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.

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

I am an Illinois based licensed clinical social worker and occupational therapist who practices from a strengths-based, client centered approach. I believe counseling is most beneficial when it provides a safe, supportive space for people to talk and be heard without fear of judgment. My focus is on creating such a space. Ultimately, you are the expert on your life and I believe my role is to help you discover how you can discover and use your strengths as assets in overcoming challenges. My primary goal in counseling is to create a positive connection based on...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Bipolar disorder
Years of Experience: 5

I am a clinical social worker licensed in both Illinois and Massachusetts with over five years experience working in behavioral health.. I have vast experience in many treatment settings serving a wide range of people. I have worked as a psychotherapist at an community mental health center serving mostly LGBTQ people, as a mental health counselor in a psychiatric hospital, and as a clinical practitioner for low income adults. I obtained my Master of Social Work from Loyola University Chicago focusing on mental health and substance use disorders. I am goal foc...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Grief, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 8

Admitting one's struggle can be difficult. Reaching out for support is even harder. Finding an adequate support for your need is the first step of your healing journey towards self awareness, growth and realization. I am passionate about facilitating a safe and supportive space for personal exploration. ​My name is Bianca. I am an artist, advocate, Registered Art Therapist (USA), Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (USA) and Licensed Professional Counselor (USA). I graduated with my Bachelor of Fine Arts at School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a fo...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Anger management, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 4

I am a counselor licensed in Illinois and have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, substance abuse, and anger issues. I have also helped many people who have experienced domestic violence, both victim and perpetrator. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and rational-emotive counseling...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

Hello name is Susan O'Connor and I have an MS in Community Counseling. I'm a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) with over 14 years of experience in the mental health field. My professional career started at a busy community counseling center where I had the privilege for 3+ years to treat every mental health condition in the under the sun...following this I worked primarily with individuals and couples for several more years in a busy therapeutic practice...the last 2 years I provided therapy to families and individual adolescents in a ...

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...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

I am a licensed clinical professional counselor by the state of Illinois with roughly 12 years expertise. I have worked with various populations that have presented with a range of concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma, homelessness, suicidality, relationship difficulties, parenting issues and domestic violence. I have worked in clinical settings such as community centers, hospitals, clinics, shelters and correctional facilities. My therapeutic style is warm and interactive which allows me to meet the individual where they are and provide empatheti...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

As a therapist, I believe in providing a safe space where my clients can feel seen, heard and understood. They may be feeling overwhelmed or stuck, or the circumstances of their lives feel beyond their ability to cope. I embrace a holistic approach, including, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person Centered Therapy, Mindfulness, and Solution Focused Therapy to meet my client’s needs. I believe it is important that clients have a say in their healing journey, therefore I use a collaborative approach. My areas of expertise include, depression, anxiety, trauma, loss/gr...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 22

Hello! I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over 20 years of experience working as a psychologist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns and ages. The areas I have the most experience working with have identified as having anxiety (including OCD), depression (including bipolar disorder and PTSD), relationship issues, personality disorders, problems related to motivation and self worth, and LGBT issues. This is not a complete list, as I have worked with people grappling with many other concerns. I am nonjudgmental and compassionate. ...

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...

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 60605 or surrounding zip codes, take a look at other available therapists in the popular nearby cities listed below.