Therapists in Lakeview, IL

Photo of Kori C Mill, MA, LCSW, BCD, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Kori C Mill
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW, BCD
Verified Verified
Lakeview, IL 60613
Have you been in emotional pain for a long time, or do you feel that you are currently in a state of crisis? I can offer you an empathic and collaborative relationship that is focused on your healing and development. I will support and assist you in a process of self-exploration that involves making connections between your past experiences and your present relationships and functioning. Together we will identify your self-defeating patterns of perception and behavior and discover your own unique capacities for growth and change.
Have you been in emotional pain for a long time, or do you feel that you are currently in a state of crisis? I can offer you an empathic and collaborative relationship that is focused on your healing and development. I will support and assist you in a process of self-exploration that involves making connections between your past experiences and your present relationships and functioning. Together we will identify your self-defeating patterns of perception and behavior and discover your own unique capacities for growth and change.
(773) 717-2918 View (773) 717-2918
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Dr. Melisa B Bailey
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Lakeview, IL 60613
At Forest Path Therapy, we will walk with you on your journey and support you in your work. We believe that the most important factors in therapy are feeling like you are comfortable talking with your therapist and where you feel heard and understood. We start by learning who you are and what your life looks like. Instead of focusing just on what’s wrong, we pay attention to your whole life - what is working and what you would like to change. We believe therapy works best when we work together to examine the different sides of a problem together and provide support and space for you to decide how to move forward.
At Forest Path Therapy, we will walk with you on your journey and support you in your work. We believe that the most important factors in therapy are feeling like you are comfortable talking with your therapist and where you feel heard and understood. We start by learning who you are and what your life looks like. Instead of focusing just on what’s wrong, we pay attention to your whole life - what is working and what you would like to change. We believe therapy works best when we work together to examine the different sides of a problem together and provide support and space for you to decide how to move forward.
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Photo of Victoriya Tsaran, PsyD, LPC, Psychologist
Victoriya Tsaran
Psychologist, PsyD, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lakeview, IL 60613
Over the years, I have developed an eclectic perspective to therapy and utilize a unique combination of psychotherapy, mind-body awareness and hypnotic relaxation techniques, family systems therapy, emotion focused therapy and cognitive behavioral techniques. My wide range of knowledge and competency in various psychological theories allows me to be flexible in my treatment. I aim to revive my patients from the current positions in their lives and help bring in the much needed harmony and infused positivity that will allow my clients to progress in their minds, their mental health and their overall life.
Over the years, I have developed an eclectic perspective to therapy and utilize a unique combination of psychotherapy, mind-body awareness and hypnotic relaxation techniques, family systems therapy, emotion focused therapy and cognitive behavioral techniques. My wide range of knowledge and competency in various psychological theories allows me to be flexible in my treatment. I aim to revive my patients from the current positions in their lives and help bring in the much needed harmony and infused positivity that will allow my clients to progress in their minds, their mental health and their overall life.
(847) 786-2098 View (847) 786-2098
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Dr. Rebecca Bergen
Psychologist, PhD, LCP, PSYPACT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Lakeview, IL 60613
Explore. Understand. Grow. These three words best explain my approach to therapy. Through the establishment of a trusted therapeutic relationship, together, we will embark on the process of psychological change. We will explore what is preventing you from reaching your full potential. You will develop a greater understanding of yourself, which will facilitate your growth into the person you want to become. I am a licensed clinical psychologist offering counseling to adults, adolescents, children, and families. I have extensive experience treating clients with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, low self-esteem, eating disorders, parenting issues, behavioral problems and career concerns.
Explore. Understand. Grow. These three words best explain my approach to therapy. Through the establishment of a trusted therapeutic relationship, together, we will embark on the process of psychological change. We will explore what is preventing you from reaching your full potential. You will develop a greater understanding of yourself, which will facilitate your growth into the person you want to become. I am a licensed clinical psychologist offering counseling to adults, adolescents, children, and families. I have extensive experience treating clients with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, low self-esteem, eating disorders, parenting issues, behavioral problems and career concerns.
(773) 877-3250 View (773) 877-3250
Photo of Jennifer Fuller - Fuller Counseling Group, LCPC, Counselor
Fuller Counseling Group
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakeview, IL 60613
Fuller Counseling was founded with the mission of creating a space that is comfortable, warm, compassionate, and free of judgment. We aim to work with individuals (adolescents and adults), couples and families to challenge negative beliefs, patterns, maladaptive coping skills, along with other difficult cycles that may have appeared throughout the course of life. We work with clients to create goals and treatment plans that will lead to healthier ways of living and utilize productive coping mechanisms. We empower our clients to make changes and gain insight that will stop old patterns and increase self-awareness and confidence.
Fuller Counseling was founded with the mission of creating a space that is comfortable, warm, compassionate, and free of judgment. We aim to work with individuals (adolescents and adults), couples and families to challenge negative beliefs, patterns, maladaptive coping skills, along with other difficult cycles that may have appeared throughout the course of life. We work with clients to create goals and treatment plans that will lead to healthier ways of living and utilize productive coping mechanisms. We empower our clients to make changes and gain insight that will stop old patterns and increase self-awareness and confidence.
(773) 242-9523 View (773) 242-9523
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Evolve Wellness - Chicago
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Lakeview, IL 60613
You are exactly where you need to be even though it may not feel that way. Everything you need to move through this chapter is with you. Our job is to help you unfold that and give a little push. We utilize an integrative and holistic approach, based on your personality, needs and area of concern. Therefore, treatment is different for each person.
You are exactly where you need to be even though it may not feel that way. Everything you need to move through this chapter is with you. Our job is to help you unfold that and give a little push. We utilize an integrative and holistic approach, based on your personality, needs and area of concern. Therefore, treatment is different for each person.
(773) 786-9455 View (773) 786-9455
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Dr. Colin Ennis
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lakeview, IL 60613
We’re born with innate needs to grow, connect, and find purpose. Our lives shapes how we go about getting these needs met. If we're successful in this, we often feel content and fulfilled. However, sometimes life intervenes in ways that prevent us from successfully getting these needs met and leaves us stuck and suffering. Often, we need help from a supportive professional to help us focus productively on our problems, ease our immediate distress with direction solutions, and help us develop the insights and skills needed for long term growth and fulfillment. I'll work closely with you to help you achieve your specific goals.
We’re born with innate needs to grow, connect, and find purpose. Our lives shapes how we go about getting these needs met. If we're successful in this, we often feel content and fulfilled. However, sometimes life intervenes in ways that prevent us from successfully getting these needs met and leaves us stuck and suffering. Often, we need help from a supportive professional to help us focus productively on our problems, ease our immediate distress with direction solutions, and help us develop the insights and skills needed for long term growth and fulfillment. I'll work closely with you to help you achieve your specific goals.
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Photo of Jim Hayes, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Jim Hayes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lakeview, IL 60613
An exciting moment happens in therapy when a personal challenge is examined from a renewed perspective. In that moment, what once seemed difficult can take on new meaning. It has the potential to become a defining moment that inspires continued change, growth, and healing. Furthering this process is the potential realization that these ideas were already innate and just awaiting connection.
An exciting moment happens in therapy when a personal challenge is examined from a renewed perspective. In that moment, what once seemed difficult can take on new meaning. It has the potential to become a defining moment that inspires continued change, growth, and healing. Furthering this process is the potential realization that these ideas were already innate and just awaiting connection.
(708) 419-3678 View (708) 419-3678
Photo of Amy Zavada, PhD, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Amy Zavada
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Lakeview, IL 60613
While they are a vital part of our lives and can bring us so much joy - relationships are complex! Think about it - although people spend years learning and practicing most key skills, many people have had limited opportunity learning about relationships and emotional skills. I work with people who are often very successful in many aspects of their lives, but who get stuck in emotional or relational patterns. They know they desire for things to be different and more satisfying but are not quite sure how to get there. That's where therapy can be a powerful platform for change!
While they are a vital part of our lives and can bring us so much joy - relationships are complex! Think about it - although people spend years learning and practicing most key skills, many people have had limited opportunity learning about relationships and emotional skills. I work with people who are often very successful in many aspects of their lives, but who get stuck in emotional or relational patterns. They know they desire for things to be different and more satisfying but are not quite sure how to get there. That's where therapy can be a powerful platform for change!
(312) 248-7175 View (312) 248-7175
Photo of Emily Woods, LCPC, Counselor
Emily Woods
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Lakeview, IL 60613
I specialize in working with individuals who have a trauma history or are experiencing distressing life events and may be struggling with anxiety, low self-esteem, or relationship issues. Often clients come to me feeling lost or not knowing where to begin. I welcome clients as they are; offering a judgment-free space to help them gain clarity and direction. With compassion and respect for my clients' stories, together we begin understanding how patterns and relationships from our past can impact our present. I help clients better understand all parts of themself so they can make small changes towards their ultimate goals.
I specialize in working with individuals who have a trauma history or are experiencing distressing life events and may be struggling with anxiety, low self-esteem, or relationship issues. Often clients come to me feeling lost or not knowing where to begin. I welcome clients as they are; offering a judgment-free space to help them gain clarity and direction. With compassion and respect for my clients' stories, together we begin understanding how patterns and relationships from our past can impact our present. I help clients better understand all parts of themself so they can make small changes towards their ultimate goals.
(312) 436-2271 View (312) 436-2271
Photo of Zoë Naseef, LSW, MA
Zoë Naseef
Licensed Social Worker, LSW, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lakeview, IL 60613
I work with adults from all walks of life. I specialize in working with clients who face systemic harm and societal stigma including but not limited to; LBGTQ and TGNC folks, women, and people from other marginalized communities. I am affirming of all genders & sexualities, careers, reproductive choices, kinks, and alternative relationship structures. I also work with people striving to change their interpersonal relationship dynamics. I am trained in using a harm reduction framework to work with folks who want to change their relationship with substance use.
I work with adults from all walks of life. I specialize in working with clients who face systemic harm and societal stigma including but not limited to; LBGTQ and TGNC folks, women, and people from other marginalized communities. I am affirming of all genders & sexualities, careers, reproductive choices, kinks, and alternative relationship structures. I also work with people striving to change their interpersonal relationship dynamics. I am trained in using a harm reduction framework to work with folks who want to change their relationship with substance use.
(773) 207-7806 View (773) 207-7806
Photo of Gail Gogliotti, LCPC, BC-DMT, Counselor
Gail Gogliotti
Counselor, LCPC, BC-DMT
Verified Verified
Lakeview, IL 60613
I am a clinical counselor and dance/movement therapist, and that means I use both talking and movement to help my clients explore ways to find balance and achieve positive change. I frequently work with adults and couples to help improve communication patterns, process grief and loss, integrate trauma, and find stability during all of life’s ups and downs. My goal is to help you find balance and live a life that you create, want and deserve. I use verbal and non-verbal cues from my clients to help them understand how they process their experiences and interact with the world. Web info: www.kinespherecounseling.com
I am a clinical counselor and dance/movement therapist, and that means I use both talking and movement to help my clients explore ways to find balance and achieve positive change. I frequently work with adults and couples to help improve communication patterns, process grief and loss, integrate trauma, and find stability during all of life’s ups and downs. My goal is to help you find balance and live a life that you create, want and deserve. I use verbal and non-verbal cues from my clients to help them understand how they process their experiences and interact with the world. Web info: www.kinespherecounseling.com
(773) 823-0890 View (773) 823-0890
Photo of Lexi Miller, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Lexi Miller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lakeview, IL 60613  (Online Only)
Battling anxiety, depression, and overwhelming stress can lead to feelings of loneliness and isolation. Your inner dialogue can become increasingly negative, and you may find yourself stuck in a seemingly unbreakable pattern of unhelpful thoughts. Through therapy, it is possible to break that cycle and engineer a new, positive, and healthy view of one's self and one's life. Through the utilization of an integrative approach, I am able to draw from a variety of therapeutic principles, to tailor our sessions to your specific needs.
Battling anxiety, depression, and overwhelming stress can lead to feelings of loneliness and isolation. Your inner dialogue can become increasingly negative, and you may find yourself stuck in a seemingly unbreakable pattern of unhelpful thoughts. Through therapy, it is possible to break that cycle and engineer a new, positive, and healthy view of one's self and one's life. Through the utilization of an integrative approach, I am able to draw from a variety of therapeutic principles, to tailor our sessions to your specific needs.
(414) 626-7163 View (414) 626-7163
Photo of Valentina Djordjevic, MS, PA-C
Valentina Djordjevic
MS, PA-C
Verified Verified
Lakeview, IL 60613
Certified Physicians Assistant, working in the private practice setting, located in the East Lakeview/Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago.
Certified Physicians Assistant, working in the private practice setting, located in the East Lakeview/Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago.
(872) 221-6721 View (872) 221-6721
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Liz Casline
Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakeview, IL 60613
Not accepting new clients
I specialize in mental health treatment for children, adolescents, and young adults with depression, anxiety, OCD, and behavior problems. I take a collaborative, strengths-based approach, and have extensive training using cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), exposure and response prevention (ERP), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). My goal is to provide clients with a supportive space to reach their goals by developing a deeper understanding of emotions and build effective coping skills. I also work closely with parents and provide guidance on how to best support their child.
I specialize in mental health treatment for children, adolescents, and young adults with depression, anxiety, OCD, and behavior problems. I take a collaborative, strengths-based approach, and have extensive training using cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), exposure and response prevention (ERP), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). My goal is to provide clients with a supportive space to reach their goals by developing a deeper understanding of emotions and build effective coping skills. I also work closely with parents and provide guidance on how to best support their child.
(312) 967-1456 View (312) 967-1456
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Kyndsi Sundberg
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakeview, IL 60613
I believe that the greatest gift we have as humans is the ability to connect with ourselves and others. We all come from different walks of life that impact the way we see and move through the world. The therapeutic process has the ability to transform us through welcoming and accepting life’s adversities. Life brings challenges to us all and I firmly believe that each individual has the capacity to access what they need to achieve their goals and desired state of being. I am certain that my ability to provide a warm, comforting, and compassionate space will grant my client’s the support they need.
I believe that the greatest gift we have as humans is the ability to connect with ourselves and others. We all come from different walks of life that impact the way we see and move through the world. The therapeutic process has the ability to transform us through welcoming and accepting life’s adversities. Life brings challenges to us all and I firmly believe that each individual has the capacity to access what they need to achieve their goals and desired state of being. I am certain that my ability to provide a warm, comforting, and compassionate space will grant my client’s the support they need.
(773) 825-5696 View (773) 825-5696
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Bella Pecyna - Therapist For High Performers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Lakeview, IL 60613
You've always been the go-getter type, but the pressure you put on yourself is getting exhausting. Do you want to keep your high standards without the anxiety? Well, good news: we can work together to re-wire your brain, so you can feel calm while maintaining a go-getter zest for life. Let's ditch the hustle to feel "good enough" and find the sweet spot where healthy and happy meets high-performing. The anxious overachiever life is OUT and the joyful high performer life is IN. Together, we'll get you unstuck, build your confidence and cultivate overall wellness so you can step into a stronger, healthier version of yourself.
You've always been the go-getter type, but the pressure you put on yourself is getting exhausting. Do you want to keep your high standards without the anxiety? Well, good news: we can work together to re-wire your brain, so you can feel calm while maintaining a go-getter zest for life. Let's ditch the hustle to feel "good enough" and find the sweet spot where healthy and happy meets high-performing. The anxious overachiever life is OUT and the joyful high performer life is IN. Together, we'll get you unstuck, build your confidence and cultivate overall wellness so you can step into a stronger, healthier version of yourself.
(312) 874-5426 View (312) 874-5426
Photo of Natalie Baur, LSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Natalie Baur
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakeview, IL 60613
In session, I am focused on being your teammate and collaborator to help guide you through your journey of self healing and self discovery. I specialize in treating ADHD, Eating Disorders, Anxiety & Depression. The tools I use are Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), & Mindfulness. Working with ADHD, I am able to draw upon personal experience as well as clinical knowledge to offer ways to manage symptoms. This ranges from organization and task management, to working through how we experience our emotions and daily life due to the symptoms.
In session, I am focused on being your teammate and collaborator to help guide you through your journey of self healing and self discovery. I specialize in treating ADHD, Eating Disorders, Anxiety & Depression. The tools I use are Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), & Mindfulness. Working with ADHD, I am able to draw upon personal experience as well as clinical knowledge to offer ways to manage symptoms. This ranges from organization and task management, to working through how we experience our emotions and daily life due to the symptoms.
(872) 274-4108 View (872) 274-4108
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Lauren E Miller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSc, AM, LSW
Verified Verified
Lakeview, IL 60613
My entire therapeutic practice is based on three words: I believe you. How often in life (both past and present) have individuals struggled with someone believing them? How easy it is to be judged and misunderstood. A lack of being believed, coupled with being both judged and misunderstood are often what create low self-esteem, depression, trauma, fear and anxiety: all of which can affect relationships, friendships, family life, work, school etc. With support, change and healing are realistic possibilities.
My entire therapeutic practice is based on three words: I believe you. How often in life (both past and present) have individuals struggled with someone believing them? How easy it is to be judged and misunderstood. A lack of being believed, coupled with being both judged and misunderstood are often what create low self-esteem, depression, trauma, fear and anxiety: all of which can affect relationships, friendships, family life, work, school etc. With support, change and healing are realistic possibilities.
(312) 757-7386 View (312) 757-7386
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Dr. Gabrielle Gebel
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Lakeview, IL 60613  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
As social beings, relationships are a central part of our lives, so it’s important to make sure those relationships are healthy and meeting our needs! How we communicate with others is a huge factor in relationship building. Whether you are seeking individual or couples therapy, we can, together, work on building effective communication skills. My direct and collaborative approach to therapy allows you to be an active participant in deciding how we can best tackle the problem at hand. As an LGBTQ+ affirming therapist, I will make sure you always feel safe and welcome in the therapeutic space.
As social beings, relationships are a central part of our lives, so it’s important to make sure those relationships are healthy and meeting our needs! How we communicate with others is a huge factor in relationship building. Whether you are seeking individual or couples therapy, we can, together, work on building effective communication skills. My direct and collaborative approach to therapy allows you to be an active participant in deciding how we can best tackle the problem at hand. As an LGBTQ+ affirming therapist, I will make sure you always feel safe and welcome in the therapeutic space.
(872) 278-5148 View (872) 278-5148
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Number of Therapists in Lakeview, IL

100+

Average cost per session

$160

Therapists in Lakeview, IL who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
88% Depression
83% Relationship Issues
82% Self Esteem
77% Stress
77% Life Transitions
75% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
65% Aetna
53% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Lakeview, IL see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
17% Male
3% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Lakeview?

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.