Therapists in Macon County, IL

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Zach Wittmann
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Decatur, IL 62521
My name is Zach Wittmann, and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). I work with adults and specialize in helping those who are dealing with high levels of stress, relationship/work/family issues, and generally feeling stuck. Many of my clients tend to be between the ages of 25-45 who may be dealing with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and life transitions.
My name is Zach Wittmann, and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). I work with adults and specialize in helping those who are dealing with high levels of stress, relationship/work/family issues, and generally feeling stuck. Many of my clients tend to be between the ages of 25-45 who may be dealing with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and life transitions.
(708) 578-2621 View (708) 578-2621
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Charmaine Robertson-Stoner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Decatur, IL 62526
Therapy is truly a transformative journey that requires vulnerability and perspective taking in order to be most effective.
Therapy is truly a transformative journey that requires vulnerability and perspective taking in order to be most effective.
(217) 909-9112 View (217) 909-9112
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Kathleen Outzen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Decatur, IL 62521
Life can be so overwhelming, and choosing a therapist just seems to add to the chaos. You need a place to process. Plan. Think things through. I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and my heart is to strengthen families, even during divorce or separation. My motto is my philosophy: Plant Hope. Grow Grace. Reap Peace.
Life can be so overwhelming, and choosing a therapist just seems to add to the chaos. You need a place to process. Plan. Think things through. I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and my heart is to strengthen families, even during divorce or separation. My motto is my philosophy: Plant Hope. Grow Grace. Reap Peace.
(217) 776-8019 View (217) 776-8019
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Margaret Olivieri
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Decatur, IL 62521
Welcome to my practice. My name is Maggie Olivieri and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, providing psychodynamic psychotherapy for individuals. I help my clients understand their feelings so that they can learn to live more comfortably with the various challenges of life. Exploring earlier relationships and life experiences helps in understanding and managing feelings. With listening, empathy, and direct communication, I strive to help clients make the changes they long for. I earned my Bachelor of Arts from The University of California Berkeley and my Master of Social Work from, Loyola University of Chicago.
Welcome to my practice. My name is Maggie Olivieri and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, providing psychodynamic psychotherapy for individuals. I help my clients understand their feelings so that they can learn to live more comfortably with the various challenges of life. Exploring earlier relationships and life experiences helps in understanding and managing feelings. With listening, empathy, and direct communication, I strive to help clients make the changes they long for. I earned my Bachelor of Arts from The University of California Berkeley and my Master of Social Work from, Loyola University of Chicago.
(773) 207-7581 View (773) 207-7581
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Jackie Thompson
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Forsyth, IL 62535  (Online Only)
Hey there, I'm Jackie, and I would love to help you navigate whatever life challenges you may be facing. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with over 10 years of experience in the therapy/counseling field. I have worked with individuals experiencing a wide variety of challenges such as depression, anxiety, trauma, work related stress, addiction, and PTSD - just to name a few. I have worked in a Corrections environment for several years and have identified a need for counseling within the Corrections/Law Enforcement/First Responder fields.
Hey there, I'm Jackie, and I would love to help you navigate whatever life challenges you may be facing. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with over 10 years of experience in the therapy/counseling field. I have worked with individuals experiencing a wide variety of challenges such as depression, anxiety, trauma, work related stress, addiction, and PTSD - just to name a few. I have worked in a Corrections environment for several years and have identified a need for counseling within the Corrections/Law Enforcement/First Responder fields.
(217) 292-1151 View (217) 292-1151
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Nikki Walker
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mount Zion, IL 62549
Struggling to find peace of mind amidst overwhelming anxiety or persistent sadness? Stuck in unresolved grief or overwhelmed by negative thoughts? You're not alone. Counseling can be your starting point towards healing and provide the support you need to navigate these challenges. I'm a faith-based, compassionate, and dedicated counselor specializing in helping teens and adults navigate life's challenges and past trauma. With a trauma-informed perspective and EMDR training, I focus on addressing anxiety, depression, OCD, and grief. I am delighted to offer faith-based counseling for clients seeking a clinical and Biblical approach.
Struggling to find peace of mind amidst overwhelming anxiety or persistent sadness? Stuck in unresolved grief or overwhelmed by negative thoughts? You're not alone. Counseling can be your starting point towards healing and provide the support you need to navigate these challenges. I'm a faith-based, compassionate, and dedicated counselor specializing in helping teens and adults navigate life's challenges and past trauma. With a trauma-informed perspective and EMDR training, I focus on addressing anxiety, depression, OCD, and grief. I am delighted to offer faith-based counseling for clients seeking a clinical and Biblical approach.
(217) 386-5879 View (217) 386-5879
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Daniel Giers
Counselor, MBA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Forsyth, IL 62535
I work well with clients undergoing a variety of mood and anxiety disorders. I approach treatment in an individual and personalized manner utilizing anxiety, panic and trauma reducing, depth therapy. The most appropriate client is one who is open to finding their answers and healing in a calm, self-paced environment free of discrimination and judgment. All clients have the ability to eventually become their own therapist and I am prepared and eager to help you find the strengths that are sometimes very difficult to see.
I work well with clients undergoing a variety of mood and anxiety disorders. I approach treatment in an individual and personalized manner utilizing anxiety, panic and trauma reducing, depth therapy. The most appropriate client is one who is open to finding their answers and healing in a calm, self-paced environment free of discrimination and judgment. All clients have the ability to eventually become their own therapist and I am prepared and eager to help you find the strengths that are sometimes very difficult to see.
(217) 615-5816 View (217) 615-5816
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Jonathan Keck
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Decatur, IL 62526
Jon Keck is a licensed professional counselor (LCP), who has been practicing since 2019. He graduated from Lincoln Christian University in Lincoln, IL with a Master of Arts in "¨ Clinical Mental Health and is currently in the sex therapy certification program through Adler University. Jon believes it is important to create a safe and secure environment where individuals and couples are comfortable sharing the concerns of their heads and hearts. He utilizes a person-centered approach to therapy, integrating other appropriate evidence-based treatment modalities based on your needs.
Jon Keck is a licensed professional counselor (LCP), who has been practicing since 2019. He graduated from Lincoln Christian University in Lincoln, IL with a Master of Arts in "¨ Clinical Mental Health and is currently in the sex therapy certification program through Adler University. Jon believes it is important to create a safe and secure environment where individuals and couples are comfortable sharing the concerns of their heads and hearts. He utilizes a person-centered approach to therapy, integrating other appropriate evidence-based treatment modalities based on your needs.
(217) 807-8081 View (217) 807-8081
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Cassandra Laskowski
Counselor, MA, CADC, LCPC, CKAP
Verified Verified
Maroa, IL 61756
Have you been walking in the dark of depression alone? Are you feeling anxious and lost? Are you struggling with trauma? I am a licensed therapist with over 30 years of clinical experience. I focus my work with a compassion, empathy, and growth. I help individuals understand feelings of exclusion and loneliness, difficulties with attachment, depression, anxiety, and complex trauma. I work particularly well with helping professionals, queer-identified individuals, trauma survivors, neurodivergence, and anxiety/depression. With my unique clinical perspective, we can help you heal so you don't have to walk in the dark anymore.
Have you been walking in the dark of depression alone? Are you feeling anxious and lost? Are you struggling with trauma? I am a licensed therapist with over 30 years of clinical experience. I focus my work with a compassion, empathy, and growth. I help individuals understand feelings of exclusion and loneliness, difficulties with attachment, depression, anxiety, and complex trauma. I work particularly well with helping professionals, queer-identified individuals, trauma survivors, neurodivergence, and anxiety/depression. With my unique clinical perspective, we can help you heal so you don't have to walk in the dark anymore.
(217) 302-8215 View (217) 302-8215
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Thomas Youngberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Decatur, IL 62526
Hello! My name is Thomas Youngberg, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have worked in mental health, at some capacity, for over 17 years, and have officially been state-licensed since 2016. My biggest passion is working with individuals, especially those with trauma (PTSD), so that they may return to their optimal living level of life. I strongly believe that we all inherently have the capability of change! Change is difficult, scary, and most of all, necessary to move on from whatever mental health barriers are keeping you from achieving all that you would like in life.
Hello! My name is Thomas Youngberg, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have worked in mental health, at some capacity, for over 17 years, and have officially been state-licensed since 2016. My biggest passion is working with individuals, especially those with trauma (PTSD), so that they may return to their optimal living level of life. I strongly believe that we all inherently have the capability of change! Change is difficult, scary, and most of all, necessary to move on from whatever mental health barriers are keeping you from achieving all that you would like in life.
(217) 769-8087 View (217) 769-8087
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Armor Bearer Services Inc
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LPHA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Decatur, IL 62522  (Online Only)
Are you dealing with anxiety, depression, or relationship issues (family, companion, peer, workplace...)? There are always going to be challenges in life, but having the tools to get through them triumphantly, makes all the difference. In our first session together, we will start with introductions, and then dive into the specific challenges you are facing. As therapy is NOT a one size fits all, this will help us create a plan tailored just for you. I am here to assist those who are willing to roll up their sleeves and put in the work. You have taken a courageous first step; and I would be honored to embark on this journey with you.
Are you dealing with anxiety, depression, or relationship issues (family, companion, peer, workplace...)? There are always going to be challenges in life, but having the tools to get through them triumphantly, makes all the difference. In our first session together, we will start with introductions, and then dive into the specific challenges you are facing. As therapy is NOT a one size fits all, this will help us create a plan tailored just for you. I am here to assist those who are willing to roll up their sleeves and put in the work. You have taken a courageous first step; and I would be honored to embark on this journey with you.
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Jaime Schwass
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mount Zion, IL 62549
One of my favorite bible verses is Isaiah 43:2 which states, “When you go through deep waters, I will be with you.” That Scripture gives me comfort. In times of fear, anxiety, or depression, we can sometimes forget that there is a God who loves us through it all and I want to be able to help you find that peace. I received my master’s degree from Bradley University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I work with teens, young adults, adults, families, and couples looking for guidance in areas such as anxiety, depression, addiction, trauma, goal setting and life transitions.
One of my favorite bible verses is Isaiah 43:2 which states, “When you go through deep waters, I will be with you.” That Scripture gives me comfort. In times of fear, anxiety, or depression, we can sometimes forget that there is a God who loves us through it all and I want to be able to help you find that peace. I received my master’s degree from Bradley University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I work with teens, young adults, adults, families, and couples looking for guidance in areas such as anxiety, depression, addiction, trauma, goal setting and life transitions.
(217) 290-1596 View (217) 290-1596
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Great Lakes Psychology Group - Decatur
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
Decatur, IL 62526
Accepting new patients! Whether you are new to therapy or looking to start again, Great Lakes Psychology Group - Decatur understands that starting therapy can be overwhelming. That’s why we simplified the process with Find My Therapist. Get started by telling us about yourself, your location, and your insurance. Once you find your best-fit therapist, pick a time that works for you and book an appointment instantly through their calendar. Find My Therapist aims to make your journey as stress-free as possible, so you can start feeling better sooner.
Accepting new patients! Whether you are new to therapy or looking to start again, Great Lakes Psychology Group - Decatur understands that starting therapy can be overwhelming. That’s why we simplified the process with Find My Therapist. Get started by telling us about yourself, your location, and your insurance. Once you find your best-fit therapist, pick a time that works for you and book an appointment instantly through their calendar. Find My Therapist aims to make your journey as stress-free as possible, so you can start feeling better sooner.
(217) 335-4378 View (217) 335-4378
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Laura D Williams
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Forsyth, IL 62535
My clients are individuals, couples, and families, of all ages and backgrounds seeking help with anxiety, depression, trauma, simple- and complex- PTSD, struggling identities, chronic stress, family wounds, and parental conflicts; I offer a safe space for members of the LGBTQIA+ community.
My clients are individuals, couples, and families, of all ages and backgrounds seeking help with anxiety, depression, trauma, simple- and complex- PTSD, struggling identities, chronic stress, family wounds, and parental conflicts; I offer a safe space for members of the LGBTQIA+ community.
(217) 749-1285 View (217) 749-1285
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Ann Crumpler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Decatur, IL 62526
Ann Crumpler is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 30 years of clinical experience in assisting individuals with emotional trauma. She specializes in psychotherapeutic treatment for children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly. Ann is also an experienced family and couples therapy practitioner. She received her Master of Science in Social Work degree from the University of Louisville's Kent School of Social Work in 1989, with a concentration in comprehensive health while working in the public sector providing child protective services.
Ann Crumpler is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 30 years of clinical experience in assisting individuals with emotional trauma. She specializes in psychotherapeutic treatment for children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly. Ann is also an experienced family and couples therapy practitioner. She received her Master of Science in Social Work degree from the University of Louisville's Kent School of Social Work in 1989, with a concentration in comprehensive health while working in the public sector providing child protective services.
(217) 394-1967 View (217) 394-1967
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Jeremy Rosene
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Decatur, IL 62526
I finished my master's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling in 2013, and since then I've worked with adults, adolescents, and families in private practice, residential treatment facilities, online, and correctional facilities. I specialize in anxiety, behavioral issues, child abuse or neglect, coping skills, trauma, and PTSD. I use a mix of Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Applied Behavioral Analysis, and Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) therapies. I promote a person-centered relationship with people interested in identifying and pursuing their values/goals.
I finished my master's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling in 2013, and since then I've worked with adults, adolescents, and families in private practice, residential treatment facilities, online, and correctional facilities. I specialize in anxiety, behavioral issues, child abuse or neglect, coping skills, trauma, and PTSD. I use a mix of Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Applied Behavioral Analysis, and Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) therapies. I promote a person-centered relationship with people interested in identifying and pursuing their values/goals.
(773) 839-0407 View (773) 839-0407
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Fluke Therapeutic Counseling LLC
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Decatur, IL 62521  (Online Only)
Throughout this journey in life both adults and adolescents encounter obstacles, troubles, and trauma. While doing so it can be very beneficial to have a safe space for support, care, and growth. It is my privilege to have the opportunity to assist clients with navigating through a time in their life in such a way that would bring a better understanding and clarity to their emotions and feelings. My greatest hope would be to help create a more meaningful, healthy, and purposeful lifestyle. I focus in the areas of anxiety, depression, grief, loss, separation, divorce, and trauma just to name a few.
Throughout this journey in life both adults and adolescents encounter obstacles, troubles, and trauma. While doing so it can be very beneficial to have a safe space for support, care, and growth. It is my privilege to have the opportunity to assist clients with navigating through a time in their life in such a way that would bring a better understanding and clarity to their emotions and feelings. My greatest hope would be to help create a more meaningful, healthy, and purposeful lifestyle. I focus in the areas of anxiety, depression, grief, loss, separation, divorce, and trauma just to name a few.
(217) 275-2162 View (217) 275-2162
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Leroy Hall
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Decatur, IL 62526
Dr. Leroy Hall is a clinical neuropsychologist and a licensed Clinical Psychologist in the State of Illinois. He received his doctorate degree from Regent University and completed his predoctoral internship at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia in Geriatrics, Neuropsychology, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He also has a Master's degree in Developmental/General Psychology from Central Michigan University. Dr. Hall has additional training in Neuropsychology with Scott Sautter, PhD, ABPN, Hampton Roads Neuropsychology, Virginia Beach, Virginia as well as with Jennifer Imig, Ph.D., Neuropsychologist.
Dr. Leroy Hall is a clinical neuropsychologist and a licensed Clinical Psychologist in the State of Illinois. He received his doctorate degree from Regent University and completed his predoctoral internship at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia in Geriatrics, Neuropsychology, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He also has a Master's degree in Developmental/General Psychology from Central Michigan University. Dr. Hall has additional training in Neuropsychology with Scott Sautter, PhD, ABPN, Hampton Roads Neuropsychology, Virginia Beach, Virginia as well as with Jennifer Imig, Ph.D., Neuropsychologist.
(217) 795-9714 View (217) 795-9714
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Rozalyn (Roz) Engle
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Decatur, IL 62526  (Online Only)
I am an Illinois- based Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and U.S. Army Veteran. I have worked in the human services for over 20 years. Including, substance use, depression, anxiety, LGBT, anger, and self esteem.
I am an Illinois- based Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and U.S. Army Veteran. I have worked in the human services for over 20 years. Including, substance use, depression, anxiety, LGBT, anger, and self esteem.
(217) 636-5291 View (217) 636-5291
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Jaymie McCammon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Decatur, IL 62523
Waitlist for new clients
I work with tweens, teens, and adults who are struggling with depression, anxiety, mood issues, school issues, relationship issues, family problems, trauma, transitions and grief. I partner with clients to find solutions that work for them and support clients in making necessary changes to better their lives. Client input is necessary and valued in the treatment planning process. Feedback about the therapeutic process is welcome.
I work with tweens, teens, and adults who are struggling with depression, anxiety, mood issues, school issues, relationship issues, family problems, trauma, transitions and grief. I partner with clients to find solutions that work for them and support clients in making necessary changes to better their lives. Client input is necessary and valued in the treatment planning process. Feedback about the therapeutic process is welcome.
(815) 249-1120 View (815) 249-1120
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Number of Therapists in Macon County, IL

60+

Average cost per session

$130

Therapists in Macon County, IL who prioritize treating:

98% Anxiety
89% Depression
74% Coping Skills
73% Trauma and PTSD
66% Self Esteem
65% Life Transitions
61% Stress

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

93% BlueCross and BlueShield
75% Aetna
75% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Macon County, IL see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

74% Female
26% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Macon County?

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.