Therapists in Oak Park, IL

Photo of Joe Lorenzo, Marriage & Family Therapist Intern in Oak Park, IL
Joe Lorenzo
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oak Park, IL 60301  (Online Only)
As a couple and family therapist, I am interested in learning more about your struggles and challenges from a systemic and relational framework. Approaching these from an antiracist lens, we will work collaboratively to uncover some of the contexts in which you may have learned to relate to others, and how your own family of origin stories and experiences continue to shape how you communicate and work through conflict in your relationships. I am LGBTQIA+ affirming, and enjoy working with couples, adolescents aged 6-12, teens, and families of all formations.
As a couple and family therapist, I am interested in learning more about your struggles and challenges from a systemic and relational framework. Approaching these from an antiracist lens, we will work collaboratively to uncover some of the contexts in which you may have learned to relate to others, and how your own family of origin stories and experiences continue to shape how you communicate and work through conflict in your relationships. I am LGBTQIA+ affirming, and enjoy working with couples, adolescents aged 6-12, teens, and families of all formations.
(708) 934-9060 View (708) 934-9060
Photo of Jae Lee, Licensed Professional Counselor in Oak Park, IL
Jae Lee
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Oak Park, IL 60301
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who works from a client centered lens with diverse populations experiencing challenges. I work with adults, couples, adolescents, and is particularly passionate about helping immigrant families work through familial conflicts. I am skilled in working with clients who experience anxiety disorders, depression, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, and substance use disorders. I provide a safe and non-judgmental space for clients to explore their feelings, develop coping skills, and work towards their goals.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who works from a client centered lens with diverse populations experiencing challenges. I work with adults, couples, adolescents, and is particularly passionate about helping immigrant families work through familial conflicts. I am skilled in working with clients who experience anxiety disorders, depression, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, and substance use disorders. I provide a safe and non-judgmental space for clients to explore their feelings, develop coping skills, and work towards their goals.
(708) 627-2124 View (708) 627-2124
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Kristin Burns
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SEP, RMT, RYT, IFS
Verified Verified
Oak Park, IL 60301
Not accepting new clients
"What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters to what lies within us."( Ralph Waldo Emerson) I believe there are a variety of channels which can facilitate one back to their inner wisdom, supporting shifts in self compassion and empowerment. As a Mindy Body Therapist, I am dedicated to providing tools which help one access their own internal resources. I bring a unique perspective to my work, incorporating 20 years of studying both eastern and western practices and philosophies. I use an integrated approach to address issues such as: trauma, depression, anxiety, stress, parenting issues, identity issues, PTSD, chronic pain.
"What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters to what lies within us."( Ralph Waldo Emerson) I believe there are a variety of channels which can facilitate one back to their inner wisdom, supporting shifts in self compassion and empowerment. As a Mindy Body Therapist, I am dedicated to providing tools which help one access their own internal resources. I bring a unique perspective to my work, incorporating 20 years of studying both eastern and western practices and philosophies. I use an integrated approach to address issues such as: trauma, depression, anxiety, stress, parenting issues, identity issues, PTSD, chronic pain.
(312) 675-4631 View (312) 675-4631
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Lakeisha Banks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW, EMDR, BSP
Verified Verified
Oak Park, IL 60301
As a therapist who lives with ADHD, I understand and feel the challenges of life from the point of view of a neurodivergent individual. There are so many difficulties we face every day, and we are not born knowing how to use coping skills and tools to manage them. As a result, the path you’ve been on may be scary, but I want you to know that you are not alone! This is where I come in. I am a trauma-informed therapist that specializes in working with adolescents and adults who experience ADHD, trauma, PTSD, LGBTQIA+, domestic violence, and sexual assault, or are in need of crisis intervention.
As a therapist who lives with ADHD, I understand and feel the challenges of life from the point of view of a neurodivergent individual. There are so many difficulties we face every day, and we are not born knowing how to use coping skills and tools to manage them. As a result, the path you’ve been on may be scary, but I want you to know that you are not alone! This is where I come in. I am a trauma-informed therapist that specializes in working with adolescents and adults who experience ADHD, trauma, PTSD, LGBTQIA+, domestic violence, and sexual assault, or are in need of crisis intervention.
(312) 300-2038 View (312) 300-2038
Photo of Arnetta Brown, Licensed Professional Counselor in Oak Park, IL
Arnetta Brown
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oak Park, IL 60301  (Online Only)
I have years of experience in working with diverse populations within the mental health community and crisis prevention. I provide therapy for adults, adolescents, couples, groups and families. My approach is influenced but not limited to CBT, Trauma focused CBT, DBT, Psychodynamic, Psychotherapy, Solution Focused, Strength Based, Interpersonal Therapy, Mindfulness and Strength Based therapy.
I have years of experience in working with diverse populations within the mental health community and crisis prevention. I provide therapy for adults, adolescents, couples, groups and families. My approach is influenced but not limited to CBT, Trauma focused CBT, DBT, Psychodynamic, Psychotherapy, Solution Focused, Strength Based, Interpersonal Therapy, Mindfulness and Strength Based therapy.
(708) 734-6554 View (708) 734-6554
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Colin A. Brietzke
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oak Park, IL 60301
Dr. Brietzke specializes in the neuropsychological evaluation of a wide range of disorders of the brain including head injuries, ADHD, learning difficulties, emotional problems and memory disorders. The neuropsychological testing offered by Dr. Brietzke provides a more specific understanding of brain functioning than psychological, psychiatric or school-based testing does, resulting in more accurate diagnosis and more effective treatment. He also integrates the cutting-edge neuroimaging and brainmapping tools with traditional neuropsychological tests. This allows for unprecedented levels of understanding of an individual's underlying brain processes and opens up many new treatment options.
Dr. Brietzke specializes in the neuropsychological evaluation of a wide range of disorders of the brain including head injuries, ADHD, learning difficulties, emotional problems and memory disorders. The neuropsychological testing offered by Dr. Brietzke provides a more specific understanding of brain functioning than psychological, psychiatric or school-based testing does, resulting in more accurate diagnosis and more effective treatment. He also integrates the cutting-edge neuroimaging and brainmapping tools with traditional neuropsychological tests. This allows for unprecedented levels of understanding of an individual's underlying brain processes and opens up many new treatment options.
(708) 320-1441 View (708) 320-1441
Photo of Kelley Brown, Licensed Professional Counselor in Oak Park, IL
Kelley Brown
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Not Verified Not Verified
Oak Park, IL 60301
Kelley Brown is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Illinois with experience in both the clinical mental health field and school counseling field. Kelley supports clients in uncovering and breaking through life's obstacles and challenges to embrace and experience being their best self. Her goal is to mobilize her clients to have self-growth and self-agency through focusing on one's strengths, finding solutions to life's challenges, and supporting in altering one's perspective to uncover the lessons in all stages of life.
Kelley Brown is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Illinois with experience in both the clinical mental health field and school counseling field. Kelley supports clients in uncovering and breaking through life's obstacles and challenges to embrace and experience being their best self. Her goal is to mobilize her clients to have self-growth and self-agency through focusing on one's strengths, finding solutions to life's challenges, and supporting in altering one's perspective to uncover the lessons in all stages of life.
(708) 998-4138 View (708) 998-4138
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Megan Wills
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oak Park, IL 60301
Megan Wills is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who works with adults and adolescents. She practices from a relational, trauma-informed, person-centered, and intersectional feminist lens. Megan believes that the foundation of good therapy is a strong and trusting therapeutic relationship. She works to create a space where clients can experience safety, support, and unconditional positive regard, build insight into their values, and live a better life.
Megan Wills is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who works with adults and adolescents. She practices from a relational, trauma-informed, person-centered, and intersectional feminist lens. Megan believes that the foundation of good therapy is a strong and trusting therapeutic relationship. She works to create a space where clients can experience safety, support, and unconditional positive regard, build insight into their values, and live a better life.
(708) 501-6268 x105 View (708) 501-6268 x105
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Erin M Ader
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Oak Park, IL 60301
My goal as a therapist is to create a space where you feel comfortable and at ease. Building a trusting relationship is key. Within this accepting and empathic setting personal introspection and growth can take place. Whether you have been in therapy previously or are new to the journey, seeking therapy is not always easy. I understand that taking this first step can often be one of the biggest challenges. I will work with you in a partnership to identify what is currently working in your life and what may be holding you back.
My goal as a therapist is to create a space where you feel comfortable and at ease. Building a trusting relationship is key. Within this accepting and empathic setting personal introspection and growth can take place. Whether you have been in therapy previously or are new to the journey, seeking therapy is not always easy. I understand that taking this first step can often be one of the biggest challenges. I will work with you in a partnership to identify what is currently working in your life and what may be holding you back.
(773) 879-3557 View (773) 879-3557
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Kayla Wingert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Oak Park, IL 60301
Not accepting new clients
As a queer and polyamorous therapist, I am passionate about working with queer and trans people, polyamorous individuals and relationships, kink and BDSM communities, and folks living life outside the religious traditions they were raised in. I particularly enjoy working with couples who are exploring opening their relationship or otherwise restructuring their relationship. I also work with triads, polycules, metamours, and other non-monogamous relationship configurations around communication and conflict, jealousy and insecurity, dating and breakups, and rethinking relationships.
As a queer and polyamorous therapist, I am passionate about working with queer and trans people, polyamorous individuals and relationships, kink and BDSM communities, and folks living life outside the religious traditions they were raised in. I particularly enjoy working with couples who are exploring opening their relationship or otherwise restructuring their relationship. I also work with triads, polycules, metamours, and other non-monogamous relationship configurations around communication and conflict, jealousy and insecurity, dating and breakups, and rethinking relationships.
(312) 815-5198 View (312) 815-5198
Photo of Mallory Tamillo, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Oak Park, IL
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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Kate Giandonato & Associates
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oak Park, IL 60301
Very rarely in our lives are we given the opportunity and the space to truly look at ourselves, where we have been, and the person we are looking to become. At Kate Giandonato & Associates, we create an environment where you can safely look at yourself, relationships, and potential barriers to achieving your goals. Our relationship-based training in Social Work + Child Development has given us the background to notice and work through the conflicting messages, thoughts and emotions present not only in the parent-child relationship, but in every relationship. We work with our clients to better understand and negotiate these most important relationships.
Very rarely in our lives are we given the opportunity and the space to truly look at ourselves, where we have been, and the person we are looking to become. At Kate Giandonato & Associates, we create an environment where you can safely look at yourself, relationships, and potential barriers to achieving your goals. Our relationship-based training in Social Work + Child Development has given us the background to notice and work through the conflicting messages, thoughts and emotions present not only in the parent-child relationship, but in every relationship. We work with our clients to better understand and negotiate these most important relationships.
(773) 888-4992 View (773) 888-4992
Photo of Courtney Bledsoe, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Oak Park, IL
Courtney Bledsoe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Oak Park, IL 60301
You are feeling overwhelmed & frustrated by your child's tears, yelling, and fearfulness. You want to experience joy with your child & feel hopeful about the future. But, you're worried about your child's reactions to disappointments & frustration. Even mealtimes, bedtimes, and going to school feel like power struggles. You notice your child seems unhappy or angry, but are not sure what is going on. It's tough to balance everything when your child needs so much and it's affecting your sleep, work and other relationships. You love your child more than anything, but it's just so hard right now.
You are feeling overwhelmed & frustrated by your child's tears, yelling, and fearfulness. You want to experience joy with your child & feel hopeful about the future. But, you're worried about your child's reactions to disappointments & frustration. Even mealtimes, bedtimes, and going to school feel like power struggles. You notice your child seems unhappy or angry, but are not sure what is going on. It's tough to balance everything when your child needs so much and it's affecting your sleep, work and other relationships. You love your child more than anything, but it's just so hard right now.
(708) 740-2717 View (708) 740-2717
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Carolen King
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW
Verified Verified
Oak Park, IL 60301
"When the winds of change blow, some people build walls. Others build windmills." ....... Change. It is unavoidable. All people share this truth. Whether we choose it or not, life will change. We live. We adapt. We learn. Yet life teaches us another truth; that we are not alone. We are inherently social, loving beings. Our lives are embedded in many kinds of relationships. Sometimes those relationships are swimming happily along and sometimes not so much. The good news is that these truths about change and relationships enable us to grow. Whatever stage we are in, wherever our world is at, we aim to live with richness and joy.
"When the winds of change blow, some people build walls. Others build windmills." ....... Change. It is unavoidable. All people share this truth. Whether we choose it or not, life will change. We live. We adapt. We learn. Yet life teaches us another truth; that we are not alone. We are inherently social, loving beings. Our lives are embedded in many kinds of relationships. Sometimes those relationships are swimming happily along and sometimes not so much. The good news is that these truths about change and relationships enable us to grow. Whatever stage we are in, wherever our world is at, we aim to live with richness and joy.
(708) 381-1145 View (708) 381-1145
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Allie Wills
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
Oak Park, IL 60301
Waitlist for new clients
Allie Wills is a relational, person-centered, and trauma-informed therapist for adults and adolescents. She works from an intersectional, social justice perspective. In therapy, she focuses on providing a safe space and joining you to help you explore who you want to be and how you want to live. She is compassionate, non-judgmental, and collaborative.
Allie Wills is a relational, person-centered, and trauma-informed therapist for adults and adolescents. She works from an intersectional, social justice perspective. In therapy, she focuses on providing a safe space and joining you to help you explore who you want to be and how you want to live. She is compassionate, non-judgmental, and collaborative.
(331) 244-4866 x123 View (331) 244-4866 x123
Photo of Alexandra Denis, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Oak Park, IL
Alexandra Denis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oak Park, IL 60301
Do you feel as though you are seen and understood in relationships? Or have you at times felt like you are "too much" or "not enough"? You are not alone. Many of us struggle to feel "normal" in a culture that pathologizes so much about who we are. This can leave us feeling disconnected from ourselves and the world around us. Our therapeutic relationship will offer a warm and accepting space to explore yourself and your needs. Through mindfulness and somatic attunement, I will support you in strengthening the connections between your heart, body and mind so you can feel more grounded, regulated, connected, and whole.
Do you feel as though you are seen and understood in relationships? Or have you at times felt like you are "too much" or "not enough"? You are not alone. Many of us struggle to feel "normal" in a culture that pathologizes so much about who we are. This can leave us feeling disconnected from ourselves and the world around us. Our therapeutic relationship will offer a warm and accepting space to explore yourself and your needs. Through mindfulness and somatic attunement, I will support you in strengthening the connections between your heart, body and mind so you can feel more grounded, regulated, connected, and whole.
(872) 278-5081 View (872) 278-5081
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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Innovative Counseling Partners, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MAATC
Verified Verified
Oak Park, IL 60301
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.
(708) 578-8666 View (708) 578-8666
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Monica F. Boyd-Layne
Counselor, PhD, LCPC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Oak Park, IL 60301  (Online Only)
In response to the state of emergency we will be seeing clients via HIPPA compliant TeleHealth. You are often nervous and feel like you are an imposter. You would like to be free from doubt and fear. When you attend business meetings or social gatherings do you feel more like your 12 year old self rather than an adult? Are you also haunted by childhood memories of not belonging? You are an individual in transition wanting to move closer to your professional goals.
In response to the state of emergency we will be seeing clients via HIPPA compliant TeleHealth. You are often nervous and feel like you are an imposter. You would like to be free from doubt and fear. When you attend business meetings or social gatherings do you feel more like your 12 year old self rather than an adult? Are you also haunted by childhood memories of not belonging? You are an individual in transition wanting to move closer to your professional goals.
(312) 516-4263 View (312) 516-4263
Photo of Rose Mary Spizzirri, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Oak Park, IL
Rose Mary Spizzirri
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oak Park, IL 60301
Everyone goes through times of struggle and needs someone to listen, reflect and help them move forward. We specialize in working with persons who have experienced trauma, abuse or neglect. Trauma can lead to many life issues & symptoms that we can help you manage & alleviate. Using trauma-informed attachment focused psychotherapy we provide parents with therapeutic skills to help their children heal. I have worked with families, kids, & adults for 25 of years who have various mental illnesses and emotional challenges. Everyone deserves happiness & we can help you through the healing process to restore your mind, body & spirit.
Everyone goes through times of struggle and needs someone to listen, reflect and help them move forward. We specialize in working with persons who have experienced trauma, abuse or neglect. Trauma can lead to many life issues & symptoms that we can help you manage & alleviate. Using trauma-informed attachment focused psychotherapy we provide parents with therapeutic skills to help their children heal. I have worked with families, kids, & adults for 25 of years who have various mental illnesses and emotional challenges. Everyone deserves happiness & we can help you through the healing process to restore your mind, body & spirit.
(708) 697-8009 View (708) 697-8009

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:

92% Anxiety
87% Depression
79% Relationship Issues
72% Self Esteem
64% Grief
64% Trauma and PTSD
62% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

97% BlueCross and BlueShield
56% Aetna
46% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Oak Park, IL see their clients

71% In Person and Online
29% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% 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.

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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.