Therapists in Chicago, IL and Nearby Locations

Find a therapist in Chicago, Illinois that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Chicago to find a professional specializing in counseling people with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief, and more.

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Lombard, Illinois

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Open for new clients aged 12-25! I'm all about helping youth and young adults who've been through tough times or faced stressful situations. I'm here to be their voice and provide exceptional care. I truly believe that getting help early on is the...
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Oak Park, Illinois

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Illinois

My life's work is helping clients achieve a better sense of self and happiness...more recently I've recognized that without good mental health providers finding this balance in life can be more difficult and stressful. However, through therapy our...
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Matthew believes in building a strong therapeutic relationship in which clients come to appreciate the complexity and nuance in their lives as well as their own innate ability to heal from pain and dysfunction. Matthew views the role of the...
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Are you familiar with the saying, “Life isn’t always sunshine and rainbows”? As much as we wish it weren’t, it is true! Life isn’t always comfortable and happy. Sometimes we are faced with loss, pain, sadness, and worry. Life can sometimes...
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Joliet, Illinois

Dr. Pagan-Romney has over 15 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. She obtained a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, and prior, a Master’s degree in Counseling...
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Colleen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who enjoys collaborating with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families in order to help them make changes that will allow them to find balance, and an enhanced quality of life. Having worked...
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Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois

I was drawn to social work and therapeutic practice through both a commitment to social justice and a genuine curiosity for the stories and narratives of others. I grew up listening to my grandparents recount their early lives, often spending hours...
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Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois

I am a solution focused therapist with 35 years of experience. My therapy style is cognitive, interactive, compassionate, and, if need be, challenging. I believe effective therapy should produce change, not just insight. I will listen to you deeply,...
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Illinois

I’ll help you use your strengths to meet your goals. I truly enjoy learning about and working with all of my clients. We work together to build a strong therapeutic partnership that is holistic, strength-based, person-centered and considers...
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Bartlett, Illinois

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Illinois

I believe that each of us is confronted with things that are devastating, painful, and overwhelming at different times in our lives. It is at these times we are called to find the courage that lies within us, to face whatever the difficulties are,...
Sonja Seglin
MA, LCPC, CBT-I
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Chicago, Illinois

You know you're able to accomplish more, get farther, achieve your dreams. There's just something standing in the way, and being in that situation makes you feel horrible and overwhelmed. I can help you get past that "something." I'm trained in...
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Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois

I believe in using an integrative and collaborative approach to help young professionals and adults overcome excessive worry, feeling overwhelmed, hopelessness, and a lack of motivation in order to accomplish their full potential. Through our work...
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Elgin, Illinois

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Illinois

I love helping people live their best life. I can help you figure out what your best life means to you. It is easy to get caught up in self-doubt. It is easy to spend a lot of time comparing ourselves to others and believe we are lacking. Everyone...
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I offer a relaxing, nonjudgmental environment where we can begin to develop rapport and build the therapeutic relationship. I am aware that clients have a choice of clinician and without rapport, clients may have a difficult time finding the comfort...
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I am an experienced Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Board Certified Art Therapist who focuses on a person-centered therapy approach, teaching clients to develop tools to work through challenges by identifying strengths and developing...
Kreszentia Snyder
LCPC, Ph.D.
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Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois

We all want the everyday person we can relate and connect too. Therapy in about being crazy but having a space that belongs to you and is never threatened. I bring that space to you. I fully align with LGBTQIA+, my black and brown people, and those...
Dyanne Bresler
LCPC, MA
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Park Ridge, Illinois

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Illinois

"No one comes to adulthood totally unscathed by the experience of growing up" is one of my favorite sayings, and I think a task I often encounter in therapy is to help others discard some of the rules and beliefs formed when they were growing up,...
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Illinois

Hi, my name is Erica Sokol, LCPC, clinical therapist with Forward Emotion. I graduated from Benedictine Unversity, earning a Masters’s degree in Clinical Psychology. Working with a wide range of concerns and age groups, I have learned, individuals...
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I graduated from Benedictine University in 2018 with a Master of Science in Clinical Psychology. Specializing in children and adolescent therapy, I have experience working with individuals experiencing symptoms related to anxiety, depression, life...
Philip Osborne
Ph.D., MS
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Illinois

My office is a comfortable sanctuary, where you are treated with dignity and respect, and where you can openly explore your concerns. What we talk about will be kept confidential and not be judged. As I get to know you, I will seek to understand...
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Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois

Feeling overwhelmed, like you’re being pulled in a million different directions? Experiencing loneliness, even if you’re surrounded by people? Maybe it feels like something is missing from your life, and you’re not quite sure what. No matter...
Ashley Nolan
LMFT, MA
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Illinois

My name is Ashley Nolan and I have an online therapy practice, Present Space for Illinois residents. I am wired to speak truth in a loving and safe way. I invite you to join me in Present Space and experience new ways of relating to your thoughts...
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Illinois

Hello and welcome! Holistic and spritual counseling based in Illinois. Highly experienced psychotherapist (many years providing online therapy). Free 20-minute initial consultation via videoconference or phone. Insurance, EAP plans, and credit cards...
Megan Zerfahs
LPC, NCC, MSc Clinical Mental Health Counseling
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Schaumburg, Illinois

I work alongside clients to define the needs or goals to their therapy. Together we explore what is hindering them from achieving their goals or having their needs met. Once we know what is stopping a client from reaching goals, we can start putting...

Guide to Finding Mental Health Professionals in Chicago

Chicago is the 3rd largest city in the United States with over 10 million people. The U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey data for 2008–2012, estimate the median income for a household in the city was $47,408, and the median income for a family was $54,188. Male full-time workers had a median income of $47,074 versus $42,063 for females. About 18.3% of families and 22.1% of the population lived below the poverty line. This socioeconomic disparity leads to a higher rate of violence and crime. This leads to trauma for those victimized by the crimes as well as depression, anxiety, and stress. Substance abuse also increases as those who experienced the crime may be trying to cope with what happened in a manner that is not appropriate.

According to the CDC, the divorce rate in Chicago is one of the lowest in the nation; however, even though it is statistically the bottom 10% does not mean that those who are dealing with marital issues should ignore their problems. When communication breaks down in a relationship it is important to address it before the problem becomes more complicated. Statistics show that couples who do not communicate and become distant have a higher probability of domestic violence or infidelity. The help of a marriage and family counselor at the beginning when there is distance and the start of lack of communication may greatly reduce the chances of domestic violence and cheating.

Currently, there are over 90 therapists in the Chicago metropolitan area who provide therapy for individuals, couples, and families, as well as substance abuse counseling psychotherapy, and psychiatry. There are also 140 treatment centers specializing in the areas of substance abuse treatment, and individual and group/family therapy. The treatment centers are nonprofits, which means that the costs are not as high as a private practice therapist.

Getting Help

Here is a list of questions you should ask yourself before scheduling an appointment with a therapist. Bring the list and ask them if they would be able to help you address those situations.

What is the main issue you need to address?

Is the provider accepting new patients?

How long are you looking to be in therapy?

With these basic questions addressed, it will be easier to choose who you would like to meet with to make sure they are a good match. It is important to understand that the therapist you first meet is not the only therapist out there. There are a lot of different types of therapy and therapists that specialize in different ways to treat mental health and substance abuse issues. The Chicago mental health professionals are listed above to give you a glimpse at a large network of individuals and facilities that are willing to provide different forms of therapy and treatment. So, if the first therapist is not what you were looking for then it is okay to look for another. Remember, that it is important for you to feel comfortable so that you can focus on your situation and that should be the number one priority of the provider. If it does not seem that the provider is helping then he/she may not have the correct technique to work with alleviating your situation, may it be PTSD, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, or any other mental health issue.