Therapists in River Grove, IL

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Nancy Anderson
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
River Grove, IL 60171
My name is Nancy Anderson. I am a licensed, clinical professional counselor, and also a certified alcohol and drug counselor. I have a passion for working with clients, experiencing life transitions, including divorce and bereavement issues, stress management, anger management, and those clients interested in personal growth. Additionally, I enjoy working with young adults, college students, substance abuse, and invocational Counseling. I employ CBT(cognitive behavioral therapy). I believe the mind is the most powerful organ in our body.
My name is Nancy Anderson. I am a licensed, clinical professional counselor, and also a certified alcohol and drug counselor. I have a passion for working with clients, experiencing life transitions, including divorce and bereavement issues, stress management, anger management, and those clients interested in personal growth. Additionally, I enjoy working with young adults, college students, substance abuse, and invocational Counseling. I employ CBT(cognitive behavioral therapy). I believe the mind is the most powerful organ in our body.
(773) 741-9711 View (773) 741-9711
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Megan Borowski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
River Grove, IL 60171  (Online Only)
Welcome! I am a licensed therapist based in Illinois, bringing over a decade of professional experience to my practice. My passion lies in assisting clients on their journey towards mental well-being and personal growth. With expertise in areas such as stress and anxiety management, resolving family conflicts, navigating grief and loss, and enhancing motivation, self-esteem, and confidence, I am committed to providing comprehensive support tailored to your unique needs. In our sessions, I prioritize creating a safe and nonjudgmental space where you can freely explore your thoughts and emotions.
Welcome! I am a licensed therapist based in Illinois, bringing over a decade of professional experience to my practice. My passion lies in assisting clients on their journey towards mental well-being and personal growth. With expertise in areas such as stress and anxiety management, resolving family conflicts, navigating grief and loss, and enhancing motivation, self-esteem, and confidence, I am committed to providing comprehensive support tailored to your unique needs. In our sessions, I prioritize creating a safe and nonjudgmental space where you can freely explore your thoughts and emotions.
(708) 854-1029 View (708) 854-1029
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Veronica K. Gulezian
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, CADC, EMDR
Verified Verified
River Grove, IL 60171  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Choosing to seek counseling can be a vulnerable decision. Maybe you're wondering if things are really that bad, or if counseling can even work. As someone who has been on both sides of the therapist's chair, I can confidently say that counseling can provide relief. I strive to create a safe and collaborative therapeutic space in order to help you develop a stronger, peaceful, and more positive sense of self. Together, we can figure out how to address any personal, professional, or relationship issues you want to bring to the table.
Choosing to seek counseling can be a vulnerable decision. Maybe you're wondering if things are really that bad, or if counseling can even work. As someone who has been on both sides of the therapist's chair, I can confidently say that counseling can provide relief. I strive to create a safe and collaborative therapeutic space in order to help you develop a stronger, peaceful, and more positive sense of self. Together, we can figure out how to address any personal, professional, or relationship issues you want to bring to the table.
(773) 347-7528 View (773) 347-7528
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Molly Adams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
River Grove, IL 60171  (Online Only)
The first step to engaging in therapy is a courageous one. I’m so glad you’re here! Let's work together towards your self-discovery, empowerment, and healing. Through a compassionate and client-centered approach to therapy, I will guide you to explore your thoughts, emotions, and relationships in a safe, non-judgmental space.
The first step to engaging in therapy is a courageous one. I’m so glad you’re here! Let's work together towards your self-discovery, empowerment, and healing. Through a compassionate and client-centered approach to therapy, I will guide you to explore your thoughts, emotions, and relationships in a safe, non-judgmental space.
(312) 414-4907 View (312) 414-4907
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Dawn Stewart-Walker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
River Grove, IL 60171
Is your child experiencing feelings of sadness or anxiety that have begun to impact everyday life and activities? Is your child stressed about school, avoiding school or having trouble with friendships? Do they struggle with focus and attention to the point that it impacts grades as well as relationships? I can help with identifying and managing strong emotions through the development of new coping tools and strategies. I offer a positive and encouraging space to support my clients in acquiring new skills, adapting to and managing life’s changes and bringing out strengths and abilities.
Is your child experiencing feelings of sadness or anxiety that have begun to impact everyday life and activities? Is your child stressed about school, avoiding school or having trouble with friendships? Do they struggle with focus and attention to the point that it impacts grades as well as relationships? I can help with identifying and managing strong emotions through the development of new coping tools and strategies. I offer a positive and encouraging space to support my clients in acquiring new skills, adapting to and managing life’s changes and bringing out strengths and abilities.
(708) 726-8858 View (708) 726-8858
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Eliza Marotte
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
River Grove, IL 60171  (Online Only)
Do you feel disconnected from yourself and others? Do you question how your past experiences affect your life and relationships? Do you wonder if you should feel happier? If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions, and relationships, we are a good match to work together on better understanding yourself and reaching your full potential.
Do you feel disconnected from yourself and others? Do you question how your past experiences affect your life and relationships? Do you wonder if you should feel happier? If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions, and relationships, we are a good match to work together on better understanding yourself and reaching your full potential.
(312) 414-4907 View (312) 414-4907

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Florence R Braum
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Elmwood Park, IL 60707
Do you feel stuck in patterns that cause you to feel lonely, misunderstood, or stressed? Do you long for more intimacy with those you care about most? I am a caring, compassionate and knowledgeable therapist who can help. For over 25 years, I have helped individuals and couples improve their lives. In individual therapy, we will work together to increase your self-understanding and enable you to discover real and workable solutions.
Do you feel stuck in patterns that cause you to feel lonely, misunderstood, or stressed? Do you long for more intimacy with those you care about most? I am a caring, compassionate and knowledgeable therapist who can help. For over 25 years, I have helped individuals and couples improve their lives. In individual therapy, we will work together to increase your self-understanding and enable you to discover real and workable solutions.
(708) 318-4909 View (708) 318-4909
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Theresa Wier, Psy.D.
Psychologist, PsyD, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
River Forest, IL 60305
Hello. You are probably reading this as a result of an issue that has been on your mind and are hoping to find some peace or come to a resolution. I am a licensed clinical psychologist with a personable, down-to-earth approach willing to partner with you through your current struggle. I support a safe, non-judgmental therapeutic environment to discuss the thoughts and feelings that may be troubling for you. I have helped individuals, couples, and families with a vast array of mental health issues using a psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, or a family systems approach.
Hello. You are probably reading this as a result of an issue that has been on your mind and are hoping to find some peace or come to a resolution. I am a licensed clinical psychologist with a personable, down-to-earth approach willing to partner with you through your current struggle. I support a safe, non-judgmental therapeutic environment to discuss the thoughts and feelings that may be troubling for you. I have helped individuals, couples, and families with a vast array of mental health issues using a psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, or a family systems approach.
(708) 669-0746 View (708) 669-0746
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Irmarie D Rios
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Melrose Park, IL 60160  (Online Only)
Hello! Hola! and Bienvenidos to Raices. Raices Behavioral Health PLLC was created with the intentions of providing quality mental health care to the Latinx community. Raices which means "roots" celebrates and embraces your identidad and cultura. Our main goal is for you to feel en confianza, so you can finally have a therapist who you can relate with. My Name is Irmarie D. Rios (she/her). I'm a bilingual (Spanish/English y Spanglish) and bicultural first generation Latina. I have a master's degree in Clinical counseling with a Latino Mental Health specialization.
Hello! Hola! and Bienvenidos to Raices. Raices Behavioral Health PLLC was created with the intentions of providing quality mental health care to the Latinx community. Raices which means "roots" celebrates and embraces your identidad and cultura. Our main goal is for you to feel en confianza, so you can finally have a therapist who you can relate with. My Name is Irmarie D. Rios (she/her). I'm a bilingual (Spanish/English y Spanglish) and bicultural first generation Latina. I have a master's degree in Clinical counseling with a Latino Mental Health specialization.
(773) 389-1728 View (773) 389-1728
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Teddy Tracy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
River Forest, IL 60305
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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Terry L Stagman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Elmwood Park, IL 60707
For many years, I have been helping my clients to lead happier and more fulfilling lives. One of my main psychotherapy approaches is cognitive-behavioral therapy, a well-established, efficient and effective form of psychotherapy. It directly targets the patient's thinking, and behavior, patterns that are producing psychological problems, and teaches the patient to change those patterns. In marital and family therapy, I help the parties to communicate better with one another and to reach agreements acceptable to all. If the children have behavior problems, I often help the parents to become more effective disciplinarians.
For many years, I have been helping my clients to lead happier and more fulfilling lives. One of my main psychotherapy approaches is cognitive-behavioral therapy, a well-established, efficient and effective form of psychotherapy. It directly targets the patient's thinking, and behavior, patterns that are producing psychological problems, and teaches the patient to change those patterns. In marital and family therapy, I help the parties to communicate better with one another and to reach agreements acceptable to all. If the children have behavior problems, I often help the parents to become more effective disciplinarians.
(312) 854-2763 View (312) 854-2763
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Eleanor Herzberg
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60707  (Online Only)
I am a systemically-trained therapist who primarily works with couples and individuals. I strive to create a safe space for clients of all backgrounds including gender, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, relationship context, etc. Some of my clinical interests include anxiety, depression, couple conflict, general relationship struggles, family of origin, attachment issues, life transitions, self-esteem, and spirituality. My primary goal is to empower clients by helping them see through the layers of their conditioning in order to live a life that involves more freedom, courage, connection, and peace.
I am a systemically-trained therapist who primarily works with couples and individuals. I strive to create a safe space for clients of all backgrounds including gender, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, relationship context, etc. Some of my clinical interests include anxiety, depression, couple conflict, general relationship struggles, family of origin, attachment issues, life transitions, self-esteem, and spirituality. My primary goal is to empower clients by helping them see through the layers of their conditioning in order to live a life that involves more freedom, courage, connection, and peace.
(312) 872-8501 View (312) 872-8501
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Stefanie Brennan
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60656
I enjoy working with clients of all ages, as I consider each life stage meaningful with numerous challenges. I especially enjoy working with teens and adults managing life transitions. My areas of interest include anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, stress management, communication skills, work/life balance, and challenges within romantic, peer, and professional relationships. I enjoy incorporating play and art into sessions to connect with children. I am very passionate in supporting clients who struggle with challenges related to pregnancy, postpartum, and parenting demands.
I enjoy working with clients of all ages, as I consider each life stage meaningful with numerous challenges. I especially enjoy working with teens and adults managing life transitions. My areas of interest include anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, stress management, communication skills, work/life balance, and challenges within romantic, peer, and professional relationships. I enjoy incorporating play and art into sessions to connect with children. I am very passionate in supporting clients who struggle with challenges related to pregnancy, postpartum, and parenting demands.
(847) 393-9451 View (847) 393-9451
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Allie Wills
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Elmwood Park, IL 60707
Waitlist for new clients
Allie Wills is a relational, person-centered, and trauma-informed therapist for adults and adolescents. She works from an intersectional, social justice perspective. In therapy, she focuses on providing a safe space and joining you to help you explore who you want to be and how you want to live. She is compassionate, non-judgmental, and collaborative.
Allie Wills is a relational, person-centered, and trauma-informed therapist for adults and adolescents. She works from an intersectional, social justice perspective. In therapy, she focuses on providing a safe space and joining you to help you explore who you want to be and how you want to live. She is compassionate, non-judgmental, and collaborative.
(331) 244-4866 View (331) 244-4866
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Neal J Gordon
Psychologist, EdD, SC
Verified Verified
Oak Park, IL 60302
Together we will identify what leads you to want to meet with a therapist, what you hope to accomplish in those meetings, and steps to achieve your goals. Finding the right words to describe the situation you are in and the feelings you hold occurs more readily when there is time set aside for those conversations, when judgment is suspended, and where comfort is pervasive. I try to create with you all the ingredients to accomplish those goals.
Together we will identify what leads you to want to meet with a therapist, what you hope to accomplish in those meetings, and steps to achieve your goals. Finding the right words to describe the situation you are in and the feelings you hold occurs more readily when there is time set aside for those conversations, when judgment is suspended, and where comfort is pervasive. I try to create with you all the ingredients to accomplish those goals.
(847) 915-4031 View (847) 915-4031
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Celina Huerta
Counselor, LCPC, CCTP, CSTIP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60634  (Online Only)
As a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Certified Trauma Professional, and Certified Sex Therapy Informed Professional, with 10 years of experience, I have worked with youth & adults to help them overcome obstacles sustained through life’s challenges. I also have experience providing therapy to other fellow clinicians and provide a safe space for them to be their authentic selves. Whether a first therapeutic experience or continued services for you, I focus on building healthy and trusting therapeutic relationships and provide an empowering experience in therapy for individuals of different ethnicities, ages and sex.
As a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Certified Trauma Professional, and Certified Sex Therapy Informed Professional, with 10 years of experience, I have worked with youth & adults to help them overcome obstacles sustained through life’s challenges. I also have experience providing therapy to other fellow clinicians and provide a safe space for them to be their authentic selves. Whether a first therapeutic experience or continued services for you, I focus on building healthy and trusting therapeutic relationships and provide an empowering experience in therapy for individuals of different ethnicities, ages and sex.
(872) 246-9224 View (872) 246-9224
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Salimah N Turner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60707  (Online Only)
I provide culturally competent behavioral health services to children, adolescents and adults. My role is to empower you to achieve balance between your personal, mental and emotional well-being. Allow me to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. You can't change difficult situations of the past, however, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. In a collaborative space, we'll uncover long-standing behavior patterns and negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling life.
I provide culturally competent behavioral health services to children, adolescents and adults. My role is to empower you to achieve balance between your personal, mental and emotional well-being. Allow me to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. You can't change difficult situations of the past, however, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. In a collaborative space, we'll uncover long-standing behavior patterns and negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling life.
(708) 813-2703 View (708) 813-2703
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Erika Figgers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
River Forest, IL 60305
Erika Figgers is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois who has been practicing since 2013. She has a Masters of Social Work from Indiana University. Erika has experience working with individuals impacted by mental health, trauma, substance abuse, HIV, grief/loss, and homelessness. She is passionate about her work because she feels everyone has the capacity to learn, change, and create a better quality of life. Erika approaches her clients with holistic counseling to look at all areas of their life to create strategies to meet their needs.
Erika Figgers is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois who has been practicing since 2013. She has a Masters of Social Work from Indiana University. Erika has experience working with individuals impacted by mental health, trauma, substance abuse, HIV, grief/loss, and homelessness. She is passionate about her work because she feels everyone has the capacity to learn, change, and create a better quality of life. Erika approaches her clients with holistic counseling to look at all areas of their life to create strategies to meet their needs.
(708) 401-9091 View (708) 401-9091
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Sarah Razo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Harwood Heights, IL 60656
Life pulls us in all different directions. Sometimes the direction is exciting and sometimes it's overwhelming. I'd be honored to help you walk through the parts of life that feel like too much. I specialize in working with people dealing with trauma, chronic illness, grief, and people who care for others. I work with a trauma informed approach and somatic approach to help you reach your goals.
Life pulls us in all different directions. Sometimes the direction is exciting and sometimes it's overwhelming. I'd be honored to help you walk through the parts of life that feel like too much. I specialize in working with people dealing with trauma, chronic illness, grief, and people who care for others. I work with a trauma informed approach and somatic approach to help you reach your goals.
(773) 378-9382 View (773) 378-9382
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Jessica Punzo
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
River Forest, IL 60305
Waitlist for 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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Number of Therapists in River Grove, IL

< 10

Therapists in River Grove, IL who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
100% Life Transitions
83% Relationship Issues
83% Depression
83% Coping Skills
83% Self Esteem
83% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
83% Aetna
83% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in River Grove, IL see their clients

66% Online Only
34% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in River Grove?

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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.