Therapists in Naperville, IL

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LaShara Shaw
LCPC, CRC, DMin
Verified Verified
Naperville, IL 60563  (Online Only)
Sometimes life makes it feel like there are limited options, and our feelings can be overwhelming. However, in the face of pain and suffering, we have the power to choose how to engage with these hardships. There is freedom to choose our responses, and moving forward with committed action is empowering. I would be happy to collaborate with you in the therapeutic process, to explore feelings, learning coping skills, and maintain healthy responses. In life we may feel content being still, making lateral moves, or at times pivoting. As we navigate your views of self, thriving, living we can face carpe diem, pluck the day.
Sometimes life makes it feel like there are limited options, and our feelings can be overwhelming. However, in the face of pain and suffering, we have the power to choose how to engage with these hardships. There is freedom to choose our responses, and moving forward with committed action is empowering. I would be happy to collaborate with you in the therapeutic process, to explore feelings, learning coping skills, and maintain healthy responses. In life we may feel content being still, making lateral moves, or at times pivoting. As we navigate your views of self, thriving, living we can face carpe diem, pluck the day.
(331) 215-9678 View (331) 215-9678
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Priscilla Beecham-Joseph
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Naperville, IL 60540
Priscilla Joseph is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Illinois, bringing over eight years of experience to her practice. She is a highly skilled and compassionate therapist, dedicated to providing comprehensive support for individuals, couples, and families. Priscilla has a rich background in community mental health, having worked extensively with the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), schools, and in-home support for older adults. Priscilla specializes in helping survivors of child abuse and has a profound understanding of the Child Welfare System.
Priscilla Joseph is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Illinois, bringing over eight years of experience to her practice. She is a highly skilled and compassionate therapist, dedicated to providing comprehensive support for individuals, couples, and families. Priscilla has a rich background in community mental health, having worked extensively with the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), schools, and in-home support for older adults. Priscilla specializes in helping survivors of child abuse and has a profound understanding of the Child Welfare System.
(630) 491-1152 View (630) 491-1152
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Jill M Jacobe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Naperville, IL 60563
I have been working in the Mental Health field for 30+ years and private practice since 2003. My experience includes working with male and female adolescents and adults in an Inpatient, Residential, Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient setting. My specialization is in eating disorders. I practice from the perspective that the ED is rarely about the food and is often only the symptom of issues surrounding depression, anxiety, trauma, and low self esteem only to name a few.
I have been working in the Mental Health field for 30+ years and private practice since 2003. My experience includes working with male and female adolescents and adults in an Inpatient, Residential, Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient setting. My specialization is in eating disorders. I practice from the perspective that the ED is rarely about the food and is often only the symptom of issues surrounding depression, anxiety, trauma, and low self esteem only to name a few.
(630) 791-5625 View (630) 791-5625
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Dr. Kristen Brendel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, PEL, C-IAYT, CYT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Naperville, IL 60564
I am a licensed clinical therapist with over 25 years of experience helping clients achieve their goals through a collaborative and evidence-based approach. My practice welcomes individuals seeking support with stress, anxiety, trauma, pain management, and a variety of life challenges. I also regularly work with other therapists, educators, and healthcare professionals. I specialize in treating stress-related issues, women's health concerns across different stages of life, chronic medical conditions, and anxiety disorders. My expertise encompasses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness-based interventions, and EMDR therapy.
I am a licensed clinical therapist with over 25 years of experience helping clients achieve their goals through a collaborative and evidence-based approach. My practice welcomes individuals seeking support with stress, anxiety, trauma, pain management, and a variety of life challenges. I also regularly work with other therapists, educators, and healthcare professionals. I specialize in treating stress-related issues, women's health concerns across different stages of life, chronic medical conditions, and anxiety disorders. My expertise encompasses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness-based interventions, and EMDR therapy.
(630) 333-4204 View (630) 333-4204
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Rachel Weeks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Naperville, IL 60540
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I love working with children, adolescents and young adults. Focusing primarily on ages 8 through 40, I work best with those struggling with life transitions, trauma, behavioral issues, mood disorders, anxiety or those currently and/or have a history of crisis, such as experiencing thoughts or actions of self harm or suicidal thoughts. I tend to connect well with teens experiencing mood dysregulation, family or peer conflict and those in crisis. Those who are a part of the LGBTQ+ community, as well as those who struggle with eating disorders or substance use are also encouraged to reach out!
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I love working with children, adolescents and young adults. Focusing primarily on ages 8 through 40, I work best with those struggling with life transitions, trauma, behavioral issues, mood disorders, anxiety or those currently and/or have a history of crisis, such as experiencing thoughts or actions of self harm or suicidal thoughts. I tend to connect well with teens experiencing mood dysregulation, family or peer conflict and those in crisis. Those who are a part of the LGBTQ+ community, as well as those who struggle with eating disorders or substance use are also encouraged to reach out!
(630) 206-4243 View (630) 206-4243
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Jasmine Sanders
MA
Verified Verified
Naperville, IL 60563
Jasmine Sanders approaches working with clients by creating an empathetic, trustworthy, and non-judgmental environment where clients can be free to embrace their individuality. Jasmine understands that taking the step to engage in counseling can be extremely difficult for some, and prides herself in creating a safe space that makes the client’s emotional investment worthwhile.
Jasmine Sanders approaches working with clients by creating an empathetic, trustworthy, and non-judgmental environment where clients can be free to embrace their individuality. Jasmine understands that taking the step to engage in counseling can be extremely difficult for some, and prides herself in creating a safe space that makes the client’s emotional investment worthwhile.
(331) 260-0800 x240 View (331) 260-0800 x240
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Lisa M Wagner
Counselor, LPC, NCC, MA
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Naperville, IL 60563
Have you noticed yourself becoming more anxious, stressed, worried, and depressed? Perhaps you are now more isolated, lonely, and missing the hope and joy you once had. Seeking or even just considering clinical counseling is a brave act, and I applaud you for the effort it took. I know it can be scary, especially if it's your first time talking to a psychotherapist. But the only way to determine if it's right for you is to reach out. When you do, you will find me on the other end. I'm compassionate and caring without judgment.
Have you noticed yourself becoming more anxious, stressed, worried, and depressed? Perhaps you are now more isolated, lonely, and missing the hope and joy you once had. Seeking or even just considering clinical counseling is a brave act, and I applaud you for the effort it took. I know it can be scary, especially if it's your first time talking to a psychotherapist. But the only way to determine if it's right for you is to reach out. When you do, you will find me on the other end. I'm compassionate and caring without judgment.
(331) 258-3507 x5 View (331) 258-3507 x5
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Donna Lettieri-Marks
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Naperville, IL 60540
I work with clients 18 years of age or older for individual or couples counseling/psychotherapy. I enjoy and work well with both men and women in individual or couples counseling & therapy. I provide diagnosis and treatment for the full range of cognitive-behavioral-emotional and relational issues or symptomatology that may emerge in life. I also work with those who wish to increase self-confidence, achieve personal growth and restore or create a fulfilling marriage or intimate relationship. I focus on educating couples and facilitating a co-creative process that restores and promotes constructive communication, effective partnering and intimacy.
I work with clients 18 years of age or older for individual or couples counseling/psychotherapy. I enjoy and work well with both men and women in individual or couples counseling & therapy. I provide diagnosis and treatment for the full range of cognitive-behavioral-emotional and relational issues or symptomatology that may emerge in life. I also work with those who wish to increase self-confidence, achieve personal growth and restore or create a fulfilling marriage or intimate relationship. I focus on educating couples and facilitating a co-creative process that restores and promotes constructive communication, effective partnering and intimacy.
(630) 503-7546 View (630) 503-7546
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Jessica Ceska
Counselor, LCPC, CADC
Verified Verified
Naperville, IL 60540
I am a licensed clinical professional counselor and certified alcohol and drug counselor. I have been practicing for 10 years helping individuals, couples, and families with a broad range of issues at the residential, partial hospitalization, and outpatient levels. I earned my Bachelor's of Science in Psychology from the University of Illinois and my Master's in Clinical Counseling from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. I work with adolescents and adults. I specialize in substance abuse, addictions, mood disorders, anxiety, eating disorders, PTSD/trauma, and self-harm behaviors.
I am a licensed clinical professional counselor and certified alcohol and drug counselor. I have been practicing for 10 years helping individuals, couples, and families with a broad range of issues at the residential, partial hospitalization, and outpatient levels. I earned my Bachelor's of Science in Psychology from the University of Illinois and my Master's in Clinical Counseling from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. I work with adolescents and adults. I specialize in substance abuse, addictions, mood disorders, anxiety, eating disorders, PTSD/trauma, and self-harm behaviors.
(331) 481-7507 View (331) 481-7507
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Elizabeth Schaefer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Naperville, IL 60540  (Online Only)
Whether you are dealing with stressful life changes, relationship conflict, cycles of anxiety and depression, or just need someone to help process all of life's complicated emotions, I am here to help. I believe a person grows best when given authenticity and encouraged to be as their authentic selves. Emotional disconnection from oneself can cause difficulty coping which often lead them to unhealthy coping skills in an attempt to relieve pain. Therapy is not just solving those immediate problems, but working to create lifelong stability through coping skills and tools.
Whether you are dealing with stressful life changes, relationship conflict, cycles of anxiety and depression, or just need someone to help process all of life's complicated emotions, I am here to help. I believe a person grows best when given authenticity and encouraged to be as their authentic selves. Emotional disconnection from oneself can cause difficulty coping which often lead them to unhealthy coping skills in an attempt to relieve pain. Therapy is not just solving those immediate problems, but working to create lifelong stability through coping skills and tools.
(630) 686-7192 View (630) 686-7192
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Vine Counseling Center, LLC
Counselor, PsyD, LCPC, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Naperville, IL 60540
Our team of licensed therapists offer a wide range of services. We have offices in Naperville, Downers Grove, and Aurora, and we also provide telehealth services. We serve children, adolescents, and adults as well as families and couples. Our therapists support those working through anxiety, depression, complex trauma, grief, life transitions, relationship issues, body image, eating disorders, and other challenging mental health disorders. We also have a therapists that are experts in addressing childhood issues such as school anxiety/refusal, sensory regulation, educational/academic support, and toileting, for example.
Our team of licensed therapists offer a wide range of services. We have offices in Naperville, Downers Grove, and Aurora, and we also provide telehealth services. We serve children, adolescents, and adults as well as families and couples. Our therapists support those working through anxiety, depression, complex trauma, grief, life transitions, relationship issues, body image, eating disorders, and other challenging mental health disorders. We also have a therapists that are experts in addressing childhood issues such as school anxiety/refusal, sensory regulation, educational/academic support, and toileting, for example.
(773) 345-7087 View (773) 345-7087
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Kelly Beyer
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Naperville, IL 60563
Hello! My name is Kelly Beyer, LPC and EMDR Therapist (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). I'm passionate about facilitating a safe place for my clint's to effect positive change, becoming the person they want and know they truly are inside and out. As a military veteran and retired police officer, I have worked with people at various stages of their lives both with similarities and/or differences from me.
Hello! My name is Kelly Beyer, LPC and EMDR Therapist (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). I'm passionate about facilitating a safe place for my clint's to effect positive change, becoming the person they want and know they truly are inside and out. As a military veteran and retired police officer, I have worked with people at various stages of their lives both with similarities and/or differences from me.
(331) 236-0352 View (331) 236-0352
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Samantha Zylstra & Associates
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Naperville, IL 60540
In a safe and comfortable environment I provide services for couples and adults who desire healing in their lives. Therapy is an opportunity for personal growth and lasting positive change. My approach to therapy is informed by my desire to meet each client where they are at; creating space for them to strengthen their core self. Therefore, I see my role as deeply listening and responding empathtically to help facilitate opportunities for insight and client directed choices for change.
In a safe and comfortable environment I provide services for couples and adults who desire healing in their lives. Therapy is an opportunity for personal growth and lasting positive change. My approach to therapy is informed by my desire to meet each client where they are at; creating space for them to strengthen their core self. Therefore, I see my role as deeply listening and responding empathtically to help facilitate opportunities for insight and client directed choices for change.
(415) 969-2330 View (415) 969-2330
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Marianne Vranek
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Naperville, IL 60540
Marianne Vranek is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois who has been practicing since 2021. Marianne approaches clients with a holistic approach. She works with the whole person: mind, body, and spirit. Marianne wants to learn about the person and their journey, to understand their symptoms, and behaviors. With her social work degree, she also brings in the knowledge of the family dynamics system into treatment. Her modalities include DBT, CBT, Mindfulness, positive psychology, and she is EMDR-trained. Marianne is here for her client. She has a client-centered focus and meets her clients where they are at.
Marianne Vranek is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois who has been practicing since 2021. Marianne approaches clients with a holistic approach. She works with the whole person: mind, body, and spirit. Marianne wants to learn about the person and their journey, to understand their symptoms, and behaviors. With her social work degree, she also brings in the knowledge of the family dynamics system into treatment. Her modalities include DBT, CBT, Mindfulness, positive psychology, and she is EMDR-trained. Marianne is here for her client. She has a client-centered focus and meets her clients where they are at.
(630) 349-2993 View (630) 349-2993
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Natasha Knezevic
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Naperville, IL 60564
Natasha Knezevic is a Psychologist in Illinois who has been practicing since 2018. She completed the APA Accredited Clinical Psychology Program at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Natasha believes in a trauma-informed eclectic approach to care based on the client's needs. In her spare time, Natasha enjoys traveling, reading, true crime podcasts, and video editing.
Natasha Knezevic is a Psychologist in Illinois who has been practicing since 2018. She completed the APA Accredited Clinical Psychology Program at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Natasha believes in a trauma-informed eclectic approach to care based on the client's needs. In her spare time, Natasha enjoys traveling, reading, true crime podcasts, and video editing.
(630) 538-7754 View (630) 538-7754
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Rachel Borsellino
Counselor, JD, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Naperville, IL 60563
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and owner of Grassroots Therapy Group, as well as a practicing divorce attorney and owner of Borsellino Law & Mediation. I provide services to individuals, couples, families, children, and court order services.
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and owner of Grassroots Therapy Group, as well as a practicing divorce attorney and owner of Borsellino Law & Mediation. I provide services to individuals, couples, families, children, and court order services.
(815) 857-8968 View (815) 857-8968
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Jennifer DiCostanzo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC, CODP I
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Naperville, IL 60563
As a therapist, I want to ensure that I provide a safe space that allows my clients to express themselves and feel comfortable. I believe in meeting my clients where they are at and letting the client guide the journey as their own experts. My style of therapy is to provide empathy and compassion combined with humor and honesty in order to help my clients achieve their goals. Whether you are affected by trauma, struggling with an addiction or are just feeling "stuck", I want to use my skills to help you move forward with your journey and live your best life possible.
As a therapist, I want to ensure that I provide a safe space that allows my clients to express themselves and feel comfortable. I believe in meeting my clients where they are at and letting the client guide the journey as their own experts. My style of therapy is to provide empathy and compassion combined with humor and honesty in order to help my clients achieve their goals. Whether you are affected by trauma, struggling with an addiction or are just feeling "stuck", I want to use my skills to help you move forward with your journey and live your best life possible.
(630) 318-2027 View (630) 318-2027
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Darcy R Wexelbaum
Counselor, LCPC, LPC
Verified Verified
Naperville, IL 60564
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with over 23 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. My clinical experiences afforded me the opportunities to help individuals with Adjustment, Anxiety, Depressive, Disruptive Behavior, Impulse Control, Inattention and Hyperactivity, Mood, Personality, and Post-Traumatic Stress disorders, as well those struggling with death and dying, divorce/separation, family conflict, grief and loss, identity, parenting challenges, self-esteem and various stage of life transitions.
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with over 23 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. My clinical experiences afforded me the opportunities to help individuals with Adjustment, Anxiety, Depressive, Disruptive Behavior, Impulse Control, Inattention and Hyperactivity, Mood, Personality, and Post-Traumatic Stress disorders, as well those struggling with death and dying, divorce/separation, family conflict, grief and loss, identity, parenting challenges, self-esteem and various stage of life transitions.
(630) 426-6724 View (630) 426-6724
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Cecilia Davis
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Naperville, IL 60563
Cecilia Davis's approach is to develop a partnership based on trust, non-judgement and genuineness with each person. Cecilia believes that natural conversations where validation and encouragement are provided can lead to meaningful and long-lasting growth. She is very personable and enjoys providing psychoeducation, sharing useful skills and, when needed, challenging perspectives. Cecilia enjoys working with teens, adults and a multicultural population and believes it's important that each person takes charge of their treatment and an active role in their own journey.
Cecilia Davis's approach is to develop a partnership based on trust, non-judgement and genuineness with each person. Cecilia believes that natural conversations where validation and encouragement are provided can lead to meaningful and long-lasting growth. She is very personable and enjoys providing psychoeducation, sharing useful skills and, when needed, challenging perspectives. Cecilia enjoys working with teens, adults and a multicultural population and believes it's important that each person takes charge of their treatment and an active role in their own journey.
(331) 258-3478 View (331) 258-3478
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James R. Matter
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Naperville, IL 60540
I enjoy working with pre-teens, adolescents, adults, and couples who face diverse challenges. I seek to provide a collaborative and caring environment for processing difficult life events. I encourage individuals to develop healthy ways of caring for themselves as they develop acceptance and greater ownership of their life story.
I enjoy working with pre-teens, adolescents, adults, and couples who face diverse challenges. I seek to provide a collaborative and caring environment for processing difficult life events. I encourage individuals to develop healthy ways of caring for themselves as they develop acceptance and greater ownership of their life story.
(630) 426-3830 View (630) 426-3830
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Number of Therapists in Naperville, IL

1,000+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Naperville, IL who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
90% Depression
74% Relationship Issues
74% Self Esteem
70% Trauma and PTSD
65% Grief
65% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

96% BlueCross and BlueShield
72% Aetna
63% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Naperville, IL see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Naperville?

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.