Life can feel like you’re walking through the darkness. Having poor mental health, or feeling hopeless or unmotivated, can mean that you're no longer able to achieve your dreams or desires. What can you do about that? Speak to a counselor based in Aurora. 

An Aurora-based counselor can help. Aurora is known for being the city of lights, and a counselor can help be that city light that helps you find your way home. Speak to a counselor based in Aurora today and see what they can do for you. 

This is Andrew Mercer's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Aurora, Illinois (Aurora, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I'm so happy you're here and so happy that you're taking an important step towards positive change in your life. Nothing brings me more joy than to be able to be a part of your journey while we work towards your goals. I've been partnering with adults for the past 8 years in private practice as a licensed therapist and 3 years as a life coach working with college-aged adults. Former and current clients appreciate my honest straightforward approach to counseling as well as my ability to patiently and compassionately hold space for answers to emerge. The strug...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Aurora, Illinois (Aurora, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCPC,MA CTT ,(TF-CBT) Trauma Therapist
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

Welcome! Are you feeling weighed down by anxiety or depression? If you find it difficult to manage these overwhelming emotions know you are not alone. You do not have to suffer while trying to ‘figure things out.’ Together, we will work on strategies that allow you to address the root causes of these challenges and build ways to cope that give you your life back. I am so glad you are here. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Trauma Therapist in Chicago, Illinois. I have an extensive background working in the field of education and mental healt...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Aurora, Illinois (Aurora, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 6

Greetings, and thank you for considering me as your counselor! My name is Grant Barlow, and I’m a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor living and working in the Chicago-land area. First, a bit about my experience. During my six years in the mental health field I’ve worked with a wide variety of clients, all with different backgrounds and unique concerns. Some of my more recent experience has been working with individuals who have few resources or external support. From this experience, I’ve learned how critical it is to draw out a person’s inner-strength...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Aurora, Illinois (Aurora, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

Hi! My name is Kaitlin Naatjes. I am a licensed clinical professional counselor, yoga instructor, and reiki practitioner. I have great experience working from an integrative and holistic perspective. This means allowing space to find new and creative ways for change while integrating mind, body, and spirit nurturance for healing the whole person. My approach as a therapist is to create space for you to feel safe and explore your needs. Each session will be tailored to meet these needs and focus on the areas of growth where you seek change. I commit to diligen...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Aurora, Illinois (Aurora, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 15

Welcome to BetterHelp. I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Illinois. I have been within the field of altruism at varying capacities since high school. I received a Bachelor of Science-Psychology from Loyola University and a Master of Social Work from UIC-Jane Addams. I love what I do and was blessed to find my passion early in life. My experiences ranges from the medical/hospital arena, to community case management, into individuals and families impacted by HIV/AIDS, and even employment counseling for individuals experiencing a career transition....

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Aurora, Illinois (Aurora, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

Hello, My name is Scott Heise and I am a Licensed mental Health Therapist located in Freeport, Illinois. I have over ten years experience as a therapist, in the Community Mental Health model. I earned my Master's degree in Counseling Psychology Trinity International University on Deerfield Illinois in 2009. My experience includes working with individuals with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, self-esteem, career challenges, mood disorders, post traumatic stress, personality disorders, substance use issues, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. I have also wor...

This is Kimber Brokaw's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Aurora, Illinois (Aurora, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LISW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 13

First let me say how happy I am that you are seeking counseling support. That takes a lot of courage and shows that you want more for yourself and your life! I've been in the social work field for 25 years working non-profit, in the schools and for the last 13 years in private clinical practice. I also serve as a Health and Wellness Coach for clients all over the United States as my own battle with an auto-immune condition led me to find a more natural path. My overall mission is to bring freedom through health – body, soul and spirit – because when we feel...

This is Brianna Yates's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Aurora, Illinois (Aurora, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,CCM
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

Hello there! Thank you for taking the time to read my bio. I look forward to hearing from you, and for the possibility of becoming a part of your journey. I have over five years of experience as a medical social worker and I have worked with clients who have chronic health conditions, and new health concerns. In addition, I’ve also worked in a local domestic violence agency where I provided children and adults with therapy and education. I tailor each individual therapy session to meet each client’s unique need, and I’m here to make a positive impact on you...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Aurora, Illinois (Aurora, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,MSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 10

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and have provided outpatient individual therapy for 10 years. I spent the first half of my career providing therapy in community mental health centers; and the second half in an outpatient behavioral health clinic within a hospital. I developed an interest in the area of trauma treatment early on, and have focused much of my post-graduate learning on understanding the effects of complex trauma on individuals, and learning ways to help individuals reprocess their traumatic experiences. Some modalities I frequently use includ...

This is Latechia Hester's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Aurora, Illinois (Aurora, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCPC,CRADC,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

I am an African American female Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois and I started my career in the counseling field in 2001, as a group home counselor for at-risk male youths, homeless young male adults, and their families, where we worked on family reunification, substance abuse, LGBTQ+ Issues, job skills, life skills, and independent living. From there I moved more into the substance abuse field working with DUI offenders, court mandated persons ordered to do anger management, and as an interventionist for families, and individuals who struggl...

This is Richard  Goldin's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Aurora, Illinois (Aurora, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW, CADC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Anger management, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 23

If I had only one piece of advice to share it would be that as human beings we only have one opportunity to experience the universe, and that is in our lifetime. We all have the power to make that experience an amazing journey, lived in gratitude and with positive emotions. My career in mental health/addictions counseling began 25 years ago in mid life. I am very fortunate to have made this career transition. It allowed me to align with an important value of mine, giving something back to the world. Also, I have experienced enormous personal benefit through th...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Aurora, Illinois (Aurora, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

I am Licensed Clinical Profession Counselor in Illinois with broad experience in working with adults of all ages and families to help them cope with the stressors of daily life and integrate successful new strategies. As a therapist , I feel it is important to create an environment where people feel genuinely heard as well as safe to address the challenges and obstacles they face. I am relational in my therapeutic approach and offer different treatment methods to address the individual needs of each person. My approach combines cognitive behavioral, rational-...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Aurora, Illinois (Aurora, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to read my professional biography. I am a licensed psychotherapist licensed in the state of Illinois. I have around 15 years of experience in providing support and therapy to clients who struggle with a variety of concerns including, but not limited to: attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, anxiety, autism, depression, eating disorders, family problems, health issues, obsessive-compulsive disorder, self-injury, post-traumatic stress disorder and suicide. I also have much experience working with adolescents as well as ...

This is Ashley  Meints's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Aurora, Illinois (Aurora, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

Hello, my name is Ashley Meints, MA, LCPC. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor based out of Illinois. I have worked with clients including children, adolescents, and adults with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. I provide care for individuals of all race, cultures, spiritual background, or sexual orientation. I am passionate about helping people overcome whatever obstacle th...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Aurora, Illinois (Aurora, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety
Years of Experience: 18

After 20 years of counseling others in the midst of pain and confusion, hurt and loss, Scott still finds mental health therapy the most gratifying work in which to engage. He loves meeting individuals for counseling and considers it a privilege and joy to, somehow, be a part of that person’s journey through difficult times. After receiving a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Johnson Bible College in 2003, he worked with adjudicated teens with 3 or more felonies in the Mountain View Youth Development Center. Then, as a family therapist, he beg...

This is Kimberly  Kolak's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Aurora, Illinois (Aurora, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, ADHD
Years of Experience: 10

My name is Kimberly and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) therapist. I started my journey working in the field of mental health over 10 years ago counseling individuals in a residential mental health facility. Since then, I have also gained experience in outpatient therapy and hospital social work settings. I have assisted individuals presenting with concerns related to anxiety, depression, and life changes. Individuals who seek therapy deserve to work with someone who is empathetic, objective, and supportive. I provide a safe environment for clients to...

This is Lindsey Williams's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Aurora, Illinois (Aurora, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCPC
Therapy 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 Ebony Kozelsky's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Aurora, Illinois (Aurora, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 4

My name is Ebony Kozelsky and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Illinois. I earned my Master of Social Work degree, from the Governors State University in 2017. I've worked with individuals with a range of concerns including trauma, mild depression, anxiety, stress, family issues and more. My therapeutic approach combines client-centered approach, trauma-focused, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), narrative therapy, as well as solution-focused therapy techniques. I want to provide a safe space for you to share your experiences without jud...

This is Philip Sterdt's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Aurora, Illinois (Aurora, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

I have been a licensed social worker since 1978. i am most experienced in working with individuals. I have had training in dealing with addictions, and depression. I believe in identifying peoples strengths to help them overcome their problems. I am an active listener and will offer you a variety of tools to help yourself

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Aurora, Illinois (Aurora, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

My name is Seth Erickson and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have extensive education and training to go along with 7 years of experience helping individuals overcome depression, anxiety and traumatic experiences. I am experienced in using multiple treatment approaches including CBT, person-centered therapy, and crisis intervention. I believe that all people have a great capacity for change and given the right opportunity, can heal and grow. My sessions allow for you to be present in the moment and not feel rushed as you work on the goals that you have s...

Having a hard time selecting a therapist in Aurora? (Here Is How Our Aurora Therapists Can Help)

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating, but there are simple ways to narrow down your search for the Aurora area; especially when you're having a hard time trying to find therapists accepting new clients.

First, research what type of therapy you’d like to pursue BEFORE trying to find a therapist or psychologist. Maybe that’s psychodynamic, cognitive behavior therapy, group therapy, family therapy, or couple’s counseling; just pick the Aurora therapist that is right for your needs. Next consider whether the gender of your therapist matters, the types of therapy they're most experienced with, and then finally choose a therapist located near you in the city of Aurora, or elsewhere in the Kane county or state of Illinois.


What is the cost difference between conventional therapy and working with one of our listed therapists above?

The United States has many therapists who are comfortable charging $200 or more per session, and in some instances you might find that the average price of a therapy session in Aurora, IL ranges from $85-$150.

Some therapists in the state of Illinois will work on a sliding scale, meaning they’ll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With our therapists serving both the city of Aurora and elsewhere throughout the state of Illinois, you can expect significantly more affordable options with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every 4 weeks).


Did you know our therapists are not limited to in-person visits?

Online therapists, including all those listed above (all of which are in the United States) able to work with people like you in or around Aurora offer creative forms of communication to help people like you receive the best type of treatment for your needs.

Whether that’s via in-app messaging with your therapist, video sessions where you see you one another and talk about your problems, live chat or phone sessions, you and your therapist will find the best way to address your mental health challenges.

So if you're dealing with things like relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy, you want to work with one of our experienced cognitive behavioral therapists (specializing in behavioral health), assistance with eating disorders, or support with other common mental health issues (like stress, anxiety, depression, grief, etc)... take a look at our available therapists above and find a therapist that is right for you.


How to know if therapy is right for you?

One of the rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is that they are listening to your feelings. Our friends and loved ones often hear us, but they may have a hard time providing objective guidance in the way a therapist can; which can be extremely valuable due to the fact that many therapists have experience helping others through similar difficult times.

A therapist wants to support you toward a healthier emotional state, no matter what you're dealing with (including behavioral health concerns, grief, anxiety, depression or stress). In addition to developing healthier emotions, another benefit of therapy is you have a safe space to discuss problems that you may be hesitant to talk about with people in your everyday life.

Many people have sensitive topics to discuss; possibly an addiction or an issue with their relationship that they’re ashamed to speak about with their friends and/or partner. A Aurora therapist can help you confront these kinds of issues and find ways to face them and heal.

With more than 201110 people in the city of Aurora, IL finding a therapist can be both costly and hard to do. Our goal with the list of therapists shown above is to get you the support you need. If you’re looking for a nearby therapist close to 60568 or the surrounding zip codes (shown below), take a look at other available therapists in the popular nearby cities listed at the bottom of this page.

Other FAQs:

What is the difference between a therapist and a psychologist?

Both a therapist and a psychologist can help with some of the most challenging times in life. Often times, a psychologist will work along side a psychiatrist who is also a doctor in order to have medication prescribed if needed for a patient's care; but this is not always to case. At the end of the day, both mental health care professionals can provide the different types of therapy that someone needs.

So if you're looking for a professional, it's likely that one of our therapists can be of assistance and help you feel comfortable and confident with online counseling. Our counseling services will connect you with a licensed professional that is ready to work with clients like you to form a helpful therapeutic relationship.

Whether you are here looking for a a child psychologist in Aurora, couples counseling in Aurora, family conflict therapy in Aurora, or a marriage counselor open to working with individuals in you area... BetterHelp can assist you, possibly in new ways that you haven't tried using technology.

Are therapists covered by insurance?

Therapy with a clinical psychologist is often NOT covered by health insurance. While only some health plans in the USA cover counseling in Aurora, this does not have to make your search for therapists in you area a challenge. The reason is our new ways of using technology like text, video, phone, and live chat options have made it easier for therapists working with individuals like you easier and much more affordable; as described above.

With that in mind, you can feel comfortable to look at the list of available therapists on our platform ready to both help and work with clients like you; all while building a healthy therapeutic relationship designed to assist you. When it comes to working with a BetterHelp therapist on our platform, it's important to keep in mind that the services offered here normally are not covered by health insurance, Medicaid or Medicare.

Therapists... what exactly do they do?

Therapy, aka psychotherapy and/or counseling, on the BetterHelp platform is basically the process of working and meeting with a licensed clinical psychologist online. Whether you're looking for a couples counseling session, or cognitive behavioral therapy... we have counselors that are actively working with individuals like yourself and are able to work with you.

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Emergency Situations:

If you are in a crisis or any other person may be in danger due to an issue that is an emergency - don't use this site's online services.

If you need Domestic Violence support, please contact The National Domestic Hotline at 1-800-799-7233

If you need Substance Abuse support, please contact the Substance Abuse and MH Services Administration at 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

If you need Sexual Abuse support, please contact the Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network at 1-800-656-4673

Call the 24 hour National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at +1 (800) 273-8255 or 911 which can provide you with immediate help for an emergency call or visit the nearest emergency room.

Other zip codes that therapists in or around Aurora, Illinois can serve:

60502, 60503, 60504, 60505, 60506, 60507, 60519, 60568, 60569, 60572, 60598, 60599