Therapists in Oswego, IL

Photo of Judith Barajas, LSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Judith Barajas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Oswego, IL 60543
At Sacred Journey Wellness we believe that every individual is on their own unique journey. We recognize that at times individuals may get caught up in life’s challenges, transitions or struggles and need assistance in getting back to a state of optimal health and well-being. With a blend of traditional and holistic approaches, Sacred Journey Wellness is here to empower clients with the tools and skills needed to continue on their current path or to help find the strength and courage to create a new one.
At Sacred Journey Wellness we believe that every individual is on their own unique journey. We recognize that at times individuals may get caught up in life’s challenges, transitions or struggles and need assistance in getting back to a state of optimal health and well-being. With a blend of traditional and holistic approaches, Sacred Journey Wellness is here to empower clients with the tools and skills needed to continue on their current path or to help find the strength and courage to create a new one.
(331) 253-1992 View (331) 253-1992
Photo of Christine Caputo, MS, LCPC, Counselor
Christine Caputo
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Oswego, IL 60543
I work with a number of clients clients including adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Several issues I feel comfortable working with include anxiety, depression, stress management, grief issues, adjustment and change issues, Bipolar Disorders, working through past trauma, issues with self-injury, suicidal ideation, sexual/verbal/emotional/physical abuse issues, self-esteem/self-worth issues, bullying, communication issues, sexual or intimacy struggles. I specialize in working with the LGBTQIA community and other gender and sexually diverse populations.
I work with a number of clients clients including adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Several issues I feel comfortable working with include anxiety, depression, stress management, grief issues, adjustment and change issues, Bipolar Disorders, working through past trauma, issues with self-injury, suicidal ideation, sexual/verbal/emotional/physical abuse issues, self-esteem/self-worth issues, bullying, communication issues, sexual or intimacy struggles. I specialize in working with the LGBTQIA community and other gender and sexually diverse populations.
(815) 709-0306 View (815) 709-0306
Photo of Amanda Hutera, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Amanda Hutera
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Oswego, IL 60543  (Online Only)
I understand how hard it is to take the first step to reach out to speak with someone about your inner most thoughts, feelings, and struggles. I will listen to you, help you learn tools to improve the way you feel, and provide a warm, supportive, non-judgmental environment for you to share. I look forward to building a therapeutic partnership with you to help you reach your goals, learn healthy coping skills, and empower you to make positive changes in your life. Please take the first step to finding the help that you need and deserve.
I understand how hard it is to take the first step to reach out to speak with someone about your inner most thoughts, feelings, and struggles. I will listen to you, help you learn tools to improve the way you feel, and provide a warm, supportive, non-judgmental environment for you to share. I look forward to building a therapeutic partnership with you to help you reach your goals, learn healthy coping skills, and empower you to make positive changes in your life. Please take the first step to finding the help that you need and deserve.
(331) 267-4932 View (331) 267-4932
Photo of Mindy M Burkhamer, PEL, LCSW, CADC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Mindy M Burkhamer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PEL, LCSW, CADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oswego, IL 60543
Accepting New Clients! Do you find yourself carrying an emotional weight that seems to get heavier each day without really understanding what it is, or why? The tremendous emotional impact of the environmental and societal events over the last couple of years has been staggering. The rollercoaster of emotions that come with the grief of losing what was seen as normal and dependable, can make you feel like your world has been turned upside down.
Accepting New Clients! Do you find yourself carrying an emotional weight that seems to get heavier each day without really understanding what it is, or why? The tremendous emotional impact of the environmental and societal events over the last couple of years has been staggering. The rollercoaster of emotions that come with the grief of losing what was seen as normal and dependable, can make you feel like your world has been turned upside down.
(331) 226-1794 View (331) 226-1794
Photo of Mary Anne (Molly) McHugh-Chaljub, LCPC, Counselor
Mary Anne (Molly) McHugh-Chaljub
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oswego, IL 60543
Are you an adult, in any stage of life, who would like to 'just hit the pause button’ and have an emotionally safe space to be seen and heard? A dedicated supportive place to ’check-in with yourself’ in a non-judgmental way about your challenges, behaviors, reactions and relationships? A place to learn how to become unstuck from choices that are no longer helping you? If so, let me validate your courage and willingness to begin the therapeutic process that will be uniquely yours. We will begin your therapy journey exploring what is and is not working for you in your life; and together we will identify reasonable goals.
Are you an adult, in any stage of life, who would like to 'just hit the pause button’ and have an emotionally safe space to be seen and heard? A dedicated supportive place to ’check-in with yourself’ in a non-judgmental way about your challenges, behaviors, reactions and relationships? A place to learn how to become unstuck from choices that are no longer helping you? If so, let me validate your courage and willingness to begin the therapeutic process that will be uniquely yours. We will begin your therapy journey exploring what is and is not working for you in your life; and together we will identify reasonable goals.
(630) 898-5322 View (630) 898-5322
Photo of Courtney M DeCarlo, MA, LCPC, Counselor
Courtney M DeCarlo
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Oswego, IL 60543
At Oswego/Plainfield Wellness we understand that psychological struggles can feel so isolating, yet are experienced by everyone at various points in our lives. We want to partner with you to create a treatment plan that encompasses the very idea of wellness--in all of the facets of your life that matter most to you. The ultimate goal of treatment is to reduce your suffering, so that you can live your most meaningful and fulfilling life. We are happy to answer any of your questions to help decide if our practice could be beneficial to you.
At Oswego/Plainfield Wellness we understand that psychological struggles can feel so isolating, yet are experienced by everyone at various points in our lives. We want to partner with you to create a treatment plan that encompasses the very idea of wellness--in all of the facets of your life that matter most to you. The ultimate goal of treatment is to reduce your suffering, so that you can live your most meaningful and fulfilling life. We are happy to answer any of your questions to help decide if our practice could be beneficial to you.
(773) 313-3212 View (773) 313-3212
Photo of Dominik Kannenwischer, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Dominik Kannenwischer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oswego, IL 60543
My ideal client would be an individual (from children to adults) who comes to sessions with an open mind for change. The client might come in with past traumas, anxiety, relationship struggles, and other issues that might bother them in their daily lives. He/She/They might need help working on or correcting their own negative self talk and thinking patterns, low self-esteem, and self-care related issues. The client's goal might be finding their own voice, learning to set healthy boundaries, gaining self insight about how their past influences them and how to become free from their trauma responses today.
My ideal client would be an individual (from children to adults) who comes to sessions with an open mind for change. The client might come in with past traumas, anxiety, relationship struggles, and other issues that might bother them in their daily lives. He/She/They might need help working on or correcting their own negative self talk and thinking patterns, low self-esteem, and self-care related issues. The client's goal might be finding their own voice, learning to set healthy boundaries, gaining self insight about how their past influences them and how to become free from their trauma responses today.
(779) 345-2335 View (779) 345-2335
Photo of Heather A Johnson, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Heather A Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oswego, IL 60543
I flourish working with diverse clients, from children (age 5+) to adults, couples, and families. My passion is helping individuals and couples overcome challenges like anxiety, OCD, depression, and ADHD. Using evidence-based methods tailored to each client's needs, I empower them to identify goals and achieve greater life satisfaction. My solution-focused approach equips them with the tools and strategies they need to navigate life's challenges with confidence and build a more fulfilling future, fostering stronger relationships and a greater sense of purpose.
I flourish working with diverse clients, from children (age 5+) to adults, couples, and families. My passion is helping individuals and couples overcome challenges like anxiety, OCD, depression, and ADHD. Using evidence-based methods tailored to each client's needs, I empower them to identify goals and achieve greater life satisfaction. My solution-focused approach equips them with the tools and strategies they need to navigate life's challenges with confidence and build a more fulfilling future, fostering stronger relationships and a greater sense of purpose.
(630) 313-2696 View (630) 313-2696
Photo of Touwanna Edwards, PsyD, CADC, Psychologist
Touwanna Edwards
Psychologist, PsyD, CADC
Verified Verified
Oswego, IL 60543
As a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and a Certified Addictions Counselor, Dr. Touwanna Edwards specializes in family-based interventions for adults, couples therapy, issues of diversity, and addictions. Her practice includes treating anxiety, depression, grief, personality disorders, codependency traits, self-esteem, transitional stages in life, addiction maintenance, and recovery. Additionally, she is an alumna of the Chicago area Christian Training Consortium where she received specialized clinical training in the integration of faith-based practice and psychology.
As a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and a Certified Addictions Counselor, Dr. Touwanna Edwards specializes in family-based interventions for adults, couples therapy, issues of diversity, and addictions. Her practice includes treating anxiety, depression, grief, personality disorders, codependency traits, self-esteem, transitional stages in life, addiction maintenance, and recovery. Additionally, she is an alumna of the Chicago area Christian Training Consortium where she received specialized clinical training in the integration of faith-based practice and psychology.
(331) 246-1418 View (331) 246-1418
Photo of Cristie Fry, LCSW, CADC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Cristie Fry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oswego, IL 60543
As a therapist and Director of Angie's place, I look forward to working with the brave individuals I serve. From my personal and professional experience, I value what it means to offer my clients a safe space of discretion and compassion. One that allows them to say what they need to say, how they need to say it, and to trust that they can leave it here in absolute confidentiality. My goal is to provide first responders and veterans, a direct and client-centered environment that includes an open yet goal-oriented plan of direction for healing.
As a therapist and Director of Angie's place, I look forward to working with the brave individuals I serve. From my personal and professional experience, I value what it means to offer my clients a safe space of discretion and compassion. One that allows them to say what they need to say, how they need to say it, and to trust that they can leave it here in absolute confidentiality. My goal is to provide first responders and veterans, a direct and client-centered environment that includes an open yet goal-oriented plan of direction for healing.
(331) 258-3414 x719 View (331) 258-3414 x719
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Inner Fire Counseling, LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Oswego, IL 60543
Not accepting new clients
I have extensive experience providing therapy to adolescents and adults in a variety of settings. I believe in the mind and body's ability to heal and bring you closer to health and wholeness. With pre-teens/adolescents, my collaborative approach incorporates the entire family as a healing agent. With adults and couples, I assist the self exploration process with the goal of helping you achieve desired changes. My strengths include adapting to a broad spectrum of individuals and identifying ways to help them progress forward.
I have extensive experience providing therapy to adolescents and adults in a variety of settings. I believe in the mind and body's ability to heal and bring you closer to health and wholeness. With pre-teens/adolescents, my collaborative approach incorporates the entire family as a healing agent. With adults and couples, I assist the self exploration process with the goal of helping you achieve desired changes. My strengths include adapting to a broad spectrum of individuals and identifying ways to help them progress forward.
(630) 581-8931 View (630) 581-8931
Photo of Michelle Locke, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Michelle Locke
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Oswego, IL 60543
Hello, My name is Michelle Locke. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been actively practicing as a social worker since 1996 and as an LCSW since 2015. My skill set and professional experience lend themselves to supporting various individuals with Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD), and Spirituality. I enjoy keeping people in therapy through Christian Counseling, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Compassion Focused, Strength-Based, and Trauma Focused therapies. I believe that treatment helps people find true hope and healing for the pain we experience at times in life.
Hello, My name is Michelle Locke. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been actively practicing as a social worker since 1996 and as an LCSW since 2015. My skill set and professional experience lend themselves to supporting various individuals with Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD), and Spirituality. I enjoy keeping people in therapy through Christian Counseling, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Compassion Focused, Strength-Based, and Trauma Focused therapies. I believe that treatment helps people find true hope and healing for the pain we experience at times in life.
(618) 268-5043 View (618) 268-5043
Photo of Elise Pullen, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Elise Pullen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Oswego, IL 60543
I love working with many different populations. My therapy style is more directive; I ask questions, gently challenge (when necessary), and offer feedback. While my preferred clients are the elderly, those experiencing grief and loss, and those with Borderline Personality Disorder, I also treat many mood disorders as well as provide couples and family therapy. I have also treated domestic violence victims, people with severe and chronic mental illness, and people struggling with daily stress or life transitions. I'm also a lesbian, so familiar with and accepting of queer populations, and I am a fat-positive provider.
I love working with many different populations. My therapy style is more directive; I ask questions, gently challenge (when necessary), and offer feedback. While my preferred clients are the elderly, those experiencing grief and loss, and those with Borderline Personality Disorder, I also treat many mood disorders as well as provide couples and family therapy. I have also treated domestic violence victims, people with severe and chronic mental illness, and people struggling with daily stress or life transitions. I'm also a lesbian, so familiar with and accepting of queer populations, and I am a fat-positive provider.
(331) 244-5643 View (331) 244-5643
Photo of Morgan Hacker, LSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Morgan Hacker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oswego, IL 60543
I believe in the power of self-awareness and personal growth, and am dedicated to helping clients develop the tools they need to navigate life's challenges with resilience and strength. Therapy is a collaborative process, where clients can explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in a safe and non-judgmental space. I have experience working with children/youth with special healthcare needs; and have worked closely with other professionals such as Speech Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Specialty Physicians and Schools to provide a holistic approach.
I believe in the power of self-awareness and personal growth, and am dedicated to helping clients develop the tools they need to navigate life's challenges with resilience and strength. Therapy is a collaborative process, where clients can explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in a safe and non-judgmental space. I have experience working with children/youth with special healthcare needs; and have worked closely with other professionals such as Speech Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Specialty Physicians and Schools to provide a holistic approach.
(331) 260-0731 x101 View (331) 260-0731 x101
Photo of Fio Millon, MA, LCPC
Fio Millon
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oswego, IL 60543
It feels hopeless. It is intimidating. It may even feel insurmountable. It is the pain of life, and it is real. But, what if I told you it is not hopeless? That you hold the key to making things better. Seeking help can feel equally daunting, but it is the first step of breaking through the negative cloud of despair. I meet my clients where they are in their life’s journey and I consider myself a “fellow traveler.” I join them it that journey to help them gain insight, to provide perspective, and to collaborate and determine the best course of treatment to regain the direction of their destination.
It feels hopeless. It is intimidating. It may even feel insurmountable. It is the pain of life, and it is real. But, what if I told you it is not hopeless? That you hold the key to making things better. Seeking help can feel equally daunting, but it is the first step of breaking through the negative cloud of despair. I meet my clients where they are in their life’s journey and I consider myself a “fellow traveler.” I join them it that journey to help them gain insight, to provide perspective, and to collaborate and determine the best course of treatment to regain the direction of their destination.
(630) 474-6828 View (630) 474-6828
Photo of Alondra Gonzalez, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Alondra Gonzalez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Oswego, IL 60543
Everyone has a story. It is through those shared stories that we can find empowerment. Recalling challenging times helps you to identify your own potential, resilience, and determination. My goal as a therapist is to develop an environment of mutual trust and respect to allow individuals who face challenges or difficult experiences in life to find solutions that will promote a lifestyle of emotional, mental, and social well-being. By establishing this therapeutic alliance, we can create and implement a mutual plan to achieve your goals. It is not an overnight process but a journey I am committed to.
Everyone has a story. It is through those shared stories that we can find empowerment. Recalling challenging times helps you to identify your own potential, resilience, and determination. My goal as a therapist is to develop an environment of mutual trust and respect to allow individuals who face challenges or difficult experiences in life to find solutions that will promote a lifestyle of emotional, mental, and social well-being. By establishing this therapeutic alliance, we can create and implement a mutual plan to achieve your goals. It is not an overnight process but a journey I am committed to.
(331) 260-0865 View (331) 260-0865
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Dr. Eleni Malamis
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified Verified
Oswego, IL 60543
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who has devoted my clinical work to assisting adult individuals with a broad spectrum of concerns. I provide warm and caring support to those struggling with life's challenges. Specifically, I enjoy working with individuals in the following areas: depression, anxiety, substance abuse, life transitions, low self-esteem, communication, and relationship concerns.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who has devoted my clinical work to assisting adult individuals with a broad spectrum of concerns. I provide warm and caring support to those struggling with life's challenges. Specifically, I enjoy working with individuals in the following areas: depression, anxiety, substance abuse, life transitions, low self-esteem, communication, and relationship concerns.
(331) 444-7455 View (331) 444-7455
Photo of Dr. Kasey Huff, DSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Dr. Kasey Huff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Oswego, IL 60543  (Online Only)
Hello! I offer a compassionate, non-judgmental space to explore your innermost self including your passion, motivation, historical challenges and emotional pain. We will create therapy goals and identify any barriers to achieving them. Together we will monitor progress and identify ways to overcome obstacles in your life path to realize your potential. My goal is to create a safe space to explore any difficulties you may be facing. I utilize cognitive behavioral therapy, person-centered therapy, somatic healing, body-based psychotherapy, mindfulness-based therapy and/or psychodynamic therapy.
Hello! I offer a compassionate, non-judgmental space to explore your innermost self including your passion, motivation, historical challenges and emotional pain. We will create therapy goals and identify any barriers to achieving them. Together we will monitor progress and identify ways to overcome obstacles in your life path to realize your potential. My goal is to create a safe space to explore any difficulties you may be facing. I utilize cognitive behavioral therapy, person-centered therapy, somatic healing, body-based psychotherapy, mindfulness-based therapy and/or psychodynamic therapy.
(331) 259-8950 View (331) 259-8950
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Laura Donavon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC, CODP I
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oswego, IL 60543
With over 25 years of social work practice experience and over 10 years as a social work educator, I consider it a privilege to be able to partner with others to identify strategies to overcome current challenges, and navigate life stressors. I have extensive experience and expansive knowledge working with children, adolescents, adults, families, and emerging professionals. Empathetic, strengths-based approaches are the core of the focus of my work.
With over 25 years of social work practice experience and over 10 years as a social work educator, I consider it a privilege to be able to partner with others to identify strategies to overcome current challenges, and navigate life stressors. I have extensive experience and expansive knowledge working with children, adolescents, adults, families, and emerging professionals. Empathetic, strengths-based approaches are the core of the focus of my work.
(331) 253-5726 View (331) 253-5726
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Trinity Wellness Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC, CYT, CHT
Verified Verified
Oswego, IL 60543
If you are experiencing increased stress, negative beliefs about yourself, tend to worry frequently, are struggling with past painful experiences, are having difficulty sleeping, have a low mood, are struggling with a relationship, and/or generally want to improve your life, we may be a great fit. At Trinity Wellness Counseling, I am dedicated to providing compassionate and effective interventions to help you heal. I work with adults of all ages.
If you are experiencing increased stress, negative beliefs about yourself, tend to worry frequently, are struggling with past painful experiences, are having difficulty sleeping, have a low mood, are struggling with a relationship, and/or generally want to improve your life, we may be a great fit. At Trinity Wellness Counseling, I am dedicated to providing compassionate and effective interventions to help you heal. I work with adults of all ages.
(331) 276-6116 View (331) 276-6116

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Oswego, IL

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Oswego, IL who prioritize treating:

93% Depression
92% Anxiety
72% Relationship Issues
67% Self Esteem
66% Trauma and PTSD
64% Coping Skills
58% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

99% BlueCross and BlueShield
84% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
79% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Oswego, IL see their clients

92% In Person and Online
8% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
21% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Oswego?

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.