Therapists in Crystal Lake, IL

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Colleen J Campbell Counseling & Consulting
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW
Verified Verified
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
In practice for over 30 years, my approach is simple. I want to help you find solutions and answers to Iife's biggest challenges, from marital crises and life transitions, to the loss of a career, health or a loved one. I specialize in a holistic approach to therapy with proven problem-solving techniques. Often, we'll find those solutions in ten consultations or less.
In practice for over 30 years, my approach is simple. I want to help you find solutions and answers to Iife's biggest challenges, from marital crises and life transitions, to the loss of a career, health or a loved one. I specialize in a holistic approach to therapy with proven problem-solving techniques. Often, we'll find those solutions in ten consultations or less.
(815) 496-6686 View (815) 496-6686
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Center for Therapeutic Services-Crystal Lake
Counselor, PsyD, LCPC
Not Verified Not Verified
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
At Center for Therapeutic Services and Psychodiagnostics, we are committed to helping you with the most comprehensive, holistic services that are established in evidence-based treatment. You are unique and your circumstances are unique! We will apply a broad range of dynamic assessments that are individualized and tailored to fit your unique needs. We take a creative approach to treating complex mental health problems both on an individual and group level.
At Center for Therapeutic Services and Psychodiagnostics, we are committed to helping you with the most comprehensive, holistic services that are established in evidence-based treatment. You are unique and your circumstances are unique! We will apply a broad range of dynamic assessments that are individualized and tailored to fit your unique needs. We take a creative approach to treating complex mental health problems both on an individual and group level.
(815) 240-8905 View (815) 240-8905
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Melissa Hutzell
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
We all need help dealing with life sometimes, and over the past few years our ability to cope with life stressors has become more important than ever as we navigate life during the pandemic. Maybe you find yourself just going through the motions and not living the way that you'd like. Maybe you've looked around and realized that you're struggling to maintain healthy boundaries with others. Or, maybe you just want to figure out where you fit in the world. Whatever you're struggling with, we can collaborate and figure out the best way to get you to where you'd like to be.
We all need help dealing with life sometimes, and over the past few years our ability to cope with life stressors has become more important than ever as we navigate life during the pandemic. Maybe you find yourself just going through the motions and not living the way that you'd like. Maybe you've looked around and realized that you're struggling to maintain healthy boundaries with others. Or, maybe you just want to figure out where you fit in the world. Whatever you're struggling with, we can collaborate and figure out the best way to get you to where you'd like to be.
(815) 453-9436 View (815) 453-9436
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Jaimie V Senese
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
“Healing takes time and asking for help is a courageous step” (Mariska Hargitay). You don’t have to heal alone, engaging in therapy for you and your child is the first step in helping you both heal. Therapy can be a tool used to help you and your child learn skills to make the world feel safer and happier. Please allow me to help you and your child live a more peaceful and calm life. I specialize in working with children and teens who have ASD, sensory processing issues, behavioral issues, anxiety, and ADHD. I also involve parents in the therapy process, as parents play a vital role in helping their children grow.
“Healing takes time and asking for help is a courageous step” (Mariska Hargitay). You don’t have to heal alone, engaging in therapy for you and your child is the first step in helping you both heal. Therapy can be a tool used to help you and your child learn skills to make the world feel safer and happier. Please allow me to help you and your child live a more peaceful and calm life. I specialize in working with children and teens who have ASD, sensory processing issues, behavioral issues, anxiety, and ADHD. I also involve parents in the therapy process, as parents play a vital role in helping their children grow.
(779) 261-3056 View (779) 261-3056
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Madysen Ostrowski
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Not accepting new clients
"When little people are overwhelmed by big emotions, it's our job to share our calm. Not join their chaos". -L.R. Knost ***You do not have to be alone or watch your child be unable to deal with emotions effectively, go through behavioral changes or experience a negative world. Finding a meaningful life can be challenging. Allow me to help you and/or your child find a life that is happy, healthy and peaceful. I specialize in working with female teens struggling with Depression, Anxiety and self-harm as well as children (and parents) with ADHD and behavioral issues through behavioral intervention.
"When little people are overwhelmed by big emotions, it's our job to share our calm. Not join their chaos". -L.R. Knost ***You do not have to be alone or watch your child be unable to deal with emotions effectively, go through behavioral changes or experience a negative world. Finding a meaningful life can be challenging. Allow me to help you and/or your child find a life that is happy, healthy and peaceful. I specialize in working with female teens struggling with Depression, Anxiety and self-harm as well as children (and parents) with ADHD and behavioral issues through behavioral intervention.
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Jane Wolfe Zamudio
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
When you reach the point where you're considering therapy, it's likely that your life is not going the way you would like and you don’t know how to fix it. You may feel overwhelmed and don’t have the energy to manage your complex, demanding responsibilities. Maybe your relationships are not very supportive, and you feel alone in facing what seem to be life’s constant battles. Perhaps you want to move beyond some traumatic experiences but you don't have much hope that things can get better. You want to feel stronger, better about yourself, and you’d like relate to those around you in a more meaningful, compassionate way.
When you reach the point where you're considering therapy, it's likely that your life is not going the way you would like and you don’t know how to fix it. You may feel overwhelmed and don’t have the energy to manage your complex, demanding responsibilities. Maybe your relationships are not very supportive, and you feel alone in facing what seem to be life’s constant battles. Perhaps you want to move beyond some traumatic experiences but you don't have much hope that things can get better. You want to feel stronger, better about yourself, and you’d like relate to those around you in a more meaningful, compassionate way.
(815) 393-5941 View (815) 393-5941
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Innovative Counseling Partners, PLLC
Counselor, LPC, MA
Verified Verified
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Our life's work is helping clients achieve a better sense of self and happiness...more recently we've recognized that without good mental health providers, finding this balance in life can be more difficult and stressful. As a result, we tend toward an Integrative approach and help our clients transform into the people they want to be. We see each client as an individual with many parts to their identity. Utilizing a holistic and systemic approach we help clients reintegrate the parts of themselves to function better as individuals and within their systems. Our focus tends toward a systems based approach using behavior methods.
Our life's work is helping clients achieve a better sense of self and happiness...more recently we've recognized that without good mental health providers, finding this balance in life can be more difficult and stressful. As a result, we tend toward an Integrative approach and help our clients transform into the people they want to be. We see each client as an individual with many parts to their identity. Utilizing a holistic and systemic approach we help clients reintegrate the parts of themselves to function better as individuals and within their systems. Our focus tends toward a systems based approach using behavior methods.
(773) 312-3612 View (773) 312-3612
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Heidi McCullough
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
Crystal Lake, IL 60012
Are there certain aspects of your life that you wish could be different or obstacles that are deterring you on your path? Are you offering the best version of yourself in your relationship with others? Do you ever question what it would mean to embrace the "real you"? We all have our own course to walk in this unique journey called life. But we also have the potential to change our direction at any time. The direction is determined by how we perceive our journey, and by the choices that we make as a result of those perceptions. Once we understand this concept, the potential for change becomes limitless!
Are there certain aspects of your life that you wish could be different or obstacles that are deterring you on your path? Are you offering the best version of yourself in your relationship with others? Do you ever question what it would mean to embrace the "real you"? We all have our own course to walk in this unique journey called life. But we also have the potential to change our direction at any time. The direction is determined by how we perceive our journey, and by the choices that we make as a result of those perceptions. Once we understand this concept, the potential for change becomes limitless!
(779) 220-3213 View (779) 220-3213
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Susan Proebsting
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
While I enjoy working with all clients, I am passionate about working with adolescents through elders; specializing in the treatment of anxiety, depression, and the overall struggles life can bring us, to create a more fulfilling life. I look forward to embarking on the journey towards better mental health with you. I am an EMDR-trained therapist who uses that and other therapeutic modalities to help you accomplish your goals.
While I enjoy working with all clients, I am passionate about working with adolescents through elders; specializing in the treatment of anxiety, depression, and the overall struggles life can bring us, to create a more fulfilling life. I look forward to embarking on the journey towards better mental health with you. I am an EMDR-trained therapist who uses that and other therapeutic modalities to help you accomplish your goals.
(847) 243-6634 View (847) 243-6634
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Peter Neal
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Internal Family Systems (IFS) offers a non-pathologizing mental health approach, welcoming and integrating all parts for holistic healing. In addition to clients with trauma, I specialize in ethically non-monogamous adults. I address internal conflicts, societal stigma, and emotional challenges. Working together in an explorative space, we enhance relationship satisfaction, foster emotional resilience, and guide self-discovery.
Internal Family Systems (IFS) offers a non-pathologizing mental health approach, welcoming and integrating all parts for holistic healing. In addition to clients with trauma, I specialize in ethically non-monogamous adults. I address internal conflicts, societal stigma, and emotional challenges. Working together in an explorative space, we enhance relationship satisfaction, foster emotional resilience, and guide self-discovery.
(847) 750-5180 View (847) 750-5180
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Jeanne Coulson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Life is hard but harder when we deny that fact. We get "stuck", unmotivated, we give up. My practice is "real", it's comfortable and down to earth. It is a safe place free from judgement or criticism. You will be heard and validated and in that there will be growth and change You will find freedom from whatever is keeping you from being the person you want to be, from whatever is keeping you from experiencing the fullness of life. It's all about you. Let's get you out of your head and into living. If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.” -Maya Angelo
Life is hard but harder when we deny that fact. We get "stuck", unmotivated, we give up. My practice is "real", it's comfortable and down to earth. It is a safe place free from judgement or criticism. You will be heard and validated and in that there will be growth and change You will find freedom from whatever is keeping you from being the person you want to be, from whatever is keeping you from experiencing the fullness of life. It's all about you. Let's get you out of your head and into living. If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.” -Maya Angelo
(847) 916-8268 View (847) 916-8268
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Haley Lochan
LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Hello! I am a trauma-informed therapist who is fluent in Spanish and an ally to the BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities. I am certified in Crisis Intervention and am drawn to clients who can relate to domestic violence, human trafficking, depression, anxiety, ADHD, life transitions, and complex trauma. I also can help if you have trouble with sleep, motivation, phobias or stress. I see children, adolescents, adults, and families. Even if you are not sure what you want from therapy or how to get there, I will meet you where you are at in your journey, and together we will figure out a plan for you to live your best, most fulfilled life!
Hello! I am a trauma-informed therapist who is fluent in Spanish and an ally to the BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities. I am certified in Crisis Intervention and am drawn to clients who can relate to domestic violence, human trafficking, depression, anxiety, ADHD, life transitions, and complex trauma. I also can help if you have trouble with sleep, motivation, phobias or stress. I see children, adolescents, adults, and families. Even if you are not sure what you want from therapy or how to get there, I will meet you where you are at in your journey, and together we will figure out a plan for you to live your best, most fulfilled life!
(847) 851-4546 x101 View (847) 851-4546 x101
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Sara A Forster
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW, CADC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
I have experience and knowledge working with individuals who live with; depression, anxiety, bi-polar, personality disorders, schizophrenia, PTSD, substance abuse disorder, suicide and self-harm, LGBTQ+, and grief. I have an education in evidence-based therapies, such as but not limited to: cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, motivational interviewing, harm-reduction, and SMART recovery. I acknowledge the uncertainty that comes with starting therapy, you’re not alone. I urge you though to not let fear stop you from getting the help you deserve.
I have experience and knowledge working with individuals who live with; depression, anxiety, bi-polar, personality disorders, schizophrenia, PTSD, substance abuse disorder, suicide and self-harm, LGBTQ+, and grief. I have an education in evidence-based therapies, such as but not limited to: cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, motivational interviewing, harm-reduction, and SMART recovery. I acknowledge the uncertainty that comes with starting therapy, you’re not alone. I urge you though to not let fear stop you from getting the help you deserve.
(815) 859-8087 View (815) 859-8087
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Ali Warner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Crystal Lake, IL 60014  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am aware that beginning your search for a therapist, can be quite overwhelming. If you are ready for real change in your life and are tired of being stuck in the same routine, same fears, or same unhelpful thought patterns, then we will work very well together. I specialize in working with individuals struggling with relationship issues, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and life transitions. I use EMDR to help people who have experienced a trauma. I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW). My style is direct, down to earth and focuses on a collaborative approach.
I am aware that beginning your search for a therapist, can be quite overwhelming. If you are ready for real change in your life and are tired of being stuck in the same routine, same fears, or same unhelpful thought patterns, then we will work very well together. I specialize in working with individuals struggling with relationship issues, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and life transitions. I use EMDR to help people who have experienced a trauma. I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW). My style is direct, down to earth and focuses on a collaborative approach.
(847) 641-2831 View (847) 641-2831
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Northwest Community Counseling Services
LCPC, LCSW, LPC, CADC
Verified Verified
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Many people are not sure where to turn when they need help with emotional issues, but we’re here to provide a number of options. We pay attention from your very first contact with our office. If we don’t have the appropriate services for you, we will help make sure you get to the right place. We care.
Many people are not sure where to turn when they need help with emotional issues, but we’re here to provide a number of options. We pay attention from your very first contact with our office. If we don’t have the appropriate services for you, we will help make sure you get to the right place. We care.
(815) 281-5475 View (815) 281-5475
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Katina Beane- Doctoral Student
ALMFT, CADC, EMDR-C, LNHA, LPN
Verified Verified
Crystal Lake, IL 60012
Not accepting new clients
Hello, Congratulations on taking a step to get resolution for yourself! My name is Katina Beane. I am an empathetic, compassionate, self-motivated, genuine professional who strives to help individuals and families reach their full potential. My therapeutic approach is cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, solution focused therapy. Life transitions and traumatic experiences can cause emotional and mental distress. Having someone to guide you in processing your thoughts will improve your overall well-being and make you feel less alone in your struggles.
Hello, Congratulations on taking a step to get resolution for yourself! My name is Katina Beane. I am an empathetic, compassionate, self-motivated, genuine professional who strives to help individuals and families reach their full potential. My therapeutic approach is cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, solution focused therapy. Life transitions and traumatic experiences can cause emotional and mental distress. Having someone to guide you in processing your thoughts will improve your overall well-being and make you feel less alone in your struggles.
(815) 281-5391 View (815) 281-5391
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Don Jones
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
I am an energetic, dynamic, therapist. No one should leave my sessions saying "thanks for listening". You will leave my sessions with a sense of how to respond and what to do next.I've had significant experience helping couples strengthen relationships with a direct, emotion focused,form of therapy. The feedback that I've received from couples is that I have succeeded in engaging and regulating clients who have intimidated other therapists.I have significant experience treating alcohol and drug abuse, eating disorders, and process addictions specifically gambling, Internet,and codependency.
I am an energetic, dynamic, therapist. No one should leave my sessions saying "thanks for listening". You will leave my sessions with a sense of how to respond and what to do next.I've had significant experience helping couples strengthen relationships with a direct, emotion focused,form of therapy. The feedback that I've received from couples is that I have succeeded in engaging and regulating clients who have intimidated other therapists.I have significant experience treating alcohol and drug abuse, eating disorders, and process addictions specifically gambling, Internet,and codependency.
(815) 277-9976 View (815) 277-9976
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Mindy Jackson
Counselor, LCPC, CRC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Do you struggle with feeling disconnected from yourself and others? Do you put others' needs before yours? Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, a life transition or a challenging relationship that affects your day to day life? Pushing away your needs and not taking time for yourself can lead to long term issues for your mind and body. I understand that beginning therapy can be intimidating and even scary and I want to assure you, you're not alone. I urge you to not let fear stop you from living the life you want to live. Your feelings and past experiences are important and deserve to be heard.
Do you struggle with feeling disconnected from yourself and others? Do you put others' needs before yours? Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, a life transition or a challenging relationship that affects your day to day life? Pushing away your needs and not taking time for yourself can lead to long term issues for your mind and body. I understand that beginning therapy can be intimidating and even scary and I want to assure you, you're not alone. I urge you to not let fear stop you from living the life you want to live. Your feelings and past experiences are important and deserve to be heard.
(815) 201-8397 View (815) 201-8397
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Amy M Antczak
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Amy completed her bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Northern Illinois University. Amy also completed her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Northern Illinois University. Amy has experience working with adolescents, adults, and college students. Amy has prior experience working at the Community Counseling Training Center at NIU, where she primarily worked with college students. Additionally, Amy has prior experience working as a group facilitator for substance abuse counseling in an outpatient setting.
Amy completed her bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Northern Illinois University. Amy also completed her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Northern Illinois University. Amy has experience working with adolescents, adults, and college students. Amy has prior experience working at the Community Counseling Training Center at NIU, where she primarily worked with college students. Additionally, Amy has prior experience working as a group facilitator for substance abuse counseling in an outpatient setting.
(847) 242-2997 x129 View (847) 242-2997 x129
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Cord Wellness Center, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Crystal Lake, IL 60012
One of the reasons I enjoy being a therapist is that there is no such thing as an "ideal" client. People are all unique in their own ways and no two cases are ever the same. I accept the challenges of resistant or unsure clients, in fact it brings me the greatest satisfaction to help someone that doesn't believe that therapy can help them.
One of the reasons I enjoy being a therapist is that there is no such thing as an "ideal" client. People are all unique in their own ways and no two cases are ever the same. I accept the challenges of resistant or unsure clients, in fact it brings me the greatest satisfaction to help someone that doesn't believe that therapy can help them.
(779) 345-2911 View (779) 345-2911

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Number of Therapists in Crystal Lake, IL

200+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Crystal Lake, IL who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
89% Depression
75% Self Esteem
74% Relationship Issues
70% Coping Skills
66% Stress
65% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

98% BlueCross and BlueShield
76% Aetna
61% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Crystal Lake, IL see their clients

88% In Person and Online
12% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Crystal Lake?

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.