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 Jakara Hubbard's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,IL-LCPC,WI-LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 9

I have a BS in sports management from the University of Illinois - Champaign Urbana. I later discovered counseling was a better fit and I went on to complete my MA in marriage and family counseling from Governors State University. I am a licensed professional counselor who utilizes solution focused therapy, emotional focused therapy, and attachment theory. I value the the therapeutic relationship as the catalyst for change and take strength based approaches to empower independence. My approach has been described as a velvet glove over an iron fist. I take a gentl...

This is Candace Whitman'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, LGBT, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

Candace Whitman, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), is passionate about helping people through the services she provides. As the owner of a private counseling practice, Hope, Harmony, & Holistic Health Counseling Center, Candace provides not only talk therapy, but she also helps her clients find healing through many holistic avenues. Candace specializes in working with the LGBTQ community and women’s issues. She values the beauty and strength in diversity and utilizes an intersectional feminist therapeutic approach to help empower individuals. ...

This is Colleen Aziz'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: Addictions, LGBT, Grief, Parenting issues, Career difficulties
Years of Experience: 9

The best compliment I ever received was that I’m “the human embodiment of a cup of tea,” and I bring that same warmth, compassion, and calm to every counseling relationship. I’m a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois with over nine years’ experience counseling adults, couples, and teenagers. My specialties include working with people experiencing alcohol or drug problems, relationship struggles, career and identity issues, and family and relationship conflict. I have special competence in working with immigrants and refugees, people who practic...

This is Dr. Meredith Hayes's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Psy.D,L.C.P.C.
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 13

I'm a licensed therapist in the state of Illinois. I have been in the field for 13 years working together with people to better their lives. I've been honored to work with many different people going through many different things. My clients have presented with issues such as: Depression; Anxiety/OCD; Addiction; Trauma and Abuse; Eating Disorders; Self-Injury: Bi-Polar; Couples Issues; Life transitions and many more more. I would describe myself as an interactive therapist, one who is engaged in the therapeutic process. I will play an active role in the ther...

This is Gianna Trombino'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
Years of Experience: 5

If you're looking for a clinician who will woo you with complex professional jargon and analyze your every action and every word in painstaking detail, I'm likely not the therapist for you. If you're looking for a therapist who will make you feel valued and heard, can sit comfortably with you through very difficult, complex and oftentimes confusing feelings without judgement, provide honest (sometimes difficult to hear) feedback and integrate some humor into treatment while making real progress toward healing and your goals, it's nice to meet you! We can tackle ...

This is Stefanie Schanaberger'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, Trauma and abuse, Eating disorders, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) with a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Roosevelt University. I have over 10 years of experience working with clients in a broad range of settings, including private practice, community mental health, and hospitals. My work has focused on helping people with anxiety, depression, mood instability, eating disorders, relationship conflict, trauma, life transitions, and related challenges. I strive to create a safe, compassionate, and accepting environment for clients of all backgrounds. I under...

This is Teresa Robertson's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMHC,LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 19

I am licensed in the state of Florida and Illinois as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC. I have been in private practice since 2014, first in Illinois and currently in Florida. Prior to private practice, I worked in community mental health/social service settings for over 18 years providing a variety of counseling services to a diverse population. I earned a master’s degree in professional counseling from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in 1999 and recently completed additional gradua...

This is William "Bill"  Blundell's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Anger management, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

Hello! Thank you for looking at my profile and considering me for counseling services. A bit about me, I have been a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in the State of Illinois since 2010. Prior to that I was licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) beginning in 2007. Along with counseling, I have been working as an Adjunct Professor for Bradley University (Peoria, IL), in their counseling program, teaching courses on substance abuse, grief and loss and human growth and development. I currently work in the field of Probation (since 201...

This is Megan Prior'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, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Anger management, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 6

Everyone needs help sometimes and it takes strength and courage to admit when we are struggling. Seeking support through counseling is a brave step and I am here to assist you in this step by providing resources, strategies and support to help you through whatever difficulty you may be facing. As a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with 5 years of experience in the mental health field; I am dedicated to supporting you along this counseling journey and want you to know that you are not alone. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns, some ...

This is Laurel Judd's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCPC,CADC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

Hello. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) out of the state of Illinois, with over 10 years of experience. I have worked with clients from all backgrounds, with various concerns such as depression, addiction, codependency, anxiety, insomnia, postpartum, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, trauma, Traumatic Brain Injury, Grief and loss, to name a few. While I was in school to become a Licensed Clinical Counselor, I did an internship at the renowned Betty Ford Hazelden rehab center. During that ...

This is Dorian Turner'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: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 7

Hello! Welcome to the BetterHelp community! My name is Dorian Turner and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing in Chicago, IL. I have been providing psychotherapy for a wide variety of issues and populations for 5 + years. I graduated from Chicago State University with a Master in Social Work. I have spent most of my career working with youth in the school setting, seniors and the disabled in the community mental health setting as well as in the hospital setting. I would describe my approach as goal oriented, and client centered. I use Cognitiv...

This is Brianne Daubenspeck's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW (IL),LCSW-S (TX)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Depression, Compassion fatigue, ADHD
Years of Experience: 9

Hi there! I am so glad you are here and would love to share a bit about myself. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Illinois and Board-Approved Supervisor (LCSW-S) in Texas with more than 10 years of clinical experience working in schools, as well as inpatient and outpatient mental health settings. I received my Master's of Social Work from University of Illinois @ Chicago in 2011 and working with individuals and families. My approach is open minded, warm and compassionate; empowering client's to express themselves and feel comfortable and safe. ...

This is Christine  Vacin's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 13

Hello! My name is Christine and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who utilizes a psychodynamic and strength-based approach to explore and work through problems concerning self-esteem, anxiety, codependency, addiction, trauma, grief, adjustment difficulties, life transitions, adjustments to motherhood, and couples/relationship dynamics. I enjoy helping clients identify and develop successful tools to help clients overcome difficult life challenges and gain a sense of empowerment. I also am fully trained in EMDR therapy (evidence-based therapy used to help wi...

This is Tanya Kavicky-Mels's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMFT ,REAT, BC-TMH
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

Hello and Welcome! Hi, I’m Tanya. I am a psychotherapist, but you can call me a loving, curious, exploratory, and playful cat or a heart-soul coach. Life is hard, and I learned to be playful and not take myself too seriously. I wholeheartedly believe in the importance of the healing journey.   Who I see: I work with clients who dream of feeling both secure and confident in their bodies and connections with others but wrestling with self-doubt, intense worry, feeling overwhelmed with taking care of others and feeling exhausted. My clients are the one that ...

This is Nina  Koen'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, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 14

Hello, my name is Nina, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois with over 10 years of experience working as a counselor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns, including substance use disorders, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and parenting problems. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is relaxed, caring, warm, and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approa...

This is Christina White's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,MSW,MA
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

I am a licensed clinical social worker in Illinois with over 15 years of experience working as a counselor. I have worked with clients with various concerns, including substance abuse, depression, anxiety, dual diagnosis, self-esteem, relationship issues, toxic relationships, narcissistic abuse/recovery, and life changes. I have helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. I have worked in inpatient, outpatient treatment centers, juvenile justice programs, corrections, mental health, and crisis centers. I have worked with a wide rang...

This is Chrissy Skrip '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, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Hi there! I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of IL with 10 years of experience in the mental health field. I have worked in a variety of settings including hospitals, residential treatment facilities, nonprofit organizations and in crisis centers. I specialize in mood and anxiety disorders in adults and adolescents, and have additional experience working as a sexual assault and domestic violence advocate, as well as a case manager within the foster care system. Currently I am one of the directors at a behavioral health hospital and condu...

This is Lisa Bicket'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, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

I am a social worker with over 20 years of experience working with clients from infants (support to parents) to geriatrics. We all have different experiences and that is what makes us unique and what makes counseling so exciting to me. I recognize you are the expert of your life, it is not my job to tell you how to live or what to do, but it is my desire that all clients end treatment with a few tools in their toolbox to better manage whatever circumstances may come their way. I am a down to Earth person and use a lot of analogies and education with clients whe...

This is Premlata "Prem" Nikoniuk's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCPC, LPC, CCMHC
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 44

My clinical experience is in the areas of inpatient psychiatric units, residential and group homes, day treatment, outpatient, therapeutic foster care, in-home services, adoption, substance abuse treatment centers, corrections, and youth detention centers. It spans upwards of 15 years including case management, professional development training, consultation, supervision, and programming. I specialize in the areas of: Behavioral Issues, Emotional Disturbance, Mood Disorders, Elderly Persons Disorders, Parenting, Personality Disorders, Developmental Disorders ,Addi...

This is Angela Kemner's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSE,LCPC,NCC, CAADC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 13

Hi! I am Angela Kemner. I am a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC) in Illinois and a licensed professional counselor(LPC) in Missouri and a certified advanced alcohol and drug counselor (CAADC) in both states. I am also a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). I hold a Master's of education in counseling degree. I believe that you are the expert in you and I use my experience, knowledge and skillsets that I have acquired over the past 20 years of working in the field to work with you. I have experience in working with adults, couples, youth and...

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 60630 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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