Therapists in Downers Grove, IL

Photo of Jillian Rawl, MA, LCPC, NCC, Counselor
Jillian Rawl
Counselor, MA, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Not accepting new clients
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and National Certified Counselor. I understand that coming to counseling is not always easy. I am here to help you through whatever challenges you face with an open mind, without judgment, and attentive listening. Counseling is most effective when you feel comfortable with the therapist you choose . I will do my best to make you feel as comfortable as possible and build a trusting and safe therapeutic relationship with you so I can best help you achieve your goals. I have a strength-based approach and work from a cognitive behavioral orientation, using skills of CBT and DBT.
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and National Certified Counselor. I understand that coming to counseling is not always easy. I am here to help you through whatever challenges you face with an open mind, without judgment, and attentive listening. Counseling is most effective when you feel comfortable with the therapist you choose . I will do my best to make you feel as comfortable as possible and build a trusting and safe therapeutic relationship with you so I can best help you achieve your goals. I have a strength-based approach and work from a cognitive behavioral orientation, using skills of CBT and DBT.
(630) 405-6619 View (630) 405-6619
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Olivia O'Hare
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SAP, CCTP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Downers Grove, IL 60515
When we begin working together, we will develop a therapeutic relationship focused on collaboration and understanding to reach your goals for counseling. I generally use cognitive behavioral strategies such as thought reframing, challenging perceptions, healthy communication and boundaries, self-awareness, and forming healthy relationships with ourselves and others. Therapy is a difficult yet rewarding process and my goal is to be there for you to listen, support, validate, and offer guidance and tools for you to live happy and authentically.
When we begin working together, we will develop a therapeutic relationship focused on collaboration and understanding to reach your goals for counseling. I generally use cognitive behavioral strategies such as thought reframing, challenging perceptions, healthy communication and boundaries, self-awareness, and forming healthy relationships with ourselves and others. Therapy is a difficult yet rewarding process and my goal is to be there for you to listen, support, validate, and offer guidance and tools for you to live happy and authentically.
(630) 225-9261 View (630) 225-9261
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Monarch Wellness LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downers Grove, IL 60516
Often, there are mental health complications that arise during major life transitions such as relationship and career changes, marriage, divorce, pregnancy and birth. I enjoy working with people during these difficult and stressful periods. I believe in creating a safe and comfortable space for clients as they confront challenges in life. I am a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Illinois and earned a Master's degree in Social Work at the University of Chicago. I have worked in a variety of mental health organizations and have completed advanced certification and training in perinatal mood disorders.
Often, there are mental health complications that arise during major life transitions such as relationship and career changes, marriage, divorce, pregnancy and birth. I enjoy working with people during these difficult and stressful periods. I believe in creating a safe and comfortable space for clients as they confront challenges in life. I am a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Illinois and earned a Master's degree in Social Work at the University of Chicago. I have worked in a variety of mental health organizations and have completed advanced certification and training in perinatal mood disorders.
(773) 839-3282 View (773) 839-3282
Photo of Jessica Conte, LPC, MA, NCC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Jessica Conte
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA, NCC
Verified Verified
Downers Grove, IL 60515
You matter, and so does your story. With empathy and compassion, I will listen and help guide you through your past and present experiences while providing a safe, trustworthy, and warm environment. My approach is integrated to fit your needs and what you are comfortableble with. No matter what life experiences you have endured or are currently struggling with (relationship issues, trauma, grief, emotional distress, life transitions), I will provide space for you to heal and strengthen so you can become empowered to take charge of your own life.
You matter, and so does your story. With empathy and compassion, I will listen and help guide you through your past and present experiences while providing a safe, trustworthy, and warm environment. My approach is integrated to fit your needs and what you are comfortableble with. No matter what life experiences you have endured or are currently struggling with (relationship issues, trauma, grief, emotional distress, life transitions), I will provide space for you to heal and strengthen so you can become empowered to take charge of your own life.
(708) 590-4559 View (708) 590-4559
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Helene A Jacques
Counselor, MS, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Downers Grove, IL 60516  (Online Only)
Helene Jacques is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor who has been in practice since 2000. She sees adolescents and adults for individual and family therapy. Helene has extensive experience working with clients dealing with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, adoption concerns, relationship problems, stress management, medical and health concerns, and post-abortion issues. Helene was trained in an eclectic model of therapy and relies on this knowledge base to select effective treatment approaches for each client or family.
Helene Jacques is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor who has been in practice since 2000. She sees adolescents and adults for individual and family therapy. Helene has extensive experience working with clients dealing with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, adoption concerns, relationship problems, stress management, medical and health concerns, and post-abortion issues. Helene was trained in an eclectic model of therapy and relies on this knowledge base to select effective treatment approaches for each client or family.
(630) 599-8674 View (630) 599-8674
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Kristina Francia
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Downers Grove, IL 60515  (Online Only)
Embark on a journey towards empowerment today. Together, let's explore the issues we face as women while boosting confidence and tackling workplace challenges head-on. Moms, you're invited to navigate the chaos, embracing the next chapter of your story. Whether it's building confidence or addressing specific concerns, this journey is tailored to each individual client. Let's create a supportive space where empowerment meets solidarity, where every step forward is celebrated. Your path to confidence begins here, where purpose guides our adventure.
Embark on a journey towards empowerment today. Together, let's explore the issues we face as women while boosting confidence and tackling workplace challenges head-on. Moms, you're invited to navigate the chaos, embracing the next chapter of your story. Whether it's building confidence or addressing specific concerns, this journey is tailored to each individual client. Let's create a supportive space where empowerment meets solidarity, where every step forward is celebrated. Your path to confidence begins here, where purpose guides our adventure.
(779) 237-2129 View (779) 237-2129
Photo of Hilary Gilway, MEd, LCPC, Counselor
Hilary Gilway
Counselor, MEd, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downers Grove, IL 60515
You knew that becoming a mother was going to be challenging. After all, sleep deprivation, diapers, and midnight feedings are bound to take a toll on anyone. But...you didn't quite expect to feel so 'out of sorts', emotionally. You didn't know that pregnancy and motherhood could come with constant worrying (what if I drop the baby when I'm going down the stairs? What if she gets sick? What if I'm just not cut out for this?), periods of feeling super low/depressed, and feeling totally overwhelmed by the mental load of it all. You wish things felt a little easier, and that you were confident in your ability to manage this new season.
You knew that becoming a mother was going to be challenging. After all, sleep deprivation, diapers, and midnight feedings are bound to take a toll on anyone. But...you didn't quite expect to feel so 'out of sorts', emotionally. You didn't know that pregnancy and motherhood could come with constant worrying (what if I drop the baby when I'm going down the stairs? What if she gets sick? What if I'm just not cut out for this?), periods of feeling super low/depressed, and feeling totally overwhelmed by the mental load of it all. You wish things felt a little easier, and that you were confident in your ability to manage this new season.
(708) 290-7077 View (708) 290-7077
Photo of LaQuita M Clayton, MSW, LSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
LaQuita M Clayton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Not accepting new clients
We live in a world today where we are faced with chaos, stress, and difficulties that may often leave us feeling defeated, broken, unheard, and even confused about the direction we are heading in life. My goal is to provide a safe space where you are comfortable sharing your innermost thoughts and feelings while empowering you to overcome the obstacles you may be facing. My approach is to first provide a peaceful and stress-free environment while using my skills to help you navigate and find solutions for your thoughts, challenges, and emotions that you may be experiencing.
We live in a world today where we are faced with chaos, stress, and difficulties that may often leave us feeling defeated, broken, unheard, and even confused about the direction we are heading in life. My goal is to provide a safe space where you are comfortable sharing your innermost thoughts and feelings while empowering you to overcome the obstacles you may be facing. My approach is to first provide a peaceful and stress-free environment while using my skills to help you navigate and find solutions for your thoughts, challenges, and emotions that you may be experiencing.
(630) 528-1245 View (630) 528-1245
Photo of Monique Johnson, LCPC, NCC, RPT
Monique Johnson
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, NCC, RPT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Welcome! I provide in person and telehealth therapy services to children, adolescents, young adults, and families that experience deep pain. I have experience working with a number of issues including: anxiety, depression, anger management, stress, life transitions, trauma, family conflict, self-esteem, identity, and more. I help my clients grow to be able to live a healthy life and be the best version of themselves! Although I work with all racial and ethnic backgrounds, I am particularly passionate about educating and removing the stigma of mental health and therapy in communities of color.
Welcome! I provide in person and telehealth therapy services to children, adolescents, young adults, and families that experience deep pain. I have experience working with a number of issues including: anxiety, depression, anger management, stress, life transitions, trauma, family conflict, self-esteem, identity, and more. I help my clients grow to be able to live a healthy life and be the best version of themselves! Although I work with all racial and ethnic backgrounds, I am particularly passionate about educating and removing the stigma of mental health and therapy in communities of color.
(630) 503-6101 View (630) 503-6101
Photo of Gabrielle T. Abogado, LCPC, NCC, Counselor
Gabrielle T. Abogado
Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Not accepting new clients
I am here to support and promote mental health and healing the whole you by providing psychotherapy to you in a collaborative and therapeutic environment. When you are experiencing mental or emotional distress or personal difficulties I am here to help you overcome those challenges. As we build a strong therapeutic relationship I will help you learn how to manage and cope with emotional distress, trauma/PTSD, managing anxiety, anger management, self-image, depression, stress, LGBTQ+ issues, relationship problems, parenting issues, addiction, life changes, eating disorders, and/or crisis management.
I am here to support and promote mental health and healing the whole you by providing psychotherapy to you in a collaborative and therapeutic environment. When you are experiencing mental or emotional distress or personal difficulties I am here to help you overcome those challenges. As we build a strong therapeutic relationship I will help you learn how to manage and cope with emotional distress, trauma/PTSD, managing anxiety, anger management, self-image, depression, stress, LGBTQ+ issues, relationship problems, parenting issues, addiction, life changes, eating disorders, and/or crisis management.
(630) 556-8546 View (630) 556-8546
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Donna J Dhein
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Downers Grove, IL 60515  (Online Only)
Coping with life's challenges can be difficult. Working with someone who is compassionate and knowledgeable can help to navigate unfamiliar territory. I help clients to draw on their own resources in achieving their goals and assist clients in developing their full potential. 20+ years in working with couples has provided the needed background in helping couples learn new ways of communicating with and relating to each other. Certified in EMDR, I also bring expertise to those who have undergone trauma, abuse or neglect, reprocessing negative beliefs and distressing emotions.
Coping with life's challenges can be difficult. Working with someone who is compassionate and knowledgeable can help to navigate unfamiliar territory. I help clients to draw on their own resources in achieving their goals and assist clients in developing their full potential. 20+ years in working with couples has provided the needed background in helping couples learn new ways of communicating with and relating to each other. Certified in EMDR, I also bring expertise to those who have undergone trauma, abuse or neglect, reprocessing negative beliefs and distressing emotions.
(630) 743-6121 View (630) 743-6121
Photo of Nancy Leon, LSW, MSW, CCATP, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Nancy Leon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW, MSW, CCATP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Mi objetivo es ayudar a cada cliente a fomentar las habilidades de afrontamiento necesarias para ayudarle en su desafíos actuales. He recibido capacitación adicional en intervención en crisis, agresión sexual y soy una profesional certificada informada sobre la ansiedad. También tengo experiencia trabajando con niños neurodivergentes, depresión, ansiedad, ideación suicida, trastornos de adaptación y trastorno de estrés postraumático.
Mi objetivo es ayudar a cada cliente a fomentar las habilidades de afrontamiento necesarias para ayudarle en su desafíos actuales. He recibido capacitación adicional en intervención en crisis, agresión sexual y soy una profesional certificada informada sobre la ansiedad. También tengo experiencia trabajando con niños neurodivergentes, depresión, ansiedad, ideación suicida, trastornos de adaptación y trastorno de estrés postraumático.
(630) 576-9164 View (630) 576-9164
Photo of Dale Faber, PhD, M-Div, Psychologist
Dale Faber
Psychologist, PhD, M-Div
Verified Verified
Downers Grove, IL 60515  (Online Only)
I treat a broad range of issues among children through adults. I believe it is important to match a treatment approach with each individual's goals, personality, learning style, available supports, and core values. I also have a broad-based understanding of spirituality and contemplative approaches and am comfortable with integrating this into treatment when clients would like and as appropriate.
I treat a broad range of issues among children through adults. I believe it is important to match a treatment approach with each individual's goals, personality, learning style, available supports, and core values. I also have a broad-based understanding of spirituality and contemplative approaches and am comfortable with integrating this into treatment when clients would like and as appropriate.
(331) 214-7495 View (331) 214-7495
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Michele Albert
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Michele enjoys working with individuals, couples, and families of all ages and backgrounds to help clients with anxiety, trauma, spiritual issues, depression, life transitions and relationship issues. She works to provide a safe space for clients to work through their difficulties and pain while not feeling alone. A warm, encouraging, and nonjudgmental therapeutic relationship is essential for growth and healing to take place.
Michele enjoys working with individuals, couples, and families of all ages and backgrounds to help clients with anxiety, trauma, spiritual issues, depression, life transitions and relationship issues. She works to provide a safe space for clients to work through their difficulties and pain while not feeling alone. A warm, encouraging, and nonjudgmental therapeutic relationship is essential for growth and healing to take place.
(630) 394-8691 x4 View (630) 394-8691 x4
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Kate Nemchausky
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, PMH-C
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Downers Grove, IL 60515
A therapist allows you the space to safely speak your truth, explore your identity and what that means to you, and learn how to approach life with that knowledge. You might be going through life transitions and adjustments such as changes in relationships, living situations, or career. You might be a mother trying to navigate through your new or continuing role, experiencing postpartum depression and anxiety, or trying to recover from loss. You might want to heal wounds left from past traumas and gain insight into how you can move forward. Together we can embark on a journey of healing, knowledge, and self-discovery.
A therapist allows you the space to safely speak your truth, explore your identity and what that means to you, and learn how to approach life with that knowledge. You might be going through life transitions and adjustments such as changes in relationships, living situations, or career. You might be a mother trying to navigate through your new or continuing role, experiencing postpartum depression and anxiety, or trying to recover from loss. You might want to heal wounds left from past traumas and gain insight into how you can move forward. Together we can embark on a journey of healing, knowledge, and self-discovery.
(630) 541-9666 View (630) 541-9666
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Consulting Psychological Services, PC
Psychologist, PhD, CADC, NLP
Verified Verified
Downers Grove, IL 60516
Valuing client uniqueness means utilizing advanced, empathic interventions for self-acceptance in working through anxiety, panic, depression, trauma and attaining emotional regulation. Rebalancing distorted beliefs assist clients' relief of anger, guilt, shame, self-sabotage. Differentiation & specifically designed working-through processes reflect maximizing unique client traits! Each client is identified as unique in their needs with subjective emotional experiences and cognitive structures requiring specific, individualized treatment plans and strategic interventions. These are tailored to facilitate optimum therapeutic progress.
Valuing client uniqueness means utilizing advanced, empathic interventions for self-acceptance in working through anxiety, panic, depression, trauma and attaining emotional regulation. Rebalancing distorted beliefs assist clients' relief of anger, guilt, shame, self-sabotage. Differentiation & specifically designed working-through processes reflect maximizing unique client traits! Each client is identified as unique in their needs with subjective emotional experiences and cognitive structures requiring specific, individualized treatment plans and strategic interventions. These are tailored to facilitate optimum therapeutic progress.
(872) 205-3810 View (872) 205-3810
Photo of Tracy Wheeler, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Tracy Wheeler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Sometimes life takes you in a direction that you did not anticipate. You may feel confused, lost, sad, disappointed and/or anxious about what the future holds for you. I specialize in helping individuals and couples dealing with marriage/relationship difficulties, divorce, (including contemplating divorce, going through the divorce process, moving on from divorce, or blending a family). I also aim to help those who are experiencing significant life changes such as becoming a new mom or the loss of a parent. All of these life events can evoke emotions that we may not be able to understand and often times become overwhelming.
Sometimes life takes you in a direction that you did not anticipate. You may feel confused, lost, sad, disappointed and/or anxious about what the future holds for you. I specialize in helping individuals and couples dealing with marriage/relationship difficulties, divorce, (including contemplating divorce, going through the divorce process, moving on from divorce, or blending a family). I also aim to help those who are experiencing significant life changes such as becoming a new mom or the loss of a parent. All of these life events can evoke emotions that we may not be able to understand and often times become overwhelming.
(630) 349-5967 View (630) 349-5967
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Gale C Vance
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Downers Grove, IL 60515
I welcome you to my practice site. If you are here at this site I make the assumption that you are secure enough to know that you deserve to feel better and have good relationships. With a comfortable match up of therapist and client, both of us work towards understanding the challenges you face, getting some clarity about what can be changed, and learning how to take action. Getting comfortable involves feeling listened to and understood by me and developing trust that I will be knowledgeable about your subject and I will be supportive and non judgmental in this therapeutic relationship.
I welcome you to my practice site. If you are here at this site I make the assumption that you are secure enough to know that you deserve to feel better and have good relationships. With a comfortable match up of therapist and client, both of us work towards understanding the challenges you face, getting some clarity about what can be changed, and learning how to take action. Getting comfortable involves feeling listened to and understood by me and developing trust that I will be knowledgeable about your subject and I will be supportive and non judgmental in this therapeutic relationship.
(630) 672-0345 View (630) 672-0345
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Mallory Jones
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Mallory Jones specializes in working with adolescents, young adults, and athletes, including: anxiety and mood disorders, relationship difficulties, LGBTQ+ concerns, athletic performance struggles, body image, identity struggles, and life transitions. She gained mental performance consulting experience working with youth and college athletes on struggles including attentional focus, energy management, anxiety, self-confidence, leadership development, and the mental impacts of the injury.
Mallory Jones specializes in working with adolescents, young adults, and athletes, including: anxiety and mood disorders, relationship difficulties, LGBTQ+ concerns, athletic performance struggles, body image, identity struggles, and life transitions. She gained mental performance consulting experience working with youth and college athletes on struggles including attentional focus, energy management, anxiety, self-confidence, leadership development, and the mental impacts of the injury.
(630) 538-7939 View (630) 538-7939
Photo of Ana Warkocki, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Ana Warkocki
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downers Grove, IL 60515
I primarily work with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, career exploration and life transitions.
I primarily work with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, career exploration and life transitions.
(331) 259-8459 View (331) 259-8459

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Number of Therapists in Downers Grove, IL

300+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Downers Grove, IL who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
89% Depression
80% Relationship Issues
75% Self Esteem
67% Trauma and PTSD
67% Life Transitions
66% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

96% BlueCross and BlueShield
65% Aetna
57% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Downers Grove, IL see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
14% Male
1% Non-Binary
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How can I find a therapist in Downers Grove?

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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.