Therapists in Kendall County, IL

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Photo of Dominik Kannenwischer, Licensed Professional Counselor in Kendall County, IL
Dominik Kannenwischer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oswego, IL 60543
My ideal client would be an individual (from children to adults) who comes to sessions with an open mind for change. The client might come in with past traumas, anxiety, relationship struggles, and other issues that might bother them in their daily lives. He/She/They might need help working on or correcting their own negative self talk and thinking patterns, low self-esteem, and self-care related issues. The client's goal might be finding their own voice, learning to set healthy boundaries, gaining self insight about how their past influences them and how to become free from their trauma responses today.
My ideal client would be an individual (from children to adults) who comes to sessions with an open mind for change. The client might come in with past traumas, anxiety, relationship struggles, and other issues that might bother them in their daily lives. He/She/They might need help working on or correcting their own negative self talk and thinking patterns, low self-esteem, and self-care related issues. The client's goal might be finding their own voice, learning to set healthy boundaries, gaining self insight about how their past influences them and how to become free from their trauma responses today.
(779) 345-2335 View (779) 345-2335
Photo of Jeannine Pacetti, Licensed Professional Counselor in Kendall County, IL
Jeannine Pacetti
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Oswego, IL 60543
Jeannine Pacetti, LPC, RD, LDN Strives to help clients achieve healthy relationships and life balance. She serves clients of all ages struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions, and more. Jeannine is a licensed professional counselor, registered dietitian, and has over 25 years experience in education & clinical settings. She's a well respected therapist and advocate and was named School Counselor of the Year in her academic role and has developed a nationally recognized school counseling program. In therapy, Jeannine uses CBT, Healthy Mindset & Lifestyle, and Holistic Wellness to achieve client goals.
Jeannine Pacetti, LPC, RD, LDN Strives to help clients achieve healthy relationships and life balance. She serves clients of all ages struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions, and more. Jeannine is a licensed professional counselor, registered dietitian, and has over 25 years experience in education & clinical settings. She's a well respected therapist and advocate and was named School Counselor of the Year in her academic role and has developed a nationally recognized school counseling program. In therapy, Jeannine uses CBT, Healthy Mindset & Lifestyle, and Holistic Wellness to achieve client goals.
(331) 253-4886 View (331) 253-4886
Photo of Jennifer Ahrens, Licensed Professional Counselor in Kendall County, IL
Jennifer Ahrens
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Oswego, IL 60543
Difficulty sleeping, emotional numbness, relationship difficulties, general life stress, a sense of loss, extreme worry, guilt or shame? Do any of these sound familiar? Life is struggle but life is also joy, vibrancy, and purpose. Using person-centered, solution focused and a trauma-informed approach, I can help you get back on the path. Working as a police officer for 30 years, I learned how to help with cumulative stress, burnout and just feeling like giving up. I am not afraid of the tough stuff. I offer confidential support to First Responders as well as confidential wellness checks for officers and departmental staff.
Difficulty sleeping, emotional numbness, relationship difficulties, general life stress, a sense of loss, extreme worry, guilt or shame? Do any of these sound familiar? Life is struggle but life is also joy, vibrancy, and purpose. Using person-centered, solution focused and a trauma-informed approach, I can help you get back on the path. Working as a police officer for 30 years, I learned how to help with cumulative stress, burnout and just feeling like giving up. I am not afraid of the tough stuff. I offer confidential support to First Responders as well as confidential wellness checks for officers and departmental staff.
(331) 260-9980 View (331) 260-9980
Photo of Jamie Beavers, Pre-Licensed Professional in Kendall County, IL
Jamie Beavers
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Yorkville, IL 60560
Through lived experience, Jamie has developed a particular passion for supporting women experiencing postpartum depression (PPD). Additionally, she specializes in adolescent mental health, addressing issues such as depression, anxiety, and ADHD. Jamie's approach to therapy is characterized by creating a therapeutic environment that is open-minded, empathetic, and compassionate. She aims to provide non-judgmental and solution-focused interventions, while also recognizing and utilizing a strengths-based approach.
Through lived experience, Jamie has developed a particular passion for supporting women experiencing postpartum depression (PPD). Additionally, she specializes in adolescent mental health, addressing issues such as depression, anxiety, and ADHD. Jamie's approach to therapy is characterized by creating a therapeutic environment that is open-minded, empathetic, and compassionate. She aims to provide non-judgmental and solution-focused interventions, while also recognizing and utilizing a strengths-based approach.
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Photo of Cloie Mcphail, Licensed Professional Counselor in Kendall County, IL
Cloie Mcphail
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Montgomery, IL 60538  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I have a specialty in working with members of the LGBTQIA community. I consider and provide care that is specific to the needs of these individuals. I am able to provide individual, family, couples, and group therapy to these clients. I assist in linking clients to medical professionals, if necessary, for living an authentic life and affirming their gender identity. I have knowledge specific to issues of this population including sexual orientation and gender exploration, gender transition, gender dysphoria, relationship and sexual issues, and family/social issues.
I have a specialty in working with members of the LGBTQIA community. I consider and provide care that is specific to the needs of these individuals. I am able to provide individual, family, couples, and group therapy to these clients. I assist in linking clients to medical professionals, if necessary, for living an authentic life and affirming their gender identity. I have knowledge specific to issues of this population including sexual orientation and gender exploration, gender transition, gender dysphoria, relationship and sexual issues, and family/social issues.
(331) 215-8415 View (331) 215-8415
Photo of Kyle Opperman-Hill, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Kendall County, IL
Kyle Opperman-Hill
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oswego, IL 60543  (Online Only)
I believe the most significant element of successful therapy is the genuine bond between the client and therapist. My approach to therapy is interactive, nonjudgmental, and empathic. I strive to create a warm and nurturing environment so you feel comfortable to communicate the challenges you face in your life. My goal is to help you better understand your relationship with your innermost self, your needs and how the patterns of your choices affect your life. If you notice signs of depression, anxiety or strained family relationships, we can work together to sort through it and create a more solid path forward.
I believe the most significant element of successful therapy is the genuine bond between the client and therapist. My approach to therapy is interactive, nonjudgmental, and empathic. I strive to create a warm and nurturing environment so you feel comfortable to communicate the challenges you face in your life. My goal is to help you better understand your relationship with your innermost self, your needs and how the patterns of your choices affect your life. If you notice signs of depression, anxiety or strained family relationships, we can work together to sort through it and create a more solid path forward.
(331) 258-3389 View (331) 258-3389
Photo of Katie Crow in Kendall County, IL
Katie Crow
MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Yorkville, IL 60560
I specialize in working with children, adolescents, adults, and families impacted by anxiety, depression, stress, low self-esteem, grief/loss, family conflict and behavioral concerns. I recognize the unique pressures of parenting today and have a passion for providing parent education and family support. I believe that through building self-compassion and by strengthening connections, families can heal and thrive.
I specialize in working with children, adolescents, adults, and families impacted by anxiety, depression, stress, low self-esteem, grief/loss, family conflict and behavioral concerns. I recognize the unique pressures of parenting today and have a passion for providing parent education and family support. I believe that through building self-compassion and by strengthening connections, families can heal and thrive.
(630) 528-2974 View (630) 528-2974
Photo of Matthew Graden, Counselor in Kendall County, IL
Matthew Graden
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Oswego, IL 60543
Pronouns: he/they. I have master's degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Northern Illinois University, where I studied counseling and education. I hold the credentials of Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and Professional Educator License (PEL) in Illinois. I am also a National Certified Counselor (NCC) by the National Board for Certified Counselors. I have helped people with their personal growth, mental health, and wellness in inpatient, outpatient, and educational settings.
Pronouns: he/they. I have master's degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Northern Illinois University, where I studied counseling and education. I hold the credentials of Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and Professional Educator License (PEL) in Illinois. I am also a National Certified Counselor (NCC) by the National Board for Certified Counselors. I have helped people with their personal growth, mental health, and wellness in inpatient, outpatient, and educational settings.
(331) 245-3793 View (331) 245-3793
Photo of Courtney M DeCarlo, Counselor in Kendall County, IL
Courtney M DeCarlo
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Oswego, IL 60543
At Oswego/Plainfield Wellness we understand that psychological struggles can feel so isolating, yet are experienced by everyone at various points in our lives. We want to partner with you to create a treatment plan that encompasses the very idea of wellness--in all of the facets of your life that matter most to you. The ultimate goal of treatment is to reduce your suffering, so that you can live your most meaningful and fulfilling life. We are happy to answer any of your questions to help decide if our practice could be beneficial to you.
At Oswego/Plainfield Wellness we understand that psychological struggles can feel so isolating, yet are experienced by everyone at various points in our lives. We want to partner with you to create a treatment plan that encompasses the very idea of wellness--in all of the facets of your life that matter most to you. The ultimate goal of treatment is to reduce your suffering, so that you can live your most meaningful and fulfilling life. We are happy to answer any of your questions to help decide if our practice could be beneficial to you.
(773) 313-3212 View (773) 313-3212
Photo of Kelly Strick, Marriage & Family Therapist in Kendall County, IL
Kelly Strick
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Oswego, IL 60543
At Sacred Journey Wellness we believe that every individual is on their own unique journey. We recognize that at times individuals may get caught up in life’s challenges, transitions or struggles and need assistance in getting back to a state of optimal health and well-being. With a blend of traditional and holistic approaches, Sacred Journey Wellness is here to empower clients with the tools and skills needed to continue on their current path or to help find the strength and courage to create a new one.
At Sacred Journey Wellness we believe that every individual is on their own unique journey. We recognize that at times individuals may get caught up in life’s challenges, transitions or struggles and need assistance in getting back to a state of optimal health and well-being. With a blend of traditional and holistic approaches, Sacred Journey Wellness is here to empower clients with the tools and skills needed to continue on their current path or to help find the strength and courage to create a new one.
(331) 241-7480 View (331) 241-7480
Photo of Kate Hoffower, Counselor in Kendall County, IL
Kate Hoffower
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Yorkville, IL 60560
Whether it's "big T Trauma" or "little t trauma", no one's life is perfect. From a difficult breakup to family conflict, relationship concerns, the loss of a loved one, a global pandemic, or surviving any number of difficult experiences, the world is going to test you. I will meet you where you are and together we will create a map to help you move forward. I draw from CBT, ACT, Motivational Interviewing, Strengths-Based, Solution-Focused and Existential theories and practices.
Whether it's "big T Trauma" or "little t trauma", no one's life is perfect. From a difficult breakup to family conflict, relationship concerns, the loss of a loved one, a global pandemic, or surviving any number of difficult experiences, the world is going to test you. I will meet you where you are and together we will create a map to help you move forward. I draw from CBT, ACT, Motivational Interviewing, Strengths-Based, Solution-Focused and Existential theories and practices.
(847) 649-6398 View (847) 649-6398
Photo of Fio Millon, Licensed Professional Counselor in Kendall County, IL
Fio Millon
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oswego, IL 60543
It feels hopeless. It is intimidating. It may even feel insurmountable. It is the pain of life, and it is real. But, what if I told you it is not hopeless? That you hold the key to making things better. Seeking help can feel equally daunting, but it is the first step of breaking through the negative cloud of despair. I meet my clients where they are in their life’s journey and I consider myself a “fellow traveler.” I join them it that journey to help them gain insight, to provide perspective, and to collaborate and determine the best course of treatment to regain the direction of their destination.
It feels hopeless. It is intimidating. It may even feel insurmountable. It is the pain of life, and it is real. But, what if I told you it is not hopeless? That you hold the key to making things better. Seeking help can feel equally daunting, but it is the first step of breaking through the negative cloud of despair. I meet my clients where they are in their life’s journey and I consider myself a “fellow traveler.” I join them it that journey to help them gain insight, to provide perspective, and to collaborate and determine the best course of treatment to regain the direction of their destination.
(630) 474-6828 View (630) 474-6828
Photo of Stephanie Maszak, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Kendall County, IL
Stephanie Maszak
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Yorkville, IL 60560
As a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, I have particular expertise in assisting people coping with the effects of traumatic experiences and other adversities. Additionally, as a Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor, I know how important it is for individuals to have support during the recovery process. Sobriety is key to healing from underlying pain and suffering, and I understand the complications of trauma and substance abuse.
As a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, I have particular expertise in assisting people coping with the effects of traumatic experiences and other adversities. Additionally, as a Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor, I know how important it is for individuals to have support during the recovery process. Sobriety is key to healing from underlying pain and suffering, and I understand the complications of trauma and substance abuse.
(331) 422-3443 View (331) 422-3443
Photo of Nicole M Danzell, Pre-Licensed Professional in Kendall County, IL
Nicole M Danzell
Pre-Licensed Professional, MFT, MHS, BA
Verified Verified
Yorkville, IL 60560
I’m Nicole, a marriage and family therapy graduate from Capella University, and I work as a pre-licensed counselor at Joi Counseling. I’ve always had compassion for people going through difficult times in life. I recognize that we all need a little extra guidance when things are tough. As a counselor, my goal is to help you become the best version of yourself possible. I want you to know that you have the capacity and ability to effect change. I am ready to work together with you to accomplish shared goals, and I can modify my style to meet the needs of individuals, couples, and families.
I’m Nicole, a marriage and family therapy graduate from Capella University, and I work as a pre-licensed counselor at Joi Counseling. I’ve always had compassion for people going through difficult times in life. I recognize that we all need a little extra guidance when things are tough. As a counselor, my goal is to help you become the best version of yourself possible. I want you to know that you have the capacity and ability to effect change. I am ready to work together with you to accomplish shared goals, and I can modify my style to meet the needs of individuals, couples, and families.
(331) 204-0265 View (331) 204-0265
Photo of Evelyn Ramirez, Licensed Professional Counselor in Kendall County, IL
Evelyn Ramirez
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oswego, IL 60543
I enjoy helping clients improve their relationship with their emotions, increase their self-esteem, and develop new skills that help them reach their goals. I want you to know it's okay to experience anxious thoughts, low motivation, negative self-talk, and procrastination - we can work on these things together. Being a human is tough and you're doing your best!
I enjoy helping clients improve their relationship with their emotions, increase their self-esteem, and develop new skills that help them reach their goals. I want you to know it's okay to experience anxious thoughts, low motivation, negative self-talk, and procrastination - we can work on these things together. Being a human is tough and you're doing your best!
(331) 210-0081 View (331) 210-0081
Photo of Morgan Hacker, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Kendall County, IL
Morgan Hacker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oswego, IL 60543
I believe in the power of self-awareness and personal growth, and am dedicated to helping clients develop the tools they need to navigate life's challenges with resilience and strength. Therapy is a collaborative process, where clients can explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in a safe and non-judgmental space. I have experience working with children/youth with special healthcare needs; and have worked closely with other professionals such as Speech Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Specialty Physicians and Schools to provide a holistic approach.
I believe in the power of self-awareness and personal growth, and am dedicated to helping clients develop the tools they need to navigate life's challenges with resilience and strength. Therapy is a collaborative process, where clients can explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in a safe and non-judgmental space. I have experience working with children/youth with special healthcare needs; and have worked closely with other professionals such as Speech Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Specialty Physicians and Schools to provide a holistic approach.
(331) 260-0731 x101 View (331) 260-0731 x101
Photo of Mary Anne (Molly) McHugh-Chaljub, Counselor in Kendall County, IL
Mary Anne (Molly) McHugh-Chaljub
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oswego, IL 60543
Not accepting new clients
Today's world is complex, demanding and ever-changing!! I strongly believe it takes courage to ask for support to manage thoughts, feelings and behaviors that may be obstacles in one's life. With 15 years experience in diverse clinical settings including Private Group Practice, Community Mental Health, Partial Hospitalization/Intensive Outpatient Program, Inpatient Behavioral Health and Residential Substance Abuse Treatment, I have had the privilege of helping children, adolescents and adults work through obstacles including, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, psychosis, substance abuse/addiction, eating disorders, grief and loss, trauma and life transitions. .
Today's world is complex, demanding and ever-changing!! I strongly believe it takes courage to ask for support to manage thoughts, feelings and behaviors that may be obstacles in one's life. With 15 years experience in diverse clinical settings including Private Group Practice, Community Mental Health, Partial Hospitalization/Intensive Outpatient Program, Inpatient Behavioral Health and Residential Substance Abuse Treatment, I have had the privilege of helping children, adolescents and adults work through obstacles including, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, psychosis, substance abuse/addiction, eating disorders, grief and loss, trauma and life transitions. .
(630) 898-5322 View (630) 898-5322
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Steve Chambers
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Oswego, IL 60543
I have 15 years of experience in assessing, treating, and advocating for people with emotional difficulties and feel strongly that each individual can make positive strides toward mental wellness with the proper, gentle approach. I also believe that the majority of treatment success stems from the therapeutic relationship built in a compassionate, trusting, and safe environment where clients feel comfortable to explore and resolve both short and long-term life struggles.
I have 15 years of experience in assessing, treating, and advocating for people with emotional difficulties and feel strongly that each individual can make positive strides toward mental wellness with the proper, gentle approach. I also believe that the majority of treatment success stems from the therapeutic relationship built in a compassionate, trusting, and safe environment where clients feel comfortable to explore and resolve both short and long-term life struggles.
(630) 280-3109 View (630) 280-3109
Photo of Thomas Barkauskas, LCSW, ACSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Kendall County, IL
Thomas Barkauskas, LCSW, ACSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Yorkville, IL 60560
Seeking help for our life's difficulties can be very intimidating. Who can I trust? What will they think of me? Will it help? It is important to find the right clinician and atmosphere to put you at ease. My goal is to provide a comfortable experience in which we work together in order to support your journey towards solutions, healing, and life enhancement.
Seeking help for our life's difficulties can be very intimidating. Who can I trust? What will they think of me? Will it help? It is important to find the right clinician and atmosphere to put you at ease. My goal is to provide a comfortable experience in which we work together in order to support your journey towards solutions, healing, and life enhancement.
(630) 948-8628 View (630) 948-8628
Photo of Danielle Zimmerman, Counselor in Kendall County, IL
Danielle Zimmerman
Counselor, MA, LCPC, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Oswego, IL 60543
Areas of specialty include treatment of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders; working with mothers and fathers who are struggling with adjustment to parenthood, infertility, perinatal loss, birth trauma, NICU experiences, medical complications related to pregnancy and child birth. In addition, working with college students and adults who are struggling with depression, anxiety, stress, difficult life transitions, LGBTQ, Understanding Identity Struggles, Social Anxiety, Trauma, OCD, Self-Worth/Self Esteem, and Building Healthier Relationships. Also offering individual coaching, consultation and supervision for other providers.
Areas of specialty include treatment of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders; working with mothers and fathers who are struggling with adjustment to parenthood, infertility, perinatal loss, birth trauma, NICU experiences, medical complications related to pregnancy and child birth. In addition, working with college students and adults who are struggling with depression, anxiety, stress, difficult life transitions, LGBTQ, Understanding Identity Struggles, Social Anxiety, Trauma, OCD, Self-Worth/Self Esteem, and Building Healthier Relationships. Also offering individual coaching, consultation and supervision for other providers.
(331) 231-2682 View (331) 231-2682

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Number of Therapists in Kendall County, IL

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Kendall County, IL who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
90% Depression
70% Relationship Issues
66% Trauma and PTSD
64% Self Esteem
61% Coping Skills
58% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

99% BlueCross and BlueShield
83% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
81% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Kendall County, IL see their clients

86% In Person and Online
14% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Kendall 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.