Therapists in Northbrook, IL

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Jason Singer
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
Northbrook, IL 60062
Hello! I've joined Affiliates In Counseling so I can continue my work using emotionally focused strategies to work with adults & teens who suffer from anxiety, depression and stress, as well as those experiencing grief, life changes, job loss and isolation, in both the northern suburbs and in Chicago. As a couples & family counselor, I've had great success utilizing these same emotional tools to strengthen and enhance more effective and long-term communication skills, helping to build more fulfilling relationships. Finally, I had the honor working directly in both the post-deployment veteran and LGBTQ communities during my training.
Hello! I've joined Affiliates In Counseling so I can continue my work using emotionally focused strategies to work with adults & teens who suffer from anxiety, depression and stress, as well as those experiencing grief, life changes, job loss and isolation, in both the northern suburbs and in Chicago. As a couples & family counselor, I've had great success utilizing these same emotional tools to strengthen and enhance more effective and long-term communication skills, helping to build more fulfilling relationships. Finally, I had the honor working directly in both the post-deployment veteran and LGBTQ communities during my training.
(224) 365-8743 View (224) 365-8743
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Dana Turner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Northbrook, IL 60062
I am passionate about creating a partnership with you and your family to elicit positive change. I specialize in working with early childhood behavioral challenges, school-aged children, adolescents, young adults, and families exhibiting a wide range of symptoms such as anxiety disorders, depression, ADHD, adjustment disorders, parenting issues, chronic health conditions, and life transitions. I enjoy engaging in play-based therapeutic interventions with younger children and am trained in Sand Tray therapy. My nurturing, empathetic, creative, and warm disposition puts my clients at ease the moment they begin the therapeutic journey.
I am passionate about creating a partnership with you and your family to elicit positive change. I specialize in working with early childhood behavioral challenges, school-aged children, adolescents, young adults, and families exhibiting a wide range of symptoms such as anxiety disorders, depression, ADHD, adjustment disorders, parenting issues, chronic health conditions, and life transitions. I enjoy engaging in play-based therapeutic interventions with younger children and am trained in Sand Tray therapy. My nurturing, empathetic, creative, and warm disposition puts my clients at ease the moment they begin the therapeutic journey.
(224) 479-1311 View (224) 479-1311
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Raquel VanLoon
Counselor, LCPC, CADC, CSAT-C
Verified
Northbrook, IL 60062  (Online Only)
Raquel is passionate about helping individuals or couples who are interested in improving sexual health and intimacy matters such as sexual identify formation, relationship complications, difficulty with orgasm, and other complex, yet common challenges. In addition, Raquel works with folks who are feeling overwhelmed with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, stress management, trauma, substance use/abuse, lifestyle balance, and much more. Raquel focuses on helping you feel safe in the therapeutic process to ensure you live a life that is more aligned with your values, so you can go through life being your most authentic self.
Raquel is passionate about helping individuals or couples who are interested in improving sexual health and intimacy matters such as sexual identify formation, relationship complications, difficulty with orgasm, and other complex, yet common challenges. In addition, Raquel works with folks who are feeling overwhelmed with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, stress management, trauma, substance use/abuse, lifestyle balance, and much more. Raquel focuses on helping you feel safe in the therapeutic process to ensure you live a life that is more aligned with your values, so you can go through life being your most authentic self.
(708) 419-3995 View (708) 419-3995
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Alyssa Norbeck
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CCATP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Northbrook, IL 60062
Do you feel overwhelmed, anxious, or on edge? Are your usual coping skills no longer working for you? As a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional, I have extensive training in treating panic disorder, specific phobias, generalized anxiety disorder, separation anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, depression, & more. I am passionate about helping tweens, teens, and adults live well with anxiety and depression. I also enjoy supporting adolescents and adults who may be struggling with trauma, substance use/addictions, stress management, transitions, self-esteem/confidence building, and relational issues.
Do you feel overwhelmed, anxious, or on edge? Are your usual coping skills no longer working for you? As a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional, I have extensive training in treating panic disorder, specific phobias, generalized anxiety disorder, separation anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, depression, & more. I am passionate about helping tweens, teens, and adults live well with anxiety and depression. I also enjoy supporting adolescents and adults who may be struggling with trauma, substance use/addictions, stress management, transitions, self-esteem/confidence building, and relational issues.
(224) 332-2889 x1 View (224) 332-2889 x1
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Howard K Weissman
Psychologist, PsyD, BCETS
Verified
Northbrook, IL 60062
Are you stressed? Is your body speaking to you with hard to understand symptoms? There's a tension that remains when a task is incomplete. This tension is not only related to the projects we have yet to complete but also relates to the internal tension from not speaking our truth. Dr. Weissman is known for treating those with anxiety-based stress conditions like PTSD and OCD. His skills in mind body medicine and clinical psychology allow him to rapidly assess the depth and breath of stress in a person's life and in their life and to co-create an individualized treatment plan leading to greater self-care & personal empowerment.
Are you stressed? Is your body speaking to you with hard to understand symptoms? There's a tension that remains when a task is incomplete. This tension is not only related to the projects we have yet to complete but also relates to the internal tension from not speaking our truth. Dr. Weissman is known for treating those with anxiety-based stress conditions like PTSD and OCD. His skills in mind body medicine and clinical psychology allow him to rapidly assess the depth and breath of stress in a person's life and in their life and to co-create an individualized treatment plan leading to greater self-care & personal empowerment.
(224) 246-8487 View (224) 246-8487
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Lauren Reinstein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LCSW
Verified
Northbrook, IL 60062
I tailor my approach to each client’s unique experience and set of needs, taking great care to understand the complex challenges life can present. Together with my clients, we strive to foster personal growth and discover new ways to lead a more satisfying life.
I tailor my approach to each client’s unique experience and set of needs, taking great care to understand the complex challenges life can present. Together with my clients, we strive to foster personal growth and discover new ways to lead a more satisfying life.
(847) 443-5597 View (847) 443-5597
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Jennifer Morales
Psychologist, Jennifer Morales, PsyD
Verified
Northbrook, IL 60062
Life is difficult, is the opening sentence in the book, "The Road Less Traveled" and in so many ways truer words have never been written! Life truly can be difficult and challenging and each person faces unique struggles that can feel overwhelming and often times confusing. What we often need is the opportunity to process and explore the thoughts, feelings and experiences that create feelings of depression, anxiety, loss, loneliness, and fear. Looking at these areas that cause pain or difficulty allows us to open ourselves to the opportunity for growth and change and to move towards living a more full and meaningful life.
Life is difficult, is the opening sentence in the book, "The Road Less Traveled" and in so many ways truer words have never been written! Life truly can be difficult and challenging and each person faces unique struggles that can feel overwhelming and often times confusing. What we often need is the opportunity to process and explore the thoughts, feelings and experiences that create feelings of depression, anxiety, loss, loneliness, and fear. Looking at these areas that cause pain or difficulty allows us to open ourselves to the opportunity for growth and change and to move towards living a more full and meaningful life.
(224) 347-1524 View (224) 347-1524
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Janet Goss
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Northbrook, IL 60062
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and have been working in the mental health field since 2003. I love working with adolescents, adults and couples with a variety of presenting concerns. My style is interactive, collaborative and direct. I work with clients to see their lives, relationships and concerns from a new perspective, helping them better understand their own strengths and abilities to make changes and reach their goals. I utilize various treatment techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic and Solution Focused therapies to tailor an individual treatment plan for each client or couple.
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and have been working in the mental health field since 2003. I love working with adolescents, adults and couples with a variety of presenting concerns. My style is interactive, collaborative and direct. I work with clients to see their lives, relationships and concerns from a new perspective, helping them better understand their own strengths and abilities to make changes and reach their goals. I utilize various treatment techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic and Solution Focused therapies to tailor an individual treatment plan for each client or couple.
(847) 380-8216 x12 View (847) 380-8216 x12
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M Penny Levin
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Northbrook, IL 60062  (Online Only)
Empathetic, but effective, Dr. Penny Levin is a clinician with more than 25 years of experience who is uniquely qualified to help you through a host of stressful situations. Dr. Levin is a psychologist and a personal trainer/nutrition specialist, Her understanding of the mind and body allow her to assist people grieving the loss of a loved one, professionals concerned with work-life balance or experiencing burnout, athletes struggling with injury or illness, and anyone simply trying to manage day-to-day stress. She has particular expertise dealing with infertility, maternal loss and Assisted Reproductive Technology.
Empathetic, but effective, Dr. Penny Levin is a clinician with more than 25 years of experience who is uniquely qualified to help you through a host of stressful situations. Dr. Levin is a psychologist and a personal trainer/nutrition specialist, Her understanding of the mind and body allow her to assist people grieving the loss of a loved one, professionals concerned with work-life balance or experiencing burnout, athletes struggling with injury or illness, and anyone simply trying to manage day-to-day stress. She has particular expertise dealing with infertility, maternal loss and Assisted Reproductive Technology.
(312) 548-6536 View (312) 548-6536
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Lisa Blumberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Northbrook, IL 60062
Making the decision to engage in therapy can be difficult and overwhelming. I invite adolescents, emerging adults, adults and couples to enter a confidential space where they are free to explore their experiences and emotions without judgement. My role is to assist clients in identifying the patterns that cause them to be stuck and help them develop strategies to improve confidence and engage with the important people in their lives more effectively.
Making the decision to engage in therapy can be difficult and overwhelming. I invite adolescents, emerging adults, adults and couples to enter a confidential space where they are free to explore their experiences and emotions without judgement. My role is to assist clients in identifying the patterns that cause them to be stuck and help them develop strategies to improve confidence and engage with the important people in their lives more effectively.
(847) 786-2764 View (847) 786-2764
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Jane Ward Carlton
Marriage & Family Therapist, MDiv, MSMFT, LMFT, LPC, LLC
Verified
Northbrook, IL 60062
Your willingness to reach out for therapeutic support shows tremendous bravery, courage and resilience! Maybe you are quietly bearing deep struggle, hurt, loss, loneliness, trauma, or grief. Maybe your life has been utterly turned upside-down. Or maybe your marriage feels empty, conflictual, or painful, so different than you ever imagined, and you don't know the way back to goodness. It is an honor to enter into those difficult places with you, as I listen with deep compassion. Together, we will work to navigate these difficult challenges, heal hurting places and fulfill deep longings you hold for self and your relationships.
Your willingness to reach out for therapeutic support shows tremendous bravery, courage and resilience! Maybe you are quietly bearing deep struggle, hurt, loss, loneliness, trauma, or grief. Maybe your life has been utterly turned upside-down. Or maybe your marriage feels empty, conflictual, or painful, so different than you ever imagined, and you don't know the way back to goodness. It is an honor to enter into those difficult places with you, as I listen with deep compassion. Together, we will work to navigate these difficult challenges, heal hurting places and fulfill deep longings you hold for self and your relationships.
(224) 412-3214 View (224) 412-3214
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Chicago Mind Solutions
Psychologist, PsyD, BCN
Verified
Northbrook, IL 60062
Most of my work is assessment and therapy. I love working with children and their families where the family dynamics may be creating some stress within the family system. I enjoy the process of getting children and families engaged in therapy and working together to identify the values of the children and their families. Clients who are looking to strengthen their family bonds and develop their family unit are some of my favorite things to work on. Much of my interest and experience has been around bullying and trauma, and I greatly enjoy being a part of the growth my clients make while addressing these issues.
Most of my work is assessment and therapy. I love working with children and their families where the family dynamics may be creating some stress within the family system. I enjoy the process of getting children and families engaged in therapy and working together to identify the values of the children and their families. Clients who are looking to strengthen their family bonds and develop their family unit are some of my favorite things to work on. Much of my interest and experience has been around bullying and trauma, and I greatly enjoy being a part of the growth my clients make while addressing these issues.
(847) 665-0731 View (847) 665-0731
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Marcia Pantell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, , PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Northbrook, IL 60062
I see people ages 17 to 90 for many differing issues some of which are long standing and others due to unexpected life events. I believe empathy, cultural sensitivity, and a good therapeutic relationship can remove barriers to finding solutions and will help to build strengths and skills. If you commit to the therapeutic work, I commit to helping you develop a new vision of what is possible for you; and I will help you learn practical skills to accept, change, and succeed at that vision. I believe we cannot change our past, but we can better understand and change how it impacts feelings, present reactions, and current options.
I see people ages 17 to 90 for many differing issues some of which are long standing and others due to unexpected life events. I believe empathy, cultural sensitivity, and a good therapeutic relationship can remove barriers to finding solutions and will help to build strengths and skills. If you commit to the therapeutic work, I commit to helping you develop a new vision of what is possible for you; and I will help you learn practical skills to accept, change, and succeed at that vision. I believe we cannot change our past, but we can better understand and change how it impacts feelings, present reactions, and current options.
(224) 208-1992 View (224) 208-1992
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Ewa Nevler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Northbrook, IL 60062
Ewa Nevler is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 18 years of clinical experience in family services agencies. Ewa has significant experience and training working with children, adolescents, adults as well as geriatric population. Ewa provides integrative services to offer guidance related to issues of parenting and co-parenting, anxiety and depression, grief and loss, marriage and relationship concerns, separation and divorce, life transitions, as well as work and school related issues.
Ewa Nevler is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 18 years of clinical experience in family services agencies. Ewa has significant experience and training working with children, adolescents, adults as well as geriatric population. Ewa provides integrative services to offer guidance related to issues of parenting and co-parenting, anxiety and depression, grief and loss, marriage and relationship concerns, separation and divorce, life transitions, as well as work and school related issues.
(224) 808-4524 View (224) 808-4524
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Nikkie Evans
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC, Owner
Verified
4 Endorsed
Northbrook, IL 60062
Are you feeling stuck, stressed, or anxious? Do you or your child need help to improve confidence, make new friends, or cope with your current life circumstances? Are you going through a life transition (starting high school, going to college, having a baby, getting married, divorce, etc) and would like extra support? I am passionate about working with adolescents, young adults, adults, new moms/moms, & families who are working through a life transition (school, family, friendship), anxiety, low self-esteem, depression, poor communication skills, relational struggles, family conflict, and difficulty connecting and making friends.
Are you feeling stuck, stressed, or anxious? Do you or your child need help to improve confidence, make new friends, or cope with your current life circumstances? Are you going through a life transition (starting high school, going to college, having a baby, getting married, divorce, etc) and would like extra support? I am passionate about working with adolescents, young adults, adults, new moms/moms, & families who are working through a life transition (school, family, friendship), anxiety, low self-esteem, depression, poor communication skills, relational struggles, family conflict, and difficulty connecting and making friends.
(224) 334-3724 View (224) 334-3724
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Stefanie Adess Bell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Northbrook, IL 60062
The work I do with clients is supportive, collaborative and direct. I believe that change begins with clients' acceptance of the present and my goal is to facilitate this by creating a safe and an interactive dialogue. I draw from several frameworks, including relational, mindfulness and strength-based. CURRENTLY OFFERING SESSIONS VIA TELEHEALTH.
The work I do with clients is supportive, collaborative and direct. I believe that change begins with clients' acceptance of the present and my goal is to facilitate this by creating a safe and an interactive dialogue. I draw from several frameworks, including relational, mindfulness and strength-based. CURRENTLY OFFERING SESSIONS VIA TELEHEALTH.
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Margaux Sayer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Northbrook, IL 60062
As a society we are constantly faced with change and uncertainty. Watching the nightly news, navigating social media, debating political issues and the effects of COVID-19 have all adversely affected how we cope and relate to others. Our ability to parent, have relationships with family and peers and to make honest and real connections, is constantly being challenged. I work with individuals (school-aged, preteen, teens and adults), couples and families. I understand that everyone communicates and connects in different ways and utilize talk, play and art therapy to meet my client where they are at and form a real connection.
As a society we are constantly faced with change and uncertainty. Watching the nightly news, navigating social media, debating political issues and the effects of COVID-19 have all adversely affected how we cope and relate to others. Our ability to parent, have relationships with family and peers and to make honest and real connections, is constantly being challenged. I work with individuals (school-aged, preteen, teens and adults), couples and families. I understand that everyone communicates and connects in different ways and utilize talk, play and art therapy to meet my client where they are at and form a real connection.
(847) 649-6736 View (847) 649-6736
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Maria Yakimchuk
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, ALMFT, cEFT M, CTP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Northbrook, IL 60062
Working with moms and their families is my passion. While becoming a mother is often a long-awaited and magical experience, it can also be a vulnerable time for many of us. When we become mothers, we often re-experience childhood trauma which causes unresolved emotional pain to unexpectedly surface. These triggers may disrupt what would otherwise be a smooth transition into our parental role. Without understanding why, we may become increasingly anxious or depressed as new mothers and need additional support. Or we may feel that we have lost our identity somewhere between dishes, nap times, and ferrying kids to their activities.
Working with moms and their families is my passion. While becoming a mother is often a long-awaited and magical experience, it can also be a vulnerable time for many of us. When we become mothers, we often re-experience childhood trauma which causes unresolved emotional pain to unexpectedly surface. These triggers may disrupt what would otherwise be a smooth transition into our parental role. Without understanding why, we may become increasingly anxious or depressed as new mothers and need additional support. Or we may feel that we have lost our identity somewhere between dishes, nap times, and ferrying kids to their activities.
(847) 865-9424 View (847) 865-9424
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Mindy Waxman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Northbrook, IL 60062
I am a licensed clinical psychologist and have worked in a variety of different settings in the mental health field. I am experienced working with children, adolescents, and adults who are struggling with a wide range of psychological issues including depression, anxiety, relationship problems, grief and loss, parenting challenges, family conflict, anger and stress management, trauma and adjustment issues. I work collaboratively with clients to help them develop essential tools and coping skills that empower them while facing life's challenges. We work together to confront difficult issues and find ways to achieve positive change.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist and have worked in a variety of different settings in the mental health field. I am experienced working with children, adolescents, and adults who are struggling with a wide range of psychological issues including depression, anxiety, relationship problems, grief and loss, parenting challenges, family conflict, anger and stress management, trauma and adjustment issues. I work collaboratively with clients to help them develop essential tools and coping skills that empower them while facing life's challenges. We work together to confront difficult issues and find ways to achieve positive change.
(847) 564-1800 x10 View (847) 564-1800 x10
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Rosalie Epstein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Northbrook, IL 60062
You can live a happier more meaningful life. Right now you may be feeling stuck, overwhelmed by daily challenges and stressors. Maybe anxiety is making it difficult to work, perform, or feel comfortable in social settings. Perhaps you are having trouble with relationships-unable to communicate, feel close, or find someone who really understands you
You can live a happier more meaningful life. Right now you may be feeling stuck, overwhelmed by daily challenges and stressors. Maybe anxiety is making it difficult to work, perform, or feel comfortable in social settings. Perhaps you are having trouble with relationships-unable to communicate, feel close, or find someone who really understands you
(847) 416-0596 View (847) 416-0596

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Number of Therapists in Northbrook, IL

500+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in Northbrook, IL who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
91% Depression
82% Relationship Issues
76% Self Esteem
71% Coping Skills
65% Stress
64% Grief

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

96% BlueCross and BlueShield
40% Aetna
36% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Northbrook, IL see their clients

83% In Person and Online
17% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Northbrook?

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.