598
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Rachel Sherron
Counselor, LCPC, RYT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wicker Park, Chicago, IL 60647
You deserve to live a life with a calm and focused mind, a relaxed body, and a sense of wellbeing. Sessions with me involve a collaborative approach to help you improve relationships, ease your racing mind, relax physical tension, and live a more balanced life. Whether it be work stress, trauma, challenging relationships or addictive behaviors, I will help you explore the issues you are facing.
You deserve to live a life with a calm and focused mind, a relaxed body, and a sense of wellbeing. Sessions with me involve a collaborative approach to help you improve relationships, ease your racing mind, relax physical tension, and live a more balanced life. Whether it be work stress, trauma, challenging relationships or addictive behaviors, I will help you explore the issues you are facing.
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Photo of Amanda Zale, Counselor in Wicker Park, Chicago, IL
Amanda Zale
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Wicker Park, Chicago, IL 60647
Becoming a parent can be both extremely rewarding yet filled with challenges. The transition to parenthood can be overwhelming physically and mentally. Parents often think to themselves, what did I get myself into? Whether its unexpected fertility struggles, grief for your old life, managing the challenges of a newborn, older siblings or infant colic there are so many factors that can compound the transition. The anxiety and depression that come with these challenges can be a common experience.
Becoming a parent can be both extremely rewarding yet filled with challenges. The transition to parenthood can be overwhelming physically and mentally. Parents often think to themselves, what did I get myself into? Whether its unexpected fertility struggles, grief for your old life, managing the challenges of a newborn, older siblings or infant colic there are so many factors that can compound the transition. The anxiety and depression that come with these challenges can be a common experience.
(773) 993-1503 View (773) 993-1503
Photo of Lillian Nguyen, Licensed Professional Counselor in Wicker Park, Chicago, IL
Lillian Nguyen
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wicker Park, Chicago, IL 60614
I believe that therapy can enrich people's lives and relationships. It takes strength and courage to reach out for help, and oftentimes the first step is the most difficult. That’s why I emphasize on the development of a trusting relationship before anything else. I use a client-centered approach to help foster a warm and non judgemental environment where my clients can feel confident to explore and make changes to help improve their quality of life. I enjoy the use of play, humor, and warmth to create an enjoyable setting for the therapeutic process to occur.
I believe that therapy can enrich people's lives and relationships. It takes strength and courage to reach out for help, and oftentimes the first step is the most difficult. That’s why I emphasize on the development of a trusting relationship before anything else. I use a client-centered approach to help foster a warm and non judgemental environment where my clients can feel confident to explore and make changes to help improve their quality of life. I enjoy the use of play, humor, and warmth to create an enjoyable setting for the therapeutic process to occur.
(872) 239-3049 View (872) 239-3049
Photo of Shelby Duran, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Wicker Park, Chicago, IL
Shelby Duran
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
Wicker Park, Chicago, IL 60647
Shelby Duran is a Licensed Social Worker in Illinois who has been practicing since 2021. She has a Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Chicago's Social Service Administration Program. Shelby's treatment philosophy is eclectic and holistic. She believes that not one single approach works for every person and practices from a psychodynamic lens, acknowledging that our history directly impacts our present and future. Shelby also believes in the importance of our mind-body connection and the way that mental health impacts our physical health.
Shelby Duran is a Licensed Social Worker in Illinois who has been practicing since 2021. She has a Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Chicago's Social Service Administration Program. Shelby's treatment philosophy is eclectic and holistic. She believes that not one single approach works for every person and practices from a psychodynamic lens, acknowledging that our history directly impacts our present and future. Shelby also believes in the importance of our mind-body connection and the way that mental health impacts our physical health.
(708) 300-0935 View (708) 300-0935
Photo of Madeline E. Arroyo, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Wicker Park, Chicago, IL
Madeline E. Arroyo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wicker Park, Chicago, IL 60614
My own therapeutic journey has shaped the therapist I am today as someone who values creating non-judgmental safe spaces for my clients. As an Integrative therapist I believe there is no single approach that can treat each client in all situations. That is why we will use different therapeutic approaches that are tailored just for you from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Aspects of Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Psychodynamic therapy, and Mindfulness. Through collaboration we will create direction by exploring what matters most to you.The areas I specialize in are depression, trauma, self-esteem, life transitions, and other issues.
My own therapeutic journey has shaped the therapist I am today as someone who values creating non-judgmental safe spaces for my clients. As an Integrative therapist I believe there is no single approach that can treat each client in all situations. That is why we will use different therapeutic approaches that are tailored just for you from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Aspects of Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Psychodynamic therapy, and Mindfulness. Through collaboration we will create direction by exploring what matters most to you.The areas I specialize in are depression, trauma, self-esteem, life transitions, and other issues.
(773) 232-5053 View (773) 232-5053
Photo of Karoline Kowalczyk: Trauma Dating + Attachment Specialist, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Wicker Park, Chicago, IL
Karoline Kowalczyk: Trauma Dating + Attachment Specialist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Wicker Park, Chicago, IL 60622
This profile gets updated regularly, and is current and accurate. I'm a therapist with 14 years of full-time psychotherapy experience. In my work with clients, I offer an environment of care, compassion, humility, and human understanding. Despite its beauty, the human experience is laden with struggles, challenges, and complexities. Often these issues are worth or necessitate exploring. I enjoy working with a wide range of concerns, and I specialize in trauma, dating, and attachment. I incorporate cognitive theory, advanced knowledge of modern dating, psychodynamics, interpersonal neurobiology, and EMDR in my approach.
This profile gets updated regularly, and is current and accurate. I'm a therapist with 14 years of full-time psychotherapy experience. In my work with clients, I offer an environment of care, compassion, humility, and human understanding. Despite its beauty, the human experience is laden with struggles, challenges, and complexities. Often these issues are worth or necessitate exploring. I enjoy working with a wide range of concerns, and I specialize in trauma, dating, and attachment. I incorporate cognitive theory, advanced knowledge of modern dating, psychodynamics, interpersonal neurobiology, and EMDR in my approach.
(312) 884-1738 View (312) 884-1738
Photo of Sarah Cooper, Pre-Licensed Professional in Wicker Park, Chicago, IL
Sarah Cooper
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wicker Park, Chicago, IL 60647
Therapy can be difficult, but in a nonjudgmental and encouraging environment, positive change can happen. I’m ready to meet you exactly as you are! I have an interest in working with individuals experiencing low self-esteem, anxiety, relationship issues, religious issues, and identity-related concerns. I also work with couples to improve communication, build trust, and foster meaningful connection. Our work together could look like challenging persistent negative thought patterns, learning new coping skills, practicing self-compassion, or more, based on your needs.
Therapy can be difficult, but in a nonjudgmental and encouraging environment, positive change can happen. I’m ready to meet you exactly as you are! I have an interest in working with individuals experiencing low self-esteem, anxiety, relationship issues, religious issues, and identity-related concerns. I also work with couples to improve communication, build trust, and foster meaningful connection. Our work together could look like challenging persistent negative thought patterns, learning new coping skills, practicing self-compassion, or more, based on your needs.
(708) 847-3501 x8 View (708) 847-3501 x8
Photo of Madeline I Brigell, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Wicker Park, Chicago, IL
Madeline I Brigell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wicker Park, Chicago, IL 60647
I truly enjoy meeting new people and building a trusting therapeutic relationship. To me, therapy is a celebration of your strengths, passions and unique qualities. I would love to collaborate with you to help improve your understanding of yourself, relationships with others and develop skills to cope with life's stressors. I hope we can work together to experience joy, connection and expressing our authentic selves in the world. I specialize in treating stress, anxiety, panic and depression. I have worked extensively with individuals navigating life transitions such as finishing college, divorce, grief and career changes.
I truly enjoy meeting new people and building a trusting therapeutic relationship. To me, therapy is a celebration of your strengths, passions and unique qualities. I would love to collaborate with you to help improve your understanding of yourself, relationships with others and develop skills to cope with life's stressors. I hope we can work together to experience joy, connection and expressing our authentic selves in the world. I specialize in treating stress, anxiety, panic and depression. I have worked extensively with individuals navigating life transitions such as finishing college, divorce, grief and career changes.
(773) 901-1293 View (773) 901-1293
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Rebecca Wise
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Wicker Park, Chicago, IL 60622
If you are suffering emotionally and/or mentally and seek to heal your relationship with yourself to call more harmony and balance into your daily life, please reach out to me. I'm accepting new clients :-) My ideal client needs the nurturing, safe space of our sessions for deeper understanding, and acceptance of self. You can rely on me to compassionately hold up the mirror to you, to expose mental and emotional patterning that may be holding you back from your truest potential. With me, you will to learn to accept what you cannot change, and lean into the parts you can. Compassion will guide the way, I'll show you how!
If you are suffering emotionally and/or mentally and seek to heal your relationship with yourself to call more harmony and balance into your daily life, please reach out to me. I'm accepting new clients :-) My ideal client needs the nurturing, safe space of our sessions for deeper understanding, and acceptance of self. You can rely on me to compassionately hold up the mirror to you, to expose mental and emotional patterning that may be holding you back from your truest potential. With me, you will to learn to accept what you cannot change, and lean into the parts you can. Compassion will guide the way, I'll show you how!
(630) 528-2612 View (630) 528-2612
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Dr. Mary Kirschner
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Wicker Park, Chicago, IL 60647  (Online Only)
Life is filled with ups and downs, countless transitions and changes and I'm here to help support you through them. I'm a doctoral level therapist and it is my goal to create a safe, non judgmental space where you can be yourself, identify your goals, and make meaningful changes. Even when things seem impossible, I'm here to help you find solutions and tools to live your best life.
Life is filled with ups and downs, countless transitions and changes and I'm here to help support you through them. I'm a doctoral level therapist and it is my goal to create a safe, non judgmental space where you can be yourself, identify your goals, and make meaningful changes. Even when things seem impossible, I'm here to help you find solutions and tools to live your best life.
(872) 206-9617 View (872) 206-9617
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Alex Thies
LPC Intern
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Wicker Park, Chicago, IL 60647
Congratulations, as you have taken the first crucial step in furthering your counseling journey! I’m so proud of you and glad that you have decided to embark on finding a therapist that is right for you. If you are brand new to therapy or have experience in seeking behavioral health care, I am excited that you are here!
Congratulations, as you have taken the first crucial step in furthering your counseling journey! I’m so proud of you and glad that you have decided to embark on finding a therapist that is right for you. If you are brand new to therapy or have experience in seeking behavioral health care, I am excited that you are here!
(773) 825-5697 View (773) 825-5697
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Robert J. Portsche, Jr
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Wicker Park, Chicago, IL 60614
With 20 years of experience in residential, inpatient, and outpatient settings, my primary focus is helping individuals of all ages better deal with emotional regulation. This includes a range of mental health conditions, including ADHD, depression, anxiety, autism spectrum, obsessions, anger management, and interpersonal conflicts. I work with children, adolescents, and adults who have experienced significant life stressors and are looking for positive ways of coping. I provide both short- and long-term therapy for individuals seeking healthier methods of understanding and dealing with a variety of life issues.
With 20 years of experience in residential, inpatient, and outpatient settings, my primary focus is helping individuals of all ages better deal with emotional regulation. This includes a range of mental health conditions, including ADHD, depression, anxiety, autism spectrum, obsessions, anger management, and interpersonal conflicts. I work with children, adolescents, and adults who have experienced significant life stressors and are looking for positive ways of coping. I provide both short- and long-term therapy for individuals seeking healthier methods of understanding and dealing with a variety of life issues.
(847) 892-4773 View (847) 892-4773
Photo of Becca Rich, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Wicker Park, Chicago, IL
Becca Rich
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wicker Park, Chicago, IL 60622
I view therapy as a partnership, one where individuals can feel empowered to be their most genuine self and take ownership of their stories and values. I strive to create a nonjudgmental, warm, and culturally affirming environment where individuals can find a sense of relief from life’s biggest challenges and work towards their own healing. I view every client as a unique individual and will adapt my approach based on what they need. When appropriate and if the client is comfortable with it, I also enjoy adding in some lightness and humor into sessions.
I view therapy as a partnership, one where individuals can feel empowered to be their most genuine self and take ownership of their stories and values. I strive to create a nonjudgmental, warm, and culturally affirming environment where individuals can find a sense of relief from life’s biggest challenges and work towards their own healing. I view every client as a unique individual and will adapt my approach based on what they need. When appropriate and if the client is comfortable with it, I also enjoy adding in some lightness and humor into sessions.
(773) 364-1916 x1 View (773) 364-1916 x1

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Number of Therapists in Wicker Park, Chicago, IL

1,000+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Wicker Park, Chicago, IL who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
91% Depression
79% Self Esteem
78% Relationship Issues
75% Life Transitions
74% Trauma and PTSD
68% Stress

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

96% BlueCross and BlueShield
61% Aetna
51% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Wicker Park, Chicago, IL see their clients

71% In Person and Online
29% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
14% Male
3% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Wicker 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.