Therapists in Hancock County, IL

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Photo of Gina Clarke - River's Edge Wellness, PLLC, LCSW, LISW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
River's Edge Wellness, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LISW
Verified Verified
Warsaw, IL 62379  (Online Only)
Do you feel anxious, stressed, or overwhelmed by things? Do you feel as if you have the weight of the world on your shoulders, feeling pulled in too many directions? Is it getting harder and harder to cope with the challenges? Do you want to be excited about tomorrow and be happier? You are not alone. Everyone goes through some sort of mental health issue in their life. You have already taken the first step in feeling better. Even if you don't know where to start, you don't have to do this alone.
Do you feel anxious, stressed, or overwhelmed by things? Do you feel as if you have the weight of the world on your shoulders, feeling pulled in too many directions? Is it getting harder and harder to cope with the challenges? Do you want to be excited about tomorrow and be happier? You are not alone. Everyone goes through some sort of mental health issue in their life. You have already taken the first step in feeling better. Even if you don't know where to start, you don't have to do this alone.
(217) 912-5952 View (217) 912-5952
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Carolyn Franklin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hamilton, IL 62341
I am Carolyn Franklin, a licensed clinical social worker. I am a skilled therapist with over 30 years in the profession, working with children, adolescents, and adults. I have conducted individual, group, couples, and family therapies. I have worked with clients challenged with anxiety, depression, relationship/family issue, and many other concerns. I welcome the opportunity to work with you. I truly enjoy my work, and my clients have been successful. I worked with clients challenged with anxiety, depression, relationship/family adjustments, and even individuals having difficulty making decisions.
I am Carolyn Franklin, a licensed clinical social worker. I am a skilled therapist with over 30 years in the profession, working with children, adolescents, and adults. I have conducted individual, group, couples, and family therapies. I have worked with clients challenged with anxiety, depression, relationship/family issue, and many other concerns. I welcome the opportunity to work with you. I truly enjoy my work, and my clients have been successful. I worked with clients challenged with anxiety, depression, relationship/family adjustments, and even individuals having difficulty making decisions.
(773) 985-7436 View (773) 985-7436
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Jeffrey Caldcleugh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, CSW
Verified Verified
Warsaw, IL 62379
Hello! I use a collaborative and strengths-based approach with each of my clients. I have years of experience working with Client's and Families/Couple's from working in both mental health treatment facilities and outpatient private practice. I integrate a variety of evidenced-based treatment interventions to address behavioral health issues, including Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, Twelve-Step Facilitation Therapy, Psychodynamics and Dialectic Behavioral Therapy.
Hello! I use a collaborative and strengths-based approach with each of my clients. I have years of experience working with Client's and Families/Couple's from working in both mental health treatment facilities and outpatient private practice. I integrate a variety of evidenced-based treatment interventions to address behavioral health issues, including Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, Twelve-Step Facilitation Therapy, Psychodynamics and Dialectic Behavioral Therapy.
(312) 626-7594 View (312) 626-7594
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Andrea Lissuzzo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Carthage, IL 62321
As a licensed clinical social worker with 25 years of experience in mental health, I have worked with a variety of populations in multiple settings, including outpatient, inpatient, residential, judicial, and educational. As a psychiatric social worker for a large medical system, I provided direct service to individuals struggling with a range of mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, stress, and relationship and parenting issues. My collaborative, problem-solving approach to working with clients helps them better understand, navigate, and overcome the challenges of life.
As a licensed clinical social worker with 25 years of experience in mental health, I have worked with a variety of populations in multiple settings, including outpatient, inpatient, residential, judicial, and educational. As a psychiatric social worker for a large medical system, I provided direct service to individuals struggling with a range of mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, stress, and relationship and parenting issues. My collaborative, problem-solving approach to working with clients helps them better understand, navigate, and overcome the challenges of life.
(872) 253-8933 View (872) 253-8933
Photo of Marina Callozzo, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Marina Callozzo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Carthage, IL 62321
Doing the work it takes to find the right therapist when your mind and heart are struggling and in need of that help takes an enormous amount of strength and hope. As a highly experienced clinical social worker, my goal is to bring my wide-range of experience with therapeutic modalities and diverse populations to capitalize on your strengths and hope. I work from a humanistic, trauma-informed and strengths-based perspective. While I have experience ranging from counseling people living with varying degrees of mental illness, to refugees from conflict zones, and survivors of Queer hate motivated violence.
Doing the work it takes to find the right therapist when your mind and heart are struggling and in need of that help takes an enormous amount of strength and hope. As a highly experienced clinical social worker, my goal is to bring my wide-range of experience with therapeutic modalities and diverse populations to capitalize on your strengths and hope. I work from a humanistic, trauma-informed and strengths-based perspective. While I have experience ranging from counseling people living with varying degrees of mental illness, to refugees from conflict zones, and survivors of Queer hate motivated violence.
(312) 584-4119 View (312) 584-4119
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Sacha Montgomery
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Hamilton, IL 62341
Sacha L. Montgomery, Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist (LCAS), Licensed Sex Offender Treatment Provider (LSOTP), Certified- Dialectical Behavior Therapy Provider (Trauma Specific treatment) Approach to therapy: Collaborative approach with each client to create personalized treatment plan to help clients get back to a higher level of functioning. Focus areas of practice: Co-Occurring Disorders, Depression, Anxiety, Anger, Relationship conflict, Communication, work issues, change of life issues as well as adults and juveniles who have abusive sexual behavior histories.
Sacha L. Montgomery, Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist (LCAS), Licensed Sex Offender Treatment Provider (LSOTP), Certified- Dialectical Behavior Therapy Provider (Trauma Specific treatment) Approach to therapy: Collaborative approach with each client to create personalized treatment plan to help clients get back to a higher level of functioning. Focus areas of practice: Co-Occurring Disorders, Depression, Anxiety, Anger, Relationship conflict, Communication, work issues, change of life issues as well as adults and juveniles who have abusive sexual behavior histories.
(708) 847-9636 View (708) 847-9636
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Tina Lott
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
La Harpe, IL 61450
Hi, my name is Dr. Tina Lott. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor as well as a Certified Alcohol & other Drug Counselor. I hold a BC-TMH certification and can provide quality services via Telehealth. My focus area is working with those with persistent mental health conditions who desire to learn how to cope with symptoms to live their best lives. I also specialize in working with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, identity issues, and self-esteem. My primary theoretical approach is Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT). I am passionate about working with clients to help them reach their most optimal selves.
Hi, my name is Dr. Tina Lott. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor as well as a Certified Alcohol & other Drug Counselor. I hold a BC-TMH certification and can provide quality services via Telehealth. My focus area is working with those with persistent mental health conditions who desire to learn how to cope with symptoms to live their best lives. I also specialize in working with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, identity issues, and self-esteem. My primary theoretical approach is Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT). I am passionate about working with clients to help them reach their most optimal selves.
(309) 250-1121 View (309) 250-1121
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Sarah Lerch-Halliday
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Pontoosuc, IL 62330
Hello! My name is Sarah Lerch-Halliday and I've been working as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor for 12 years. I provide therapy to people experiencing increased symptoms related to stress, relationships, depression, anxiety, and more. I’ll work with you as a compassionate and trauma-informed therapist, using evidenced-based coping strategies to help you move towards improved mental health. I work with teens, young adults, and adults who are facing problems at school, work, in relationships, recent loss, and just general life stressors.
Hello! My name is Sarah Lerch-Halliday and I've been working as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor for 12 years. I provide therapy to people experiencing increased symptoms related to stress, relationships, depression, anxiety, and more. I’ll work with you as a compassionate and trauma-informed therapist, using evidenced-based coping strategies to help you move towards improved mental health. I work with teens, young adults, and adults who are facing problems at school, work, in relationships, recent loss, and just general life stressors.
(312) 626-7594 View (312) 626-7594
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Jennifer Zerfowski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Colmar, IL 62367
My approach to therapy is not always your traditional approach. I utilize many evidence-based therapy modalities while also making our time together interesting and fun. Many times deep healing work can occur without even realizing it. You may find yourself feeling an array of emotions from crying to laughing as we work together. I believe that there is deep healing power in laughter.
My approach to therapy is not always your traditional approach. I utilize many evidence-based therapy modalities while also making our time together interesting and fun. Many times deep healing work can occur without even realizing it. You may find yourself feeling an array of emotions from crying to laughing as we work together. I believe that there is deep healing power in laughter.
(708) 419-4738 View (708) 419-4738
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Caroline Roa
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Nauvoo, IL 62354
Hello! My name is Caroline Roa, and I am a licensed clinical social worker providing a wide array of therapeutic treatments through a trauma-informed lens. Listening to your needs non-judgmentally and supporting you in building hope, purpose, and holistic healing of both the mind and body is my consistent approach as a therapist. I am passionate about working with individuals most impacted by various forms of oppression, adversity, and exposure to trauma. Through personal and professional experience, I have also grown most comfortable working with first-gen/immigrant persons as well as those that identify within the BIPOC community.
Hello! My name is Caroline Roa, and I am a licensed clinical social worker providing a wide array of therapeutic treatments through a trauma-informed lens. Listening to your needs non-judgmentally and supporting you in building hope, purpose, and holistic healing of both the mind and body is my consistent approach as a therapist. I am passionate about working with individuals most impacted by various forms of oppression, adversity, and exposure to trauma. Through personal and professional experience, I have also grown most comfortable working with first-gen/immigrant persons as well as those that identify within the BIPOC community.
(872) 296-6588 View (872) 296-6588
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Mercedes Cisneros-Watson
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
La Harpe, IL 61450
Thank you for choosing me, Mercedes P Cisneros Watson -Watson MA., LCPC and Path for your Counseling needs. I “Mercedes” a Native of Chicago, am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), in the State of Illinois Department of Professional Regulations since 1998. My Clinical counseling experience spans over 30 years. My areas of clinical interest include addressing adult Women’s and Men’s life issues such as Intergenerational Trauma Survivors, Grief/ Loss, Divorce, Abusive relationships and, General Mood Disorders ie, Depression, General Anxiety Disorders. Gender Dysphoria, and Various personality disorders.
Thank you for choosing me, Mercedes P Cisneros Watson -Watson MA., LCPC and Path for your Counseling needs. I “Mercedes” a Native of Chicago, am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), in the State of Illinois Department of Professional Regulations since 1998. My Clinical counseling experience spans over 30 years. My areas of clinical interest include addressing adult Women’s and Men’s life issues such as Intergenerational Trauma Survivors, Grief/ Loss, Divorce, Abusive relationships and, General Mood Disorders ie, Depression, General Anxiety Disorders. Gender Dysphoria, and Various personality disorders.
(773) 207-2790 View (773) 207-2790
Photo of Jeffrey Caldcleugh, CSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Jeffrey Caldcleugh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, CSW
Verified Verified
Pontoosuc, IL 62330
Hello! I use a collaborative and strengths-based approach with each of my clients. I have years of experience working with Client's and Families/Couple's from working in both mental health treatment facilities and outpatient private practice. I integrate a variety of evidenced-based treatment interventions to address behavioral health issues, including Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, Twelve-Step Facilitation Therapy, Psychodynamics and Dialectic Behavioral Therapy.
Hello! I use a collaborative and strengths-based approach with each of my clients. I have years of experience working with Client's and Families/Couple's from working in both mental health treatment facilities and outpatient private practice. I integrate a variety of evidenced-based treatment interventions to address behavioral health issues, including Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, Twelve-Step Facilitation Therapy, Psychodynamics and Dialectic Behavioral Therapy.
(312) 548-3788 View (312) 548-3788

Online Therapists

Photo of Katie Neidetcher, MA, LCPC, Counselor
Katie Neidetcher
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Peoria, IL 61615
Do you feel lost, confused, and totally disgruntled as the world feels like it is passing you by but you’re holding all of the strings together. Getting to this point has taken a lot of you, maybe even feeling like its taken all of you. You have used so much courage, perseverance, and resilience to get to this point. This is the place where it stops. This is where you find what you have been looking for: the support, the encouragement, the ear to listen, the shoulder to cry. This is the space where you feel safe to be able to be the most vulnerable that you have ever been.
Do you feel lost, confused, and totally disgruntled as the world feels like it is passing you by but you’re holding all of the strings together. Getting to this point has taken a lot of you, maybe even feeling like its taken all of you. You have used so much courage, perseverance, and resilience to get to this point. This is the place where it stops. This is where you find what you have been looking for: the support, the encouragement, the ear to listen, the shoulder to cry. This is the space where you feel safe to be able to be the most vulnerable that you have ever been.
(309) 233-2128 View (309) 233-2128
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Elizabeth Marx
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Manito, IL 61546
In my therapy practice, I work to create a space where clients feel accepted and free to express themselves. I work with clients to help empower them in their lives, to promote healthy relationships and to build resiliency for all of life’s changes. I work collaboratively with my clients to help them develop insight to achieve their goals. It is important to me that my relationship with clients is built upon trust and that what is important to them is the focus of their time in therapy.
In my therapy practice, I work to create a space where clients feel accepted and free to express themselves. I work with clients to help empower them in their lives, to promote healthy relationships and to build resiliency for all of life’s changes. I work collaboratively with my clients to help them develop insight to achieve their goals. It is important to me that my relationship with clients is built upon trust and that what is important to them is the focus of their time in therapy.
(618) 486-1388 View (618) 486-1388
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Robin K Hayles
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Peoria, IL 61614
Hello, I’m Robin Hayles. I love serving people and engaging with them through the growth and discovery process. I also enjoy encouraging others to know and love themselves, follow their hearts, and overcome roadblocks. I am an accomplished professional with 15+ years of experience serving a diverse range of clients through several local community agencies and clinical mental health providers. I am experienced with a wide variety of clinical diagnoses and have worked with all ages across the lifespan. I utilize a non-judgmental approach while being respectful of personal values and beliefs.
Hello, I’m Robin Hayles. I love serving people and engaging with them through the growth and discovery process. I also enjoy encouraging others to know and love themselves, follow their hearts, and overcome roadblocks. I am an accomplished professional with 15+ years of experience serving a diverse range of clients through several local community agencies and clinical mental health providers. I am experienced with a wide variety of clinical diagnoses and have worked with all ages across the lifespan. I utilize a non-judgmental approach while being respectful of personal values and beliefs.
(309) 300-3606 View (309) 300-3606
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Denise Beeching
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Springfield, IL 62711
Denise received her master's degree from Mid-America Christian University in Marriage and Family Therapy. She has 5 years of experience as a counselor primarily working with couples and families but has also worked with kids in the foster care system. She is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the state of Illinois. She has completed training in Levels 1 and 2 of the Gottman Method of Couples Therapy. She has also completed Gottman's course on Treating Affairs and Trauma.
Denise received her master's degree from Mid-America Christian University in Marriage and Family Therapy. She has 5 years of experience as a counselor primarily working with couples and families but has also worked with kids in the foster care system. She is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the state of Illinois. She has completed training in Levels 1 and 2 of the Gottman Method of Couples Therapy. She has also completed Gottman's course on Treating Affairs and Trauma.
(217) 387-9889 View (217) 387-9889
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Patricia Fehr
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Springfield, IL 62711
Trish Fehr is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois who has been practicing since 1994. She earned her Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology from Illinois State University and also holds a Bachelor's Degree from Eastern Illinois University. Trish offers patients a safe place to explore how their past is impacting their current choices. A judgement free journey to examine what is and is not working for them related to coping choices.
Trish Fehr is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois who has been practicing since 1994. She earned her Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology from Illinois State University and also holds a Bachelor's Degree from Eastern Illinois University. Trish offers patients a safe place to explore how their past is impacting their current choices. A judgement free journey to examine what is and is not working for them related to coping choices.
(217) 829-2743 View (217) 829-2743
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Kyle Kovski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Springfield, IL 62707  (Online Only)
Do you often feel weighed down by feelings of anxiety? Have you been struggling with a much-needed life transition? Are you feeling overwhelmed by grief due to the loss of a beloved member of your life? Do you work in the medical field experiencing burnout from the last few years of being pulled in every direction? It is time for you to focus on your healing, where Emerald Reflections Counseling can help you. Together, we will work on developing the tools you need to start focusing on the cause of your personal difficulties while building meaningful social connections.
Do you often feel weighed down by feelings of anxiety? Have you been struggling with a much-needed life transition? Are you feeling overwhelmed by grief due to the loss of a beloved member of your life? Do you work in the medical field experiencing burnout from the last few years of being pulled in every direction? It is time for you to focus on your healing, where Emerald Reflections Counseling can help you. Together, we will work on developing the tools you need to start focusing on the cause of your personal difficulties while building meaningful social connections.
(773) 345-9485 View (773) 345-9485
Photo of Diane Recob, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Diane Recob
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Peoria, IL 61614  (Online Only)
Whether you are seeking support to heal depression, anxiety, the challenges of ADHD or traumatic experiences I am here to help you make change. Living with the disruptions that come with persistent symptoms like sadness, anxiousness, intrusive thoughts or an overactive mind can derail your ability to experience a sense of well being. You deserve someone who will listen to you, understand where you are coming from and give you effective tools to make the change you want happen.
Whether you are seeking support to heal depression, anxiety, the challenges of ADHD or traumatic experiences I am here to help you make change. Living with the disruptions that come with persistent symptoms like sadness, anxiousness, intrusive thoughts or an overactive mind can derail your ability to experience a sense of well being. You deserve someone who will listen to you, understand where you are coming from and give you effective tools to make the change you want happen.
(312) 313-7188 View (312) 313-7188
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John Abad
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Moline, IL 61265
Hello, my name is John Abad, LCPC, and I have worked for over six years as a therapist. I work with ages 5+, adolescents, and adults. My focus areas are Anxiety, Coping Skills, Emotional Disturbance, Parenting, and Stress. I use a mix of Clinical Supervision and Licensed, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Transpersonal, and Schema Therapy. I believe in utilizing my preference in guided modalities and focusing on developing talents and interests.
Hello, my name is John Abad, LCPC, and I have worked for over six years as a therapist. I work with ages 5+, adolescents, and adults. My focus areas are Anxiety, Coping Skills, Emotional Disturbance, Parenting, and Stress. I use a mix of Clinical Supervision and Licensed, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Transpersonal, and Schema Therapy. I believe in utilizing my preference in guided modalities and focusing on developing talents and interests.
(331) 294-8832 View (331) 294-8832

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Hancock County, IL

10+

Therapists in Hancock County, IL who prioritize treating:

92% Depression
92% Anxiety
75% Family Conflict
75% Coping Skills
67% Dual Diagnosis
58% Relationship Issues
58% Grief

Average years in practice

20 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
92% Aetna
92% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Hancock County, IL see their clients

92% In Person and Online
8% Online Only

Gender breakdown

67% Female
25% Male
8% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Hancock County?

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.