Chicago. The windy city is home to hot dogs, the Willis/Sears Tower, and a whole assortment of historical sites. Sometimes, wind can be the perfect representation of your mental health. When it blows the right way, it pushes you towards your goal. When it blows the wrong way, it’s chilly and it can hold you back. 

A counselor can control your wind and make sure you’re blowing in the right direction. Speak to one today and see where you can blow to. 

 

This is Dr. Steven Hurley's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
Psy.D., MA, BA
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 14

Steven Hurley, Psy. D. Specialties: Anxiety, Depression, & other Mood Disorders; PTSD; Anger & Stress Management; Coping Mechanisms; Drug & Alcohol Abuse; Non-Substance Addictions; Dual Diagnosis; Behavioral Management; Couples/Marriage Therapy - including Pre-Marital Screening and Divorce Mediation; Geriatric Disorders; Sports Psychology; Sexual Issues including: Dysfunction, Abuse, & Offender; LGBTQ concerns; Self-Esteem; Prisoner issues; Life Coaching; and Career Counseling Mindset: Inspiration for the process of therapy can be drawn from one of the b...

This is Rima Mickus's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
MS,LCPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Sleeping disorders
Years of Experience: 13

Welcome, I'm Rima Mickus, a fully licensed clinical counselor in Illinois and am limited to working with only Illinois residents at this time. I enjoy working with men and women who are struggling with relationship issues, anxiety, and insomnia. I have over ten years of experience as a counselor, and have been in private practice since 2013. I have post graduate training in couples counseling, relationship coaching, domestic violence, and non-drug treatment for insomnia (using CBT-I). I have a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from Benedictine Universi...

This is Roberta Hinman's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
MSW, LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 17

Greetings! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Illinois, have a Master's Degree in Clinical Social Work, and have more than 20 years of experience working in the mental health field, and more than 17 years of experience working directly as a mental health therapist in community mental health agencies and in private practice. My development as a therapist was first formed by my research into, and awareness of dysfunctional and addictive family systems and by working as a Parent-Education Instructor in a juvenile justice diversion program, where...

This is Danielle Strouse's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
LCPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 8

My goal is to create a caring space, free of judgement, where we can work together to explore your strengths and remove barriers to your emotional growth. I am a Licensed Counselor with 8 years of experience and my clients most often describe me as genuine and warm. I take a flexible, integrative approach to counseling, recognizing that therapy is not one-size-fits-all. Together we will take a look at past influences that are impacting your life today, dive into what makes you tick, and work to gain clarity on the things that matter most to you. Let's make moves t...

This is Aili Wachtel's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
MS,LCPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 12

Hello and welcome - I appreciate your visit to my page! I see counseling as a collaboration between client and counselor - clients want to feel their best and function at full potential, and my role is to provide quality, customized care to help them do that. I am a big believer that even small changes can significantly impact internal well-being and external influence. I partner with clients to identify and build on strengths so they can face challenges, create solutions, and feel better. Licensed in Illinois and Connecticut for more than 17 years, I have w...

This is Jane Shersher's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Career difficulties
Years of Experience: 5

Hello! I am a licensed clinical social worker with a background in healthcare. Combined, I have 13 years of training and experience working with people from many backgrounds and and ages who have a wide variety of needs. I love working with people and am passionate about helping them to achieve their personal goals. I have worked with clients facing depression, anxiety, relationship stress, family and career challenges, the emotional impacts of medical diagnoses, learning disabilities like ADHD, trauma, severe mental illness, addiction, adjustment to life ...

This is Patricia Stern's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
LCSW,MBA
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 30

Hi. I’m Patricia Stern, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois, with over 25 years of experience as a therapist. I see older adolescents and adults of all ages. They may be anxious, depressed, grieving a loss or trying to cope with stress. They may have health or medical concerns; or just be looking to improve their life skills and to make decisions and plans that are helpful for them. I see myself as a resource and a tool in the arsenal of my clients’ self-care skill set. I’m responsive (“talky”) for a therapist. I engage with and care about my client...

This is Thérèse  Fletcher's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
MSW,LCSW
Specialties: Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 11

Welcome! My name is Thérèse Fletcher, I have dedicated my life to the service of helping others. About Me: The majority of my career has been focused on working with extremely vulnerable communities in urban settings. I enjoy helping all types of people with problems big and small. Relationship issues, life transitions, grief and loss, emotional stress, and chronic illnesses, are among the many areas that I have helped my clients effectively deal with and overcome. I believe therapy is a collaborative process and it's my responsibility to meet a client where the...

This is Rebekah Philippart's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

Hi there! Thank you for stopping by my profile. It takes courage to consider and begin a counseling journey and I hope we'll be a good fit for working together. I believe that the relationship between a therapist and client is the most critical component for progress in counseling. I tend to approach therapy in a pretty fluid way. We are all such unique individuals that there really isn't a "one size fits all" approach. I often rely on psychodynamic, solution-focused, and cognitive-behavioral techniques. I believe as well that "talk" therapy can often be complimen...

This is Tara Bryant-Edwards's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
MBA, MS, LCPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 20

I believe that through our most difficult challenges there is an opportunity to emerge from those circumstances with new insights, skills, and resources. That process will evolve at a pace that is unique to you and as a counselor, I strive to support you in that journey. I utilize a systems perspective to understand how we grow and develop within the context of our relationships, communities, and society. The multiple layers of our identity and lived experience provide us with a variety of options for creating positive change in our lives. I’ve ...

This is Dr. Stephanie Shelton's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
PhD,LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Anger management, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 15

I am an Illinois Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years of experience working in the clinical field. I have experience working with children, adolescents and adults from a variety of backgrounds. My mission is to help individuals on their journey towards wholeness and healing. The greatest reward as a therapist I receive is to empower my clients to find their strengths and move their lives in the direction they desire. I believe in a holistic approach to health; that all components of ones' life are interrelated. I strive to provide a safe, nonjudg...

This is Jeannine  Salemi's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
LCPC,BC-DMT,CADC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 13

Even as you come into therapy wanting to change, I understand that change can be difficult. I hold the space as a compassionate guide for my clients to rest into their own self-awareness. We collaborate to discover your authentic path to healing and wholeness. My approach is based on creating genuine interpersonal connection and cultivating mind/body/soul awareness as a way to come into more alignment with your true self. From this place, you will find more freedom of choice, feeling of purpose and sense of agency in your life. I am a counselor licensed in the ...

This is Kristen Draughan's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
MSW,LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

Hello, and welcome to my bio page! Thank you for taking the time to get to know me and for being brave in taking this step to reach out to someone. It can be an intimidating process, but I am confident you will experience a smooth transition if you choose to work with me. My name is Kristen Draughan and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 2011 and my Master's degree in Social Work in 2015. I began seeing clients in 2014 and I have continued working in a clinical role ever since. Over the last fiv...

This is Dr. Mathew McFadden's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
PsyD
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression
Years of Experience: 25

I have a doctorate in clinical psychology with over 25 years of experience specializing in work with adults. I will help you use your hidden strengths to improve the quality of life. I hope to join you in your journey toward a more satisfying and healthy life. My strength-based approach allows people to tap into their already rich resources. In addition to working with people experiencing depression, anxiety and other emotional difficulties, I am focused on helping people who are challenged by the circumstances of their lives. This includes the stress of wor...

This is Stephanie Seaton's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, currently licensed in Illinois with 10 years of professional experience. I have worked in many different settings with individuals and families who have a variety of personal concerns such as depression, anxiety, stress, family or marital problems, trauma/abuse, suicide, self-harm and more. I believe that the most important aspect of counseling is the connection you establish with your counselor. Having a trusting connection with your counselor provides a safe space to share your struggles, which allows for personal growt...

This is Nichole Tackett's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
LCSW
Specialties: Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 8

As an LCSW, I have a unique lens through which I approach counseling/therapy and my clients. This lens includes seeing you as your greatest resource, you are the expert on your life, so the work we will do together will truly be collaborative. Secondly, I understand that we humans are dynamic and complicated, made more so not just by our unique personalities and life experiences, but even by the environment in which we live and grow, therefore I work to take all of these facets into consideration during our time together. I am a subject matter expert in trauma ...

This is Raelene Faught's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
MA,LCPC
Specialties: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 7

I am a therapist licensed in Illinois with nearly 10 years of experience. I view this work as helping people heal from hurts and move towards healthier choices and relationships to satisfy legitimate needs. I have worked with clients on issues including anxiety, transition and phase of life concerns, relationships, parenting and trauma. I try to come from a perspective that views you as the expert on your life and I am here to help you learn, heal and change. I use a humanistic approach along with Choice Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral strategies to work tow...

This is April Fitzharris's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Hi my name is April and I am a Clinical Licensed Social Worker (LCSW). I think it is important to feel comfortable working with a therapist and one of the ways to do that is to get to know a little about me and my experience. For over 7 years now I have been empowering individuals to work through their personal obstacles. One of the ways I have been able to do that is by using one of the treatment modalities that I have been train in. I have a variety of experience with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Trauma therapy, and Dialectical behavioral Therapy. I...

This is Karen Haggard's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
MSW,LCSW,CCM
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

For most of my professional life I have been working with individuals who have experienced trauma, and who are struggling to manage their lives. As a seasoned clinician, I strive to provide culturally competent, trauma informed care to a diverse population of clients at all stages of the developmental spectrum. I specialize in providing a calm, warm, comfortable environment of healing, where my clients can begin to focus on their own healing journey, working at their own pace, starting wherever they are most comfortable starting their journey, and utilizing the ...

This is Jennifer Morris's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
LCSW
Specialties: Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

Hi! I have been a social worker for 10 years now and I feel privileged everyday that people allow me into their lives on such a personal level. If you are reading this, you have made a HUGE step in deciding to focus on yourself and give yourself some time and attention which is brave and scary. Social workers, therapist, counselors all receive training to do what we do and many are extremely skillful and knowledgeable. The key to therapy being successful is finding the therapist who you feel comfortable with. I am not everyone's cup of tea but I may be the right ...

What Can Therapists In Illinois Help You With?

A therapist in Illinois can practice anything from marriage and family counseling to CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), and can help with depression, stress, or anxiety.

They can help you set and achieve career goals, work on current issues you may be facing, or deal with your past. Around 11181370 people are living in Illinois, and because an estimated one in four people are dealing with some form of mental illness nationally, it is likely that you or someone you know could benefit from the support of a licensed counselor.

Why Are Many Residents In The State Of Illinois Working With A Licensed Counselor?

The reasons people choose to see a psychologist vary, of course, but there are a number of reasons why starting therapy sessions on our platform can help you. Whether you live in the city of or in the Washington county, we can match you with a licensed therapist who can suit your needs.

Take a look at our extensive network of counselors and online psychologists in Illinois who are ready to help you get happy!