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 Anne Douglas's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
MS,Psychoanalysis,LMFT
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Coaching
Years of Experience: 20

I am a psychotherapist who is licensed in Marriage and Family Therapy, as well as individual psychotherapy. I am a graduate of Northwestern University (Evanston, Illinois), The Family Institute at Northwestern University, and The Institute for Psychoanalysis (Chicago). I have been mentored personally by several of the top Family Therapy theorists in the United States. While obtaining my graduate degrees and certifications at Northwestern, I was awarded with an Honorarium to lecture and teach a 300 student 11 week psychology course at Northwestern because of my ...

This is Hannah Noel's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

Hello! I’m Hannah, a clinical social worker licensed in Illinois with 8 years of experience. I have worked with clients of all ages in individual, family, and group settings. I believe that forming a secure therapeutic relationship is essential for the client’s success. Some specialties I work with are: depression, anxiety, mood disorders, interpersonal relationships, abuse, and trauma. My counseling style is friendly, open, and collaborative. I recognize that it is not an easy task to ask for help, or to share certain thoughts and feelings with another p...

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: 6

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 Dawn Schierl's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
MA LCPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 19

I am a clinically licensed professional counselor licensed in Illinois. I have over 15 years of direct experience providing therapy. I have over 30 years of working in the social service field which has given me the opportunity to work with a wide range of populations and concerns. Concerns I have counseled include depression, anxiety, posttraumatic stress, and a wide range of relationship issues that impact a person's mental health and well-being. My counseling style and approach is person centered. Each person is an individual with their individual concerns and...

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 Dr. Annette Love's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
LCPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 18

Greetings, My name is Dr. Annette Love. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor currently licensed in California, Nevada, Illinois, and previously Washington DC. My educational background consists of a Bachelor's degree in psychology, a Masters degree in professional counseling, and a Doctor of Education in counseling psychology. My greatest asset alongside formal education, is life experience. I’ve worked with a variety of clientele-it is therefore very difficult to surprise me. I consider a few of my areas of expertise anxiety, depression, changi...

This is Rachel Goodwin's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
LPC,LCDC,LCPC
Specialties: Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Eating disorders, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am a skilled Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. I am also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR). With years of personal experience and recovery behind me, I specialize in the treatment of addictions, eating disorders, trauma and LGBTQ+ issues. Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, and Mindfulness. My first priority is to create a safe and affirming environment that will foster personal growth and allow clients to achieve their identified go...

This is Nora Bishop's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
LCPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois and have 20 years of experience in the mental health field. I have worked with children, adolescents and adult who are struggling with managing symptoms of mental illness. Helping people maintain their self-worth while they learn to overcome their struggles is very important to me. I believe in meeting a client where they are and helping them determine what healthy looks like for them and then help them move towards that goal. I utilize several therapeutic techniques that include cognitive behavioral ...

This is Alethea Gustafson's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
LCSW
Specialties: Family conflicts, Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 3

My name is Alethea Gough, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have worked with families in a clinic setting focused on parenting issues and family dynamics. I have worked with individuals in hospital and skilled care settings on addressing issues such as depression, anxiety, family issues, life choices and transitions, and additional personal issues. I am excited to use this platform to work with individual adults who are looking for a source of support in their lives. I received my MSW at Loyola University Chicago in 2012 and continue to practice in the...

This is David Vaccaro's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
LCSW,CADC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

Experienced therapist with over 10 years of experience working with a wide range of client issues. I specialize in several mental health therapies for depression, anxiety and panic, self esteem, trauma and obsessive compulsive disorder. I have also worked with clients from adolescent age, to adult and geriatric. Therapy specializations include client centered therapy, trauma focused therapies (TFCBT), mindfulness based therapies, cognitive behavior therapy, solution focused therapy, crisis counseling, and brain injury therapies. In addition to mental health tr...

This is Alisa Cates's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
LCPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

Hello. Do you find yourself struggling with something you feel like no one else will understand, or perhaps there is no one you can confide in for fear of being judged? Keeping things bottled up creates interpersonal conflict, affects our relationships, and hinders the ability to change.  I believe that individuals want to be heard and understood, all the while respecting their unique differences.  My name is Alisa Cates, LCPC and I have been licensed in the State of Illinois since 2013.  I have worked in a variety of settings including community mental health...

This is Lilly White's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
MA, LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

Welcome! I am a licensed clinical therapist with over 20 years of working with children, adolescents, adults, and families in an array of settings. I earned a Masters in Sociology (study of social causes and consequences of human behavior) in 2005 and a Masters in Social Work (helping individuals meet their needs and enhance overall well-being) in 2012. Some of my experience includes working with trauma issues, depression & anxiety, PTSD, grief, attachment, relationship difficulties, Covid-19 issues, crisis control, adjustments/transitions, stress management. ...

This is Heather Gunderson's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
MA,LMFT
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 26

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Illinois who helps people who are struggling emotionally, socially, and relationally. Everyone goes through challenges and conflicts in life and it can be frustrating to know when and where to get help. I can help with those struggles so that you can create real and lasting change. My approach with my clients is thoughtfully direct and relational. I have been in practice for 26 years and have experience helping with anxiety, depression, divorce, self esteem, relational issues, developmental transitional issue...

This is Adris Thomas's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
MSW,LCSW
Specialties: Self esteem
Years of Experience: 5

Hi, I am Adris, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Illinois with over five years of experience. Today you have taken a very courageous and empowering step towards healing. Whatever brought you to discover my page, know that I am very thankful and proud of the strategies you are already using as you seek help. My goal as your therapist is to assist you with realizing your inner strength as you uncover your true potential and calling in life. Know that I am here to help and I aim to provide you with solutions and hope. My approach is client cen...

This is Azra Husain's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
MA,LCPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

There is nothing wrong with finding ourselves struggling in life. Whether that be due to relationships, career or self esteem, lifes challenges can be overwhelming and difficult to manage all on our own. Finding the right help can be life changing. My passion is to help people find what they are seeking within themselves to improve and enhance their lives and their relationships. I focus on offering trauma informed care that utilizes an eclectic theoretical approach and tailors treatment based on each individual client’s personal needs and strengths. I enjoy work...

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 Christine St. Hubert's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
LPC-S,LCPC,BC-TMH
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 8

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and the owner of Saint's Health and Wellness, LLC. My educational background includes receiving a Bachelor's Degree in Applied Psychology and a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology (Counseling Practice). I work with individuals (18 years old and older) that reside in Illinois and Louisiana. ​My clinical perspective allows me to view you as the expert of your challenges and life obstacles. Viewing you as the expert in your life and being able to relate, support, and advocate with you creates a safe therapeutic...

This is Chris Beerman's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
MSW,LCSW,CADC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of Experience: 3

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor based in Chicago, IL. My experience comes from providing direct mental health and behavioral counseling for adults with a variety of presenting issues including substance use, trauma, mood disorders (anxiety, depression), shame, guilt, anger, grief & loss, and relationship issues. I approach the therapeutic relationship with an acute sensitivity and respect for multi/cross-cultural factors. I use a strengths-based and collaborative treatment approach with each of my clients. I beli...

This is Kendra Riley's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 16

Hi, my name is Kendra and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the states of Indiana and Illinois. I graduated from the Indiana University School of Social Work. I have over 10 years of experience working with individuals who are having difficulty coping with various life stressors, including anxiety, depression, loss/ grief, and relationship challenges. My approach is to listen, provide support, and motivate individuals to discover their strengths. Everyone is unique, so I don't believe in a cookie cutter approach. I know that it's not always easy t...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 15

Identifying your goals, tapping into your personal strengths, and supporting you to strive for a purpose-driven life - these are ways I will support clients in a strength based approach to counseling sessions. I have over 15 years of experience in the field of social work. I am a licensed as a clinical social worker, certified school social worker, and a certified yoga instructor. Understanding the benefits of mindful movement as a component of emotional wellness or as a tool to heal from trauma or stress, I have devoted over 300 hours of training in yoga and...

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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