Therapists in Lincoln Park, IL

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Lindsey Eilers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC
Verified Verified
Lincoln Park, IL 60614  (Online Only)
I have a specialty in addiction therapy but also specialize in many other areas such as depression, anxiety, trauma and difficult life experiences. When working with clients, I seek to support and empower each individual and motivate them to work toward change. By using an integrative and collaborative approach I incorporate my background in cognitive behavior therapy, dialectical behavior therapy and person-centered therapy. My goal is to help clients equip themselves with skills, clarity, meaning and self-awareness, so they are better able to experience a meaningful and satisfying life.
I have a specialty in addiction therapy but also specialize in many other areas such as depression, anxiety, trauma and difficult life experiences. When working with clients, I seek to support and empower each individual and motivate them to work toward change. By using an integrative and collaborative approach I incorporate my background in cognitive behavior therapy, dialectical behavior therapy and person-centered therapy. My goal is to help clients equip themselves with skills, clarity, meaning and self-awareness, so they are better able to experience a meaningful and satisfying life.
(773) 345-7007 View (773) 345-7007
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Michael Komie
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Lincoln Park, IL 60614
This practice offers a positive psychology point of view, taking a strengths based approach with each person. Self esteem & identity may be a focus in our work together. I am very experienced counseling C-Level executives & professionals, helping with progressive integration of self reflective capacity & the demands of leadership , executive/ founder/ professional related stress, or illness issues that impact on work. Therapy may open a safe space for you to explore your real self to connect with your deeper well of intrapsychic potentials which can permit you to access your inner voice, untapped resources & to self renew.
This practice offers a positive psychology point of view, taking a strengths based approach with each person. Self esteem & identity may be a focus in our work together. I am very experienced counseling C-Level executives & professionals, helping with progressive integration of self reflective capacity & the demands of leadership , executive/ founder/ professional related stress, or illness issues that impact on work. Therapy may open a safe space for you to explore your real self to connect with your deeper well of intrapsychic potentials which can permit you to access your inner voice, untapped resources & to self renew.
(773) 417-0872 View (773) 417-0872
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Lorena Ramos Lefkovitz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lincoln Park, IL 60614  (Online Only)
Feeling overwhelmed with work, life? or going through a difficult transition? Talking to family and friends could be helpful at times, but the support and expertise of a therapist can be meaningful when you want to focus on you, your emotional well-being and individual growth. Everyone deserves the opportunity to heal from past and/or current issues, and feel empowered during the process of finding what works for them and their unique situation. I invite you to be brave and take the first step to a better and stronger you!
Feeling overwhelmed with work, life? or going through a difficult transition? Talking to family and friends could be helpful at times, but the support and expertise of a therapist can be meaningful when you want to focus on you, your emotional well-being and individual growth. Everyone deserves the opportunity to heal from past and/or current issues, and feel empowered during the process of finding what works for them and their unique situation. I invite you to be brave and take the first step to a better and stronger you!
(312) 663-6152 View (312) 663-6152
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Bernadette Hayes
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MEd, LCPC
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Lincoln Park, IL 60614
Not accepting new clients
At different points in life we can find ourselves "stuck," feeling anxious, overwhelmed, defeated, exhausted, depressed, or feeling disconnected from ourselves or others. Sometimes something just feels "off." Therapy is an opportunity to make positive changes in one's life and relationships. By gaining an understanding of our needs, motives, and fears, we can move out of an "auto-pilot" mode and into an active role in our lives. I work alongside clients to help them develop awareness of their options, identify self-defeating patterns, and help remove the obstacles creating distress. Together we shed light on what has been neglected.
At different points in life we can find ourselves "stuck," feeling anxious, overwhelmed, defeated, exhausted, depressed, or feeling disconnected from ourselves or others. Sometimes something just feels "off." Therapy is an opportunity to make positive changes in one's life and relationships. By gaining an understanding of our needs, motives, and fears, we can move out of an "auto-pilot" mode and into an active role in our lives. I work alongside clients to help them develop awareness of their options, identify self-defeating patterns, and help remove the obstacles creating distress. Together we shed light on what has been neglected.
(312) 883-1706 View (312) 883-1706
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Kristen E. Francis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Lincoln Park, IL 60614  (Online Only)
Sick of feeling depressed or anxious or like you don't belong? Tired of having goals in life that you feel are just too far out of reach? Maybe you are ready to break out of your shell or break into a new career path but don't know where to start. Maybe you are finally taking a stand and putting yourself first. Maybe you want to love yourself. If you are looking for practical solutions to health and wellbeing, I am here to help you out.
Sick of feeling depressed or anxious or like you don't belong? Tired of having goals in life that you feel are just too far out of reach? Maybe you are ready to break out of your shell or break into a new career path but don't know where to start. Maybe you are finally taking a stand and putting yourself first. Maybe you want to love yourself. If you are looking for practical solutions to health and wellbeing, I am here to help you out.
(630) 517-4196 View (630) 517-4196
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Julie Raymond
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Lincoln Park, IL 60614  (Online Only)
Navigating through the world can be overwhelming, confusing and challenging. Whether wanting to have a better relationship with yourself, others, getting unstuck or just figuring out your next steps in life, therapy can help you to address underlying issues preventing you from living the life you want. Most people come to therapy knowing what they need to change but rather struggle with knowing where and how to begin. Therapy can help you to have a deeper understanding of yourself, identify where you are getting stuck, improve coping with thoughts and feelings, and take the necessary steps to build the life you want.
Navigating through the world can be overwhelming, confusing and challenging. Whether wanting to have a better relationship with yourself, others, getting unstuck or just figuring out your next steps in life, therapy can help you to address underlying issues preventing you from living the life you want. Most people come to therapy knowing what they need to change but rather struggle with knowing where and how to begin. Therapy can help you to have a deeper understanding of yourself, identify where you are getting stuck, improve coping with thoughts and feelings, and take the necessary steps to build the life you want.
(312) 626-9625 View (312) 626-9625
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Lisa Mala LCSW - Element Therapy Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lincoln Park, IL 60614
Therapy is a unique opportunity to find peace within ourselves. While it may be difficult to find the right therapist to work with, I find my warm, empathetic, friendly, straight-forward approach help my clients work through issues to find transformation and purpose in their life, as we collaboratively work to find the right approach that fits for you. I have expertise working with clients in Perinatal Mental Health, infertility challenges, all phases of pregnancy, including pre and post, and the loss of identity while in new parenting roles and different parenting challenges, which I have completed certification training.
Therapy is a unique opportunity to find peace within ourselves. While it may be difficult to find the right therapist to work with, I find my warm, empathetic, friendly, straight-forward approach help my clients work through issues to find transformation and purpose in their life, as we collaboratively work to find the right approach that fits for you. I have expertise working with clients in Perinatal Mental Health, infertility challenges, all phases of pregnancy, including pre and post, and the loss of identity while in new parenting roles and different parenting challenges, which I have completed certification training.
(773) 830-3414 View (773) 830-3414
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Denise K Netko
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Lincoln Park, IL 60614
In our modern world, many of us recognize the need to take time to slow down and get in tune with ourselves and our relationships. I actively engage with clients in a reflective process to explore current life stressors, challenges, & behavioral patterns. A relational framework is utilized to help guide clients through an exploration of how current and past relationships influence their lives. Within the context of a safe and trusting therapeutic environment, I help clients to identify the steps needed to overcome challenges and promote positive change.
In our modern world, many of us recognize the need to take time to slow down and get in tune with ourselves and our relationships. I actively engage with clients in a reflective process to explore current life stressors, challenges, & behavioral patterns. A relational framework is utilized to help guide clients through an exploration of how current and past relationships influence their lives. Within the context of a safe and trusting therapeutic environment, I help clients to identify the steps needed to overcome challenges and promote positive change.
(312) 756-7133 View (312) 756-7133
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Ashley Jessen, LLC
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lincoln Park, IL 60614  (Online Only)
I am passionate about helping individuals, couples, and families manage the stressors associated with having children. I focus on all phases of the process including infertility, miscarriage, pregnancy, pre/post-partum emotional struggles, partner relationship issues, and decisions regarding returning to work. In addition to pre/postnatal clients, I also specialize in anxiety, depression & life transitions. With all clients, I prioritize the importance of understanding where each individual is at in his/her own journey & work toward helping each person realize his/her own best self.
I am passionate about helping individuals, couples, and families manage the stressors associated with having children. I focus on all phases of the process including infertility, miscarriage, pregnancy, pre/post-partum emotional struggles, partner relationship issues, and decisions regarding returning to work. In addition to pre/postnatal clients, I also specialize in anxiety, depression & life transitions. With all clients, I prioritize the importance of understanding where each individual is at in his/her own journey & work toward helping each person realize his/her own best self.
(773) 492-8411 View (773) 492-8411
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Ben Stover
Counselor, MA, LCPC, CCTP, EMDR
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Lincoln Park, IL 60614
Not accepting new clients
I believe in using an integrative, compassionate, and creative relationship-based approach that utilizes techniques from cognitive-behavioral, existential, EMDR, and Clinical Hypnosis. I adapt my approach to match the needs of the person and meet them where they are. I believe in treating the whole person through a collaborative relationship that utilizes individual strengths and experiences to discover new ways to cope with the difficulties we experience throughout life. More than anything I believe there is always hope for every client and my goal is to help them create a unique and meaningful avenue to positive change.
I believe in using an integrative, compassionate, and creative relationship-based approach that utilizes techniques from cognitive-behavioral, existential, EMDR, and Clinical Hypnosis. I adapt my approach to match the needs of the person and meet them where they are. I believe in treating the whole person through a collaborative relationship that utilizes individual strengths and experiences to discover new ways to cope with the difficulties we experience throughout life. More than anything I believe there is always hope for every client and my goal is to help them create a unique and meaningful avenue to positive change.
(312) 262-5835 View (312) 262-5835
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Sharon Finkelstein
MS, AAMFT
Verified Verified
Lincoln Park, IL 60614
25 years of experience in private practice as a Marriage and Family Therapist has given me the ability to create a warm and safe environment for change. Would you like to make changes in your marriage, family, children or work environment? Sometimes it is helpful to ask what the problem is, rather than why it is a problem. If you know what the problem is, it can be more helpful to solve. We use that philosophy in Brief Therapy, which can be effective for busy, active families and marriages in crises.
25 years of experience in private practice as a Marriage and Family Therapist has given me the ability to create a warm and safe environment for change. Would you like to make changes in your marriage, family, children or work environment? Sometimes it is helpful to ask what the problem is, rather than why it is a problem. If you know what the problem is, it can be more helpful to solve. We use that philosophy in Brief Therapy, which can be effective for busy, active families and marriages in crises.
(630) 884-5142 View (630) 884-5142
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Evolve Wellness - Chicago
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Lincoln Park, IL 60614
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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Amy M Wilhelmi
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, AT, EMDR
Verified Verified
Lincoln Park, IL 60614
Welcome to the transformative journey of emotional connection and healing in your relationship or future relationships. I'm Amy Wilhelmi, and I am an Emotionally Focused Couples, Family, and Individual Therapist. I also do EMDR and am Trauma and Attachment informed. I want to extend a warm and empathetic welcome to you and your partner as we embark on a path toward fostering deeper emotional bonds, understanding, and intimacy within your relationships.
Welcome to the transformative journey of emotional connection and healing in your relationship or future relationships. I'm Amy Wilhelmi, and I am an Emotionally Focused Couples, Family, and Individual Therapist. I also do EMDR and am Trauma and Attachment informed. I want to extend a warm and empathetic welcome to you and your partner as we embark on a path toward fostering deeper emotional bonds, understanding, and intimacy within your relationships.
(847) 750-3666 View (847) 750-3666
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Mary H Collins
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
11 Endorsed
Lincoln Park, IL 60614  (Online Only)
Life is not easy. There are constant worries, so much to do while not enough time, and it’s easy to feel lost or alone. Despite wanting to change, many people find themselves stuck, feeling sad, anxious, and lonely. Figuring out how to communicate, feel more connected, and get your needs met in a relationship often takes more understanding of yourself and learning some new skills. Feelings of anxiety, worry, stress, and sadness may signal the need for a change. Navigating change and the mix of emotions is stressful enough; it does not have to be lonely. Sharing the burden and journey of change makes an incredible difference.
Life is not easy. There are constant worries, so much to do while not enough time, and it’s easy to feel lost or alone. Despite wanting to change, many people find themselves stuck, feeling sad, anxious, and lonely. Figuring out how to communicate, feel more connected, and get your needs met in a relationship often takes more understanding of yourself and learning some new skills. Feelings of anxiety, worry, stress, and sadness may signal the need for a change. Navigating change and the mix of emotions is stressful enough; it does not have to be lonely. Sharing the burden and journey of change makes an incredible difference.
(224) 207-4437 View (224) 207-4437
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Beth Hennessey
Counselor, MA, LCPC, SEP, ATR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lincoln Park, IL 60614  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP), and Art and Yoga Therapist practicing in the Chicago Area. I work to provide a safe and collaborative space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in order to facilitate meaningful change in your life. The root of my work is assisting others to discover, strengthen, and grow inner peace. If you feel grounded in yourself, it's so much easier to ride out the obstacles - big and small - that life throws at you. I believe the process of change is not a straight line or one-size-fits-all model.
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP), and Art and Yoga Therapist practicing in the Chicago Area. I work to provide a safe and collaborative space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in order to facilitate meaningful change in your life. The root of my work is assisting others to discover, strengthen, and grow inner peace. If you feel grounded in yourself, it's so much easier to ride out the obstacles - big and small - that life throws at you. I believe the process of change is not a straight line or one-size-fits-all model.
(773) 270-0427 View (773) 270-0427
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Margret O'Reilly
PsyD, MA, LPC, LCPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Lincoln Park, IL 60614
Dr. Margret O'Reilly received a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Adler University-Chicago, (August 2014), an APA accredited program. She earned her M.A. in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Art Therapy from Adler University in (August 2009) and trained at The University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Primary Care Psychology Associates where she worked in collaboration with Northwestern Memorial Physicians Group Pediatrics, and Adult Internal Medicine in Chicago, IL.
Dr. Margret O'Reilly received a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Adler University-Chicago, (August 2014), an APA accredited program. She earned her M.A. in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Art Therapy from Adler University in (August 2009) and trained at The University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Primary Care Psychology Associates where she worked in collaboration with Northwestern Memorial Physicians Group Pediatrics, and Adult Internal Medicine in Chicago, IL.
(708) 716-4744 View (708) 716-4744
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Jeanine Cannella Howe
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MEd, LCPC, CDVP
Verified Verified
16 Endorsed
Lincoln Park, IL 60614
Are you ready to make a change? "Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending." Instead of ignoring problems, work with me to explore your challenges, set goals, and build on your strengths. Learn how to gain innovative ways of coping with life stressors. I incorporate approaches that will be most beneficial to the individual, couple, or family. I take a direct interactive collaborative approach. I believe our counseling relationship is important to your growth. The goal is to lead you to a more satisfied and balanced life.
Are you ready to make a change? "Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending." Instead of ignoring problems, work with me to explore your challenges, set goals, and build on your strengths. Learn how to gain innovative ways of coping with life stressors. I incorporate approaches that will be most beneficial to the individual, couple, or family. I take a direct interactive collaborative approach. I believe our counseling relationship is important to your growth. The goal is to lead you to a more satisfied and balanced life.
(630) 733-1465 View (630) 733-1465
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Erin R. Soruco
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Lincoln Park, IL 60614
The path to personal growth is cultivated within the context of kindness, empathy, compassion and respect. I strive to build a therapeutic relationship which allows for exploration of even the most sensitive topics. By taking a non-directive and supportive approach, my goal is learn about you and gently encourage growth based on your unique set of circumstances. I aim to create a space in which you can feel understood, appreciated and learn self-acceptance. Together we will uncover, identify, and maximize your strengths and help you develop an increased sense of self-worth.
The path to personal growth is cultivated within the context of kindness, empathy, compassion and respect. I strive to build a therapeutic relationship which allows for exploration of even the most sensitive topics. By taking a non-directive and supportive approach, my goal is learn about you and gently encourage growth based on your unique set of circumstances. I aim to create a space in which you can feel understood, appreciated and learn self-acceptance. Together we will uncover, identify, and maximize your strengths and help you develop an increased sense of self-worth.
(872) 239-3204 View (872) 239-3204
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Kelsey Manzi
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Lincoln Park, IL 60614  (Online Only)
Feeling stuck or unhappy in your life or relationships? Are you looking to change old patterns or habits that are keeping you from having the relationship you want? I’m passionate and skilled at working with individuals and couples struggling with life transitions, relationship difficulties, premarital concerns, anxiety, attachment, self-esteem, and family discord. I see my clients as unique, strong, and capable beings and I utilize your strengths to support bringing about positive change. I believe we all need a shoulder to cry on, and a place to be honest & vulnerable, so I will make sure you feel safe and comfortable in session.
Feeling stuck or unhappy in your life or relationships? Are you looking to change old patterns or habits that are keeping you from having the relationship you want? I’m passionate and skilled at working with individuals and couples struggling with life transitions, relationship difficulties, premarital concerns, anxiety, attachment, self-esteem, and family discord. I see my clients as unique, strong, and capable beings and I utilize your strengths to support bringing about positive change. I believe we all need a shoulder to cry on, and a place to be honest & vulnerable, so I will make sure you feel safe and comfortable in session.
(312) 471-9253 View (312) 471-9253
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Blue Sage Psychotherapy Group
PsyD
Verified Verified
Lincoln Park, IL 60614
We are a group of psychologists focused on helping clients make changes toward more fulfilling, connected, and healthier lives. Knowing it can be difficult to reach out for help, we create a caring, safe space in which we work collaboratively to foster healing and eliminate barriers to finding meaning and living life more fully. Services are currently provided in person, hybrid, and remotely. In person services are provided in our Chicago office. Our clinicians are licensed in multiple states and are also credentialed by PSYPACT, which allows us to provide telehealth services in participating states.
We are a group of psychologists focused on helping clients make changes toward more fulfilling, connected, and healthier lives. Knowing it can be difficult to reach out for help, we create a caring, safe space in which we work collaboratively to foster healing and eliminate barriers to finding meaning and living life more fully. Services are currently provided in person, hybrid, and remotely. In person services are provided in our Chicago office. Our clinicians are licensed in multiple states and are also credentialed by PSYPACT, which allows us to provide telehealth services in participating states.
(872) 266-3569 View (872) 266-3569

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Number of Therapists in Lincoln Park, IL

100+

Average cost per session

$157

Therapists in Lincoln Park, IL who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
89% Depression
86% Self Esteem
84% Relationship Issues
83% Life Transitions
81% Stress
78% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

98% BlueCross and BlueShield
54% Aetna
39% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Lincoln Park, IL see their clients

70% In Person and Online
30% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
19% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Lincoln Park?

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.