Therapists in Woodridge, IL

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Sunnyside Behavioral Health LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, TF-CBT
Verified Verified
Woodridge, IL 60517
Sunnyside Behavioral Health (SBH) aims to help people reach their full potential through the effective use of EMDR. SBH was founded under the principle "For every rainy day, there is a sunnyside". Mental and behavioral health issues, psychosocial issues and stressors can often make life seem difficult with no end in sight. At Sunnyside, we aim to address these issues causing distress through a multi-pronged approach which is tailored to the individual.
Sunnyside Behavioral Health (SBH) aims to help people reach their full potential through the effective use of EMDR. SBH was founded under the principle "For every rainy day, there is a sunnyside". Mental and behavioral health issues, psychosocial issues and stressors can often make life seem difficult with no end in sight. At Sunnyside, we aim to address these issues causing distress through a multi-pronged approach which is tailored to the individual.
(630) 912-0961 View (630) 912-0961
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Ashley Petersen
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Woodridge, IL 60517  (Online Only)
Dr. Ashley Petersen received her doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Child/Family Psychology from California School of Professional Psychology. She gained extensive experience while completing her training in various mental health settings, including with behaviorally and emotionally challenged children and foster children and their families. Dr. Petersen has a vast amount of experience in conducting psychological evaluations with children, adolescents, and adults with ADHD, learning disabilities, & developmental disorders. She has experience attending IEP meetings & providing recommendations for schools.
Dr. Ashley Petersen received her doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Child/Family Psychology from California School of Professional Psychology. She gained extensive experience while completing her training in various mental health settings, including with behaviorally and emotionally challenged children and foster children and their families. Dr. Petersen has a vast amount of experience in conducting psychological evaluations with children, adolescents, and adults with ADHD, learning disabilities, & developmental disorders. She has experience attending IEP meetings & providing recommendations for schools.
(331) 253-5255 View (331) 253-5255
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Andreana Basso
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Woodridge, IL 60517
Andreana Basso is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). She graduated from Adler University with her Masters in Counseling, with a specialty in Art Therapy. She works with adults presenting with addictions, mood disorders and dual diagnosis, and has worked both in outpatient and in-patient psychiatric settings.
Andreana Basso is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). She graduated from Adler University with her Masters in Counseling, with a specialty in Art Therapy. She works with adults presenting with addictions, mood disorders and dual diagnosis, and has worked both in outpatient and in-patient psychiatric settings.
(630) 656-9237 View (630) 656-9237
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Gloria Wright
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Woodridge, IL 60517  (Online Only)
Gloria Wright is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with over 25 years in the mental health field. She specializes in working with adults to meet their therapy goals. She works with clients at their comfort level to help improve their quality of life. Gloria’s ideal client is one who is motivated or receptive to making the changes needed to improve their quality of life. She specializes in anxiety, depression, substance abuse, stress management, self-esteem issues, and life management. Gloria has also provided services in multiple settings including residential, community mental health and in home counseling.
Gloria Wright is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with over 25 years in the mental health field. She specializes in working with adults to meet their therapy goals. She works with clients at their comfort level to help improve their quality of life. Gloria’s ideal client is one who is motivated or receptive to making the changes needed to improve their quality of life. She specializes in anxiety, depression, substance abuse, stress management, self-esteem issues, and life management. Gloria has also provided services in multiple settings including residential, community mental health and in home counseling.
(630) 280-3718 View (630) 280-3718
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Devin Knor
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Woodridge, IL 60517
Devin Knor is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). She graduated from Adler University with a Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Devin has diverse clinical experience with a wide variety of clients. She has worked in a residential home for adolescents, providing therapeutic services for teens and their families who have experienced trauma, acute stress, depression, and anxiety. She has held the position of Classroom Counselor in a therapeutic day school, providing counseling and crisis intervention services for children struggling with emotional disabilities, ADHD, autism, and severe trauma.
Devin Knor is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). She graduated from Adler University with a Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Devin has diverse clinical experience with a wide variety of clients. She has worked in a residential home for adolescents, providing therapeutic services for teens and their families who have experienced trauma, acute stress, depression, and anxiety. She has held the position of Classroom Counselor in a therapeutic day school, providing counseling and crisis intervention services for children struggling with emotional disabilities, ADHD, autism, and severe trauma.
(331) 210-5484 View (331) 210-5484
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Dawn Vance
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Woodridge, IL 60517
Dawn Vance is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) with over 20 years of experience. She has extensive experience helping clients, couples, and families with a variety of different life challenges and mental health difficulties. Dawn specializes in treating depression, anxiety, feelings of overwhelm, guilt, grief, ADHD, and anger-related issues. She knows that life is full of challenges and struggles which can leave us feeling depressed, anxious, overwhelmed, or angry. It takes courage to look at the areas of your life that you are dissatisfied with and share your thoughts and feelings.
Dawn Vance is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) with over 20 years of experience. She has extensive experience helping clients, couples, and families with a variety of different life challenges and mental health difficulties. Dawn specializes in treating depression, anxiety, feelings of overwhelm, guilt, grief, ADHD, and anger-related issues. She knows that life is full of challenges and struggles which can leave us feeling depressed, anxious, overwhelmed, or angry. It takes courage to look at the areas of your life that you are dissatisfied with and share your thoughts and feelings.
(630) 757-8534 View (630) 757-8534
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Tamara Denton
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, EdD, LCPC, CADC, CAMS, SAP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Woodridge, IL 60517
I am Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, as well as a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Certified Anger Management Specialist and Qualified Substance Abuse Professional.
I am Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, as well as a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Certified Anger Management Specialist and Qualified Substance Abuse Professional.
(708) 375-1624 View (708) 375-1624
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Cheryl LeDuc
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern
Verified Verified
Woodridge, IL 60517
Struggles in life happen, but suffering is optional. I have a passion for helping others. I'm in the final stretch of receiving my master’s degree in Marriage and Family counseling through Northcentral University's MAMFT program. My undergraduate degree in early childhood development began my career teaching and directing daycare. My love for working with children and families has always been unwavering. As a single parent with a grown daughter with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), I have fought for educational services and encouraged her to accept her uniqueness by focusing on her unique gifts and talents.
Struggles in life happen, but suffering is optional. I have a passion for helping others. I'm in the final stretch of receiving my master’s degree in Marriage and Family counseling through Northcentral University's MAMFT program. My undergraduate degree in early childhood development began my career teaching and directing daycare. My love for working with children and families has always been unwavering. As a single parent with a grown daughter with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), I have fought for educational services and encouraged her to accept her uniqueness by focusing on her unique gifts and talents.
(708) 290-7951 View (708) 290-7951
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Carlos Robles
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Woodridge, IL 60517
Carlos Robles is a bilingual Licensed Clinical Social Worker. He earned a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from North Central College and a master’s degree in direct practice social work from The University of Chicago. Carlos has a great passion for serving people who have experienced and survived trauma, struggled with life’s hardships, and challenging events. He has worked in many social service and medical settings as a social worker and counselor. Carlos has worked in some of the busiest hospitals in Chicago providing crisis intervention, care coordination, and counseling.
Carlos Robles is a bilingual Licensed Clinical Social Worker. He earned a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from North Central College and a master’s degree in direct practice social work from The University of Chicago. Carlos has a great passion for serving people who have experienced and survived trauma, struggled with life’s hardships, and challenging events. He has worked in many social service and medical settings as a social worker and counselor. Carlos has worked in some of the busiest hospitals in Chicago providing crisis intervention, care coordination, and counseling.
(331) 256-1949 View (331) 256-1949
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Tim Moriarty
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Woodridge, IL 60517
Tim Moriarty is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and earned a BA from University of Illinois at Chicago and an MA from Adler School of Professional Psychology. He has nearly three decades of experience with the Chicago Police Department Crisis Intervention Team and is highly skilled at verbal de-escalation through active listening and establishing a rapport regardless of the crisis. He works with teens and adults dealing with stress, anxiety, feelings of helplessness, adjustment issues, and more.
Tim Moriarty is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and earned a BA from University of Illinois at Chicago and an MA from Adler School of Professional Psychology. He has nearly three decades of experience with the Chicago Police Department Crisis Intervention Team and is highly skilled at verbal de-escalation through active listening and establishing a rapport regardless of the crisis. He works with teens and adults dealing with stress, anxiety, feelings of helplessness, adjustment issues, and more.
(331) 207-9350 View (331) 207-9350
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Courtney Vilimek
Counselor, LCPC, BCBA
Verified Verified
Woodridge, IL 60517  (Online Only)
I work with a wide variety of young children, adolescents, and families who are in need of support due to behavioral concerns, social skills deficits, anxiety symptomology, attention deficits, autism spectrum disorder, adjustment to divorce, and parent training. I practices from a collaborative approach, emphasizing the importance of building strong relationships with both the child and family to generalize skills outside of the therapeutic environment. Further, I work diligently with schools, physicians and other members of the child’s community to provide consistency of support to the child and family.
I work with a wide variety of young children, adolescents, and families who are in need of support due to behavioral concerns, social skills deficits, anxiety symptomology, attention deficits, autism spectrum disorder, adjustment to divorce, and parent training. I practices from a collaborative approach, emphasizing the importance of building strong relationships with both the child and family to generalize skills outside of the therapeutic environment. Further, I work diligently with schools, physicians and other members of the child’s community to provide consistency of support to the child and family.
(630) 491-1269 View (630) 491-1269
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Jennifer Manfre
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Woodridge, IL 60517
Dr. Manfre is a licensed clinical psychologist with extensive experience conducting psychological and neuropsychological evaluations. Dr. Manfre is ADOS certified and served as an Early Intervention Provider for 8 years. Her areas of clinical interest include working with children and adolescents struggling with depression or anxiety, behavior management and parent-child attachment difficulties, and assessment and treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Dr. Manfre is a licensed clinical psychologist with extensive experience conducting psychological and neuropsychological evaluations. Dr. Manfre is ADOS certified and served as an Early Intervention Provider for 8 years. Her areas of clinical interest include working with children and adolescents struggling with depression or anxiety, behavior management and parent-child attachment difficulties, and assessment and treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders.
(630) 968-0792 View (630) 968-0792
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Shobana Shanmugavelayutham
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Woodridge, IL 60517  (Online Only)
I am licensed in Illinois with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, and coping with grief and loss. I work towards creating a safe space that is nonjudgemental, so that you can actually explore what you are thinking and feeling. We can work together on achieving the goals you have for yourself. Mental health obstacles can be difficult, with the safe supportive therapeautic space provided in our sessions, we can work together towards achieving your goals. Feel free to Please reach out to schedule an appointment.
I am licensed in Illinois with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, and coping with grief and loss. I work towards creating a safe space that is nonjudgemental, so that you can actually explore what you are thinking and feeling. We can work together on achieving the goals you have for yourself. Mental health obstacles can be difficult, with the safe supportive therapeautic space provided in our sessions, we can work together towards achieving your goals. Feel free to Please reach out to schedule an appointment.
(630) 592-2806 View (630) 592-2806
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Dr. Amber Beal
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Woodridge, IL 60517  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Dr. B. I believe that although I am a therapist you know you better than I.  I am here to work with you in partnership.  I approach therapy from a person-centered perspective, and I believe in holding clients in a genuine, warm, and empathic environment. Establishing a strong therapeutic alliance is crucial for healing, and I very well versed at fostered great alliances. I have worked with clients ages 4 to 75 and clients from different ethnicity, religious beliefs and gender identities. I am a strong believer in affirmation, acceptance, and providing a safe non-judgmental space for everyone.
Hello, my name is Dr. B. I believe that although I am a therapist you know you better than I.  I am here to work with you in partnership.  I approach therapy from a person-centered perspective, and I believe in holding clients in a genuine, warm, and empathic environment. Establishing a strong therapeutic alliance is crucial for healing, and I very well versed at fostered great alliances. I have worked with clients ages 4 to 75 and clients from different ethnicity, religious beliefs and gender identities. I am a strong believer in affirmation, acceptance, and providing a safe non-judgmental space for everyone.
(224) 293-6979 View (224) 293-6979
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Ximena Bravo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Woodridge, IL 60517  (Online Only)
Hello! I am the founder and owner of Compassionate Holistic Counseling, LLC. I am passionate about treating the whole person with respect and honor. This means being empathetic, compassionate, encouraging, validating and accepting of each individual I come in contact with. One of my biggest joys is working with children 7+ and adolescents. I treat anxiety, depression, trauma (physical/sexual, emotional and/or medical), behavioral issues, grief, stress, the effects of divorce/separation, and school related issues. I help build coping strategies, self esteem, social competence and resilience.
Hello! I am the founder and owner of Compassionate Holistic Counseling, LLC. I am passionate about treating the whole person with respect and honor. This means being empathetic, compassionate, encouraging, validating and accepting of each individual I come in contact with. One of my biggest joys is working with children 7+ and adolescents. I treat anxiety, depression, trauma (physical/sexual, emotional and/or medical), behavioral issues, grief, stress, the effects of divorce/separation, and school related issues. I help build coping strategies, self esteem, social competence and resilience.
(331) 215-6994 View (331) 215-6994
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Shannon Calvert
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Woodridge, IL 60517
Dr. Shannon Calvert is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist (LCP). Dr. Calvert earned her bachelor's degree from Bradley University with a major in Psychology. She received her doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology with a focus in Health Psychology from Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Schaumburg Campus. She completed her training in a variety of settings, which included placements at Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital and Trinity Services, Inc.
Dr. Shannon Calvert is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist (LCP). Dr. Calvert earned her bachelor's degree from Bradley University with a major in Psychology. She received her doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology with a focus in Health Psychology from Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Schaumburg Campus. She completed her training in a variety of settings, which included placements at Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital and Trinity Services, Inc.
(630) 250-4667 View (630) 250-4667
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Selah Professional Counselors, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Woodridge, IL 60517
We are a faith-based (Catholic) therapy practice, and our passion is to help you heal in order to fully live the life God created you for. Life can be difficult and there are many things that happen. Sometimes it is a diagnosis like anxiety, ADHD, or depression but other times it is too much stress, a life transition, or difficult relationships that causes hardship or pain. Maybe you do not even know what exactly the problem is. We will build awareness, learn and use various tools and strategies to cope, and build the support you need to maintain the positive change.
We are a faith-based (Catholic) therapy practice, and our passion is to help you heal in order to fully live the life God created you for. Life can be difficult and there are many things that happen. Sometimes it is a diagnosis like anxiety, ADHD, or depression but other times it is too much stress, a life transition, or difficult relationships that causes hardship or pain. Maybe you do not even know what exactly the problem is. We will build awareness, learn and use various tools and strategies to cope, and build the support you need to maintain the positive change.
(331) 704-1073 View (331) 704-1073
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Frederick Smith
Psychologist, LCP
Verified Verified
Woodridge, IL 60517
Dr. Smith is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist (LCP) who provides talk therapy services and 15 years of experience in the mental health field. intellectual/developmental disorders, learning disabilities, OCD, psychotic disorders, behavior disorders, and more. In therapy, Dr. Smith utilizes multiple treatment approaches such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), mindfulness, motivational interviewing, and play therapy. Dr. Smith completed his Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Tougaloo and his Master's degree and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.
Dr. Smith is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist (LCP) who provides talk therapy services and 15 years of experience in the mental health field. intellectual/developmental disorders, learning disabilities, OCD, psychotic disorders, behavior disorders, and more. In therapy, Dr. Smith utilizes multiple treatment approaches such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), mindfulness, motivational interviewing, and play therapy. Dr. Smith completed his Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Tougaloo and his Master's degree and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.
(630) 642-6790 View (630) 642-6790
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Bianca Clark
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Woodridge, IL 60517
Dr. Clark is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years of experience providing culturally competent therapy to adolescents and adults through individual, couples, family, and group therapy. She has worked in behavioral health, outpatient mental health, psychiatric services, and crisis. Her relational style is collaborative and supportive as she seeks to provide a warm, safe space for her clients. Dr. Clark specializes in the treatment of trauma, depression, anxiety, identity, relationships, and life transitions. Dr. Clark has a doctorate in Advanced Studies in Human Behavior and a Bachelor's and Master's in social work.
Dr. Clark is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years of experience providing culturally competent therapy to adolescents and adults through individual, couples, family, and group therapy. She has worked in behavioral health, outpatient mental health, psychiatric services, and crisis. Her relational style is collaborative and supportive as she seeks to provide a warm, safe space for her clients. Dr. Clark specializes in the treatment of trauma, depression, anxiety, identity, relationships, and life transitions. Dr. Clark has a doctorate in Advanced Studies in Human Behavior and a Bachelor's and Master's in social work.
(630) 394-8910 View (630) 394-8910
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Krista Sherinian
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Woodridge, IL 60517
Krista Sherinian, LCSW, has over 27 years of experience helping clients age 5 and up. She often works collaboratively in cases of divorce and with stepfamilies. She got Spanish fluency from a language school in Guanajuato, Mexico. Adult clients have described her work with her as, "practical and life-changing." She addresses mind-body wellness by including in treatment lifestyle tips, relaxation training, guided imagery, and Emotional Freedom Techniques. Her approach to couples or family therapy blends strengths with personality type to learn better communication and ways to grow in partnership.
Krista Sherinian, LCSW, has over 27 years of experience helping clients age 5 and up. She often works collaboratively in cases of divorce and with stepfamilies. She got Spanish fluency from a language school in Guanajuato, Mexico. Adult clients have described her work with her as, "practical and life-changing." She addresses mind-body wellness by including in treatment lifestyle tips, relaxation training, guided imagery, and Emotional Freedom Techniques. Her approach to couples or family therapy blends strengths with personality type to learn better communication and ways to grow in partnership.
(630) 547-3362 View (630) 547-3362

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Woodridge, IL

80+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Woodridge, IL who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
88% Depression
68% Relationship Issues
63% Grief
61% ADHD
58% Life Transitions
57% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

96% BlueCross and BlueShield
76% Cigna and Evernorth
72% Aetna

How Therapists in Woodridge, IL see their clients

89% In Person and Online
11% Online Only

Gender breakdown

90% Female
10% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Woodridge?

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.