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. Kimberly Johnson's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
LCPC, NCC, ACS
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 12

I believe that counseling is a collaborative relationship between myself and a client(s). I am passionate about helping others gain insight and restore their sense of self through processing life obstacles and meaning making. My Adlerian approach encourages positive change while helping individuals become familiar with their life organization (e.g. family constellation, birth order, social networks, and environmental factors) through value clarification. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is another vehicle that drives my clinical approach to working with c...

This is Megan Mackinnon's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
MS, LMFT
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist working in Illinois. I have been working in this field for a little over 5 years. I have worked with a broad range of clients and settings. The majority of my experience has been in private practice and some of my work has been on an adult inpatient psychiatric unit. I have worked with clients dealing with depression, anxiety, OCD, childhood traumas, family relationship issues, marital issues, and parenting issues of all aged children - primarily adolescents. I believe that it is a privilege to be invited to spe...

This is Dr. Maria Kim's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
Ph.D.,ATR-BC,LMFT
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in California and Illinois over 10 years of experience working as a psychotherapist and art therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, adjustment, family issues, parenting problems, ADHD, and other life challenges. I also helped many people who have interested in art therapy. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combine...

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 Marysue Mastey's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
LCPC,CADC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 30

Hello! Thanks for considering me for your counselor--I am honored. I have been a therapist/counselor for over 30 years. I have worked with all kinds of people, with many different concerns and needs. I am Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I obtained my MA degree from DePaul University in Chicago. I have worked for several non-profits, and in private practice, in the Chicago area, and in Quincy, IL. I believe that the most important factor in counseling being helpful is the therapeutic relationship between the per...

This is Dr. Rachel Kinison's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
Ed.D,LCPC,LMHC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 14

Hello! My name is Dr. Rachel Kinison. You can call me Rachel or Dr. Rach, as my friends lovingly call me. I have my doctorate degree in Pastoral Community Counseling. I have a masters degree in Counseling. I have been counseling for almost 15 years. I have a few disabilities that I don't let get me down. I have Cerebral Palsy (mild), Dystonia (a movement disorder that is related to Parkinson's), and I suffer from migraines. All of this is managed well with Botox treatments every three months. I live in Illinois and I plan of moving to Florida, where the wi...

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 Xochitl Sandoval's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
LCSW
Specialties: LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

My name is Xochitl (ze/zir) and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. My approach focuses on empowering all intersecting identities that people bring to therapy. I believe that everyone is an expert of their own lives, and so my work consists in helping people to reconnect with their power. I am eclectic in my approach and integrate coping skills, mindfulness, anti-oppression principles, somatic exploration, and cognitive reframing in session. I am excited to meet you and support you on your journey!

This is Dr. Shelia Williamson Collins's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
PhD,LCMHC,CCMHC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 14

Hello, I am Dr. Shelia Williamson Collins, PhD, NCC, LCMHC, CCMHC, LCAS, CCS, a board certified clinical mental health counselor with 14 years of experience in behavioral health. I am licensed as a clinical counselor in the states of North Carolina and Illinois. I have a PhD in General Psychology from Northcentral University. I also have a Master's degree in Community Counseling and a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Chicago State University. . I have worked in an adult inpatient psychiatric unit, outpatient behavioral clinic, community-based mental healt...

This is Danae Gordeuk's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 4

Hello! It’s nice to meet you. My name is Danae and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Illinois. I earned my Master of Social Work degree from Loyola University Chicago and have been working with and learning from my clients since 2015. You may be thinking, “I thought social workers only worked with foster kids.” It’s true, but we also work in an array of other settings. You can find social workers at hospitals, schools, Employee Assistance offices, on military bases, and providing therapy! Which brings us to the “right now.” A ...

This is Dr. Shira Saville's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
PSY.D.
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 28

Counseling is an effective way for individuals to make significant personal life changes. I partner with my clients to identify the concerns and experiences that have led them to seek professional help. Together we create a plan that identifies ideals and sets goals and realistic expectations for change. Fostering resilience in the face of adversity, through a confidential counseling relationship we collaborate to break unhealthy patterns and create newer, more adaptive coping skills. With mutual commitment, consistency, honesty, trust, and humor, psychological, e...

This is Michelle McKinnie's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
LCPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with over 8 years of counseling experience. I have extensive experience in providing assessment, clinical intervention, and consultation to a variety of populations. I have worked closely with each client to assure that receives the best possible care regardless of their age, sex, race, or religion. I have also provided therapeutic services for clients suffering from a gamut of defined disorders (i.e. depression and related suicidal or homicidal ideation, anxiety, schizophrenia, autism, adjustment and personality dis...

This is Heidi Schreck's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
MSW,LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Hello! My name is Heidi Schreck and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Chicago with three years of experience working as a therapist. I have over 10 years of experience working in social services and also hold a 200-hour yoga teacher certification. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including complex developmental trauma, adverse childhood experiences, depression, anxiety, loss/grief work, self-care planning, and relationship issues with individuals and families. My counseling style is empathic, judgement free, and strengths-based. My...

This is Dr. Doris Ayala's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
PhD,MJ,AM
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I provide the sensitivity and skill needed to work through difficult conflicts and interpersonal dynamics to help you create the life you want. With multiple certifications and degrees in law, social work, and psychology, I bring you a unique educational background and work experience. I am fully bilingual in English and Spanish. I provide a warm, empathic, non-judgmental, and collaborative approach to understanding who you are and what you would like to achieve. I work in developing a trusting alliance and work towards finding solutions to your problems. While pa...

This is Mendy Davey's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 14

Hi! I am a LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) in Illinois with over 14 years experience working as a therapist. I have worked with a wide range of range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, grief issues, emotional abuse, parenting problems, career/co-worker issues and navigating divorce challenges. I have worked in the school setting, jail setting and as an in home therapist for families involved in the foster care system. My counseling approach is warm, empathetic and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, ...

This is Duane Baldwin's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
LCPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 8

I'm a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who has been working in mental health in Chicago since 2013. I have experience as a therapist with a variety of clients ranging from depression, anxiety, to complex trauma. I like to remind client's that I'm not here to do therapy AT you but I'm here to do therapy WITH you. Therapy is an opportunity to discover what is meaningful to you and to forge a path towards living a life you love on your own terms. Therapy is a rich and deeply personal experience and I hope to be able to provide a space where individuals feel c...

This is Nichole Molnar's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
MS.,,LCPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I have extensive experience helping those with depression, anxiety, trauma, and behavioral issues. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who works with individuals, groups, couples, and families. I have a lot of expertise in helping my clients with stress management, self-esteem issues, communication skills, peer conflict, women's issues and men's issues. I believe in building a strong therapeutic relationship and I approach each client individually to determine their course of treatment. I use Cognitive-behavioral therapy/behavioral modification. Both...

This is Scarlett Meyer's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
MA,LCPC,NCC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 4

I am a counselor with over four years of experience. I graduated from Roosevelt University, which is a school that was born out of social justice. I have worked with diverse populations in various settings including individual therapy, group therapy, corrections counseling, and crisis counseling. I have worked in both inpatient and outpatient facilities. My practice approach is based from a humanistic approach and rooted in the belief that all human beings have the ability to be their true selves and in turn, live their best lives. My type of therapy is warm, ...

This is Kenya Frazier's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
MSW,LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I believe that I was called into this profession. Prior to ever receiving any degree or clinical licensure, I was often called upon by friends, family, loved ones and my peers to provide sound advice, resolve conflict, give encouragement, or just to be a listening ear. The ability to provide psychotherapy is actually what I consider a natural gift that I share with others in their process of healing. My clientele consist of mainly African American women. I find that the theoretical approach I utilize works most effectively with women of color. We present with...

This is Claire Brown's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
MSW,LCSW,CADC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am a licensed clinical social worker in Illinois with experience working primarily as a substance abuse and mental health counselor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, substance use, trauma, and more. I have also helped many people who have experienced impacts to their daily functioning related to substance abuse and process addiction. My counseling style is empathetic and caring. I believe in treating anyone with dignity and using a non-judgmental approach to establish trust with my c...

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!