Therapists in North Riverside, IL

Photo of Saima Shaik, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Saima Shaik
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Riverside, IL 60546
Now accepting new clients for EMDR therapy! Are you tired of avoiding life? Scrolling social media, watching the same movies over and over, sleeping in and staying home all the time is not actually making you feel any better. Do you notice yourself struggling at work, isolating, lashing out at your partner or kids, over eating, and just not enjoying life anymore? Maybe you were taught to sweep all of your problems under the rug and "be grateful." You really do appreciate all the sacrifices that have been made for you, but you still can't shake these negative feelings. You know it is time to try something different. I can help!
Now accepting new clients for EMDR therapy! Are you tired of avoiding life? Scrolling social media, watching the same movies over and over, sleeping in and staying home all the time is not actually making you feel any better. Do you notice yourself struggling at work, isolating, lashing out at your partner or kids, over eating, and just not enjoying life anymore? Maybe you were taught to sweep all of your problems under the rug and "be grateful." You really do appreciate all the sacrifices that have been made for you, but you still can't shake these negative feelings. You know it is time to try something different. I can help!
(708) 381-1447 View (708) 381-1447
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Alice Solis
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Riverside, IL 60546  (Online Only)
Struggling to balance life and mental health? Finding a qualified therapist shouldn't add to your stress. Are you feeling trapped, burdened by helplessness, worry, or insecurity? Has life's uncertainties distanced you from your true self? Nights filled with restless thoughts and worries can leave you feeling isolated and unmotivated. If any of this resonates with you, know you're not alone. At AFS Counseling Services P.C., we provide compassionate support and expert guidance to help you overcome life's challenges, discover yourself, and achieve healing and empowerment. We understand the unique challenges you face.
Struggling to balance life and mental health? Finding a qualified therapist shouldn't add to your stress. Are you feeling trapped, burdened by helplessness, worry, or insecurity? Has life's uncertainties distanced you from your true self? Nights filled with restless thoughts and worries can leave you feeling isolated and unmotivated. If any of this resonates with you, know you're not alone. At AFS Counseling Services P.C., we provide compassionate support and expert guidance to help you overcome life's challenges, discover yourself, and achieve healing and empowerment. We understand the unique challenges you face.
(708) 462-2736 View (708) 462-2736
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Innovative Counseling Partners, PLLC
Counselor, MA, LPC, LCPC, LCSW
Verified Verified
North Riverside, IL 60546
Our life's work is helping clients achieve a better sense of self and happiness...more recently we've recognized that without good mental health providers, finding this balance in life can be more difficult and stressful. As a result, we tend toward an Integrative approach and help our clients transform into the people they want to be. We see each client as an individual with many parts to their identity. Utilizing a holistic and systemic approach we help clients reintegrate the parts of themselves to function better as individuals and within their systems. Our focus tends toward a systems based approach using behavior methods.
Our life's work is helping clients achieve a better sense of self and happiness...more recently we've recognized that without good mental health providers, finding this balance in life can be more difficult and stressful. As a result, we tend toward an Integrative approach and help our clients transform into the people they want to be. We see each client as an individual with many parts to their identity. Utilizing a holistic and systemic approach we help clients reintegrate the parts of themselves to function better as individuals and within their systems. Our focus tends toward a systems based approach using behavior methods.
(773) 312-3612 View (773) 312-3612
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Rebecca Bensfield
Counselor, PsyD, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Riverside, IL 60546  (Online Only)
My goal is to support you during your journey to grow and heal from experiences that are impacting your ability to be the healthiest version of you. I strive to provide an environment that is open, safe, and tailored to your unique needs. I will assist you to find solutions and see results that make meaningful differences in your life. I want you to feel a sense of relief and freedom as you improve your understanding of how the choices you make impact your sense of self, your relationships, and the way you view life.
My goal is to support you during your journey to grow and heal from experiences that are impacting your ability to be the healthiest version of you. I strive to provide an environment that is open, safe, and tailored to your unique needs. I will assist you to find solutions and see results that make meaningful differences in your life. I want you to feel a sense of relief and freedom as you improve your understanding of how the choices you make impact your sense of self, your relationships, and the way you view life.
(630) 481-6415 View (630) 481-6415
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Noel Cordova
Counselor, LCPC, CADC
Verified Verified
North Riverside, IL 60546
I am a bi-lingual (English and Spanish) counselor. I enjoy working with adults and adolescents who are dealing with symptoms related to depression, anxiety, stress related to life changes, and symptoms related to child abuse or trauma. I am also a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I work well with difficult to engage teens, adults looking to make life changes, adults with substance use issues, and people with issues related to trauma. My style is easy going and non-judgmental but I can also help you work on meeting your goals. I am doing EMDR (trauma treatment) sessions online and in person at this time.
I am a bi-lingual (English and Spanish) counselor. I enjoy working with adults and adolescents who are dealing with symptoms related to depression, anxiety, stress related to life changes, and symptoms related to child abuse or trauma. I am also a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I work well with difficult to engage teens, adults looking to make life changes, adults with substance use issues, and people with issues related to trauma. My style is easy going and non-judgmental but I can also help you work on meeting your goals. I am doing EMDR (trauma treatment) sessions online and in person at this time.
(708) 290-7291 View (708) 290-7291
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Micah Caldwell
Counselor, LPCC, LCPC
Verified Verified
North Riverside, IL 60546  (Online Only)
I understand the wrenching, sickening feeling you get in your stomach when life keeps hitting you with stressors over and over again. We can fix that and I can help you feel better as fast as possible. I conduct virtual therapy sessions with adults in both Illinois and California and I have the training and expertise to address your mental health issues, whether it's anxiety, depression, trauma, men's issues, college-related challenges, and so much more. If you're looking for immediate relief and are ready to make serious changes to overcome life's difficulties, then let's work together.
I understand the wrenching, sickening feeling you get in your stomach when life keeps hitting you with stressors over and over again. We can fix that and I can help you feel better as fast as possible. I conduct virtual therapy sessions with adults in both Illinois and California and I have the training and expertise to address your mental health issues, whether it's anxiety, depression, trauma, men's issues, college-related challenges, and so much more. If you're looking for immediate relief and are ready to make serious changes to overcome life's difficulties, then let's work together.
(708) 734-2657 View (708) 734-2657
Photo of Tracy A Davis, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Tracy A Davis
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Riverside, IL 60546  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with the intense pain of losing a loved one? Are you feeling overwhelmed nightmares, anger, anxiety, and sadness from past trauma? On the outside, you appear to have it all together and your life seems wonderful to others. Yet internally, you're overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, and depressed. I am here to create a safe space for you to figure out how to manage these feelings and emotions because everything feels chaotic right now. I am here to help you move forward so you can feel better about yourself, your choices, your relationship, and your life. Let's work together to find practical solutions to help you cope
Are you struggling with the intense pain of losing a loved one? Are you feeling overwhelmed nightmares, anger, anxiety, and sadness from past trauma? On the outside, you appear to have it all together and your life seems wonderful to others. Yet internally, you're overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, and depressed. I am here to create a safe space for you to figure out how to manage these feelings and emotions because everything feels chaotic right now. I am here to help you move forward so you can feel better about yourself, your choices, your relationship, and your life. Let's work together to find practical solutions to help you cope
(708) 435-2842 View (708) 435-2842
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Rachel Lantagne
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Riverside, IL 60546  (Online Only)
The decision to start therapy can feel intimidating. It can also lead to profound growth and benefits that impact all aspects of your life. Choosing the right therapist is the first step in this process. It's important to find someone who you feel you can trust and who can provide you with the understanding and support that is right for you. One of my goals as a therapist is to create a collaborative environment in which we can safely explore, and make meaning from, life experiences.
The decision to start therapy can feel intimidating. It can also lead to profound growth and benefits that impact all aspects of your life. Choosing the right therapist is the first step in this process. It's important to find someone who you feel you can trust and who can provide you with the understanding and support that is right for you. One of my goals as a therapist is to create a collaborative environment in which we can safely explore, and make meaning from, life experiences.
(708) 274-4101 View (708) 274-4101
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Nicole Powell
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA
Verified Verified
North Riverside, IL 60546
You're probably reading through these pages because you know it is time for a change. Are you feeling stuck in a rut, struggling to get out of bed, having panic attacks, feeling unheard or experiencing weight changes due to stress? Maybe you have gone to therapy in the past and you know things are getting bad again? Or, maybe this is your first time seeking counseling? Either way, I can help. In addition to my skills for helping with anxiety and depression, I also have special insights to help people who struggle to maintain healthy eating habits. I am an LPC supervised by Rebecca Malley Fitzgerald, LCPC.
You're probably reading through these pages because you know it is time for a change. Are you feeling stuck in a rut, struggling to get out of bed, having panic attacks, feeling unheard or experiencing weight changes due to stress? Maybe you have gone to therapy in the past and you know things are getting bad again? Or, maybe this is your first time seeking counseling? Either way, I can help. In addition to my skills for helping with anxiety and depression, I also have special insights to help people who struggle to maintain healthy eating habits. I am an LPC supervised by Rebecca Malley Fitzgerald, LCPC.
(708) 578-8345 View (708) 578-8345
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Kisha Jenkins
Psychologist, PhD, NCSP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Riverside, IL 60546  (Online Only)
Life can be hard. You don’t have to go through it alone. Hi, I’m Dr. Kisha Jenkins. I am a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in providing compassionate, evidence-based therapy to individuals seeking support for several concerns. With experience in helping clients navigate life's challenges, I am dedicated to fostering a safe, non-judgmental environment where personal growth and healing are a priority.
Life can be hard. You don’t have to go through it alone. Hi, I’m Dr. Kisha Jenkins. I am a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in providing compassionate, evidence-based therapy to individuals seeking support for several concerns. With experience in helping clients navigate life's challenges, I am dedicated to fostering a safe, non-judgmental environment where personal growth and healing are a priority.
(708) 462-2736 View (708) 462-2736
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Jill Tregler
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
North Riverside, IL 60546  (Online Only)
I approach my therapeutic work as my genuine self, incorporating humor, directness, and accountability in our sessions, to build rapport and challenge clients towards their identified goals. I recognize societal and other life-factors that impact/influence each individual, gaining understanding of each person’s unique framework for moving through the world. I believe a diagnosis defines a constellation of symptoms, it does not define a person. I also value and welcome feedback in order to provide the best possible clinical care - and it's a beautiful place to practice self-advocacy.
I approach my therapeutic work as my genuine self, incorporating humor, directness, and accountability in our sessions, to build rapport and challenge clients towards their identified goals. I recognize societal and other life-factors that impact/influence each individual, gaining understanding of each person’s unique framework for moving through the world. I believe a diagnosis defines a constellation of symptoms, it does not define a person. I also value and welcome feedback in order to provide the best possible clinical care - and it's a beautiful place to practice self-advocacy.
(708) 740-2598 View (708) 740-2598
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Innovative Counseling Partners, PLLC
Counselor, MA, LPC, LSW, LCPC, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
North Riverside, IL 60546
Our life's work is helping clients achieve a better sense of self and happiness...more recently we've recognized that without good mental health providers finding this balance in life can be more difficult and stressful. As a result, we tend toward and Integrative approach and have our clients transform into the people they want to be. We see each client as an individual with many parts to their identity. Utilizing a holistic and systemic approach we help clients reintegrate the parts of themselves to function better as individuals and within their systems. Our focus tends toward a systems based approach using behavior methods.
Our life's work is helping clients achieve a better sense of self and happiness...more recently we've recognized that without good mental health providers finding this balance in life can be more difficult and stressful. As a result, we tend toward and Integrative approach and have our clients transform into the people they want to be. We see each client as an individual with many parts to their identity. Utilizing a holistic and systemic approach we help clients reintegrate the parts of themselves to function better as individuals and within their systems. Our focus tends toward a systems based approach using behavior methods.
(773) 312-3612 View (773) 312-3612
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Terry L Stagman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
North Riverside, IL 60546
For many years, I have been helping my clients to lead happier and more fulfilling lives. One of my main psychotherapy approaches is cognitive-behavioral therapy, a well-established, efficient and effective form of psychotherapy. It directly targets the patient's thinking, and behavior, patterns that are producing psychological problems, and teaches the patient to change those patterns. In marital and family therapy, I help the parties to communicate better with one another and to reach agreements acceptable to all. If the children have behavior problems, I often help the parents to become more effective disciplinarians.
For many years, I have been helping my clients to lead happier and more fulfilling lives. One of my main psychotherapy approaches is cognitive-behavioral therapy, a well-established, efficient and effective form of psychotherapy. It directly targets the patient's thinking, and behavior, patterns that are producing psychological problems, and teaches the patient to change those patterns. In marital and family therapy, I help the parties to communicate better with one another and to reach agreements acceptable to all. If the children have behavior problems, I often help the parents to become more effective disciplinarians.
(312) 854-2763 View (312) 854-2763
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Samuel I Villaseñor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
North Riverside, IL 60546  (Online Only)
As a bilingual-bicultural, indigenous Latinx licensed clinical social worker, my goal is to join you and collaborate with you. I believe our environment and culture play a significant role in our behavior, influencing how we show up in the different spaces we navigate. One of the goals in therapy is to understand how the systems and spaces you interact with are impacting the various dimensions of you. Typical issues I work with include substance use management, adjustment, anxiety, life changes, gender, cultural, racial, sexual identity exploration, loss, grief, and trauma.
As a bilingual-bicultural, indigenous Latinx licensed clinical social worker, my goal is to join you and collaborate with you. I believe our environment and culture play a significant role in our behavior, influencing how we show up in the different spaces we navigate. One of the goals in therapy is to understand how the systems and spaces you interact with are impacting the various dimensions of you. Typical issues I work with include substance use management, adjustment, anxiety, life changes, gender, cultural, racial, sexual identity exploration, loss, grief, and trauma.
(872) 266-2993 View (872) 266-2993

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Audrey Gerdt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMSW-C
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Berwyn, IL 60402
My passion is helping people to find peace and fulfillment in their lives. You deserve to experience happiness, relaxation, confidence and connection. I have expertise in stress and anxiety, self-confidence and self-esteem, trauma recovery, and adapting to changes in your life or identity. In addition to helping you to better understand yourself and your challenges, I can teach you techniques to more effectively manage your difficulties and increase your ability to fully experience the joys of life.
My passion is helping people to find peace and fulfillment in their lives. You deserve to experience happiness, relaxation, confidence and connection. I have expertise in stress and anxiety, self-confidence and self-esteem, trauma recovery, and adapting to changes in your life or identity. In addition to helping you to better understand yourself and your challenges, I can teach you techniques to more effectively manage your difficulties and increase your ability to fully experience the joys of life.
(708) 469-6352 View (708) 469-6352
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D.A. Jopp & Associates
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Berwyn, IL 60402
I’m a licensed clinical psychologist with over a decade of experience in assisting adults, adolescents, couples and families with life, work and relationship issues. While the decision to enter therapy occurs at a difficult time, once you realize that most issues are simpler than they first appear, the experience can be transformative.
I’m a licensed clinical psychologist with over a decade of experience in assisting adults, adolescents, couples and families with life, work and relationship issues. While the decision to enter therapy occurs at a difficult time, once you realize that most issues are simpler than they first appear, the experience can be transformative.
(224) 276-2491 View (224) 276-2491
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Rebeca Romero-Rocha
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Berwyn, IL 60402  (Online Only)
You have been texting and calling friends to see if they can help you understand what’s going on. You have been talking to your family members to see if they can offer you any help. Although they mean well, you still don’t feel understood. You have been looking for clarity and wanting to learn more about yourself and these feelings. You feel upset and you are looking for an answer. You want to start your healing journey and do not know where to start. It can be hard to navigate these feelings on your own. You want to be able to express yourself in a space where no one can judge you.
You have been texting and calling friends to see if they can help you understand what’s going on. You have been talking to your family members to see if they can offer you any help. Although they mean well, you still don’t feel understood. You have been looking for clarity and wanting to learn more about yourself and these feelings. You feel upset and you are looking for an answer. You want to start your healing journey and do not know where to start. It can be hard to navigate these feelings on your own. You want to be able to express yourself in a space where no one can judge you.
(708) 809-8499 View (708) 809-8499
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Dr. Tab Shamsi
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Berwyn, IL 60402  (Online Only)
The successful outcome of therapy is change that makes your life more meaningful. For most people, this means changing how we deal with difficulty, choosing different actions, and focusing our attention on what truly matters. I believe that using an evidence-based approach to treatment can make this a reality for most people. Having worked with hundreds of clients over my career, I have found that it is possible to quickly improve your life with the right tools that help you build the necessary skills. If you are hesitant about an unending commitment to therapy but believe you can benefit from change, our work will be productive.
The successful outcome of therapy is change that makes your life more meaningful. For most people, this means changing how we deal with difficulty, choosing different actions, and focusing our attention on what truly matters. I believe that using an evidence-based approach to treatment can make this a reality for most people. Having worked with hundreds of clients over my career, I have found that it is possible to quickly improve your life with the right tools that help you build the necessary skills. If you are hesitant about an unending commitment to therapy but believe you can benefit from change, our work will be productive.
(773) 839-9963 View (773) 839-9963
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Darrick J Williams
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPC, NCC, CMHC, BSW
Verified Verified
Forest Park, IL 60130
I've been privileged to serve individuals and the community for over 10 years through case management, advocacy, and clinical mental health counseling. The opportunity to learn through education, professional development and supervision has provided me with a foundation of measurable, ethical and holistic frameworks to serve. My framework starts with my ability to provide therapeutic interventions such as Client-Centered Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy and more!
I've been privileged to serve individuals and the community for over 10 years through case management, advocacy, and clinical mental health counseling. The opportunity to learn through education, professional development and supervision has provided me with a foundation of measurable, ethical and holistic frameworks to serve. My framework starts with my ability to provide therapeutic interventions such as Client-Centered Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy and more!
(708) 729-5510 View (708) 729-5510
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Dana Lowenthal
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Berwyn, IL 60402
I have been in the counseling field for over 20 years combining vast experience with diverse populations. I am passionate about working with my clients and strongly believe in a holistic, strength-based approach. I partner with my clients to create an effective treatment plan centered around their personal goals and to help reduce their individual struggles. Utilizing evidence-based practices, I believe it is essential that the client be in charge of their own progress and I will support and guide their road to health. I provide culturally-sensitive therapy in a warm and accepting environment; both in person and through telehealth.
I have been in the counseling field for over 20 years combining vast experience with diverse populations. I am passionate about working with my clients and strongly believe in a holistic, strength-based approach. I partner with my clients to create an effective treatment plan centered around their personal goals and to help reduce their individual struggles. Utilizing evidence-based practices, I believe it is essential that the client be in charge of their own progress and I will support and guide their road to health. I provide culturally-sensitive therapy in a warm and accepting environment; both in person and through telehealth.
(708) 847-4134 View (708) 847-4134

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in North Riverside, IL

10+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in North Riverside, IL who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
93% Depression
86% Stress
79% Relationship Issues
79% Coping Skills
71% Trauma and PTSD
71% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
69% Aetna
62% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in North Riverside, IL see their clients

57% Online Only
43% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

72% Female
28% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in North Riverside?

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.