Therapists in Decatur, IL

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Thomas Youngberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Decatur, IL 62526
Hello! My name is Thomas Youngberg, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have worked in mental health, at some capacity, for over 17 years, and have officially been state-licensed since 2016. My biggest passion is working with individuals, especially those with trauma (PTSD), so that they may return to their optimal living level of life. I strongly believe that we all inherently have the capability of change! Change is difficult, scary, and most of all, necessary to move on from whatever mental health barriers are keeping you from achieving all that you would like in life.
Hello! My name is Thomas Youngberg, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have worked in mental health, at some capacity, for over 17 years, and have officially been state-licensed since 2016. My biggest passion is working with individuals, especially those with trauma (PTSD), so that they may return to their optimal living level of life. I strongly believe that we all inherently have the capability of change! Change is difficult, scary, and most of all, necessary to move on from whatever mental health barriers are keeping you from achieving all that you would like in life.
(217) 769-8087 View (217) 769-8087
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Jessica Surges
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Decatur, IL 62526
Hi! My name is Jessica Surges and I am a licensed clinical social worker. I tend to use patient and solution-focused CBT modalities to help my clients overcome obstacles and manage everyday life stress. I have found that all people, despite our differences, experience some form of stress or anxiety at some point in life. It could stem from grief and loss, trauma, pivotal life changes, questioning decisions, or just feeling overwhelmed, depressed, and burnt out. I am confident in my ability to unpack and address these issues to help my clients lead happy and fulfilled lives.
Hi! My name is Jessica Surges and I am a licensed clinical social worker. I tend to use patient and solution-focused CBT modalities to help my clients overcome obstacles and manage everyday life stress. I have found that all people, despite our differences, experience some form of stress or anxiety at some point in life. It could stem from grief and loss, trauma, pivotal life changes, questioning decisions, or just feeling overwhelmed, depressed, and burnt out. I am confident in my ability to unpack and address these issues to help my clients lead happy and fulfilled lives.
(217) 733-0561 View (217) 733-0561
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Andrea Burns
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Decatur, IL 62526
Andrea Burns is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a nationally Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor who earned a Master of Arts in Counseling from Lincoln Christian University and a Bachelor of Science in Human Services. Andrea is a member of the American Counseling Association. She has a history of working with children, adolescents, adults, and families in a non-profit community-based setting for several years. During her time at the non-profit agency, Andrea served as a clinical supervisor for other clinicians, as well as a therapist for their intensive outpatient counseling program.
Andrea Burns is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a nationally Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor who earned a Master of Arts in Counseling from Lincoln Christian University and a Bachelor of Science in Human Services. Andrea is a member of the American Counseling Association. She has a history of working with children, adolescents, adults, and families in a non-profit community-based setting for several years. During her time at the non-profit agency, Andrea served as a clinical supervisor for other clinicians, as well as a therapist for their intensive outpatient counseling program.
(217) 773-5643 View (217) 773-5643
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Great Lakes Psychology Group - Decatur
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
Decatur, IL 62526
The GLPG support staff will personally match you with a best-fit therapist who accepts your insurance and is available to see you online or in person at a time that works for you. The GLPG provider network comprises doctoral and master’s level psychologists, marriage and family therapists, professional counselors, and social workers. Benefits include online and in-person therapy options, night and weekend availability, and most insurance plans accepted. Additionally, our knowledgeable and helpful support staff are available to answer your questions or help with anything you might need at any point along the therapy journey.
The GLPG support staff will personally match you with a best-fit therapist who accepts your insurance and is available to see you online or in person at a time that works for you. The GLPG provider network comprises doctoral and master’s level psychologists, marriage and family therapists, professional counselors, and social workers. Benefits include online and in-person therapy options, night and weekend availability, and most insurance plans accepted. Additionally, our knowledgeable and helpful support staff are available to answer your questions or help with anything you might need at any point along the therapy journey.
(217) 335-4378 View (217) 335-4378
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Jeremy Rosene
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Decatur, IL 62526
I finished my master's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling in 2013, and since then I've worked with adults, adolescents, and families in private practice, residential treatment facilities, online, and correctional facilities. I specialize in anxiety, behavioral issues, child abuse or neglect, coping skills, trauma, and PTSD. I use a mix of Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Applied Behavioral Analysis, and Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) therapies. I promote a person-centered relationship with people interested in identifying and pursuing their values/goals.
I finished my master's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling in 2013, and since then I've worked with adults, adolescents, and families in private practice, residential treatment facilities, online, and correctional facilities. I specialize in anxiety, behavioral issues, child abuse or neglect, coping skills, trauma, and PTSD. I use a mix of Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Applied Behavioral Analysis, and Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) therapies. I promote a person-centered relationship with people interested in identifying and pursuing their values/goals.
(773) 839-0407 View (773) 839-0407
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Jonathan Keck
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Decatur, IL 62526
Jon Keck is a licensed professional counselor (LCP), who has been practicing since 2019. He graduated from Lincoln Christian University in Lincoln, IL with a Master of Arts in "¨ Clinical Mental Health and is currently in the sex therapy certification program through Adler University. Jon believes it is important to create a safe and secure environment where individuals and couples are comfortable sharing the concerns of their heads and hearts. He utilizes a person-centered approach to therapy, integrating other appropriate evidence-based treatment modalities based on your needs.
Jon Keck is a licensed professional counselor (LCP), who has been practicing since 2019. He graduated from Lincoln Christian University in Lincoln, IL with a Master of Arts in "¨ Clinical Mental Health and is currently in the sex therapy certification program through Adler University. Jon believes it is important to create a safe and secure environment where individuals and couples are comfortable sharing the concerns of their heads and hearts. He utilizes a person-centered approach to therapy, integrating other appropriate evidence-based treatment modalities based on your needs.
(217) 807-8081 View (217) 807-8081
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Charmaine Robertson-Stoner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Decatur, IL 62526
Therapy is truly a transformative journey that requires vulnerability and perspective taking in order to be most effective.
Therapy is truly a transformative journey that requires vulnerability and perspective taking in order to be most effective.
(217) 909-9112 View (217) 909-9112
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Jessica Hentrich
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Decatur, IL 62526
Jessica Hentrich is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois who has over 12 years of experience in a variety of settings including community mental health, schools, hospitals, and residential settings. Jessica has an MSW and a BSW from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. She has a specific interest in working with women's issues, trauma, grief, and life transitions. Jessica utilizes EMDR, CBT, Solution- Focused, therapy, as well as various other modalities. Jessica prides herself in meeting clients where they are at through a compassionate, person-centered approach.
Jessica Hentrich is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois who has over 12 years of experience in a variety of settings including community mental health, schools, hospitals, and residential settings. Jessica has an MSW and a BSW from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. She has a specific interest in working with women's issues, trauma, grief, and life transitions. Jessica utilizes EMDR, CBT, Solution- Focused, therapy, as well as various other modalities. Jessica prides herself in meeting clients where they are at through a compassionate, person-centered approach.
(217) 275-5960 View (217) 275-5960
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Fluke Therapeutic Counseling LLC
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Decatur, IL 62521  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Throughout this journey in life both adults and adolescents encounter obstacles, troubles, and trauma. While doing so it can be very beneficial to have a safe space for support, care, and growth. It is my privilege to have the opportunity to assist clients with navigating through a time in their life in such a way that would bring a better understanding and clarity to their emotions and feelings. My greatest hope would be to help create a more meaningful, healthy, and purposeful lifestyle. I focus in the areas of anxiety, depression, grief, loss, separation, divorce, and trauma just to name a few.
Throughout this journey in life both adults and adolescents encounter obstacles, troubles, and trauma. While doing so it can be very beneficial to have a safe space for support, care, and growth. It is my privilege to have the opportunity to assist clients with navigating through a time in their life in such a way that would bring a better understanding and clarity to their emotions and feelings. My greatest hope would be to help create a more meaningful, healthy, and purposeful lifestyle. I focus in the areas of anxiety, depression, grief, loss, separation, divorce, and trauma just to name a few.
(217) 275-2162 View (217) 275-2162
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Sharon Walker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Decatur, IL 62521
Welcome! My name is Sharon Walker. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I have a passion for walking alongside others who are struggling with challenges that life can bring for us all. My goal is to offer you a safe and non-judgmental space where you can begin to heal and achieve your goals. Many of the clients I serve present with Anxiety, Trauma-Related Outcomes, and Family/Relationship Issues as primary concerns. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is my favorite method of approach. I also favor Eclectic Therapy, which allows me to integrate multiple approaches and tailor them to your unique needs.
Welcome! My name is Sharon Walker. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I have a passion for walking alongside others who are struggling with challenges that life can bring for us all. My goal is to offer you a safe and non-judgmental space where you can begin to heal and achieve your goals. Many of the clients I serve present with Anxiety, Trauma-Related Outcomes, and Family/Relationship Issues as primary concerns. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is my favorite method of approach. I also favor Eclectic Therapy, which allows me to integrate multiple approaches and tailor them to your unique needs.
(217) 712-3410 View (217) 712-3410
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Leroy Hall
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Decatur, IL 62526
Dr. Leroy Hall is a clinical neuropsychologist and a licensed Clinical Psychologist in the State of Illinois. He received his doctorate degree from Regent University and completed his predoctoral internship at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia in Geriatrics, Neuropsychology, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He also has a Master's degree in Developmental/General Psychology from Central Michigan University. Dr. Hall has additional training in Neuropsychology with Scott Sautter, PhD, ABPN, Hampton Roads Neuropsychology, Virginia Beach, Virginia as well as with Jennifer Imig, Ph.D., Neuropsychologist.
Dr. Leroy Hall is a clinical neuropsychologist and a licensed Clinical Psychologist in the State of Illinois. He received his doctorate degree from Regent University and completed his predoctoral internship at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia in Geriatrics, Neuropsychology, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He also has a Master's degree in Developmental/General Psychology from Central Michigan University. Dr. Hall has additional training in Neuropsychology with Scott Sautter, PhD, ABPN, Hampton Roads Neuropsychology, Virginia Beach, Virginia as well as with Jennifer Imig, Ph.D., Neuropsychologist.
(217) 795-9714 View (217) 795-9714
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Jaymie McCammon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Decatur, IL 62523
I work with tweens, teens, and adults who are struggling with depression, anxiety, mood issues, school issues, relationship issues, family problems, trauma, transitions and grief. I partner with clients to find solutions that work for them and support clients in making necessary changes to better their lives. Client input is necessary and valued in the treatment planning process. Feedback about the therapeutic process is welcome.
I work with tweens, teens, and adults who are struggling with depression, anxiety, mood issues, school issues, relationship issues, family problems, trauma, transitions and grief. I partner with clients to find solutions that work for them and support clients in making necessary changes to better their lives. Client input is necessary and valued in the treatment planning process. Feedback about the therapeutic process is welcome.
(815) 249-1120 View (815) 249-1120
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Rozalyn (Roz) Engle
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Decatur, IL 62526  (Online Only)
I am an Illinois- based Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and U.S. Army Veteran. I have worked in the human services for over 20 years. Including, substance use, depression, anxiety, LGBT, anger, and self esteem.
I am an Illinois- based Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and U.S. Army Veteran. I have worked in the human services for over 20 years. Including, substance use, depression, anxiety, LGBT, anger, and self esteem.
(217) 636-5291 View (217) 636-5291
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Ann Crumpler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Decatur, IL 62526
Ann Crumpler is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 30 years of clinical experience in assisting individuals with emotional trauma. She specializes in psychotherapeutic treatment for children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly. Ann is also an experienced family and couples therapy practitioner. She received her Master of Science in Social Work degree from the University of Louisville's Kent School of Social Work in 1989, with a concentration in comprehensive health while working in the public sector providing child protective services.
Ann Crumpler is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 30 years of clinical experience in assisting individuals with emotional trauma. She specializes in psychotherapeutic treatment for children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly. Ann is also an experienced family and couples therapy practitioner. She received her Master of Science in Social Work degree from the University of Louisville's Kent School of Social Work in 1989, with a concentration in comprehensive health while working in the public sector providing child protective services.
(217) 394-1967 View (217) 394-1967
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Sara Anderson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Decatur, IL 62521
With over 11 years of experience in behavioral health care settings, Sara is well-versed in providing collaborative care and addressing a wide range of mental health concerns, including depression, anxiety, substance abuse, relationship difficulties, life transitions, and other stress-related issues. In addition to be recognized for providing a safe and compassionate environment for her clients, Sara’s integrative approach draws from cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, solution-focused therapy, and mindfulness practices, ensuring a holistic, and comprehensive treatment experience with a trauma informed lens.
With over 11 years of experience in behavioral health care settings, Sara is well-versed in providing collaborative care and addressing a wide range of mental health concerns, including depression, anxiety, substance abuse, relationship difficulties, life transitions, and other stress-related issues. In addition to be recognized for providing a safe and compassionate environment for her clients, Sara’s integrative approach draws from cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, solution-focused therapy, and mindfulness practices, ensuring a holistic, and comprehensive treatment experience with a trauma informed lens.
(217) 906-4057 View (217) 906-4057
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Margaret Olivieri
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Decatur, IL 62521
Welcome to my practice. My name is Maggie Olivieri and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, providing psychodynamic psychotherapy for individuals. I help my clients understand their feelings so that they can learn to live more comfortably with the various challenges of life. Exploring earlier relationships and life experiences helps in understanding and managing feelings. With listening, empathy, and direct communication, I strive to help clients make the changes they long for. I earned my Bachelor of Arts from The University of California Berkeley and my Master of Social Work from, Loyola University of Chicago.
Welcome to my practice. My name is Maggie Olivieri and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, providing psychodynamic psychotherapy for individuals. I help my clients understand their feelings so that they can learn to live more comfortably with the various challenges of life. Exploring earlier relationships and life experiences helps in understanding and managing feelings. With listening, empathy, and direct communication, I strive to help clients make the changes they long for. I earned my Bachelor of Arts from The University of California Berkeley and my Master of Social Work from, Loyola University of Chicago.
(773) 207-7581 View (773) 207-7581
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Karyn Warford
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Decatur, IL 62521
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.
(708) 742-6792 View (708) 742-6792
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Great Lakes Psychology Group - Gurnee
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Decatur, IL 62526
The GLPG support staff will personally match you with a best-fit therapist who accepts your insurance and is available to see you online or in person at a time that works for you. The GLPG provider network comprises doctoral and master’s level psychologists, marriage and family therapists, professional counselors, and social workers. Benefits include online and in-person therapy options, night and weekend availability, and most insurance plans accepted. Additionally, our knowledgeable and helpful support staff are available to answer your questions or help with anything you might need at any point along the therapy journey.
The GLPG support staff will personally match you with a best-fit therapist who accepts your insurance and is available to see you online or in person at a time that works for you. The GLPG provider network comprises doctoral and master’s level psychologists, marriage and family therapists, professional counselors, and social workers. Benefits include online and in-person therapy options, night and weekend availability, and most insurance plans accepted. Additionally, our knowledgeable and helpful support staff are available to answer your questions or help with anything you might need at any point along the therapy journey.
(847) 243-6594 View (847) 243-6594
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Datrese Bradley
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Decatur, IL 62522
Datrese Bradley, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. We will discuss your goals and identify barriers as we explore alternate methods of handling stressors. I focus on thinking and behavior patterns that affect your functioning. I will provide support and rebuild boundaries and decision making while exploring a person’s past trauma. I work with clients from various backgrounds. I specialize in trauma, depression, anxiety, and relationships. I am comfortable treating any of the above listed symptoms as well as obsessive and personality disorders.
Datrese Bradley, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. We will discuss your goals and identify barriers as we explore alternate methods of handling stressors. I focus on thinking and behavior patterns that affect your functioning. I will provide support and rebuild boundaries and decision making while exploring a person’s past trauma. I work with clients from various backgrounds. I specialize in trauma, depression, anxiety, and relationships. I am comfortable treating any of the above listed symptoms as well as obsessive and personality disorders.
(773) 923-2592 View (773) 923-2592
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Jamie Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Decatur, IL 62526  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, or grief and wondering what to do next? Jamie Smith, MSW, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker from Illinois who works with women and the LGBTQIA+ community to provide care for clients who struggle with depression, anxiety, and grief.
Jamie, has extensive experience with supportive therapy, and has been a licensed clinical social worker for over ten years. Jamie’s treatment approach is rooted in a client-centered approach.
Jamie studied at the University of Illinois where she obtained a Master’s in Social Work.
She has worked as a clinical social worker for over ten years.
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, or grief and wondering what to do next? Jamie Smith, MSW, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker from Illinois who works with women and the LGBTQIA+ community to provide care for clients who struggle with depression, anxiety, and grief.
Jamie, has extensive experience with supportive therapy, and has been a licensed clinical social worker for over ten years. Jamie’s treatment approach is rooted in a client-centered approach.
Jamie studied at the University of Illinois where she obtained a Master’s in Social Work.
She has worked as a clinical social worker for over ten years.
(309) 300-3072 View (309) 300-3072

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Number of Therapists in Decatur, IL

40+

Average cost per session

$145

Therapists in Decatur, IL who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
88% Depression
73% Trauma and PTSD
66% Relationship Issues
63% Self Esteem
63% Stress
61% Grief

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

92% BlueCross and BlueShield
76% Aetna
71% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Decatur, IL see their clients

81% In Person and Online
19% Online Only

Gender breakdown

71% Female
29% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Decatur?

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.