Therapists in Oak Park, IL

Photo of David Manno - Ketamine - Midwest Alternative Treatment Clinic
Ketamine - Midwest Alternative Treatment Clinic
Verified Verified
Oak Park, IL 60301
At Midwest Alternative Treatment Clinic, we utilize an approach validated in research and experience to tailor a ketamine program that suits your individual needs and meet you where you are in your journey. Rooted in human relationships, our practice strives to improve your health through mutual respect and collaboration. Individuals with depression, anxiety, PTSD, and chronic pain have all received benefit from ketamine and we are excited to assist you on your path to wellness.
At Midwest Alternative Treatment Clinic, we utilize an approach validated in research and experience to tailor a ketamine program that suits your individual needs and meet you where you are in your journey. Rooted in human relationships, our practice strives to improve your health through mutual respect and collaboration. Individuals with depression, anxiety, PTSD, and chronic pain have all received benefit from ketamine and we are excited to assist you on your path to wellness.
(708) 334-8075 View (708) 334-8075
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Winona Desarmes
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, ALMFT
Verified Verified
Oak Park, IL 60301
Winona Desarmes is an Associate Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Illinois. She has a Master's of Science in Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy. Winona is experienced in working with a range of issues including mental health disorders, substance use, family concerns, autism spectrum disorders, grief, trauma, and couple's conflicts. She specializes in working with families and couples. Winona is trained in Cognitive Behavior, Dialectical Behavior, Solution Focused, Structural and Systematic therapy. Before LifeStance, Winona was working in a program for substance abuse as a couple and family therapist.
Winona Desarmes is an Associate Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Illinois. She has a Master's of Science in Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy. Winona is experienced in working with a range of issues including mental health disorders, substance use, family concerns, autism spectrum disorders, grief, trauma, and couple's conflicts. She specializes in working with families and couples. Winona is trained in Cognitive Behavior, Dialectical Behavior, Solution Focused, Structural and Systematic therapy. Before LifeStance, Winona was working in a program for substance abuse as a couple and family therapist.
(708) 627-9463 View (708) 627-9463
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Teddy Tracy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Oak Park, IL 60301
I am an art therapist & counselor who supports humans across the lifespan, providing services to children, teens, and adults of any age. My approach is genuine, relational, collaborative, responsive to your needs, and always with a lens on how the world around us impacts our mental health and access to resources. Many people come to therapy because they feel stuck in their story. I am curious to know yours and to help you strengthen your ability to envision other ways of living. I use an anti-oppressive lens in my work and value anti-racism, disability justice, community, and gender-affirming approaches to care.
I am an art therapist & counselor who supports humans across the lifespan, providing services to children, teens, and adults of any age. My approach is genuine, relational, collaborative, responsive to your needs, and always with a lens on how the world around us impacts our mental health and access to resources. Many people come to therapy because they feel stuck in their story. I am curious to know yours and to help you strengthen your ability to envision other ways of living. I use an anti-oppressive lens in my work and value anti-racism, disability justice, community, and gender-affirming approaches to care.
(708) 740-5856 View (708) 740-5856
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James Chmielewski
Counselor, LCPC, NCC, CADC
Verified Verified
Oak Park, IL 60301
I have been working in the mental health field for nearly two decades, with a diverse array of clients: adults, adolescents, children, families, couples, groups, foster care, substance abuse, mental illness and more. I offer telehealth services and/or my office is conveniently located near public transportation and off street parking. I offer day, and evening appointments and will work with you, or your insurance, to assure coverage. I would like the opportunity to build a collaborative therapeutic relationship with you and provide you with the support, honesty and understanding we all need to grow.
I have been working in the mental health field for nearly two decades, with a diverse array of clients: adults, adolescents, children, families, couples, groups, foster care, substance abuse, mental illness and more. I offer telehealth services and/or my office is conveniently located near public transportation and off street parking. I offer day, and evening appointments and will work with you, or your insurance, to assure coverage. I would like the opportunity to build a collaborative therapeutic relationship with you and provide you with the support, honesty and understanding we all need to grow.
(773) 417-5784 View (773) 417-5784
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Jessica Punzo
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Oak Park, IL 60301
Not accepting new clients
The majority of my training and work experience has specifically focused on the assessment and treatment of psychological trauma. I believe my job is to walk alongside my clients as they unpack their traumatic experiences, while providing continued safety and validation, all at their own pace. I have extensive experience in evidence based treatments for PTSD and have been successful in treating a wide variety of individuals. I have also completed specialized training in maternal mental health. I treat women dealing with mental health issues that come up during and after pregnancy, such as anxiety, depression, and OCD. I also help women navigate pregnancy loss, infertility, and traumatic births. As a mother myself, I am passionate about working with other mothers struggling with mental health issues related to pregnancy or the postpartum period.
The majority of my training and work experience has specifically focused on the assessment and treatment of psychological trauma. I believe my job is to walk alongside my clients as they unpack their traumatic experiences, while providing continued safety and validation, all at their own pace. I have extensive experience in evidence based treatments for PTSD and have been successful in treating a wide variety of individuals. I have also completed specialized training in maternal mental health. I treat women dealing with mental health issues that come up during and after pregnancy, such as anxiety, depression, and OCD. I also help women navigate pregnancy loss, infertility, and traumatic births. As a mother myself, I am passionate about working with other mothers struggling with mental health issues related to pregnancy or the postpartum period.
(708) 613-8682 View (708) 613-8682
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Jennifer Gawlik-Otte
Counselor, LCPC, CGP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Oak Park, IL 60301
At some point, we all experience changes that are difficult to adjust to. They throw us off balance and everything can seem more confusing, upsetting, and overwhelming. These are life events that prompt processing and healing. I specialize in working with individuals who are feeling dissatisfied in their relationship and/or in the relationships in their life, contemplating a break-up/divorce, those who are struggling to cope with the loss of a loved one, as well as those who are having a hard time adjusting to recent changes and life events.
At some point, we all experience changes that are difficult to adjust to. They throw us off balance and everything can seem more confusing, upsetting, and overwhelming. These are life events that prompt processing and healing. I specialize in working with individuals who are feeling dissatisfied in their relationship and/or in the relationships in their life, contemplating a break-up/divorce, those who are struggling to cope with the loss of a loved one, as well as those who are having a hard time adjusting to recent changes and life events.
(312) 487-2785 x103 View (312) 487-2785 x103
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Liz Brach
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC
Verified Verified
Oak Park, IL 60302  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in Chicago. I enjoy assisting adults who are managing stress and anxiety, addiction, relationship challenges, low self-esteem, life transitions, and depression. I have a warm and direct approach. My focus is on identifying and understanding dysfunctional life patterns that are keeping you stuck. We collaborate as a team so you know how to apply what is learned in sessions to create positive change in your life.
Hi, I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in Chicago. I enjoy assisting adults who are managing stress and anxiety, addiction, relationship challenges, low self-esteem, life transitions, and depression. I have a warm and direct approach. My focus is on identifying and understanding dysfunctional life patterns that are keeping you stuck. We collaborate as a team so you know how to apply what is learned in sessions to create positive change in your life.
(872) 246-7449 View (872) 246-7449
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Jeffrey M. Miley
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Oak Park, IL 60301
Life can be challenging and overwhelming for everyone. As we attempt to navigate in these uncertain times, therapy can be a great benefit in helping us cope with the stressors of everyday life. In me you will find an honest, non-judgmental and experienced therapist dedicated to helping you unlock and reach your potential. Whether you have been experiencing depression, anxiety, traumatic stress or or you just need someone to listen, I will be there to help guide you in meeting your goals.
Life can be challenging and overwhelming for everyone. As we attempt to navigate in these uncertain times, therapy can be a great benefit in helping us cope with the stressors of everyday life. In me you will find an honest, non-judgmental and experienced therapist dedicated to helping you unlock and reach your potential. Whether you have been experiencing depression, anxiety, traumatic stress or or you just need someone to listen, I will be there to help guide you in meeting your goals.
(708) 722-7325 View (708) 722-7325
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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
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Mary Ellen Withers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Oak Park, IL 60301
I provide therapy for adults, couples and families. Clients frequently are struggling with symptoms of depression, anxiety, grief and loss. My clients are often going thru a medical crisis, managing chronic pain or are dealing with a family member's illness. I also help clients who are grieving or who have issues with aging parents and need a plan and to deal with feelings of sadness. I am a registered nurse as well as a clinical social worker and have advanced training in medical family therapy. I am a very good listener and assist my clients in finding their strengths to help them move forward in life.
I provide therapy for adults, couples and families. Clients frequently are struggling with symptoms of depression, anxiety, grief and loss. My clients are often going thru a medical crisis, managing chronic pain or are dealing with a family member's illness. I also help clients who are grieving or who have issues with aging parents and need a plan and to deal with feelings of sadness. I am a registered nurse as well as a clinical social worker and have advanced training in medical family therapy. I am a very good listener and assist my clients in finding their strengths to help them move forward in life.
(708) 328-3458 View (708) 328-3458
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Carly Klauber
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Oak Park, IL 60301  (Online Only)
I work with individuals that are experiencing anxiety, depression, mood disorders, PTSD and overall life-stress, among other things. I pull from several different therapy modalities; most often Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), client-centered therapy, and supportive therapy. My goal is to make you feel at ease and move at a pace you're comfortable with!
I work with individuals that are experiencing anxiety, depression, mood disorders, PTSD and overall life-stress, among other things. I pull from several different therapy modalities; most often Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), client-centered therapy, and supportive therapy. My goal is to make you feel at ease and move at a pace you're comfortable with!
(708) 367-3173 View (708) 367-3173
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Joleen D. Hartland
Counselor, MS, LCPC, CADC
Verified Verified
Oak Park, IL 60301
" I strongly believe in the strength of the human spirit and work with people to capitalize on their strengths. My clients find me empowering and supportive. One of my strengths is challenging thoughts that limit who you can be and what you can do. I am a licensed clinical professional counselor. I graduated with a Master's Degree in Counseling/Psychology from Illinois Benedictine College. I provide professional counseling and consultation to individuals, couples, , and families.
" I strongly believe in the strength of the human spirit and work with people to capitalize on their strengths. My clients find me empowering and supportive. One of my strengths is challenging thoughts that limit who you can be and what you can do. I am a licensed clinical professional counselor. I graduated with a Master's Degree in Counseling/Psychology from Illinois Benedictine College. I provide professional counseling and consultation to individuals, couples, , and families.
(708) 406-2304 View (708) 406-2304
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Micaela Noelle Bates
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Oak Park, IL 60301
Congratulations on taking the difficult, but brave, step to research options for support! I am here to act as a GPS on your journey to self actualization - whether you currently find yourself in the packing stage, are determining your destination, or you're looking to discover "how did I end up here?' My passion and my training work to aid you in defining your truths and walking boldly in them. Wellness is achieved when you can look at your worn-out shoes and esteem them for getting you this far instead of forever cursing the road that damaged them. Be well.
Congratulations on taking the difficult, but brave, step to research options for support! I am here to act as a GPS on your journey to self actualization - whether you currently find yourself in the packing stage, are determining your destination, or you're looking to discover "how did I end up here?' My passion and my training work to aid you in defining your truths and walking boldly in them. Wellness is achieved when you can look at your worn-out shoes and esteem them for getting you this far instead of forever cursing the road that damaged them. Be well.
(708) 377-9663 View (708) 377-9663
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Sara Ives-Louter
Counselor, LCPC, CADC
Verified Verified
Oak Park, IL 60301
Not accepting new clients
Do you feel there is something in life that is preventing you from feeling the best version of yourself? Most people at some point in life will answer "Yes!" to this question and if this is your answer currently, I may be able to help. I believe that the most important part of therapy is building a connection and a foundation of trust between myself and my clients. This will allow us to work together to develop a plan to help you achieve your goals.
Do you feel there is something in life that is preventing you from feeling the best version of yourself? Most people at some point in life will answer "Yes!" to this question and if this is your answer currently, I may be able to help. I believe that the most important part of therapy is building a connection and a foundation of trust between myself and my clients. This will allow us to work together to develop a plan to help you achieve your goals.
(708) 725-0636 View (708) 725-0636
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Yolanda Reyes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Oak Park, IL 60301
Hello, I am a licensed psychotherapist with a Master of Social Work degree with an emphasis in Children and Families from Loyola University of Chicago. As a young professional, mother of 3, and a wife in a blended family, I am well acquainted with the challenges faced by individuals and couples as they begin careers, endeavor to develop friendships, foster long-term relationships, and step into marriage and parenting. I aim to provide a warm and safe space where individuals and couples can feel supported as they explore options, process life's challenges, and find clarity, peace, harmony, and joy in the midst of life's struggles.
Hello, I am a licensed psychotherapist with a Master of Social Work degree with an emphasis in Children and Families from Loyola University of Chicago. As a young professional, mother of 3, and a wife in a blended family, I am well acquainted with the challenges faced by individuals and couples as they begin careers, endeavor to develop friendships, foster long-term relationships, and step into marriage and parenting. I aim to provide a warm and safe space where individuals and couples can feel supported as they explore options, process life's challenges, and find clarity, peace, harmony, and joy in the midst of life's struggles.
(872) 259-9687 View (872) 259-9687
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Blair Barbour
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Oak Park, IL 60301
Waitlist for new clients
People with stressful lives, who have been trying their best to deal with anxiety, self esteem, relationship issues -- all reasons people contact me initially. You may have noticed feeling or behaving in ways that are self-defeating, or you are disappointed that you don't feel more authentic with others, or fully engaged in your life. Crises such as divorce or loss, challenges in parenting or work pressures can serve as catalysts for reevaluating the way we've been living. Psychotherapy offers a unique opportunity to discover what I believe is inherent in everyone: the ability to change and grow and heal.
People with stressful lives, who have been trying their best to deal with anxiety, self esteem, relationship issues -- all reasons people contact me initially. You may have noticed feeling or behaving in ways that are self-defeating, or you are disappointed that you don't feel more authentic with others, or fully engaged in your life. Crises such as divorce or loss, challenges in parenting or work pressures can serve as catalysts for reevaluating the way we've been living. Psychotherapy offers a unique opportunity to discover what I believe is inherent in everyone: the ability to change and grow and heal.
(708) 232-0997 View (708) 232-0997
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Isabel Montoya-Sex Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oak Park, IL 60301
In our sessions, I hope to create a brave space allowing us to welcome all emotions and versions of you in our time together while inspiring curiosity, accountability and agency. My particular interests are working with neurodivergent couples, BIPOC couples with sexual concerns, and the Latin/Hispanic community to address sexual concerns and identity.
In our sessions, I hope to create a brave space allowing us to welcome all emotions and versions of you in our time together while inspiring curiosity, accountability and agency. My particular interests are working with neurodivergent couples, BIPOC couples with sexual concerns, and the Latin/Hispanic community to address sexual concerns and identity.
(708) 809-3552 View (708) 809-3552
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Donna Ferraro
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified Verified
Oak Park, IL 60304  (Online Only)
I provide non judgemental and subjective feedback to clients who may have emotional, behavioral and mental health disorders. My keen understanding of diverse backgrounds allows me to be highly responsive to a client's individual needs and circumstances. I am also very passionate about staying current with the latest evidence-based research and techniques which may be able to benefit my clients. Building a strong rapport with my clients is of the utmost importance, allowing me to accurately assess and treat my client's emotional/mental health needs.
I provide non judgemental and subjective feedback to clients who may have emotional, behavioral and mental health disorders. My keen understanding of diverse backgrounds allows me to be highly responsive to a client's individual needs and circumstances. I am also very passionate about staying current with the latest evidence-based research and techniques which may be able to benefit my clients. Building a strong rapport with my clients is of the utmost importance, allowing me to accurately assess and treat my client's emotional/mental health needs.
(708) 401-9583 View (708) 401-9583
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Ruth S Babcock
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Oak Park, IL 60301  (Online Only)
Does anxiety, frustration, anger, self-doubt, or feelings of sadness prevent you from getting what you want out of life? Are you dissatisfied with your relationships or feel overwhelmed with problems? Therapy offers a safe, non-judgmental, supportive, and confidential space to talk about your feelings and receive professional feedback to help you sort out your problems.
Does anxiety, frustration, anger, self-doubt, or feelings of sadness prevent you from getting what you want out of life? Are you dissatisfied with your relationships or feel overwhelmed with problems? Therapy offers a safe, non-judgmental, supportive, and confidential space to talk about your feelings and receive professional feedback to help you sort out your problems.
(708) 435-2347 View (708) 435-2347
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Victoria Perisee-Johns
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Oak Park, IL 60301
Are you searching for a therapist who offers a nontraditional approach? Do you find yourself dealing with feelings of stagnation or unfulfillment? Whether you're navigating a significant life transition, wrestling with professional challenges, or seeking support in managing past traumas, I'm here to assist you in reclaiming the sense of control you crave in your life. My aim is to empower you to make meaningful life changes and adjustments that enhance your overall satisfaction and propel you toward achieving the goals you've set for yourself. Together, we will navigate the complexities of your experiences.
Are you searching for a therapist who offers a nontraditional approach? Do you find yourself dealing with feelings of stagnation or unfulfillment? Whether you're navigating a significant life transition, wrestling with professional challenges, or seeking support in managing past traumas, I'm here to assist you in reclaiming the sense of control you crave in your life. My aim is to empower you to make meaningful life changes and adjustments that enhance your overall satisfaction and propel you toward achieving the goals you've set for yourself. Together, we will navigate the complexities of your experiences.
(708) 809-3516 View (708) 809-3516

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
88% Depression
81% Relationship Issues
73% Self Esteem
66% Grief
64% Trauma and PTSD
62% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

96% BlueCross and BlueShield
59% Aetna
49% Cigna and Evernorth

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.