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.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCPC ,CADC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety
Years of Experience: 12

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...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS, LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

Welcome! I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with approximately 15 years experience. My primary focus has been working with children, teens, adults and families. I seek to establish a relationship with a client through a respectful, caring approach and help them identify their strengths and needs to achieve their goals. I also enjoy working with young adults making the transition from adolescence to adulthood and have worked with clients who are struggling with life changes, grief and loss. I begin with a client centered approach but also utilize beh...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Sleeping disorders, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I am a licensed clinical psychologist with extensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). CBT is an active, goal-oriented treatment approach focused on teaching new ways of thinking and new behaviors in order to decrease symptoms and build the life you want. I have experience working with clients who have generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks, OCD, skin picking/hair pulling, depression, and insomnia. I also enjoy working students on issues related to test anxiety, procrastination, time management, and productivity. My therapy style bala...

This is Dr. Meredith Hayes's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Psy.D,L.C.P.C.
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 13

I'm a licensed therapist in the state of Illinois. I have been in the field for 13 years working together with people to better their lives. I've been honored to work with many different people going through many different things. My clients have presented with issues such as: Depression; Anxiety/OCD; Addiction; Trauma and Abuse; Eating Disorders; Self-Injury: Bi-Polar; Couples Issues; Life transitions and many more more. I would describe myself as an interactive therapist, one who is engaged in the therapeutic process. I will play an active role in the ther...

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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...

This is Brittany Vaughn'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, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

Welcome to BetterHelp. Life events can cause anyone to experience symptoms of anxiety and/or depression. How you respond to these symptoms makes all the difference in your overall health. Together we will work to identify your goals of managing these symptoms and develop steps to reduce their affect on your day to day life. Sometimes these life events are traumatic, which can cause much longer term effects on your health. Processing trauma, no matter how long ago it happened, is vital to moving forward past the traumatic event. A little bit about me personal...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW/LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

Welcome to BetterHelp! You are taking the first step to having the life you were meant to live. Therapy can be a way to find a different perspective to life's many challenges, to facilitate personal growth and focus on you and what you want. When you find that right therapist, the experience can offer you a platform to share your personal truth in a setting that is supportive and non-judgmental. My experience helping others spans over 15 years and over several different settings. I have a Masters of Social Work degree and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,MSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 9

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have been working with others to help them live their best lives for over 9 years. Life is full of twists and turns and certainly can throw its fair share of curveballs. However, I believe every individual innately has a certain set of qualities and strengths that can help them reach their goals - sometimes they may just need a little help to get where they want to be. That's where I can come in. I have worked specifically with children and families for the last 9+ years, but have had a variety experience working with all...

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

I am a licensed clinical social worker in Illinois with experience working primarily as a substance abuse and mental health counselor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, substance use, trauma, and more. I have also helped many people who have experienced impacts to their daily functioning related to substance abuse and process addiction. My counseling style is empathetic and caring. I believe in treating anyone with dignity and using a non-judgmental approach to establish trust with my c...

This is Rebecca Horwitz's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,LPHA
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over five years experience working as a therapist with children, adolescents, families, and adults. I have provided therapeutic services both in individual and group settings, with a focus on crisis intervention, as well as post crisis related treatment. My background also includes working with those who experience depression, suicidality, anxiety, mood dysregulation, as well as difficulty with communication, anger management, and interpersonal relationships. I strive to incorporate empathy, compassion, and humor into my...

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

Hello! I am an LCSW therapist licensed in Illinois with 5+ years of experience working as a therapist and case manager. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, health issues, grief and loss, and more. I also helped many people who have experienced trauma and/or abuse. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I want you to feel comfortable to open up and I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW, LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

Hello! Seeking counseling is your first step towards healing and I am here to support you on that journey. My name is Jaime Williamson and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has have enjoyed working with individuals in community and hospital-based settings for over 10 years, with an emphasis on providing individual counseling for the last 5 years. I earned my Master of Social Work degree from Dominican University School of Social Work in 2009. I specialize in working with individuals who are struggling with anxiety, depression, grief & loss, as wel...

This is Dr. Donna Bredrup's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): DSW,LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 20

My approach goes beyond simply diagnosing and treating pathology to using therapy as a tool to help people grow. The therapeutic relationship we develop together as we explore the circumstance that brings you to therapy supports the change you desire. Loss is an underlying reason many of my clients seek counseling. Some have lost a part of who they were before overwhelming life events occurred. Some are helping professionals who give so much in their work or life they are experiencing traumatic stress, compassion fatigue, burnout, or vicarious trauma. Others ha...

This is Shelly Patchett'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, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 20

I am an Illinois state Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been practicing for 20 years. I have many years of experience assisting teens, adults, couples and families work through a wide range of concerns including anxiety, social discomfort, depression, grief, relationship difficulties, blended family challenges and traumatic experiences. I believe everyone's story and everyone's journey matters. My style is warm, relaxed, compassionate, sincere and non-judgmental. I utilize evidence-based practices to assist, support and empower individuals in thei...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT,MA
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

Therapy can be intimidating to many people. I don't believe in having a "diagnosis" in order to justify therapy... there are benefits to even the most mentally strong. Much like cars need a tune up, people need to often make mental health a priority! Whether it be a major life change, difficulty in relationships, or feeling like something is missing... I am here to listen, help, and support you through your journey. With experience in helping small children to the young at heart, I tailor my work to meet each client's individual needs. I look forward to working wi...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 35

Hello! Janet Craig here. I come to Betterhelp with 30+ years of social work/advocacy/counseling experience. I am a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Illinois. I have worked in a variety of settings (child welfare, hospice, and the schools), and am comfortable helping people of all ages explore what makes them tick, what causes them pain, and how they can best take care of themselves. Being a human being is hard work no matter your age or life experience. I am especially skilled in helping parents with a variety of parenting issues, and have ...

This is Michelle Kessler's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCDC-Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I am an independently licensed counselor. I have been counseling for the past 10 years. Over the years, I have had the humbling experience of listening and empowering others be a better version of themselves. I have worked with all ages including those who benefited from play therapy to those who reside in a nursing home. I have a blended approach to counseling based on the clients situational stressors. I have also provided counseling through the eyes of a Christian for those who desire to incorporate God into our sessions. My end goal in counseling is to empower...

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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, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse
Years of Experience: 28

Hello, I want to thank you for taking the first step in seeking to improve your life. Sometimes it is difficult to reach out for help and you have shown courage by doing so. I am a Licensed Clinical Therapist in Illinois. I have worked for 28 years mostly with children and their parents to strengthen their family through improving their communication, developing an understanding of other viewpoints, expressing honest emotions and conflict resolution. I have also worked with individuals going through divorce, grieving a loved ones passing, suffering ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

I am a thoughtful, understanding, supportive, warm, and focused licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC) located in Schaumburg, Illinois. I have 5 years experience in the field in a variety of settings, and am currently working in private practice. I have worked with clients with a wide range of presenting concerns including depression, anxiety, self-esteem, anger management, relationship issues, and struggles with parenting. I have a very eclectic counseling style and I draw on a lot of techniques from different treatment modalities such as Cognitive Behav...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCPC ,CRC
Therapy Specialties: Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, ADHD
Years of Experience: 5

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois and nationally Certified Rehabilitation Counselor with 10 + years of experience working with individuals with various ages, backgrounds, behaviors, personality types and disabilities. I have a good knowledge on career development and the process of finding one’s career path. I have experience teaching parenting workshops. I am a licensed foster parent. I have fostered over 14 children and adopted 2 of them. I have taught and implemented a token economy reward system that helps parents avo...

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 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 60639 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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