Therapists in Great Lakes, IL

Photo of Dr. Vernice L. Wright, Licensed Professional Counselor in Great Lakes, IL
Dr. Vernice L. Wright
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC, NCC, CADC, COPD, CAMS-II
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Great Lakes, IL 60088
I have over 23 years of experience in the Mental Health (e.g. mood disorders), Substance Abuse, and counseling profession. I utilize a holistic approach to therapy to the community. Working with individuals, families, and Veterans has always been my passion. I utilize a variety of therapeutic approaches and interventions to meet individual and family needs. I am strongly suited in Person-Centered therapy with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques. The "Truth will set you free" so come to Truth Youth & Family Services, LLC and partner with me in helping you gain mental/emotional freedom to live a productive life.
I have over 23 years of experience in the Mental Health (e.g. mood disorders), Substance Abuse, and counseling profession. I utilize a holistic approach to therapy to the community. Working with individuals, families, and Veterans has always been my passion. I utilize a variety of therapeutic approaches and interventions to meet individual and family needs. I am strongly suited in Person-Centered therapy with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques. The "Truth will set you free" so come to Truth Youth & Family Services, LLC and partner with me in helping you gain mental/emotional freedom to live a productive life.
(224) 231-6282 View (224) 231-6282
Photo of Evelyn Caples Chenier, Licensed Professional Counselor in Great Lakes, IL
Evelyn Caples Chenier
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, MS, LPC, NBCC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Great Lakes, IL 60088
If you are having feelings of sadness, irritability, hopelessness or are currently experiencing a life stressor, we can help. In addition to being a Licensed Professional Counselor, I am a Community Psychologist who has considerable experience working with many different populations. I am licensed and certified to meet the growing needs of the world we live in. I am committed to developing a caring and compassionate relationship with the individuals I serve.
If you are having feelings of sadness, irritability, hopelessness or are currently experiencing a life stressor, we can help. In addition to being a Licensed Professional Counselor, I am a Community Psychologist who has considerable experience working with many different populations. I am licensed and certified to meet the growing needs of the world we live in. I am committed to developing a caring and compassionate relationship with the individuals I serve.
(224) 300-7409 View (224) 300-7409

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Verdure Counseling
Counselor, MA, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Chicago, IL 60064
Verdure Counseling works with a variety of different clients to include Veterans, families, adolescents, and adults. At Verdure counseling, your growth and wellness are our priority. We help those suffering from normal day to day struggles to severe trauma. Our clinicians have experience working with substance abuse, mood disorders, grief, adjustment, depression, identity, etc. Feeling tired, overwhelmed, stuck, or want to just learn more about yourself, Verdure Counseling can help you.
Verdure Counseling works with a variety of different clients to include Veterans, families, adolescents, and adults. At Verdure counseling, your growth and wellness are our priority. We help those suffering from normal day to day struggles to severe trauma. Our clinicians have experience working with substance abuse, mood disorders, grief, adjustment, depression, identity, etc. Feeling tired, overwhelmed, stuck, or want to just learn more about yourself, Verdure Counseling can help you.
(224) 707-8279 View (224) 707-8279
Photo of Amy Carnow, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Great Lakes, IL
Amy Carnow
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, JD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lake Bluff, IL 60044
Selecting a therapist and beginning therapy can be intimidating things to do. I want to help you make the decision that is right for you. I specialize in individual therapy with adolescents and adults. While anxiety and mood disorders are common in my practice, I also handle a variety of other disorders, problems, and issues. I believe that the relationship between client and therapist is the most important aspect of therapy. Using my knowledge, training, and expertise, I will work together with you to help you through your whatever you may be facing, make positive changes, and achieve your goals.
Selecting a therapist and beginning therapy can be intimidating things to do. I want to help you make the decision that is right for you. I specialize in individual therapy with adolescents and adults. While anxiety and mood disorders are common in my practice, I also handle a variety of other disorders, problems, and issues. I believe that the relationship between client and therapist is the most important aspect of therapy. Using my knowledge, training, and expertise, I will work together with you to help you through your whatever you may be facing, make positive changes, and achieve your goals.
(224) 377-1481 View (224) 377-1481
Photo of Wendy L McCarty, Marriage & Family Therapist in Great Lakes, IL
Wendy L McCarty
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CHT, MA-SP
Verified Verified
Lake Bluff, IL 60044
I use a combination of Marriage and Family therapy, Hypnotherapy and Spiritual psychology to understand and heal faulty negative self conclusions from the past. Once we understand,( sometimes through buried memories,) that our value as human beings cannot be "unworthy, or "not good enough", we can repair mental, emotional and spiritual wounds from the past. My goal is for you to live in freedom and fulfillment from finding your passion in, and for life.
I use a combination of Marriage and Family therapy, Hypnotherapy and Spiritual psychology to understand and heal faulty negative self conclusions from the past. Once we understand,( sometimes through buried memories,) that our value as human beings cannot be "unworthy, or "not good enough", we can repair mental, emotional and spiritual wounds from the past. My goal is for you to live in freedom and fulfillment from finding your passion in, and for life.
(847) 457-0279 View (847) 457-0279
Photo of Alice Virgil, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Great Lakes, IL
Alice Virgil
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lake Bluff, IL 60044
Compassion-focused psychological care is available to you, now. I am committed to strengthening your psychological health, and believe it is a critical part of your overall wellness. As a guardian of your psychological wellness, I listen to you and partner in your care to address psychological and relationship challenges using science-based approaches to therapy that are accessible for your life, and bring about real, lasting change.
Compassion-focused psychological care is available to you, now. I am committed to strengthening your psychological health, and believe it is a critical part of your overall wellness. As a guardian of your psychological wellness, I listen to you and partner in your care to address psychological and relationship challenges using science-based approaches to therapy that are accessible for your life, and bring about real, lasting change.
(773) 919-9170 View (773) 919-9170
Photo of Colin Jensen, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Great Lakes, IL
Colin Jensen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
North Chicago, IL 60064
I believe that therapy can provide new and different angles to assist people with finding peace with their lives and to identify the choices available to live in that peace.
I believe that therapy can provide new and different angles to assist people with finding peace with their lives and to identify the choices available to live in that peace.
(224) 288-0507 View (224) 288-0507
Photo of Diana Flores, Counselor in Great Lakes, IL
Diana Flores
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lake Bluff, IL 60044
Are you experiencing symptoms of anxiety, OCD, stress or depression? Are you looking for an experienced therapist who can effectively help you get back on track? I am a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist (CBT) who will individualize your treatment plan based on scientific research and evidence based practices. My approach involves teaching people ways to rewire their brains for long term gains. My clientele can often include CEOs, high profile athletes and other celebrities. My sessions are solution focused and the high success rate helps treatment be short term for most people. My practice has earned several awards over the past years.
Are you experiencing symptoms of anxiety, OCD, stress or depression? Are you looking for an experienced therapist who can effectively help you get back on track? I am a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist (CBT) who will individualize your treatment plan based on scientific research and evidence based practices. My approach involves teaching people ways to rewire their brains for long term gains. My clientele can often include CEOs, high profile athletes and other celebrities. My sessions are solution focused and the high success rate helps treatment be short term for most people. My practice has earned several awards over the past years.
(847) 457-0175 View (847) 457-0175
Photo of Carolina Garcia-Leahy, Psychologist in Great Lakes, IL
Carolina Garcia-Leahy
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP
Verified Verified
Lake Bluff, IL 60044
Waitlist for new clients
Licensed as a Clinical Psychologist in Illinois and registered to provide telehealth psychotherapy to clients in the state of Florida (www.flhealthsource.gov/telehealth/). If you are having difficulties adjusting to any of the many challenges of life, feel stuck in your current situation, or feel dissatisfied with your relationships or quality of life, I can help. I have experience and expertise treating depressive and anxiety disorders, trauma including PTSD, ADHD, and the emotional effects of chronic illnesses, burnout, and immigration.
Licensed as a Clinical Psychologist in Illinois and registered to provide telehealth psychotherapy to clients in the state of Florida (www.flhealthsource.gov/telehealth/). If you are having difficulties adjusting to any of the many challenges of life, feel stuck in your current situation, or feel dissatisfied with your relationships or quality of life, I can help. I have experience and expertise treating depressive and anxiety disorders, trauma including PTSD, ADHD, and the emotional effects of chronic illnesses, burnout, and immigration.
(224) 207-4062 View (224) 207-4062
Photo of Jenean Moore, Counselor in Great Lakes, IL
Jenean Moore
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Lake Bluff, IL 60044
Jenean is currently seeing individuals, couples and also leading faith-based therapy groups. She encourages clients to be actively involved in the counseling process through education, engaging in God's Word, journaling, art, music, media, and other strategies that challenge clients to grow emotionally, relationally, and spiritually. She offers practical tools that can be used in everyday life to promote confidence, increase healthy relationships, and discover purpose.
Jenean is currently seeing individuals, couples and also leading faith-based therapy groups. She encourages clients to be actively involved in the counseling process through education, engaging in God's Word, journaling, art, music, media, and other strategies that challenge clients to grow emotionally, relationally, and spiritually. She offers practical tools that can be used in everyday life to promote confidence, increase healthy relationships, and discover purpose.
(224) 222-1574 View (224) 222-1574
Photo of Sarah Christian, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Great Lakes, IL
Sarah Christian
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lake Bluff, IL 60044
Life brings many stressors and we can all benefit from having a confidential place to sort out our concerns. I have been in practice for over 30 years helping clients with issues such as anxiety, depression, grief and loss, relationship issues and stress management. I have worked with individuals, adolescents and couples in a relationally based, psychodynamic format. I was also the director of, and involved with, a psycho-educational parenting program for over 12 years. I enjoy working with individuals, couples and with adolescents as they grow through facing the challenges of life.
Life brings many stressors and we can all benefit from having a confidential place to sort out our concerns. I have been in practice for over 30 years helping clients with issues such as anxiety, depression, grief and loss, relationship issues and stress management. I have worked with individuals, adolescents and couples in a relationally based, psychodynamic format. I was also the director of, and involved with, a psycho-educational parenting program for over 12 years. I enjoy working with individuals, couples and with adolescents as they grow through facing the challenges of life.
(847) 979-4339 View (847) 979-4339
Photo of Matthew D Selekman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Great Lakes, IL
Matthew D Selekman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CRADC
Verified Verified
Lake Bluff, IL 60044
I am the Clinical Supervisor at 360 Degree Wellness and Coaching as well as a clinical social worker, addiction counselor and a highly seasoned couple and family therapist. I am an approved supervisor with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
I am the Clinical Supervisor at 360 Degree Wellness and Coaching as well as a clinical social worker, addiction counselor and a highly seasoned couple and family therapist. I am an approved supervisor with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
(847) 850-0712 View (847) 850-0712
Photo of Brittany Baker, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Great Lakes, IL
Brittany Baker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S, LCDC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lake Bluff, IL 60044
Are stress, worry, and your long to-do list keeping you up at night? Are you stuck thinking about challenging relationships, old wounds, or traumatic experiences? I have helped many like you find their version of success personally and professionally and find inner calm by empowering them to create change. Many of my clients seek a supportive space to better understand hard experiences and relationships, explore emotions, examine thought and behavior patterns, draw on strengths, and improve their ability to cope. Together, we find the solutions to feel more joy, experience fewer sleepless nights, and reinvest in life positively.
Are stress, worry, and your long to-do list keeping you up at night? Are you stuck thinking about challenging relationships, old wounds, or traumatic experiences? I have helped many like you find their version of success personally and professionally and find inner calm by empowering them to create change. Many of my clients seek a supportive space to better understand hard experiences and relationships, explore emotions, examine thought and behavior patterns, draw on strengths, and improve their ability to cope. Together, we find the solutions to feel more joy, experience fewer sleepless nights, and reinvest in life positively.
(224) 404-2444 View (224) 404-2444
Photo of Deborah Kronenberger, Counselor in Great Lakes, IL
Deborah Kronenberger
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Lake Bluff, IL 60044
I am an experienced clinician and teacher who treats and teaches adults, adolescents and couples using a mindfulness based counseling model. I specialize in working with those who struggle with anxiety, depression, chronic illness and pain. I also teach classes in meditation and yoga.
I am an experienced clinician and teacher who treats and teaches adults, adolescents and couples using a mindfulness based counseling model. I specialize in working with those who struggle with anxiety, depression, chronic illness and pain. I also teach classes in meditation and yoga.
(847) 505-0795 View (847) 505-0795
Photo of Allison Murphy, Licensed Professional Counselor in Great Lakes, IL
Allison Murphy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, LCPC
Verified Verified
Lake Bluff, IL 60044
My ideal patients are adolescents and adults struggling with anxiety, perfectionism, self-esteem, body image, eating disorders and/or disordered eating behaviors. I focus on targeting patterns while highlighting underlying causes for behaviors, and helping patients work towards healthier relationships with themselves and others. My approach is patient-focused and evidenced based, incorporating techniques from CBT, ACT, and DBT. I incorporate a multitude of techniques depending on the individual needs, and promote positive change for patients to accomplish their goals.
My ideal patients are adolescents and adults struggling with anxiety, perfectionism, self-esteem, body image, eating disorders and/or disordered eating behaviors. I focus on targeting patterns while highlighting underlying causes for behaviors, and helping patients work towards healthier relationships with themselves and others. My approach is patient-focused and evidenced based, incorporating techniques from CBT, ACT, and DBT. I incorporate a multitude of techniques depending on the individual needs, and promote positive change for patients to accomplish their goals.
(224) 435-5412 View (224) 435-5412
Photo of The Chicago Integrative Center for Psychology in Great Lakes, IL
The Chicago Integrative Center for Psychology
Verified Verified
Lake Bluff, IL 60044
When it comes to mental health treatment, our approach is simple and unique: our accomplished team of physicians and therapists work together to diagnose and treat your body, mind and spirit as a whole. We are one of the few practices combining traditional treatment with evidence-based alternative therapies, all under one roof. We are privileged to have changed the lives of many families in Chicago's North Shore, as well as out-of-state and foreign visitors. Our "whole body" approach to treating mental health conditions is supported by clinical studies. These include but are not limited to: Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), diet and exercise, spiritual/social evaluation, yoga and art therapy. Many still focus only on the brain, treating symptoms, not causes. In many cases they over-prescribe medications. While our physicians do prescribe medications as needed, what sets us apart is our commitment to explore all options. We search for root causes and provide the most appropriate treatment, not merely the most convenient one. When we do prescribe, we go the extra mile to customize a plan that minimizes side effects. You and your family deserve the best in healthcare!
When it comes to mental health treatment, our approach is simple and unique: our accomplished team of physicians and therapists work together to diagnose and treat your body, mind and spirit as a whole. We are one of the few practices combining traditional treatment with evidence-based alternative therapies, all under one roof. We are privileged to have changed the lives of many families in Chicago's North Shore, as well as out-of-state and foreign visitors. Our "whole body" approach to treating mental health conditions is supported by clinical studies. These include but are not limited to: Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), diet and exercise, spiritual/social evaluation, yoga and art therapy. Many still focus only on the brain, treating symptoms, not causes. In many cases they over-prescribe medications. While our physicians do prescribe medications as needed, what sets us apart is our commitment to explore all options. We search for root causes and provide the most appropriate treatment, not merely the most convenient one. When we do prescribe, we go the extra mile to customize a plan that minimizes side effects. You and your family deserve the best in healthcare!
(224) 427-6245 x1301 View (224) 427-6245 x1301
Photo of Merve Senalan, Licensed Professional Counselor in Great Lakes, IL
Merve Senalan
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lake Bluff, IL 60044
To my wonderful clients, whether you're a woman in the midst of life's complexities, carrying the weight of transitions, trauma, or inner battles seeking a counselor yourself, or parents seeking a counselor for a child navigating unique challenges with neurodivergence, school, social situations, or family changes, know this: you're not alone. You seek understanding, hope, and resilience. Your desire for healing and authentic growth inspires me every day. Together, we'll uncover the paths to brighter tomorrows, building bridges toward lasting well-being and a future filled with joy and self-discovery.
To my wonderful clients, whether you're a woman in the midst of life's complexities, carrying the weight of transitions, trauma, or inner battles seeking a counselor yourself, or parents seeking a counselor for a child navigating unique challenges with neurodivergence, school, social situations, or family changes, know this: you're not alone. You seek understanding, hope, and resilience. Your desire for healing and authentic growth inspires me every day. Together, we'll uncover the paths to brighter tomorrows, building bridges toward lasting well-being and a future filled with joy and self-discovery.
(224) 279-6620 View (224) 279-6620
Photo of Chinni Chilamkurti, Psychologist in Great Lakes, IL
Chinni Chilamkurti
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
North Chicago, IL 60064
Dr. Chinni Chilamkurti is a licensed, pediatric psychologist with over 25 years of experience providing comprehensive behavioral health services for children and families. She specializes in working with children and families presenting with a wide range of challenges. Her specialty areas include Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD), Anxiety Disorder, Parenting and Co-Parenting. Her approach is pragmatic and collaborative. She firmly believes that resources aimed at enhancing children's emotional and behavioral resiliency are critical to help children succeed.
Dr. Chinni Chilamkurti is a licensed, pediatric psychologist with over 25 years of experience providing comprehensive behavioral health services for children and families. She specializes in working with children and families presenting with a wide range of challenges. Her specialty areas include Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD), Anxiety Disorder, Parenting and Co-Parenting. Her approach is pragmatic and collaborative. She firmly believes that resources aimed at enhancing children's emotional and behavioral resiliency are critical to help children succeed.
(847) 744-8064 View (847) 744-8064
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Jill Kreller
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Lake Bluff, IL 60044
I am a therapist with over ten years of experience providing assessment, crisis intervention and psychotherapy to individuals in the community. I assist individuals as they find the best solutions to dealing with mental health concerns, life transitions and accomplishment of goals.I believe that all individuals have within them the skills needed to lead an actualized, fulfilling and meaningful life.I will tailor therapy to your individual characteristics and work with you to find interventions that best suit your needs, goals and skill set.
I am a therapist with over ten years of experience providing assessment, crisis intervention and psychotherapy to individuals in the community. I assist individuals as they find the best solutions to dealing with mental health concerns, life transitions and accomplishment of goals.I believe that all individuals have within them the skills needed to lead an actualized, fulfilling and meaningful life.I will tailor therapy to your individual characteristics and work with you to find interventions that best suit your needs, goals and skill set.
(847) 978-4500 View (847) 978-4500
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360 Degrees Wellness and Coaching
Counselor, LCSW, LCPC, MSW, CRADC, CADC
Verified Verified
Lake Bluff, IL 60044
We are a group of board certified psychotherapists and executive coaches specializing in behavioral health. Our highly experienced staff averages more than 18 years experience in their respective fields: Cognitive- Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems, Solution- Focused, Collaborative and Health-Oriented Therapies. We can help you with: Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Low self-esteem, Postpartum depression, Martial or family issues, School problems, Parenting issues, Chronic pain, Grief, Trauma and managing negative feelings.
We are a group of board certified psychotherapists and executive coaches specializing in behavioral health. Our highly experienced staff averages more than 18 years experience in their respective fields: Cognitive- Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems, Solution- Focused, Collaborative and Health-Oriented Therapies. We can help you with: Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Low self-esteem, Postpartum depression, Martial or family issues, School problems, Parenting issues, Chronic pain, Grief, Trauma and managing negative feelings.
(847) 807-1012 View (847) 807-1012

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Great Lakes, IL

< 10

Therapists in Great Lakes, IL who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Grief
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Anger Management
100% Behavioral Issues
50% Anxiety

Average years in practice

22 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
50% Aetna
50% Medicaid

How Therapists in Great Lakes, IL see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Great Lakes?

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.