Therapists in Glen Ellyn, IL

Photo of Misha Mahadevia, Licensed Professional Counselor in Glen Ellyn, IL
Misha Mahadevia
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, ADHD-CC
Verified Verified
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
I am here to help you prioritize yourself and empower your mind! I am an advocate for the power of therapeutic intervention as a way of uncovering obstacles and moving forward in a healthy mindful way.
I am here to help you prioritize yourself and empower your mind! I am an advocate for the power of therapeutic intervention as a way of uncovering obstacles and moving forward in a healthy mindful way.
(630) 793-0092 View (630) 793-0092
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Karine Ivy
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor , MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Waitlist for new clients
I know how difficult it can be to take those first steps in seeking out a new therapist. Life can be challenging in many ways and can be difficult navigating alone. I take great care in providing a safe and collaborative environment for my clients to explore their lives and various obstacles in a nonjudgmental and compassionate way. Some of the modalities I use include CBT, DBT, ART, IFS, Psychoanalytic, and Holistic. Building a trusting relationship and witnessing each client's journey is what I find most fulfilling about my work as a therapist.
I know how difficult it can be to take those first steps in seeking out a new therapist. Life can be challenging in many ways and can be difficult navigating alone. I take great care in providing a safe and collaborative environment for my clients to explore their lives and various obstacles in a nonjudgmental and compassionate way. Some of the modalities I use include CBT, DBT, ART, IFS, Psychoanalytic, and Holistic. Building a trusting relationship and witnessing each client's journey is what I find most fulfilling about my work as a therapist.
(630) 593-7189 View (630) 593-7189
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Jennifer Waitkus
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
My therapeutic approach is warm, casual, authentic, encouraging, and collaborative and I believe in using a strength based approach to assist clients in overcoming obstacles. I'm committed to helping clients identify goals, and provide the tools and skills necessary to reach those goals.
My therapeutic approach is warm, casual, authentic, encouraging, and collaborative and I believe in using a strength based approach to assist clients in overcoming obstacles. I'm committed to helping clients identify goals, and provide the tools and skills necessary to reach those goals.
(630) 931-0581 View (630) 931-0581
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Samantha McGovern
Counselor, LCPC, CRSS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Combining knowledge and skills acquired through education, a decade of professional experience, and my own lived experience with trauma and recovery, my mission is to facilitate hope and wellness using humor, empathy, validation, and unconditional positive regard. I am familiar with treating a variety of populations and needs from years of work with nonprofit and community mental health agencies, but my passion truly lies with providing therapy to individuals (children through adults), couples, and families. I specialize in treating ADHD, anxiety, depression, anger, emotional-dysregulation, self-esteem, and interpersonal struggles.
Combining knowledge and skills acquired through education, a decade of professional experience, and my own lived experience with trauma and recovery, my mission is to facilitate hope and wellness using humor, empathy, validation, and unconditional positive regard. I am familiar with treating a variety of populations and needs from years of work with nonprofit and community mental health agencies, but my passion truly lies with providing therapy to individuals (children through adults), couples, and families. I specialize in treating ADHD, anxiety, depression, anger, emotional-dysregulation, self-esteem, and interpersonal struggles.
(630) 884-5053 View (630) 884-5053
Photo of Julia Schofield, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Glen Ellyn, IL
Julia Schofield
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, NCC, MEd
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
I believe that you are the expert on yourself. As such, it's my job is to help you discover tools & strengths that already exist within; support you in letting go of strategies & narratives that are no longer beneficial; and together, work towards developing new insights, find healing, instill healthier core beliefs, and practice new skills to assist you in meeting your goals. Whether you are looking to build up your sense of self worth & confidence, strengthen your relationships, process a trauma, or improve your ability to navigate every day stressors, I am here to guide you through the process.
I believe that you are the expert on yourself. As such, it's my job is to help you discover tools & strengths that already exist within; support you in letting go of strategies & narratives that are no longer beneficial; and together, work towards developing new insights, find healing, instill healthier core beliefs, and practice new skills to assist you in meeting your goals. Whether you are looking to build up your sense of self worth & confidence, strengthen your relationships, process a trauma, or improve your ability to navigate every day stressors, I am here to guide you through the process.
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Anna Harcharik
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Anna's goal is to create a safe, open environment that encourages growth and reflection. Anna enjoys working with adults in individual and couples counseling settings. In her couples work, Anna specializes in helping clients in established relationships who are working through a crisis, betrayal issues, or life transitions, as well as newer couples who are seeking assistance with communication struggles. In her work with individuals, she assists clients who are navigating relationship issues, life transitions, anxiety, depression, and struggles in parenting.
Anna's goal is to create a safe, open environment that encourages growth and reflection. Anna enjoys working with adults in individual and couples counseling settings. In her couples work, Anna specializes in helping clients in established relationships who are working through a crisis, betrayal issues, or life transitions, as well as newer couples who are seeking assistance with communication struggles. In her work with individuals, she assists clients who are navigating relationship issues, life transitions, anxiety, depression, and struggles in parenting.
(630) 526-7518 x719 View (630) 526-7518 x719
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Arushi Mehta Towne
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
I specialize in working with women in the reproductive and early parenthood timeframe of their lives. This is a time in a woman’s life that is often labeled as blissful and exciting, but it can be one of the most challenging transitions a woman experiences. This is a time of significant change, and usually involves uncertainty and emotional overwhelm. I aim to normalize this complex experience, and help you manage through this adjustment more seamlessly. I have extensive experience working with women struggling with infertility, birth trauma, NICU stays, and miscarriage.
I specialize in working with women in the reproductive and early parenthood timeframe of their lives. This is a time in a woman’s life that is often labeled as blissful and exciting, but it can be one of the most challenging transitions a woman experiences. This is a time of significant change, and usually involves uncertainty and emotional overwhelm. I aim to normalize this complex experience, and help you manage through this adjustment more seamlessly. I have extensive experience working with women struggling with infertility, birth trauma, NICU stays, and miscarriage.
(630) 864-5765 View (630) 864-5765
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Laima Zavista
Counselor, LCPC, MS
Verified Verified
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
I assume you're here because you're struggling in some way, and that whatever you've been doing in your life to deal with your pain simply isn't working any longer. My clients usually find me through some kind of loss - a divorce or relationship upset, illness, or other transitional experience, often accompanied by difficult feelings and behaviors. For more than 15 years I've been working with individuals, couples, and families, helping them to get in touch with their feelings and emotions, related to these painful experiences.
I assume you're here because you're struggling in some way, and that whatever you've been doing in your life to deal with your pain simply isn't working any longer. My clients usually find me through some kind of loss - a divorce or relationship upset, illness, or other transitional experience, often accompanied by difficult feelings and behaviors. For more than 15 years I've been working with individuals, couples, and families, helping them to get in touch with their feelings and emotions, related to these painful experiences.
(630) 686-3165 View (630) 686-3165
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D. Joel Marquart
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137  (Online Only)
You are feeling disorganized, distracted, or confused about life direction and struggling to anchor to a sense of self or personal values. Maybe you are struggling to acknowledge, feel, and express your emotions, and experience yourself shutting down. Or perhaps you are feeling stuck in negative self-talk, often struggling with perfectionistic tendencies and cycles of shame.
You are feeling disorganized, distracted, or confused about life direction and struggling to anchor to a sense of self or personal values. Maybe you are struggling to acknowledge, feel, and express your emotions, and experience yourself shutting down. Or perhaps you are feeling stuck in negative self-talk, often struggling with perfectionistic tendencies and cycles of shame.
(630) 332-9674 View (630) 332-9674
Photo of Giovanna Spata, Licensed Professional Counselor in Glen Ellyn, IL
Giovanna Spata
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Not accepting new clients
Life can be difficult and overwhelming. It can feel worse when you feel alone or misunderstood. Have you ever felt this way? Looking for a therapist can be daunting, especially if you are seeking support for the first time. My goal is for you to feel safe while you embark on a journey to a healthier and happier version of yourself. Are you struggling with self-harm, life transitions, grief, depression, anxiety, relationships, or simply need someone to talk to? Call me. Just know that I incorporate sarcasm and humor into therapy. It's okay to have some fun. I do speak some Greek and grew up with European culture (Greek/Italian).
Life can be difficult and overwhelming. It can feel worse when you feel alone or misunderstood. Have you ever felt this way? Looking for a therapist can be daunting, especially if you are seeking support for the first time. My goal is for you to feel safe while you embark on a journey to a healthier and happier version of yourself. Are you struggling with self-harm, life transitions, grief, depression, anxiety, relationships, or simply need someone to talk to? Call me. Just know that I incorporate sarcasm and humor into therapy. It's okay to have some fun. I do speak some Greek and grew up with European culture (Greek/Italian).
(708) 315-6340 View (708) 315-6340
Photo of Amanda Summers, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Glen Ellyn, IL
Amanda Summers
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Utilizing a non-judgemental and collaborative approach I work with clients to increase self awareness, identify and express emotions, and seek out change in order to build a more positive relationship with themselves and those around them. Using a Relational approach I help clients process patterns of relationships throughout their lives while seeking out positive support systems to help them cope with feelings of depression, anxiety, trauma or relational issues.
Utilizing a non-judgemental and collaborative approach I work with clients to increase self awareness, identify and express emotions, and seek out change in order to build a more positive relationship with themselves and those around them. Using a Relational approach I help clients process patterns of relationships throughout their lives while seeking out positive support systems to help them cope with feelings of depression, anxiety, trauma or relational issues.
(331) 256-2732 View (331) 256-2732
Photo of Diana DiMeo Lpc, Licensed Professional Counselor in Glen Ellyn, IL
Diana DiMeo Lpc
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MATD, EMDR, NCC, RYT200
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Are you feeling anxious or depressed from relationship or work challenges? Is life starting to feel overwhelming or meaningless with little time for what’s truly important? If so, Diana will help you regain control & get unstuck with empowering coping skills and strategies to create a life worth living. Counseling can help people get further faster —and Diana gets you there as she provides relief from stress, anxiety or depression with her warm compassionate style and deeply listens to understand YOU. Then she partners with you to break through barriers so you can be your best self and start to love your life.
Are you feeling anxious or depressed from relationship or work challenges? Is life starting to feel overwhelming or meaningless with little time for what’s truly important? If so, Diana will help you regain control & get unstuck with empowering coping skills and strategies to create a life worth living. Counseling can help people get further faster —and Diana gets you there as she provides relief from stress, anxiety or depression with her warm compassionate style and deeply listens to understand YOU. Then she partners with you to break through barriers so you can be your best self and start to love your life.
(630) 250-3921 View (630) 250-3921
Photo of Nicole (Muller) Bialek, Licensed Professional Counselor in Glen Ellyn, IL
Nicole (Muller) Bialek
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Life is full of vulnerabilities and stressors that we sometimes think we must overcome ourselves. However, emphasis on togetherness and collaboration within life and in therapy is a must. My goal is to engage with you in the difficult, vulnerable, and stressful aspects of life in a warm and empathetic manner while guiding you towards personal growth and fulfillment. My experience has allowed me to work with individuals as they triumph through their own challenges, such as anxiety, depression, relationships, trauma, and life transitions. Please go to our website to fill out our Google Form if you want to schedule an appointment!
Life is full of vulnerabilities and stressors that we sometimes think we must overcome ourselves. However, emphasis on togetherness and collaboration within life and in therapy is a must. My goal is to engage with you in the difficult, vulnerable, and stressful aspects of life in a warm and empathetic manner while guiding you towards personal growth and fulfillment. My experience has allowed me to work with individuals as they triumph through their own challenges, such as anxiety, depression, relationships, trauma, and life transitions. Please go to our website to fill out our Google Form if you want to schedule an appointment!
(630) 394-1950 x1 View (630) 394-1950 x1
Photo of Courtney Bowman, Counselor in Glen Ellyn, IL
Courtney Bowman
Counselor, LCPC, MEd
Verified Verified
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
There are situations and events in life that are challenging and that can create anxiety and depression. The coping strategies that have helped during troubling times may no longer work. Through these experiences, it is easy to lose a sense of identity and self esteem. There is hope. It is an honor to assists clients with turning their pain into growth. Through my compassionate support and skills, I can accompany you into the journey of becoming a healthier and happier person. My goal is to provide high quality, individualized and evidence based treatment to each client.
There are situations and events in life that are challenging and that can create anxiety and depression. The coping strategies that have helped during troubling times may no longer work. Through these experiences, it is easy to lose a sense of identity and self esteem. There is hope. It is an honor to assists clients with turning their pain into growth. Through my compassionate support and skills, I can accompany you into the journey of becoming a healthier and happier person. My goal is to provide high quality, individualized and evidence based treatment to each client.
(630) 948-5580 View (630) 948-5580
Photo of Lisa Burke, Licensed Professional Counselor in Glen Ellyn, IL
Lisa Burke
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Are you having difficulty coping with work, school, or life? Do you want to overcome trauma and reinvest in your life? Unique life experiences grew my passion for mental health. I am constantly learning and always willing to educate myself if it helps my clients. My therapeutic approach is creative and holistic (i.e., spiritual, physical, mental, and emotional). I constantly find strengths to move forward in a positive direction. Emphasizing a cognitive behavioral approach (CBT) to overcome thought patterns, behaviors, and emotions. Some essential tools that assist in developing a peaceful mind are meditation and mindfulness.
Are you having difficulty coping with work, school, or life? Do you want to overcome trauma and reinvest in your life? Unique life experiences grew my passion for mental health. I am constantly learning and always willing to educate myself if it helps my clients. My therapeutic approach is creative and holistic (i.e., spiritual, physical, mental, and emotional). I constantly find strengths to move forward in a positive direction. Emphasizing a cognitive behavioral approach (CBT) to overcome thought patterns, behaviors, and emotions. Some essential tools that assist in developing a peaceful mind are meditation and mindfulness.
(630) 703-2086 View (630) 703-2086
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Kimberly M. Hogan
Counselor, PhD, LCPC, CRC, BCLC
Verified Verified
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
As a professional, and a parent I truly understand there is no greater joy than seeing your child happy and healthy. I also know there is no greater heartache than seeing your child unhappy. For adults: stress, anxiety, and depression can diminish time with families. For children: poor self-esteem, decreased confidence, bullying/ loss, academic struggles or a disability can impact friendships,family, and academics. I specialize in working with people who have experienced a twist in life that they were not expecting. I have 25 years of treating adults and children who want to reclaim control of their lives.
As a professional, and a parent I truly understand there is no greater joy than seeing your child happy and healthy. I also know there is no greater heartache than seeing your child unhappy. For adults: stress, anxiety, and depression can diminish time with families. For children: poor self-esteem, decreased confidence, bullying/ loss, academic struggles or a disability can impact friendships,family, and academics. I specialize in working with people who have experienced a twist in life that they were not expecting. I have 25 years of treating adults and children who want to reclaim control of their lives.
(630) 755-3346 View (630) 755-3346
Photo of Jennifer Fell Counseling Services, PLLC, Counselor in Glen Ellyn, IL
Jennifer Fell Counseling Services, PLLC
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome to Jennifer Fell Counseling Services, PLLC - an online private practice for women based in Glen Ellyn, Illinois that offers convenient personalized therapy and counseling via HIPAA compliant telehealth video sessions. Primary specialties and areas of clinical interest include anxiety, women's issues, and stress management. Offering a compassionate and supportive environment where clients can learn to cope with difficult emotions, develop healthy coping skills, and improve their overall well-being, I'm passionate about helping clients live more fulfilling and meaningful lives.
Welcome to Jennifer Fell Counseling Services, PLLC - an online private practice for women based in Glen Ellyn, Illinois that offers convenient personalized therapy and counseling via HIPAA compliant telehealth video sessions. Primary specialties and areas of clinical interest include anxiety, women's issues, and stress management. Offering a compassionate and supportive environment where clients can learn to cope with difficult emotions, develop healthy coping skills, and improve their overall well-being, I'm passionate about helping clients live more fulfilling and meaningful lives.
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Arielle Kalvelage
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MSEd, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Your uniqueness is important. I want you to be able to come to session as your authentic self. I have history of working with clients of many backgrounds as they navigate life transitions and stressors, and view counseling as a collaborative process.
Your uniqueness is important. I want you to be able to come to session as your authentic self. I have history of working with clients of many backgrounds as they navigate life transitions and stressors, and view counseling as a collaborative process.
(630) 884-4583 View (630) 884-4583
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Jessica Wone
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137  (Online Only)
Do you find it difficult to slow down your thoughts? Are you feeling unfulfilled and unhappy, but just don't know why? You want to feel better but just don't know how. Therapy is a valuable resource for understanding yourself and bringing clarity to these questions. Through the process, you will gain personal insights, learn ways to cope with everyday life and feel more at ease. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my three cats and staying active through Crossfit, yoga and running.
Do you find it difficult to slow down your thoughts? Are you feeling unfulfilled and unhappy, but just don't know why? You want to feel better but just don't know how. Therapy is a valuable resource for understanding yourself and bringing clarity to these questions. Through the process, you will gain personal insights, learn ways to cope with everyday life and feel more at ease. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my three cats and staying active through Crossfit, yoga and running.
(630) 345-4329 View (630) 345-4329
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Miles Joseph Cook
Pre-Licensed Professional, ALMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
A motivator and engaged clinician from the beginning, Miles is serious about helping his patients achieve high levels of functioning and emotional well-being. Hailing from Sacramento, California - Miles started his clinical career in early 2019 and has been working primarily with men, both young and old, since then. Miles' work is focused on helping men navigate relationship issues, understand and empower their masculinity and femininity, as well as understand their sexuality. Miles supports his patients in striving to be their authentic selves, no matter who it is that they love. Miles works mostly in cognitive psychology.
A motivator and engaged clinician from the beginning, Miles is serious about helping his patients achieve high levels of functioning and emotional well-being. Hailing from Sacramento, California - Miles started his clinical career in early 2019 and has been working primarily with men, both young and old, since then. Miles' work is focused on helping men navigate relationship issues, understand and empower their masculinity and femininity, as well as understand their sexuality. Miles supports his patients in striving to be their authentic selves, no matter who it is that they love. Miles works mostly in cognitive psychology.
(630) 912-9283 View (630) 912-9283

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Glen Ellyn, IL

200+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Glen Ellyn, IL who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
94% Depression
85% Relationship Issues
81% Self Esteem
69% Trauma and PTSD
68% Grief
67% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

96% BlueCross and BlueShield
51% Aetna
47% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Glen Ellyn, IL see their clients

88% In Person and Online
12% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
20% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Glen Ellyn?

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.