Therapists in Lake In The Hills, IL

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Kimberly Cecil
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CDVP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lake In The Hills, IL 60156
Anxiety, trauma, relationship difficulties, depression, judgement from others, and grief can create barriers in our minds and hearts, but it doesn't have to remain that way. My clients want to recover their strengths, feel more joy, and face their life situations with more confidence. We all want to feel empowered to pursue the life they really want, so we address those issues together. I enjoy working with pre-teens and up through seniors from all cultures, traditions, backgrounds, and orientations.
Anxiety, trauma, relationship difficulties, depression, judgement from others, and grief can create barriers in our minds and hearts, but it doesn't have to remain that way. My clients want to recover their strengths, feel more joy, and face their life situations with more confidence. We all want to feel empowered to pursue the life they really want, so we address those issues together. I enjoy working with pre-teens and up through seniors from all cultures, traditions, backgrounds, and orientations.
(847) 892-7022 View (847) 892-7022
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April Moritz
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Lake In The Hills, IL 60156
My work is focused on empowering my clients to feel both motivated and capable of achieving their goals. People have a natural tendency to heal and grow, but sometimes the work of self-exploration can be uncomfortable and difficult. I meet my clients where they are and we move at a pace they are comfortable with. This does not mean I won't challenge you to expand your comfort zone, only that I won't push you into the deep end of the pool without knowing you can swim. I find I do my best work with people who struggle with depression, anxiety, boundaries, communication, self-esteem, stress and time management, and mindfulness.
My work is focused on empowering my clients to feel both motivated and capable of achieving their goals. People have a natural tendency to heal and grow, but sometimes the work of self-exploration can be uncomfortable and difficult. I meet my clients where they are and we move at a pace they are comfortable with. This does not mean I won't challenge you to expand your comfort zone, only that I won't push you into the deep end of the pool without knowing you can swim. I find I do my best work with people who struggle with depression, anxiety, boundaries, communication, self-esteem, stress and time management, and mindfulness.
(847) 469-1453 View (847) 469-1453
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Janet Diep Michalsen
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Lake In The Hills, IL 60156
Hello, I’m Janet, a psychotherapist specializing in sex therapy. If you're feeling disconnected, experiencing intimacy issues, or struggling with sexual identity or health, you're not alone. Together, we can explore your needs and aspirations, striving for a fulfilling and balanced life. If you're ready to improve your relationships and self-understanding, I’m here to guide you on this delicate journey.
Hello, I’m Janet, a psychotherapist specializing in sex therapy. If you're feeling disconnected, experiencing intimacy issues, or struggling with sexual identity or health, you're not alone. Together, we can explore your needs and aspirations, striving for a fulfilling and balanced life. If you're ready to improve your relationships and self-understanding, I’m here to guide you on this delicate journey.
(224) 864-9631 View (224) 864-9631
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Lindsey Patrick
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Lake In The Hills, IL 60156
All relationships have chaotic or lonely times where you may feel incapable of approaching each other. Couples need a place to turn when they don't know what to do or have no support system. I help couples stuck in conflict gridlock begin to reengage with each other. I specialize in working with couples who experience: high levels of conflict; inability to communicate; emotional & physical distance or disengagement; infidelity; transitioning to parenthood; infertility/pregnancy loss; difficulty overcoming family of origin or cultural differences; and difficulty making the decision to divorce or separate.
All relationships have chaotic or lonely times where you may feel incapable of approaching each other. Couples need a place to turn when they don't know what to do or have no support system. I help couples stuck in conflict gridlock begin to reengage with each other. I specialize in working with couples who experience: high levels of conflict; inability to communicate; emotional & physical distance or disengagement; infidelity; transitioning to parenthood; infertility/pregnancy loss; difficulty overcoming family of origin or cultural differences; and difficulty making the decision to divorce or separate.
(773) 814-3891 View (773) 814-3891
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Denene S Lewis
Counselor, MS, LCPC, LPHA
Verified Verified
Lake In The Hills, IL 60156  (Online Only)
Denene Lewis has been working in the mental health field for over 25 years and has been providing counseling services for 20+ years. Her approach is integrative and individualized to meet each client’s needs. The goal is to assist clients in reaching their full potential through education, teaching, and modeling skills while helping them identify barriers that prevent change.
Denene Lewis has been working in the mental health field for over 25 years and has been providing counseling services for 20+ years. Her approach is integrative and individualized to meet each client’s needs. The goal is to assist clients in reaching their full potential through education, teaching, and modeling skills while helping them identify barriers that prevent change.
(847) 499-1702 View (847) 499-1702
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Shira Greenfield
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Lake In The Hills, IL 60156
I have a passion for working with younger people who are experiencing many of life's firsts: first love, first heartache, first time leaving home, etc. I have taught a court ordered class on Parenting Through Divorce for more than 20 years and have helped many children and adults through that intense life transition. More recently I have worked with people who are struggling with a different life transition--those who are entering their "third act" of life and considering developing new meaning and satisfaction in life after they have launched their children.
I have a passion for working with younger people who are experiencing many of life's firsts: first love, first heartache, first time leaving home, etc. I have taught a court ordered class on Parenting Through Divorce for more than 20 years and have helped many children and adults through that intense life transition. More recently I have worked with people who are struggling with a different life transition--those who are entering their "third act" of life and considering developing new meaning and satisfaction in life after they have launched their children.
(815) 475-9305 View (815) 475-9305
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Center for Therapeutic Services-South Location
Counselor, PsyD, LCPC
Verified Verified
Lake In The Hills, IL 60156
We have been providing psychological services to McHenry County for nearly two decades. Our therapists have a diverse range of experience and evidence-based approaches, which allows them to connect with our clients. We pride ourselves on being flexible, creative, and "out of the box" thinkers in order to meet the needs of individuals in a very personalized manner. We believe treatment is a team approach and we are here to walk with our clients on their path to wellness. Additionally, we pride ourselves on having a calm, comfortable, and collaborative environment where clients feel safe expressing themselves.
We have been providing psychological services to McHenry County for nearly two decades. Our therapists have a diverse range of experience and evidence-based approaches, which allows them to connect with our clients. We pride ourselves on being flexible, creative, and "out of the box" thinkers in order to meet the needs of individuals in a very personalized manner. We believe treatment is a team approach and we are here to walk with our clients on their path to wellness. Additionally, we pride ourselves on having a calm, comfortable, and collaborative environment where clients feel safe expressing themselves.
(847) 641-2448 View (847) 641-2448
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BZA Behavioral Health-LITH Office
Counselor, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lake In The Hills, IL 60156
BZA Behavioral Health is an inclusive, highly specialized group of clinicians dedicated to the emotional and behavioral wellness of the individuals and families we treat. We value the diversity & unique experiences of each person & it is our mission to have comprehensive & individualized types of treatment options to best match those personal needs. Services we offer include (but are not limited to) neuropsychological/psychological assessment, psychiatry, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), EMDR, & art therapy. We work with clients of all ages to utilizing strength to cope with life's challenges.
BZA Behavioral Health is an inclusive, highly specialized group of clinicians dedicated to the emotional and behavioral wellness of the individuals and families we treat. We value the diversity & unique experiences of each person & it is our mission to have comprehensive & individualized types of treatment options to best match those personal needs. Services we offer include (but are not limited to) neuropsychological/psychological assessment, psychiatry, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), EMDR, & art therapy. We work with clients of all ages to utilizing strength to cope with life's challenges.
(224) 813-3175 View (224) 813-3175
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Transformations Counseling PLLC
Counselor, EdD, LCPC, NCC, CRADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lake In The Hills, IL 60156
Our experienced team of therapists has been helping clients achieve their best self, better relationships, and a more balanced life since 2012. The more common struggles we help clients overcome are anxiety and depression, trauma and PTSD, relationship problems, and parenting challenges. If you have been wrestling with these or other issues, we are here to help. We work with older kids (8+), adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Most of our therapists are EMDR trained (EMDRIA approved) and also use other effective approaches including CBT, DBT, and systemic approaches.
Our experienced team of therapists has been helping clients achieve their best self, better relationships, and a more balanced life since 2012. The more common struggles we help clients overcome are anxiety and depression, trauma and PTSD, relationship problems, and parenting challenges. If you have been wrestling with these or other issues, we are here to help. We work with older kids (8+), adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Most of our therapists are EMDR trained (EMDRIA approved) and also use other effective approaches including CBT, DBT, and systemic approaches.
(224) 207-4149 View (224) 207-4149
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Bridget Deluca
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Lake In The Hills, IL 60156
Bridget DeLuca, PsyD, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor, who has been practicing since 2017. She graduated from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University - Schaumburg with a master's and Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology. Bridget believes in an Integrative Approach when working with Clients. She tends to begin with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and a strength-based supportive approach, but tailors each session to each individual person as not everything works the same on everyone.
Bridget DeLuca, PsyD, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor, who has been practicing since 2017. She graduated from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University - Schaumburg with a master's and Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology. Bridget believes in an Integrative Approach when working with Clients. She tends to begin with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and a strength-based supportive approach, but tailors each session to each individual person as not everything works the same on everyone.
(847) 242-2932 View (847) 242-2932
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Stacey Price
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EMDR
Verified Verified
Lake In The Hills, IL 60156
I am a Therapist and have been providing mental health services for 4 years in outpatient and in home settings. I see Individuals, Couples, Groups, Families and I address ADHD, Anger management, Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), Depression, Generalized Anxiety Disorder. I aspire to support, educate, advocate, and provide interventions and knowledge to those who request my services.
I am a Therapist and have been providing mental health services for 4 years in outpatient and in home settings. I see Individuals, Couples, Groups, Families and I address ADHD, Anger management, Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), Depression, Generalized Anxiety Disorder. I aspire to support, educate, advocate, and provide interventions and knowledge to those who request my services.
(847) 380-3119 View (847) 380-3119
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Alexandra Janshen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCTP
Verified Verified
Lake In The Hills, IL 60156  (Online Only)
I currently offer virtual appointments only for clients between the ages of 10- 50. If you have experienced trauma, anxiety, depression, day to day life stress I am here to help! I also work closely to help support parents with difficulties they may be experiencing with their children. Working closely with athletes is a big passion of mine. Let’s connect and see what support we can get in place for you!
I currently offer virtual appointments only for clients between the ages of 10- 50. If you have experienced trauma, anxiety, depression, day to day life stress I am here to help! I also work closely to help support parents with difficulties they may be experiencing with their children. Working closely with athletes is a big passion of mine. Let’s connect and see what support we can get in place for you!
(847) 595-5279 View (847) 595-5279
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Melanie Wall
Counselor, MA, LCPC, CADC
Verified Verified
Lake In The Hills, IL 60156
Not accepting new clients
I specialize in working with individuals struggling with symptoms stemming from anxiety, trauma, life transitions and self esteem difficulties. No one should feel that they need to “push through” irritability, fatigue, distraction, sadness, anxiousness, shame or difficulty with staying present in their day to day life. Therapy will support you with the insight needed to not only heal, but to also thrive outside of therapy in the longterm. I believe when given the opportunity, we have the power to heal, thrive, and therapy can provide the support to do so.
I specialize in working with individuals struggling with symptoms stemming from anxiety, trauma, life transitions and self esteem difficulties. No one should feel that they need to “push through” irritability, fatigue, distraction, sadness, anxiousness, shame or difficulty with staying present in their day to day life. Therapy will support you with the insight needed to not only heal, but to also thrive outside of therapy in the longterm. I believe when given the opportunity, we have the power to heal, thrive, and therapy can provide the support to do so.
(847) 320-0483 View (847) 320-0483
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Salt'n'Pepper Consulting LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC, NCC, CADC, CCTP-II, CCTHP
Verified Verified
Lake In The Hills, IL 60156
Hello, my name is Thomas Kaltenecker and I believe my skillset is best suited with adolescents, adults and elderly both male and female as well as couples, searching for someone to actively listen to, coach them through life's challenges. If you are looking for someone to support you through adjustment issues, to guide you working through debilitating anxiety and stopping paralyzing depressive thoughts, as well as unhealthy behavior patterns, my patient centered approach just might be what you need. Let's talk and see if I can help you, spice up your life again.
Hello, my name is Thomas Kaltenecker and I believe my skillset is best suited with adolescents, adults and elderly both male and female as well as couples, searching for someone to actively listen to, coach them through life's challenges. If you are looking for someone to support you through adjustment issues, to guide you working through debilitating anxiety and stopping paralyzing depressive thoughts, as well as unhealthy behavior patterns, my patient centered approach just might be what you need. Let's talk and see if I can help you, spice up your life again.
(224) 298-8216 View (224) 298-8216
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Katie Higgins
Counselor, MA, LCPC, PMH-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lake In The Hills, IL 60156
At best, your uninvited thoughts are uncomfortable. At worst, they totally disturb you and make you question yourself. You worry constantly and your brain is always getting you to follow its rule book, never relaxing, always avoiding. You would never call yourself perfect, but yet you strive for perfection in every move you make. To control your biggest fears, you do things that logically you know don’t even make sense, but you can’t stop because the risk feels too big. And tomorrow? Ultimately it ends up being rinse and repeat, because the cycle is relentless.
At best, your uninvited thoughts are uncomfortable. At worst, they totally disturb you and make you question yourself. You worry constantly and your brain is always getting you to follow its rule book, never relaxing, always avoiding. You would never call yourself perfect, but yet you strive for perfection in every move you make. To control your biggest fears, you do things that logically you know don’t even make sense, but you can’t stop because the risk feels too big. And tomorrow? Ultimately it ends up being rinse and repeat, because the cycle is relentless.
(847) 925-7561 View (847) 925-7561
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Adrian Cardenas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lake In The Hills, IL 60156
With a specialized focus on empowering the LGBTQIA+ community, I offer compassionate support to individuals across all age groups as they navigate the complexities of mental health challenges. My commitment lies in fostering an inclusive and affirming space where clients feel seen, heard, and valued. Utilizing a dynamic blend of evidence-based modalities including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), psychodynamic therapy, family systems, strengths-based approaches, and solution-focused techniques, I tailor my interventions to meet the unique needs of each individual.
With a specialized focus on empowering the LGBTQIA+ community, I offer compassionate support to individuals across all age groups as they navigate the complexities of mental health challenges. My commitment lies in fostering an inclusive and affirming space where clients feel seen, heard, and valued. Utilizing a dynamic blend of evidence-based modalities including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), psychodynamic therapy, family systems, strengths-based approaches, and solution-focused techniques, I tailor my interventions to meet the unique needs of each individual.
(224) 252-8886 View (224) 252-8886
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Simona Stanila
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Lake In The Hills, IL 60156
Education and Training: Mrs. Simona Stanila received her Bachelor's Degree in Education, Literature and Languages from the University of Bucharest, Romania and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology (MACL) from Argosy University, Schaumburg, Illinois. She is currently working towards her Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology (Psy. D. ) at Argosy University, Chicago, Illinois. During her Practicum for her Master's Degree, Mrs. Simona Stanila worked at the Streamwood Behavioral Health Center in Illinois as a part of the Advanced Crisis Therapy (ACT) unit.
Education and Training: Mrs. Simona Stanila received her Bachelor's Degree in Education, Literature and Languages from the University of Bucharest, Romania and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology (MACL) from Argosy University, Schaumburg, Illinois. She is currently working towards her Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology (Psy. D. ) at Argosy University, Chicago, Illinois. During her Practicum for her Master's Degree, Mrs. Simona Stanila worked at the Streamwood Behavioral Health Center in Illinois as a part of the Advanced Crisis Therapy (ACT) unit.
(224) 249-6051 View (224) 249-6051
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Brian S. McCallum
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lake In The Hills, IL 60156
Many people go through times when they have trouble with even the simple tasks in life. Relationships, work, family and life purpose can become overwhelming at times. Imagine if you didn’t have to feel that way. Connect to your joy and sense of worth. Counseling is a conversation about thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and the collaboration between counselor and client to co-create goals for change. I will work with you to help you change the way you think and feel about yourself and the world. By exploring what you value we will collaborate to overcome the difficulty you have been facing.
Many people go through times when they have trouble with even the simple tasks in life. Relationships, work, family and life purpose can become overwhelming at times. Imagine if you didn’t have to feel that way. Connect to your joy and sense of worth. Counseling is a conversation about thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and the collaboration between counselor and client to co-create goals for change. I will work with you to help you change the way you think and feel about yourself and the world. By exploring what you value we will collaborate to overcome the difficulty you have been facing.
(847) 553-4283 View (847) 553-4283
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Kyle Garifo
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Lake In The Hills, IL 60156  (Online Only)
My name is Kyle Garifo and I have been a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor since 2001. I enjoy the process of therapy and helping individuals and couples navigate through rough waters to a brighter future. Sometimes the path that needs to be taken is different than the obvious one in front of us and I help shine the light on that different path. No one person knows what it is like to be in our clients' shoes therefore we must work together to gain a greater understanding of the challenges that exist and the answers within.
My name is Kyle Garifo and I have been a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor since 2001. I enjoy the process of therapy and helping individuals and couples navigate through rough waters to a brighter future. Sometimes the path that needs to be taken is different than the obvious one in front of us and I help shine the light on that different path. No one person knows what it is like to be in our clients' shoes therefore we must work together to gain a greater understanding of the challenges that exist and the answers within.
(224) 507-6215 View (224) 507-6215
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Katie Hansen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lake In The Hills, IL 60156
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in the treatment of mood disorders such as depression and anxiety. I love to help people learn to navigate difficult relationships and build self esteem. I work with a variety of clients, including adolescents, adults, older adults, and couples. I enjoy working with clients who are interested in making positive changes in their lives.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in the treatment of mood disorders such as depression and anxiety. I love to help people learn to navigate difficult relationships and build self esteem. I work with a variety of clients, including adolescents, adults, older adults, and couples. I enjoy working with clients who are interested in making positive changes in their lives.
(847) 807-4769 View (847) 807-4769

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Number of Therapists in Lake In The Hills, IL

80+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Lake In The Hills, IL who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
88% Depression
78% Self Esteem
77% Relationship Issues
73% Coping Skills
69% Grief
65% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

96% BlueCross and BlueShield
68% Cigna and Evernorth
66% Aetna

How Therapists in Lake In The Hills, IL see their clients

89% In Person and Online
11% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male
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How can I find a therapist in Lake In The Hills?

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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.