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 a therapist and see where you it can take you. 

 

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 20 years, I have worked as c...

This is Colleen Aziz's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
LCPC
Specialties: Addictions, LGBT, Grief, Parenting issues, Career difficulties
Years of Experience: 9

The best compliment I ever received was that I’m “the human embodiment of a cup of tea,” and I bring that same warmth, compassion, and calm to every counseling relationship. I’m a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois with over nine years’ experience counseling adults, couples, and teenagers. My specialties include working with people experiencing alcohol or drug problems, relationship struggles, career and identity issues, and family and relationship conflict. I have special competence in working with immigrants and refugees, people who practic...

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 15 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 therap...

This is Amy Kline's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
MAO,LCPC,NCC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of Experience: 15

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in the state of Illinois, and a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) in the United States. I hold my Master's Degree in Counseling and Organizational Psychology (MAO), which allows me to work with people on both personal and professional areas of concern and opportunities for growth. I have spent over 15 years working with individuals, families, couples, and groups as their counselor and coach. My professional journey has allowed me to provide services in a range of settings including community programs...

This is Berit Benson's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
LCSW-S
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

Hello! If you have found your way to this page it is likely that you are struggling with something significant in your life. It can be a relationship, personal concern, or professional issue, and sometimes it's all of those things at once. No matter what brought you to this page, I'm so glad it did. Finding the right counselor can sometimes be the thing that stops someone from seeking help to begin with, and I see it as my job to help you feel safe and accepted with me as your therapist. Let me tell you a little about myself in order to help you determine if y...

This is Nichole Molnar'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: 8

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 Linda Young's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 24

Hello! My name is Linda and I am a licensed clinical social worker out of Illinois. Thank you for reading my profile and for taking the first step to improving your emotional well being and your life! I have 24 years of experience with individuals and families in a variety of settings. I can honestly say I have as much energy and passion for my work now as I did in year one ! In fact, I may have more because I have learned first hand how therapeutic interventions can truly change lives. I have worked with individuals facing mental health issues such...

This is Charlotte Newsom's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
MA,LCPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Family conflicts, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

Hello, my name is Charlotte D. Newsom. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). I have thirty years of progressive experience in the field of mental health. Twenty of those years, I functioned as a psychotherapist working with individuals, specifically veterans who have chronic mental illnesses such as PTSD, Bipolar Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, Substance Use Disorder, and many other disorders. I have an extensive background working with clients with symptomatic issues such as suicidal ideation, homicidal ideation, and child abuse/neglec...

This is Dr. Burton Krain's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
M.S.,Ph.D.
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Career difficulties
Years of Experience: 48

I have been in private practice for 40+ years, having earned my Masters and Doctorate from Illinois Institute of Technology and my clinical license from the State of Illinois in 1973. Having been in active practice for this long, I have had the privilege of studying under some of the most significant figures in psychology in the Midwest. Gaining feedback from clients over the years on their outcomes allowed me to hone my skills as a diagnostician and clinician. Applying this knowledge and learning from the outcomes has allowed me to increase my success rate wit...

This is Nikolous Kuster's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
LCPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 13

I am a Clinically Licensed Counselor (LCPC) in Illinois with 13 years of professional experience. I have worked with a wide variety of clients including adolescents, families, people who are involved with the justice system, couples, and individuals from all walks of life. I feel comfortable working with a wide variety of cultural populations and have an empathic, supportive approach in therapy. While I have worked with individuals dealing with all manner of diagnosable and life space issues, I have significant experience working with those struggling with depr...

This is Brittany Bishop's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
LCPC,ATR-BC,RYT
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Parenting issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

Hello, my name is Brittany. I am comfortable with she/her and they/them pronouns. I am a licensed clinical professional counselor, a board-certified art therapist, and a registered yoga teacher. I utilize a client-centered approach, using traditional talk therapy, as well as art therapy and the expressiveness of yoga. I have worked with a variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, end of life, setting boundaries and assertiveness, bipolar disorder, and psychotic disorders. I have worked with a wide range of ages from 3 years old to 100. I k...

This is Rita Seggelke's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
MSW, LCSW
Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Coaching
Years of Experience: 3

My name is Rita Seggelke and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing in Illinois. I have been a Social Worker for over 30 years. I graduated from the U. of I. in 1988 with a specialty in Child Welfare and additional certification in School Social Work. I received my LCSW in 1991. My experience includes many years working with families experiencing various problems including, divorce; child abuse or neglect; blended family issues; custody/marital issues; general relationship issues; career issues and major life transitions. I am a certified Life ...

This is Lindsey Williams's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
LCPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 6

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois with 6 years of experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including anxiety, depression, self-esteem concerns, anger management, job dissatisfaction, relationship issues, domestic violence, and sexual assault. I believe that the client is the expert on themselves. My goal is to create a safe space for my clients to express their concerns and explore their values and goals. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, client-centered, and solution focused therapy....

This is Kimberly  Baright 's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
LCSW
Specialties: Coping with life changes, ADHD
Years of Experience: 25

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in State of Illinois with 25 years of experience. I work with clients across the lifespan regarding a wide range of concerns such as anxiety, depression, trauma, acceptance, ADHD, and relationship issues, and am a strong ally of the LGBTQ+ community. I believe therapy is a client – centered time to focus on your personal concerns, needs, and goals, and am honored to partner with you in the process of personal growth and healing. I provide a strengths-based approach, and utilize a variety of techniques from cognitive be...

This is Myrna Pledger's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
MA, LCPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I was trained as a Community Counselor and as such, I am prepared to work with the issues and concerns that occur with individuals and families in the community, and everyone lives in a community. As you can imagine, there are not many individual situations I have not encountered. In the beginning of my career, I worked with children behaving violently or inappropriately in school environments primarily. I realized that the child experiencing mental health difficulties is a member of a family experiencing mental health difficulties as a system. I believe that ...

This is Benita Ingram's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
LCSW,PEL
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 25

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 25 years of experience working with individuals, groups, and families. I have worked with a wide range of people from very diverse backgrounds, ethnicities, gender, ages, and socioeconomic status. I have experience addressing a wide range of concerns such as Depression, Anxiety, Grief and Loss, Relationship Issues, Family Problems, and Learning Problems. I have helped many people who have experienced some degree of Trauma, both physical and emotional. My therapy style is nonjudgemental, warm, and inviting. ...

This is Dr. Taliah Ziyad-Nau's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
LCPC
Specialties: Parenting issues, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD
Years of Experience: 10

I have worked closely with adolescents, parents and families to help them move forward with improving social, emotional and learning outcomes. I use my experiences to deliver quality counsel and consultation. After working with children and families for over 10 years, there are a lot of accumulated experiences with concerns such as anxiety, parenting problems, career challenges, ADHD and learning difficulties. My counseling style is interactive and includes empowering others to invest in themselves. As a counselor, I understand the need for the space t...

This is Dale Barrett's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
MA, LCPC, LPC-S
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 30

Let's move forward together! Sometimes we feel our life is out of control and the first thing we need to do is to identify how and why. Once we can identify how we feel our life is out of control, we can work on the why. Now we can begin to identify what we want our life to be and what we need to do to move forward toward our goals. We will work as a team and I will provide a safe, secure and non-judgemental environment for you to share and explore your world in order to develop goals and a plan to move forward. I have over thirty years of experience and am...

This is Kate Beardsley's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 11

I am licensed in Iowa with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & parenting issues. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

This is Shelli Pollard's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Self esteem, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 10

I am licensed in Illinois with 4 years of professional direct private practice experience and more then 10 years experience in the mental health field. I have experience helping clients with stress management, anxiety, depression, interpersonal conflict, difficulties in regulating emotions, and self confidence. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and ha...

What Can Therapists In Illinois Help You With?

A therapist in Illinois can practice anything from marriage and family therapy 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 out of 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. Searching for 'therapist Illinois' will help you find mental health professionals that can support you through personal growth, anxiety disorders, post traumatic stress disorder, and other mental health services. The mental health field includes psychiatric medication management, online therapy, marriage counseling, couples therapy, clinical social workers, licensed counselors, and other mental health providers through online therapy sessions and in-person ones. Seeing a licensed therapist in therapy sessions can help you navigate mental health conditions and life circumstances through mindfulness techniques and other specialized training they've received in clinical settings.

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 near the city or a specific county in Illinois, we can match you with a licensed therapist who can suit your needs through online therapy.

Therapists in Illinois can help you work through a challenging situation, eating disorders, anxiety disorders, adjustment issues, end of life issues, or even serve as a family therapist to improve relationships and relationship problems. Finding a therapist that takes new clients in online therapy is the first step in finding the right therapist and treatment plan for you. Your therapist should provide a safe space for you to focus on self care and well being as a mental health professional. 

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

Some commonly asked questions can be found below:

How much does a therapist cost?

Mental health professionals differ in therapy costs, and it can vary based on the module, whether it's in person therapy or online therapy. Additionally, new clients might meet a different price mark, and couples therapy can be more expensive than seeing an individual therapist. However, many therapists will be upfront about their pricing and whether or not they take health insurance from the get-go. Be sure to look up 'therapists in Illinois' to get a better understanding of which mental health providers take health insurance in network, which therapeutic process is the best fit, and how many therapists are in person or online.

How do I know I should get a therapist?

Mental health services and mental health providers can help you navigate anything you're going through, big or small. Mental health issues don't always present as a huge crisis- many therapists provide talk therapy and online therapy for life transitions, new skills, relationship problems, or even serving as a life coach through a therapeutic relationship. Online therapy sessions in Illinois allow new clients seeking therapy to experience a private practice counseling services without being in person, and this talk therapy integrative approach can help you navigate any mental health conditions you might be experiencing, as well as developing new skills through working with a therapist. Dialectical behavior therapy is a great choice for older adults looking to use therapy to navigate life transitions or other big changes.

Is therapy covered by insurance?

Different counseling services (depending on private practice) can vary in cost and whether or not they take insurance. 

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