Therapists in Glenview, IL

Photo of Libby Rosencrans, Counselor in Glenview, IL
Libby Rosencrans
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Glenview, IL 60025
Life presents us with many challenges - you do not have to struggle through it alone. Pregnancy, postpartum, parenting, work/life balance, relationship issues and grief are my particular areas of specialty. Therapy offers an opportunity to address painful feelings, stressful events and difficult relationships in a warm, supportive way. Together, we will explore the challenges you have been facing and find the path forward that creates the changes you are looking for.
Life presents us with many challenges - you do not have to struggle through it alone. Pregnancy, postpartum, parenting, work/life balance, relationship issues and grief are my particular areas of specialty. Therapy offers an opportunity to address painful feelings, stressful events and difficult relationships in a warm, supportive way. Together, we will explore the challenges you have been facing and find the path forward that creates the changes you are looking for.
(847) 960-3253 View (847) 960-3253
Photo of Marissa Gray, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Glenview, IL
Marissa Gray
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Glenview, IL 60025  (Online Only)
Sometimes, life feels too stressful. Perhaps you picture the worst case scenario, worrying about what could happen. Maybe you struggle to prioritize your needs or find it hard to say no. You may feel frustrated that your relationships are not what you hoped for and you feel stuck in how to set boundaries. You might feel overwhelmed by daily responsibilities, as well as professional and personal decision-making. You might feel anxious or depressed by pregnancy, postpartum, or parenting. Together, we can understand not only what is contributing to your stress, but how to make changes, choices and decisions for a more fulfilling life.
Sometimes, life feels too stressful. Perhaps you picture the worst case scenario, worrying about what could happen. Maybe you struggle to prioritize your needs or find it hard to say no. You may feel frustrated that your relationships are not what you hoped for and you feel stuck in how to set boundaries. You might feel overwhelmed by daily responsibilities, as well as professional and personal decision-making. You might feel anxious or depressed by pregnancy, postpartum, or parenting. Together, we can understand not only what is contributing to your stress, but how to make changes, choices and decisions for a more fulfilling life.
(847) 474-9716 View (847) 474-9716
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Kelly Amrhein
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Glenview, IL 60025  (Online Only)
During these challenging times, we can often feel overwhelmed by the unknown. Your life may not be going in the direction you planned, your relationships may feel more strained, and you may even wonder how you’ll make it through the next day. It may be time to take care of yourself by working with a therapist to help you find new ways to navigate these challenges and thrive.
During these challenging times, we can often feel overwhelmed by the unknown. Your life may not be going in the direction you planned, your relationships may feel more strained, and you may even wonder how you’ll make it through the next day. It may be time to take care of yourself by working with a therapist to help you find new ways to navigate these challenges and thrive.
(224) 435-4370 View (224) 435-4370
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Marianne Newman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Glenview, IL 60026
As a psychotherapist specializing in adult therapy, I understand that everyone encounters challenges. Relationships may falter; anxiety, loneliness & depression can alter our ability to create the life we deserve. Through collaborative insight, we will identify your strengths & work through the obstacles that hold you back. You will become more aware of the way negative past events may be impacting your well being. Problematic work experiences & distressing primary relationships will be examined & worked through so that recurrent negative patterns of interaction fade & more effective choices experienced.
As a psychotherapist specializing in adult therapy, I understand that everyone encounters challenges. Relationships may falter; anxiety, loneliness & depression can alter our ability to create the life we deserve. Through collaborative insight, we will identify your strengths & work through the obstacles that hold you back. You will become more aware of the way negative past events may be impacting your well being. Problematic work experiences & distressing primary relationships will be examined & worked through so that recurrent negative patterns of interaction fade & more effective choices experienced.
(847) 927-1666 View (847) 927-1666
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Christy Vavloukis
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Glenview, IL 60025
Waitlist for new clients
Looking for a therapist can be hard, but therapy doesn’t have to be! People seek help for many different reasons, but generally one common factor determines how effective therapy will be, the quality of the connection between the client and their therapist. I strive to make clients feel comfortable by providing a safe, nonjudgmental, and caring, atmosphere. I believe empathy, trust, curiosity, and humor are essential components to an effective therapeutic relationship. If this sounds like a good fit for you, I hope you will take that next step and call to see how I can be of help to you.
Looking for a therapist can be hard, but therapy doesn’t have to be! People seek help for many different reasons, but generally one common factor determines how effective therapy will be, the quality of the connection between the client and their therapist. I strive to make clients feel comfortable by providing a safe, nonjudgmental, and caring, atmosphere. I believe empathy, trust, curiosity, and humor are essential components to an effective therapeutic relationship. If this sounds like a good fit for you, I hope you will take that next step and call to see how I can be of help to you.
(224) 434-4188 View (224) 434-4188
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Laura Tracz-Gelis
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA
Verified Verified
Glenview, IL 60026
When working with clients, I offer a welcoming and strength-based environment to facilitate self-understanding and growth. Key ingredients to start the healing journey come from genuine connection and the space to be your authentic self. I can help you unlock your potential and encourage lasting change. I hope to join you on your journey to acknowledge, experience, and embrace the reality of life, with all its pleasures and heartbreak.
When working with clients, I offer a welcoming and strength-based environment to facilitate self-understanding and growth. Key ingredients to start the healing journey come from genuine connection and the space to be your authentic self. I can help you unlock your potential and encourage lasting change. I hope to join you on your journey to acknowledge, experience, and embrace the reality of life, with all its pleasures and heartbreak.
(312) 376-3432 x16 View (312) 376-3432 x16
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Denise K Ambre
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Glenview, IL 60025
If you’re struggling with a challenging situation in your life, it can feel overwhelming—but it doesn’t have to be that way. You deserve to experience happiness, confidence, and inner peace. I treat adults and adolescents struggling with depression, stress and anxiety, bipolar disorder, ADHD, PTSD, relationship concerns, and attachment issues. I also provide parenting support and couples counseling. My approach involves psychodynamic psychotherapy and relational therapy. I also introduce some cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT).
If you’re struggling with a challenging situation in your life, it can feel overwhelming—but it doesn’t have to be that way. You deserve to experience happiness, confidence, and inner peace. I treat adults and adolescents struggling with depression, stress and anxiety, bipolar disorder, ADHD, PTSD, relationship concerns, and attachment issues. I also provide parenting support and couples counseling. My approach involves psychodynamic psychotherapy and relational therapy. I also introduce some cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT).
(773) 527-0500 View (773) 527-0500
Photo of Michael Blumberg, Counselor in Glenview, IL
Michael Blumberg
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Glenview, IL 60026
Not accepting new clients
I am currently not accepting new clients. For information about my practice, Glenview Counseling Group, please feel free to reach out to me through my website.
I am currently not accepting new clients. For information about my practice, Glenview Counseling Group, please feel free to reach out to me through my website.
(847) 969-5539 View (847) 969-5539
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Allison Yura
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glenview, IL 60025
As a therapist, I operate from the framework that our physical, emotional, and mental well-being are in constant communication over time and in our everyday lives. My practice stems from providing insight and support that not only promotes feeling better during therapy, but in everyday life as well. I work with clients (17+) who are experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, illness, and adjustments in their life. In addition to utilizing a mind-body approach to therapy, much of my work stems from training in CBT, DBT, ACT and mindfulness.
As a therapist, I operate from the framework that our physical, emotional, and mental well-being are in constant communication over time and in our everyday lives. My practice stems from providing insight and support that not only promotes feeling better during therapy, but in everyday life as well. I work with clients (17+) who are experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, illness, and adjustments in their life. In addition to utilizing a mind-body approach to therapy, much of my work stems from training in CBT, DBT, ACT and mindfulness.
(312) 471-0297 View (312) 471-0297
Photo of Kyle McGuinness, Pre-Licensed Professional in Glenview, IL
Kyle McGuinness
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Glenview, IL 60025
My integrative therapeutic approach emphasizes empathic receptiveness and mindful observance. I strive to create a safe and productive environment with patients generating a strong therapeutic alliance. My goal is to utilize my patient’s strengths and weaknesses to assist them in generating a healthy well-being and reaching the identified therapeutic goals and expectations. I exercise a variety of perspectives through which patients will gain mindfulness, the ability to empower oneself and self-acceptance in their identity. Emphasis is given to maintaining changes so they exist long term.
My integrative therapeutic approach emphasizes empathic receptiveness and mindful observance. I strive to create a safe and productive environment with patients generating a strong therapeutic alliance. My goal is to utilize my patient’s strengths and weaknesses to assist them in generating a healthy well-being and reaching the identified therapeutic goals and expectations. I exercise a variety of perspectives through which patients will gain mindfulness, the ability to empower oneself and self-acceptance in their identity. Emphasis is given to maintaining changes so they exist long term.
(224) 249-5896 View (224) 249-5896
Photo of Diane B Soteras, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Glenview, IL
Diane B Soteras
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Glenview, IL 60025
I have been assisting individuals, couples, groups and families navigate the difficulties that accompany Substance Abuse/Dependence, Dual-Diagnosis, Narcissistic Abuse Survivor Recovery and relationship difficulties for over 20 years. My experience supporting and guiding clients through theses life experiences has taught me that what we can usually expect to find beneath these presenting behaviors can be a mix of anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, betrayal, trauma and stress. This is what creates unmanageability. Together we will design healthy coping skills and boundaries in order to create awareness and restore manageability.
I have been assisting individuals, couples, groups and families navigate the difficulties that accompany Substance Abuse/Dependence, Dual-Diagnosis, Narcissistic Abuse Survivor Recovery and relationship difficulties for over 20 years. My experience supporting and guiding clients through theses life experiences has taught me that what we can usually expect to find beneath these presenting behaviors can be a mix of anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, betrayal, trauma and stress. This is what creates unmanageability. Together we will design healthy coping skills and boundaries in order to create awareness and restore manageability.
(224) 218-9053 View (224) 218-9053
Photo of Elizabeth Smith, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Glenview, IL
Elizabeth Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
Glenview, IL 60026
Seeking therapy can be such a challenge. I will help you navigate this journey through developing a trusting therapeutic relationship in an environment of emotional safety. My goal as a therapist is to collaborate with you to create a supportive, safe space for you to grow at your own pace. We are all dynamic individuals, and I believe our experiences in therapy should reflect that. I use an integrative approach to therapy - meaning I pull techniques from several evidence-based practices in order to create an experience tailored to best suit your unique needs.
Seeking therapy can be such a challenge. I will help you navigate this journey through developing a trusting therapeutic relationship in an environment of emotional safety. My goal as a therapist is to collaborate with you to create a supportive, safe space for you to grow at your own pace. We are all dynamic individuals, and I believe our experiences in therapy should reflect that. I use an integrative approach to therapy - meaning I pull techniques from several evidence-based practices in order to create an experience tailored to best suit your unique needs.
(312) 584-4969 x27 View (312) 584-4969 x27
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Marissa Kaelter
EdS, MEd, NCSP
Verified Verified
Glenview, IL 60025
Trust, transparency, and communication are the pillars to connection, self-discovery and meaningful growth. My passion lies in my ability to build these connections with children and their families through empathy and understanding. My years of experience as a School Psychologist have affords me the unique perspective of how to support the whole child, through building connections between home, school and the community. I work with you to identify strengths and work towards solutions by changing thought processes, modifying behaviors, and understanding emotional regulation.
Trust, transparency, and communication are the pillars to connection, self-discovery and meaningful growth. My passion lies in my ability to build these connections with children and their families through empathy and understanding. My years of experience as a School Psychologist have affords me the unique perspective of how to support the whole child, through building connections between home, school and the community. I work with you to identify strengths and work towards solutions by changing thought processes, modifying behaviors, and understanding emotional regulation.
(224) 231-0971 View (224) 231-0971
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May Gruia
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Glenview, IL 60026  (Online Only)
I am a clinically licensed and compassionate counselor dedicated to guiding individuals, couples, and families toward holistic healing and personal growth. I worked as a professional in corporate prior to pursuing my master's degree in counseling psychology. I have been working in the North and Northwest suburbs of Chicago for 15 years. I provide a warm and non-judgmental space for clients to explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences, using evidence-based interventions to assist you in meeting your therapy goals. Schedule today: www.intouchmindhealth.com/request-an-appointment.
I am a clinically licensed and compassionate counselor dedicated to guiding individuals, couples, and families toward holistic healing and personal growth. I worked as a professional in corporate prior to pursuing my master's degree in counseling psychology. I have been working in the North and Northwest suburbs of Chicago for 15 years. I provide a warm and non-judgmental space for clients to explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences, using evidence-based interventions to assist you in meeting your therapy goals. Schedule today: www.intouchmindhealth.com/request-an-appointment.
(872) 266-2617 View (872) 266-2617
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Susan Kogan
Counselor, LCPC
Not Verified Not Verified
Glenview, IL 60026  (Online Only)
Each of our lives travel a unique journey filled with experiences that write our personal story. While capable of bringing immeasurable joy, life may also not always provide us with the lasting happiness we desire. In our lives we will encounter pain, losses, suffering and struggles, realities of life over which we have little control. As human beings, pain is part of the fabric of our human condition. My aim is to guide you to be more aware, more often. By bringing the entire range of thoughts and feelings into awareness, we can access new ways to overcome challenges.
Each of our lives travel a unique journey filled with experiences that write our personal story. While capable of bringing immeasurable joy, life may also not always provide us with the lasting happiness we desire. In our lives we will encounter pain, losses, suffering and struggles, realities of life over which we have little control. As human beings, pain is part of the fabric of our human condition. My aim is to guide you to be more aware, more often. By bringing the entire range of thoughts and feelings into awareness, we can access new ways to overcome challenges.
(872) 241-2590 View (872) 241-2590
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Mary H Collins
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
11 Endorsed
Glenview, IL 60025  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Life is not easy. There are constant worries, so much to do while not enough time, and it’s easy to feel lost or alone. Despite wanting to change, many people find themselves stuck, feeling sad, anxious, and lonely. Figuring out how to communicate, feel more connected, and get your needs met in a relationship often takes more understanding of yourself and learning some new skills. Feelings of anxiety, worry, stress, and sadness may signal the need for a change. Navigating change and the mix of emotions is stressful enough; it does not have to be lonely. Sharing the burden and journey of change makes an incredible difference.
Life is not easy. There are constant worries, so much to do while not enough time, and it’s easy to feel lost or alone. Despite wanting to change, many people find themselves stuck, feeling sad, anxious, and lonely. Figuring out how to communicate, feel more connected, and get your needs met in a relationship often takes more understanding of yourself and learning some new skills. Feelings of anxiety, worry, stress, and sadness may signal the need for a change. Navigating change and the mix of emotions is stressful enough; it does not have to be lonely. Sharing the burden and journey of change makes an incredible difference.
(224) 207-4437 View (224) 207-4437
Photo of Kate Blaker, Licensed Professional Counselor in Glenview, IL
Kate Blaker
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Glenview, IL 60025
This is your journey! You already have ideas, knowledge and strengths you are bringing to our work together. You can already envision a better life for yourself. Maybe something is getting in your way and keeping you from enjoying the loving connection with family members or friends that you hope to have. Maybe your goal is to support your young child and grow in your parenting skills as your child moves through challenging life events. Perhaps an external catalyst is causing you to re-think your current path in life...a work change, a relationship shift. How will you make the healthiest choices for yourself moving forward?
This is your journey! You already have ideas, knowledge and strengths you are bringing to our work together. You can already envision a better life for yourself. Maybe something is getting in your way and keeping you from enjoying the loving connection with family members or friends that you hope to have. Maybe your goal is to support your young child and grow in your parenting skills as your child moves through challenging life events. Perhaps an external catalyst is causing you to re-think your current path in life...a work change, a relationship shift. How will you make the healthiest choices for yourself moving forward?
(224) 651-8084 View (224) 651-8084
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Soula Souflakis
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Glenview, IL 60025
NOW ACCEPTING INSURANCE! To be happy and healthy are the two most important factors in life. However, they are also the most difficult to achieve. I am here to offer children, adolescents and adults an environment that is safe, free from judgment, calm, and inviting to help you work through life's toughest challenges. Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, trauma, interpersonal relationships, parenting struggles, transitional phases, divorce, or acculturation, will be work as a TEAM and try to find appropriate methods to help elevate your overall functioning level.
NOW ACCEPTING INSURANCE! To be happy and healthy are the two most important factors in life. However, they are also the most difficult to achieve. I am here to offer children, adolescents and adults an environment that is safe, free from judgment, calm, and inviting to help you work through life's toughest challenges. Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, trauma, interpersonal relationships, parenting struggles, transitional phases, divorce, or acculturation, will be work as a TEAM and try to find appropriate methods to help elevate your overall functioning level.
(224) 435-4550 View (224) 435-4550
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Alexandra Willemain
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Glenview, IL 60026  (Online Only)
I believe in each of us lies the capacity to transform our lives and experience lasting personal growth. I enjoy learning about each of my clients’ life stories because I think it is essential in building and maintaining the therapeutic relationship. I strive to create a welcoming, collaborative environment that makes you feel respected and valued. I aim to provide a safe space that promotes acceptance and healing; a space that helps you recognize your unique strengths and abilities and feel empowered to make changes, overcome challenges, and attain your goals.
I believe in each of us lies the capacity to transform our lives and experience lasting personal growth. I enjoy learning about each of my clients’ life stories because I think it is essential in building and maintaining the therapeutic relationship. I strive to create a welcoming, collaborative environment that makes you feel respected and valued. I aim to provide a safe space that promotes acceptance and healing; a space that helps you recognize your unique strengths and abilities and feel empowered to make changes, overcome challenges, and attain your goals.
(312) 626-7829 x22 View (312) 626-7829 x22
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Smith Psychotherapy Associates, S.C.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, BCD, FAPA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Glenview, IL 60026  (Online Only)
If you face personal challenges or health problems, we can work together to help you better understand and manage your situation or condition. Zoom and other telehealth platforms allow you to explore your life stressors and health in the private, comfortable atmosphere of your home or workplace. I will listen to you with sensitivity and validate your feelings while offering new ideas and possibilities for your circumstances. I will often ask you questions to prompt thought and further discussion.
If you face personal challenges or health problems, we can work together to help you better understand and manage your situation or condition. Zoom and other telehealth platforms allow you to explore your life stressors and health in the private, comfortable atmosphere of your home or workplace. I will listen to you with sensitivity and validate your feelings while offering new ideas and possibilities for your circumstances. I will often ask you questions to prompt thought and further discussion.
(224) 243-3162 View (224) 243-3162

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Glenview, IL

200+

Average cost per session

$160

Therapists in Glenview, IL who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
92% Depression
84% Relationship Issues
78% Self Esteem
71% Coping Skills
68% Grief
68% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

97% BlueCross and BlueShield
52% Aetna
40% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Glenview, IL see their clients

82% In Person and Online
18% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Glenview?

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.