Therapists in Deerfield, IL

Photo of Kelsey Egan, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Deerfield, IL
Kelsey Egan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Deerfield, IL 60015  (Online Only)
Hello! My name is Kelsey Egan and I am a child therapist serving the Chicagoland area. I currently work full-time as a school social worker, providing both individual and group therapy for children ages 4-12.
Hello! My name is Kelsey Egan and I am a child therapist serving the Chicagoland area. I currently work full-time as a school social worker, providing both individual and group therapy for children ages 4-12.
(224) 504-1038 View (224) 504-1038
Photo of Kasia B Pilewicz, Counselor in Deerfield, IL
Kasia B Pilewicz
Counselor, PhD, LCPC, CADC
Verified Verified
Deerfield, IL 60015
I work with individuals from all walks of life: adults, couples, adolescents, children and families in addressing a variety of challenges such as depression, anxiety, trauma, identity issues, self-esteem, substance abuse, and life transitions (i.e. divorce, immigration, illness), family planning, family relationships, and parenting. I am also experienced in doing mental health and substance abuse evaluations for courts and administrative purposes. My approach to therapy takes on psychodynamic perspective based on the belief that person must attend to the whole self -mind, body, and environment- to achieve understanding and self-realization.
I work with individuals from all walks of life: adults, couples, adolescents, children and families in addressing a variety of challenges such as depression, anxiety, trauma, identity issues, self-esteem, substance abuse, and life transitions (i.e. divorce, immigration, illness), family planning, family relationships, and parenting. I am also experienced in doing mental health and substance abuse evaluations for courts and administrative purposes. My approach to therapy takes on psychodynamic perspective based on the belief that person must attend to the whole self -mind, body, and environment- to achieve understanding and self-realization.
(847) 686-3150 View (847) 686-3150
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Associates In Psychotherapy
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Deerfield, IL 60015
Associates in Psychotherapy is multidisciplinary team of talented therapists dedicated to providing counseling services to individuals of all ages. We provide affordable quality treatment for those struggling with relationships, transitions, work/life balance, or clinical conditions. We also have expertise in treating serious mental health conditions. Our practice accepts many insurances plans and works with clients to seek reimbursement for out of network benefits. Our primary goal is to help you seek solutions for your problems, find ways to navigate through any hardship you may face, or support you as you create a more fulfilling lifestyle. Please contact us at (866) 220-8371
Associates in Psychotherapy is multidisciplinary team of talented therapists dedicated to providing counseling services to individuals of all ages. We provide affordable quality treatment for those struggling with relationships, transitions, work/life balance, or clinical conditions. We also have expertise in treating serious mental health conditions. Our practice accepts many insurances plans and works with clients to seek reimbursement for out of network benefits. Our primary goal is to help you seek solutions for your problems, find ways to navigate through any hardship you may face, or support you as you create a more fulfilling lifestyle. Please contact us at (866) 220-8371
(847) 906-2691 View (847) 906-2691
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Erica Hornthal
Counselor, LCPC, BC-DMT
Verified Verified
Deerfield, IL 60015
It's hard not to experience anxiety and overwhelm in today's world, but that doesn't mean you have to live with it. You can live free from the debilitating fear and worry, or other emotions that weigh you down. It's all about learning to move with and through the emotions. Anyone who feels stuck, burdened, or stifled by their emotions deserves freedom from the stress placed on the mind and body.
It's hard not to experience anxiety and overwhelm in today's world, but that doesn't mean you have to live with it. You can live free from the debilitating fear and worry, or other emotions that weigh you down. It's all about learning to move with and through the emotions. Anyone who feels stuck, burdened, or stifled by their emotions deserves freedom from the stress placed on the mind and body.
(847) 916-8533 View (847) 916-8533
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David Oler
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Deerfield, IL 60015
I enjoy working with people open to reflecting on their issues and sincere about wanting to grow and change. We all at times find that we want to be more objective in our relationships and in our reactions to the challenges that confront us. I find satisfaction in helping people foster their capacity to overcome frustration, sadness, anxiety and fear. Often painful experiences in life cause us to respond in subjective ways, which only adds to and reinforces our frustration and alienation. I hope to build a trusting relationship with you that will enable you to feel more free spirited.
I enjoy working with people open to reflecting on their issues and sincere about wanting to grow and change. We all at times find that we want to be more objective in our relationships and in our reactions to the challenges that confront us. I find satisfaction in helping people foster their capacity to overcome frustration, sadness, anxiety and fear. Often painful experiences in life cause us to respond in subjective ways, which only adds to and reinforces our frustration and alienation. I hope to build a trusting relationship with you that will enable you to feel more free spirited.
(847) 951-2570 View (847) 951-2570
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North Star Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Deerfield, IL 60015  (Online Only)
My clients are more than the challenges they are facing, whether it be depression, anxiety, ADHD, life transitions, etc. My clients are people first who are looking for guidance in creating the coping skills necessary for relief and a fulfilling life. It is important to my clients that their therapist truly hear their concerns, needs, and goals, as well as be the person they can be fully transparent. A safe and nurturing setting is created with my clients in order for mutual trust, openness, and respect to emerge. My clients want to see the evolvement of positive changes occur in their lives, as do I.
My clients are more than the challenges they are facing, whether it be depression, anxiety, ADHD, life transitions, etc. My clients are people first who are looking for guidance in creating the coping skills necessary for relief and a fulfilling life. It is important to my clients that their therapist truly hear their concerns, needs, and goals, as well as be the person they can be fully transparent. A safe and nurturing setting is created with my clients in order for mutual trust, openness, and respect to emerge. My clients want to see the evolvement of positive changes occur in their lives, as do I.
(847) 558-1952 View (847) 558-1952
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Cathy J Betti
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Deerfield, IL 60015  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I provide a nonjudgmental and safe therapeutic environment for my clients and I value client-therapist alliance above anything else. I have a direct yet empathetic therapy style, collaborating with my clients to help achieve their goals. I love working with couples who struggle with communication and connection, who want to learn how to reconnect or "fight better". I also love empowering partners to find their voice and express their needs in a relationship.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I provide a nonjudgmental and safe therapeutic environment for my clients and I value client-therapist alliance above anything else. I have a direct yet empathetic therapy style, collaborating with my clients to help achieve their goals. I love working with couples who struggle with communication and connection, who want to learn how to reconnect or "fight better". I also love empowering partners to find their voice and express their needs in a relationship.
(224) 306-1977 View (224) 306-1977
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Margaret Moore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Deerfield, IL 60015
It is my honor and delight to assist people in using their own wisdom to balance their lives. Clients say I am easy to be with and talk to, and I do not judge. We explore the cognitive, physical, spiritual and emotional realms of life experience. And we find patterns, identify core values and can focus on specific challenges. My professional goal is to provide a comfortable, non-judgmental and protected place in which we can explore your life and your concerns freely.
It is my honor and delight to assist people in using their own wisdom to balance their lives. Clients say I am easy to be with and talk to, and I do not judge. We explore the cognitive, physical, spiritual and emotional realms of life experience. And we find patterns, identify core values and can focus on specific challenges. My professional goal is to provide a comfortable, non-judgmental and protected place in which we can explore your life and your concerns freely.
(847) 908-3371 View (847) 908-3371
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Brian Joseph Schmaus
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Deerfield, IL 60015
Dr. Schmaus approaches patients with compassion for the challenges that anxiety has brought to their lives. He teaches patients how to manage their worries and fears so that they can better tolerate uncertainty. By encouraging patients to be willing to face their fears, he enhances their ability to successfully manage stressful situations. When working with children and teens, he often involves the parents in treatment, providing guidance and strategies for helping their children to feel less anxious.
Dr. Schmaus approaches patients with compassion for the challenges that anxiety has brought to their lives. He teaches patients how to manage their worries and fears so that they can better tolerate uncertainty. By encouraging patients to be willing to face their fears, he enhances their ability to successfully manage stressful situations. When working with children and teens, he often involves the parents in treatment, providing guidance and strategies for helping their children to feel less anxious.
(847) 443-9636 x45 View (847) 443-9636 x45
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Bob Kraft
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified Verified
Deerfield, IL 60015
Is anxiety stopping you from going after what you want? Anxiety is a feeling that warns an individual to be cautious about moving into an intense challenge. Excessive anxiety can cause you to flee, tense up, or even freeze (which renders you ineffective on the battlefield). As a psychotherapist, I will work with you to: 1) develop awareness about yourself that will enable you to best navigate the world, 2) confront your anxieties so you see that your "dragons" are more mirage than real, 3) develop new perspectives i.e. change the lenses through which you see yourself & the world; drop perspectives that are "shoulds" & status-based.
Is anxiety stopping you from going after what you want? Anxiety is a feeling that warns an individual to be cautious about moving into an intense challenge. Excessive anxiety can cause you to flee, tense up, or even freeze (which renders you ineffective on the battlefield). As a psychotherapist, I will work with you to: 1) develop awareness about yourself that will enable you to best navigate the world, 2) confront your anxieties so you see that your "dragons" are more mirage than real, 3) develop new perspectives i.e. change the lenses through which you see yourself & the world; drop perspectives that are "shoulds" & status-based.
(847) 472-0160 View (847) 472-0160
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Rachel van Zevenbergen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Deerfield, IL 60015
Not accepting new clients
Hi there! My name is Rachel. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I believe that mental health deserves the same amount of attention and care as any other health concern. I understand that it can be intimidating to take that first step in getting help, but I strive to create a warm, engaging, and non-judgmental environment for my clients and take the time to build trust and rapport so that everybody feels comfortable. I believe that therapy is a partnership and I am confident that I can provide the proper support and guidance to help you develop the tools you need to reach your treatment goals, and ultimately, improve your life.
Hi there! My name is Rachel. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I believe that mental health deserves the same amount of attention and care as any other health concern. I understand that it can be intimidating to take that first step in getting help, but I strive to create a warm, engaging, and non-judgmental environment for my clients and take the time to build trust and rapport so that everybody feels comfortable. I believe that therapy is a partnership and I am confident that I can provide the proper support and guidance to help you develop the tools you need to reach your treatment goals, and ultimately, improve your life.
(773) 869-7002 View (773) 869-7002
Photo of Vanessa J. Allen, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Deerfield, IL
Vanessa J. Allen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, EdD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Deerfield, IL 60015
I bring more than 25 years of service, creative thought, a sense of humor and life experiences to my practice. Together, we will create a welcoming safe and comfortable environment to discuss and work through life and life experiences. I utilize a solution and strengths based approach when working with individuals and families and I specialize in working with adolescents, adults, and couples. I believe that most of us have what we need to solve our issues internally and having a professional to guide us through identifying that solution is what successful therapeutic relationships are about.
I bring more than 25 years of service, creative thought, a sense of humor and life experiences to my practice. Together, we will create a welcoming safe and comfortable environment to discuss and work through life and life experiences. I utilize a solution and strengths based approach when working with individuals and families and I specialize in working with adolescents, adults, and couples. I believe that most of us have what we need to solve our issues internally and having a professional to guide us through identifying that solution is what successful therapeutic relationships are about.
(847) 750-4684 View (847) 750-4684
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Andrea S Morse
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Deerfield, IL 60015  (Online Only)
I value understanding my clients' concerns as fully as possible. I will work collaboratively with you towards clarifying and meeting your treatment goals. As an eclectic, creative psychologist with training in a variety of treatment methods, your particular concerns and personality will inform my individualized approach. My focus is on helping you to clarify and meet your own goals and feel resolved and stronger after our work together. I truly enjoy working with each of my clients and am inspired by what we can accomplish together.
I value understanding my clients' concerns as fully as possible. I will work collaboratively with you towards clarifying and meeting your treatment goals. As an eclectic, creative psychologist with training in a variety of treatment methods, your particular concerns and personality will inform my individualized approach. My focus is on helping you to clarify and meet your own goals and feel resolved and stronger after our work together. I truly enjoy working with each of my clients and am inspired by what we can accomplish together.
(847) 920-7753 View (847) 920-7753
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Michelle Chaban
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Deerfield, IL 60015
The stressful world in which we live often leaves us feeling overwhelmed and struggling to manage the demands placed upon us. You may experience irritable moods, anxiety, depression, or unable to find joy in things. Your relationships may be affected and you may find you are unable to be the person you once were and know you can be. It is my goal, as a therapist, to create a warm, supportive, understanding, and collaborative partnership with clients. My clinical expertise includes: working with high functioning adults, people struggling with serious mental illnesses, and individuals with developmental disabilities.
The stressful world in which we live often leaves us feeling overwhelmed and struggling to manage the demands placed upon us. You may experience irritable moods, anxiety, depression, or unable to find joy in things. Your relationships may be affected and you may find you are unable to be the person you once were and know you can be. It is my goal, as a therapist, to create a warm, supportive, understanding, and collaborative partnership with clients. My clinical expertise includes: working with high functioning adults, people struggling with serious mental illnesses, and individuals with developmental disabilities.
(224) 207-4309 View (224) 207-4309
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Damen Nicole Wellen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Deerfield, IL 60015
Damen enjoys working with children, adolescents, teenagers, families and adults and has practiced in case management, hospital, school and outpatient therapy settings. As a clinician, Damen is devoted to learning about her clients and helping them work towards their individual goals using professional knowledge and creativity. She is a team player and has extensive experience working with schools and advocating for IEP, 504 plans and specific resources needed to help her clients be successful in the school setting.
Damen enjoys working with children, adolescents, teenagers, families and adults and has practiced in case management, hospital, school and outpatient therapy settings. As a clinician, Damen is devoted to learning about her clients and helping them work towards their individual goals using professional knowledge and creativity. She is a team player and has extensive experience working with schools and advocating for IEP, 504 plans and specific resources needed to help her clients be successful in the school setting.
(224) 243-3971 View (224) 243-3971
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Jordyn Meyerson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Deerfield, IL 60015  (Online Only)
My ideal client is someone who doesn’t have all the answers. Let me explain, Many know the presenting problem bringing them to counseling. They can identify this is why I’m here, this is why I’m coming to you. What an ideal client of mine may not know is if someone will understand what there going through, that I will know exactly how to help, or that the I have any experience in what goes through their thoughts and how they feel at all. Maybe there’s a fear of invalidation, of being misunderstood, being rejudged. These are the buildings blocks in a therapeutic plan and healing journey!
My ideal client is someone who doesn’t have all the answers. Let me explain, Many know the presenting problem bringing them to counseling. They can identify this is why I’m here, this is why I’m coming to you. What an ideal client of mine may not know is if someone will understand what there going through, that I will know exactly how to help, or that the I have any experience in what goes through their thoughts and how they feel at all. Maybe there’s a fear of invalidation, of being misunderstood, being rejudged. These are the buildings blocks in a therapeutic plan and healing journey!
(224) 308-1489 View (224) 308-1489
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Jenna Salek
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Deerfield, IL 60015  (Online Only)
Life is stressful, but you don't need to navigate that stress alone. I work with women, teens, and young adults who are navigating life transitions or stress related to relationships, career, pregnancy, parenting, medical or health challenges, school, aging family, or adjusting to the United States after moving from another country. I help my clients learn and implement skills to cope with the anxiety or sadness that often comes during transitions and to feel confident in themselves and in moving forward in their lives. I provide all therapy virtually.
Life is stressful, but you don't need to navigate that stress alone. I work with women, teens, and young adults who are navigating life transitions or stress related to relationships, career, pregnancy, parenting, medical or health challenges, school, aging family, or adjusting to the United States after moving from another country. I help my clients learn and implement skills to cope with the anxiety or sadness that often comes during transitions and to feel confident in themselves and in moving forward in their lives. I provide all therapy virtually.
(847) 443-9474 View (847) 443-9474
Photo of Eliana Wool, Psychologist in Deerfield, IL
Eliana Wool
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Deerfield, IL 60015
Waitlist for new clients
As a licensed clinical psychologist, I understand that in the face of adversity a person’s view of self and view of the world can shift. Oftentimes that shift can lead a person to feel displaced and uncertain of how to cope. Through a supportive therapeutic partnership, I aim to empower my clients to utilize internal strengths in order to regain a sense of self and discover a source of resilience. I use a relational and warm therapeutic approach that is informed by cognitive behavioral principles.
As a licensed clinical psychologist, I understand that in the face of adversity a person’s view of self and view of the world can shift. Oftentimes that shift can lead a person to feel displaced and uncertain of how to cope. Through a supportive therapeutic partnership, I aim to empower my clients to utilize internal strengths in order to regain a sense of self and discover a source of resilience. I use a relational and warm therapeutic approach that is informed by cognitive behavioral principles.
(847) 512-8554 View (847) 512-8554
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Joanna Hakimi
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, RYT
Verified Verified
Deerfield, IL 60015
I provide a supportive, empathic, and hopeful environment. I encourage my clients to be open-minded and honest while approaching their sensitive personal challenges, guiding them in understanding why past efforts at addressing these challenges may have been ineffective. We (me and the client) then develop alternative goal-directed and client-centered solutions. I recognize that successful therapy requires collaborative goal setting. Your participation in setting goals allows for a more willing exploration of the thoughts, feelings, and experiences that guide both current and past choices. This engenders the type of change that is both true and sustainable. Lasting change rarely happens quickly, but is a process that often begins through gaining perspective on past choices. Such understanding often provides insight and wisdom for future choices, resulting in positive transformations
I provide a supportive, empathic, and hopeful environment. I encourage my clients to be open-minded and honest while approaching their sensitive personal challenges, guiding them in understanding why past efforts at addressing these challenges may have been ineffective. We (me and the client) then develop alternative goal-directed and client-centered solutions. I recognize that successful therapy requires collaborative goal setting. Your participation in setting goals allows for a more willing exploration of the thoughts, feelings, and experiences that guide both current and past choices. This engenders the type of change that is both true and sustainable. Lasting change rarely happens quickly, but is a process that often begins through gaining perspective on past choices. Such understanding often provides insight and wisdom for future choices, resulting in positive transformations
(224) 300-7784 View (224) 300-7784
Photo of Monica Vervilos, Counselor in Deerfield, IL
Monica Vervilos
Counselor, LCPC, CADC
Verified Verified
Deerfield, IL 60015
Within therapy I like to explore in depth the conflicts and problems that are impacting your everyday life. Whether it be relationship conflicts, addiction, mental health discrepancies, traumatic histories, etc., I can help you process, and problem solve through these challenging situations. All you need to do is sit back and open up; and I will facilitate the tough questions and dialogue. But do trust, that in the process, I will support and guide you towards finding the best outcomes for you.
Within therapy I like to explore in depth the conflicts and problems that are impacting your everyday life. Whether it be relationship conflicts, addiction, mental health discrepancies, traumatic histories, etc., I can help you process, and problem solve through these challenging situations. All you need to do is sit back and open up; and I will facilitate the tough questions and dialogue. But do trust, that in the process, I will support and guide you towards finding the best outcomes for you.
(708) 722-7126 View (708) 722-7126

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Deerfield, IL

200+

Average cost per session

$170

Therapists in Deerfield, IL who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
91% Depression
84% Relationship Issues
82% Self Esteem
71% Coping Skills
68% Grief
66% Stress

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

95% BlueCross and BlueShield
49% Aetna
45% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Deerfield, IL see their clients

81% In Person and Online
19% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
17% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Deerfield?

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.