Therapists in Evanston, IL

Photo of Matthew Lessack, LCPC, LMHC, Counselor
Matthew Lessack
Counselor, LCPC, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Evanston, IL 60201  (Online Only)
Are you feeling lost or stuck? Do you talk down to yourself or question your abilities? Do your experiences of the past or present make life harder? You and I will work together to understand how learning to cultivate awareness and tenderness in your life can guide you to a path of growth, healing, and exploration. We will focus on identifying and moving toward what really matters to you in life and understand how to spend less time with what has not worked for you. There are many ways of doing psychotherapy but we will come together to tailor an approach to improve your quality of life.
Are you feeling lost or stuck? Do you talk down to yourself or question your abilities? Do your experiences of the past or present make life harder? You and I will work together to understand how learning to cultivate awareness and tenderness in your life can guide you to a path of growth, healing, and exploration. We will focus on identifying and moving toward what really matters to you in life and understand how to spend less time with what has not worked for you. There are many ways of doing psychotherapy but we will come together to tailor an approach to improve your quality of life.
(224) 328-2875 View (224) 328-2875
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Jalesa Boyd
Pre-Licensed Professional, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Evanston, IL 60201
As a couples and family therapist I aim to help people navigate relationships and work together to create the connections they desire. I strive to create a safe and warm environment that promotes honesty and empathy for all.
As a couples and family therapist I aim to help people navigate relationships and work together to create the connections they desire. I strive to create a safe and warm environment that promotes honesty and empathy for all.
(847) 278-4469 x144 View (847) 278-4469 x144
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Paige Crawford
Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
Space in which someone begins to let go of the person they think they should be in order to become who they truly are is sacred space. It can also be a very hard space, and one that can be difficult to navigate alone. This is where I come in. I believe you are the expert when it comes to your life, and that you have everything you need to live your best life. What is perceived as brokenness is often just disconnection with ourselves and with others. My expertise is deep listening coupled with insight that helps you first to connect with your genuine self, and then to make authentic, lasting, and meaningful connections with others.
Space in which someone begins to let go of the person they think they should be in order to become who they truly are is sacred space. It can also be a very hard space, and one that can be difficult to navigate alone. This is where I come in. I believe you are the expert when it comes to your life, and that you have everything you need to live your best life. What is perceived as brokenness is often just disconnection with ourselves and with others. My expertise is deep listening coupled with insight that helps you first to connect with your genuine self, and then to make authentic, lasting, and meaningful connections with others.
(224) 204-0474 View (224) 204-0474
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Lynn Denton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
As we navigate our often-complex world, there are times when talking with a professional can make a significant positive difference. I work with children, adolescents and adults on issues that may be interfering with success at home, school, jobs or relationships in general. I provide a welcoming and supportive environment, in which trusting relationships develop. In addition to talk therapy and a variety of approaches, I also do experiential work including art, piano and being out in nature - whatever might resonate with individuals. This is about making the process work for you.
As we navigate our often-complex world, there are times when talking with a professional can make a significant positive difference. I work with children, adolescents and adults on issues that may be interfering with success at home, school, jobs or relationships in general. I provide a welcoming and supportive environment, in which trusting relationships develop. In addition to talk therapy and a variety of approaches, I also do experiential work including art, piano and being out in nature - whatever might resonate with individuals. This is about making the process work for you.
(847) 550-3943 View (847) 550-3943
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Amy Bash
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Evanston, IL 60202  (Online Only)
My practice incorporates an integrative approach to health and wellness for people who are anxious, overwhelmed, and feeling stuck. With over 25 years of experience as a psychotherapist and life coach, I help clients uncover the root cause of their pain so they can regain their energy, be productive, and have joy in their life. Together, we can release limiting beliefs that are holding you back from achieving your goals. I offer a free 15-minute consultation to explore treatment options.
My practice incorporates an integrative approach to health and wellness for people who are anxious, overwhelmed, and feeling stuck. With over 25 years of experience as a psychotherapist and life coach, I help clients uncover the root cause of their pain so they can regain their energy, be productive, and have joy in their life. Together, we can release limiting beliefs that are holding you back from achieving your goals. I offer a free 15-minute consultation to explore treatment options.
(847) 807-4832 View (847) 807-4832
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Susan Lieber
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Evanston, IL 60201
Life is never static and coping can become difficult when changes occur. These challenges can cause one to feel stuck. I believe that help in sorting things out can be beneficial, allowing one to gain understanding, self awareness,and the ability to feel better. Working with a non-critical therapist can help you grow and deal with life's challenges. I offer a safe and trusting environment where we can work to reduce negative feelings, fears,anxieties, doubts and frustrations. Together our focus is to help you move toward finding more satisfaction and contentment in your life.
Life is never static and coping can become difficult when changes occur. These challenges can cause one to feel stuck. I believe that help in sorting things out can be beneficial, allowing one to gain understanding, self awareness,and the ability to feel better. Working with a non-critical therapist can help you grow and deal with life's challenges. I offer a safe and trusting environment where we can work to reduce negative feelings, fears,anxieties, doubts and frustrations. Together our focus is to help you move toward finding more satisfaction and contentment in your life.
(847) 920-7215 View (847) 920-7215
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Zakiya Harris
Licensed Social Worker, MA, LSW
Verified Verified
Evanston, IL 60201  (Online Only)
If you're feeling like you need a new beginning, are looking to grow, and want to take initiative in your treatment, I am the therapist for you. You don't have to have all of the answers because figuring out the difficult parts will be what we do together. As long as you come into therapy open to the process and willing to try new things, we can work towards the change that you want to see for yourself and/or your relationships. This could look like gaining new coping skills to use throughout your daily life, healing from past traumas, and achieving deeper levels of self-awareness, self-compassion, and positive self-esteem.
If you're feeling like you need a new beginning, are looking to grow, and want to take initiative in your treatment, I am the therapist for you. You don't have to have all of the answers because figuring out the difficult parts will be what we do together. As long as you come into therapy open to the process and willing to try new things, we can work towards the change that you want to see for yourself and/or your relationships. This could look like gaining new coping skills to use throughout your daily life, healing from past traumas, and achieving deeper levels of self-awareness, self-compassion, and positive self-esteem.
(872) 206-9719 x105 View (872) 206-9719 x105
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Emily Garmisa
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC, CADC
Verified Verified
Evanston, IL 60202  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I can be described as a compassionate and reassuring clinician, who uses empathy and humor in my work with clients. I am authentic, creative, and my stance as a feminist, a queer person, and an artist all support my empowering and integrative approach. My mission as a clinician is to offer accessible trauma-informed therapy to marginalized communities, especially LGBTQIA+ and chronically ill populations. I am currently seeing individuals and relationships via telehealth.
I can be described as a compassionate and reassuring clinician, who uses empathy and humor in my work with clients. I am authentic, creative, and my stance as a feminist, a queer person, and an artist all support my empowering and integrative approach. My mission as a clinician is to offer accessible trauma-informed therapy to marginalized communities, especially LGBTQIA+ and chronically ill populations. I am currently seeing individuals and relationships via telehealth.
(224) 970-2754 View (224) 970-2754
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Leah Nuetzel Happ
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AM, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Evanston, IL 60201
Self-exploration can be an intimidating task. I have the honor of accompanying my clients on such journeys, and collaborate with clients to develop a fuller understanding of themselves. I provide an honest, respectful and non-judgmental space for such reflection, in which we can sort through the elements of life that are difficult, whether that is a result of anxiety, depression, trauma, questions of gender or sexuality, grief, body issues, life transitions, illness or other difficulties. Through such work, I hope to foster authentic growth, change and lasting relief for my clients.
Self-exploration can be an intimidating task. I have the honor of accompanying my clients on such journeys, and collaborate with clients to develop a fuller understanding of themselves. I provide an honest, respectful and non-judgmental space for such reflection, in which we can sort through the elements of life that are difficult, whether that is a result of anxiety, depression, trauma, questions of gender or sexuality, grief, body issues, life transitions, illness or other difficulties. Through such work, I hope to foster authentic growth, change and lasting relief for my clients.
(773) 825-3050 View (773) 825-3050
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Marilynn McManus, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
Therapy is a significant step towards discovering your true self and to understand the issues that shape and block you from leading a more authentic fulfilling life. Through the context of a trusting relationship I will work with you to uncover your goals. Symptoms are messages of blockage and unbalance our way of trying to cope. Understanding the message behind the symptoms and getting past them is part of the work and require a gentle challenging partnership. I focus on attachment history, values and experiences that have shaped who you are. I work with adults of all ages and diagnosis's.
Therapy is a significant step towards discovering your true self and to understand the issues that shape and block you from leading a more authentic fulfilling life. Through the context of a trusting relationship I will work with you to uncover your goals. Symptoms are messages of blockage and unbalance our way of trying to cope. Understanding the message behind the symptoms and getting past them is part of the work and require a gentle challenging partnership. I focus on attachment history, values and experiences that have shaped who you are. I work with adults of all ages and diagnosis's.
(312) 313-7297 View (312) 313-7297
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Kevin Lanham
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor , MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
Waitlist for new clients
I believe that relationships are fundamental to a person's health and happiness. Whether romantic, interpersonal, peer, parent-child, or work relationships I have found that the issues people bring to therapy stem from difficulties in connecting. Furthermore, I believe that a safe, open, and honest relationship in therapy is the key to personal mental health and creating healthy relationship's in one's life. I do interpersonal therapy with individuals, couples, and groups. In particular, I enjoy connecting with young men starting their careers, gamers, and adolescent boys.
I believe that relationships are fundamental to a person's health and happiness. Whether romantic, interpersonal, peer, parent-child, or work relationships I have found that the issues people bring to therapy stem from difficulties in connecting. Furthermore, I believe that a safe, open, and honest relationship in therapy is the key to personal mental health and creating healthy relationship's in one's life. I do interpersonal therapy with individuals, couples, and groups. In particular, I enjoy connecting with young men starting their careers, gamers, and adolescent boys.
(847) 380-3847 x8 View (847) 380-3847 x8
Photo of Amy Derringer Chandler, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Amy Derringer Chandler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
I am a relational psychotherapist specializing in the areas of trauma, childhood abuse and neglect, grief, loss, depression, anxiety, and relationship challenges. I believe in the ways authentic connection, reflective insight, social justice, and empathic accountability for self and others can be transformative. Acknowledging historical and systemic oppression, I help individuals to gain insight around the ways communities, contexts and relationships injure, support and/or sustain them. My work is about helping individuals cope more effectively, affirm their identities, sustain healthy relationships, and cultivate life meaning.
I am a relational psychotherapist specializing in the areas of trauma, childhood abuse and neglect, grief, loss, depression, anxiety, and relationship challenges. I believe in the ways authentic connection, reflective insight, social justice, and empathic accountability for self and others can be transformative. Acknowledging historical and systemic oppression, I help individuals to gain insight around the ways communities, contexts and relationships injure, support and/or sustain them. My work is about helping individuals cope more effectively, affirm their identities, sustain healthy relationships, and cultivate life meaning.
(847) 475-7003 x30 View (847) 475-7003 x30
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Brittany Findlan-Sawant
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPC, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Evanston, IL 60201
Have you found yourself struggling with your relationship with your body and food? Do you find yourself feeling overwhelmed by anxiety, sadness, self-doubt, or struggling to heal from painful past experiences? Perhaps you even desire more connection with others in your life, but find it difficult to show your authentic self out of fear that you may not be “enough.” If so, know that your experiences matter and that it is possible to live a life that feels meaningful to you. As human beings we all need support and guidance in our lives and deserve a sense of peace. Therapy can be a remarkable way to heal and live more authentically.
Have you found yourself struggling with your relationship with your body and food? Do you find yourself feeling overwhelmed by anxiety, sadness, self-doubt, or struggling to heal from painful past experiences? Perhaps you even desire more connection with others in your life, but find it difficult to show your authentic self out of fear that you may not be “enough.” If so, know that your experiences matter and that it is possible to live a life that feels meaningful to you. As human beings we all need support and guidance in our lives and deserve a sense of peace. Therapy can be a remarkable way to heal and live more authentically.
(847) 261-8091 View (847) 261-8091
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Mark Vaughan - Sex Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
The decision to seek therapy is positive and courageous. It is important to find the right therapist to help you with your problems, to make it possible to feel capable and resilient. If you're someone for whom anxiety, depression or other issues seem to get in the way of enjoying life, we can work together so you can create a fulfilling life of your choice. For couples trying to rediscover that spark in your relationship, together you can move past hurts to forge the relationship you want. If you are struggling with not knowing your life path or career, we can focus on your inherent strengths and personality to develop your vision.
The decision to seek therapy is positive and courageous. It is important to find the right therapist to help you with your problems, to make it possible to feel capable and resilient. If you're someone for whom anxiety, depression or other issues seem to get in the way of enjoying life, we can work together so you can create a fulfilling life of your choice. For couples trying to rediscover that spark in your relationship, together you can move past hurts to forge the relationship you want. If you are struggling with not knowing your life path or career, we can focus on your inherent strengths and personality to develop your vision.
(312) 487-4993 View (312) 487-4993
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Dr. Hailey Freeberg
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
I work from an integrative approach with my clients to ensure they remain the leader of their therapy experience and receive treatment specialized to their needs and goals. I approach my clients within a systems lens, exploring all the connections one has in their life, as well as integrate feminist and interpersonal approaches that put the client’s unique experiences into focus. I am an advocate and value creating a safe space for all on the LGBTQIA+ spectrum.
I work from an integrative approach with my clients to ensure they remain the leader of their therapy experience and receive treatment specialized to their needs and goals. I approach my clients within a systems lens, exploring all the connections one has in their life, as well as integrate feminist and interpersonal approaches that put the client’s unique experiences into focus. I am an advocate and value creating a safe space for all on the LGBTQIA+ spectrum.
(847) 472-0214 View (847) 472-0214
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Kaitlyn Whitebread
LCPC
Verified Verified
Evanston, IL 60202  (Online Only)
Life’s most difficult experiences can provide seeds for change. On our own, it can be challenging to see their potential. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor working with individuals. I aim to create a non-judgmental and authentic space for exploration and growth. I often work with young adults, clients in the midst life transitions, those experiencing symptoms of depression and/or anxiety, clients in recovery from addictions, and those experiencing the impacts of trauma.
Life’s most difficult experiences can provide seeds for change. On our own, it can be challenging to see their potential. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor working with individuals. I aim to create a non-judgmental and authentic space for exploration and growth. I often work with young adults, clients in the midst life transitions, those experiencing symptoms of depression and/or anxiety, clients in recovery from addictions, and those experiencing the impacts of trauma.
(224) 293-6508 View (224) 293-6508
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Don Tinsley
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
Are you feeling overwhelmed or having trouble focusing? In a life transition? Ready to embrace positive changes in your life? You're not alone. I’m here to support, empower and guide you as you navigate life's traumas, anxiety, and educational and career concerns. As a Clinical Mental Health Counsellor with a Master’s from Northwestern University, I've worked with diverse people, helping them overcome obstacles and transform their lives. Together, we'll explore to understand your thought and behavioral patterns, develop coping skills, and tap into inherent strengths so you can heal and create a life you love, step-by-step.
Are you feeling overwhelmed or having trouble focusing? In a life transition? Ready to embrace positive changes in your life? You're not alone. I’m here to support, empower and guide you as you navigate life's traumas, anxiety, and educational and career concerns. As a Clinical Mental Health Counsellor with a Master’s from Northwestern University, I've worked with diverse people, helping them overcome obstacles and transform their lives. Together, we'll explore to understand your thought and behavioral patterns, develop coping skills, and tap into inherent strengths so you can heal and create a life you love, step-by-step.
(847) 750-4382 View (847) 750-4382
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William Andrew McMullan
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Evanston, IL 60201
In the same way that lifes difficulties can hold us back, I think they can also teach us to grow. I see counseling as a cooperative space that serves to help you strive towards becoming the best version of yourself. Within session, I focus on creating a safe environment where you feel comfortable exploring your identity and working through inner struggles. At the core of the therapeutic process, I think deep connection matters and I strive to see each client as the unique individual they are. I value you for who you are and believe that your understanding of yourself is inextricably linked to your success.
In the same way that lifes difficulties can hold us back, I think they can also teach us to grow. I see counseling as a cooperative space that serves to help you strive towards becoming the best version of yourself. Within session, I focus on creating a safe environment where you feel comfortable exploring your identity and working through inner struggles. At the core of the therapeutic process, I think deep connection matters and I strive to see each client as the unique individual they are. I value you for who you are and believe that your understanding of yourself is inextricably linked to your success.
(224) 442-9576 View (224) 442-9576
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Ross Jacob
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Evanston, IL 60201
Waitlist for new clients
My belief is that the best therapeutic relationships are collaborative journeys. I am a sensitive and passionate social worker devoted to supporting you through the challenges and obstacles that life often throws your way. My history working as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker treating persons who experience difficult change, trauma, serious mental illnesses, or life altering events, has led me to employ a wide array of techniques to process pain, and move past discomfort.
My belief is that the best therapeutic relationships are collaborative journeys. I am a sensitive and passionate social worker devoted to supporting you through the challenges and obstacles that life often throws your way. My history working as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker treating persons who experience difficult change, trauma, serious mental illnesses, or life altering events, has led me to employ a wide array of techniques to process pain, and move past discomfort.
(312) 313-2724 View (312) 313-2724
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Mindi Dewey-Rosburg
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Evanston, IL 60201
Are you looking to make changes in your life? Are you looking for a partner to help navigate relationship struggles, manage symptoms, or just to listen to the challenges you're going through? It would be an honor to partner with you on this journey, whatever the reason that brings you in. Each person is worthy of a space to feel seen and engage in a meaningful therapy experience.
Are you looking to make changes in your life? Are you looking for a partner to help navigate relationship struggles, manage symptoms, or just to listen to the challenges you're going through? It would be an honor to partner with you on this journey, whatever the reason that brings you in. Each person is worthy of a space to feel seen and engage in a meaningful therapy experience.
(773) 207-4437 View (773) 207-4437
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Number of Therapists in Evanston, IL

900+

Average cost per session

$160

Therapists in Evanston, IL who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
89% Depression
85% Relationship Issues
78% Self Esteem
68% Trauma and PTSD
66% Grief
65% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

95% BlueCross and BlueShield
58% Aetna
43% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Evanston, IL see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
20% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Evanston?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.