Therapists in Kildeer, IL

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Gillian Messinger
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Kildeer, IL 60047
I am a clinical psychologist who uses an orientation to treatment called Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. My area of expertise is such that I am equipped to work with clients struggling with a multitude of issues, such as depression, anxiety, anger. These emotional issues might be precipitated by stressors in the client's life, such as loss of a job, marital conflict, financial strain. Sometimes people feel unhappy or anxious, with no identifiable reason. By using an approach to treatment that actively helps to lessen negative feelings I aide people in living a more productive life.
I am a clinical psychologist who uses an orientation to treatment called Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. My area of expertise is such that I am equipped to work with clients struggling with a multitude of issues, such as depression, anxiety, anger. These emotional issues might be precipitated by stressors in the client's life, such as loss of a job, marital conflict, financial strain. Sometimes people feel unhappy or anxious, with no identifiable reason. By using an approach to treatment that actively helps to lessen negative feelings I aide people in living a more productive life.
(847) 989-3965 View (847) 989-3965
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Angelica Newton
Counselor, LCPC, PMH-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kildeer, IL 60074
I would love to see each individual experiencing life at their full potential. I also understand that there are many things that can get in the way of that. I strive to create a safe, comfortable, empowering and creative environment in which my clients can work towards their individual goals. My commitment is to come along side you by providing skills, knowledge, reflection, support, and encouragement.
I would love to see each individual experiencing life at their full potential. I also understand that there are many things that can get in the way of that. I strive to create a safe, comfortable, empowering and creative environment in which my clients can work towards their individual goals. My commitment is to come along side you by providing skills, knowledge, reflection, support, and encouragement.
(847) 558-7783 View (847) 558-7783

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Katarzyna (Kasia) Zak
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC
Verified Verified
Lake Zurich, IL 60047  (Online Only)
There are many ways we learn to cope with hurt, stress, and loss and, given our past experiences and upbringing, these ways can often involve avoidance – wanting to escape or numb the pain. This may look like excessive screen use, emotional eating, self-medicating, isolating, self-harm, etc. If you’re noticing that what helped you get by until now no longer works, if it’s impacting your ability to show up in your life and engage with the things you care about most, then I want to be your ally and support you through the process of change.
There are many ways we learn to cope with hurt, stress, and loss and, given our past experiences and upbringing, these ways can often involve avoidance – wanting to escape or numb the pain. This may look like excessive screen use, emotional eating, self-medicating, isolating, self-harm, etc. If you’re noticing that what helped you get by until now no longer works, if it’s impacting your ability to show up in your life and engage with the things you care about most, then I want to be your ally and support you through the process of change.
(312) 535-9874 View (312) 535-9874
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Barrington Behavioral Health and Wellness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Cori has been working in the field since 1998. She received her Masters Degree from University of Illinois at Chicago in 2003 and is an active member of the National Association of Social Workers. Cori uses a strength based approach with all her clients creating a safe and comforting environment. Cori sees clients in 3 office locations - Lake Zurich in Sandy Point Medical Center bear Rte 22, Palatine near Quentin Rd and Beuhler YMCA and in Barrington near Lake Cook Rd/Main St.
Cori has been working in the field since 1998. She received her Masters Degree from University of Illinois at Chicago in 2003 and is an active member of the National Association of Social Workers. Cori uses a strength based approach with all her clients creating a safe and comforting environment. Cori sees clients in 3 office locations - Lake Zurich in Sandy Point Medical Center bear Rte 22, Palatine near Quentin Rd and Beuhler YMCA and in Barrington near Lake Cook Rd/Main St.
(888) 261-2178 x303 View (888) 261-2178 x303
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Ignite Psychotherapy Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MFT-IT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
You are a master of comparing yourself to everyone else, but you remain miserably out of touch with what you really want. Being a perpetual victim of your circumstances has stripped away your power and left you feeling helpless in the face of crippling uncertainty. The struggle itself has taken on so much meaning for you that you forget to highlight areas of your life where you can thrive and strive. The good parts of life seem to disappear as quickly as they arrive, and you’re left with the ache of wishing it could all be different.
You are a master of comparing yourself to everyone else, but you remain miserably out of touch with what you really want. Being a perpetual victim of your circumstances has stripped away your power and left you feeling helpless in the face of crippling uncertainty. The struggle itself has taken on so much meaning for you that you forget to highlight areas of your life where you can thrive and strive. The good parts of life seem to disappear as quickly as they arrive, and you’re left with the ache of wishing it could all be different.
(262) 204-5677 View (262) 204-5677
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Derek Conn
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Every goal starts somewhere. I'm looking to collaborate with you to form an individualized, goal-oriented treatment plan to help you get from where you are to where you want to be. I incorporate appropriate, empirically supported treatments to help you understand yourself and situation more fully. I want to provide you with skill sets to achieve your current goals, and also to empower you in future life challenges.
Every goal starts somewhere. I'm looking to collaborate with you to form an individualized, goal-oriented treatment plan to help you get from where you are to where you want to be. I incorporate appropriate, empirically supported treatments to help you understand yourself and situation more fully. I want to provide you with skill sets to achieve your current goals, and also to empower you in future life challenges.
(847) 595-5012 View (847) 595-5012
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Xanthi Zafiris
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, PhDc, MS, CCHt
Verified Verified
Lake Zurich, IL 60047  (Online Only)
“Holistic" dates back to the time of Hippocrates, over 2,500 years ago, viewing a person as a whole being made up of many parts that work in harmony with each other. Guided by this approach and driven by my passion in helping people reach deep healing, I have integrated into my counselling sessions, heart-centered hypnotherapy, yoga, meditation, reiki, spirituality, and guided imagery. Through these therapeutic tools, I can help you gain awareness of the connections between your emotions, thoughts and physical sensations and find your value as a unique individual.
“Holistic" dates back to the time of Hippocrates, over 2,500 years ago, viewing a person as a whole being made up of many parts that work in harmony with each other. Guided by this approach and driven by my passion in helping people reach deep healing, I have integrated into my counselling sessions, heart-centered hypnotherapy, yoga, meditation, reiki, spirituality, and guided imagery. Through these therapeutic tools, I can help you gain awareness of the connections between your emotions, thoughts and physical sensations and find your value as a unique individual.
(847) 443-9382 View (847) 443-9382
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Julia Werderitch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lake Zurich, IL 60047  (Online Only)
Life can be hard & the idea of starting the process of therapy can add to that stress and anxiety. You've already taken the first step by being here on Psychology Today. If you are constantly feeling frustrated, anxious or overwhelmed, I am here to help you figure out what's going on and move towards the life you want to live. I will support you on your journey towards positive change and emotional well-being. My approach is warm, engaging, collaborative and sometimes even humorous.
Life can be hard & the idea of starting the process of therapy can add to that stress and anxiety. You've already taken the first step by being here on Psychology Today. If you are constantly feeling frustrated, anxious or overwhelmed, I am here to help you figure out what's going on and move towards the life you want to live. I will support you on your journey towards positive change and emotional well-being. My approach is warm, engaging, collaborative and sometimes even humorous.
(312) 584-1461 View (312) 584-1461
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Grace Orofino
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCPC, CADC
Verified Verified
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
I view therapy as a rare opportunity to nurture your inner world and be truly "seen" by another person. When you confront your pain, and hear your own voice in a space free from ridicule and shame, you can begin speaking to and treating yourself with compassion and curiosity. I draw upon Psychodynamic, Existential, and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) to support you in attuning to your needs, boundaries, and strengths. My approach with family members impacted by addiction is based in Community Reinforcement and Family Therapy (CRAFT).
I view therapy as a rare opportunity to nurture your inner world and be truly "seen" by another person. When you confront your pain, and hear your own voice in a space free from ridicule and shame, you can begin speaking to and treating yourself with compassion and curiosity. I draw upon Psychodynamic, Existential, and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) to support you in attuning to your needs, boundaries, and strengths. My approach with family members impacted by addiction is based in Community Reinforcement and Family Therapy (CRAFT).
(224) 864-8807 View (224) 864-8807
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Mya Williams
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
I have found great joy in serving under the umbrella of Behavioral Health. I began my professional journey as a mental health counselor at Allendale Associates in 2013. I was passionate about my discipline, but I quickly realized the need to explore the correlation between behavior, trauma, and family in order to become more effective in my service and purpose. Additionally, the nexus of disciplines inherent in this helping profession, fuels my unequivocal appreciation for the dynamics of the home life and its impact on the youth; hence, I became a Certified Parent Educator and Licensed Professional Counselor.
I have found great joy in serving under the umbrella of Behavioral Health. I began my professional journey as a mental health counselor at Allendale Associates in 2013. I was passionate about my discipline, but I quickly realized the need to explore the correlation between behavior, trauma, and family in order to become more effective in my service and purpose. Additionally, the nexus of disciplines inherent in this helping profession, fuels my unequivocal appreciation for the dynamics of the home life and its impact on the youth; hence, I became a Certified Parent Educator and Licensed Professional Counselor.
(224) 427-6490 View (224) 427-6490
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Lori Corrigan
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Would you like to feel healthier, happier, more fulfilled in your personal or professional life? Are you feeling overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, unhappy, confused, unmotivated or depressed? Do you worry about things you are unsure how to solve or change? While difficult, know if you answered yes to any of these questions there are clinically proven solutions available that can help. As a seasoned clinical counselor with nearly 30 years in the helping profession I understand the challenges life can bring & I am here to help you, your family or your organization to learn, heal & grow.
Would you like to feel healthier, happier, more fulfilled in your personal or professional life? Are you feeling overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, unhappy, confused, unmotivated or depressed? Do you worry about things you are unsure how to solve or change? While difficult, know if you answered yes to any of these questions there are clinically proven solutions available that can help. As a seasoned clinical counselor with nearly 30 years in the helping profession I understand the challenges life can bring & I am here to help you, your family or your organization to learn, heal & grow.
(847) 558-7734 View (847) 558-7734
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Stableway Counseling Services, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
We are a cooperative of professionals who are dedicated to providing effective, thoughtful, and compassionate psychotherapy. At Stableway Counseling Services we work to provide our clients with highly personalized therapeutic care and understanding. We would love to see each individual experiencing life at their full potential. However, we understand that there are many things that can get in the way of that. It is our hope to offer a space for others to explore, grow, learn, and become the person that they would like to be.
We are a cooperative of professionals who are dedicated to providing effective, thoughtful, and compassionate psychotherapy. At Stableway Counseling Services we work to provide our clients with highly personalized therapeutic care and understanding. We would love to see each individual experiencing life at their full potential. However, we understand that there are many things that can get in the way of that. It is our hope to offer a space for others to explore, grow, learn, and become the person that they would like to be.
(815) 570-4154 View (815) 570-4154
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Audrey Grahame Raden
Counselor, MA, LCPC, PMH-C
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Long Grove, IL 60047
You're tossing and turning with your mind churning over What Ifs or moments that haunt. You feel stressed or overwhelmed; a sense of dread always lurking in the background. Maybe you're snapping at people or pushing them away. It might seem like everyone else is able to do things so much easier or better. Sometimes it seems like you're moving through thick fog. But it doesn't have to be this way.
You're tossing and turning with your mind churning over What Ifs or moments that haunt. You feel stressed or overwhelmed; a sense of dread always lurking in the background. Maybe you're snapping at people or pushing them away. It might seem like everyone else is able to do things so much easier or better. Sometimes it seems like you're moving through thick fog. But it doesn't have to be this way.
(224) 875-6536 View (224) 875-6536
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Samantha Ruda
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Are you struggling with symptoms of depression or anxiety? Maybe you are going through major life changes like pregnancy, birth, new motherhood, relationship struggles, divorce, or just looking to reconnect with yourself. Reaching out for help is a positive first step toward change. I will provide a safe space where you are validated and seen. The therapeutic relationship is the most significant predictor of healing and growth. I strive to build a warm and authentic rapport with every client so you feel safe enough to be vulnerable and connect with your inner self and story and effect positive change in your life.
Are you struggling with symptoms of depression or anxiety? Maybe you are going through major life changes like pregnancy, birth, new motherhood, relationship struggles, divorce, or just looking to reconnect with yourself. Reaching out for help is a positive first step toward change. I will provide a safe space where you are validated and seen. The therapeutic relationship is the most significant predictor of healing and growth. I strive to build a warm and authentic rapport with every client so you feel safe enough to be vulnerable and connect with your inner self and story and effect positive change in your life.
(224) 337-4504 View (224) 337-4504
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Sally Secker (Meadowspring Counseling, Ltd.)
Counselor, MS, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Do you feel alone, lost, or just stuck? Therapy is for everyone, but I know it can feel hard to take that step. My passion is to come alongside you in your struggles to encourage and empower you to find hope and joy in your life. I have immediate openings for both online appointments and in person at my Barrington office. Whether you are dealing with depression and anxiety, struggling with the effects of past trauma, coping with loss, or just dealing with life changes, I would love to help.
Do you feel alone, lost, or just stuck? Therapy is for everyone, but I know it can feel hard to take that step. My passion is to come alongside you in your struggles to encourage and empower you to find hope and joy in your life. I have immediate openings for both online appointments and in person at my Barrington office. Whether you are dealing with depression and anxiety, struggling with the effects of past trauma, coping with loss, or just dealing with life changes, I would love to help.
(630) 948-4419 View (630) 948-4419
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Juli Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CDVP
Verified Verified
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
I work with clients who are struggling with feelings of anxiety or depression, or who are wanting to heal from past trauma. As a certified domestic violence professional, I also assist clients who are experiencing verbal or physical abuse in current relationships. Persistent feelings of anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and self-doubt can make anyone feel stuck. Even with our best efforts to move forward, we can feel like nothing is working. This is a difficult place to be, but you are not alone and there is a path forward!
I work with clients who are struggling with feelings of anxiety or depression, or who are wanting to heal from past trauma. As a certified domestic violence professional, I also assist clients who are experiencing verbal or physical abuse in current relationships. Persistent feelings of anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and self-doubt can make anyone feel stuck. Even with our best efforts to move forward, we can feel like nothing is working. This is a difficult place to be, but you are not alone and there is a path forward!
(224) 291-8639 View (224) 291-8639
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The Chicago Integrative Center for Psychology
Verified Verified
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
When it comes to mental health treatment, our approach is simple and unique: our accomplished team of physicians and therapists work together to diagnose and treat your body, mind and spirit as a whole. We are one of the few practices combining traditional treatment with evidence-based alternative therapies, all under one roof. We are privileged to have changed the lives of many families in Chicago's North Shore, as well as out-of-state and foreign visitors. Our "whole body" approach to treating mental health conditions is supported by clinical studies. These include but are not limited to: Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), diet and exercise, spiritual/social evaluation, yoga and art therapy. Many still focus only on the brain, treating symptoms, not causes. In many cases they over-prescribe medications. While our physicians do prescribe medications as needed, what sets us apart is our commitment to explore all options. We search for root causes and provide the most appropriate treatment, not merely the most convenient one. When we do prescribe, we go the extra mile to customize a plan that minimizes side effects. You and your family deserve the best in healthcare!
When it comes to mental health treatment, our approach is simple and unique: our accomplished team of physicians and therapists work together to diagnose and treat your body, mind and spirit as a whole. We are one of the few practices combining traditional treatment with evidence-based alternative therapies, all under one roof. We are privileged to have changed the lives of many families in Chicago's North Shore, as well as out-of-state and foreign visitors. Our "whole body" approach to treating mental health conditions is supported by clinical studies. These include but are not limited to: Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), diet and exercise, spiritual/social evaluation, yoga and art therapy. Many still focus only on the brain, treating symptoms, not causes. In many cases they over-prescribe medications. While our physicians do prescribe medications as needed, what sets us apart is our commitment to explore all options. We search for root causes and provide the most appropriate treatment, not merely the most convenient one. When we do prescribe, we go the extra mile to customize a plan that minimizes side effects. You and your family deserve the best in healthcare!
(224) 427-6245 View (224) 427-6245
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Heather Kollmer
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Sometimes the hardest thing to do is reach out and make that phone call for support. When a part of you realizes the issues or struggles are beginning to feel too overwhelming to manage alone. Although it may not feel like it at the time this is your inner strength that has always been there wanting to guide you forward on your path... Maybe you may feel stuck in certain areas of your life and wish to move forward but are unsure of how to do that. Or you have placed the needs of others before your own. Perhaps at times you might even feel unworthy of help. This is the time to invest in yourself and your potential.
Sometimes the hardest thing to do is reach out and make that phone call for support. When a part of you realizes the issues or struggles are beginning to feel too overwhelming to manage alone. Although it may not feel like it at the time this is your inner strength that has always been there wanting to guide you forward on your path... Maybe you may feel stuck in certain areas of your life and wish to move forward but are unsure of how to do that. Or you have placed the needs of others before your own. Perhaps at times you might even feel unworthy of help. This is the time to invest in yourself and your potential.
(847) 719-6587 View (847) 719-6587
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Christine Spuhler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
My hope for our work together is that you are able to reach inside yourself and nurture the damaged parts of who you have been and move toward becoming the person you want to be. I have over thirty years of experience working with all forms of trauma (particularly early childhood attachment), chronic medical illness, immigrant realities, grief and loss, adoption, brain injury, shame, guilt, anxiety, depression and other forms of human struggles.
My hope for our work together is that you are able to reach inside yourself and nurture the damaged parts of who you have been and move toward becoming the person you want to be. I have over thirty years of experience working with all forms of trauma (particularly early childhood attachment), chronic medical illness, immigrant realities, grief and loss, adoption, brain injury, shame, guilt, anxiety, depression and other forms of human struggles.
(224) 269-6299 View (224) 269-6299
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Abby Watel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW
Verified Verified
Long Grove, IL 60047
I am a seasoned therapist with 25+ years of experience working in community mental health, hospital, child welfare, and private practice settings; I have both direct practice and supervisory experience. I currently enjoy dividing my caseload between working with children, adolescents, parents and families and working with individual adults and couples. I believe in helping people of all ages to continue learning and developing throughout their lives. I use play therapy with young children; I use behavioral and solution focused treatment with all clients.; for adults and adolescents more insight oriented approaches are available.
I am a seasoned therapist with 25+ years of experience working in community mental health, hospital, child welfare, and private practice settings; I have both direct practice and supervisory experience. I currently enjoy dividing my caseload between working with children, adolescents, parents and families and working with individual adults and couples. I believe in helping people of all ages to continue learning and developing throughout their lives. I use play therapy with young children; I use behavioral and solution focused treatment with all clients.; for adults and adolescents more insight oriented approaches are available.
(847) 920-7810 View (847) 920-7810

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Kildeer, IL

< 10

Therapists in Kildeer, IL who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Grief
100% Bipolar Disorder
100% Emotional Disturbance
100% Family Conflict
100% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

17 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

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

How Therapists in Kildeer, IL see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Kildeer?

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.