Therapists in Clinton, IL

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Dawn M Schierl
Counselor, MA, LCPC, Therapist
Verified Verified
Clinton, IL 61727
Patients whom engage in treatment with me, as their therapist, will be given a safe outlet and the development of trust within the relationship. Patients will be given the opportunity to share events, emotions, and perceptions of circumstances which have led them to needing mental health therapy. Our goal within therapy is to review the past and focus on the here and now to achieve personal happiness. Both privately and professionally I have gained insight to help persons recognize themselves as more than survivors..
Patients whom engage in treatment with me, as their therapist, will be given a safe outlet and the development of trust within the relationship. Patients will be given the opportunity to share events, emotions, and perceptions of circumstances which have led them to needing mental health therapy. Our goal within therapy is to review the past and focus on the here and now to achieve personal happiness. Both privately and professionally I have gained insight to help persons recognize themselves as more than survivors..
(309) 233-3418 View (309) 233-3418
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Barbara Adams
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Clinton, IL 61727
My name is Barb Adams. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I have provided individual, couples, family, as well as group therapy for over 30 years. I also specialize in working with impaired professionals. I have an extensive history of working with many differing diagnoses. Some of my specialties include working with depression, anxiety, and substance abuse, among others. I have also spent over 10 years working specifically with impaired professionals in the medical and legal professions.
My name is Barb Adams. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I have provided individual, couples, family, as well as group therapy for over 30 years. I also specialize in working with impaired professionals. I have an extensive history of working with many differing diagnoses. Some of my specialties include working with depression, anxiety, and substance abuse, among others. I have also spent over 10 years working specifically with impaired professionals in the medical and legal professions.
(323) 643-8569 View (323) 643-8569
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Darci Newton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Clinton, IL 61727
Sometimes life brings about intense challenges, pain and loss that can affect our ability to function and even maintain healthy relationships. We can feel stuck in the struggle and the difficult emotions that often come with it. Therapy provides a safe space to explore these challenges, gain control over our emotions and learn how to move forward, towards overall balance and wellbeing.
Sometimes life brings about intense challenges, pain and loss that can affect our ability to function and even maintain healthy relationships. We can feel stuck in the struggle and the difficult emotions that often come with it. Therapy provides a safe space to explore these challenges, gain control over our emotions and learn how to move forward, towards overall balance and wellbeing.
(309) 518-9062 View (309) 518-9062
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Kristin Pasley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Clinton, IL 61727
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Illinois, with a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. I have experience working in residential settings with an array of populations that allowed me to have experience with all varieties of mental health concerns, including personality disorders, mood disorders, trauma, substance abuse issues, and psychosis. I am comfortable working with adults and utilize techniques from several therapy styles, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Illinois, with a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. I have experience working in residential settings with an array of populations that allowed me to have experience with all varieties of mental health concerns, including personality disorders, mood disorders, trauma, substance abuse issues, and psychosis. I am comfortable working with adults and utilize techniques from several therapy styles, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.
(217) 439-3960 View (217) 439-3960
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W. Keith Jihan
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC, PCGC
Verified Verified
Clinton, IL 61727  (Online Only)
Are you managing recent concerns or long term problems in your life? Are you struggling with understanding, managing, or accepting your own thoughts or feelings? Regardless of what bring us to therapy we are seeking to reduce our own suffering or the suffering of those we love. We may have been struggling so long we have become skeptical about our ability to change or our ability to tolerate our circumstances. We can all learn to face difficulties and our own emotions and situations skillfully.
Are you managing recent concerns or long term problems in your life? Are you struggling with understanding, managing, or accepting your own thoughts or feelings? Regardless of what bring us to therapy we are seeking to reduce our own suffering or the suffering of those we love. We may have been struggling so long we have become skeptical about our ability to change or our ability to tolerate our circumstances. We can all learn to face difficulties and our own emotions and situations skillfully.
(309) 228-2833 View (309) 228-2833

More Therapists Nearby

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Cassandra Laskowski
Counselor, MA, CADC, LCPC, CKAP
Verified Verified
Maroa, IL 61756
Have you been walking in the dark of depression alone? Are you feeling anxious and lost? Are you struggling with trauma? I am a licensed therapist with over 30 years of clinical experience. I focus my work with a compassion, empathy, and growth. I help individuals understand feelings of exclusion and loneliness, difficulties with attachment, depression, anxiety, and complex trauma. I work particularly well with helping professionals, queer-identified individuals, trauma survivors, neurodivergence, and anxiety/depression. With my unique clinical perspective, we can help you heal so you don't have to walk in the dark anymore.
Have you been walking in the dark of depression alone? Are you feeling anxious and lost? Are you struggling with trauma? I am a licensed therapist with over 30 years of clinical experience. I focus my work with a compassion, empathy, and growth. I help individuals understand feelings of exclusion and loneliness, difficulties with attachment, depression, anxiety, and complex trauma. I work particularly well with helping professionals, queer-identified individuals, trauma survivors, neurodivergence, and anxiety/depression. With my unique clinical perspective, we can help you heal so you don't have to walk in the dark anymore.
(217) 302-8215 View (217) 302-8215
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Karyn Warford
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Maroa, IL 61756
Hi! I’m a licensed therapist with over 6 years of experience helping individuals with issues such as anxiety, depression, women's issues, relationship issues, addiction, ADHD, stress, and more. I draw from modalities such as Acceptance and Commitment (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Dance/Movement Therapy, and the Gottman Method. If you’re feeling stuck in the same patterns that keep you from living your most meaningful life and reaching your goals, or your current strategies aren’t helping you to achieve your bigger goals, I can help.
Hi! I’m a licensed therapist with over 6 years of experience helping individuals with issues such as anxiety, depression, women's issues, relationship issues, addiction, ADHD, stress, and more. I draw from modalities such as Acceptance and Commitment (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Dance/Movement Therapy, and the Gottman Method. If you’re feeling stuck in the same patterns that keep you from living your most meaningful life and reaching your goals, or your current strategies aren’t helping you to achieve your bigger goals, I can help.
(217) 292-6925 View (217) 292-6925

Online Therapists

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Rafiah Maxie
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chillicothe, IL 61523
Rafiah Maxie is a Mother, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Founder of Goal Achieved, LLC. “As a 22 year psychotherapist I know the stages of change we all are faced with! My approach is to client centered, goal focused and empathic in nature- you are your BEST advocate..and I welcome you to this new beginning”. Rafiah believes that “Emotional and Mental pain is not something that should be hidden away and never spoken about. There is truth in your pain…there is growth in your pain….lets work with it together”
Rafiah Maxie is a Mother, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Founder of Goal Achieved, LLC. “As a 22 year psychotherapist I know the stages of change we all are faced with! My approach is to client centered, goal focused and empathic in nature- you are your BEST advocate..and I welcome you to this new beginning”. Rafiah believes that “Emotional and Mental pain is not something that should be hidden away and never spoken about. There is truth in your pain…there is growth in your pain….lets work with it together”
(309) 504-0825 View (309) 504-0825
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Jt Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Champaign, IL 61820
I work with adults and I specialize in all forms of anxiety: Panic Disorder, GAD, PTSD, Phobias, OCD, Agoraphobia. I also focus on insomnia/sleep disturbances, adjustment disorder and depression. I work with couples as well and have completed the Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 3 training. Having been a medical social worker for 15 years, I have a passion for working with healthcare professionals. The occupational stressors of healthcare are unique and I have the experience of having practiced social work in a hospital for many years. I am also passionate about working with people within their faith traditions.
I work with adults and I specialize in all forms of anxiety: Panic Disorder, GAD, PTSD, Phobias, OCD, Agoraphobia. I also focus on insomnia/sleep disturbances, adjustment disorder and depression. I work with couples as well and have completed the Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 3 training. Having been a medical social worker for 15 years, I have a passion for working with healthcare professionals. The occupational stressors of healthcare are unique and I have the experience of having practiced social work in a hospital for many years. I am also passionate about working with people within their faith traditions.
(217) 689-0667 View (217) 689-0667
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Michelle Buxton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Champaign, IL 61820
Contentment and peace are achievable! No problem is too small or insignificant for therapy. Are you not as productive, fulfilled, or successful as you would like? Experiencing a phase of life transition like retirement or empty nest? Struggling with grief? Difficulty communicating with your partner or other important people in your life? You don't have to navigate these issues alone. Assisting and supporting you in achieving your maximum level of productivity, functioning, and happiness is my main goal. It is an honor, as well as a serious responsibility, to be chosen to assist you in this process.
Contentment and peace are achievable! No problem is too small or insignificant for therapy. Are you not as productive, fulfilled, or successful as you would like? Experiencing a phase of life transition like retirement or empty nest? Struggling with grief? Difficulty communicating with your partner or other important people in your life? You don't have to navigate these issues alone. Assisting and supporting you in achieving your maximum level of productivity, functioning, and happiness is my main goal. It is an honor, as well as a serious responsibility, to be chosen to assist you in this process.
(217) 262-1487 View (217) 262-1487
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Toria Plotner
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Savoy, IL 61874
Life can be hard, unfair, and hurtful at times. But at the end of any storm, there is always a rainbow. As a therapist, my job is to sit with you in the storm. One of the essential pieces to making a change is the relationship between counselor and client. In my practice, I work hard to create a safe and trusting environment where all clients feel comfortable in sharing a piece of their life experiences with me. I have experience working with various mental health disorders and life concerns such as anxiety, depression, bipolar, ADHD, ADD, oppositional defiant disorder, relationship conflict, LGBTQIA+, minority stress and many more.
Life can be hard, unfair, and hurtful at times. But at the end of any storm, there is always a rainbow. As a therapist, my job is to sit with you in the storm. One of the essential pieces to making a change is the relationship between counselor and client. In my practice, I work hard to create a safe and trusting environment where all clients feel comfortable in sharing a piece of their life experiences with me. I have experience working with various mental health disorders and life concerns such as anxiety, depression, bipolar, ADHD, ADD, oppositional defiant disorder, relationship conflict, LGBTQIA+, minority stress and many more.
(844) 918-0977 View (844) 918-0977
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Queena Howard
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Peoria, IL 61615
Hi! I'm a Licensed Clinical Professional Counsellor (LCPC) based in Illinois. I received my Masters from Bradley University and have been practicing for +20 years.
Hi! I'm a Licensed Clinical Professional Counsellor (LCPC) based in Illinois. I received my Masters from Bradley University and have been practicing for +20 years.
(309) 727-8758 View (309) 727-8758
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Alondra Faudoa
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Normal, IL 61761
Life gets hard, challenging, and overwhelming. For that reason, having someone that provides a safe, nonjudgmental space that embraces all of who we are to talk, discuss, and process our mental health concerns can help us heal. I am here to help with that! As a therapist, I can help guide and stand by your side through your healing process. I am a bilingual and bicultural (Spanish-English) Latina therapist that understands the importance of feeling heard, understood, and welcomed in a therapeutic space that embraces diversity.
Life gets hard, challenging, and overwhelming. For that reason, having someone that provides a safe, nonjudgmental space that embraces all of who we are to talk, discuss, and process our mental health concerns can help us heal. I am here to help with that! As a therapist, I can help guide and stand by your side through your healing process. I am a bilingual and bicultural (Spanish-English) Latina therapist that understands the importance of feeling heard, understood, and welcomed in a therapeutic space that embraces diversity.
(309) 247-7475 View (309) 247-7475
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Dr. Dynesha D Grissom
Psychologist, PhD, LCP, MSCP
Verified Verified
Champaign, IL 61820
It takes a lot of strength and courage to seek help when you are hurting, feel like things are falling apart, confused, scared, and feel like things are out of control. I am here to help you through the process of regaining control of your life, learning healthy ways of coping, healing, recovering, resolving conflict, growing and becoming the best version of you. I work with children, adolescents, emerging adults, adults, couples and families. I provide therapy to people who are struggling with a range of concerns, including trauma, grief and loss, behavioral challenges, mood disorders, anxiety, and relationship problems, etc.
It takes a lot of strength and courage to seek help when you are hurting, feel like things are falling apart, confused, scared, and feel like things are out of control. I am here to help you through the process of regaining control of your life, learning healthy ways of coping, healing, recovering, resolving conflict, growing and becoming the best version of you. I work with children, adolescents, emerging adults, adults, couples and families. I provide therapy to people who are struggling with a range of concerns, including trauma, grief and loss, behavioral challenges, mood disorders, anxiety, and relationship problems, etc.
(217) 269-8769 View (217) 269-8769
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Karen Swineford
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bloomington, IL 61701
I know what it feels like to be stuck & to feel like life is not as meaningful or beautiful as you thought it would be. Maybe it's hard to remember the last time you laughed freely or felt fully alive. Maybe the past keeps creeping up into the present. These are the times to reach out for help. If this is you, I’d like to help you start that journey of healing, awareness, understanding, and hope.
I know what it feels like to be stuck & to feel like life is not as meaningful or beautiful as you thought it would be. Maybe it's hard to remember the last time you laughed freely or felt fully alive. Maybe the past keeps creeping up into the present. These are the times to reach out for help. If this is you, I’d like to help you start that journey of healing, awareness, understanding, and hope.
(309) 245-7405 View (309) 245-7405
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Stephanie Czarnecki
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CSAT, MVF-CSW, C-CATOD, CGC
Verified Verified
Dunlap, IL 61525  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am a licensed therapist, CSAT focused on individuals dealing with trauma (PTSD, betrayal trauma, etc.), narcissistic abuse or trauma, sex and porn addiction, substance use/addiction, and personality disorders. If you're feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or to cope with life's challenges, you're not alone. Many people go through difficult periods in their lives where they need extra support and guidance. Therapy can be a transformative experience that helps individuals improve their mental health, build resilience, and live a more fulfilling life
I am a licensed therapist, CSAT focused on individuals dealing with trauma (PTSD, betrayal trauma, etc.), narcissistic abuse or trauma, sex and porn addiction, substance use/addiction, and personality disorders. If you're feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or to cope with life's challenges, you're not alone. Many people go through difficult periods in their lives where they need extra support and guidance. Therapy can be a transformative experience that helps individuals improve their mental health, build resilience, and live a more fulfilling life
(309) 305-9670 View (309) 305-9670
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Rachel Magruder
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
Bradley, IL 60915
Have you ever felt like you were battling an endless battle that you just can’t win? Or feel like you are the only one that has this many struggles in life and its left you feeling so alone? Life can throw you curve balls when you least expect it and knock you right off your feet. It doesn’t wait for you to say, “Hey ! I’m ready or for you to catch your breath after the last curve ball.” Sure there are moments were you may be resilient and then there are times you may struggle to get back up and keep going. This can leave you feeling emotionally drained, insecure, lost or feeling hopeless.
Have you ever felt like you were battling an endless battle that you just can’t win? Or feel like you are the only one that has this many struggles in life and its left you feeling so alone? Life can throw you curve balls when you least expect it and knock you right off your feet. It doesn’t wait for you to say, “Hey ! I’m ready or for you to catch your breath after the last curve ball.” Sure there are moments were you may be resilient and then there are times you may struggle to get back up and keep going. This can leave you feeling emotionally drained, insecure, lost or feeling hopeless.
(815) 743-3274 View (815) 743-3274
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Anxiety Specialist Incia Rashid-Dawdy
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LCPC-IL, LPC-MI, CST
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Springfield, IL 62704  (Online Only)
Welcome! I'm Incia Rashid-Dawdy, Therapist, Founder, and CEO of Curated Change Psychotherapy and Coaching, PLLC. I founded Curated Change for one simple reason: to provide fully-remote therapy and coaching services tailored to support people who are navigating the exhausting and uncertain world we all live in. As a Licensed Professional Counselor in Illinois and Michigan, and as an AASECT-Certified Sex Therapist, I specialize in working with Millennial, Gen-Z, BIPOC and LGBTQIA clients through a culturally-sensitive, queer-affirming, sex-positive lens, and have 10+ years of experience providing mental health care to those in need.
Welcome! I'm Incia Rashid-Dawdy, Therapist, Founder, and CEO of Curated Change Psychotherapy and Coaching, PLLC. I founded Curated Change for one simple reason: to provide fully-remote therapy and coaching services tailored to support people who are navigating the exhausting and uncertain world we all live in. As a Licensed Professional Counselor in Illinois and Michigan, and as an AASECT-Certified Sex Therapist, I specialize in working with Millennial, Gen-Z, BIPOC and LGBTQIA clients through a culturally-sensitive, queer-affirming, sex-positive lens, and have 10+ years of experience providing mental health care to those in need.
(989) 494-1376 View (989) 494-1376
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Jessica Bulthouse
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Sullivan, IL 61951
Life is hard sometimes. Maybe you’re dealing with a difficult relationship or maybe you are feeling overwhelmed by anxiety or past hurts. Maybe you feel isolated and like no one will understand what is going on inside you. Possibly you have thoughts, feelings or behaviors that you don’t want but have no idea how to change. I want you to know you are not alone. Providing a safe place where you feel accepted, heard and understood is one of my top priorities. Working together, we can better understand the reasons for the things you struggle with and empower you to handle them in a healthy way.
Life is hard sometimes. Maybe you’re dealing with a difficult relationship or maybe you are feeling overwhelmed by anxiety or past hurts. Maybe you feel isolated and like no one will understand what is going on inside you. Possibly you have thoughts, feelings or behaviors that you don’t want but have no idea how to change. I want you to know you are not alone. Providing a safe place where you feel accepted, heard and understood is one of my top priorities. Working together, we can better understand the reasons for the things you struggle with and empower you to handle them in a healthy way.
(217) 582-4705 View (217) 582-4705
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Mary Lacy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Bourbonnais, IL 60914
Mary Grace Lacy, MA, LPC, is a Licensed Professional Counselor based in Illinois, specializing in a diverse range of mental health area. With a background in Psychology from Trinity Christian College and a Master’s in Community Counseling from Roosevelt University, Mary Grace is passionate about guiding individuals through their unique mental health journeys. In her therapy practice, she focuses on a wide array of issues, including childhood behavioral issues, school avoidance, relational issues, grief and loss, major life transitions, and mood disorders.
Mary Grace Lacy, MA, LPC, is a Licensed Professional Counselor based in Illinois, specializing in a diverse range of mental health area. With a background in Psychology from Trinity Christian College and a Master’s in Community Counseling from Roosevelt University, Mary Grace is passionate about guiding individuals through their unique mental health journeys. In her therapy practice, she focuses on a wide array of issues, including childhood behavioral issues, school avoidance, relational issues, grief and loss, major life transitions, and mood disorders.
(815) 396-4563 View (815) 396-4563

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Number of Therapists in Clinton, IL

< 10

Therapists in Clinton, IL who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Coping Skills
100% Self Esteem
100% Stress
75% Grief

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
75% Aetna
75% Health Alliance

How Therapists in Clinton, IL see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Clinton?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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

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

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

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

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

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

What type of therapy is right for me?

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

How much does therapy cost?

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

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

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

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

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

Is online therapy a good option?

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

Are therapy sessions confidential?

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