Therapists in Willow Springs, IL

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DB Counseling Services
Counselor, MA, MS, LCPC
Verified
Willow Springs, IL 60480  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Trouble getting along with others? Are you constantly finding yourself irritable, down in the dumps or struggling with panic attacks? Do you feel as if no one gets you or understands what you are going through? I can help. Call and schedule an appointment for an assessment and corresponding therapy. I am an experienced, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. As a graduate from Benedictine U., I have extensive knowledge in mood disorders and relationship problems. I implement evidenced-based practice and client-centered therapy to work with you and your loved ones to explore the root cause.
Trouble getting along with others? Are you constantly finding yourself irritable, down in the dumps or struggling with panic attacks? Do you feel as if no one gets you or understands what you are going through? I can help. Call and schedule an appointment for an assessment and corresponding therapy. I am an experienced, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. As a graduate from Benedictine U., I have extensive knowledge in mood disorders and relationship problems. I implement evidenced-based practice and client-centered therapy to work with you and your loved ones to explore the root cause.
(815) 599-1617 View (815) 599-1617
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Payal Sud
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Willow Springs, IL 60480
Life gives us challenges. These challenges can include anxiety, depression, difficulties in relationships, or just feeling stuck in life. However, we do not have to face these challenges alone. It is our job to help you identify and eliminate stresses, embrace your strengths, and work towards empowerment. Through collaboration, we together can create an individualized and comprehensive plan to help you create an identity of your own, integrate positive practices into your daily interactions, and grow to live a happy and healthy life.
Life gives us challenges. These challenges can include anxiety, depression, difficulties in relationships, or just feeling stuck in life. However, we do not have to face these challenges alone. It is our job to help you identify and eliminate stresses, embrace your strengths, and work towards empowerment. Through collaboration, we together can create an individualized and comprehensive plan to help you create an identity of your own, integrate positive practices into your daily interactions, and grow to live a happy and healthy life.
(630) 409-1770 View (630) 409-1770
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Vanessa Brinker
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
Willow Springs, IL 60480
Navigating through life's trials and tribulations can sometimes feel like too much to handle. Whatever you are experiencing in life, you don't have to feel alone. I strive to empower clients based on individual needs and their unique background. I want to know your story and tailor therapy to who you are.
Navigating through life's trials and tribulations can sometimes feel like too much to handle. Whatever you are experiencing in life, you don't have to feel alone. I strive to empower clients based on individual needs and their unique background. I want to know your story and tailor therapy to who you are.
(708) 797-9836 View (708) 797-9836
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Valerie Hardy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSEd, LPC, NCC
Verified
Willow Springs, IL 60480
Waitlist for new clients
Sometimes our life journey takes us a little off course. This detour might be due to anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, relationship or identity issues, career or school issues, or other life circumstances that leave us feeling stressed or stuck. If you are experiencing emotional pain or feeling overwhelmed, you probably know how these emotional states can drain your energy and interfere with your ability to feel fulfilled in your life. Whether your symptoms are situational or long-term, therapy can help. I provide affordable, caring, collaborative, client-specific treatment to tweens, teens, and adults seeking growth and healing.
Sometimes our life journey takes us a little off course. This detour might be due to anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, relationship or identity issues, career or school issues, or other life circumstances that leave us feeling stressed or stuck. If you are experiencing emotional pain or feeling overwhelmed, you probably know how these emotional states can drain your energy and interfere with your ability to feel fulfilled in your life. Whether your symptoms are situational or long-term, therapy can help. I provide affordable, caring, collaborative, client-specific treatment to tweens, teens, and adults seeking growth and healing.
(872) 666-9979 View (872) 666-9979
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Ashley Klesken
MA, MNLP, MTLT, CTP, Coach
Willow Springs, IL 60480  (Online Only)
I work with anyone who has sleep issues, anxiety, trauma, rage, chronic pain, a phobia, grief...any emotional or mental issue, limiting belief, habit, or replaying memory would be great to bring to me. Those ready for this work want to dive deep into their unconscious patterns that have kept them stuck or sick. When one is aware of the power of your and your brain's potential but hasn't gotten the tools to flourish, NLP and parts work (I use Core Transformation) can fill that gap! Many of us do not know HOW to get to the results we know are possible, and a brain-based approach may be just what you need to solve your problem.
I work with anyone who has sleep issues, anxiety, trauma, rage, chronic pain, a phobia, grief...any emotional or mental issue, limiting belief, habit, or replaying memory would be great to bring to me. Those ready for this work want to dive deep into their unconscious patterns that have kept them stuck or sick. When one is aware of the power of your and your brain's potential but hasn't gotten the tools to flourish, NLP and parts work (I use Core Transformation) can fill that gap! Many of us do not know HOW to get to the results we know are possible, and a brain-based approach may be just what you need to solve your problem.
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Emily Bryant
MS, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Willow Springs, IL 60480
Feeling stuck? No worries, I can help you with that. I am passionate about and specialize in working with adults who have experienced past or recent trauma (including, but not limited to, sexual abuse, physical abuse, and emotional abuse) who find that the past continues to affect their present. I am an LGBT+ ally and have an interest in being able to support this community. I utilize a combination of both solution focused talk therapy and EMDR to assist with processing through past and recent traumas. If you already have a primary therapist and need EMDR in addition, I am able to provide this type of support as well.
Feeling stuck? No worries, I can help you with that. I am passionate about and specialize in working with adults who have experienced past or recent trauma (including, but not limited to, sexual abuse, physical abuse, and emotional abuse) who find that the past continues to affect their present. I am an LGBT+ ally and have an interest in being able to support this community. I utilize a combination of both solution focused talk therapy and EMDR to assist with processing through past and recent traumas. If you already have a primary therapist and need EMDR in addition, I am able to provide this type of support as well.
(708) 578-5591 View (708) 578-5591
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James Perry
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
Willow Springs, IL 60480
The challenges of life can impact how we function in our relationships with our partner/spouse, our children, and the people we encounter daily. However, you can begin a therapeutic exploration that will fundamentally improve your mental health. The decision to begin a therapeutic journey can be very rewarding. I support my client's therapeutic goals by making them feel seen and heard. I believe you are the expert on you, so I collaborate with you to help you gain a deeper understanding of yourself and your experiences. Together we can work to achieve life-changing mental health.
The challenges of life can impact how we function in our relationships with our partner/spouse, our children, and the people we encounter daily. However, you can begin a therapeutic exploration that will fundamentally improve your mental health. The decision to begin a therapeutic journey can be very rewarding. I support my client's therapeutic goals by making them feel seen and heard. I believe you are the expert on you, so I collaborate with you to help you gain a deeper understanding of yourself and your experiences. Together we can work to achieve life-changing mental health.
(779) 600-2479 View (779) 600-2479
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Don Barry Counseling Services, Inc.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Willow Springs, IL 60480
Positive changes are created when we utilize a collaborate and solution-based approach. Progress is realized as we challenge faulty thinking patterns and discover hidden strengths. As awareness of the inherent and powerful tools we possess, we learn to harness these and begin to utilize our greatest strengths which allows us to live to our fullest potential. ----
Positive changes are created when we utilize a collaborate and solution-based approach. Progress is realized as we challenge faulty thinking patterns and discover hidden strengths. As awareness of the inherent and powerful tools we possess, we learn to harness these and begin to utilize our greatest strengths which allows us to live to our fullest potential. ----
(630) 428-1828 View (630) 428-1828
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Ramona Bradley Shelton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified
Willow Springs, IL 60480
I am passionate about working with relational issues, and helping individuals, couples and families. I believe that our relationships have an essential impact on our well-being. My goal is to provide a client-centered experience where clients feel comfortable to grow. Supporting clients to achieve their personal goals - whether it be managing their personal life, working through a challenging situation, or finding purpose and fulfillment. To offer compassion, empathy, and acceptance in a safe environment. Together we can create a comprehensive plan to help you create your own positive practices in your daily living.
I am passionate about working with relational issues, and helping individuals, couples and families. I believe that our relationships have an essential impact on our well-being. My goal is to provide a client-centered experience where clients feel comfortable to grow. Supporting clients to achieve their personal goals - whether it be managing their personal life, working through a challenging situation, or finding purpose and fulfillment. To offer compassion, empathy, and acceptance in a safe environment. Together we can create a comprehensive plan to help you create your own positive practices in your daily living.
(779) 237-8824 View (779) 237-8824
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Katie Freeman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EMDR
Verified
Willow Springs, IL 60480
The journey to healing can be overwhelming. By meeting my clients where they're at and taking time to build a strong therapeutic alliance, we can work toward you become the best version of yourself. I am an EMDR Certified clinician and registered yoga instructor specializing in trauma and CPTSD. . I firmly believe in our body and mind's innate ability to heal, and am honored to guide my clients through this process.
The journey to healing can be overwhelming. By meeting my clients where they're at and taking time to build a strong therapeutic alliance, we can work toward you become the best version of yourself. I am an EMDR Certified clinician and registered yoga instructor specializing in trauma and CPTSD. . I firmly believe in our body and mind's innate ability to heal, and am honored to guide my clients through this process.
(708) 888-2290 View (708) 888-2290
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Michelle Main
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Willow Springs, IL 60480
Feeling anxious, angry, depressed, isolated from friends and family? Dealing with a difficult life situation or trying to break bad habits, you just can't seem to shake? You're not alone. I believe that everybody has the ability to heal from the pain of the past, face the challenges of today, and go beyond the hurdles of tomorrow. Sometimes we just need a little help along the way.
Feeling anxious, angry, depressed, isolated from friends and family? Dealing with a difficult life situation or trying to break bad habits, you just can't seem to shake? You're not alone. I believe that everybody has the ability to heal from the pain of the past, face the challenges of today, and go beyond the hurdles of tomorrow. Sometimes we just need a little help along the way.
(630) 318-2951 View (630) 318-2951
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Jeanine Grant
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Willow Springs, IL 60480
“A healthy outside starts from the inside”-Robert Urich I view therapy as a collaborative process among individuals, couples, or families to enhance their strengths and overcome their limitations. My approach to counseling is to provide a safe, warm, and positive space to allow my clients to live healthy, happy, and productive lives. I utilize individual, person centered, mindfulness and cognitive therapy to achieve the goals we establish together. I counsel a diverse group of adolescents, teens, and adults.
“A healthy outside starts from the inside”-Robert Urich I view therapy as a collaborative process among individuals, couples, or families to enhance their strengths and overcome their limitations. My approach to counseling is to provide a safe, warm, and positive space to allow my clients to live healthy, happy, and productive lives. I utilize individual, person centered, mindfulness and cognitive therapy to achieve the goals we establish together. I counsel a diverse group of adolescents, teens, and adults.
(708) 722-4359 View (708) 722-4359

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Sarah Ahmed
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Burr Ridge, IL 60527
Being a culturally competent therapist is extremely important to me. As the daughter of immigrants, this experience has helped me to get in touch with my own beliefs and value systems. Therefore, I am able to help clients connect to their own values and take committed action steps in service of those values. I work primarily with adults and specialize in working with emerging adults who may be undergoing life transitions. I also have experience working with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, grief and loss, severe or chronic mental illness and trauma.
Being a culturally competent therapist is extremely important to me. As the daughter of immigrants, this experience has helped me to get in touch with my own beliefs and value systems. Therefore, I am able to help clients connect to their own values and take committed action steps in service of those values. I work primarily with adults and specialize in working with emerging adults who may be undergoing life transitions. I also have experience working with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, grief and loss, severe or chronic mental illness and trauma.
(708) 249-3255 View (708) 249-3255
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Julie Tepke Gurgone
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
La Grange Highlands, IL 60525
Julie works with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues providing services that span from therapy for mood disorders, depression, anxiety, and trauma to parenting support and preventative mental health care for healthcare professionals and clergy and beyond. Julie utilizes evidence-based Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Julie addresses lifestyle choices and supports behavioral change for mental, emotional and physical health. Although the majority of Julie’s practice comprises adults, she also works with children to address personal, environmental, and systemic factors that impact families. Daytime hours only.
Julie works with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues providing services that span from therapy for mood disorders, depression, anxiety, and trauma to parenting support and preventative mental health care for healthcare professionals and clergy and beyond. Julie utilizes evidence-based Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Julie addresses lifestyle choices and supports behavioral change for mental, emotional and physical health. Although the majority of Julie’s practice comprises adults, she also works with children to address personal, environmental, and systemic factors that impact families. Daytime hours only.
(630) 451-8677 View (630) 451-8677
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Julie Skokna
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, RN, NCC, EMDR, therapy
Verified
Countryside, IL 60525  (Online Only)
Ever feel like you just Can't Do It Anymore! Or you would like to improve your work and personal relationships? At times we get to this point and know it's time to reach out for SUPPORT. Time for change. I work with those who may have experienced difficult childhood events, trauma, anxiety, depression, medical conditions, or other mental health disorders that create stress keeping you from enjoying your life. I can teach you techniques to create the calm you require to pursue your career or relationship dreams. You can prepare for the next life challenge, even if it's scary or seems impossible.
Ever feel like you just Can't Do It Anymore! Or you would like to improve your work and personal relationships? At times we get to this point and know it's time to reach out for SUPPORT. Time for change. I work with those who may have experienced difficult childhood events, trauma, anxiety, depression, medical conditions, or other mental health disorders that create stress keeping you from enjoying your life. I can teach you techniques to create the calm you require to pursue your career or relationship dreams. You can prepare for the next life challenge, even if it's scary or seems impossible.
(630) 448-8912 View (630) 448-8912
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Elizabeth Carol Frantz
Counselor, MA, LCPC, AAT
Verified
Hickory Hills, IL 60457
Elizabeth is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, with a Master’s in counseling from Saint Xavier University. Elizabeth received a certification in Animal Assisted Therapy from Oakland University and is also a registered handler through Pet Partners. Elizabeth has experience working with mild to severe mental illness, as well as children and adults with developmental disabilities in outpatient settings. Elizabeth has worked in Community Agencies as a Mental Health Counselor, providing individual, group, couples and family counseling. Elizabeth also has a background in animal training, enrichment and rescue.
Elizabeth is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, with a Master’s in counseling from Saint Xavier University. Elizabeth received a certification in Animal Assisted Therapy from Oakland University and is also a registered handler through Pet Partners. Elizabeth has experience working with mild to severe mental illness, as well as children and adults with developmental disabilities in outpatient settings. Elizabeth has worked in Community Agencies as a Mental Health Counselor, providing individual, group, couples and family counseling. Elizabeth also has a background in animal training, enrichment and rescue.
(708) 942-8271 View (708) 942-8271
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Ellie Mental Health
Psychologist, LCPC, LPC, LCSW, PhD
Verified
Burr Ridge, IL 60527
Welcome to Ellie Mental Health! At Ellie, we believe in fostering authenticity within a warm, caring, and supportive environment. Our dedicated team is committed to providing outstanding care tailored precisely to your unique journey. We understand the significance of your overall well-being and take an empathetic approach that values every aspect of you. Whether it's addressing your mental health concerns or nurturing your complete self, we're here for you. Our aim is to guide you in discovering self-awareness, building resilience, and forming meaningful connections. Together, we'll embark on a transformative journey toward
Welcome to Ellie Mental Health! At Ellie, we believe in fostering authenticity within a warm, caring, and supportive environment. Our dedicated team is committed to providing outstanding care tailored precisely to your unique journey. We understand the significance of your overall well-being and take an empathetic approach that values every aspect of you. Whether it's addressing your mental health concerns or nurturing your complete self, we're here for you. Our aim is to guide you in discovering self-awareness, building resilience, and forming meaningful connections. Together, we'll embark on a transformative journey toward
(708) 787-3037 View (708) 787-3037
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Megan Borhart
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMT, CR
Verified
Burr Ridge, IL 60527
Partner betrayal (cheating, emotional affairs, porn addiction) is emotionally & spiritually devastating, whether a singular event or chronic pattern. At the moment of discovery or disclosure, your entire reality can be called into question. Your partner's late night work outings or text alerts now pose a threat, becoming an ongoing source of anxiety, fear & self-doubt. You may begin spending a great deal of energy 'playing detective' or soliciting reassurance from your partner. You may have already exited the relationship, your self-esteem intact (or not), but want to process the collateral damage caused by your partner's decisions.
Partner betrayal (cheating, emotional affairs, porn addiction) is emotionally & spiritually devastating, whether a singular event or chronic pattern. At the moment of discovery or disclosure, your entire reality can be called into question. Your partner's late night work outings or text alerts now pose a threat, becoming an ongoing source of anxiety, fear & self-doubt. You may begin spending a great deal of energy 'playing detective' or soliciting reassurance from your partner. You may have already exited the relationship, your self-esteem intact (or not), but want to process the collateral damage caused by your partner's decisions.
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Christine Perschau
Psychologist, PsyD, PMH-C
Verified
Burr Ridge, IL 60527  (Online Only)
Life can be challenging at times, but you don't have to go through those challenges alone. Let's work together to design a treatment that will help you thrive. Our work will focus on helping you gain a better understanding of the root causes of the issues you are facing and work toward making meaningful changes in your life. Whether you're looking for symptom relief, healthier relationships, or greater self-understanding, I'm here to help.
Life can be challenging at times, but you don't have to go through those challenges alone. Let's work together to design a treatment that will help you thrive. Our work will focus on helping you gain a better understanding of the root causes of the issues you are facing and work toward making meaningful changes in your life. Whether you're looking for symptom relief, healthier relationships, or greater self-understanding, I'm here to help.
(708) 694-9729 View (708) 694-9729
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Sumiaya Caughey
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hickory Hills, IL 60457  (Online Only)
If only there was an "off button" for that part of us that says we have to be perfect all the time. That voice that says we can't ever relax and take time for ourselves, because there's always something else we should be doing. It's a lot of pressure to live under, and it's no wonder that you are starting to feel resentful, anxious, and very far away from the version of yourself you'd like to be. Perhaps you find yourself snapping at your kids, feeling your heartbeat get a little too fast, crying more often than you'd like, or flat out panicking at the way life has turned out. Wouldn't it be great if that off button was real?
If only there was an "off button" for that part of us that says we have to be perfect all the time. That voice that says we can't ever relax and take time for ourselves, because there's always something else we should be doing. It's a lot of pressure to live under, and it's no wonder that you are starting to feel resentful, anxious, and very far away from the version of yourself you'd like to be. Perhaps you find yourself snapping at your kids, feeling your heartbeat get a little too fast, crying more often than you'd like, or flat out panicking at the way life has turned out. Wouldn't it be great if that off button was real?
(708) 249-3821 View (708) 249-3821

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Number of Therapists in Willow Springs, IL

10+

Average cost per session

$130

Therapists in Willow Springs, IL who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
83% Depression
83% Trauma and PTSD
83% Self Esteem
75% Relationship Issues
75% Grief
75% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
78% Cigna and Evernorth
67% Aetna

How Therapists in Willow Springs, IL see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Willow Springs?

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.