Therapists in Glenwood, IL

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India Blakely
Counselor, LCPC, EdD
Verified
Glenwood, IL 60425  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Humans were created with three parts - spirit, soul, and body. How we navigate those three areas will, in large, determine our current functioning and overall journey. Anxiety, significant life decisions, relationships, trauma, and other issues can be overwhelming. Mental health therapy can help equip us, bring understanding, and navigate each of our three parts.
Humans were created with three parts - spirit, soul, and body. How we navigate those three areas will, in large, determine our current functioning and overall journey. Anxiety, significant life decisions, relationships, trauma, and other issues can be overwhelming. Mental health therapy can help equip us, bring understanding, and navigate each of our three parts.
(708) 694-9994 View (708) 694-9994
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Dezaray Leslie
MSW, LSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Glenwood, IL 60425  (Online Only)
It’s okay not to be okay! We all have been in situations in whereas we have found ourselves feeling fearful, angry, hurt, worried, resentful, and much more. Experiencing emotions are a natural part of life that many of us forget to acknowledge. We oftentimes hear “it’ll be ok”, “I understand how you feel”, or even sometimes “get over it”. These statements overheard can lead a client to feel more alone than before, eventually causing them to shut down. With me, you will go on a self-exploration journey of healing, in which we’ll not only acknowledge these feelings, and many more, but we’ll also learn how to manage them.
It’s okay not to be okay! We all have been in situations in whereas we have found ourselves feeling fearful, angry, hurt, worried, resentful, and much more. Experiencing emotions are a natural part of life that many of us forget to acknowledge. We oftentimes hear “it’ll be ok”, “I understand how you feel”, or even sometimes “get over it”. These statements overheard can lead a client to feel more alone than before, eventually causing them to shut down. With me, you will go on a self-exploration journey of healing, in which we’ll not only acknowledge these feelings, and many more, but we’ll also learn how to manage them.
(708) 694-9772 View (708) 694-9772
Photo of Mikail Bass, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Glenwood, IL
Mikail Bass
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Glenwood, IL 60425  (Online Only)
Change is a process that begins with the way one thinks about things. We all experience times of darkness and deep sorrow. We experience anxiety and also struggle with life transitions. Healing comes when we take the time to share our stories, connect with our feelings, and explore our experiences. As you consider therapy, know that feelings of sadness, anxiety, shame, guilt, confusion, and longing are experienced by everyone. Processing what is troubling you can bring a sense of relief and balance. Self awareness can add purpose to your life.
Change is a process that begins with the way one thinks about things. We all experience times of darkness and deep sorrow. We experience anxiety and also struggle with life transitions. Healing comes when we take the time to share our stories, connect with our feelings, and explore our experiences. As you consider therapy, know that feelings of sadness, anxiety, shame, guilt, confusion, and longing are experienced by everyone. Processing what is troubling you can bring a sense of relief and balance. Self awareness can add purpose to your life.
(708) 564-3063 View (708) 564-3063
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Alerie Terri Roberts
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, MSW, LSW
Verified
Glenwood, IL 60425
Passionate mental health counselor dedicated to fostering emotional well-being and personal growth. Experienced in providing empathetic support to individuals facing challenges such as anxiety, depression, and trauma. Committed to creating a safe and non-judgmental space for clients to explore their thoughts and feelings. Trained in evidence-based therapeutic techniques, with a focus on collaboration and empowerment. As a therapist I have over come challenges with anxiety in my own life by developing effective coping skills for myself.
Passionate mental health counselor dedicated to fostering emotional well-being and personal growth. Experienced in providing empathetic support to individuals facing challenges such as anxiety, depression, and trauma. Committed to creating a safe and non-judgmental space for clients to explore their thoughts and feelings. Trained in evidence-based therapeutic techniques, with a focus on collaboration and empowerment. As a therapist I have over come challenges with anxiety in my own life by developing effective coping skills for myself.
(708) 419-4931 View (708) 419-4931
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Adrienne Claxton
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Glenwood, IL 60425  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Adrienne Claxton. I want to commend you for having the courage to take the next step to be as whole as you can! Helping others gain clarity and insight into the obstacles that prevent their wholeness is my passion. I believe we are individuals who are body, soul (mind) and spirit. My experience and training have enabled me to help you become more functional in these areas of your life; especially the mind and spirit. I provide tools and methods that promote healthy outcomes to life’s challenges that occur within your life; and, consequently, within your interrelationships.
Hello, my name is Adrienne Claxton. I want to commend you for having the courage to take the next step to be as whole as you can! Helping others gain clarity and insight into the obstacles that prevent their wholeness is my passion. I believe we are individuals who are body, soul (mind) and spirit. My experience and training have enabled me to help you become more functional in these areas of your life; especially the mind and spirit. I provide tools and methods that promote healthy outcomes to life’s challenges that occur within your life; and, consequently, within your interrelationships.
(708) 401-9430 View (708) 401-9430
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Sandra Rodriguez
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Glenwood, IL 60425  (Online Only)
Stressors, significant life events, and changes can create difficult feelings that can prove to be overwhelming to navigate on one’s own. Therapy can become a source of guidance and empowerment in order to feel more equipped to face and manage uncertain times. As a bicultural and bilingual therapist, I am aware of the impact of cultural influences in one’s life. In therapy, I provide tools and skills to help clients cope with difficult feelings and distressing thoughts and collaborate with clients to set goals to improve their quality of life.
Stressors, significant life events, and changes can create difficult feelings that can prove to be overwhelming to navigate on one’s own. Therapy can become a source of guidance and empowerment in order to feel more equipped to face and manage uncertain times. As a bicultural and bilingual therapist, I am aware of the impact of cultural influences in one’s life. In therapy, I provide tools and skills to help clients cope with difficult feelings and distressing thoughts and collaborate with clients to set goals to improve their quality of life.
(708) 578-5671 View (708) 578-5671
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Zinnia Carvajal
Counselor, LCPC, ICDVP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Glenwood, IL 60425
Finding a therapist can be overwhelming. My role as a therapist is to help guide and support you throughout your journey. I aspire to provide a safe and welcoming environment to allow for therapeutic change.
Finding a therapist can be overwhelming. My role as a therapist is to help guide and support you throughout your journey. I aspire to provide a safe and welcoming environment to allow for therapeutic change.
(708) 809-8130 View (708) 809-8130
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Jataun J Rollins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AM, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Glenwood, IL 60425
Since 2002, I have provided therapeutic services in a variety of settings with people of all racial, ethnic and socioeconomic statuses. Helping people navigate some of the most vulnerable moments of their lives supported by nearly 31 years of social service experience. I have provided services to help guide individuals, families and groups to live their best life as they navigate their respective journeys to wellness.
Since 2002, I have provided therapeutic services in a variety of settings with people of all racial, ethnic and socioeconomic statuses. Helping people navigate some of the most vulnerable moments of their lives supported by nearly 31 years of social service experience. I have provided services to help guide individuals, families and groups to live their best life as they navigate their respective journeys to wellness.
(708) 304-1758 View (708) 304-1758
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Nephesh Wellness LLC
Counselor, PsyD, PhD, LCPC
Verified
Glenwood, IL 60425  (Online Only)
My name is Dr. Kimberly Nelson-Arrington, Founder and CEO of Nephesh Wellness, LLC. Our mission is to assist individuals in navigating the pathways to overall health and wellness by treating the whole person: spirit, soul, and body. By identifying the root cause(s) of illness and disease (dis-ease), we aim to help individuals manage and, in many cases, eliminate current symptoms, as well as taking measures to prevent future symptoms.
My name is Dr. Kimberly Nelson-Arrington, Founder and CEO of Nephesh Wellness, LLC. Our mission is to assist individuals in navigating the pathways to overall health and wellness by treating the whole person: spirit, soul, and body. By identifying the root cause(s) of illness and disease (dis-ease), we aim to help individuals manage and, in many cases, eliminate current symptoms, as well as taking measures to prevent future symptoms.
(708) 419-4134 View (708) 419-4134
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Renee Klyczek Nordstrom
Counselor, LCPC, ATR
Verified
1 Endorsed
Glenwood, IL 60425  (Online Only)
As a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Registered Art Therapist I promote talk therapy and creative expression as methods for healing, empowerment and life enhancement. My focus is to be a conduit for compassion, grace, and healing. In therapy sessions, clients use talk therapy and/or art materials and techniques to explore emotional, physical, and spiritual aspects in order to access their innate wisdom and healing potential. By providing a safe and non-judgmental space for clients there is an invitation to enter a path into curiosity, discovery, and enrichment which presents openings for change and growth.
As a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Registered Art Therapist I promote talk therapy and creative expression as methods for healing, empowerment and life enhancement. My focus is to be a conduit for compassion, grace, and healing. In therapy sessions, clients use talk therapy and/or art materials and techniques to explore emotional, physical, and spiritual aspects in order to access their innate wisdom and healing potential. By providing a safe and non-judgmental space for clients there is an invitation to enter a path into curiosity, discovery, and enrichment which presents openings for change and growth.
(708) 949-4292 View (708) 949-4292
Photo of Megan Reedy-McGovern, Counselor in Glenwood, IL
Megan Reedy-McGovern
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Glenwood, IL 60425
Not accepting new clients
At some point in life, most of us face challenges that are too overwhelming or challenging to handle on our own. Counseling is a wonderful way to get support, guidance, knowledge, and perspective around these issues, and it can make the difference between struggling and thriving. As a counselor, my goal is to help people through their challenges and struggles, and get to a place where they are happier, healthier, and stronger. I provide a warm and welcoming presence where you will feel comfortable addressing your struggles, and together we can create solutions you can use to live a happier and healthier life.
At some point in life, most of us face challenges that are too overwhelming or challenging to handle on our own. Counseling is a wonderful way to get support, guidance, knowledge, and perspective around these issues, and it can make the difference between struggling and thriving. As a counselor, my goal is to help people through their challenges and struggles, and get to a place where they are happier, healthier, and stronger. I provide a warm and welcoming presence where you will feel comfortable addressing your struggles, and together we can create solutions you can use to live a happier and healthier life.
(708) 872-4751 View (708) 872-4751
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Jalissa Shelby
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Glenwood, IL 60425  (Online Only)
Do you struggle with the relationship that have with yourself? What I mean by that is your own confidence, self-worth, self-esteem, self-discipline and how you talk to yourself, love yourself and live by that? It can also mean that these areas are suffering as you recover from a breakup.....Maybe you struggle with the relationship you have with your partner, your child(ren) or parents, or others. Healthy communication, healing from betrayals, deepening emotional connection, and intimacy are all things that I help individuals & couples with in order to transform their lives in MAJOR ways!
Do you struggle with the relationship that have with yourself? What I mean by that is your own confidence, self-worth, self-esteem, self-discipline and how you talk to yourself, love yourself and live by that? It can also mean that these areas are suffering as you recover from a breakup.....Maybe you struggle with the relationship you have with your partner, your child(ren) or parents, or others. Healthy communication, healing from betrayals, deepening emotional connection, and intimacy are all things that I help individuals & couples with in order to transform their lives in MAJOR ways!
(872) 206-9698 View (872) 206-9698
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Cathy Smith Gilham
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AM, LCSW, CADC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Glenwood, IL 60425  (Online Only)
Mrs. Gilham is offering virtual services through teleconferencing only at this time. I am passionate about working with couples experiencing marital difficulties. Other issues that impact marriages is: Blended Families, Domestic Abuse, Infidelity, Substance Abuse, and discrimination. The goal of therapy will be to learn from the setbacks, recuperate, and move on with a stronger and better plan with strategic insight and to realize your vision for your marriage.
Mrs. Gilham is offering virtual services through teleconferencing only at this time. I am passionate about working with couples experiencing marital difficulties. Other issues that impact marriages is: Blended Families, Domestic Abuse, Infidelity, Substance Abuse, and discrimination. The goal of therapy will be to learn from the setbacks, recuperate, and move on with a stronger and better plan with strategic insight and to realize your vision for your marriage.
(708) 616-1338 View (708) 616-1338
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Michelle Robinson
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified
Glenwood, IL 60425  (Online Only)
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about me! My ideal clients are looking for a strength-based approach where they are more than a "psychiatric diagnosis." My clients come from many backgrounds - they are children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families - and are dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, women’s issues, anger management, ADHD, autistic spectrum disorder, addiction issues, couples therapy, and working through LGBTQ+ issues. I partner with my clients in the change process and empower them through using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and other tailored approaches.
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about me! My ideal clients are looking for a strength-based approach where they are more than a "psychiatric diagnosis." My clients come from many backgrounds - they are children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families - and are dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, women’s issues, anger management, ADHD, autistic spectrum disorder, addiction issues, couples therapy, and working through LGBTQ+ issues. I partner with my clients in the change process and empower them through using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and other tailored approaches.
(312) 313-4413 View (312) 313-4413

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Gigi Sappenfield
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Homewood, IL 60430
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, specializing in relationships, personal healing and trauma. I create safe caring spaces where we can join together while facing difficulties. Counseling with me is affirming and interactive. You will learn to identify and release problematic beliefs and behaviors, that have become barriers to your wellbeing. You will gain new perspectives and acceptance to help you heal, while discovering insights to the power and strength within you.
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, specializing in relationships, personal healing and trauma. I create safe caring spaces where we can join together while facing difficulties. Counseling with me is affirming and interactive. You will learn to identify and release problematic beliefs and behaviors, that have become barriers to your wellbeing. You will gain new perspectives and acceptance to help you heal, while discovering insights to the power and strength within you.
(708) 365-4179 View (708) 365-4179
Photo of Shelby Pupo, Pre-Licensed Professional in Glenwood, IL
Shelby Pupo
Pre-Licensed Professional, MEd, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Homewood, IL 60430  (Online Only)
Is life feeling overwhelming or unbalanced? Are you struggling with setting boundaries? You are not alone. I provide services to help those struggling with anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, grief, and loss. I believe a healthy balance is achievable through connection and processing underlying emotions.
Is life feeling overwhelming or unbalanced? Are you struggling with setting boundaries? You are not alone. I provide services to help those struggling with anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, grief, and loss. I believe a healthy balance is achievable through connection and processing underlying emotions.
(708) 394-7501 View (708) 394-7501
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Byflutter, INC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MSEd, LCPC
Verified
South Holland, IL 60473  (Online Only)
I AM CURRENT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. Navigation in this world can be challenging, self care is so very important. Mental Health is as important as physical health it all works together and must be in balance. I can help you with that balance. Whether its work issues, relationship challenges, coping skills, or/and adjustment needs you can improve your everyday functioning with appling healthy mechanisms and coping tools. You are more powerful than you think.
I AM CURRENT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. Navigation in this world can be challenging, self care is so very important. Mental Health is as important as physical health it all works together and must be in balance. I can help you with that balance. Whether its work issues, relationship challenges, coping skills, or/and adjustment needs you can improve your everyday functioning with appling healthy mechanisms and coping tools. You are more powerful than you think.
(708) 367-6978 View (708) 367-6978
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Kristen Oberc
Counselor, NCC, LMHC, LCPC, CADC, PMH-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lynwood, IL 60411
Kristen Oberc is a National Certified Counselor and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, licensed to see residents in, Indiana and Illinois. Kristen earned her MS.Ed in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Purdue University. Kristen specializes in Cognitive Behavioral-based and Internal Family System approaches. Cognitive-behavioral therapy is an action-oriented form of psychosocial therapy that assumes that maladaptive, or faulty, thinking patterns cause maladaptive behavior and negative emotions.
Kristen Oberc is a National Certified Counselor and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, licensed to see residents in, Indiana and Illinois. Kristen earned her MS.Ed in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Purdue University. Kristen specializes in Cognitive Behavioral-based and Internal Family System approaches. Cognitive-behavioral therapy is an action-oriented form of psychosocial therapy that assumes that maladaptive, or faulty, thinking patterns cause maladaptive behavior and negative emotions.
(219) 268-8587 View (219) 268-8587
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Kenitra L Woods
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Homewood, IL 60430
Feeling completely stuck with a never-ending list of tasks. The tasks never stop. This person needs you. The job wants more of you. You find yourself endlessly scrolling to numb the creeping dread that's eating away at you. Overwhelm has turned into paralyzing shame, keeping you trapped in a cycle of pain and dread. Each day feels heavier and more sluggish, making it even harder to rise from your bed or leave the couch. The life you once dreamed of feels further away than ever. How did I get here? You blame life, circumstances but most of all yourself. You always have to carry the responsibilities for everything and everyone.
Feeling completely stuck with a never-ending list of tasks. The tasks never stop. This person needs you. The job wants more of you. You find yourself endlessly scrolling to numb the creeping dread that's eating away at you. Overwhelm has turned into paralyzing shame, keeping you trapped in a cycle of pain and dread. Each day feels heavier and more sluggish, making it even harder to rise from your bed or leave the couch. The life you once dreamed of feels further away than ever. How did I get here? You blame life, circumstances but most of all yourself. You always have to carry the responsibilities for everything and everyone.
(708) 729-5479 View (708) 729-5479
Photo of Julia Bridges, Pre-Licensed Professional in Glenwood, IL
Julia Bridges
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Homewood, IL 60430
For some reason, you just don’t function like everyone else does. You're anxious when there’s a break from your usual routine. People often have to tell you things multiple times before you understand them. You feel overwhelmed in crowds or anywhere with too much sensory stimulation. Maybe schoolwork comes easily to you, but social interactions are confusing. Neurodiversity is a good thing, and everyone’s brain is wired differently. But it’s hard to fit into a world that isn’t made for people with brains like yours. Sometimes, you think about how easy life would be if you could just be “normal.”
For some reason, you just don’t function like everyone else does. You're anxious when there’s a break from your usual routine. People often have to tell you things multiple times before you understand them. You feel overwhelmed in crowds or anywhere with too much sensory stimulation. Maybe schoolwork comes easily to you, but social interactions are confusing. Neurodiversity is a good thing, and everyone’s brain is wired differently. But it’s hard to fit into a world that isn’t made for people with brains like yours. Sometimes, you think about how easy life would be if you could just be “normal.”
(708) 726-5943 View (708) 726-5943

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Glenwood, IL

10+

Average cost per session

$130

Therapists in Glenwood, IL who prioritize treating:

86% Anxiety
79% Depression
79% Coping Skills
79% Self Esteem
71% Trauma and PTSD
71% Family Conflict
64% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
79% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
71% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Glenwood, IL see their clients

71% Online Only
29% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Glenwood?

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.