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 Erin Gabehart's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
MA, LCPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Grief, Bipolar disorder
Years of Experience: 15

Hello! I am an LCPC in the Chicago, IL area with over 15 years of experience working as a therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, family conflict, relationship issues, personality disorders, LGBT, self-harm, Asperger's and across all age groups. I have also helped many people who have experienced trauma and/or abuse. My counseling style is warm and honest. I believe in treating everyone with respect and sensitivity, and I don't believe in labels that perpetuate stigmas. My approach...

This is Joan French's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
MA,LCPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I've met with many clients who say they don't feel really listened to or understood by others. As a result they can feel lonely, isolated, misunderstood, and hopeless. I believe that to feel a sense of personal wellness we must also feel heard, connected, and hopeful! Finding and connecting with a positive & affirming counselor is a valuable and courageous choice to move forward! It is important for me to create a space where my clients feel trusting and comfortable. Also, this space is a 'judgement-free zone'. This is to say I want to create an atmosphere in r...

This is Jill Early's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 14

Welcome! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years of counseling experience. I have counseled hundreds of clients who are in need of assistance coping through a life crisis or change, as well as clients who suffer from Major Depression, Anxiety Disorders, Personality Disorders or Addictions. I have experience working in multiple settings, including hospital emergency rooms as a crisis worker, and as a psychotherapist in a private practice. I have also had the opportunity to provide clinical supervision and leadership to other clinicians, as wel...

This is Simona Cirio's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
MSMFT,LMFT
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 13

I am a Marriage and Family Therapist licensed in the state of Illinois with 13 years of experience. I’m also a Clinical Supervisor approved by the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). I provide professional mental health services and counseling to individuals, couples, and families and have worked with individuals from early childhood to adult age and later life in a variety of settings. These include research and university centers, outpatient clinics, private practice, and community and school settings. I offer support and consultation...

This is Phillip Barker's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
LCSW,CADC,CFSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

My name is Phillip, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Chicago, Illinois with more than four years of experience working in private practice as a psychotherapist and coach. I have worked with clients who have come to me with a range of concerns, including sexual and gender identity, depression, anxiety, life transitions, relationship issues, career issues, and ADHD. I also have more than seven years of experience working with substance use issues and adolescents in a high school setting. My undergraduate work was in Communication, so I am equipped to wo...

This is Gretchen  Lewis's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
MA, LPC, NCC, LCPC, PHD-C
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

Hello and Welcome to Better Help! No matter what brought you here today, I know that choosing to seek support from another person or a psychotherapist is not always an easy task, especially when taking the first step. I also know that therapy can be a very valuable and rewarding journey filled with growth, change, and healing. My name is Gretchen Lewis, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois, as well as a  researcher, and adjunct professor. I am passionate about helping people become more mindful, present and aware. As a counselor, I he...

This is Patrice  Cross 's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC)
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

Hello! I am a strength based, caring, and non-judgmental counselor who enjoys building relationships with individuals of all different backgrounds in order to help them improve themselves and their lives. I believe in identifying the positive qualities that an individual has and utilizing those qualities to help him/her improve in the areas the individual is experiencing challenges in. I believe each client is unique and therefore I tailor my sessions to each individual. My approach is to provide a safe and warm environment where a person feels free to share...

This is Donald (Don) Pinkston's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
LCSW,CADC,ATE
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Hi, I’m Don. I have been a counselor for nearly 30 years. If you have been feeling stressed out, having difficulty coping, concerned about your drinking or substance use, or worried about your relationships, I can help. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Alcohol and other Drug abuse Counselor in Chicago. I believe in the importance of listening closely to those I help and helping them find and define their values (whats important to them). I know that recovery from anxiety, depression, addiction and trauma is possible and within the people I...

This is Dr. Oliver Williams's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
Ph.D, LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 40

Oliver M. Williams, Ph.D, LCSW Greetings. I am a high energy, compassionate behavioral health professional with four decades of experience. I have a masters degree in clinical social work, a doctorate in humanistic science, and am a certified holistic life coach. I am also a self published author of two books. Miraculous Creating discusses principles and practices necessary to use the power of intention to manifest miracles. Happy New You…! involves principles and practices I employ to assist clients to achieve their life vision and desired goals. My ap...

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 Jennifer Morris's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
LCSW
Specialties: Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

Hi! I have been a social worker for 10 years now and I feel privileged everyday that people allow me into their lives on such a personal level. If you are reading this, you have made a HUGE step in deciding to focus on yourself and give yourself some time and attention which is brave and scary. Social workers, therapist, counselors all receive training to do what we do and many are extremely skillful and knowledgeable. The key to therapy being successful is finding the therapist who you feel comfortable with. I am not everyone's cup of tea but I may be the right ...

This is JULIA LINNANE's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW, who enjoys working with individual clients of all ages. I have had experience working with a wide array of clients with many different issues, including: anxiety, depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and addiction. My goal is to provide a safe and secure environment in which my client has the opportunity to feel comfortable in working through the issues that has brought them in for help. I consider myself an "eclectic therapist" who pulls from many of the different Psychodynamic Theories, ...

This is Dr. Tracy Tilton's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
Ph.D.
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Dr. Tilton is a licensed clinical psychologist with a Masters in Arts in Psychology from Pepperdine University, and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois Institute of Technology. She has worked extensively in corrections, forensic psychology, and private practice since 2006. Throughout her career, Dr. Tilton has provided Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to high and low-acuity patients suffering from depression, anxiety, PTSD, sexual disorders, and personality disorders. She recognizes that every person is differe...

This is Stefanie Weintraub's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 12

I am a child and family counselor licensed in Illinois with over 10 years of experience working with children with special needs and with their siblings and families.  I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns, including autism, ADHD, depression, anxiety, struggles with peer relationships, and parenting challenges.  I have worked with children, adolescents and adults to help enhance their personal lives and to strengthen their relationships with peers, siblings, and children.  I take a holistic approach and always strive to create an emotionally sup...

This is Eden Atwood's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

"There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you." Zora Neale Hurston wrote these words and this reflects the heart of my practice. Each of us has a story that we tell ourselves and others about our lives. Sometimes the story we tell is a contamination story and sometimes it is a redemption story. I believe that we all have the ability to examine the experiences of our lives and shape the narrative to uncover and maximize meaning. When our lives feel meaningful we are more empowered to make choices that serve us best. I practice psychodynamic/re...

This is Lindabeth Rivera's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
NCC,LCPC,CADC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 4

Hello , my name is Lindabeth Rivera. I am a National Certified (NCC) and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC). I received my Masters Degree in Clinical Mental health from National Louis University in Chicago, IL. I am currently licensed in Illinois and have been working in the field since 2015. I specialize in working with children, teens, and adults presenting with trauma, substance abuse, anxiety, depression, self- harm and sexual assault. I also has experience working with family and couples. I ha...

This is Kristine Smith's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

If you are looking for a compassionate and caring therapist who truly has interest in your mental health, you are in the right spot. I would describe myself as a therapist who is also a realist. I work with my clients to come up with solutions to what they are going through based on what is best for that individual. I believe in client centered care and focusing on what is important and relevant to that person. In sessions, we will try to focus on one topic at a time until we can come up with a plan. I allow my clients to lead the sessions, but if they are st...

This is Cynthia Peters's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
MS,LMFT
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 12

I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, practicing in the state of Illinois. I started my career as an LMFT in Texas, graduating from Texas Woman's University, in Denton, Texas in 2006. Since moving to Illinois, I have worked in private practice with individuals who struggle with Anxiety, Stress Coping, Relationships, Work-Life Balance, Anger, and past Traumatic Experience. I enjoy helping others set goals for themselves, which guides our work together. I primarily use techniques and strategies from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as my method for working wit...

This is Bernice Young's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
MA,LCPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 26

I am a licensed clinical professional counselor in Illinois. I have worked in the field of counseling for 26 years. My experience is diverse in working with individuals, parents, individuals on parole and probation, and adults seeking strategies for change. I have held a dual career for nearly 20 years as a 911 operator and understand the challenges faced by first responders as well. I am a PhD candidate with research specific to African American men and strategies for success. My work as a psychotherapist include helping people with depression, anxiety, mood...

This is Carla  Gehle '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

I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor . "I practice from the approach that I want to see my client's improve their lives, no matter the presenting issue. I have years of experience working with individuals, couples, and families from many different backgrounds and feel that it is important to remember that each client, couple, and family have different goals of counseling and require an individualize therapeutic plan to fit their needs." I earned my Bachelors Degree from North Central College, and my Masters in Clinical Counseling from National Louis...

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!