Therapists in Oak Park, IL

Photo of Flores Wellness & Consulting, P.C., Psychologist in Oak Park, IL
Flores Wellness & Consulting, P.C.
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Oak Park, IL 60304
I view therapy as the process of investing in your growth as a person, a parent, and a partner. I have worked alongside people who have overcome their pain and suffering by focusing on a plan that centers on their strengths and resources. Our work could include a focus on how to build confidence, increase coping skills, process pain from the past, and learn to tolerate uncertainty about the future. Overall, I truly believe that with support and understanding, you have the ability and resilience to achieve your goals of wellness and health.
I view therapy as the process of investing in your growth as a person, a parent, and a partner. I have worked alongside people who have overcome their pain and suffering by focusing on a plan that centers on their strengths and resources. Our work could include a focus on how to build confidence, increase coping skills, process pain from the past, and learn to tolerate uncertainty about the future. Overall, I truly believe that with support and understanding, you have the ability and resilience to achieve your goals of wellness and health.
(773) 839-4146 View (773) 839-4146
Photo of Dennisah Dampeer, Pre-Licensed Professional in Oak Park, IL
Dennisah Dampeer
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Oak Park, IL 60301  (Online Only)
Are feelings of fear and overwhelm getting in the way of you making the changes you would like to see in your life? Do you want greater self-love, stronger relationships, and to meet the goals you have for yourself, but don't know how to cultivate these things? I bring a calming, empathic and confident energy into the room that can help you slow down your thoughts to understand yourself and what is keeping you from succeeding in the ways you desire. We will co-create a treatment plan that lays out a path for you. I will be by your side supporting you, giving my expertise, and challenging you in ways that will help you grow.
Are feelings of fear and overwhelm getting in the way of you making the changes you would like to see in your life? Do you want greater self-love, stronger relationships, and to meet the goals you have for yourself, but don't know how to cultivate these things? I bring a calming, empathic and confident energy into the room that can help you slow down your thoughts to understand yourself and what is keeping you from succeeding in the ways you desire. We will co-create a treatment plan that lays out a path for you. I will be by your side supporting you, giving my expertise, and challenging you in ways that will help you grow.
(708) 809-2994 View (708) 809-2994
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Mercedes Moreira Mayo
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, MA
Verified Verified
Oak Park, IL 60301
Mercedes Moreira Mayo is a bilingual (Spanish) psychotherapist.
Mercedes Moreira Mayo is a bilingual (Spanish) psychotherapist.
(312) 313-2205 View (312) 313-2205
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Mallory Tamillo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oak Park, IL 60304  (Online Only)
Hello! My name is Mallory, and I am a Licensed Social Worker. Each phase of life brings its own challenges, and I am here to guide you through those challenges. I prioritize creating a safe, supportive, non-judgmental space where you can openly explore your thoughts, emotions, and experiences. I believe therapy is a collaborative process where we work together to navigate hardships, gain insights, and develop practical strategies that empower you to lead a more fulfilling and balanced life. I have both a bachelor's and master's degree in social work, and my background is in school social work and partial hospitalization programs.
Hello! My name is Mallory, and I am a Licensed Social Worker. Each phase of life brings its own challenges, and I am here to guide you through those challenges. I prioritize creating a safe, supportive, non-judgmental space where you can openly explore your thoughts, emotions, and experiences. I believe therapy is a collaborative process where we work together to navigate hardships, gain insights, and develop practical strategies that empower you to lead a more fulfilling and balanced life. I have both a bachelor's and master's degree in social work, and my background is in school social work and partial hospitalization programs.
(708) 578-6548 View (708) 578-6548
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Bertha Davis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oak Park, IL 60301
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is committed to partnering with clients to identify strategies that can help them work through life’s difficulties. I understand the complex relationship between thinking and emotions, as well as the impact it can have on mood. I treat issues of anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, and (sexual) trauma, substance use/abuse, grief/ loss and complex family dynamics. I have many years of experience of working with diverse populations and assisting them with developing and reaching their goals. I identify as a social work first focusing on life issues to mitigate mental health issues.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is committed to partnering with clients to identify strategies that can help them work through life’s difficulties. I understand the complex relationship between thinking and emotions, as well as the impact it can have on mood. I treat issues of anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, and (sexual) trauma, substance use/abuse, grief/ loss and complex family dynamics. I have many years of experience of working with diverse populations and assisting them with developing and reaching their goals. I identify as a social work first focusing on life issues to mitigate mental health issues.
(708) 742-8571 View (708) 742-8571
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Valerie Smith Wright
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Oak Park, IL 60301
I provide a gentle, encouraging environment to help clients work on relationship challenges & infidelity, eating disorders & obesity, as well as career & life transitions. I guide individuals through the dating process into healthy relationships. I have specialized clinical experience in helping people recover from addictions of all kinds (food, alcohol, drugs, sex, gambling, codependency).
I provide a gentle, encouraging environment to help clients work on relationship challenges & infidelity, eating disorders & obesity, as well as career & life transitions. I guide individuals through the dating process into healthy relationships. I have specialized clinical experience in helping people recover from addictions of all kinds (food, alcohol, drugs, sex, gambling, codependency).
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Ken Aaron Burnstein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Oak Park, IL 60302
Welcome; I enjoy helping people cope with anxiety, depression, anger management, couple relationships, and life transitions. (divorce, loss, career change, family relationships) I have a directive, practical approach that balances understanding and support with guidance and direction. I believe that in order for therapy to be meaningful, it is important to work together and create an individualized approach which is a unique match for your concerns and style. Many people who have felt little or no progress in therapy before, have made positive changes with my active, engaged approach.
Welcome; I enjoy helping people cope with anxiety, depression, anger management, couple relationships, and life transitions. (divorce, loss, career change, family relationships) I have a directive, practical approach that balances understanding and support with guidance and direction. I believe that in order for therapy to be meaningful, it is important to work together and create an individualized approach which is a unique match for your concerns and style. Many people who have felt little or no progress in therapy before, have made positive changes with my active, engaged approach.
(708) 406-6651 View (708) 406-6651
Photo of Chicago Center for Psychotherapy, LLC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Oak Park, IL
Chicago Center for Psychotherapy, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oak Park, IL 60302
Feeling stuck, anxious, overwhelmed or depressed? Would you like to improve your relationships, increase intimacy, and improve your overall quality of life? Let us help. We provide a supportive environment to assist you in taking risks and creating new ways of thinking which will bring healing and growth. We treat issues with adults, young adults and adolescents. We specialize in helping couples improve their marital satisfaction/sex life, infertility, trauma, LGBTQ+ issues, college/grad student concerns, immigration evaluations, neurodivergence/ADHD, anxiety, and medical crises. We love our work and can't wait to meet you!
Feeling stuck, anxious, overwhelmed or depressed? Would you like to improve your relationships, increase intimacy, and improve your overall quality of life? Let us help. We provide a supportive environment to assist you in taking risks and creating new ways of thinking which will bring healing and growth. We treat issues with adults, young adults and adolescents. We specialize in helping couples improve their marital satisfaction/sex life, infertility, trauma, LGBTQ+ issues, college/grad student concerns, immigration evaluations, neurodivergence/ADHD, anxiety, and medical crises. We love our work and can't wait to meet you!
(708) 232-0610 View (708) 232-0610
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Ken Chen
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Oak Park, IL 60302
LifeSpan Counseling & Psychological Services offers services to children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. I am a bilingual (Mandarin) Clinical Psychologist. My style is warm, practical and straightforward. I specialize in the treatment of depression, anxiety, autism, substance-related disorder, ADHD and trauma. I have worked extensively with culturally diverse school-aged children (5-18), and I also enjoy working with and providing support and coaching for the parents/caregivers. I use a collaborative approach with clients of all ages to help develop treatment goals that are observable and developmentally appropriate.
LifeSpan Counseling & Psychological Services offers services to children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. I am a bilingual (Mandarin) Clinical Psychologist. My style is warm, practical and straightforward. I specialize in the treatment of depression, anxiety, autism, substance-related disorder, ADHD and trauma. I have worked extensively with culturally diverse school-aged children (5-18), and I also enjoy working with and providing support and coaching for the parents/caregivers. I use a collaborative approach with clients of all ages to help develop treatment goals that are observable and developmentally appropriate.
(708) 401-6925 View (708) 401-6925
Photo of Rachel Hall, PC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Oak Park, IL
Rachel Hall, PC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ATR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oak Park, IL 60301
Not accepting new clients
We all feel overwhelmed and stressed at times and need a place to sort through our thoughts and feelings. I aim to provide a calm and safe space for you to process and explore what your are experiencing. I am a warm and compassionate therapist using an eclectic approach, that is tailored to each individual. Focusing on your strengths, we can work together to reach your goals. I believe, I am best suited to provide either talk therapy or art therapy to individual adults.
We all feel overwhelmed and stressed at times and need a place to sort through our thoughts and feelings. I aim to provide a calm and safe space for you to process and explore what your are experiencing. I am a warm and compassionate therapist using an eclectic approach, that is tailored to each individual. Focusing on your strengths, we can work together to reach your goals. I believe, I am best suited to provide either talk therapy or art therapy to individual adults.
(773) 360-5996 View (773) 360-5996
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Margaret Anne Fleming
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oak Park, IL 60302
Are you looking for an experienced, local therapist for yourself or a family member? I have had extensive experience, both professionally and personally, in treating both adults and children. who have suffered loss, childhood abuse, depression and shame. I am currently offering clients a choice between teletherapy or being seen in my Oak Park office.
Are you looking for an experienced, local therapist for yourself or a family member? I have had extensive experience, both professionally and personally, in treating both adults and children. who have suffered loss, childhood abuse, depression and shame. I am currently offering clients a choice between teletherapy or being seen in my Oak Park office.
(708) 277-6978 View (708) 277-6978
Photo of Orson Morrison, Psychologist in Oak Park, IL
Orson Morrison
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Oak Park, IL 60302
LifeSpan Counseling & Psychological Services offers services to children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. I am co-owner and have worked extensively as an adolescent, adult, and couples therapist. My style is empathic, warm, and informative. At times, I am direct and challenging with clients in order to facilitate growth and insight. I draw upon relational, systems, and cognitive-behavioral approaches and tailor my treatment to each individual/couple's unique needs. My background/training, helps foster connections with people from various ethinicities, religions, and cultural identifications. I work with common adjustment concerns as well as with serious mental health issues.
LifeSpan Counseling & Psychological Services offers services to children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. I am co-owner and have worked extensively as an adolescent, adult, and couples therapist. My style is empathic, warm, and informative. At times, I am direct and challenging with clients in order to facilitate growth and insight. I draw upon relational, systems, and cognitive-behavioral approaches and tailor my treatment to each individual/couple's unique needs. My background/training, helps foster connections with people from various ethinicities, religions, and cultural identifications. I work with common adjustment concerns as well as with serious mental health issues.
(708) 325-8554 View (708) 325-8554
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Eduardo Mauricio Cristiano-Hernandez
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Oak Park, IL 60301
My clients are couples and adults seeking to strengthen their relationships or understand more about themselves and how it impacts their relationships. My clients aspire to live a life of understanding, empathy, connection, and fulfillment. The couples who come to see me often notice a sense of disconnection or experience a painful rupture after an infidelity. Other adult individuals come to me because they know that one or more relationships meaningful to them have been impacted, and they want to understand “why and how?” My clients come because they can benefit from my guidance and support in navigating these challenges.
My clients are couples and adults seeking to strengthen their relationships or understand more about themselves and how it impacts their relationships. My clients aspire to live a life of understanding, empathy, connection, and fulfillment. The couples who come to see me often notice a sense of disconnection or experience a painful rupture after an infidelity. Other adult individuals come to me because they know that one or more relationships meaningful to them have been impacted, and they want to understand “why and how?” My clients come because they can benefit from my guidance and support in navigating these challenges.
(708) 942-8142 View (708) 942-8142
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Kelsey Di Pirro
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, LCSW, CAADC, AASW, SEP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oak Park, IL 60302
Building resiliency isn't always about overcoming the mountain sized obstacles. Sometimes, its about overcoming the desire to stay in bed all day, or have popcorn for dinner the fifth day in a row, or have just one more drink at the end of the day. Trauma, and its positive counter-part- Healing, is within each of us. Cultivating a positive support system and partnership is all about accessing the natural power you hold within yourself. Within each individual, and couple, embracing healing is possible. I believe in empowering people to build a relationship with themselves in such a way that they develop internal trust and reliance.
Building resiliency isn't always about overcoming the mountain sized obstacles. Sometimes, its about overcoming the desire to stay in bed all day, or have popcorn for dinner the fifth day in a row, or have just one more drink at the end of the day. Trauma, and its positive counter-part- Healing, is within each of us. Cultivating a positive support system and partnership is all about accessing the natural power you hold within yourself. Within each individual, and couple, embracing healing is possible. I believe in empowering people to build a relationship with themselves in such a way that they develop internal trust and reliance.
(312) 605-5945 View (312) 605-5945
Photo of Daniel Fulton, Marriage & Family Therapist in Oak Park, IL
Daniel Fulton
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Oak Park, IL 60301
Welcome. Are you struggling in your relationships? Do you feel alone, frustrated, or overwhelmed? Perhaps distance, criticism, or conflict have taken over and you no longer feel connected to yourself or your partner(s). You may worry that confusion, anger, grief, and loneliness are the new normal in your life. Perhaps you feel something special has been lost, and you want to find it again. Whether you are going through a major change like having a baby, struggling with your career and identity, or simply facing the challenges of everyday life, you may find yourself longing for a feeling of wholehearted, authentic connection.
Welcome. Are you struggling in your relationships? Do you feel alone, frustrated, or overwhelmed? Perhaps distance, criticism, or conflict have taken over and you no longer feel connected to yourself or your partner(s). You may worry that confusion, anger, grief, and loneliness are the new normal in your life. Perhaps you feel something special has been lost, and you want to find it again. Whether you are going through a major change like having a baby, struggling with your career and identity, or simply facing the challenges of everyday life, you may find yourself longing for a feeling of wholehearted, authentic connection.
(708) 683-3375 View (708) 683-3375
Photo of Finding Balance Therapy and Counseling Services, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Oak Park, IL
Finding Balance Therapy and Counseling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oak Park, IL 60301  (Online Only)
It’s ok to not be ok. And when you’re not ok, it’s ok to reach out for help. Though life can often get us down, it is possible to rise above your circumstances, take control, and fight back. I believe that insight is a powerful tool in creating change within. As a therapist, I can help you better understand the connections between your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. With this new insight, you can identify problematic ones and challenge, replace, or reframe them. The path to change starts with identifying your underlying needs and finding more effective ways to fulfill them.
It’s ok to not be ok. And when you’re not ok, it’s ok to reach out for help. Though life can often get us down, it is possible to rise above your circumstances, take control, and fight back. I believe that insight is a powerful tool in creating change within. As a therapist, I can help you better understand the connections between your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. With this new insight, you can identify problematic ones and challenge, replace, or reframe them. The path to change starts with identifying your underlying needs and finding more effective ways to fulfill them.
(773) 365-9119 View (773) 365-9119
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Angie Martin
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oak Park, IL 60301
We all need support in our lives and on our journeys, whether the journey is navigating a divorce emotionally intact, a sojourn through grief and loss of a loved one/job/identity/health, healing from complex trauma, or a journey of self actualization. I work with clients to assist them through a wide range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting obstacles, career challenges, and communication problems. I also work with many people who have experienced physical, sexual, or emotional abuse, trauma, and survivors of suicide.
We all need support in our lives and on our journeys, whether the journey is navigating a divorce emotionally intact, a sojourn through grief and loss of a loved one/job/identity/health, healing from complex trauma, or a journey of self actualization. I work with clients to assist them through a wide range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting obstacles, career challenges, and communication problems. I also work with many people who have experienced physical, sexual, or emotional abuse, trauma, and survivors of suicide.
(708) 274-4531 View (708) 274-4531
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Alicia Hoffman
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Oak Park, IL 60302  (Online Only)
It's a crap shoot trying to choose a therapist, and you’ve been through this before. You've gone to therapy but felt like the counselor didn't get you, or you're looking for more depth and a different perspective to address low mood, anxiety, self image, grief, boundaries, relationship with food and your body, or life transitions and transformations. Maybe you're wondering why relationships feel unsatisfying and you'd like to cultivate more pleasurable experiences and interactions. Perhaps you’re seeking a sense of alignment and cohesiveness between thoughts and feelings.
It's a crap shoot trying to choose a therapist, and you’ve been through this before. You've gone to therapy but felt like the counselor didn't get you, or you're looking for more depth and a different perspective to address low mood, anxiety, self image, grief, boundaries, relationship with food and your body, or life transitions and transformations. Maybe you're wondering why relationships feel unsatisfying and you'd like to cultivate more pleasurable experiences and interactions. Perhaps you’re seeking a sense of alignment and cohesiveness between thoughts and feelings.
(630) 394-5769 View (630) 394-5769
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Lynn Kleinberger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oak Park, IL 60301
Are you experiencing issues with sexual desire, functioning, or orgasm that are related to your disability, injury, or chronic illness? I understand the significance of past experiences and how they make an impact on the present. I'm committed to creating a flexible and inclusive environment where you feel empowered to explore new concepts and challenge yourself. I have experience working with individuals and couples in atypical relationship structures such as open or polyam, and with people struggling with anxiety, depression, and past trauma.
Are you experiencing issues with sexual desire, functioning, or orgasm that are related to your disability, injury, or chronic illness? I understand the significance of past experiences and how they make an impact on the present. I'm committed to creating a flexible and inclusive environment where you feel empowered to explore new concepts and challenge yourself. I have experience working with individuals and couples in atypical relationship structures such as open or polyam, and with people struggling with anxiety, depression, and past trauma.
(708) 773-5488 View (708) 773-5488
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Marialaina Bucci
Counselor, LCPC, CCTP, CDVP, C-DBT, GP-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oak Park, IL 60301  (Online Only)
I am a fully licensed therapist offering remote mental health services to adults at Hope Psychological Services, PLLC, located in the heart of Oak Park. From my comprehensive clinical training and professional experience, I have acquired the skills to work with individuals presenting with symptoms of complex trauma/PTSD, domestic and sexual violence, childhood abuse, dissociative disorders, mood disorders, anxiety, stress, grief/loss, and relationship issues. Additionally, I am fully trained in EMDR and I hold 5 certifications in the areas of: trauma, domestic violence, sexual violence, grief, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
I am a fully licensed therapist offering remote mental health services to adults at Hope Psychological Services, PLLC, located in the heart of Oak Park. From my comprehensive clinical training and professional experience, I have acquired the skills to work with individuals presenting with symptoms of complex trauma/PTSD, domestic and sexual violence, childhood abuse, dissociative disorders, mood disorders, anxiety, stress, grief/loss, and relationship issues. Additionally, I am fully trained in EMDR and I hold 5 certifications in the areas of: trauma, domestic violence, sexual violence, grief, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
(708) 734-2421 View (708) 734-2421

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Oak Park, IL

500+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Oak Park, IL who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
87% Depression
79% Relationship Issues
72% Self Esteem
65% Grief
64% Trauma and PTSD
63% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

97% BlueCross and BlueShield
57% Aetna
47% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Oak Park, IL see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
17% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Oak Park?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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.