Therapists in Schaumburg, IL

Photo of Laurie Leahy, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Schaumburg, IL
Laurie Leahy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Children and adolescents are frequently faced with social and emotional challenges at home, school, and in the community. From social media to high pressure academics to traumatic life events, children and adolescents often struggle to simply “feel good”. Through the therapeutic relationship, I support my clients in developing an understanding of their experiences, and subsequent feelings and behaviors. The power of obtaining an understanding and acceptance of their current situation, frequently leads to a feeling of control in managing difficulties, and allows them to move forward to a healthier level of functioning.
Children and adolescents are frequently faced with social and emotional challenges at home, school, and in the community. From social media to high pressure academics to traumatic life events, children and adolescents often struggle to simply “feel good”. Through the therapeutic relationship, I support my clients in developing an understanding of their experiences, and subsequent feelings and behaviors. The power of obtaining an understanding and acceptance of their current situation, frequently leads to a feeling of control in managing difficulties, and allows them to move forward to a healthier level of functioning.
(872) 814-6977 View (872) 814-6977
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Jaime A Williamson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Seeking counseling is your first step towards healing and I am here to support you on that journey. My name is Jaime Williamson and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I earned my Master of Social Work degree in 2009 from Dominican University School of Social Work and have enjoyed working with individuals in community and hospital-based settings for over ten years. Are you feeling overwhelmed by life issues? Do you feel anxious, depressed or in despair? Are you struggling to love yourself or find purpose in life? Do you want to ENJOY LIFE life again? YOU ARE NOT ALONE, you can find HELP, HOPE and HEALING to live well.
Seeking counseling is your first step towards healing and I am here to support you on that journey. My name is Jaime Williamson and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I earned my Master of Social Work degree in 2009 from Dominican University School of Social Work and have enjoyed working with individuals in community and hospital-based settings for over ten years. Are you feeling overwhelmed by life issues? Do you feel anxious, depressed or in despair? Are you struggling to love yourself or find purpose in life? Do you want to ENJOY LIFE life again? YOU ARE NOT ALONE, you can find HELP, HOPE and HEALING to live well.
(224) 802-3223 View (224) 802-3223
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Lauren Dineen-Griffin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Schaumburg, IL 60173  (Online Only)
Taking the first step to improve your life can feel difficult and daunting, especially when you live with anxiety and fear. But I believe that every single person has the strength and capability to create positive changes in their life. I strive to provide a caring and open space for my clients, so they can begin to break down the barriers they face on the path to achieving their goals. With extensive experience in the field providing treatment of anxiety disorders, OCD, and PTSD, I work to provide supportive and understanding therapy to meet each client's individual needs.
Taking the first step to improve your life can feel difficult and daunting, especially when you live with anxiety and fear. But I believe that every single person has the strength and capability to create positive changes in their life. I strive to provide a caring and open space for my clients, so they can begin to break down the barriers they face on the path to achieving their goals. With extensive experience in the field providing treatment of anxiety disorders, OCD, and PTSD, I work to provide supportive and understanding therapy to meet each client's individual needs.
(847) 250-4403 View (847) 250-4403
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Catherine Hauser
Counselor, PhD, RN, LCPC, CADC
Verified
Schaumburg, IL 60173
For over 20 years I have been helping people deal with the stress in their lives that contributes to depression, anxiety, panic attacks, obsessive compulsive behaviors, anger management, relationship and addiction problems. acute and chronic illness, such as cancer In overcoming stress, I use an interpersonal approach, combining both cognitive behavioral strategies, along with mind-body stress-reduction techniques, such as hypnosis and meditation training. When individuals improve their quality of life by reducing stress and dealing with underlying psychological problems, they are able to regain control over their lives,and have more meaningful relationships. I provide the following programs:Stress-Reduction for Emotional Distress,and for Acute and Chronic Illness,Group Therapy for Cancer Survivors, and Parent Coaching.
For over 20 years I have been helping people deal with the stress in their lives that contributes to depression, anxiety, panic attacks, obsessive compulsive behaviors, anger management, relationship and addiction problems. acute and chronic illness, such as cancer In overcoming stress, I use an interpersonal approach, combining both cognitive behavioral strategies, along with mind-body stress-reduction techniques, such as hypnosis and meditation training. When individuals improve their quality of life by reducing stress and dealing with underlying psychological problems, they are able to regain control over their lives,and have more meaningful relationships. I provide the following programs:Stress-Reduction for Emotional Distress,and for Acute and Chronic Illness,Group Therapy for Cancer Survivors, and Parent Coaching.
(847) 416-0247 View (847) 416-0247
Photo of Nancy Bui, Licensed Professional Counselor in Schaumburg, IL
Nancy Bui
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Schaumburg, IL 60173
I am dedicated to helping people from all walks of life navigate towards healthy, happy, and gratifying living. I create a supportive and caring environment for self-exploration in therapy: where individuals can explore difficult emotions, challenge thinking, and learn new tools and skills to take control of their mental health.
I am dedicated to helping people from all walks of life navigate towards healthy, happy, and gratifying living. I create a supportive and caring environment for self-exploration in therapy: where individuals can explore difficult emotions, challenge thinking, and learn new tools and skills to take control of their mental health.
(630) 534-9024 View (630) 534-9024
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Rj Paskanthi
Licensed Professional Counselor, MAATC, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Schaumburg, IL 60173
I believe therapy is a collaborative experience where the participant guides the process at their preferred pace. I have experience working with individuals, couples and families. I aim to provide a non-judgemental space that supports personal growth. I invite all forms of creative expression and the use of symbolism/ metaphors as tools for reflection. I acknowledge that humans have multiple intersectional identities and belong to many systems that may impact their therapeutic exploration. I hope to bring transparency and compassion to each interaction.
I believe therapy is a collaborative experience where the participant guides the process at their preferred pace. I have experience working with individuals, couples and families. I aim to provide a non-judgemental space that supports personal growth. I invite all forms of creative expression and the use of symbolism/ metaphors as tools for reflection. I acknowledge that humans have multiple intersectional identities and belong to many systems that may impact their therapeutic exploration. I hope to bring transparency and compassion to each interaction.
(630) 250-5846 View (630) 250-5846
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Shirley E Taylor
Psychologist, EdD
Verified
Schaumburg, IL 60193  (Online Only)
I am a seasoned psychologist with a broad range of experiences. I have worked with all ages, regardless of their presenting problems. Their issues vary depending on age, family situation, employment, disability challenges, social experiences, and unmet needs. Regardless of what problems the clients present, there is almost always a pathway that can be found to improve one's life situation.
I am a seasoned psychologist with a broad range of experiences. I have worked with all ages, regardless of their presenting problems. Their issues vary depending on age, family situation, employment, disability challenges, social experiences, and unmet needs. Regardless of what problems the clients present, there is almost always a pathway that can be found to improve one's life situation.
(847) 961-2349 View (847) 961-2349
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Natalie C Holley
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Schaumburg, IL 60173
I am a bilingual (English/Spanish) and bicultural licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in working with children, teens, and adults. I work collaboratively with my patients to explore current difficulties, difficult past experiences and relationships, and ways these may be holding you back today. Therapy is a wonderful opportunity to increase self-awareness and find better ways of managing everyday stress. Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma/PTSD, we can work together to help you find relief. Life can be hard, but you don't have to do it alone.
I am a bilingual (English/Spanish) and bicultural licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in working with children, teens, and adults. I work collaboratively with my patients to explore current difficulties, difficult past experiences and relationships, and ways these may be holding you back today. Therapy is a wonderful opportunity to increase self-awareness and find better ways of managing everyday stress. Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma/PTSD, we can work together to help you find relief. Life can be hard, but you don't have to do it alone.
(847) 649-6365 View (847) 649-6365
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Kate Messier
Marriage & Family Therapist
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Everyone needs a little help sometimes on their journey toward mental well-being. I am here to create a safe environment that will support you on your path toward change. Whether you are seeking help for your family, your relationship, or yourself, I want to be on your team.
Everyone needs a little help sometimes on their journey toward mental well-being. I am here to create a safe environment that will support you on your path toward change. Whether you are seeking help for your family, your relationship, or yourself, I want to be on your team.
(847) 984-3054 View (847) 984-3054
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Toyah T Wilson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Have life changes overwhelmed you, leaving you feeling lost and confused? Are you a new mother struggling to adjust? Do you feel past experiences negatively impact your current relationships? Feeling as if nothing you do is ever good enough? If you answered yes to any of these questions, I can help you. I strongly believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to discover their voice and be heard. Therapy provides a unique opportunity to express yourself in a safe environment. Through our relationship you can begin to discover new skills, strengths, and a healthy self esteem to address your concerns.
Have life changes overwhelmed you, leaving you feeling lost and confused? Are you a new mother struggling to adjust? Do you feel past experiences negatively impact your current relationships? Feeling as if nothing you do is ever good enough? If you answered yes to any of these questions, I can help you. I strongly believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to discover their voice and be heard. Therapy provides a unique opportunity to express yourself in a safe environment. Through our relationship you can begin to discover new skills, strengths, and a healthy self esteem to address your concerns.
(331) 244-0286 View (331) 244-0286
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Steve Wodka
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Schaumburg, IL 60173
I specialize in treating men/women from dysfunctional families who have anxiety/depression as a result of their upbringing. Treatment interests include Adult Children of Alcoholics, family dysfunction, anxiety disorders, depression, trauma. I utilize a direct interactive style contingent on the clients' needs. I help clients understand their emotional "blue-print" and create new learning and choices. I work with emotionally distant individuals, building communication skills and a positive sense of self. I have a special interest in men's issues, including difficulties expressing and understanding emotions and anger management skills
I specialize in treating men/women from dysfunctional families who have anxiety/depression as a result of their upbringing. Treatment interests include Adult Children of Alcoholics, family dysfunction, anxiety disorders, depression, trauma. I utilize a direct interactive style contingent on the clients' needs. I help clients understand their emotional "blue-print" and create new learning and choices. I work with emotionally distant individuals, building communication skills and a positive sense of self. I have a special interest in men's issues, including difficulties expressing and understanding emotions and anger management skills
(847) 416-6624 View (847) 416-6624
Photo of Kelsey Johnson, Licensed Social Worker in Schaumburg, IL
Kelsey Johnson
Licensed Social Worker, MSW, LSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Schaumburg, IL 60193
I enjoy working with kids, teens and young adults, and it is my mission to empower all my clients to express themselves emotionally in a non-judgmental environment. As a clinician I encourage all my clients to be honest and vulnerable by helping them build their confidence and increase their self-awareness. Together, we will achieve these goals and more by utilizing a range of different therapeutic modalities, that includes CBT, mindfulness, person-centered therapy, DBT, and solution focused therapy. Play therapy techniques are also used for those of my younger clients.
I enjoy working with kids, teens and young adults, and it is my mission to empower all my clients to express themselves emotionally in a non-judgmental environment. As a clinician I encourage all my clients to be honest and vulnerable by helping them build their confidence and increase their self-awareness. Together, we will achieve these goals and more by utilizing a range of different therapeutic modalities, that includes CBT, mindfulness, person-centered therapy, DBT, and solution focused therapy. Play therapy techniques are also used for those of my younger clients.
(847) 512-7464 View (847) 512-7464
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Janet Marie Vidales
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Schaumburg, IL 60193  (Online Only)
I am a Latina bilingual therapist who works with children, adolescents, emerging adults, and adults and provide individual and family therapy. I provide an open and safe environment where we can work towards improving your mental health, have it be reducing anxiety, depression, processing trauma or improving communication skills. My counseling style is very empathetic, mindful and client-centered, yet direct and straightforward. I believe in using the therapeutic relationship as an effective way to work though your experiences and start therapy where you are ready to start and at the pace you're ready to start.
I am a Latina bilingual therapist who works with children, adolescents, emerging adults, and adults and provide individual and family therapy. I provide an open and safe environment where we can work towards improving your mental health, have it be reducing anxiety, depression, processing trauma or improving communication skills. My counseling style is very empathetic, mindful and client-centered, yet direct and straightforward. I believe in using the therapeutic relationship as an effective way to work though your experiences and start therapy where you are ready to start and at the pace you're ready to start.
(630) 454-0854 View (630) 454-0854
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Anna Mazek-Vann
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor , LCPC
Verified
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Anna Mazek-Vann, LCPC, CDVP is bilingual (English/Polish) therapist who provides individual, couples and family therapy to children, teens and adults at Core Psychotherapy Center. Anna is trained in EMDR. She is a culturally sensitive LGBTQIA+ affirming therapist. She works with survivors of with complex trauma, sexual abuse, intimate partner violence, PTSD, grief and loss, substance abuse, mood disorders, and anxiety. She works with gambling and kleptomania as well as substance abuse. She offers support to first responders (firefighters, paramedics, police, etc.) and their loved ones.
Anna Mazek-Vann, LCPC, CDVP is bilingual (English/Polish) therapist who provides individual, couples and family therapy to children, teens and adults at Core Psychotherapy Center. Anna is trained in EMDR. She is a culturally sensitive LGBTQIA+ affirming therapist. She works with survivors of with complex trauma, sexual abuse, intimate partner violence, PTSD, grief and loss, substance abuse, mood disorders, and anxiety. She works with gambling and kleptomania as well as substance abuse. She offers support to first responders (firefighters, paramedics, police, etc.) and their loved ones.
(847) 457-0762 View (847) 457-0762
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Ray S Kim
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Schaumburg, IL 60173
As a licensed clinical psychologist, I view my role as guiding individuals along a journey of self-discovery and growth. I assist people in gaining insight into their issues and finding solutions to their problems by providing direction, encouragement, support, and hope. In order for positive changes to occur, a person must begin to modify his or her dysfunctional thinking patterns and unhealthy behaviors. From a solution focused approach, I work with my clients in a collaborative relationship to strengthen their sense of self and improve their quality of life.
As a licensed clinical psychologist, I view my role as guiding individuals along a journey of self-discovery and growth. I assist people in gaining insight into their issues and finding solutions to their problems by providing direction, encouragement, support, and hope. In order for positive changes to occur, a person must begin to modify his or her dysfunctional thinking patterns and unhealthy behaviors. From a solution focused approach, I work with my clients in a collaborative relationship to strengthen their sense of self and improve their quality of life.
(847) 868-3606 View (847) 868-3606
Photo of Karolina Kozakiewicz, Counselor in Schaumburg, IL
Karolina Kozakiewicz
Counselor, LCPC, CADC
Verified
Schaumburg, IL 60173
My counseling philosophy is based on the idea that connection is the most important factor in healing. Getting to know a patient in therapy is an adventure. It’s a journey that often starts at the time of the initial phone conversation. The road takes us through peaks and valleys neither side predicted. I use my personality, mind, and spirit to understand the needs of my clients. These instruments encourage building a relationship in which we can collaborate to reach goals.
My counseling philosophy is based on the idea that connection is the most important factor in healing. Getting to know a patient in therapy is an adventure. It’s a journey that often starts at the time of the initial phone conversation. The road takes us through peaks and valleys neither side predicted. I use my personality, mind, and spirit to understand the needs of my clients. These instruments encourage building a relationship in which we can collaborate to reach goals.
(847) 393-8122 View (847) 393-8122
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Phillip M Licata
Counselor, LCPC, CADC
Verified
Schaumburg, IL 60173
If you are looking for a therapist, it can be a very difficult choice. It is a deeply personal relationship, because that person will know you as well as anyone. The relationship is about functioning with less stress and anxiety, without depression holding you down, with relationships that are honest and healthy, and with real connection to family, friends and your highest self. Therapy is a conversation with yourself, facilitated by another, to bring about change in some area of your life. Change your mind and change your life! LGBTQ friendly and experienced. Tele-Health ready
If you are looking for a therapist, it can be a very difficult choice. It is a deeply personal relationship, because that person will know you as well as anyone. The relationship is about functioning with less stress and anxiety, without depression holding you down, with relationships that are honest and healthy, and with real connection to family, friends and your highest self. Therapy is a conversation with yourself, facilitated by another, to bring about change in some area of your life. Change your mind and change your life! LGBTQ friendly and experienced. Tele-Health ready
(847) 404-0937 View (847) 404-0937
Photo of Fawn Cooney, Licensed Professional Counselor in Schaumburg, IL
Fawn Cooney
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Getting help can be a challenge for anyone. I put efforts towards making all of my clients feel comfortable in any way I can by providing unlimited support, empathy, a nonjudgmental stance, reliability and confidentiality. I really enjoy building a rapport with my clients and providing them with a safe space. I strongly believe in goal setting and checking in on one's progress. I create a treatment plan with clients that has attainable goals and reassess if needed. I am compassionate about all of my clients improving in their lives and provide support and encouragement throughout treatment.
Getting help can be a challenge for anyone. I put efforts towards making all of my clients feel comfortable in any way I can by providing unlimited support, empathy, a nonjudgmental stance, reliability and confidentiality. I really enjoy building a rapport with my clients and providing them with a safe space. I strongly believe in goal setting and checking in on one's progress. I create a treatment plan with clients that has attainable goals and reassess if needed. I am compassionate about all of my clients improving in their lives and provide support and encouragement throughout treatment.
(630) 528-2101 View (630) 528-2101
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Patrick J Kennelly, PhD & Associates, PC
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Schaumburg, IL 60173
I see my role as helping people learn to trust themselves, to respect their own strength, and finally to build healthier relationships both personally and professionally. I am a solution focused therapist who takes a more active role n the counseling sessions. I have extensive experience with children, adolescents, and adults. I have specialized training and experience in treating depression, anxiety disorders, alcohol and substance abuse, and family problems. In addition, I direct a practice of 11 psychologists. Together it means we have the ability to match the right person to your particular needs.
I see my role as helping people learn to trust themselves, to respect their own strength, and finally to build healthier relationships both personally and professionally. I am a solution focused therapist who takes a more active role n the counseling sessions. I have extensive experience with children, adolescents, and adults. I have specialized training and experience in treating depression, anxiety disorders, alcohol and substance abuse, and family problems. In addition, I direct a practice of 11 psychologists. Together it means we have the ability to match the right person to your particular needs.
(847) 960-3319 View (847) 960-3319
Photo of Patricia (Kamal) Zaretzky, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Schaumburg, IL
Patricia (Kamal) Zaretzky
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Life presents all of us with challenges and difficulties that can be painful, confusing, and at times, overwhelming. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, personal relationships, or adjusting to life transitions, I am here to support you in your efforts to understand and move past these difficult experiences. My approach as a therapist is to compassionately partner with clients as they move toward new levels of self-awareness, understanding, and clarity. I believe that within each person is the capacity to heal, grow, and realize our innate capacity to live well.
Life presents all of us with challenges and difficulties that can be painful, confusing, and at times, overwhelming. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, personal relationships, or adjusting to life transitions, I am here to support you in your efforts to understand and move past these difficult experiences. My approach as a therapist is to compassionately partner with clients as they move toward new levels of self-awareness, understanding, and clarity. I believe that within each person is the capacity to heal, grow, and realize our innate capacity to live well.
(630) 332-8672 View (630) 332-8672

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Number of Therapists in Schaumburg, IL

300+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Schaumburg, IL who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
89% Depression
77% Self Esteem
76% Relationship Issues
73% Trauma and PTSD
72% Coping Skills
66% Grief

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

97% BlueCross and BlueShield
65% Aetna
60% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Schaumburg, IL see their clients

83% In Person and Online
17% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
22% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Schaumburg?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.