Therapists in Lexington, IL

Photo of Dawn M Leedie, MC, LCPC, Counselor
Dawn M Leedie
Counselor, MC, LCPC
Verified Verified
Lexington, IL 61753
***NOW ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS *** My job as a therapist is to help when you feel overwhelmed, confused, or lost. This process frequently requires working through the impact of past experiences and/or thought patterns which keep you stuck. Therapy is a process of self-exploration and increasing self-awareness to realize the power you have to make changes in your life. My hope is that with our work together you find insight, confidence, and a more positive way of looking at your world.
***NOW ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS *** My job as a therapist is to help when you feel overwhelmed, confused, or lost. This process frequently requires working through the impact of past experiences and/or thought patterns which keep you stuck. Therapy is a process of self-exploration and increasing self-awareness to realize the power you have to make changes in your life. My hope is that with our work together you find insight, confidence, and a more positive way of looking at your world.
(309) 518-9286 View (309) 518-9286
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Erin Everly
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lexington, IL 61753
Every person has a unique life story and their own journey that is no one else's but their own. Each person deserves an individualized plan and together, we can find the right plan that helps you achieve your goals and gets you back on track. I truly believe you are the expert in your own life & the more you discover about yourself during therapy, the stronger you will become. I tend to use goal oriented therapy and strive to develop an open and honest therapeutic relationship, I aim to offer a laid back, relaxed, & comfortable environment & enjoy using humor as well as honesty & direct communication in session. While I see a wide
Every person has a unique life story and their own journey that is no one else's but their own. Each person deserves an individualized plan and together, we can find the right plan that helps you achieve your goals and gets you back on track. I truly believe you are the expert in your own life & the more you discover about yourself during therapy, the stronger you will become. I tend to use goal oriented therapy and strive to develop an open and honest therapeutic relationship, I aim to offer a laid back, relaxed, & comfortable environment & enjoy using humor as well as honesty & direct communication in session. While I see a wide
(309) 751-4827 View (309) 751-4827
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Suzzanna Rowold
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Lexington, IL 61753
Hello! I am an organizational psychology doctoral candidate and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with 20+ years behavioral health expertise & 15+ years leadership experience. I hold multiple certifications and have specific niches that encompass my love for helping others embrace life and navigate change! I am passionate about helping motivated individuals (18+) reach their self-defined successes through goal-oriented performance/executive coaching and counseling for occupational compassion fatigue, stress, burnout, & anxiety.
Hello! I am an organizational psychology doctoral candidate and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with 20+ years behavioral health expertise & 15+ years leadership experience. I hold multiple certifications and have specific niches that encompass my love for helping others embrace life and navigate change! I am passionate about helping motivated individuals (18+) reach their self-defined successes through goal-oriented performance/executive coaching and counseling for occupational compassion fatigue, stress, burnout, & anxiety.
(708) 847-9604 View (708) 847-9604
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David Kovach
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Lexington, IL 61753
Hello! I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor from Chicago with five years of clinical experience. I am a member of the LGBTQIA community and specialize in obsessive compulsive disorders, anxiety, depression, and men's issues. I employ a mix of Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Trauma Focused, and Person-Centered therapies, and utilize Exposure and Response Prevention for OCD, Exposure Therapy for Anxiety, and Behavioral Activation for Depression. As a career-changer from the medical field to working as a therapist, I get that life throws you curveballs sometimes, but we can work together to get through those curveballs.
Hello! I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor from Chicago with five years of clinical experience. I am a member of the LGBTQIA community and specialize in obsessive compulsive disorders, anxiety, depression, and men's issues. I employ a mix of Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Trauma Focused, and Person-Centered therapies, and utilize Exposure and Response Prevention for OCD, Exposure Therapy for Anxiety, and Behavioral Activation for Depression. As a career-changer from the medical field to working as a therapist, I get that life throws you curveballs sometimes, but we can work together to get through those curveballs.
(630) 884-4486 View (630) 884-4486
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Jayme E Bradshaw
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lexington, IL 61753
Our lives are very busy; therefore, my hours are flexible to work with your schedule. We will work together to create a treatment that is unique to your own needs. I have over 15 years of fieldwork and have been able to help people with many backgrounds and needs. I will listen to you and help guide you to where you want to be.
Our lives are very busy; therefore, my hours are flexible to work with your schedule. We will work together to create a treatment that is unique to your own needs. I have over 15 years of fieldwork and have been able to help people with many backgrounds and needs. I will listen to you and help guide you to where you want to be.
(815) 205-1566 View (815) 205-1566

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Amber Beal
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Gridley, IL 61744
Hi, I am Dr. B and I am here to work with you in partnership. Clients have the power to overcome adversity, traumatic experiences, and situations that may negatively impact their lives. Sometimes, we just need that support person who can walk with us, and guide us until we arrive at a place of acceptance, healing, and wholeness. I specialize in trauma, depression, and anxiety. I also am well versed in working with people in crisis.
Hi, I am Dr. B and I am here to work with you in partnership. Clients have the power to overcome adversity, traumatic experiences, and situations that may negatively impact their lives. Sometimes, we just need that support person who can walk with us, and guide us until we arrive at a place of acceptance, healing, and wholeness. I specialize in trauma, depression, and anxiety. I also am well versed in working with people in crisis.
(773) 207-3873 View (773) 207-3873
Photo of Heidi J Larsen, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Heidi J Larsen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Bloomington, IL 61704
Waitlist for new clients
It takes great courage to recognize when things aren’t working and seek help. Do you feel like you’re stuck, and try as you might, find yourself repeating the same patterns? Have you been struggling with relationship problems? Are you feeling that despite your best efforts you’re not enough? Maybe you can’t name the source of unrest, hopelessness and pain but know that something needs to change? You’re not alone, there is another way and I’m here to help.
It takes great courage to recognize when things aren’t working and seek help. Do you feel like you’re stuck, and try as you might, find yourself repeating the same patterns? Have you been struggling with relationship problems? Are you feeling that despite your best efforts you’re not enough? Maybe you can’t name the source of unrest, hopelessness and pain but know that something needs to change? You’re not alone, there is another way and I’m here to help.
(309) 808-6211 View (309) 808-6211
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Amber Williams
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Towanda, IL 61776  (Online Only)
Amber Williams is Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in Illinois with 12 years of professional work experience in the mental health field. Amber has experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, LGBTQI+-related issues, relationship issues, & trauma and abuse. Amber believes in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. As an eclectic therapist, Amber will tailor your dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Amber offers clients anAmber Comp open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment.
Amber Williams is Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in Illinois with 12 years of professional work experience in the mental health field. Amber has experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, LGBTQI+-related issues, relationship issues, & trauma and abuse. Amber believes in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. As an eclectic therapist, Amber will tailor your dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Amber offers clients anAmber Comp open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment.
(309) 388-3427 View (309) 388-3427
Photo of Tenilya Mumphus, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Tenilya Mumphus
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Towanda, IL 61776
I am a passionate healing professional who believes healing happens differently for everyone. I believe healing is a collaborative process in which curiosity, openness, relationship, and patience remain at the partnership's core. I explore creative and anti-oppressive practices, which create space for trauma narratives to take unfiltered shape and traditional modalities. I am formally trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy ( CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy ( DBT), and Solution Focused Therapy. I often try and weave humor in whatever modality being used.
I am a passionate healing professional who believes healing happens differently for everyone. I believe healing is a collaborative process in which curiosity, openness, relationship, and patience remain at the partnership's core. I explore creative and anti-oppressive practices, which create space for trauma narratives to take unfiltered shape and traditional modalities. I am formally trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy ( CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy ( DBT), and Solution Focused Therapy. I often try and weave humor in whatever modality being used.
(224) 324-3098 View (224) 324-3098
Labyrinth Therapy Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Bloomington, IL 61704
Not accepting new clients
**Not Taking New Clients at this time**I work with adult individuals who are facing moments of psychological crisis as they seek a path to a healthier life. Our first session would be to introduce ourselves and identify what you want to work-on in therapy. Finding one's way through life's questions, challenges, transitions, and developmental stages is daunting. As a Jungian oriented psychotherapist, I believe that humans are predisposed to make their individual mark in the world. I will accompany you on your journey to achieving affective catharsis of a problem, gain insight into it, and learn new ways of coping/solving the problem.
**Not Taking New Clients at this time**I work with adult individuals who are facing moments of psychological crisis as they seek a path to a healthier life. Our first session would be to introduce ourselves and identify what you want to work-on in therapy. Finding one's way through life's questions, challenges, transitions, and developmental stages is daunting. As a Jungian oriented psychotherapist, I believe that humans are predisposed to make their individual mark in the world. I will accompany you on your journey to achieving affective catharsis of a problem, gain insight into it, and learn new ways of coping/solving the problem.
(309) 628-0320 View (309) 628-0320
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Stacey Monroe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hudson, IL 61748
Hi there, I'm Stacey Monroe, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over a decade of clinical experience. Over the years, I've worked with diverse populations in multiple settings, including medical social work, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), community mental health, homeless services, and private practice. As a unique individual, you deserve an approach that is tailored to your needs. While I take an eclectic approach to therapy, I primarily use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused CBT, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to help you develop tools for success.
Hi there, I'm Stacey Monroe, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over a decade of clinical experience. Over the years, I've worked with diverse populations in multiple settings, including medical social work, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), community mental health, homeless services, and private practice. As a unique individual, you deserve an approach that is tailored to your needs. While I take an eclectic approach to therapy, I primarily use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused CBT, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to help you develop tools for success.
(773) 754-4231 View (773) 754-4231
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Emily Gerber
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Normal, IL 61761
I am a licensed clinical professional counselor (MA, LCPC) in central Illinois. I have been working in the mental health field specializing in trauma across the lifespan (children, adolescents, and adults). My clinical expertise and training includes trauma focused therapy, shame and resiliency, healthy relationships, as well as working alongside foster and adoptive families. I believe therapy includes “an us.” It is an engaging and collaborative process. My hope is to provide a safe and warm environment to facilitate healing and growth.
I am a licensed clinical professional counselor (MA, LCPC) in central Illinois. I have been working in the mental health field specializing in trauma across the lifespan (children, adolescents, and adults). My clinical expertise and training includes trauma focused therapy, shame and resiliency, healthy relationships, as well as working alongside foster and adoptive families. I believe therapy includes “an us.” It is an engaging and collaborative process. My hope is to provide a safe and warm environment to facilitate healing and growth.
(309) 271-0562 View (309) 271-0562
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Veronica Walker-Douglas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hudson, IL 61748
Hello. I am Veronica Douglas, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have been a practicing clinician for the past 8 years and a Social Worker for 25 years. I have a passion for co-creating transformation and positive outcomes with clients by tapping into internal and external resources. My clients include adults and couples with a specialized focus on relationships, self-image, mood disorders, trauma, stress, spirituality, and life balance. I utilize approaches that best serve an individual client's process, including but not limited to Cognitive-Behavioral, Narrative, Psychodynamic, and Solution-focused.
Hello. I am Veronica Douglas, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have been a practicing clinician for the past 8 years and a Social Worker for 25 years. I have a passion for co-creating transformation and positive outcomes with clients by tapping into internal and external resources. My clients include adults and couples with a specialized focus on relationships, self-image, mood disorders, trauma, stress, spirituality, and life balance. I utilize approaches that best serve an individual client's process, including but not limited to Cognitive-Behavioral, Narrative, Psychodynamic, and Solution-focused.
(708) 734-6208 View (708) 734-6208
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Carrie Ryberg
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Chenoa, IL 61726
Hello, my name is Carrie L. Ryberg, MA, LCPC, NCC, and I have been practicing counseling for 13 years. Typically, I work with clients that have anxiety, depression, or previous trauma. Then, I will work with using an approach that would best help you with your needs. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness Techniques, and Solution Focus. I believe that sometimes we need some support during difficult times to help us cope and find the silver lining.
Hello, my name is Carrie L. Ryberg, MA, LCPC, NCC, and I have been practicing counseling for 13 years. Typically, I work with clients that have anxiety, depression, or previous trauma. Then, I will work with using an approach that would best help you with your needs. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness Techniques, and Solution Focus. I believe that sometimes we need some support during difficult times to help us cope and find the silver lining.
(630) 642-2356 View (630) 642-2356
Photo of Janet Marie Reckard, LCSW, ACSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Janet Marie Reckard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW
Verified Verified
Chenoa, IL 61726
My ideal client is seeking relief from anxiety disorders (especially OCD, GAD, panic) across the age span. My hours flexible on an individual basis. I offer Christian-based counseling but can remain secular if desired. I individualize treatment by exploring an individual's strengths, support system, and goals through a cognitive-behavioral approach, including EXRP and EMDR
My ideal client is seeking relief from anxiety disorders (especially OCD, GAD, panic) across the age span. My hours flexible on an individual basis. I offer Christian-based counseling but can remain secular if desired. I individualize treatment by exploring an individual's strengths, support system, and goals through a cognitive-behavioral approach, including EXRP and EMDR
(309) 481-4131 View (309) 481-4131
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Jackie Vermaat
MS, LCPC, RYT-200
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Bloomington, IL 61704  (Online Only)
Has life thrown you off balance? Is your headspace not feeling the best? Are you not quite feeling yourself? Or maybe you just want life to move in a new direction? Sometimes life takes hard left turns, sometimes it doesn’t work out the way we hoped or planned or expected, sometimes it gives us difficult obstacles and challenges to overcome, and sometimes things happen to us that we didn’t see coming. Life sometimes just deals us a bad hand, and moving through that can be really tough.
Has life thrown you off balance? Is your headspace not feeling the best? Are you not quite feeling yourself? Or maybe you just want life to move in a new direction? Sometimes life takes hard left turns, sometimes it doesn’t work out the way we hoped or planned or expected, sometimes it gives us difficult obstacles and challenges to overcome, and sometimes things happen to us that we didn’t see coming. Life sometimes just deals us a bad hand, and moving through that can be really tough.
(309) 724-4194 View (309) 724-4194
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Susan Wilhelm
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Towanda, IL 61776
My name is Susie Wilhelm and I am an LCSW located in Illinois. My approach to therapy is warm, empathetic, non-judgmental, and client-centered. I believe in the process of building rapport and trust during the beginning phases of therapy so that my clients feel comfortable before sharing their concerns or struggles. I let my clients take the lead during our sessions, and I take an empathetic and non-judgmental stance while I listen and support. I commonly use therapeutic interventions such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT).
My name is Susie Wilhelm and I am an LCSW located in Illinois. My approach to therapy is warm, empathetic, non-judgmental, and client-centered. I believe in the process of building rapport and trust during the beginning phases of therapy so that my clients feel comfortable before sharing their concerns or struggles. I let my clients take the lead during our sessions, and I take an empathetic and non-judgmental stance while I listen and support. I commonly use therapeutic interventions such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT).
(872) 274-2351 View (872) 274-2351

Online Therapists

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Julia Bauer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Naperville, IL 60564
Julia Bauer, LCSW, whole heartily believes therapy should be collaborative and unique to each individual. She offers a warm, empathetic and non-judgmental approach and creates a safe space for clients to heal and feel heard. Julia provides therapy to individuals, couples, and families, She enjoys working with young children and adults of all ages, and is specifically interested in helping with the LGBTQIA population, anxiety, depression, trauma, women's issues, infertility, relationship issues, life transitions, and grief. Julia also has a lot of experience with prenatal and postpartum mental health disorders.
Julia Bauer, LCSW, whole heartily believes therapy should be collaborative and unique to each individual. She offers a warm, empathetic and non-judgmental approach and creates a safe space for clients to heal and feel heard. Julia provides therapy to individuals, couples, and families, She enjoys working with young children and adults of all ages, and is specifically interested in helping with the LGBTQIA population, anxiety, depression, trauma, women's issues, infertility, relationship issues, life transitions, and grief. Julia also has a lot of experience with prenatal and postpartum mental health disorders.
(630) 349-7358 View (630) 349-7358
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Liliana Ascencio
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Plainfield, IL 60544
Hello there, my name is Lily and I am a Spanish speaking Counselor. My main goal is to provide a safe, nurturing and creative-therapeutic environment. I provide a non-judgmental space, where you can feel comfortable exploring parts of yourself that might make you feel many types of emotions. My approach is gentle, non-judgmental and exploratory. I have a warm interpersonal style, with a balance of humor, and intentional-direct feedback. My clinical approach is mainly CBT, Humanistic, Mindfulness and Solution-Focused. I also incorporate Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and am skilled at Relationship Building.
Hello there, my name is Lily and I am a Spanish speaking Counselor. My main goal is to provide a safe, nurturing and creative-therapeutic environment. I provide a non-judgmental space, where you can feel comfortable exploring parts of yourself that might make you feel many types of emotions. My approach is gentle, non-judgmental and exploratory. I have a warm interpersonal style, with a balance of humor, and intentional-direct feedback. My clinical approach is mainly CBT, Humanistic, Mindfulness and Solution-Focused. I also incorporate Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and am skilled at Relationship Building.
(815) 567-8123 View (815) 567-8123
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Makeva Watson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Olympia Fields, IL 60461  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Masters of Science in Mental Health Counseling from National-Louis University with 24 years of experience. In addition to utilizing traditional therapeutic strategies, I have been trained as a certified Christian Mental Health Coach by the American Association of Christian Counselors, with the ability to offer Christian counseling to those who would like to incorporate their faith into their therapeutic process. I believe in working in concert with my clients to determine the best approaches necessary to help them achieve that state of mental/emotional wholeness in which they desire.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Masters of Science in Mental Health Counseling from National-Louis University with 24 years of experience. In addition to utilizing traditional therapeutic strategies, I have been trained as a certified Christian Mental Health Coach by the American Association of Christian Counselors, with the ability to offer Christian counseling to those who would like to incorporate their faith into their therapeutic process. I believe in working in concert with my clients to determine the best approaches necessary to help them achieve that state of mental/emotional wholeness in which they desire.
(708) 564-3257 View (708) 564-3257

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Lexington, IL

< 10

Therapists in Lexington, IL who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
100% Stress
80% Depression
80% Trauma and PTSD
80% Life Transitions
60% Relationship Issues
60% Transgender

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
100% Cigna and Evernorth
80% Aetna

How Therapists in Lexington, IL see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Lexington?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.