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.

MS, LCPC, CCTP
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

It is my opinion that life is a journey. That is why it is important to note; many times it is helpful to have a counselor walk beside you through your's. Coming from a nonjudgmental mindset allows me to, "sit," objectively and openly through each and every session. YOU ARE NOT ALONE. For over nine years, I have worked in a variety of settings, including inpatient hospital and private practice, helping individuals and families experience emotional wellbeing. I have assisted those struggling with a broad range of mood disorders, relationship problems, LGBTQ is...

LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Bipolar disorder
Years of Experience: 8

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been working in the field of community mental health in Chicago for the past 8 years. I received my B.S.W from Northeastern Illinois University in 2008 and went on to complete my Masters in Social Work at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2009 with a concentration in Community Health and Urban Development. Some of my areas of focus are dual diagnosis treatment, general anxiety disorders and depression as well as trauma and PTSD. In addition I have a great deal knowledge in regards to LGBTQ issues across th...

LPC, NCC
Specialties: Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

Let me start by thanking you for choosing now as the time to begin exploring new opportunities and taking the first step towards improving the areas in your life that are causing you stress, hesitance, or confusion. Over the past five years, I have had the privilege of assisting individuals and families overcome their greatest challenges from a non-judgmental and empathetic standpoint. I draw heavily on solution focused and motivational interviewing techniques to help my clients identify the circumstances or stressors in their lives while empowering them to ma...

LCPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties
Years of Experience: 8

Are you trying to reach your potential but finding yourself stuck in unhealthy habits, numbing out, getting anxious, or losing your temper? Do family stress and relationship stress keep you from finding joy in life? People might think you look very put together on the outside, but you're hurting, anxious, and confused inside. If you're here, then you know doing important internal work will help you live the life you want and know is possible. I've worked in a lot of different settings. I know what helps people grow and what doesn't. There are specific reasons y...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

My goal in therapy is to create a nonjudgmental space in which we can work together as a team to explore your strengths and find a path to healing. My clients most often describe me as genuine and warm, which I believe is essential to creating trusting relationships. I am a Licensed Counselor from Chicago with 6 years of clinical experience. I've had the opportunity to work with a diverse group of clients coping with a wide-range of issues, including (but not limited to) chronic, persistent mental illness, depression, anxiety, trauma, sexual assault, addiction, ad...

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...

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...

MS,LCPC,NCC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

I have been helping individuals over the years to overcome many challenges. I am here to help guide you no matter what you are going through whether it be relationship concerns, life changes and transitions, career changes, grief, trauma, feelings of depression and/or feeling anxious. I have experience working with parenting concerns whether as a couple, co-parenting situations, or as single parents. I spent several years helping veterans with PTSD in both individual and group settings to help them regain the better part of themselves while during their service to...

MSW,LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 10

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Chicago and have worked with clients throughout the city and suburbs for ten years. I truly enjoy forming a trusting and compassionate relationship while helping clients build and achieve their personal goals. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career and family challenges, ADHD, and sleep disorders. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My approach includes a variety of clinical ap...

PsyD, LCP
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

My name is Chelsea and I am a clinical psychologist, licensed in the state of Illinois. I completed my doctoral training in clinical psychology and have a Doctor of Psychology degree. I have worked with a variety of clients in my six years of clinical work. My approach to therapy is a combination of Family-Systems, Cognitive-Behavioral, and Client-Centered. This means that I like to understand how your environment (family, work, neighborhood, city, country, society) affect you and your ability to solve problems. I sometimes find it helpful to examine the relations...

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 60666 or surrounding zip codes, take a look at other available therapists in the popular nearby cities listed below.