Chicago is the Windy City, known for its hot dogs, beautiful shoreline, and the Willis Tower. However, there is a mental health crisis blowing in the Windy City. Not enough people are getting the mental healthcare they need, and this is causing a bit of a crisis. In order to succeed, you need guidance and the healthiest outlook possible. Talk to a Chicago-based counselor today. When the wind blows cold and the snow piles up, you will have a place to stay warm.

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 24

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience in the field of social work and am licensed in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, and North Dakota. I have worked with individuals and families from a variety of backgrounds and life circumstances. I operate from a person-centered and family systems approach through the use of cognitive behavioral, solution focused, and mindfulness-based therapy. Some of my areas of experience and interest include anxiety, depression, PTSD, and building healthy relationships. My career history has allowed me to work in ...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder
Years of Experience: 12

I am a clinical psychologist licensed in both Illinois and Wisconsin, with almost 15 years of behavioral health experience. I believe in a strengths-based approach, focusing on positive qualities or aspects in order to overcome, resolve, or cope with negative feelings, thoughts, or events. I find that most individuals respond favorably to my style of counseling, which is a blend of cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, and humanistic therapies. I have helped numerous individuals resolve many concerns associated with life adjustments, relationship issues, and s...

Specialties: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management
Years of Experience: 7

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 9 years of experience working with adolescents and families in schools in the city of Chicago. I have extensive experience in addressing trauma, grief and loss, and family conflicts. I have worked with adolescents and adults struggling from a wide range of difficulties, including those with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, PTSD, and Anxiety Disorders. I have experience in helping clients develop improved social, communication, and coping skills, as well as anger management skills. ...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

Hello! I’m Hannah, a clinical social worker licensed in Illinois with 7 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...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

Welcome! I am glad you are here. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois and Michigan. I have helped and supported people to cope with and effectively manage anxiety, depression, stress, relationship issues, aging and grief - improving and maintaining quality of life throughout the life spectrum. My professional experience has been in assisting individuals and families dealing with chronic and terminal illnesses – issues directly related to these situations – and separate issues altogether. I am warm, empathic with a sense of humor. I am an attentiv...

MS,LCPC,CADC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

Hello there...my name is Susan O'Connor and I have an MS in Community Counseling. I'm a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) with over 14 years of experience in the mental health field. My professional career started at a busy community counseling center where I had the privilege for 3+ years to treat every mental health condition in the under the sun...following this I worked primarily with individuals and couples for several more years in a busy therapeutic practice...the last 2 years I provided therapy to families and individual adolescents in a ...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and board certified via The National Board of Certified Counselors. I earned my Master’s in Clinical Psychology, Counseling Specialization with a concentration in Children and Adolescent Treatment from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. I have had most of my experience working with individuals with severe mental illness such as depression and anxiety; however I have also worked with clients dealing with relationship issues, parenting problems, and self esteem issues . I have also provided clinical s...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 7

My name is Sarah Reynertson. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). I absolutely love being a counselor and it is such an honor to be given the privilege of supporting others in their journey of life. I obtained my bachelors degree in Psychology from Eastern Illinois University in 2008 and obtained my graduate degree in Forensic Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2012 and began my counseling journey as an intern in 2011 in Chicago. I have worked in both the for profit and non profit sectors of mental health. My expe...

MSW,LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 16

I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for 16 years working with individuals, couples, families and adolescents. I began my career working with high school students in a church setting which I enjoyed, but realized that young people needed so much more for their social and emotional well-being than I knew at that time. During the years, I discovered the power of family dynamics in the mental health of children and adults. This led me to pursue my Master's in Social Work from Aurora University in Illinois and become licensed in Illinois and recently in...

LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 7

Welcome! I'm glad you're here. I provide therapy in a welcoming, calming environment that allows my clients to feel safe and understood. I help my clients overcome their constant feelings of worry, fear, and uneasiness. If you're looking for some extra support, you've come to the right place. Throughout sessions with me, clients overcome their anxieties, feel empowered, and see overall improvement in their lives. I began my work in Denver as a Family Service Provider, which included providing in-home therapy to families dealing with challenges such as depres...

Having a hard time selecting a therapist?

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating, but there are simple ways to narrow down your search for the Chicago area. First, research what type of therapy you’d like to pursue. Maybe that’s psychodynamic, cognitive behavior therapy or couple’s counseling; just pick what’s right for your needs. Next consider whether the gender of your therapist matters, and finally choose a therapist located near you in the city of Chicago, elsewhere in the Cook county.

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

The United States has many therapists who are comfortable charging $200 or more per session, but the average price of a therapy session in Chicago ranges from $75-$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 Chicago and elsewhere throughout the state of Illinois, you can expect significantly more affordable options with sessions ranging from $40 to $70 per week (billed monthly).

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

Online therapists, including all those listed above able to work with people like you in or around Chicago offer creative forms of communication to help people like you receive the best type of treatment for your needs. Whether that’s via sms texting 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.

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. A therapist wants to support you toward a healthier emotional state. 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, an addiction or issue with their relationship that they’re ashamed to speak about with their friends or partner. A Chicago therapist can help you confront this issue and find ways to face it and heal. With more than 2,704,958 people in the city of Chicago, 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 today. If you’re looking for a nearby therapist close to 60654 or surrounding zip codes, take a look at other available therapists in the popular nearby cities listed below.