Therapists in Darien, IL

Photo of Krista Sherinian, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Darien, IL
Krista Sherinian
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Darien, IL 60561
Krista Sherinian, LCSW, has over 27 years of experience helping clients age 5 and up. She often works collaboratively in cases of divorce and with stepfamilies. She got Spanish fluency from a language school in Guanajuato, Mexico. Adult clients have described her work with her as, "practical and life-changing." She addresses mind-body wellness by including in treatment lifestyle tips, relaxation training, guided imagery, and Emotional Freedom Techniques. Her approach to couples or family therapy blends strengths with personality type to learn better communication and ways to grow in partnership.
Krista Sherinian, LCSW, has over 27 years of experience helping clients age 5 and up. She often works collaboratively in cases of divorce and with stepfamilies. She got Spanish fluency from a language school in Guanajuato, Mexico. Adult clients have described her work with her as, "practical and life-changing." She addresses mind-body wellness by including in treatment lifestyle tips, relaxation training, guided imagery, and Emotional Freedom Techniques. Her approach to couples or family therapy blends strengths with personality type to learn better communication and ways to grow in partnership.
(630) 547-3362 View (630) 547-3362
Photo of Danielle Hanisch, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Darien, IL
Danielle Hanisch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Darien, IL 60561
Danielle Hanisch is a Licensed Social Worker in Illinois who obtained her master's degree in Social Work with a specialization in Clinical Social Work from Aurora University. Danielle believes in the Biopsychosocial model to evaluate and counsel multiple areas that contribute to distressing thoughts and emotions. She strives to create a comfortable and safe environment where she can connect with individuals therapeutically and provide treatment by meeting the individual where they are at.
Danielle Hanisch is a Licensed Social Worker in Illinois who obtained her master's degree in Social Work with a specialization in Clinical Social Work from Aurora University. Danielle believes in the Biopsychosocial model to evaluate and counsel multiple areas that contribute to distressing thoughts and emotions. She strives to create a comfortable and safe environment where she can connect with individuals therapeutically and provide treatment by meeting the individual where they are at.
(630) 349-5568 View (630) 349-5568
Photo of Elisabeth Pasch, Pre-Licensed Professional in Darien, IL
Elisabeth Pasch
Pre-Licensed Professional, LCPC
Verified
Darien, IL 60561
Welcome! You are in the right place! Elisabeth Pasch is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with over 10 years of experience serving adolescents, adults, and incarcerated individuals through Community-based counseling, Inpatient Psychiatric Services, and Inpatient and Outpatient Substance Use and Mental Health Services. As a clinician who maintains her own wellness and growth through therapy, she understands the value of developing a trusting, non-judgmental, compassionate, encouraging, and safe therapeutic relationship. She believes this to be the foundation of change for any client she serves.
Welcome! You are in the right place! Elisabeth Pasch is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with over 10 years of experience serving adolescents, adults, and incarcerated individuals through Community-based counseling, Inpatient Psychiatric Services, and Inpatient and Outpatient Substance Use and Mental Health Services. As a clinician who maintains her own wellness and growth through therapy, she understands the value of developing a trusting, non-judgmental, compassionate, encouraging, and safe therapeutic relationship. She believes this to be the foundation of change for any client she serves.
(630) 866-8961 View (630) 866-8961
Photo of Stephanie Popp, Pre-Licensed Professional in Darien, IL
Stephanie Popp
Pre-Licensed Professional, LCPC
Verified
Darien, IL 60561
Stephanie Popp, LCPC, specializes in traumatic experiences, sexual issues, ADHD, and relationship concerns. Stephanie received her undergraduate degree in psychology from University of Illinois at Chicago and her masters degree in clinical mental health counseling from Governors State University. She spent 10 years working with high risk youth, who had been human trafficked, experienced sexual trauma, or had offending behaviors. Stephanie enjoys working with the entire lifespan, especially adolescents and adults 50+. She will use a fully collaborative approach.
Stephanie Popp, LCPC, specializes in traumatic experiences, sexual issues, ADHD, and relationship concerns. Stephanie received her undergraduate degree in psychology from University of Illinois at Chicago and her masters degree in clinical mental health counseling from Governors State University. She spent 10 years working with high risk youth, who had been human trafficked, experienced sexual trauma, or had offending behaviors. Stephanie enjoys working with the entire lifespan, especially adolescents and adults 50+. She will use a fully collaborative approach.
(630) 349-2975 View (630) 349-2975
Photo of Samantha Sayre, Pre-Licensed Professional in Darien, IL
Samantha Sayre
Pre-Licensed Professional, LCSW
Verified
Darien, IL 60561
Ms. Samantha Sayre is a caring, compassionate, and conscientious psychotherapist. She earned her master's degree in social work from the University of St. Francis and is fully licensed to practice in the state of Illinois. To offer her clients the most suitable treatment plans, she keeps herself up to date on the latest advancements made. Ms. Sayre works with LifeStance Health - Illinois, with its offices based in Darien, IL. Patients visit her for anxiety, depression, stress, OCD, behavioral and adolescent/teen issues. She can utilize CBT, DBT, play therapy and art related therapy within her sessions.
Ms. Samantha Sayre is a caring, compassionate, and conscientious psychotherapist. She earned her master's degree in social work from the University of St. Francis and is fully licensed to practice in the state of Illinois. To offer her clients the most suitable treatment plans, she keeps herself up to date on the latest advancements made. Ms. Sayre works with LifeStance Health - Illinois, with its offices based in Darien, IL. Patients visit her for anxiety, depression, stress, OCD, behavioral and adolescent/teen issues. She can utilize CBT, DBT, play therapy and art related therapy within her sessions.
(630) 394-1079 View (630) 394-1079
Photo of Jennifer M Cross, Licensed Professional Counselor in Darien, IL
Jennifer M Cross
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Darien, IL 60561
Do you want to feel vibrant and alive but feel off track and stuck? Do you feel that anxiety and depression control your life? Maybe you struggle to communicate with your friends or family members. Do you struggle with having low self-esteem and confidence? Perhaps you feel stuck with your current job and do not know how to move forward. What would it mean to you to finally be happy with your life and in your relationships? Jennifer M. Cross, MS, LPC believes that all people hold the keys to creating a life that they love.
Do you want to feel vibrant and alive but feel off track and stuck? Do you feel that anxiety and depression control your life? Maybe you struggle to communicate with your friends or family members. Do you struggle with having low self-esteem and confidence? Perhaps you feel stuck with your current job and do not know how to move forward. What would it mean to you to finally be happy with your life and in your relationships? Jennifer M. Cross, MS, LPC believes that all people hold the keys to creating a life that they love.
(630) 634-7812 View (630) 634-7812
Photo of Erica Rose Cummings, Pre-Licensed Professional in Darien, IL
Erica Rose Cummings
Pre-Licensed Professional, NBC-HWC
Verified
Darien, IL 60561
There are few times in an individual's and family's life as transformational as when a new life gets added to the family. I am here to help support parents and families as they navigate pregnancy, post-partum, and parenting challenges. This includes perinatal mental health, changes in relationship/family dynamics, setting up a system/routine that works for all caregivers, adjusting division of labor expectations at home, how to get on the same page with your partner regarding parenting choices and techniques, intimacy-related issues, establishing boundaries with extended family, and more.
There are few times in an individual's and family's life as transformational as when a new life gets added to the family. I am here to help support parents and families as they navigate pregnancy, post-partum, and parenting challenges. This includes perinatal mental health, changes in relationship/family dynamics, setting up a system/routine that works for all caregivers, adjusting division of labor expectations at home, how to get on the same page with your partner regarding parenting choices and techniques, intimacy-related issues, establishing boundaries with extended family, and more.
(331) 234-3843 View (331) 234-3843
Photo of Erica Essary, Psychologist in Darien, IL
Erica Essary
Psychologist, PsyD, CAADC
Verified
Darien, IL 60561
You've realized something isn't right in your life, but aren't sure what to do about it. You try to keep it together and just deal with it, but that's not working so well anymore. Whether it is an issue in your relationships, your job, or school, you find yourself looking for ways to cope that aren't really helping. Maybe you struggle with taking care of yourself and are overwhelmed or exhausted at the end of every day. After trying to be everything to everyone and get it all done, you still feel as if you're failing somehow. We can change what's happening and help get you back on track.
You've realized something isn't right in your life, but aren't sure what to do about it. You try to keep it together and just deal with it, but that's not working so well anymore. Whether it is an issue in your relationships, your job, or school, you find yourself looking for ways to cope that aren't really helping. Maybe you struggle with taking care of yourself and are overwhelmed or exhausted at the end of every day. After trying to be everything to everyone and get it all done, you still feel as if you're failing somehow. We can change what's happening and help get you back on track.
(630) 812-7084 View (630) 812-7084
Photo of Megan Heniff, Pre-Licensed Professional in Darien, IL
Megan Heniff
Pre-Licensed Professional, LMFT
Verified
Darien, IL 60561
Megan Heniff (she, her) is a couples and family therapist, who specializes in working with children, adolescents, couples, and families. As a modern practicing therapist, Megan takes a systemic approach when working with clientele who struggle with anxiety, depression, adjustment issues, ADHD/ADD, and interpersonal problems. Her professional experiences range from working in community mental health, residential housing, and private and public-school settings.
Megan Heniff (she, her) is a couples and family therapist, who specializes in working with children, adolescents, couples, and families. As a modern practicing therapist, Megan takes a systemic approach when working with clientele who struggle with anxiety, depression, adjustment issues, ADHD/ADD, and interpersonal problems. Her professional experiences range from working in community mental health, residential housing, and private and public-school settings.
(630) 634-7883 View (630) 634-7883
Photo of Kimberly Webb-Harper, Licensed Professional Counselor in Darien, IL
Kimberly Webb-Harper
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
1 Endorsed
Darien, IL 60561
Kimberly Webb-Harper, a seasoned Licensed Professional Counselor in Illinois, boasts an impressive 24-year career in the social work field. She specializes in adolescent mental health, demonstrating a remarkable ability to navigate the complexities of anxiety, depression, ADHD, and mood and behavior disorders. Her compassionate approach extends to survivors of sexual assault and abuse, as well as those grappling with PTSD and trauma, particularly adolescents facing these challenges.
Kimberly Webb-Harper, a seasoned Licensed Professional Counselor in Illinois, boasts an impressive 24-year career in the social work field. She specializes in adolescent mental health, demonstrating a remarkable ability to navigate the complexities of anxiety, depression, ADHD, and mood and behavior disorders. Her compassionate approach extends to survivors of sexual assault and abuse, as well as those grappling with PTSD and trauma, particularly adolescents facing these challenges.
(630) 949-3787 View (630) 949-3787
Photo of Megan Heniff, Marriage & Family Therapist in Darien, IL
Megan Heniff
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Darien, IL 60561
Megan Heniff (she, her) is a couples and family therapist, who specializes in working with children, adolescents, and families. As a modern practicing therapist, Megan takes a systemic approach when working with clientele who struggle with anxiety, depression, adjustment issues, ADHD/ADD, and interpersonal problems. Her professional experiences range from working in community mental health, residential housing, and private and public-school settings.
Megan Heniff (she, her) is a couples and family therapist, who specializes in working with children, adolescents, and families. As a modern practicing therapist, Megan takes a systemic approach when working with clientele who struggle with anxiety, depression, adjustment issues, ADHD/ADD, and interpersonal problems. Her professional experiences range from working in community mental health, residential housing, and private and public-school settings.
(630) 984-1135 View (630) 984-1135
Photo of Megan Sullivan, Psychologist in Darien, IL
Megan Sullivan
Psychologist, PsyD
Darien, IL 60561
Megan Sullivan, PsyD, provides therapeutic care to children, adolescents, adults, families, and groups. Her area of expertise includes depression, anxiety, interpersonal difficulties, life changes, physical, mental, and sexual abuse, and personality disorders. Dr. Sullivan also conducts psychological and neuropsychological assessments along with pre-surgical evaluations. Dr. Sullivan received her BA from Aurora University and her PsyD from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.
Megan Sullivan, PsyD, provides therapeutic care to children, adolescents, adults, families, and groups. Her area of expertise includes depression, anxiety, interpersonal difficulties, life changes, physical, mental, and sexual abuse, and personality disorders. Dr. Sullivan also conducts psychological and neuropsychological assessments along with pre-surgical evaluations. Dr. Sullivan received her BA from Aurora University and her PsyD from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.
(630) 866-8740 View (630) 866-8740
Photo of Kristin Marshall, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Darien, IL
Kristin Marshall
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LPC
Darien, IL 60561
Each of us is a story, waiting for a devoted reader who will take us off the shelf and embrace all our plot twists. I believe each client is the expert in their own story and I strive to provide a warm and non-judgmental space to allow them to feel safe to explore those chapters as they are ready. I work collaboratively with each client on identifying realistic and attainable goals to their treatment that they can implement into their daily life to allow healing, growth and taking back control. I employ a holistic approach to mental health to allow clients to see themselves as a whole person and not just their diagnosis.
Each of us is a story, waiting for a devoted reader who will take us off the shelf and embrace all our plot twists. I believe each client is the expert in their own story and I strive to provide a warm and non-judgmental space to allow them to feel safe to explore those chapters as they are ready. I work collaboratively with each client on identifying realistic and attainable goals to their treatment that they can implement into their daily life to allow healing, growth and taking back control. I employ a holistic approach to mental health to allow clients to see themselves as a whole person and not just their diagnosis.
(630) 812-0940 View (630) 812-0940
Photo of Elisabeth Pasch, Counselor in Darien, IL
Elisabeth Pasch
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Darien, IL 60561
Welcome! You are in the right place! Elisabeth Pasch is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with over 10 years of experience serving adolescents, adults, and incarcerated individuals through Community-based counseling, Inpatient Psychiatric Services, and Inpatient and Outpatient Substance Use and Mental Health Services. As a clinician who maintains her own wellness and growth through therapy, she understands the value of developing a trusting, non-judgmental, compassionate, encouraging, and safe therapeutic relationship. She believes this to be the foundation of change for any client she serves.
Welcome! You are in the right place! Elisabeth Pasch is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with over 10 years of experience serving adolescents, adults, and incarcerated individuals through Community-based counseling, Inpatient Psychiatric Services, and Inpatient and Outpatient Substance Use and Mental Health Services. As a clinician who maintains her own wellness and growth through therapy, she understands the value of developing a trusting, non-judgmental, compassionate, encouraging, and safe therapeutic relationship. She believes this to be the foundation of change for any client she serves.
(630) 812-7820 View (630) 812-7820
Photo of Jennifer Russotiesi, Pre-Licensed Professional in Darien, IL
Jennifer Russotiesi
Pre-Licensed Professional, LCPC
Verified
Darien, IL 60561
Jennifer Russotiesi, LCPC, offers a therapeutic approach that focuses on problem solving and making better choices in order to achieve specific goals. Her goal is to help each client gain coping skills, manage stress, and take steps to live their best life. While she serves clients of all ages, she has extensive experience with families, teens, and young adults in the areas of life and family adjustment (including divorce), parenting, couples therapy, career counseling, and learning disabilities. Jennifer received an MA in both counseling and teaching and leadership.
Jennifer Russotiesi, LCPC, offers a therapeutic approach that focuses on problem solving and making better choices in order to achieve specific goals. Her goal is to help each client gain coping skills, manage stress, and take steps to live their best life. While she serves clients of all ages, she has extensive experience with families, teens, and young adults in the areas of life and family adjustment (including divorce), parenting, couples therapy, career counseling, and learning disabilities. Jennifer received an MA in both counseling and teaching and leadership.
(630) 454-1096 View (630) 454-1096
Photo of Daiva Karuza, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Darien, IL
Daiva Karuza
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Verified
Darien, IL 60561
Daiva Karuza is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois. She has a Masters in Community and Family Counseling. Every client has a story that deserves to be told, heard, and honored! Therapy provides clients with an opportunity to honestly explore the connection between their feelings and behaviors, eventually fostering an authentic sense of self-acceptance and self-respect. The therapeutic self-exploration improves the ability to set realistic, attainable goals, improves relationships, helps to set healthy boundaries, enhances stress management and more.
Daiva Karuza is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois. She has a Masters in Community and Family Counseling. Every client has a story that deserves to be told, heard, and honored! Therapy provides clients with an opportunity to honestly explore the connection between their feelings and behaviors, eventually fostering an authentic sense of self-acceptance and self-respect. The therapeutic self-exploration improves the ability to set realistic, attainable goals, improves relationships, helps to set healthy boundaries, enhances stress management and more.
(630) 349-4492 View (630) 349-4492
Photo of Frederick Smith, Pre-Licensed Professional in Darien, IL
Frederick Smith
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified
Darien, IL 60561
Dr. Smith is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years of experience in the mental health field. He works with children, adolescents, and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, intellectual/developmental disorders, learning disorders, OCD, psychotic disorders, behavior disorders, and more. Dr. Smith completed his Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Tougaloo College and his Master's Degree and his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. He is a member of the American Psychological Association and the American Psychology-Law Society.
Dr. Smith is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years of experience in the mental health field. He works with children, adolescents, and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, intellectual/developmental disorders, learning disorders, OCD, psychotic disorders, behavior disorders, and more. Dr. Smith completed his Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Tougaloo College and his Master's Degree and his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. He is a member of the American Psychological Association and the American Psychology-Law Society.
(630) 394-1361 View (630) 394-1361
Photo of Lakeithia Butler, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Darien, IL
Lakeithia Butler
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Darien, IL 60561
Lakeithia Butler, LCPC, creates a safe place for clients to express, process, and cope with their emotions and experiences. She helps adults develop realistic alternatives to their struggles. Lakeithia earned a BA from Western Illinois University and an MA in clinical mental health from Chicago State University. Her background includes roles as a counseling supervisor and psychotherapist serving clients of all ages struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, mood disorders, and more. In therapy, Lakeithia incorporates CBT, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, trauma informed care, and more.
Lakeithia Butler, LCPC, creates a safe place for clients to express, process, and cope with their emotions and experiences. She helps adults develop realistic alternatives to their struggles. Lakeithia earned a BA from Western Illinois University and an MA in clinical mental health from Chicago State University. Her background includes roles as a counseling supervisor and psychotherapist serving clients of all ages struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, mood disorders, and more. In therapy, Lakeithia incorporates CBT, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, trauma informed care, and more.
(630) 672-5031 View (630) 672-5031
Photo of Karen Hernandez, Pre-Licensed Professional in Darien, IL
Karen Hernandez
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPC
Verified
Darien, IL 60561
Karen is someone who will provide you with the safe space to be able to express yourself. She will be empathetic to your everyday struggles, but she will also challenge you in making a change. Karen is someone who will be there through the challenge, to support you. Although change can be scary, it is important when wanting to make progress and wanting to move forward. Karen uses a variety of theoretical orientations such as CBT, Person Centered Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Positive Psychology, Reality Therapy, Choice Theory, among others. All of these orientations are used in an eclectic way to better serve the client.
Karen is someone who will provide you with the safe space to be able to express yourself. She will be empathetic to your everyday struggles, but she will also challenge you in making a change. Karen is someone who will be there through the challenge, to support you. Although change can be scary, it is important when wanting to make progress and wanting to move forward. Karen uses a variety of theoretical orientations such as CBT, Person Centered Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Positive Psychology, Reality Therapy, Choice Theory, among others. All of these orientations are used in an eclectic way to better serve the client.
(630) 593-1358 View (630) 593-1358
Photo of James M. English, Psychologist in Darien, IL
James M. English
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Darien, IL 60561
Dr. James M. English is a Psychologist in Illinois who has been practicing since 1997. He has a PsyD in Clinical Psychology. Dr. English uses CBT and DBT techniques coupled with Life-Style analysis to illuminate themes of thinking, behavior, and feelings about work, love, and relationships. He helps to identify strengths and bias that may affect us in profound ways. Dr. English creates a process to increase sense of choice and options to reach full potential. He helps to work proactively in managing anxiety and depression.
Dr. James M. English is a Psychologist in Illinois who has been practicing since 1997. He has a PsyD in Clinical Psychology. Dr. English uses CBT and DBT techniques coupled with Life-Style analysis to illuminate themes of thinking, behavior, and feelings about work, love, and relationships. He helps to identify strengths and bias that may affect us in profound ways. Dr. English creates a process to increase sense of choice and options to reach full potential. He helps to work proactively in managing anxiety and depression.
(630) 656-9049 View (630) 656-9049

See more therapy options for Darien

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Darien, IL

50+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Darien, IL who prioritize treating:

98% Anxiety
91% Depression
74% Relationship Issues
63% ADHD
63% Grief
63% Trauma and PTSD
63% Women's Issues

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

90% BlueCross and BlueShield
76% Aetna
76% Other

How Therapists in Darien, IL see their clients

99% In Person and Online
1% Online Only

Gender breakdown

87% Female
13% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Darien?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.