Therapists in Jo Daviess County, IL

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Photo of Dieunn S Musser, Counselor in Jo Daviess County, IL
Dieunn S Musser
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
East Dubuque, IL 61025
There are many reasons you may be looking for a counselor. There doesn't need to be a specific reason, you may simply be looking for a perspective, a good listener or to gain insight. Common reasons people seek counseling: Depression, Anxiety, Trauma or Abuse, Grieving and Life Stressors. I can walk alongside you as you navigate a painful or difficult time in your life.
There are many reasons you may be looking for a counselor. There doesn't need to be a specific reason, you may simply be looking for a perspective, a good listener or to gain insight. Common reasons people seek counseling: Depression, Anxiety, Trauma or Abuse, Grieving and Life Stressors. I can walk alongside you as you navigate a painful or difficult time in your life.
(815) 209-0403 View (815) 209-0403
Photo of Gail L. Gabbert, Marriage & Family Therapist in Jo Daviess County, IL
Gail L. Gabbert
Marriage & Family Therapist, DMin, LMFT, CRADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Galena, IL 61036
Is your relationship struggling? Do you think it is too good to leave but too bad to stay? Or, are you struggling with an excessive use of alcohol or drugs? When this happens, it's easy for well meaning friends to give opinions that may not be right for you. Sometimes an unbiased party can help. If you've tried your best but it's not getting better, let me help. I have specific techniques to improve your situation. I may provide education, assign homework or suggest behavioral tasks to help you reach your goals. Let's work it out together.r,
Is your relationship struggling? Do you think it is too good to leave but too bad to stay? Or, are you struggling with an excessive use of alcohol or drugs? When this happens, it's easy for well meaning friends to give opinions that may not be right for you. Sometimes an unbiased party can help. If you've tried your best but it's not getting better, let me help. I have specific techniques to improve your situation. I may provide education, assign homework or suggest behavioral tasks to help you reach your goals. Let's work it out together.r,
(815) 661-2889 View (815) 661-2889
Photo of Thom Dennis, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Jo Daviess County, IL
Thom Dennis
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, D Min, LCPC, LMHC, FT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Galena, IL 61036
​​​It’s not just you, we’re all doing our best to deal with the stresses of modern life and it seems many of us are becoming increasingly overwhelmed. I companion adults who feel they are being stretched to the breaking point by one or more of those "bigger issues" in life that threaten our over-all wellbeing, if not our very existence:​ Identity, Isolation, Death, Meaning, Freedom, and Happiness. With a background in healthcare and advanced training in pastoral care and counseling, I’m going to respect and honor you as a person no matter what issues or troubles you bring with you into our conversations.
​​​It’s not just you, we’re all doing our best to deal with the stresses of modern life and it seems many of us are becoming increasingly overwhelmed. I companion adults who feel they are being stretched to the breaking point by one or more of those "bigger issues" in life that threaten our over-all wellbeing, if not our very existence:​ Identity, Isolation, Death, Meaning, Freedom, and Happiness. With a background in healthcare and advanced training in pastoral care and counseling, I’m going to respect and honor you as a person no matter what issues or troubles you bring with you into our conversations.
(773) 454-9176 View (773) 454-9176
Photo of Jennifer L Vandigo, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Jo Daviess County, IL
Jennifer L Vandigo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Apple River, IL 61001  (Online Only)
My goal is to support you on your journey of self-discovery and help you create a peaceful and fulfilling life. I am deeply committed to assisting you in embracing your true power and understanding your inherent worth. With my compassionate and loving nature, I derive great joy from helping individuals enhance their lives. As a clinician, I have come to recognize that the most crucial aspect of counseling is the establishment of a strong connection and a sense of comfort between the therapist and the individual seeking support. I strive to create a safe and supportive environment for those I assist.
My goal is to support you on your journey of self-discovery and help you create a peaceful and fulfilling life. I am deeply committed to assisting you in embracing your true power and understanding your inherent worth. With my compassionate and loving nature, I derive great joy from helping individuals enhance their lives. As a clinician, I have come to recognize that the most crucial aspect of counseling is the establishment of a strong connection and a sense of comfort between the therapist and the individual seeking support. I strive to create a safe and supportive environment for those I assist.
(815) 595-8156 View (815) 595-8156
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Stephanie Cocagne
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Galena, IL 61036
My particular interest is in counseling teens and adults who struggle with anxiety. I find that people who are anxious often want to do well in many areas of their life such as work, school, sports, and relationships. When anxiety gets unmanageable the result can include avoidance, damaged relationships, decreased performance, and bodily tension.
My particular interest is in counseling teens and adults who struggle with anxiety. I find that people who are anxious often want to do well in many areas of their life such as work, school, sports, and relationships. When anxiety gets unmanageable the result can include avoidance, damaged relationships, decreased performance, and bodily tension.
(815) 402-3238 View (815) 402-3238
Photo of Judy Rudny LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Jo Daviess County, IL
Judy Rudny LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Apple River, IL 61001
If you are feeling confused or frustrated, helpless, angry or isolated, schedule a time to talk with me about strategies that will empower you to work toward identified goals and bring balance back into your life. With certified professionalism, I will attentively listen to your specific situation and goals, and intelligently advise you along a path to an improved quality of life. Phone or FaceTime sessions available.
If you are feeling confused or frustrated, helpless, angry or isolated, schedule a time to talk with me about strategies that will empower you to work toward identified goals and bring balance back into your life. With certified professionalism, I will attentively listen to your specific situation and goals, and intelligently advise you along a path to an improved quality of life. Phone or FaceTime sessions available.
(630) 733-1640 View (630) 733-1640
Photo of Laura A Hoffmann, Counselor in Jo Daviess County, IL
Laura A Hoffmann
Counselor, LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Galena, IL 61036
Waitlist for new clients
No matter where you are at on your therapy journey, I will provide you with unconditional positive regard and genuine encouragement. I promote an eclectic style and incorporate a person centered, strengths based approach. In addition to an appropriate blend of humor, my clients describe me as warm, empathetic, and very approachable about difficult subjects. I enjoy and pride myself on being a lifelong learner. I additionally have Iowa Board of Behavioral Sciences approval to provide clinical supervision/mentoring for therapists in the beginning stages of their career.
No matter where you are at on your therapy journey, I will provide you with unconditional positive regard and genuine encouragement. I promote an eclectic style and incorporate a person centered, strengths based approach. In addition to an appropriate blend of humor, my clients describe me as warm, empathetic, and very approachable about difficult subjects. I enjoy and pride myself on being a lifelong learner. I additionally have Iowa Board of Behavioral Sciences approval to provide clinical supervision/mentoring for therapists in the beginning stages of their career.
(563) 265-6893 View (563) 265-6893
Photo of Richard Corfman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Jo Daviess County, IL
Richard Corfman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
East Dubuque, IL 61025
Not accepting new clients
Clients have come to me for various reasons- marital conflict, depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress, bipolar illness, grief, ADHD and other related mental health diagnoses. I have felt honored to help people to move from feeling distressed to better managing their thoughts, feelings and behaviors so they can enjoy greater success and control over their lives.
Clients have come to me for various reasons- marital conflict, depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress, bipolar illness, grief, ADHD and other related mental health diagnoses. I have felt honored to help people to move from feeling distressed to better managing their thoughts, feelings and behaviors so they can enjoy greater success and control over their lives.
(563) 649-4449 View (563) 649-4449
Photo of Beth Garza, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Jo Daviess County, IL
Beth Garza
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
Galena, IL 61036
Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, confused, or stuck in life? Together, we will work on strategies that allow you to address the root cause of your difficulties while improving your resiliency. Hi, I’m Beth Garza. I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker. I returned to Eastern Iowa after living in many locations for more than 25 years as a military spouse. This has given me a diverse perspective on culture, the human condition, and what makes us unique as individuals. Interests are treatment of anxiety, depression, PTSD, trauma, moral injury, mood disorders, life transitions, grief/loss, self-esteem, and relationship issues.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, confused, or stuck in life? Together, we will work on strategies that allow you to address the root cause of your difficulties while improving your resiliency. Hi, I’m Beth Garza. I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker. I returned to Eastern Iowa after living in many locations for more than 25 years as a military spouse. This has given me a diverse perspective on culture, the human condition, and what makes us unique as individuals. Interests are treatment of anxiety, depression, PTSD, trauma, moral injury, mood disorders, life transitions, grief/loss, self-esteem, and relationship issues.
(563) 239-5342 View (563) 239-5342
Photo of Valerie Gill, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Jo Daviess County, IL
Valerie Gill
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, MSW
Verified Verified
Galena, IL 61036
With over 25 years of social work experience, my empathetic approach compassionately and openly builds upon client strengths to foster a collaborative working relationship. I am a strong advocate and go the extra mile for my clients. Together, we can create positive change for you to meet your life goals. My clients describe me as “skilled, experienced, direct, and caring”. I comfortably address trauma, sexual abuse, domestic violence, depression, anxiety, life transitions, LGBTQ+, grief, and loss. I work well with individuals, adolescents, families, and couples.
With over 25 years of social work experience, my empathetic approach compassionately and openly builds upon client strengths to foster a collaborative working relationship. I am a strong advocate and go the extra mile for my clients. Together, we can create positive change for you to meet your life goals. My clients describe me as “skilled, experienced, direct, and caring”. I comfortably address trauma, sexual abuse, domestic violence, depression, anxiety, life transitions, LGBTQ+, grief, and loss. I work well with individuals, adolescents, families, and couples.
(563) 235-2853 View (563) 235-2853
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Sincerely Therapy
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, CAADC, LPC, CSAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stockton, IL 61085
Sincerely Therapy is Opening in May 2024! We feel that a consistent and honest approach are both key factors when fostering lasting positive changes in each individual's life. We provide support, guidance, and evidence-based interventions to help clients overcome challenges, develop new skills, and achieve their personal goals. Sincerely Therapy provides adults (18-70yrs of age) with individual therapy services via our online Telehealth Sessions or In-Person Sessions located in downtown Lena, IL. Head to our website and click on the Client Portal section to get started today!
Sincerely Therapy is Opening in May 2024! We feel that a consistent and honest approach are both key factors when fostering lasting positive changes in each individual's life. We provide support, guidance, and evidence-based interventions to help clients overcome challenges, develop new skills, and achieve their personal goals. Sincerely Therapy provides adults (18-70yrs of age) with individual therapy services via our online Telehealth Sessions or In-Person Sessions located in downtown Lena, IL. Head to our website and click on the Client Portal section to get started today!
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Photo of Melissa Hutzell, Licensed Professional Counselor in Jo Daviess County, IL
Melissa Hutzell
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
We all need help dealing with life sometimes, and over the past few years our ability to cope with life stressors has become more important than ever as we navigate life during the pandemic. Maybe you find yourself just going through the motions and not living the way that you'd like. Maybe you've looked around and realized that you're struggling to maintain healthy boundaries with others. Or, maybe you just want to figure out where you fit in the world. Whatever you're struggling with, we can collaborate and figure out the best way to get you to where you'd like to be.
We all need help dealing with life sometimes, and over the past few years our ability to cope with life stressors has become more important than ever as we navigate life during the pandemic. Maybe you find yourself just going through the motions and not living the way that you'd like. Maybe you've looked around and realized that you're struggling to maintain healthy boundaries with others. Or, maybe you just want to figure out where you fit in the world. Whatever you're struggling with, we can collaborate and figure out the best way to get you to where you'd like to be.
(815) 453-9436 View (815) 453-9436
Photo of Nichole Dabrowski, Licensed Professional Counselor in Jo Daviess County, IL
Nichole Dabrowski
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, RN, RYT200
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
My ideal clients are not perfect. My ideal clients are humans with challenges and strengths of all kinds. My ideal clients are those in need of softness and compassion as well as tough love and confrontation. I can best support adolescent and adult clients that live with depression, anxiety, PTSD, postpartum issues, identity/purpose challenges, and grief. My clients want to feel freedom from suffering. My clients want to learn how to navigate communication and relationships. My clients want to feel joy, to have hope, and to appreciate and love themselves.
My ideal clients are not perfect. My ideal clients are humans with challenges and strengths of all kinds. My ideal clients are those in need of softness and compassion as well as tough love and confrontation. I can best support adolescent and adult clients that live with depression, anxiety, PTSD, postpartum issues, identity/purpose challenges, and grief. My clients want to feel freedom from suffering. My clients want to learn how to navigate communication and relationships. My clients want to feel joy, to have hope, and to appreciate and love themselves.
(847) 860-6537 View (847) 860-6537
Photo of Lisa Sloka, Marriage & Family Therapist in Jo Daviess County, IL
Lisa Sloka
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Crystal Lake, IL 60012
Life is messy. That’s the motto I adopted a few years ago to remind myself that there is no such thing as perfect and rarely does everything go according to plan. My journey has taken me through a variety of messes…divorce, single parenting, job changes, remarriage and the blending of families, just to name a few. Although this isn’t the path that I planned to take, I am thankful for each step because of the healing and growth that accompanied it and ultimately led me to pursue my master’s degree in family and marriage therapy.
Life is messy. That’s the motto I adopted a few years ago to remind myself that there is no such thing as perfect and rarely does everything go according to plan. My journey has taken me through a variety of messes…divorce, single parenting, job changes, remarriage and the blending of families, just to name a few. Although this isn’t the path that I planned to take, I am thankful for each step because of the healing and growth that accompanied it and ultimately led me to pursue my master’s degree in family and marriage therapy.
(815) 261-4358 View (815) 261-4358
Photo of Tovah Means, Marriage & Family Therapist in Jo Daviess County, IL
Tovah Means
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
20 Endorsed
I am a graduate from Northwestern University's Family Institute, and Owner of Watch Hill Therapy, Trauma Specialty Practice in downtown Chicago and in McHenry Co. Our clinicians use a holistic, relational, and collaborative approach to address the many needs that being traumatized creates. We are invested in your long term recovery and the quality of care you receive.
I am a graduate from Northwestern University's Family Institute, and Owner of Watch Hill Therapy, Trauma Specialty Practice in downtown Chicago and in McHenry Co. Our clinicians use a holistic, relational, and collaborative approach to address the many needs that being traumatized creates. We are invested in your long term recovery and the quality of care you receive.
(630) 580-8316 View (630) 580-8316
Photo of Merita Hasani, Counselor in Jo Daviess County, IL
Merita Hasani
Counselor, LCPC, CADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
McHenry, IL 60050
Congratulations on seeking help, searching for a therapist is scary and a very brave step you can take in making changes. Now more than ever, people are feeling anxious, overwhelmed, and uncertain about how they are supposed to manage their relationships, careers, and lives. I start with understanding where you are now and the challenges you are facing. I help you put a plan in place to help you move forward, and we celebrate your successes along the way. I offer an inclusive, safe space with in-person or virtual appointments to suit your schedule.
Congratulations on seeking help, searching for a therapist is scary and a very brave step you can take in making changes. Now more than ever, people are feeling anxious, overwhelmed, and uncertain about how they are supposed to manage their relationships, careers, and lives. I start with understanding where you are now and the challenges you are facing. I help you put a plan in place to help you move forward, and we celebrate your successes along the way. I offer an inclusive, safe space with in-person or virtual appointments to suit your schedule.
(224) 347-6756 View (224) 347-6756
Photo of Pam Heilman, Psychologist in Jo Daviess County, IL
Pam Heilman
Psychologist, PsyD, LCP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Dekalb, IL 60115  (Online Only)
Life can be full of challenges. One thing we have in common as human beings is that we all struggle in some way. Yet, when we struggle, it can feel like a very isolating experience. I am here to tell you that you don’t have to do it alone. I work with adults 18 and over. I treat a variety of concerns including: depression, generalized anxiety, grief, health anxiety, OCD, self-esteem issues, and social anxiety. I collaborate with clients to identify their goals and increase self-awareness. My goal is to empower clients to manage life's problems while increasing feelings of hope, peace, and joy.
Life can be full of challenges. One thing we have in common as human beings is that we all struggle in some way. Yet, when we struggle, it can feel like a very isolating experience. I am here to tell you that you don’t have to do it alone. I work with adults 18 and over. I treat a variety of concerns including: depression, generalized anxiety, grief, health anxiety, OCD, self-esteem issues, and social anxiety. I collaborate with clients to identify their goals and increase self-awareness. My goal is to empower clients to manage life's problems while increasing feelings of hope, peace, and joy.
(815) 446-3545 View (815) 446-3545
Photo of Nicole Ileen Didier, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Jo Daviess County, IL
Nicole Ileen Didier
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Rockford, IL 61107
Waitlist for new clients
I have passion and experience working alongside youth, adults, and couples in navigating their overall mental health! Whether it's helping clients with depression decipher where their lack or misplaced motivation is coming from, finding ways to calm any level of anxiety (i.e. daily lingering anxiety to extreme levels where it feels crippling) that impacts a person on a daily life, understanding the levels of bi-polar and how to work with them, navigating familial issues such as divorce (teenage or adult children and parents), among other concerns!
I have passion and experience working alongside youth, adults, and couples in navigating their overall mental health! Whether it's helping clients with depression decipher where their lack or misplaced motivation is coming from, finding ways to calm any level of anxiety (i.e. daily lingering anxiety to extreme levels where it feels crippling) that impacts a person on a daily life, understanding the levels of bi-polar and how to work with them, navigating familial issues such as divorce (teenage or adult children and parents), among other concerns!
(815) 396-6810 View (815) 396-6810
Photo of Coralie Castro-Craig, Counselor in Jo Daviess County, IL
Coralie Castro-Craig
Counselor, PsyD, LCPC
Verified Verified
Elgin, IL 60123
I am committed to help patients explore and carve innovative changes and opportunities in one's life.Through sensitivity and warmth, I apply directive, evidence-based approaches that facilitate achieving personal goals and overall wellbeing. I realize that patient needs are not one-size fits-all, I provide personalized mental health services that empower a process directed at meeting personal and professional aspirations. I'm experienced in working with adults and adolescents who experience a variety of life’s issues and challenges. These could relate to trauma, relationship problems, depression, anxiety, fear, etc. I am skilled in
I am committed to help patients explore and carve innovative changes and opportunities in one's life.Through sensitivity and warmth, I apply directive, evidence-based approaches that facilitate achieving personal goals and overall wellbeing. I realize that patient needs are not one-size fits-all, I provide personalized mental health services that empower a process directed at meeting personal and professional aspirations. I'm experienced in working with adults and adolescents who experience a variety of life’s issues and challenges. These could relate to trauma, relationship problems, depression, anxiety, fear, etc. I am skilled in
(630) 345-8194 View (630) 345-8194
Photo of Briana Kuhl in Jo Daviess County, IL
Briana Kuhl
LSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Everyone deserves to have a person in their life who meets you with empathy, fierce compassion, and consistent support. I would be honored to be that person for you. We will partner together on your unique path toward building a fulfilling life focused on self-compassion, freedom, and hope. I will support you in going at your own pace, never pushing you further than you want to go, while also encouraging you to continue pursuing your goals. I specialize in working with adolescents and adults, with an emphasis on trauma processing, emerging adulthood, identity-based oppression, and self exploration through a trauma-informed approach.
Everyone deserves to have a person in their life who meets you with empathy, fierce compassion, and consistent support. I would be honored to be that person for you. We will partner together on your unique path toward building a fulfilling life focused on self-compassion, freedom, and hope. I will support you in going at your own pace, never pushing you further than you want to go, while also encouraging you to continue pursuing your goals. I specialize in working with adolescents and adults, with an emphasis on trauma processing, emerging adulthood, identity-based oppression, and self exploration through a trauma-informed approach.
(847) 469-1963 x3 View (847) 469-1963 x3

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Number of Therapists in Jo Daviess County, IL

10+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in Jo Daviess County, IL who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
91% Depression
91% Grief
91% Self Esteem
73% Coping Skills
64% Relationship Issues
64% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

17 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

82% BlueCross and BlueShield
55% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
45% Other

How Therapists in Jo Daviess County, IL see their clients

91% In Person and Online
9% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
18% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Jo Daviess 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.

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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.