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)
EdD, LCPC, CCMHC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 25

ANGER MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST, TRAUMATOLOGIST, CERTIFIED CAREER COUNSELOR, MEDIATOR & COACH I am an Anger Management Expert, Internationally Recognized TeleBehavioral Health Specialist, Traumatologist, Clinical Mental Health Counselor, and Online Professor of Psychology, Counseling, Human Services, and U.S. History. With expertise in distance education and the virtual classroom, I am proficient in ANGEL, Blackboard, CampusCruiser, Canvas, eCollege, LoudCloud, Moodle, and WebCT Learning Management Systems, including the Wimba classroom. A former Tenured Profes...

This is Julie Diaz's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
LCPC, LPC, NCC
Years of Experience: 17

I have been employed as a licensed mental health therapist for 15 years, working with children, families, couples, elderly and many different age groups in office and in home therapy settings. I use a variety of therapy techniques from play therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, anger management skills, conflict resolution skills, problem solving skills, meditation to assist clients to establish their own goals and treatment plans, a very strength based approach. I enjoy provi...

This is Candice Rodriguez's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
MA, LPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

I am passionate about the work that I do and as a result, my greatest reward as a therapist is being able to empower my clients to help them explore the ways that they can promote their own growth, achieve goals and live a healthier and happier life. My approach or style to therapy is tailored to each of my clients in order to meet their individual needs throughout the therapeutic process. My goal is to provide a comfortable, supportive and safe therapeutic space for each client. If you are ready to embark on your journey to lead a more fulfilling life, I will be ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
PhD,LMHC,LCPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

I believe a good relationship between therapist and client is key to the process of counseling. Please let me know what you want to get out of the counseling experience (such as working on long-term issues that may go back to childhood or a very direct treatment plan for a specific concern, such as a phobia or social anxiety). I bring a wealth of scholarship and academic knowledge to the practice of psychotherapy and seek to build a collaborative bond with clients in order to work together to achieve better mental health. I have training in behavior analysis and t...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
LCSW,CADC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief
Years of Experience: 6

I am a licensed clinical social worker who graduated from Loyola University Chicago with a concentration in mental health. I also have a certificate in alcohol and drug counseling. I have worked with individuals, couples, families, and groups with a variety of presenting problems including substance abuse, addiction, trauma, anxiety, grief and loss, and depression, among others. I operate from a psychodynamic perspective but believe that therapy should be unique to each therapist and client dyad. The therapeutic process is a difficult process that should balance ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
LCSW,LMSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 6

Welcome! I am glad you are here. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois and Michigan. I have helped and supported people to cope with and effectively manage anxiety, depression, stress, life changes, aging and grief - improving and maintaining quality of life throughout the life spectrum. My professional experience has been in assisting individuals and families dealing with chronic and terminal illnesses – issues directly related to these situations – and separate issues altogether. I am warm, empathic with a sense of humor. I am an attentive, non-...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

I am a clinical social worker licensed in both California and Illinois with over five years of experience working as a therapist and life coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, stress management, life skill development, effective communication skills and conflict resolution, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, ADD/ADHD, and various additional areas. I have worked with clients throughout all life stages: from children in school settings, adolescents at colleges and universities, and a...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
LCPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 21

I am a licensed clinical professional counselor with a Master’s Degree in Community Counseling. I have more than 20 years experience counseling individuals, couples and families. I enjoy working with people toward meeting their goals and working through their painful experiences. I find that most people don't seek help when they first need it because they believe they can "do it themselves". We live in a DIY (do it yourself) kind of society but I believe God never meant for any of us to go it alone. I am a Christian and God has gifted me to do this kind of w...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 13

I am a clinical social worker that has worked with adults, teenagers, and families licensed in Illinois with over 13 years of experience working as a counselor in clinical environments. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, bipolar, and other mental health disorders. The majority of my career has been focused on working with extremely vulnerable communities, and I work from a trauma informed framework in my client interactions. I believe in using a harm reduction model. As a therapist, I don't view my role as be...

This is Erin Klein's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
MA,LPCC,LCPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 10

Thank you for visiting my page! I have ten years of therapy experience working in community based organizations, university settings, an inpatient addiction treatment center, and private practice. I am a licensed clinical counselor in Illinois and California and have worked with families, individuals, groups, and couples throughout my experience. I believe strongly in guiding a client in discovering their own intuition and sense of self in order to inform where we go in therapy. I practice an integrative approach to counseling, drawing from many therapies incl...

This is Joy Rumsey's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
MSW,LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

We all find ourselves stuck at some point in our lives and it takes courage to ask for help moving forward. If this is where you find yourself, let's walk through this journey together. I enjoy the process of working with those who seek change in behaviors, relationships, and management of challenging life circumstances. Throughout therapy I will encourage the use of your strengths and your own expertise to reach the goals that you have established. We will work toward developing specific skills to utilize in order to manage unhelpful thoughts, emotions and beh...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
EdD, LCPC, CADC
Specialties: Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

Dr. Tina Lott-Kamara Tina Lott is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCPC). She is also a certified Addictions Counselor (CADC) and Advanced Clinical Supervisor (ACS). She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in addictions from Chicago State University. She went on to earn a Master’s degree at Governors State University in 2011 and recently earned her Doctorate degree in Counselor ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
LCPC,CADC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 29

Hello! Thanks for considering me for your counselor--I am honored. I have been a therapist/counselor for 29 years. I have worked with all kinds of people, with many different concerns and needs. I am Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I obtained my MA degree from DePaul University in Chicago. I have worked for several non-profits, and in private practice, in the Chicago area, and in Quincy, IL. I believe that the most importnt factor in counseling being helpful is the therapeutic relationship between the person se...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
PsyD,LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Licensed Clinical Social Worker, credentialed as a health service psychologist by the National Register of Health Service Psychologists. The National Register credential signifies adherence to the highest standards of professional practice. I originally came to the field due to my belief that individuals fare better when a holistic approach is taken to their care. The more I have studied and practiced, the stronger my belief in this has become. We all operate better socially, occupationally, emotionally, and physically...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 19

Hello, my name is Austa Murray and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 18 years of experience bringing knowledge from a broad range of mental health settings. My work has included individual therapy, group therapy and family therapy with the purpose of starting our work together where the client wants. My intention is to move at a pace comfortable to you and to build a connection, so that you can receive the support you're seeking. I have worked with a diverse group of clients who've faced a variety of concerns, including depression, anxiety, stre...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
LMFT
Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Coaching
Years of Experience: 6

Hi, I am Traci Brown, and I am Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). I received my Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Capella University in 2013. I am currently obtaining my Doctorate in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Grand Canyon University. I have over 6 years of clinical experience with couples and families. I believe that everyone is worthy to share their story in a supportive, non-judgmental environment. I am so privileged to be a part of your journey in understanding your past, being aware of the present, and setting goal...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
MSW,LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

Hi, my name is Jessica, and I'm looking forward to getting the chance to meet you. I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for 15 years, and I have worked with children, teens, adults, couples, families, and everything in between. I have experience with anxiety, anger, stress, depression, grief, trauma, and crisis. I am also well versed in addictions, mental illness, physical struggles (illness, disability, handicaps), parenting, and life transitions. I believe that every single person can benefit from counseling. It doesn't mean that anything is wrong w...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
MA, LCPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and have over 15 years of experience in the behavioral healthcare field. Over the years, I have served as a Mental Health Therapist, Child Welfare Supervisor, School Counselor, and Crisis Screener/Therapist. I am experienced with the adults, adolescents, children and families who struggle with adjustment issues, depression, mood disorders, anxiety, trauma, dual diagnosis, and chronic mental illness. Finally, I have been trained in a number of therapeutic evidenced-based practices that I use when working w...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
LCSW,D.Min
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 25

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

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
PhD,LPC
Specialties: Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coaching, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 9

I'm a licensed neurocounselor, registered yoga instructor, and counselor educator. My approach to counseling is rooted in neuroscience research, and at a very basic level, I empower my clients with education and lifestyle practices to resolve disease and disorder for good. I believe that humans need holistic healing. So in collaboration with clients, I evaluate how unique physiological factors from the body, interpretive mechanisms of the mind, relational dynamics, and electromagnetic energy from the autonomic nervous system influence health and disorder. This fou...

Having a hard time selecting a therapist?

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating, but there are simple ways to narrow down your search for the Chicago area. First, research what type of therapy you’d like to pursue. Maybe that’s psychodynamic, cognitive behavior therapy or couple’s counseling; just pick what’s right for your needs. Next consider whether the gender of your therapist matters, and finally choose a therapist located near you in the city of Chicago, elsewhere in the Cook county.

What is the cost difference between conventional therapy and working with one of our therapists above?

The United States has many therapists who are comfortable charging $200 or more per session, but the average price of a therapy session in Chicago ranges from $75-$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 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.

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. A therapist wants to support you toward a healthier emotional state. 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, an addiction or issue with their relationship that they’re ashamed to speak about with their friends or partner. A Chicago therapist can help you confront this issue and find ways to face it and heal. With more than 2,704,958 people in the city of Chicago, finding a therapist can be both costly and hard to do. Our goal with the list of therapists shown above is to get you the support you need today. If you’re looking for a nearby therapist close to 60695 or surrounding zip codes, take a look at other available therapists in the popular nearby cities listed below.

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