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 Anne Douglas's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS, LMFT, AAMFT-Fellow
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Coaching
Years of Experience: 19

I am a psychotherapist who is licensed in Marriage and Family Therapy, as well as individual psychotherapy. I am a graduate of Northwestern University (Evanston, Illinois), The Family Institute at Northwestern University, and The Institute for Psychoanalysis (Chicago). I have been mentored personally by several of the top Family Therapy theorists in the United States. While obtaining my graduate degrees and certifications at Northwestern, I was awarded with an Honorarium to lecture and teach a 300 student 11 week psychology course at Northwestern because of my ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Psy.D., MA, BA
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 13

Steven Hurley, Psy. D. Specialties: Anxiety, Depression, & other Mood Disorders; PTSD; Anger & Stress Management; Coping Mechanisms; Drug & Alcohol Abuse; Non-Substance Addictions; Dual Diagnosis; Behavioral Management; Couples/Marriage Therapy - including Pre-Marital Screening and Divorce Mediation; Geriatric Disorders; Sports Psychology; Sexual Issues including: Dysfunction, Abuse, & Offender; LGBTQ concerns; Self-Esteem; Prisoner issues; Life Coaching; and Career Counseling Mindset: Inspiration for the process of therapy can be drawn from one of the b...

This is Celeste Souza's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW, LCSW,LICSW
Therapy Specialties: LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years of experience. I work with people who are facing challenging times in their lives. Sometimes the most valuable think I can do for you is to listen and care. Other times, you might need help identifying the underlying cause of a feeling or conflict in your life. I am trained as a Relational-Cultural Therapist and believe the work of healing happens in relationship (between the client and the therapist as well as in relationships in day-to-day life). I utilize therapeutic skills from a variety of models in...

This is Stephanie Haywood'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, 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)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 7

Sometimes in the journey of life we could all benefit from someone to journey with us during the difficult times. My name is Merissa and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have over seven years experience in counseling as well as advocacy, mental health and substance abuse treatment experience. I specialize in empowering individuals that may be struggling with depression, anxiety, self-esteem, mood disorders or relationship issues. My main therapeutic approach includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as I believe there is so much power in learning how thou...

This is Thérèse  Fletcher'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: Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 11

Welcome! My name is Thérèse Fletcher, I have dedicated my life to the service of helping others. It takes a lot of strength and courage to critically think about what you personally need. You’ve already taken the first, and most difficult step, so contact me if you are ready to start the course towards a better You. I look forward to helping empower yourself to live your best life! About Me: The majority of my career has been focused on working with extremely vulnerable communities in urban settings. I enjoy helping all types of people with problems big and ...

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

Hi my name is Robin Denk. I studied Clinical Social Work at New York University and have nine years of experience as a social worker. I also practice mindfulness, meditation and yoga. I would love to get started working with you and am happy to answer any questions you may have for me.  I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, emotional abuse and physical trauma. My therapeutic approach is client centered, utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy, solution f...

This is Johanna Jameson'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, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 6

Please note that while I own an adult day center for people with Alzheimer's my counseling experience is vast and you can see the various things I am trained in if you read my full bio. If you are matched with me it means I have looked at your presenting issues and feel comfortable taking on your concerns. If I did not feel comfortable taking you on as a client I would not do this. Johanna Jameson is an Illinois-licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. Johanna is the founder of Memory Farm® a farm-based adult day center for those living with Alzheimer's dise...

This is Claire Slater's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): ATR-BC, LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 8

Hi! I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Board Certified Art Therapist in Chicago, Illinois with over eight years of experience as a therapist. I have worked many individuals over a wide range of obstacles including depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, low motivation, and trauma. Working primarily in community mental health, I believe that we must look at the whole person in order to be able to provide the best care possible. Emotional wellness is for everyone, and labels do not define our personal experience. I am a warm, compassionate, a...

This is Amina Dahleh'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, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

Thank you for taking the time to learn about me and my approach to counseling. I have a master's degree in clinical psychology and I am a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC) in the state of Illinois. Some of my interests include depression, anxiety, difficulty coping with life changes, career and school issues, and relationship difficulties. I have a special interest in depression and anxiety due to chronic and acute illness. The easiest way to sum up my view of counseling is to share with you one of my favorite quotes by Lao Tzu: "If you are depres...

This is Donna Glaser's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 22

Hello! First off, congratulations on taking this next step forward! If you’re here, it’s probably not because you’re feeling great about life at the moment. In fact, you might be feeling pretty miserable. The good news is that we can make that misery work for you! (It ought to be good for something, right?) Strangely enough, emotional pain is often what forces us to finally take steps in dealing with our problems, whatever they might be. Many of us stay stuck in our problems--and therefore our pain--far, far longer than we need to. Change is hard. Maybe it’s ...

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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. In addition, I am a Certified Health Coach with more than twenty years teaching experience in the areas of women’s 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 rol...

This is Elizabeth Hansen'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, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 17

Welcome to Better Help! I am so glad you are here. You have taken the first step towards being a healthier happier you. My name is Elizabeth Hansen and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, licensed in the states of Illinois, California and Georgia. I earned my Masters degree from the University of Southern California in 1993 and since then, have worked in a variety of settings with individuals and families. I have had experience working with a broad range of clinical issues. Some of these include working with those who have experienced trauma (such as ph...

This is Jeanne Malone's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCPC,CAADC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Parenting issues, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 28

Since graduating in 1991 from the University of Illinois with a Masters of Arts degree in Children, Family, and Community Services, I have worked 28 years with individuals, children, and families in my field . For 14 years ,I have been a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the State of Illinois. In addition, I am a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Plus, I have been serving as a court-approved Divorce Mediator, as well a a court-approved parenting instructor, for 18 years. I am a people person, I just enjoy working with people of a...

This is Antonio Ellzey Sr's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCPC,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 17

Therapeutic Orientation I am Antonio C. Ellzey, Sr., MS, LCPC, NCC received both undergraduate (B. A. / Liberal Arts) and graduate (M. S. / Counseling) degrees at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, IL, Ph. D. / Counseling Education & Supervision (Student), Adler University, Chicago, IL (2018-Present). I am retired military (Army Reserves) after 20 years. I am married, and I have 4 children, two of whom are adult age. Antonio is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), as well as a National Certified Counselor (NCC). In the Fall of 2018 Ant...

This is Rebecca Paruszkiewicz'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, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

Hello! Thanks for checking out my profile! I have been a practicing psychotherapist for 5 years, working in a community mental health agency in Chicago. I'm originally from Wisconsin, but have an adventurous spirit that keeps taking me elsewhere!! I'm happy to have the chance to provide therapy to those that may not have the time or energy to go sit in someone's office for an hour a week! Working in community mental health, I've helped individuals address a variety of mental health and environmental problems, such as life stressors, anxiety, depression, attenti...

This is Daryl Flink'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, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

I have 10 years experience working in inpatient and outpatient mental health treatment centers, and I hold masters degrees in Social Service Administration and Public Policy with a concentration in Healthcare Administration. I dedicated my early career to mental health research and advocacy. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois, I have worked with clients from diverse backgrounds to address anxiety, depression, substance abuse, family and relationship conflicts, career stress, and low self-esteem. I always start with genuine empathy to create a...

This is Dr. Mathew McFadden's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PsyD
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression
Years of Experience: 25

I have a doctorate in clinical psychology with over 25 years of experience specializing in work with adults. I will help you use your hidden strengths to improve the quality of life. I hope to join you in your journey toward a more satisfying and healthy life. My strength-based approach allows people to tap into their already rich resources. In addition to working with people experiencing depression, anxiety and other emotional difficulties, I am focused on helping people who are challenged by the circumstances of their lives. This includes the stress of wor...

This is Pamela Mallette'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, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 11

Hello! My name is Pamela Mallette. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois. I received my Master's degree from Trinity International University, where I graduated summa cum laude, and I have over a decade of experience providing therapy. Counseling has never felt like "work" for me, because I find great value and purpose in walking alongside others to help them become the best versions of themselves. As your counselor, I believe it is my job to provide a warm and authentic environment in which you feel safe to discuss anythi...

This is Xochitl Gonzalez'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, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

Hello, my name is Xochitl Gonzalez and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Illinois. I earned my Masters of Social Work degree from the University of Illinois. I am happy that you are here and I know seeking help can be sometimes difficult, I want you to know that you are not alone and I would really like to be part of your healing journey. I have had the opportunity to work with adolescents and adults in various settings over the years. I have experience with relationship difficulties, stress, anxiety, mood disorders, grief/loss, and medica...

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 somes 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 60677 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.

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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 more than just a clinical social worker, 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 counseor 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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