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.

This is Dr. Leila Ortiz's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD, LPC
Therapy Specialties: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 8

I am a licensed professional counselor with over 8 years of experience working with individuals, couples, and families with a wide range of mental disorders, relationship issues, parenting problems, and other life challenge. I have a master degree in Counseling Psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology and a PhD in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in Prenatal Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. My passion is to work with women and their partners throughout their pregnancy and postpartum period. My goa...

This is Laura Roetgerman's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 15

I believe in an integrative approach to your overall health and happiness and provide a confidential space to help you find success in a variety of life issues and personal challenges. I value humor, compassion, empowerment, relationships and cultural sensitivity in my work. I believe that therapy works best when it is tailored to the personality and the individual needs of each client. Rather than relying on just one of the many modern approaches to psychotherapy, I pull from several disciplines, including solution-focused and cognitive behavioral based therap...

This is David Galarza's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with over 9 years of experience working in private practice and as a school counselor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD and ADHD. I also have helped many people who desire to integrate their faith during the counseling process. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approac...

This is Sarah Hire's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Bipolar disorder
Years of Experience: 8

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been working in the field of community mental health in Chicago for the past 8 years. I received my B.S.W from Northeastern Illinois University in 2008 and went on to complete my Masters in Social Work at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2009 with a concentration in Community Health and Urban Development. Some of my areas of focus are dual diagnosis treatment, general anxiety disorders and depression as well as trauma and PTSD. In addition I have a great deal knowledge in regards to LGBTQ issues across th...

This is Dr. Pamela Murphy's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PsyD
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with 9 years of experience. I have worked with clients with a wide variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, OCD, parenting stressors, relationship issues and ADHD. I also have experience working with substance abuse issues and trauma. I have previously worked for the Department of Corrections and the Department of Human Services as a Psychologist in highly structured settings. Currently, I work with clients in all age ranges in an outpatient setting. My therapy approach is warm and inviting. I hope to create a...

This is Harry R Gilley's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,MS Rehab Admin, Certified Anger Management Specialist
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 25

Hello! My name is Harry Gilley and I am a BeterHelp therapist! Thanks for taking the time to review my Bio. I have over 25 years experience in mental health, substance abuse, and medical social work experience while living in South Carolina, Illinois, Georgia, and Tennessee. I currently live in TN and teach at the University of Tennessee at Martin. I teach Social Work (SW) and specialize in SW and Health Care, SW and Mental Health, and SW in Substance Abuse. My Teaching experience has been over 6 years and I have learned a great deal from my many Students. I...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCPC,MA
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 18

Hi, thank you for wanting to learn about me. My name is Hope and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois. I am a practicing therapist in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. I have a warm and supportive, yet direct and solution focused approach to counseling. My education and professional background in mind and body gives me a unique and effective approach to counseling. I have a strong belief that treatment should be holistic in nature, treating the whole self. I work to provide clients with tailored treatment that can be integrated into th...

This is Divya Bhagavatula's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS, LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 4

My name is Divya Bhagavatula. I earned my Master’s degree in clinical psychology from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in 2015. I am a licensed clinical professional counselor in the state of Illinois, and I am currently a doctoral candidate in clinical psychology at Adler University. My previous experience includes working with children, adolescents, adults, as well as older adults in community mental health and private practice. I have worked with individuals from diverse backgrounds who are working on managing their depression, anxiety, self...

This is lisa cuevas 's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCPC ,CADC
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder
Years of Experience: 8

Taking the first step towards counseling can be intimidating so I’d like to thank you for viewing my profile to consider if we would be a good fit for each other. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor, Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, and Board Certified TeleMental Health Provider in the state of Illinois. I have been practicing for about eight years specializing in relationship issues, anger management, mandated counseling/probation/parole, infertility/pregnancy loss, mood disorders, chronic illness, care-giver su...

This is Andrea Coulter 's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): M.Ed.,LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 9

Thank you for taking time to learn more about me as 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...

This is Dr. Sue Denk's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Psy.D., LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of Experience: 25

Each person is an individual and needs to have their treatment tailored to their individual needs. There is no such thing as "one-size-fits-all" therapy. Years of experience have made me an expert in both individual and relationship counseling. For me, the ideal client is motivated towards change and who will work just as hard between sessions as during them, who will explore the past and its effect on now and the future, and who will take what is learned in sessions and apply it to everyday life. Some of my areas of expertise include life transitions and stres...

This is Sarah Boer's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy 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...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): M.S.,LPC, LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 4

Hi - I’m glad you’re here because it means you’re making yourself and your health a priority. My name is Beth Salmo, and I’m an LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor) in Missouri and an LCPC in Illinois as well as an NCC (National Certified Counselor). My background is in business - I am eligible to become a CEAP (Certified Employee Assistance Professional) having completed all testing and continuing education requirements. My B.S. in Psychology is from Washington University in St. Louis and I earned my Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the Univers...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

Hello and welcome! My name is Kala Anders, and I want you to know that I am so glad you are taking this step, as I know it can be so challenging to do so. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois, and I have been providing individual therapy for over 6 years. In my experience, I have worked with adults at various stages of their life with a vast array of mental health disorders and life struggles including anxiety, depression, Bipolar Disorder, managing stress, life transitions, relationship difficulties, personality disorder...

This is Dr. Debbie McFadden's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,D.Min
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 25

I am an energetic, licensed therapist and life coach with a well-rounded background of education, personality and experience. My Master's degrees in education and social work, as well as, my Doctoral degree in pastoral counseling blend well with my desire to care for people. I coach people through change and will use the approach that works best for you so that you can have a better life. My life experience is one of the greatest assets I have as a helping professional/life coach. I have been married 40 years and am the mom of 4 grown, married, professionals an...

This is Kelly Fein's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LCSW
Therapy 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 Veronica Vyazovsky's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCPC ,RPT-S
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

Finding a therapist who understands the context your world is essential. I work with adults from diverse backgrounds and consider it a joy and honor to provide the space to help you heal and reach your highest potential. I provide therapy for people who are going through transitions, have experienced trauma, grief, and loss. I also work with people to help them cope with anxiety, stress, or sadness. My approach is person-centered. Our work allows you to increase self-awareness and begin to realize your strengths and capacity to live the life you want. I use a m...

This is Monae Weathington's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LCPC,LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

Hello, thanks for taking a moment to get to know me better! My name is Monaé and I am a licensed mental health therapist in Illinois and New York with over 8 years of clinical experience. I have worked in several settings including private practice, hospitals, schools, online support, and community mental health organizations. Throughout my practice, I have worked with diverse populations such as at risk youth, adults, disadvantaged families, and LGBTQ. I specialize in areas of anxiety, crisis counseling, depression, Bi-polar disorder, complex trauma/abuse, anger ...

This is Pamela Regan's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LPC,LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes, ADHD
Years of Experience: 25

Thank you for reaching out to BetterHelp! My name is Pamela Regan. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois and Wisconsin. I obtained a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Ball State University; a Guidance Specialist Certificate in School Counseling and Guidance from Lewis University; and completed the Substance Use Disorders Counselor Certificate Program from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Continuing Studies Program. Additionally, I have 25 years professional experience providing therapy and related services in a variety of commu...

This is Lory Cosner's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 14

Congratulations on taking the first step toward the change you want to see in your life! It takes a lot of courage to make the decision to ask for help, and we all need help sometimes. I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been in the field for over 10 years. I obtained my Masters of Social Work from the University of Maryland School of Social Work in 2005. I've worked primarily in a variety of outpatient clinics as a provider, and I have also worked as a clinical coordinator for a program that assisted those who were homeless or at risk of homeles...

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

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating, but there are simple ways to narrow down your search for the Chicago 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 Chicago 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 Chicago, or elsewhere in the Cook 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 somes instances you might find that the average price of a therapy session in Chicago, 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 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 (all of which are in the United States) 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.

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 Chicago therapist can help you confront these kinds of issues and find ways to face them and heal.

With more than 2704958 people in the city of Chicago, 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 today. If you’re looking for a nearby therapist close to 60695 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 more than just a clinical social worker, 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 Chicago, couples counseling in Chicago, family conflict therapy in Chicago, or a marriage counseor 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 Chicago, 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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Other zip codes that therapists in or around Chicago, Illinois can serve:

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