Therapists in Downers Grove, IL

Photo of Marc Darlene Mezidor, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Downers Grove, IL
Marc Darlene Mezidor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MD
Verified
Downers Grove, IL 60515
We could all use encouragement to unapologetically embrace our unique journeys while simultaneously striving to evolve into healthier and more fulfilled versions of ourselves. As a therapist, I provide a client-centered approach to collaboratively design and guide the therapeutic experience. Highly driven by sincerity and humor, I strive to create a climate that is safe, supportive, and culturally inclusive for all to pursue change. Therapy will be treated as an individualized experience in an empathetic, genuine, and non-judgmental manner.
We could all use encouragement to unapologetically embrace our unique journeys while simultaneously striving to evolve into healthier and more fulfilled versions of ourselves. As a therapist, I provide a client-centered approach to collaboratively design and guide the therapeutic experience. Highly driven by sincerity and humor, I strive to create a climate that is safe, supportive, and culturally inclusive for all to pursue change. Therapy will be treated as an individualized experience in an empathetic, genuine, and non-judgmental manner.
(630) 454-6651 View (630) 454-6651
Photo of Emily Weber, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Downers Grove, IL
Emily Weber
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC
Verified
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Anxiety, depression, and other symptoms can cause you to feel alone in your journey. Life can be stressful, overwhelming and difficult at time and it takes a lot of courage and strength to take the initial steps to seek help. As a licensed social worker, I would like to welcome the opportunity to work with you in making the changes. I will provide insight,guidance, a safe environment where you can feel empowered to find clarity and self-awareness to make the needed and wanted changes.
Anxiety, depression, and other symptoms can cause you to feel alone in your journey. Life can be stressful, overwhelming and difficult at time and it takes a lot of courage and strength to take the initial steps to seek help. As a licensed social worker, I would like to welcome the opportunity to work with you in making the changes. I will provide insight,guidance, a safe environment where you can feel empowered to find clarity and self-awareness to make the needed and wanted changes.
(630) 765-5648 View (630) 765-5648
Photo of Robyn M Ashbaugh, Marriage & Family Therapist in Downers Grove, IL
Robyn M Ashbaugh
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, AMFT
Verified
Downers Grove, IL 60515
You have a right to have a passionate and fulfilling relationship. You may not be sure if it’s their fault or yours but you do know that you miss feeling that spark. You feel frustrated that your needs go unmet or that you are constantly being nagged to meet your partners. The resentment is invading every area of your life together. Communication has broken down, you’re constantly irritated and snippy. You can’t remember the last time you had fun together, let alone had great sex. You know there has to be more to life than this. You want to feel connected, energized and satisfied. You dream of being desired and wanted again.
You have a right to have a passionate and fulfilling relationship. You may not be sure if it’s their fault or yours but you do know that you miss feeling that spark. You feel frustrated that your needs go unmet or that you are constantly being nagged to meet your partners. The resentment is invading every area of your life together. Communication has broken down, you’re constantly irritated and snippy. You can’t remember the last time you had fun together, let alone had great sex. You know there has to be more to life than this. You want to feel connected, energized and satisfied. You dream of being desired and wanted again.
(219) 336-1350 View (219) 336-1350
Photo of Tracy Wheeler, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Downers Grove, IL
Tracy Wheeler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
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
Photo of Christina Figueroa, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Downers Grove, IL
Christina Figueroa
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW, CADC
Verified
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Welcome! I have a lot of energy and enthusiasm and I love working with people. My goal is to create a space where you can feel heard and supported. My style is open, friendly and allowing you to be yourself. I am passionate about helping people create goals to help them realize their full potential.
Welcome! I have a lot of energy and enthusiasm and I love working with people. My goal is to create a space where you can feel heard and supported. My style is open, friendly and allowing you to be yourself. I am passionate about helping people create goals to help them realize their full potential.
(331) 305-6024 View (331) 305-6024
Photo of Joel Tornquist, Licensed Professional Counselor in Downers Grove, IL
Joel Tornquist
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSEd, LPC, NCC
Verified
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Waitlist for new clients
Your healing and restoration are my priority. My passion is the empowerment of others within their lives. I believe the counseling relationship is sacred, and through it, individuals experience growth by gaining self-awareness regarding the strengths they hold within. It is a privilege to work alongside individuals who desire growth, along with healing and restoration within themselves. My role is to provide a safe, non-judgmental space to empower individuals as they write their own stories, tailoring my therapeutic approach to meet the unique needs of each client.
Your healing and restoration are my priority. My passion is the empowerment of others within their lives. I believe the counseling relationship is sacred, and through it, individuals experience growth by gaining self-awareness regarding the strengths they hold within. It is a privilege to work alongside individuals who desire growth, along with healing and restoration within themselves. My role is to provide a safe, non-judgmental space to empower individuals as they write their own stories, tailoring my therapeutic approach to meet the unique needs of each client.
(630) 528-1672 View (630) 528-1672
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Claudia Mellott
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified
Downers Grove, IL 60516
Emotional pain will drain you of the energy needed to enjoy life. Whether symptoms are situational or involve pervasive life-long pain, I would like to help. I believe in the resilience of the human spirit and an individual's right to make their life happier. You are hoping to see positive change in your life, which is a reasonable goal. I am a licensed, experienced therapist working with adults and adolescents. Anxiety, depression, bipolar, relationships, communication, substance abuse aftercare and life transitions are areas of expertise. Anxiety and worry are debilitating and unproductive. Depression negatively impacts your physical health .
Emotional pain will drain you of the energy needed to enjoy life. Whether symptoms are situational or involve pervasive life-long pain, I would like to help. I believe in the resilience of the human spirit and an individual's right to make their life happier. You are hoping to see positive change in your life, which is a reasonable goal. I am a licensed, experienced therapist working with adults and adolescents. Anxiety, depression, bipolar, relationships, communication, substance abuse aftercare and life transitions are areas of expertise. Anxiety and worry are debilitating and unproductive. Depression negatively impacts your physical health .
(630) 663-0793 View (630) 663-0793
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Jessica Lowery
Counselor, LCPC, MS
Verified
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Check out more about me & my practice by clicking the website link found on this page (www.livinfreetherapy.com). I'm a laid-back, real-as-it-gets kind of human. Looking to connect with other humans, and if I may be of any assistance in the cultivation of whatever changes and goodness you're seeking in your life, well that would be quite an honor!
Check out more about me & my practice by clicking the website link found on this page (www.livinfreetherapy.com). I'm a laid-back, real-as-it-gets kind of human. Looking to connect with other humans, and if I may be of any assistance in the cultivation of whatever changes and goodness you're seeking in your life, well that would be quite an honor!
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Photo of Donald Mrozek, Licensed Professional Counselor in Downers Grove, IL
Donald Mrozek
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CADC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Are you felling lonely, anxious, or depressed? Have you been in a “funk” and can’t find a way out? Do you feel uncomfortable in your own skin? You're not alone! Often, we settle for known or understood pain because the alternative seems impossible or frightening. Successful therapy results in finding the solutions within ourselves for a better, happier life. The best way to achieve this relies on the quality of the relationship between the client and the therapist. I meet my client's where they're at and talk to them like people and not "patients."
Are you felling lonely, anxious, or depressed? Have you been in a “funk” and can’t find a way out? Do you feel uncomfortable in your own skin? You're not alone! Often, we settle for known or understood pain because the alternative seems impossible or frightening. Successful therapy results in finding the solutions within ourselves for a better, happier life. The best way to achieve this relies on the quality of the relationship between the client and the therapist. I meet my client's where they're at and talk to them like people and not "patients."
(630) 300-8928 x1 View (630) 300-8928 x1
Photo of Amanda M Beedy, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Downers Grove, IL
Amanda M Beedy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Downers Grove, IL 60515
I am a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist specializing in work with children, parents and women's issues. In a safe and empathic environment, I provide trauma-information, relationship-based psychotherapy and play therapy. I completed my training in family systems practice and hold additional certifications in domestic violence and sexual assault. My approach is informed by training in normative child development and the neuropsychological effects of complex stress and I have extensive experience working with a variety of emotional and behavioral concerns.
I am a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist specializing in work with children, parents and women's issues. In a safe and empathic environment, I provide trauma-information, relationship-based psychotherapy and play therapy. I completed my training in family systems practice and hold additional certifications in domestic violence and sexual assault. My approach is informed by training in normative child development and the neuropsychological effects of complex stress and I have extensive experience working with a variety of emotional and behavioral concerns.
(773) 877-3143 View (773) 877-3143
Photo of Amber Glavor, Marriage & Family Therapist in Downers Grove, IL
Amber Glavor
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CSAT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Downers Grove, IL 60515
If you are here, you are already demonstrating the strength and willingness to improve your life and well-being. I will empower you to take the next step towards healing past wounds, let go of patterns that no longer serve you and address and improve upon relationship issues. I will support and empower you through your journey in finding growth and healing through both challenges that have been ongoing for years or more recent struggles or traumatic experiences.
If you are here, you are already demonstrating the strength and willingness to improve your life and well-being. I will empower you to take the next step towards healing past wounds, let go of patterns that no longer serve you and address and improve upon relationship issues. I will support and empower you through your journey in finding growth and healing through both challenges that have been ongoing for years or more recent struggles or traumatic experiences.
(630) 354-0226 View (630) 354-0226
Photo of Jamie Rose Liebentritt, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Downers Grove, IL
Jamie Rose Liebentritt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LIMHP, LCSW
Verified
Downers Grove, IL 60515
You're up at night thinking of all the things you should have done today. Your downtime is never really downtime because your to-do list is a mile long. Maybe you're more irritable than normal, getting frustrated at little things that didn't bother you before. Through the busyness of everyday life, you might find yourself thinking, "I'm fine" or "It's not that bad," just to keep pushing through. And, perhaps, growing up in a family where feelings were brushed under the rug make the "I'm fines" feel almost believable. The good news? You're not alone and you don't have to always feel this way.
You're up at night thinking of all the things you should have done today. Your downtime is never really downtime because your to-do list is a mile long. Maybe you're more irritable than normal, getting frustrated at little things that didn't bother you before. Through the busyness of everyday life, you might find yourself thinking, "I'm fine" or "It's not that bad," just to keep pushing through. And, perhaps, growing up in a family where feelings were brushed under the rug make the "I'm fines" feel almost believable. The good news? You're not alone and you don't have to always feel this way.
(312) 584-2047 View (312) 584-2047
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Jillian Rawl
Counselor, MA, LCPC, NCC
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
Photo of Abigail Lynch, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Downers Grove, IL
Abigail Lynch
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, LPC, MS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Downers Grove, IL 60515  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
100%Virtual appointments available for residents of IL and WI. I specialize in treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Panic Disorder, and more. The treatment approaches I utilize are: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Behavior Activation, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Exposure Response Prevention. While all of the approaches I use are empirically validated for the treatment of Anxiety disorders, I also adapt treatment to meet all clients where they are at. Your goals are my goals and it is possible to experience relief from the symptoms that are keeping you from what you value most in life.
100%Virtual appointments available for residents of IL and WI. I specialize in treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Panic Disorder, and more. The treatment approaches I utilize are: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Behavior Activation, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Exposure Response Prevention. While all of the approaches I use are empirically validated for the treatment of Anxiety disorders, I also adapt treatment to meet all clients where they are at. Your goals are my goals and it is possible to experience relief from the symptoms that are keeping you from what you value most in life.
(872) 201-3249 View (872) 201-3249
Photo of Nia J Butler, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Downers Grove, IL
Nia J Butler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Everyone could use more support these days, if you're ready to make the decision to start therapy then I am here to help. As a licensed clinical social worker, it's my passion to help you facilitate growth, healing and progress. I specialize in anxiety, depression, loss and grief, life transitions, relationship issues and chronic illness.
Everyone could use more support these days, if you're ready to make the decision to start therapy then I am here to help. As a licensed clinical social worker, it's my passion to help you facilitate growth, healing and progress. I specialize in anxiety, depression, loss and grief, life transitions, relationship issues and chronic illness.
(630) 426-3283 View (630) 426-3283
Photo of Stone Catchers Counseling, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Downers Grove, IL
Stone Catchers Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Although there are times when we feel broken, hopeless, and unsure of the future, there is hope. Stone Catchers Counseling will help you take the first step to finding meaningful change. We are not defined by our worst moment, or even by a series of hard times. Regardless of how long you have been struggling, Stone Catchers Counseling can help. Your recovery can mean atonement and redemption; but, mostly freedom. Freedom to feel joy again, to live the life you want. We tailor an exclusive approach for every client based on individual needs. We honor and respect the uniqueness of each person we treat.
Although there are times when we feel broken, hopeless, and unsure of the future, there is hope. Stone Catchers Counseling will help you take the first step to finding meaningful change. We are not defined by our worst moment, or even by a series of hard times. Regardless of how long you have been struggling, Stone Catchers Counseling can help. Your recovery can mean atonement and redemption; but, mostly freedom. Freedom to feel joy again, to live the life you want. We tailor an exclusive approach for every client based on individual needs. We honor and respect the uniqueness of each person we treat.
(630) 324-4760 View (630) 324-4760
Photo of Nicole Knebelsberger, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Downers Grove, IL
Nicole Knebelsberger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Not accepting new clients
Are you looking for a therapist for your preteen or teen? Or perhaps your a teen yourself looking for guidance. Do you or your child struggle with their emotions, friendships, perfectionism, anxiety, or a life stressor? Do you or your child have difficulty at school, appropriate social skills, or executive functioning? Well, you have come to the right place!
Are you looking for a therapist for your preteen or teen? Or perhaps your a teen yourself looking for guidance. Do you or your child struggle with their emotions, friendships, perfectionism, anxiety, or a life stressor? Do you or your child have difficulty at school, appropriate social skills, or executive functioning? Well, you have come to the right place!
(331) 214-8999 View (331) 214-8999
Photo of Downers Grove Counseling and Wellness, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Downers Grove, IL
Downers Grove Counseling and Wellness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
7 Endorsed
Downers Grove, IL 60515
As the founder of DGCW, I have dedicated myself to helping people heal, grow and thrive for almost 15 years. Through work with individuals and couples, I have learned that an interactive, client-centered and collaborative treatment approach is most effective. I provide an empathic, non-judgmental and solutions-focused experience that promotes clarity and goal-setting, encourages introspection and creates strategies to rapidly identify and overcome life's challenges.
As the founder of DGCW, I have dedicated myself to helping people heal, grow and thrive for almost 15 years. Through work with individuals and couples, I have learned that an interactive, client-centered and collaborative treatment approach is most effective. I provide an empathic, non-judgmental and solutions-focused experience that promotes clarity and goal-setting, encourages introspection and creates strategies to rapidly identify and overcome life's challenges.
(312) 757-7951 View (312) 757-7951
Photo of Monarch Wellness LLC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Downers Grove, IL
Monarch Wellness LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
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 Dana Donahue, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Downers Grove, IL
Dana Donahue
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PMH-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Downers Grove, IL 60516  (Online Only)
The journey of motherhood can stir up many unexpected feelings and challenges for women and their partners. Starting from preconception all the way to the empty nest experience, it is not uncommon to struggle with anxious thoughts, strong emotions, a lost sense of self or disconnection in our personal relationships. If you want to enjoy your pregnancy or motherhood experience, learn different ways to cope with the heavy mental load, communicate better with your partner or process feelings of loss when this journey does not go as expected, please know that you are not alone and I can help.
The journey of motherhood can stir up many unexpected feelings and challenges for women and their partners. Starting from preconception all the way to the empty nest experience, it is not uncommon to struggle with anxious thoughts, strong emotions, a lost sense of self or disconnection in our personal relationships. If you want to enjoy your pregnancy or motherhood experience, learn different ways to cope with the heavy mental load, communicate better with your partner or process feelings of loss when this journey does not go as expected, please know that you are not alone and I can help.
(331) 425-6429 View (331) 425-6429

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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
78% Relationship Issues
75% Self Esteem
67% Coping Skills
66% Trauma and PTSD
65% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

96% BlueCross and BlueShield
61% Aetna
56% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Downers Grove, IL see their clients

85% In Person and Online
15% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
15% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Downers Grove?

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.