Therapy can be the first big step toward better mental health. If you’re interested in working with a therapist in Illinois, consider online treatment. Barriers to care, like transportation challenges or a lack of available providers, can make finding in-person therapy difficult. An online platform like BetterHelp can make getting treatment more convenient and flexible.

With BetterHelp, you can work with a psychologist, licensed professional counselor, or other mental health provider from your home at a time that suits your busy schedule. BetterHelp therapists can guide you through the therapeutic process and help you overcome a range of challenges, including working through questions about gender identity, managing the symptoms of C-PTSD, overcoming job stress, and learning to heal from the psychological effects of marriage issues, divorce, and raising children. 

Therapy can be beneficial for those having trouble coping with the bigger problems in the world at large or trying to find happiness in their own lives.  If you’re looking for an online therapist, IL has practitioners licensed to provide mental health care state-wide. Connect with one of the providers below to learn how online therapy can help you live a more meaningful life.

 

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Andrea Coulter

Offering therapy in Illinois
License: M.Ed.,LCPC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseSelf esteem
12 years of experience

Thank you for taking time to learn more about me as a therapist, as you contemplate taking this important step toward attending to your own wellbeing. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois with 10 years of experience as a therapist. I would describe my approach as warm and compassionate, but I will also challenge you when needed. My ultimate goal is to help you gain the tools and insight to live the life you want. I meet my clients where they are and work collaboratively with them to develop a plan for getting them where they want to be. I believe establishing a strong working relationship and attending to the therapeutic alliance is a key aspect of successful therapy. That is to say, we will work together to get you where you want to be and will have an open dialogue to be sure your therapeutic needs are met. I offer counseling for individuals with trauma/abuse, personality disorders, mood disorders, LGBTQ related concerns, addictions, and anxiety disorders. My approach is rooted in psychodynamic theory; however, I pull from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, CBT, and Mindfulness to help my clients gain the tools needed to face whatever challenges arise. I look forward to working with you and want to commend you for taking this step toward personal growth. Best, Andrea

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Rebekah Philippart

Offering therapy in Illinois
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
15 years of experience

Hi there! Thank you for stopping by my profile. It takes courage to consider and begin a counseling journey and I hope we'll be a good fit for working together. I believe that the relationship between a therapist and client is the most critical component for progress in counseling. I tend to approach therapy in a pretty fluid way. We are all such unique individuals that there really isn't a "one size fits all" approach. I often rely on psychodynamic, solution-focused, and cognitive-behavioral techniques. I believe as well that "talk" therapy can often be complimented by alternative therapies such as yoga, music therapy, and so forth. I have been a licensed clinical social worker since 2004. Over the years I have worked with a wide variety of people which is one of the things I love best about this work. I've often worked with folks who struggle with anxiety or depression, those who have experienced trauma, and those who are struggling with adjustments to different phases and events of life. Feel free to reach out with any questions. I'd love to chat with you!

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Angela Beckman

Offering therapy in Illinois
License: M.Ed, LCPC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
14 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical therapist with over 14 years of experience working with children, teens, families, couples, and adults. I have worked with clients struggling with depression, anxiety, PTSD, addiction, and trauma. I have experience in helping families and couples resolve conflict and have worked closely with clients who have been sexually and physically abused. I also have experience working with clients who self-harm and struggle with suicide ideation. My counseling style is person centered which means that I meet the client where they are at. I am non-judging and express concern, support, and compassion for all my clients. I act as a guide to help you reach your therapeutic goals. I use a cognitive behavioral approach as well as solution focused, and humanistic approach. I recognize that every client has their own unique needs and goals so I first like to establish therapeutic rapport and from there I determine which approach is best for that client. I understand and respect that the client is very much in charge of their treatment. I understand that it is a huge step to seek help and happiness, congratulations! If you are ready for this journey, I am very excited to help guide you towards improving your mental health goals.

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Jack Richey

Offering therapy in Illinois
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepression
20 years of experience

Welcome to Better Help! You may be wondering how this works and whether it would be right for you. My name is Jack Richey. I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Illinois. I earned my Master of Social Work degree, specializing in Interpersonal Communication and Change from the University of Iowa. I founded and directed an outpatient mental health clinic. I have worked on an inpatient behavioral healthcare unit. I had a private mental health counseling practice. I retired in August of 2021 after thirteen years of providing out patient mental health counseling services in a psychiatric wing of a local clinic under the direct supervision of a psychiatrist. I've worked with individuals, couples, and families who have had to address a variety of issues. These have included employment difficulties, depression, anxiety, stress, anger, family and relationship issues, self-esteem, divorce recovery, and parenting problems. My counseling style combines Cognitive Behavioral, Family Systems, and Solution focused approaches. I do not have a “cookie cutter” or “one size fits all” approach. Each person is unique with specific needs. I try meet clients "where they are". I believe we can all grow through challenging experiences by increasing self-awareness. Sometimes another person who isn't directly involved can offer a new perspective. Having additional support can guide people through a difficult situation when they feel stuck. People all want to be able to share their personal experiences, be accepted, and feel understood. I believe it's very important to be open-minded and non-judgmental when people share their personal stories or experiences. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life. Your life and your goals are important. If you are ready to take that step toward change, I am here to support, encourage, and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Sarah Mossa

Offering therapy in Illinois
License: LCPC,LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesSleeping disordersCareer difficulties
20 years of experience

Are you struggling with sleep? anxiety? Finding yourself having an increased use of food or alcohol? Confused as to why this particular situation is so difficult when you have managed many situations in the past? Wondering why you just can't seem to get on the same page with your spouse? Struggling to connect with your partner? Have you recently had a miscarriage, or having difficulties with pregnancy or post birth concerns? I look forward to helping you with any and all of these concerns through telephonic or video counseling. Hi, I'm Sarah Mossa, and I've worked in the field for over twenty years helping individuals, couples, law enforcement, military, veterans and their spouses. I support the LGBT community, and I also support those with many faiths including Christianity, Catholicism, Buddhism, and Judaism. My style is to work together as a team on your goals for change.

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Jessica Brumfield

Offering therapy in Illinois
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyGriefDepression
7 years of experience

Greetings and Salutations! I am Jessica Brumfield, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. As we progress through life, our perspectives, needs and goals change, which can cause stress, even lead to feeling unfulfilled. Experiencing difficulties in relationships, at work, pressure from family or being uncertain about the future are common issues that often lead people to therapy. You are not alone. Many clients seek to learn coping skills, how to foster healthy relationships, become motivated or want to figure out how to strike a balance in their lives. Therapy has a learning curve and it requires effort, patience, and openness. Results are reflective of the work that is put into it. The goals and pace of sessions will be by your design. I am committed to creating a non-judgmental space and partnering with you to explore your challenges, build on your strengths and make progress towards the changes that you want to see. Being proactive by seeking help during challenging times is an act of strength. I look forward to learning more about you and working together. ;)

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Haley Simpson

Offering therapy in Illinois
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
4 years of experience

I am a trauma-informed Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Illinois with three years of experience working with children, youth, and families who have experienced trauma and effects of generational trauma. Hopelessness, fear, guilt, shame, loneliness, and anxiety are some feelings that might linger following post traumatic events. I help people process trauma, restore motivation, increase happiness, and find inner peace . My approach is solution focused, client centered, and strengths based drawing heavily from Cognitive Behavioral Theory and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. I am certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT). I am also an affirmative therapist that enjoys working with the LGBT community and strives to hold a safe, affirmative and accepting space for all who come seeking services. The brain, mind, and body are deeply connected, which is why I use a holistic approach to treatment. You are the expert of your story and I can walk alongside you to assist in organizing your inner experiencing. I'm here to help you heal, grow, reclaim joy, and find emotional harmony. I am excited to meet you and work together to identify your goals and make plans to achieve them!

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Charley Smith

Offering therapy in Illinois
License: MA LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsParenting issuesDepression
20 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical social worker in Illinois with over 20 years of experience working with adolescents and adults. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, and addiction. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral and patient-centered therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you! Charley

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Konstantinos Stavropoulos

Offering therapy in Illinois
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementBipolar disorderDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

I am licensed in Illinois with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, addictions, anger management, & depression. I also have experience working with coping with life changes. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Nissa Sanchez

Offering therapy in Illinois
Trauma and abuseSelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Rhode Island with 5 years of professional work experience. 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.

How can therapists in Illinois support you?

Therapists in Illinois can practice many types of counseling, from marriage and family therapy to cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). They may also assist you with symptoms of depression, stress, or anxiety.

Therapists may help you set and achieve career goals, work on current issues you may be facing, or address your past. Over 11,181,370 people live in Illinois, and one out of five Americans has a mental health condition. Searching for licensed professionals in Illinois may help you find mental health support for personal growth, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other mental health concerns. You do not need a mental health diagnosis to seek support from one of BetterHelp's licensed providers above.  

The mental health field can include psychiatric medication management, online therapy, marriage counseling, couples therapy, clinical social work, licensed counseling, and other mental health services in person and online. Seeing a licensed provider can help you navigate mental health conditions and life circumstances through mindfulness and other specialized techniques.

Please note that BetterHelp does not offer diagnostic or medication management services.

Why are many residents in the state of Illinois working with a licensed counselor?

People reach out for mental health support for a variety of reasons. Many individuals work with a counselor for general life advice, while others may attend therapy for a specific concern. Whether you live in a large city or a smaller county in Illinois, BetterHelp can match you with a licensed professional tailored to your preferences noted when you sign up.

Mental health counselors in Illinois support clients with varying issues, which can include:

  • Challenging situations or life stressors
  • Eating disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Depression or depressive conditions
  • Adjustment issues
  • Emotional support for a terminal illness
  • Chronic pain emotional support
  • Grief
  • Personality disorders
  • Trauma
  • Relationship conflicts and concerns

Finding a therapist that takes new clients in online therapy can be the first step in finding a treatment plan that works for you. Your therapist can provide a safe space for you to focus on self-care and well-being.

If you're interested in speaking to one of the therapists above or being matched with a counselor in 24 to 48 hours, consider signing up for BetterHelp. BetterHelp has over 35,000 providers, including those listed above.

Emergency services

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Some commonly asked questions can be found below.

How much does a therapist cost?

Mental health professionals can differ in price. Forbes found that the average cost of in-person therapy in the US is around $100 to $200 per hour. Pricing can also vary based on your location. 

BetterHelp offers payment plans of $60 to $90 per session, charged monthly in a lump sum. You can also take advantage of this pricing on one of BetterHelp's sister platforms, like ReGain for couples or TeenCounseling for teens aged 13 to 19.

Many therapists may be upfront about their pricing and whether or not they take health insurance from the beginning. Additionally, some in your area may offer a sliding scale plan to allow those with lower incomes to pay less for therapy. However, services online can often save individuals a few hundred dollars per month.

How do I know if I should get a therapist?

Mental health services and mental health providers may help you navigate various concerns. You do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy; You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general advice. A counselor may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Mental health issues don't always present as a crisis. Many professionals provide talk therapy and support for life transitions, skills learning, relationship problems, or life coaching. Online therapy sessions in Illinois can allow clients seeking therapy to experience professional help through video, phone, or live chat sessions without commuting to an office.

Does insurance cover therapy?

Different counseling services can vary in cost. Therapists must apply to accept insurance through insurance companies, which may take time and money, so not every therapist offers services through insurance. If you cannot find a therapist that accepts your plan, BetterHelp may be cheaper than visiting an in-person therapist.

Is online therapy safe?

Online therapy through BetterHelp and its sister platforms is safe. Therapists are licensed, experienced, and vetted before being contracted with the platform. If you experience any concerns with your therapist, you change your counselor through the platform or app at any time.

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