Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Chicago, Illinois

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.

Ida Clay

Ida Clay, LCPC

Hi, there. I am a licensed psychotherapist who received her clinical training at Northwestern University and currently practices in the heart of Chicago. I have worked in the Psychology field for over 6 years and have much experience in working with clients who are dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, and low self-esteem to name a few. Foundationally, I use a Rogerian approach with my clients, meaning I offer unconditional positive regard, actively Read More...
Hi, there. I am a licensed psychotherapist who received her clinical training at Northwestern University and currently practices in the heart of Chicago. I have worked in the Psychology field for over 6 years and have much experience Read More...
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years


Hannah Noel

Hannah Noel, LCSW

Hello! I’m Hannah, a clinical social worker licensed in Illinois with 7 years of experience. I have worked with clients of all ages in individual, family, and group settings. I believe that forming a secure therapeutic relationship is essential for the client’s success. Some specialties I work with are: depression, anxiety, mood disorders, interpersonal relationships, abuse, and trauma. My counseling style is friendly, open, and collaborative. I recognize that it Read More...
Hello! I’m Hannah, a clinical social worker licensed in Illinois with 7 years of experience. I have worked with clients of all ages in individual, family, and group settings. I believe that forming a secure therapeutic relationship Read More...
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years


Patricia Stern

Patricia Stern, LCSW, MBA

Hi. I’m Patricia Stern, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois, with over 25 years of experience as a therapist. I see older adolescents and adults of all ages. They may be anxious, depressed, grieving a loss or trying to cope with stress. They may have health or medical concerns; or just be looking to improve their life skills and to make decisions and plans that are helpful for them. I see myself as Read More...
Hi. I’m Patricia Stern, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois, with over 25 years of experience as a therapist. I see older adolescents and adults of all ages. They may be anxious, depressed, grieving a loss or trying to Read More...
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 30 years
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 30 years


Dr. Sue Denk

Dr. Sue Denk, Psy.D., LCPC

Each person is an individual and needs to have their treatment tailored to their individual needs. There is no such thing as "one-size-fits-all" therapy. Years of experience have made me an expert in both individual and relationship counseling. For me, the ideal client is motivated towards change and who will work just as hard between sessions as during them, who will explore the past and its effect on now and the future, and who will Read More...
Each person is an individual and needs to have their treatment tailored to their individual needs. There is no such thing as "one-size-fits-all" therapy. Years of experience have made me an expert in both individual and relationship counseling. For me, Read More...
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 25 years
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 25 years


Jessica Gebbink

Jessica Gebbink, MSW, LCSW

Hi, my name is Jessica, and I'm looking forward to getting the chance to meet you. I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for 15 years, and I have worked with children, teens, adults, couples, families, and everything in between. I have experience with anxiety, anger, stress, depression, grief, trauma, and crisis. I am also well versed in addictions, mental illness, physical struggles (illness, disability, handicaps), parenting, and life transitions. I believe that every Read More...
Hi, my name is Jessica, and I'm looking forward to getting the chance to meet you. I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for 15 years, and I have worked with children, teens, adults, couples, families, and everything in Read More...
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years


Kelly Borghi

Kelly Borghi, LCSW, CADC, CODP, I

About Me I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC), and Co-Occurring Substance Use and Mental Health Disorder Professional (CODP I). I was born and raised in the suburbs of Illinois. I eventually ventured to the city of Chicago where I earned my bachelor’s degree in psychology from Roosevelt University. I continued my education at Aurora University where I earned my masters degree in social work, with concentrations in mental Read More...
About Me I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC), and Co-Occurring Substance Use and Mental Health Disorder Professional (CODP I). I was born and raised in the suburbs of Illinois. I eventually ventured to Read More...
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years


Lori Melhart

Lori Melhart, LCSW

Hi! I am Lori A. Melhart, LCSW. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I am a certified Life Coach, I am also certified in Cognitive Behavior Therapy. I have recently earned my diploma in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction. I have tools to help with chronic pain, anxiety and depression. I have over 18 years experience in helping people feel better about themselves and the roles they have. I specialize in local Read More...
Hi! I am Lori A. Melhart, LCSW. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I am a certified Life Coach, I am also certified in Cognitive Behavior Therapy. I have recently earned my diploma in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction. Read More...
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 18 years
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 18 years


Joan French

Joan French, MA, LCPC

I've met with many clients who say they don't feel really listened to or understood by others. As a result they can feel lonely, isolated, misunderstood, and hopeless. I believe that to feel a sense of personal wellness we must also feel heard, connected, and hopeful! Finding and connecting with a positive & affirming counselor is a valuable and courageous choice to move forward! It is important for me to create a space where my clients Read More...
I've met with many clients who say they don't feel really listened to or understood by others. As a result they can feel lonely, isolated, misunderstood, and hopeless. I believe that to feel a sense of personal wellness we must Read More...
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 0 years
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 0 years


Terra Ogle

Terra Ogle, LCSW

I have been working in this field for 15 years. I received my undergraduate degree and Master of Social Work degree from the University of Illinois. Since then I have primarily treated issues such as suicidal ideation, depression, anxiety, and trauma history. My style is warm and supportive. I see myself as your tour guide as we navigate through the issues you want to work on. Being a social worker, I believe that Read More...
I have been working in this field for 15 years. I received my undergraduate degree and Master of Social Work degree from the University of Illinois. Since then I have primarily treated issues such as suicidal ideation, depression, anxiety, Read More...
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years


Lori Streator

Lori Streator, LCPC

I'm a Licensed Therapist & Professional Life Coach specializing in confidence, anxiety, weight loss and whole-body wellness. I believe feeling good about yourself is NOT impossible; but I understand your struggle, because feeling stuck & overwhelmed is where many of my clients start. I have been a licensed therapist for over 10 years, and I have realized over time that our mental health is just as important as our physical health! I have a background in child Read More...
I'm a Licensed Therapist & Professional Life Coach specializing in confidence, anxiety, weight loss and whole-body wellness. I believe feeling good about yourself is NOT impossible; but I understand your struggle, because feeling stuck & overwhelmed is where many of my Read More...
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 years
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 years


kate

Kate Loewenstein , LCSW

I’ve been working in this field since 2005. As both a therapist and a therapy client myself, I know how important it is to work with a counselor who is down to earth and easy to talk to. Your sense of trust in me is essential in order for you to get the most out of our work together. I regularly draw from my own relationships and personal experiences to offer thoughtful feedback and perspective.

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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 14 years

annie

Annie Avery , LCSW

With a special interest in the LGBTQ community, I help clients manage anxiety, depression, and life transitions. Members of the LGBTQ community face unique challenges and bring amazing strengths, and it's my privilege to work with these clients. Some of my other areas of expertise are racial/cultural issues, parenting, and adoption.

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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20+ years

sonja

Sonja Seglin , MA, LCPC, CBT-I

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 Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, which is an active form of counseling.

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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

Carroll

Carroll Cradock , Ph.D Psychology

Whether you’re an adult, adolescent, or child, everyone has the same goal: to navigate through life’s obstacles to a better life. You can feel sure that Dr. Carroll Cradock’s counseling services are not only individualized and cutting edge, but also based on the most current counseling research about what makes good results last.

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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 25+ years

nancy

Nancy Curotto, Psy.D , Psy.D. EMDR Certified, Pet Loss Specialist, Advance Certification in Telehealth

For over 20 years I've had the privilege of helping individuals recognize their emotional needs and develop the skills to achieve wellness. I offer clients a specialized setting where they can develop an understanding of how their past/current relationships, childhood and adult experiences have influenced their lives, career choices/satisfaction; and overall happiness. My treatment style is interactive and my approach includes exploring mental/emotional, spiritual, and physic

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  • Languages: English and Spanish
  • Experience: 20+ years

Guide to Finding Mental Health Professionals in Chicago

Chicago is the 3rd largest city in the United States with over 10 million people. According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey data estimates for 2008–2012, 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 socio-economic 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 that 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.  With 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, family, as well as substance abuse counseling and psychotherapy and psychiatry.  There are also 140 treatment centers specializing in the areas of substance abuse treatment, individual and group/family therapy.  The treatment centers are nonprofits, which means that the costs are not as high as a private practice therapist.

 

How Can We Help You Find a Therapist?

The therapist directory listed above is a small sampling of therapists in the Chicago area.  In order to select a professional, it is important to know what you may be interested in addressing.  Here is a list of questions you should ask yourself prior to scheduling an appointment and once you read their profiles and choose the therapist; bring the list and ask them if they would be able to help you address those situations.

What is your main issue you need to address?

Is the provider accepting new patients?

How long are you looking to be in therapy for?

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.