In a town known for the struggles of blue-collar work, a counselor in Waukegan can help you overcome the travails of life, allowing you to live the life that you want to live.

It was originally known for the small forts that were created here, and soon, it began to become more developed. It’s a place that’s close enough to Chicago that it’s got the city vibe to it, but also far enough away that you can enjoy the tranquil life. It’s the perfect location for one to find a counselor in the area, and help take your life back. 

This is Antonio Ellzey, Sr.'s avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waukegan, Illinois (Waukegan, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCPC,NCC,MS
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...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waukegan, Illinois (Waukegan, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 14

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...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waukegan, Illinois (Waukegan, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCPC,LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 20

Welcome! My name is Nicole and I am a licensed counselor in Illinois (LCPC) and Indiana (LMHC). I want to congratulate you for having the courage to take this first step. It can be difficult to realize we need assistance and asking for it means you are ready to move forward, so good for you! I am honored that you are willing to include me in your journey. My purpose is to help others find ways to manage their issues or problems and lead safe, successful lives. I have always loved helping others and have been blessed with the opportunity to provide that hel...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waukegan, Illinois (Waukegan, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 7

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois. I have been in the field for over 6 years and enjoy walking alongside others in the beautiful mess that we call life. I believe my role to be one of supporting, guiding, and encouraging positive change. I truly am eclectic in my approach to therapy in order to best meet the needs and goals of each individual. Therapy isn't easy, but is worth it! I look forward to working with you!

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waukegan, Illinois (Waukegan, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

My name is Sharon Lin. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 13 years of clinical experience in community and private practice settings, having worked with a diverse clientele including adolescents and adults in individual, couples, and family therapy. I have extensive experience in treating depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, adjustment disorders, school/academic problems, infidelity, stages of life, stress management and relationship/marital difficulties. I have lived in four different countries and am bilingual in English and Mandarin. I am...

This is Jonna Phelps's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waukegan, Illinois (Waukegan, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 19

I graduated from Roosevelt University in Chicago with a M.A. in Clinical Psychology. I received my LCPC in 2001. I am also a Certified Care Manager with the National Academy of Care Managers, a Certified Dementia Practitioner and an Alzheimer's Disease and related Dementia Trainer with the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners . I have focused my attention on treating adults with anxiety and depression. I believe in learning coping skills and positive communication to deal with significant life events. The goal of treatment is validation...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waukegan, Illinois (Waukegan, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety
Years of Experience: 9

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois with over 17 years of experience working with children in school settings, adolescents with chemical dependency, and adults with chronic and severe mental illness. Most of my clinical experience has been spent helping adults with serious mental illness cope with their symptoms more effectively. I have worked with adults experiencing a wide variety of symptoms, including those associated with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and schizoaffective disorder. I believe that each person is an expert ...

This is Ashley Dehn's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waukegan, Illinois (Waukegan, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

Hello! My name is Ashley. I am a Master's level, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). I have been providing counseling services for about 6 years. I have experience in working with children as young as 8, adolescents, teens and adults. I counsel those who struggle with personality disorders, mood disorders, such as anxiety or depressive disorders, self harm behaviors, PTSD, OCD, trauma, grief and various addictions. I also commonly work with those who fear abandonment, feel lost in life, do not feel as though they truly know who they are or what their...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waukegan, Illinois (Waukegan, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am an experienced clinician with years of practice. I enjoy working with individuals, couples and families. I have had extensive experience both in and out of hospital settings and enjoy working with people to problem solve and affirm their experiences. I often give homework assignments which can be done during sessions.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waukegan, Illinois (Waukegan, IL)
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 3

Welcome! There is no beauty in "settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living." It is time to be courageous and see what might be causing you to settle. While it may require hope, perseverance, and patience, you'll be glad you did! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of Illinois. I received a Master of Science degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Northwestern University (NU), training at The Family Institute at Northwestern. Additionally, I have a Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling, focusing on Marriage...

This is Jamila Watson's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waukegan, Illinois (Waukegan, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

My name is Jamila Watson and I've been working as a Social Worker for 9 years. I have experience working with diverse populations, including youth, pregnant and postpartum women, individuals experiencing homelessness, caregivers of children with disabilities, and most recently, supporting individuals with mental health issues in a community-based setting. I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, and I have additional training in grief and loss, motivational interviewing, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. However, my appro...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waukegan, Illinois (Waukegan, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

Hello, My name is Brittany Johnson and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Illinois. Prior to being licensed I received my bachelors in psychology and a Master of Social Work. The majority of my experience has been working with youth of all ages as a school social worker. However, I am more than excited to be expanding my practice to a more individualized clinical based setting. Throughout the years I have worked very closely with my students and their families to manage and overcome challenges including but not limited to stress, anxiety, tr...

This is Carla Curtis's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waukegan, Illinois (Waukegan, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LCPC,CADC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 6

I specialize in working with adults who are experiencing or anticipating difficult life transitions, such as the loss of a loved one or pet, traumatic changes in employment status, relationship issues, illness, incarceration, and similar situations. Change is inevitable and adjusting is certainly not easy. Positive change can even be stressful. But the good news is that you do not have to go through it alone. I specialize in working with adults experiencing or anticipating life transitions and who are battling with depression, anxiety, stress, loss of self-esteem,...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waukegan, Illinois (Waukegan, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

I am Tyrone Frazier, MSW, LMSW, LCSW, LPHA. I was awarded an Bachelor of Science in Police Administration (BSPA) from the University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky in 1983. I received a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota in 2003. I am also pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Counseling degree with an expected graduation of 2025. In addition, I was awarded both an Honorary Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Religion and Honorary Doctor of Divinity (DD) degree...

This is April Balzhiser's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waukegan, Illinois (Waukegan, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LCPC,ICDVP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 16

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois as well as a Certified Domestic Violence Professional. I have over 15 years of experience in social services/mental health settings working with a variety of individuals, children, families and couples from various backgrounds. I have worked extensively with domestic violence, sexual assault, mental health, child welfare/foster care, alternative schooling, trauma/abuse, and family issues. I work with my clients to ensure that they feel comfortable to share in a safe and open environment. The...

This is Holly Ambrose 's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waukegan, Illinois (Waukegan, IL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 25

I am licensed in Illinois with 25 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

This is Taliah Ziyad-Nau's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waukegan, Illinois (Waukegan, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD
Years of Experience: 10

I have worked closely with adolescents, parents and families to help them move forward with improving social, emotional and learning outcomes. I use my experiences to deliver quality counsel and consultation. After working with children and families for over 10 years, there are a lot of accumulated experiences with concerns such as anxiety, parenting problems, career challenges, ADHD and learning difficulties. My counseling style is interactive and includes empowering others to invest in themselves. As a counselor, I understand the need for the space t...

This is Keesha Beasley's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waukegan, Illinois (Waukegan, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Anger management
Years of Experience: 6

As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) licensed in the state of Illinois I am honored to help you manage challenges and overcome barriers. As far as credentials, I am also a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and board-certified by The National Board for Certified Counselors (NCC). As a certified PREPARE/ENRICH facilitator, I am also passionate about supporting individuals that are newly engaged or soon to be married. My goal as a therapist is to help you clarify the life you want to live. I will help you identify obstacles, recognize strengths,...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waukegan, Illinois (Waukegan, IL)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

Hi there and welcome to the first step in making positive changes in your life. My name is Maria, and I am a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC) and I am licensed in Illinois. I have been in a private practice setting since 2015 when I graduated from National Louis University with a masters degree in counseling. I have recently completed the requirements to become a certified trauma treatment practitioner (CTTP) and looking forward to helping clients who have experienced trauma using new in-depth tools to help them through any difficulties they may ...

This is Jessica Larson's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waukegan, Illinois (Waukegan, IL)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MEd,LMFT,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 16

Hello, I am Jessica Larson. I graduated with my Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2007. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in Illinois and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Colorado. I have passionately helped individuals, couples, and families for over 15 years. My professional experience includes working with adults, children, and adolescents both individually and in family settings. I have extensive experience working with couples in all stages of their relationship including dating, premarital, and in confl...

Having a hard time selecting a therapist in Waukegan? (Here Is How Our Waukegan Therapists Can Help)

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating, but there are simple ways to narrow down your search for the Waukegan 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 Waukegan 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 Waukegan, or elsewhere in the Lake 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 Waukegan, 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 Waukegan and elsewhere throughout the state of Illinois, you can expect significantly more affordable options with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every 4 weeks).


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 Waukegan offer creative forms of communication to help people like you receive the best type of treatment for your needs.

Whether that’s via in-app messaging 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 Waukegan therapist can help you confront these kinds of issues and find ways to face them and heal.

With more than 88182 people in the city of Waukegan, 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. If you’re looking for a nearby therapist close to 60079 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 Waukegan, couples counseling in Waukegan, family conflict therapy in Waukegan, 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 Waukegan, 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 Waukegan, Illinois can serve:

60048, 60079, 60085, 60087