Therapists in Rockford, IL

Photo of Rachel Rothermel, Marriage & Family Therapist in Rockford, IL
Rachel Rothermel
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rockford, IL 61108
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, graduated from Northern Illinois University with a Master's Degree in Applied Child and Family Studies with a Specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy. I enjoy working with children, families, and individuals. I utilize a strength based and family systemic approach when working with youth, families, and individuals . I also utilize play therapy, expressive therapy, CBT, DBT, and AAIT to help people better develop skills to manage difficult problems. I believe in providing a healthy and safe environment to encourage internal growth.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, graduated from Northern Illinois University with a Master's Degree in Applied Child and Family Studies with a Specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy. I enjoy working with children, families, and individuals. I utilize a strength based and family systemic approach when working with youth, families, and individuals . I also utilize play therapy, expressive therapy, CBT, DBT, and AAIT to help people better develop skills to manage difficult problems. I believe in providing a healthy and safe environment to encourage internal growth.
(815) 401-1458 View (815) 401-1458
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Linda Nguyen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Rockford, IL 61108
My focus and passion is to help individuals, couples, and families reach their greatest potential and reclaim their sense of well-being emotionally, physically, mentally, and spiritually. I work with individuals to help them overcome and conquer anxiety, depression, loss/grief, chronic stress, relational conflicts, and trauma. I encourage you to come, thrive, and conquer.
My focus and passion is to help individuals, couples, and families reach their greatest potential and reclaim their sense of well-being emotionally, physically, mentally, and spiritually. I work with individuals to help them overcome and conquer anxiety, depression, loss/grief, chronic stress, relational conflicts, and trauma. I encourage you to come, thrive, and conquer.
(815) 249-4534 View (815) 249-4534
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Bridge Life Counseling, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Rockford, IL 61107  (Online Only)
A graduate of Aurora University, Teisha is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who currently splits her time between the school setting and her private counseling practice. She has experience working with preschool aged children through adolescence, adults, families and couples, LGBTQIA+ who deal with anxiety, major depression, relationship issues, trauma, and oppositional defiant disorders, ADHD, Bipolar, and Autism. Teisha utilizes various theoretical modalities in her work, including CBT, REBT, EBT, play therapy, Mindfulness, and grief therapy.
A graduate of Aurora University, Teisha is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who currently splits her time between the school setting and her private counseling practice. She has experience working with preschool aged children through adolescence, adults, families and couples, LGBTQIA+ who deal with anxiety, major depression, relationship issues, trauma, and oppositional defiant disorders, ADHD, Bipolar, and Autism. Teisha utilizes various theoretical modalities in her work, including CBT, REBT, EBT, play therapy, Mindfulness, and grief therapy.
(779) 201-6853 View (779) 201-6853
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Karin K Leden
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Rockford, IL 61114
Feeling a little overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, depressed, and tired, ...? You're not alone. In this day and age we are consumed with incoming information from our environment, but our brains are not equipped with the processing speeds of a computer so we end up feeling overwhelmed and symptomatic. If your goal is to reduce symptoms and find some peace, I can help you to achieve this. I utilize current brain research with evidence-based practices to provide you with knowledge, support and motivation to live a more enjoyable and meaningful life. I am available in person and online to meet your individual needs.
Feeling a little overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, depressed, and tired, ...? You're not alone. In this day and age we are consumed with incoming information from our environment, but our brains are not equipped with the processing speeds of a computer so we end up feeling overwhelmed and symptomatic. If your goal is to reduce symptoms and find some peace, I can help you to achieve this. I utilize current brain research with evidence-based practices to provide you with knowledge, support and motivation to live a more enjoyable and meaningful life. I am available in person and online to meet your individual needs.
(779) 223-1901 View (779) 223-1901
Photo of Cristina Gloria, Licensed Professional Counselor in Rockford, IL
Cristina Gloria
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC, CCTP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Rockford, IL 61108
Life isn't easy and we are not born all knowing. Throughout our life span, we face exciting and terrifying situations that impact the way we function every day and how we interact with others. Then, we feel like we are the only ones suffering, and feelings of loneliness emerge. Our first reaction is to hide and portray that we are doing fine. Then we try dealing with the problem on our own. Later, we find ourselves feeling overwhelmed. We start experiencing extreme difficulties just trying to deal with simple daily life tasks. This is where I come in!
Life isn't easy and we are not born all knowing. Throughout our life span, we face exciting and terrifying situations that impact the way we function every day and how we interact with others. Then, we feel like we are the only ones suffering, and feelings of loneliness emerge. Our first reaction is to hide and portray that we are doing fine. Then we try dealing with the problem on our own. Later, we find ourselves feeling overwhelmed. We start experiencing extreme difficulties just trying to deal with simple daily life tasks. This is where I come in!
(815) 281-5273 View (815) 281-5273
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Theresa Mleczko
Counselor, MA, NCC, LCPC
Verified Verified
Rockford, IL 61107
I try to establish a good therapeutic relationship with my clients by striving to make them feel understood. I also try to make my clients feel relaxed by providing therapy in a welcoming, comfortable environment.
I try to establish a good therapeutic relationship with my clients by striving to make them feel understood. I also try to make my clients feel relaxed by providing therapy in a welcoming, comfortable environment.
(815) 572-4521 View (815) 572-4521
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Marie L Epling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Rockford, IL 61108  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have been working in private practice with individuals and couples for over 26 years. I specialize in the treatment of depression and anxiety. Teaching communication skills , stress management, and life coaching are some of my passions as a therapist. I also like working with individuals with life adjustment conditions, relationship break-ups and loss.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have been working in private practice with individuals and couples for over 26 years. I specialize in the treatment of depression and anxiety. Teaching communication skills , stress management, and life coaching are some of my passions as a therapist. I also like working with individuals with life adjustment conditions, relationship break-ups and loss.
(815) 421-1291 x203 View (815) 421-1291 x203
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Kayla A. Clayton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, APSW
Verified Verified
Rockford, IL 61107
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
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Brian David Klaung
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, ACSW, DCSW
Verified Verified
Rockford, IL 61108
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has 26 years of private practice experience. Specializing in the treatment of depression, anxiety, ADHD, Autistic Spectrum Disorders and relational issues. Providing individual, family and couple counseling. Age range is 5 years of age to seasoned older Adults. Practice Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Life Coaching and Rational Emotive Therapy. Extensive experience in diagnosing ADHD, providing treatment strategies for adults, children and adolescents. Extensive experienced in improving communication and problem solving skills.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has 26 years of private practice experience. Specializing in the treatment of depression, anxiety, ADHD, Autistic Spectrum Disorders and relational issues. Providing individual, family and couple counseling. Age range is 5 years of age to seasoned older Adults. Practice Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Life Coaching and Rational Emotive Therapy. Extensive experience in diagnosing ADHD, providing treatment strategies for adults, children and adolescents. Extensive experienced in improving communication and problem solving skills.
(815) 649-5343 x204 View (815) 649-5343 x204
Photo of Adam Figlewicz, Licensed Professional Counselor in Rockford, IL
Adam Figlewicz
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Rockford, IL 61107
The need to adapt, to learn, and grow can often be a difficult one, but I am here to be able to help guide your journey to rediscovering the best you. Your therapy will be shaped to you, as a unique individual, and you will have the opportunity to share in a space that is open with empathy, warmth, and unconditional positive regard. Here, we can learn about ourselves, where our fears and stressors lie, build our self-esteem and communication, and overcome the barriers that have shifted us away from the center of our own universes.
The need to adapt, to learn, and grow can often be a difficult one, but I am here to be able to help guide your journey to rediscovering the best you. Your therapy will be shaped to you, as a unique individual, and you will have the opportunity to share in a space that is open with empathy, warmth, and unconditional positive regard. Here, we can learn about ourselves, where our fears and stressors lie, build our self-esteem and communication, and overcome the barriers that have shifted us away from the center of our own universes.
(779) 204-7865 View (779) 204-7865
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James J Ryan
Counselor, MSW, LCSW, BCD
Verified Verified
Rockford, IL 61114
Exploring strategies for life change is a fascinating endeavor. I partner with clients to help them create significant transformations, i.e. help change their point of view about problematic concerns, change behaviors that need to be increased or decreased and change longstanding destructive patterns to new life enhancing choices. I rely heavily on scientific findings to facilitate human change. There are varieties of effective traditional and modern psychological treatments such or eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR). Cognitive behavioral therapy is the gold standard for anxiety, depressions, phobias and fears.
Exploring strategies for life change is a fascinating endeavor. I partner with clients to help them create significant transformations, i.e. help change their point of view about problematic concerns, change behaviors that need to be increased or decreased and change longstanding destructive patterns to new life enhancing choices. I rely heavily on scientific findings to facilitate human change. There are varieties of effective traditional and modern psychological treatments such or eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR). Cognitive behavioral therapy is the gold standard for anxiety, depressions, phobias and fears.
(815) 290-0882 View (815) 290-0882
Photo of Laura Mullikin, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Rockford, IL
Laura Mullikin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rockford, IL 61107
I have passion for working alongside individuals and couples, in all walks of life. From navigating feelings of anxiety or depression, or additional mental health issues, my goal is to help clients develop new coping mechanisms to change their lives for the better. I am also passionate about encouraging clients to live self-compassionate lives, whether through life transitions and troubles, or those struggling with body image/diet culture concerns.
I have passion for working alongside individuals and couples, in all walks of life. From navigating feelings of anxiety or depression, or additional mental health issues, my goal is to help clients develop new coping mechanisms to change their lives for the better. I am also passionate about encouraging clients to live self-compassionate lives, whether through life transitions and troubles, or those struggling with body image/diet culture concerns.
(815) 270-5397 View (815) 270-5397
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Kimberly Bennett
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Rockford, IL 61101  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and have been a mental health provider since 2004. I have worked with clients with chronic diagnosis such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depressive disorder, but my passion is to work with those attempting to manage trauma symptoms, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, life stressors, relationships, and those who are trying to identify the root causes of pain, trauma, stress, and overall unhappiness. My approach to therapy is that there is No One Way to do anything.
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and have been a mental health provider since 2004. I have worked with clients with chronic diagnosis such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depressive disorder, but my passion is to work with those attempting to manage trauma symptoms, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, life stressors, relationships, and those who are trying to identify the root causes of pain, trauma, stress, and overall unhappiness. My approach to therapy is that there is No One Way to do anything.
(815) 345-5178 View (815) 345-5178
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Phoenix Counseling and Recovery, LLC
Counselor, LCPC, CADC
Verified Verified
Rockford, IL 61108
My name is Jeff Zajkowski and for the past 18 years I have dedicated myself to helping individuals with mental health, addiction and substance abuse issues. I utilize multiple treatment techniques such as cognitive behavioral therapy, DBT, client-centered therapy, rational emotive behavioral therapy and psychoanalytic theory. I also have specific training in rapport building, breakthrough techniques and in pinpointing crucial onset events. I work with adults and adolescents. For your convenience I also use HIPPA compliant video chat for sessions.
My name is Jeff Zajkowski and for the past 18 years I have dedicated myself to helping individuals with mental health, addiction and substance abuse issues. I utilize multiple treatment techniques such as cognitive behavioral therapy, DBT, client-centered therapy, rational emotive behavioral therapy and psychoanalytic theory. I also have specific training in rapport building, breakthrough techniques and in pinpointing crucial onset events. I work with adults and adolescents. For your convenience I also use HIPPA compliant video chat for sessions.
(815) 286-4533 View (815) 286-4533
Photo of Whitney Blakely, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Rockford, IL
Whitney Blakely
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PC
Verified Verified
Rockford, IL 61108
Hello, since you are scrolling these profiles, you are likely looking for help in dealing with something difficult in your life. I may be the person you are seeking and I appreciate you reading my profile. All change starts with a first step. I commend your insight that change is possible and I see your courage for choosing to pursue it. In my office you will be treated as a person of value and with respect. Collaboratively we will define your goals and go at a pace that suits you. With you as the leader and me as the guide, we will go on a journey of discovery, healing, and growth. I’m excited to work with you!
Hello, since you are scrolling these profiles, you are likely looking for help in dealing with something difficult in your life. I may be the person you are seeking and I appreciate you reading my profile. All change starts with a first step. I commend your insight that change is possible and I see your courage for choosing to pursue it. In my office you will be treated as a person of value and with respect. Collaboratively we will define your goals and go at a pace that suits you. With you as the leader and me as the guide, we will go on a journey of discovery, healing, and growth. I’m excited to work with you!
(815) 384-6165 View (815) 384-6165
Photo of Carlton Martin, Licensed Professional Counselor in Rockford, IL
Carlton Martin
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
Rockford, IL 61108
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Rockford. I have a Ph.D., in Counseling Psychology from Andrews University, an APA accredited program. I approach mental health and emotional wellness from an insight oriented perspective. I believe that an understanding of one’s early childhood environment is essential to an understanding of one’s functioning in adulthood. It allows clients to gain insight into their anxieties, depression, mood dysregulation, emotional problems, and inner conflicts.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Rockford. I have a Ph.D., in Counseling Psychology from Andrews University, an APA accredited program. I approach mental health and emotional wellness from an insight oriented perspective. I believe that an understanding of one’s early childhood environment is essential to an understanding of one’s functioning in adulthood. It allows clients to gain insight into their anxieties, depression, mood dysregulation, emotional problems, and inner conflicts.
(815) 281-5162 View (815) 281-5162
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Casey Pilcher
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rockford, IL 61107
If you feel like something in the past is bothering you or you're unsure of your future, let me help! I believe every person has the abilities to achieve the goals they have for themselves and I will help you reach yours. I specialize in adjustment difficulties, anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder though I have experience working with a wide variety of mental health concerns. Utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well as other forms of therapy as needed, let me help you create balance in your life and find your full potential for wellness.
If you feel like something in the past is bothering you or you're unsure of your future, let me help! I believe every person has the abilities to achieve the goals they have for themselves and I will help you reach yours. I specialize in adjustment difficulties, anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder though I have experience working with a wide variety of mental health concerns. Utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well as other forms of therapy as needed, let me help you create balance in your life and find your full potential for wellness.
(815) 570-4122 View (815) 570-4122
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Andrea K Olson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Rockford, IL 61107
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a broad range of experience counseling children, adolescents, and adults. I am committed to assisting individuals, couples, and families in their unique life circumstances. I believe that I can best help others by being a warm, welcoming and sincere person. I treat issues such as depression, anxiety, abuse and trauma. I also work with children and adolescents who are having behavior problems in school. I tend to have an eclectic approach, often using cognitive behavioral and solution focused counseling techniques.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a broad range of experience counseling children, adolescents, and adults. I am committed to assisting individuals, couples, and families in their unique life circumstances. I believe that I can best help others by being a warm, welcoming and sincere person. I treat issues such as depression, anxiety, abuse and trauma. I also work with children and adolescents who are having behavior problems in school. I tend to have an eclectic approach, often using cognitive behavioral and solution focused counseling techniques.
(815) 844-8052 View (815) 844-8052
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Dr. J. Scott Nelson
Counselor, EdD, CCMHC, LCPC, CRADC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Rockford, IL 61107
Struggling from time to time with life's stresses is something we all have in common. I'm easy to talk to, practical, down to earth, and really good at what I do. I people just like you discover meaningful and lasting solutions to emotional, behavioral, and relational struggles. I'm here when you need someone to turn to for individual, family, or couples counseling. My areas of expertise include Emotional Struggles, Anxiety & Depression, Couples & Family, Improving Relationships and Communication, Life Transitions, Family of origin issues, Crisis/Trauma, Addictions, Co-dependency, Decision Making, and more.
Struggling from time to time with life's stresses is something we all have in common. I'm easy to talk to, practical, down to earth, and really good at what I do. I people just like you discover meaningful and lasting solutions to emotional, behavioral, and relational struggles. I'm here when you need someone to turn to for individual, family, or couples counseling. My areas of expertise include Emotional Struggles, Anxiety & Depression, Couples & Family, Improving Relationships and Communication, Life Transitions, Family of origin issues, Crisis/Trauma, Addictions, Co-dependency, Decision Making, and more.
(815) 916-9970 View (815) 916-9970
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Tavares Arlin Moore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rockford, IL 61108
Waitlist for new clients
I believe in the power of growth, transformation, and unlocking potential, whether that’s mastering your thought life, changing unwanted behaviors, overcoming major setbacks, navigating difficult transitions, dealing with intense stress or emotions, managing anxiety and/or depression, grief or reducing drama and coping with trauma. Becoming the best version of yourself is a worthy goal, and that’s where I can help.
I believe in the power of growth, transformation, and unlocking potential, whether that’s mastering your thought life, changing unwanted behaviors, overcoming major setbacks, navigating difficult transitions, dealing with intense stress or emotions, managing anxiety and/or depression, grief or reducing drama and coping with trauma. Becoming the best version of yourself is a worthy goal, and that’s where I can help.
(815) 889-0943 View (815) 889-0943

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Rockford, IL

200+

Average cost per session

$144

Therapists in Rockford, IL who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
88% Depression
79% Self Esteem
74% Trauma and PTSD
74% Coping Skills
65% Relationship Issues
64% Grief

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

93% BlueCross and BlueShield
71% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
69% Aetna

How Therapists in Rockford, IL see their clients

64% In Person and Online
36% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
22% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Rockford?

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.