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 Dr. Derrick Hassert's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
PhD, LCPC,LMHC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

I believe a good relationship between therapist and client is key to the process of counseling. Please let me know what you want to get out of the counseling experience (such as working on long-term issues that may go back to childhood or a very direct treatment plan for a specific concern, such as a phobia or social anxiety). I always seek to build a collaborative bond with clients in order to work together to achieve better mental health. I have training in behavior analysis and therapy through the Rehabilitation Institute of Southern Illinois University and a c...

This is Natalie Eden's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
MBA, MA, LCPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Anger management, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

I am dedicated to providing you with confidential, compassionate & personalized treatment to meet your individual needs & goals. Focus is on empowering you to make better decisions, gain more insight, and embrace the challenges of life. Focus is on restoring and developing a person’s dignity, strengths, and God-given talents for problem-solving, personal growth, and achievement. I am a fully licensed counselor with two advanced degrees. I have been in private practice for 10 years treating clients who present with a wide range of challenges. Prior to that...

This is Jessica Allen's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
MSW,LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

Welcome! My name is Jessica Allen and I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in the state of Illinois. My 5+ years of previous social work and counseling experience included foster care casework, intensive placement stabilization and crisis intervention for teenagers experiencing family conflict, child welfare counseling for children and adults, domestic violence counseling, hospital-based medical social work, and case management for previously homeless individuals with chronic and persistent mental illness. I received a specialization in Military Social W...

This is Kelly Fein's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
MSW,LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 14

I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 14 years of experience working as a mental health therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD ,ADHD, eating disorders, and bipolar disorder. I also helped many people who have experienced past trauma and abuse. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I prioritize the therapeutic relationship as I believe it is the most important element of facilitating change. I believe in treating everyone ...

This is Gretchen  Lewis's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
MA, LCPC, NCC
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 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...

This is ASHLEY KESRAOUI's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
LCPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Depression, Coping with life changes, ADHD
Years of Experience: 8

Hi! My name is Ashley Kesraoui. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor licensed in the state of Illinois with 7 years of experience. I have worked with clients of all ages (2-75), ethnicities, and socio-economic groups. I have experience with trauma therapy, the foster care system, depression and anxiety issues, family therapy, and daily life and family stressors. I am experienced in many counseling techniques with my main approaches being the ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) and CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) approaches. I like to meet c...

This is Meghan Howie-Timmel's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 20

Greetings. Congratulations on taking this first step. I believe that counseling is one of the greatest gifts you can give to yourself. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois who has worked in healthcare settings for 20 years. I have experience working with persons with chronic illness, grief and loss, as well as anxiety, depression, high risk pregnancy, reproductive issues, parenting, issues of self-worth, life transitions, and compassion fatigue. I am also a certified Nia dance teacher. Nia is a practice that incorporates the healing arts, the...

This is Zahra Ahmed's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
LCPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 5

Hello! My name is Zahra. I'm a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC) in Illinois with 5 years of experience. I have worked with both adults and children/young adults ages 8-17. I specialize in Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT), crisis interventions, and motivational interviewing. Currently, I'm taking classes for Substance Abuse treatment to earn my CADC license. I've worked with a variety of populations: correctional, child and family service involved, young adults, and community mental health. The clients I have worked with have a wide rage of conce...

This is Annamarie Hess's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
MSW,LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

I am a mental health therapist and have been working in the mental health field for 10 years. I am a licensed clinical social worker in Missouri and Illinois. I have experience in working with people whom report a variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, personality disorders, bi-polar disorder, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders like postpartum depression; relationship issues, loneliness, loss, and self-harm. I have also worked with people whom have experienced trauma. My approach to counseling is warm, compassionate, and client centered. I belie...

This is Theresa Ewing's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
LCSW
Specialties: Grief, Anger management, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 4

Hello, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Illinois and have worked in healthcare for over 9 years. During this time I have specialized in working with families in healthcare related issues, caregiver support, End of Life Issues and tackling challenging life issues. I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. I care for those that I serve, and would love the opportunity to talk with you. I like to work with my clients to develop a plan and steps to accomplish those goals! You are not alone in what you're f...

This is Dr. Lisa McClure's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
Psy.D.
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Sleeping disorders, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 20

I am a clinical psychologist with 20 years experience working in a medical setting with a team of healthcare providers. My area of specialty is working with clients who experience emotional distress associated with ongoing health problems, such as chronic pain, sleep disturbance, diabetes and other medical conditions. It is understandable that the diagnosis of a medical condition or ongoing health problems is emotionally stressful, but often symptoms such as depression and anxiety can complicate symptom management and interfere with successful treatment. We are...

This is Allison Domingo's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 9

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in the state of Illinois with over nine years of experience working in the field of mental health. During this time I have worked in a variety of different roles and settings, which have included as a support staff at an inpatient substance abuse treatment center, as a case manager and counselor in an inpatient hospital and as a psychotherapist in an outpatient mental health counseling center. I have had the honor of working with a wide array of people who face challenges ranging from life transitions and environment...

This is Allison Chavez's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
LMFT,CADC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

I know that sometimes life can seem so overwhelming; we feel stuck and unable to figure out how to best move forward. Whether it be on an individual level, a family level, or professional level, we all need a little help at times. Be proud of yourself for taking the first step to feeling better. Hello I'm Allison and I'm licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Illinois; I have over ten years of experience working in the field. I have worked with adults, couples, families and teenagers. My main style of therapy is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and I am very ...

This is Abbey Davis's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
LCSW,CDP
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 3

I am a licensed clinical social worker working in Illinois. I have been working as a social worker for the past eight years and have been providing therapy for the past three years. My counseling style is welcoming, pleasant and encouraging. I encourage a holistic approach to care and believe that our mental health is related directly to physical health and spiritual beliefs. I utilize person centered, solutions focused interventions to Promote mindfulness and encourage positive change in clients lives. I welcome and encourage open and honest communication wit...

This is Neal HARRIS's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
MA
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 36

Neal Harris is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, with a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology. He has practiced the art of psychotherapy for the past 34 years. He is also the managing director of Relax4Life, a holistic education and services center and has been a workshop leader in the holistic health and self-enrichment fields since 1985. Neal’s experience stems from training in the United States, China and India. In 1986, he was a member of the first bodywork team invited to China to study Tuina, a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine and massa...

This is Laura Murray's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
MS,LCPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

I believe that everyone benefits from a therapeutic relationship. Whether you are trying to navigate a new life change or wanting to take steps to find some relief, a therapeutic relationship can help. When we find ourselves confronted with symptoms of anxiety, trauma, depression, and grief it can be difficult to navigate this alone. I believe that with a trusting, non-judgmental, and safe place you are better able to take the courageous steps to talk about your thoughts and feelings. I am committed to helping people get well, take control of their lives, and disc...

This is Jennifer Forbes's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
LMFT
Specialties: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues
Years of Experience: 12

When your health is falling apart, you go to a doctor. When your car is falling apart, you go to a mechanic. When your house is falling apart, you call a repair man. What do you do when your life is falling apart? You have come to the right place and I am so glad you are reaching out for help. Murphy's Law is a rule that states, “If something can go wrong, it will.” An addition to this law reads, “and usually at the worst time.” If you are going through a crisis, then you know this is true. They can show up in many forms: financial, relational, familial, social...

This is Rachele Maheu's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
MSW,LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 7

Hello! I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with almost a decade of experience working with parents, young adults, and families with a variety of concerns. Adapting to life changes, parenting challenges, anxiety and depression, self harming thoughts and behaviors, trauma/abuse history, family conflict, and ADHD are areas that I feel most comfortable working with. I take a client-centered, holistic approach using evidence based techniques that are solution focused and attachment based. I use mindfulness techniques to help clients and families feel calm and cente...

This is Amy Cavazos's avatar and link to their profile
Illinois
LCPC,ATR
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Registered Art Therapist. I draw upon relational-cultural, attachment, and family systems theory in my clinical work. I specialize in treating traumatic stress in children and adolescents and provide support to their caregivers and family systems. I served as a Child & Family Therapist within the Trauma Treatment Program at Children’s Research Triangle (CRT) in Chicago, IL from 2012-2018, taught graduate and undergraduate students in the Department of Art Therapy & Counseling at the School of the Art Institute o...

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!