Therapists in Wheaton, IL

Photo of Lisa Dyer, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Wheaton, IL
Lisa Dyer
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, RYT-500
Verified Verified
Wheaton, IL 60189  (Online Only)
There are moments in life when we feel out of sink, low, or just plain stuck. My goal is to bring my clients back into the ease and flow of life. By creating an environment that is warm and accepting, I assist clients to develop a better understanding of self, allowing space for growth within. I enjoy working with clients experiencing life transitions, offering assistance as they navigate next steps or uncertainty. I also have an affinity to working with those who seek to look at life's challenges through a spiritual lens, delving deeper into life's big questions and bringing more conscious awareness into their experience.
There are moments in life when we feel out of sink, low, or just plain stuck. My goal is to bring my clients back into the ease and flow of life. By creating an environment that is warm and accepting, I assist clients to develop a better understanding of self, allowing space for growth within. I enjoy working with clients experiencing life transitions, offering assistance as they navigate next steps or uncertainty. I also have an affinity to working with those who seek to look at life's challenges through a spiritual lens, delving deeper into life's big questions and bringing more conscious awareness into their experience.
(331) 260-0761 View (331) 260-0761
Photo of Sydney Russmann, LPC Intern in Wheaton, IL
Sydney Russmann
LPC Intern
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wheaton, IL 60187
I understand that you’ll likely come to counseling with some hesitations and questions. This is completely normal, and I welcome your thoughts! I believe that counseling is most effective when it's a collaboration between the us and when your story takes center stage. Whatever symptoms you may be experiencing, we'll get curious about how those symptoms are signaling your deeper desires and needs. The goal is not just symptom relief, but also to discover meaning, spark purpose, and cultivate a deep appreciation for your whole life story. Because we're a team, I'll value your voice in the goals, values, and pace of our time together.
I understand that you’ll likely come to counseling with some hesitations and questions. This is completely normal, and I welcome your thoughts! I believe that counseling is most effective when it's a collaboration between the us and when your story takes center stage. Whatever symptoms you may be experiencing, we'll get curious about how those symptoms are signaling your deeper desires and needs. The goal is not just symptom relief, but also to discover meaning, spark purpose, and cultivate a deep appreciation for your whole life story. Because we're a team, I'll value your voice in the goals, values, and pace of our time together.
(630) 534-9026 View (630) 534-9026
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Roots to Branches Counseling Services
Counselor, MA, LCPC, RPT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Wheaton, IL 60187
I'm Molly, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Registered Play Therapist, and owner/founder of Roots to Branches Counseling Services. I specialize in working with children ages 2-12 years old, and their families. My treatment approach is rooted in creating change through combining a warm therapeutic relationship with a deep understanding of nervous system functioning, interpersonal neurobiology, attachment, and child development. Learn more about me and my practice at www.roots2branchescounseling.org
I'm Molly, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Registered Play Therapist, and owner/founder of Roots to Branches Counseling Services. I specialize in working with children ages 2-12 years old, and their families. My treatment approach is rooted in creating change through combining a warm therapeutic relationship with a deep understanding of nervous system functioning, interpersonal neurobiology, attachment, and child development. Learn more about me and my practice at www.roots2branchescounseling.org
(331) 208-5677 View (331) 208-5677
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GreenPath Clinic
Psychologist, PhD, LCP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Wheaton, IL 60187
We provide excellent psychological and holistic care for patients struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, weight loss, infertility, and other psychological and medical problems. We prioritize medication-free approaches to treat patients' psychological and physical ailments. With collaborative efforts of psychologists, chiropractors, and a naturopathic physician, we get to the root of your mind and body problems naturally. As a multi-disciplinary team of holistically-oriented healthcare providers, we work together to create an effective, comprehensive treatment to provide lasting health optimizing solutions.
We provide excellent psychological and holistic care for patients struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, weight loss, infertility, and other psychological and medical problems. We prioritize medication-free approaches to treat patients' psychological and physical ailments. With collaborative efforts of psychologists, chiropractors, and a naturopathic physician, we get to the root of your mind and body problems naturally. As a multi-disciplinary team of holistically-oriented healthcare providers, we work together to create an effective, comprehensive treatment to provide lasting health optimizing solutions.
(630) 626-0473 View (630) 626-0473
Photo of Sukhi Sandhu, Licensed Professional Counselor in Wheaton, IL
Sukhi Sandhu
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Not Verified Not Verified
Wheaton, IL 60189
Sukhi Sandhu is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Illinois who has been practicing since 2019. Her educational background includes an MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign. Sukhi helps adults, adolescents, and families to find healthy perceptions of themselves and strengthen their relationships so they can know themselves as peaceful, complete, whole, and safe.
Sukhi Sandhu is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Illinois who has been practicing since 2019. Her educational background includes an MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign. Sukhi helps adults, adolescents, and families to find healthy perceptions of themselves and strengthen their relationships so they can know themselves as peaceful, complete, whole, and safe.
(331) 246-1193 View (331) 246-1193
Michele Lome
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Wheaton, IL 60187
I bring a down-to-earth approach to my practice, with a special focus on serving both children and adults. I maintain a client-centered approach, recognizing and respecting the individuality of each person I serve. Whether working with children, parents of school-aged children or adults facing personal challenges, I approach my work with compassion and empathy. I strive to create a therapeutic alliance built on trust, collaboratively identifying goals and developing strategies to navigate life's complexities.
I bring a down-to-earth approach to my practice, with a special focus on serving both children and adults. I maintain a client-centered approach, recognizing and respecting the individuality of each person I serve. Whether working with children, parents of school-aged children or adults facing personal challenges, I approach my work with compassion and empathy. I strive to create a therapeutic alliance built on trust, collaboratively identifying goals and developing strategies to navigate life's complexities.
(630) 626-8276 View (630) 626-8276
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Kristen McKnight
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Wheaton, IL 60187
I work with adult men and women (18 years and older) who are experiencing a variety of mental health issues. I address boundary issues, relational issues, self-esteem struggles, and people with histories of abuse (physical, sexual, emotional). For those who are interested, I integrate Christian spiritual truths and principles into therapy. I also treat clients who struggle with life transitions and parenting issues as well as grief and loss.
I work with adult men and women (18 years and older) who are experiencing a variety of mental health issues. I address boundary issues, relational issues, self-esteem struggles, and people with histories of abuse (physical, sexual, emotional). For those who are interested, I integrate Christian spiritual truths and principles into therapy. I also treat clients who struggle with life transitions and parenting issues as well as grief and loss.
(888) 725-4642 View (888) 725-4642
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Hezekiah Franklin
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wheaton, IL 60187  (Online Only)
Living well is an extremely difficult affair. Whether a hard relationship, a traumatic event, or a rough season of life that makes little sense - there is hope. As a lover of stories, I have found that the most potent ones often lie buried beneath layers of pain, guilt, and shame, where they subconsciously influence the way we think, feel, and connect with others. The process of healing can only begin as we tell the very stories that bring us pain and choose to love the parts of ourselves that may seem most frightening. Whatever you're facing, I know having a safe space to better understand your world will make it more manageable.
Living well is an extremely difficult affair. Whether a hard relationship, a traumatic event, or a rough season of life that makes little sense - there is hope. As a lover of stories, I have found that the most potent ones often lie buried beneath layers of pain, guilt, and shame, where they subconsciously influence the way we think, feel, and connect with others. The process of healing can only begin as we tell the very stories that bring us pain and choose to love the parts of ourselves that may seem most frightening. Whatever you're facing, I know having a safe space to better understand your world will make it more manageable.
(630) 653-1717 View (630) 653-1717
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Katrina Flesvig
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Wheaton, IL 60187  (Online Only)
I am dedicated to fostering a nurturing environment where compassion and understanding flourish, offering you a safe haven to navigate your goals, confront challenges, and heal from past traumas. Recognizing that your journey is deeply personal, my goal is to empower you with the confidence to forge your own path. With a blend of empathy and expertise, I stand beside you, guiding you towards self-discovery and resilience, ensuring that you feel supported and valued every step of the way.
I am dedicated to fostering a nurturing environment where compassion and understanding flourish, offering you a safe haven to navigate your goals, confront challenges, and heal from past traumas. Recognizing that your journey is deeply personal, my goal is to empower you with the confidence to forge your own path. With a blend of empathy and expertise, I stand beside you, guiding you towards self-discovery and resilience, ensuring that you feel supported and valued every step of the way.
(630) 866-8965 View (630) 866-8965
Photo of Stefanie Warning-Probst, Psychologist in Wheaton, IL
Stefanie Warning-Probst
Psychologist, PsyD, MS
Verified Verified
Wheaton, IL 60187
Parenthood is challenging. It's even harder when things aren't going quite right for your child. Wondering if your child has Autism, ADHD, or learning challenges can feel lonely, scary, and overwhelming. You've probably spent a lot of time Googling symptoms and even more time worrying about what might be going on. You can feel stuck and like no one fully understands you or your child. You know your child best. I want to partner with you to learn more about your child and give you the best strategies to help. I aim to help children, teens, and young adults struggling with social-emotional, behavioral, and learning challenges.
Parenthood is challenging. It's even harder when things aren't going quite right for your child. Wondering if your child has Autism, ADHD, or learning challenges can feel lonely, scary, and overwhelming. You've probably spent a lot of time Googling symptoms and even more time worrying about what might be going on. You can feel stuck and like no one fully understands you or your child. You know your child best. I want to partner with you to learn more about your child and give you the best strategies to help. I aim to help children, teens, and young adults struggling with social-emotional, behavioral, and learning challenges.
(847) 230-9458 View (847) 230-9458
Photo of Laurel Goreham, Licensed Professional Counselor in Wheaton, IL
Laurel Goreham
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Wheaton, IL 60187
Hello, my name is Laurel! I believe strongly in being a safe place for you to bring your authentic self into counseling, without fear of judgment. Connecting with you genuinely is deeply important to me, and I believe that building trust is a crucial part of our therapeutic relationship. Counseling can be a little like farming - we work together to cultivate your field, digging out stones of beliefs, feelings, etc. that are in the way, and nourishing new growth by giving language and tools for the things you’re dealing with. You're an expert on you! My goal is to be a genuine, empathetic, approachable tool to help my clients thrive.
Hello, my name is Laurel! I believe strongly in being a safe place for you to bring your authentic self into counseling, without fear of judgment. Connecting with you genuinely is deeply important to me, and I believe that building trust is a crucial part of our therapeutic relationship. Counseling can be a little like farming - we work together to cultivate your field, digging out stones of beliefs, feelings, etc. that are in the way, and nourishing new growth by giving language and tools for the things you’re dealing with. You're an expert on you! My goal is to be a genuine, empathetic, approachable tool to help my clients thrive.
(630) 448-8531 View (630) 448-8531
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Colin M Hammer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Wheaton, IL 60187
I approach the therapeutic relationship from a client-centered lens with an integrative treatment approach. This means that I work with each client to develop a unique treatment plan to address their specific needs. I do not utilize a one size fits all approach and I believe that the client is just as important in this process as the therapist is. I examine all aspects of a client’s perspective including the systems that impact them. Treating the whole person is an important aspect for me in my therapeutic engagement with clients. I believe that every person has value and is worthy of kindness.
I approach the therapeutic relationship from a client-centered lens with an integrative treatment approach. This means that I work with each client to develop a unique treatment plan to address their specific needs. I do not utilize a one size fits all approach and I believe that the client is just as important in this process as the therapist is. I examine all aspects of a client’s perspective including the systems that impact them. Treating the whole person is an important aspect for me in my therapeutic engagement with clients. I believe that every person has value and is worthy of kindness.
(630) 448-8482 View (630) 448-8482
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Charles Scot Giles
DMin, DNGH, OB
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wheaton, IL 60189
I am the Rev. Dr. C. Scot Giles, a Board Certified Diplomate of the National Guild of Hypnotists. This level is the highest level of Board Certification a Consulting Hypnotist can earn. I have been in practice more than thirty years with a special interest in medical issues, weight control and fertility. If you have a personal problem that has resisted other attempts to help, struggle with a stubborn weight issue, have received a scary diagnosis or seek to become pregnant, I can help. Visit my website to learn more about me, see my full credentials, awards and verified client reviews.
I am the Rev. Dr. C. Scot Giles, a Board Certified Diplomate of the National Guild of Hypnotists. This level is the highest level of Board Certification a Consulting Hypnotist can earn. I have been in practice more than thirty years with a special interest in medical issues, weight control and fertility. If you have a personal problem that has resisted other attempts to help, struggle with a stubborn weight issue, have received a scary diagnosis or seek to become pregnant, I can help. Visit my website to learn more about me, see my full credentials, awards and verified client reviews.
(630) 634-7823 View (630) 634-7823
Photo of Kasia Tomanek, Licensed Professional Counselor in Wheaton, IL
Kasia Tomanek
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, MA
Verified Verified
Wheaton, IL 60187
Are you struggling to prioritize your own needs and caring for yourself? Are you feeling the weight of depression, anxiety, and relationship problems? I strongly believe that, as individuals, we need to prioritize our own well-being to live a full and rewarding lives. Helping clients discover and access self-care and self-compassion as they begin their journey in therapy is a passion of mine. Beginnings are never easy, but I am here to walk alongside you in this journey and will be here to support and guide you through this rewarding and life changing process.
Are you struggling to prioritize your own needs and caring for yourself? Are you feeling the weight of depression, anxiety, and relationship problems? I strongly believe that, as individuals, we need to prioritize our own well-being to live a full and rewarding lives. Helping clients discover and access self-care and self-compassion as they begin their journey in therapy is a passion of mine. Beginnings are never easy, but I am here to walk alongside you in this journey and will be here to support and guide you through this rewarding and life changing process.
(630) 538-7405 View (630) 538-7405
Photo of Jacqueline Chaidez, Licensed Professional Counselor in Wheaton, IL
Jacqueline Chaidez
Licensed Professional Counselor, MAATC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wheaton, IL 60187
Are you struggling with mood, substance, or relational issues that feel overwhelming? Do you have a difficult time accessing your feelings? Whether it’s through traditional talk therapy or the use of art therapy, I am here to help you move through your barriers and make changes in your life! As a therapist I am genuine, authentic, and compassionate. I practice unconditional positive regard for my clients and radical empathy. I am passionate about providing a safe, non-judgmental space for my clients to explore and work through the challenges that bring them to therapy.
Are you struggling with mood, substance, or relational issues that feel overwhelming? Do you have a difficult time accessing your feelings? Whether it’s through traditional talk therapy or the use of art therapy, I am here to help you move through your barriers and make changes in your life! As a therapist I am genuine, authentic, and compassionate. I practice unconditional positive regard for my clients and radical empathy. I am passionate about providing a safe, non-judgmental space for my clients to explore and work through the challenges that bring them to therapy.
(630) 426-7269 View (630) 426-7269
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Brittany Heard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Not Verified Not Verified
Wheaton, IL 60189
Brittany Heard, a Licensed Social Worker in Illinois, is dedicated to guiding individuals on their path to recovery and healing. With an MSW in Social Work and a B.A. in Sociology, she brings a profound understanding of the complexities of human behavior to her practice. Brittany's expertise extends to a range of specialties, including adoption and foster care, providing support to individuals navigating the intricacies of DCFS and court-involved treatment. She's particularly skilled in addressing substance use disorders, helping individuals on the journey to sobriety.
Brittany Heard, a Licensed Social Worker in Illinois, is dedicated to guiding individuals on their path to recovery and healing. With an MSW in Social Work and a B.A. in Sociology, she brings a profound understanding of the complexities of human behavior to her practice. Brittany's expertise extends to a range of specialties, including adoption and foster care, providing support to individuals navigating the intricacies of DCFS and court-involved treatment. She's particularly skilled in addressing substance use disorders, helping individuals on the journey to sobriety.
(331) 259-8343 View (331) 259-8343
Photo of Claudia J Haas, Psychologist in Wheaton, IL
Claudia J Haas
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Wheaton, IL 60187
I work with individuals, couples, and families who are seeking help for issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship conflicts, parenting, eating disorders, and codependency. I tend to combine treatment approaches (i.e. cognitive behavioral, interpersonal, psychodynamic) to fit the need of the client. I see my role as coming alongside each individual on their walk of life, and feel privileged to be invited into the personal space of my clients.
I work with individuals, couples, and families who are seeking help for issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship conflicts, parenting, eating disorders, and codependency. I tend to combine treatment approaches (i.e. cognitive behavioral, interpersonal, psychodynamic) to fit the need of the client. I see my role as coming alongside each individual on their walk of life, and feel privileged to be invited into the personal space of my clients.
(888) 725-4642 View (888) 725-4642
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Stenzel Clinical Services, Ltd.
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Wheaton, IL 60187
We recognize how difficult it can be to seek help with mental health issues. Our goal is to meet you where you are in a supportive, encouraging way. We never use shame as a motivator. Instead we seek to provide a balance between giving you time and space to heal and challenging and encouraging you to move forward to a healthier place. We have a staff of over 40 therapists each with different specialties; we all possess the same single passion: to walk with our clients on the path of healing.
We recognize how difficult it can be to seek help with mental health issues. Our goal is to meet you where you are in a supportive, encouraging way. We never use shame as a motivator. Instead we seek to provide a balance between giving you time and space to heal and challenging and encouraging you to move forward to a healthier place. We have a staff of over 40 therapists each with different specialties; we all possess the same single passion: to walk with our clients on the path of healing.
(630) 387-9885 x301 View (630) 387-9885 x301
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Joyce Babb
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD, MSW
Verified Verified
Wheaton, IL 60187
Change is possible. I can help. I offer exceptional and compassionate counseling services to help you to achieve your goals so that you can live your life and relationships more fully. I have extensive experience, both in the US and overseas, in working with individuals, couples, families, and groups to address a wide range of issues, including anxiety and panic disorders; depression; stress management; marital and family problems; parenting skills; attention deficit disorders; life transitions; grief and loss; women's issues; men's issues; substance abuse and addictions; co-dependency, family of origin, perfectionism, and shame issues and more. .
Change is possible. I can help. I offer exceptional and compassionate counseling services to help you to achieve your goals so that you can live your life and relationships more fully. I have extensive experience, both in the US and overseas, in working with individuals, couples, families, and groups to address a wide range of issues, including anxiety and panic disorders; depression; stress management; marital and family problems; parenting skills; attention deficit disorders; life transitions; grief and loss; women's issues; men's issues; substance abuse and addictions; co-dependency, family of origin, perfectionism, and shame issues and more. .
(630) 984-7627 View (630) 984-7627
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Sarah Larimore
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Wheaton, IL 60187
How many times have you heard, “why can’t you just stop?” Do you find yourself wishing those around you would attempt to understand your experience and hear you? Addiction, anxiety, and depression are already so isolating and we often have a difficult time understanding our own behavior without trying to explain it to family and friends. We feel stuck, alone, frustrated, and misunderstood. Imagine what it would be like to identify the root cause of your addiction and start treating the source while learning coping skills for managing addictive behavior, anxiety, and depression.
How many times have you heard, “why can’t you just stop?” Do you find yourself wishing those around you would attempt to understand your experience and hear you? Addiction, anxiety, and depression are already so isolating and we often have a difficult time understanding our own behavior without trying to explain it to family and friends. We feel stuck, alone, frustrated, and misunderstood. Imagine what it would be like to identify the root cause of your addiction and start treating the source while learning coping skills for managing addictive behavior, anxiety, and depression.
(630) 333-4016 View (630) 333-4016

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Wheaton, IL

300+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Wheaton, IL who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
91% Depression
80% Relationship Issues
78% Self Esteem
70% Grief
70% Trauma and PTSD
65% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

96% BlueCross and BlueShield
62% Aetna
48% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Wheaton, IL see their clients

85% In Person and Online
15% Online Only

Gender breakdown

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

How can I find a therapist in Wheaton?

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

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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

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

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

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

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

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

What type of therapy is right for me?

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

How much does therapy cost?

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

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

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

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

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

Is online therapy a good option?

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

Are therapy sessions confidential?

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