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 Dr. Maria Kim's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Ph.D.,ATR-BC,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in California and Illinois over 10 years of experience working as a psychotherapist and art therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, adjustment, family issues, parenting problems, ADHD, and other life challenges. I also helped many people who have interested in art therapy. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combine...

This is Erin Klein's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LPCC,LCPC
Therapy 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 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 Colleen Muchowski'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: Addictions, Parenting issues, Anger management, Coping with life changes, ADHD
Years of Experience: 11

Hi! My name is Colleen. I have my Masters in Social Work with a specialization in schools. I am currently working on completing a certification to be a certified drug and alcohol counselor as I feel that is a problem that affects many students. I have been working in alternative schools for most of my career but also worked in private practice for many years. I have worked with children and teens on many issues such as anger, depression, relationship issues, trauma, and anxiety. While in private practice I also worked with couples as well as individuals dealin...

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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, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

Hello, my name is Ashley Pratt. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois and have been in practice for the past seven years. Over that time, I have refined my counseling skills by providing individual, couples, and family counseling to individuals five to older adult in inpatient psychiatric settings, residential settings, community outreach programs, and in private practice. I have a direct, solution-focused approach, which aids individuals in addressing problematic behaviors and thought processes which are negatively impacting their life. I ...

This is Stacie Billingsley'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: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 13

Welcome to Better Help! My name is Stacie Billingsley, and I'm a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois. I earned my Master of Arts degree, specializing in Human Development Counseling, from Bradley University in 2007. I've worked in different settings with individuals and families who have a variety of personal issues such as depression/anxiety, stress, family problems, trauma/abuse, addictions of all kinds, relationships/parenting and more. I understand that at times the stressors we face in life can become overwhelming and having s...

This is Jacqueline Shelton-Espinosa'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: 15

In my 15 years providing clinical therapy I have worked with various individuals experiencing different life challenges. My "ideal" client is one that is looking for guidance and support to resolve mental health issues, life stressors, transitional issues, and/or identity issues. The goal is to create a connection and from that connection build a bridge to healing and recovery. Social justice drives the work that I do personally and professionally. I specialize in the following: -Anxiety -Depression -Bipolar -Schizophrenia -Personality Disorders -Trauma -LGTBQ...

This is Erin Lewis'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, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

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

This is Sarah Czopek's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCPC,CATP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Eating disorders
Years of Experience: 7

So you're constantly stressed out, and you’re not finding any answers about how to deal with your problems and relationships (isn't there, like, a handbook for this?!) No one understands. You feel broken. Meanwhile, your happiness is dwindling, your relationships are suffering, and life just keeps getting harder. Something has to give, or you're going to totally lose it. It's time for a change. You want to wake up each day and feel good about who you are. You want to understand what triggers you to lash out, isolate, or feel numb inside. You need strategies fo...

This is Erin McQuirter'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, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 13

I’m a compassionate and creative clinical social worker who helps individuals heal from tough life circumstances. Whether you’ve been living under a cloud of fear, shame, stress, anxiety, or depression or whether you are having a hard time coping with grief, or loss, you are not alone! I’m here to partner with you on the road to recovery from these painful experiences. My work with you will be grounded in a strengths-based, solutions-focused approach. We’ll talk through ways you’ve tried managing life and explore new, healthier ways to cope. You’ll feel empower...

This is Angela Farris'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, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

Hello! I am so glad you have decided to take this step towards hope and healing. My name is Angela Farris and I am a Licensed Clinician Social Worker with more than 12 years experiences working with a wide variety of individuals. I am licensed in both Illinois and Missouri and practice from a holistic approach in which I see individuals as more than a diagnosis. I see myself as the tour guide on your journey. We will work at your pace and in your time. I have been told I am warm and genuine and easy to talk to. This is how I strive to engage every person I work w...

This is Danae Gordeuk'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, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 4

Hello! It’s nice to meet you. My name is Danae and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Illinois. I earned my Master of Social Work degree from Loyola University Chicago and have been working with and learning from my clients since 2015. You may be thinking, “I thought social workers only worked with foster kids.” It’s true, but we also work in an array of other settings. You can find social workers at hospitals, schools, Employee Assistance offices, on military bases, and providing therapy! Which brings us to the “right now.” A ...

This is Kaitlin Naatjes's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

Hi! My name is Kaitlin Naatjes. I am a licensed clinical professional counselor, yoga instructor, and reiki practitioner. I have great experience working from an integrative and holistic perspective. This means allowing space to find new and creative ways for change while integrating mind, body, and spirit nurturance for healing the whole person. My approach as a therapist is to create space for you to feel safe and explore your needs. Each session will be tailored to meet these needs and focus on the areas of growth where you seek change. I commit to diligen...

This is Rachel Rivera'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, Family conflicts, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois with a diverse background in a variety of clinical, educational, and community service settings. My professional experience has included working with diverse individuals to identify their unique core values and build lives of purpose, creativity, and meaning. I offer a warm, accepting approach which emphasizes thinking through options, coping with uncertainty, and finding balance. I engage my clients from a strengths-based perspective. I specialize in helping individuals who have experienced trauma, are ...

This is Luanne Maniacek'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, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 32

Hello! I applaud you for taking this step to move forward in your life seeking alternative solutions and support. My name is Luanne Maniacek and I have over 25 years of experience helping those motivated who struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, addictions or those of family members, co-dependency, and care giving concerns. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Illinois and Certified Alcohol and Drug Addictions Counselor, I’ve worked successfully with a wide spectrum of age groups, cultural back grounds, sexual orientation, and beliefs. I...

This is Samantha Prague's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): M.A.,LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

About my worldview: Our worlds are chaotic, messy and sometimes cruel. As a result it is easy to unknowingly repeat that disorganization in our own lives. My goal to challenge these patterns of behaviors and relationships that may be keeping people feeling stuck. Many people ask "why do I keep attracting bad people?" or " why do bad things always happens to me?". I work with my clients to identify why these patterns emerged, what maintains them and how to be different . About my clients: I have extensive experience s working with strong personalities w...

This is Karen Haggard's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LCSW,CCM
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

For most of my professional life I have been working with individuals who have experienced trauma, and who are struggling to manage their lives. As a seasoned clinician, I strive to provide culturally competent, trauma informed care to a diverse population of clients at all stages of the developmental spectrum. I specialize in providing a calm, warm, comfortable environment of healing, where my clients can begin to focus on their own healing journey, working at their own pace, starting wherever they are most comfortable starting their journey, and utilizing the ...

This is Dr. Karmen Clay's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,PsyD
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 6

Hello, I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years of experience in the field of mental health. Ive worked with various clients with a wide range of concerns such as depression, anxiety, stress management, life transitions, overcoming young adult issues, & job burnout. My clients describe me as genuine, relatable, and caring. I value the importance of a good working relationship and my process is collaborative. I will spend a great deal of time getting to know you so that I can truly understand life through your lens. Using a Cognitive – Behavio...

This is Jennifer  Hoffman'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: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem, ADHD
Years of Experience: 19

Hello, I am a Licensed Clinical Social worker with over 19 years of experience working with children and families. I have worked with individuals with a wide range of concerns such as behavioral problems, anger issues, ADHD, parenting issues, as well as trauma and abuse. I believe in client centered practice using an empowerment approach to help you gain the tools you need to be successful. My counseling style is compassionate and caring. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion . My approach encompasses cognitive behaviora...

This is Cynthia Peters's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 12

I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, practicing in the state of Illinois. I started my career as an LMFT in Texas, graduating from Texas Woman's University, in Denton, Texas in 2006. Since moving to Illinois, I have worked in private practice with individuals who struggle with Anxiety, Stress Coping, Relationships, Work-Life Balance, Anger, and past Traumatic Experience. I enjoy helping others set goals for themselves, which guides our work together. I primarily use DBT as my method for working with people. I also use Solution Focused Therapy techniques...

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 60657 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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