Therapists in Stephenson County, IL

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Photo of Heidi Lobdell, MA, LCPC, CAADC, LPC, CSAC
Heidi Lobdell
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, CAADC, LPC, CSAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lena, IL 61048
We feel that a consistent and honest approach are both key factors when fostering lasting positive changes in each individual's life. We provide support, guidance, and evidence-based interventions to help clients overcome challenges, develop new skills, and achieve their personal goals. Sincerely Therapy, PLLC provides adults (17-65yrs of age) with individual therapy services via our online Telehealth Sessions or In-Person Sessions located in downtown Lena, IL. Head to our website and click on the Client Portal section to get started today!
We feel that a consistent and honest approach are both key factors when fostering lasting positive changes in each individual's life. We provide support, guidance, and evidence-based interventions to help clients overcome challenges, develop new skills, and achieve their personal goals. Sincerely Therapy, PLLC provides adults (17-65yrs of age) with individual therapy services via our online Telehealth Sessions or In-Person Sessions located in downtown Lena, IL. Head to our website and click on the Client Portal section to get started today!
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Amanda Landon
LPC Intern
Verified Verified
Davis, IL 61019
Do you ever feel lost or lonely? Like, no matter what you do, nobody sees or hears you? Life can be dark and overwhelming, and make us feel alone. But you are not alone. My clients can expect a safe space, where I help guide you to develop the skills to feel connected; seen and heard in your life. My goal is that through our collaborative journey, you will gain an understanding of your emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. Then through a personalized therapeutic strategy focused on self-compassion, become empowered to navigate through life’s many challenges.
Do you ever feel lost or lonely? Like, no matter what you do, nobody sees or hears you? Life can be dark and overwhelming, and make us feel alone. But you are not alone. My clients can expect a safe space, where I help guide you to develop the skills to feel connected; seen and heard in your life. My goal is that through our collaborative journey, you will gain an understanding of your emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. Then through a personalized therapeutic strategy focused on self-compassion, become empowered to navigate through life’s many challenges.
(815) 683-0274 View (815) 683-0274
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Jill Cummins
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Freeport, IL 61032
I work with children, adults, teens, tweens and families. I also counsel couples in all stages of relationships. I have a particular passion and expertise for working with teenagers as they struggle to define their identities, cope with the rapid physical, emotional and psychological changes that take place within them and adjust to the demands of peers, schools, families and society. My other passion and area of expertise lies in dealing with relationship issues, grief and trauma, and all that it encompasses. I temper the process with creativity, imagination and humor, along with practical solutions and concrete goals.
I work with children, adults, teens, tweens and families. I also counsel couples in all stages of relationships. I have a particular passion and expertise for working with teenagers as they struggle to define their identities, cope with the rapid physical, emotional and psychological changes that take place within them and adjust to the demands of peers, schools, families and society. My other passion and area of expertise lies in dealing with relationship issues, grief and trauma, and all that it encompasses. I temper the process with creativity, imagination and humor, along with practical solutions and concrete goals.
(815) 410-4864 View (815) 410-4864
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LeBaron Counseling Services
Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Freeport, IL 61032
It's challenging to come to a counselor for the first time or even to come back for another episode. Let me offer to help. I am willing to talk to you on the phone for a free 15 minute initial consultation. I have been helping folks for over 25 years. I have lived through my own and other's life challenges and changes and in short, in addition to my professional education and experience, have had some "on the job training" in life. Give me a call and allow me to help you.
It's challenging to come to a counselor for the first time or even to come back for another episode. Let me offer to help. I am willing to talk to you on the phone for a free 15 minute initial consultation. I have been helping folks for over 25 years. I have lived through my own and other's life challenges and changes and in short, in addition to my professional education and experience, have had some "on the job training" in life. Give me a call and allow me to help you.
(815) 496-6505 View (815) 496-6505
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Chelsea Davis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lena, IL 61048  (Online Only)
Resiliency Counseling is an individual based practice located in the Northwest Illinois area, including Stephenson, Jo Daviess, and Carroll counties. I provide phone and video sessions for anyone living in the state of Illinois. I have spent the last 5 years of my career providing therapy services to my local community, where the need for community based therapy is very high. I have provided services in a variety of areas; a local homeless shelter, food pantry, domestic violence shelter, sexual assault advocacy center, courthouse, law enforcement, community mental health center, and in the school systems.
Resiliency Counseling is an individual based practice located in the Northwest Illinois area, including Stephenson, Jo Daviess, and Carroll counties. I provide phone and video sessions for anyone living in the state of Illinois. I have spent the last 5 years of my career providing therapy services to my local community, where the need for community based therapy is very high. I have provided services in a variety of areas; a local homeless shelter, food pantry, domestic violence shelter, sexual assault advocacy center, courthouse, law enforcement, community mental health center, and in the school systems.
(815) 657-9385 View (815) 657-9385
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Amy Marie Riehle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Freeport, IL 61032
My professional experience over the past thirty years has concentrated on children, teenagers, adults, couples and families. I have worked in both agency and school settings. As a result, I am familiar with how individuals and families often require collaboration across settings and between service providers. My focus is on listening and finding the best approach to help someone meet their goals out of therapy. I realize that finding a therapist one is comfortable with, is crucial to success in therapy. I work hard to establish a relationship in which a person feels understood and respected.
My professional experience over the past thirty years has concentrated on children, teenagers, adults, couples and families. I have worked in both agency and school settings. As a result, I am familiar with how individuals and families often require collaboration across settings and between service providers. My focus is on listening and finding the best approach to help someone meet their goals out of therapy. I realize that finding a therapist one is comfortable with, is crucial to success in therapy. I work hard to establish a relationship in which a person feels understood and respected.
(815) 513-0395 View (815) 513-0395
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New Horizons Counseling Center
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Freeport, IL 61032
The mission of New Horizons Counseling Center (NHCC) is to provide quality therapeutic counseling services, regardless of ability to pay, in a welcoming and safe environment. All Therapists at NHCC are Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors (LCPC) in the State of Illinois. We serve all people with presenting problems within our clinical areas of expertise. We utilize evidence based treatment modalities to help our clients cope with the challenges they face. Our services are provided in the warm environs of a majestic older home in a quiet neighborhood in Freeport, IL. Our motto is "Where Help Is Close To Home."
The mission of New Horizons Counseling Center (NHCC) is to provide quality therapeutic counseling services, regardless of ability to pay, in a welcoming and safe environment. All Therapists at NHCC are Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors (LCPC) in the State of Illinois. We serve all people with presenting problems within our clinical areas of expertise. We utilize evidence based treatment modalities to help our clients cope with the challenges they face. Our services are provided in the warm environs of a majestic older home in a quiet neighborhood in Freeport, IL. Our motto is "Where Help Is Close To Home."
(815) 217-2174 View (815) 217-2174
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Lisa Marie Zimmerman
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Davis, IL 61019
When your world turns upside down, it can take all the courage you have to hold on. Life can throw some blindsiding curveballs — difficult transitions, traumatic experiences, profound loss, unexpected and worsening symptoms, relational brokenness, and so many more. As the world begins to spin, we wonder how the dust will settle, and what life will look like when it does. I’ve been there, and understand that moments and seasons of life, just like this, take incredible courage to face. It’s risky to look change and challenge in the eye ... but you are far braver than you know.
When your world turns upside down, it can take all the courage you have to hold on. Life can throw some blindsiding curveballs — difficult transitions, traumatic experiences, profound loss, unexpected and worsening symptoms, relational brokenness, and so many more. As the world begins to spin, we wonder how the dust will settle, and what life will look like when it does. I’ve been there, and understand that moments and seasons of life, just like this, take incredible courage to face. It’s risky to look change and challenge in the eye ... but you are far braver than you know.
(815) 587-7956 View (815) 587-7956
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Robbin Klein Counseling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC, MS
Verified Verified
Freeport, IL 61032
I believe that best treatment practices acknowledge the whole being; body, mind, and spirit. When one area of our being is out of balance, the whole of the individual is impacted. Body, mind, and spirit are connected and as such, must be taken into account when providing treatment. It would be an honor and a privilege to accompany you on your journey towards wholeness and restoration.
I believe that best treatment practices acknowledge the whole being; body, mind, and spirit. When one area of our being is out of balance, the whole of the individual is impacted. Body, mind, and spirit are connected and as such, must be taken into account when providing treatment. It would be an honor and a privilege to accompany you on your journey towards wholeness and restoration.
(815) 410-4292 View (815) 410-4292
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Kristi Brower
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Freeport, IL 61032
I believe that success occurs when you feel safe and comfortable in therapy, therefore allowing you to utilize your sessions in the most effective way. Having a doctorate degree in clinical psychology (Psy.D.) signifies that I have been trained in numerous therapeutic orientations that are grounded in the latest research in the field of psychology. These approaches include: Psychodynamic Therapy, CBT, EMDR, Relational Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy and many others. This wide variety of training experiences enables me to tailor my treatment approach specifically to your situation, giving you more opportunity to have a successful outcome.
I believe that success occurs when you feel safe and comfortable in therapy, therefore allowing you to utilize your sessions in the most effective way. Having a doctorate degree in clinical psychology (Psy.D.) signifies that I have been trained in numerous therapeutic orientations that are grounded in the latest research in the field of psychology. These approaches include: Psychodynamic Therapy, CBT, EMDR, Relational Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy and many others. This wide variety of training experiences enables me to tailor my treatment approach specifically to your situation, giving you more opportunity to have a successful outcome.
(815) 860-0901 View (815) 860-0901
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Melissa Shanley
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Freeport, IL 61032
My name is Melissa Shanley and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, and I am here to help. I graduated from Eastern Illinois University where I studied to earn my Master of Science in Clinical Counseling. I have years of experience working in and supervising community mental health centers, college settings, hospital settings, and as an outpatient therapist to all ages and populations. My professional interests include working with people who have experienced complex trauma/PTSD, family systems issues, and supporting people with attachment, anxiety, and mood disorders.
My name is Melissa Shanley and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, and I am here to help. I graduated from Eastern Illinois University where I studied to earn my Master of Science in Clinical Counseling. I have years of experience working in and supervising community mental health centers, college settings, hospital settings, and as an outpatient therapist to all ages and populations. My professional interests include working with people who have experienced complex trauma/PTSD, family systems issues, and supporting people with attachment, anxiety, and mood disorders.
(773) 537-4437 View (773) 537-4437
Photo of Rebecca L Rudolph, LCPC, CADC, Counselor
Rebecca L Rudolph
Counselor, LCPC, CADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Davis, IL 61019
Dealing with constant worry, anxiety, or self-doubt can feel like an uphill battle. Events from your past might be affecting your day-to-day life, causing you to carry unnecessary guilt, shame, or fear. Maybe you feel like, no matter what you do, you simply aren’t good enough. Or maybe you’ve reached the end of your rope with flashbacks, nightmares, sleep issues, or anxiety attacks. No matter if you suffer from anxiety that you can’t explain or are able to trace your challenges back to specific events in your past, I am here to help you navigate from hurt to healing.
Dealing with constant worry, anxiety, or self-doubt can feel like an uphill battle. Events from your past might be affecting your day-to-day life, causing you to carry unnecessary guilt, shame, or fear. Maybe you feel like, no matter what you do, you simply aren’t good enough. Or maybe you’ve reached the end of your rope with flashbacks, nightmares, sleep issues, or anxiety attacks. No matter if you suffer from anxiety that you can’t explain or are able to trace your challenges back to specific events in your past, I am here to help you navigate from hurt to healing.
(815) 261-0891 View (815) 261-0891
Photo of Georgia Eger, MSW, LSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Georgia Eger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Freeport, IL 61032  (Online Only)
I believe every person has the ability to heal, grow and change in the capacity that they desire. Whether you want to improve your communication skills, alleviate mental health symptoms, manage your emotions, or work on other areas of your life— therapy isn’t one size fits all. While my interpersonal approach is rooted in evidence based practices, it is tailored to fit your individual goals. Together, we can collaborate on the fundamental aspects of therapeutic work such as root causes of emotional struggles, providing necessary tools for understanding one’s innate traits + nervous system, and building healthier relationships.
I believe every person has the ability to heal, grow and change in the capacity that they desire. Whether you want to improve your communication skills, alleviate mental health symptoms, manage your emotions, or work on other areas of your life— therapy isn’t one size fits all. While my interpersonal approach is rooted in evidence based practices, it is tailored to fit your individual goals. Together, we can collaborate on the fundamental aspects of therapeutic work such as root causes of emotional struggles, providing necessary tools for understanding one’s innate traits + nervous system, and building healthier relationships.
(708) 426-1636 View (708) 426-1636
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Julieann Robinson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lena, IL 61048
I have been working with families and individual clients of all ages for 10 plus years. I am motivated by helping others work through their unique life experiences. When we struggle, sometimes we need help navigating through life's challenges. Finding healthy ways to express ourselves, and communicate our needs is crucial to our well-being. I am particularly skilled in counseling people with behavioral issues, impulse control, depression, self esteem, anxiety, identity, relationships, and conflict resolution.
I have been working with families and individual clients of all ages for 10 plus years. I am motivated by helping others work through their unique life experiences. When we struggle, sometimes we need help navigating through life's challenges. Finding healthy ways to express ourselves, and communicate our needs is crucial to our well-being. I am particularly skilled in counseling people with behavioral issues, impulse control, depression, self esteem, anxiety, identity, relationships, and conflict resolution.
(815) 908-5264 View (815) 908-5264
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Debra Prichard-Hurt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Freeport, IL 61032
Does life seem more complicated than it needs to be? Are the daily pressures of life, work, finances, children or relationships getting the best of you? Do you find yourself feeling sad, overwhelmed or anxious? Do you feel alone, abandoned, or invisible? Do you find yourself turning to alcohol or drugs to relax and forget your problems? Or does life feel so hopeless you’re thinking about checking out? If the answer is Yes, Call Debra today for a Free 15 minute consultation and appointment. Let me help you discover the hope and peace you’ve lost and bring more meaning back to your life.
Does life seem more complicated than it needs to be? Are the daily pressures of life, work, finances, children or relationships getting the best of you? Do you find yourself feeling sad, overwhelmed or anxious? Do you feel alone, abandoned, or invisible? Do you find yourself turning to alcohol or drugs to relax and forget your problems? Or does life feel so hopeless you’re thinking about checking out? If the answer is Yes, Call Debra today for a Free 15 minute consultation and appointment. Let me help you discover the hope and peace you’ve lost and bring more meaning back to your life.
(815) 453-9153 View (815) 453-9153
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Susan M Shanks
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCPC, CAMS-II
Verified Verified
Freeport, IL 61032
Are you looking for a therapist that you can easily relate to? Someone who is easy to talk with? I am that therapist. Having overcome much adversity in my own life, I have the capacity to truly understand clients. I offer individual, child, couples, family, pastoral, and group counseling. The techniques I use in therapy are evidence-based. These include: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Therapy, Existential Therapy, and Narrative Therapy.
Are you looking for a therapist that you can easily relate to? Someone who is easy to talk with? I am that therapist. Having overcome much adversity in my own life, I have the capacity to truly understand clients. I offer individual, child, couples, family, pastoral, and group counseling. The techniques I use in therapy are evidence-based. These include: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Therapy, Existential Therapy, and Narrative Therapy.
(608) 530-0736 View (608) 530-0736
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Amr Kireem
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Lena, IL 61048
My name is Dr. Amr Kireem, a clinical psychologist and licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC) in the state of Illinois. I have been working with clients since 2009 who struggle with anxiety, depression, ADHD, addiction, OCD, PTSD/trauma, relationship issues, codependency, life transitions, and other symptoms. Applying evidence-based approaches, changing faulty assumptions, and finding HOPE are the keys to a successful outcome, while keeping the individual's culture and ethnicity in mind.
My name is Dr. Amr Kireem, a clinical psychologist and licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC) in the state of Illinois. I have been working with clients since 2009 who struggle with anxiety, depression, ADHD, addiction, OCD, PTSD/trauma, relationship issues, codependency, life transitions, and other symptoms. Applying evidence-based approaches, changing faulty assumptions, and finding HOPE are the keys to a successful outcome, while keeping the individual's culture and ethnicity in mind.
(312) 626-7594 View (312) 626-7594
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Kelly Chaney
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Pearl City, IL 61062
Hello, I am Dr. Kelly Chaney! I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who is passionate about helping clients find their passion in life and supporting them in removing blocks that are keeping them from living their best life. My client experience is currently working with the BIPOC community along with children, adolescents and families. My approach is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I focus on helping my clients identify and challenge unhelpful thoughts and to learn practical self-help strategies.
Hello, I am Dr. Kelly Chaney! I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who is passionate about helping clients find their passion in life and supporting them in removing blocks that are keeping them from living their best life. My client experience is currently working with the BIPOC community along with children, adolescents and families. My approach is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I focus on helping my clients identify and challenge unhelpful thoughts and to learn practical self-help strategies.
(323) 643-8569 View (323) 643-8569
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Sarah Basler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lena, IL 61048
My name is Sarah Basler, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW. Therapy is a big step. I am happy you are looking for a therapist for yourself or a loved one. I have over 20 years of experience providing counseling to adolescents and adults. I have experience treating substance use, anxiety, depression, stress, and trauma. My goal is to help you on your path to healing. I like to meet you where you are and help you be the best version of yourself. Transitions and life can be hard. I am here to guide you through life's challenges.
My name is Sarah Basler, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW. Therapy is a big step. I am happy you are looking for a therapist for yourself or a loved one. I have over 20 years of experience providing counseling to adolescents and adults. I have experience treating substance use, anxiety, depression, stress, and trauma. My goal is to help you on your path to healing. I like to meet you where you are and help you be the best version of yourself. Transitions and life can be hard. I am here to guide you through life's challenges.
(773) 694-4991 View (773) 694-4991
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Jeanette Mazeikis
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Davis, IL 61019
Hello! I’m a licensed counselor with over 7 years of experience. I commonly treat anxiety, depression, mood disorders, trauma, intrusive thoughts, anger problems, codependency/personal boundary issues, and interpersonal distress. I use a mix of Dialectical (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment (ACT), Attachment-based, Person-Centered, and Gestalt approaches. I am particularly interested in parent-child relationships and hope to help parents improve family functioning and satisfaction through parent-coaching. I strive to meet my clients where they are at in their journey towards healing and self-improvement.
Hello! I’m a licensed counselor with over 7 years of experience. I commonly treat anxiety, depression, mood disorders, trauma, intrusive thoughts, anger problems, codependency/personal boundary issues, and interpersonal distress. I use a mix of Dialectical (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment (ACT), Attachment-based, Person-Centered, and Gestalt approaches. I am particularly interested in parent-child relationships and hope to help parents improve family functioning and satisfaction through parent-coaching. I strive to meet my clients where they are at in their journey towards healing and self-improvement.
(872) 244-6807 View (872) 244-6807
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Number of Therapists in Stephenson County, IL

20+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Stephenson County, IL who prioritize treating:

85% Anxiety
81% Depression
78% Coping Skills
70% Relationship Issues
67% Self Esteem
63% Grief
59% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

96% BlueCross and BlueShield
92% Aetna
76% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Stephenson County, IL see their clients

89% In Person and Online
11% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Stephenson County?

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.