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 Erika Chawla's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
LCPC, CPT
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Anger management, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 14

I am here to give you the space to express your thoughts and your feelings; and then provide the tools you need to drastically improve your quality of life. Together, we will find the true source of your problem. Once discovered, we can discuss and implement concrete solutions. I’ve been in the counseling practice for 15 years. I've practiced online for 4 years.* My clients most frequently request help with symptoms of depression and anxiety, sometimes alongside substance abuse. I’m able to assist with problems related to relationships, motivation, communicat...

This is Monique Franklin's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
LCSW
Specialties: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

First and foremost, thank you for taking the time to read my profile and for seeking help as you progress through this time in your life. A little about me, I am a licensed clinical social worker in Indiana and Illinois. I have 6 years of experience working as a therapist. I have worked with many different people with many different concerns. I have aided in progress with individuals that are depressed, anxious and having a hard time adjusting or have experienced severe trauma. My hope is for every client to feel heard and welcomed. My style is warm and ques...

This is Dr. Lora Erickson's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
LCPC,LMHC
Specialties: Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 12

I am a licensed clinician in the states of IL and FL. I have over 10 years of experience working as a counselor and university professor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting difficulties, trauma, OCD, and ADHD. I also have a PhD in International Psychology with a trauma focus, so I understand and apply culturally competent techniques to all of my client interactions. In addition, my master's degree is from a seminary so I can also provide faith-based counseling if requested. M...

This is Marsha Perfetti-McIntosh's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
LCPC,MA,MS
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 6

Your personal growth and your well-being are important! I am so glad that you are willing to take the first step by seeking out a licensed therapist to help you on this journey! I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with a MS in Health and an MA in Counseling with more than twenty years teaching experience in the areas of health and human sexuality. For nearly thirty years while working for a non-profit agency, I aided individuals between the ages of 18 and 50 as they faced major life changes and role adjustments. If you are seeking clarity in some ...

This is Ashley Andersen's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
MA,LCPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

Hello, my name is Ashley Pratt. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois and have been in practice for the past seven years. Over that time, I have refined my counseling skills by providing individual, couples, and family counseling to individuals five to older adult in inpatient psychiatric settings, residential settings, community outreach programs, and in private practice. I have a direct, solution-focused approach, which aids individuals in addressing problematic behaviors and thought processes which are negatively impacting their life. I ...

This is Mark Hatfield's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
M.A., M.F.A.,LCPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 11

I am a professional clinical counselor licensed in Illinois, Michigan, and Kentucky with 11 years of professional experience. Currently I'm not taking new clients.

This is Kaitlin Naatjes's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
MA,LCPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

Hi! My name is Kaitlin Naatjes. I am a licensed clinical professional counselor, yoga instructor, and reiki practitioner. I have great experience working from an integrative and holistic perspective. This means allowing space to find new and creative ways for change while integrating mind, body, and spirit nurturance for healing the whole person. My approach as a therapist is to create space for you to feel safe and explore your needs. Each session will be tailored to meet these needs and focus on the areas of growth where you seek change. I commit to diligen...

This is Cynthia O'Donnell's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 28

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have been working with individuals for the past 28 years. I earned my Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Illinois-Chicago in 1992 and a Masters of Religion (MAR) degree from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary in 2013. I am a Board Certified Professional Christian Counselor and also have experience with the healing process of the 12 steps and incorporating the steps into the counseling process. Sometimes you don't know where to turn, what to do or who to talk too as life circumstances can be overwh...

This is Colin Hammer's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
MSW,LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 25

My name is Colin Hammer, and I am licensed as a Clinical Social Worker in both Illinois and Oregon. I earned my Bachelors of Social Work degree from Southern Illinois University in 1992 and my Master’s degree in Social Work from Portland State University in 2001. Throughout my 25 years of practice I have worked in many different settings with individuals of different ages, ethnicities, cultures, and socio-economic backgrounds. I have been able to help people who are struggling with an array of personal issues such as stress and anxiety, life changes, age-related, ...

This is Dr. Wanda Parker's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
EdD,CADC,LCPC
Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 19

I am licensed in the State of Illinois as a License Clinical Professional Counselor , but also hold a state and national certification in Addictions. I have 20 years of experience providing addiction and mental health services. I see the therapeutic relationship as a partnership and would like to assist you on your journey to wellness, empowerment, healing and peace. My therapeutic approach is cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, rational-emotive, solution focused and trauma informed. I believe in individualized treatment to meet your specific needs. Taking the ...

This is Tameka Davis's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 15

Change is inevitable and to many, that may sound like a scary reality. I believe that with change comes opportunities for growth. I have worked for fifteen years with children and young adults to help them identify opportunities, develop coping skills, and approach transitions and changes in life in a healthy way. With a client-centered approach and a strong, trusting therapeutic relationship I have helped clients with problems like anxiety, depression, stress, and executive functioning. I use evidence-based techniques from cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, ...

This is Sara White's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
LCSW,CCM
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 6

Hello Lovelies! I'm a clinician whose primary focus is to ensure her clients are safe, valued, and empowered. My goal is to help folks peel back the layers of their lives and encourage them to develop the tools they need to navigate whatever journey they are on. I come to BetterHelp as a licensed clinical social worker and certified case manager. I graduated with my masters in social work from Loyola University Chicago in 2014 and a bachelor's in women and gender studies from San Francisco State University in 2012. Yes, I am a California native! While living in...

This is Megan Prior's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
LCPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Anger management, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 6

Everyone needs help sometimes and it takes strength and courage to admit when we are struggling. Seeking support through counseling is a brave step and I am here to assist you in this step by providing resources, strategies and support to help you through whatever difficulty you may be facing. As a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with 5 years of experience in the mental health field; I am dedicated to supporting you along this counseling journey and want you to know that you are not alone. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns, some ...

This is Rene Stockton's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
LCSW,MSW
Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 30

My name is Rene Stockton (pronounced Reni). I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in the state of Illinois. It is my honor and pleasure to serve our community as a counselor/therapist and change agent. I have had the privilege to work with individuals and families from primarily underserved populations and communities over the course of a 30 year social work practice in two great American States. I have encountered a range of adolescent and adult challenges ranging from mental health and trauma to writer’s block and wellness. I will partner with you to cr...

This is Jessica Ellefritz's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 13

At one point in our lives, each of us will need someone who is willing to hear and hold our pain. I count it as a privilege when I am invited in to another's life at a time of hurt, crisis, or crossroads. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 13 years of experience. I know that every person I meet has a story to be told, and not one story is the same. As a result, I know that there is not one single counseling approach that is the right fit for all. Through the use of a client and strengths based approach, as well as motivational interviewing, I will wo...

This is Emily Kitchen's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety
Years of Experience: 3

Hi there, I'm Emily Kitchen and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Illinois. I earned my Master of Social Work degree at University of Illinois at Chicago and my undergraduate at Indiana University. I've mainly worked in the medical realm in the acute inpatient rehabilitation and hospital setting providing short term counseling to patients and families. I grew up in Indiana and worked in Washington, DC until moving back to the Midwest to pursue social work in Chicago. I think everyone should have access to therapy and BetterHelp assists with...

This is Hector Zavala's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
LCPC,Ph.D Candidate
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Hello and Welcome! I am a Clinical Professional Counselor licensed in Illinois with over 10 years of experience working as a mental health counselor and life coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, PTSD and men's issues. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmati...

This is Erica Helzer's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

My name is Erica Helzer and I am Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Illinois. I graduated from the University of Illinois Chicago in 2001 with a master’s degree in social work. I have been working in the mental health field for the past 20 years and truly feel that counseling others is my life’s purpose. I have experience working with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, grief, life transition, relationship issues and parenting concerns. I would describe my approach as warm, friendly, and client centered. Building rappo...

This is LaCresha Cunningham's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 4

I am a passionate Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a focus on mental health and holistic wellness. My purpose in life is to help heal emotional and psychological scars through traditional therapeutic modalities and intuitive awareness. With over ten years of experience in the public service sector counseling and advocating for citizens, veterans, servicemembers and women; I’ve gained invaluable experience working with the IL Department of Human Rights, Department of Veterans Affairs, and serving in the US Army. Listening is what comes naturally. There is no...

This is Heather Michael's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
MSW,LCSW,CADC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and also a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I obtained my Master's degree and I am currently pursuing my doctorate at Aurora University. I works with individuals, couples, families, and adolescents dealing with a variety of problem areas including Depression, Anxiety, Addiction, Trauma, and coping skills. my clients describe my personal style as kind, caring, insightful, thought-provoking, and as utilizing a sense of humor. I have a passion for working with people, and helping them cope with, adjust to, and ove...

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!