Therapists in Glen Ellyn, IL

Photo of Clairmarie Szopa, MS, LCPC, NCC, Counselor
Clairmarie Szopa
Counselor, MS, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Asking for help isn't always easy, so I have tremendous respect for the courage and strength it takes to seek professional guidance. Working from the belief that change is always possible, I help my clients identify their strengths, what's getting in the way of making changes in their life, and the most effective ways to achieve their goals. My style of counseling is supportive and collaborative, with an emphasis on respect, encouragement, and hope.
Asking for help isn't always easy, so I have tremendous respect for the courage and strength it takes to seek professional guidance. Working from the belief that change is always possible, I help my clients identify their strengths, what's getting in the way of making changes in their life, and the most effective ways to achieve their goals. My style of counseling is supportive and collaborative, with an emphasis on respect, encouragement, and hope.
(630) 313-6958 View (630) 313-6958
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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 Lisa Burke, MS, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
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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Melissa Crescenzo
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
I work with families, individuals, and students to help each person reach their ultimate potential. Whether it be a relationship issue, educational concern, or personal struggle, I believe we truly possess all the necessary power within ourselves to accomplish our goals. I help individuals explore, understand, and harness their unique strengths. Because no two individuals or families are alike, my treatment approach varies depending on presenting concern.
I work with families, individuals, and students to help each person reach their ultimate potential. Whether it be a relationship issue, educational concern, or personal struggle, I believe we truly possess all the necessary power within ourselves to accomplish our goals. I help individuals explore, understand, and harness their unique strengths. Because no two individuals or families are alike, my treatment approach varies depending on presenting concern.
(630) 451-8850 View (630) 451-8850
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Sarah Ligon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
I’m a therapist who specializes in perinatal issues including postpartum depression and anxiety, adjustment to motherhood/parenthood, intrusive thoughts, infertility, miscarriage, and infant loss. I have training in working with gender-based violence such as sexual assault, rape, and domestic violence. I also have experience assisting clients with anxiety, depression, life transitions, self-harm, and trauma. I have experience working with different genders, sexual orientations, racial/ethnic backgrounds, and socioeconomic status.
I’m a therapist who specializes in perinatal issues including postpartum depression and anxiety, adjustment to motherhood/parenthood, intrusive thoughts, infertility, miscarriage, and infant loss. I have training in working with gender-based violence such as sexual assault, rape, and domestic violence. I also have experience assisting clients with anxiety, depression, life transitions, self-harm, and trauma. I have experience working with different genders, sexual orientations, racial/ethnic backgrounds, and socioeconomic status.
(630) 593-0616 View (630) 593-0616
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Hannah N Sale
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
My experience encompasses the successful treatment of a wide range of mental health issues, including: anxiety, depression, addiction, PTSD, bipolar disorder, grief, and relationship issues including infidelity. My goal is to build a safe connection with my clients. Within our therapeutic relationship, clients are enabled to honestly assess themselves and their circumstances, charting a path to healing- a re-integration of mind, body, soul, environment/community.
My experience encompasses the successful treatment of a wide range of mental health issues, including: anxiety, depression, addiction, PTSD, bipolar disorder, grief, and relationship issues including infidelity. My goal is to build a safe connection with my clients. Within our therapeutic relationship, clients are enabled to honestly assess themselves and their circumstances, charting a path to healing- a re-integration of mind, body, soul, environment/community.
(872) 266-8520 View (872) 266-8520
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Jeanne Marie Tschampa
Counselor, PharmD, LCPC, CADC, BCC, C-IAYT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Using a holistic approach, I aim to assist the client who seeks body, mind, spirit balance and a desire to live more fully in their moments. Whether seeking help for wellness, transition, anxiety, spirituality, and/or addiction, together sessions at Wholistic Care will help the individual gain hope and understanding to help resolve issue(s) and move toward finding purpose and meaning in life.
Using a holistic approach, I aim to assist the client who seeks body, mind, spirit balance and a desire to live more fully in their moments. Whether seeking help for wellness, transition, anxiety, spirituality, and/or addiction, together sessions at Wholistic Care will help the individual gain hope and understanding to help resolve issue(s) and move toward finding purpose and meaning in life.
(630) 413-9133 View (630) 413-9133
Photo of Janet Joy Hecht, LPC, PEL, Licensed Professional Counselor
Janet Joy Hecht
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, PEL
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Accepting new clients! Sometimes life can be filled with stormy skies, let Janet be your rainbow in the clouds. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Masters in Human Services and Counseling from DePaul University and centers on navigating life's challenges, both personally and professionally. With a focus on families, parents, and adolescents seeking guidance, she brings a unique perspective to counseling sessions. Drawing from her background as a teacher, certified school guidance counselor and mother of three, she understands the intricacies of life's challenges that individuals and families often encounter.
Accepting new clients! Sometimes life can be filled with stormy skies, let Janet be your rainbow in the clouds. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Masters in Human Services and Counseling from DePaul University and centers on navigating life's challenges, both personally and professionally. With a focus on families, parents, and adolescents seeking guidance, she brings a unique perspective to counseling sessions. Drawing from her background as a teacher, certified school guidance counselor and mother of three, she understands the intricacies of life's challenges that individuals and families often encounter.
(630) 580-1741 View (630) 580-1741
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Jessica Wone
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
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? Do you find yourself constantly worrying about what others may think of you? 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? Do you find yourself constantly worrying about what others may think of you? 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
Photo of Kimberly M. Hogan, PhD, LCPC, CRC, BCLC, Counselor
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
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Jennifer Fell Counseling Services, PLLC
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137  (Online Only)
Not accepting 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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Photo of Taylor Duckett, LSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Taylor Duckett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Hey there! I’m Taylor, a down-to-earth therapist here to help you navigate life’s twists and turns. With a blend of warmth, empathy, and a sprinkle of humor, I create a safe space where you can unpack whatever’s on your mind. Whether you’re grappling with anxiety, navigating relationships, or just feeling a bit stuck, I’m here to support you on your journey toward growth and healing. Let’s work together to discover your strengths, unearth new perspectives, and build the resilience you need to thrive. Life’s too short to go it alone – let’s team up and tackle whatever comes your way, one session at a time!
Hey there! I’m Taylor, a down-to-earth therapist here to help you navigate life’s twists and turns. With a blend of warmth, empathy, and a sprinkle of humor, I create a safe space where you can unpack whatever’s on your mind. Whether you’re grappling with anxiety, navigating relationships, or just feeling a bit stuck, I’m here to support you on your journey toward growth and healing. Let’s work together to discover your strengths, unearth new perspectives, and build the resilience you need to thrive. Life’s too short to go it alone – let’s team up and tackle whatever comes your way, one session at a time!
(630) 349-4525 View (630) 349-4525
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Seth W. Allison
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
In a word, my approach to therapy is relational. I am at my best when I am centered, curious and genuinely engaged in my client's experience... exploring, nuancing and understanding their unique perspective and the struggles they are facing. I believe in the importance of finding the right "fit" between client and therapist and it is for that reason that I strive to be authentic and fully engaged in every session. My training, areas of specialization and personal style are well suited for those who might be seeking to go deeper in their understanding of themselves and their relationships.
In a word, my approach to therapy is relational. I am at my best when I am centered, curious and genuinely engaged in my client's experience... exploring, nuancing and understanding their unique perspective and the struggles they are facing. I believe in the importance of finding the right "fit" between client and therapist and it is for that reason that I strive to be authentic and fully engaged in every session. My training, areas of specialization and personal style are well suited for those who might be seeking to go deeper in their understanding of themselves and their relationships.
(630) 672-0783 x701 View (630) 672-0783 x701
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Stephanie Driscoll
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, R-DMT
Verified Verified
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Throughout my experience of practicing, a common need I have recognized is 'space'. Often individuals are seeking a safe space to be. To be themselves. To be seen. To be heard. If you are looking for a cozy or virtual space to release, re-fuel, and/or heal I am happy to facilitate the space you may be looking for.
Throughout my experience of practicing, a common need I have recognized is 'space'. Often individuals are seeking a safe space to be. To be themselves. To be seen. To be heard. If you are looking for a cozy or virtual space to release, re-fuel, and/or heal I am happy to facilitate the space you may be looking for.
(224) 276-5821 View (224) 276-5821
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Sam Reif
Counselor, PhD
Verified Verified
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137  (Online Only)
I specialize in the treatment of behavioral health disorders for motivated clients who are interested in collaborating and working to attain their goals. We will work together, primarily focused on the current situation and its solution, rather than the past. Through scientifically- supported methods, we will concentrate on your views and beliefs about your life, and how they are tied to your behaviors and emotions.
I specialize in the treatment of behavioral health disorders for motivated clients who are interested in collaborating and working to attain their goals. We will work together, primarily focused on the current situation and its solution, rather than the past. Through scientifically- supported methods, we will concentrate on your views and beliefs about your life, and how they are tied to your behaviors and emotions.
(630) 948-7510 View (630) 948-7510
Photo of Sarah Abbas, MA, LCPC, CCTP, Licensed Professional Counselor
Sarah Abbas
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Hello beautiful soul! I'm passionate about guiding my clients to connect with their inner selves, to find greater peace and fulfillment in their lives. My approach is rooted in a deep respect for the mind-body-spirit connection. I focus on creating a nurturing, holistic space for us to explore your challenges and opportunities for growth. I see you as a fellow traveler on this journey. Together, we will navigate the twists and turns towards self-awareness, insight, and clarity. Let's unlock hidden treasures, embrace the now and open possibilities for your future.
Hello beautiful soul! I'm passionate about guiding my clients to connect with their inner selves, to find greater peace and fulfillment in their lives. My approach is rooted in a deep respect for the mind-body-spirit connection. I focus on creating a nurturing, holistic space for us to explore your challenges and opportunities for growth. I see you as a fellow traveler on this journey. Together, we will navigate the twists and turns towards self-awareness, insight, and clarity. Let's unlock hidden treasures, embrace the now and open possibilities for your future.
(630) 526-7783 View (630) 526-7783
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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
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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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Gary R Dec
Psychologist, PsyD, CSAT, CMAT
Verified Verified
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137  (Online Only)
I have been in practice in the Chicago suburbs for years experience serving individuals from adolescence through adulthood in individual psychotherapy couples therapy. Although my practice is a general psychological practice, I maintain specialties in the areas of anxiety disorders including phobias and obsessive-compulsive disorder, addictions including process addictions and sexual addiction, and attention-deficit disorder in adolescents and adults. I am a licensed psychologist in Illinois, and hold certifications in the treatment of sexual addiction (CSAT) and multiple addictions (CMAT). For more information, please visit my website at http://www.garydecpsyd.com.
I have been in practice in the Chicago suburbs for years experience serving individuals from adolescence through adulthood in individual psychotherapy couples therapy. Although my practice is a general psychological practice, I maintain specialties in the areas of anxiety disorders including phobias and obsessive-compulsive disorder, addictions including process addictions and sexual addiction, and attention-deficit disorder in adolescents and adults. I am a licensed psychologist in Illinois, and hold certifications in the treatment of sexual addiction (CSAT) and multiple addictions (CMAT). For more information, please visit my website at http://www.garydecpsyd.com.
(630) 426-3436 View (630) 426-3436
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Devin Teicher
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Hello to all! My name is Devin Teicher and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in both Illinois and Colorado. I believe that building a trusting relationship and safe environment is the centerpiece of all therapeutic collaboration. My background is primarily in behavioral health, specifically outpatient therapy, crisis counseling, and substance use disorder treatment. I have worked with clients who experience a range of behavioral health concerns, to include depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, adjustment disorders, personality disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, and substance use disorders.
Hello to all! My name is Devin Teicher and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in both Illinois and Colorado. I believe that building a trusting relationship and safe environment is the centerpiece of all therapeutic collaboration. My background is primarily in behavioral health, specifically outpatient therapy, crisis counseling, and substance use disorder treatment. I have worked with clients who experience a range of behavioral health concerns, to include depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, adjustment disorders, personality disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, and substance use disorders.
(872) 253-4919 View (872) 253-4919

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:

94% Anxiety
93% Depression
84% Relationship Issues
81% Self Esteem
70% Trauma and PTSD
68% Grief
67% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

97% BlueCross and BlueShield
54% Aetna
50% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Glen Ellyn, IL see their clients

89% In Person and Online
11% 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.

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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.