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 Peter Agostino'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, LGBT, Relationship issues, Anger management, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 8

I believe that each and every individuals has the tools to make their life better and it is my job as a therapist to help my clients learn how to use those tools and so each client can help themselves. I have worked with a very diverse population and pride myself in being truly understanding of all people and all lifestyles. I like focusing on a client's strength's and and getting to know a client fully. I have experience working with depression, anxiety, the LGBTQ community, relationship issues, multicultural issues, religious and anti-religious issues, iss...

This is Rima Mickus'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, Sleeping disorders
Years of Experience: 11

Welcome, I'm Rima Mickus, a fully licensed clinical counselor in Illinois and am limited to working with only Illinois residents at this time. I enjoy working with men and women who are struggling with relationship issues, anxiety, and insomnia. I have over ten years of experience as a counselor, and have been in private practice since 2013. I have post graduate training in couples counseling, relationship coaching, domestic violence, and non-drug treatment for insomnia (using CBT-I). I have a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from Benedictine Universi...

This is Terra Ogle'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, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

I have been working in this field for 15 years. I received my undergraduate degree and Master of Social Work degree from the University of Illinois. Since then I have primarily treated issues such as suicidal ideation, depression, anxiety, and trauma history. My style is warm and supportive. I see myself as your tour guide as we navigate through the issues you want to work on. Being a social worker, I believe that the change has to happen both within a person and in their environment. I focus a lot of on capitalizing on existing strengths, or building new o...

This is Danielle Hamilton'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, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to read about me. I really enjoy being a therapist and working with clients. I have experience working with children, teens, and adults. I believe the relationship between the client and therapist is one of the most important parts to make progress. I have been a therapist for over 7 years and love what I do. I have a lot of experience with trauma with emotional, physical, and sexual abuse. I also have experience with stress, anxiety, depression, and parenting issues. My counseling style is warm and down to earth. I use a clie...

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 Gabriel Seldess's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 17

My goal is to help people better understand and accept themselves. I strive to identify barriers to happiness and develop a road map toward greater health. I like to begin with getting an understanding of presenting issues and current life circumstances and working toward an individual’s vision for the future. I use a blend of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Family Counseling Theory to explore experiences that shape our beliefs, expectations, and preferences. I help a client examine these thoughts and ideals and to challenge those concepts that may be d...

This is Dr. Lora Erickson's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCPC,LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 12

I am a licensed clinician in the states of IL and FL. I have over 10 years of experience working as a counselor and university professor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting difficulties, trauma, OCD, and ADHD. I also have a PhD in International Psychology with a trauma focus, so I understand and apply culturally competent techniques to all of my client interactions. In addition, my master's degree is from a seminary so I can also provide faith-based counseling as needed. My c...

This is Linett Negroni's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,CEDS
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 11

You: Your therapeutic relationship should make you feel seen, heard, understood, and respected. It’s important that you feel safe, supported, and valued in our work together. Me: My personal style is casual, humorous, and transparent. I have extensive experience working alongside teens, young adults, and adults who experience symptoms of depression, anxiety, trauma-responses, disordered eating, body image concerns, and who have difficulties in personal, familial, or professional relationships. You + Me: Our work together will take a step back from y...

This is Dr. Galina Buckhout's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PsyD,LCPC,LPCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 13

Hello and welcome to Better Help! My name is Galina and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the States of Illinois and California. I received a MA in Counseling from NEIU in 2006 and currently I am working towards completing my PsyD in Counseling Psychology at California Southern University. I have had over 13 years of experience working in various mental health settings including hospital, partial care, outpatient and addiction centers while helping individuals and families with a variety of personal issues ranging from depression, anxiety, str...

This is Amina Dahleh'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, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

Thank you for taking the time to learn about me and my approach to counseling. I have a master's degree in clinical psychology and I am a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC) in the state of Illinois. Some of my interests include depression, anxiety, difficulty coping with life changes, career and school issues, and relationship difficulties. I have a special interest in depression and anxiety due to chronic and acute illness. The easiest way to sum up my view of counseling is to share with you one of my favorite quotes by Lao Tzu: "If you are depres...

This is David Welch's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): M.A.,LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 25

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) licensed in Illinois with over 25 years of experience working in both mental health and addictions. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, substance abuse, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, PTSD, OCD, and ADHD. I have worked in a variety of levels of care including inpatient, intensive outpatient, and private practice. My counseling style is client centered and strength based. I passionately believe that clients are not "sick" or have a disorder, but rathe...

This is Dr. Gail Gabbert's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): D.Min.,LMFT,CRADC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 30

My name is Gail Gabbert. I am a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in the state of Illinois and a certified Addiction Specialist in both Illinois and Iowa. I'm an experienced professional with 29 years in the mental health field and 13 years in substance abuse counseling. Is your relationship too good to leave, but too bad to stay? Are you trying to decide to make up or break up? It’s an important decision. Or, if you struggle with alcohol or drug abuse, you don't have to hit rock bottom before getting help for an addiction. Many people are helped with cou...

This is Rebekah Philippart'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, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

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 complimen...

This is Grace Dickman'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, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I'm a social worker who has been serving youth, families, and individual adults in Chicago for over eight years. My approach to therapy is affirming, empathetic, and nonjudgmental. I believe each person is on a continuous journey of self-discovery and identity-making - no matter what age. I challenge my clients to view situations through various lenses in order to recognize their inherent strength and resilience. Each client is different, so each client's therapy should be different. We can collaboratively determine your goals for therapy and the best way to achie...

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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 Phillip Barker's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,CADC,CFSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

My name is Phillip, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Chicago, Illinois with more than four years of experience working in private practice as a psychotherapist and coach. I have worked with clients who have come to me with a range of concerns, including sexual and gender identity, depression, anxiety, life transitions, relationship issues, career issues, and ADHD. I also have more than seven years of experience working with substance use issues and adolescents in a high school setting. My undergraduate work was in Communication, so I am equipped to wo...

This is Amy Guy'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, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 3

My name is Amy Guy and I have been doing therapy for a little over 20 years. It is an honor and privilege to be a part of peoples lives and stories. The simple act of bearing witness to what has occurred and currently is occurring in peoples lives is a gift. I love the process of therapy. I have seen over the years the healing power of therapy both as a patient and as a therapist. I use a strength based, client centered approach to therapy. I often incorporate mindfulness into my treatment and enjoy the process of working together to uncover peoples underlyin...

This is Melissa Hamilton's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MPH,MSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 13

“Just take any step, whether small or large. And then another and repeat day after day. It may take months, maybe years, but the path to success will become clear” -Aaron Ross Thanks for stopping by I’m glad to see you are taking the steps to changing your situation. I view myself as a change agent, I’m here to help you through the process. Almost all of us find areas in our lives in which we need guidance. I have been working to empower others for 16 years. In that time I have worked in several settings including community mental health, inpatient psychia...

This is Rebecca  Goldsborough - Marshall'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, Grief, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 4

I am a clinically licensed counselor in the state of Illinois. I have vast experience working with people who have depression, anxiety, trauma and anger concerns. I also have experience treating people with bipolar, schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorders. I believe our mental health is as important as our physical health and I take a holistic approach. I am excited to get to know you and to find out how I can help. I think through a lens of cognitive behavioral therapy and believe strongly in creating strong relationships with my clients based on trust and ac...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

My name is Erin Lewis, I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed to practice in both Missouri and Illinois. I earned my Master of Social Work degree, specializing in Clinical Practice with Individual and Families. I've worked in many different settings in different states with individuals and families who have a variety of concerns/issues including but not limited to: depression, anxiety, stress, family/ parental conflict, trauma/abuse, substance abuse/dependence, life transitions etc. Over the past 13 years as a social worker, my main focus and priority is ...

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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 60687 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.

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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.

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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.

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