Therapists in Oregon, IL

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Claire Maschinski
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Oregon, IL 61061
I have experience working with children as young as four years old, adolescents, adults, couples, and families and have a strong tie to the systems dynamic in my clinical work. I work with clients experiencing a wide variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, relational problems, social isolation and bullying, family and parent-child conflict, school concerns, and a multitude of other presenting issues. I work from a compassionate, strengths-based approach and promote positive, healthy change through self-advocacy. Working from a systemic perspective with individuals, couples, and families allows me to assist my clients in actualizing the change they wish to see in their lives. In addition, I promote the process of change through differentiation of self and gaining an understanding of how individuals work and function within a system. I recently underwent a training in the Certificate Program in Traumatic Stress Studies through the Trauma Center at JRI and have also received training to become a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. I recently attended the Childhood Trauma Symposium to increase my efforts in being an effective trauma-informed clinician.
I have experience working with children as young as four years old, adolescents, adults, couples, and families and have a strong tie to the systems dynamic in my clinical work. I work with clients experiencing a wide variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, relational problems, social isolation and bullying, family and parent-child conflict, school concerns, and a multitude of other presenting issues. I work from a compassionate, strengths-based approach and promote positive, healthy change through self-advocacy. Working from a systemic perspective with individuals, couples, and families allows me to assist my clients in actualizing the change they wish to see in their lives. In addition, I promote the process of change through differentiation of self and gaining an understanding of how individuals work and function within a system. I recently underwent a training in the Certificate Program in Traumatic Stress Studies through the Trauma Center at JRI and have also received training to become a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. I recently attended the Childhood Trauma Symposium to increase my efforts in being an effective trauma-informed clinician.
(779) 222-2708 View (779) 222-2708
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Julia Ogg
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Oregon, IL 61061
I specialize in working with children and families who are struggling with challenging behaviors and negative parent-child interactions at home. I also work with children who are struggling with feelings of anxiety and worry. The goals of children and families I work with are to develop more positive ways of interacting with each other and to support positive child development. I typically work with both the parents and the child to support more positive interactions and to improve family and school functioning.
I specialize in working with children and families who are struggling with challenging behaviors and negative parent-child interactions at home. I also work with children who are struggling with feelings of anxiety and worry. The goals of children and families I work with are to develop more positive ways of interacting with each other and to support positive child development. I typically work with both the parents and the child to support more positive interactions and to improve family and school functioning.
(815) 396-8198 View (815) 396-8198

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Kayla A. Clayton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, APSW
Verified
Byron, IL 61010
If you are feeling sad, alone, hopeless, anxious, overwhelmed or a mix of emotions, I am here to help! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Illinois and an Advanced Practice Social Worker in the State of Wisconsin. I work with individuals, groups, and couples who are having a wide range of emotions or concerns. I enjoy working with a diverse population including young children, adolescents, adults and geriatric individuals. I also provide therapeutic services in the homes of older adults who are homebound and in retirement facilities.
If you are feeling sad, alone, hopeless, anxious, overwhelmed or a mix of emotions, I am here to help! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Illinois and an Advanced Practice Social Worker in the State of Wisconsin. I work with individuals, groups, and couples who are having a wide range of emotions or concerns. I enjoy working with a diverse population including young children, adolescents, adults and geriatric individuals. I also provide therapeutic services in the homes of older adults who are homebound and in retirement facilities.
(815) 669-4250 View (815) 669-4250
Photo of Matthew Clayton, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Oregon, IL
Matthew Clayton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified
Byron, IL 61010
If you're feeling overwhelmed by life and having difficulty coping with a mix of emotions, I am here to help! I am Matthew Clayton, a Rockford native and Licensed Social Worker with a wealth of experience offering tailored therapy to individuals, couples, and families facing diverse mental health challenges. Alongside my wife, Kayla Clayton, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, we have over 25 years of combined expertise in mental health. I specialize in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and person-centered therapy, ensuring each client receives customized care.
If you're feeling overwhelmed by life and having difficulty coping with a mix of emotions, I am here to help! I am Matthew Clayton, a Rockford native and Licensed Social Worker with a wealth of experience offering tailored therapy to individuals, couples, and families facing diverse mental health challenges. Alongside my wife, Kayla Clayton, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, we have over 25 years of combined expertise in mental health. I specialize in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and person-centered therapy, ensuring each client receives customized care.
(815) 859-8769 View (815) 859-8769
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Melissa Gates
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Byron, IL 61010
I am devoted both to helping my clients with the distress and overwhelming challenges life can present, while inspiring them to find balance, empowerment and contentment as they reach for their goals and personal potential. My depth of experience has led me to a firm belief that individuals can achieve their own idea of happiness through a holistic approach that focuses on the mind, body and spirit. My therapeutic approach is tailored to my clients’ needs and goals. My role is to create a safe, empowering, respectful environment. Your role is to take the first step that will lead you to discover your path to healing.
I am devoted both to helping my clients with the distress and overwhelming challenges life can present, while inspiring them to find balance, empowerment and contentment as they reach for their goals and personal potential. My depth of experience has led me to a firm belief that individuals can achieve their own idea of happiness through a holistic approach that focuses on the mind, body and spirit. My therapeutic approach is tailored to my clients’ needs and goals. My role is to create a safe, empowering, respectful environment. Your role is to take the first step that will lead you to discover your path to healing.
(815) 288-1235 View (815) 288-1235

Online Therapists

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Meghan Dunn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW, QMHP
Verified
Ottawa, IL 61350  (Online Only)
In the chaos of our world today, reaching out for help can be difficult, but necessary. I am proud of you for taking the first step. Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Phobias, Anger, Self-Esteem, Relational Issues, or daily life stressors can be hard to manage alone. Working as partners, I can help you achieve goals so you can live the life YOU desire. Utilizing a person-centered approach, YOU are my first priority. You deserve the life you desire and together we can blaze the trail to get you where you wish to be.
In the chaos of our world today, reaching out for help can be difficult, but necessary. I am proud of you for taking the first step. Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Phobias, Anger, Self-Esteem, Relational Issues, or daily life stressors can be hard to manage alone. Working as partners, I can help you achieve goals so you can live the life YOU desire. Utilizing a person-centered approach, YOU are my first priority. You deserve the life you desire and together we can blaze the trail to get you where you wish to be.
(847) 565-1471 View (847) 565-1471
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Brittany Ramenani
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Naperville, IL 60540  (Online Only)
I specialize in treating depression, anxiety& panic disorders and life transitions. Together we will work to create an individualized plan which include strategies to best provide care for yourself. In our work together, I strive to provide empathy & tools that will best meet and address the needs of what you are experiencing including managing intrusive thoughts, self-worth, panic attacks, and other thoughts and behaviors that are impacting your well-being. I work to provide a person-centered, open space, with use of humor and curiosity to explore and heal the parts of you that are hurting.
I specialize in treating depression, anxiety& panic disorders and life transitions. Together we will work to create an individualized plan which include strategies to best provide care for yourself. In our work together, I strive to provide empathy & tools that will best meet and address the needs of what you are experiencing including managing intrusive thoughts, self-worth, panic attacks, and other thoughts and behaviors that are impacting your well-being. I work to provide a person-centered, open space, with use of humor and curiosity to explore and heal the parts of you that are hurting.
(630) 473-9631 View (630) 473-9631
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The Online Insomnia Center with Dr. Rosenblum
Psychologist, PsyD, DBSM
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60611  (Online Only)
Are you often battling fatigue, tossing and turning at night, or finding yourself waking up before your alarm? Perhaps you're a self-described night owl. Or maybe you're troubled by how your sleep—or lack thereof—is affecting your health, your mood, and your ability to navigate daily life. If any of this resonates with you, then it's time to explore a solution tailored specifically to your needs. Welcome, I'm Dr. Mark Rosenblum, a Sleep Psychologist with over 15 years of experience providing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I), the gold standard treatment for persistent insomnia, and the cornerstone of my practice.
Are you often battling fatigue, tossing and turning at night, or finding yourself waking up before your alarm? Perhaps you're a self-described night owl. Or maybe you're troubled by how your sleep—or lack thereof—is affecting your health, your mood, and your ability to navigate daily life. If any of this resonates with you, then it's time to explore a solution tailored specifically to your needs. Welcome, I'm Dr. Mark Rosenblum, a Sleep Psychologist with over 15 years of experience providing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I), the gold standard treatment for persistent insomnia, and the cornerstone of my practice.
(847) 443-9848 View (847) 443-9848
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Amy Marie Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Chicago, IL 60640  (Online Only)
I have worked with a variety of people with issues ranging from work related stress to serious mental health symptoms. Regardless of the challenges you face, I can help by using EMDR or Solution Focused Therapy to assist you with the steps forward you would like to make.
I have worked with a variety of people with issues ranging from work related stress to serious mental health symptoms. Regardless of the challenges you face, I can help by using EMDR or Solution Focused Therapy to assist you with the steps forward you would like to make.
(773) 985-4239 View (773) 985-4239
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Carly Klauber
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
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
Photo of Alexandra Garcia, Licensed Professional Counselor in Oregon, IL
Alexandra Garcia
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60642
I believe that being a therapist is a privilege. I understand that starting therapy or beginning to see a new therapist can be a vulnerable experience and it is an act of self-compassion. When a person has experienced trauma or is undergoing life challenges, it can be difficult to see a path forward. My role as a therapist is to assist you in finding ways to look ahead and to live a life that feels more aligned with yourself.
I believe that being a therapist is a privilege. I understand that starting therapy or beginning to see a new therapist can be a vulnerable experience and it is an act of self-compassion. When a person has experienced trauma or is undergoing life challenges, it can be difficult to see a path forward. My role as a therapist is to assist you in finding ways to look ahead and to live a life that feels more aligned with yourself.
(708) 607-9615 View (708) 607-9615
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Andres Herrera
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60625
I am passionate about helping people find emotional, mental, and spiritual healing in their lives. With the pressures that can come from work, family, and/or society in general, I make it my goal to provide people with a safe space where they can process their current life events and/or past issues that are troubling them.
I am passionate about helping people find emotional, mental, and spiritual healing in their lives. With the pressures that can come from work, family, and/or society in general, I make it my goal to provide people with a safe space where they can process their current life events and/or past issues that are troubling them.
(630) 626-4861 x5 View (630) 626-4861 x5
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Emily McCoy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Hinsdale, IL 60521
Accepting new clients! Hello, and congratulations on taking this first step in finding a therapist – I celebrate your choice to make a difference in your life. I am an individual therapist with a goal to help you understand your potential for living your most fulfilled life – whatever that looks like for you. I bring compassion, warmth, humor and a thoughtful pragmatism to my practice to establish authentic rapport with clients, as I believe that a relationship built on trust is the most important and effective aspect of deeply therapeutic work. Whether our work is via video telehealth or in-person, I can help!
Accepting new clients! Hello, and congratulations on taking this first step in finding a therapist – I celebrate your choice to make a difference in your life. I am an individual therapist with a goal to help you understand your potential for living your most fulfilled life – whatever that looks like for you. I bring compassion, warmth, humor and a thoughtful pragmatism to my practice to establish authentic rapport with clients, as I believe that a relationship built on trust is the most important and effective aspect of deeply therapeutic work. Whether our work is via video telehealth or in-person, I can help!
(630) 395-7625 View (630) 395-7625
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Terae Tatum
Counselor, LCPC, CSAC
Verified
Oak Forest, IL 60452
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who works with adults, adolescents, children and families who have experienced various forms of traumatic events, substance use, depression, grief and loss, and anxiety. Understanding that people experience major life altering events, I have made it my personal goal to assist individuals in becoming better equipped to manage their difficulties and increase their functioning, mental health, and well-being by helping them to recognize and use their inherent strengths to be their best selves. Among others, my specialties include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Child Parent Psychotherapy.
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who works with adults, adolescents, children and families who have experienced various forms of traumatic events, substance use, depression, grief and loss, and anxiety. Understanding that people experience major life altering events, I have made it my personal goal to assist individuals in becoming better equipped to manage their difficulties and increase their functioning, mental health, and well-being by helping them to recognize and use their inherent strengths to be their best selves. Among others, my specialties include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Child Parent Psychotherapy.
(708) 518-3366 x5350 View (708) 518-3366 x5350
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David Giorgio
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60604  (Online Only)
Many of us lead busy lives with little space to breathe, think, and make choices with clarity. We hold ourselves to unsustainable standards in our careers, relationships and as individuals. We move from day to day with anxious thoughts, or float numbly with disconnection and over-scheduling as a way to avoid pain. Often our expectations, goals and circumstances come at the expense of our own healthy well being.
Many of us lead busy lives with little space to breathe, think, and make choices with clarity. We hold ourselves to unsustainable standards in our careers, relationships and as individuals. We move from day to day with anxious thoughts, or float numbly with disconnection and over-scheduling as a way to avoid pain. Often our expectations, goals and circumstances come at the expense of our own healthy well being.
(312) 313-7880 View (312) 313-7880
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Lynda Throm
Counselor, MEd, LCPC
Verified
7 Endorsed
Gurnee, IL 60031
I want to commend you for your bravery in taking the first step towards reaching out for help. Counseling can give you a non-judgmental place to vent as well as a place to learn about new ways to manage overwhelming feelings. As a therapist, my main way of understanding how people work is through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. It can help us challenge our negative thoughts and utilize healthy coping skills. I primarily take a humanistic approach with my clients and make sure to address psychosocial, biological, developmental, spiritual, and cultural issues as needed since every client is unique.
I want to commend you for your bravery in taking the first step towards reaching out for help. Counseling can give you a non-judgmental place to vent as well as a place to learn about new ways to manage overwhelming feelings. As a therapist, my main way of understanding how people work is through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. It can help us challenge our negative thoughts and utilize healthy coping skills. I primarily take a humanistic approach with my clients and make sure to address psychosocial, biological, developmental, spiritual, and cultural issues as needed since every client is unique.
(224) 231-6951 View (224) 231-6951
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Claire Leech
Pre-Licensed Professional, LCP
1 Endorsed
Peoria, IL 61614
Claire Leech is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Illinois. Claire completed her Bachelor's in Psychology at Bradley University and received her Master's in Counseling at Lincoln Christian University. Claire strives to create an environment of safety and comfort for clients to work through the events that bring them to therapy. She believes in meeting her clients where they are and partnering with them to create goals to overcome their struggles and live the life they desire.
Claire Leech is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Illinois. Claire completed her Bachelor's in Psychology at Bradley University and received her Master's in Counseling at Lincoln Christian University. Claire strives to create an environment of safety and comfort for clients to work through the events that bring them to therapy. She believes in meeting her clients where they are and partnering with them to create goals to overcome their struggles and live the life they desire.
(309) 741-5988 View (309) 741-5988
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Stacy Schroepfer
Counselor, MS, LPC, LCPC
Verified
Loves Park, IL 61111
“In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.” – Albert Einstein Life can be extremely challenging and overwhelming. That is where I come in- I offer a safe, non-judgmental space where individuals can freely express themselves and feel validated. I work with adults and teenagers alike struggling with life stressors, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, and trauma. Using a collaborative approach core issues are addressed so a sense of peace and happiness can be achieved. Walking beside my clients and witnessing their transformation is a true honor and my greatest reward!
“In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.” – Albert Einstein Life can be extremely challenging and overwhelming. That is where I come in- I offer a safe, non-judgmental space where individuals can freely express themselves and feel validated. I work with adults and teenagers alike struggling with life stressors, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, and trauma. Using a collaborative approach core issues are addressed so a sense of peace and happiness can be achieved. Walking beside my clients and witnessing their transformation is a true honor and my greatest reward!
(815) 785-9088 View (815) 785-9088
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Marcus Moore
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW, LSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60602
I am passionate about working to ensure that underserved and underrepresented individuals, couples and families, have the support and resources necessary to live emotionally healthy and productive lives. I have found that through therapy, I can inspire people to deal with life as they find it and equip them with skills to make it better. I am passionate about helping people and identify their areas of opportunity for growth and guiding them to a place of understanding and action. I am able to encourage, inspire and help people move beyond the current circumstances, to a place of peace and resolve so that they may be successful.
I am passionate about working to ensure that underserved and underrepresented individuals, couples and families, have the support and resources necessary to live emotionally healthy and productive lives. I have found that through therapy, I can inspire people to deal with life as they find it and equip them with skills to make it better. I am passionate about helping people and identify their areas of opportunity for growth and guiding them to a place of understanding and action. I am able to encourage, inspire and help people move beyond the current circumstances, to a place of peace and resolve so that they may be successful.
(312) 516-4249 View (312) 516-4249
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Megan Borhart
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMT, CR
Verified
Burr Ridge, IL 60527
Partner betrayal (cheating, emotional affairs, porn addiction) is emotionally & spiritually devastating, whether a singular event or chronic pattern. At the moment of discovery or disclosure, your entire reality can be called into question. Your partner's late night work outings or text alerts now pose a threat, becoming an ongoing source of anxiety, fear & self-doubt. You may begin spending a great deal of energy 'playing detective' or soliciting reassurance from your partner. You may have already exited the relationship, your self-esteem intact (or not), but want to process the collateral damage caused by your partner's decisions.
Partner betrayal (cheating, emotional affairs, porn addiction) is emotionally & spiritually devastating, whether a singular event or chronic pattern. At the moment of discovery or disclosure, your entire reality can be called into question. Your partner's late night work outings or text alerts now pose a threat, becoming an ongoing source of anxiety, fear & self-doubt. You may begin spending a great deal of energy 'playing detective' or soliciting reassurance from your partner. You may have already exited the relationship, your self-esteem intact (or not), but want to process the collateral damage caused by your partner's decisions.
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Therapists in Oregon, IL who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
100% Child
100% ADHD
100% Parenting
100% Behavioral Issues
100% Oppositional Defiance (ODD)
100% Peer Relationships

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100% Female

How Therapists in Oregon, IL see their clients

100% In Person and Online

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Oregon?

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.