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 Kayla Gerdes's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
MA,LCPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) working as an individual, couples, and family therapist in central Illinois. I want to thank you for taking the first step down the path of growth. My main focus is to help you develop more strength and find hope in your current situation. My treatment approach includes a strengths-based personal centered point of view. I focus on meeting my client where they are at. I am never here to judge, but only to understand. I will advise only when asked to. My goal is to help you become a better version of yourself. ...

This is Dr. Lora Van Arsdell's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
PsyD,LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Licensed Clinical Social Worker, credentialed as a health service psychologist by the National Register of Health Service Psychologists. The National Register credential signifies adherence to the highest standards of professional practice. I originally came to the field due to my belief that individuals fare better when a holistic approach is taken to their care. The more I have studied and practiced, the stronger my belief in this has become. We all operate better socially, occupationally, emotionally, and physically...

This is Andie Baumgartner's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
MA,LCPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with 5 years of experience in psychotherapy and an additional 5 years working in the mental health field. My clients present with a wide variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, difficulty in relationships, poor self-image, and difficulties navigating life transitions or other high-stress situations. I specialize in working with individuals who are seeking greater work-life balance and those who want to live a healthier lifestyle, those struggling with issues related to polyamorous or non-monogamous relat...

This is Dr. Galina Buckhout's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
PsyD,LCPC,LPCC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 13

Hello and welcome to Better Help! My name is Galina and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the States of Illinois and California. I received a MA in Counseling from NEIU in 2006 and a PsyD in Counseling Psychology from California Southern University in 2019. I have had over 14 years of experience working in various mental health settings including hospital, partial care, outpatient and addiction centers while helping individuals and families with a variety of personal issues ranging from depression, anxiety, stress, family problems, addictions ...

This is Amy Guy's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
MS,LCPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 3

My name is Amy Guy and I have been doing therapy for a little over 20 years. It is an honor and privilege to be a part of peoples lives and stories. The simple act of bearing witness to what has occurred and currently is occurring in peoples lives is a gift. I love the process of therapy. I have seen over the years the healing power of therapy both as a patient and as a therapist. I use a strength based, client centered approach to therapy. I often incorporate mindfulness into my treatment and enjoy the process of working together to uncover peoples underlyin...

This is Corey Goldsmith's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
LCPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 8

I am a Licensed clinical and professional counselor, and my career includes running day programs for youth in Chicago that have troubles with school, aggression, or gang relations. I worked in a psychiatric hospital for half a decade, negotiating better care with insurance companies, facilitating inpatient and outpatient groups and individual therapy. After that, I worked with a community based therapy team modeled after “outpatient psychiatric hospitalization care.” The team took on the most severe cases from a tri-county area, and engaged people as if they were...

This is Alex Tisman's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
LCSW,MST
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

Hello! If you're exploring connecting through BetterHelp, there might be the possibility that more traditional modalities of therapy have seemed inaccessible for perhaps reasons of cost or connection. The important thing is that a relationship like this feels meaningful and accessible to you. I want to share some information with you about myself so that you can decide if my style and experience seem like a good fit for what you hope to get from our collaboration. I have practiced within the mental health field as a social worker for six years and before tha...

This is Debra Schwarze's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
MS, MA, LCPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 25

My name is Debra Schwarze and I am licensed counselor in Illinois and Wisconsin. I have over 25 years of experience in mental health settings including community mental health, school, faith-based, health system and private practice settings. I hold master's degrees in counseling and art therapy. I utilize an eclectic approach in counseling, primarily utilizing cognitive behavioral (CBT), DBT informed, client-centered and expressive therapy modalities. If an individual is open to it, I use art making in order to provide a voice to issues that may not have word...

This is Dr. William Marty Martin's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
PsyD,MPH,MS
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Sleeping disorders, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of Experience: 15

Over the past decade, Dr. Marty Martin has served as a guide working with clients confronting career, entrepreneurship, and money/financial challenges. He brings a unique perspective to his work with his clients. He earned his PsyD from Rutgers University and later a MS in Personal Financial Planning. Beyond his educational credentials, he has served in senior HR roles at organizations such as The Johns Hopkins Hospital. The other unique aspect to his work is that he believes in bringing cutting edge, evidence based solutions to his clients. Dr. Martin's work...

This is Chantal DiPrima's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
LCPC,ATR-P
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

I am a counselor licensed in Illinois with a dual degree in Art Therapy, as well as a certified yoga instructor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, IDD, substance abuse, and ADHD. I also have a wealth of experience with trauma-informed therapy and yoga, as well as treatment with victims of abuse. My counseling style is warm and holistic. My approach centers around the needs of the client, and combines cognitive-behavioral, dialectic-behavioral, and existential approaches. Whether what you seek is traditional ta...

This is Kathee Foxan's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
LISW,LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 11

I am a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist with experience working as a professional therapist in the state of Iowa for the last eleven years, counseling clients with concerns regarding mood, anxiety, anger based, and personality disorder symptoms. I have worked as a therapist in a community mental health center for the last 11 years and as a therapist to residents in nursing home settings four the last four years. In my eleven years of experience, I have counseled people of all ages, stemming from the age of three, to my oldest client, aged ninety-three. I work with a...

This is Helen Donnelly's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
MSW,LCSW,OSW-C
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 4

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing in Illinois with 10 years of experience working in the fields of hospice, oncology and geriatrics. I have spent a great deal of time with families as they navigate these difficult life transitions, focusing on coping skills and grief. My counseling style is warm, interactive and laid back. I have a big soft spot for my caregivers. I believe in being open and treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It ta...

This is Anna Czerniak's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

I am a licensed clinical social worker in Illinois with over 15 years of experience working as an advocate and therapist. I have worked in a range of areas including foster care, domestic violence & sexual assault, corrections (with both juveniles and adults), parent coaching, and community mental health. I have provided therapy to adolescents and adults for Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Grief, and Bipolar Disorder. I have also provided coaching to parents who have children with ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, and Behavior Concerns. My counseling style is...

This is Sharitza Rivera's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 8

I am a licensed clinical social worker with 8+ years of experience from Chicago and I am currently completing my PhD in Social Work. My current full-time role is at university where I support first-generation and low-income students. I also am an adjunct professor. I have worked in community non-profits, elementary, high school, and college settings. I am certified in motivational interviewing, cognitive-behavioral treatment, and dialectal behavioral therapy and am a certified rape crisis counselor in Illinois. I have worked with a variety of clients with a range...

This is Zach Gibson's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
LCPC,NCC
Specialties: LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 6

Welcome! My name is Zach Gibson (he/him) and I am a clinical therapist currently licensed in the State of Illinois. I have worked in human services for approximately 13 years, and have been providing individual, couples and family therapy for the last 6 years. I earned my BS in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and my MS in Counseling from National Louis University. When it comes to therapy, I truly believe, at any given moment, that we as humans are doing the best we can or know how to meet our needs. My approach to therapy is col...

This is Jane Rhea's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

I am a self-advocate and activist with over ten years personal and professional experience working with adults and children in the Disability Community. I am trained in Social Work and Disability Studies and have an interdiciplinary practice orientation. I call New Orleans home again after a three years in Chicago, and am dedicated to involvement in local and global Disability communities. As a Coach and Counselor in Queer and Disability communities I understands the specific structural barriers people with diverse identities face. I bring a Neurodiversity and ...

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

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to read my professional biography. I am a licensed psychotherapist licensed in the state of Illinois. I have around 15 years of experience in providing support and therapy to clients who struggle with a variety of concerns including, but not limited to: attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, anxiety, autism, depression, eating disorders, family problems, health issues, obsessive-compulsive disorder, self-injury, post-traumatic stress disorder and suicide. I also have much experience working with adolescents as well as ...

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

Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in the state of Illinois. I have worked with a variety of populations since 2015, when I first started as an advocate for domestic violence survivors. Most recently, I have worked with children and adults dealing with a variety of life changing situations such as depression, anxiety, trauma, and ADHD, just to name a few. I've worked in a community-based non-profit setting, a school setting, and a private practice setting. My most utilized approaches with clients are client-centered and solution-focused the...

This is Melinda Osborn's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
MA,LCPC
Specialties: Family conflicts, Grief, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

Melinda Osborn is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor based in Springfield, IL. Melinda has earned her Bachelor of Science in Social Work with a minor in Sociology from Illinois State University in Normal, IL, and later went on to earn a Master of Arts in Community Agency Counseling from Bradley University in Peoria, IL. She developed a particular interest in healthcare casework and counseled the sick, dying, and bereaved in a hospice facility. Other areas of experience include life stage transitions, self worth / value, general anxiety, and situation...

This is Dr. Stephen Hansen's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
PsyD,LCP
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Grief, Anger management, Bipolar disorder
Years of Experience: 3

I have a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology with over 10 years of experience working as an individual and group psychotherapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, career challenges, OCD, and ADHD, individuals with psychotic disorders, individuals involved in the correctional system, and those with Personality Disorders, e.g., Borderline Personality Disorder. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone...

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!