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 Jenifer Pittman'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, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 14

Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Missouri and Illinois. I have experience working with children, adolescents and adults from diverse backgrounds and in a variety of settings. Life comes with many challenges and we often find ourselves overwhelmed by what has come our way. I want to empower people and focus on internal strengths, improving resilience and changing your worldview. Whether you are looking for short-term or long-term counseling, I will work with you to achieve a greater self-fulfillment. I believe in blending t...

This is Gabe 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, Parenting issues, Career difficulties
Years of Experience: 18

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 Christina Naujokas'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, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 7

Welcome to my profile! I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and parenting coach in Illinois with 6 years of experience helping people with issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, learning differences, autism and parenting difficulties. I'm also a strong supporter and ally of the LGBTQ community. In 2012, I earned my Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and have additional graduate studies in Applied Behavioral Analysis. My style is highly collaborative and solution-focused; understanding your life and perspective is my first priority. You...

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 Nancy Shertok'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, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 30

Welcome to Better Help. If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, stress, conflict, or grief in your life, I can help. I have a wealth of experience as a therapist and coach, offering insight and genuine feedback. Clients appreciate my direct approach, yet compassionate style to achieve effective solutions. No problem is ever too big or too small in my psychotherapy practice. Our therapy sessions are expected to improve your mood, reduce anxiety and help you realize your potential. Choosing the right therapist lends itself to personal growth and su...

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 Maria Byndom's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LPC , CCMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 8

Hello and welcome to my site! It takes a great deal of courage to reach out to someone you're unfamiliar with for help and I appreciate you choosing to learn a bit more about me and how I may be able to assist you! I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and hold a Master of Science degree in Clinical Counseling. I have over 7 years of experience as a therapist and coach and am licensed in both Illinois and Texas. I have partnered with clients experiencing a variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, ca...

This is Jennifer Such's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,CADC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Hello, if you have found yourself on BetterHelp’s website, you’re most likely experiencing a struggle in your life that you need assistance with. My name is Jenny Such and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of IL and MO. I am also a Certified Alcohol and Other Drug Counselor. I have worked in many different types of settings with both adolescents and adults that have struggled with depression, anxiety, stress, BiPolar, trauma, addictions and more. I personally feel that we need to have someone in our lives that is compassionate, empathetic and...

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

I specialize in the treatment of trauma by way of creative approaches that focus on self discovery and the power of shaping and sharing one’s unique voice. I brings a passion for decolonized thinking and social justice to this work, examining the intersections of identity and systemic challenges that affect our daily lives. I honor my clients’ unique preferences and values to build a therapy that holds your personhood in the highest regard. I believe in making space for humor and joy even in times of struggle — why would you do the hard work of healing if it’s no...

This is Valerie Arwood'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, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

Do you feel overwhelmed a lot? Are you trying to push through each day only to feel like you’re exhausted and not moving in the right direction? Does the thought of talking to someone or therapy increase nervousness? Finding someone that's a good fit and reaching out for help is the first step! Everyone should have someone to talk to where they feel heard and supported while processing their life experiences and stressors. Those stressors might be grief and loss, trauma, anxiety, depression, life transitions or relationship difficulties. It's my hope that whatever...

This is Latavia Agada's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): AM,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

Hello! My name is Latavia and I am looking forward to working with you! I have just under 10 years of clinical experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. My primary focus is in trauma, depression, anxiety, life adjustments, acculturation, grief and loss, and multicultural issues. I use cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, motivational interviewing among other treatment modalities to support my clients and I hope that we can work to process feelings, n...

This is Donna  Givens's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): RN,MA,LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 19

My name is Donna Givens. I am a 61 y/o female who has been in the mental health field for forty years in one capacity or another and have been aLicensed Clinical Professional Counselor for several years. I earned my masters degree from the University of Illinois at Springfield and am licensed in Illinois. I have worked as an RN in an inpatient psychiatric unit and as a counselor in a substance abuse treatment facility . Other experiences I have are working in community mental health, a partial hospitalization program, a jail and a college. I am eclectic in m...

This is Shariece Hastings's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,CRC,LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Parenting issues, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

Welcome! I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois with over 5 years of experience working as a psychotherapist and life strategist. My expertise is with clients who have wide varieties of concerns including depression, anxiety, substance abuse issues, parenting problems, mental health, and co-occurring disorders. I have experience assisting many people who have experienced crises in an array of settings (schools, communities, correctional facilities, and hospitals). As a Children and Family Services Advocate and Substance Abuse Counselor, I'...

This is Abayomi Nichols's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 20

I take my role as "change agent" very seriously. I want to partner with you in making the changes in your life that make it more fulfilling and more rewarding, Let my 20 years of experience work for you. I have a history of success in working with clients with various issues, including depression, anxiety, quarter life issues, aging,couples communication, couples intimacy, boundaries in relationships,blended families, foster care and adoption, life transitions, trauma, forgiveness,reconciliation and much more. I bring authenticity, professionalism, honesty, ...

This is Suzanna Bagley's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

Hello. I commend you for making the decision to start or continue therapy. I know that at times it can be challenging but the hard work can be worth the effort if you achieve the results you seek. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in the state of Illinois with seven years of counseling experience. I have a bachelor's and master's degrees in clinical psychology. I also have a Telehealth Certification. I am here to support and listen to you. It’s always nice to know that someone cares and understands. Talking can be a great way to e...

This is Jonna Phelps's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 19

I graduated from Roosevelt University in Chicago with a M.A. in Clinical Psychology. I received my LCPC in 2001. I am also a Certified Care Manager with the National Academy of Care Managers, a Certified Dementia Practitioner and an Alzheimer's Disease and related Dementia Trainer with the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners . I have focused my attention on treating adults with anxiety and depression. I believe in learning coping skills and positive communication to deal with significant life events. The goal of treatment is validation...

This is Laticia Georgie'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, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

I am a Licensed Clinical Social worker in the state of Illinoi and have 8 years of experience in counseling. I have worked in a variety of clinical settings and have experience supporting clients with a variety of concerns, including depression, anxiety, relationships, trauma, grief, self-esteem, and substance abuse. I have a strength-based perspective in my counseling approach and I believe that every human being has great worth/value and should be treated with respect, quality care, and compassion. Reaching out for support is a big and important step as well a...

This is Tia Nix's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression
Years of Experience: 4

I am a compassionate alumni of UIC, where I completed my undergraduate degree in psychology and graduate degree in Mental Health Social Work. I am currently a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and state board certified through the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. My experience working with clients with severe mental illness has been associated mainly with depression and anxiety, but I am familiar with and have worked with clients dealing with a variety of issues. While working in various diverse settings I have gained experience and ...

This is Dr. Lisa Veer'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, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Illinois with 12 years of experience in the field. I work both in private practice and as a full-time executive director for a university counseling and health office. I have a wide range of experience with adolescents and adults, including experience with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, adoption issues, self-esteem, body image issues, life transitions, and identity development. I am also a Certified Professional Career Coach and can help my clients work through their career and professional goals...

This is Dr. Barbara Bassong's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD, LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 21

I have practiced as a LCSW for 19 years. I am licensed to practice in the states of Nevada and Illinois. I have worked in a myriad settings: outpatient, in-home, hospital, jail, rehabilitation and schools. Experience working with various populations: children, adolescents, geriatric, adults, and Veterans. I possess experience working as a Therapist using a variety of treatment modalities. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, grief and loss, bipolar disorder, PTSD. I also helped many people who have experienced p...

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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 some 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 60644 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 Chicago, couples counseling in Chicago, family conflict therapy in Chicago, 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 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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