Therapists in Lake Bluff, IL

Kris Girdaukas
Counselor, MS, LCPC, NCC
Not Verified Not Verified
Lake Bluff, IL 60044
We provide a broad range of psychological and diagnostic services to children, adolescents, families and adults. Trained in the assessment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity disorder, clinical and legal issues related to neuropsychological, emotional and intellectual deficits.
We provide a broad range of psychological and diagnostic services to children, adolescents, families and adults. Trained in the assessment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity disorder, clinical and legal issues related to neuropsychological, emotional and intellectual deficits.
(847) 943-3931 View (847) 943-3931
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Wendy L McCarty
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CHT, MA-SP
Verified Verified
Lake Bluff, IL 60044
I use a combination of Marriage and Family therapy, Hypnotherapy and Spiritual psychology to understand and heal faulty negative self conclusions from the past. Once we understand,( sometimes through buried memories,) that our value as human beings cannot be "unworthy, or "not good enough", we can repair mental, emotional and spiritual wounds from the past. My goal is for you to live in freedom and fulfillment from finding your passion in, and for life.
I use a combination of Marriage and Family therapy, Hypnotherapy and Spiritual psychology to understand and heal faulty negative self conclusions from the past. Once we understand,( sometimes through buried memories,) that our value as human beings cannot be "unworthy, or "not good enough", we can repair mental, emotional and spiritual wounds from the past. My goal is for you to live in freedom and fulfillment from finding your passion in, and for life.
(847) 457-0279 View (847) 457-0279
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Donna Oldenburg
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, NCC, CCMHC
Verified Verified
Lake Bluff, IL 60044
Are you living the life you envisioned? Has grief, a difficult relationship, chronic illness, or life transition left you feeling anxious or depressed and unable to move forward with your life? I can help. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, and National Certified Counselor, who strives to help adults 18 years and older cultivate the self-awareness and coping skills necessary to create the positive changes they seek in their life.
Are you living the life you envisioned? Has grief, a difficult relationship, chronic illness, or life transition left you feeling anxious or depressed and unable to move forward with your life? I can help. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, and National Certified Counselor, who strives to help adults 18 years and older cultivate the self-awareness and coping skills necessary to create the positive changes they seek in their life.
(847) 905-9846 View (847) 905-9846
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Amy Carnow
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, JD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lake Bluff, IL 60044
Selecting a therapist and beginning therapy can be intimidating things to do. I want to help you make the decision that is right for you. I specialize in individual therapy with adolescents and adults. While anxiety and mood disorders are common in my practice, I also handle a variety of other disorders, problems, and issues. I believe that the relationship between client and therapist is the most important aspect of therapy. Using my knowledge, training, and expertise, I will work together with you to help you through your whatever you may be facing, make positive changes, and achieve your goals.
Selecting a therapist and beginning therapy can be intimidating things to do. I want to help you make the decision that is right for you. I specialize in individual therapy with adolescents and adults. While anxiety and mood disorders are common in my practice, I also handle a variety of other disorders, problems, and issues. I believe that the relationship between client and therapist is the most important aspect of therapy. Using my knowledge, training, and expertise, I will work together with you to help you through your whatever you may be facing, make positive changes, and achieve your goals.
(224) 377-1481 View (224) 377-1481
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Diana Flores
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lake Bluff, IL 60044
Are you experiencing symptoms of anxiety, OCD, stress or depression? Are you looking for an experienced therapist who can effectively help you get back on track? I am a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist (CBT) who will individualize your treatment plan based on scientific research and evidence based practices. My approach involves teaching people ways to rewire their brains for long term gains. My clientele can often include CEOs, high profile athletes and other celebrities. My sessions are solution focused and the high success rate helps treatment be short term for most people. My practice has earned several awards over the past years.
Are you experiencing symptoms of anxiety, OCD, stress or depression? Are you looking for an experienced therapist who can effectively help you get back on track? I am a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist (CBT) who will individualize your treatment plan based on scientific research and evidence based practices. My approach involves teaching people ways to rewire their brains for long term gains. My clientele can often include CEOs, high profile athletes and other celebrities. My sessions are solution focused and the high success rate helps treatment be short term for most people. My practice has earned several awards over the past years.
(847) 457-0175 View (847) 457-0175
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Josiah Goering
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Lake Bluff, IL 60044
My passion as a counselor is to journey alongside you to help create balance, meaning, and authenticity in your life by simplifying, inspiring, and offering insight. It feels like the majority of us approach our lives like we are playing the game of chess, overwhelmed and tirelessly reacting to the many pieces around us. What if we changed the game and approached life more like a game of checkers? What if instead of reacting, we picked a clear direction, only stopping when we need to decide if we go through or around the obstacle that stands between us and our goals?
My passion as a counselor is to journey alongside you to help create balance, meaning, and authenticity in your life by simplifying, inspiring, and offering insight. It feels like the majority of us approach our lives like we are playing the game of chess, overwhelmed and tirelessly reacting to the many pieces around us. What if we changed the game and approached life more like a game of checkers? What if instead of reacting, we picked a clear direction, only stopping when we need to decide if we go through or around the obstacle that stands between us and our goals?
(224) 222-1996 View (224) 222-1996
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White Stone Counseling Resources
Counselor
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Lake Bluff, IL 60044
Discover a renewed sense of hope and well-being with White Stone Counseling Resources! Since 1997, we've been Chicago's trusted Christian Counseling practice. Dive into personalized sessions tailored for individuals, couples, and families—encompassing adults, teens, and children. At White Stone, we believe in a true partnership. Your journey is unique, and our dedicated counselors are here to walk beside you, profoundly understanding your story and crafting a transformative roadmap for a brighter, more fulfilling tomorrow.
Discover a renewed sense of hope and well-being with White Stone Counseling Resources! Since 1997, we've been Chicago's trusted Christian Counseling practice. Dive into personalized sessions tailored for individuals, couples, and families—encompassing adults, teens, and children. At White Stone, we believe in a true partnership. Your journey is unique, and our dedicated counselors are here to walk beside you, profoundly understanding your story and crafting a transformative roadmap for a brighter, more fulfilling tomorrow.
(847) 243-6421 View (847) 243-6421
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Katherine Pennypacker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW, CADC
Verified Verified
Lake Bluff, IL 60044
I am a licensed social worker (LSW), and certified drug and alcohol counselor (CADC) in the state of IL. I specialize in working with substance use disorders, depression, anxiety, and co-occurring disorders. I enjoy both individual therapy and groupwork. I am currently working with adolescents/young adults, and adults.
I am a licensed social worker (LSW), and certified drug and alcohol counselor (CADC) in the state of IL. I specialize in working with substance use disorders, depression, anxiety, and co-occurring disorders. I enjoy both individual therapy and groupwork. I am currently working with adolescents/young adults, and adults.
(224) 435-4845 View (224) 435-4845
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Tracy H. Burns
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Lake Bluff, IL 60044
Not accepting new clients
Are you are having difficulty connecting to yourself or to others? Sometimes the solutions we've used in the past no longer work for us in the present. I work collaboratively with individuals and couples who struggle with low self esteem, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma to find answers in a safe and supportive environment.
Are you are having difficulty connecting to yourself or to others? Sometimes the solutions we've used in the past no longer work for us in the present. I work collaboratively with individuals and couples who struggle with low self esteem, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma to find answers in a safe and supportive environment.
(847) 558-7622 View (847) 558-7622
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The Chicago Integrative Center for Psychology
Verified Verified
Lake Bluff, IL 60044
When it comes to mental health treatment, our approach is simple and unique: our accomplished team of physicians and therapists work together to diagnose and treat your body, mind and spirit as a whole. We are one of the few practices combining traditional treatment with evidence-based alternative therapies, all under one roof. We are privileged to have changed the lives of many families in Chicago's North Shore, as well as out-of-state and foreign visitors. Our "whole body" approach to treating mental health conditions is supported by clinical studies. These include but are not limited to: Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), diet and exercise, spiritual/social evaluation, yoga and art therapy. Many still focus only on the brain, treating symptoms, not causes. In many cases they over-prescribe medications. While our physicians do prescribe medications as needed, what sets us apart is our commitment to explore all options. We search for root causes and provide the most appropriate treatment, not merely the most convenient one. When we do prescribe, we go the extra mile to customize a plan that minimizes side effects. You and your family deserve the best in healthcare!
When it comes to mental health treatment, our approach is simple and unique: our accomplished team of physicians and therapists work together to diagnose and treat your body, mind and spirit as a whole. We are one of the few practices combining traditional treatment with evidence-based alternative therapies, all under one roof. We are privileged to have changed the lives of many families in Chicago's North Shore, as well as out-of-state and foreign visitors. Our "whole body" approach to treating mental health conditions is supported by clinical studies. These include but are not limited to: Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), diet and exercise, spiritual/social evaluation, yoga and art therapy. Many still focus only on the brain, treating symptoms, not causes. In many cases they over-prescribe medications. While our physicians do prescribe medications as needed, what sets us apart is our commitment to explore all options. We search for root causes and provide the most appropriate treatment, not merely the most convenient one. When we do prescribe, we go the extra mile to customize a plan that minimizes side effects. You and your family deserve the best in healthcare!
(224) 427-6245 x1301 View (224) 427-6245 x1301
Photo of Lynn Moosman, MA, LCPC, Counselor in Lake Bluff, IL
Lynn Moosman, MA, LCPC
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Lake Bluff, IL 60044
Within each of us is the ability to heal from painful emotional symptoms and to live a well balanced, fulfilling life. Coming to counseling takes courage but can lead the reduction of anxiety and depression, as well as improving relationships and finding solutions to recurring problems in our lives. With over 24 years in professional counseling psychology, I am well versed in traditional theory and treatment, but use evidenced-based alternative treatments based on client's needs.
Within each of us is the ability to heal from painful emotional symptoms and to live a well balanced, fulfilling life. Coming to counseling takes courage but can lead the reduction of anxiety and depression, as well as improving relationships and finding solutions to recurring problems in our lives. With over 24 years in professional counseling psychology, I am well versed in traditional theory and treatment, but use evidenced-based alternative treatments based on client's needs.
(847) 941-0548 View (847) 941-0548
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Carolina Garcia-Leahy
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP
Verified Verified
Lake Bluff, IL 60044
Waitlist for new clients
Licensed as a Clinical Psychologist in Illinois and registered to provide telehealth psychotherapy to clients in the state of Florida (www.flhealthsource.gov/telehealth/). If you are having difficulties adjusting to any of the many challenges of life, feel stuck in your current situation, or feel dissatisfied with your relationships or quality of life, I can help. I have experience and expertise treating depressive and anxiety disorders, trauma including PTSD, ADHD, and the emotional effects of chronic illnesses, burnout, and immigration.
Licensed as a Clinical Psychologist in Illinois and registered to provide telehealth psychotherapy to clients in the state of Florida (www.flhealthsource.gov/telehealth/). If you are having difficulties adjusting to any of the many challenges of life, feel stuck in your current situation, or feel dissatisfied with your relationships or quality of life, I can help. I have experience and expertise treating depressive and anxiety disorders, trauma including PTSD, ADHD, and the emotional effects of chronic illnesses, burnout, and immigration.
(224) 207-4062 View (224) 207-4062
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Jenean Moore
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Lake Bluff, IL 60044
Jenean is currently seeing individuals, couples and also leading faith-based therapy groups. She encourages clients to be actively involved in the counseling process through education, engaging in God's Word, journaling, art, music, media, and other strategies that challenge clients to grow emotionally, relationally, and spiritually. She offers practical tools that can be used in everyday life to promote confidence, increase healthy relationships, and discover purpose.
Jenean is currently seeing individuals, couples and also leading faith-based therapy groups. She encourages clients to be actively involved in the counseling process through education, engaging in God's Word, journaling, art, music, media, and other strategies that challenge clients to grow emotionally, relationally, and spiritually. She offers practical tools that can be used in everyday life to promote confidence, increase healthy relationships, and discover purpose.
(224) 222-1574 View (224) 222-1574
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Lisa Kaye Duran
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW, PEL
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lake Bluff, IL 60044
My goal as a therapist is to provide a nurturing and attentive approach. I strive to create a calm and secure environment to help clients discover and achieve their personal goals. My main goal in this professional relationship is to offer steadfast support, allowing my clients to experience the ultimate fulfillment in reaching their therapeutic goals. I firmly believe that progressive changes in behavior are key to creating balance in relationships and personal lives, and I carry a deep-rooted passion for helping those struggling with complex mental health and addiction issues.
My goal as a therapist is to provide a nurturing and attentive approach. I strive to create a calm and secure environment to help clients discover and achieve their personal goals. My main goal in this professional relationship is to offer steadfast support, allowing my clients to experience the ultimate fulfillment in reaching their therapeutic goals. I firmly believe that progressive changes in behavior are key to creating balance in relationships and personal lives, and I carry a deep-rooted passion for helping those struggling with complex mental health and addiction issues.
(224) 281-7720 View (224) 281-7720
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Claire Manley
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Lake Bluff, IL 60044
My ideal patients are children through adults struggling with anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma, and relationship stress and conflict. I help guide patients towards the achievement of goals through highlighting independent strengths and challenges within larger systems or relationships. I incorporate techniques from Attachment-Based Therapy, CBT, Family-Systems, Relational Therapy, and TF-CBT. I am trauma-informed, and help advocate for safe relationships and equity, and promote social and emotional wellbeing. I help my patients learn and implement tools for navigating change, liberation, and healing.
My ideal patients are children through adults struggling with anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma, and relationship stress and conflict. I help guide patients towards the achievement of goals through highlighting independent strengths and challenges within larger systems or relationships. I incorporate techniques from Attachment-Based Therapy, CBT, Family-Systems, Relational Therapy, and TF-CBT. I am trauma-informed, and help advocate for safe relationships and equity, and promote social and emotional wellbeing. I help my patients learn and implement tools for navigating change, liberation, and healing.
(224) 207-4510 View (224) 207-4510
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David Hanson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Lake Bluff, IL 60044
In my practice as a clinical psychologist, I see young adult, adult, and mature adult clients in individual therapy (18+). The clients with whom I work are often experiencing challenges with adjustment to life changes including changes in professional/occupational life, in significant relationships, divorce, personal loss in death or separation, and/or physical compromise of functioning who find a collaborative and respectful relationship in navigating these challenges helpful. In addition, the emotional experience of clients may include anxiety, depression, highly variable moods, and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity difficulties,
In my practice as a clinical psychologist, I see young adult, adult, and mature adult clients in individual therapy (18+). The clients with whom I work are often experiencing challenges with adjustment to life changes including changes in professional/occupational life, in significant relationships, divorce, personal loss in death or separation, and/or physical compromise of functioning who find a collaborative and respectful relationship in navigating these challenges helpful. In addition, the emotional experience of clients may include anxiety, depression, highly variable moods, and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity difficulties,
(224) 676-3968 View (224) 676-3968
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Sarah Christian
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lake Bluff, IL 60044
Life brings many stressors and we can all benefit from having a confidential place to sort out our concerns. I have been in practice for over 30 years helping clients with issues such as anxiety, depression, grief and loss, relationship issues and stress management. I have worked with individuals, adolescents and couples in a relationally based, psychodynamic format. I was also the director of, and involved with, a psycho-educational parenting program for over 12 years. I enjoy working with individuals, couples and with adolescents as they grow through facing the challenges of life.
Life brings many stressors and we can all benefit from having a confidential place to sort out our concerns. I have been in practice for over 30 years helping clients with issues such as anxiety, depression, grief and loss, relationship issues and stress management. I have worked with individuals, adolescents and couples in a relationally based, psychodynamic format. I was also the director of, and involved with, a psycho-educational parenting program for over 12 years. I enjoy working with individuals, couples and with adolescents as they grow through facing the challenges of life.
(847) 979-4339 View (847) 979-4339
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Alice Virgil
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lake Bluff, IL 60044
Compassion-focused psychological care is available to you, now. I am committed to strengthening your psychological health, and believe it is a critical part of your overall wellness. As a guardian of your psychological wellness, I listen to you and partner in your care to address psychological and relationship challenges using science-based approaches to therapy that are accessible for your life, and bring about real, lasting change.
Compassion-focused psychological care is available to you, now. I am committed to strengthening your psychological health, and believe it is a critical part of your overall wellness. As a guardian of your psychological wellness, I listen to you and partner in your care to address psychological and relationship challenges using science-based approaches to therapy that are accessible for your life, and bring about real, lasting change.
(773) 919-9170 View (773) 919-9170
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Lindsay McDonnell
Counselor, LCPC, CADC
Verified Verified
Lake Bluff, IL 60044
We all experience emotional, physical, and psychological difficulties in our lives. If we cannot find relief, or achieve change on our own, professional help is appropriate. My approach to therapy is insight-oriented, with an emphasis on exploring patterns in clients' belief systems, emotional experiences, and behaviors. My ideal clients are those that desire to truthfully investigate themselves. With a further understanding of yourself, you inevitably increase your opportunities for growth and positive change. I offer assistance in beginning and continuing this process.
We all experience emotional, physical, and psychological difficulties in our lives. If we cannot find relief, or achieve change on our own, professional help is appropriate. My approach to therapy is insight-oriented, with an emphasis on exploring patterns in clients' belief systems, emotional experiences, and behaviors. My ideal clients are those that desire to truthfully investigate themselves. With a further understanding of yourself, you inevitably increase your opportunities for growth and positive change. I offer assistance in beginning and continuing this process.
(224) 298-7797 View (224) 298-7797
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Shane L. Tytenicz
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lake Bluff, IL 60044
The author J. K. Rowling states: 'To hurt is as human as to breathe.' The good news is this: your pain doesn't have to last forever--there is a way through it. Every person's process of growth is unique, and I draw from multiple therapeutic models to help my clients find a more life-giving way of being in the world. I've taken this journey myself, and I look forward to accompanying you as you take yours.
The author J. K. Rowling states: 'To hurt is as human as to breathe.' The good news is this: your pain doesn't have to last forever--there is a way through it. Every person's process of growth is unique, and I draw from multiple therapeutic models to help my clients find a more life-giving way of being in the world. I've taken this journey myself, and I look forward to accompanying you as you take yours.
(224) 803-2347 View (224) 803-2347

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Lake Bluff, IL

30+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in Lake Bluff, IL who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
89% Depression
86% Relationship Issues
83% Self Esteem
78% Coping Skills
75% Trauma and PTSD
67% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
58% Aetna
48% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Lake Bluff, IL see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

71% Female
26% Male
3% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Lake Bluff?

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.