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 Bernice Banks's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
MSW, LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

I am a licensed clinical social worker with an extensive and diverse experience working with adults, children, couples, and families. I earned my master’s degree from the University of Chicago in Illinois in 1997. I also hold a Bachelor’s degree from Roosevelt University in Illinois with a major in psychology. I enjoy the work I do and have worked in both the public and private sectors in the fields of social services and mental health. Having worked with children and families and the many challenges they face for more than 20 years, I know that the decisio...

This is Mary Jennifer Meister's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
MSW, LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I am an individual, family and marriage counselor licensed in Illinois with over 10 years of experience working as a social worker. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, and ADHD. I also have helped many people who have experienced sexual, physical trauma or emotional abuse. Honestly, I tell my patients if they can tell me something I haven't heard or experienced before I'll give you my Mickey Mouse watch. Mickey has stayed on my wrist a long time so far....

This is Erica Portillo's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

Hello, I'm so happy you're here. I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) licensed in the state of IL and I have 8+ years of experience providing individual and group counseling. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including stress, depression, anxiety, dating & relationship issues, anger management and building self esteem & confidence. My counseling style is personable, compassionate and interactive. I strive to create a non-judgemental space for clients to open up and I believe in treating everyone with respect and sensitivity. My ...

This is Angela Colville's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
LCSW,LMSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 6

Welcome! I am glad you are here. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois and Michigan. I have helped and supported people to cope with and effectively manage anxiety, depression, stress, life changes, aging and grief - improving and maintaining quality of life throughout the life spectrum. My professional experience has been in assisting individuals and families dealing with chronic and terminal illnesses – issues directly related to these situations – and separate issues altogether. I am warm, empathic with a sense of humor. I am an attentive, non-...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 11

Hi, I am looking forward to getting to know you & the ways in which I can support and assist you. Prior to beginning my work as a counselor in the state of Illinois in 2007, I worked as a psychology professor (teaching & conducting research). Since 2007 I have used a variety of therapeutic techniques to help individuals, couples & families. I specialize in working with those dealing with anxiety, mood disorders & relationship issues. My approach to counseling is interactive and solution focused. When I am not working, I enjoy baking and singing.

This is Ariel Pozzi's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 4

Hello! My name is Ariel. I was born and raised in rural Illinois. I completed my undergraduate studies in psychology, family and child studies as well as public health at Northern Illinois University. Once I realized that psychology was my passion I opted to head in the social work direction. This guided me towards achieving my Masters in Social Work from Aurora University. I've had the opportunity to work in a variety of settings including individual therapy, group therapy, psycho-educational groups, family therapy and crisis interventions. I have experience in...

This is Deanna Stacy's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
MA,LCPC,NCC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 7

Taking the first step toward change can be scary, but we will work through it together! I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with over 6 years experience. I hold an M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Roosevelt University and additional credentials in Family Psychology and Stress Management. I regularly guide clients to develop coping mechanisms for their anxiety, depression, and a myriad of other struggles in life. My experience working with the foster care system assists me in supporting children, teens, and adults through many complex issues includ...

This is Dr. Sarah Kertz's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
PhD
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Sleeping disorders, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I am a licensed clinical psychologist with extensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). CBT is an active, goal-oriented treatment approach focused on teaching new ways of thinking and new behaviors in order to decrease symptoms and build the life you want. I have experience working with clients who have generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks, OCD, skin picking/hair pulling, depression, and insomnia. I also enjoy working students on issues related to test anxiety, procrastination, time management, and productivity. My therapy style bala...

This is Gabriel Seldess's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
LMFT,LPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 17

My goal is to help people better understand and accept themselves. I strive to identify barriers to happiness and develop a road map toward greater health. I like to begin with getting an understanding of presenting issues and current life circumstances and working toward an individual’s vision for the future. I use a blend of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Family Counseling Theory to explore experiences that shape our beliefs, expectations, and preferences. I help a client examine these thoughts and ideals and to challenge those concepts that may be d...

This is Dr. Meredith Hayes's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
Psy.D,L.C.P.C.
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 13

I'm a licensed therapist in the state of Illinois. I have been in the field for 13 years working together with people to better their lives. I've been honored to work with many different people going through many different things. My clients have presented with issues such as: Depression; Anxiety/OCD; Addiction; Trauma and Abuse; Eating Disorders; Self-Injury: Bi-Polar; Couples Issues; Life transitions and many more more. I would describe myself as an interactive therapist, one who is engaged in the therapeutic process. I will play an active role in the ther...

This is Donna Glaser's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
MA,LPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 22

Hello! First off, congratulations on taking this next step forward! If you’re here, it’s probably not because you’re feeling great about life at the moment. In fact, you might be feeling pretty miserable. The good news is that we can make that misery work for you! (It ought to be good for something, right?) Strangely enough, emotional pain is often what forces us to finally take steps in dealing with our problems, whatever they might be. Many of us stay stuck in our problems--and therefore our pain--far, far longer than we need to. Change is hard. Maybe it’s ...

This is Joseph Stanfill's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 4

I am a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in treating post-traumatic stress, substance use issues, anxiety, and sleep problems. I also have experience developing leaders as a performance coach. My experience as a military leader and a student of the military culture uniquely equips me to work with our military veterans and their families. I have worked with hundreds of veterans and their families suffering from post-traumatic stress, substance abuse problems, secondary trauma, and other related disorders such as anxiety, grief, and loss. My therapy ...

This is Chiralaine Natschke's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
MA, LCPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and have over 15 years of experience in the behavioral healthcare field. Over the years, I have served as a Mental Health Therapist, Child Welfare Supervisor, School Counselor, and Crisis Screener/Therapist. I am experienced with the adults, adolescents, children and families who struggle with adjustment issues, depression, mood disorders, anxiety, trauma, dual diagnosis, and chronic mental illness. Finally, I have been trained in a number of therapeutic evidenced-based practices that I use when working w...

This is Dr. Regina Brian's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
PsyD
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 13

Hello! I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over ten years of experience providing assessment and therapy. I earned my Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, my Master’s Degree from Pepperdine University in Southern California, and my Doctoral Degree (PsyD) from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Irvine (formerly known as Argosy University). My experience in this profession has included work in both community mental health and private clinical practice. Earlier in my career I also enjoyed my past role ...

This is Grace Dickman's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I'm a social worker who has been serving youth, families, and individual adults in Chicago for over eight years. My approach to therapy is affirming, empathetic, and nonjudgmental. I believe each person is on a continuous journey of self-discovery and identity-making - no matter what age. I challenge my clients to view situations through various lenses in order to recognize their inherent strength and resilience. Each client is different, so each client's therapy should be different. We can collaboratively determine your goals for therapy and the best way to achie...

This is Lisa Joswick's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
LCPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

Hello! My name is Lisa M. Joswick and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the Midwest. I have been working as a therapist in private practice for nearly 20 years treating children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. I have a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology from a profession school in Chicago, Illinois and I've been working passionately in the mental health field since 1996. I will offer a safe, judgment-free space for you to process and discuss whatever is on your mind. Establishing a healthy rapport will be our first priority and w...

This is Julia Blum's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
LCSW,MBA
Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 4

Welcome to Better Help. You should be proud of taking this first step towards self-discovery and self-care! After graduating from Loyola University Chicago with a Master’s in Social Work and specialization in Mental Health, I have worked with a variety of clients in all life stages suffering from behavioral and emotional issues, and I aim to help others with targeting and overcoming their problems to live more fulfilled lives. I believe that individuals should have the chance and opportunity to improve their situation and everyone has the power to change give...

This is Troy Gibson's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
MA,LCPC,NCC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I hope this finds you well. I am a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC) in IL with many years of experience working in mental health counseling. I have worked with a diverse range of clients dealing with a variety of concerns including trauma, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, self-esteem, as well as relationship concerns. I have also helped many clients experiencing minority stress and or minority trauma. I approach therapy with a sensitivity and predilection for multicultural factors. I have varied experience in multiple settings, including ...

This is Katherine Siler's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
LMFT,MS
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse
Years of Experience: 7

I have been honored to be part of the healing process for clients who have felt stuck in life because of mental health, relationship issues, trauma or life stress. I am particularly passionate about working with sexual orientation and gender minorities. I have extensive experience with young adults who are going through the growing pains of launching into adulthood. Lastly, I have supported many families and couples to reconnect, even after there has been serious hurt. To me therapy is about first holding space for so my clients can heal from loss, trauma and ...

This is Aquantonette Slaughter's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
LCPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

Hello and Welcome, WELCOME!! My name is Aquantonette Slaughter, and I've been practicing therapy for the past six years. I truly enjoy working with and assisting people with making the changes they desire to see and attain in their lives. I received my Master's degree from Argosy University, Chicago in 2013, and my credentials include being a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). I have a history of working with individuals with Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Major Depressive Disorder, and Substance Abuse. I have also worked with individuals who hav...

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!