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): 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 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, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 13

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 Diana Ruiz'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, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

If you are feeling anxious, stressed, and constantly inside of your head. You have felt alone, stuck, and it’s overwhelming. You have noticed that it interferes with your happiness and perhaps your relationships. You want to feel better but don’t know what else to do. I can help you learn about what may be influencing feeling stressed, having unhappy relationships, and what keeps you feeling stuck. Helping you reflect on your feelings and thoughts. I support through the process of learning self-worth, managing anxiety, recognizing your patterns, and find meanin...

This is Joan French'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, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I've met with many clients who say they don't feel really listened to or understood by others. As a result they can feel lonely, isolated, misunderstood, and hopeless. I believe that to feel a sense of personal wellness we must also feel heard, connected, and hopeful! Finding and connecting with a positive & affirming counselor is a valuable and courageous choice to move forward! It is important for me to create a space where my clients feel trusting and comfortable. Also, this space is a 'judgement-free zone'. This is to say I want to create an atmosphere in r...

This is Marsha Perfetti-McIntosh's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCPC,MA,MS
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 6

Your personal growth and your well-being are important! I am so glad that you are willing to take the first step by seeking out a licensed therapist to help you on this journey! I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with a MS in Health and an MA in Counseling with more than twenty years teaching experience in the areas of health and human sexuality. For nearly thirty years while working for a non-profit agency, I aided individuals between the ages of 18 and 50 as they faced major life changes and role adjustments. If you are seeking clarity in some ...

This is Aquantonette Slaughter'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, Addictions, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

Hello and Welcome, WELCOME!! My name is Aquantonette Slaughter, and I've been practicing therapy for the past six years. I truly enjoy working with and assisting people with making the changes they desire to see and attain in their lives. I received my Master's degree from Argosy University, Chicago in 2013, and my credentials include being a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). I have a history of working with individuals with Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Major Depressive Disorder, and Substance Abuse. I have also worked with individuals who hav...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, LCPC, NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

The Journey Hello, my name is Renee Rogers, and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Board Certified Counselor (BCC) in the State of Illinois. I have over 15 years of professional experience working in the helping field. I received my Bachelor's Degree from Illinois State University in Child Development and my Master's Degree from Chicago State University in Counseling Psychology. My journey in the helping profession has given me the opportunity to work with a very diverse population. From t...

This is Kenita J. Perry-Bell'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, Grief, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years of experience working as a therapist and life coach. I have many years of experience working within the  behavioral health field, including providing services to individuals dealing with substance abuse. My experience includes working with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and grief and loss. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with compassion, and respect. My therapeutic approac...

This is Alex Tisman's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,MST
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

Hello! If you're exploring connecting through BetterHelp, there might be the possibility that more traditional modalities of therapy have seemed inaccessible for perhaps reasons of cost or connection. The important thing is that a relationship like this feels meaningful and accessible to you. I want to share some information with you about myself so that you can decide if my style and experience seem like a good fit for what you hope to get from our collaboration. I have practiced within the mental health field as a social worker for six years and before tha...

This is Niki Aquino'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, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

I treat a variety of presenting difficulties including depression, anxiety, mood disorders, major life changes, relationships, loss, and everyday life stressors. I am certified in the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT) and specialize in working with individuals who have experienced trauma. I have experience working inpatient and outpatient with children, adolescents, and adults. Treatment modalities include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. I am a clinically licensed therapist dedicated to wor...

This is Deepa Patel'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, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist & Doctoral candidate who offers individuals, couples, marriage, and family therapy for those who seek support in transforming their lives and relationships. I come from a nonjudgmental environment that helps clients explore the tools they bring to therapy along with learning how to utilize those tools to improve symptoms. I strive to provide clients with insight that leads to change in ways that are authentic to the client & empower them for lasting change. My social justice lens navigates the sessions to focus on cont...

This is Jennifer Comerford'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, Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief
Years of Experience: 16

Hi there! Thank you for taking the time to read my profile. Finding the right person to help you through life’s challenges is essential and developing a picking a counselor who can meet your needs is the first step towards making the progress you are hoping to achieve. I want to provide you with some information about me in order to help you decide if my experience and style is the right match for you. I have been a social worker for more than 16 years and have experience working with people from all different backgrounds who are struggling with a wide variet...

This is Mary Mann's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCPC,CSAYC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 17

I am an experienced counselor with more than 15 years of experience working with families and individuals. I have supported clients with a variety of issues most commonly related to abuse, trauma and mood dysregulation. I assist clients with problem solving, developing self-awareness and making positive changes for success. I work to create a safe environment to share. I use compassion and empathy and listen to draw out the answers that are within. I use various therapeutic techniques based on what is needed and most beneficial to the client including, human...

This is Michele Cruz'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, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois where I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns such as depression, anxiety, family of origin work, and relationship issues. I also have experience helping families work within the school system to better fit the emotional needs of youth in the classroom. I aim to treat all my clients with respect and honesty. I think honesty is most important and compassion for the client's story means a world of difference in the world of counseling. I know that all clients come into the room with a li...

This is Michelle Buxton'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: Trauma and abuse, Grief, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 3

I am a mental health practitioner with almost ten years experience as a clinician in direct service mental health private practice. Additionally, I have been a social worker for over 25 years with extensive experience in family issues, trauma, grief and loss, and adverse childhood experiences. I have a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Illinois. Building on professional and personal experience, I have also recently obtained certifications for the treatment of Compassion Fatigue and Personality Disorders - with particular focus and emphasis on...

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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...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD,LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 13

I have a Masters and PhD in Counseling and Counselor Education, with over 13 years of experience in the field as a counselor, supervisor, and counselor educator. I was initially drawn to counseling to work with young adults in transition over the college years, but quickly became interested in working with people throughout all stages of the lifespan. I believe in helping people to live satisfied, authentic, and genuine lives and that key tools in doing so are increasing self awareness and congruence with themselves and in relation to others. I believe that the c...

This is Ashley Prakash's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Self esteem
Years of Experience: 4

Hello and welcome to Better Help! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois with over 4 years of clinical experience in community mental health and schools. I also have a Master of Science in Child Development with 10 plus years of experience working with children, adolescents and families in various capacities. I have worked with a broad range of clients from various ages and backgrounds with severe and persistent mood disorders, trauma, behavioral disorders and adjustment disorders. I have experience with individuals who present with a variety of issues...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

I am a licensed clinical therapist with over 10 years of experience working in the mental health field and providing individual therapy. I have assisted clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, and changes of life. I also worked with individuals with substance use concerns as well as trauma history. My counseling style is engaging and empathetic. I believe in meeting clients where they are at and working with them to develop goals for treatment. My approac...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LISW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 10

I have been a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) in Iowa and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Illinois for almost ten years combined after attending St. Ambrose University earning my master’s degree in social work. I have also served persons in the community from preschool/kindergarten age educating the how to control and understanding their feelings/emotions, a partner with the Families and Schools Together program, working with the juvenal diversion program for the court system, substance treatment (as well as treatment for co-occurring persons...

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 60633 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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Emergency Situations:

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Call the 24 hour National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at +1 (800) 273-8255 or 911 which can provide you with immediate help for an emergency call or visit the nearest emergency room.

Other zip codes that therapists in or around Chicago, Illinois can serve:

60018, 60106, 60601, 60602, 60603, 60604, 60605, 60606, 60607, 60608, 60609, 60610, 60611, 60612, 60613, 60614, 60615, 60616, 60617, 60618, 60619, 60620, 60621, 60622, 60623, 60624, 60625, 60626, 60628, 60629, 60630, 60631, 60632, 60633, 60634, 60636, 60637, 60638, 60639, 60640, 60641, 60642, 60643, 60644, 60645, 60646, 60647, 60649, 60651, 60652, 60653, 60654, 60655, 60656, 60657, 60659, 60660, 60661, 60664, 60666, 60668, 60669, 60670, 60673, 60674, 60675, 60677, 60678, 60680, 60681, 60684, 60685, 60686, 60687, 60688, 60689, 60690, 60691, 60693, 60694, 60695, 60696, 60697, 60699, 60701, 60707, 60827