Therapists in Vernon Hills, IL

Photo of Shalini Varma M. D. Psychiatry in Vernon Hills, IL
Shalini Varma M. D. Psychiatry
MD, BD Cert, NBPAS, ABPN
Verified Verified
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
ACCEPTING PEOPLE OF ALL AGES WITHIN ONE WEEK! Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, Autism, School and Work Accommodations, Difficulty sleeping, Addictions & Medication. Evening appointments are available. Care provided by me, a Physician, a Double Board Certified MD Psychiatrist may be a more effective approach for you. I am structured and organized with treatment. I also provide neuropsychological and psychological TESTING. I am available for urgent needs. Work together to decrease struggling. US born and educated at Rutgers Medical School & completed Psychiatry Residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital.
ACCEPTING PEOPLE OF ALL AGES WITHIN ONE WEEK! Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, Autism, School and Work Accommodations, Difficulty sleeping, Addictions & Medication. Evening appointments are available. Care provided by me, a Physician, a Double Board Certified MD Psychiatrist may be a more effective approach for you. I am structured and organized with treatment. I also provide neuropsychological and psychological TESTING. I am available for urgent needs. Work together to decrease struggling. US born and educated at Rutgers Medical School & completed Psychiatry Residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital.
(847) 393-4392 View (847) 393-4392
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Hilary Davis
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LCPC
Verified Verified
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
With over 20 years of counseling experience as a Gottman Certified therapist with trauma training and EMDR working with individuals, families, and couples in crisis is my passion. I encourage my clients to increase their resilience by developing the skills to grow whether individually, as a couple, or in a family system. Challenges can be viewed negatively but they can also be used as a positive tool for change that can lead to stronger relationships with the right support.
With over 20 years of counseling experience as a Gottman Certified therapist with trauma training and EMDR working with individuals, families, and couples in crisis is my passion. I encourage my clients to increase their resilience by developing the skills to grow whether individually, as a couple, or in a family system. Challenges can be viewed negatively but they can also be used as a positive tool for change that can lead to stronger relationships with the right support.
(224) 208-1819 View (224) 208-1819
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Agnieszka Krzeminska
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, NCC, CCMHC, RYT
Verified Verified
Vernon Hills, IL 60061  (Online Only)
Through authentic and transparent collaboration, Agnes empowers the individual and promotes mental wellness through empathy and evidence-based strategies. She practices DBT-informed therapy and psychodynamic therapy using humanistic and trauma-informed lenses to tie her practice together. In addition, Agnes uses mindfulness, yoga, nature, and art therapy to help the individual heal and discover more about themselves. She guides the individual to uncover and uproot, sometimes unconscious, issues stemming from past experiences and conditioning that inform limiting beliefs and thought patterns that are causing dysfunction/discomfort.
Through authentic and transparent collaboration, Agnes empowers the individual and promotes mental wellness through empathy and evidence-based strategies. She practices DBT-informed therapy and psychodynamic therapy using humanistic and trauma-informed lenses to tie her practice together. In addition, Agnes uses mindfulness, yoga, nature, and art therapy to help the individual heal and discover more about themselves. She guides the individual to uncover and uproot, sometimes unconscious, issues stemming from past experiences and conditioning that inform limiting beliefs and thought patterns that are causing dysfunction/discomfort.
(224) 505-2522 View (224) 505-2522
Photo of Desarae Munoz, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Vernon Hills, IL
Desarae Munoz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
Desarae Munoz is a Licensed Social Worker in Illinois. Desarae (you can call her Desi for short! ) has worked with children since she was 12 years old. Desarae has helped raise her brothers and sister, so she is comfortable working with all ages. She enjoys helping people work on their communication skills and find resources. Desarae has experience in behavioral health, so she is familiar with psychosis, etc. She has also worked with geriatric clients so she would say she is very diverse. If this sounds like a good fit, Desarae would love to be the help that you need!.
Desarae Munoz is a Licensed Social Worker in Illinois. Desarae (you can call her Desi for short! ) has worked with children since she was 12 years old. Desarae has helped raise her brothers and sister, so she is comfortable working with all ages. She enjoys helping people work on their communication skills and find resources. Desarae has experience in behavioral health, so she is familiar with psychosis, etc. She has also worked with geriatric clients so she would say she is very diverse. If this sounds like a good fit, Desarae would love to be the help that you need!.
(847) 443-5152 View (847) 443-5152
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Stephanie Ross
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
Stephanie Ross is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois who has been practicing since 2010. She earned her Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Social Work from New Mexico Highlands University. She moved from New Mexico to Illinois in 2021 and is anxious to put down roots here. Stephanie believes the therapeutic relationship is an equal one, grounded in working together to find solution-focused, positive skills to cope with life challenges. She sees her job as assisting clients to meet their goals and become their authentic selves.
Stephanie Ross is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois who has been practicing since 2010. She earned her Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Social Work from New Mexico Highlands University. She moved from New Mexico to Illinois in 2021 and is anxious to put down roots here. Stephanie believes the therapeutic relationship is an equal one, grounded in working together to find solution-focused, positive skills to cope with life challenges. She sees her job as assisting clients to meet their goals and become their authentic selves.
(224) 219-0523 View (224) 219-0523
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Heather Rosenberg
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
We all long for hope, healing, and relief, and they can be hard to find alone. If you are here, it probably means you want life to feel better and I can understand that desire. So often, we just want our relationships to change, to experience less stress and anxiousness, to be less troubled by painful memories, and to feel better about ourselves. Sometimes all we need is a safe and comfortable space to be heard and understood and sometimes we need direction, clarity and new skills. The goal is to find the combination of factors that can bring healing for you.
We all long for hope, healing, and relief, and they can be hard to find alone. If you are here, it probably means you want life to feel better and I can understand that desire. So often, we just want our relationships to change, to experience less stress and anxiousness, to be less troubled by painful memories, and to feel better about ourselves. Sometimes all we need is a safe and comfortable space to be heard and understood and sometimes we need direction, clarity and new skills. The goal is to find the combination of factors that can bring healing for you.
(847) 278-9465 View (847) 278-9465
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Marina Borrero Bobadilla
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
Marina Borrero Bobadilla is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Illinois who has been practicing since 2023. She has a BA in Applied Behavioral Science and an MSED in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. When life is chaotic, Marina offers a soft place to land that is warm and welcoming. Through a person-centered lens, Marina utilizes various techniques and has found an alignment with Gestalt Theory. This theory views the human mind and behavior as a whole. Having this holistic approach allows the space to make connections to the complex layers of ourselves by processing the here and now.
Marina Borrero Bobadilla is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Illinois who has been practicing since 2023. She has a BA in Applied Behavioral Science and an MSED in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. When life is chaotic, Marina offers a soft place to land that is warm and welcoming. Through a person-centered lens, Marina utilizes various techniques and has found an alignment with Gestalt Theory. This theory views the human mind and behavior as a whole. Having this holistic approach allows the space to make connections to the complex layers of ourselves by processing the here and now.
(847) 238-9867 View (847) 238-9867
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Sherry Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
I am a supportive and empathic therapist who cares deeply about individuals feeling better. Life can be extremely challenging and stressful. My goal is to offer guidance to help you or a family member through these difficult times with loving, nurturing care and support. I am a seasoned clinical social worker with more than forty years of experience. I worked at Stevenson High School as the Social Work Coordinator for eighteen years and recently as the Director for Clinical Services at a therapeutic day school.
I am a supportive and empathic therapist who cares deeply about individuals feeling better. Life can be extremely challenging and stressful. My goal is to offer guidance to help you or a family member through these difficult times with loving, nurturing care and support. I am a seasoned clinical social worker with more than forty years of experience. I worked at Stevenson High School as the Social Work Coordinator for eighteen years and recently as the Director for Clinical Services at a therapeutic day school.
(847) 851-4771 View (847) 851-4771
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Dr. John Jochem / Hawthorn Counseling Group
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
I have practiced as a clinical psychologist for over 30 years and have had the privilege of serving as psychotherapist, diagnostician and mediator with many individuals, families and couples. One of the first things I always want to know is: what is happening that you are seeking help now? It is can be a difficult decision to reach out for professional guidance and I'll want to understand why you are seeking professional help at this point in time and the goals which are most meaningful to you. Together we will chart a course to help you move towards resolution of difficulties and acquisition of skills to sustain your growth.
I have practiced as a clinical psychologist for over 30 years and have had the privilege of serving as psychotherapist, diagnostician and mediator with many individuals, families and couples. One of the first things I always want to know is: what is happening that you are seeking help now? It is can be a difficult decision to reach out for professional guidance and I'll want to understand why you are seeking professional help at this point in time and the goals which are most meaningful to you. Together we will chart a course to help you move towards resolution of difficulties and acquisition of skills to sustain your growth.
(847) 916-8704 View (847) 916-8704
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Kiana Varner
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Vernon Hills, IL 60061  (Online Only)
As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I understand that people are more than a diagnosis and that our communities and resources have just as much an impact on us as our closest social circles. I believe that communication and developing a deeper understanding of oneself, the family histories we carry, and the influences of society are essential tools in helping clients grow. I work with couples and individuals on helping them understand their patterns of communication, exploring the legacies they carry from their personal histories, building confidence and self-acceptance, and collaborating on their goals.
As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I understand that people are more than a diagnosis and that our communities and resources have just as much an impact on us as our closest social circles. I believe that communication and developing a deeper understanding of oneself, the family histories we carry, and the influences of society are essential tools in helping clients grow. I work with couples and individuals on helping them understand their patterns of communication, exploring the legacies they carry from their personal histories, building confidence and self-acceptance, and collaborating on their goals.
(847) 316-0191 View (847) 316-0191
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Ryan Finley
Licensed Psychoanalyst, LCPC
Verified Verified
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
I have worked in mental health since 2015. Specialize in Geek Therapy, Therapeautic Tabletop Role-Playing Games, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. I mainly work adults and have spent a lot of time working with autism, developmental disabilities, depression, anxiety, obsessive complusive disorder, and schizophrenia. At home I enjoy playing role-playing games, watching geeky stuff, and spending time with dog.
I have worked in mental health since 2015. Specialize in Geek Therapy, Therapeautic Tabletop Role-Playing Games, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. I mainly work adults and have spent a lot of time working with autism, developmental disabilities, depression, anxiety, obsessive complusive disorder, and schizophrenia. At home I enjoy playing role-playing games, watching geeky stuff, and spending time with dog.
(847) 654-9726 View (847) 654-9726
Photo of Josh Flanagan, Licensed Professional Counselor in Vernon Hills, IL
Josh Flanagan
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
I believe counseling is a place where you are able to process and navigate the challenges of life with someone who is nonjudgmental. My therapy office is a safe place for you to bring your mess, hurt, and the unfiltered version of yourself. Through this process we will work together to enhance your strengths, identify growth areas, and, most importantly, develop and expand your community support system, helping you to gain the connection we all need to flourish in life.
I believe counseling is a place where you are able to process and navigate the challenges of life with someone who is nonjudgmental. My therapy office is a safe place for you to bring your mess, hurt, and the unfiltered version of yourself. Through this process we will work together to enhance your strengths, identify growth areas, and, most importantly, develop and expand your community support system, helping you to gain the connection we all need to flourish in life.
(847) 584-1449 x188 View (847) 584-1449 x188
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Eileen Marie Rancharan
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
Positive change in life is something we all long for. To grow in our relationships, to heal trauma from our past, and to arrive at the resilient individual we know that we can be. Change however, is hard and involves many steps. Sometimes we are plagued by our fears, and other times we are too overwhelmed to even know where to start. If you long for change, therapy is a step in the right direction.
Positive change in life is something we all long for. To grow in our relationships, to heal trauma from our past, and to arrive at the resilient individual we know that we can be. Change however, is hard and involves many steps. Sometimes we are plagued by our fears, and other times we are too overwhelmed to even know where to start. If you long for change, therapy is a step in the right direction.
(847) 443-5974 View (847) 443-5974
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Karen Robbins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Vernon Hills, IL 60061  (Online Only)
Life can be difficult and overwhelming at times. I am passionate about helping you where you're at within the context of a safe therapeutic environment. Have you had feelings of hopelessness, anxiety, or depression? Or are feeling stuck, wondering about life and where you fit in? Maybe you're struggling in a relationship or marriage? I enjoy working with young adults, adults, couples and families. I have extra training treating couples conflict, anxiety, social anxiety, depression, Self Injury, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) I also enjoy working with couples who are struggling in their marriage or relationship.
Life can be difficult and overwhelming at times. I am passionate about helping you where you're at within the context of a safe therapeutic environment. Have you had feelings of hopelessness, anxiety, or depression? Or are feeling stuck, wondering about life and where you fit in? Maybe you're struggling in a relationship or marriage? I enjoy working with young adults, adults, couples and families. I have extra training treating couples conflict, anxiety, social anxiety, depression, Self Injury, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) I also enjoy working with couples who are struggling in their marriage or relationship.
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Gurinder 'vicki' Bolina
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
Vicki Bolina, PsyD, provides a safe space for anyone going through difficult situations or just wanting to improve their mental health. She has experience in private practice, psychiatric hospitals, nursing homes, school systems, outpatient clinics, the prison system, among others. Dr. Bolina welcomes all ages into her office and specializes in anxiety, depression, and more. She’s also especially skilled in treating: Adolescent Psychology: Adolescents who are going through a stressful school life and/or home life need coping mechanisms to regulate anxiety.
Vicki Bolina, PsyD, provides a safe space for anyone going through difficult situations or just wanting to improve their mental health. She has experience in private practice, psychiatric hospitals, nursing homes, school systems, outpatient clinics, the prison system, among others. Dr. Bolina welcomes all ages into her office and specializes in anxiety, depression, and more. She’s also especially skilled in treating: Adolescent Psychology: Adolescents who are going through a stressful school life and/or home life need coping mechanisms to regulate anxiety.
(224) 243-8292 View (224) 243-8292
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Lauren Morrison
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
Lauren Morrison, LPC, creates an understanding and caring environment for every person that walks in the door. She helps clients see the different paths available to them to better understand themselves and get the enjoyment out of life they deserve. Lauren supports adolescents and adults of all ages. She looks at whole body health, specifically for anxiety, depression, grief, and is especially skilled at working with: Holistic Therapy: Our physical health can greatly impact our mental health. We can be suffering from depression and feel low and fatigued. Lauren uses a custom plan to ensure you regain control of your life.
Lauren Morrison, LPC, creates an understanding and caring environment for every person that walks in the door. She helps clients see the different paths available to them to better understand themselves and get the enjoyment out of life they deserve. Lauren supports adolescents and adults of all ages. She looks at whole body health, specifically for anxiety, depression, grief, and is especially skilled at working with: Holistic Therapy: Our physical health can greatly impact our mental health. We can be suffering from depression and feel low and fatigued. Lauren uses a custom plan to ensure you regain control of your life.
(224) 274-2066 View (224) 274-2066
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Rick Egbert
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
You deserve a life of hope and healing! If you're here, it's probably because you or someone you care about is being weighed down by life. Conflict in relationships, transitions in life, trauma, and everyday stress can chip away at our joy and vitality. Trust me - it doesn't have to be this way. Yes, counseling is hard work. Making that first, courageous step of getting started can be intimidating. I'll do everything I can to make you feel heard, seen, and accepted. I want you to have a safe, comfortable, and healing environment as we journey together.
You deserve a life of hope and healing! If you're here, it's probably because you or someone you care about is being weighed down by life. Conflict in relationships, transitions in life, trauma, and everyday stress can chip away at our joy and vitality. Trust me - it doesn't have to be this way. Yes, counseling is hard work. Making that first, courageous step of getting started can be intimidating. I'll do everything I can to make you feel heard, seen, and accepted. I want you to have a safe, comfortable, and healing environment as we journey together.
(847) 241-1129 View (847) 241-1129
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Ronald Villejo
Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD
Not Verified Not Verified
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
Ron Villejo is a clinician, who has been practicing since 1981. He graduated from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago with a PhD in clinical psychology. Ron believes in understanding the underlying reasons for one's mental health struggles, which may be described as psychodynamic or insight-oriented therapy. At the same time, it's also important to look at practical ways to feel better, such as reframing how one looks at these struggles, part of a cognitive-behavioral approach.
Ron Villejo is a clinician, who has been practicing since 1981. He graduated from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago with a PhD in clinical psychology. Ron believes in understanding the underlying reasons for one's mental health struggles, which may be described as psychodynamic or insight-oriented therapy. At the same time, it's also important to look at practical ways to feel better, such as reframing how one looks at these struggles, part of a cognitive-behavioral approach.
(847) 551-0238 View (847) 551-0238
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Troy Glickstern
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
During our journey through life, it is easy at times to feel lost, stuck, caught in a crossroads, and overwhelmed. And unfortunately for us, life never came with a roadmap. My job as a counselor is to walk alongside you as we work through the obstacles of life together. I provide a safe, compassionate space for self-exploration, collaborative problem-solving, personal healing, and growth. My client-centered and accepting style puts the therapeutic alliance front and center as you set the agenda for our work.
During our journey through life, it is easy at times to feel lost, stuck, caught in a crossroads, and overwhelmed. And unfortunately for us, life never came with a roadmap. My job as a counselor is to walk alongside you as we work through the obstacles of life together. I provide a safe, compassionate space for self-exploration, collaborative problem-solving, personal healing, and growth. My client-centered and accepting style puts the therapeutic alliance front and center as you set the agenda for our work.
(224) 360-5235 View (224) 360-5235
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Terre Cohen Tripoli
MA, LCPC, LPCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
Terre has expertise in depression, chronic thought and mood disorders and relationship issues; regardless of how that relationship is defined. Dysfunctional thoughts and emotions destroy us and those around us. Let her help you, through new thoughts and ideas, finally move towards a life that works for you rather than against you. Her practice is inspiring, motivational and directive when needed. She believes that we are all one and share in common the challenges of living life on life's terms; while still understanding that each of us brings our unique expression of these challenges into the session.
Terre has expertise in depression, chronic thought and mood disorders and relationship issues; regardless of how that relationship is defined. Dysfunctional thoughts and emotions destroy us and those around us. Let her help you, through new thoughts and ideas, finally move towards a life that works for you rather than against you. Her practice is inspiring, motivational and directive when needed. She believes that we are all one and share in common the challenges of living life on life's terms; while still understanding that each of us brings our unique expression of these challenges into the session.
(847) 908-3219 View (847) 908-3219

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Number of Therapists in Vernon Hills, IL

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Vernon Hills, IL who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
91% Depression
78% Relationship Issues
73% Self Esteem
69% Coping Skills
67% Grief
65% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

93% BlueCross and BlueShield
64% Aetna
48% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Vernon Hills, IL see their clients

87% In Person and Online
13% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
21% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Vernon Hills?

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.